Blitzes, Blitzes And More Blitzes

September 8th, 2013

The NFL Network Playbook crew took a deep Xs and Os look at today’s Jets-Bucs matchup. Video here. It’s their usual great stuff.

Among other things, they outline how Jets rookie QB Geno Smith struggled mightily against various blitzes in preseason. The consensus is that Greg Schiano will dial up all kinds of blitz looks — more variety than volume — the kind Smith never saw at West Virginia.

Joe can’t disagree. And Joe also expects the Bucs’ run blitzes to come all day long to force passing downs on young Smith.

It’s going to be a very busy day for Jets tight end DJ Toes One The Line Kellen Winslow and whatever cornerback the Bucs put opposite Darrelle Revis.

3 Responses to “Blitzes, Blitzes And More Blitzes”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Chris Ivory has had some luck against us, when he was a Saint.
    We can bring the run blitzes, but we have to be sure and have some contain, or Ivory can gash us.

  2. Biff Barker Says:

    Chris, agree, Ivory gave us fits when in NOLA. We’re a greatly improved run D now though.
    The Bucs want to shut down the rushing game cold and make Smith throw. Forcing turnovers against him is our expectation IMO.
    Go me Buco’s go!

  3. Captain Stagger Says:

    Hoist that kitchen sink and throw that too….