Cover 3 is a weekly feature column written by PewterReport.com’s Tampa Bay Bucs 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.

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Three years ago when the Buccaneers were sitting on the worst pass defense in the NFL, we thought all their problems stemmed from their defensive coordinator. Mike Smith, who was a former successful head coach and one of the highest paid coordinators in the NFL, could not seem to stop a nose bleed when it came to the passing game. During the 2017 campaign, the Bucs were dead last in yards yielded through the air, giving up more than 4,100 passing yards. Things didn’t get much better to start the 2018 season, as Tampa remained near the bottom of the list in nearly every pass defense category.

Week-in and week-out, we were baffled by the defensive strategies we saw Smith deploy. Cornerbacks playing far off their man in soft zone coverage, safeties always playing in exclusively two-high looks. There was no aggressiveness to what they did. There was no pressure. They just sat back on their heels, kept everything in front of them and didn’t take chances. Why?

We blamed Smith.

Former Bucs DCs Mike Smith and Mark Duffner - Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
Former Bucs DCs Mike Smith and Mark Duffner – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Smith was fired after Week 6 in 2018 following his defense giving up 112 points in a span of just three games (while having the worst ranked pass defense in the NFL). When Smith was relieved, linebackers coach Mark Duffner took over. When he did, there was a bit of a spark. The Bucs players seemed to react positively to the new man in charge – or at least just a new voice calling the shots. After watching Smith play such passive coverage for two and half years, it sounded like we would be getting something different from Duffner.

“I believe our approach has always been we play defense as aggressively as we possibly can,” Duffner said. “That doesn’t define meaning necessarily all blitz or pressure. That means that you play hard, that you play physical, you play smart – all those words kind of go into that word, ‘aggressive.’ You can play aggressive coverage and be in zone defense. You can play aggressive run defense and not be in a pressure situation, so I think aggressive and physical is what we’ve got to be on defense. Defense has no room for being soft.”

Finally, some attitude on the defensive side of the ball.

This is what we were waiting for. And for a while it seemed a bit different. But as the year went on, the Bucs defense slowly regressed back to the poor pass coverage unit they were before. Maybe not as bad, but it wasn’t what anyone would call good. Tampa once again finished the 2018 season giving up more than 4,100 passing yards.

For the 2019 season, Tampa Bay cleaned house with regards to its coaching staff. The team brought in Bruce Arians to be the Bucs’ head coach, and with him came a staff with a ton of experience. The biggest fish in that catch was defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. Bowles was the defensive coordinator for Arians in Arizona for two seasons before earning the New York Jets head coaching job. His presence in Tampa was supposed to bring in a new attitude, philosophy and production for a defense that hasn’t boasted that side of the ball since its days under Monte Kiffin.

In Week 1 the Bucs only gave up 166 passing yards and cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III even got a pick-6 to wrap it with a bow. In Week 2 Tampa Bay gave up 330 passing yards to Cam Newton and the Panthers, but still came away with a 20-14 win, so we didn’t really question the pass coverage that much.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp and Bucs CB M.J. Stewart
Rams WR Cooper Kupp and Bucs CB M.J. Stewart – Photo by: Getty Images

In Week 3 things began unravel in a way we couldn’t ignore, as New York Giants rookie Daniel Jones passed for 336 yards to wide open targets on their way to beating the Bucs, 32-31, at Raymond James. In Week 4, the Bucs gave up 517 passing yards to Jared Goff, but the team once again came away victorious with a 55-40 triumph, and the main storyline was elsewhere.

Finally, this past week in New Orleans, the Saints, led by backup Teddy Bridgewater, threw for 314 yards and four passing touchdowns on their way to a 31-24 victory.

Though sitting at 2-3 isn’t he worst, the problems in the Bucs secondary cannot be ignore anymore, and the root of their problems are getting more and more revealed. Even their head coach agreed.

“We weren’t [physical] today,” Arians said after the loss to the Saints.”We have been at times, but we still are too soft. We’re too soft. I don’t know any other way to put it. When we’re in press man … Now, we’ve got some guys that are getting after it but we’ve got some guys that are just soft.”

Is there anything more demoralizing for a defensive player than being called soft? If there is, I can’t think of one, especially if it’s true.

