Do Bucs Have Edge At WR?

October 9th, 2016
Can Mike Evans and his fellow receivers be the difference tomorrow?

Can Mike Evans and his fellow receivers be the difference tomorrow?

It seems Carolina has a sieve for a secondary. Many think the Bucs have a shot to expose the Stinking Panthers with the pass.

Not so fast. The top X’s and O’s guru for, Andy Benoit, believes if the Bucs rely on the pass tomorrow evening it may not be a smart move.

Don’t be surprised if the Bucs see more man coverage, perhaps even this week against the predominantly zone-based Panthers. Their receivers really struggled here against Denver.

That would make sense for Carolina. If your secondary is struggling, then at least try to play a defense that gives your opponent fits. And it’s not like the Bucs have any burners to just blow past defenders playing man.

Still, Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson should have a size advantage against the Stinking Panthers corners.

As Joe hinted yesterday, and will detail tomorrow, Monday night is a very important game for the Bucs, not just for this season, but Joe believes for the immediate future of the franchise.

If the Bucs lose tomorrow, they will be 1-8 in their last nine games, which sure smells like a pattern of a team in the mix for the top pick in the draft.

20 Responses to “Do Bucs Have Edge At WR?”

  1. Old Time Buc Says:

    Maybe, just maybe we can get something going!

    GO BUCS!

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    Its not good when the best advantage your WR core has is the “height” advantage!!!!!

    Bucs 2017 Draft Wr, TE, and safety!!!!

  3. WutdaBUCisthis? Says:

    As a poster here…
    I have tried to refrain from being negative bout our BUCS. This season has been heavy on my heart. C’mon you guys! Geez, where’s the TOP SECRET defense that no one knew about? We know this offense is built on long throws and then a run game but #4COL can we mix in the screens, shorter passes… Something gotta give
    YO JOE!
    GO BUCS!!!

  4. WutdaBUCisthis? Says:

    The Buc Realist Says:
    October 9th, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Its not good when the best advantage your WR core has is the “height” advantage!!!!!
    It can be if we ran those type of plays, I.e fades and come back routes. It can happen

  5. WutdaBUCisthis? Says:


  6. WutdaBUCisthis? Says:

    Wow, I guess quoting The Buc Realist puts u in moderation. Lol don’t do this @JOE

  7. Conte Piscateli Says:

    OK we are comparing Carolina with 3 rookies in the secondary to Denver, with 3 top 10 corners. Add in the fact that Carolina’s CBs can’t be playing with a lot of confidence right now. I hope we see man coverage. Winston struggles more against teams that drop into zones because we lack the speed to stretch those zones. Also means #59 isn’t roaming the middle of the field in zone negating their best pass defender.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Wutda?….having multiple screen names MIGHT get you moderated.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It would seem to me that Licht would have addressed the glaring need for speed at WR. But, he didn’t. Now it’s costing us.I’d rather have an open receiver than a taller receiver. Lets give Shepard or Butler some of Vjax’s snaps.

  10. Kobe Faker Says:

    All, all teams will double evans13 and key hump…whats koetter going to do?

    With sims being hurt running inside what he cant do well, he is injuryed and catch the ball which he does very well. Sims is the only playmaker that can make plays after catch…oh the irony

    Answer- koetter the guru doesnt know how to beat it. No rub, pick, crossing routes with our big lugs

    ****alot of corners know how to play physical receivers. Corners have problems with quick stop and go horizonal separation cross route receivers

    Teams is daring our keyshawn jackson #2 receiver to beat us. Our cancer and problem why we are losing is because of this pos sulking bruised virginia

    Kobes answer to victory mnf

    Cut keyshawn jackson
    Start butler/sheppard at #2 receiver
    Run jacquizz but he will not have success against that front. Screens and draws to sims all night long
    Brate and more brate

    Decoy evans13 and hump. Dont force it because they will be waiting

    Uptempo with brate, screens to jacquizz and our sheppard/bulter will surprise the country …and everyone in tampa will day we should have cut the cancer vjax long time ago

    Go uptemo!!!

    What our guru will do? Koetter is going to run jacquizz in the middle of thestrength of carolina and have repeated 3rd and long

    Blowout 37-14

    Missed feidgoal by yippy aguayo

  11. BucinJAX Says:

    What a bunch of negative nellies here this morning. I guess the positive people are getting more rest so they can withstand the terror of reading these early missives.

  12. BucinJAX Says:

    Every week we’ll be getting better and better. Jameis will start getting back to fewer turnovers. We’ll figure out better how to use what’s left of the weapons on this team. Hopefully, we’ll have fewer significant injuries for a bunch of games.

    Yes, I’m a glass half-full kinda guy.
    I can see most posts this morning are from glass half-empty posters.
    And, The Buc Realist must be one of those guys that says we can always refill the glass (ie. next year’s draft).

  13. The Buc Realist Says:


    There are some low rumbles that this game will be VJ83 last chance to do something on the field or they will work something new in during the Bye-week!!!!! Going aganst the #2 CS of a rookie secondary might be the last straw if he cannot preform!!!!

    If the Keg has gone dry, it might be time to tap a lesser brand!!!! No reason to stand around with a empty glass!!!!! Then in the draft get the Good Beer!!!!!

  14. SB with Jameis Says:

    Don’t be surprised if the Bucs see more man coverage, perhaps even this week against the predominantly zone-based Panthers. Their receivers really struggled here against Denver.’
    LOL Carolina’s secondary is NOT Denver’s in case you didn’t notice Andy. Carolina Cut a Starting CB this past Monday. They now have 3 of the 4 members in their secondary as Rookies. If Jameis can’t Shred that secondary then we have SERIOUS problems. I am taking the Bucs tomorrow based completely on this theory.

  15. BucinJAX Says:

    The Buc Realist, not sure I can keep up with 4 dimensions: half-empty, half-full, refill, and now keg empty/refill. It appears you exceed me in more than football knowledge alone.

  16. Mojiska Says:

    Man @faker, you are a regular football genius!!! Koetter needs to have you be his oc. We would go undefeated most definately…
    SMH when ppl post on here like they are a seasoned nfl coordinator.

  17. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Any talk of the Bucs having an “edge” in any area over another team makes me a little nervous. The Bucs have a knack for making the opponent’s weakest link look like the strongest (e.g., backup/rookie QBs), so once again, let’s not take anything for granted. Just like how we prepared for Hurricane Matthew here in St Augustine: hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Our best players need to rise to occasion, and I am hopeful that they will.

  18. Espo Says:

    VJax is excellent in finding soft spots in zones but hasn’t been anyone man to man all year.

  19. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Jeremy Butler waived, at least try him in one game he was supposed to be good.

  20. mike10 Says:

    1st rd 2017 I want the biggest playmaker on defense.. I don’t care the position! Our defense is lifeless.