“Confidence” Is The Difference

November 17th, 2013

After the Bucs’ clobbering of the Falcons today, Joe talked to Dashon Goldson, Darrelle Revis and other Bucs who are veterans of great teams to ask what lets them know the Bucs are a good team right now.

The prevailing answer was “confidence.”

Goldson, an All-Pro on last year’s NFC champs was adamant that confidence is the difference. 

“Guys are starting to understand why we’re doing certain things, and were getting better at it,” Goldson said. “We’re playing good as a football team in all phases right now. The belief in each other and in what we have to do is there and it’s showing up now.”

Jeremy Zuttah said savior left guard Jamon Meredith, seemingly the difference in the Bucs’ dominating offensive line play over the past three weeks, is a great example of a guy playing with extreme confidence, who came in a time when the line demanded of itself that “we’re not going to underachieve anymore.”

A little known special teams lover, Darrelle Revis says it’s key to note that the Bucs’ confidence extends to all three phases. Revis cited Michael Koenen’s recent punting, onside kick and repeated touchbacks are the little things that win games.

“Guys are playing for each other,” Revis said. “You can’t [go back]. It is what it is during this time. The only thing we can do moving forward is make the best of it and hopefully go 8-8. Revis went on to say the Bucs’ “attitude” — never “pointing any fingers” — is what lets him know things are right and seeing how they “click and gel” on Sunday.

2 Responses to ““Confidence” Is The Difference”

  1. dmatt Says:

    Things I c the Bucs doing unlike earlier in the season…defensive lineman and linebackers other than Lavonte r aggressively jumping up to knock down or intercept short over the middle or screen passes. And, the coaches r taking in consideration what Sapp has said all along…let your playmakers play to their strength. Results =3 sacks, 2 ints, & 1 fumble rec. For the record, despite our lost n hard fight against the Seahawks, our OL were not “Sleeping n Seattle” however, since the Seahawks game, all they have done is awakened 5 sleeping Giants on the Bucs OL. 3 different runners…#25,#30,and #43…it aint the number, and metaphorically speaking, this is not a case of putting the cart before the horse. They’re singing the same song with different singers.

  2. Anzac Buc Says:

    Funny how you are an expert in Internet trends.–Joe