The Breakout Is Coming

October 12th, 2023

Get ready.

It’s just a matter of time, Bucs offensive coordinator Dave Canales said. It’s coming. Just wait.

That’s what Canales was telling Bucs fans today at One Buc Palace. It’s not if, but when.

Canales is still committed to the run. Even though the Bucs’ run game sucks (let’s not mince words). The Bucs are rock bottom in the NFL, No. 32, in yards per attempt at a dismal three yards a carry.

Horrible. Worst is worst, no sense in trying to pretty it up.

Canales is convinced the run game will bust out. He just doesn’t know exactly when.

“There is going to be a game that kind of is like a statement game where it all comes together,” Canales said today. “The run game is hitting. The [play-]actions are there — not that you are perfect.

“The known pass situations are crisp. The red zone passes are on time. There is a game that that happens, and that is what we are striving for, is for that game to come together for us. But at the same time knowing while we are figuring things out, so we have enough offense to gain yards and make first downs.”

Joe believes Canales and Joe only needs to look at three years ago. The Bucs brought in Tom Brady. Without any offseason workouts or worthless preseason games, Brady was thrown into the fire. He had to learn Bucco Bruce Arians’ offense.

People filled hollering shows screaming that Brady didn’t have enough time to learn Arians’ offense, or Arians should have run the Belicheats’ offense or this was going to be a failure on a colossal scale.

What happened? After Thanksgiving in the second half of a one-score loss to the Chiefs, it all began to click for Brady. The Bucs never lost another game as the offense took off.

That is what Canales is waiting for, that Brady-Chiefs moment when it all comes together.

Joe sure hopes that happens before the playoffs.

21 Responses to “The Breakout Is Coming”

  1. BucU Says:

    This Sunday would be nice for that to happen.

  2. gofortheface30 Says:

    Mike Evans not being sidelined would be helpful. Dude can’t even come out and do some jogging on a Thursday after a bye? Ya, he aint playing. Whatever. Time for Godwin/Palmer/Thompkins and Jarret to show up and play big

  3. Donny Says:

    “Let’s Go

  4. Austin Says:

    Put the league and pundits on notice this weekend

  5. HC grover Says:

    He has done well in his rookie job.

  6. RagingBrisket Says:

    Oline is the big problem and lack of starting NFL talent in the backfield doesn’t help. Can’t expect Canalas to make chicken salad with what he has in front of him.

  7. ATLBuc Says:

    I think it will happen soon. Against the Saints, White was hitting the hole faster and it resulted in some 7-8 yard gains. If the Oline gets used to white hitting it up in there, they will hold onto their blocks just a little longer which will result in some breakout runs.

  8. Coburn Says:

    These types of statements usually don’t age well.. woudnt want to hold my breath but happy to be wrong. I suspect,just as last year, that run game will suck most of the year with maybe a good game or two mixed in

  9. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    Really looking forward to seeing a heathy Kancey in there as I firmly believe he can cause real protection problems , but did not like seeing Shaq pop up on the injury report unexpectedly.

  10. bucs107 Says:

    MIKE EVANS was limited in practice today
    Good sign

  11. Marine Buc Says:

    It’s coming… Famous last words.

    That’s what she said…

    Anyways – I will believe it when I see it.

    If the Bucs are going to have any chance to beat Detroit our defense will need to play a flawless game and get at least three turnovers.

    The Lions have some injuries in the defensive backfield so I hope the Bucs can get a few big pass plays downfield on Sunday.

    Keep those safeties back so we can run the ball a little bit.

  12. aleyz2020 Says:

    It would be only fitting that we find the new “Barry Sanders” against the Lions!

  13. confido75 Says:

    The Bucs O is one dimensional and that has to change, if they want to win games against good teams. The play action works much better when you have an actual run game. NFL defenses are not stupid and will stop biting the play action knowing the O can’t run the ball even when the D is in pass coverage.

  14. TampabayDJ Says:

    @Gofortheface – Wow , really ?? You obviously don’t do your homework before farthing out of your mouth. Evans did practice today , and even if he didn’t , so what ? You really think that Evans needs to practice ? I , and I’m sure most educated Bucs fans, would rather have him rest as long as possible than to go practice INDOORS on turf , as today was raining. You really think that the Bucs could play their best football without Evans ? Lmfao… Go Bucs

  15. BA's Red Pen Says:

    Doubting Mike Evans only shows your stupidity, your parents need to supervise your internet time, child.

  16. Gofortheface30 Says:

    TampaDJ – listen lady, and I truly emphasize lady because that’s what you come off as. All emotional, typing like you’re about to cry. Take care of those menstrual cramps and get back to DJ’ing those crappy wedding parties, and school dances deejayyyy doosh. Further, where did I suggest that the Bucs would play their best ball without Evans? Is that why you can’t do anything more than being a DJ Tampa DJ? Because your SAT scores couldn’t get you in to any accredited school? A competing blog/site said that he did not practice indoors or outdoors DJ Jazzy jag off

  17. Bojim Says:

    This Sunday would be nice.

  18. gp Says:

    Marine Buc Says:
    The Lions have some injuries in the defensive backfield so I hope the Bucs can get a few big pass plays downfield on Sunday.

    Keep those safeties back so we can run the ball a little bit.
    I think you may have just hit on something here.

    Maybe set up the run with the passing game, instead of the other way around.

  19. garro Says:

    I get it. Practice makes perfect. I hope it is sooner rather than latter and Canales may be right. I have seen some improvement on offense. Not just in the run game but across the board.

    Go Bucs!

  20. Duane Says:

    YPC is a terrible stat to measure a run game with. It just sucks.

    If a team is seeing lots of third and shorts because they are efficient on first and second down, then running the 1-3 yards to get a first down does not suck – it works great.

    Also, remaining committed to the run game no matter what tells defenses they still have to respect the run and not blitz the hell out of the quarterback on every play. That also does not suck.

    That is not to say that the Bucs run game does not need to get better. It is pretty obvious that the completely rebuilt offensive line needs play time to “gel” as it is often said. Offensive line play is far more determinative of running game success than are individual running backs. That is why even the best run teams do not depend upon a single three down running back to function, but rather, most teams use “running back by committee”. If the O-line is making holes any RB can walk through them.

  21. orlbucfan Says:

    Gofortheface30 Says:
    October 12th, 2023 at 7:28 pm
    TampaDJ – listen lady, and I truly emphasize lady because that’s what you come off as.
    Hey listen, bubba: I happen to be a lady, and an educated long-time Bucs fan. So, knock off the slights. You want to insult, use your brain, and make it gender neutral!
    I’m not ‘woke’ either. BTW, Cardiac Bucs will win Sunday.