After three defensive coordinators, two head coaches and three draft cycles gone by, the direction to point the finger at is now in just two directions: the players and the man who brought them here.

There has never been an NFL defense that has ever given up 5,000 passing yards in a single season – although Tampa Bay came close in 2012 with 4,758 yards, which was a dubious league record until the New York Giants broke it in 2015 with 4,783 yards surrendered. Five games in and the Buccaneers are on pace to do that.

Tampa Bay’s 1,618 total passing yards given up and 323.6 passing yards yielded per game are by far the most in the league. In previous seasons the Bucs and the fans were able to blame it on a less talented defensive line, which was true, at the time. But now the Bucs have the NFL’s sack leader in Shaq Barrett on the edge and three other productive players around him. They still have one of the best outside linebackers in the NFL in Lavonte David, and don’t even try to tell me Devin White’s presence as a rookie would mean this much.

Bucs CB Vernon Hargreaves III
Bucs CB Vernon Hargreaves III – Photo by: Getty Images

No. It’s not the scheme. It’s not the coaches. It’s not the players around them.

It’s the cornerbacks.

Vernon Hargreaves III was drafted No. 11 overall to be this team’s CB1 someday. We’re in Year Four of Hargreaves in the NFL and he has yet to become that.

In his first two seasons, Hargreaves struggled mightily. He was the most targeted cornerback in the NFL during his rookie campaign, giving up 1,069 passing yards and allowing 70 percent of the passes thrown on his assignments to be caught. He was barely better his second year, and was playing exclusively in the slot before getting hurt during his third season.

After missing 15 and half games in 2018 after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in the season-opening win at New Orleans, Hargreaves has been given the starting outside cornerback spot this year. I say given because he has not earned it. The Bucs just don’t have anyone else to give it to.

Hargreaves has played well – or should I just say better? – at times, but he is still not a CB1. Games like the one he had against Carolina, Los Angeles and certainly in New Orleans prove that as he allows too many passes to be caught against him.

Hargreaves may just be what he is at this point. A decent-to-good starting cornerback, which is fine, but it’s not what this team needs him to be. It’s not what Tampa Bay thought when it selected him so high in the draft to be; he’s just not a CB1.

Hargreaves has not shown he can consistently come in with a shutdown mentality every week. Is it in there? I don’t know, but right now we haven’t seen enough of it. He seems to be a CB2-type being asked to play a CB1 role. It’s not going well.

Bucs WR Carlton Davis and Panthers WR Chris Samuels – Photo by: Mary Holt/PR
Bucs WR Carlton Davis and Panthers WR Chris Samuels – Photo by: Mary Holt/PR

The Bucs drafted Calton Davis at the top of the second round in 2018 to match up with players like Julio Jones and Michael Thomas in this division. At 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, Davis is in the 80th and 90th percentile for size when it comes to cornerbacks in the NFL.

The problem is Davis’ 4.53 40-yard dash is in the 37th percentile. He has the length, but sometimes he just can’t keep up. And even more worrisome than that, Davis doesn’t create turnovers. In fact, Davis hasn’t recorded an interception since September of 2017 when he was at Auburn, and before that his previous interception was 2015 as a freshman. He’s long and he’s physical, but he can’t always run with the top dogs and he doesn’t generate turnovers. That’s a CB2 player with limitations. Not a great starting point.

In the slot, M.J. Stewart is not getting beat nearly as much as he was his first season – which was a lot – since this defensive scheme is allowing him to be more physical with guys. But Stewart, who was drafted to potentially be converted to safety, also has athletic limitations.

New rookie Sean Murphy-Bunting, though he got his first interception this past weekend, has not looked like he’s ready for Sundays and the Bucs have tried him inside at nickel and outside at cornerback. Fellow rookie Jamel Dean is the one guy who I understand could have a role on this team. He’s got Davis’ size at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, but he’s very fast with 4.3 speed. He just hasn’t seen much playing time yet due to some injuries. Perhaps that’s coming.

So if you look at the Bucs’ cornerback position and all the draft picks they’ve poured into it, it seems as though they’re each trying to play each guy at a level higher than they really should be. And that ultimately comes back to the man who drafted them.

