The Buccaneers Play-Action

January 21st, 2021

How Bucs’ play-action works.

Joe found this today surfing around searching for Bucs nuggets. For Joe’s readers who dig X’s and O’s discussion and enjoy the technical elements of football, this is for you.

Those bored by X’s and O’s talk, see if you can hang in there.

A football writer and analyst who currently is a receivers coach at Zephyrhills High School, Gene Clemons, who also has had stops as a head coach in Orlando and as defensive coordinator at Wharton high and Tampa Bay Tech, did a breakdown on the whiteboard of what he calls “The Buccaneers Play-Action.”

Clemons is seen using the play-action against the Packers back in October as a teaching opportunity. He has cool insight using All-22 tape of what Bucs fans may expect from offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich against the Packers.

Anyway, it’s cool to learn and understand how the play-action in the Bucs’ playbook works.

10 Responses to “The Buccaneers Play-Action”

  1. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    SOOOO many weapons.
    More than GB.
    Devante Adams = Mike Evans
    Godwin > Valdez Scantling
    AB, Scotty Miller > Lazard
    Gronk, Brate > Tonyan
    Brady > Rodgers
    Tampa D > GB D
    The Bucs are HUNGRY to play a SB in Tampa!

  2. EA Says:

    Just win baby!!

  3. JimBuc2 Says:

    I gained some understanding here. Kudos to Coach Clemons, and same to Joe for sharing this nugget. Goes a long way towards explaing what may appear as a vanilla formation. Crafty, no?
    Go Bucs!

  4. Dew Says:

    Great stuff.

  5. JP09 Says:

    Thanks for the insight coach, good stuff

  6. Stanglassman Says:

    People who are watching this thinking how basic should consider the fact that 98% of the fans never played real football.

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    He leaves out linebacker responsibilities and reaction which, IMO, are the keys to making play action work.

    He basically says that numerous plays can be run with the same formation and motion, which is true.

    Buy How and Why a D reacts to it are another story I hope he covers in future “whiteboard” sessions.

  8. Jack Says:

    That was freaking awesome

  9. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Really good stuff.

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    great stuff

    GO BUCS!!!!