Clash Of The Weaknesses

September 27th, 2017

Jacquizz Rodgers should find daylight. Three-fingered Jason Pierre-Paul weighs in.

The Buccaneers have 143 yards rushing this season, and the Giants allow an average of 153.3 rushing yards per game.

Something has to give on Sunday.

The Giants let LeGarrette Blount and Wendell Smallwood carve them up last weekend. It was Ameer Abdullah of the Lions the week before. On opening day, Ezekiel Elliot grinded out 104 yards on 24 carries.

“That’s something that we are not proud of. I am definitely not proud of. We are going to fix it. We are going to get it better,” three-finger defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul told SNY-TV in New York.

The Bucs need to find a running game in the worst way. They were ok on the ground against Chicago, but then flatlined versus Minnesota.

Dirk Koetter would be out of his mind not to at least try to pound the rock against the Giants. Make them respect the ground game and there should be sunny skies for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, and his many targets down the field.

If the Giants manage to heal their poor run defense against the Bucs, well, then Joe will be left speechless.

13 Responses to “Clash Of The Weaknesses”

  1. Rod Munch Says:

    Maybe Dirks favorite play, run between the tackles on first down, maybe it will work this week. We should know after the 14th time in a row he runs it.

  2. Mike Johnson Says:

    Winston is going to have to step up and play huge. He’s also gonna have to run some also. The NYG are going all out to stop our run says the NY times!

  3. TheRealJoe Says:

    Please utilize Peyton Barber this week. At least we get Doug Martin back against the Pats. A healthy Doug Martin will turn this offense around.

  4. P'cola Buc Says:

    NY will go all out to stop our run game…..What run game?

  5. LakeLandBuc Says:

    If we don’t stop the Giants passing game. We won’t never have the ball to run it.

  6. Roy T. Buford Says:

    We’ve seen it too many times, most recently last Sunday, that teams that are in trouble get well against the Bucs. And with lots of tape from the Vikings game that details how to exploit the Bucs secondary, Eli may have one of best days in years, especially if the GMC (and his gang) declares he also won’t put his hands on Eli. Worse, I remember last year when the Bucs had a similar awful game in Arizona, they declared that was just a bad game and they’d make it up…and then came home and lost two more games. I hate to say it, and hope I’m wrong, but it looks like the Bucs may very well be 1-5 before they face the Panthers.

  7. BringBucsBack Says:

    They really should commit to the run this week. However, it’s difficult to do so when you’re down two TD’s instantly because your DC runs a defense where the CB’s are 12 yards off the LOS & the D-linemen don’t get near the opposing QB.

    TheRealJoe says; “A healthy Doug Martin will turn this offense around.” So might a healthy QB.

    Also, never, ever, ever, ever give the ball to C. Sims between the tackles. More Barber is also in order.

  8. Roy T. Buford Says:

    It was amazing how easily the Bucs were moving the ball in the air against both the Vikings and Bears…but three picks, two in the end zone, is what directly did the Bucs in on the offense side. Their passing game was too much, too late. Whether they can run or not, I think their passing game needs to be primary. Jameis just has to take better care of the ball, and DJ needs to a better job going to get it. And both Evans and DJ need to have their heads in the game.

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    Roy – The Bucs were moving through the air because the Vikings were playing a bend don’t break zone – as you know from the Tampa 2 when you do that you can move the ball between the 20s, then that zone gets really small. Not saying they ran exclusive zone, but they ran it a lot, which made piling up yardage look easy. However, as stated before, when you’re made one dimensional because you’re down big and have to score, and you’re on the road against a good defense, this is the predictable outcome.

    For Winston his 1st TD is a timing issue with D-Jax, he has to get the ball more out in front, that comes with playing time and this past Sunday is the first time they’ve ever played a complete game together – and the TD D-Jax caught was a good one, with good timing, that will come.

    The 2nd INT was Winston throwing to a spot and D-Jax not being there, either from a busted route or as I’ve heard other say D-Jax got held by a LB – regardless you can’t blame Winston for throwing to a spot and his WR not getting to that spot.

    The 3rd INT comes from pressing the ball. You’re down by 3 scores, you have to just try to make a play. You throw it up high for Mike, it hits his hands, then bounces off for the INT.

    By my count you clearly have one INT on Winston, one on D-Jax (or the refs) and the last one you could blame Evans for, but I really think you blame that one on the TB defense for putting the offense in a huge hole and forcing them to try to make plays.

    Everything on offense will be just fine. It’s the Bucs defense that was truly horrific on Sunday and gave the Bucs no chance. If the Vikings didn’t let up they easily could have put up 50.

