“Tight Coverage All The Time”

October 21st, 2013

Xs and Os man Dave Moore, the Bucs radio analyst and former tight end, says one struggle of the Bucs offense doesn’t fall on the quarterback or the offensive line.

Receivers aren’t getting open easily, Moore explained this morning on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620.

“If you freeze [game film] three seconds in to the play, not too many guys open,” Moore said. It seems like “tight coverage all the time,” he continued.

The same issues plagued Josh Freeman, Moore said, “especially in some of the play-actions when you’re leaving the tight ends and running backs in and its a two-man route.”

Not freeing receivers is usually one part speed, one part route running and two parts coaching. The opposition seems a little too dialed into what the Bucs are doing.

20 Responses to ““Tight Coverage All The Time””

  1. joseph mamma Says:

    That’s cause this offensive system is terrible and I don’t think Sullivan is ready to make the necessary adjustments.

  2. Touchdown Gus Says:

    All parts coaching at this point. Scheme helps receivers get open.

  3. chickster Says:

    Its easy to cover buc receivers they have no speed mike Williams is a joke just ask the defensive cord on the other teams and they don’t change it up

  4. FanOfBucs Says:

    Please keep your coaching staff for a long time.

    Sincerely, all the coaches of Bucs opponents.

  5. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    Our recievers seem to be usually covered…..since the box is being stacked against Martin….it seems the problem is with the routes/speed….all the more reason to use a 2 back set and TE to get more recievers open.

  6. chickster Says:

    This is past the point of blame I do not like this coach and I kinda feel sorry for him now because the players do not seem to have his back on the field because like him or not this was done last year when we lost four in a row and everybody blamed freeman hate to say it but now the defense has giving up and not resigning Bennett its showing up big time wow what a mess

  7. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    When the O Line fails to protect, this is what you get.
    We are forced to leave the tight ends in for help in pass protection.
    We suck right now

  8. chickster Says:

    Any wins now is like getting mercy sex

  9. mvermulm Says:

    I fault the offensive system mostly. We had a play in the 4th qtr where we had only VJ out as a receiver. We’re losing by 14 pts, yet we only have one WR on the field? Inexcusable, just like the way we’re putting Revis on the left side of the defense only. I was willing to give this coaching staff a chance, but their inability to adjust is getting out of hand. I don’t like to see in-season firings, but if we lay an egg on Thursday night, I will not be opposed to it with the extra few days off. Problem is, neither of our coordinators seem to be the answer as an interim, as they’re the ones I’m complaining about each and every week.

  10. Bobby Says:

    We really had no problem moving the ball against Atlanta. It was just a bunch of stupid penalties and dropped passes again that cost us. And yes, our O-line sucks for the most part.

  11. Bobby Says:

    @mvermulm …I agree. I don’t want to thwart Glennon’s development but if they fired the entire coaching staff at this point, other than the LB coach, what difference could it really make?? If we lose on Thursday it wouldn’t surprise me to see a shakeup at One Buc. And really…does anybody see us winning Thursday?

  12. ed Says:

    Glennon is handling pressure pressure better than Freeman did. If he had more time in the pocket and no drops he’d have completed over 65% of his passes. He is performing well with teammates on the offensive line that aren’t doing their jobs. Williams is playing hurt. He found Owasu and Underwood yesterday the 3rd and 4th reads. In an average offensive system he looks like a very efficient quarterback.

    The scheme of this offense is flawed, it is based on the assumption of a dominant offensive line that can blow holes for the running backs. That isn’t happening and there isn’t enough adjustments to having to spread the field.

    Atlanta made adjustments by attacking Leonard Johnson and Banks, weak defenders. The Falcons are weak at linebacker and with all the blitzes Bucs should have attacked the middle of the field. Right at the beginning of game Glennon picked up a blitz hit Jackson on a crossing route and he drops it.

    That play should have been there all day. Their offense isn’t working in the 2 receiver set at all.

  13. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    I agree….the O-line needs help from the TEs & FB & RB….they are being manhandled on most every play.
    Glennon gave them credit for playing well and I understand that….a Rookie is not going to call out his O-line….but we all know they are underperforming.

  14. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Way to many holes on each side of the team, Its time that the Pop-star needs to go.

  15. Bobby Says:

    The frustrating thing is the defense was playing lights out and the offense was horrible. Now the offense is starting to put more points on the board and the defense just goes south. It makes no sense. I said Schiano was safe as long as the Glazers could see progress and I’m thinking that’s just not happening. I think Schiano and Dom drafted well with Glennon but that’s not enough to save his job now. A promising rookie QB playing on a losing team does nothing to help this coaching staff. We need a new HC, new OC and a new DC.

  16. k1ngadroc Says:

    predictable schematics

  17. coach80m Says:

    Why was the ball thrown at Jackson so many times? Did we not criticize Freeman for the same thing? Did he not have many drops again yesterday?

  18. zam Says:

    These routes work really well! in The Bush League.

  19. chickster Says:

    Jackson is the only one that can catch when he is covered that why he gets thrown to so much

  20. Capt. Tim Says:

    Lol. This is exactly what I said, 7 months ago.
    Schiano runs the Rutgers offense.
    2 WRs . That’s it for targets in the passing game.
    Then he keeps the TE, FB, all in to run block.

    That really didn’t work in college, with a bunch of guys could push the Defensive line( another bunch of kids) around

    In the pros- it’s a joke. They know it’s only 2 WRs- both running tree patterns on the side line.
    Easy to cover.
    Then load the box with 8 guys.
    8 pro football players!
    That’s enought to completely shut down the run.
    And the Cbs know there are WRs are going. They shut that down too!
    Good luck, QB!