General manager Jason Licht has certainly tried to fix the Bucs secondary woes. He’s invested nine picks in the last four drafts into either cornerbacks or safety. The result is what we saw on Sunday against New Orleans, and Los Angeles, and Carolina, and the last two seasons.

Bucs GM Jason Licht - Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
Bucs GM Jason Licht – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

The Bucs secondary, in the words of their head coach, is soft. They don’t have the ability at CB1 to shut down a team’s best receiver. They don’t have the mentality at CB2 to get takeaways, and they don’t have the mentality to be aggressive enough overall. That’s not necessarily a coaching problem; it can’t be anymore. That’s a scouting and drafting problem.

I don’t want to say that this team’s corners are what they are with no hope of things getting better because we see around the NFL all the time that that is not true. However, right now it’s a group whose play has warranted the word “soft” – and hopefully that’s a wake up call. I’m not saying that’s all the secondary will ever be, but something need to change. A move needs to be made, among this group and even outside of it.

I’ll tell you what those moves are on the next two pages.

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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: [email protected]
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EastEndBoy

I appreciate the echo of Bill Clinton’s “It’s the Economy Stupid”, in your “It’s the corners [stupid]” We’ve been barking on about this all year – scratch that – for 5 years in the comments on PR. We don’t have anybody close to being a CB1…and you’re spot-on that when you don’t have the CB1, everybody else is going to look bad too. Go get Peterson – a 1st rounder as compensation would normally make me gag, but knowing that Licht is likely going be the clown otherwise using that pick, we might as well give it away for “the… Read more »

AceWigSplitta

Your 1st bad play clip is not SMB it’s VH3 in the slot covering Michael Thomas on that play lmao please correct that don’t put that on the rookie!

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fredster

It makes sense to me but I’m not a GM or head coach or cap expert. If the Cards would take a second or even a first for him I’d do it for sure. Like you said are we going to draft a better CB in round 1? History says no. It’s amazing to me how bad Hargreaves stinks when you consider the draft position. I was worried he’s stay healthy but all signs pointed towards him rounding the corner of he could. Doesn’t look like that’s the case but it is still early. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00… Read more »

Alldaway 2.0

My opinion is that the Bucs should stick to cover 3 and cover 1 for the young guys. Seattle does this because philosophically the Seahawks organization and Pete Carroll believe that young guys with talent need to play fast, physical and not be thinking too much. After slowly taking apart the Legion of Doom the Seahawks went on a shopping spree to draft loads of defensive back talent and see what sticks. Without Richard Sherman on the outside the Seahawks have had to let the young CB’s take their lumps but it has paid off for them. S. Griffin and… Read more »

SappAttack

great post

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Nicholas Micciche

Yes. Also, solid breakdown of the secondary and the defense. It’s not as obvious as us fans usually think but I think a lot of us knew the secondary was the problem and not Bowles (although Mike Smith was definitely a problem). I actually like Davis, SMB, and Dean and think they have a bright future. Your proposal is exactly what I’ve been thinking/wanting/yearning for. A boat is a boat and a mystery box could only possibly be a boat but could be a canoe or an oar. Take the boat Jason! We beg you. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit… Read more »

tnew

Trevor, this is my favorite write up of the week. Putting together film to back your points of view is informative and entertaining. I don’t always agree with you but most times I at least learn something. Three things jumped out at me watching this film. 1) Consistently clean pocket 2) Multiple receivers creating consistent separation 3) Route trees that use both vertical and horizontal space on the field of play. (so many times this year it looks like the Bucs have receivers run to the same general area and make different breaks) At any case, Peterson would make a… Read more »

Bucsfan1983

I’ll all for it. I think we can still salvage this season. And I disagree with Mark Cook’s PR Mailbag this week. He doesn’t think the Bucs are itching to trade for a Peterson or Howard from Miami, to make this go from a 6-10 team to 9-7. I think it’s totally worth the risk. Trade for the CB who will help get more wins this season. Even though he got an extension, Licht is on the hot seat. A lot of his picks, especially in the secondary are not working out. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes… Read more »

drdneast

Licht is much better with trades than drafting so hell yes, why not. Hargreaves may not be a bust, but he sure has flopped. Every moron in the media was calling for the Bucs to draft VH III, including this one. Why? Well mainly because he was a Gator. How inane and provincial. I know the Glazers just extended Licht’s contract, mainly because I think he was able to lure Arians out of retirement, but they have to get rid of him. His drafts have just been too spotty and weak. The Panthers drafted a CB after MJ and Davis,… Read more »

Charlie

So basically the team will be wasting the offensive talent for the next 5 years……holla!

