Bucs Need A Knockout Punch

October 9th, 2016

LavonteDavidDesperate times call for desperate measures.

The Bucs need a win in the worst way Monday night in Carolina, where all-World quarterback Cam Newton will sit out with a concussion.

Yes, Bucs-killer former Pro Bowler Derek Anderson is at QB for the Panthers. But he’s not a good starter by NFL standards. However, the guy behind him, No 3 QB Joe Webb, is downright awful, which is why he covers kicks and punts for Carolina.

Webb was humiliating as a Vikings backup five years ago and hasn’t thrown a regular season pass since. With one beastly hit on Monday night, the Bucs could knock Anderson out of the game and up their odds considerably.

Joe’s not calling for the Bucs to use illegal tactics, but it might be nice to see Mike Smith uncork blitzes early and often against Anderson. He needs to take some shots.

Plus, against the Bucs in 2014, Anderson twice made it very clear he has no problem sitting back and carving up a zone defense.

Joe would love to see the Bucs duplicate what they did last Sunday, which was knock out an opposing QB in the first half. They’d likely have better results this week.

21 Responses to “Bucs Need A Knockout Punch”

  1. dave Says:

    yesss we need to bring pressure to anderson. he’s soon every other time that he’s good enough to pick apart our soft secondary if we just let him stand there. Side note, I watched fla st. vs mia college yesterday. both of their secondaries looked more talented, bigger, and faster then our bucs secondary ever looks for like the past decade. Don’t really have a point to that comment but just an observation

  2. D-Rome Says:

    You know, I’ve been unhappy with this lost season but when was the last time the team suffered so many injuries to key players? No one wants to talk about injuries with this “next man up” mentality but the next man up are backups and waiver wire pickups for a reason.

  3. JonBuc Says:

    Glass Joe ( Punchout reference…not a swipe at the stoic Joes’ who provide this website at a fair price ) is more likely to provide a knockout.

  4. Kobe Faker Says:

    Only way anderson beats us … greg olsen

    They shoild double him but bucs wont. We have the great kwon and lvd! Lol. These 2 will look like headless chickens covering olsen

    Big big day for greg olsen

  5. BucFan20 Says:

    Other teams have injuries and don’t use them or the QB as an excuse. They step up and get the job done.

  6. unbelievable Says:

    Um, we should do this against every team. Every week!

  7. Warrenfb12 Says:

    We’ve heard all off season about Mike Smith’s aggressive defense. 4 games in we haven’t seen it. He won’t bring pressure Monday either. Not sure why, but if you don’t decide to blitz a rookie QB making his first appearance (Paxton Lynch), you are unlikely to dial them up in the game plan against a veteran. I don’t get it. I thought we were going to see an aggressive blitz happy defense…

  8. Mike Johnson Says:

    Stop using injuries as a plausible pretext to hide behind! 31 other teams have injuries to. That’s why its called Football. Why is it other teams have success with their Next men up and we..fall to pieces? Injuries are copouts used by teams that are not strong. If I were the Bucs, I bring all out Kamakaze blitzed on Anderson. If we don’t the guys gonna make NFL Player of the week! stop Anderson and we win this game. jameis is gonna have to just calm down and take what the panthers Defense gives him. Carolina got rookies playing in their secondary. We need to capitalize on this.

  9. Seminole Bill Says:

    Yes, the opposing QB was knocked out in the first half but the second string came in and looked better than the first string.

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    I won’t be able to sit through another Anderson to Olsen fiasco. I say the game will play out differently this time.

  11. Alexandria Ellerbee Says:

    So Mike Johnson show us the last team to win double digit games with all 4 d linemen, top two running backs, two of the three tightends and starting left guard all missing significant time? Not to mention several back up d lineman as well. Be real man.

  12. Kobe Faker Says:

    Lol…we are going to see all the idiot mariota buccaneers popping up again

  13. SOEbuc Says:

    Alexandria a lot of the players you listed are suppose to be coming back after the bye so its not that bad. Sweezy might also be ready. I haven’t heard one thing about Louis Murphy since he was put on PUP. If we can get a big win on monday and be 2-3 instead of 1-4 with starters coming back after the bye, who knows what can happen

  14. DanTheBucsFan(Atlanta) Says:

    I just got finished watching Atlanta play Denver. I have no idea how we beat Atlanta. WTF. If we don’t beat Carolina, I don’t know how anyone expects us to win another game this season.

  15. BritishColumbiaBuc Says:

    Even if Carolina whallops us, our schedule gets much better aside from Seattle over the next several week. As many have already pointed out no one expected us to be killing it at the start of the year. And winning in ATL has almost become a bad thing because it caused expectations to be outrageous, now we’re all butt-hurt that we can’t seem to win and as a bunch of whiney baby fans we’re effectively hurting the boys locker room because the energy circulates all the way around. We need to staynpositive and understand it will turn around. We aren’t going 1-15 otherwise none of you would check this site 5x a day like I do. We all have hope, and we need to know that it’s coming. Cut the scrubs on the team after this year that are killing our salary cap, keep Jameis positive and keep his good attitude because that is going to be a tradgedy if he starts soundling like the rest of us gumpy babies. Mind, Body, Soul yeah I sound like some stoned hippie from Canada but it’s a real thing if the boys can accept it’s been a rough start and just move on and start amokin’ teams like we did ATL we can be .500 by November and then it’s GO TIME!!!!

  16. BritishColumbiaBuc Says:

    I’m flying 5634 km (that’s 3479 miles) to see my Bucs play Seattle on my 25th Birthday, never been to Florida and I’m damn excited, not expecting a win but if that doesn’t make me a dedicated Bucs fan I don’t know what does. If I haven’t given up on my boys the rest of you shouldn’t either!! 🙂

  17. Joe Says:


    That’s impressive. A long hike to see the Bucs.

  18. BritishColumbiaBuc Says:

    I currently live in a 30 ft ‘tow behind your truck’ trailer (that is currently covered in, yes, believe it or not SNOW) with no WIFI. (All data plan) When I go to the local pub Monday night it will be the first live Bucs game I have watched in years, other then that I refresh nfl.coms box score every 30 seconds when the Bucs play. I was 11 years old when we won the Super Bowl and I still have my youth size small Warren Sapp jersey, a long with a Cadillac Williams jersey which I will be sporting Nov 27th in Tampa. (Does anyone else hate our new uniforms?) If you see a pastey white Canadian in row 5 section 312 in a Cadilliac jersey give me a shout out! Go Bucs! Great website Joe!

  19. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    BCB- You can go to the official Buccaneers website and listen to the great Mean Gene Deckerhoff and Dave Moore call the game each week. Also, if you have Verizon, you can stream live games on the NFL App.

  20. orlbucfan Says:

    @BCB: if you check back, I’m echoing @DanTBC. You can listen to Bucs Radio via streaming. Gene Deckerhoff and Dave Moore announce games a billion times better than the POX (FOX) crowd ever will. I’m in east central FL, too. The radio games are that good IMO. GO BUCS TONITE!!

  21. louis Says:

    the reality is all d lines are seeking the clean shot at the qb. Disrupting the qb is their jobs, and to do so cleanly gets them paid.