Hello Joe Bucs Fan...
Suddenly, the players are all smiles at One Buc Place this week. Amazing what a win can do for your mental health...
This week, it's another struggling team coming to town, but I think we would all agree that the Saints are better than the Chiefs... mainly because of Drew Brees. He's only 6-6 against the Bucs, in a Saints' uniform, but it seems he has his way with the Bucs' pass defense, and the pass defense has been the weakness this season. But I think that's been mainly because of the game against Eli Manning. -- those numbers skewed everything.
The Bucs need to put pressure on Brees, make him uncomfortable, because if he can see the field, he can carve up a defense. And after a strong start, the sack totals are down -- just 8 -- that's next to last in the NFL.
But if the Bucs can utilize their offensive weapons, that can be the difference: Jackson, Williams, Martin, Blount, and please throw in some Dallas Clark. That's a good offense, and a lot of help for Josh Freeman.
I'm Dave Wirth, and I'll see you at the game.