Dolphins Absorb Nearly 4.5 Sacks A Game

November 8th, 2013

It’s the sack-challenged Bucs against the sad Dolphins pass blocking.

Fins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has taken 35 sacks this season, which leads the NFL. The Bucs, well, they rank 26th in the league with 17 sacks and a heinous total of seven from their defensive linemen. It’s a somewhat ironic matchup on the night honoring the man known as the “QB Killa.”

Will the Bucs unleash their front four and see what they can do without stunting? Do the Bucs even remember how to play that way?

Joe’s confident the Bucs will “stay the course” and blitz and blitz and look for big plays. Yes, Tannehill can move, but the Bucs should be able to break their streak of failing to contain a quarterback in the pocket.

There should be plenty of big plays on the table for the Bucs’ defense Monday. For Joe, the bigger question is whether the Bucs can find ways to score points in the second half. It’s almost impossible to win when you can’t — the painful lesson of 2013.

10 Responses to “Dolphins Absorb Nearly 4.5 Sacks A Game”

  1. JonBuc Says:

    I smell a half sack coming on!

  2. SteveK Says:

    How many sacks can our D-Line create for themselves? I say zero.

    Stunting our ways out of the game.

    Lavonte David might get a sack.

    GMC, we need sacks! He is playing like an all-pro, but who do we have on the D-Line to complement him, nobody! Draft us some Clowney and fix that.

  3. Patrick in VA Says:

    It’s hard to say that the talent level of the players we have on the D-line is lacking when they’re not being used in a way that would show us if they’re effective or not. I’d love to have Clowney but I don’t know that the guys we have are ineffective when put in a scheme where they are used like real professional football players

  4. Adam L Says:

    I have no doubt that the Dolphins will be able to protect Tannehill. Every team the Bucs have played had some kind of Achillies heel that the Bucs were supposed to be able to exploit and were unable to.

    Jets – Rookie QB
    Saints – Weak D
    Pats – Brady had no chemistry with his receivers
    Falcons – Missing 2 starting WRs and starting RB
    Cards – Mistake prone QB
    Seattle – OL injuries

    All of them… EVERY ONE got their problem corrected by playing the Bucs. The trend will continue and on Tuesday we’ll read about how the Fins “came together” in the face of adversity.

  5. Adam L. Says:

    Saying GMC has no stats but is playing well….

    … he might as well NOT be playing well.

  6. ElioT Says:

    Perfect remedy for a struggling O-line = The Bucs defensive front.

    Lmao! Our D-Line has no “marbles”! Tannehill won’t even have a stain on his white shorts unless Lavonte David gets a sack off the blitz.

    Lets see if #s 94, 50, 96, 92, and dare I say 91 can step up and show us something?

    I’d bet the farm that they don’t, either through lack of proper scheme, talent or huevos…

    Go Bucs!

  7. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Dolphins just lost 2 starting O-linemen off of a bad line anyway as Tannehill is the league’s most sacked QB. This may be the game that the Buc’s coaches actually have the D-Line running towards the QB. I predict that Bucs get 1st win over a team that is actually in more disarray than the are

  8. Mike J Says:

    Too bad the Bucs have no DEs who can pressure a QB,

  9. MTM Says:

    If the sacks the Bucs have for coaches are counted. They would have 28 this year.

  10. Adam L. Says:

    I have no doubt that the Fins will be able to protect Tannehill. Every team is able to GET RIGHT versus the Bucs.

    The Jets had a rookie QB.
    The Pats had all new receivers.
    The Falcons were missing 2 WRs and a starting RB.
    The Saints had a bad defense.
    The Seahawks had O-line injuries.

    Didn’t matter. They all were able to fix their problems when they played the Bucs. I think the Bucs will be good for 1 sack (probably by a linebacker).