June 27th, 2015

lovie 0912The Buccaneers want you thinking offense, offense, offense.

Never mind that the team is coached by Lovie Smith, has a true Bucs icon coaching linebackers, Hardy Nickerson, and it has a big pile of veteran defensive players, a few of them superstars.

Tampa Bay is pushing offensive propaganda.

Look at the official “2015 offseason highlights” video below. Ten plays highlight offensive success, yet just one is focused on defense. And that defensive moment might not even be in the course of live scrimmage action. It’s just backup (Joe hopes) cornerback Mike Jenkins making a one-hand catch.

Keep in mind the Bucs defense forced all kinds of takeaways through spring practice. Some of them were even quite flashy, true highlight-reel stuff. Why not celebrate those interceptions?

Joe wonders whether the Bucs are consulting with former Soviet mind-control operatives.

Enjoy the video below.

(Odd. Joe didn’t notice any clips of quarterback of the past and quarterback of the future and maybe quarterback of the present Mike Glennon throwing the ball in this feature. Hhhmmm?)

9 Responses to “Propaganda!”

  1. ruggyup Says:

    Practice? We’re talking practice. Who said that? Lovie Iverson?

  2. Seminole Bill Says:

    I, for one, am optimistic about our team in 2015. Why, oh why, you say? Is it the new QB? Partly. It is more than that, it is that we play in the worst division in the NFC. Last year, 7-8-1 was good enough for the playoffs. Can we go 8-8 this year. Heck, yes. Will the Saints, Falcons and Panthers be better than last year. No evidence yet of that. So, Joe, as to propaganda, if it gets more pewter and red into the stands, and keeps the other teams from having their colors dominate, so be it. I have sat next to fans wearing yellow and black far too many times.

  3. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    @Seminole Bill

    Agree with everything you just posted!

  4. Fsuking Says:

    My take is that the Bucs spent OTAs refining the defense, as only the defensive line is held back by the lack of pads (assuming NFL defensive players already know how to tackle). This explains showing offensive highlights, since it wouldn’t be smart to give away clues as to what has been working on D. It also helps explain the presence of Mike “baby giraffe” Glennon on the first team in OTAs. The man makes defenses work hard for turnovers.
    Having Jameis work out his rookie kinks exclusivley with the one’s would provide the defense a false sense of confidence while seemingly diminishing Winston’s (which in fact cannot be done to the unshakable Jameis). I think we will see a lot more of Jameis in training camp coupled with as many stunts and odd LB coverage packages as Lovie can dream up, to prepare him for what he will see all year (Jameis is particularly vulnerable to LB interceptions). And hopefully we see less of football horror movie stars Garret Gilkey and Leonard Johnson and more of… anyone else!

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Every team in the league expects the Bucs to be stronger on offense. Maybe they don’t want teams to suspect the defense is better off than believed?

    I doubt that’s the case, but one can hope.

  6. tickrdr Says:

    The “messiah” probably didn’t throw a single interception in practice, so there were none to show.


  7. OneLove Says:

    Offense, Offense, Offense, because we have the best Offensive Coordinator that we’ve had in YEARS!! Thank you Lovie Smith and Jason Licht for such a GREAT HIRE! AND YES, I’M HORNY!!

    “It’s as simple as that” – Lovie Smith

  8. ptwalk Says:

    The D will carry this team!

  9. P'cola Buc Says:

    After two full drafts the Buccaneers chose only 1 defensive player. Amazing when you think of who our head coach is. “Propaganda” videos better strongly support an improvement in the offense…..or Licht and Lovie’s choices will be vehemently questioned.