Scary Offense Still

November 18th, 2020

NFC teams should be scared 

Yeah, the Bucs got on the winning track by hammering the Stinking Panthers. That’s the good thing.

But John Breech of CBS Sports is scared of the Bucs offense. Why is that? Breech doesn’t believe the it is clicking quite yet.

The scary thing about the Buccaneers offense is that it’s still a work in progress. Changes on the offensive line after Week 9? Not enough targets for Evans? Those are two of the issues that got fixed this week, and unfortunately for the Panthers, they were the team that just happened to be on the field on the day where the Buccaneers offense seemed to figure everything out. Even Antonio Brown got in on the action, catching seven passes for 69 yards.

Well, as Joe will demonstrate later this morning, with the Bucs, less is more.

The Bucs have tried to be cute with their latest toy and it seems park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, jet ski-losing Bucs quarterback Tom Brady or Bucco Bruce Arians, or somebody, has been trying to turn the Bucs into Air Coryell with furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing receiver Antonio Brown.

But when the Bucs try to dial it back, they actually take a couple of steps forward.

Now that is scary.

16 Responses to “Scary Offense Still”

  1. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    What happen to no risk it; no biscuit?

  2. ATLBucsFan Says:

    Being a Bucs fan from the beginning I’m going to sit back and enjoy it!

  3. unbelievable Says:

    They’re def not firing on all cylinders yet, which is scary for our opponents. However, the run game is def what drives the offense, so we need to keep that going.

    Will Leftwich finally employ some misdirection and disguise with his play calls this week against one of the best defenses in the league? I sure hope so. Telegraphing exactly what we are gonna do isnt a winning strategy against good defenses.

  4. 1sparkybuc Says:

    If the OL plays well, we can beat the Steelers. If the OL sucks, we can lose to the Jets. Still waiting for some consistency through four full quarters. The loss of VV was huge. Who knows what difference O.J. would have made? Can’t help but to wonder what the record would be with Winston. He went 5-3 in his last eight games with much less talent available to him. Hopefully he and the Saints tank for the rest of the year, and we can stomp the fowlgoons twice. Hopefully too, everybody stays healthy for the rest of the year. Go Bucs.

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    Very appropriate title Joe; this offense is scary in that I’m never sure which Bucs’ offense is gonna show up. For the most part, it seems to take some explosive play or defensive takeaway to ‘light the fire’ THEN it’s off to the races. We seem to struggle until that key event occurs, then it’s Katie bar the door.

    Unfortunately in our 3 losses, our offense has usually provided that key event … to our opponents … via turnovers. Also far too many FGs instead of TDs in some games.

    o Game 1 loss to the Saints: Bucs 1st drive was a thing of beauty, and we took a 7-0 lead early, then 3 quick TOs by the offense (including 1 Pick-6) in less than 15 mins ended with the Saints leading 17-7. We never climbed out of that hole. Turnover differential: Bucs 3; Saints 0.
    o Game 5 loss to the Bears: Bucs were up 13-0 halfway through the 2nd qtr, but 1 TO near the end of the half allowed the Bears to score a TD that was the margin of victory. Turnover differential: Bucs 1; Bears 1, but Bucs settled for 4 FGs.
    o Game 9 loss to the Saints: Bucs never got untracked at all in our 38-3 loss, and it was an abysmal performance, Our 3 TOs proved to be costly, although they certainly weren’t the deciding factor. Turnover differential: Bucs 3; Saints 2.

    It also seems interesting that in EACH of our 3 losses, Brady was sacked 3 times & absorbed 23 QB Hits in those 3 games. Let’s see, immobile QB, OLine doesn’t protect him adequately … yup, that’s a prescription for bad things happening when you’re a passing team.

  6. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Being that the Lambchops have a very aggressive front 7 we need to make them run alot with misdirection, screen and toss sweeps to tire them out. A big dose of RoJo will be needed

  7. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    November 18th, 2020 at 12:26 am

    What happen to no risk it; no biscuit?

    The Bucs are 7-3. Are you complaining?

  8. Augsut 1976 Buc Says:

    Speaking of Air Coryell, John Jefferson was my favorite WR of the late 70’s, to bad he got shipped off to Green Bay. They were a-lot of fun to watch, but they are a poster child of a great offense but no championships. As for the Current Buccaneers they are on schedule at 7-3 in building for the playoffs. Hopefully they will be 8-4, or maybe even 9-3 who knows in 2 weeks. But after these next 2 games. 8-4 would not be to shabby thou. Keep on building Bucs for the playoff run. GO BUCS!!!!

  9. Bucsfanman Says:

    unbelievable- That’s the thing, they have yet to have their best game. I do feel as though the play-calling could be better but, why complain?

  10. Robert Says:

    TB missed a couple deep balls that would have been another 150 yards. He seems to overthrow people, but I think it’s like when he throws low…….he’d rather overthrow than get a pick. IMO anyways

  11. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Biscuit = 98 yard TD run

    Simple as THAT

  12. Mickmam Says:

    @ mirror mirror….what game did you watch? Brady took shots down field and players were opened…he missed them

  13. Mike Says:

    If the Bucs just get back to the basics and fundamentals, low number of penalties, be in the right place at the right time, beat your man, etc. they can match up with anyone on the football field. Now, coaching is another matter. When they have lost, they have been outcoached. I’m glad they got back to more 2 TE sets and running the ball. Don’t get cute, just play smart, hard nosed, clean football and make your opponents pay for mistakes.

  14. 813bucboi Says:


    GO BUCS!!!!

  15. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Maybe the best called game by BL so far!

    A very windy day made TB’s long ball unpredictable.

    Give the Panthers credit for not giving up. Chin was all over the field.

  16. unbelievable Says:

    @DR- that’s a great point about the explosive play / turnover being the catalyst to get the offense going. We saw that against the Chargers, Panthers, Broncos, Packers and Raiders.

    @BFM- I guess I just see so many opportunities to do even more. It’s week 10, and by now I’d like to see the offense functioning smoothly and playing with confidence. Every week they still make everything look so difficult. We’ve been leaving points off the board left and right.