No Defense For Shoddy Run Defense

September 13th, 2015

gerald mccoy 0916After the Titans bolted to a 21-0 lead behind their passing game and pick-6 of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, it was pretty clear what was coming next.

That would be a steady diet of running the ball against Tampa Bay.

Presumably, the Bucs knew it was coming, and they couldn’t stop it.

Titans running backs Bishop Sankey and Terrance West, hardly a Pro Bowl duo, combined for 25 carries and 115 yards. That’s more than 4 1/2 yards per carry. Run defense and strength at defensive tackle is/was supposed to be the worry-free area of this Bucs’ defense. But the Bucs were beaten up the gut.

There’s really no explanation.

Manhandled at home by a football unlikely to be considered average when January rolls around.

51 Responses to “No Defense For Shoddy Run Defense”

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    High effing larious
    Raheem Morris in any blowout with zero players had his team more prepared than Incompetent Lovie Smith.
    Can someone really tell me they wouldn’t wish a Freeman meltdown in a Schiano locker room over this ass smear of a professional reality?

  2. DallasBuc Says:


  3. Bucsalltheway Says:

    Koetter did little to nothing to keep the wrs involved at all…mike evans ruled out gave them leverage…I bet Tim wright was missed heavily.

  4. DallasBuc Says:

    I wish the rube of a HC would chime in and invite me to eat cobbler and consider the more patient things in life not having to do with the thing that brought all of us disparate aholes together….

  5. Pelbuc Says:

    Well said Dallas BucFan. McCoy is a fraud and the players and coaches should be ashamed to call themselves professional.

  6. DallasBuc Says:

    Assalltheway- hate to tell you Tim Wright was not saving a single first down much less this horrific loss.
    Whew…did you really bring up Tim Wright?

  7. Elle Says:

    Tell an average fan like me what should I expect. We played against the second worst team, right after us, from last season. Is it legitimate to expect that we should have beaten the Titans today? Is it too much to ask that if we have to lose, at least we should lose with decency? Isn’t Lovie Smith supposed to be a defensive coach? Why did I see this kind of defense today? Is it appropriate to think that the people running this franchise are clueless?


    You had MONTHS to prepare for this game. And what did happen? You made Mariota and the second worst team in the NFL look like superstars. Props to the Titans and their coaching staff, and shame on ours.

  8. Ray Rice Says:

    And some still call the guy in the picture a leader and worthy of a Best DT in the league moniker….. As I’ve said plenty of times. He’s overrated. Not one time did I see him on the sideline trying to pull “HIS ” defense together. Captain my A$$. It’s not his fault they lost, but for being a so called leader he did a horrible job of it again. And don’t get me started on his game performance. We would be here all night.

  9. tmaxcon Says:


    Nice Try sir..

    Tim Wright was not even active today much less a force…

  10. Yungry Says:

    This team is an embarrassment to this city…Lightning start playing next month, thank God

  11. This Guy Right Here Says:

    Its not our D’s fault… They were too busy trying to get those takeaways instead of just wrapping the fck up.

  12. lightningbuc Says:


  13. Robert99 Says:

    Told you guys so”…….. Dolphins won

  14. RealityCheck Says:

    “There’s really no explanation.”

    We have bad defensive players and a bad defensive coach. Who on our defense is really a dominate player at their position? McCoy and David, that’s it. Maybe another loser from the Bears will get cut so he can come save the day in Lovie’s magical scheme.

  15. LargoBuc Says:

    Goat of the game goes too… Alteraun verner! For making some second tire receiver look like Jerry Rice.
    And then there’s Gerald Mccoy. You are the defensive tackle! Stop the run!
    George Johnson was invisible.
    Jac Smith was totaly weak today.
    And what the hell did we hire Koetter for? He did nothing to counter the blitz. Hell, even when they didnt blitz they got pressure with theit three down. To think. We could have had AJ Cann and/or Tre Jackson. Not Lovie! Now we got Ali Marpet outa good ole Hobart college!

  16. tmaxcon Says:

    Laughable Loives defense of nice guys could make a Pop Warner QB look NFL ready… I have all the confidence that once a competent regime is in place that can build an offensive line America’s Quarterback will be just fine. Jameis was setup up to fail just like Arroyo last year was by none other than Lovie Smith… The offensive line should have been priority ONE not bringing in a bunch of injury prone defenders because they were familiar with the system. This team needs talented football players not emotionless choirboys familiar with a system that does not work… Sack up Glazers do the right thing NOW!!!!!

