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Who fired them up? The defense had a true up and down day — big highs and big lows. To put that in perspective, Minnesota’s Eric Kendricks, who may have been the league’s best linebacker in 2019, had 42 stops all season. Kirk Cousins is an underrated, underappreciated QB in the NFL. White and David are the Swiss Army knives of Todd Bowles' No. Bowles is one of the NFL’s best in terms of getting an offense to think about his fronts in one way, while he has an entirely different plan. In 2018, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has a serious defensive problem. I saw the same thing a number of times, but only saw him blitz a couple of times. White had an off game. “Too bad he can’t revive White’s coverage skills.” I wrote about Bucs linebackers Lavonte David and Devin White in this week’s Secret Superstars column, because they comprise the NFL’s best linebacker duo by far, and they don’t get nearly enough credit for it. Joe will start at an unexpected place: Kirk Cousins rushing for a career high. But our front 4 gives it their all and then some. Could it be number 45 who they had voted to be their Captain provided their motivation to win in the fourth quarter. However, there aren’t any publicly available information regarding the Defensive coordinator’s father. But….our secondary shut down Thielen & Jefferson…..less than 40 yards each….no deep stuff…Cousins kept drives alive with short stuff to the TEs…..Several of their drives took lots of time off the clock. I agree withy you 100%. Todd Bowles could make a strong case as the best coordinator on either side of the ball in the entire NFL, and his unit’s performance so far this season continues to reflect well on him. But Joe, it’s Dalvin Cook. We need to sign or trade for some proven NFL quality DBs, Allbuccedup Says: I guess he keeps hoping White will get better with practice. “We have to play our game,” Bowles said last Thursday of Rodgers and the Packers. We have no idea. Right before the snap, Ndamukong Suh puts his hand down at nose tackle. Who’s coming, and who’s backing out? Sort of how he keeps hoping our DBs will eventually get better at running his zone schemes. Draft all corners in the first four rounds of 2021 draft. The other DL sans Suh try to push their guy one way or another and opens a middle lane for the QB. I realize Kirk Cousins is a close second to the GOAT and all but….. Bowles was protecting the secondary there was a reason Minnesota didn’t take alota downfield shots. He was born to the mother, Jon Bowles. In an earlier post, we discussed Dan Quinns defense. That’s accurate. Hidden by the Bucs’ 26-14 victory was Todd Bowles’ defense getting gutted and gashed in various ways yesterday. I’m not sure why it continues because that’s not White’s strength, although he seems to be practicing to get better. Why play prevent defense. Drew Brees is the wrong guy to just let him pick and choose what to do. Got to get off the field. When the team replaced head coach Dirk Koetter with Bruce Arians, Arians made one of the more astute free-agent moves he’s made in his estimable career — he called Todd Bowles, who had been let go by the Jets after a four-year 24-40 record as their head coach. He clogged the middle and held his ground. Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles inherited a defense that ranked 27th in the NFL in 2018. At the urging of Defensive Coordinator Todd Bowles, the Buccaneers' defense let it loose. If they both leave whats BA going to do. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2018 season has disappeared into the rear-view mirror. That’s not the offense’s fault. I will tell you the biggest problem with the Bucs defense: Outside the d-linemen, no one on this team can tackle anymore! In 2019, Bowles took the Bucs’ defense from 32nd to sixth in FO’s defensive metrics. The Bucs gave up the 29th-most points (28.1) and … The Bucs made Cousins look like the 2010 version of Josh Freeman, as he ran for five times for 41 yards. https://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/lists/how-buccaneers-dc-todd-bowles-created-the-nfls-best-defense/. Todd Bowles on Versatility of Bucs Defense | Press Conference ... DC Todd Bowles spoke to the media on Thursday ahead of the team's Week 12 matchup vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. Todd Bowles in Reason No. White HAS the speed, has to be a technique problem, We definitely miss Vea……our tackling was terrible…..I warned that we needed to contain Cousins…..they didn’t listen…. Hopefully we won’t see Freddie Kitchens We know every week we’re going to face a good opponent – in this case a great opponent – so it’s a big challenge for us.”. He was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Morehouse College in 1997, and the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Grambling State from 1998–1999. That is on our DC. This has Rodgers moving to his right with uncertain reads, and all Suh has to do is roll off the protection, and go pick up the prize. Doctor Stroud … “Devin White was dropping back in zone coverage a lot of the time”. Todd Bowles enters his second season as defensive coordinator with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020. Cornerback Jamel Dean came in as a third-round pick out of Auburn and showed that he could hang in the NFL right away. Too bad he can’t revive White’s coverage skills, I feel like they have up the run yards because they are trying to protect the secondary. Rodgers completed … Left tackle David Bakhtiari and left guard Elgton Jenkins double right defensive end Ndamukong Suh, running back Jamaal Williams whiffs on the cross-block of David, and David gets to Rodgers just before Barrett can. 3-ranked defense, and are arguably as big a reason the Bucs are 5-2 as Tom Brady. TAMPA, Fla. -- Big changes are coming to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ' defense in 2019. I am far from being any kind of football expert, but what I noticed was a lot of missed tackles, poor tackling, and just slow pursuit. Here was the yards-to-go on those 4th down conversions: 1, 6, 6, 5 & 13. 