Pressure Target

September 30th, 2018

So, when Bucs quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is under pressure, which receiver does he target most to bail out the offense?

The well-trained orangutans over at Pro Football Focus ran their spreadsheets and concluded Fitz looks to Mike Evans when under pressure. The Tribe studied every Fitzpatrick pass play and determined he was under pressure 30 times and threw to Evans more than anyone else on the Bucs — nine targets. Only four QBs threw more passes under pressure this season: DeShaun Watson, Philip Rivers, Andrew Luck & Kirk Cousins.

So today if Khalil Mack comes after Fitz, let’s see if Evans can be open.

6 Responses to “Pressure Target”

  1. adam from ny Says:

    humphries should be a fitzy hot read

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Cam Brate has the same sure hands as Mike Evans…….

    They need ti incorporate Brates ability for those clutch catches on key downs….

    I know everyone wants the homerun passes but against this good Bear’s defense, the short game anc check downs will be absolutely critical to pull out a win today.

  3. Hodad Says:

    They need to stop someone on defense, whatever they do on offense should be enough.

  4. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Personally, I think Fitz is only good in mid to long range plays. When it gets close up, he freaks out and makes mistakes. That’s why he does better when given time.

    On the flip side, Jameis is great at the short to mid range plays.

    Which is better? Big plays tend to be mid range passes for the most part, but with Fitz they have been long range ones quite a bit.

    With Winston, what he lacks in the long range passing, he makes up for by eating up clock time, giving the defense time to rest. But in those late game situations when behind, Jameis has a habit of coming from behind quickly and more often than Fitz.

    In this game, I would role Fitz out to start the first quarter…and then put in Winston out of the blue. This would give us the element of surprise.

    And if we get down to 3rd and 1, I would Put in three WRs and then QB Sneak it with Winston, because that’s another thing that would be unexpected.

  5. Erik w/ Clean Athletics Says:


    Is that a cruel joke?

    … After Brate dropped an easy 1st down catch to end our last drive and kill our comeback against the Steelers??!?

    Oh, please tell me more about Brate’s sure hands… SMDH

  6. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    doesn’t eliminate a whole body of work by brate

    or you going to bring mike evans and the series of drops he’s had?????

    ………..of course you won’t because mike evans is the best receiver on this team