Pass Rush Wasn’t Completely Awful

September 15th, 2018

Got some production. (A film look below)

It would be nice if the Bucs had a pass rush Sunday against the Eagles. Joe really isn’t accustomed to such a thing around these here parts.

But the Bucs did get some pressure on Drew Brees last weekend, including one sack from Vinny Curry and Carl Nassib whiffed on another when Brees escaped Nassib’s grasp.

The Bucs wanted to move Brees off his mark to mess up his timing. It’s the best way to combat him, the Bucs have said. Well, in the video below, newcomer defensive tackle Jerel Worthy demonstrated a picture-perfect play that got Brees off his preferred throwing stance and forced him to throw incomplete.

Worthy just blew up Saints left guard Josh LeRibeus and flushed Brees whose pass was nowhere near the intended target.

Joe hopes we see a lot more of that from the defensive line tomorrow.

30 Responses to “Pass Rush Wasn’t Completely Awful”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    What an awesome video clip Joe. I was looking for Worthy99 at first, then realized that’s him at #56. Beautiful pass rush. BTW, the Buc who almost gets to Brees just before he releases is Will Gholston (#92) … he did a fantastic job of getting off blocks at the LOS then chasing down a scrambling Brees. Kept him from turning up-field too (could’ve gotten probably at least 10 yards if Gholston hadn’t been there). Tremendous hustle … fast too. BTW, don’t know which Buc was at Left DE on that play, but he got pulled down by the arm by the Saints #71 on that play. Thank you refs for yet another non-call.

  2. Kobe Faker Says:

    “$40 million to overhaul the defensive line and our 2 recently picked up cut players were the most productive? Lets hire their defensive line coaches and can the useless Yeller “I scream so that makes me a good coach” Buckner”

    Kobe Faker

  3. orlbucfan Says:

    Great instructive clip, Joe. Thanks. Noticed the Aints holding a class on holding-and-not getting-called. It’s my hope that our central FL weather wears out the refs tomorrow. Great play by the D. Brees may be closing in on 40, but he’s still in great shape. Foles isn’t Brees, but he won a SB last year. It will or better be a dogfight. GO MIGHTY BUCS OFFENSE!!!

  4. LakeLand Says:

    They need to hit the QB more, punish him.

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    almost looks like LVD got facemaced as he was blitzing!!!!!! The QB hits and pass rush was inconsistent, but again, the Saints do have a decent line with good pass pro!!!!!!!!!

    #trust the coaches!!!!!!!! Fix the “real” problem!!!!!!! The Roster!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. James Walker Says:

    We need to tackle the QB, not hit him. We all saw what hitting the QB did for David Onyemata, and his FEDEX envelope in his locker Monday for the $40,108 fines

  7. Ruggyup Says:

    Yeah, singularly awesome enough and how many points did all that awesomeness barf up? That’s what I thought.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Just outscore them…..we win.

  9. BuccYa Says:

    Kinda gotta agree with Kobe here. Buckner getting all this praise and ppl saying he should be the D coordinator before his unit even took a snap? Cmon! Just because he yelled at GMC? Puhleeze ppl!!! Pass rush wasn’t stunning last week, but it did look a smidge improved from last year so i’ll take that. Hoping for this unit to continue to get better and get healthy. Just pump the brakes on Buckner a bit till we see a little more from the D line.

  10. rick Says:

    they doubled #93(?) and worthy was able to bust through with a bull rush. pick your poison with vita and gmc inside, one will be one on one. jpp should feast on one on ones. i was impressed with the pressure nassib got, vinny and the rest of the guys should get consistent pressure with a good rotation going. damn, they need to get healthy in a hurry.

  11. Lamarcus Says:

    Yes more Worthy please

  12. Gruden4President Says:

    The Dline was putting pressure on Brees throughout the gane Brees was just getting the ball off quick. Nick Foles holds the ball longer then Brees does. I can see this unit having a multi sack game on Sunday. Go Bucs!!!

