Ask Gary: Have the Bucs turned the corner?

by Gary Shelton on November 28, 2015 · 0 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

Saturday, 6 a.m.

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Saturday, 6 a.m.

So what made the Bucs try out Hey Jude and Sterling Moore at corner, and what about them is so good? Do you feel thats made the difference on defense?
Nick Houllis, Bucstop
I think the overriding reason to try new cornerbacks Sterling Moore and Jude Adjei-Barimah was, in a word, desperation. The Bucs had collected a whole lot of corners who simply couldn't run, and they were spending a lot of the game scrambling to survive. In this division, in particular, that can kill a team.
It's true, though. Tim Jennings didn't have the wheels he once did. Alterraun Verner doesn't have the wheels he did. They could probably still play some if they played with an outstanding pass rush, but this team doesn't have one.
So I think Lovie tinkered. And judging by the last two weeks, maybe he's onto something. We'll have a little more evidence after Sunday.

Certainly, that's had a lot to do with the defensive improvement. To me, Dallas was more impressive than Philly because it was a defensive kind of day, and Darren McFadden and Dez Bryant

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