BSPN: Bucs Still A Dink-And-Dunk Offense

January 11th, 2023

BSPN: You two still aren’t on same page.

Think the Bucs have found their magic back to regain the no-risk-it; no-biscuit swagger? Think again, a BSPN talking head suggests.

Dan Graziano isn’t buying it. The national NFL reporter for the four-letter threw out myths of each playoff team. And in Graziano’s eyes, the biggest myth of the Bucs is that Tom Brady and Mike Evans regained their chemistry against the Stinking Panthers and the no-risk-it; no-biscuit offense is back, bay-BEE!

Bulls(p)it, types Graziano.

Why it’s wrong: Small sample size is why! Over Brady’s first two seasons in Tampa, he had 26 touchdown passes and five interceptions when targeting Evans. This season, even after that monster Week 17, he had six touchdown passes and seven interceptions when targeting Evans. The issue in Tampa Bay this season has revolved around the offensive line and insufficient protection, which has led the sack-averse Brady to rely more on short completions to running backs and Chris Godwin. Hard to believe that problem is fixed after just one game against the sub-.500 Panthers.

Joe will drop this load of s(p)it right in the lap of failing Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich.

If you are going to blame the offensive line for the lack of throwing deep — that’s WAY too simple and lazy of an excuse for Joe to swallow — then Leftwich should get roasted for not adjusting. How often has Leftwich used max protect (if you believe the Bucs cannot block)?

Joe remembers when the Bucs were getting stomped by the Rams in the playoffs last year. Von Miller was abusing Donovan Smith and Josh Wells was blocking like a pair of swinging saloon doors. Brady was getting hammered.

So what did former Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians do? He went max protect and — voila! — Brady mounted a comeback and the Bucs damn near pulled out the win.

Good coaches adjust. And then there’s Byron Leftwich.

28 Responses to “BSPN: Bucs Still A Dink-And-Dunk Offense”

  1. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Poor Oline = dink and dunk.

    This pundit stuff is easy.

  2. SB~LV Says:

    Stunk and funk offense
    The most bizarre chapter in Buccaneers history!

  3. Alanbucsfan Says:

    that’s WAY too simple and lazy of an excuse –
    You could say the same thing about blaming Leftwich for all the offensive problems. He’s certainly part of the problem, but he’s part of the mix of OLine injuries , receiver injuries, Bowles’ time of possession philosophy and Brady’s lack of trust when backups are playing.

  4. Goatfarmer Says:

    Brady has to demand what is necessary. Make the calls at the line. Get your personnel in there, wace Leftard off, and run no huddle, nice and slow. Hopefully after the half-pregnant Falcons game he still cares enough about winning to piss off his coiches.

  5. SB~LV Says:

    Brady is NOT playing for the Bucs next year!
    You would have to be deaf , dumb and blind not to understand that!

  6. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Breaking news:

    Water is still wet

  7. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Then there is Todd Bowles. Because he allows it.

  8. Youngbucs Says:

    Yea of course joe you want to blame Leftwich for everything. How many wide open deep shots has brady missed this year. That absolutely matters but carry on smh.

  9. Goatfarmer Says:

    I was ready for Raheehaw to get fired, his complete lack of discipline and loss of the players respect was disastrous. Schiano was in over his head the second Dumbernk panicked and hired him. Thanks to Dumbernik, neither of those two had the luxury of a quality roster the likes of this. Oh yeah and then there was Lovie. OK he is in a class by himself. The village idiot if they put all the village idiots in one village and elected an idiot for that village. Even Blowes isn’t that far down, he can still run a good defense when his players know their assignments (which is rare).

    I am more eager to see Toad Blowes get launched than I was either of Raheehaw or Schiamoron.

    Too bad Koetter was so blindly loyal to Mike the Fraud Smith. Mo way he would have allowed the offense to degrade to this preschool level.

  10. johnnymoon Says:

    Mike Evans had his most catches ,yards and yard per reception since Brady has been here while only playing 15 games ..His Tds were down but he did draw 4 penaltys in the end zone …so i think this is a bit of over drama .

  11. NEfan Says:

    Joe you ruined my Wednesday, calling in sick.

