Bucs Have Allowed Most Points In NFL

October 12th, 2015

lovie 1110bRemember when Lovie Smith tried to claim the Bucs’ defense looked pretty good because it allowed 19 points in two consecutive games (Saints & Titans)?

That was an impressive spin attempt.

On this Victory Monday, the Buccaneers have allowed the most points in the NFL through five games, a grand total of 148 points.

Joe suspects Lovie won’t be talking about total points at his news conference this afternoon.

Yes, Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, helped pad that total in previous games via his, um, generosity. But that wasn’t the case yesterday. Jameis was on point and protective of the football.

Joe wrote yesterday about the huge warts in the Bucs’ secondary. There may not be an available fix until the offseason, though a return of a healthy Johnthan Banks and a second change for Alterraun Verner, and more time for Sterling Moore, could be the necessary tonic.

22 Responses to “Bucs Have Allowed Most Points In NFL”

  1. BucMania Says:

    Yeah someone needs to ask Lovie why does he continue to trot Jenkins and Jennings out on the field. They both suck and I didn’t think Verner was playing bad. I just hope Banks isn’t a healthy scratch. Why Lovie has a crush on Jenkins is beyond me.

  2. ChanEpic Says:

    It partly the players, but I think it is MOSTLY the scheme. I’ve said it time and again and it is painfully obvious every game, in Lovie’s scheme the zone behind the LBs and in front of the Safeties is ALWAYS open. No matter who covering. I don’t know the fix but I see it every week with this team. THAT to me, is the reason even below average QBs thrive when playing the Bucs. Watch the film, no that area is always open, game plan for that, proceed to throw for over 300 yards. Book it.

  3. ChanEpic Says:

    Please excuse my terrible spelling and grammar, it’s a Monday.

  4. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Offense Rank
    • Scored 110 points (22.0/g), 19th of 32 in the NFL.
    • Total Yards from Scrimmage: 20th
    • Team Turnovers Lost: 26th

    Defense Rank
    • Allowed 148 points (29.6/g), 32nd.
    • Total Yards from Scrimmage Yards: 9th
    • Total Turnovers: 14th
    Total Sack(s): 5th !!!!

    Differential of -38 points (-7.6/g), 25th

  5. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Total Yards from Scrimmage: 25th

  6. Bucnjim Says:

    Well the offense is responsible for 40 or more of those points from turnovers for TD’s & Turnovers that put the other team in immediate scoring position.

  7. Bucnjim Says:

    Panthers 24 points directly from turnovers and at least another 20 in the Titans game.

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    A team that has given up the most points to date is not a good team. It’s a lousy defensive team.

  9. Thibs5599 Says:

    Hopefully they can fix SOME of these issues. Impossible for Lovie and crew to fix it all, however ChanEpic has it right. The middle zone behind the backers is getting exposed constantly. One thing for sure is, bucs are not running solely cover 2 these days, and I like it. Seeing lots of blitzing at times and out boy DAVID got a sack which is always nice. This bye week came at a great time. Get Banks, ASJ back hopefully. The online which has been geling nicely will get some its members back, to include dense Dotson in a few weeks. Hopefully Lovie can trot out a competitor combination of corners against the skins because one thing this team as been doing is getting pressure. Can’t blame it on the pass rush anymore. Hoping Jack Smith can get a few, he’s been robbed of a few sacks the past couple weeks hoping he and McCoy can get to 10. Sorry for the ranting bit for once it’s nice to be a bucs fan on aonday morning.

