Naplesfan commented on the post, Winston Injures Shoulder; Post-Game Status And Quotes 10 hours, 33 minutes ago
Patrick Peterson makes no difference. For one, he isn’t even playing that well this year, only 3 PD, no INT, just 10 tackles. Nothing to get gaga over.
Secondly, if Peterson is so impregnable a defender, a smart QB stops throwing his way, especially when he’s got a passel of other really good receivers to throw to. On CB can only cover one…[Read more]
Naplesfan commented on the post, With Gruden Lurking, Koetter Needs To Turn Bucs Around In A Hurry 12 hours, 9 minutes ago
I don’t necessarily have optimism. I just know that NFL teams are often streaky. Teams that start out weak often finish strong, and vice versa.
Our best season record since 2010 started 1-3,but ended up 9-7 and just a tiebraker away from the playoffs. Under this same coach.
I keep saying this, but that’s why they play the games.
Naplesfan commented on the post, 2-Point Conversion: Bucs Ambushed In Arizona 15 hours, 46 minutes ago
And AP could easily be done for the season if not his career on the very next play from scrimmage.
You can’t judge personnel signings based on a single game or a small handful of games. The last time AP had a productive season was in 2015, followed by an injury-ruined 2016 season. And before APs great season in 2015, it was preceded by…[Read more]
Naplesfan commented on the post, With Gruden Lurking, Koetter Needs To Turn Bucs Around In A Hurry 17 hours, 32 minutes ago
Seasons don’t go according to pace. By that logic, after our season opener the Bucs were “on pace” for 16-0 and a Super Bowl ring.
Whole lotta football left to play. That’s why they play the games.
Naplesfan commented on the post, SR’s Fab 5: Improving Winston Drives Bucs Offense; Evans Ready To Explode 1 day, 20 hours ago
Bucs D is 14th ranked in points against, which is the ONLY meaningful stat for defenses. Bucs O is ranked 17th in points for, and that is the ONLY meaningful stat for offenses.
Ws and Ls are the only meangful statf for teams, and points for being more than points against, game after game, is what delivers Ws. Everything else is just…[Read more]
Naplesfan commented on the post, SR’s Fab 5: Improving Winston Drives Bucs Offense; Evans Ready To Explode 2 days, 16 hours ago
My analysis of the offense is not focused on Winston, though he is the leader and most important member of the offense. Last week it was a combination of his off target throws, dropped passes (inexplicably by Cam Brate, of all people!), not running Martin enough (that’s on Coach Koetter), penalties (that killer penatly by Gholston…[Read more]
Naplesfan commented on the post, Bucs Final Injury Report And Koetter’s Parting Word Before Sunday 2 days, 16 hours ago
And Scu .. I forgot to mention, Justin’s pick of Brady was his first all season.
LOL … good one, Scu ..
Apparently any player who intercepts the greatest of all time quarterback on his fifth play in the league, and is second on the team in tackles that game, must really be a liability to his defense!
Naplesfan commented on the post, 5 Things We Learned From One Buc 10-11 4 days, 14 hours ago
VHIII will have to get better. I think he will, but we’ll see. There are some legitimate reasons why he’s played off coverage (as gafikdetail wrote, it’s not just VHIII playing off) as explained by Trevor. With Justin Evans playing strong and TJ Ward coming back from injury, maybe we’ll get closer to the Goldilocks secondary we all fervently…[Read more]
Naplesfan commented on the post, Cover 3: Rewinding Martin, Evans’ Big Start; How Bucs Should Use Them 5 days, 15 hours ago
Great performance by Justin Evans. Just one game, so let’s see how he does the rest of this season.
It should be very obvious that Doug Martin needs to be used as the Bucs feature back and get way more than 13 carries a game … 20 carries a game seems about right, maybe a little more depending on game circumstances. Rodgers isn’t bad, but…[Read more]
Naplesfan commented on the post, Bucs Monday Mailbag 10-9: Murray’s Back, Licht Regrets, Sneaky Winston And More 6 days, 18 hours ago
Pretty much most star wide receivers tend to be divas, though Mike Evans seems to be from a little different mold. They all want the ball all the time.
Naplesfan commented on the post, Bucs Quarter Season Report Card: Defense And Special Teams 1 week ago
Yup, though I think some parts you gave a B or B minus too are maybe closer to C or C+. But mainly because the whole defense is on track for an “incomplete” at the one quarter season point, to use academic grading terms. I think the potential remains quite a bit higher if all or nearly all the guys were playing instead of sitting on the sideline…[Read more]
Naplesfan commented on the post, Bucs Sign K Murray To Replace Folk 1 week ago
macabee – seems that any and all kickers are “temporary” until they prove their worth. Any kicker will miss a field goal every now or then … missing 7 kicks in two successive games, including shorty FGs and XPs, is a guaranteed ticket out of OBP.
Seems like a good approach …. if Murray continues the recent tradition of snake-bit Bucs kickers, then we need to hire some quality soothsayers or medicine men or women to cure us of the curse.
And Santos is still available should Murray stink it up the next couple of weeks.
Naplesfan commented on the post, Bucs Quarter Season Report Card: Offense 1 week ago
QBR is the gold standard of QB stats, give it up CG.
I am more concerned about performance of the entire offense than of any specific player or unit … with our supposedly MVP quarterback, and what was touted as the best receiver group in the league, we are still ranked just 17th in points for in the league. Only 14 points scored against the…[Read more]
Naplesfan commented on the post, Bucs Bring In 6 Kickers For Tryouts 1 week ago
Sign Cairo now, sign one of the other kickers for a 2-3 week tryout, and if he does great, keep him and if not, then let Cairo. have a shot after he’s healthy. In any case, Folk is done in Tampa.
Sorry, Buc 1976 – Aguayo has already failed, I cannot imagine Licht and Koetter agreeing to do that, they would lose all credibility.
Naplesfan commented on the post, SR’s Fab 5: Winston’s Primetime Woes; Sapp Weighs In On Bucs’ Pass Rush 1 week, 1 day ago
If you think anybody in the league, or who covers the league professional, seriously believes that Jameis is performing well this year, or is “elite”, or is making progress towards becoming elite, you’re smoking crack.
You’re letting your garnet and gold slip show, CG.
Jameis’s performance this season so far is described by virtually…[Read more]
Naplesfan commented on the post, 2-Point Conversion: Koetter’s Play-Calling, Bucs Kicking Woes 1 week, 2 days ago
Kin – it’s a matter of timing between receiver and passer. Either OJ was expecting to get deeper into the end zone before turning to look for the pass, or Jameis was expecting OJ to turn sooner. That’s why repetition and rhythm are so important between receiver and passer. Last year Mike Evans was the most targeted receiver in the NFL … and…[Read more]
Naplesfan commented on the post, SR’s Fab 5: Winston’s Primetime Woes; Sapp Weighs In On Bucs’ Pass Rush 1 week, 3 days ago
It’s not helpful to argue Winston vs. Mariota, period. It’s just not relevant to anything that matters.
It’s especially not helpful to argue that based on stats. In terms of total QBR, this season to data Maritoa is ranked #6 in the league at 62.6, while Winston is ranked #26 in the league at 40.2, two spots below Blake Bortles (ouch!). Last…[Read more]
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