Richard Sherman Talks Jonathan Taylor

November 25th, 2021

Focused on key defensive goal.

Bucs cornerback Richard Sherman often has something to say. And even though he’s on injured reserve, Sherman has the vehicle to get his words out.

And that would be the Richard Sherman Podcast.

His co-host and marketing agent, Mitch Eisenstein, asked Sherman with Derrick Henry on the shelf, who is the best running back in the NFL? Sherman said it’s probably Jonathan Taylor of the Colts. And sure enough, the Bucs fly to Indianapolis this weekend to face the Colts and Taylor.

Sherman is hoping the Bucs’ defense brings along its big boy pants.

“He’s making big play after big play after big play,” Sherman said of Taylor, who Sherman said is a threat all game long. “I mean, it’s not like he’s getting 100 yards a game. He’s going almost 200 yards a game and he’s getting it with huge chunk plays which are game-changing plays.

“It’s not like he’s slowing down. … Just about every quarter he has a huge explosive play.”

Joe sure hopes Devin White will be healthy enough to play, though Joe understands that may be wishful thinking with a quad injury.

Joe is also hoping Vita Vea can return and it seems the early vibe from One Buc Palace is that he may. Joe is confident Vea will plug up running lanes.

If Vea can play, let’s try to keep him in the game for more than 25 snaps, huh?

14 Responses to “Richard Sherman Talks Jonathan Taylor”

  1. PSL Bob Says:

    The problem with plugging up the middle is that it forces outside runs. That’s where White is so critical. Hopefully, David along with Minter and our CBs can stop those plays from getting too many yards. Taylor is going to have a few big plays. Hopefully, our offense will have some long drives to limit Taylor’s touches.

  2. Adrnagy Says:

    i keep forgetting sherman is on our team.

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    He is a great back, both fast and powerful too, at 226 lbs. He ran a 4.33 40!
    He can hurt you with both power and speed.
    We will need Devin White for this guy, because if you plug up the middle, he can turn the corner on you before you know it. Miss him and he is a threat to take it to the house every time he touches the ball.

  4. David Says:

    I will keep saying it. THe talent on defense and Todd Bowles should be able to take Taylor out.
    They do that in the Colts are going to get their asszzz handed to them.

  5. Duane Says:

    If ever there were a time to stop the run and a make a team one dimensional, it would be now. Would love to see us stop the run and impose our will in the running game on offense.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Sherm nailed it about Taylor & his explosiveness. Interestingly though, 2 good run defense teams, the Rams & Ravens, kept him fairly well bottled up. Against most teams though, he’s run wild.

    Bucs usually do a pretty good job defending the edge against rushes, we just have problems sometimes with play-action. Should be an interesting cat-and-mouse game Sunday.

  7. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    No Devin White would hurt but Minter should do fine and will probably be better than a gimpy White. Jordan Whitehead and LVD will have to be on their absolute A game and we should be fine. The Jonathan Taylor hype machine is in full force so if we can limit him and get the W that would be a huge boost for our defense going forward.

  8. Cainishere Says:

    It’s kind of hard to say the Colts are a super threat right now. They are really untested against playoff teams. I do have the Colts going to the Superbowl and that’s not counting Taylor’s success. Bucs win this round.

  9. Buczilla Says:

    I know that running backs have been devalued, but Taylor lasting until the second round is just silly and he has ended up being everything that Saquon was purported to be when he was coming out. I really hope that Vita plays so that he can put Ira’s uber man crush Quenton Nelson on his a$$!

  10. firethecannons Says:

    Main thing is to win and then rest the injured for the lowly Falcons game.

  11. Doofus Says:

    Bucs are a house of cards. The defense is only good when they have a lead, and TB12’s ancient rear end gets more than a little rattled when any kind of pressure is felt, which he should be feeling quite a bit of regardless of whether or not he has a lead to play with on Sunday. There is no calculus to this, Colts are hot, the L is imminent, either going a way or in a squeaker, MONEY.

  12. Doofus Says:

    MONEY, some more. Look forward to the Falcons game, as mentioned, where the starters can get some rest, rest is important before getting rolled by either the Pack or the Rams in the playoffs.

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  14. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    hmmm, hope not