“Gang Tackling”

November 4th, 2018

Leading Panthers running back and receiver

Buccaneers legend Derrick Brooks did not hesitate for a second.

It was a bit of a profound moment on the Panthers-Bucs preview episode of TAMPA TWO, the hot twice-weekly show featuring Brooks at Ira Kaufman, the great sage of JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters.

Brooks was asked how to stop Panthers leading receiver and leading rusher Christian McCaffrey.

“Gang tackling,” Brooks responded.

Former Bucs commander Greg Schiano used to call it “the swarm.”

However you want to refer to it, the Bucs don’t do nearly enough of it, as far as Joe is concerned.

“Don’t assume he’s down,” Brooks said of McCaffrey. “Get to the football. Get multiple hats on him. Now, that’s the other side; as great as a back that he is, he fumbles the football. Hats on the football, raking the football, creating those turnovers. … That swarm mentality. The turnover drills they do every day in practice, just continue to bring that.”

Brooks had plenty more to say about creating turnovers, an area that has helped crippled the Bucs this season.

How big is today’s game? “Bigger than big,” Brooks says. Enjoy the full episode below.

TAMPA TWO is a joint project of The Identity Tampa Bay and JoeBucsFan.com.

12 Responses to ““Gang Tackling””

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I’m very sick Kwon is not leading the charge…..

    Cam and McCaffery are going to run all day all over our crappy defense

    That’s why the bucs will lose today

    The only chance the bucs will have to win…… Is to OUTSCORE the stinking panthers…. Cause God knows our defense ain’t stopping sheit

  2. Fred W Mcneil Says:

    Gang tackling USED TO BE a Bucs trademark.

  3. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Unfortunately I think you are dead on…

    Cam vs. MLB is a win for Cam, and I have no idea who can stay with 22

  4. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Nowadays we’re lucky if we are anywhere near the guy who needs to be tackled

  5. thee good ol'e days Says:

    man quit differing the toss and take the ball first try to get up from jump street and make them play catch up all day

  6. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Watch and cringe when Justin Evans trys to tackle…amatuer hour”

    Kobe Faker

  7. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    KOBE is so right

    Watching Evans miff on tackles brings back bad memories of Mark Barron……..infact, they both play the same style

    If Evans isn’t on the line…..he’s miffing in open field tackles….that was his knock outta college

  8. SB Says:

    Where are all of you cats that were like…………”McCaffery is just a Gimmick player! He will never be any good in the NFL! He will be injured and out of football the first yr!
    Dummies the lot of you that came out the side of your neck that way.

  9. #1bucfan Says:

    Evans deff needs to work on talking but it’s not just him either our whole defense needs to step up today

  10. Schlomiebarmitzvahcircumscissorstein Says:

    What a concept. Brilliant.

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    Saints vs Rams should be a good game.

  12. Larry Says:

    I’m done!!! Can’t watch or go see any more Bucs games. The coach, general manager the Winston need to go! They have had 4 years to figure it out and haven’t. They have a good core group of offensive players but that seems to be it. Every team has a down year but this is too much. They haven’t been really good since they won the Super Bowl. When is the last time they made the playoffs? The fans need to say, “enough is enough”. Why spend hard earned money to watch this same old story every week?? I see them as equal to the lowly Cleveland Browns. Just like Norv turner, Koetter may be a good OC but he is not getting it done as a head coach.