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Cover 3 is a weekly feature column written by PewterReport.com’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat writer Trevor Sikkema published every Tuesday. The column, as its name suggests, comes in three phases: a statistical observation, an in-depth film breakdown, and a “this or that” segment where the writer asks the reader to chose between two options.

Sikkema’s Stat of the Week

op·ti·mism
(noun)
1. hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.

synonyms: hopefulness, hope, confidence, buoyancy, cheer, cheerfulness, good cheer, sanguineness, positiveness, positive attitude


Optimism can be a beautiful thing. It’s often much more enjoyable to look at the positives and think of what could be than to focus on the negatives of what might be.

Optimism is the core of fanhood. Every game, every week, every draft, every offseason and every in-season, there is a sense that “this could be the year” that things turn around; that the goal and vision of the team finally comes together. It is fun to believe in that. It is what makes sports enjoyable; to have faith that the team you cheer for has a chance. It’s what keeps you coming back, even when it may not be as logical as reality may set in to be.

But optimism can also be a disease. Optimism can be blind. It can put its head in the sand and teeter the line of faith and ignorance. It can be something that wastes precious time, and something that disrupts timing that may be good. Optimism can lead you to trust something longer than you should. Optimism can also be a tool to take advantage; a manipulative tactic for those in power to do what they want knowing you’ll always come back. Ironically enough, optimism, when left unchecked, can be the thing that kills true success, though, at its center, success is all it desires.

Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - Photo by: Mary Holt/PR

Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick – Photo by: Mary Holt/PR

It was as optimistic of an offseason and training camp as we had seen from the Buccaneers. There were new players and new coaches in different positions ready to make an impact like this town hasn’t seen in over a decade.

Then, the miracles of Week 1 happened: A 48-40 out-dueling of one of the league’s most historic offensive pairings, Drew Brees and Sean Payton in New Orleans. Then, the rolling of Week 2 happened: A well-executed home defense that led to a win over Philadelphia, the reigning world champions.

The records and the accomplishments were sky high, and the optimism was even higher.

And now we’re here.

Going into the bye week, the Buccaneers have squandered their 2-0 start and are now an even 2-2, tied for second in the NFC South and now behind the team they beat, the New Orleans Saints, in the division.

The Buccaneers gave away their game to the Pittsburgh Steelers thanks to four first half turnovers that turned out to be too much to overcome, even while scoring 17 unanswered points in the second half. But, that was at home against a bad Steelers team, and due to that, it still appeared as though the Bucs just beat themselves and they were right on track with a good start to the season.

I said last week that the Bears game would be telling for many reasons. The first was that it was coming off their first loss. If they really were the potential powerhouse team we saw in the first two weeks, they’d be able to bounce back. The Bears also presented a few key forks in the road. Chicago’s 3-4 style of defense was a repeat of the front that gave the Bucs offensive line fits when they played the Steelers, and if it really was just an off night then they would be able to fix it. On defense for the Bucs, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was nothing special in his first three games with the Bears, and containing him, though Chicago did have good offensive weapons, would have been doable, in theory, if you believed the Bucs defense could be a Top 15 defense.

Bucs CB Brent Grimes - Photo by: Mary Holt/PR

Bucs CB Brent Grimes – Photo by: Mary Holt/PR

It turns out, they weren’t a powerhouse team, they couldn’t stop the 3-4 front, and Trubisky nearly tied his 2017 total touchdowns in three quarters of work with six touchdown passes.

If you still want to have optimism about the Buccaneers offense, fine. If you still think Todd Monken can pull it together as a play-caller to make the most of the weapons that made the Buccaneers the No. 1 offense in the NFL for two weeks, that is fair. But, on the other side of the ball, the optimism must stop.

And it must stop with Mike Smith as defensive coordinator.

It has been three years now since Smith took over as defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and though their talent has increased every single year, their statistics and production have become worse and worse.

In 2016, the Bucs defense gave up 368 yards per game, on average, which was 10th worst in the league. In 2017, the Bucs defense gave up 378 yards per game, on average, which was dead last in the league. And so far in 2018, the Bucs defense is giving up 445 yards per game, on average, which is worse than any previous year they’ve had.