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Sacks are going to be much lower across the board in the NFL this year. The new roughing the passer focus is making it almost impossible to get sacks without getting penalties.

    Last week, the NFL had more roughing the passer penalties than at any point in NFL History for a one week period.

    These rules are killing the NFL.

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Kobe Faker Says:
    September 15th, 2018 at 10:17 am

    “$40 million to overhaul the defensive line and our 2 recently picked up cut players were the most productive?”

    One game into the season, against the hardest QB to sack in the NFL.

    Get real, man. We were lucky that we even got a sack in that game, especially with the rule changes.

  15. TOM Says:

    For newcomers I thought Nassib & Werthy played pretty good.

  16. firethecannons Says:

    Awesome–I appreciate these video clips–in fact I may rewatch the game today–looks as if Worthy and Nassib are a good pickup. I hope we continue to play best man up and allow Noah Spence to ride the pine as in preseason that dude was 100% useless to the team although not for lack of trying–he is a real fighter so I do hope he gets better and plays down the line–just wait till we are out of our best ammo.

  17. Kgh4life Says:

    Mike Smith will have to take more risks in this game in order to get to Foles, more press man and blitzes.

  18. LakeLand Says:

    I agree with Bonzai, the new rules are making it hard for D-Linemen. It’s like they are afraid to touch the QB, knowing they will get penalized.

  19. Jmarkbuc Says:

    You gotta be close enough to touch them first….

  20. ATLBuc Says:

    Maybe not excellent pass rush but excellent run defense. I think 49 yards??

  21. Wausa Says:

    It’s one week and I was very disappointed in the defense.

    Let’s see a few more games to determine what’s working(offense) and not working(defense) before we think the DLine coach stinks.

  22. jmarkbuc Says:


    Out of 59 offensive plays NO only rushed 13 times..

    They didn’t run because they didn’t have to.

  23. BigMacAttack Says:

    Haha, there’s only one BucsDT99 and we know who that is. Good play though.

  24. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Someone likes using the all 22 on lol

  25. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Saints, Eagles, and throw in the Steelers have some of the best olines in the entire league….hard to evaluate pressure on Brees when he releases the ball so quick. Buccs will need to match and exceed the Eagles physicality in the trenches.

  26. Mike Says:

    Kobe faker read my mind- useless yeller

  27. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    @ kobe faker – ” Lets hire their defensive line coaches and can the useless Yeller “I scream so that makes me a good coach” Buckner”

    Buckner not only proved himself as a coach who had great Defensive lines for other NFL teams but he was a NFL Defensive lineman himself for more than a decade. I think he is more than a useless yeller.

  28. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Please, the defensive guru of the arizona cardinals was coordinator James Bettcher, whom Bruce Arians wanted to replace him as HC in arizona. He is now the defensive Coord of the Giants and HE DID NOT BRING THE USELESS YELLER TO NEW YORK TO TAKE THE SAME POSITION”

    Kobe “I CAN YELL TOO” Faker

  29. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Those were some really blatant penalties this zebras missed and they get paid $180,000 ??? Scandelous! Suckers better not complain about not being paid enough!

    Smith’s zone defense is worse than Lovies, hot boogers in a wet tissue……. can’t stop someone even passing gas!

  30. Actual Fan Says:

    I’m really glad Rick pointed this out, because I thought I was going crazy for a moment there … look at the double team of GMC. To all of the “fan” who constantly ride McCoys a$$ for not “taking over a game from start to finish”, I hope you are paying attention to this. It is criminal the way we have failed to surround Gerald with talent on the Dline since he was been a buc. How can he take over a game when he is the only player on the line the other team and scared of, and therefore gets constantly doubled. The attention he gets makes it so much easier for our other lineman to get home, yet for years they have failed to do so. I cannot wait for Vea to line up next to GMC, and am anxious to see how the opposing offensive lines respond.

    It’s a new day in Tampa Bay!