Bad “Popcorn” Night For Anthony Collins

August 8th, 2014

GlennonPennOne of the many craters on the Bucs’ first-team offensive line tonight was at a surprising position: left tackle.

That’s where veteran, big-money, free agent Anthony Collins is trying to anchor the shaky unit. Tonight, he failed miserably.

Look, Joe knows Bucs fans don’t like to hear negative overreactions in August, but Joe can’t play pretend. Collins didn’t get the job done. He allowed two sacks, and if former Bucs ironman Donald Penn did such a thing, then Bucs fans would be screaming “fatso” and looking to run him out of town, as they often did during his 100+ consecutive starts.

Yes, Josh McCown held the ball too long on one of Collins’ sacks, but that doesn’t mean Collins did a good job blocking. He didn’t, making McCown pay by holding the ball a fraction of a second too long.

The stats geeks proclaim that Collins didn’t allow a sack all last year. Whether that’s accurate or not is unclear, but surely Collins had an excellent half a season. (Yes, he’s never started for more than half a season) But Collins is hardly a proven commodity. So Joe can’t just totally write off a rough preseason game.

Joe asked Collins to address his doubters this week, and Collins said those people should, “Get your popcorn. Time to show the game.” It was Collins’ way of saying, ‘judge me on the field.’

Joe sincerely hopes nobody choked on their popcorn tonight. That would be understandable.

21 Responses to “Bad “Popcorn” Night For Anthony Collins”

  1. Jon Says:

    As I posted prior. Collins will make your top 20 worst moves. I still think Johnson will too. Offense??? At least glennon did better than mcclown!

  2. DallasBuc Says:

    “One of the many craters on the Bucs’ first-team offensive line tonight was at a surprising position: left tackle.” Not surprising to those few of us that have bitched about the lack of vet competition for the free agents. Backups and subpar performers gifted starting nfl positions…QB, LT, C, RDE

  3. Pawel Says:

    Can we pull up last years first preseason stats?

  4. Andrew 1 Says:

    Yea Glennon did better then McCown, but only once some of our would be staring offensive lineman played against second stringers lol. Even Dotson made some mistakes.

  5. Owlykat Says:

    Joe, you were right that the Bucs should take a QB with their first pick! Bortles was by far the best QB in this game. Sorry Glennon fans, one touchdown in two quarters of play are not going to get it against tougher teams like we are going to play this season. The prognosticators that said there were no Franchise QBs in the first round of our draft were dead wrong! Glennon overthrew two deep receivers to the side of the field when he had time to throw! Rainey was the one who put Glennon in position to score in the red zone, that Glennon does well because it is a short throw. Too many of his throws were short throws and he did not even have to face the excellent first string defense of Jax that stymied Josh, who did not have the two best Guards on the Bucs protecting him–Daniels and Omameh. You are correct that Collins didn’t earn his money with his play either. Lovie needs to swap his starting tackles for this next game and play his best Guards too. Rainey and Sims were the bright spots for this team and Martin looked bad like he did before he was hurt last year. Lovie put good defense out there, which is his forte, but we had way too many penalties and he needs to clean those up. Bad start!

  6. Capt.Tim, Back from Davie Jobes's locker Says:

    Collins < Penn by a long shot
    Cousins< a blocking Sled
    I'm ok with center, RG, And RT.
    But they all played bad tonight.

    Fire that O-line coach. While there's still time
    And for gads sake- quit telling us that we don't need to worry about the O-line, and go sign a couple guys who can Friggin block somebody!!!

  7. Capt.Tim, Back from Davie Jobes's locker Says:

    Lol, only the Glennon Mob would try to make us believe that the totally immobile Glennon would have done better than the highly moble Josh!

    You guys are taking a man crush to the outer limits here. If Glennon had started- he wouldn’t have finished. He ‘d be imbedded in the Turf in J-ville.

  8. Uncle Albert Says:

    Popcorn???? I damn near wasted my bottle of Jack Daniels Single Barrel on that crap fest performance. Joe, I know it’s early and only fools bank on the Preseason, but holy crap, I’m feeling very uneasy right now (and it’s not the shot I just took).

  9. Capt.Tim, back from Davies Jones's locker Says:

    After that, I need a shot

  10. Oahubuc Says:

    Consider yourself judged, Anthony Collins. I find you guilty of sucking in the 1st degree.

  11. louden Says:

    Besides Center position nothing on the big O looked good IMO.
    Dotson = No push at all in running game.

    Dont know what Bucs are waiting for: Cut Cousins, get another one in; time to find this rough diamond..

  12. eric Says:

    I was shocked on how bad Collins look honestly he reminded me of Penn last year but Cousins and Meredith come on there is no way the bucs can go into the season with those guys starting you can not make chicken salad out of chicken s**t!

  13. tonybuc Says:

    This is real bad I wrote on here many of times they should have never blown up this offensive line, and I’ll say it again, you could have tom brady behind this offensive line and we would struggle, I have no doubts about that, this line sucks, how on earth are we gonna go into the regular season with this, lovie & Licht said we fans don’t deserve to wait for the playoffs anymore and we deserve better, well this offensive line tells me otherwise, it’s a work in progress and it’s going to hinder this teams chances at the playoffs, we need to bring in some veterans and some proven guys not castoffs and guys who played half a season, I sure do miss Zuttah now.. smh bring some nasty sign Incognito

  14. nate Says:

    Anthony collins you suck go choke on your own pop corn.. thats all I go to say about him..

  15. Jon Says:

    Richie incognito is still a free agent and better than any guard we have no matter his troubled past.

  16. zam Says:

    It baffles me how players that have been doing this all their lives look like they are playing football for the very first time.

    How do you go through pop warner, jv, high school, college, and years in the NFL, and forget how to block?

    It was top to bottom failure on the line. Unreal.

  17. zam Says:

    Nah Incognito is a team cancer best avoided. I’d rather my kids root for a good role model anyway, not a pig.

  18. SSG Mike Says:

    This is a bad offensive line and if our defense can’t win the game for us it will be a long season. Definitely time to get out the checkbook and find some beef along that line. It’s only the first preseason game so there is time for them to gel and get better but how much better is the question. If they can’t keep McCown off his butt then it doesn’t matter what kind of offense Tedford has. On the bright side, the defense looks to be making huge strides and G-Mac is definitely in “BEAST-Mode”. I won’t be plunging off of Pikes Peak just yet. Go Bucs!

  19. tiny tim Says:

    Where are the posters that called me out for taking up for penn? Its only one preseason game, but collins look bad. Johnson is on notice. I didn’t then and I don’t believe signing backups to starters money. Too much unknown. I hope i’m wrong.

  20. blind melon Says:

    Some of y’all may be over reacting to a preseason game ? ‘Fire’ anyone is moronic.

    No game planning means the players didn’t watch cut ups of their immediate opponent.

    Critical for a o Lineman especially. Watch Collins last year during the season. No issues then, no reasons to expect a change.

    I don’t even think they showed a scheme last night. I’d agree we have some growing pains and work at guard.

  21. Brian Says:

    You’re all a bunch of clueless clowns overreacting to a preseason game. You loudmouths never heard of Collins before we signed him…and that’s because you don’t know jack.