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BUC-ASS-BOB

Buc Ass Bob evaluation of the Gentlemen and ladies coaches
Shoutout to  Chef – Hamster spitball instead of calling me moron copy names and submit your own grade.
The Stars aligned 5 game evaluation!!
 Bruce Arians Grade D
Todd Bowles  DC   Grade  F Defense has allowed 148 points in 5 games 29Th in NFL
 Todd McNair.RB Grade c-
Joe Gilbert.  OL Grade F
Lori Locust  DL  Grade F
Kacy Rodgers  DL Grade F
Maral Javadifar  Strength  and Conditioning Grade F
Kevin Ross DB Grade F

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SappAttack

I see your posts and just dislike them immediately and scroll on. Your act is tired homie

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BUC-ASS-BOB

SappAtack likes the coaching homie

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BUC-ASS-BOB

SappAttack I thought maybe it is me that has it wrong, So I asked an eleven-year-old girl, Quote if there are 32 students and this student names Bowles under test scored worse than 28 other students and had only three students that scored worse.
Her answer was he would get an “F”
So maybe I am not wrong thinking Bowles 28th place defense deserves an F

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cgmaster27

Trying too hard to be smart the buc ass. Might want to leave that to someone who can form a coherant sentence.

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jongruden

Secondary is abysmal might be the worst secondary I have seen since i have been watching them in 1985, corners play soft and get roasted watching Bridgewater look like Tom Brady last week was painful

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Pete

Maybe this secondary needs a little help but it seems like way too early to hit the panic button. Ariens seems to be doing a pretty good job all in all.

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stlbucsfan

Trevor good article and you are correct the CBs but more importantly Licht has doomed this team. He’s been flagrantly wrong about the secondary and their actual talent for years going back to oking the release of Revis, to watching McDougald walk for Chris Conte and lastly these 5 failed first and second round picks. Anyone with a brain knew Arians’ offenses don’t utilize the TE yet he thought it would be wise to keep Brate at that price when our roster needed improvement in other areas. As a Gators fan I was absolutely pissed when we drafted Vernon Bc… Read more »

EastEndBoy

For evidence of the virtue of “drafting in the trenches, and signing a veteran CB to teach young guys”, I give you the resurgent 49ers….now where did their GM come from again??????????????

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Alldaway 2.0

Lynch understands the game of football well. Licht is still on his tricycle. Sad.

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cbbucfan

I completely agree. It’s not the coaches or the schemes. It’s the players. The secondary just isn’t good enough, both at cornerback and at safety. They defend virtually no passes (getting a hand on the football). It amazes me every Sunday how we see opposing receivers, tight ends, and running backs getting wide open on passing plays, yet the Bucs, for all the supposed weapons that they have at the skill positions on offense, seldom have anyone getting wide open. The amount of yardage that the Bucs defense is surrendering, and subsequently the points, is ghastly. The best way to… Read more »

Another great article Trevor. The one common thing in a lot of the videos are, other guys throwing their arms in the air out of frustration. To me it comes across as “WTF are you doing???” I really hope we get Dean back and soon. He seems like the best athlete out of the CB’s and can play outside instead of VHIII. One last thing on a former 1st round pick. WTH are we not using Howard more as a red zone threat or any threat for that matter. Howard and Evans on the outside in the red zone seems… Read more »

Captain Sly

I agree Trevor that this young secondary has to play better, and that will come with experience. However there is another way to solve this issue, Its The Defensive Line. If we are generating consistent pressure to move the QB off of his spot then it doesn’t matter who’s doing the covering Patrick Peterson or Deion Sanders. The difference I’ve see from this game vs the Rams game was the amount of pressures we had on Goff. Bridgewater was never uncomfortable in this game, he stood straight up in the pocket and read his targets and picked on this young… Read more »

surferdudes

Peterson isn’t going to save us from Jason Licht. We’re talking about using our first pick on a corner? Does Licht still not get you need to draft in the trenches? How about drafting a DE, or DT that can rush the passer? How about drafting a RT? Licht has shown he can’t draft. We might even want to use that pick on a QB, and move on from Winston. He hasn’t earned 30 plus million a year from what I’ve seen so far. I can see us saving a boat load of money drafting a 1st round QB, and… Read more »

JameisWinsAton

breakdown: Secondary sucks

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SappAttack

It’s pretty simple.

