Bucs Sprung A Leak

October 28th, 2014


Joe knows he’s going to get slapped around for this, but what the hell. Here goes:

The Bucs defense played solid ball Sunday. Yes, the Vikings’ final, tying drive in the fourth quarter was a kick in the nuts. Still, Joe was impressed with what the defense did as a whole.

When a defense holds any NFL team to 13 points in regulation, it should win. As Lovie Smith likes to say, “Simple as that.”

Rather than the defense stinking, it has been the offensive line that has gone in the tank, specifically pass blocking. The cracks in the damn have been and exposed and it seems as if the floodgates have opened for opposing defenses, Twitters Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times.

This is downright scary. We all know Bucs starting quarterback Mike Glennon can be elusive, but no one except those doing shots of tequila all morning will confuse him with Roger Staubach.

Sunday, Bucs left tackle Anthony Collins simply got worked over time and again on swim moves by Everson Griffen to the inside. You don’t think the Browns will be trying to expose Collins with that move each and every pass play?

Joe hopes Bucs offensive line coach George Warhop can find a way to help Collins not get used by a swim move so badly.

64 Responses to “Bucs Sprung A Leak”

  1. bucrightoff Says:

    Well now that we’ve traded Jonathan Casillas, we can obviously start planning the parade!

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    And Barron to the Rams where he will go instant All Pro no doubt.

  3. "TheKevin" Says:

    Who cares. Neither one was great. Just average

  4. BirdDoggers Says:

    The O-line was better before Lovie came here and blew it up. Considering how the O-line played last year, that’s quite an achievement on Lovie’s part.

  5. ShiverMETimbers Says:

    I want to clearly go on the record when I was absolutely annihilated over questioning the Mankins trade. He has been a below average lineman thus far on a terrible line. I’ve never once seen that “leadership” or “tenacity” that he supposedly was going to bring. We’ve lost a fourth round pick (which we really could use now) and now are on the hook for an overage linemen at a rather high salary.

  6. bucrightoff Says:

    The Bears consistently had one of the worst OLines in the league when Lovie was there. He needs to change his approach there


  7. bucrightoff Says:

    4th and a 6th for Barron. Sounds about right.

  8. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Where is this news that Barron and Casillas have been traded away from Tampa, not that I am not happy about it.
    I literally freaked out at JBF Draft Day Party, when we drafted Barron.

  9. DB55 Says:


    Check bleacher report. Casillas to patriots. Barron to Rams for a 4th and 6th.

  10. DallasBuc Says:

    “Still, Joe was impressed with what the defense did as a whole.”
    Joe you are the one doing too many tequila shots. Rookie backup QB, no AP and overall bad offense. Did we have any takeaways? What good things did anyone outside of McCoy and David do?
    I like tequila shots as much as the next guy but be a professional man. It’s not even happy hour on a Tuesday!

  11. Owlykat Says:

    The players that need to be going are the two Browns rejects who are supposed to be backups but one got in the game and cost us two holding penalties!

  12. DB55 Says:

    We just traded away our second leading tackler.

  13. ShiverMETimbers Says:

    Now lets turn the tables, we just gave up on a 7th overall pick only in his third season? Yes, without question he was one of the weaker guys on our defense, but he didn’t have a bloated salary (less than $1m this season). Yet when we gave up the same pick for a 32 year old has-been in Mankins Licht is a genius? This is dumping undeveloped talent for pennies.

  14. RastaMon Says:

    Buy high
    Sell low
    GBoyz how to make a small fortune in the NFL
    start with a
    Large one….

  15. Robert 9 Says:

    ever stop to think how bad the vikings offense sucks?

    it was a $hit show on offense. does not mean our defense played well.

    they played just well enough for me not to watch anymore this year.

    but i’ll still be here. 🙂

  16. DallasBuc Says:

    “This is dumping undeveloped talent for pennies.”
    Agreed! Thanks for more of that stellar player evaluation and development do-no-wrong Lovie and lapdog Licht!

