The Tampa Bay Buccaneers want to partially implement the no-huddle offense in their playbook because that’s what you do in the NFL in 2014. The team is dabbling in the preseason to this point and starter Josh McCown is enjoying the advantages that come with a successful no-huddle offense.
“The main thing is the pressure it puts on the defense to get their calls in and to get going,’’ McCown said per ESPN.com.
Josh McCown thrived as a fill-in for the Chicago Bears in place of the injured Jay Cutler. McCown tallied 13 touchdowns to just one interception and played well enough to earn a legitimate shot at a starting job in competition with second year QB Mike Glennon. If he can handle the no-huddle and keep the opposing defense on its toes in the next two weeks, he may do just that.
The offensive line has been a work in progress and the best way to overcome an under-talented line is to tire out the defense with quick plays. The caveat being, you can’t have too many three and outs lest you gas your own team’s defense. McCown had a warning for that as well.
“You could have a quick turnaround, a quick three-and-out. You don’t want to do that to your defense.”
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play their third preseason game on Saturday at 4:30PM EST in Buffalo against the Bills.