Here’s some perspective on that. Former Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, who was fired in just two seasons because the Bucs defense (his specialty) was just that awful, never gave up more yards per game than the lowest yards per game average Mike Smith has had in three years. Translation: all three years Mike Smith has been Tampa’s DC have been worse than both of Lovie Smith’s years as head coach/DC.

In Mike Smith’s 36-game tenure as Buccaneers defensive coordinator, Tampa Bay has given up more than 400 yards 19 times, the most in the NFL during that time span. As you would expect, their record isn’t very good when that happens, just 4-15. The Bucs have also given up 30 or more points 13 times in Smith’s 36 games (more than one third of the time), which is second most in that time span, with a record of 1-12.

The Bucs defense through four games this season have the most points allowed in the NFL at 139, which is also the most points ever allowed in team history in a four-game span. Only five teams in NFL history have ever been bad enough to surpass that point total to start a season, one of which was the winless 0-16 Detroit Lions.

Through four games in 2017, the Buccaneers defense had given up 1,596 yards and 83 points. This year through four games? 1,832 yards and 132 points.

Better players, worse results.

Bucs CB MJ Stewart - Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Bucs CB MJ Stewart – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

If I put on my strongest optimistic goggles, I might be able to stomach all that. The Bucs are very young in the secondary. They also have had unfortunate injuries at cornerback and defensive tackle, which has left their front to be not as ideal as they thought going into the season. I get all that, and perhaps I could even still look past it with some of the context I just mentioned.

But there’s one stat from last week’s loss to the Bears that I can’t look past, one that there is no excuse for.

Going into Week 4, Trubisky had the lowest quarterback rating in the league when pressured with blitzes.

You know how many times the Buccaneers blitzed Trubisky in the first half, the half that results in a 38-3 deficit?

Zero.

Nada.

Zilch.

That isn’t lack of experience. It’s not a lack of the correct players up front. It’s not on the scheme or what the team does or doesn’t do well. It’s not about chemistry or communication or lack of technique.

It’s ignorance.

It’s playing scared.

The Buccaneers, though young and banged up, are a talented defense, all things considered, but under Smith they are also scared. They are scared to do what they have to do win football games. They are afraid of the necessary risks you must take to be a defense that actually stops someone in this league. They are content with playing soft until they mess up a big one. They are content with losing.

Players have come and gone, heck, even the scheme has changed some this year for the first time in two years. But the results haven’t.

Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith - Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

After the Bears game, I watched Jason Pierre-Paul, a former world champion, say that that was the worst loss he’s ever been a part of. I watched Vinny Curry, a recent world champion, try to come up with the words to convince himself that that wasn’t who the Buccaneers really were. And you know what else? I watched players like Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David quietly sit at their lockers, staring in the carpet, not really knowing what to say.

You know why? Because, to them, it’s not new. Because they’ve already tried to say what they think they’ve needed to say after embarrassing defeats like that. For them, it’s happened before, and over the last three years, nothing’s changed. It’s only gotten worse.

I don’t blame them for their lack of words in such moments, even as leaders. They know they’re helpless. They have been for years, and the biggest problem isn’t the players around them, as fans have been tricked via their optimism into believing.

It’s time for a change, it’s time for a new defensive coordinator.

However it needs to be done.

More on this on page 2…

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: trevor@pewterreport.com
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Buc stops here
2 years ago

Agree with the article, but who? Where? How does Tampa get one? It does not exist on the staff. Who is going to quit their team (mid-season) and join Tampa to fix the defense? The answer is – no one. No one is going to leave their team to help Tampa. Not in the NFL, not in college. So fire Smith, and you are forced to use someone on his staff. Is that a desirable outcome? My only problem with these stories is no one (not the Bucs, not these writers) have any idea how to get a good defensive… Read more »

Jlog
Jlog
Reply to  Buc stops here
2 years ago

We have people on our staff that could replace Smith, Mark Duffner and Brentson Buckner could audition for the rest of the season and it would be hard to do much worse than Mike Smith. Mark even has a pretty impressive winning record as a coach, 60–5–1 at Holy Cross college in Maryland.

