“That Really Puts Defenses In A Bind”

August 13th, 2016

Jameis spoke of danger after practice today

There was only one time when the Bucs offense was humming on Thursday night.

That was when the Bucs moved to a true ho-huddle attached and marched quickly to a seven-play, 79-yard touchdown drive. Big plays to Mike Jameis (catch and run) and Russell Shepard (catch and touchdown run) took the biggest bites out of the Eagles defense.

After the game, Dirk Koetter wrote off the Bucs’ troubles running the ball, effectively saying there’s no question that team can do that effectively under traditional game conditions.

Today after practice, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, was of a similar mindset, saying the Bucs’ ability to move the ball in standard offense, and in no-huddle, makes them very dangerous.

“That really puts defenses in a bind,” Jameis said.

Being less predictable as an offense always makes defenses squirm. This year, the Bucs should be able to mature into a more lethal and diverse attack. Jameis is ready to orchestrate that comfortably.

But it’s also why it would be so damn criminal if the Bucs enter the regular season with flimsy depth at receiver. You have an offense ready to move into the elite ranks. CFL-caliber receivers shouldn’t be counted on.

14 Responses to ““That Really Puts Defenses In A Bind””

  1. DB55 Says:

    Initially I thought Marpet got handled by Cox but upon further review Marpet handled Cox pretty well, even had a pancake block on a run off tackle. The strip sack was more so an excellent play by cox than a poor block by Marpet.

    Joe you are right we need to add a playmaker at receiver but are there any left? Harvin retired, Boldin signed w Detroit (can’t believe he passed on us) and other than lance Moore I don’t think there are any decent receiver left.

  2. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I wonder how much worrying the Hawks,cats,Pats and Packers are doing when it comes to WR dept??? WRs are needed but man I’ve seen far to many teams go on lengthy playoff runs wit less than what we currently have in that department.

  3. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Memo teams wit great QBs are not taking WRs high in the draft. Has Belichek even ever drafted a reciever since taking over the Pats years ago??? Teams wit average QBs draft WRs high in the draft. Great QB play raises the level of WR play not the other way around. Rodgers d@$! near went into Arizona and beat the cards wot no name ends.

  4. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    An undrfted free agent WR can come in and make a name for himself in the league see Jacksonville’s Allen Hurns. When was the last time anyone seen an undrafted free agent QB do that. I’ll be waiting.

  5. DB55 Says:

    Tony Romo? Case Keenum? Ryan Fitzpatrick? (7th rnd) close enough to udfa. I’m sure there’s 1 or 2 more.

  6. DB55 Says:

    Tom Brady?

  7. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    😉Good work DB.

  8. The Other Side of the Coin Says:

    Jezal Joe. Do a little editing before you post. A typo here and there is one thing, but that’s just plain article negligence.

  9. unbelievable Says:

    “the Bucs moved to a true ho-huddle attached and … Big plays to Mike Jameis”

    Need some proofreading Joe?

  10. Pickgrin Says:

    “When was the last time anyone seen an undrafted free agent QB do that”

    I’d say former grocery clerk Kurt Warner is the best answer to that question. Romo is the 2nd best answer.

  11. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Kurt Warner indeed.

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    Agree with Dirk and Jameis that the Bucs offense can move the ball … that’s not the problem. Turnovers and penalties … that’s a problem. However, gut feel is that Coach K will have that fixed in short order.

  13. Jason Says:

    I could see how a ho-huddle would be very distracting to the defense and allow a touchdown 😜

  14. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Buccs missed out on Antonio Brown in the sixth round Joe….How do the Panthers always find gems in the later rounders (Greg Hardy…I know, he became a headcase, but was awesome for them)?? Buccs took a Punter at 172, while Pittsburgh took Brown at 195 on a trade.