“I Don’t Know If Duron Harmon Is Up For That”

December 4th, 2021

When you want to know what’s happening with the Falcons, Sunday’s Bucs opponent, you listen to The Bow Tie Chronicles podcast.

It’s hosted by longtime Falcons beat writer and good guy D. Orlando Ledbetter, Atlanta’s voting panelist at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Breaking down the Bucs-Falcons matchup, Ledbetter laid out the challenge for the Falcons and their relatively weak pass rush to stop the mighty Tampa Bay offense.

Joe thought it was telling when Ledbetter tried to figure out how the Falcons would stop Rob Gronkowski, “I don’t know if Duron Harmon is up for that. Maybe Richie Grant can do it or they’ll give him a shot at it.”

Doesn’t that just say it all. Harmon is a 30-year-old former third-round pick of a safety that the Falcons grabbed this offseason when he was discarded by the Lions. Safety Richie Grant is a rookie second-round pick out of Central Florida with less than 200 career snaps.

The Falcons allow the second-most points in the NFL. Atlanta would have its hands full even without Gronk on the field and he’s been their hottest pass catcher over the past few games.

Joe would happily wager that the Bucs hit their scoring average (31.5 points per game) on Sunday. The Falcons have yet to break 30 this year.

Enjoy today’s Ira Kaufman Podcast.

22 Responses to ““I Don’t Know If Duron Harmon Is Up For That””

  1. David Says:

    I want to see a thrashing. I want to see 38- 17 with
    minimal penalties and no turnovers.
    I want to see Evans over 100 yards with a couple touchdowns.
    I want to see 3 sacks minimum.

    Basically, we should be greedy about this game and demand to see a complete team effort to show up for the entire game.

  2. Tampaabaybucfan Says:

    So……..32-29 best possible score for the Falcons…..

    Actually, we should easily cover the spread……need to start fast….keep the foot on the throat and finish with the customary victory kneel.

  3. Beeej Says:

    Evans has 6 games left to get 305 more yards

  4. Leighroy Says:

    No injuries. I don’t care about the score, so long as it’s a W for the good guys.

  5. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Beeej Says:
    December 4th, 2021 at 11:44 am
    Evans has 6 games left to get 305 more yards

    I think he gets half of that 305 this week 👍

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Wow, how soon we forget. With 10 mins to go in the game last time we played the Falcons, the score was 28-25. Then the Bucs’ offense scored a TD & Mike Edwards tacked on 2 Pick-6 for good measure to make the final score 48-25. Looks like an old-fashioned beat-down, but the first 50 minutes say otherwise. And oh ya we played them at RayJay where we’re pretty much invincible this year (thus far).

    Every game is a dogfight and there’s no such thing as an assumed victory. And especially games on the road where we’re now 3-3. Hopefully we escape the game with a win AND no new injuries.

  7. cmurda Says:

    @Drules. No doubt. Us seasoned dudes know not to take anything for granted. Divisional game? I don’t care what the records are or anything else. All bets are out the window. We are still going to need to bring it considering Matty Ice will be throwing early and often. I’m definitely intrigued to see how the safety position pans out and how we gel with all of our starting corners back out there.

  8. sasquatch Says:

    just don’t have a letdown game… this is the time of year you hammer the teams you should dominate.

  9. Medicated Pete Says:

    It’s not too late to order your Bobby Fenton refrigerator bucs schedule

  10. August 1976 Buc Says:

    lol long time fans still think this is a get right game for the Bucs. Becuz it is.

    GO BUCS!!!

  11. Mort Says:

    28-3. Because F the Falcons.

  12. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    When the score is 28-3, we should call a time out, just let that soak in. 😂

  13. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Calling Bucs pass rushers. It’s time to eat.

  14. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    The Bucs just need to score more points than the Falcons.
    I think it can be done.

  15. captivajim Says:

    38-17 we get the W,,, & Hopefully no more injuries

  16. cmurda Says:

    @The Beer Whisperer.

    Is that you John Madden? Still going strong I see.

  17. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    It ain’t “Rocket Science”

  18. PassingThru Says:

    Getting back to the article: Duron Harmon is a FS ball hawk, just OK in coverage but he is well below average as a tackler.

  19. JimmyJack Says:

    The Falcons passrush has actually been able to get to Brady. Especially in the 1st halfs. From what I remember its mostly their blitzes that fool us upfront. They might have something figured out against our protection and tomorrow could be a very tough game.

    And dont forget the Falcons are 2nd right now in South division and desperate to win and stay in the playoff picture.

    If their passrush can put some heat on Brady this will be a tough game.

  20. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Brady is 9-0 against Falcons so I’m hoping he keeps his streak alive. Look for Pitts to expose Bucs secondary. They have some players but not enough, as longs as Bucs come out motivated and don’t look at this game as a cake walk they should leave Atlanta unscathed.

  21. bucschamp Says:

    he’s going for Tony Gonzales record and Tom’s gonna help him

    we are going to witness goatness !

  22. captivajim Says:

    in post game press comments; Gronk was asked if he & TB12 could connect for 22 more td’s to break the record—not knowing how to answer–he “sheepishly “said something to the effect of -gee , i don,t kno ..

    But when TB12 was asked same question ,he replied ; why not , I would hope so !!!!

    so ,hopefully they both stay healthy this season ,,AND NEXT …..