“Something We Didn’t Have With The Explosion”

September 5th, 2022

Big hopes and expectations for Bucs rookie defensive tackle Logan Hall.

It was a relatively uneventful summer for Bucs rookie defensive tackle Logan Hall — unless you were inside One Buc Palace studying his practice film.

In the hallowed halls of team headquarters, from the Glazer Shed to wherever team officials bury miserable uniforms and marketing slogans of seasons past, Bucs types are glowing about the No. 33 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Today it was Kacy Rodgers’ turn. The Bucs’ co-defensive coordinator explained that Hall represents a trait missing from the Tampa Bay defense last season, “something we didn’t have with the explosion,” he said,

Rodgers talked about how Hall was drafted to help on third down, “his ability to win 1-on-1s,” and the Bucs expect him to do just that after seeing it in training camp.

“More athleticism” is what will separate this defense from last year’s unit, per Rodgers, and Hall is a big part of that.

No, Hall didn’t look like a Pro Bowler this summer, but Joe saw the guy steadily hold his own and he got good pressure against the Titans. Perhaps most important, he grinded through camp while staying healthy and improving.

When an athletic high draft pick like Hall does that, hopes are always through the roof.

22 Responses to ““Something We Didn’t Have With The Explosion””

  1. Walter Says:

    As excited as I am to see Brady slinging the ball to all of his new toys on offense this season, I think I’m even more excited at the prospect of our defense being able to pressure the opposing QB closer to the way they were on that awesome late season Super Bowl run.

  2. Ash Says:

    I’m pretty excited to see the dline do work hicks,vea,Shaq and jts can’t wait go bucs.

  3. BillyBucco Says:

    I’ll be at this game and am hyped to see Hall, Hicks and JTS specifically.
    We might run down screens with ease.

    If they can’t win vertically, how is this team (Dallas) gonna score?

  4. Goatfarmer Says:

    Kenny Bell put out great practice tape too. I saw the guy get swallowed. No expectations for him.

    JTS? Hope, no confidence. Anthony Nelson, though, is the real deal. Too bad Cam Gill got injured in a meaningless game. Nelson should be the starter opposite Shaq.

  5. Buczilla Says:

    If this guy is still healthy and improving by midseason I will be ecstatic. If he’s going to be a player the stats will come.

  6. Dirt the OG PELLEGRINO Says:

    Ok I love the bucs but seriously, what suit or coach going to say anything bad about a draftees. Play 3 quarters of season and I will start to believe. Suh wrecked the rams in the playoff game. Love Suh and I understand why they did not bring him back yet. He will be her in tampa at by the 3rd part of the season. We need him for big games.

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    I’m really excited about all these depth signings Jason is making. The O-Line, getting Suh back…..cutting Dard-On…..

    Oh, wait…….

  8. Capt.Tim Says:

    I gotta get a new TV,
    I watched all 3 preseason games. Recorded them, and watched’em again.
    Yeah, I like watching line play.
    I didnt see Logan Hall holding his own.
    I saw him getting knocked on his arse mostly.
    But then, I didnt see anything from JTS last year, to convince me he will be a quality pass rusher.
    I know Vea and Hicks can stop the run.
    Of course, its a passing league. Not many run driven offenses today.

    In Todays game, you protect your Passer, and pressure theirs.
    3 new guys in Oline, including two guys who have never started a game.
    Counting on JTS as a pass rusher, to bookend Shaq.
    I hope hes up to it.
    I think Dak will do a ton of roll outs, to avoid our monster DTs.
    I hope we can bring edge pressure, to stop him.
    Like the Bucs- guess we are all living on hope.

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    Did Logan Hall have any stats, for all his play this preseason?
    NFL stats say no. I saw one that showed 1 tackle, one showed 2.
    Not exactly striking fear in the hearts of our opponents.

  10. Mike Says:

    Watching the defense do their thing and make plays is going to be exciting! Of course, we love what the offense brings, but for true Bucs fans, it is and will always be about a dominating defense!

  11. Crickett Baker Says:

    I gotta hand it to you Capt. I couldn’t even watch the “highlights” of those last two preseason games. I saw so few good plays after the “1’s” were out it just was so disheartening.

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The preseason games are always vanilla. They’re more about evaluation of depth and basic reps.

    I expect a ring this year…don’t know how we’ll earn it, just that we will (I hope).

    Expect both lines to struggle in the first game, especially defense. Traditionally, that is what happens because the starting lines get very little true work in training camp and preseason.

    Also traditionally, the Bucs play better away than at home…so we might pull off a win in the first game…but…it won’t be the end of the world if we lose.

  13. steele Says:

    Nobody on the team will say a word with a hint of negativity about anyone. Everyone is great.

    Logan Hall did nothing of significance in camp and in this preseason, besides stupidly taking out Ryan Jensen.

    Nobody doubts he’s “working hard”, and that he has “athleticism”, and everyone knows why they drafted him (and who they think he replaces) (It starts with an “S”. Realistically, objectively, he is a rawer than raw rookie who was raw in college, and who is a long way from being a starter, much less the new “S”.

    I have serious questions about this DL. It is a stretch to expect year one Logan Hall to do a thing, besides a play here and there.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    What is with this fake news agenda of calling defensive ends, defensive tackles? I don’t get it… We have one defensive tackle in the game, that is Vita, that’s it. Hall is a DE!

    In any case, you will go broke beating on rookie DEFENSIVE ENDS to have good seasons. Yes, it does happen every once in a while, it’s not impossible, but the vast majority of the time rookie DEFENSIVE ENDS don’t do much of anything. Also, if you did want to call Hall a DT, then there’s even worse news since DT’s are even less successful than DE’s in their rookie seasons.

    In any case, Gholston is still there and I assume will be playing most of the time.

  15. DG060 Says:

    I’ll be watching Mr. Hall closely on Sunday night. So far I’ve seen nothing special from him at all. Time to shine youngster.

  16. Dooley Says:

    Echoing Coach Bowles’ post-draft comment about Hall providing “more” athleticism from the 3-tech, which in the most recent game Hall played in, was on display from snap to snap. Real Bucs talk on YT, did a short of a snap from the Colts game where Hall chains a swim into a spin, then ripped under the OTs outside shoulder to get downhill which is pretty encouraging. Still not a fan of his swim move, but we weren’t getting that type of athleticism from Suh.

  17. ATLBuc Says:

    Bucs have a chance to have offensive and defensive rookies of the year

  18. Goatfarmer Says:

    That’s hilarious, ATL!

  19. Wild Bill Says:

    Hoping JTS shows this season but got my doubts. He is a speed dancer not a bull rusher. Hall should be a decent player but only time will tell how dominate. These two guys are question marks. Decent or dominate? My guess is decent. Hope I am wrong.

  20. J Ghotier Says:

    They’ve all said this since the SB year.

    Todd Bowles during his post Super Bowl PC was of course overly happy w/ that historic defensive performance. His one qualm though was that Patrick got out of the pocket too often and this was due to “not having enough speed on the IDL”.

    Bruce Arians at the Combine this year said we need more speed on the interior DLine too.

    And now Kacy Rodgers alluded to it again. This has been a constant them inside the building for years and from many different mouths. Glad they addressed it this year!

  21. SlyPirate Says:

    I see shaq having a dominant season. Hicks and Vea will consume so many blockers, Shaq will get 1-1 with TE and RB. He’ll be feasting.

  22. D-Rok Says:

    My take-away? Suh lacked explosiveness last year. Time will tell if Hall can provide that on the D-Line, but that’s what I hear from this coach-speak, that Suh wasn’t getting it done.