What Bucs Don’t Need To Work on

November 6th, 2021

Masterful in red zone.

Yes, despite the taste of that godawful loss to the slimy Saints still fresh in our mouths as if it is sloe gin, it sometimes is easy to forget the Bucs are one of the best teams in the NFL.

But coaches of any good team will tell you there are always things to work on even if virtually every aspect of the team seems is clicking.

Joe would be shocked if the bye week was a vacation for 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.

And it would not surprise Joe if several Bucs showed up at One Buc Palace to work out this past week or even to review tape. Good teams motivated to repeat are rarely satisfied.

Well, the PFF tribe threw out stats yesterday and it is pretty clear one area the Bucs don’t need much work on is red zone offense.

Brady is, well, perfect in the red zone. He has 53 touchdowns and zero picks in the red zone since joining the Bucs. It really doesn’t get better than that.

15 Responses to “What Bucs Don’t Need To Work on”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Even Karen Rodgers & the Packers have trouble scoring TD’s in the red zone but not TB12

  2. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Pass defense and a more consistent pass rush. I mean they’re gonna get bunting back soon. The pass defense has to be improved.

  3. Francisco Guzman Says:

    The offense is fine. Hopefully AB comes back soon and healthy. They have the best set of skill players in the nfc over any other team.

  4. Buczilla Says:

    Incredible. Dude, still p!ssed from the saints loss, but happy times nonetheless.

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs lost to 2 very physical teams this season. We got out-physicaled by the Rams (OK StPete, it’s a made-up word), but pretty much beat ourselves in the Saints game. Still, we’re 6-2 roughly midway in the season, and at this pace SHOULD be around 13-4 or 12-5 by season’s end. Good enough to win the division & hopefully get a home-field advantage. And in the playoffs, anything can happen, including yes, winning a second straight Super Bowl.

    We have the talent to beat any team still in front of us on our schedule, but we do need to become more disciplined but still play smash-mouth football. Penalties & turnovers aren’t the signs of a disciplined team, and we need to get those under control light right now. And if you analyze the games we’ve been in excellent control of, we’ve owned the time-of-possession (Dolphins & Bears for sure, and even the Pats & Eagles games to a lesser degree).

    In those 4 games, the Bucs ran the ball an average of 29 times a game & had an average TOP of 35.5 minutes per game … and only 2 giveaways against 10 takeaways in those 4 games. My guess is that defenses stay a lot ‘fresher’ when they’re only on the field for 25 mins/game than when they’re out there for 35 or more mins/game. Duh. COMPLEMENTARY FOOTBALL takes many forms.

  6. rrsrq Says:

    Play calling inside the 5 yard line, creating lanes or push from the offensive lineman to get Lenny and ROjO in the end zone untouched, like you see other good teams do and screen plays, anyone of the four RBs (Lenny, ROjO, Gio or Sneak) can get 10-20 yards on a well executed screen play. Why is this not part of the offense. Why haven’t we seen the play ROjO scored on the Chiefs last year in the regular season or flare outs to any of our backs.

  7. Listnfrmafar Says:

    rrsrq, the first series in Saints game Bucs ran 2 screens one to Lenny & one to Godwin, both passes were dropped. I don’t understand why Bucs never start the game with Gio at RB. That would put defenses on their heels. 1st play of Saints game Lenny up the middle, what a surprise stuffed.

  8. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    @ Med – I never comment on you comments because I know you like the attention…BUT…”Karen Rodgers”! Freaking hilarious on several levels.!

  9. Jason Says:

    I see I’m not the only one who blocked out the second half of the Bear’s game. That was unperfect (also a made up word). LoL.

  10. Medicated Pete Says:


    Yes, i crave the attention. Thanks

  11. SB Says:

    So it ok to call a white person a “Karen” in today’s ‘non racist’ society.
    But if I call a black person a “Kenisha” I am wrong. smh

  12. Gerry Says:

    It is very rarely that the defense of Tampa bay loses game instead of winning it so this is just one time now they’re hungry I feel sorry for all the quarterback’s left that we’re going to play because you’re going to hurt them and I’ll be interred remember Drew Brees left the saints after Tom Brady beat the motherfuker up in the playoffs and look at at the saints but now look at the Chiefs that boy cannot even play anymore is the power of the defWill a pig eat my chickens? Pigs don’t leave much food behind, and your chickens aren’t likely to eat much of it. … Not only that, but pigs can also get defensive and aggressive over their food tooense that will bring us to the promised land

  13. Gerry Says:

    I’m sorry that my post is incorrect because I was talking about a new pig that we got there we’ll eat our chickens.
    Tat has a lot to actually do about the defense because the defense Nile for the Tampa Bay bucs will heat everybody up there f****** mad that they lost that game for Tom and for the team and for the future and they were going to destroy everybody in their way. So I cannot really post without looking at my speak to print but I am a hugeTB ,fan and I sold Tom Brady cards last year for $80 a piece now they’re worth 8000 and you know what the TB are worth? just amazing future!!!! return Brady!!!!
    I will make sure I read my post before I send them again

  14. Eddie Marz Says:

    It’s Karen Rogers from now on. GO BUCS!

  15. Eddie Marz Says:

    SB say what? Stop being ridiculous.