Among Other Things, Derrick Brooks Addresses The Fitzpatrick-Jameis Decision In Today’s TAMPA TWO!

September 13th, 2018


Derrick Brooks always brings his A-game, especially on TAMPA TWO, his great new Bucs show with columnist Ira Kaufman. It’s a twice-a-week joint effort from The Identity Tampa Bay and

You do not want to miss this insight!

20 Responses to “Among Other Things, Derrick Brooks Addresses The Fitzpatrick-Jameis Decision In Today’s TAMPA TWO!”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Awesome segment! Love hearing Derrick’s take on what’s being done defensively & why. His insight into why & when our corners play off was really interesting (especially hearing him say that our CBs have tons of latitude to decide how much cushion to leave & how they try to disguise the play). Of course, what does Derrick Brooks know about playing defense for the Bucs? Definitely have to take his opinion with a grain of salt, especially compared to such brilliant defensive minds as BucEmUp (“PRESS MORE AND GET MORE SACKS”) and Fartman (Mike Smith needs to “go man to man and bring the house on every play).

  2. FairMinded Says:

    The coverage explanation would have made more sense IF it was effective under those situations. Would also have been great insight to see 55 breaking down a couple plays on film to illustrate his point. Hopefully as time goes on we’ll get a taste of some of that

  3. lambchop Says:

    FairMinded: Exactly! It’s only worth sugar-coating if the coverage works. But, the real truth is that the Bucs don’t have the confidence in any CB except Brent Grimes to be a press corner. Last year, Julio Jones was playing Madden all over our defense and Michael Thomas and Kamara did that same AGAIN. It’s like a prevent defense the whole game. Bend but don’t break is only an excuse when the other team isn’t getting TDs.

    If we can have a QB spy, why not have a Kamara spy? That guy single-handed was 90% of their offense. Take at least one weapon out from the opposing offense.

  4. lambchop Says:

    I do take into consideration that we had rookies playing key roles. But the leash is short because we had these same problems the last couple of years. I’m pretty sure the priority for next year’s draft will be CB and DE. I was looking forward to see how VH3 did this year. Sad that it had to end so soon.

  5. mark2001 Says:

    Who would I rather hear from regarding what is going on in the field of play than DB? Nobody.

    Thanks Joe for signing him up.

  6. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Here’s a rude awakening for some of you guys. We discovered last week that Drew Brees is going to get his! Julio Jones will get his no matter press or off coverage…double or triple team to stop him?

    Cam Newton is going to get his. Listen I love to root against Cam but disrespecting good players on OTHER teams doesn’t make us great fans…it makes us stupid.

    The trick is figuring out how to win when the other guys get theirs…as they will in the NFL. Of course with our O we can always try to get more…or we can continue to improve our D and at least make the other guys work a bit harder to get theirs. Sunday’s win was a good blueprint.

    We may not have sacked Brees much but we did force him to punt three times at critical junctions in the game. That was probably the difference. When did we get off the field on third down last year….EVER?

  7. FairMinded Says:

    Lambchop losing VH3 is scary for real. I guess the cushion could be explained by the fact they’re rookies and it’s an attempt to leave room for error but that’s what our safeties are for. Eagles DB’s are MASTERFUL at man and press coverage. Very physical. Hope our rooks take pattern and are allowed to let loose a little and let the safeties pick up the slack

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    Did he answer the question? All I heard was (paraphrased) – “That was the call” and “the CBs have leeway”.

    I honestly think that fans are making too much of this “off coverage” gripe.

    Especially after the 1st game of this season.

    I saw press or a least CBs within 3 yards of the receiver they were covering at the snap probably 40-50% of the time through the first 3 quarters. Once we were up by 24 points with not much game clock left – of course they are going to be playing “off” coverage. WAY OFF so as to keep everything in front of them and not give up any “quick” scores. And of course – what happens when you play so conservatively against a QB like Brees? He scores easily and quickly – LOL

    Unless you are putting Brees on the ground with your pass rush (which is nearly impossible because he gets the ball out so quick and is also quite adept at dodging rushers) – Drew Brees is gonna get his. There’s just no way around it. Dude is a slam dunk 1st ballot HOFer for a reason.

