“Leaps And Bounds Better”

November 18th, 2016

david-lee-rothThe sudden surge of sacks and quarterback pressure from the Bucs is a strange thing for Bucs fans to watch.

The way this team has been starved for sacks for so many years, Joe can pardon Bucs fans for being suspicious this is really some sort of a trend.

But to hear the words of Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith, pressuring the quarterback could be a real thing around these parts. Yes, really.

“When we covered well, the quarterback had to hold the ball and had to move and when we got him on the move, we were able to either get him on the ground or we had a couple of turnovers in those situations,” Smith said. “I do think that the guys had a much better understanding of what we were trying to get accomplished. Our communication was leaps and bounds better than what it’s been in the previous games. So, we’re starting to see some progress in that area.”

Interesting thing about Smith’s comment is the secondary coverage made bratty Jay Cutler hold the ball longer, thus giving defensive linemen more time to get to him.

Mind you, the Bears have good receivers. If the Bucs were able to contain them like that, it bodes well for the future.

20 Responses to ““Leaps And Bounds Better””

  1. scott Says:

    the real test will be this Sunday when KC hits us with those quick passes and run game

  2. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    seems the DL plays better as a unit when GMC on sideline, meaning maybe GMC freelances and doesn’t run the stunts called in just a thought

  3. Kobe Faker Says:

    Agreed scott

    Meek , ware and te kel is going to tear up matador kwon

    Shep is going to have limited snaps by koetter the clown

    Koetter this doug is going to run for 200 yards. Lol

    Bad matchup for us

    No pamphile means jameis can get hurt

    Dont like this game

  4. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    kobe faker, i am with you and kind of scared for jameis this week, good thing licht got that 5’9 corner to shore up the OL instead of building a wall around jameis like the cowboys have done

  5. Miko Says:

    If Tyreek Hill doesn’t kill us with long plays on offense and the return game, we’ll have a good chance of victory!

  6. LakeLandBuc Says:

    We need to play 2-6 teams every week.

  7. Kobe Faker Says:

    Kc is loaded with talent everywhere

    This will be men vs boys game

    Hope everyone can see why we cant sniff the playoffs because….

    We dont have enough playmakers talent to be a playoff team no matter what coaching, 1 or 2 players do

    What gm gump did this offseason and the draft for not loading this team with talent should be fired

    Drafting a kicker in the 2nd round! Lol!

    Did you guys know yippy aguayo never made a kick over 50 degrees? 2 misses sunday

    We are going to fights with knives while they are coming with guns. Until we get a qualified and competent gm….yucs

    39 games till jameis free agency

  8. unbelievable Says:


    Pamphile is playing this weekend and practiced fully.

    Hawley is back as well. Evan Smith is out.

    I’m most concerned that Stocker is questionable (not surprised though). He makes a huge difference in our run game.

  9. unbelievable Says:

    Also, you complain way too much.

  10. Pit Says:

    Kobe the cry baby

  11. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    kobe you are spot on we are in the bottom tier of the NFL and now the bucs play a top tier team and it will be just as advertised in cold KC, gm gump has made a joke of this team and not adress need areas and it will show up this sunday from the crappy #2 wrs to the no OL and lucky that KC doesnt go vertical because of the lack of talent on the bucs back end and this will be the only reason the bucs keep it close is this dink n dunk KC offense but jameis will get destroyed on one play thanks to turnstile smith and it will be a defensive td for kc

  12. Kobe Faker Says:

    This John Dorsey is 1 hell of a GM

    This defense is stacked with talent from the draft

    Picksup tyreek Hill at the 5th round and gump picks up safety ryan ankle biter smith in the 4th

    Hill is going to expose VH3 our shut down wannabe but i doubt its fair so probably grimes will try to shadow him

    Kobe detests nepotism and favoritism

    last year i hated lovie and his family coaching staff killing our team.

    this year we have gump and we are forced to play his pathetic draft picks and FA signees while they are sh!tting on the field

    signup! signup! the probowl picks everyone

    this team is run by a marketing department

  13. SOEbuc Says:

    Kobe what the do you want Licht to do? Find every diamond in the rough from the 4th round up?

  14. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    i want licht to draft best player available in round 1 aside from QB and then build protect and help jameis which he has missed on and it even seems the UCLA pick is another miss

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    @Kobe- No offense, but you are getting a little whiny! Yes, KC is a better team. Yes, we have subpar talent. Yes, VHIII is short. We get it!

    Coach Smith says “leaps and bounds” on communication. If we can get LVD to play ‘leaps and bounds’ better, this D will be fun to watch.

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    Leaps and Bounds better? Ohh I get it. He’s talking about…2017!! Cause I don’t see these leaps anywhere. We beat a below 500 team in the Bears and now we are..giantkillers. AMAZING!!!

  17. Rick at the Sombrero Says:

    Great photo Joe! They just don’t make bands like that anymore. Thanks for the VH memories.

  18. tdtb2015 Says:

    KC will let us know where we really stand. I’m hoping for more of the same. Reckless abandone by our defense while Jameis delivers another Masterpiece.

  19. bucsfan89 Says:

    This is football people. Anything can happen and i refuse to speak negatively on this young hungry team. I see alot of potential in these guys that come out and try their best each week with the few weapons that they do have. They are putting up more than 14 pts each game that alone is something to jump in joy about. Yes they need to build a line around winston and give him more weapons but we are at the turning point people. There is hope now.

  20. bucsfan89 Says:

    Hopefully in the next draft the office will finally get it together and make some picks in the draft that are talked about dor years to come instead of it being about a kicker hopefully next time it will not be a kicker lol