Lambs Quarterback Doesn’t Matter

September 12th, 2014
Lambs starter Shaun Hill was limited in practice today and Lambs coach Jeff Fisher declared him a gameday decision.

Lambs starter Shaun Hill was limited in practice today and Lambs coach Jeff Fisher declared him a gameday decision.

When preparing for the Lambs game Sunday, the Bucs know any of three quarterbacks could be playing.

As Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Twittered today, starter Shaun Hill, who inherited the job from injured Sam Bradford, was “limited” in practice today and Lambs coach Jeff Fisher declared Hill would be a gametime decision.

In his place the Lambs could play the immortal Austin Davis, who played the second half of last week’s loss to the Vikings, or college football wizard and Texans castoff Case Keenum, who the Lambs signed earlier this week, technically the fourth-string quarterback.

Joe was talking with Jonathan Casillas yesterday and wondered just how a defense can prepare against an offense when said offense could easily start any of three different guys. Initially, Casillas used the old cliche about how the Bucs only need to worry about themselves. But later, when Joe asked how much different each quarterback is, Casillas had an interesting thing to say about just how the Bucs will prepare for either of the three Lambs signal-callers.

“We watch film from preseason. We watch film from last year and the first game, of course,” Casillas said. “Basically, we are getting their scheme down and their main plays. Pretty sure whichever [of the Lambs] quarterbacks plays, they are going to run their basic scheme.

“It is not like week with [the Stinking Panthers who have] Cam Newton and Derek Anderson, two totally different quarterbacks and different players with the aspects of their game. These guys are more pocket quarterbacks, they fit in their system.

“We also study their offensive coordinator [Brian Schottenheimer] to get his tendencies.”

Joe also chatted with Lavonte David. The Bucs’ stud outside linebacker said the Bucs are also studying the routes the Lambs’ receivers use and how the wide receivers run them. The Lambs receivers haven’t changed; that much the Bucs certainly know.

Joe thought it was neat what Casillas said about studying Schottenheimer. If you know the offensive coordinator, then you in effect get a good grasp of the quarterback, despite only limited snaps of film available.

To hear more from Casillas, click the arrow below. Audio courtesy of Joe’s friends at WDAE-AM 620.

7 Responses to “Lambs Quarterback Doesn’t Matter”

  1. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    No Excuses.. Dominate the Rams!

    GO BUCS!

  2. Andrew 1 Says:

    Doesn’t matter, we need to get to the QB regardless of who’s playing. I don’t care how we do it, be it a safety blitz or some other exotic blitzs, just get to the damn QB. We fluster their QB and the game is over.

  3. Architek Says:

    This is becoming a joke


    Go to hell Architek! Be a fan or take a hike. We barley lost week one, barley. Why is everyone crying about our season being over. We had no offensive coordinator, it was the first game and everyone has to have time to gel together. It doesn’t happen over night. We have a chance to get a big week two home win and move up in the division and start preparing for our week 3 Thursday night game against Atlanta that I think will decide our year.

  5. buc4lyfe Says:

    You can restore faith with a dominating defensive performance this weekend. It was said we’d lean on the defense so they must play better no matter who is quarterback because the qb’s they’re about to face will definitely try to roast us after this game

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  7. clafollett Says:

    The Curse of the Backup could come full force this week. I could be wrong but I think the farther down the depth chart the QB is, the stronger the curses affect!

    All joking aside, our D line has me seriously concerned. Johnson is consistently late off the snap and lazy with his moves, we are down our LDE and Solomon and English were castaways we had no choice but to pick back up.

    I can only hope McCoy and McDonald can whip these guys into shape. These two need to start owning the LOS.

    I hate to say it but Schiano’s scheme may have been more suited for this rag tag group. Lovie may have to consider changing his schema to cover up these glaring holes.