“The Bucs Defense Delivered”

January 21st, 2021

Enjoys Bucs secondary play.

Joe really loves when former NFL players get ahold of All-22 film and break things down for the proletariat and beer-swilling NFL fans like Joe.

That brings Joe to former NFL offensive lineman Brian Baldinger. Now working for NFL Network, Baldinger enjoys dissecting All-22 and putting it up on Twitter. It’s good stuff.

The Bucs played lights out defense last week, forcing the slimy Saints into four turnovers. However, some believe the Bucs took advantage of Drew Brees, the slimy Saints future Hall of Fame quarterback having a shot arm. His longest completion was 16 yards.

Baldinger points that out in the video but Baldinger isn’t so sure the Bucs played good defense just because Brees didn’t throw deep. Baldinger showed Carlton Davis preventing a Michael Thomas touchdown inside the red zone, for example.

The below largely focuses on the coverage of the Bucs’ secondary. The plays he highlights suggests the Bucs’ defensive backs had a helluva game.

Give the video a look-see and see if you believe the Bucs were just lucky or Brees’ arm was toast.

19 Responses to ““The Bucs Defense Delivered””

  1. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    That made me feel better. Maybe we can count on the Bucs DBs!

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    great job defense…

    we need a repeat performance…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  3. Jeff Says:

    All nice to see but AR is on a completely different level. Bucs will need a near perfect offensive performance to win this game.

  4. David Says:

    NFL network just showed some thing pretty awesome-
    Tom Brady currently has the longest streak in NFL history at 368 pass attempts without an interception on the road.

    His last interception on the road was Janoris Jenkins pick 6 for the Saints in week 1!

  5. Mitch Says:

    Defense made some great plays to change the game. It’s going to be a different but equally great game Sunday!

    I also recommend the breakdown of Tristian Wirfs on his Twitter. He breaks down how Wirfs pitched a no hitter against Cam Jordan and really dominated the game. He said Wirfs is as good as Justin Herbert and Justin Jefferson as a rookie.

  6. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Aaron Rodgers has a much stronger arm than Drew Brees, so if we play Man coverage, it has to be close to perfect.
    The way to beat Rodgers is to rush him and get to him.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    To be honest…..the coverage of Cockrel on the TD to Tre’quan Smith was just about as good…..the Brees throw on that pass was more accurate.

    We need a big game from CD3 on Sunday.

  8. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Rodgers is mobile, Brees was not.
    Sunday will be more challenging for Bucs D.
    Keeping Rodgers in pocket and pressuring is key.

  9. Beeej Says:

    I like what I’ve seen of Cockrel thus far, he doesn’t seem to be a drop-off from SMB or Dean

  10. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I watched the first game last night, first two series Roger’s went up and down the field. It wasn’t until he threw the pick six and second int that bounced off Adam’s hands that gave us two easy scores. I doubt this will happen again. This is going to be a tough one. I believe it’s the offense that has to shine and hopefully not revert to earlier in the season.

  11. Snook Says:

    Amazing what happens when you let man corners play man coverage. Shocking!!!

  12. Scooter Says:

    As a kid I watched Oscar Robertson on black and white TV with the Cincinnati Royals, no color TV yet. In the sixties CBS had Sunday NBA doubleheaders, an earlier East coast game and a later west coast game. I watch sports for entertainment and as a escape from the routine humdrum of everyday life( job etc. ) . However when a sport jams a social narrative down my throat, I’m done with that sport. Bye Bye NBA! Better hope you get a lucrative contract from the human rights violating Communist China.

  13. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    They do good against big physical receivers… The speedy guys are the ones that hurt them

  14. KYBUCFAN Says:

    @ Scooter:
    Times are forever changing man, if you still clinging to the rhetoric of the old days then you’ll soon be left behind…!

  15. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Know what else I noticed…. Devin White was either in Brees face on all of those plays, or making the play himself!! … What a leader this dude has become!!

  16. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    I just heard on the Dan Patrick show, Brady has more conference championship wins than 27 NFL teams, lol, wow.

  17. SlyPirate Says:

    It will be interesting to see what happens with Bowles in the offseason. He’s interviewing with nearly everyone. I’m hoping the Bucs are grooming a DC from Bowles staff so their is little to no drop off.

    Joe – Any thoughts/knowledge on rising stars within the coordinator ranks?

  18. Ed Says:

    I watched those same games Scooter watched in the sixties but you know what today’s games are better because the players are better. The difference is speed and depth. Yes your Deacon Jones, Jim Brown, Gale Sayers, Bob Hayes, Carl Ellen, Dick Butkus, Joe Namath all could play at an elite level.

    The quarterbacks and wide receivers of today’s game are light years ahead of the starters from the 60’s. How good would Fran Tarkington, Norm Snead, Roman Gabriel, Don Meredith, John Brody and even Bart Starr compare to Brady, Maholmes, Rodgers, Rothlisberger, Brees, Rivers in their primes.

    Put Tyrek Hill back in the old days or Randy Moss or Jerry Rice, are you kidding, those receivers are so much better than those days.

    As far as the social commentary from the NFL, just stop fighting that the country is made up of many different groups wanting their voices to be heard. Enjoy the games or turn the TV off if you can’t understand it’s not the 60’s anymore, for good or for bad the NFL is the best sports product in the world!

  19. Brandon Says:

    His arm looked fine. He never had a cannon but if you looked at all of his throws, they all had an adequate amount of zip, even the last throw, the INT 20 yards down for field.