D-Line Devouring

August 6th, 2015

Defensive line coach Joe Cullen always seems to be screaming, but he’s got to be liking what he’s seen through training camp.

Joe’s got more video of the trench warfare at One Buc Palace!

This time it’s not from Joe’s video shoot, but from that of Jenna Laine of SportsTalkFlorida.com.

In the center of this video cut below, you can see cutups of plays from Tuesday’s practice.

Take note of Clinton McDonald turning Evan (Dietrich) Smith into flailing roadkill. Great play! And Henry Melton also exploits the Bucs’ inferior interior. The last play shows how Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, would have been crushed. But that doesn’t happen in training camp, so Jameis steps up and throws to Doug Martin, who is promptly stripped.

How fun is it to watch this stuff while your boss thinks you’re working? Or while you’re charging a client for your time?

22 Responses to “D-Line Devouring”

  1. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    This is the silver lining in our OL dark cloud. We may be lacking a premiere edge rusher but man are we stout up the middle!!!

    All of our DT’s are capable of getting after the QB. If I had to get a rush from the interior or the outside I like the interior. It messes up the QB’s timing from the get go and sometimes can stuff the run.

    Hopefully if our interior pressure continues some the edge guys like Jack Smith or
    Gholston can benefit from that distraction and add some edge pressure.

  2. ChanEpic Says:

    Holy Moly did our OLine look weak in this video… Scary Scary stuff

  3. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    The best case that I see is that our O-line is actually average and our D-line is awesome!

    Worst case is that our D-line is only average and our O-line sucks worse than ever.

    Time will tell…

  4. Danr Says:

    Are they reating mccoy? I havent seen him in on any of the dline videos since day one.

  5. Danr Says:


  6. Stanglassman Says:

    The Defense is normally ahead of the offense this time of the year. Added is the fact that the O is learning a new system unlike the D.

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

    Look people to be honest at this particular time our D line should be making our Oline look suspect. We have a defensive head coach,yes it is necessary for him to pay due diligence to the offensive side but at the end of the day he’s a defensive minded man. I’m watching an interview of the new Jets head coach Todd Boles another defensive head coach. He made a point I’ve been trying convey here for months. Go back twenty seasons and notice the difference in how many defensive head coaches have won Superbowl in comparison to offensive minded head coaches. You’ll be surprise. I’ve said it many times Defensive head coach coupled with elite QB play= multiple Superbowl wins. This team has the proper formula. Others have stated it,I’ll reiterate. Enjoy the ride.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Nole…some of them like me after going 2-14 with terrible lines on both sides of the ball have to see the product they buy it.

    We can’t just believe in could be’s and should be’s anymore.

    Maybe you’re right, but some of aren’t buying.

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    I need glasses and proof reading skillls or an edit button.

    Fill in the blanks yourself. smh

  10. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Your right Joe. My boss thinks I’m working!😈

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

    That’s where we differ 87 I do the breakdown in my mind and make my own personal assessment unconcerned with whether anyone will agree with it or not. I here many holes on this team and I’m like there isn’t a perfect team in the entire league. And for the love of all things holy will someone please point out our many holes.

  12. ptwalk Says:

    I agree with Stanglassman, but do believe the defense will lead this team not the offense.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Nole ..so maybe a little less attacking the people that need to see it first…

  14. The Buc Realist Says:


    Lovie says ” how many holes do we have on this team?” 85% of the team jumps up and yells YO!

    Lovie says, ” I knew it, I am surrounded by holes on this ship!!”

    ( taken from the great movie of space balls!! )

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

    Realist!! I don’t understand. And 87 I’ll slack up when they jump off my head coaches n@$ s@!.

  16. drdneast Says:

    One major item you fail to mention about these drills Joe is that the offensive lineman are forbidden from engaging a block below the waist.
    Also, since it is a pass rush/block drill, the DL gets a fantastic edge.
    In most game situations, unless mark Arroyo is running the offense, the defense doesn’t have that two sided edge.
    But hey, nice job of stirring up the idiots out here thar are incapable of thinking for themselves and don’t question anything you post.

  17. barryjo Says:

    I have said this once before in my comments that as bad as our OL was last year we would have won at least 4-5 more games if we had an OC who knew what he was doing. Lets look at this year. We have an OC who knows how to get an offense to score points which means we will not give up the ball 80% of the time because we can’t get a 1st down. Also, with an improved defense we should keep the ball out of the hands of our opponents much more than we did last year. Relax have a cocktail and enjoy what should be a fun year. We should win 7-8 games this year. If JW comes through we may be able to win more.

  18. LakelandBuc Says:

    Actually I D-Line played good last season, our DT’S was dominant all season. And we got 26 sacks in our last 9 games, i’m looking for great things from this defense.I believe we should just stick with the 4 man rush and drop 7 in coverage and don’t blitz. Last season Lovie had the right defense and he made the right calls, we just had the wrong players in the defense. A lot of fans was crying about no pressure on the QB, but pressure on the QB wasn’t the problem. The problem was not the pass coverage, but the players in the pass coverage. When you drop 7 players in coverage, no way the QB should find a wide open receiver unless someone is out of position. And that was the case for us last season, players out of position, not trusting eachother. The Tampa 2 is a simple defense, but you have to trust eachother and play your position and not get out of position. All it takes is for 1 player to get out of position and blow the whole scheme. And on these drills, the offensive linemen are always at a disadvantage.

  19. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    With the addition of the guys who already know the system and the depth at DT, we have a better defense. If our young DEs do their job, and a couple of them decide to make a name for themselves, we will have an above average defense!

  20. Buccfan37 Says:

    Buc points scored will be up and Buc points given up will be less, that’s my call and that will bode well for winning more games.

  21. MAYNE ONE Says:

    11 or mo wins this year.
    If u gone do it then we gone do it big then.
    Lets get it defense.
    Lets rock #3.

  22. Capt.Tim Says:

    I expect this team to be greatly improved on both sides of the ball. It will translate into better games- and more wins.
    I dont expect alot more wins this year- but they will learn how to win this year.

    Things are finally being done correctly.