Blowout Sensed

September 17th, 2021

Heavy workload coming?

One national observer seems to think the Bucs hosting the Dixie Chicks is going to be a total blowout.

And the same man appears to be laying the lumber on the Bucs doing just that.

Mike Tanier of Football Outsiders is not a man who believes in pounding the ball in a passing league. However, Tanier, a former math teacher, knows the value of numbers. As in dollars.

So it sure seems like Tanier is putting a hefty sum on the Bucs and believes a steady dose of RoJo will be all the Bucs need to cash in.

The Buccaneers could hand off to Ronald Jones on every single first and second down in this game and still cover the -12.5 spread.

Earlier today, Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians said one reason he doesn’t want to go full-blown Don Coryell and throw to his elite passing targets too much is it often creates too many hits on the quarterback.

Given that the Bucs’ quarterback is both 44-years old and the franchise’s meal ticket, that makes sense (though Brady was only hit twice last week and threw 50 times).

Arians said it is very much on his mind how the Bucs may have thrown too much last week. (Hint: He wants to run more Sunday.)

23 Responses to “Blowout Sensed”

  1. PassingThru Says:

    Perhaps this is because Atlanta doesn’t have a strong defensive front line, with the obvious exception of Grady Jarrett.

  2. View from 132 Says:

    It would be smart to run 40 times and give Brady’s arm a break. This is effectively week one in the old schedule and he already did a lot of work. Alternatively, throw a lot early, get a lead, let Gabbert close it out.

  3. DBS Says:

    Guess he did not see our secondary last week. Right now I will not count on a blowout of anybody.I made that mistake last week.

  4. Robert Says:

    “The Buccaneers could hand off to Ronald Jones on every single first and second down”

    sound like BL

    let Tom play his game. Run up the score before you start the BL game plan.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Let’s build a lead with the play option….then run the ball…..stop with this first down up the gut……

  6. PSL Bob Says:

    I hope Rojo has his mojo working this week!

  7. Alanbucsfan Says:

    According to Sharpfootball stats,
    Bucs averaged 4.3 yards per carry over center vs Cowboys.
    Their worst run direction was RT – only 2 yards per carry.
    The success running over center is consistent with last year’s success running up the middle.
    I agree with more play action and motion, but running up the middle seems to be pretty effective.

  8. Garv Says:

    These stupid “predictions” drive me nuts. How many “predicted” a blowout over the cowboys? Or an undefeated season? How about continuing to get better and coming out with a W? I’ll take THAT all day!

  9. Joe Says:

    sound like BL


  10. PassingThru Says:

    Carlton Davis is questionable for the Buccaneers with a hamstring injury.

  11. Garv Says:

    Have to wonder about Carlton Davis. Hamstring injuries can linger if not completely healed. With those Ram receivers coming up the following Sunday? Not sure about this. Of course these injury reports can be exaggerated or bogus too.

  12. Swampbuc Says:

    Tanier said the Bucs would blow out the Cowboys, too. And now no SMB and a wounded CD. Welcome to 2003, fans.

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’m thinking more of a shootout than blowout. The Bucs have to cut out the mistakes though. You can only overcome so many before it bites you.

  14. JimmyJack Says:

    For whats its worth we struggled to pick up Atlantas blitzes last year in the game where they got up early on us. So yeah, protecting Brady does need to be considered no matter who the opponent.

    Dont overlook this team based on last weeks score. Their offense couldnt figure out protection and they had tons of presnap pentalaties. If they fixed these mistakes over the week they might be able to give us a game…….If their offense us still out of sync then yes, big blowout.

    But Atlantas Oline does seem to have a long way to go. Not sure our front 7 is the best matchup for them to try and get it figured out.

  15. JimmyJack Says:

    I could see us getting a bunch of sacks and all the fans braghing how our passrush is best in league then next week we have a much tougher job against L.A. and fans start saying we have issues with passrush.

    The opponent matters.

  16. buxszntkt Says:

    LOL Jimmy Jack, not just opponent but timing, most recent experience has much more impact. You’re exactly right.
    Went in expecting blowout of Dallas, didn’t happen, we start worrying about the D.
    Blow out Atlanta, we will all celebrate the D.
    Land in LA, tougher matchup, could bounce back to the day after Dallas.
    Will take weeks of watching them perform before we get a sense of what they have this year.

  17. Steven007 Says:

    bucz, exactly right. One game into a now 17 game season and we don’t know a whole lot except that we played soft coverage last week. 5 to 6 weeks more and we’ll have an idea of what this team looks like this year.

  18. QB whisperer Says:

    DBS, you read my mind. This is the NFL, everybody schemes for the Bucs. Let’s hope the secondary shores up and the cannons boom out a Hell of a lot.

  19. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Blowout? All I want is one more point on the scoreboard than the Falcons. I’ll take W’s all year long no matter how they come.

  20. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    I read we were going to race boat the ‘girls, see how tmax worked for us. I know we will put up loads of points against them, but after last week Atl might

  21. Sumosam Says:

    We are going to see the best that the Falcons can do. This is an in division game. 0 and two is a bad place to be at the beginning of the season for a team like Atlanta. I suspect our defense is going to have to play well in this game. There is no easy out in this league. Should we win? Yes but it’s not going to be easy. It never is.

  22. firethecannons Says:

    Of course he wants to run the–it opens up play action but even more important, the defense sits on the bench and is not getting penalties and/or injuries while there. Along with that–while we run the ball Atlanta is not scoring. It is called managing the game with time of possession. play smarter!

  23. David Says:

    I think the defense shows up better and the offense shows up better because less turnovers and penalties. 38-13