Great Defense; Few Turnovers

October 27th, 2017

It’s hard to be one of the best defenses in the NFL and also be a defense that forces very few turnovers.

However, the Panthers manage to pull that off.

Carolina has the NFL’s third-ranked defense. They’re good against the pass and the run. They allow just under 20 points per game, which is strong, especially considering the Panthers’ offense has had its share of struggles and a load of turnovers.

But Carolina has just one interception this season and they haven’t forced many turnovers.

With the Bucs facing the Panthers on Sunday, Joe has monitored various Panthers media all week, and a lot of ex-Panthers and analysts are calling for Carolina to re-commit itself to stripping balls and ballhawking through the air in practice. That’s how inept they’ve been at forcing turnovers.

What the Carolina defense gets a lot of love for is tackling and hammering quarterbacks (24 sacks in seven games).

Nothing is going to come easy for the Bucs on Sunday. But on the upside, Tampa Bay played a nearly identical defensive scheme against nasty-good talent in Buffalo last Sunday and carved it up.

11 Responses to “Great Defense; Few Turnovers”

  1. Pryda...sec 147 Says:

    Jameis is gonna destroy their defense… I think our defense gonna stop their run

  2. Easy Denman Says:

    Hard to believe we could’ve had both Keuchly and David together on this team.

  3. sorryitriggeredyou Says:

    They got their work cut out for this week. Bucs O is a FORCE.

  4. Lamarcus Says:

    Offensive firepower will do these Panthers in…….

  5. BucEmUp Says:

    Can’t wait to see how big Mike Smith’s Sht stain is this weekend. I predict it’s a “BLOWOUT!!!”

  6. LakeLand Says:

    Carolina 31- —-Tampa Bay 17

  7. Steven007 Says:

    Well the Panthers are about to face the team that cures all ills. I certainly hope I’m wrong.

  8. 813bucboi Says:


  9. Mike Johnson Says:

    TB BUCS 41
    Whether by 1 or 41..its still a loss.!

  10. uckinator Says:

    Double tight end offense till they puke !

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    We can beat the Panthers.

    Chicago is the only “complete game” the Bucs have played so far – and that was 5 games ago vs a team that is not very good IMO.

    Bucs record sucks right now and its depressing as hell after the previous 15 years of mostly suck and the expectations coming into this season.

    I refuse to believe that this is a 5-11/6-10 team though. Played pretty well overall vs the Pats and lost. Offense played really well vs Buffalo and lost.

    “Mistakes” and missed opportunities are killing this team once again.

    QB missing on throws he should hit. Receivers dropping balls. OL not opening holes for RBs. DL getting NO pressure. LBers missing tackles. Safeties out of position and not communicating well enough w/ CBs. CBs playing soft, giving too much cushion and letting receivers run free too often.

    Penalties are WAY down from the Lovie era but the crucial nature and timing of the ones we are getting are worse than ever!

    We will see if the Bucs can get this season turned around – I believe they can.

    Although “turned around” likely only means 8-8 or 9-7 at best.