Jordan Whitehead: Bucs’ Defense Ready To Go

August 3rd, 2021

Says defense ready to rock.

Joe honestly doesn’t think the Bucs defense gets enough credit for what it did in the Super Bowl.

Yeah, the Bucs took advantage of injuries to the Chiefs’ offensive line. But that is almost a cop-out to excuse the Chiefs.

Think about it: That same beat-up offensive line of the Chiefs (minus one starter) helped Pat Mahomes put up 38 points on the Bills in the AFC Championship game. Joe didn’t hear any Chiefs apologists whine about their o-line injuries then.

The Chiefs had two weeks to craft a gameplan to stop Bucs sack king Shaq Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul from wilding on Pat Mahomes. Andy Reid dropped the ball and the Bucs defense balled out. That’s all there is to it.

(Joe even read some claiming that awful accident Reid’s son had where he maimed a young child distracted Reid and the Chiefs. Bulls(p)it! That’s just gross, using an injured, innocent little girl as an excuse for why the Chiefs lost. Kansas City had already installed the gameplan when that accident happened. If Reid was that rattled on Super Bowl Sunday due to his son’s wreck, he should have delegated authority to his assistants.)

Speaking yesterday to the local pen and mic club, Jordan Whitehead said the defense is ready for the season and he believes the Bucs’ defense can pick up right where Mahomes was left buried in the turf of The Licht House.

“I know [Devin White] said during mini-camp that everybody was ready to go, so when I came back in I kind of felt like the way we left off last year – [there’s] a lot of things to learn from, there’s a lot to get better from, but I think just how we left off last year, [we’re] ready to go,” Whitehead said.

If the defense opens the season with the same intensity and suffocating play against the Cowboys, it’s going to be a helluva fun season for those that remember the Bucs glory years when defense ruled the land.

14 Responses to “Jordan Whitehead: Bucs’ Defense Ready To Go”

  1. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    It appears that there are more interceptions this year than any other year I remember. Seems like the Bucs defense is on a roll.

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    Michael Irvin @ training camp today interviewing Bruce at approx 10am says NFL Network. Ian Beckles says this Bucs teams easily beats the Sapp, Brooks Superbowl team.

  3. Gofortheface30 Says:

    The chiefs offensive line wasn’t the narrative (and didn’t seem to be a problem) when they crushed the Bills. Their defensive site looked pretty good when they crushed everyone’s darling (Josh Allen) in the AFC championship game. Vegas and talking heads sure weren’t discussing it at length when they had the chiefs as prohibitive favorites. But it became a problem when the Bucs overmatched and out muscles their asses. People sure are good at giving their opinions with the luxury of hindsight. It IS a cop out and I haven’t seen anyone get called out for it. F ‘Em. My only regret is they didn’t choke on that big fat L.

  4. Bird Says:

    Thats so good to hear and i trust the source

    I like whitehead a lot
    Cool cat And good head on his shoulders
    Plus , he comes from good stock

    Hope we can keep him after this season

  5. Biff Barker Says:

    The secondary was eaten alive mid season with our then anemic pass rush.
    Bucs won it all because Vea was the missing piece. Shaq and JPP came alive when our monster NT routinely collapsed the pocket.

  6. Biff Barker Says:

    Memo to Chiefs fans. Excuses are for losers. You got your arrogant asses kicked. Only Mahomes played well enough to win. Cant wait to see what happens when every other Defense copies Todd Bowles recipe for success.

  7. View from 132 Says:

    I think this is common of Super Bowl winners with star studded offenses, especially at QB. Brady’s defenses in New England were often unknown and excellent. Same with the 1990s Cowboys.

    The defenses get more credit when the offense doesn’t have the same star power – The Legion of Doom was formed when Russ Wilson was still very young. The Steel Curtain was known because Bradshaw was still a game manager young guy when they won the first one. The Dungy-Kiffin defenses were known because of an inept offense. The Ravens D with that one criminal won with Trent Dilfer.

    It will always be a “Brady won the Super Bowl” headline … but it was a hell of a performance.

  8. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    The excuses that came out of Chiefs fans mouths were ridiculous! Said nothing about the penalties they got away with the year before but now cry about being called on them against us. Even though our front 4 were killing it in the play offs yet we still weren’t favored even with an offense averaging 30 points per game yet when we won their issues were what lost the game for them. The crying about dropped passes was a huge slap in our defense face because when you look at them, all were contested in some way by a Bucs defender. It wasn’t like they had butter fingers standing all by themselves.

    Without a doubt this defense doesn’t get the recognition it deserves because it did out do that famed 2002 defense however the offense capitalized on most of the turnovers it created something we’ve never been used to before… offense we can have confidence that it can score from our 1 yard line on one or 14 plays or anywhere on the field!

  9. Buczilla Says:

    So many folks dislike Brady and any time a Tampa team wins it all, it’s passed off as an aberration by the mostly comically bad media in the NE. Like one of the Joe’s said the other day. “Scoreboard dude”. Any Reid’s scumbag kid needs to be punished accordingly for ruining that baby’s life as well. The fact that he is not in jail waiting for trial just shows how messed up the “justice” system is. Different justice for different tax brackets and it’s sickening.

  10. THOMAS PFALZ Says:

    I’m not ready to say last years defense was better than the Sapp, Brooks, Lynch & Barber defense but it was damn good.

  11. Jmarkbuc Says:

    I’m with you Thomas, 2002 was a different style of football. That defense physically scared people.

    Rightfully so.

  12. DRFEELGOOD Says:

    Whitehead just another example of Light making great picks in later rounds. Winston was the right pick at the time and the the Roberto kicker move is always referred to. The man was the most accurate kicker in NCAA history I believe at the time. Not Light’s fault and if it is, he has more than made up for it with picks like Beckwith (so sad that he got hurt in an accident), Dean, S. Miller, T. Johnson, Whitehead, A. Nelson, Cappa, Marpet. And I think Hainsey, Darden, Britt and Trask (Bama fan here) are all gonna make a loaded team. Went to the first game in Bucs history and am so happy with where we sit now. GO BUCS!

  13. #1bucsfan Says:

    Love defense. Let’s goo Bucs

  14. Barbara Roopenian Says:

    The Bucs will always be disrespected. They are not the Cowboys,Kansas City,or Green Bay. Those are the teams that are always hyped!