Monken Ire Is Forthcoming

August 12th, 2017

Among the droppers

The conditions were just right in Cincinnati last night. No rain. No mud on the phony turf.

So Bucs receivers had no excuse for their collective case of K-Y hands.

Yeah, it’s preseason. Players are adjusting to lights and speed and the stage. But those are excuses.

Adam Humphries had a key drop on the opening series. A Mike Evans juggle and poor adjustment ended the second series.

Freddie Martino and Josh Huff? Ugh.

Receivers coach/offensive coordinator Todd Monken is an-in-your-face teacher, a guy with zero tolerance for that level of mess. Joe is almost certain Monken is welcoming the chance to rip into his receivers and re-channel them on the fundamentals four full weeks before opening day. What an opportunity for a wake-up call.

Bucs fans heard/saw a taste of Monken’s meeting-room passion on Hard Knocks on Tuesday. Joe wouldn’t be surprised if the aftermath of this game leads to more Monken face time.

19 Responses to “Monken Ire Is Forthcoming”

  1. Lamarcus Says:

    Good morning

    There’s alotta dropped balls league wide. Like every game every team

  2. tmaxcon Says:


    how does that justify the bucs drops or is that just an excuse to accept mediocrity

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Had a suspicion that Bucs’ fans (and media) would pounce on every single thing that didn’t go perfect in the first preseason game. And lo & behold that’s about what’s happened.

    It was the FIRST PRE-season game for heavens sake. FIRST one. PRE-season. Bucs have a number of new players & new starters. Rookies were playing in their FIRST NFL game (and maybe were a bit nervous?). Everyone’s shaking the rust off. When we look at the collective work of receivers like Mike Evans & Adam Humphries over a couple of years pretty sure we know what we’ve got. Don’t panic yet. At least wait until the second pre-season game. Then panic if you’re so inclined.

  4. John Says:

    I watched 3/4s of the Bengals game. I was looking for 47 since I viewed that HBO Hard knocks show. That guy was in on alot of tackles either directly or indirectly. Even in the offensive backfield. What are his chances in making the team?

  5. DalvinCookRules Says:

    I’m sorry, but Evans got mugged in the endzone, if not once than twice. One of the worst no-calls you will ever see–if Monken wants to rip someone, try the refs.

  6. Gt40bear Says:

    I know this is sacrilege but Mike’s “drop” is more on Jameis. He throws behind receivers a lot, even noticed it in HK. Rudy’s drop, while more on him was still not a great throw. Yes a supposedly great receiver makes that catch but 3 needs to learn to lead his receivers better. Early but they’ve gotta get this right. The velvet lounge will SOON be getting its lead act back.

  7. Johnnie Says:

    12 needs to be moved up on depth chart at least 4th abd get reps…kid looked legit with the catch and hit he took

  8. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Mike Evans juggle? That was a bad pass by Winston. That might have been the easiest pass Winston will have this year and he threw it behind him. No excuse for that. Winston gets an 8 out of 10 from me for the game, but he can’t miss that easy pass on 3rd down. Real recognize real, and that was real.

  9. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    John, do you mean 49?

  10. Maze Says:

    Don’t blame Winston’s $hitty short throw on Evans

  11. Wausa Says:

    Some of you need to find a new team.

    Jameis has a great chance of being one of the top 5 QB’s in the NFL this year.

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    Yes Mike can rise above and beyond to get the football, but Jameis can’t throw it up in the corner of the end zone every time and expect him to catch it. Those two back-to-backs were a bad decision by Jameis and I’m sure Monken will point out other places to go in that situation. These games don’t count I’m just playing my own Monken game.

  13. Lamarcus Says:

    It justifies that offenses are not up to speed at this time of year. Come on tmax. Relax ppl. What? U want them playing like it’s a superbowl in week 1 preseason. Aguayo Was my only concern in the game

  14. Lamarcus Says:

    And it look to me Evans was trying to pretty with a one hand grab in traffic. Drop of course but this is no super bowl ppl

  15. Bobby Says:

    Have to find a way to get Godwin into the rotation. He is a star waiting to shine.

  16. DB55 Says:

    More concerning than the drops is the lack of yac. Is it me or do the WRs immediately hit the ground after a catch? Are they being coached to do this?

    Truth be told I’m not sold on monkin or bajakin, I have no idea what makes them NFL caliber coaches.

  17. German Buc Says:

    @Defense: You spoke straight from my heart!
    We will see great games -just NOT in preseason – and I am fine with that.

  18. teacherman777 Says:

    Godwin looks as smooth as Jerry Rice running around out there.

    The guy looks amazing!

  19. Mo_Downs Says:

    With regard to Jameis’ inaccuracy, I suspect that Jameis is throwing to the SPOT, not to the MAN.

    By that I mean the “SPOT” is open, while the WR, the MAN, might not be.

    The skilled WR (ME, DJ) can adjust to the SPOT that usually isn’t occupied by a defender. This becomes critical when trying to lead the WR away from a clothesline or knee smashing injury.

    In addition, an overthrow to the “MAN” most likely leads to a pic. This is also the case when leading a WR “perfectly” into a decapitation.

    Some QB’s don’t care and for the sake of a 5yd completion will lead a teammate into the kill zone. Jameis seems to have a sense for keeping his teammates in one piece.

    Go Bucs..!!