Bucs Central

Mike Smith

The Buccaneers did not have an answer from a  defensive perspective against the Saints. From the opening whistle, the Saints had the defense playing on their heels. Opting for heavy packages - and throwing out of them regaualrily… Read More

The Buccaneers, on offense, ran four different personnel packages against the Dallas Cowboys.  One of the more concerning aspects of the offense this season is their inability to execute consistently - as each one of the 11-ppalyers on the field taking turns with their execution during plays -which his stymied the offense and has really… Read More

The Bucs offensively approached the game against the Saints, running a balanced offensive attack with 30 runs to 31 passing situations. They continue to increase the total number of plays per game they are utilizing 12 personnel (1RB, 2TE 2WR). There was another wrinkle introduced by Koetter, with the use of WR Josh Huff –… Read More

Dirk Koetter utilized two or more tight ends on 21 of 59 plays, good for 36% of the time against the Chargers. Used an extra offensive lineman on 10 of 59 plays.  Of late Jameis Winston has been finding success in the passing game out of 12 personnel (1RB, 2TE, 1 WR) – against the… Read More

The game plan featured a  ton of two or more tight end sets and six offensive linemen, on 22 plays to combat the Seahawks defensive front. Koetter and the Bucs decided against putting Winston in the shotgun, lining up in the shotgun set a season low, 30% of the time. On defense Mike Smith was… Read More

The offense was successful in attacking the Chiefs defense with two tight end sets running 12 personnel (1RB, 2TE, 2WR) 30 times, gaining 202 total yards out of the personnel package, for an average of 6.7 yards per play. Defensively the team was shredded on the ground when in their nickel package as they allowed… Read More

The Buccaneers defense got after Jay Cutler early! Sending an extra rusher 7 out of Culter’s first 10 passes attempts. Of his final 25 drops backs, the Bucs sent an extra rusher a mere 3 times. They blitzed Culter on 10 of 35 drop backs. The Buccaneers offense decided to attack the Bears with extra… Read More

It’s clear the Buccaneers, thought the best approach was to attack the Falcons defense via 11 personnel (1RB, 1TE, 3WR) – as they ran the personnel grouping 62 out of 70 plays. I know many fans are wondering why Mike Smith does not blitz more…well he blitzed the Falcons nearly once out of every four… 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

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

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

Around The NFL, editor, Gregg Rosenthal, of NFL.com has inked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the future, of the NFC South. While proclaiming the Carolina Panthers are the present – rightfully so, in the case of the Panthers - until one of the other teams in the South dethrones the standard of the conference, in… Read More

It's not as unforeseeable as some predict for first year head coach Raheem Morris, to actually duplicate the success the Buccaneers have had the last few seasons if not better it within a very short time period. When looking over the NFC teams currently in the south since the coaching hire's of John Fox, Jim… Read More