Buccaneers Defense Better Jump On Jamal Charles
The last time we saw the Buccaneer defense, they were getting shown up by a sixth round draft pick named Alfred Morris. Morris, the Redskins’ rookie, had his way with the defense, going to 113 yards.
Coach Greg Schiano promised a bye week re-evaluation, adjustments and what have you.
They better make some defensive adjustments because they’ll face the NFL’s leading rushing on Sunday afternoon — Kansas City’s Jamal Charles. Charles has 551 yards after 102 carries and consider that he had a sore knee against the Bills in week two and touched the ball just six times and only managed three yards.
There was concern about his surgically repaired ACL but there were no signs of anything bad the following week when he went for 233 yards against the porous New Orleans defense.
Which brings us back to Sunday. It looks like Brady Quinn will be the starting quarterback with Matt Cassel recovering from a concussion he suffered last Sunday against the Ravens.
The obvious tells us that Quinn will spend a lot of time handing off to Charles.
There’s only one problem. In the NFL, as in other sports, there’s the old adage that the obvious is obviously wrong.
Right or wrong the defense will need to keep Charles in check if the Bucs hope to get a win Sunday.