The Bucs fall to division rivals New Orleans in the Superdome - 11/6/2011
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday October 16.
Ntohing beats a win in on national TV in front of a sold out crowd!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Greg Schiano spoke about the importance of stopping the run game of the Bucs upcoming opponent, the New Orleans Saints, in his Wednesday afternoon press conference. During the seven minute presser carried live on 620 WDAE, Schiano said stopping the run will be a priority because of the threat it could pose if the Buccaneers defense only concentrated on the passing game of the Saints.
“I think only because if you don’t, they’ll get you coming and going” said Schiano. “We have to play run defense, but it wouldn’t sound very intelligent if I got up here and said number nine (Brees) is not their team.”
The Saints passing attack comes into Sunday’s game as the top overall passing offense in the league, which goes up against a Buccaneers defense which ranks 31st in the NFL giving up 312 yards per game. As bad as the numbers may look however, the Buccaneers have not given up a passing touchdown in three straight games.
Schiano knows however that the challenge of stopping Drew Brees is an impossible one.
“You’re not going to stop Drew Brees, but you need to do what you can do to slow him down” said Schiano. “I’m not going to get into way we think, we’ll see if it works.”
Schiano stating also that when he and the Buccaneers coaching staff watched tape of the 1-4 New Orleans Saints, they saw what certain teams tried to do against the four-time all pro quarterback.
“When you do watch video and you see things, like that was their thought but it didn’t work. There’s a lot of people where that didn’t work, cause they’re scoring point as the always do. They’re number one in scoring points.”
“I think our entire team is aware of the challenge, and excited about a division game.”
The Buccaneers host the Saints on Sunday at 1:00pm. Hear all the action on 620am WDAE with our best Bucs coverage beginning at 9:00am.