New defensive coordinator Mike Smith may have just arrived in Tampa, but he is already setting his mind to addressing kinks in our defense.
“Despite arriving in Tampa Bay this week, Smith already had three key areas he would like his team to focus on this season: stopping the run, creating turnovers and being efficient on third down.”
“What you have to have to be successful on the defensive side of the football is you’ve got to have the ability to stop the run when people are trying to run the football because, if not, it’s a slow death,” Smith said. “The other thing that you have to do is you have to be able to take the ball away and you have to be able to win on third down. Reported by Joe Kania
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