Atrocious Pass Defense

September 28th, 2014

The pass defense of the Bucs has been Myron Lewis-bad through three weeks.

Damn, it is horrible to watch the Bucs’ pass defense. Pitiful, in fact. Don’t get Joe started on Mark Barron and tight ends. It is the whole lot of them.

Look, if a castaway like Derek Anderson can beat you; if a freaking walk-on at Southern Miss can beat you; if a stud quarterback like Matty Ice can slice you up like Edward Scissorhands, just imagine what a guy like Ben Roethlisberger can do?

Evan Silva of has a hunch. and it is ugly as ugly can be.

Good grief! Seventy-freaking-seven percent completion percentage? It’s a good thing the Bucs’ pass defense isn’t Adrian Peterson’s son.

Joe is trying not to type foul words here. Joe is unsure of end goal. If Lovie wants to sacrifice the season and get the first pick in the draft because the guys on defense he picked cannot play his defense, Joe is OK with that.

So long as the guy the Bucs pick first overall somehow has an impact with the team. Somehow, someway. You know, maybe like sack a freaking quarterback once a decade?

23 Responses to “Atrocious Pass Defense”

  1. Capt.Tim- whatever Says:

    This could be Valium bad today. Tomlin has proven he has no pity.
    I hope last week caused them to re dedicate themselves.
    But don’t know if that would even matter

  2. MGMob Exterminator Says:

    I don’t agree with the notion that our players are fully the culprits and not executing the defensive plan properly. Frazier’s defenses often sucked BIG time in defending pass, even when they had Kyle Williams, Jared Allen, Ray Edwards, Brian Robison kind of great and above average pass rushers.

  3. Greg Says:

    I remember when Sunday football use to be exciting.
    This team is the arm pit of the NFL.
    Thank you Lovie for ruining my Sundays.
    Get ready for another good ol ass wiping today.

  4. Waterboy Says:

    Revis was brought in for a reason last year! The pass defense was atrocious before he arrived last season (granted Aquib Talib and Eric Wright were suspended several weeks that year) and now without him it’s looking like they’re back to where they were before. It was a bad decision by Lovie to make that move before having other pieces in place!

  5. RCH Says:

    Our defense has looked lost all season and David doesn’t look like the player he was last year. Its either from scheme or coaching I’m not sure which. Its a shame.

  6. NJBucsFan Says:

    Just imagine how bad it will be of we didn’t have a defensive minded coach

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    It’s easy getting a bad feeling waiting for the game, like impending doom and gloom. After watching the first three episodes, the plot thickened into mud against free flowing water. Make the Steelers the mud today Bucs.

  8. billy buckaroo Says:

    This pass rush scheme looks more like its designed for a
    “prevent run first”
    pass rush than a true pass rush.
    Turn em loose-

  9. Brandon Says:

    Waterboy Says:
    September 28th, 2014 at 6:48 am
    Revis was brought in for a reason last year! The pass defense was atrocious before he arrived last season (granted Aquib Talib and Eric Wright were suspended several weeks that year) and now without him it’s looking like they’re back to where they were before. It was a bad decision by Lovie to make that move before having other pieces in place!

    And WTF difference would Revis had made? He’s one guy, there’s 10 other guys to take advantage of…that is… assuming Revis wasn’t the slightly above average CB that he was last year, he’s one player.

  10. Max Says:

    3 bargain bin deals or 1 all-pro corner? Should have kept Revis.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We are all dealing with unmet expectaitons…..none of us thought we would be this bad. Now we are hoping that we can somehow rise to at least last years level which was awful.
    As a Buc Fan from the beginning, I go through this every week…..hoping we at least play well….I don’t even expect us to win….just play well.
    I remember last year….0-7 and playing in Seattle…..whipping them 21-0…..then losing.
    There are no moral victories….but I’ll settle for a moral loss…..and that’s a very sad but necessary position for me to take.

  12. Papadoc Says:

    Bring in Tim Tebow as he has that desire to win. He can’t be worse than what we have to date and the team may just come alive with motivation with Tebow at the helm. He can scramble and run the ball more so than the quarterbacks now on the roster.

