Cade Otton And The Soft Colts Defense

November 26th, 2023

Chance for redemption.

The Colts rushing defense stinks out loud. The Colts like to play Cover-3 and Bucs quarterback Baker Mayfield eats up that defense.

If — and this is a major if — someone in authority with the Bucs has an epiphany and turns loose Mayfield, might Cade Otton be a beast today?

Last week against a very stingy defense, Otton led the Bucs with 12.5 receiving yards per catch. The second-year tight end pulled in four of five target, which is exceptional against a defense like the 49ers’.

Problem was, that one drop would have been a touchdown.

“I have to do a better job catching the ball,” a dejected Otton told Joe after last week’s loss.

Per BSPN, the Colts give up a lot of plays to the tight end. So maybe this will be a game Otton redeems himself. For Otton to have a huge game, the trick is the Bucs have to put the ball in the air — and often. To date they’ve conned themselves into believing they are a power-running team.



7 Responses to “Cade Otton And The Soft Colts Defense”

  1. b4l Says:

    Cade Otton will never have a “huge” game. He might have a decent one, but he’s just ok.

  2. SB Says:

    Maybe Sneak breaks out? Put White in the slot if he plays?

  3. Hodad Says:

    Funny, the 49er defenders were saying the same thing. I got to catch the ball. Baker did a good job hitting them right in the hands too.

  4. dmatt Says:

    Cade Otton is suspect. I watched several of his highlights games this season n he has a habit of bobbling the ball. He’s passive n does not secure the ball well. He’s starting to remind me of former Bucs bust OJHoward, cannot block, n will not sacrifice to get the half yard or so for the first down. I was just thinking, historically, we dont do well with tight ends drafted from the University of Washington i.e., Jeremy Stevens, Austin Seferian Jenkins. Other than Gronk, why do we we continue to bring in tight ends who can’t block?

  5. SufferingSince76 Says:


  6. DJB Says:

    Cade Otton is soft and has been taking pass-catching tips from Ko Kieft. BTW, why the heck is Kieft on the team? And No, he is not a good blocker. The Bucs could replace all of the tight ends on the roster and not miss a beat.

  7. Bee Says:

    Another mediocre player the media and the OC are trying to convince us that he’s a star. Licht really can’t draft a good TE, in any round