  10. pick6 Says:

    this is the first game where we’ve protected the football but coughed up points. particularly worrisome to see blake bortles just methodically getting it to the open man for big play after big play. in the first 4 games there was a pretty clear relationship between the turnovers and the eventual blowouts. here, when we couldn’t pressure the QB he went all drew brees on us, completing about three quarters of his passes. our LBs and secondary still aren’t getting their hands on enough passes, if they just got their hands into the throwing lanes with more success they could have killed a drive or two

  11. pick6 Says:

    priorities for the bye week are to reconsider the personnel mix at CB and some intensive self-scouting for Kwon based on 5 pretty good games where he has nonetheless definitely left some plays out on the field. i think our back 7 play can improve with the guys already on the roster. d line seems to have found its groove, they just couldn’t finish cam off a couple times last week, but starting to live up to their billing as a deep and capable (although not elite by any means) unit

  12. NewTampaChris Says:

    Slight deviation from topic — I hate “Points off turnovers.” If a defense intercepts a pass on their own 10-yard-line and the offense then marches 90 yards, is that really “points off turnover”? I wonder how that stat would change if it only counted turnovers inside the opponents 40-yard-line or actual defensive scores.

    Not that it matters for the Bucs. When you give up 31 points to the Jags, you are not going to the playoffs.

  13. JMN Says:

    Great win yesterday and we all feel great about it. But unfortunately the optimism is just not there. If they had beaten a top 15 team I think we all would be feeling a little better about the future today. They have beaten a run down injured Drew Brees Saints team and the Jags, since losing to the Bucs yesterday now the worst team in the NFL. IMO this is still a bad football team with bad coaching.

  14. DefenseRules Says:

    Bucnjim … Great point about the offense being responsible for so many of those points allowed. Obviously killed us in the Titans and Panthers games in particular.

    DLine pressure on the QB has been sporadic all season thus far. I might be wrong, but watching McCoy yesterday it seemed like when he gets penetration on the OLine, the rest of our DLine excels. Not sure whether it’s the play call or whether the OLine adjusts to Gerald once he blows up the first defender and then the rest of the DLine takes advantage. McCoy looks to be the key though. When he got neutralized (quite often actually), Bortles had all day to throw. Might be over-simplifying though.

  15. bucrightoff Says:

    When this team does not sack the opposing QB, the QB is literally in practice mode, pitching and catching with receivers who don’t have a DB within a 5 yard halo of them. It’s just mind boggling we cut the best CB in football and have replaced him with 6-10 guys who COMBINED aren’t as good as Revis. Another below average QB had another career day, it doesn’t bode well for then the QB competition level rises. Atlanta game is still looking like it could get very ugly.

  16. Tampa Tony Says:

    I love winning but giving up 31 points to a team averaging 15 per game? This defense is garbage

  17. flmike Says:

    That big void between the DBs and the LBs is supposed to be filled by the LBs dropping back into coverage, this is the hole in the T2, if your LBs don’t drop back deep enough you have those huge voids of green green grass

  18. Strider.... Sec 146 Says:

    I believe once Jonathan Banks is back healthy it’s going to really tighten up the pass defense ! Also we got this BYE at a good time. Hope Jameis can keep Getting better ! Come back soon ASJ !

  19. Howard Cosell Says:

    For the love of pete, please bring back Banks and Vernor.

  20. Matt Says:

    Well this is what happens when you don’t have good cbs or good safeties in a elite pass happy league . Teams are gonna attack you’re weaknesses . Can’t let them beat you every week that way though . Eventually though Lovie and licht one or the other will have to admit this secondary sucks and needs a more temporary fix too get us by through the season. With the Falcons 5-0 and panthers 4-0 makes you wonder if a wildcard spot is possible for TB . I say it is but it requires TB too have a much improved secondary.

  21. Mike Johnson Says:

    It doesn’t take a football genius to see…Our present Buc Defense is not going to stop anybody..consistently. Soooo, we gotta outscore them. I do believe with a couple more minutes, Jville would have caught and passed us. Our D line shows flashes and splashes. That about it. A lot of you..just like me, were hanging on the the edges of your seats Sunday towards the end. Defense has gotta get better. And lets hear it for Martin. Guy is truly running hard and tearing it up.

  22. bucsbedabest Says:

    Jennings is the guy who sucks. Jenkins is alright, but mostly because teams will always throw at Jennings. We need Banks and Verner at CB and let Jennings play the slot. Next our problem is our weak Safeties. This team won’t do much until they address these positions in the off season. Until then we will need to create turnovers and outscore our opponents. Who knows, the way Martin and Sims are playing the Bucs may just be able to control the clock and win some more games.