Bucs On Pace For Three Fewer Sacks Than 2018

November 17th, 2019

Speaking after today’s game, Bucco Bruce Arians was unhappy about the Bucs’ nearly invisible pass rush.

Joe found it especially disturbing after the Falcons hammered Drew Brees to the turf six times last Sunday.

After today’s one-sack, three-hurry effort, the Bucs are now on pace for 35 sacks for this season. Last year, they had 38, which was tied for 19th-most in the NFL. Keep in mind the 2019 Bucs have played a hefty total of backup quarterbacks.

The Todd Bowles defense with the Jets last season allowed an average of 30 points per game over its last 10 games. Through 10 games this season, the Bowles Bucs defense is getting rolled worse than that.

Remember all summer long when Joe warned fans that Bowles’ 3-4, blitz-happy defense wouldn’t mean a better pass rush because the NFL just doesn’t work that way. Also, Joe scoffed at the notion that Bowles getting hired would turn Lavonte David and Devin White into ferocious pass rushers.

Just like they did entering the 2018 draft, the Bucs will need to draft a quality pass rusher in the 2019 draft. It’s just too damn hard to win in a passing league with an inconsistent pass rush.

26 Responses to “Bucs On Pace For Three Fewer Sacks Than 2018”

  1. Sport Says:

    Brees doesn’t get sacked by anyone. Did you expect something different. If so, that’s on you.

    In BA I Trust!

  2. Ndog Says:

    Uh Brees got sacked 9 times last week tough guy. It was 6.–Joe

  3. Jean Lafitte Says:

    blame it all on the defense. they had several key stops today and our offense sh|t the bed

  4. Ndog Says:

    One QB gets hit 13 times at a minimum the other gets hit twice. I wonder which one player better?

  5. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    My point was proven by earlier bipolar joe. What’s it going to be? Are you for Jameis or do you want him replaced? I’m for Jameis but listening to back in the day podcasts would leave me to believe Joe is all washed up and against Jameis. Maybe as a fan base we should work on consistency. I hate most of you if you can’t already tell.

  6. SickofLosing Says:

    Agreed, but which side of the ball do you start or focus on? I suppose defense, the offense is still scoring despite the horrible o-line. If the defense was at least middle of the pack…. How terrible is it that buc fans simply hope the defenses is average, forget stellar.

  7. Jean Lafitte Says:

    one score was on a short field and one was a pick six

    take away 14 points and they scored 20

  8. Jean Lafitte Says:

    13 times now we’re inflating the # ..figures

  9. SickofLosing Says:

    I suppose any sane person would lay the blame for this mess at the ferry of the GM. Good thing he had another 4 years lol.

  10. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Sport you got it oh and wait is Brady ever sacked? Not near the same as Winston. People even forget how many drives Jameis extended when he was being sacked.

  11. Ndog Says:

    Jean you are a complete idiot if you think our defense did anything today. I mean seriously are you blind man? They had the ball for 37 minutes to our 23 that is complete and utter domination. And yes when you cannot run the ball and the other team does whatever they want that’s what happens.

  12. 813bucboi Says:

    Pass rush and secondary go hand in hand….

    BA doesn’t have VHG to blame….gotta find a new scapegoat now…


  13. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Jean the first one was on Jameis though right?? Take your beer goggles off son!

  14. Jean Lafitte Says:

    23 minutes because the offense couldn’t move the ball idiot the defense was on the field almost the entire first half moron

  15. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I didn’t blame Jameis for the first one tired

  16. Jean Lafitte Says:

    go back and look at my comments during the game

    I said “that wasn’t jameis’s fault ..so quit lying

  17. lowercaseg Says:

    glazers sell the team

  18. Bird Says:

    Ndog only see jameis bAlls

    Not blind

  19. Buccfan37 Says:

    Bowles looks fat in that pic. I guess that’s from eating all those losses.

  20. Troy Says:

    Wait. I thought the D-line was fixed. Oh wait. That was the DBs. Comical how we can get no pressure but the DBs are expected to cover all day. We need to get a better rush. It’s killing us to not getting any pressure.

  21. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    Talent reality assessment:

    Offense –
    2 good TE’s
    2 elite WR’s
    1 good guard
    1 good center

    Defense –
    1 elite LB
    1 good LB
    1 good NT

    Special teams –

    1 good PK
    1 good P

    Analysis –
    Offense needs to replace both tackles, and the QB. We need an elite or at least a good RB.

    Defense needs to replace JPP and Ghoulston. Our entire back end is highly suspect and has not shown any signs that it has any good players.

    Special teams needs a returner.

    Overall –

    The team lacks speed and depth at nearly every position. Terrible pass defense, no pass rush, no running game. In short, the team is in the lower 1/3 of the league in talent. That is the reason we are 3-7.

  22. rrsrq Says:

    Brees has time, but there were times Bress didn’t have an open receiver. The Bucs issues was giving up too many yards on first and second time with runs or short passes. Then of course there are the times each game where a receiver catches a short passes and turns it into a 50 yard reception. Every game. Then of course there are the favorable spots the refs gave the Saints today too, even Mike Pereria said the refs blew the Brees first down and the ME OPI. They also gave L. Murray yardage when he got tackled in the backfield.

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Brees got sacked last week because he had to shake off the rust.

    So far as the Bucs sacks, remember, JPP only came back last week and he was also shaking off rust. The Saints have one of the best offensive lines in the game right now.

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The Bucs secondary looked pretty bad, yes…but it was still an improvement over previous displays for some of them. Remember, they are young.

    Mike Edwards sucked at times, but he was also playing like a superstar at times.

  25. Sport Says:

    Joe – stats are funny things. You picked one game. How about his numbers over his entire career?

    In BA I Trust!

  26. Ed Says:

    Some of it still comes down to offensive efficiency and how long a team can hold the ball. The Saints had 37 minutes of possession and the Bucs had 23 minutes.

    The Bucs have multiple defensive lineman that are older, JPP, Suh, Gholston, Beau Allen, none of these guys can play as many snaps as 25-28 year old guys. They are on the field too much. Why is that? Because the Arians offense combined with slow Jameis doesn’t have a good short passing game.

    Does anyone remember earlier in the season when the Bucs were running quick WR screens to Godwin, he runs really well after a catch, but have we seen that play run in the past few weeks? Not at all.

    The Saints on the other hand kept moving Michael Thomas and having him run short routes horizontally and he kept beating White and moving the chains.

    Mike Evans can certainly play in that type of offense and so can Godwin but not our genius offensive system, they don’t pass the ball over the middle and when they did Brate was getting 8-9 yards a catch. Its ridiculous that this offense cannot adjust to a hot pass rush and that our defensive line is so old and got totally destroyed by the Saints offensive line.

    The Bucs are a mess and maybe one or at most two more wins in the next 6 games. How can you practice all week for a division game and come out in your home stadium and allow a good team 20 points in the first half?