Becht: Jameis As Expected, No Sackless Fear

August 17th, 2015
Jacquies Smith and Bucs defensive ends didn't pressure Teddy Bridgewater but did some good things, explains a former Buccaneer.

Jacquies Smith and Bucs defensive ends didn’t pressure Teddy Bridgewater but did good things, explains a former Buccaneer.

There’s no panic in Anthony Becht, the former Bucs tight end and 11-year, NFL veteran.

He thought Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, played fine on Saturday night, just what Becht expected in the preseason opener.

Becht noted Jameis’ ups and downs were good moments from which to learn, and that the first-team defensive ends, while sackless, had positives to their games. He’s not down on the pass rush after an August debut.

“They were fast off the ball. I mean there’s no question about that,” Becht said on WDAE-AM 620 today. “They’re an undersized defensive end position on both sides. These guys fly off the ball. It puts a lot of pressure on the tackles to really get out of their sets. Now they didn’t get any pressure on Bridgewater. … Again, it’s limited play, limited opportunities.

“I think initially, the get-off was great. They did run a game inside and they got [Henry] Melton a sack, I thought that was good and you like to see that. … Not enough snaps for me to evaluate and say good, bad or indifferent, but they did come off the ball pretty fast.”

Joe can’t celebrate get-off. The Bucs’ first-team defense didn’t breathe on Bridgewater. Simple as that, as Lovie would say. But Joe does agree that’s it’s too early to start weeping about the pass rush.

Becht’s named standouts on Saturday: Alterraun Verner, Robert Herron and Louis Murphy.

Becht had plenty to say and Joe recommends the full audio below.

21 Responses to “Becht: Jameis As Expected, No Sackless Fear”

  1. scott fitzgerald Says:

    Non existent pass rush. Same as last year. Teddy had all day to dissect us. Sidbury was OK but we need somebody to step up

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I watched the game at Joe’s Party in Palm Harbor, at the Palm Harbor New England Ale House.
    A Patriots fan was there, and asked me if I really thought we were going to be any good this year.
    I said “Yes I do”, and he said I was delusional.
    The Buc’s played terrible against Minnesota, and the Patriots Fan reminded me how delusional I was.

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    I am not worried, Lovie said that they will implement different D-line ups. He said they might even go crazy and have the DE’s switch size to throw the other teams off!!!

    Also I wonder what Nos-Bos changed his named too!!

  4. 813bucboi Says:

    db’s and backers played very well…would have liked to see a little more inside push from McCoy..i think he lost a little to much weight..he did look quicker but didn’t look as strong when matt kalil bullied him one on one at the goal line…GO BUCS!!!

  5. Wausa Says:

    I thought the defensive line, offensive line and special teams all played poorly.
    The center play was beyond pathetic and Jameis had guys all over him each time he dropped back.

  6. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Get real realist!! Me a name change

  7. The Buc Realist Says:

    I knew that would flush you out. I was worried, your last post was that you were going to see “straight out of compton” and we all know how dangerous movie theaters are now. If it was me, I would have just stayed safe and rewatched CB4 staring Chris Rock!!!!!

  8. Dr. Hoagy Says:

    I don’t get the overreaction to the first exhibition game. Rookies playing like rookies in their first exposure to the NFL and you would think the world was coming to an end. I would rather talk to Jehovah Witnesses than to this crowd of loonie tunes.

  9. Ray Rice Says:

    Yup! Aunt Geraldine has one helluva get off. Bravo for the man with the fastest get off in the NFL. 👏 He’s sure to make the Pro Bowl & AP this year on that alone.

  10. Joe Cool Says:

    I still don’t know why anyone would talk to a Pats fan…

  11. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Verner played outstanding

  12. 1bucfanjeff Says:

    OL and DL were bad last year and the small sample size vs the Vikings was equally disappointing. I want to see improvement, immediately.

  13. Stanglassman Says:

    I agree with Beck but I’m not sure how anyone could watch that game and not come away impressed by LB Greene. Bowers looked pretty good too he had a crushing on TFL and QBP.

  14. Stanglassman Says:

    I butchered Anthony’s name *Becht.

  15. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    😁Yo a$$ funny Realist!!!

  16. Lakeland Buc Says:

    It’s hard to grade a player performance, after 1 quarter of work. I gotta wait until the season start, I think the O-Line will be ok. I believe the D-Line will be ok, I think the Bucs will win the NFC South.

  17. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:


  18. The Buc Realist Says:

    I think the Bucs will catch a couple of breaks and go 4-12!!!

    Of course that will make Lovie a career Losing coach!!!!

  19. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Realist……cb4…… that was funny. Didn’t think you knew about that kinda movie. Here I go painting you into some kinda color err I mean corner! Ha ha lol. Even when I was a hip hop head I never really liked NWA but did like Ice Cube. He was a Bucs fan. Ha ha just joking!

  20. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Realist he’s still a bigger winner than you are.

  21. BigBalls Magoo Says:

    Unfortunately for the Bucs, Jameis Winston is not “America’s QB”.
    He is, however, a seriously flawed person devoid of the basic character traits that one looks for in a leader.
    He’s arrogant.
    He’s immature.
    He’s not self aware of his actions or how they affect others.
    Sure. He can throw a football.(Almost as many interceptions as touchdowns).
    But what he is not…is “America’s QB”.
    That title goes to Marcus Mariota. The most beloved rookie since Walter Payton first played for the Bears in the 70’s.