Worst Game In Two Years

October 24th, 2021

Not this year, Mr. Robinson.

How good were the Bucs’ outside cornerbacks today, starters Dee Delaney and Jamel Dean, and reserve Pierre Desir? Consider that stud Bears receiver Allen Robinson had his worst game in two years.

Robinson caught 102 balls last year and registered his third season of 1,000-plus yards receiving. The former Pro Bowler can play and he’s not old.

But the Bucs locked Robinson down, holding him to two catches for 16 yards on four targets. Dean and Delaney gave him little room to work. Joe was extraordinarily impressed.

Last year, Robinson lit up the Bucs for 90 yards on 10 catches against a healthy Tampa Bay secondary.

As Bucco Bruce Arians said after the game, it’s amazing how general manager Jason Licht and his team have loaded the roster with capable talent to neutralize so many defensive injuries. But Arians also added that the success of guys like Delaney and Desir, among others, speaks to the greatness of the Bucs’ defensive coaches and Todd Bowles’ scheming.

Joe agrees.

29 Responses to “Worst Game In Two Years”

  1. SufferingSince76 Says:

    You can’t argue with results. Some can and will b*tch, but not argue.

  2. Bird Says:

    Any word on delaney’s ankle? Delaney said he is all good. –Joe

    And dean at end of game. Hope just minor stuff and took off field cause blow out.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We focused on Robinson & let them run……like that gameplan……..3 points given up by the D.

  4. Orlando Kevin Says:

    Great game overall and excited about how the team is playing no doubt. But I’d temper the excitement about the backup CB’s. We played a rookie QB that struggled against a lot of Todd Bowles schemes and pressures by a talented front 7. A good day for the backup CB’s but let’s see more good play before we get too excited.

  5. Wild Bill Says:

    Chicago gifted the game in the first half. Bucs were mediocre in the second half. 4net had another good running game. The rookies kick return was fantastic. He looked so fast I thought it must be an illusion. Explosive acceleration! Chicago kept turning the ball over in the second half. The score should have been way higher. We need Gronk and AB back next game!

  6. MadMax Says:

    I see part time CB coach Sherman as a future full time CB coach Sherman. ….man, the things that fall in your lap if you just allow them 😉

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    If you’re watching the game tonight, it’s amazing how much Michael Pittman Jr looks like Mike Evans – he plays just like him. He’s slightly smaller, but has the same gate, the mannerisms. I’m going to assume he probably was raised a Bucs fan, and has been watching Evans since he came into the NFL.

  8. JimmyJack Says:

    Im going to guess Jamal Dean played a lot of coverage on Robinson. I could be wrong but I dont remember Dean getting thrown at much at all tonight.

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    Not to take away from the Bucs today, but Robinson has been awful this season. Not sure if it’s him, or his terrible QBs, but I had him in fantasy after being sold on him by the ‘experts’, and he’s been terrible, not even worth having on my bench.

    Big difference today was the Bucs got pressure even if they only rushed 4, and the rookie couldn’t make quick decisions when blitzed. He’s a guy who the Bears would be smart to trade, if anyone can afford his deal since he’s playing on a franchise tag.

  10. 407buc Says:

    Not sure if our corners played better or Justin Fields is just that bad

  11. Leighroy Says:

    I saw a rookie QB scrambling more often than having the ability to go through reads and who was either being strip sacked, hit or pressured more often than completing passes. I’d be crediting a DL that showed up and showed out over journeymen CBs, who played quite fine. But I think even Tim Wansley could have looked serviceable today.

  12. gp Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    October 24th, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    We focused on Robinson & let them run……like that gameplan……..3 points given up by the D.
    Interesting observation
    Most see our defense as “keyed against the run” and assume that is the basis of our defense.
    Operationally this is true but reality is that our defense is built to direct the oppositions offense to do what WE want them to do as opposed to what they want to do.
    This is the definition of domination.

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    Justin Fields didn’t even look like a good college-level QB today. Robinson did decent last year (90 yds) with Nick Foles throwing to him, but Fields couldn’t have found him today if he had a neon sign around his neck. Bears offense was horrendous. Every time the TV would cut to Fields on the bench he had that ‘deer in the headlights’ look on his face. No one talking to him, no one helping him or encouraging him. Good luck young man.

