Logan Hall As A Run-Stopper Is Work In Progress

July 31st, 2022

Todd Bowles reacts.

You can take the head coach away from the defense but you can’t take the defensive coordinator out of the head coach.

That’s in Bucs coach Todd Bowles’ DNA. And the one thing he preached and succeeded with as a defensive coordinator he took with him to head coach. Bowles demands his team stop the run.

Yesterday Bowles was asked for an assessment, best as one can do for a defensive lineman in underwear football, on rookie second round pick Logan Hall. In short, Bowles said Hall needs to work on stopping the run.

“He’s very athletic,” Bowles said. “Obviously, he’s got to get everything down schematic-wise, but rushing the passer he’s very good.

“He’s got to get the run nuances down and the shifts down. As we install and the game slows down for him, we expect him to help us.”

You know what this reminds Joe of? Joe Tryon-Shoyinka last year. As a rookie, JTS wasn’t shabby getting after the quarterback. Against the run, well, JTS needed work.

But you know what? The Bucs are so good against the run, that if Hall isn’t there yet, Joe isn’t going to lose too much sleep. The fact Bowles sees good things from Hall as a pass rusher, well, Joe can sure live with that.

12 Responses to “Logan Hall As A Run-Stopper Is Work In Progress”

  1. GOB Says:

    They are hard to run against, no doubt. It also helps that the offense put up 30 a game. The key to beating any great run defense, is to wear them out. You can’t do that if you’re playing from behind.

  2. AbucAway Says:

    I think this kid is in for a rude awakening once the pads go on. The offensive line isnt going to be forgiving for his part in taking out Jensen’s knee. Good training though.
    And Bowles, a few more defended passes by the secondary wouldn’t hurt.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … ‘The Bucs are so good against the run, that if Hall isn’t there yet, Joe isn’t going to lose too much sleep. The fact Bowles sees good things from Hall as a pass rusher, well, Joe can sure live with that.’

    Got a hunch that Hall’s snaps in the interior of Bowles’ defense will be quite limited if he doesn’t excel at run defense. Might even be limited on the edges because once good running teams smell a weakness, they’ll consistently grind on him. Seems like we’ve seen that in some past Bucs’ games, especially in our Secondary.

  4. Destinjohnny Says:

    These smaller college guys don’t get that a lot these days

  5. SB~LV Says:

    Coaching never ending coaching
    A special kind of person.
    They are totally consumed with every aspect of team and it’s players

  6. ncbucsfan Says:

    Well Gholston, Vea, and Hicks will start and be in there for primary running downs, 1st & 2nd. I anticipate Gholston not being on the field much for obvious passing downs, so that’s where the rookie Hall can make his hay! Shaq, Hall, Hicks, JTS rushing the passer….can’t wait to see it.

  7. Bird Says:

    Well. Then he can be situational d tackle at first

    2nd and 3rd in long. Go sack the qb
    And i agree. Everyone else so good against run. We good

  8. Goatfarmer Says:

    The Bucs were good against the run with Suh and JPP.

    This group has zero demonstrated capability to stop the run. So for me it remains to be seen. Hicks is injury prone and quit on the Bears. JTS didn’t play the run well, so the strategy is hope the new guys step up.

    Hope. Lousy strategy.

  9. JimmyJack Says:

    Sounds good to me. We got Vea, Gholston, Noches who can shut down a running game. What we need is passrush. If Hall can be an effective passrusher he can be a big part of this D.

    Not sure how Hicks will fit in, knowing Bowles he wouldnt go get Hicks if he wasnt a solid run stopper too. Hopefully he can play both pass and run well.

  10. David Says:

    They fell off the last third of the season against the run. I expect improvement because of Hicks and improvement from JTS. Plus starting the year with a healthy LVD and White is a big help in that area as well

  11. William Walls Says:

    To be fair, my wife’s from Chicago and she quit on the Bears.

  12. unbelievable Says:

    The run defense actually slipped quite a bit last season compared to 2019 and 2020 IIRC…