Stopping What They Do Best

November 28th, 2016
Strong secondary play helped GMC get to Russell Wilson.

Strong secondary play helped GMC get to Russell Wilson. (Photo courtesy of

You know what the mark of a good team is? Stopping what its opponent does best.

And per the research of BSPN, that’s just what the Bucs did yesterday to Russell Wilson.


Through 10 games, Wilson had been lights out throwing deep, averaging 17.8 yards per attempt on passes of 15-plus yards. On Sunday in Tampa, he completed just 27 percent of such attempts with two picks.

Yes, the Bucs got six sacks yesterday. Very impressive. And as he is wont to do when the front line of the Bucs defense plays well, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter gives credit to the secondary. As Koetter correctly notes, good coverage makes a quarterback hold on to the ball a bit longer, which allows rushers an extra second or two to get to the quarterback.

Not to mention Wilson threw two picks yesterday. Job well done by the secondary.

10 Responses to “Stopping What They Do Best”

  1. NutterBuccer Says:

    Any update on McCoy Joe? Heard he was in the boot, seems like the dreaded Boot is 2/3 week minimum for a player to be out on this team.

  2. Doctor Stroud Says:

    To me, what the Seahawks did best was complain to the refs. Sherman was jawing at the refs practically all game long. I almost felt sorry for the side judge, who looked like he was Coach Carroll’s personal counselor.

  3. GhostofTedford Says:

    I was at the game yesterday, the crowd was perfect, reminded me of games 16,17,18 years ago. The defense had “IT” that same IT that Sapp, Rice, Brooks, Lynch had. A swagger that they did not care if you were an NFC west leader / powerhouse, the Bucs were going to punch you right in the mouth over and over until you quit. That’s what I saw yesterday. Anyone see it differently?

  4. GhostofTedford Says:

    @ Nuttetrbuccer,

    I have been scouring news sources and no one is talking about the McCoy boot other than he was wearing one when he left.

  5. Joe Says:

    Any update on McCoy Joe? Heard he was in the boot

    Didn’t see that when GMC walked off the field but understand Tom Bassinger of the Tampa Bay Times did see the boot.

    This is a photo Joe took of GMC and Warren Sapp embracing as GMC was headed to the locker room after the game. Notice he is not wearing a boot.

  6. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Just watched Koetters presser and he said that McCoy was getting test done today and the boot was precautionary

  7. Pick6 Says:

    the seahawks were a good offensive matchup for us. they didn’t have the stout OL or the QB who gets rid of the ball in 2 seconds, and they lacked the type of behemoth WR that has dominated Grimes and Verner this year.

  8. Pick6 Says:

    the biggest surprise was their ability to limit Jimmy Graham. He tore the bucs up as a Saint, and this year’s defense has been pretty susceptible to big plays by the TE. well done by the bucs to erase him and turn his biggest play into the bucs’ biggest defensive play

  9. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:


    Man it felt good to leave the stadium after a meaningful win. I was pumped to see that defense perform. It was just like the old days. As much as I love our QB, Tampa will always be a defense-loving town.

  10. TampaTown Says:

    …And Ronde Barber