JoeBucsFanTV: “Attack That Weakness”

April 19th, 2013

The Bucs offense has a gaping hole in it. Or another way to look at it is opposing defenses show a weakness the Bucs can’t exploit.

In this latest edition of the JoeBucsFanTV draft series, draft guru Justin “The Commish” Pawlowski explores this phenomenon and who might be able to fix it. Watch the video below. It’s much more exciting than anything else on the tube tonight.

34 Responses to “JoeBucsFanTV: “Attack That Weakness””

  1. stevek Says:

    Eifert is good, but Tavon Austin is better. Austin is the best play maker in the draft.

    We can draft a good TE in rounds 2-4.

  2. the_buc_realist Says:

    The Buc’s biggest weakness is the Pop-star. Fix that problem Glazers!

  3. Jonny 3.3 Says:


    How is Tavon Austin better for our offense than Eifert?

  4. stevek Says:

    Jonny 3.3,

    Tavon Austin has game changing quickness to go with track star speed. He would command coverage, and can also take hand offs as a running back. All of this to go along with the return ability.

    We would be better served to draft Austin over Eifert, and then Gavin Escobar in the 2nd.

    Tavon Austin in the slot, Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson on the outside. Everbody wins. This would give defenses nightmares and stretch the field much better than Eifert.

    While Eifert is the best TE in the class, Austin is the best offensive play maker overall.

    We can get the value of a TE like Kelce in the 4th round.

  5. bucobruce Says:

    After hearing that I think they are going to draft him! I guess that was the weakness all the defences were talking about when they said the bucs were predictable and that’s why they lost so many at the end of the season.Wow the bucs will be 12-4

  6. Joe Says:

    Tavon Austin has game changing quickness to go with track star speed. He would command coverage,

    Exactly how can a guy “command coverage” while sitting on the bench?

    The NFL is not Madden nor fantasy football.

    Jeff Demps has track star speed as well. The Patriots cut him.

  7. bucobruce Says:

    Go Rays ,we need to sweep the A’s.Sorry about baseball talk.BUCS 12-4

  8. bucobruce Says:

    Joe, why respond to such a dumb comment.

  9. stevek Says:


    Thank you for your opinion, of my opinion.

  10. Red86 Says:

    Austin maybe good. But looking at last year how we ran the offense and thinking about the offense philosophy, Eifert is a better fit on that merit along. Schiano want to run first if possible, then go deep when the opportunity present itself. Which mean more I Formation, two to three Tight End sets such as singlebacks, big I formations with one wr, a full house set can be ran with this philosophy.

    I believe if Eifert was selected and he shows he can block well, then the defense will have a hard time trying to figure out if it’s a run or pass from a simple I formation. Plus the guy is like a slower Vincent Jackson as a Tight End. He’s not afraid to go get the ball. Check his highlight and you’ll get my assessment of him.

    3 and 4 Wrs set seem to be a tell tale sign that a pass will most likely happen. If we have chosen Austin, then who’s sitting down in I Formation? Underwood didn’t see the field a lot like the Welker or other Wrs in a pass heavy offense. Which mean a guy like Austin will spend more time riding the pine, because I don’t see him starting over V Jax nor Williams in an I Formation set. maybe on third downs and whenever the plays require multiple wrs. IMO Underwood wasn’t that bad at the role he played on offense. And the recent additions in that spot will only make it harder for Austin to see some PT.

  11. stevek Says:


    Percy Harvin ring a bell?

    Why don’t we go 3 WR set?

    No sh!t this isn’t fantasy, I am as serious as you, why can’t we win with this guy? He is the perfect complement to Vincent Jackson.

    We already have the leap and catch factor in our offense, and you even said it yourself, “part of you will not ever let go of V-Jax getting caught on the 1 yard line”. Newsflash: Tavon Austin doesn’t get caught on the 1.

  12. stevek Says:

    Did we make the playoffs last year?

    Nope, so let’s get fast and dynamic on offense?

    Why draft a bigger Vincent Jackson type player.

    Austin is Welker, Sproles, and Harvin all rolled into one.