What is the Bucs league ranking for blitzing downs? 1st
What happens when you bring the house a lot? You leave corners on an island.
Do the Bucs currently have corners that are proven on an island? No, not yet. They are young or not good.
So what would be a good remedy? Stop blitzing so much and double #1 receivers.

There you go, Todd. Problem solved.

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RudeGuy

My concerns are he is 29 years old and is currently suspended for using a league banned substance. What did he take? There is the risk he might do so again. Some players have been stupid enough to do it again. Maybe a 2nd round pick with a 6th but not a 1st for a player who is only going to be around at the best 4 years. Then again I can see the point regarding some of the picks we have made in the 1st.

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Benjamin

You forgot to mention that Peterson has NEVER been in trouble before, has no track record of being in trouble and is the top CB in the NFL when he is on the field. Peterson would instantly make the secondary a top 10 unit. Having a true #1 CB allows Davis to be a CB 2, VH3 to be a slot guy where he played very well when he was used there, and it allows us to use SMB at a reserve or CB4 until he develops and it kicks M.J. Stewart back to the bench or dime packages. If… Read more »

tnew

I would do a conditional first… as in if he played in the remaining 10 games and the Bucs made the playoffs then ok its a first; otherwise, a first round pick is steep for a player you would have at most 10 games in the first year. He can’t be in football shape so the possibility of injury is increased for this year. I wonder if we have the experience at the safety position for it to even matter. All of the players in the secondary are playing tentative and don’t seem to trust each other at all. They… Read more »

Dy-nasty D

NO. Bucs need an OT in the worst way. Maybe 2.

How about allowing these mostly 1st and 2nd year DBs some time to develop? Did anyone think that these young players were going to pull it all together this year?

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DT25

It’s a tough situation…we have one starting DB that is beyond his 2nd year in the NFL. It takes time to adapt to the league…asking 95% of them to do it all at once was always going to produce growing pains. I still like Bowles system, but I really do think he needs a veteran presence to make it work with any semblance of consistency. Peterson would be a great asset…I just wonder how much draft capital he’s worth. I’d be all for it if they’d trade him for a 2nd round pick and perhaps one of our young CBs.… Read more »

SappAttack

This season…

Peterson on #1, Davis on #2, VH3 in the slot.

Bunting, Dean, Stewart and Smith riding the pine.

Next season….

Peterson, Davis and Bunting.

Two/Three seasons from now….

Davis, Dean and Bunting.

Sign me up!

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Dman

Great article and analysis, Trevor. I agree with the problem, I just don’t see Peterson as the solution. Since he hasn’t played this season it will take a few games to kick the rust off, meaning maybe we get half a season from him on a non-playoff team. So this is really a trade for next season. Peterson is 29 and turns 30 next July. Is he a one year, two year answer before we start talking about him slowing down? Then what. Trading a first round pick for him feels like the Revis trade all over again. We gave… Read more »

EastEndBoy

As I posted yesterday – please stop claiming our corners (the focus of this post) are so young, without posting some data to support that claim. To recap, we have 2 starting CBs: VHIII = 24 year sold, 4th year in league Davis = 22 years old, 2nd year in league Plus 1 slot CB: MJ Stewart = 24 years old, 2nd year in league. Is that young? IDK – post me some data. It’s not younger than the Saints or Browns (the 2 teams I looked up first). It’s not younger than 2 of the QBs to torch us… Read more »

Dman

Great post!

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Buc off

In recent past it was a physical talent limitation, we kept bringing in under sized slow guys. Now it’s more of a learning curve, so I somewhat disagree with this. One it is still on the coaches but they also need a reasonable amount of time to bring these guys up to speed. I’m honestly not concerned with it right now even if I do want them too win. I’m far more concerned with Winston’s lack of consistency even though he continues to prove me right. Signing him to long term deal guarantees disappointment. As a person I have nothing… Read more »

BucRy

I could understand trading away a 1st round pick for a position of need midseason only if we were contenders who were one player away from being a super bowl team, but I can’t say that we are at the moment. Peterson would be a nice player, but I would not give up a 1st for him.

