SAINTS were RoadBlock, but be careful of the powder blue blockades up ahead.

Teams are learning Bucs D line is one man wrecking crew. Someone else needs to step up.

The Bucs defense has been the most consistent streaming D to play; no one plays them, and they get you 10 points week in and week out;

Until this week. Someone told the New Orleans Saints about Mr. Barrett. Was it you?

Maybe it was the MEDIA, naming him Defensive player of the Month and weeks (too many times).

Consider the Bucs have been the bottom 5 priced defenses each week, last week 2200 dollars on DK, yet produce lines of 12, 9, 8 and 15 before earning this 1 point score. Thats awesome value that lets you pay up for, say, Michael Thomas LOL!

Remember, when playing a defense, FORGET ABOUT THE POINTS THE OTHER TEAM SCORES. That’s a fish way to think about defense. The Rams game, the Bucs gave up 40 points right? but finished with a 15 point score. Thats because they got 3 interceptions, a Scoop n Score, and a bunch of Shaq Sacks! Thats where points are at in DFS defense streaming.

So now what? Will Bucs D be playable anymore? At this point we should wait until we see. The NFL is a copy cat league, and in division Home/Away series, the second game is NEVER a smiler outcome as previous game.

I doubt McCaffrey will go off, but he could since he will touch the ball on over 50% of the plays and will be on the field for 100% of the offenses snaps.

Allen and one of the Carolina WR could be a good way to go, and then go back with a Buc WR. Godwin will be heavily owned so Mike Evans will be the contrarian pick, especially after last week.

Recency Bias, thou art a helpless bitch.

GLOSSARY and TERMINOLOGY

These are DFS terms, DFS meaning Daily Fantasy :

Contrarian: picking a player that goes against the grain, goes against what most people will be picking, in hopes of getting a low owned player which is good for tournaments.

Fish: A less talented DFS player, because the pros are called Sharks, so obviously, the Sharks eat or take money from, the fish. In slang, its used to refer in a derogatory manner :”You played Robbie Running back? Your such a fish bro. “

Phrases:

“Go back with… In what’s considered a sound stacking strategy, stacking meaning taking several players from the same team in hopes of capitalizing on a scoring outburst by a team (ex. QB and WR1 of team A). Going back with refers to the concept of adding to a stack a member of the other team, in hopes of capitalizing on a high scoring game. Example would be Away Teams QB and WR1, with home teams WR 1 ‘going the other way’.

“recency bias” is a theory that states Daily Fantasy players (us people) will fall victim to a players (actual sports players, NFL, MLB etc) last game performance in defining his capability this week. EX. Quinn Quarterback has poor game, people remember this poor game when considering wether or not to play him. Or EX Ryan Receiver catches 9 passes for 182 yards and 2 TD last week, so a DFS player remembers this performance even though Ryan Receiver has not scored well in previous 3 games. ‘Recency Bias’ can span to also include when a player has had a bye week, (out of sight out of mind) and even include “highlights watchers” who see a running back run for 4 TDs, and remember those videos when comparing and selecting players for a new weeks’ slate.

BE LIKE MIKE? Or Play GODtoWIN?

photo credit belongs to Tampa Bay Times and [MARK LOMOGLIO | AP]

They are starting to develop a name for themselves; the Bruise Brothers. Given no doubt because they inflict pain on their opponents, and I’m sure also because these are NO diva WRs and block during running plays.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston can pick his poison, hit Evans all day long like he did vs the Giants, or target Godwin every Sunday pass like Carolina and Rams game. These are elite corners the Bucs go up against (Rams, not the Giants. Would never call the Giants corners elite) but fact is Mike Evans simply catches everything thrown to him, or at least 95%, while Godwin really does catch everything tossed in his direction.

Which player to play during fantasy? well for year long, if you have one of these guys you have to run whomever you have in your lineup each week. For DFS, in GPP tournaments, play the one who DIDNT GO OFF LAST WEEK (Evans in week 5) because Godwin will certainly be chalky (highly owned).

As we transition from a Bucs website to a Bucks $$$ website, well throw in glossary for terms to get the newer fan!

THIS WEEK- I don’t think either one will smash, neither one will crash either; I see Evans getting a TD and possibly Godwin too, but Bucs taking a lead then running the ball with Jones and Barber.

Think Buccaneers are a 3-4 Defense? Try 5-2 !

One rusher per Lineman? Opposing QBs could be in for world of hate!

It was 1990, Fred Bruney was the defensive coordinator and the Bucs were running off the field after losing to the Jets 16-14. That was the last time Bucs walked off the field a 3-4 defense. Next year the late great Floyd Peters was installed as Bucs DC and the franchise has been a 4-3 ever since… through the immortal Rusty Tillman, and some guy named M.Kiffin… until now.

