“We Know What The Bucs Are”

November 25th, 2020

Not down on Bucs.

Noted skeptic Nick Wright of “First Things First” has always been, well, skeptical of how much success the Bucs would have by turning their team over to a 43-year old quarterback some refer to as a farm animal.

So when park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, jet ski-losing, handshake-stiffing Bucs quarterback Tom Brady melted down Monday night for the nation to witness, it didn’t surprise Wright.

Still, Wright defended Brady. A little.

Wright said on the FS1 show that Brady marched the Bucs down to near field goal range before he threw his game-losing pick. And he noted Brady can still get the job done, so long as he has almost perfect protection.

Pass rush pressure is Brady and the Bucs’ kryptonite, Wright noted.

“When you play the Panthers who have no pass rush, you look great,” he said. “When you play the Raiders who look as good as they are on offense, they have no pass rush. You can look really good.

“But if you face any type of resistance from an opposing team’s offensive line you are going to fall apart.”

The Bucs have a decent offensive line. Even with Ali Marpet out Aaron Donald was no factor Monday. None.

Wright wasn’t all down on the Bucs. He still thinks the Bucs make the playoffs and if they are fortunate to face a team that doesn’t have much of a pass rush, the Bucs could win a playoff game.

Wright doesn’t think much of the Bucs’ chances other than that.

You can see his full take in the FS1 video below.

25 Responses to ““We Know What The Bucs Are””

  1. Phred Says:

    Our O-line is sub-par. Jensen, Marpet and Wirfs are fine. We need to replace Smith and Cappa. We need to get Marpet back.

    Give Brady a clean pocket, create some run lanes and our offense would be consistently top-tier.

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    IMHO, it is not just Brady!
    It is the Arians offensive scheme as well.
    The Rams were in a prevent defense on our last drive of the game.
    We had plenty of time, and time outs left.
    So, instead of dinking and dunking down the field, we tried to throw a deep ball, against a prevent defense!
    The result was an interception that cost us this last game.

  3. Architek Says:

    Let’s not just blame Brady- it’s the playcalling and the coaching too!

  4. Marine Buc Says:

    Our defense is solid our offense struggles against even mediocre defenses and our OC is clueless. Our game plans are garbage if we even have any and adjustments are made waaaaay too late during games.

  5. Pete Mitchell Says:

    Sounds about right, unless or until they can prove otherwise.

  6. Bojim Says:

    Last play was bad play calling by someone. I think everybody watching was like “They’re almost in FG range!” And then…..

  7. Pewter Power Says:

    The excuse period is over. They aren’t having prime time struggles they have trouble with good well coaches teams and they are playing like a one and done wild card team. They have no answers for teams with a strong pass rush. The team is only successful if they have time to throw. It’s why I don’t get excited about blowout wins against nobody teams. My confidence never recovered from that Saints loss I stopped watching in the first quarter.

    This season is all on the coaches and they clearly are being outcoached proving it doesn’t matter what kind of weapons you have when the head coach hires an amateur to call plays even though he did it himself his entire career. If they are one and done in the playoffs they don’t deserve a second chance

  8. gp Says:

    What Marine Buc said!
    How can this ‘talent laden’ offense look so bad, at all?
    With this much talent, we should be rolling over even the best defenses!
    Are we overconfident?

  9. Tye Says:

    The bucs need better DBs… to many times Rams receivers were so open that their catches were uncontested and kept getting several yards after catch… that will cause any team to struggle.. Yes.. the Bucs offense has much to improve on but if the Rams were kept out of the endzone, that last interception wouldn’t have happened or mattered…

  10. Casual Observer Says:

    IMHO too, what Chrisapple said.

  11. D1 Says:

    Chris apple,

    On the last int, the Rams were Not in a “prevent” defense. They lined up in a cover 2 look , not prevent, the slots were in Man coverage and the cover 2 pre snap was a disguise for a combo/ cover 3 robber.

    You are correct that the open recievers were the outside stop routes, dink and dunk, but you’re way way on understanding the coverage.