Darin
Reply to  Buc stops here
2 years ago

Dude you dont get a guy from another team in week 5. You’re missing tbe point here. Its only the coordinator because he refuses to blitz and run anything other than cover 3 because, as Trevor stated, he is scared. You promote from within, Dufner or Big Buck. You’re not gona switch to a 3-4 or anything in season. A coordinator who isnt scared and plays man and blitzes trying to be aggressive and force the issue is what we need. Someone who game plans and adjusts in game. Thats all. Brains! I’d go with Buckner. The guy has the… Read more »

TheBaron70
2 years ago

They need to let Buckner coordinate the D. Scheme the front and simplify the back. He’s the man. He can’t be any worse than Smith.

Dman
Reply to  TheBaron70
2 years ago

All due respect – what has Buckner done with this supposed great D line. I read how great he was in the offseason, but so far, not seeing it. I’m not a fan of Smith’s scheme and his results over the past couple years. So the Bucs give him the boot – then what.

Buc-in-Philly Fan
2 years ago

I don’t care WHO coaches the D! They need to send the message that this type of laying down will not be tolerated!! If we stay with this coach then we are accepting this.

It is so F’ing hard to be a Bucs fan…

Hdotb18
2 years ago

I simply do not understand why Smith has not been fired. Are we waiting for another disappointing season??? I am sure Dirk knows his job is on the line. I just do not get it, I am no expert, but is clear we need a change

AlexanderNascimento
2 years ago

Enough is enough.
Duffner to DC
And let’s get that 11-5 record

Hdotb18
Reply to  AlexanderNascimento
2 years ago

5-11 under Smith…..

cgmaster27
2 years ago

There is no doubt in my mind smith needs to be fired. It won’t happen as koetter doeant have the sack for it. As of rmext year, jack del Rio is out there and hes been known to have damn good aggressive defenses. This soft ass defense mike smith is run is pathetic and worse than levies defenses, which speaks volumes. As for our linebackers, they are both vastly underperforming. Kwon doesnt deserve a new contract playing like this. 2 tackles?! 2! Love his fire but he runs himself out of plays constantly. Jpp was the only defender who came… Read more »

Naplesfan
2 years ago

I never bought into the group wisdom here at PR and commenters that the talent level magically soared this year, and finally the Bucs D would be back for the first time since Licht arrived on scene and has since then managed to totally destroy the Bucs defense in his five years here. It may well be that Coach Smith is doing a lousy job of defensive coaching, but it is NOT the root cause of our sucky defense. Our defense sucks because Licht is lousy at defense, and has been since he got here. He is a terrible judge… Read more »

Naplesfan
Reply to  Naplesfan
2 years ago

Judging by the down votes, there are WAY too many Licht lovers on this page.

Like, what has he done for you, not just lately, but ever? He destroyed the one thing that was a point of pride in Bucs football, our defense.

You cannot get any worse that worst in the league, two years running, after he supposedly acquired all that wonderful talent. If you blame the coaches, you can thank Licht for that too.

Buc-in-Philly Fan
Reply to  Naplesfan
2 years ago

You notice you just like to se yourself talk, right? There is talent on this defense and don’t ask me to name them cause if do not know then you are not worth the time to name them.

This is not about Licht right now. This is about scheme or lack thereof. This is about not blitzing ONCE! This is about putting people in the right place to make plays.

You are grandstanding to hear yourself talk!

wnb0395
Reply to  Buc-n-Philly Fan
2 years ago

Buc N philly is right. We have talent. Talent isn’t the problem, its using the talent correctly that is the problem.

Naplesfan
Reply to  Buc-n-Philly Fan
2 years ago

Asserting that we have great talent as you and others here do is of no value whatsoever. Great talent performs greatly. Our talent is performing worst in the league, two years in a row, by a large margin this year.

Is it all the fault of coaching? Of course not. Is there some fault due to coaching? Of course there is.

But guess what you genius Licht lovers – Licht picks the players, and he picks the coaches. He is what in industry is called a “root cause” of suckiness on our defense.

Naplesfan
Reply to  Buc-n-Philly Fan
2 years ago

I am not grandstanding, dude. I am expressing an opinion that is not popular with you and your like. So what? You are entitled to your wrong opinion, and I am entitled to my right opinion. Expressing an opinion is not grandstanding. You obviously do not know the meaning of the term.

plopes808
Reply to  Naplesfan
2 years ago

If Licht takes the blame for the mockery that we call a defense…wouldn’t he also be responsible for the record setting offense? Meanwhile, the DC is responsible for just this “defense” so who’s batting a better average?

