Enemy Intelligence In Play

October 9th, 2013

Ronde Barber did a radio interview this summer and talked about how teams really go crazy for insider intelligence on opponents. Clubs will sign a released player and grill anyone on their roster or anywhere else to pick up knowledge.

Barber talked about how it can backfire, but he didn’t dismiss the value of the knowledge.

That kind of enemy intelligence will be in play against the Bucs on Sunday. The Eagles have former Bucs linebacker Najee Goode on the roster, but they’ve also got safety Earl Wolff out of North Carolina State, a 2013 fifth-round pick. He spent years lining up across from Mike Glennon in practice.

Yesterday, Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis talked about how Wolff, who is getting extensive playing time, is being tapped for Glennon’s tendencies that might not show up clearly on film.

As for additional Bucs knowledge, Davis worked with Mike Sullivan on the New York Giants’ staff.

15 Responses to “Enemy Intelligence In Play”

  1. MadMax Says:

    As vanilla as our O has been, there shouldnt be much insider knowledge needed. As long as our O line does decent, and we do some decent play calling “like not running Doug to death”…then it should be a good game.

    Im looking forward to it….could be our possible ….bleh, not gonna say it!

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Wait, I thought this was a Rutgers offense?

    Glennon has received teaching and training since being drafted. Hopefully he’ll play differently and better now.

    In my eyes only Goode can provide them with useful information. Bet he gets cut after this game.

  3. Splengo Says:

    Intelligence will help, but coaching will win this game. OK gentlemen, place your bets!

  4. Meh Says:

    How much insider knowledge does it take to realize you heavily pressure the rookie qb?

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Off topic, Matt Schaub wants out of Houston. Fans have shown up at his home to harrass his family because he is having a bad year.

    This could be an opportunity to acquire that veteran people have talked about. He is exactly the kind of QB Schiano and Sully want.

    Having a bad year and all maybe he could be had with a 2nd rounder or less? Thoughts?

  6. MadMax Says:

    Im all for it Bonzai…..

  7. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Conversly, isn’t that WR Sheppard we have an ex-eagles guy?

  8. MadMax Says:

    Schaub has almost 3 times the completion yards of Freeman, heh. Houston just doesnt know how lucky they are. The Vikes are about to find out how unlucky we really were with freefree though.

  9. Bobby Says:

    We just got rid of Matt Schaub….

  10. Mr. Patrick Says:

    It’s time to put all of the Josh Freeman drama behind us, since he turned out NOT to be the Buc’s franchise QB and start focusing on the players that are still here. We should all support Mike Glennon and wish him much success and see what he’s got. If he turns out not to be the guy, then open up the checkbook and go get the guy. Didn’t the Bucs win a Superbowl with a free agent QB?

  11. buc4lyfe Says:

    Schiano isn’t worried he’s the that said after having enough tape on a team it’s hard to disguise but he wants a team that can line up and smash you in the most regardless so far though he’s better at talking about it than doing it

  12. Capt. Tim Says:

    Psst- here’s the inside info
    Schiano has Williams and Jackson run side line “tree ” routes every single play. It will be a 10 or 15 yard “out”(runs toward sideline, or a one move “go” pattern. Just have you CBs wait at the side line, 10 yards down the field. You’ll have them covered.
    We have no TE, we have no Slot Reciever. Dougartin can’t catch.
    Glennon won’t run, if the stadium was suddenly overrun with Brain munching Zombies. If they bring heat- we are helpless. No short options. No body in the middle of the field. QB is a statue.

    Despite that, the Eagles are really bad. It might be our best chance at 1-15

  13. Rah Says:

    Incredible how tremedous Optimism has plummeted into Warranted pessimism.

    This is the result of organizational FAILURE! Who is developing Glennon? McNulty??? The we don’t do QB Mechanics Coaches??? WHAT IS THE PLAN TO IMPROVE YOUR QB? Buccaneers are rollin with a questionable rookie QB with 2 ailing inside offensive lineman and Zero direction from team configuration. Utterly disgusting.

  14. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Bobby Says
    “We just got rid of Matt Schaub…”

    Not hardly. Schaub has thrown for over 4,000 yards in 3 of the last 4 seasons and he is on pace to do it again. This is while getting sacked constantly. He has the completions.

    He also has plenty of picks, but let’s be honest for a sec. Some of the elite QBs have a lot of picks as well.

  15. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Schaub would kind of be like when the Bucs signed Brad Johnson…but better.

    If he can be had for LESS than a first rounder, then we could take a guy in the first and develop him behind Schaub…and not suffer through another rebuild.