Although, the Buccaneers are executing Lovie Smith’s defensive philosophies, the defense is still failing….
“Lovie Smith’s philosophy is outdated? I don’t think so. He’s not the only one using it — Ron Rivera runs basically the same defense in Carolina, and Pete Carroll and his disciples have the same general philosophy, even if the specifics can be a little different. The problem is mainly that the Bucs can’t get pressure rushing four, and the cornerbacks are plain terrible. Those issues can’t be fixed without getting better personnel, and Smith and Licht just haven’t been able to do that so far.”– Report by Sander Philipse