“It Was Two-Dimensional The Whole Game”

October 3rd, 2022

Jamel Dean explains.

The vaunted Bucs run defense got slapped around last night and when that happens, you know it’s going to be a brutal game.

When a backup rookie running back like Dr. Ferdie Pacheco runs for 63 yards, it’s going to be a nasty evening.

“If you can’t stop the run in this league, you are going to be in for a long game,” Bucs corner Jamel Dean said. “You will be on your heels. Then, they can run or pass.

“Ideally you would like to make them one-dimensional. But it was two-dimensional the whole game.”

Dr. Ferdie Pacheco wasn’t the lone Chiefs back to hurt the Bucs. Clyde Edwards-Helaire came close to hitting 100 yards rushing ending the evening with 92.

The Chiefs simply began the game punching the Bucs’ defense square in the mouth. Dean said the Chiefs did not do anything offensively that the Bucs did not expect.

“Nah, it wasn’t new plays. They kept repeating the same plays. We just couldn’t stop them,” Dean said.

Kansas City quarterback Pat Mahomes “executed their gameplan very efficiently,” Dean added. “We were aware the Chiefs are an explosive offense. They didn’t catch anybody by surprise. We just had to make sure we came out with the same intensity.”

The last time the two teams met, the Bucs had Lavonte David on future Hall of Fame tight end Travis Kelce. While Kelce racked up yards, David hounded Kelce all night during the Super Bowl and never let Kelce into the end zone with the ball.

Last night Joe did not notice David having exclusive coverage on Kelce. Maybe he should have.

Boy, Joe sure saw Kelce go wild. He looked like he was playing a high school team. Man against children. Total mismatch in the first half.

“They probably had a chip on their shoulder from the last time they played us,” Dean said when asked if the Chiefs were out for revent after the Bucs stomped them out in Super Bowl LV.

“It shows. They came out, they were better prepared.”

The way the Bucs have played through their first four games, unless things change, Joe doesn’t foresee these two teams facing each other in February.

28 Responses to ““It Was Two-Dimensional The Whole Game””

  1. pewter941 Says:

    They kept repeating the same plays, that makes me feel better.

  2. Redeemer Says:

    Poor gameplan by Bowles. You take away, or try to limit the best player. Kelce makes that offense go. Force the other guys to beat you. When the Chiefs are on, not much you can do anyway. Andy Reid ran circles around Bowles.

  3. unbelievable Says:

    Brady has a rotator cuff injury.

    I’m sure throwing 30+ times a game will help that heal up in no time.

    Man, this season just keeps getting better and better.

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    Unbelievable … Where did you hear that Brady has a rotator cuff injury? Any info to tell how severe it is?

  5. RightOnMan Says:

    Bowles is 28-43 as a HC. Winning just isn’t his forte.

  6. Eckwood Says:

    JTS looked like he had a freshly washed / bleached jersey going into the 4 th quarter ……….. there were several talented skilled defensive plays made by numerous defenders even though it was ugly ……but again and again and again White and JTS just don’t make standout plays ……. Please please don’t tell me about White s sacks , these are blitzes drawn up just for him ……. I’m telling you , you want those plays/ blitzes to get even better ….. let Neal run those blitzes ….. he is just a better ball hawk, more athletic, faster and a better tackler ………… It becomes a real problem when the rest of the D knows this , much more so than kids in hotel room hallways !!!

  7. Jp09 Says:

    It’s mind boggling that the Chiefs were able to get Kelce the ball on their second play yet the Bucs didn’t target Mike until 5 minutes into the second quarter

  8. Todd Says:

    Rapoport shared the news an hour ago.

  9. Cchead Says:

    I challenge anybody to go back and watch this game and key on JTS. Then come back and tell me he is not a bust.

  10. Goatfarmer Says:

    Todd Bowles. One and done?

