Difference For Bucs Is… Secondary?

February 4th, 2021

Revenge game?

Joe has strongly suggested the Bucs are a different team than the one that got lit up by Cheetah Hill in the first quarter of a 27-24 loss to the Chiefs in November.

You want to know who else is hinting strongly at the same conclusion?

That would be hot-dog-eating-contest-protestingmock-draft-scowlingL.L. Bean-wearingSecond Amendment abolitionistMike-Florio-arguingparrot-insensitivechewing-with-his-mouth-opensoup-gulpingCalifornia-train-romancinganti-football proliferationouthouse-admiringairline-nappingsteerage-flyingYogi Berra-worshipingurinal-picture-takingvideo-game-playingTaylor-Swift-listeningpickpocket-thwartingBucs-uniform-frowningAllie-LaForce-smittenBig-Ten-Network-hatingpedestrian-bumpingolive oil-lappingpopcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerking, craft-beer-chugging, cricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïvebaseball-box-score-readingNPR-honkfilthy-hotel-stayingfight-instigatingbarista-trainingBudweiser-tolerantbaseball scorecard-keeping, pasta-feasting, vomit-dodging scrooge, Kay-Adams-following, Coors Light-souring social activist and NFL insider Peter King of NBC Sports.

In his weekly spot with the one and only Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on the channel that bears Russo’s handle, “Mad Dog Radio,” heard exclusively on SiriusXM, King made the point that if the Bucs win Super Bowl LV on Sunday, don’t be shocked if their secondary rises to the occasion.

King mentioned the secondary’s top-six players are 24 and under and he believes the secondary didn’t expect and didn’t know what hit them when Cheetah went wilding on the Bucs in that first quarter.

After that, King said, the secondary settled down. Now they know what they are up against after growing up a lot that day.

“I will say to you Chris, look at the last three plays that secondary played. Against Aaron Rodgers. And Davante Adams. First-and-goal Green Bay from the eight. Incomplete, incomplete, incomplete.

“I’m not saying they are stopping Tyreek Hill because nobody does. But, I think they have a chance to play well enough to win.”

That is a good point by King. And now, looky, it seems Antoine Winfield will play. That helps significantly.

And another thing that will help the secondary is Kansas City may be down two starting offensive tackles. A pass rush from the Bucs will be key.

Said King of the injuries to the Chiefs’ offensive line, “It’s a big deal.” King, like Michael Lombardi, believes if the Bucs are to win Sunday, Shaq Barrett likely has to be the game MVP.

“I kinda like Tampa,” King said.

Every day Joe feels better about this game.

11 Responses to “Difference For Bucs Is… Secondary?”

  1. SteveK Says:

    One. More. Game.

    Let’s go Bucs!

    Keep your emotions in check, do your job, swarm to the ball and tackle with fundamental authority. Make those skill players pay by tackling and hitting them as much as possible. Let’s get physical on both sides of the ball and win a knockdown, drag out, foot brawl game!

  2. gp Says:

    If we can get consistent, constant even, pressure with just four, we have the extra men to double Hill and Kelce.
    If we can get a sack or two or three with that constant pressure I can easily see a multiple turnover game.
    Just no way to quantify the difference that Mount Vea makes for our secondary and I have doubts that KC knows whats about to hit them.

  3. geno711 Says:

    Heard a Sean Payton podcast about the game.

    Not surprisingly, he say paths for both teams for victory. He said that the Bucs should be able to stop the run (no surprise) and that Bowles would have some favorable pressure looks.

    He used a way to describe Mahomes ability to escape a little differently.

    He said that Mahomes ability to escape “for width and depth”. Those depth escapes is really what make him more difficult for the Bucs to get sacks. There may be some throw aways but there will also be big plays that no one else will make because of Mahomes arm talent.

    It will lead to big plays for KC. But he indicated that even if there were big plays, if they are not scoring plays that will favor the Bucs because KC is not very good in the red zone and feels Bucs red zone defense is likely to do well against KC red zone offense.

  4. lambeau Says:

    Joe–you sound like a moron in not recognizing that the right to bear arms is as part of a “well regulated State Militia”, i.e. the National Guard. King supports it.

  5. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I heard Irvin say in his first SB he was running toward the goaline fir his first TD and it felt like his knees buckled he was so nervous he didn’t think he would make it. I hope this doesn’t happen to Bucs young guys. Everyone knows KC will score, the key is to limit the scoring.

  6. HeyItsAdam Says:

    I’ve read Peter King’s dreck for a lot of years. Let’s cut through the crap-cake here for just one second….

    King isn’t picking the Bucs.

    King is picking Brady.

    Let’s remember: King is the guy who kept Cadillac Williams from becoming a UNANIMOUS OROY in 2005 because he cast a lone vote for Logan Mankins.

  7. HeyItsAdam Says:

    Dear lambeau:

    Who forms those state militias? The people.
    Who furnishes those weapons to the people? Themselves.
    WE are the militia.

    Go watch some tape from this summer and get back to me about how quickly you want to disarm yourself.

  8. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oh boy, HeyitsAdam thanks for the morning buzz kill. Now you woke up Joe’s rebels without a cause windbaggery & I CareNow who have nothing to do but share their political views on this blog because their family and friends are done hearing it.

    How just a 3 more days, GO BUCS!

  9. Steven007 Says:

    Listn, Good one! And agreed.

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    lambeau, for your edumacation, I refer you to DC v. Heller.

  11. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I guess I forgot to include Cobraboy, another thriving for attention. Once again how about just a GO BUCS, if you have no interest in the original topic.