  14. geno711 Says:

    Seems like Justin Fields is not ready for Primetime. I am not sure that I have seen a QB less aware of pressure in the NFL in the last 5 years.

    This game against the Bucs and that 1st game against Cleveland prove it.
    Not sure that any receiver can consistently look good with him as the teams QB.

  15. JimmyJack Says:

    This 49ers Colts game in heavy rain is a fun game with some hilarious plays mixxed in………Wentz had a interception that I swear was funnier then any pick we saw Winston ever throw.

    49ers dropping then kicking a punt was another hilarious moment……….but i really hope the NFL changes the rule on muffed punts. Even if they dont make it a safery they really outta put the ball on the 1 yard line.

    They are essentially rewarding muffed punts. Just a bad rule.

  16. David Says:

    I’ve been shouting it for a few weeks, Dean and Delaney both have looked really good the last few weeks.
    Now they both get injured… This is getting so ridiculous. They can’t go a game without losing another DB.
    There’s nothing you can do at this point but laugh and hope they get through the next game, get to the bye and come back a lot more healthy!!

    Dean and Delaney look like they have some good ball skills and are both quick. At this point when Davis and SMB come back they are going to be really really good.

  17. PassingThru Says:

    Defense Rules: That’s correct. Fields has elite arm talent, but he is very slow at processing the action on the field. Compounding that problem is that his O line is rather poor, which leads to Fields making poor decisions or getting sacked. Foles is the polar opposite: mediocre arm but makes good reads. And of course there’s Dalton who has a very good arm but despite his experience he’s a myopic, one read QB.

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    407buc – I don’t think our backups to the backups corners suddenly became NFL talents, but I do think if you get enough pressure on a QB, it doesn’t matter. I don’t think our corners were even all that good last year, but at the end of the year we got good pressure, and that makes everyone look 100x better.

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    PassingThru – He’s also a rookie starting, what, his 4th or 5th game? Very very few QBs would have been successful today with a very bad o-line against an opponent that (finally) wasn’t scared to all-out blitz.

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    How to ruin a rookie QB.


  21. ModHairKen Says:

    Chicago thought Trubisly was the problem after thinking he was the answer. A lot of hype over young QBs. Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, Wentz, Goff — all overrated. You know who else looks ordinary? Mahomes.

  22. Daytona Bryan Says:

    I think Pete is gonna skip his meds tonight LOL!

  23. Merlin Says:

    Mahomes had a golden horseshoe up his butt. It was inevitable he would come back down. You can only throw up so much garbage while looking up at the sky before it stops getting caught for first downs

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    People think Mahomes stinks now? LOL!

  25. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Mahomes has the best start to a career ever for n NFL QB.
    Mahomes will be fine, but as for the KC defense, it is a slow burning dumpster fire, with no help in sight.

    What do you know, the pass rush showed up + a QB that is not yet able to read defenses at the NFL level, and the defense looked great.

  26. Defense Rules Says:

    @TBBF … ‘We focused on Robinson & let them run……like that gameplan……..3 points given up by the D.’

    Me too. It was pretty obvious that Justin Fields couldn’t beat us with his arm, especially if we took Robinson out of the picture. Our defense did that beautifully I thought, and made the Bears’ offense one-dimensional … run-focused. No chance that was gonna be consistently successful against our defense.

  27. Capt.Tim Says:

    As we said here for years, Joe, when the Bucs were determined not to get a pass rusher.
    “A great PASS RUSH makes a great secondary!”.
    That said, I really like Dee Delaney. Hes green- but he is FAST in his back pedal, fluid in his turns, and has some recovery speed.
    Thats the ingredients for a good NFL corner.
    Desir has some talent also. More than you’d expect from a guy we got for free!
    When our Starters return, we will have some well seasoned backups, in a young secondary.
    That is worth its weight in gold

  28. MarkRIf Says:

    That guy Delaney should definitely get more playing time when the starters return.

  29. BigMacAttack Says:

    Capt Tim, I totally agree with you. There was a time when I wasn’t sure you’d get to see the Bucs take us to the promised land. Glad you’re still around 💯.