  12. Joe in Michigan Says:

    gp: The 2 most important positions on offense are QB and LT. The Bucs QB is good against bad defenses, but bad against good defenses. The LT looks like he’s uninterested at blocking at times. The 3rd down back drops 3 or 4 passes and smiles about it. If Fournette does, on a rare occasion, catch the ball, he’s tackled immediately, usually by a smaller defender. So there you have it.

  13. Davenport Buc Says:

    Brady still has the talent to win another Super Bowl. Just use the NE style of offense – Run the ball, quick passing, deep routes with an outlet. Coaches need to adapt, show some patience and let Brady do his thing. They should be squeezing every last drop of Brady-style winning football out of him.

    BA, BL, TB, for all their reputations. have never won anything. They are blessed with great talent on this team and are doing their stubborn best to screw it up.

    BA calling out Brady in the media is stupid beyond belief. I praise Tom for not firing back at this ass.

  14. doubters Says:

    I don’t trust this Wright dude, he looks like Osama Bin Laden’s cousin.

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Terrible play calling on the last drive fans were only rushing 4! Why throw deep why did we stop running the ball ? Can Vaughn be activated ? For screens ? We had time outs and time!!!! Why panic and throw deep?

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    Lets be clear..Our bucs are an above average team. They are not..top tier. And they will be sittin at home with the rest of us on the couch with snacks and a ..strong beverage watching the superbowl with the rest of us.

  17. ElioT Says:

    It’s all about not adjusting the offensive scheme when you’re facing different/better defenses.

    Pretty sure we had some 5 WR sets with a RB playing WR… why???

    Why do we call the same plays over and over again?

    Why don’t they adjust or scheme to take what the defense is giving them.

    I just can’t get over that failed play to Brate resulting in the INT.


  18. Buczilla Says:

    I hate to agree with this weaselly dude, but Wright is right.

  19. Bucamania Says:

    Sad but true. Bucs wilt under pressure.

    And the kryptonite on D is short, quick passes against the soft Bucs zone.

    The book is out.

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    He’s correct, you know, and the evidence is clear: a strong pass rush is how you contain a drop-back QB.

    A run threat QB is a different animal.

    To beat the Bucs just pressure the QB, that’s pretty much it…

    Four games, four great DL pressures, four losses.

  21. BigMacAttack Says:

    There’s other options to protect your QB from a strong pass rush. BA may not like those remedies or want to try them and that makes him a fool. You can’t always run the game plan you want. You have to adapt and overcome. You need contingency plans. Old guys are often set in their ways and that can be their downfall. Wake up Bruce and stop giving games away.

  22. adam from ny Says:

    buczilla said it best…

    not about his commentary, but the fact he is a weasel…

    it sure would be cool if jenna would b!tch slap nick right across the face knocking his” glue on beard” to the floor

  23. stpetebucsfan Says:

    The Rams are a good team. We did not bring our A game on either side of the ball although the D hung on well enough to give us a chance.

    When you are playing one of the better teams in the league and you can end up with the ball near midfield at the two minute warning trailing only by three…mission accomplished. Except you have to convert the opportunity.

    It’s like getting an opponent on their heels in tennis…you’re at the net and he hits a dying quail and you go for your smash and hit it into the freaking net!!!

    Brady hit the easy slam into the net Monday night.

  24. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    As much as I like Jameis we sure enough would be 4-7 instead of 7-4 if it wasn’t for Brady.. I take the his with the bad. 25 tds and 9 ints pretty good to me with 5 handed left which works out to be 36 and 13 on the year. We haven’t seen numbers like that in a while. Hate to imagine if we had Philip Rivers where we’d be at right now. It seems since he’s not too mobile pressure affects him a lot, no new news there. He’s made some not so good decisions with the ball but for the most part very good with the ball. The coaches still are not calling game plans playing to his strengths, plus the rbs just dropping passes. Wish they’d stick with RoJo as the bell cow and use Keyshawn more.

  25. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Man I hate auto replace