  13. stvcl Says:

    We suck! But what else is new? Every year we read everything in print and on the internet during the off season to stoke the alliance we feel to our team. Every year we anticipate the draft knowing that THIS year our first round pick will not be a bust. Every year as fervent Bucs fans we garner hope that maybe this will be our year. More often than not those hopes are dashed and we have the “Same Old Bucs”. Such is the life of a Bucs fan. Am I going to stop watching and supporting my team? Not in this lifetime. #bucfanforlife

  14. Legarrettes Blunt Says:

    Really Joe? You have to make a joke about a kid getting beat by their father. Good to see how sensitive you are. There is no better analogies that your tiny brain could come up with? That’s just simply not something to joke about.

  15. BritBucsince92 Says:

    Can we assume you are not a father Joe? I don’t believe any self respecting parent would find anything witty about your Adrian Peterson comment.

  16. Louis Friend Says:

    LB and Brit –

    There’s a lot worse going on in the world than a harmless blog joke. And I’m sure Joe’s staff aren’t in the business of being patrolled by thought police, because if every possibly offensive thing on this site were removed, this place would become pretty damned boring.

  17. deminion Says:

    It’s the coaching and the scheme most of it’s no front four pressure

  18. pittbucfan Says:

    STVCL, good post. I couldn’t have put it better myself. Been a fan since ’76 and the “oh – 24 stretch is looking too familiar.Now, stuck here in “the ‘burgh” I am gonna have to deal with the ass wuppin’ we are sure to receive today. Think I will just hide until next week when the shame that’s sure to come today blows over. Dayum.

  19. buc4lyfe Says:

    @JOE-It’s a good thing the Bucs’ pass defense isn’t Adrian Peterson’s son.

    POOR choice of words plus it wasn’t even funny

    Big Ben had the rings but I don’t recall him being a better pocket passer than matt Ryan, better on the run when creating but oversalt not better. Ryan has never had the defenses this guy had that’s all. I hate the Dixie chicks but just sayin

  20. Zam Says:

    Will it matter? You and everybody else but Lovie knew we needed a quarterback. We draft a cookie-cutter of Vincent Jackson, and have no one to throw it to them. In a passing league where QB is king.

    The Glazers messed up (yet yet yet yet again) and gave Lovie too much say over personnel. The guy can’t spot talent, period.

    Give him the talent, he’ll get you to a Super Bowl, but don’t expect him to pick it for you.

  21. lurker Says:

    as i posted earlier in a different thread:

    where is the defense? last week was atrocious and it should been worse.

    week 1:
    “Anderson completed 24 of 34 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns. He had no turnovers and a quarterback rating of 108.7. He was cramping in his right forearm and both calves throughout the second half, and he still fought his way through for a victory in his first NFL start since 2010 when he played for Arizona.” (71%)

    week 2:
    austin davis, a 3rd stringer, completed 22 of 29 passes (76 percent) for 235 yards and a rating of 99.1.

    Matt Ryan “had a record breaking night against the Buccaneers completing 21 of 24 passes (87.5%) for 286 yards with three touchdowns and a career high 155.9 passer rating.” and he didn’t play the whole game.

  22. james west Says:

    right on lurker, numbers do not lie fraziers defensive schemes and play calling is a freaking joke, as well as our secondary. well it is going to be a long long year, and as usual we the fans have to grin and bare it. thanks to the glazer boy’s we are mired in the bog of irrelevance, ineptitude, and comic despair. we as fans should bring a law suit against this organization for mental abuse, malfeasance, fraud, incompetence, and substandard labor practice ie: failure to hire competent winning coaches, not correctly assessing draft needs, and deceitful blatant practice of false advertising! (claiming to be a professional football team) anybody got morgan & morgans number ?

  23. gt40bear Says:

    Come on now, let’s be realistic. They are Myron Lewis, Rod “toast” Jones and Sabby ‘the goat’ bad! let’s be completely accurate here!