Good News For Bucs Offense

September 17th, 2019


Quick, someone nudge Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich. It seems someone or some people working with the Bucs offense are asleep at the switch.

On an offense loaded at the skill positions, sans running back, the Bucs offense seems to be swimming upstream in the early-going of 2019.

The Bucs are No. 26 in the NFL in average yards per game after two games. With guys like Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard, Cam Brate and America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, that just shouldn’t be.

In the first two weeks of the season, the Bucs offense is strikingly consistent, but not in a good way. The Bucs have racked up 295 yards of offense against the 49ers and 289 yards of offense against the Stinking Panthers.

To hear one former NFL coach who used to pull a paycheck in New Jersey, that should change this week. “They can’t stop anybody,” bellowed the NFL’s Capt. Lou Albano, otherwise known as Rex Ryan, former Jets and Bills coach.

In an appearance on BSPN’s “Stay in Bed,” Ryan tore apart the Giants defense. And while much of Gotham is fixated on who will start at quarterback for the Giants, the real problem, Ryan said, is the Giants defense.

Joe knows this: If the Giants defense really is that bad, the Bucs better have more than 300 yards of offense with the weapons the Bucs possess.

39 Responses to “Good News For Bucs Offense”

  1. Todd Says:

    Jameis Mahomes nods with approval! 😎

  2. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    When you have a head coach who’s retired and a coordinator learning on the job this is what you get

  3. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    LoyalToTheEnd says, “When you have a head coach who’s retired and a coordinator learning on the job this is what you get”

    BA is better than any coach we had since Chucky.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Zero targets to OJ at Carolina…..ZERO!!! By my math we could triple that this week and it would still be ZERO!!!

    Leftwich needs to get the TEs & the RBs into our offense. Only Godwin is getting any separation as a WR…..Passing taking too long for the protection Jameis is getting…..get the ball out……BAM!!!! Good offense….

  5. Hank Rearden Says:

    2 weeks in a new offense and loyaltohisego is expecting more? I guess you don’t know foosball.

  6. Greg Says:

    Even when you play Madden‘s as a quarterback you can change hot routes and audibles based on what you see from the defense. It’s not Leftwichs fault if Jameis is playing too conservatively. Let’s stop throwing the blame everywhere but the quarterback. I’m not saying this as a negative toward Jameis. This is a whole new offense. Brad Johnson took almost a year to learn Gruden’s offense. Let’s just hope we can keep winning and staying relevant and Winston will actually get better.

  7. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Hit’em in stride….throw them open…throw on TIME….all the other stuff good QB’s do

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    So let’s see, the Giants’ offense stinks AND the Giants’ defense stinks. We’re playing at RayJay AND we’re on a 1-game winning streak. Obviously the game’s in the bag and there’s no need for the Giants to even show up.

    Except that they will show up, and like a wounded animal they’re extremely dangerous. Take NOTHING for granted. WINNERS beat those teams who they’re SUPPOSED TO BEAT. Losers fall into the trap of looking past their next opponent far too often.

    I suspect we’ll see a gameplan not unlike what we did against Carolina. Very Conservative, with probably a 50-50 balance of rushing & passing. Lots of short/intermediate passes with very limited deep shots. IOW, a gameplan designed to MINIMIZE TURNOVERS, win the TOP battle, and let our defense do its’ thing (STOP THE RUN, get off the field & limit the Giants to FGs). BA isn’t going to allow a repeat of Game 1.

  9. ITS ABOUT TIME !! Says:

    we still have to keep the offense simple….. its new to jamiss …. and its delaying his thought process … and his timing is off with all his targets …HELLO… KEEP IT SIMPLE….

  10. Bucsfanman Says:

    They still have great players and should not be underestimated.
    If fans remember, we are the Bucs!

  11. Barbosa Says:

    Absolutely nothing wrong with a balanced attack. It’s a new coordinator, new offense, and it will take time. As long as there is improvement throughout the year, the talent should rise and the Bucs now have a formula.

  12. Casey Morgan Says:

    Yes, you have to keep it simple with a QB who is not very smart…

  13. Todd Says:

    Can Perriman get the flu please?

  14. Swampbuc Says:

    Arians’ first year with the Cardinals, they started out 3-4 and struggled offensively for the first half of the season. Offense didn’t come alive until the second half. This is why it’s critical to have patience with Jameis, play good defense, and get the OL run blocking.

  15. Seattle Buc Says:

    Where is that Skinny Post/Seam Route to Brate in the red zone? I expect to see that play return as the offense hits their stride. Was money in previous seasons. Throw it to the sure handed Brate in the end zone instead of Perriman…

  16. Guzzie Says:

    So stupid the Americas QB moniker, plus he was a pro bowl alternate 4 years ago, hes closer to Americas unemployed QB, just ridiculous

  17. Son of Kobe Faker Says:

    “Like my Dad said

    We brought in the 2018 Arizona offense with their incompetent and unqualified OC

    Sign of a competent and proficient playcaller OC is his 3rd down percentage

    Forcing the QB inside the pocket and holding the ball is going to get JW3 injured

    Couch, Big Ben, Luck, Palmer have all been injured under this outdated offensive system”

    Son of Kobe Faker

  18. Joe Says:

    2 weeks in a new offense and loyaltohisego is expecting more? I guess you don’t know foosball.


    Arizona has a rookie quarterback with a coach who has never worked an NFL sideline before so pretty sure that’s a new offense for Arizona. Yet the Cardinals are No. 12 in the NFL.