  13. Red86 Says:

    3 wide set makes the run a little weaker because most wrs aren’t the best blockers. Plus it take the Fullback out the picture which mean, Martin may struggle if the team blitz and get to the backfield.

  14. Red86 Says:

    Why draft another bigger V Jax? Or a jump ball guy? 4,000+ yards is my answer. Plus Eifert would be doing the same thing as Austin does to the opponent. He would reap the benefit of double on Jax and Williams. Also help Jax and William when coverage try to slow him down. The difference between slot and te is that a TE will get more time on the field than a slot guy in this offense style.

  15. stevek Says:

    So Luke Stocker, cost us two 4th rounders, is not a TE option?

    Gavin Escobar can’t bring that along with Austin in the 1st?

    Travis Kelce can’t be paired with Austin?

    Austin + Best TE value in either rounds: 2, 3, or 4 > Eifert in the 1st.

  16. Red86 Says:

    You rather have a 1st rounder on the bench majority of the time or making an impact by being giving the opportunity to make plays?

    Luke couldn’t beat an old Clark at starting TE spot. Let this sink in. Let this sink in some more. The same can be said about the other TE on the roster not name Crabtree. Luke and Crabtree are in the same tier but Crabtree has better production. IMO. Luke is average TE. I don’t see him being mention in the likes of Graham, Gronk, Gonzalez, Gates, and Hernandez anytime soon.

    The team need are cb, dt, te, and ot. Wrs right now would be for competition. CBs are meh after milliner. Selecting one at 13 is a reach. Dt are loaded with talent. Selecting one at 13 would make me smile. TE is so so. Selecting one of the top 3 at 13 would make me smile. OT are top heavy and the best are most likely won’t be at 13.

  17. DjoshFreeman Says:


    Though Austin COULD be a game changer, he is NOT the answer.
    Our need isn’t want us to take a wr and a te in the first two rnds.that doesn’t satisfy our biggest need, cornerback.stocker hasnt even gotten a shot yet in just his 3rd yr.mayb he does nothing but he had a whole year to learn from dallas clark.if you think Dom hasn’t done a great job drafting in the past, how can u possibly respect a draft where our first 2 picks are offense.

  18. DjoshFreeman Says:


    Menelik Watson will be available at 13, only good o lineman that would fall outta the top 12

  19. Red86 Says:

    Need to look him up. I agree that corners is a higher need than WR. I prefer the bucs get them from the 2nd round on down. Maybe invest in the front four to get better pass rush in the first like Richardson or Star. Hopefully this would put a R.I.P. on 3 man down set that worked like the Benn around.

  20. Tampa2 Says:

    “Austin is Welker, Sproles, and Harvin all rolled into one.”

    My god, it’s incredible how completely ridiculous you are.

  21. Jonny 3.3 Says:

    @SteveK: It is easy to get excited about Tavon Austin looking at his athleticism and imagining alongside Jackson and Williams along with Freeman’s cannon arm.

    But, we don’t play 3 WR set often and Tavon’s contribution on our offense would be limited. Then we have his tiny frame combined with Freeman’s so-so accuracy. I know Freeman is in the last year of his contract, but he is still a middle of the road QB and you have to draft with a feeling that he will turn out good this year.

    Yeah Tavon in the slot would make the defenses fear him, but are you telling me teams would not fear Eifert at TE? If Austin has speed, Eifert has size and he uses it better than any TE I have recently seen. The difference between them would be however that Eifert would give us a great red zone threat and an every down reliable target for Freeman even when covered. Tavon’s ability to take it to the house is great, but a lot of times Freeman may not even be able to hit him.

  22. DjoshFreeman Says:

    All good.watson would be a reach at 13, he’s only played for a few years.from England then went to juco before Florida state.

    If Austin is welker, sproles, and harvin all in one, then he’s not only a hall of famer who will catch 100 passes a year, but is also the most versatile player in the league? The kid didnt even remotely compare to those guys and he played in the big east with the best qb in college football.if that’s the case then no way he falls to 13, he’ll go to the chiefs #1 for sure.well he isnt calvin johnson and the guys only 5’9 so I don’t see it happening.

