Hall of Fame QB Bewildered By Bucs Defense

October 2nd, 2018

Believes someone is slacking.

Now, a Hall of Fame quarterback is piling on.

Just about everyone connected to the NFL in some way is downright aghast at the pathetic showing by Mike Smith’s defense in Chicago on Sunday. And it wasn’t just how badly the defense rolled over at the command of Bears coach Matt Nagy.

What really has folks staring in disbelief was that Smith seemed to be more puzzled about what to do than a priest in a house of ill repute, as if Smith froze at the wheel.

Take Kurt Warner. The former Rams, Giants and Cardinals quarterback apparently thought Smith’s challenge to stop a certain play that is basically a trick misdirection was weaksauce.

And the next game is on the road in a dome. Boy, and we all know just how stout Smith’s defense has been on the road in domes the past couple of years.

36 Responses to “Hall of Fame QB Bewildered By Bucs Defense”

  1. Waterboy Says:

    Mike Smith should’ve been fired after last season. Koetter’s logic of if we fire Mike Smith then what doesn’t fly. He should’ve already been prepared for that when he chose to bring him back.

  2. Ryan McGregor Says:

    The Bucs defense is downright OFFENSIVE!

  3. Lamarcus Says:

    Starting Matt Ryan in fantasy in 2 weeks

  4. ndog Says:

    So every person with knowledge of football seems applaud by what they say on Sunday yet we are going to just keeping running out the same crap and hope for different results. Unreal how we keep bringing such incompetence into the building.

  5. Robert Says:

    can’t the defense call and audible???

  6. Godeep66 Says:

    I see folks lining up to start the JW is losing because of the D stance.

  7. Godeep66 Says:


  8. hizzieallen Says:

    The Bears ran the same play over and over. The fact that Smith could’t see this from the booth is puzzling. Spielman broke down how to defend this play during the game. I wish he would have called over and explained it to Smith. This defense has been bad for so long. Any team that’s having any slump in area on offense magically solves it against us. Tribisky has been a pedestrian QB up until he played us on Sunday. There’s no imagination or anything dynamic about how we play defense.

  9. RicoStickCarrier Says:

    In my opinion the whole defense unit including coaches should not get a week off, come in to one buc place and fix this communication/blown coverages problem In a hurry and i don’t mean on the practice field but spend the bye week in the classroom going over film so everyone in the defense including the coaches can get on the same page. This is BEYOND unacceptable!!!!

  10. mike Says:

    The wheel route doesn’t fool a JV team that many times in a game

  11. garbs65 Says:

    I agree with Rico…..no one on the Buc’s roster should be taking any time off. They should all be at One Buc Place figuring out what the hell they’re doing.

  12. Buc1987 Says:


  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    Godeep- There is no mention of Jameis here. AND, a blind man can see that this defense is horrible.
    But please, by all means, continue with your petty agenda. Every once in a while though, it might be nice to contribute to the actual topic at hand. Just saying!

  14. 813bucboi Says:


    I agree….

    everyone needs to be at OBP in the classroom and on the field full pads correcting whats going on….work on tackling…..work on “communication”….


  15. Buc1987 Says:

    You two have to be the same person…..you’re both on the same level of dumbness and you answered your own comment.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Bucsfanman….dude the KID is too effing stupid. Yes I said effing to emphasize the magnitude of the stupidity.

    Everyone’s lining up to blame the defense…….

    Yeah everyone idiot….everyone….like 99.9% of Bucs fans and Kurt Warner too.

    @Joe…some fans should be banned for being this stupid.

  17. Cgmaster27 Says:

    Bucsfanman, dont try with godeep. They are a useless troll whose cant get JWs jock out of their mouth for every post.

  18. Mike Johnson Says:

    How many times can one be beat with a simple Wheel route during a game? ANSWER….Repeatedly and as often as you throw it..If you are the Bucs Defense.

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    ’87- I’m trying to keep it together! The sheer stupidity: 1) Of this organization and tolerating failure 2) Of the fan base that’s like one of those pull-string dolls for kids…..”Wah-Wah-Wah”!
    STFU and make a change!

    For you ’87:

    “I’m a low brow but I rock a little know how
    No time for the piggies or the hoosegow
    Get smart get down with the pow wow
    Never been a better time than right now

    Bob Marley poet and a prophet
    Bob Marley taught me how to off it
    Bob Marley walkin’ like he talk it
    Goodness me can’t you see I’m gonna cough it

    Give it away give it away give it away now”

  20. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    I don’t hear any players defending Smith. He must have taught them how to suck at defending even him. “Communication issues” year after year. Game after game. New students, same lessons, same results. Trubisky even said days before the game that we had a “jumpy” secondary. Perfect for wheel rout success. But THAT many?. That’s lack of coaching and there’s no other way around it.

  21. Bucsfanman Says:

    “Never been a better time than right now”…..to fire Smitty!

  22. Brandon Bob Says:

    Refusing to fire an incompetent coordinator is what eventually got Dungy fired. We all remember how loyal he was to his offensive coordinator Mike Shula. Looks like Dirk may be watching history repeat itself. The whole world can see the defensive emperor Smith has no clothes, why can’t Dirk??

  23. ATrain Says:

    This offense put up a huge amount of points over 3 weeks

    So with the caliber of QB Winston is I can’t wait to see a 48 point game

  24. unbelievable Says:

    Nice one Bucsfanman.

    Was rocking that album yesterday…

  25. jmarkbuc Says:


    Your statement is factually incorrect.. Dungy fired Shula, at Mckay’s behest, at the end of 1999. Les Steckel was brought in after that.

    So Dungy wasn’t fired for not firing a coordinator.

  26. jmarkbuc Says:

    Dungy was fired for not having enough offense to get past Philly.

    A little more patience by the Glazers, and we have a completely different recent history…

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    lol Fanman.

  28. Bucsfanman Says:

    unbelievable- For an encore…

    “I don’t ever want to feel
    Like I did that day…Sunday!
    Take me to the place I love
    Take me all the way…to the Super Bowl!
    I don’t ever want to feel
    Like I did that day….last Sunday!
    Take me to the place I love
    Take me all the way (yeah yeah)”

    Love me some Red Hot Chili Peppers!

  29. 808bucsfan Says:

    The defensive play they used is called “Smith-magic” this play makes the coverage disappear.

  30. Darin Says:

    I hope youve been starting every qb the bucs play every week. If not start. Ive made some money play daily fantasy riding opposing qbs and wrs. Its been a given 2 years now. Cant believe smitty hasnt been canned yet. The 2 weeks of preparation with the new coordonator are getting shorter n shorter. It cant be if but when. Cmon Glazers step up.

  31. Alphabucfan Says:

    Who answers their own comment. Lame

  32. Buc4life24 Says:

    Surely the post game reports, graphs, and stat sheets with TPS report cover sheets that koetter and company is mandating his staff to complete…will identify and fix all our problems! Rolling eyes…

  33. View from 132 Says:

    Warner looks like Ray Liotta in that new TV drug ad.

  34. lambchop Says:

    “…as if Smith froze at the wheel.”

    I see what you did there.

  35. Jbeachbuc Says:

    It’s a cruel curse from the football gods, after blessing us with arguably the greatest defense of all time…
    Question is , how long will we suffer and who shall deliver us?

  36. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m bewildered why Kurt Warner is married to a woman that looks just like Mrs Papadopoulos from Webster.

    Yeah that’s a joke that is like 20 years old now, but screw him. I hate Warner for being part of the fix in St Louis that deprived the team of a Super Bowl appearance.