“No Weakness To This Defense At All”

November 19th, 2020

Tom Brady speaks

The Los Angeles Rams have held six of their nine opponents to less than 20 points this season.

And in one other game, the Rams defense was stout but victimized by five turnovers by the L.A. offense.

That’s the kind of defense Tom Brady has yet to see.

Yeah, the Saints defense is good, but they’re ranked 13th in points allowed, whereas the Rams, who play Tampa Bay on Monday night, are No. 2 overall.

“No weakness to this defense at all,” Tom Brady said about the Rams on SiriusXM NFL Radio this morning. Brady went on to name many names on the Rams’ defense and added, “You know, I’ve been watching them since our game on Sunday.”

Brady is correct. The Rams are a complete defense with great experience and talent at cornerback in Darious Williams and Jalen Ramsey. Kudos to Rams head coach Sean McVay for having the stones to fire iconic defensive coordinator Wade Phillips after last season and emerge with a dominant defense.

Joe truly is not overly concerned, however. The Bucs have the horses to match the Rams’ defense. That was the whole damn point of building this loaded Bucs offense.

Brady added that he’s so impressed by how Rob Gronkowski is steadily improving and returning to his stud form after a week off. This smells to Joe like a great week to have Gronk break out.

23 Responses to ““No Weakness To This Defense At All””

  1. buc15 Says:

    Protection is key. If we can give Brady a clean pocket, we can destroy any team in the land.

  2. Chris Boyd Says:

    exactly buc15. this game worries me because against teams with good defensive lines, we have looked really bad. and mcvay is really creative and can take advantage of our aggressiveness and speed on defense. like the misdirection stuff the giants did, only with much better players. i dont like this game at all.

  3. pewter941 Says:

    We shut Donald down last year, the biggest differnce is the addition of Jalen Ramsey.

  4. Buczilla Says:

    Stay committed to pounding the rock to help keep Brady upright and using play action. Goff is not very good and if our defense is dialed in, we should smash these dudes. Lotta if’s, but I just don’t think that this team can hang with us unless we beat ourselves.

  5. BradyBucs Says:

    I think we’ve gotta get back to the quick, inside stuff. Like those Edelman-like inside quick slants to Scotty Miller we ran earlier in the season.

    Get AB doing quick slants inside for quick short passes and let him work in open space. More fast WR outs and WR screens.

    Nothing crushes the confidence of a solid D-Line that quick passing. That’s exactly Brees did to us all day in that last game and it’s much of what Rodgers was doing with early success against us in that Packers game.

    The other way to neutralize that pass rush is to POUND THE ROCK over and over. Wear them down. Break their spirit with solid run after run.

  6. Robert Says:

    I’d rather see Brate break out, but Gronk will due. Defenses are all over Gronk…..

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

    What Buc15 said. A clean no.12 Jersey equals a win. Our Entire receiving corps is finally 99.9% healthy (Godwin playing in a splint still).
    The rams haven’t seen a corps like this.

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    more worried about bowles and the defense making goff look all world…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  9. Cannon Says:

    +1 on the short passing game

    let’s not hang our QB and O line out to dry

  10. chris L Says:

    brady didnt play well against the rams in 2018 in the super bowl so hopefully he learned from that. i know different coaches and players but he knows well about donald that is for sure.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    just need Dean to stop biting on every move

  12. rsjcheapseats Says:

    If you liked the Bears game you are going to love the Rams game. This will be ugly.

    The Rams are 5th in the NFL against the run, and have as good a CB pair as there is in the league.

    I doubt we will be able to run.

    A tough game against a good opponent.

  13. Tackleblockwin Says:

    The Bucs need to play balanced football and keep the score close at halftime. One thing we know about our Bucs is they are pretty darn good at halftime adjustments.

  14. Rayjay1122 Says:

    One big factor in this contest will be which #76 decides to show up. If Brady has time to scan the field or must he be more concerned with which Ram defender is going to harrass him.

  15. Capt.Tim Says:

    Our Offense has the most talent, most weapons, of any offense in the league.
    If we are playing together, it is unstoppable.
    Just needs time together.

    More worried about our defense. Gotta pressure Goff

  16. pewter941 Says:

    We didnt have Chris Godwin in the Bears game though, he is the X factor in our offense, nothing is the same without him, Antonio helps also.

  17. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    Now lets see if they can actually game plan against a solid defense. Also hope our Defense can get rolling fast in the first half.

  18. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I agree with all that we need to keep Brady upright as much as possible.

    I do not think our OL or any OL is going to keep the Rams pass rushers at bay physically. This is where BA and BL come in with the right play calling. Forget the emphasis on bombs away and run it and dink and dunk and run draws and screens do whatever it takes in game planning to keep the Ram D confused as possible.

  19. Mike Says:

    2 and 3 TE sets all day against the Rams. Pound the rock, run play action and take what the defense gives you.

  20. HeyItsAdam Says:

    What’s stopping us from using Fournette and Jones simultaneously?

    Let them guess who’s getting the ball.

    Lots of screens, swings, flairs…… keep them honest.

    Am I the only one who remembers the PRO SET offense from Madden 96?

  21. Buc4evr Says:

    Time for Smith to step up and have a great game. Need a two tight end sets and lots of trick plays. Also Brady needs short crossing routes, seam routes to TEs and bubble screens to negate the defense. Hope Jensen plays guard and Shipley at center again. Wonder if Brady has enough mobility for a few rollouts and bootlegs ?

  22. Defense Rules Says:

    “Joe truly is not overly concerned, however. The Bucs have the horses to match the Rams’ defense.”

    Biggest game of the year thus far & you’re not overly concerned Joe? My biggest concern is enticing the ‘horses’ to leave the barn.

    Ours is a very inconsistent offense. When it’s hot, it’ll roll right over you like a storm surge. When it’s cold, we have trouble buying a FG.

    The Rams this year, just like last year, are susceptible to turnovers. We whooped them last year largely because they committed 4 TOs. The games the’ve lost this year are because of … TOs. Given a choice, they’re a very BALANCED team in terms of run-pass, and they have a very good running attack, averaging almost 135 YPG on an average of just over 30 runs/game. But when they gotten behind in their losses, they turn much more to the pass, and that’s not really their strength.

    So all the Bucs have to do to win is to take the ball away early, let our offense play sound COMPLIMENTARY FOOTBALL using a BALANCE ATTACK to control the game & get the Rams behind early. And then, oh ya, step on them so they can’t get up & get back in the game.

    But no Joe, I won’t put any money on the Bucs being able to do that. Generating takeaways is a very iffy proposition, and our offense all too often needs a good kick to break into a gallop. This’ll be interesting …

  23. Mike Johnson Says:

    Rams defense is RAM tough. Better have an answer for the Beast Donald. he will be hungry and will wreck Hovoc.