Former Bucs QB Knows The Answer

December 20th, 2020

Identity identified.

Yes sir, the Bucs have an identity. And a former Bucs quarterback explained what it is.

It’s actually two identities. One on offense and one on defense.

Recently, for reasons Joe isn’t fully aware of, it is a national crisis that the Bucs don’t have an “identity.” Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians has been asked about this so much he’s making a running joke of it.

Last week former Bucs quarterback Shaun King had a sitdown with popular local sports radio personality and former Bucs guard Ian Beckles on Beckles’ podcast “In the Trenches” to discuss all things Bucs.

A lot of observers don’t think the Bucs have an identity — horrors! King thinks the Bucs do. And it is sort of two-headed.

“For me it is Tom Brady,” King said. “In order for Tampa to win a championship in 2020, this season, Tom Brady has to become the best player on offense.

“And when I talk about inconsistency, a lot of it revolves around him. Tom has been very high or very cold. He’s not been very consistent.”

The identity doesn’t stop there for King. He points to the other side of the ball as well.

“On defense, it’s actually getting real pressure on the quarterback,” King said. “For example, six sacks against Kirk Cousins. He still wasn’t under any real pressure.

“You look at those sacks, they were on him holding the ball and trying to be aggressive throwing the ball down the field.”

But the success or failure of the Bucs in the playoffs will likely come down to Brady.

Like former Giants running back Tiki Barber said, King doesn’t believe there is some personality clash between Arians and Brady. King is a bit dubious that Brady can snap his fingers and all of a sudden he’ll be playing consistent January football.

“Can he find that consistency at 43?” King asked. “Football is a hard game, especially at 43.”

Joe thinks this identity stuff is so worn out it’s not funny. Joe would rather the Bucs have an identity for victories than for being one-dimensional on offense.

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15 Responses to “Former Bucs QB Knows The Answer”

  1. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:

    Your identity is what your record says you are….8 dash 5, soon to be 9 dash 5.

  2. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Win today and you will be identified as a winner.. today is all that matters today

  3. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Point in Case, If Mr 6 Rings was his normal self the Bucs would have won the Ram game and the Bear game with last possession drives in the 4th Qtr. That would have the Bucs at 10-3 right now, with the tiebreaker against the Packers and looking to win out. The Saints most likely are going to get beat most likely this week by KC. If that was the case, the Bucs would have the #1 seed and have the Playoff bye. That is how close the Bucs are, in spite of Bradys up and down playand a defense that is now treading water each week. So again if Brady would have been his normal self it would be a totally different scenario right now for the Bucs. So yes Brady is definitely the Identity of this team. GO BUCS!!!

  4. Mitch Says:

    I hope fournette shows up today because Rojo should have/could have been who this offense leaned on all year but didn’t. Brady has played about as well as I thought he would. I just didn’t know he’d have such a hard time connecting with Mike Evans throughout the year.

    Today is still a must win to stay ahead in the wildcard. The only way we clinch this week is if we win and Vikings-Bears tie so we’ll need the win this week and next week to clinch.

  5. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Oh yes, that ageless axiom Shaun “Burger” King……..very high or very cold?
    Stick to what you know Has-been…… the buffet line.

  6. Jedleman Says:

    Give it a rest. Brady has turned around one of 2 or 3 worst franchises in the NFL in less than a year. A COVID year no less. Be grateful your not fighting for .500 and not getting there.

  7. Jason Says:

    A little harsh Dooosh.
    Not wrong, just harsh. Lol.

  8. Dingo Dubois Says:

    With Rojo out I’m more interested in what Vaughn has to offer than Fournette

  9. Wesley Says:

    Brady isn’t the problem. Sure he’s missed a few throws, but every q.b. does, even Mahomes.

  10. BucEmUp Says:

    You cant ask him to be consistent with the playcalling and limited selection of plays to choose from that compliment his skillset.The guy didnt just regress over night.

    Leftwich sucks

  11. ModHairKen Says:

    “Identity,” “Gameplan,” “Shutdown Corner,” “Execution,” “Leadership,” all mostly meaningless terms coined by people incapable of expressing or too lazy to express their thoughts with coherent words.

    “After KC, we realized we don’t know have an identity because we failed to execute on our gameplan, and we now need to find our shutdown corner and who are leaders are.”

    “It is what it is.”

  12. Robertg Says:

    HC already said TB calls his own plays so blaming the OC is just a excuse. Maybe they should let the actual OC call plays

  13. BucEmUp Says:

    When the playcaller inisits on taking a deep shot on every possession and runs it up the middle on every first down it kinda makes rhe qbs job a little harder. You know when the average joe can call the plays before they happen sitting from his couch, experienced defensive coordinators can probably identify it as well. Just a crazy hunch…

  14. Beeej Says:

    As I can tell, when we line up in a shotgun, nothing good is about to happen. . Hope we stick with more two-right end

  15. Stanglassman Says:

    I remember when or if someone pointed out other areas that caused this team to be inconsistent other than Qb you got hammered. Now it’s just a bunch of excuses and no push back.