  11. Beeej Says:

    They had a 189 yards on the ground against us, they could have had more if they wanted to. It doesn’t appear Logan Hall is ready to start, and it doesn’t appear that JTS can do anything at all– the only one getting to the quarterback was Shaq

  12. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    Brady said it is nothing-that it will be fine. So glad to hear you did not see anything that you did not expect-because that either means their players are way more skilled than ours or they are way more motivated-either one is a huge problem.

  13. A Bucs Fan Says:

    DR: I saw the TV segment. Rapoport on Brady’s reported shoulder injury: “a little bit of a rotator cuff deal. Not believed to be major. Not believed to be something that will limit him going forward.” He also stated it’s similar to other injuries he’s played through or dealt with in the past.

  14. Bucamania Says:

    ‘They were better prepared.’

    ‘We just had to make sure we came out with the same intensity.’

    Oh so you need to be better prepared and try harder. What a disappointment this team is.

  15. Izod Says:

    I still believe our defense is better than what we saw last night. It looked like we were out-schemed and out-desired, a deadly combination. That abysmal performance was on the players and coaches.

    On offense, well who needs a coordinator when Brady is out there picking them apart? I don’t know, but it seems like in the 2nd half, we could’ve surprised them with a running play here and there, a draw play, a reverse, anything because they were so focused on stopping the pass. It wouldn’t have mattered because Mahomes was scoring at will.

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    Beej … ‘It doesn’t appear Logan Hall is ready to start, and it doesn’t appear that JTS can do anything at all’.

    I keyed on JTS on several running plays. He got taken out of the plays quite easily it looked like. Not good at sealing the edges I’d say. On the night he had 1 solo tackle & 2 assists, but 0 pressures or TFLs. Never did see Logan Hall. He did get 29 def snaps, but no stats at all. And folks were complaining about Ndamukong Suh having a bad year last season. All he did was lead the DLine in about a half dozen key stats like sacks, pressures & snaps.

    A Bucs Fan … Thanks for the update. Glad to hear it’s nothing significant.

  17. captivajim Says:

    Shaq’s comment earlier last wk to the effect that : ” the chiefs new O line was not different than the one we dominated in the super bowl” –was an excellent way to motivate your opponent >>>>>>Bulletin board material in chiefs locker room !!

  18. HC Grover Says:

    Our weakest link is Plan 9.

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  20. ClwJB Says:

    We were toast as soon as the rookie fumbled the opening KO that he should have never caught in the first place

    Add in the sack fumble shortly thereafter and that 14 point hole was just too much to overcome

  21. Defense Rules Says:

    Haven’t seen anyone mention SMB’s performance last night. Only got in for 22 plays, but looks like he made the most of that: 1 solo tackle, 2 assists, 1 PD, 1 Interception returned for 33 yds (it ultimately led to a Bucs’ TD). Not that shabby for only 22 def snaps. Also made a couple of nice tackles on S/Ts.

  22. Beej Says:

    I’m sure Suh is still demanding $8-$10 million, and none of the other 31 teams has bitten on that. Anyhow Hicks was supposed to miss the next 4 after the Saints game, and we’re halfway there

  23. Bucschamp Says:

    We couldn’t stop them because we were also defending the same way. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the same results is dumb

  24. Masterlock majic Says:

    Sign suh already

    Wtf is ure problem

    U braindead..or taking public
    Disabilty checks

  25. Eli Says:

    Another year lost. A restructure is due with younger and less likely to get hurt players, along with creative coaching with some imagination. Especially on the offensive side.

  26. Purplepirate Says:

    “Last night Joe did not notice David having exclusive coverage on Kelce. Maybe he should have.”

    Maybe Mahomes should have injured his ankle again, cuz that was the key to the SB win, not David on Kelce.

  27. Purplepirate Says:

    “Sign suh already

    Wtf is ure problem”

    Maybe the problem is Suh. Nobody else has picked him up either. Probably a reason for that.

  28. Ontario Mike Says:

    Empty backfield again and again…now that’s one-dimensional. Guess what we’re going to do..duh. Very little motion or any innovative plays to perhaps confuse the opps. Thanks Lefty !