More Kansas City Panic

June 16th, 2021

Perhaps the Bucs kicked off another offseason trend.

The first appeared to be driving the Chiefs insane and leading them to fortify their offensive line that was abused in the Super Bowl. The second was causing elite quarterbacks to melt down and pout because Tom Brady gets what he wants and they don’t.

No. 3 could be less obvious.

Now the Chiefs are looking at a full-time move of Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones, all 6-6, 310 pounds of him, to edge rusher, per various reports. Jones has 32 sacks since the start of the 2018 season, but none have come off the edge, per BSPN.

So what does this have to do with the Bucs?

Well, the Bucs terrorized Patrick Mahomes off the edge in the Super Bowl while the Chiefs barely breathed on Tom Brady, and Bucs manbeast DT Vita Vea (6-4, 350 pounds) rushed off the edge four times in that game,

Joe thinks it’s reasonable to believe the Chiefs are making this panic move with an eye on February and another desperate attempt to match up with the Bucs.

As for Vea continuing his play on the edge, obviously it won’t be a regular thing. Vea told Joe that he felt like the game feels slower on the edge versus inside, but he’s eager to share his talent all across the defensive front if called upon.

23 Responses to “More Kansas City Panic”

  1. Louis Friend Says:

    Panic move? The Chiefs are making a panic move here?!?!?!

    I’ll control my laughter long enough to say: Joe, you’re either joking or spending too much time in the sun.

  2. gotbbucs Says:

    This only works if your DE’s and Rush Linebackers are capable of playing inside.

  3. SB Says:

    From punching bag to Bully. 🙂
    I Love it!

  4. fartman Says:

    whatever ad you guys going on their is tough

  5. PassingThru Says:

    Not exactly a world-shattering move. Some teams will move a DT around, sometimes moving them around and lining them wide to take advantage of certain looks or mismatches. Jones is a force inside, but I harbor doubts that he’ll generate much noise as a DE. I don’t think he has the quickness to excel there.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    i love the headline. we whooped their ass!

  7. dls5492 Says:

    I believe Suh was rushing from the edge when he and Gill laid that massive hit on Mahomes late in the game.

  8. Shecky Says:

    In a related item, Kansas City fans have shown themselves to be next-level crybabies this offseason, endlessly whining about a game in which the Chiefs got blown out. Might wanna hold off on all that “dynasty” talk, losers.

  9. Goldenbuc Says:

    Remember everyone was hype about Washingtons D line having 1st round picks all over the front… So does ours aside from Shaq

  10. Cainishere Says:

    Vita is a Beast.

  11. 813bucboi Says:

    problem is…theres only 1 VITA!!!!!

    chiefs are still missing the mark…lol…

    we have pressure up the middle ALONG with outside pass rush….

    chiefs have 2 rushers that they plan to move around….HUGE DIFFERENCE!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  12. Steven007 Says:

    Jones is a good player but moving him to the edge full time or even the majority of the time would be a mistake for them. So hopefully that’s what they do. Rarely does a guy with that size succeed and thrive on the edge. JJ Watt is one example. Reggie White is another. Jones is neither.

  13. Capt.Tim Says:

    Yeah. The mighty chiefs are in panic mode.
    If you dont see it, you havent been watching this offseason.
    Every move they’ve made, has been in response to that beautiful Superbowl curb stomping!

    They expected an easy cruise to a 2 their nd Superbowl, and The begining of the Mahomes dynasty.
    And it was an easy cruise- until the Bucs chased their superstar QB out of the game. The our Superbowl QB shredded their defense.

    Now- they are trying to address everything that collapsed on them in that game!

  14. Jerry Says:

    LOL! Chiefs fans on their message boards are still whining about the flags in the Super Bowl. Seriously, time to move on. When you are blown out and your QB is running 500 yards for his life, one questionable flag in the 2nd quarter has nothing to do with that loss.

  15. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I still think we would have won against the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, but before we get all giddy, let’s not forget they were w/o their starting tackles!
    Had they been able to protect Mahomey better, it might have been a much closer game.
    Yes, they remember what we did to them, and have taken steps to fix their problems.
    Next year, we shall see if it worked, or not, because many have us and them picked to play in the Super Bowl again!

  16. Duane Says:

    Bowles putting it the Chiefs again. The system is solid against the run, and now all he has to do is get creative with where the rush comes from. Mismatches all along the line for opposing offenses. Year 3 for this defense, and I think they have done a solid job of cultivating each individual part. Looking for more lopsided victories this year. Last year, this team worked too hard for wins. Complete games from both units is the progress im looking for. I dont feel thats unreasonable considering what we saw in the playoffs.

  17. Mike Says:

    If you look back at some old Cowboys or 49ers teams, you see a lot of blowouts with the starters on the sidelines wearing ball caps and yucking it up. That’s what I hope to see from the Bucs this year! Dominate on 3!

  18. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    It’s a longer route to the qb on the edge and the inside are bigger boys 300lb+ that’s why a shorter interior path is better for their stamina where as DEs are normally 260-280lbs and faster. I don’t think Jones would be able to play a whole game on the edge plus his effectiveness would diminish

  19. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Gio #25 going to going to make them pay with a screen pass. Come get it.

  20. JGhotier Says:

    Copycat League

  21. David Says:

    I just can’t wait for the Bills or Cleveland to knock them out of the playoffs this year.
    I think all this talk about “baby goat“ and how many rings can Mahomes get, is extremely premature and pretty insulting to any quarterback that’s been around for a dozen years or more.
    I don’t care how much town he has, and he has a lot of talent, this is the ultimate team game and there are a lot of other teams they need to go through year after year after year.

  22. Stanglassman Says:

    I watched the SB reply a few times and it sure looks like LVD intercepts that ball in the fourth quarter. It was called incomplete. That would have made the game a complete blowout. I never hear the KC fans bringing up that point. Did anyone else see it that way?

  23. Pete I Says:

    Lets see KC’s revamped O-Line play some games and protect Mahomes before we anoint this move as a good one. Moving guys around seems like an experiment not panic – to early to be in panic mode. As Bane said…”Calm down, Doctor! Now’s not the time for fear. That comes later.”