Bucsfan1983
2 years ago

Enough is enough. If the Bucs, Koetter, Licht and the owners want to save the season, Mike Smith must be fired ASAP.
He’s a terrible DC and it seems that he and the players are never prepared.

Duffner or Buckner for interim DC for the rest of the season. Give whoever it is, a chance to see if they become the new DC next season, if not look around the league for a new one.

surferdudes
2 years ago

Firing Mike Smith couldn’t hurt, but we all know it’s not going to happen, so I’m not going to even go there. John Robinson went to the Titans, not Jason Licht, that’s our biggest problem. In todays pass happy, pass first league Licht uses his first pick on a run stuffer? Not a player who can cover like James, or a pass rusher. Then he picks in the second round RoJo who finally got to play. Royce Freeman was picked later in the third, and from what I saw last night is better then Jones. Speaking of the 3rd round… Read more »

EricNV
2 years ago

Damn! I’m on west coast time, and I thought I would find out first thing this morning that Smith was fired.

Buc-Up
2 years ago

My hope and wish is for the Brady/Belichick relationship to come to a head and Belichick leaves. Bucs pay him at least $15-$20 million a year to be our Head Coach and GM.

martinii
2 years ago

Yea, I agree with Trevor let’s fire everybody. Worst Team and coaches in the history of football, let’s just go ahead and truck out whatever we can salvage in the middle of the night and see if we can find an NBA team. This football crap has been an aggravation for years now and has turned us all into haters. Life is too short. Ya got to love the sport, like a Cubs Fan or a Browns Fan. Ya got to go back out there each year and believe this can be the year and when your team comes off… Read more »

Buc-in-Philly Fan
Reply to  martinii
2 years ago

I so disagree. I am not and have never been a bandwagoner whether for great play or the sky is falling but Sunday was just embarrassing! This is enough! The Glazers are truly the singular consistency here.

But for right now, to try and salvage something, the Bucs need to make the change to send the message “we will not stand for this”!

So I get your point, it’s never as bad or as good as what it may seem but this needs to change and change quickly!

BucRy
2 years ago

I’d be happy with letting a towel boy try out defensive coordinator as long as it’s not Mike Smith. It would show that the bucs would at least try to address the issue..instead we have coach koetter acting like the pansy he is.

BucRy
2 years ago

Koetter and Smith is like those people who are in a toxic relationship and wont let go of each other no matter what even though everyone clearly sees it not working out.

Horse
2 years ago

No question Smith should be removed as DC and put in any of the existing coaches on defense I don’t really care if they’ll do a better job. Put a spotter up on the coaches box and that new DC better be on the field and close to Koetter. It’s tough for some coaches who are insecure and won’t get out of the box and try something else. There it’s definitely a communication issue here. It might be as simple as the DC stays on the field so in real time he can see what’s going on and players can… Read more »

Buccorona
2 years ago

Replace MS. Keeping him sends the wrong message to the team. But, we need someone with winning DC experience. Buckner and Duffner are great assistants, but modern, winning DC experience is needed to flatten the learning curve and to minimize rookie DC mistakes. We have most of the right players, but the leadership and management is sorely lacking. Time waits for no man. Win now!

4girls
2 years ago

MS needs to go. Koetter probably won’t. But, Licht is also hanging on to his job by his hair gel. He can fire Smitty. I say give Duffner a chance. Originally, I was thinking Buckner. But, I had forgotten about Duffner until the Pewter Podcast. I say give him a shot. At least the other teams would have SOME concern with what we’d do on D. I am honestly curious how excited our opponents are when they are prepping for our defense. Seriously. How excited (or bemused) is Matt Ryan? Hell, how excited will Baker Mayfield be when he’s watching… Read more »

BigSombrero
2 years ago

I thought the “soul searching” would happen over the bye week because of the inevitible QB controversy and what I thought would be a sound, but close defeat by the Bears. That was my quote from the prediction article before the bears game. Instead it’s much worse. The problems are on both sides of the ball and I’m not sure which problem is bigger? Is it the fact that the defense can’t stop anyone or the fact that the offense has regressed the last two weeks? On offense: Jameis is the teams starter. Period. They are all-in with him and… Read more »

