The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on offense, in week 7, unveiled three new personnel packages that they had not shown previously this season under Dirk Kotter. They were; 02 (0RB, 2TE, 3WR), S10(Shotgun 1RB, 0TE, 4WR) and S21 (Shotgun 2RB, 0TE, 3WR) the first gained 31 yards on a pass play to Mike Evans. The second was a pass play the was not completed – it was the deep pass into the endzone with the ball being thrown just out of the reach and slightly to the outside of Evans. The last one was a screen pass that went for 11 yards to A. Smith.
The Bucs ran behind six offensive linemen a total of 13 times for 96-yards and passed out of the formation 2 times for 10 yards . They used three tight ends 7 times gaining a total of 27 yards.
Defensively the team unveiled a different look utilizing the 3-3-5 (3DL, 3LB, 5DB) showing it a total of 15 times, all with Daryl Smith as the roving stand-up player ether dropping in coverage or rushing the passer. The 49ers passed 14 out of 15 times gaining a total of 42 yards, two of the teams three sacks came from this formation.
Noah Spence had his best day as an edge rusher and just missed out on two more sacks as he could not hold on to his prey (Colin Kaepernick) – He did record his second sack of the season and has a batted pass.