“Tendencies” Talk

October 18th, 2018

Last week, Joe talked to a Bucs veteran in the locker room and asked what kind of impact Falcons safety Keith Tandy might have via sharing Bucs secrets — since he played in the Tampa Bay defense and knows the offense so well.

The player looked at Joe and snickered at the question before answering it.

Essentially, the player told Joe that pumping a player for knowledge of his former team is a just a hair better than worthless and in rare occasions can be detrimental. And the guy added that it’s not like Tandy himself would be on the field very much.

Bucs icon Ronde Barber has talked about this phenomenon in previous years. Ronde said he learned that too much enemy intelligence from an ex-player can lead to overthinking and making mistakes, and screwing up due to relying on bad information or no longer trusting instincts and film study.

This brings Joe to Browns reject Carl Nassib, who was launched by Cleveland after training camp and has become an integral cog (if there is such a thing) in the struggling Dirk Koetter defense.

Yesterday in the locker room, tight end Cameron Brate noted that Bucs offensive linemen had been talking to Nassib this week looking for “tendencies” in his old teammates.

Joe sure hopes they find something worth using. The Bucs defense has struggled so mightily, Nassib could be an early defensive MVP candidate if he can help spark the Bucs to a solid defensive performance.

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13 Responses to ““Tendencies” Talk”

  1. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    A lot of people on here hate on Jason Licht and some of it is justified. He’s had some brutal whiffs, but grabbing a guy like Nassib was great. I like what he brings to the field and the locker room.

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    tendencies smendencies……..

    we have to want it more than the browns…..dirk has to pull out all the stops….trick plays….fake kicks….the wildcat with barber…..

    dirk has to throw the kitchen sink at the browns….this is a must win game….


  3. I'm a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    One win for Tandy, Tendencies and the Falcons. Lets hope Nassib does well with his tendencies so your Bucs can at least go .500 on Rondes Phenomenon!!! I personally think your Bucs are in trouble. However your chances totally increased with the dismissal of Ole Smitty!!!!!

  4. LakeLand Says:

    This is Todd Haley first season with the Browns as their OC
    Haley will do what he did with the Cardinals, Chiefs, Steelers
    He will keep it balanced, never one dimentional

  5. Superman Says:

    This team has played with passion at times but not seeing it in consistent play. The dancing on the sidelines was inexcusable and someone like Parcells or Belichek would have found a way to humble them quickly without demoralizing them. It may be a different game today but it’s still “low man wins” and who wants it more. I’m looking for different attitude with Duffner in there. I like that he’s going to be on the sidelines getting in guys faces for good and bad alike.

  6. Ed Says:

    Time to man up Sunday. Way too soft under the Smith defense. Hoping Duffner can push the loafers to start making plays. Not sure they can pressure a passer but no excuse for the linebackers not filing in the holes in pass coverage and for the corners and safeties to tighten it up. Losing a one-on-one matchup with a great throw and catch is one thing but these wide open receivers and tight ends making uncontested catches and walking into the end zone has to stop now. Make them beat you by making great plays, just don’t break down like we’ve seen over the past 3 games.

  7. BucEmUp Says:

    This guy jumped off the screen in the fourth quarter. I wanna see more of him

  8. Mike Johnson Says:

    I’ve always thought our linebacker play could be quicker and tougher.Davis and Qwon are sorta..Average at best. We gotta get better play out of them somehow.
    I want to see this guy Nassib play more also. He’s got a high motor. You think with all the rest he’s had, Spence would be ready now?..We wish… The Browns are not an easy out people. They are a better club than last year..Much better. And if you let Mayfield get out of the pocket, he throws Better on the run. Tough game but we MUST..have this one or the season..will be slidin down the hill…FAST!!

  9. DB55 Says:

    Speaking of tendencies, I wonder if Djax saw that bronco receiver dive for the ball in the end zone. Imagine that a WR laying out to catch a TD. Crazy!!!

  10. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    I was watching Thursday Night Football tonight and a Bucs game broke out.

  11. SOEbuc Says:

    I asked in an article yesterday if Nassib will be the starting DE if Vinny Curry can’t go. Much rather have him than Noah right now.

  12. jjbucfan Says:


  13. rrsrq Says:

    Some please post the great Nassib stats this year, they are slightly better than Spence and mine, we haven’t played this year. 4 tackles