“Who We Gotta Take Away?”

November 23rd, 2015
Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The menacing and punishing Bucs offense also is a very dangerous bunch.

Buccaneers Radio Network Xs and Os guru Dave Moore, the former Tampa Bay tight end, touched on the subject this morning on WDAE-AM 620.

Moore already is looking ahead to the Bucs possibly going 6-5 with a win in Indianapolis on Sunday. And Moore sees a Colts defense that will be scratching its head, and perhaps other hairy regions, for most of the week.

“If you’re Indianapolis, who we gotta take away?” Moore said, illustrating the challenge of preparing to play a Bucs team that threw five touchdowns to five different receivers, and had an established running back that ran hog wild yesterday.

Oh, and don’t forget one of those touchdowns went to a second running back with hands blessed from above.

With Vincent Jackson back, Moore said, no longer are the Bucs about pounding the ball into Mike Evans 15 to 20 times because defenses don’t respect a multiple receiver threat.

Moore also credits America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, growing in maturity this month, so Dirk Koetter can give him five-receiver looks and be a little more creative in the offense. Heck, on one play, Jameis even got an empty backfield and five receivers, and Jackson wasn’t one of them.

The Colts’ shaky defense will have its hands full.

8 Responses to ““Who We Gotta Take Away?””

  1. Brian Says:

    Reading this kind of stuff just makes me giddy man!

  2. Bucballya Says:

    Go Bucs! Wild card is looking very possible! If we had finished the game against the giants we would be in the wildcard spot right now.

  3. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    And when we went with the empty backfield there was Sims out wide.

    The rapid development of young guys like Brate, Humphries, Sheperd and the emergence of Sims as a real pass threat along with the return of VJAX…Dougie’s running..the emergence of our OL…and oh yeah…the play of our franchise QB…

    This team has the potential to be scary good on offense…and THIS YEAR. Why wait?

  4. Howard Cosell Says:

    We waited on it, and it arrived on Sunday, just as was foretold by the prophets (who spake thusly):

    There shall come a season of great strife. The people shall raise cries to the football gods, “Why have you foresaken us?”.
    Thrice the Glazers shall attempt to replace Gruden and twice they shall fail. Howard will question the Glazers intentions. Trolls and false media types will run rampant with tales of the approaching end. Hope it seems will be lost. Anarchy will reign for two seasons, until the Glazers and Lovie (in their infinite wisdom) will tank for he who is chosen by the gods. Shadowy tales will tell of a redeemer who cannot be defeated and for Tampa he shall fight. The Phillistines of Philly shall be smiten by his mighty hand. They shall be struck down with a godly force and the people of Tampa shall rejoice.
    So it is written. So it shall be. Amen.

  5. CalBucsFan Says:

    The team’s coming of age has been beautiful to watch and yesterday’s game may very well be that game we all look back on over the next few years as the game they Bucs turned the corner on.

    Unknown receivers, ones nobody gave a moment’s thought, stepped up big time yesterday and the OL is performing as one well-synced unit. This would be the perfect time for our injured TE ASJ to make a return, then every team on the upcoming schedule will be scrambling to defend.

    4-5 more wins are on the horizon fans. The real question is, will that be enough to get an invite to the party?

  6. JAB83 Says:

    Why wait indeed…. And oh ummm don’t buy into the idea this D is not that good… They are only ridding the longest active streak for at least one turnover a game…. Are shouting teams down like a nightclub at 3am the last 3 weeks…. And dare I say it….. Are covering WR and pressuring QBs as if they have suddenly realized they are the reason we have lost games this year…. As if suddenly they realized they can play not expecting to lose because the O can’t hold the ball long enough to let them rest and adjust between possessions…. Yeah scary is not what we saw yesterday…. We saw the long awaited KILLER INSTINCT being born….

    All they need to do now is stay level headed…. Don’t get to high or to low and KNOW…. The 12th man is here supporting them and inspiring them….. TOGETHER WE CAN WIN IT ALL!!!!


  7. BucFan20 Says:

    So V Jax returns and a team now is threatened by him. The same players could not score on Dallas. If not for Winston and Barth they lose. Now 5 receivers are open. So Who made the difference? Without V Jax it would have been Winston and Barth trying to do it again.

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    if I was the colts I wouldn’t know who to take away but I would start with doug…when doug runs well the bucs normally play well and come out with a “w”…with that being said I wouldn’t want to “make jameis beat us ” because he has shown he can do so with his arm and surprisingly his feet…plus jameis isn’t turning the ball over at a high rate like most rookie qbs tend to do…if I were the colts I would be pissed the team we’re hosting has been playing better each week and is starting to show some confidence…the bucs defense is stuffing the run and creating turnovers and that’s never good when your team cant run the ball and starting a 40year old qb that isn’t mobile and one hit away from being done…the colts have a lot to worry about…glad im a bucs fan…GO BUCS!!!