  17. Buccfan37 Says:

    It’s not like the Vikes are anything but a low tier NFL has been team. They are losers just like the Bucs. Maybe more of an upside, but I don’t even see that. No excuse for the Bucs losing this game at home. Absolutely none!

  18. Robert 9 Says:

    yeah we just got our 4th round pick back. you know the one we gave away with our best TE from last year.

    and all we had to give up was our 1st round pick from a couple yrs ago. f*&k it trade the whole damn team!

  19. RastaMon Says:

    Is there a HC Firing deadline ?

  20. OneLove Says:

    Mark Barron a pro bowler in St.Louis?!?! Have you seen this guy’s coverage skills!?!?! He never get’s his head turned around! He always face guards which leads to defensive penalties and he’s been doing this since Schiano(so don’t give me this “it’s coaching” bullsh!t”!

  21. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    TY DB 55!

  22. DB55 Says:

    So what do we get for casillas? A bowl of clam chowder. Wait that’s too much licht just wants a cup of NE clam chowder.

  23. ShiverMETimbers Says:

    Hey Bucs fans! Look on the bright side, at least the last time the Bucs traded away a top 10 pick bust they got a second rounder in return…..from Lovie.

    #MasterTalentEvaluator #IWannaBeATradingMaster #LovieBall #GainesAdams

  24. Skyline Crew Says:

    A 4th and 6th rounder ain’t bad. Think we got the better end on that one.

  25. "TheKevin" Says:

    You idiots are upset at trading Barron?

    Really? Lmao bunch of morons.

    Who’s not over seeing him get burned for a td?

    Will lose no sleep at all over this.

    Good move bucks.

  26. bucrightoff Says:

    Casillas had to be a conditional 7th

  27. "TheKevin" Says:

    Auto correct got me.

    I meant bucs

  28. DB55 Says:

    barron should flourish behind a real Dline

  29. D-Rome Says:

    I guess the Mark Barron draft pick was another miss by “Flop Star”.

  30. RastaMon Says:

    “barron should flourish behind a real Dline”

  31. Jim Says:

    More rearranging of the deck chairs on the Titanic.

  32. Touch_Down_Tampa_Bay Says:

    Totally agree with Joe. The bye week was positive for the defense. The offense well that is another story. Glennon totally regressed.

    Joe you should do a survey on whether or not to pick a QB on the 1st round.
    I still say get Connor Shaw in here!

  33. Brandon Says:

    Barron is great if he has elite talent around him… like on say…Alabama. This ain’t Alabama, it’s the NFL and in the NFL, Barron sucks.

  34. bucrightoff Says:

    The defense played “well” because Teddy Smallhands isn’t any good. If we got the same Roethlesberge Indy got last week, we would have allowed 700 yards and 8 TDs. Defense is still the single worst unit in the league, by far.

  35. mitch Says:

    what about news on barron going to the Rams? or Casillas getting traded to the patriots?

  36. Dick2111 Says:

    Looks like we’re headed for a 1-15 season. But hey, with all the talent we’re developing this year, I now feel confident that 2-14 is doable next year.

    At this rate … 2050 Super Bowl here we come.

  37. Vicbucsfan Says:

    Come on Joe, we just traded away Barron and Casillas, what did we get for Cassillas?

  38. DB55 Says:

    “You friggin people. You have no idea how to defend the nation. All you did was weaken the country today Kaffe that’s all you did you put peoples lives in danger. sweet dreams son” – Col. Jessup – A Few Good Bucs

  39. Arealbucsfan Says:

    I bet Mark Barron becomes a superstar in st louis

  40. RastaMon Says:

    Everybody is graet with elite talent around them….genius

  41. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I was really hoping Barron figured it out. Just did not live up to that top 10 status he was drafted as. He was hard hitter, that was about it. Put a nice lick on that big mouth POS Steve Smith though. 🙂

  42. ShiverMETimbers Says:

    Which safety would you rather have:

    1 Sack, 3 Int, 1 FR and 62 Tackles?


    2 Sacks, 2 Int, 1 FR and 70 Tackles?

    First stat is John Lynch in 2001 (and statistically right where he performed his whole career)

    Second is Mark Barron last year.

