“We Play With Guts!”

October 25th, 2018

Joe’s got must-watch video here for you, 17 seconds of new Bucs defensive coordinator Mark Duffner doing his best I’m-not-Mike-Smith impression.

Smith spent his time on game days away from players up in a coach’s booth like a lot of coordinators do.

Duffner decided this Bucs team needed their new DC on the sidelines. Joe doesn’t care either way; Joe just wants to see good defense.

Still, Duffner’s approach is more hands on and maybe that’s what this up-and-down defense needed: a stable leadership presence in their faces.

Defensive tackle Beau Allen was “Mic’d Up” for Sunday’s game and the compilation video is below. At the 3:40 mark, you’ll see Duffner address his defense after halftime. It’s a great peek into Duffner. Rah-rah doesn’t lead to victories, but respecting your coaching sure can.

19 Responses to ““We Play With Guts!””

  1. BucEmUp Says:

    Dude that clip from duffner just gave me goosebumps! LOL

  2. Dewey Selmon Says:

    That was an impressive speech by Duff. Not something you can do every week, but the the players were intently listening. Good stuff Joe!

  3. Getaclue Says:

    A lot better than sitting up in the both it was awesome

  4. firethecannons Says:

    I liked it and they liked it, I also liked the way they played–played with effort and intensity–their heads were in this game–good to hear this spirit filled rant by Dufner.

  5. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    I just like it better, having the DC down on the field with his guys. Defense is about energy, passion & heart, and having Duffner down there in amongst his players is great for that.

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Who needs a DC nodding out up in the upper atmosphere anyway.

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    Nassib has the goods. Given time, a lot of weight room work and he can be great. Just like I said Godwin was the steal of the draft, Nassib is another. Watch his technique, the kid has got the goods.

  8. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Not sure how you can’t enjoy this lol awesome

  9. Counting Zs and Eating Ws Says:

    Hey I actually got to see myself in the crowd on that goal line stand. I am the one in the top right corner rushing down the stairs at the 4:34 mark with a red Ronde Barber Jersey screaming my guts out!

  10. Tampa Bay Demon Says:


    I think you might be right on the money about Carl Nassib. I actually really liked what I saw from him while watching Hard Knocks and was surprised the Browns let him go. — He may indeed end up being an absolute steal for us.

  11. gbobucsfan Says:

    He almost sounded like a pirate there at the end of the speech….leave no stone untarrrrned!!!!! I love it

  12. unbelievable Says:

    Love it.

    Agreed about Nassib. He was a guy I wanted in the draft the year he came out too… Glad Licht grabbed him when he was cut.

  13. SOEbuc Says:

    Nasty Nassib!!!

    You say you don’t if the DC is in the box or on the sideline but even if you have a good defense you’ll be able to fire them up and talk to individuals when you’re on the sideline. Could make a good defense great. Our defense sure as hell looked better than anytime Smith was in the box. And Smith was firey as hell as HC in ATL. Maybe he thought he would have a heart attack on the sidelines.

  14. Pryda...sec 147 Says:

    Love that scene when hit lie led the 59 yard game winner MIke Evans jumping up and down so flipping happy I’m happy for our team I personally think we should just go for it on 4th down all the time and go for 2pts too

  15. Me? Says:

    Beau seems like a great teammate and that he actually gives a damn

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Bigmac yur right he has jimped off the screen the last two games. He needs to be getting a ton of snaps from now on

  17. The Buc Realist Says:

    The local media and sheep love talking and a good speech!!!!!!! We will see how well that works when they play actual competent teams in the coming weeks!!!!!!!! Coach duf better give the speech of a lifetime because this roster is going to need it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Miguel Grande Says:

    Awesome video!

    For Nassib it was Hard Knocks Part 2!

  19. William Walls Says:

    Is it just me, or did Duffner sound like a pirate in that speech? Awesome stuff.