  23. grif4foozball Says:

    I would love Austin if we had a quarterback who could feed him,but Ill go for the barn before the barn mouse

  24. Biff Barker Says:

    If Freeman did’nt suck this conversation would’nt happen.
    Predictable play calling is a function of what Sully can trust Freeman with.
    You can add the more weapons than the US arsenal has and he’d still be making stupid plays. We have everything an offense needs to take this team to the promise land except a reliable QB.
    Josh is a coddled dullard and th, th, tha, that’s all folks!

  25. gotbbucs Says:

    Last year it was either we draft Trent Richardson or hell was going to freeze over, this year it’s Austin. You can’t get so hung up on one player.
    I agree that he would be a playmaker in any offense, but I think we would be sacrificing for the better of the team if we took such a luxury pick at that spot. The way Schiano likes to play makes a blocking TE almost more valuable than a jack of all trades guy like Austin. You’re looking at drafting a guy at #13 that like it or not realistically would have limited touches in our scheme. Could the scheme be adjusted? Sure, but they aren’t going to take the ball out of Martin’s hands and this is his offense now.
    My guess would be that Dominik has Eifert alot higher on his board than what he would have Austin, and most teams that actually want to run the ball will have it that same way.

  26. @MikeInTampa2 Says:

    Justin can lose the Neck Beard if he loses 95lbs

  27. stevek Says:

    I just want to see the Best Player Available with the 13th pick become a Buc.

    Eifert is not the best offensive weapon.

  28. stevek Says:

    I just do not understand how Tyler Eifert is worthy of such praise, and Tavon Austin is not understood as an equal or greater offensive force.

    It is silly to me to get hung up on the eye test.

    May the best player available be a Buc.

    The Notre Dame TE is not the 13 best player in the draft.

  29. Bucnjim Says:

    More than likely the best CB’s will not be available @ #13. It would be in the Bucs best interest to get a DT to go with McCoy. Disruption in the middle is a pass defenses best friend. With the new rules protecting WR’s & QB’s; your best move is to make sure you get pressure every single time a team goes to pass.

  30. DjoshFreeman Says:


    Hung up on the eye test?! That’s all u are…eiffert is hands down the best wr in the draft…gates,clark both were first rounders would u want them? Drafting is never about taking BPA, it’s about team needs.tavon is the 3rd best wr in this draft because of his size.yes he is a phenomenal player, but how can u honestly say that our team needs a tiny slot wideout compared to the biggest and best catching and blocking tight end? That doesn’t make sense! 8 foot tall chewbaca lives with a bunch of two foot tall ewoks! It does not make sense…

    @biff barker
    Freeman sux? Go check the stats…ya he made mistakes but set single season pass records in throwing and tds.for a span of 6 straight games he had the highest qbr in the nfl…he’s 24 years me naive but he can only get better with an all pro oline returning.

    Tavon against nfl speed will struggle his first year and mayb one good hit from a pro linebacker will make him think twice about coming across the field, then what? O right after that tavon would sit the bench and all the bloggers would say what an idiot Dom was for drafting him over a dt, cb, or eiffert

  31. DjoshFreeman Says:

    Happy 4/20…seems like our boys are already celebrating after posting some ridiculous statements

  32. MadMax Says:

    Been pounding the table for that “unique once in a while” TE for a while now. Eifert is THAT…(look at the other star TE’s who were picked at the 13th position). But if we’re not landing Revis, Im trading up for Milliner. It would be nice to trade back into the 1st for Eifert afterwards, but landing the best CB in this draft is priority #1 if we’re not landing Revis.

  33. bucobruce Says:

    We will go d-line.I will bet money on this and give 10 to 1 odds.

  34. gotbbucs Says:

    I’m guessing the Revis deal happens this coming week, but for sake of arguement I think we’ll either have to trade up for who we really want or reach a bit for who we might need. I think that’s the reality of being in the #13 slot this year with our main needs and the top heavy elite talent this year. If we end up picking Eifert it’s because somebody else didn’t fall to us.