“Tampa’s Defense Is Horrific.”

October 21st, 2017

horrorThe crowd at CBSSports.com isn’t holding back.

The fearsome foursome of heavy metal head-banging Jason La Canfora, prickly Pete Prisco, degenerate gambling Nick Kostos and Will Brinson gather each week to go over past games and predict future games.

And while the the four discussed the Bucs-Bills game, both La Canfora and Brinson let loose on the Bucs.

Bascially, La Canfora and Brinson believe somehow Lovie Smith slipped into One Buc Palace through the hole in the fence near the cheerleaders entrance and has once again infected the defense. They have no faith in the defense, or in defensive coordinator Mike Smith righting the ship.

“Tampa’s defense is horrific,” La Canfora said. “I mean, it is good against the run but you can complete a pass on them any time you want. They can’t get a pass rush, right? I don’t believe Tampa can stop the forward pass. Inept. I don’t know that Mike Smith can rub some dirt on this like last year and turn the defense around. They are playing worse than they did the first half of last year.”

Brinson was more conservative with his words but they were no less damning.

“The Buccaneers stink,” Brinson said. “The Buccaneers are trash.”

Just when folks across the nation were beginning to change their tune on the Bucs, we’re right back to the not-so-good days of national ridicule and scorn.

27 Responses to ““Tampa’s Defense Is Horrific.””

  1. Negative Jeff Says:

    Now that’s accurate national commentary on the Bucs. There is no turning this around. 7 wins here we come! Vegas was right, again.

  2. darin Says:

    Anyone who has watched the games would have to agree. I was about to tbrow in the towel last year then they turned it around. Im not confident it will hapoen again but still hopeful. If everyone gives 100 percent effort it will be alot easier. Go bucs

  3. darin Says:

    N it looks like she watched the game last week

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    “The Buccaneers stink. The Buccaneers are trash.” Conservative? Gee Will Brinson, tell us what you REALLY think. Not much analysis there, but then again, I wouldn’t expect too much from these 10-second ‘experts’.

    Bucs’ defense will certainly have its’ hands full tomorrow with the Bills offense. Bucs have to find some way to pressure their QB but still keep the Bills’ rushing attack in check. Containing Tyrod Taylor & Sean McCoy will be our 2 biggest challenges & for that reason I expect that Smitty will use mostly 4-man fronts. Buffalo doesn’t have the quality deep threats IMO that some of our other opponents have had, so we’ll have to find a way to limit the short stuff. At this point I’d almost like to see them play closer to a 4-4-3 to see if we can get Taylor hesitating on those short passes. Also really hoping that Smitty pulls VHIII early from outside corner if he can’t get the job done (maybe shift him to nickel for a bit to see if he’s better suited there). His play is killing this defense.

    Bucs injury list for this game doesn’t look promising, although Kwon is supposed to be back. Robinson & Russell are out. Ayers, Spence, Tandy, Ward, Glanton & David are all questionable. Amazing … notice that’s 8 players hurting on our defense but not a single offensive player out? Even if those guys play, their practices have been limited & they’re probably not close to 100% right now. Oh well, GMC can carry the whole load, no problem. Just ask tmax. But here’s another thought: How about our offense scores, oh say 35 points, and controls the clock for, oh say 35 minutes, and oh ya, doesn’t turn the ball over to give the Bills good field position. Oh and does that EARLY, so the Bills are forced to play from behind instead of us … for a change.

  5. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    The two biggest holes on the team going into the offseason were RB and DE and we did nothing to get help in those areas – NO, drafting a RB in the 6th rd is NOT addressing anything, that is a hope and a prayer.

    Yes, Licht once again picked some good players in the draft, but how does he not bolster DE and RB?!

  6. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Don’t forget cb!!!!!! The truth is the truth and you can spin it anyway you want this team sucks and no one on the team has pick them up and carried them Winston can blab all he wants about being a leader the coach can blab all he wants but nothing is getting done on the field period!

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I hope this gets the team as mad as it gets me mad.

