“We’re Gonna Do What We Do”

September 5th, 2013

Greg Schiano talked a little defense with the New York media

Greg Schiano brought the Rutgers defense to Tampa and it hasn’t changed much. 

New Bucs linebackers coach Robb Smith, who arrived this season from (all together now) Rutgers, told Joe he’s made an easy transition because the defense is virtually identical to the Scarlet Knights’. Yesterday, Adrian Clayborn told Joe that aside from a couple of things, the defense in 2013 will be what fans saw last season but executed better. Clayborn believes his return plus Batman and Robin added to the secondary, plus familiarity, will make all the difference.

Schiano talked to the New York media yesterday and was asked about defending Geno Smith. Schiano got into some detail but ultimately explained that the Bucs will simply do their thing on defense, documented The Star Ledger.

Will you expect a lot of shotgun formations from the Jets?

I think he’s gonna do both. I think he can do all those things. There are a lot of things Geno did in college. He’s a gun-run quarterback. He did some things with shotgun pass game. Not in college a lot, but under center he’s certainly done a lot in the NFL. I think we’ll see the full gamut.

Does your defensive approach change with a rookie quarterback, such as more pressure or showing multiple fronts to confuse him?

Sometimes I think guys do that. I think it’s all a matter of where they fit in the system and how far along in the development you think they are. Some systems are more quarterback friendly than others — the Jets is a more quarterback friendly system. As I look at it, I see a guy who handles things pretty well. … I don’t think in this instance it will behoove you to do more or less but you’ve got to be who you are anyway. We do pressure. We also lay back. We’re gonna do what we do.

Expect the Bucs to blitz all over the place. Like last season, the Bucs’ top-ranked run defense will again be committed to stopping the run at all costs, run-blitzing and getting the most out of Lavonte David and Mason Foster in that area.

Why would they do anything different? Make Geno Smith bust out the 70+ percent passing he showed at West Virginia. If Smith throws/forces 15 to 20 balls to starting tight end DJ Toes On The Line Winslow, then the Bucs are likely in great shape.

12 Responses to ““We’re Gonna Do What We Do””

  1. Touchdown Gus Says:

    Blitzing will be much easier with revis and goldson

  2. Jrock Says:

    Lavonte is going to have a great day on Sunday. I’m calling 2 tackles for a loss, a sack, and double digit total tackles.

    They’re going to try and run the ball, a lot. And if Geno tried to run more than Gun, he’s going to meet Lavonte all personal like.

  3. GenocideD Says:

    …and then we can benefit from the offensive pass interference calls when K2 pushes off.

  4. Just A Juggalo Says:

    I believe the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results.

    Anyone want to bet that Nicks doesn’t make the trip to NYC? It would cost a fortune to sterilize the jet, bus and locker room. Also, they would need a couple really strong guys to push his wheel chair.

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    “We’re gonna do what we do.”

    Man I like Schiano and his very vague answers. This man IS going to turn out to be a great coach in this league.

  6. Couch Fan Says:

    I agree. A great coach with a great GM. Good things are comin our way.

  7. Walter Says:

    @Couch Fan

    Couldn’t tell if that was sarcasm or not, I was always under the assumption that you didn’t like Dominick so much.

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I expect to see what we normally see.

    A bunch single high safety looks, with Barron in the box with a loaded front.

    Expect us to be stunting at least 90% of the time (Effectively suffocating the inside gap-forcing the ball outside)And by doing so-Control the Line of Scrimmage (eliminating Powell & Ivory’s forward progress immediately)

    Expecting to see the “NO FLY ZONE” communicate and adjust well, and of course;force turnovers( @thehawk38 & @M_B_24 to Dominate)


  9. tonytwocents Says:

    the NY media asked Schiano about his gameplan against Geno?? it’d be hilarious if Schiano busted out his playbook and was all, “we’re gonna blitz the sh!t out of the kid… just look at some of these plays I drew up.. look look look!”

  10. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Expect to see the “Million dollar per game man” get at least 15-25 reps on D.

    And for Banks to correct his mental lapses on comeback routes


    LETS GO!!!

  11. Couch Fan Says:


    Nope. Only thing about this team Im concerned about is the QB. Dom has got better every year. I think the ones expecting him to be 100% perfect in everything he does is unrealistic. Compared to other GMs, he’s just as good as anyone and better than most in our division… And he’s continuing to get better… You can’t really ask for much more at this point except some W’s and playoffs.

  12. jvato24 Says:

    Actually this is more the Defense ran at Miami when Ed Reed and John Vilma roamed.