Due to injuries, the secondary has become a ragtag, group of players that either came from Lovie’s old team or players that nobody really wanted. But it seems to be working and the defense seems to be coming together..
” Roy Cummings mentions an interesting statistic: the Bucs have allowed just 15 passing plays of 20 yards or more, fewer than all but four teams in the NFL. That’s actually pretty good, and an indication that the Bucs’ scheme is more or less working. After all, one hallmark of Lovie Smith’s schemes is that they simply don’t allow big plays.” – Sander Philipse
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