BigSombrero
Reply to  BucWild02
2 years ago

Maybe a third option, albeit remote: Smith gets fired. Koetter calls the plays on defense. He is the HC and he should know the calls. If he needs an assistant, hire one on the cheap.

tnew
2 years ago

Starts with Koetter this off season. Keeping him on without any required changes at DC/special teams coach meant this would happen. I was in favor of firing Koetter then, giving a new coach two seasons before a decision would need to be made with Winston. Now, best case it is one, if not a total rebuild in the order. Worst case, the Bucs are just talented enough to finish 7-9 to 9-7 and the Glazers see this as progress. Another year with the Licht, Koetter, Smith triad for one more year of at best mediocrity. Koetter has shown time and… Read more »

Naplesfan
Reply to  tnew
2 years ago

And who picked Koetter? And who retained Koetter after last season’s embarrassing debacle?

Go with the root cause. A GM who repeatedly, year after year, produces disastrous defenses is the root cause. Licht picks the coaches, and Licht picks the players. Every year we are promised that Licht’s wonderful new talent will produce quality defensive play, and his coaches will produce quality defensive coaching. After 5 years, how much is enough proof.

The bottom line is the bottom line.

pinkstob
2 years ago

Every year this team doesn’t implement my recommendations and every year they miss the playoffs. Then so many on PR including the reporters are so surprised the Bucs aren’t winning. The answer to what to do about Smith is a symptom of the bigger problem…the only problem really. The answer is nothing that can realistically be implemented will fix the defense at this point. The only problem is that the Glazers don’t know how to run an NFL franchise. The solution is after the season they fire the GM, coaches and scouts, hire a firm to scout and hire a… Read more »

BigSombrero
Reply to  pinkstob
2 years ago

Maybe Rich McKay is available? Kidding, of course. Not a bad idea Pink, but do Joel and Bryan Glazer really want to do that? They’ve basically never wanted a team president going back to Malcolm, at least I think that’s the case.

pinkstob
Reply to  BucWild02
2 years ago

BucWild01 I figured out over 15 years ago when I was in college that in life you can be right or you can be happy. The Glazers are all older than me and haven’t figured this out yet. They think that they are “right” that they don’t need a team president. They need to give up on being “right” and be happy when they have a team president, the Bucs are winning, competing for Super Bowls and they are making all the money that comes from owning a winning NFL team (merchandise, advertising, ticket sales, etc).

Horse
Reply to  pinkstob
2 years ago

Pinkstob, good point.

Mike Wright
2 years ago

The Dangers of BUC optimism. Sounds like a book there Trevor. Us Buc fans who have been following since team inception already Know..Never, Ever get your hopes up to high with this team. They will..Disappoint you..Quick. And they’ve done it time after time..again and again..Like an..Edge Of Tomorrow..time Loop!! I don’t see this team improving over 20% Defensively. Hence..More losses. The Glazers know the deal. They could give us a glimmer of hope. But then again they are probably thinking…Finish Less than 500 and we will..Fire the whole Lot of’em!! Including Licht. Stevie Wonder can see Smitty should have been… Read more »

Schwifty9
2 years ago

Just was watching the Simms and Lefkoe podcast alright, according to Chris Simms Mike Smith has been running the same defense for the last 20 years. How is this considered acceptable? Why haven’t the Glazer’s stepped in to put a stop to this nonsense?

jiggyjoe
2 years ago

To be honest, I cannot tell who should be fired and who should be promoted. People seem to want to fire Smith and hire Buckner. Buckner’s line was poor at best, so why would I want to replace Smith with him. I really like the way Buckner lets his players know if they screw up, but can he call plays? I think that Smith and Koetter feel that they will get fired at the end of the year, so why stick their necks out. I think this team can still make the playoffs if Winston can play up to his… Read more »

DAYTONA BUCS FAN
2 years ago

Buckner has some true grit and I think he would bring a new swagger to our D!

