“They Are Built For The Postseason”

December 29th, 2020

This fired up Joe last night and there’s nothing inaccurate here.

The man who finished his final five NFL seasons with more than 1,200 yards rushing and 52 receptions in each year (let that beastliness sink in) is also the brother of Buccaneers legend Rondé Barber.

Of course, Joe’s talking about Tiki Barber, who has a prime time show on CBS Sports Radio.

Barber is a reasoned and seasoned analyst who doesn’t play a lot of favorites. He’s been skeptical of the Bucs, even though he openly says Bucco Bruce Arians is family to him.

Yesterday, Barber jumped on the Bucs bandwagon and strapped on his seat belt.

“Quietly, they have a guy in Rob Gronkowski we don’t really talk about a lot. He’s got 600 yards and seven touchdowns — and he’s like the fourth option. You know what I mean?” Barber said.

“They are built for the postseason; let’s put it that way. I think because of Gronk’s experience and Tom’s experience, but also the youth and the enthusiasm of [Chris] Godwin and Mike Evans. I mean, obviously this offensive line has got some young pieces, and if Ronald Jones is right, they have everything you need. Defensively they’re pretty good, too. I buy the Buccaneers. I think it just took some time for them to get consistent.”

Barber made it very clear he thinks the Bucs have what it takes to get to the Super Bowl. And he emphasized that the Bucs deserve a ton of credit for how they beat the Lions, even though it’s just the Lions.

20 Responses to ““They Are Built For The Postseason””

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    the rookie vaughn looked good….better than shady imo….

    BL & bowles not f’ing around!!!…lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  2. TB12 In Da Bay Says:

    If I was the Packers I wouldn’t want to play them. I just don’t trust these coaches to out scheme a Sean Payton…

    Bucs need to attack and be aggressive on both sides to have a shot.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    @Tiki … “I think it just took some time for them to get consistent.”

    B-I-N-G-O!!! Finishing the season on a high is essential for this team IMO. Beating the Vikings was huge. Beating the Lions the way they did was huge. Now to do the same thing to the Falcons & march into the playoffs with momentum.

    Anything can happen once you get into the playoffs. What’s particularly nice is that this year’s team has guys on both sides of the ball who’ve ‘been there-done that’ before. Guys like Brady, Gronk, JPP, Suh. They’re all getting older, so this is THEIR YEAR. Gotta love it.

  4. August 1976 Buc Says:

    If they protect Brady, they can compete with any team, period. Do not protect him and they will not be competative. As we have seen. GO BUCS!!!!!

  5. deuceswild78 Says:

    yes what he said

  6. Bobby Buc Says:

    honestly they have looked a bit gassed a few weeks prior to the bye week. they definitely seem a lot more energized….

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    Not sold on the D being playoff-ready.

  8. Lamarcus Guiton Says:

    Built for playoffs? Playoffs have winning teams and lets see how many games The Bucs won with winning records?

  9. sgrd0q Says:

    They need to protect Brady, but part of it is to go play action and short passes on teams that have a good pass rush. Protection will be good enough if Brady has options to get rid of the ball quickly. Need to game plan based on the defenses they face.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    1976 nailed it.

    Post season will all come down to protection- AKA the play of our lines (both offensive and defensive).

    Protecting Brady + consistent pass rush = winning games.

  11. SlyPirate Says:

    Barber is talking about offense when it’s the Bucs defense that will determine how far they go in the playoffs.

    Learning how to use White in pass protection was a big step forward. He’s really disruptive and a big problem for the opposing QBs now.

  12. MIkey Macfly Says:

    I wonder what the energy is like in practice this week? I’m sure they’re at 110%! It’s time to build that momentum, confidence, destroy ATL and go into the playoff READY TO RUMBLE!

  13. Roy T. Buford Says:

    On paper, they are as good or better than anyone else talent-wise. Did they shake their inexplicable slow starts? We’ll soon see. ATL will be a good taste. Arians has already said they’ll be full throttle. Let’s see. Look sharp, beat ATL in the first half and rest the second half as able, and go into Wild Card weekend healthy. I can’t help but think some time off helped RoJo’s legs. And 20 less game throws last week had to be good for Brady. Anything can happen.

    And BTW, the scenario with COVID and Bucs not being much of a home team performer anyway could bode well, given all games very well be on the road.

  14. orlbucfan Says:

    Well, the Bucs know how good they are across the board. They still better watch out for Atlanta. There’s a lot of hot air on these blogs. The players know better.

  15. #1 BUCFAN Says:

    Shut down the long pass, knock it down, intercept, no penalties Bucs Win.


  16. Buczilla Says:

    I’m thrilled that we are in the playoffs and I’m very happy with the direction of the team, but we have only beaten one team with a winning record this year. That sucks man. Like all things Buccaneers, “I gotta see it, to believe it”, and this team is just so inconsistent.

  17. Mike Johnson Says:

    There will be no Detroits in the playoffs. it’s gonna be real nut cutting time..if you know what I mean. We shall see what we have.

  18. Ct Says:

    Let’s see how these guys do against the birds this weekend, this is a big test for them. Finish the regular season strong on a high note entering the playoffs and they should be good for week one of the playoffs. Fall flat, then we have concerns, this game on Sunday matters so let’s see where we are at. GO BUCS!!!

  19. David Says:

    Who wins in the playoffs has not changed for 50 years. It comes down to who wins in the trenches.
    Offense, running Ronald Jones and have a balanced attack makes the offense lethal and makes it easier for the line to block.
    Defense, consistent pressure makes the DBs better.

    The Bucs are pretty damn good on both sides of the ball.
    The toughest matchup is probably the Saints. After that to me it’s Seattle, that would be a shoot out and I think the Buccaneers have an advantage because their defense is better.
    Green Bay is tough in Green Bay but they know if they get pressure on Rodgers they can rattle him

  20. SufferingSince76 Says:

    The entire team needs to inform Donovan Smith “you will play your best football from here on out! You will not take plays off! You will not give less than your very best!” I know he’s had some good games, but when he sucks he really sucks. Perhaps the threat of getting pummeled by 52 other guys would be good motivation.