New DC Todd Bowles has installed a 3-4, But if you take a closer look at the formation… look at those two outside linebackers that will be rushing when time calls for it: Carl Nassib and Noah Spence. Those are DE edge rushers!

Thats one defensive lineman for each Offensive Lineman, that can lead to a lot of sacks for Bucs Defense, or at least pressures, hurries, etc.

And then J.P.P. returns!

ENOUGH: Ryan Griffin deserves to be number 2 QB

Aug 9, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Griffin (4) warms up before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Former Bucs OG Ian Beckles said it plain; “if Jameis goes down, your looking at two wins”. Id like to put an addendum to that statement….

…With Gabbert.

We know what Blaine can do in the NFL, but the statement that Ryan Griffin hasn’t played one snap in the NFL is meaningless, every QB has that moment. Griffin has progressed to the point where he looks sharp in every preseason game running the offense.

Yes, its preseason, and its against future Publix grocery baggers, but that also makes up his supporting cast too. It’s even.

In a regular season game, Griffin would have the Bucs starting offensive line to allow him to get crushed, er, protect him while he passes the ball.

Mike Evans would be catching balls. So would Howard.

While were at it, just give Bucs TE Tanner Hudson a spot on the roster. The NFL is moving toward receiving Tight Ends as passing rules open up the passing game. Hudson or Brate would give Bucs trade bait.

How bad was coaching for the last few years?

Mike Smith; teams not tough enough

Under the heyday of Buccaneers football, DC Monte Kiffin would preach all 11 Bucs running to the ball. NO LOAFING was the sign, preached by Tony Dungy and Kiffin.

That ideology was lost after 2008, and it shows in the W/L column and defensive statistics. Last year the Bucs were in the bottom 10 in defense, the year prior the worst defense in the NFL. 10th worse the year before that.. HC Lovie Smith’s Bucs were the 10th ranked defense in 2015 his last year, improving from another bottom feeding year before. Greg Schiano’s last season and Raheem Morris’ 2nd are the only middle of the road finishes for a once proud defense that ranked in top 10 or top 5 annually from 1996-2005.

Last season, once DC Mike Smith was fired, the defense improved leaps and bounds. It was reported on JoeBucsFan.com that Smith at one point called the same defensive play for 27 plays in a row! Where was the coaching?

Its a tough question to ask of someone who never coached before. Dirk Koetter was hired because of his familiarity with Jameis Winston, Bucs QB who for some strange reason is beleaguered from Bucs fans after one disappointing season. Something tells me thats about to change.

Unlike every previous Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach in HISTORY, the Bucs have brought in a proven winner to lead the franchise out of an 11 year playoff drought… and he has proven it more than once.

Bucco Bruce as he is now know around these parts, brings back a winning mentality, which is done by getting rid of a losing mentality. Talent will get you so far in the NFL, but getting the most out of that talent, well, that never gets old.

Even the Bucs O line looked invigorated Friday night when it played the Steelers, and perhaps a test vs the Dolphins will be more formidable.

Another sign Jameis Winston is due for positive numbers

Big numbers were not elusive for Winston in years 1 and 2.

Scott Barrett (@scottBarrettDFB) shows us a statistic for Quarterbacks from 2016-2018 that is a little interesting for Jameis Winston fans/haters.

Has to do with the % of passing yards that a QB had, which came AFTER the catch. In other words, how much did YAC affect a given QB.

Matthew Stafford had 51% of his yards come from after the catch. That tied with Blake Bortles. Alex Smith and Eli Manning took up the tie for 3rd and 4th 1% point behind. (50%)

Down at the bottom, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck are at 41%.

Coming in DEAD LAST, Jameis Winston, whose WRs gave him only 34% of his yards after the catch.

We know Mike Evans is NOT a YAC type of catcher, but what if Winston’s 2019 WRs are? A 10% jump would put Winston in rare company in Bucs history. Sure hope they don’t Doug Williams him.

Of course, no Buccaneers QB ever drafted has EVER been given a 2nd contract yet. 2019 would be a good time.

Glazers will have nowhere to look but themselves if losses pile up now.

The Glazers, standing introducing heat another Head Coach to the Tampa Bay faithful. Only this Mystery coach signifies the unknown in hiring another HC.
5 head coaches in the 11 years since Gruden was fired, each a reactionary response to last.

Malcolm Glazer was head of the team when the Bucs took a chance on defensive coordinator Tony Dungy who had been passed up countless times for a head coach, mostly because he was black in what was at the time a white coaching league.

All Tony Dungy did was win where so many 9-7 seasons were met with a firing, and his replacement, Jon Gruden, was also fired after a pair of 9-7 seasons.

Since then, 4 of the 5 next coaches were hired as simply reactionary measures to the last. Raheem Morris’ youth would be countered by