A Different Key To Beating The Packers

October 16th, 2020

Ndamukong Suh

There’s a highly intelligent former Super Bowl winner in NFL media that often has a fresh perspective on every team.

He’s also the father of the superstar running back the Buccaneers consistently shut down. Joe’s talking about retired receiver Ed McCaffrey, who’s a regular co-host on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

McCaffrey noted this week that the Packers largely have run the ball effectively at will all season long but it would be shocking if they can do that against the Bucs defense. McCaffrey doesn’t believe they will. And that will greatly change how the Packers approach their offense, he said, likely forcing them to eliminate “keepers and movement passes,” as well as play-action.

The Bucs will be thriving defensively if they can slightly limit receiver Davante Adams versus letting him go off completely, McCaffrey said, which is what the Packers likely will need to put up enough points to win.

As for the Bucs offense, McCaffrey thinks Brady lost his composure in Chicago and he’s clearly not happy with team’s play.

Will the Bucs offense unite around a regrouped Brady this Sunday, or will it need to keep finding its way slowly? McCaffrey wondered that aloud and Joe is right there with him.

This is a game where the Bucs need to come together and play their first complete game of the season. It’s Week 6. It’s at home. No excuses.

As for the run defense, the Bucs haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 13 consecutive games. Joe’s not worried about them stopping the run.

16 Responses to “A Different Key To Beating The Packers”

  1. Ndog Says:

    Is Vea playing?

    So how does anyone know how our run defense will be without him?

  2. Rob Says:

    Lil Pup, in case you don’t get a signal from the basement, Vita has a broken ankle so no, he isn’t playing you idiot. Go cheer for the Aints with your bench warming male friend. Go Bucs!

  3. Swampbuc Says:

    No Vita makes it a little more challenging to stop the run.

  4. BridleOaksBuc Says:

    Vea has only played 50% +/- of the defensive plays anyway. He is a huge loss, but this team with Suh and JPP will fight!

  5. Bobby M. Says:

    I think….we wont see much of a drop off with our run defense but i do think we might actually see a bit more pressure in passing situations. As good as Vea is, getting to the QB wasn’t his premier trait.

  6. SB Says:

    Did Vea play all of last yr with our previous QB at the helm?
    You will get to see your man crush at least twice as the camera pans in on him holding the surface.

  7. Youngbucs Says:

    Ndog the same way you deal in all your Wht ifs. 🤡

  8. Youngbucs Says:

    Example winston is gonna tear up the league for the next 10-15 years. You throw tht around as facts. But go ahead move the goal post in your response.

  9. NOLES Says:

    Agree.. quite certain it look much different w out VEA

  10. Mike C Says:

    Gee a NOLES fan agrees with N pup. WHAT A SHOCK!

  11. PSL Bob Says:

    NDog, got to agree with you on this one. This will be a true guage of Vea’s importance on the D-line. I hope the 2’s are able to plug the hole and keep the whole D-front functioning as it has been.

  12. Clean House Says:

    I’m a Noles fan too- and I agree with NDog-
    It seems like common sense that losing Vea should be considered a big deal

  13. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Losing Vea definitely hurts our run d but we still have several good players to help cover for his loss. This is gonna be a tough game with or without Vea. Next man up attitude and go ball

  14. Buczilla Says:

    Losing Vea looks like a crushing blow to our run defense, but I’ll hold off judging until I see how Roches plays. We have the talent to beat the Packers on both sides of the ball and we replaced an erratic, turnover prone qb, with the best player in football history. Ya, Brady’s old, but he can still sling it. I hope our 89 million coaches have got our players heads on straight for this game, because the inconsistency is killing us.

  15. #1bucfan Says:

    Couldn’t agree more joe. Complete game. All 4 quarters. All 3 phases show up. Let’s go Bucs.

  16. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    When our defense is giving up 70% pass completion, running the ball will not be important to Rogers. We give up 3rd and longs and 4th and shorts all day long. They play soft coverage, 10 yards off their receivers and get burned all day long. The only reason why there are in incompletions is because the qb missed his mark or a dropped pass. Very few passes defensed. Rogers will pass pass pass until he gets in the red zone then they can run run run because this defense can’t stop tds from happening in the red zone.