  8. Nole&aBuc Says:

    The biggest problem with the defense can be found with two of the best players on that side of the ball. Both McCoy and David are extremely talented players that have absolutely no leadership ability. Neither can consistently show up ready to play. Thats not my opinion but rather fact based on interviews where both players have said they and the team were not ready to play. Thats leadership or a lack thereof and what this defense has become known for since their arrival. These are great players who are burdened by the roll of leadership. Give both the roll of player only and they will excel. Burden them with leadership and they wilt under the pressure. As talented as the two are they both need someone else to put the steel in their spine. They have proven (in their own words multiple times) they are not capable of self motivating much less motivating others. The rolls these two have been given are beyond their ability. Its not a knock against them individually as not everyone is a leader regardless of their talent.

  9. Kalind Says:

    The secondary is garbage. This offseason they need to resign Grimes to a small deal, sign a starting level CB, move Hargreaves to nickel and draft a CB in the first 2 rounds.
    Evans can play and Ward is ok. But they need a guy like Derwin James too.

  10. Ndog Says:

    Harry nailed it we didn’t add anything on the dine that was below average last year. How do you do that when fancy yourself a playoff contender? This is on Licht as without a pass any and all defensive schemes suck. Not to mention the horrible drafting of Hargreaves. The combination of these two facts has me looking a little sideways at Mr. Licht. Who provides his defensive staff with no pass rush and one quality corner? Yeah that should work!?!?!?!?!

  11. Kobe Faker Says:

    Anybody see triple chin fanboy Peter Schager?

    ‘I was peeking thru Hooters front window and I saw Peter Schrager asking everyone trying to locate Jon Gruden”

    Kobe Faker

  12. Lamarcus Says:

    Ppl out there dissing us. Gmc is not a good back up leader. He is in fitzPatrick mode

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    Unless something changes drastically, they are correct: this is a bad team.

    Unfortunately, this talented offense isn’t talented enough to outscore teams.

  14. Ryan Says:

    More failures by Licht

  15. Eric Says:

    Lovie Smith’s fault.

  16. denjoe Says:

    Anyone heard from Jason Licht?

  17. Lamarcus Says:

    Defense rules

    Offense still scoring 35 doesn’t negate 38 points giving up by the defense to whack team

  18. Mike Johnson Says:

    If the Bucs lose this game, There will be many more hopping aboard the..GRUDEN TRAIN.

  19. DisappointedBuc Says:

    Kalind – agreed. Hargreaves is a nickel back.

  20. Ptwalk Says:

    @NoleandaBuc let some on here tell it McCoy only plays in the 1st quarter.

  21. Broy34isTiredofComplainers Says:

    I will say this. Depending on this game determines koetters future along with Mike Smith. If they get embarrassed by a lack of effort for the third straight road game then Koetter has to be let go. It’s safe to say someone can do better with jameis’ strengths and if anyone can learn a playbook it’s jameis. Gruden honestly may be reached out to if this continues. Nothing would jack up Theda base more. Let licht draft and gruden coach. Period

  22. bucs_365 Says:

    This is exactly why I hated the added hype and promotion that goes along with Hard Knocks… All that stuff comes back and bites you if you can’t live up to it. Now, they don’t just look like a bad team, they look like idiots.

  23. Capt.Tim Says:

    This is exactly what I, and Several others, said in the offseason, Preseason, etc.

    If the take out McCoy- who do we have that can rush the QB on our DLine??
    Ayers is getting old. Spence is too little. Gholsten has never been a pass rusher.

    No one.
    How can this team be so stupid, as to enter the season without a pass rusher??
    There is no excuse. No excuse that they have NEVER GOTTEN HELP FOR GERALD McCOY!!!

    Hargreaves collapse is unexpected. But whatever is going on with him( hmmm), he is playing to badly to be in the NFL.
    The Bucs have to fix that too.

    They can pressure the QB, by switching to a 3-4. No DEs, Plenty of great Need to Move Noah Spence to LBer. He played Lb in college frequently

    They gotta trade for a CB.

  24. Dano74 Says:

    Vegas knows their stuff.

  25. Kevo Says:

    Someone has got to put up a hire gruden billboard in Tampa. Just like the fire schiano one

  26. Season Is Over Says:

    This team stopped no one in the preseason either. From first to third string, teams moved the ball at will. They didn’t even stop Glennon. He fortunately gave them a few interceptions in between moving the ball up and down the field with no running game.

  27. MadMax Says:

    Well, you are what your record says you are. 2-3 and at this rate we might win 2 or 3 eventually. Sorry but im already looking to the draft…we’ll be in the top 8.