    Now am I saying Barron is as good as Lynch? NOT. EVEN. CLOSE. But Strong Safeties primarily perform run support and are the “hard hitters” of the secondary. Look at Lynch or Polamalu. These guys are not turnover creating machines, that’s not their role. THe problem is the Bucs have been running Barron primarily at FS this year, a role he is not suited for (alot of this is due to Goldstons weakness on pass defense as well) Barron is NOT living up to his draft status but he is not a bad player either

  43. utahbucsfan Says:

    What did we get from pats?

  44. bucrightoff Says:

    The Pats didn’t give up anything other than a conditional late rounder, almost certainly a 7th.

  45. utahbucsfan Says:

    We swapped our 6th round pick for a 5th in the trade to the pats

  46. canadianbucsfan Says:

    Mark Barron traded

  47. RealityCheck Says:

    @ShiverMETimbers – You just compared apples to oranges. It isn’t 2001 anymore. The role of most safeties has changed, and he wasn’t capable of defending the pass.

  48. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Should have traded goldson. Barron at least had some potential, and for a fraction of the price.

  49. bucrightoff Says:

    Or, the Bucs traded Casillas and their 6th for the Pats 5th. So basically moved up 10 spots in the draft (lfiguring the Pats pick will be a late 5th and the Bucs an early 6th)

  50. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Well we won’t have Barron to blame anymore. Good luck on the Rams MB

  51. RastaMon Says:

    our 5th we gave to the Pats in the Wright trade…or the Pats pick……big difference

  52. dusthy rhothdes Says:

    lovie sucks

  53. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Barron actually improved quite a bit compared to what he showed last season in pass coverage. He’ll never be a ball hawk free safety, but he was decent this year. A lot better than goldson.

  54. RastaMon Says:

    I meant the 5th for Mankins

  55. ToesOnTheLine! Says:


  56. DB55 Says:

    Hopefully we won’t have glennon to blame anymore either. They should have sent him away too and banks and the rest of the schiano crew so that lovely can stand on his own.

  57. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Barron and Cassilas, the two happiest guys in Tampa.

  58. dusthy rhothdes Says:

    wtf are lovie and licht doing…. seriously each day it seems these dudes are so clueless

  59. dusthy rhothdes Says:

    Maybe the glazers are doing all this crap to sell or move to LA

  60. Dom is gone Says:

    Mark Barron traded… What a wasted pick! Dom should be rehired and fired again just for that pick alone! Now Lovie and hand picked GM blow up o-line bring in scrubs and way over pay average tackle. Franchise is a F’in joke. No o-line no d-line no QB…. Can’t believe we’re in worse shape than last year! Just gave Saints game tickets to neighbor done watching this mess.

  61. NewTampaChris Says:

    The Bucs got an Italian sub for Barron. For Casillas, it was only the equivalent of chips and a soda. So for a defensive starter and a role player, they got a lunch combo.

  62. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Just think in another year or two tops when Lovie is shown the door we can look forward to watching another coaching staff come in and trade away Lovie’s picks in the next Buccaneers fire sale. Ugly team right now, only the truest fans are left

  63. ShiverMETimbers Says:

    @ RealityCheck- Then look at Earl Thomas for example, modern SS that has very similar statistical line to Barron. Is Barron as good as him? Not at all, I’m just saying he wasn’t a total bust and still had time to develop.

  64. ddneast Says:

    The offensive line was not great last year and your are delusional if you think so. Both Davin Joseph and Donald Penn were getting abused last year. the Bucs were only able to run effectively in three games last year, all home games against New Orleans, Atlanta and Miami.
    Just because you have convinced your own alcohol muddled mind doesn’t make it so.