  19. Guzzie Says:

    More like Americas Dumbest QB, can’t wait to see what nickname you give Jameis after hes a former Buc

  20. Jeffbuc Says:

    I’m starting a lot of bucs in my millionaire maker lineup this week.

  21. Bob in Valrico Says:

    IT will be great when the coaching staff can stop devising gameplans to keep the Bucs from beating themselves. Totally agree with the use of run game. Heck we
    even have Dot downfield blocking downfield. If this veteran player buys in ,then everybody best get with the program. Pretty good job of keeping Carolina off
    Jameis for most of the game. There could be pressure in the form of hits and
    sacks. It goes with the job. It appears that teams are trying to cut off some Jameis escape routes, so Jameis has to adjust to this.

    I believe it was Jimmy jack who pointed out that Green Bay must practice the scramble drill all the time. I often wonder if they have also devised a planned a
    retreat route for Rogers. The way he glides out of the pocket and takes up residence in a safe zone to extend plays is uncanny. Bucs would do well study this and try to duplicate it.

  22. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Finally some rational logic. It’s great our defense seems to be playing better than last season but that doesn’t mean the offense has to take a step back either. There has been only 3 changes on the offensive side of the ball. No DJax, no Hump, and Cappa in at RG. That’s it! The rest is the same so there should be no backsliding from last seasons game totals unless someone wants to tell me that DJax, and Hump made most of the big plays. They did well but I’m not buying that they were the biggest reasons for big plays. The guys (Perriman, Wilson) added to replace them need to step up but they are in the same line for targets behind ME, CG, OJH, and CB. My opinion, too many long developing plays with very little separation along with some inaccuracy will get you 300 yards total offense. They shorten the pass routes and Jameis pullback a little on the fastballs and make it easier to catch along with a good run game we’ll keep the chains moving.

  23. Troy Says:

    It’s about wins, not offensive ratings.

  24. No Risk It No Biscuit Says:

    8 weeks for the offense to get the new system enough for Jameis to feel comfortable while being the game manager.

    Patience people. Enjoy the win and a real coaching staff.

    Where is “The Realist “?

    Go Bucs!!!

  25. 813bucboi Says:

    Arizona has a rookie quarterback with a coach who has never worked an NFL sideline before so pretty sure that’s a new offense for Arizona. Yet the Cardinals are No. 12 in the NFL.

    and their record is?…..

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  26. 813bucboi Says:

    so folks rather have a offense that gains tons of yards but cant score TD’s and win games vs an offense that is balanced and stacking W’s….lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  27. 813bucboi Says:

    Troy Says:
    September 17th, 2019 at 9:32 am
    It’s about wins, not offensive ratings.

    Barbosa Says:
    September 17th, 2019 at 8:35 am
    Absolutely nothing wrong with a balanced attack.


    GO BUCS!!!!!

  28. orlbucfan Says:

    Hank Rearden Says:
    September 17th, 2019 at 7:37 am
    2 weeks in a new offense and loyaltohisego is expecting more? I guess you don’t know foosball.
    Just another Know-nothing hot air bag called a troll. Plenty of them on here! 🙁

  29. Sport Says:

    Joes fixation strikes again!!! He hates stats. Yet pulls up this ish. How did all those yards between the 20’s do for us the last few years, plus the garbage yards. And I’ll just bet field position has something to say about how many yards you have, and sustained clock eating drives, which is also called effectively running the football. I could go on, but why bother. Stubborn Joe is relentlessly so.

    In BA I Trust!

  30. Cgmaster27 Says:

    @alter, please stfu with that in stride crap. Plenty of throws last game in stride as you like to regurgutate every post. Find something new to complain about. Youre a broken record at this point.

  31. unbelievable Says:

    Well hopefully Evans is finally healthy after the extra rest. He did not look like himself in game 2 either (prob still sick).

    And if Perriman can remember how to catch the ball, this offense should be firing on all cylinders.

  32. Jmarkbuc Says:


    And plenty weren’t….throwing at Barbers ankles, Godwin having to post up, ( recall Aikmans analysis)…

    JW looks to be the guy that will get it 50% right, 100% of the time…

  33. BucEmUp Says:

    Leftwhich is hot garbage just like smitty was.

    Weak link Leftwhich!

  34. unbelievable Says:

    Here’s some fun stats for you guys.

    Since 2015, the following QBs all have MORE pick-6s than Jameis:

    Phillip Rivers
    Kirk Cousins
    Matthew Stafford
    Marcus Mariota
    Drew Brees
    Matt Ryan
    Derek Carr
    Cam Newton
    Ryan Tannehill
    Jay Cutler

    Jameis is tied with Eli Manning and Dak Prescott at 4 for his entire career.


    Does he throw too many interceptions? Absolutely. Has he been trending up over his last 10 games? Sure has. Let’s see how this season plays out before burning everything down, okay?

  35. Son of Kobe Faker Says:

    “3-14 on 3rd down conversion is not balanced

    our Arizona OC playcaller is the reincarnation of Mike Smith and My Leftfoot is going to derail our promising season”

    Son of Kobe Faker

  36. DalvinCookRules Says:

    The offense is too predictable. We run almost every time on 1st down it seems. When you establish the run and get the defenses
    cheating into the box, it would seem play action can be your friend. You also have to be able to condition the defense with your play calling, get them guessing and guessing wrong. The Patriots are masters at this, but even Koetter was pretty good at it albeit not consistently.

  37. unbelievable Says:

    Uh, Koetter was as predictable as they come…

  38. Isaac haggins Says:

    Is Ronald Jones practicing and a full Go Sun ?

  39. Losinghope Says:

    Our qb is suspect duh…. Of course offensive output is low