  17. DallasBuc Says:

    Largo- you are nibbling around the edges.
    Allow your brain to consider that tweedle dee and tweedle dumb are responsible.
    It will cool the hot fiery pain of discontent to focus on the problem

  18. Bucballya Says:

    This is exactly why I was so PO’d when the Bucs passed on Mariota. His talent was so obvious to me. His quick release, accuracy etc. He is a pocket passer who can also run, not vice versa. Don’t be in denial, just admit what is now obvious, our beloved Bucs once again drafted the wrong guy!!!!! Lovie and Jason Licht can pack up and go after this epic mistake that will set the franchise back for many years. And we will just watch Mariota and wish we could go back in time and draft over!
    Dungy practically begged Lovie to draft Mariota! But they drafted Winston. Why? Because he was an ALPHA MALE, and Mariota was a quiet little mouse! How did that work out? Big tip: NEVER, and I mean NEVER let the players tell the Coach and GM who to draft!

  19. Bucs53 Says:

    This is a story? I know you like to mass publish after a game, but do we really need a story just to say that there’s no excuse for how bad our run defense was?

  20. DallasBuc Says:

    Stop acting like this is about the quarterbacks. Mariota made TD passes my 4 year old could have made if tall enough. This Lovie Smith defense is plain awful. Historically in a long hall of horribles. Shame on Lovie Sht

  21. DallasBuc Says:

    How do you make guys like McCoy and David irrelevant? Schiano and Morris would have had this team better prepared, regardless of personel or GM.

  22. Soggy Says:

    When players make the record books It should say = but it was against the bucs..

  23. This Guy Right Here Says:

    Lovie’s a 2005 Def. Coordinator trying to pass as a 2015 NFL Head Coach… GTF Outta here… That fckin moron… DAMN Im pissed!!!!!!!!

  24. SuperSam Says:

    Its good to know we have 100 million dollars tied up in two players that did absolutely nothing today, Im looking at you David and McCoy. Pathetic. Can we beg Schiano to come back? Im all for Glennon at this point to.

  25. Robert99 Says:

    Trade the pick I said
    Draft OL and DL I said
    Love sucks I said
    The D sucked I said

    Can you hear me now?

  26. DB55 Says:

    McCoy is a great leader! He is the best DT in the league the problem is he has no help around him. It’s everybody else’s fault. You should have seen how upset he was about the lose. He said and I paraphrase “it’s just one game, no big deal, we got another 15 games to loss, simmer down people”.

    You gotta love that. His poise and leadership is second to none.

  27. DallasBuc Says:

    Super- are those 2 players crap?…or is the job job they are asked to do not worthy of JV football. Awfully strange

  28. Tampa Tony Says:

    Schiano is still under contract right?

  29. tmaxcon Says:

    I am tired of this face of the franchise crap with McCoy… he is a heartless overrated player period. nothing but smiles and excuses. His demeanor after losses is exactly why the bucs will not win more than 4 games this year. Lovie is a joke and McCoy could not lead a girl scout troop.

  30. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Manhandled at home by a football unlikely to be considered average when January rolls around.

    Were the Dixie Chicks considered average this January after stomping the Bucs earlier in the year. This has happened before and the D recovered.

    Secondly…nobody knows yet how good MM truly is? If the Titans win and MM is the rookie of the year will some people running their keyboards here look pretty stupid? Just sayin’. It’s ONE game. MM clearly looks more talented than Jameis. He DID make some excellent throws including one in the red zone where he threaded the needle. He has a quick release…a tight spiral…and he’s calm and doesn’t trip over himself or mysteriously drop the ball for no reason at all..shades of the Rose bowl.

    We need to take off the Pewter glasses!!! MM IS good and made some excellent plays today…yes Lovie’s defense sucked they tackled like a bunch of girls out there…they turned five yard gains into 15 yard gains…but that doesn’t totally take away from an outstanding rookie game…a record setting game from MM.

    I’m still on board with #3 but it’s time to get a little pragmatism to mix with our optimism.

  31. Bryan Says:

    A rookie QB comes in our house and throws 4 TD’s and has a perfect QB rating in his very 1st game. If we were competitive and lost and people were calling for Lovie’s job that would be an overreaction. However, our team was not competitive and we got trounced. I am not advocating that Lovie be fired tonight but his a$$ should be so hot that he cannot sit down anywhere, anytime until he fixes this damn thing or gets the ax.

  32. LargoBuc Says:

    Im patient. Rational. Logical. I dont ask for much. But I cn not stomach Lovie anymore. Or his players. Or his playcalling. If ut takes a defensive end to run your defense(bullspit) then why are we in year two of the regime without a f&#$ing DE! Or a corner. Or a safety. Or a DT than can plug a f$@#ing gap! Im so disgusted another football season RUINED!

  33. LargoBuc Says:

    0-16. Thanks Lovie!

  34. GhostofSchiano Says:

    At the game today watching the implosion of a once proud organization, what stood out to me was Whisenhut and Smith were hired around the same time. I wonder where the Bucs would be had they hired him rather than Smith. I can say one thing for certain, Whisenhut’s team was fully prepared in every facet of the game. The final score proves it.

