“Their Secondary Has Been Abominable”

October 5th, 2017

Dishes on Patriots defense.

The Patriots may just be vulnerable.

That’s the word from California train-romancing, anti-football proliferation, outhouse-admiring, airline-napping, steerage-flying, Yogi Berra-worshipingurinal picture-takingvideo game-playingTaylor Swift-listening, pickpocket-thwartingBucs-uniform-frowningAllie-LaForce-smittenBig-Ten-Network-hatingpedestrian-bumpingolive oil-lappingpopcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerking, craft beer-chugging, cricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïvebaseball-box-score-readingNPR-honkfilthy-hotel-staying, fight-instigatingbarista-training, social activist Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports fame.

Appearing this week with the one and only Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on the SiriusXM channel that bears his nickname, “Mad Dog Radio,” King believes the Patriots are ripe for an upset tonight in Tampa.

Why? Because of the alarmingly porous pass defense of New England, which is last in the NFL coughing up an average of 324 yards a game.

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo: Are you worried about the Patriots defense right now?

Peter King: Of course! How can you not be? I mean, their secondary has been abominable. They get beat once or twice every game with a guy who is wide open and Bill Belichick is a secondary coach. That is his bread and butter. That would bother me a lot. Stephon Gilmore’s play bothers me a lot.

While King was harsh on the Patriots, he is of the mind sooner rather than later, Belicheat will figure things out. The catch, King said, is that Belichick needs time to turn things around and King believes the Patriots, playing on the road on a Thursday night, is too quick for Belichick to devote the time needed to right the ship while preparing for the Bucs.

Per New England’s media relations staff, tonight is the first non-Thanksgiving Thursday night road game the Patriots have played since 1990.

13 Responses to ““Their Secondary Has Been Abominable””

  1. ArthurKoblenzBuc Says:

    Would be a good time for Desean Jackson to start clicking with Winston down field

  2. joestang Says:

    you forgot jock sniffing,otherwise right on.

  3. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Peter King: “Their secondary has been abominable” VH3: “Hold my beer”

  4. Negative Jeff Says:

    Think we are catching them a week too late. The Bucs don’t do a lot of things to confuse defenses. They are pretty much what you see is what you get on defense. This will allow BB to simplify his scheme and will correct their defensive woes. Bucs are the perfect team for the Pats in their current condition. Bucs play a soft, no pressure defense. Brady thrives on the short pass. Bucs D is the perfect D for Brady to abuse. Sorry Bucs fans, we are all going to sleep like sh*t tonight after losing 42-27.

  5. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    With both D’s occupying the cellar, who is more likely to put up 35 to win this game? That’s what I’m worried about. Screw DJAX wanting the ball this isn’t the game…we need to get Doug and Quizz 35+ carries and keep Brady on the sideline. Run the clock and own time of possession and your chances to sneak out of this game with a victory increases dramatically.

  6. Bird Says:

    He is no longer called VH3

    Just Vernon

  7. dmatt Says:

    My hope is that Koetter’s army will come out kicking butt n taking names. Drives for touchdowns n Folks must bring his “AAA” game, no excuses, no exceptions. Jameis must b on his “A+” game if he wants to compete with Brady. Patriots lost to the Panthers, Brady n team will b in payback mode. Plz do not give Brady all day to throw. We know about Brady, Gronk, Amendola, n Brooks but the hidden gem is James White, they love the short dump off pass to him out of the back field for big gain. Go Bucs!!

  8. Wausa Says:

    I would disagree Negative Jeff:

    For example the Bucs sneaking OJ Howard across the line after the snap and racing down the sideline uncovered for a long TD against the Giants.

  9. orlbucfan Says:

    King is ugly now, and he sure looks like a DWEEB+ in that pic! 🙂

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    what goes up…must come down….BUCS-35 PATS-28…

    Winston throws 3 TD’s….VHG gets a pick…GMC records 2 sacks…

    CANT WAIT!!!….SECT. 140 ROW S seats 1 and 2….HOLLA AT ME!!!!

  11. TampaTown Says:

    I still blame him for the HOF debacle. John Lynch should have gotten in this year. Instead he was butt sniffing Brian Dawkins causing a split vote between the two and Jason Taylor goes in as a first ballot. He should be embarrassed and ashamed of himself. Idiot.

  12. Joel Says:

    Peter King is a nitwit. Why does anyone still care what he says?

  13. SOEbuc Says:

    Except for Spiderman Grimes the Bucs secondary isn’t off the chain either.