fredster
2 years ago

Smith should be fired but he won’t. Koetter is so stubborn and will cost him his job. That’s a shame because I do think Koetter has the ability to be a good coach especially now he’s not calling plays. It is hardly ever done, firing a coordinator during the season, but to me it made sense in this instance. You have the bye so you had two weeks to prepare. We are 2-2 with a potentially good offense and the season could be salvaged. Smith isn’t going anywhere though and we are going to end up dead last again in… Read more »

fredster
2 years ago

Koetter honestly wouldn’t even have to fire Smith if he just told him we need to be more aggressive and change things drastically or we both will be tired. He won’t do that either though. Just will let his buddy Smitty keep calling his vanilla, no blitz, off coverage garbage.

fredster
2 years ago

Meant fired

skipper
skipper
2 years ago

I don’t know what is up with the Pewter Report website. As of late It’s been terrible for mobile users. I can’t get on the message boards and forget about any comments from my mobile device on game day.

drdneast
2 years ago

I remember not to long ago that everyone breathed a sigh of relief that Smith wasn’t hired away as a head coach after the Bucs defense rebounded with a solid defense during the second half of the season in his first year here. Time changes everything but Mike Smith. New rules in the NFL allow receivers to run free with impunity and fear of being hurt and Smith hasn;t caught on unless you ake the QB uncomfortable, he is going to shread you to pieces. It’s apparent Koetter can’t fire Smith because of their friendship no matter what he says.… Read more »

fredster
2 years ago

Agree with couple points dr. D. Kwon is an average LB and Levonte is better than average but not elite.

matador
2 years ago

It will likely be difficult to attract a quality DC to a team where the HC and GM are hanging by a thread and we’re entering a do or die period between now and end of ‘19 for the starting QB to demonstrate whether or not he can consistently play at a high level in a league where that’s a must have. Too risky of a career move for a talented up and comer, and the way coaches are recycled in the league also for someone who is available and looking for redemption. Giving reins to someone on the squad… Read more »

scubog
2 years ago

As is often said, the NFL is a week to week league. The offensive prowess of “Fitzmagic” the first two weeks, and even the third week, was masking what was obviously a defense that was incapable of stopping, or even slowing down, the opponent. We shrugged our shoulders because those three foes were considered elite. The rookies in the secondary were at least in the line-up and holding their own in spite of the QB’s completing over 70% of their passes. No way the Bears would be able to keep up with our offense, so our defense, in spite of… Read more »

Horse
Reply to  scubog
2 years ago

You know this team is in trouble when Scubog asks for changes. There are a couple things we could do. Get Mike Smith down on the Field and be with the team; call the plays from there and listen to what the players are saying as the game is played. Put another spotter up in the Coaches Box. Time to see if we can pull a sleepers from someone else’s Practice Squad. Send Grimes and Spence on their way; that would send a message to veterans to play harder. Change the defensive scheme from a 4-3 to 3-4 and send… Read more »

Ron Potter
2 years ago

Optimism isn’t the disease. An obvious lack of integrity is the disease. Koetter defended Mike Smith yesterday in his press conference a week after Monken’s speech about players earning their jobs on a week-to-week basis. Koetter has made similar comments too. Koetter would earn a lot of respect as a true head coach if he’d just fire Mike Smith, who has orchestrated the last place defense in 2017 NFL and has started 2018 as the last place defense as well. We’ve invested a lot of new talent and money into the defense. So to have another meltdown like the one… Read more »

surferdudes
2 years ago

If M.Smith was a true friend of Koetter’s he’d resign. Maybe the Glazers could give him more money to leave. The thought when he was hired was he’d turn our defense around in a year, and be on his way to a head coaching gig. After three years of having one of the worst defenses in the league Mike Smith will NEVER work in the NFL again. At his age, no one will give him a H.C. job, and certainly wouldn’t hire him as a D.C.. So Joel, if your listening, give him a retirement package to go away!!

cbbucfan
2 years ago

Excellent Cover 3 column again, Trevor. I really enjoy reading these each and every week. Kurt Warner noticed the exact same thing with regard to the wheel routes on Sunday: Cmon @buccaneers D… how many times in 1 game can u get hit with a “Wheel” route??? That’s a once a game change up usually – I’ve counted 4 already (3 for TDS) & in middle of 3rd qtr!!— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) October 1, 2018 And that video of Justin Evans: you just cannot make that up. Beyond belief. Watching that just makes my jaw hit the floor. No one… Read more »

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