Secondary Smiles

September 15th, 2017

Vernon Hargreaves and Brent Grimes have to like their assignments

Imagine if the Bucs were starting Bernard Reedy and Adam Humphries at their outside wide receiver positions this week.

Tampa Bay fans would be stocking up antidiarrheal medicines and padded headgear.

And then imagine Ryan Pickpatrick was starting for the Bucs instead of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. That might have some folks hoping for another bye week.

But this is just about the scenario for Bears fans — though it’s their normal with Mike Glennon at quarterback and a sad set of receivers.

WGN Radio Bears beat writer Adam Hoge penned this gem, which should soothe Bucs fans worried about the Bears offense.

4. But who is Glennon going to throw the ball to? With Kevin White now on injured reserve, the Bears’ top two receivers are Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton — that is, if Wheaton can return from his broken pinky by Sunday. If not, is Deonte Thompson or Josh Bellamy No. 2? You’re better off not trying to answer that question.

One would think newcomer Tre McBride will be active Sunday, while special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will probably have a say in whether or not rookie Tanner Gentry is active on game day (more on him in a minute).

But here’s a question to ponder: is the situation really any different than last week? White didn’t really have much of an impact on the game, catching two passes and dropping another.

What a great way for Brent Grimes, who missed all of preseason with a shin gash, and Vernon Hargreaves to get their playing legs back under them. They have to be confident and at ease. This Bears receiving corps is the opposite of scary.

For the Bucs’ secondary, this Week 2 matchup couldn’t be better after nearly a month off.

15 Responses to “Secondary Smiles”

  1. pick6 Says:

    we will see a very aggressive bucs D this week. they can absolutely trust their CBs in man vs these WRs so i expect them to try to rattke glennon and attack the LOS with linebackers and safeties

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    secondary should have a strong outing….GO BUCS!!!

  3. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Man I’d just put those 2 corners on islands and load the f*ck out of that box lol.

    VHIII going to make some plays this year. LETs F*CKING GO!!

  4. Wausa Says:

    I am hoping the Bucs blitz Kwon and Lavonte a lot in this game

  5. shouldhavedraftedeifert Says:

    perfect game to get TJ Ward in a lot of plays. Won’t really be tested.

  6. NOSBOS Says:

    Lord C it’s taking everything in me to manage or control this anxious feeling I’ve been experiencing all week. Like a monster on the inside waiting to be unleashed. Lucky for me,won’t be long now.😁

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Safeties & LBs blitzing…….disrupt the checkoffs….stop the run……oh no!!!….Bucs are too worn out to do that…..exhausted, spent, impotent and rusty…..but Bucs still win…..31-10

    Everyone forgets we have Brian Anger putting Glennon on the 5.

  8. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Chaos at the House of Pain!!! a.k.a. Ray Jay!!!!

    We will make opposing teams drink a whole bottle of Pepto Bismol before each game. They will know their sh1t is about to hit the fan!!!!

    Manziel….Strike One!!!!
    Den of Depression….Strike Two!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!

  9. TampaTown Says:

    I would have no problem starting Adam Humphries. Let them both step up! Adam is our Cole Beasley. And hard to say anything bad about a guy who spent his bye week evacuating wheelchair bound people during a hurricane. Yes, I know that doesn’t mean he’s as physically talented as Mike Evans or DeSean Jackson but his heart can’t be measured.

  10. SOFIERCE Says:

    This is a great game to fine tune our weapons!

    Look for the knockout early and see what we have. Make little adjustments as needed and build rhythm on offense. Let loose on defense and have fun!

    Go Bucs!

  11. Kobe Faker Says:

    Glennon will have nothing major to do with this game

    We cant sack glennon because the ball is going to be out fast

    Can we or can we not stop the 2 runningbacks will decide the game

    The 2 rbs running and catching the screens

    Bears will run 3rd and short and not put the game in glennons hands

    Bears want a close 4th quarter game…they will be happy running all day and playing field position

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    From this article sounds like da Bears could possibly be using just the ground game with pro bowler Jordan Howard and their good looking rook from week one. If so, we might be able to see what swaggy jokester Chris Baker can bring that everyone’s been pondering about.

  13. bucs_365 Says:

    I still bear the scars of previous incompetent D coordinators… ahem, Lovie… where an opportunity against a decimated opponent would result in record passing days against us. Fortunately, Mike Smith is unlikely to let that happen. Should be a good day for the pass D, as long as they can keep the running game in check.

  14. Roy T. Buford Says:

    A legit question being asked in CHI is why not put Trub in for Glennon sooner rather than later. My fear is they do just that and we get the unknown who can add a spark. Yeah, I know this isn’t Lovie ball, but indeed, Case Keenum and Paxton Lynch carved the Bucs up badly last year and Lovie was long gone. We need to hope Glennon doesn’t stink just enough to keep him in. You know, 65% completions, check downs, can’t lead his team down the field to victory (did it only once as a starter here). And I’m not falling for the old “no receivers to throw to.” Yes, makes sense. However, the Bucs have NEVER made sense. They accomplish the impossible while flubbing what should be easy. Easy does it.

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m not even kidding – the Bears WRs couldn’t make our pratice squad – Bobo Wilson is legitimately better than what they’re putting on the field as their starters. Wright was an OK C-level receiver a few years ago, that is the only thing close to an NFL talent that they have.