Get Ready For Zac Stacy

September 14th, 2014
Joe is pretty sure the Bucs will see a steady diet of stud Lambs RB Zac Stacy today.

Joe is sure the Bucs will see a steady diet of stud Lambs RB Zac Stacy today

The Lambs are not much different than the Bucs. They, too, lost their first game, embarrassingly so, with virtually no offense. The Lambs lost behind a backup quarterback; the Bucs lost behind a career backup quarterback.

The Lambs could be on their third- or possibly fourth-string quarterback today as backup Shaun Hill is a game-time decision for Jeff Fisher. When he was healthy last week, Hill sure didn’t scare the Vikings.

Fisher never has been fond of the passing game. Fisher comes from the Buddy Ryan school of football where you beat up your opponent physically and pass only if you have to.

This is why Joe’s long-time friend, Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, believes the Lambs will respond with an NFL brand of smashmouth football for which Fishers is known.

After last week’s debacle, I’d be stunned to see the Rams come out and get pushed around again. No matter what you think of Fisher’s coaching, his teams have always carried the reputation for being tough and ornery and hard to budge. No matter what you think of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, his defenses have almost always made quarterbacks sweat. No matter what you think of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, his offenses have shown a consistent ability to crank up a power running game.

Remember, Fisher is a Ryan disciple, who loves nothing more than a back-alley brawl defensively. Look how he and his troops chain-whipped the Bucs last year in St. Louis for a 23-13 loss?

This is why Joe believes the Bucs are going to see a steady diet of Lambs running back Zac Stacy. None of the Lambs quarterbacks, short of possibly Case Keenum, scare Joe in any way. So Joe is going to guess Bucs coach Lovie Smith, himself a defense-first kind a guy, is going to do his best to shut down the run and simply dare the Lambs to throw.

And if the Lambs do throw, Jared Cook will be the main target, bank on it. Cook, a tight end, led the Lambs with five touchdowns caught last year. Remember how much fun it was last week to watch the Bucs shut down Stinking Panthers tight end Greg Olsen?

10 Responses to “Get Ready For Zac Stacy”

  1. DB55 Says:

    Doom + gloom!! Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, sell your season tix. Go bucs!

  2. mpmalloy Says:

    DB55 Says:
    September 14th, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Doom + gloom!! Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, sell your season tix. Go bucs!

    Go Bucs!

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    It will be Doom and Gloom, if we lose today at home.

  4. Chef Paul Says:

    Benny Cunningham too. He seems to be just as good or better than Stacy so far, including Pre-season. Hopefully we don’t focus on just one guy like we did the QB last week.

  5. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    It continues to amaze me that the Bucs can not stop a TE.

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    10-4, It will be tough to lay the second loss on the Rams and Fisher. The Bucs just have to be the toughest team on the field.

  7. OB Says:


    I think whoever is playing DE today will be better than the two that did last week and since they will be, GMC will not be triple teamed.

    As far as our offense goes, if the last 9 minute McCown shows up, we will do fine, if not, then as soon as Lovie benches him, we will do fine especially if the FB is given the ball more than once.

  8. buc4lyfe Says:

    Zac Stacy is a stud?

  9. Harry Says:

    “…Jared Cook will be the main target, bank on it. Cook, a tight end…”

    god I hate TEs. Oh yeah, and backup QBs…

  10. Owlykat Says:

    Hopefully this week when Foster gets burned on passes deep down the seam, Lovie will give a call to Lansanah. That is the only hope to stop a hot TE. Would help stop the Ram’s RBs, too.