Posted on: August 22, 2009 11:45 pm


For the first time in my Buccaneers fanhood, I'd have to say that I'm more worried about the defense than I am about the offense despite what everyone says about our QB situation. Last week during the Bucs vs. Titans game, the defense allowed Vince Young to complete 9 passes on 14 attempts for 131 yards and a TD (no INTs). I however didn't see the game but I saw some highlights and one of them included a VY bomb to Kenny Britt who didn't even have a DB within 20 yards of him. That's when I got concerned about the pass defense. The Bucs defended Collins much better and had 2 INTs against him. Funny how they played better against the superior passer but struggled against the inferior passer, isn't it?

Now onto tonight's game against the Jaguars. The Jags started out the game playing well. David Garrard threw a 74 yard bomb to Troy Williamson (someone who struggled to make a roster spot in Minnesota). Although that was Garrard's only TD pass of the game, he was still able to throw bombs down field at will, averaging 13.5 YPA. In the second half, Todd Bouman (a bench-stting journeyman) came in and struggled at first. Then as the game came closer to the end, he played better, made a 30 yard completion on a 3rd and 26, led the Jags to a TD within the last minute of the game as if he was John Elway and almost won the game with a 2-point attempt.

So based on what I just posted, do I have a good reason for concern or am I being overcritical? Do you still think QB is more of an issue than the defense? I'd like to hear your thoughts.
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