“They Don’t Have That Dance Choreographed”

December 28th, 2013

The Saints have woes on their O-line

Exotic blitzes, multiple looks and loud noise are a toxic combination for a rookie quarterback with no running game.

Joe feels for Mike Glennon, and the whistle hasn’t even blown yet for kickoff of Sunday’s Bucs-Saints game.

The Saints’ fourth-ranked defense under coordinator Rob Ryan is a complete handful, and it’s been improving.

Glennon struggled to identify protections at the line of scrimmage last week in St. Louis. Joe specifically asked Glennon about the mistakes he learned from against the Rams, and Glennon referenced those line calls, which are his responsibility.

The Rams sacked Glennon seven times. He’s been sacked at an extremely alarming rate all season on the road, and the Bucs’ offensive line is sinking.

On the upside, the NFL Network “Playbook” crew took their Xs and Os look at Sunday’s matchup and spent time identifying the Saints’ shoddy pass protection, thanks to flimsy depth on their line. Drew Brees has absorbed 36 sacks. That’s a record high for him, though about middle of the pack among NFL quarterbacks.

On certain protections, noted former Pro Bowl center and current Playbook co-host Shaun O’Hara, the Saints “don’t have that dance choreographed.”

This definitely gives the Bucs real hope of forcing turnovers, likely the only way they can compete.

Joe sincerely hopes the Bucs defense can dominate in the name of Lavonte David’s historic Pro Bowl snub. Joe expects nothing from the Bucs offense, but Tampa Bay should at least give its fans inspired defense Sunday. It’s the least they could do.

5 Responses to ““They Don’t Have That Dance Choreographed””

  1. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Let’s see if the defensive masterminds on the Buc’s coaching staff can figure out how to take advantage of the Saint’s banged up O-Line that is having major problems at left tackle. I think LVD will go out Sunday to make a statement. Hopefully this will be Schiano’s last game as Buc’s head coach

  2. Brandon Says:

    I don’t see David playing better or more inspired tomorrow. He brings his “A” game every week. Unfortunately, the coaching staff bring their “A” games as well…and unlike David, their best isn’t even scratching the surface of good.

    Just imagine what a real defensive coordinator could do with that talent. A guy like Marinelli or Meeks would have this D in the top 5.

  3. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Schiano is the one who better have his “dance” choreographed, and he better bring his “A” game too, because this is the last audition for his 2014 head coaching job with the Bucs. He better show some of that famous “flexibility” he’s been touted as having gained as this season went on, and he better give us a taste of that promised “it’ll be worth the wait” stuff he’s been selling as well. Another flat performance and he’s hanging by the short hairs.

  4. unbelievable Says:

    I think LVD will play lights out, regardless of the pro-bowl stub. If the coaches have any intelligence, he should be able to easily add another sack or 2 to his stats this year, and hopefully an INT. I feel like the last 2 weeks in a row he had would-be interception/fumble returns for TDs.

    Him not going to the pro-bowl is truly a travesty, regardless of this team’s record.

  5. buc4lyfe Says:

    I’ve never seen an intro like this for a bucs quarterback….I think the had already been made on whether glennon is the answer or not, I still think it’s pretty ignorant to still be saying anyone is still auditioning for a job next year like one game will change anything, their fates have already been decided…worst coach& worst quarterback in the division equal change…the only time don’t make major changes is if your nowhere close to being a playoff team and every team in our division can say they are now except the bucs…no more game hell one more season isn’t gonna change that, were gonna all of a sudden beat out Carolina, saints and falcons at full strength just because it’s Schiano 3rd year?

    Glennon isn’t good enough PERIOD. Being drafted in the first round or third round doesn’t make a difference, there’s only so many Russell Wilson’s to fall in the third but there’s lots of Mark Sanchez and Josh Freeman’s that go in the first. Glennon is going to learn a new offense next year regardless of head coach…..if his work ethic is so superior to Josh Freeman who’s ran multiple offenses here then he should have no issues with that our competing for his job