  12. alton green Says:

    This is so disgusting, it’s actually funny. We’ve played 17 games and you’re still writing about adjustments. heeee hallllllwww. They have the dink but Tom doesn’t have time for the dunk. Todd still doesn’t allow it until it’s either too late OR too late. I have a suggestion; tape electrodes to Joe’s belly or anyone else that feeds up all the BS about Stonehenge and Bill Cosby. every time they bragg on them, ZAP them like they did Rambo

  13. alton green Says:

    Stop patronizing us about Todd. Turn Tom loose when the clock shows 14:59 in the 1st qtr

  14. alton green Says:

    Yes Dak played a bad game but in my 6 decades watching, the Commandos played a near perfect defensive game, especially the corners and safeties. Todd PLEASE don’t have the corners playing 10-15 yards from the line. You only need a half arse QB to pick a defense apart. Dak doesn’t have to worry about interceptions, our D won’t catch them hahahahahahahahahhaahhahaha

  15. alton green Says:

    SB LV says: Man you nailed it. I said several games ago that same thing. Tom is done with Stonehenge and Cletus. Here is a little test to see just how dumb some fans are. not ignorant just dumb
    #1: Tom comes t Tampa and BA was the coach = Superbowl
    #2: The Bucs make it all the way to the NFC Champ game with BA as head coach
    and Todd efft that up
    #3: Now this is what you’ve been waiting for and it will show your test score.
    Todd Bowles is given the head coaching job and the Bucs are 8-9 with
    basically the same people. Well Earnest T. Bass, what’s it gonna be?

  16. Infomeplease Says:

    Joe, thanks for bringing up max protect!! Seems like a simple solution to an on going problem. And like you mentioned, it worked against the SB Rams team. You can’t tell me ME13 and CG14 can’t get separation before a double team shows. Or on occasion slip out Otton, Kieft, or an eligible extra lineman for some yardage

  17. Infomeplease Says:

    Alton Green, FACTS are FACTS!!!!!!!! But remember, you sure don’t want to tire out the defense by scoring to fast!!!! It’s best not to score to many points!!

  18. Infomeplease Says:

    Oh wait, that’s when you play hearts!! My bad!

  19. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    I am optimistic that our offensive line will be strong against the Cowboys, though we’ll no doubt have to do some max protect to account for Parsons. Let’s hope that Hainsey’s hamstring is not serious and that Jensen can play. I have felt all season that the Bucs planned to play Jensen in the playoffs if we made it. I expect Jenson to play Monday night. He’ll give the line an emotional boost if nothing else, but that might be enough.

  20. SOEbuc Says:


    100 percent. Everyone wants to blame Leftwich and Bowles like Brady still is close to the best QB in NFL. Can’t connect with Mike because Brady been looking like Jameis over/under with the deep ball. In the dirt and behind guys. Love the GOAT forever for what he did for Bucs, but if we had an opportunity to get a talented mobile younger QB, I wouldn’t care if he left next year.

    ……then again….Never bet against him in the playoffs.

  21. Ed Says:

    This issue with offensive line is on Licht. He didn’t do enough to rebuild the line in the draft, instead of drafting 2 tight ends how about drafting another offensive lineman. Logan Hall hasn’t shown he was worth his high draft status.

    There isn’t a fix for the run blocking with this lineup but they are better pass blockers and by keeping Kleft in as a blocker or having 2 running backs they can double on Parsons.

    They can also go uptempo which slows down the rush.

    They have to abandon their delusions that they can be a power running team. That cannot happen with Hainsey, Leverette and Smith on the left side. Those guys can pass block average but run blocking is the worst in the NFL.

  22. Lamarcus Says:

    When they had the opportunity for a deep pass….UNDER THROWN!!!! INCOMPLETE!!!

  23. NEfan Says:

    Just threw $200 on the Bucs to a in SB +2800. We’re not the only ones that think Bowles sucks.

  24. NEfan Says:

    To win

  25. Duane Says:

    There is plenty of blame to go around for Byron, Bowles, and Brady. Brady has nervous feet and was getting the ball out way too soon, and I dont blame him for avoiding the hit. Its the post season, and I strongly feel he will rectify that problem by standing strong and playing like there is no tomorrow. No excuses for Bowles and Lefty, they are grown men that knew what they were getting into, and have few answers to get this offense rolling. This franchise pays them to be responsible, and in charge regardless of who wears the jersey. No clue as to how this pans out on Monday, but I would not be surprised if the GOAT balled out and took it to Dallas. Its what he does, and if we have any chance of success, it is what is needed. Noone here expects Bowles or Lefty to have an answer on Monday- which brings us back to the question of why we still need them around?

  26. NEfan Says:

    Duane, did he have nervous feet when it counted against Carolina? I saw him take a few pretty good ones.

  27. unbelievable Says:

    “Good coaches adjust. And then there’s Byron Leftwich.”

    Your 2022 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  28. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Joe absolutely nailed it. Has this team even heard of max protection? If you want to take deep shots, call max protect and give Brady some time.