Explosive Plays

November 30th, 2019

Blowing up.

Former Bucs coach Dirk Koetter was a big believer in explosive plays. If he was still with the Bucs, he’d be happy.

Alas, Koetter is now the offensive coordinator of the Dixie Chicks and boy, doesn’t their offense bring back memories? Lots of yards gained but few points to show it.

(Who knows where Koetter will be working in February given that it smells like there will be a housecleaning in Atlanta.)

Through 12 weeks of football, per the PFF tribe, the Bucs have two of the top four receivers in getting explosive plays, defined by the PFF tribe as 15-yards or more. Who might those be? Well, try Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

(Interesting, the top four receivers for explosive plays all come from the NFC South.)

Evans has the second-most explosive plays at 29. Godwin has the fourth-most with 27.

The only person in the top five not from the NFC South is Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce.

Imagine if the Bucs used a tight end?

The only question Joe has left about this subject is, could Andy Dalton throw for as many yards?

18 Responses to “Explosive Plays”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “The ONLY question Joe has left about this subject is, could Andy Dalton throw for as many yards?”

    Really Joe, the ONLY question? So you’re not even curious how many yards this Bucs’ offense COULD have IF Jameis cut his turnovers in say half?

    And you’re not the least bit curious how many yards this Bucs’ offense COULD have if a QB like say Patrick Mahomes (instead of your proposal, Andy Dalton) were running it?

    Wow, you’re easy. ONLY one question.

  2. bucnole Says:

    I have said many times to my But buddies that if we used OJ like KC uses Kelce we would have more options than ever before.
    I know he has been inconsistent (and I keep hearing whispers he may be partying it up during the season – which is not good) but if we can get him more focused this kid is a matchup nightmare aka T. Gonzalez. I think he has mentally checked out cause he thinks he can do more and not getting enough touches. Granted we needed to keep both TE in to help with the pathetic OL play earlier in the year.

  3. RustyRhinos Says:

    Dalton would probably have about the same yards. With not so many Interceptions, fumbles, or pick-sixes. And he won’t cost us 30+ million a season. If he has the same stats as Winston. And he has been to the playoffs a few times. So he has an idea how hard it takes to Win in this league. Bring him aboard.

  4. pryda...sec 147 Says:

    Andy dalton is not the answer Jameis will be extended

  5. Sport Says:

    What QB wouldn’t love to play with CG and ME? What available QB throws more 50/50 balls, Int’s than JW? Probably none.

    Did you all catch the looooong pause from BA in the presser when asked about JW turnovers? If you don’t think the coaches are applying serious pressure to the guy throwing them you aren’t paying attention. I also read that pause as a source of significant frustration for BA, and that is after a win!

    In BA I Trust!

  6. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    If Winston gets extended no matter how good the defense is 10 wins is his absolute maximum with a ravens tier defense with how many picks he throws. You guys know his two top 5 WR’s bail him out A LOT.

  7. Ndog Says:

    Just a little FYI for the Clueless. Only 4 times have 2 WRs have each had 1,000 after only 11 games in the history of the NFL. Our Bucs are the 4th all time this year. The other 3 QBs that have done this are either already in the HOF or will soon be (Peyton Manning). So those of you that think any old QB could do this are sadly mistaken, like usual. This has happened 3 times EVER before this year but yeah any QB can do it right?

  8. Ndog Says:

    Moss & Carter never did it.
    Rice & Taylor never did it.
    Monk and Clark never did it.
    Clayton and Duper never did it.
    Harrison & Wayne never did it.

    So if you think it only takes great WRs think again.

  9. Cgmaster27 Says:

    @TAMPA his revievers bail him out a lot is such a lazy excuse. Jameis throws it, they catch it, simple as that. Youre straw man arguments dont work here. You probably think Godwin bailed jameis out on that dime jameis threw for a 70yard td. A throw maybe 5 qbs could even make

  10. unbelievable Says:

    And Dalton would be in a body bag at this point LOLOLOL

    Y’all are crazy if you think some immobile QB like Dalton or Manning would do better behind our o-line.

  11. unbelievable Says:


    Totally agree about Howard. He’s a beast on screen plays and slants but we almost never use him like that.

    I hope the partying stuff isn’t true but I could def see that being the case. He has not had the concentration and focus this season that we saw his first 2 years. It’s be a shame for all that talent to go to waste.

  12. Boyd Says:

    Ndog that’s a good stat but you also have to factor in the way the league has changed. We’ve had games where we ran the ball 6 times. You think if bridgwater threw 40 plus times a game to these guys they wouldn’t have the same numbers?

  13. Craig Says:

    The biggest problem is that our best long ball tosser only gets to do it in preseason. Jameis’s long balls only go where they are supposed to by luck. He can’t anticipate fast receivers either. Perriman is just another DJax that jameis can’t hit.

  14. SOEbuc Says:

    Tag Jameis. I already have made my mind about first pick. DT Javon Kinlaw (S. Carolina). 6’6″ 310 lbs athletic freak that can play all over 3-4. Him and Vea could possibly become a dominant inside dline for the next 8-10 years.

  15. Buczilla Says:

    Dalton? Hell no, I’d rather keep Jameis (I really want him gone) then sign that guy. Draft a cheap rookie and build the team properly. That would be much harder to do if you are overpaying Winston or Dalton, as neither one is worth more than 5 million per year.

  16. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Love reading about Npuppy and his absolute hard on for Winston. It’s borderline scary but it’s still fun to read.

  17. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Re- sign Jameis and bring back Football Follies as a hedge

  18. lambchop Says:


    As much as you call out others for being CLUELESS, you sure understand it very well. We’re in a pass happy league with player safety changes to the rules of the game. It’s not even CLOSE to being an argument the way you compare WR tandems from decades past.

    That is about as CLUELESS as it gets. Here’s a kleenex for ya. You got a little mess goin on around your mouth.