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The Buccaneers did not have an answer from a  defensive perspective against the Saints. From the opening whistle, the Saints had the defense playing on their heels. Opting for heavy packages - and throwing out of them regaualrily… Read More

Throwing to the right has been an issue this season, for Jameis Winston; however, versus the New Orleans Saints, Winston connected on 9 of 12 – a  75% completion rate. On the season Winston completes passes on a  50% clip to the right. Versus the Saints Winston attempted   16 passes of 11+ yards through the… Read More

The Buccaneers, on offense, ran four different personnel packages against the Dallas Cowboys.  One of the more concerning aspects of the offense this season is their inability to execute consistently - as each one of the 11-ppalyers on the field taking turns with their execution during plays -which his stymied the offense and has really… Read More

Jamies Winston, whom we’ve highlight has struggled on third down recently, had his worst performance, of the season against the Dallas Cowboys, on third down; Winston went 3 of 11 with 1 TD and 1 INT – completed 27% of his attempts. On the season he has completed 74 of 126 attempts, good for a… Read More

Jameis Winston struggled throwing outside the numbers down the right. However was 8 of 14 throwing inside the number in the intimidate range of 11-20 yards – and was a remarkable 4 of 6 in the same range under pressure.  On third down he was not his typical-self versus the Saints going a pedestrian 6… Read More

The Bucs offensively approached the game against the Saints, running a balanced offensive attack with 30 runs to 31 passing situations. They continue to increase the total number of plays per game they are utilizing 12 personnel (1RB, 2TE 2WR). There was another wrinkle introduced by Koetter, with the use of WR Josh Huff –… Read More

Dirk Koetter utilized two or more tight ends on 21 of 59 plays, good for 36% of the time against the Chargers. Used an extra offensive lineman on 10 of 59 plays.  Of late Jameis Winston has been finding success in the passing game out of 12 personnel (1RB, 2TE, 1 WR) – against the… Read More

Jameis Winston has been a  model of consistency, since the bye week - over the past four games he has demonstrated tremendous growth – all wins! His performance against the Chargers was not statically dominating  in any passing category, however, he  has settled into a  groove as an on the cusp elite caliber signal caller… Read More

The game plan featured a  ton of two or more tight end sets and six offensive linemen, on 22 plays to combat the Seahawks defensive front. Koetter and the Bucs decided against putting Winston in the shotgun, lining up in the shotgun set a season low, 30% of the time. On defense Mike Smith was… Read More

Virtually, a mistake free game orchestrated by Jameis Winston, against the Seahawks; albeit with the exception of one throw late in the fourth quarter where he threw into double coverage to Mike Evans, resulting in an interception.   It's remarkable the consistency in which Winston is playing with since the teams by week. He is averaging… Read More

The offense was successful in attacking the Chiefs defense with two tight end sets running 12 personnel (1RB, 2TE, 2WR) 30 times, gaining 202 total yards out of the personnel package, for an average of 6.7 yards per play. Defensively the team was shredded on the ground when in their nickel package as they allowed… Read More

The Buccaneers defense got after Jay Cutler early! Sending an extra rusher 7 out of Culter’s first 10 passes attempts. Of his final 25 drops backs, the Bucs sent an extra rusher a mere 3 times. They blitzed Culter on 10 of 35 drop backs. The Buccaneers offense decided to attack the Bears with extra… Read More

Jameis Winston had a very productive day throwing to the right sideline versus the Bears; completing 8 of 8 attempts and one touchdown. He was 6 of 8 on third down passes. He was 3 of 5 in the redzone with one touchdown. Since the bye week, Winston has completed 83 of 132 attempts good… Read More

It’s clear the Buccaneers, thought the best approach was to attack the Falcons defense via 11 personnel (1RB, 1TE, 3WR) – as they ran the personnel grouping 62 out of 70 plays. I know many fans are wondering why Mike Smith does not blitz more…well he blitzed the Falcons nearly once out of every four… Read More

Jameis Winston had his best first half of the season completing 13 of 19 attempts and 2 touchdowns. He also had two drops by eligible receivers.  On the first sack it's clear that Winston and the running back were not in  sync and screwed the play up at the mesh point. The second sack, Winston… Read More