Hopefully, the Bucs have shaken all the preseason rust off by now. 5 weeks in and its time to see who these guys are. No Vea is going to hurt. Best player on the defense this year. Hope we can still get a good pass rush.
Offense will need to start playing as advertised or we have no shot this week. Not sure why Brate wasn’t on the field more last week. Don’t really want to see us throwing the ball to Tanner Hudson anymore. We only face one team with a record below .500 the next 7 weeks. We have to start playing good ball and it has to start this week.
Bucs have been talking like they’re putting it together and every week it’s nothing more than talk. Even at 3-1 it didn’t really feel like the bucs were a good team yet, and at the bears that was very evident. They’re going to need to play 4 quarters as good as they typically play one quarter just to compete against the packers, who are the best team we played all season by a mile, and i see that as unlikely. I got to be realistic here and I expect Rodgers to put on a show with Adams back against this defense. This will also be a first in that nobody is going to pick the bucs to win like in previous weeks, and for very good reason.
Well we are 1/3 of the way done and we NEVER got the pleasure of ONE lousy game of ALL our weapons 100%. All the hype and build up has been a huge letdown. Not blaming anyone but “ IF” we are to beat Green Bay or do anything this season. We have to get our weapons healthy.
Most notably Chris Godwin. He is the most complete WR on the team, and top ten in the entire NFL. He can line up anywhere and hit on any route. Not to mention how him out there helps in maximizing Evans and Miller’s strengths.
As a defense we were susceptible to blitzes before Vita got hurt. I believe we take a step backwards defensively. Thus we will HAVE to win some shootouts. Obviously the full Bucs arsenal helps in winning them.
It will be a tough game. I think they can still win though. If we can stop the penalties and finish some drives with some points more often then we will be fine. Gotta keep arod in check. Always easier said than done. I do like how our d has played. Will be interesting to see how they do now that vea is gone.
If the Bucs play defense vs the Packers like they did vs the Bears, it’ll be a long day for them. If you’re going to try and pressure Rodgers, get those damn DBs pressing hard at the line of scrimmage, not 8 yards off.
Diehard nailed it. Are we EVER going to get. Game with both Evans AND Godwin both playing at 100%? Our offense will be unrecognizable if that ever happens. These two have to heal up and start contributing if we’re going to make any noise in this league.
I think the Bucs will respond well, at home, and without the good press to give them the big head.
I also think it is fortunate for SMB that Lazzard is out. Biggest spotlight this week will be on Nacho to see if he is truly ready to step up. He got great hype this offseason, and he voices all the confidence in the world. If he can show it on the field, then we can beat anyone. Our front 7 needs to win against GBs OL in the run and pass, or AAron will feast on our secondary.
That Saints (3-2) win was only a 7 point win. The loss of Vita Vea is a huge hit, but if the DL can still produce without him and our stars on offense (Godwin, Miller, Evans, and Fournette) are healthy again, this came could be a toss up, as opposed to a long shot. Should be a good one.
Hoping our offense can hold tight in a shootout. LaFleur’s offense has been fun to watch, and much more modern than ours. I struggle to see our defense stopping it, much, and could easily see a defense on it’s heels, missing Vea, also having their worst week against the run all season in this one.