Bucs Central


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on offense, in week 7, unveiled three new personnel packages that they had not shown previously this season under Dirk Kotter. They were; 02 (0RB, 2TE, 3WR), S10(Shotgun 1RB, 0TE, 4WR) and S21 (Shotgun 2RB, 0TE, 3WR) the first gained 31 yards on a  pass play to Mike Evans. The second was… Read More

Jameis Winston, had his best passing performance of the season, in week 7, against the San Francisco 49ers; On third down, Winston completed 80% of his attempts (8 of 10, 1 TD) – was 4 of 5, in the redzone  with 3 TDs. Under pressure, Winston completed 64% of his passes (7 of 11, 1TD… Read More

The offense was balanced versus the CarolinaPanthers, in week 5; 34 runs to 35 pass attempts. The game plan was to emphases the run, with 9 runs to starts a drive. The Bucs ran behind 6 offensive linemen, 15 times and utilized two tight ends sets 36 times. They decided to forgo the use of… Read More

Over the past two games – the Buccaneers, or more realistically Dirk Koetter has been limiting the number of passing attempts, Jameis Winston takes during the course of a  game. Down from nearly 45 attempts a game to  a season-low of 30 versus the Carolina Panthers. The Bucs decided to emphasize the run, with 6… Read More

A couple things this week: first the Bucs used 10 personnel (1RB, 0TE, 4WR) for the first time running the personnel package twice, both times passing out of the formation - neither pass attempt was completed. On defense the team used 5-3-3 (5DL, 3LB, 3DB) - during a goal-line play, they were unable to stop… Read More

Good guy, Buccaneer fanatic, Gene "Superhvyweight" Thomas of his very own fame, through his youtube.com channel, Buc What Ya Heard! recaps the Denver Broncos games and previews the upcoming contest, versus the Carolina Panthers on Monday night, joined by Michael Pless and Mark Ramirez, the patriarchs of RealBucsTalk… Read More

Through the first quarter of games, Jameis Winston is averaging 44.5 pass attempts per game. He has completed 68% of his passes when targeting the left side of the field. Conversely when he attempts a pass to the right side of the field he completes 52% of his passes or 16% less than when attempting… Read More

I know it's late! But better, than not doing it at all. Below you will find the Play-By-Play extrapolation for Week 3. In the spreadsheet below, you will find both the "Analysing Koetter" and "Smith Report" an inside look at the numbers from both an offensive and defensive perspective, along with the actual play-by-play data… Read More

Jameis Winston, against the Los Angeles Rams  was protected much better, however, he ran himself into trouble on occasion. The Rams defense sent 5 or more rushers at Winston on 38% of his dropbacks - but decided to drop 8 in coverage 12% of the time . Winston played much better under pressure, completing 56% of his passes under… Read More

Bucs Maddening

Emotionless, lackluster, uninspiring and heartless for the most part describes, the players on this team! There is a disease coursing through the veins of some. It’s, as though some are afraid of success or do not know how to embrace expectations. it’s as though, most if not, the majority of players are in an enigmatic… Read More

Jameis Winston, against the Arizona Cardinals was harassed for much of the day! The Cardinals defense sent 5 or more rushers at Winston on 48% of his dropbacks. A trend that is sure to continue throughout the remainder of the teams games, until Winston shows a  consistency to beat pressure. Another alarming trend, that seems to be highlighted… Read More

Jameis Winston was efficient versus the Atlanta Falcons, spreading the ball around to eight different receivers. Winston was pressured on 7 attempts. He had one pass dropped, which was at the 59-second mark remaining in the 3rd quarter by Vincent Jackson. Winston was 5 of 8 on third down passing. The chart below depicts the distance the… Read More

Jameis Winston was on the cusp of breaking franchise records! The last time a Buccaneers, starting quarterback passed for over 280-yards and four touchdowns in an opening season game was Steve Deberg, against the Atlanta Falcons, in the 1987 season opener. Deberg carved up the Falcons defense to the tune of  333 yards on 24… Read More

Why Not The Bucs!

As I typed on twitter, shortly after hearing the news, that the Buccaneers had decided to fire head coach Lovie Smith; Holding out hope GM Jason Licht’s first head coaching hire declares war on the NFL!  - like most fans, I live and die with the ebb and flow of the Bucs, through the highs… Read More