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SappAttack

if we win this week we will be .500 at 3-3, 2-1 in the division heading into our bye, with the hardest part of our season mostly behind us. I would pull that trigger.

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BucRy

I would trade for Peterson if it didn’t have to include our 1st round pick. Personally, I just don’t like trading away a 1st for an aging corner.

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bucballer

The Bucs have historically never been able to pull the cord on players that just aren’t going to work out here. That’s not to say that they can’t play elsewhere it’s just they underperform here and we keep waiting for their “potential” to show up. Dot should have been replaced 2 years ago. Why keep TE Brate and his significant salary if ur system doesn’t throw to the TE very often? He’s a better pass receiver than blocker. I’m not saying he’s not talented it’s just we have OJ and Auclair and the talented young TE Hudson. Should have traded… Read more »

pinkstob

A) I’m glad PR is finally focusing on what the problem has been since we got rid of Talib…the CB’s suck. B) I think you’re a unit off on all our CB’s. I think they are all at a position TWO levels above where they should be. Hargreaves should be a #3 CB in the slot…he would be great there. Davis should be nothing more than a #4 CB in dime packages. The rest of the CB’s on this team besides Dean should be fighting for the #5 spot. Dean gets an incomplete but based on his scouting report on… Read more »

scot pederson

In todays NFL the Defenses are more than ever a system. So our system of pressure and lots of blitzes works against teams who don’t use Max Protect or have Oline problems like the Rams who do not have the same Super Bowl Oline this season. But against the Saints we didnt see the same pressure and the DBs got carved up because Teddy B. had time. Our DBs are ok for a few seconds but not on developing plays so much. When he had the chance we should have fired Licht and gotten John Lynch. Just look how he… Read more »

Allanh1

I had this dream where Ronde Barber, Donnie Abraham, Brian Kelly, John Lynch, and Dwight Smith walked in OBP and took secondary duties. Then I woke up and read this article…

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AshevilleFC-Coach

Trevor who would be a good fit for us in the draft next year to be a cb1. Just spent some time at The Draft Network and there don’t seem to be a ton of options. It would have to be a first rounder and we will probably not be able to get the first cb off the board picking mid round so it seems like a crapshoot. Might as well get Patrick Peterson otherwise we are playing another rookie who needs a year of seasoning…

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BucRy

We have drafted a couple of corners the last 2 drafts. I think it’s too early to just give up on them. They could very well still develop into solid players.

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Horse

Good Article Trevor. I wouldn’t panic and use out 1st Round pick for anybody. Keep bringing in the young guys and lets see what they got.

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MIArmysoldier

Lmao…love it. I had a dream like that Sunday night myself…it was dexter jackson picking off teddy bridgewater and returning it for a game winning td…then my alarm went off at 5am.

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Gator Frank

So basically you are saying the Bucs will sign Jameis to a long term deal. If you trade your first round pick you are committing to your QB long term. Don’t know if that is the best plan. Still don’t see a franchise QB in Jameis.

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Crack3rK

Trevor,
Just a shout out to say I appreciate these film breakdowns. I’m a (little) over 50 guy, have been watching football since I was a kid, supporting this team since 1989, and you’ve taught me a lot about the game. Really enjoy your work and all the PR writers and podcasters, including Captain Interruption! Thanks (I think) for keeping me tuned-in to such a terrible team, beloved Yucks…

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cgmaster27

Shocker that a gator fan would say that. And i also find it interesting how people think some rookie isngoing to come in here and solve our problems at qb. For every mahomes theres 10 jamarcus russels. Remember when everyone thought dak prescott was better than jameis? Hows that going this year? Or what about jared goff? Point is this team has a lot of holes and one of them isnt qb. And 25 mill for a qb is the going rate now, thats only going to increase.

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AlexanderNascimento

I’m a little late in my reading this week but I just can’t skip this.
I know about Peterson and how perfectly he would fit in Tampa now but that is any other CB you would take in a trade, Trevor?

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