Bucs Pass-Rushing Woes Are Solved
August 22, 2011 at 11:42am by Scott • 4 Comments »
I know I haven’t gone on and on about how awful the Patriots game was, but trust me, its only because of a lack of time and an internet connection. If I had my way, there would be an Ivanhoe-sized diatribe on the new levels of awful that the Bucs managed to discover during that game. And one of those problems was the pass-rush and the fact that they didn’t bring it with them from One Buc. I see in the stat sheet that Tim Crowder actually got to Tom Brady once with about two minutes left in the first half, but I didn’t see it. I guess your mind starts to wander a little and you don’t notice some things when your team is down 28-0. Or maybe I couldn’t see it through my hands over my eyes. Either way, good for Tim, but Brady still didn’t need a shower after the game. So, how can we solve this problem? By adding DT John McCargo, a 2006 first-round bust by the Buffalo Bills with 2.5 sacks to his credit in his five-year career. I can see no flaws in this plan.
McCargo said: “I’m excited to be here. I’m excited to have another opportunity to play this game. I’m just excited to be on the team. I’m going to come out here and work hard and try to make the squad.
So I guess he’s excited. To be fair, the signing was necessary for depth because Roy Miller and Brian Price are both week to week and E.J. Wilson went on injured reserve. According to the article, the Bucs have “promised him nothing”, which I take to mean he signed without a bonus and with no risk to the Bucs. So fine. Good. Maybe some of that first-round talent is still in there somewhere and it just needs Keith Millard to bring it out. There, I’ve convinced myself it’s a positive thing and not a desperate grab at whatever straws are still available.