    We did what it took to win and that’s really all that matters in regards to how the 1st game was played. We will probably have to put up 30+ points again next time we face the Saints if we hope to win the 2nd matchup.

    Next game will be quite a different game plan as the Eagles are not nearly as good on offense with Foles at QB – but are MUCH better than the Aints on Defense. MUCH better.

    Will the 12th man rise up at the Den of Depression to make life difficult for Foles and make a difference for our Defense this week?

    C’Mon Bucs Fans. Rise up. We are 1-0 with the Super Bowl champs (looking beatable) coming into our house for the biggest home game I can remember in quite some time.

    Rise UP! Get LOUD!!! Lets establish what Home Filed Advantage is supposed to look like right out the gate this year and not let up all game or all season.

  9. William Walls Says:

    SPBF: You nailed it. Keep bringing the sanity, brother. Maybe someday it will stick.

  10. BucEmUp Says:


  11. '79Defense Says:

    Great to see Derrick talking about the Bucs, So much respect for him and how he helped turn the team around. Man, those were the days.

  12. BringBucsBack Says:

    Now, we are not going to gloss-over that fact that Mr. FSU, Jameis’ Dad, HOF, Buc Legend, Derrick Brooks just said that IF Fitz continues to score & win, then Jameis supports Fitz as the backup, upon returning, are we? Do you know why he said that? He can take-off his garnett & gold glasses long eanough to engage his brain!

    It is early but, you don’t sit an effective player, especially a QB & especially if he is out-performing the other QBs!

  13. lurker Says:

    why is this always auto playing?

    why can’t these be on second page, needing click through?

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    This one was much better. Even the colors arrangement on screen. Great job.

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    @BucEmUp … “BULL!!! WHY DID THE PASS RUSH WORK WHEN THE CORNERS PLAYED TIGHT?” Bull to WHAT BucEmUp? What are you talking about? The Bucs’ pass rush registered a total of 1 sack, by Vinny Curry. Pickgrin, I saw around the same thing you did … Bucs played UP close to half the time it looked like. Saints rushed very few times (OK, 13 rushes) & didn’t throw much to RBs coming out of the backfield. I did see Brees throw a LOT of relatively short passes (behind the LBs) that ate our lunch. If they were putting 5 receivers out (including RBs), our LBs HAVE TO cover someone (not enough CBs even if we’re playing nickel). Something wasn’t working right (obviously), and I suspect it has more to do with our LB coverage than with our corners.

  16. Dr. Lob Says:

    Hey joe, stop starting the Tampa Two video everytime???

  17. webster Says:

    I have been telling this board for almost two years that the corners have discretion of where they line up. Many criticized me for it. Now that a hall of famer, a first ballot i might add says it; do you hear me now? probably not because it is obvious derrick brooks has no idea about defense and individual assignments.

  18. gilhealy Says:

    Defense Rules, I’ll buy that. LB’s are a step behind right now. They got roasted in N.O. But, it was Brees. So, we’ll see.

  19. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    I know I am wearing my garnet and gold glasses but my hearing isn’t selected he also said Jameis discussed it with him and supports Fitz and wants the best for the team. Brooks also reinierated the FACT Fitz is a back up for a reason and he is not the future and IF ALL is well
    When JW comes back, we JW supporters know he may sit thru the 4th game.

    But I disagree with your analogy Fitz is the effective player…Jameis has not played after preseason or with the new play caller, new center, Ali and Donovon on the left, better Oline , effective running back, kicker and dline and a experienced talented receivers. So get woke!

  20. BringBucsBack Says:

    Nole, no disagreement on all of your points save for maybe effectiveness. And that is the point. IF Fitzgerald continues to be nearly as effective as he was with the Saints then, do you think that they will put Jameis in to find out IF he can be as effective with the new players and play caller? GET WOKE!

    No one has mentioned the confidence the players on the team will have in Fitz if they come out of these first three games with two or three wins. Do you think they (especially DJax) will be cool if Fitzgerald is pulled for Jameis just because Jameis is ready to play again? Only a fool would sit an effective player just because the “starter” is back.

    Losers sit winners. Koetter is trying to save jobs.

    Keep your Garnet and Gold eyes open for more articles about professionals who share the same point of view as I’ve expressed here.