  35. Mike10 Says:

    McCoy = soft

    I would love if we had some intense character on that D line so that GM could just focus on playing… Self proclaimed this and that

  36. GhostofSchiano Says:

    I left midway through the3rd quarter after the Titans scored thier 6th touchdown. As sat in the stands trying to wrap my head around all the off season moves and how we looked so pathetic against a fellow 2-14 team, whats next? A nationally televised ass stomping by the Saints? Better hit the local abc before next Sunday, looks like I’m going to need it

  37. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Our next two opponents also lost today.

    Next week we get to parade our 0-1 record in front of the ‘Aints and their 0-1 record. In fact counting PS the ‘Aints are still looking for their first win.

    They’ll be happy to see us eh? LOL

  38. poor glennon Says:

    Glazer’s should of fired Lovie at the half. I mean talk about the hot seat!!!!! Your hand picked QB get’s smashed. While the 2nd overall pick is almost perfect. The whole team had no confidence. I’m actually contemplating jumping ship. I was in on the #suckfortheduck campaign. Why not follow my guy instead of a coach I think is bad. The management team is inept at evaluating talent. Starting over from scratch next season. With a QB that I believe will be a bust. Should of got a clue from draft day (movie) and as soon as they spotted. Crab legs in front of Winston…change the pick at the last second to Mariota.

  39. Rhonnie Says:

    One game. Go back to Eugene, Mariota fans. I’d bet Jameis will win more Super Bowls in his career. Mariota played well, but wait till he plays a real defense before you criticize him. Idiots probably thought RG3 was better than Luck after their first games.

  40. This Guy Right Here Says:

    Just tried to watch Lovies presser on the bucs website… The dude thinks he’s a politician with his cliche answers… “It was just one game”, “We didnt execute”…

    I seriously want to throw my beer at his face.. Hell, even that wouldnt get a reaction out of him… He’d probably say, “I understand your frustration. That was a good throw. Maybe next time I’ll do a better job of ducking.. But again, its a learning process… aaaaaaand, its as simple as that!”

  41. ndog Says:

    It’s one game people, one game and yes it was terrible but dang give it time before joining the negative people more fire to spew their crap. This was just one of those games where everything went against us. BS penalty call on the first drive, fumble that should have been at least a safety, and a ball moved back for no real reason that gave them the ball back. They played freaking perfectly and we played horribly and while yes we should be very worried it is not time to quit on the season yet.

  42. Bucsablunder Says:

    Granted it was just one game but with the time to prep you have to question the ability of lots of folks involved within the Bucs organization. Mariota impressed and Winston didn’t. It certainly isn’t the end of the world but the Bucs won’t get that much prep time prior to any other opponent this season. I do hate to say it but all indications are pointing to a very long season (again). I’m of the opinion it’s an organizational issue and it seems to start at the top. Let’s hope week two gives us all a little more something to be positive about. That one was a debacle.

  43. Tampa Tony Says:

    What other franchise allows a 2-14 coach and gm to chose their #1 pick after being so bad?

  44. Cobraboy Says:

    JaMarcus Winston, worst feet ever on an NFL QB.


    Marcus Mariota will be the Next Great QB in the NFL, while the Bucs will be making excuses for “America’s Quarterback.”

  45. This Guy Right Here Says:


    Ive been waiting 10 motherfckin months for this day… and all I wanted, was to see how we improved from 2014… instead, I witnessed just how much lower we could go… so yeah, Im gonna vent…

    and I put today squarely on the D… and I put the D squarely on Lovie… the man got outcoached going up against a PAC 12 QB… the man doesnt have the respect of his players, cause they came out playing for a check, instead of a W…. giving 100 yards in penalties… getting carved up by a rook QB… its fckin shameful..

  46. poor glennon Says:

    Rodgers and Brady have one maybe two what the funk was that plays a game. Winston is hitting a league high 5-15 WTFWT plays a game. Mariota had one or two today. How does this happen? How does a guy project to be so good. That you can overlook character concerns. That we’ve seen can drop talents like Burfect and honey badger. Not only a pick or two but rounds or two. A can’t miss guy…..hardly. Boosting about his “gunslinger mentality”. Bring your brooms to RayJay this season.Cause it’s a mess

  47. iamabuc Says:

    Our defense was pathetically inexistent , any third stringer qb could’ve done the same to us. Although I admitt Mariotta played well, let’s not crown him the better rookie qb, just yet. I like to see him play against a real NFL defense, ours was not.

  48. poor glennon Says:

    Wait till #3 see a real defence!!!!

  49. Ana Says:

    Either one of my daughters’ club volleyball teams could have put up 42 points against this Bucs defense😂😂

  50. Lakeland Buc Says:

    This has nothing to do with Winston vs Mariota, if Winston played for the Titans he would have passed for 400 yds and 5 tds against our passive, outdated defense. And if Mariota was our QB he would have stunk up the field. It’s time for us to realize that we have the worst coaching staff and the worst front office in the NFL. Free agents take less money from another team, because no one want to come here.. And I don’t blame them, we have a pathetic management.

  51. poor glennon Says:

    Our defence was bad. But no way is Winston lighting anybody up. Get real man. The guy has looked like garbage every time he has taken the field.