Defensive Linemen Call The Rush On Third Down

August 7th, 2014

McCoydrillImagine detail-obsessed, micromanager Greg Schiano giving his defensive line the freedom to call its own pass rush style on third down. They could call games, straight rushes, whatever.

Ha! That wasn’t about to happen. Schiano was the same guy who was restricting hot meals for players.

Remember the story of Gerald McCoy marching into his coach’s office last year and begging the resident defensive masterminds to stop playing Dancing With The Stars on pass rushing downs?

Well, life has changed in a massive way at One Buc Palace, and it’s not just the new head coach not caring much about various temperatures, water-bottle carrying, and other obscure nonsense.

Akeem Spence made it clear to Olivia Stacey of

“On third down, you know, the D-line is control pretty much of the whole defense. We get to call our own [pass rush] games,” Spence said. “You know, we get to rush the passer the way we want to and not be restricted to our rushing lanes.”

In the video below, Spence also talks about how much more fun defense is now that Lovie Smith and Leslie Frazier are in charge.

Joe’s fired up to see some production. For all of Schiano’s shenanigans, his 2013 defense was still average and forced turnovers at a rate near the very top of the NFL. Lovie’s got to get his defense taking a major stride, given that it’s nearly same, plus a few upgrades.

(Enjoy Olivia Stacey’s report below)

9 Responses to “Defensive Linemen Call The Rush On Third Down”

  1. FanOfBucs Says:

    Pretty awesome 😀

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    Certainly, most Buc fans would trust G-Mac making that call.

  3. OB Says:


    I would say most fans want GMC calling it.

  4. Bob Digital Says:

    I trust The Yuke to make those calls.

  5. phil Says:

    I don’t care who makes the call as long as they get the job done.

  6. broy Says:

    just clicked on the hotmeals link/story and found simply THE BEST MOST DELUSIONAL FAN COMMENT THIS WEBSITE HAS EVER SEEN

    from teacherman777—-

    “huh? you guys clearly don’t understand coach, he said it earlier, its about perfecting systemizng things, hes an innovator! hes different!
    that’s whats great about America!
    be yourself love y coach! I don’t like how joe called you manical. Not cool!

    1-2-3 Family! I feel That ! RIP John Wooden (one of Gregs heroes)
    one Love! go Bucs!”

    where do you go from there!!!??? that’s the single dumbest thing ive ever read and for him to defend managing the temperature of the meals of his players…idk what is worse defending schianos actions, schianos controlling ways or the fact some moron condoned it….

  7. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “phil Says:
    August 8th, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I don’t care who makes the call as long as they get the job done.”

    Damn skippy! Results matter. Whatever gets them to the QB.

  8. Carls Toe Says:

    NSO restricted hot meals? That’s why Cannon is 50 pounds heavier and ripped like Foster the People!

  9. canadian bucsfan Says:

    That is funny Broy!