Lone Attackers

December 9th, 2018

The chess game continues today for playcaller Todd Monken

Interesting nugget on the New Orleans Times-Picayune website about today’s Mike Evans/Marshon Lattimore clash.

The Bucs’ star receiver had a big day against Lattimore in the season-opener. Todd Monken had just taken over playcalling and the Bucs went right after Lattimore, who was coming off his star rookie season.

Evans finished with seven catches for 147 yards and a touchdown.

Per Saints beat writer Luke Johnson, typing a game preview for today, the Bucs have been the only team all season to  “aggressively attack” Lattimore.

That’s stunning leaguewide respect for a guy who was roasted on opening day.

Yes, Lattimore is an excellent corner and certainly the Saints’ best at the position. Giants castoff Eli Apple, drafted one slot ahead of Vernon Hargreaves, starts opposite Lattimore.

It will be interesting to see how the Bucs challenge Lattimore — or don’t — this afternoon. Usually, Jameis Winston is all over throwing to Evans when he is single-covered. Joe doesn’t expect that to change, though Joe could see the Bucs turning to higher percentage throws early.

12 Responses to “Lone Attackers”

  1. Mort Says:

    Or just take Godwin over Apple all game long. And Humphries on really any play. Really good matchups for the Bucs here.

  2. Dre Says:

    Jameis is about to throw some deuces (turnovers) and your little confidence in your American quarterback will take a dip joe

  3. Dre Says:

    Jameis is gonna throw some dueces joe

  4. Dre Says:

    Joe turnovers will happen today with jameis watch what I say and I will be back to see the reaction for your American quarterback

  5. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    @Mort… I agree. #12 needs to eat today… but, First down marker checking – bubble screen catching – good for a first down Humphries might show out as the primary today…
    Go BUCS

  6. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Dre let me think on this one… I would guess probably turnovers as well seems how it’s pouring rain and the wind is blowing crazy. You must be a troll. The best thing for both QBs today is to have the short passes which I would give the edge to Brees being he has Kamara which he excels at. Anywho Go Bucs! Go Jameis!

  7. Buc407 Says:

    This is the game that’ll prove Jameis has matured as a qb. A good team bad weather probably going to be playing from behind early Hopefully he has no turnovers

  8. Loyaltotheend Says:

    Saints have recently been putting Lattimore on the #2 wr and letting Apple with help take on the #1 receiver be interesting how the Bucs adjust

  9. Not there yet Says:

    This coaching staff isn’t prepared, no idea how to lead a team to the playoffs. Meanwhile out of New Orleans the head coach mandated a dress code for his team to make there is a business like approach and practiced with wet balls. I think we’ll see amateur head coaching at work, saints will start fast and dirk won’t be able to handle the pressure. He’ll be dumb enough to put faith in a defense that has only been good for two games instead of his top ranked passing offense. If it’s wet and rainy it favors the saints run game

  10. Dre Says:

    Joe the Bucs can’t run the ball all game in this rain …jameis is gonna force the turnover lmfao

  11. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Yeah Dre you troll at some point JW will have a turn over or two. Guess what, they are playing the against a high powered offense with the best QB in the game right now The Buc will have to put up points and a lot will be put on Jameis’ shoulders in poor weather conditions today. I am sure you would love to have Fitztragic out there or Mariota, but I am rolling with Jameis on this one. You can GFY!

  12. Dapostman Says:

    Why is Dre stuttering?