Chris Simms: Bucs Have “Become A Dangerous Offense”

January 16th, 2021

Confident in former team.

If the Bucs are able to upset the slimy Saints on Sunday night, it may be the seal-clubbing the slimy Saints gave Tampa Bay was the catalyst to the Bucs returning the favor.

That’s the opinion from Chris Simms, one of the last Bucs quarterbacks to start a playoff game before park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback Tom Brady.

Simms now does a strong job as a football analyst for NBC Sports.

Talking to his “Unbuttoned” podcast cohort at NBC Sports, Mike Florio, the creator, curator and overall guru of Pro Football Talk, Simms said he strongly believes the Bucs offense has continually improved ever since it was slapped across the grill on Sunday Night Football by the slimy Saints.

“That’s when they changed and become a dangerous offense,” Simms said. “The Bucs are as good as anybody with explosive plays.”

Simms believes as good as the offense is now (he said it is every bit as good as Buffalo’s), the Saints may have the best defense in the NFL. Florio responded that if the Bucs’ offensive line can handle the Saints’ pass rush, Brady could slice and dice defense.

“Look at what the Tampa Bay offensive line did to Washington,” Florio said. “If the Bucs were able to shut down Washington [and it’s pass rush], they should be able to slow down the Saints and give Tom Brady time to throw the ball.”

Simms didn’t disagree.

“That’s the theme of the game,” Simms said. “Can they get pressure on Brady? Are they going to have to compromise everything to blitz and then leave Lattimore and those guys one-on-one in the back end in single coverage.

“If they do that too much they are playing with fire and certainly can get upset.”

No fumbles, no picks and the ball in Brady’s hands in a tight game? Joe will take the Bucs’ chances.

Florio is right, if the Bucs block for Brady like they did last week, the slimy Saints could have a long evening.

20 Responses to “Chris Simms: Bucs Have “Become A Dangerous Offense””

  1. Mcruzer Says:

    I am not worried at all with our offense and even our struggling at times defense comes through with timely interceptions. But I really would like for our special teams to come through for us. They have ranked near the bottom rankings wise all year. Every now and then, they need to do something to contribute.

  2. Infomeplease Says:

    This BUC OFFENSE is unstoppable!! The world 🌎 will know soon!!
    And who knows… Maybe a reassurgenc of that flea flicker to Scotty again…just for fun!

  3. Casual Observer Says:

    Our D is the problem.

  4. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    42-38 Bucs. Brees and company have to settle for 1 short field goal. That’s the difference. Neither defense can stop the other offense.

  5. Wesley Says:

    We need to be real. We’ve won 5 straight games against bad teams and nearly lost to a 4th string q.b..

  6. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I hope we beat them, but it is not gonna be easy.
    New Orleans is surrendering 9.3 PPG over its last three weeks, allowing just 1 touchdown during that span. It’s not like the Saints are doing it against easier competition, either. During that stretch, they’ve faced the league’s fifth-best scoring offense in our Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an extremely dangerous Atlanta Falcons’ attack and a decent San Francisco 49ers’ offense.

    And the numbers only get more impressive the deeper you look. In that same stretch the Saints have recorded 14 sacks, 28 tackles for loss, 6 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries.

    While big-name stars like Cameron Jordan certainly deserve credit for this turnaround, the play of lesser-known defenders like Trey Hendrickson has also been crucial. Hendrickson, for example, has 4.0 sacks during this three-game stretch and is now tied with Myles Garrett for the most sacks in football (9.5).

  7. Mitch Says:

    Bucs activated an undrafted practice squad Safety. Last name Hagan… doesn’t bode well for Jordan Whiteheads availability.

  8. unbelievable Says:

    @Chris, their defense is definitely legit but I think your numbers are wrong.

    Saints last 2 opponents were the Bears and Panthers, who only scored 7 points each. But their 2 games before that were against the Vikings who put up 33 points, and the Chiefs who put up 32.

    We should be able to score 30 points minimum if we don’t make mistakes. But I think we’ll need closer to 38 – 40 points to actually win. Would be nice to see our defense nab a pick-6 from Brees in route to his retirement.

  9. Kentucky Buc Says:

    @Chris, nothing you said is accurate

  10. gp Says:

    How about if White slices untouched through the gap, bats Brees’ pass straight up and runs Brees over on his way to catching it and then runs it 20 yards for the defensive touchdown.
    Would that make your day?

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m still skeered.

  12. BucEmUp Says:

    Leftwich has adapted and drastically improved over the last month. Bowles has not adapted and seems to have regressed. We have seen the defense four partial games.shut down.vwry good offenses but it seems Todd cannot always identify what is wrong quick enough to make minute to minute changes, sometimes never making the change at all. Switching coverages too late or playing.soft prevent way too early. I hope he did his homework.

  13. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Well, if they can win tomorrow, they’ll have be dangerous in GB with 26 degree weather and 30% chance of snow during the game. I know, first things first, but here’s to hoping it’s not the night game Sunday. Sadly, we have to put up with Buck and Aikman tomorrow. Was hoping for Burkhardt/Johnston…they are much, much better. Go Bucs! Go Bills!

  14. Roy T. Buford Says:

    “If the Bucs were able to shut down Washington [and it’s pass rush], they should be able to slow down the Saints and give Tom Brady time to throw the ball.”

    Really need Stinney to step up, and D. Smith to have another good game. Wirfs has already seen Cam Jordan twice, so that can’t hurt.

  15. bojim Says:

    ‘Seal clubbing’ paints a bad picture. Go Bucs!

  16. SOEbuc Says:

    This is gonna be a game of defenses. Bowels doesn’t come up with something or we’re toast. And the Saints signed Jamies purely for BA game book so they better come up with some trickery of their own.

  17. Davenport Buc Says:

    BucEmUp Says:
    January 16th, 2021 at 7:21 pm
    Leftwich has adapted and drastically improved over the last month.

    You meant to say that he finally got out of Brady’s way.

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Played the WFT without White, that is the equivalent to losing Brady on offense. Guy has 140 tackles, you think White would of jumped over Heinike? I think he would of ripped his head off. If White was in game Heinike doesn’t finish it. Defense does just enough holds NO to 24 pts and Oline plays like last week, off to GB.

  19. Aaron E May Says:

    I’ve seen our O make some changes…throwing more on 1st down…more play-action…mass protect…Evan, Godwin are healthy and BA / Brady are on the same page…Still very concerned with the D…this off-zone doesn’t fit our personal. We tackle like crap some times…our 4 man rush isn’t pressuring..

    We’ve got to be aggressive – pressman underneath…Safety help…mix up defense line combination. Drop them into quick slant areas…keep moving…keep attacking…smart blitzing…use some basketball type of defenses. Box and 1…triangle and 2. Full court press…try to get Saints 7min drives…Keep Brady in rhythm…Go Bucs!

  20. unbelievable Says:

    LOL gp.

    Yes, nothing would make me happier than a strip sack recovered for a touchdown, en route to sending Brees into retirement.