Chiefs Played Into Bucs’ Hands

February 17th, 2021

Talks pass rush.

This is actually kind of funny to Joe.

Bucs linebacker Devin White was on one of those FS1 hollering shows with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe (“Undisputed”). There, he basically said the Chiefs helped out the Bucs in the Super Bowl because they were too arrogant to admit they had a bad gameplan and kept coming at the Bucs with the same blocking schemes, even though Pat Mahomes was running for his life.

White noted that the Bucs wanted to largely only rush four on the Chiefs’ five offensive linemen, and even though it was a mismatch numbers-wise, the Bucs were still whooping their arse in the trenches.

White referred to the Chiefs’ offensive line as “cocky,” which is what Joe heard Shaq Barrett say.

Barrett, in one his many postgame interviews, said Chiefs linemen were running smack from the very first snap even though on the first Chiefs’ pass attempt, Shaq nearly beheaded Mahomes.

You can see and hear White talking about the Bucs’ pass rush in the FS1 video below.

The way White looks all bundled up, he may be back in Louisiana.

30 Responses to “Chiefs Played Into Bucs’ Hands”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    They are a cocky team! Who can forget Tyreek Hill grabbing the field phone at our stadium, and saying on National TV that no one could cover him.
    It was fun watching them lose!

  2. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Chris they had the right to be cocky. Now the Bucs have the right to be cocky.

  3. ClodHopper Says:

    Great job from the infallible OC they have in Kansas City.

  4. Chesapeake Bay Bucco Says:

    Right SC Bucs Fan, but lets not get so cocky that it goes to our head and prevents us from proper prep for next season. Way too many SB Champs fail miserably the following season.

  5. Bucanero Says:

    This is one of the signs to look for if you want to guess the winner. Got to separate arrogance from confidence. Same thing happened to the rest of TB’s opponents in the tournament.

    Unrelated question: do you see Jason Licht approaching Kwon Alexander when he gets cut?

  6. doolnutts Says:

    The coaching staff showed up big. Many experts were saying our staff was not in the same league and Andy Reid and his crew. I think Todd Bowles especially showed how great of a coach he really is. I can’t believe someone didn’t try to make him a HC but I am happy we have him back.

  7. Bobby M. Says:

    Getting whipped in the season proved to be valuable experience for our team.

  8. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I just heard on the radio that Sheriff Chad Chronister said that Vincent Jackson suffered from both CTE and Chronic Alcoholism.

  9. lambeau Says:

    Bowles had a fantastic game plan; I really wonder why in the regular season the defensive scheme seemed so uninspired. I can only think it was related to him gradually training and developing the secondary, feeling soft zone was safer.

  10. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Bucanero Kwon has talent but can’t stay on the field. Can’t see us counting on him should David leave.

  11. David Says:

    He’s right. In the second half the Chiefs came out with an extra blocker and ran successfully and hit a shorter pass on the first drive. I thought they would continue with that because that is what the Bucs were giving them. They did not. They continued to try to throw medium to deep routes causing Mahomes to hold the ball longer, which was getting him killed. They also just stopped running again after that. You can call arrogance, cockiness or just plain stupidity. But I was pretty shocked that they did not change it up to account for the pass rush, especially with Andy Reid as a head coach who I respect and think is very good.

    On another note- watching and listening to Devon White… The Buccaneers need a priority on D lineman during his career because he can be an all-time great.

  12. David Says:

    One more thing, great point on them leaving those tackles on islands. The Buccaneers learned as the season went on not to do that against great pass rushers. Gronk, Brate, and Haeg stayed in to block a lot down The stretch and in the playoff run.

  13. pewter941 Says:

    The Chiefs had some big run plays, they gave up on the run though.

  14. sneedy16 Says:

    I don’t see them signing Kwon unless he’s cheap. Only played 16 games once in his career. He’s talented, but the injury bug always finds him.

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

    In the immortal words of Kid Rock

    “It a’int Cocky Mother Fer if you back it up”

  16. David Says:

    If they cannot re-sign LVD, hopefully to a 4 year deal so he can retire a Buccaneer (I think he has 3-4 solid years left before his speed deteriorates), then Kwon may be a good fit along side White. He’s a speedy side decide guy who can cover. When he has to play closer to the line of scrimmage against the run, he can’t stay healthy.

    I see them re-signing LVD and Shaq and drafting D line and LB early in the draft

  17. Robert Says:

    I wouldn’t sign LVD to more than 3 years. I can’t get the image of Derrick Brooks looking old and slow trying to get to a player un past him on the sideline in his final year or so. he should have quit earlier.

    as the the game plan I said it yesterday. The chiefs beat themselves to some extent.

  18. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Please no Kwon, the rah rah and red hair only goes so far before lack of talent is evident. he looked good on a crappy defense but when he is surrounded by decent players his weaknesses show.

  19. David Webb Says:

    Kwon was never any good for us, I still don’t get the fascination.

  20. I CARE NOW Says:

    @Robert, I get your point about DB55

    Consider this however, he had bad knees for several years before that, like JPP now. David has no such issues (that I am aware of) to this point.

    IMO, David has at least 3 ALL Pro type years left in him. Primarily because of White. David won’t have to play (as much) sideline to sideline like DB55 was trying to do (on his own) late in his career.

  21. Cannon Says:

    The Chiefs in the Super Bowl reminded me of our Bucs when we payed the Saints the second time. We came into that game with a bad game plan, and we never got away from it. If you recall, we abandoned the run game, we didn’t keep in extra blockers, and we tried to have Tequila Tom drop back and throw deep routes.

    The result was abysmal.

  22. Buxszntkt Says:

    I think Keon was pretty darn good, he just was way too injury prone !

  23. I CARE NOW Says:

    @ Robert, I get your point about DB55

    Consider this however, he had bad knees for several years before that, like JPP now. David has no such issues (that I am aware of) to this point.

    IMO, David has at least 3 ALL Pro type years left in him. Primarily because of White. David won’t have to play (as much) sideline to sideline like DB55 was trying to do (on his own) late in his career.

  24. Buc50 Says:

    One of the best interviews you will ever hear.

  25. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Rush Limbaugh, toes up. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!

  26. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Kwon was a lot more sizzle than steak…

    Hard pass.

  27. PassingThru Says:


    Correct, it was strange on how shortening the pass routes and running the ball more was working for KC at the beginning of the second half. It made sense too: get the ball out of the QB’s hands, pronto. I chalk it up to three factors:

    1. Impatience, KC has an overreliance on the home run ball.
    2. Scoreboard: The further KC fell behind, the more desperate they got to put up points in the last two quarters.
    3. Putting: Yeah, a golf metaphor. They drive like Woods in his prime, but their short game is limited. Just look at KC’s season-long inefficiency in the red zone.


    KC had a great record but came very close to losing to some not so great teams. Chargers OT, Atlanta missed field goal and even the Patruots without Newton (covid) gave them the game.

    Mahomes is that team period, any team he plays on would make the playoffs. Too bad Reids legacy at this point is 1-2 SB record.

  29. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Alvin, show some class and pray the same is not said of you when you die.

  30. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Alvin Scissors Harper wins the tmaxcon “death isn’t funny” award, whether you liked the guy or not is irrelevant.