Do What You Are Supposed To Do!

October 23rd, 2012

It was a galling loss to the Saints Sunday at the stadium on Dale Mabry. The Bucs defense allowed Saints receivers to run wild like antelope on the Alaskan tundra, making Saints receiver Lance Moore look like a Canton first-ballot inductee.

Bucs defensive lineman George Johnson said the slip in the Bucs defense was simple: People weren’t doing their jobs.

In the second half, the Bucs somewhat buckled down, sans the touchdown gifted by the Bucs after some illegal hollering by the field goal defense.

“The first half we got out of doing what we were supposed to do,” Johnson said. “The second half we did what we talked to do the whole week and that is to play them, just try to get our hand up and get in their face and disrupt them the whole time,” Johnson said.

E.J. cornerback E.J. Biggers agreed with Johnson but was much less specific. Biggers said over and over that the Bucs just needed to do their jobs. When Joe pressed what exactly that was, Biggers smiled sheepishly and said, “We just needed to do our jobs, that’s all I can tell you.”

“You just know in these division games it is always going to be a dogfight,” Johnson said. Drew Brees is “a great player, a Hall of Fame caliber quarterback. It’s hard to contain anyone in this league and he is one of the best.”

That will be different Thursday night. Samantha Steele-bedding Christian Ponder is not quite yet mentioned in the same breath as Brees, and is coming off a very pedestrian outing with a grand total of 58 yards passing.

9 Responses to “Do What You Are Supposed To Do!”

  1. bucsfaninchina Says:

    Eric Wright covering Percy Harvin is already giving me nightmares. Bucs need to revert back to an aggressive blitzing group who will be in Ponders face and getting to AP before he can reach the line. Truly a game that should be in the bucs wheelhouse when you talk about their defensive gameplan.

  2. lightningbuc Says:

    Biggers’ job should be getting the players water, cuz he ain’t NFL caliber.

  3. SensibleBuc Says:


    You notice how nobody is complaining about EJ this year? It’s because he’s actually playing pretty well. This ain’t last year.

  4. lightningbuc Says:


    Pretty well? Sunday? Are you serious?

  5. J-VilleBucs84 Says:

    Bress and Manning showed me something this season. One we can’t get to the QB consistently. Two we do not have a true #1 CB. Talib is a solid #2 and only a #1 when you have noone better. Wright is a #2 at best. Now if we had a couple of “TRUE PASS RUSHERS” at DE then they might look better at CB, but we don’t, so the CB’s are shown for what they are. Playing Brees and Ryan twice a year I would highly recommend the Bucs take a CB in the 1st and 2nd round. We got 2 DT, 2 DE/LB, then SS/LB, so what’s left CB’s. Come on Dominik don’t mess this one up. Having a true #1 CB will make Talib and Wright as 2/3 CB better. I like DeMarcus Milliner or Xavier Rhodes better as a Starter over Talib and Wright.

  6. Have A Nice Day Says:

    @Lightningbuc Yes, biggers played a fair game. Biggers was targeted 7 times and only allowed 46 yards. He made 6 tackles, two of which were defensive stops, and only missed 1 tackle. He had a decent game and a great game in comparison to Wright(7-9 for 147) and McDonald(5-5 for 76)

  7. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Exactly right HAND. It’s amazing to me how people can write completely false information, and not even think twice about it. So because the NFL’s best QB lit our secondary up, you automatically assume it was due to the poor play of Biggers (who tends to be everyone’s punching bag)? Watch the game closer, or don’t make ignorant comments. I know we are all annonymous, but come on!

  8. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Is it Wright’s job to jump on every Drew Brees fake? If so, he certainly did his job.

  9. J-VilleBucs84 Says:

    It’s not that with me. I want better and to say Biggers 7th round pick is the best I can have makes me feel that we haven’t made an effort to get better CB’s. Lewis 3rd round.Biggers and Gaitor 7th round. I feel it’s about time we draft another CB seeing as Talib hasn’t played a full season with us since he’s been here, Biggers gets hurt, Gaitors on I.R. Come on you can’t say anything to support who we have. Yeah they played ok, and there’s always someone worse, but I want better CB make D-lines Better as the D-line makes the CB better. If you can’t find an open man, the line has more time to get to the QB. If the D-line Gets pressure on the QB, tehy make the CB’s look better, but as of now our D-line helps our CB’s more than they help the D-line. It wasn’t just the CB’s in the game , I blame the play calling also.