  10. SOEbuc Says:

    Put in Peyton! Koetter has been talking about PB gonna get some carries and he hasn’t gotten one! All we’ve done is run Jaquizz on BS calls where he runs into the back of the line. Get Peyton some carries this week and wait for Doug to get back Thursday against NE.

  11. I Bleed Red Says:

    Winston has all the weapons now. He needs to step up. Right now, him and Cam are tied for last QB in division

  12. Duke Says:

    @ Rod,

    The second and third interceptions are on Winston. While you and a few others look strictly at the throw that’s not the way a play is evaluated. The fact is Winston made bad decisions on both plays. The throw is after a decision on where to go with the ball is made. Winston on both plays had another wide open receiver to go to, he made the wrong decision on both plays. If He had completed each of those throws that’s a plus but doesn’t negate the initial bad decision.

    It’s amazing how many people are quick to explain away JW’s picks as something that isn’t His fault. QB’ s get all the credit and all the blame in most cases. Obviously this doesn’t tell the whole story but it’s the way it is. In JW’s case there is a case to be made that it is . Specifically, the mistakes He’s making are the exact same mistakes He’s made before He was drafted. This fact makes it difficult to assign blame on his current coaches or teammates. It also confirms the notion that these issues are not new, unique to the situation or in any way related to his current conditions.

    The fact is JW needs to improve in certain areas of his game. This isn’t or shouldn’t be considered criticism it’s an observation. If you think JW is the best He can be today, then you’re acknowledging that He is not going to improve. I don’t believe I’ve ever heard Jameis ever say He’s satisfied with his game. If He’s not, then why the heck are so many buc fans.

  13. tnew Says:

    Duke.. agree with part of your statement and would’ve been 100% but I watched the coaches tape. The first INT. You can see that Winston does a ton of things right here. DJax could’ve helped him even more than the TV broadcast showed. In the meeting room for the all 22, I imagine Monken had a talk with DJax about that one. At no point in the film of the first INT do you say no, no, no to what Jameis did. In placing blame this is still on Winston then DJax.

    The 2nd one, I initially killed Winston for his decision making on this play. The coach’s film tells a different story. This was one weird play in which the Vikings defense luckily fell into the exact right place to eff stuff up or they saw something in the film room. If you ask Koetter, I imagine he is wondering at some level why this wasn’t a touchdown. If the safety helps with Evans and Humphries and DJax is not interfered with this is a touchdown.

    I will say, I am not crazy of this play’s scheme, but I understand it, finally. I think that the defense got Winston and Koetter here. The Vikings are playing an interesting scheme here. The two outside receivers are in man. It looks like the single high safety is helping with them but in reality he is covering Djax. I will say this. DJax could’ve done more on this play. He gets rerouted initially by the linebacker 5 yards off the line, (no penalty). Waynes who looks like he is shading OJ80 at snap, comes off of him and runs directly into Djax. If Djax competes at this point, it is PI, if Waynes doesn’t do this it might be a touchdown. Djax stops his route to avoid contact and the rest is history. This one is minimally on Winston. Winston can’t account for Waynes, he didn’t bring the Safety to the ball (like we have all been saying. DJax was the Safety’s responsibility) I KILLED him on an early breakdown based on the Broadcast. Coach’s tape revealed more. Winston is trusting the play design here. My big question is why isn’t the play versus this formation to read the safety first. Have Evans on a corner or go route, then Winston throws a jump ball. If the safety rolls to help, Winston starts his progression with Humphries, OJ80, DJax then throw away. That’s coaching and scheme there. Less on Winston, more on Koetter. If I’m gonna place blame here it goes Koetter, Djax, Winston

    The third on is all on Winston. It looks much worse in the coach’s film than in broadcast. It is frighteningly poor. He decides presnap to go to Evans. Watches him and delivers a perfect ball that nearly gets him killed. Humphries is open underneath, OJ80 is matched up on Waynes 1v1 in the flat, no way Waynes stops him and Rodgers has slid out of the backfield and no one other than Waynes and OJ80 (that would have been sooo entertaining watching Howard run Waynes through the back of the end zone) for an easy touchdown.

    Those of you guys hard on Howard should be ashamed. He is a beast on coach’s tape. He is isolated on the outside rush end so many times. He hasn’t lost one of those in two games. He blocks more like a tackle than a TE. If he was 2 inches taller and 50 pounds heavier, he would be an all pro tackle. He has been open but play schemes are not going his way.

    This is one thing that I will leave you guys with is this. Broadcasts, especially when colored by the flavor of the commentators and your emotion will usually lead you to the wrong conclusions. If it is Gruden in the booth and he is working the telestrator. Ok, listen, you will learn, but most of the lead guys are blessed with great voice, huge confidence and quick wit, the football guy next to them are usually just happy to be catching a check and more concerned with being entertaining (which is a better career choice) over informative.