45) are more than athletic enough to perform well in coverage (as we have seen), but their primary assignment was to take Packers running back Aaron Jones and tie him in a knot wherever he went. We need to get creative and keep Mike Edwards in and also Cockrell because SMB often seems lost, out of position, confused, and miss tackles or just flat out a poor tackler. They were a top ten D. The last few games they have probably been bottom ten, albeit without Vea. LB/edge rusher Anthony Nelson had a career high 36 snaps, which represented 46 percent of the Bucs’ defensive snaps. also don’t mention Burn no one except FSU fans talking about him had him blowing up like he is. I don’t think we’ll see Matt Ryan take off and run as Cousins did. There are new coaches with their own schemes to execute. In the end, we started horrible again and figured out how to win against a team that we are better then – and that is a team that had won 5 of the last 6. There are many reasons why the Buccaneers have the NFL’s best defense. Bowles has an impressive combination of defensive linemen, edge defenders, and linebackers that he will deploy in devilishly different roles, and he makes it very tough for opposing linemen and quarterbacks to get a sense of protections, because it’s hard to know who’s lined up where, and who’s doing what. The movement makes #69 hesitate & allows David (#54) to get to his run through, From a Bear Front this gaps out David's fit & he can run w/ flow, Plus, #54 is a FREAK‼️#GBvTB | #ArtofX pic.twitter.com/4YNcfh6hCK, — @The_Coach_A (@The_Coach_A) October 20, 2020. Bowles tested their talent and communication with consistent games up front, including T/E stunts that freed up Shaq Barrett for two critical sacks on Sunday. The Bucs run defense has been elite — and still is — so Joe has a very high expectation. 54) and White (No. This time around, the Bucs defensive coordinator and former Jets … There are ways to ‘mask’ his limitations and max his ‘downhill’ abilities. Green Bay came in as the NFL’s highest-scoring offense, putting up 38 points per game, and Aaron Rodgers was playing as well as he had ever been in his slam-dunk Hall of Fame career. I am sure if we win out Leftwich will be also. Is good to see Bowles rotating guys in and out to give them a breather. Sign up for the Touchdown Wire newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. It would also help if our offense didn’t spend the entire 1st quarter every game going 3 and out, leaving the defense on the field for wayyyyyyy too long. . Both David (No. And after watching the shellacking that Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs offense put on Todd Bowles‘s defense, particularly in the opening quarter, it’s fair to say that Andy Reid had the Tampa Bay defensive coordinator’s number that day. I think that he is more suited to be around the line of scrimmage chasing down running backs and QBs, but Bowles/Arians are the guys who get paid to make these decisions. Todd Robert Bowles Position: DB 6-2, 203lb (188cm, 92kg) Born: November 18, 1963 in Elizabeth, NJ. WHite is a liabilty in covg. 9 for 20, no matter how you parse it. Tampa’s defense has forced six interceptions and have 15 sacks when blitzing this season, leading the league in both cases. What Bowles has done with the Buccaneers defense … I bet Brooks and Sapp were both cussing and throwing beers at their TV’s. GO BUCS!!! He’ll bounce back against Atlanta. Looks like our defense stood tall on 3rd down conversions Joe. IMO 35 is never mentally prepared to play. Fair statement Joe, But at the same time Josh Allen in Jacksonville currently only has 2.5 sacks on the year. Todd Bowles, Buccaneers defensive coordinator: See above. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have seen some marked improvement on defense since Todd Bowles took over as coordinator heading into the 2019 season. But OC Kubiak has always had great skill giving running backs some nice lanes. Bowles played under Arians when Arians was the head coach at Temple, and he hired Bowles to be his defensive coordinator when he became the Cardinals’ head coach in 2013. Instead they came on fire in the fourth and were determined to win instead of wilting because of too many minutes on the field. Todd Bowles’ name has surfaced yet again as a potential head-coaching candidate. White looks awful. That is NOT how you win games in January…. Zimmer is a risk-taker when it comes to 4th downs & I applaud him for that; it paid off yesterday (No risk-it no biscuit?). Hidden by the Bucs’ 26-14 victory was Todd Bowles’ defense getting gutted and gashed in various ways yesterday. Under Bowles, a defense that had been in total disarray was playing with discipline, confidence, and bravado. ___________________________________________________. Smart play-calls by the Vikes, and since Cousins hits 2-of-every-3 passes, the odds were decent that they’d make at least 2 of those conversions. Yet on the day White had 7 solo tackles & 2 assists, with most of those (7 of the 9) coming in the 2nd half. He is