Big-Gain Offense

August 27th, 2016
Humming offense.

Humming offense.

Yes, there was a lot to like about the offense of the Bucs last night.

Not since Chucky prowled the sidelines has Joe remembered a Bucs offense like what we saw Friday evening in the first half. Oh, there were a couple of flashes with Josh Freeman, and last year’s four first-half touchdown throws in Philly, but that’s about it.

A lot has been made of the fast start Bucs coach Dirk Koetter pines for. Mission accomplished. But the offense was also a big-strike offense.

Consider, the Bucs averaged 8.1 yards a completion last night. That’s strong. If an offense is averaging anything close to that, barring turnovers, they should light up any scoreboard like the new videoboards at the Den of Depression.

18 Responses to “Big-Gain Offense”

  1. K2 Says:

    I will say it again…another source claimed that the Brown’s were more explosive than the Bucs. I continue to disagree…although I would like to see more depth at wide receiver.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Koetter maybe happy with results last night but he did learn he needs to have licht find a backup quarterback for America’s qb… glennon was horrendous once against facing lesser talent. I am not sold on griffin but at this point he is a much better option than Glennon. Besides glennon slow and clumsy play the team plays with very little heart when Glennon takes over.

  3. Fritz59 Says:

    “…another source claimed that the Brown’s were more explosive than the Bucs”

    Not sure who you’re referring to, but Bay News 9 had a headline that, essentially, stated the Browns had their way with the Bucs defense, in the joint practices,min direct contradiction to the camp notes that Joe posted. Well, we know who to trust, now… LOL.

  4. Dreambig Says:

    K2 – Yeah, the problem was their explosiveness was internal.

    tmaxcon – I am not sure either one of those guys is adequate. When Glennon was starting I use to complain during the games that he had absolutely nothing in his game to keep defensive coordinators up a night. Sure he can throw some nice balls and get a few first downs but eventually he will do something stupid like his 3rd down pass (incomplete) to a covered Kenny Bell at about 4-5 yards when they needed 9. Or his infamous step out of bounds 1 yard before the first down so he doesn’t get hit. The kid just does not have the internal intensity to win that Jameis has in spades.

  5. DB55 Says:

    Not sure who was better last night, the offense or the defense? Hats off to both units. Congrats to Coach K on his first home win.

  6. Old Time Buc Says:

    DB55: well said.

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    Even though last night was just a preseason game, it was exciting. Bucs showed great discipline throughout the first half especially when the starters were in, on both sides of the ball and on special teams. Jameis knows how to move this team. And to keep it in perspective, the offense was missing 2 starting OLinemen, and really our RBs and TEs didn’t get much work. The defense looked dominant (8 sacks … wow) except for runs up the gut (still somewhat concerned about that).

    Saw elsewhere that Brent Grimes suffered a rib injury; hope it’s not serious. Also hope we keep 6 CBs … and for heaven’s sake don’t trade Verner.

  8. Warren Says:

    Glennon’s fine…better than last game. Shepard and Bell had drops and other than that Glennon and Griffin were working with scrubs. Either is fine as our backup

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    Phil Simms thought Arizona should make an attempt to bring Glennon there as the eventual starter in that system. Tmaxcon as his biggest critic would be heartbroken.

  10. tmaxcon Says:


    I would greatly miss glennon if he departed but tickdr, couchfan, bucfan20 and a few others would be hitting the skyway…

  11. The Buc Realist Says:

    What I like is the spreading the ball around!!!! I like they threw out the run when the basic run game they were using did not work!!! was it against probably the worst team in the nfl? yes! DO the Bucs still need some pieces? yes!!!
    It looked good last night, and hopefully they bring that, against Atlanta!!!!

    NFL Draft 2017 Wr, TE, Safety!!!!!

  12. Scurvy Dogs Says:

    K2 might be referring to some game on BucsNation who does his own version of training camp notes…

    …he doesn’t have media credentials.

  13. Kobe Faker Says:

    Last year do you think OC Koetter would have been allowed to run no huddle the whole first half from HC Lovie?

    “Dirk , I dont do no huddle,…Im a christian man” Lovie Smith

    Lovie not only controlled the defense, Lovie with his offensive “philosophy” restrained Koetter and out offense

    no more run run pass…go for blood

  14. BigMacAttack Says:

    RG FroBun had one good play and scored a TD because his receiver did a great job of throwing Grimes to the ground unnoticed. The Bucs secondary was on it last night.

  15. Loggedonto Says:

    BigMacAttack Says:
    August 27th, 2016 at 12:19 pm
    RG FroBun had one good play and scored a TD because his receiver did a great job of throwing Grimes to the ground unnoticed. The Bucs secondary was on it last night.

    You are right. I think the NFL allow plays like that so the media can run it a million times and make the same comments to no end. The media should be questioning the NFL’s integrity.

  16. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Joe, what will it take for you to stop calling it the Den of Depression? a winning season? A home playoff win?

  17. "That guy" Says:

    3 of 6 of Glendon’s first incompletions were drops. And one of those drops was a td pass

  18. Owlykat Says:

    We know Glennon is going to try and find a team that wants him as their starter. Can’t think any team with any sense would be that foolish. He will need an offer as a backup. We can do a lot better when he goes!