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Pass Rush Continues Upward Ascension

by Roland Johnson on August 30, 2011

For most, the pass rush was a huge issue of contention last season with the Bucs producing 26 sacks. Through three pre-season games this year the Bucs already have 13 sacks, half of what they produced as a team through 16-games in 2010. The inevitable turnaround can be directly attributed to the hiring of Keith […]

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Morris Not Worried About Run Defense

by Roland Johnson on August 23, 2011

Despite the flood gates opening for opposing team’s ground games over the past 36-games, head coach Raheem Morris isn’t concerned about stopping the run. Even after, the Bucs defense gave up 200-yards on the ground to the New England Patriots last Thursday. “It’s just a matter of fitting things up,’’ Morris told the Tampa Tribune, […]

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Bucs Front Four To Face Stiffer Challenge Thursday Night

by Roland Johnson on August 17, 2011

Lost amidst the drubbing of the Kansas City Chiefs  is the the tiny little fact that the Bucs managed to get pressure 77% of the time, the Chiefs quarterbacks dropped back to pass. In fact the Chiefs tried to pass a total of 22 times (counting sacks and pass attempts) and the young Buccaneers defense […]

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D-Linemen Learning New Stance

by Roland Johnson on August 7, 2011

After spending countless hours watching and re-watching game film during the lockout new defensive line coaches, Keith Millard and Grade Stretz, aren’t the only changes taking place from last year to this year up front for the Bucs. To help a porous front that had an anemic pass rush and leaked like a sieve allowing 131 […]