Easy Edge Duty For Jacquies Smith?

September 10th, 2015
It shouldn't get much easier than Sunday for starting defensive end Jacquies Smith.

It shouldn’t get much easier than Sunday for starting defensive end Jacquies Smith.

It’s the 255-pound speedster versus the gargantuan 335-pound rookie right tackle; Bucs leading sackmaster (Joe uses the term loosely here) Jacqueis Smith simply can’t lose this battle on Sunday.

Jeremiah Poutasi was a third-round pick of Tennessee out of Utah last year. He won the starting right tackle job in training camp, beating out (all together now) Jamon Meredith, who the Bucs ditched last summer.

The book on Poutasi is that he lacks athleticism, which explains why a 6-5, 335-pound guy who can play lasted until the third round of the draft.

Joe talked to Smith about Poutasi this week and the Bucs’ left defensive end has been studying college and preseason film.

Smith said he was happy Poutasi got extended summer work. “He had a lot of action in the preseason. That’s basically where you can get your read at,” Smith said. “I’ve seen some things on film he does well, and where I believe I can win.”

Joe asked Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt about Poutasi yesterday, and he painted him as a classic rookie and didn’t exactly rave about him.

“He’s a young guy who is very talented athletically, that has done some good things for us and done some rookie things for us,” Whisenhunt said. “He has been listed as our starter, but we feel good because we’ve got another guy that’s been with us before that has played that position as well. We are planning on [Poutasi] being in there when we get down there unless something changes, which I don’t expect it to.”

Lovie Smith must find a way to exploit a rookie right tackle. There are just no excuses. If the Titans help Poutasi with a tight end or a running back, then that’s great. The Bucs can find a way to counter the numbers.

Joe’s primary concern is Smith being able to deal with the rookie in the running game. That’s a hell of a load, and the Titans and Poutasi pushed around some quality defensive lines this preseason.

23 Responses to “Easy Edge Duty For Jacquies Smith?”

  1. Dave Says:

    Year after Year I see the dorks on this site think the Bucs I mean Yucs will actually do something, I guess you people are delusional.. The Bucs suck have for 10 years now, will for another 10… Why?? First of all bad decision after bad decision, Jameis Winston will go down as the biggest bust in NFL History when it is all over, yes even ahead of Jamarcus Russel… The Bucs play in front of 40,000 at best per Sunday. Why? Because no one cares about the Bucs, everyone is this area has aliance to other teams… Our offensive line could not hold up against many college teams and it shows, 2 wins last year, 3 the year before, LMAO… Unstable environment and dysfunctional, 4 coaches in the last 7 years and 3 GMS… This team is no fun to watch they cant score, cant stop the run or pass and have below average players at every position but WR AND LB…. Yet you lonely people hang on to every Joe Bucs fam article and comment several times .. Kind of sad really, go make some friends, get a girl and go off the net…

  2. Buc Neckid Says:

    And you are here because…Why?

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    Buc Neckid…he’s here to keep spamming the site with this same old tired paragraph. He pasted it 2-3 times yesterday in here. Same paragraph, same words. The mere definition of a troll.

    Can’t see why Joe hasn’t banned him yet…

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    settle down now!!!!!

  5. cover deuce Says:

    I believe I speak for myself and all real Bucs fans when I say…go %!$& yourself, Dave.

  6. Mitch Says:

    Dave, go away.

  7. The Real Malloy Says:

    Joe’s, its time to kick Dave to the curb…hes bad for morale. We have the season opener in 3 days…i dont need to read this BS from some troll

  8. buc4life1979 Says:

    Dave the troll….I’ll feed the troll…F!ckoff, eat sh!t and die troll. Or go join Supersam and crew slurping on Mariotta’s junk.

  9. Tom Edrington Says:

    So if you really fear the mighty Jackie Smith, you bring in a tight end to make sure nothing happens to the Hawaiian Jameis Winston. Suddenly it ain’t easy for Jackie…is it?

  10. tdtb2015 Says:

    … to the Hawaiian Jameis Winston.

    @Tom- You call me delusional before?

    I don’t have to say a word…

  11. tdtb2015 Says:

    I’m also speechless about Dave.

    But, I change my mind. I think Dave’s conscious was talking to Dave in his comment.

  12. tdtb2015 Says:

    Dave is obviously oblivious of the irony.
    Dave & Tom need to put down the Hawaiian Punch.

  13. JAB83 Says:

    Um all you reply to the first post make me feel like he has valid points… Other wise why reply… Just ignore trolls and they go away faster… Trust me… If I have learned anything from being a Rays fans in the AL East its, ALWAYS IGNORE TROLLS!!!

  14. Pickgrin Says:

    Jack Smith is going to prove that we only need 1 new DE next year – not 2 as is widely believed. 12 sacks for Smith this year – mark it down…..

  15. JBF Addict Says:

    “That’s a hell of a load.”

    Hopefully we won’t be saying that about the home team after the Bucs’ performance this weekend.

  16. Warren Says:

    Dave posted that same crap on more than one story. Get a life and get a girl Dave. Oh and another site to troll on because we’re done with your punk ass

  17. SCBucsFan Says:

    Jacquies and the coaches might be working on ways to exploit the weaknesses of Poutasi, but you can rest assured that the Titans are looking Marpet and D. Smith’s weaknesses as well. They have the advantage since we have two rookies on our line.

  18. Tom Edrington Says:


    You take life too damn serious, fella…….you obviously can’t recognize a tongue-in-cheek comment…..lol……

    Maybe Jameis Winston is the Alabaman Marcus Mariota…

  19. tdtb2015 Says:

    @tom – it’s all good. We are just having fun here…

  20. Buccfan37 Says:

    I see Dave as an older guy, he posted it three times because he wanted everybody to read it at least once.

  21. Kalind Says:

    Joe. Ban Dave. That S was just too long.

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    Kalind…and he’s been repeating the same spam over and over again for 2 days now.

  23. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Obviously Jack will be able to speed rush this guy. I just hope he doesn’t speed right past Mariota and lose contain.