getting exposed and is not a complete player, by any stretch. After the play, Rodgers can be seen yelling at everyone unfortunate enough to be in his general vicinity. Neither does Rodgers. …and here’s Mr. White, ready to match his battery mate in running back erasure. Despite Win, Bucs Defense Remains A Mystery ... Todd Bowles’ unit continues to mystify me and perhaps you, too. There are five defenders at or near the line of scrimmage pre-snap. His ‘averages’ on those tackles weren’t great, but they weren’t all that bad either. Vikings made 3 of their 3rd down conversions by running & 2 by passing, but the Bucs stopped them on 1 running attempt, 6 passing attempts plus had 3 sacks. In the 1st half, Vikings attempted 6 third-down conversions: made 2 by running, threw incomplete on 2 and failed on 2 because of sacks. Bowles had Shaq Barrett rushing inside a little and the line rotation was real. So what can we expect from this new defense? Bowles’ defense jumped from 12th to 6th in overall defense with a 6% decrease in total yards allowed. Shaquil Barrett, a five-year reserve pass-rusher for the Broncos before he signed a one-year, $4 million deal to play on Bowles’ defense, all of a sudden led the NFL in sacks with 19.5. I remember one drive I. Our defense held the Vikings to 5-for-15 on 3rd down conversions, but let them go 4-for-5 on 4th down conversions. All you amtures finally seeing what I told you some time ago. For a long time, this defense had shut down a long list of running back beasts, including Derrick Henry last season. You cant rest on big stats early without looking at the trend to not being able to stop anybody. Of course, the pass rush was a game-changer with six sacks, and it was evidence of why Joe is always screaming that pass rushers are more valuable than inside linebackers. To me that is way more valuable despite 45’s problems in coverage. Tampa Bay is playing two-deep, and they’re also dropping both David and White into hook/curl responsibilities at the seam and at the numbers. Besides it was late in the game & they were behind; what’d they have to lose? He's brought in former New York Jets coach Todd Bowles to try to fix the defense, which has converted to a 3-4 scheme being built around the 6-foot-1, 237-pound White. Letting a team convert on fourth down 4 TIMES is unacceptable, at least from a playoff caliber defense. So, it was no surprise when Arians tagged Bowles once again to be his guy on the other side of the ball. What I was impressed with Joe was how the Bucs defense held the Vikings to 5-for-15 on the 3rd down conversions. It would surprise me if it wasn’t just the result of the lob sided time of possession in the first half. Force confusion with different defensive front concepts. doctor_berto Says: Derrick Brooks he ain’t, for sure. Joe will start at an unexpected place: Kirk Cousins rushing for a career high. How did they do it? There saying now Todd Bowles is one of the top head coaching candidates. The Bucs rank first in FO’s defensive metrics, and they’re quite a ways ahead of the Steelers, a formidable defense as well, who place second. JDean would’ve gotten toasted had he been available. College: Temple (College Stats) Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 38 (2755th overall since 1960) High School: Elizabeth As Player: 8 Yrs More bio, uniform, draft, salary info December 14th, 2020 at 11:32 am . Chris Spielman leaves FOX Sports to work for Detroit Lions, Watch: Cleveland Browns' bettors take mind-blowing bad beat, Watch: Justin Tucker kicks 55-yard field goal to lift Ravens over Browns, Watch: Lamar Jackson comes out of locker room to throw TD on fourth down, Watch: 9 rushing TDs in Ravens-Browns equals mark set in 1922, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Bowles could emerge as a head-coaching candidate after the job he’s done defensively in Tampa Bay. I am sure if we win out Leftwich will be also. The defense was on the field way too long in the first half. Todd Bowles | Early Life. Minnesota was 9-of-20 combined on third- and fourth down. First, Bowles talked about how the defense overall is stressing more fundamentals now, and he noted there was a little too much focus on what opponents have been doing. After losing his job with the Jets, he's spent the last two years Home Matt Campbell, Iowa State head coach: Campbell won at Toledo before winning at Iowa State, and he earned Coach of … 45 is a significant liability in coverage and his gap control has been marginal for weeks now. Cornerback Jamel Dean’s 33-yard pick-six with 12:50 left in the first half — the play that Arians later said turned the game around — was brought about in part because of pressure games. GO BUCS!!! The Bucs defense was one of the best in 2019 and the team is now riding that unit and the play of Tom Brady into NFC title contention in 2020. They were dominated for so much of the game by the Vikings, but then the Bucs D came out of the phone booth and played like superman to close out a win. It was a thing of beauty watching the Defense actually take over late in the 4thQ. For whatever reason, Bowles is not doing it. This Ndamukung Suh sack near the end of the first half was another. That’s accurate. The Jets defense has been suffering from an outbreak of square pegs located in round holes, but with Bowles at the helm, those pegs can be rounded into form to fit nicely into his scheme. Both guys made impact plays, and Nelson typically does when he gets a chance. If they both leave whats BA going to do. @AlteredEgo: The D misses Vea. 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