“They Can’t Play Man. They Can’t Play Zone. They Can’t Really Get After The Passer The Way They Want To.”

September 20th, 2018

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin

Smart video preview of the Bucs-Steelers game here from a couple of guys who really know what they’re watching.  

And the consensus is the Steelers’ defense is brutal.

Former college QB and Browns, Eagles and Ravens scout Daniel Jeremiah teamed up with his fellow NFL Network draft guru Bucky Brooks, the former NFL defensive back and returner, to look at Monday night’s match-up.

Jeremiah says he can’t deny the obvious humming of the Bucs offense and picks Tampa Bay to win. Brooks is aghast by the Pittsburgh defense. “They can’t play man. They can’t play zone. They can’t really get after the passer the way they want to.”

There’s plenty more in the video including good film looks and Brooks’ pick. Enjoy.

20 Responses to ““They Can’t Play Man. They Can’t Play Zone. They Can’t Really Get After The Passer The Way They Want To.””

  1. SKBucs fan Says:

    Nobody ever wins the game on paper. The Bucs need to show up and play 60 minutes. Not 45 minutes then retreat into a prevent defense.

    Go Bucs!

  2. Dooshlarue Says:

    Change our history Bucs!

    Win a big game in primetime, on the road and an opponent we’ve only beat twice in about ten tries.
    Then, keep your head down and be lethal.

  3. buc15 Says:

    I want to see Monken with the foot on the gas pedal all night. Time to make a statement & put the entire NFL on notice.

  4. Rick Says:

    Bucs better bring it. This has the making of a trap game.

  5. Howard Cosell Says:

    TRAP game if there ever was one.

    “Damn the torpedoes helmsman, full steam ahead!”

  6. 813bucboi Says:


    we play at home vs pitts…..

    but I agree….


  7. Dooshlarue Says:


    Oh yeah…duh>

  8. Howard Cosell Says:

    Someone warn Koach K!
    They’re walking right into an ambush

  9. SOEbuc Says:


    Game is here but this is MAJOR PRIMETIME game. FitzMagic, B!tch Boy Brown crying, Vea and Grimes returning. HOLY SMOKES!

  10. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    Pretty hilarious how so many people said the Bucs were done before the season started. Now the Bucs are 2-0, scoring a lot of points on a division champ and the SB winner, and now everyone’s jumped on the bandwagon.

    Man,what a time to be alive and a Bucs fan.

  11. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Winning this game will change everything.

  12. Reach87 Says:

    They can still run. Must keep that in check this week. We CAN win this game…come out sharp, especially on special teams and we’ll be in a good place. Go Bucs!

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    @Howard Cosell … “TRAP game if there ever was one.” Totally agree with you Howard. Still think the Bucs will win this one thanks to our deep-strike weapons, but it won’t be pretty. Our DLine is pretty well banged up right now, especially if Allen can’t go (not counting on Vea to dress for the game) and JPP has an injured knee that must impact him to some degree (kudos for playing through it though, he’s a warrior).

    Still concerned about our Secondary being as young & inexperienced as it is (not sure how much we can count on Brent Grimes just yet). Thank heaven that our offense is relatively healthy AND that our QB is finding the holes in our adversaries’ defenses. Ben Roethlisberger might be an ‘old man’ according to some, but he’s still dangerous as all git-out. Personally hope that we stay the hungry underdog. One game at a time … don’t look past ANYONE Bucs.

  14. R.O. Says:

    Every game is different. Every play is not the same. Every individual matchup is different. If we don’t play with a sense of urgency we lose. We turn the ball over we lose.

  15. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    It’s going to be another very physical battle. I’d really like to see us be able to gut them with a few good runs and we’ll have to do a better job stopping the ourselves. We’ve had a few good leads so our rush defense hasn’t really been exposed but it’s definitely something the Steelers have seen on tape. Two pretty poor defenses this thing could be another shoot out with all the great skill players on both sides.

  16. Cobraboy Says:

    TRAP GAME! Don’t drink the Kool Ade!

    This Bucs defense is bad!

    An old football coach used to preach: Nothing is as good or as bad as it seems. The Bucs O looked great, but can they maintain it? Very difficult. The Steelers D looks bad, but are they as bad as they look?

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    How is it a trap game, the Steelers are favored.

    You need to know the meaning of words before you use them.

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    Well the Bucs can defend the pass no matter if it’s zone, man, or 14 guys on the field, so it’s a fair matchup. Foles put up 334 yards and he looked terrible, so think what someone who doesn’t look terrible will do. Oh wait, we already know from week 1.

    One thing the Bucs do have in their favor is the very real and unexplainable Big Ben road collapse. Statistically speaking the guy is awful on the road for some reason, and that includes going against some very bad defenses. If you play fantasy you know how bad he is on the road.

    So you have a terrible pass defense vs a guy terrible on the road, what will give?!?

  19. Mike Johnson Says:

    Big Ben never gives up. He will drop back 50 times then scramble if he has to. So we gotta be ready. I like our chances. But the key will be our Defense. Our Offense will score.

  20. Brandon Says:

    Win a big game in primetime, on the road and an opponent we’ve only beat twice in about ten tries

    1-0 in the only game that mattered. I think McCoy and Dotson might be the only players on the roster from the last time the Bucs took an L from the Steelers in 2010. Even the W the Mike Glennon put on the Steelers in 2014 is completely irrelevant.