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!
By Tom Krasniqi
The coaching staff has to do a better job and so do the players. That’s the word from Bucs coach Greg Schiano on Monday as the team tries to get past the 35-28 loss to the Saints. “We made too many critical errors that we haven’t made”, says Schiano.
Schiano pointed to the lack of a pass rush as well as coverage issues against Drew Brees and the Saints. “The pass rush and the pass coverage go hand in hand…..we gotta get it cured quickly because you can’t make mistakes like that in critical situations. We have to coach it better and we have to execute it better”.
The Bucs have been in every game this season, which is a far cry from last season. But make no mistake about it, there are no moral victories. “At the end of the day, it’s a win or a loss”, says Schiano.
Defensively, the Bucs are struggling and it showed in pass coverage without Aqib Talib. Schiano says “our Achilles heel has been the deep ball” and getting “whupped one-on-one” in coverage. That was certainly evident in the Saints game with Lance Moore having his way with E.J. Biggers. Moore finished with 9 catches for 121 yards. Six of those catches came on third down and were converted to first downs when the Saints needed a big play.
Now, it’s on Minnesota Thursday night to take on the surprising 5-2 Vikings. The Bucs had better improve defensively or Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin could have a field day in front of a national audience.
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