Overlooking The Bucs

November 28th, 2021

“What about me?”

A lot of folks are laser-focused on how the Bucs will stop Colts running back Jonathan Taylor.

But not a noted handicapper.

Warren Sharp, who is something of a mover and shaker in Vegas when it comes to football wagering, thinks if Vita Vea can start for today that Taylor won’t run wild.

What Sharp is focused on is how can the Colts slow down 17-game-loathing, salad-bar-hating, park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, smartphone-phobic, waffle-grilling, trophy-throwing, roller-coaster-scared, numbers-rules-peeved, helmet-tossing, football-punting, Bucs-Super-Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady.

Sharp is not sold on the Colts’ pass rush and he believes later today, if Brady gets time, he will absolutely pick apart the Colts.

“The Colts don’t get a lot of pressure on you,” Sharp said. “That’s not what they really do. They stop the run and play the pass. You can’t play this style of defense on Tom Brady.”

Sharp has a point. Even if Taylor has a helluva game, the Bucs have the firepower to strike right back, especially if Brady has time.

Joe would just like to point out the teams that Taylor has rushed for 100-or more yards against: Buffalo, the Jags, the Jets, 49ers, lousy Lovie Smith and the sad Dolphins. (Yes, Joe knows the Dolphins have the 13th-ranked run defense in the NFL.)

You can see Sharp’s full take in the NBC Sports video below.

9 Responses to “Overlooking The Bucs”

  1. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Key is keeping Brady upright, and Marpet is now “out.” A. Stinnie did well last year filling in, and he’ll need a good game today. I’m not sold of Vea playing today, and he will likely not be 100%. My bet is they see he it goes and would prefer to let him rest some more.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Penalties, Turnovers & Special Teams…..that will determine the outcome.

  3. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Tampa is correct a clean discipline game is the key. I don’t care if Taylor runs fir 250 as long as those yards equate to field goals.

  4. Razor Ramone Says:

    No free 1st downs on STUPID penalties.

  5. Beeej Says:

    What’s imPORTant, is we run up the gut for 2 yards on first down EVERY SINGLE TIME.

  6. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Josh Johnson of the Jets put up over 300 yards passing on the Colts.
    If Brady gets time, he will carve them up.
    A good passing game beats a good running game every time.
    Tom Brady has the Super Bowl Rings to prove it.
    The Midwest is full of nice people, I just hope that none of them choke on their Pork Cutlet Sandwiches today, when Brady lights the Colts up!

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    @Chris: we had pork cutlets last night at Camp Moto.

    The simple key for the Bucs is this: no stupid, key penalties, and no giveaways.

    If the Colts punt four times, Bucs win.

  8. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    If the Bucs don’t drop passes that should be caught. it will be a good day.
    Dropped passes are more annoying, than bone-head mistakes, for me.

  9. LakelandSteve Says:

    Boy was that guy wrong. The key to this game was 5 Colt turnovers and one young man by the name of Playoff Lenny, Lombardi Lenny or just touchdown Lenny, who had 4 big touchdowns today. Also with over 100 yards receiving Gronk was simply unstoppable.