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: September 29, 2008, 11:23:43 AM

Wow, here is some reaction from GB's

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080928/PKR01/80928029/1058&referrer=NEWSFRONTCAROUSEL

"The most alarming aspect of the Packers’ paltry 181 yards of offense was their inability to run the ball against a Buccaneers defense that appears to be on the rise again under 68-year-old Monte Kiffin, who in his 14th season as Tampa Bay’s defensive coordinator remains one of the most respected defensive minds in the game.

The Packers’ game-opening touchdown drive suggested they were headed for a big day. But after the Packers rushed for 28 yards in the first quarter – 27 of them gained by halfback Ryan Grant -- the run game fell apart. Remarkably, they finished the game with the same 28 yards in rushing, which means they gained zero net rushing yards over the final three quarters.

Brooks, the 14-year pro who leaves the field on passing downs, had two tackles for a loss.

Adams, who had the game-sealing interception late in the fourth quarter, also had one of the plays of the game when he pushed back left tackle Chad Clifton about 3 yards on a third-and-1 early in the third quarter and stopped Grant for no gain, ending a Packers possession at the Bucs' 47-yard line.

After the game, offensive coordinator Joe Philbin sounded as if he’d taken a shot in the jaw while talking about the zero net yards rushing over the final three quarters.

“Staggering,”
he said. “That’s hard to believe, hard to swallow. We’ll take a look at it tomorrow and see if we can figure if we can have better (blocking) angles, better plays. Obviously, we didn’t get it done in the running game at all.”"

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#1 : September 29, 2008, 11:26:07 AM

Ryan Grant - 15 carries, 20 yards...speaks for itself...

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#2 : September 29, 2008, 11:26:59 AM

If that's not a solid run defense, I'm not sure what is.


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#3 : September 29, 2008, 11:30:15 AM

Damn, that is impressive. Boys on D came to play yesterday.

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#4 : September 29, 2008, 11:31:54 AM

Glad to see this brought up. Delighted at how the D played the run yesterday, and it all started from there.

\"We are frustrated at not making the playoffs. It is a good start. That is all it is. It is a good start for something that we are going to be in the future. - Josh Freeman

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#5 : September 29, 2008, 02:10:36 PM

Congrats Buc defense!  so far my apologies to Derrick Brooks (thought he needed to be replaced) and the d-line for failing to see any potential for consistent pressure (not there yet but better than I thought it would be thru 4 games)

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#6 : September 29, 2008, 02:12:59 PM

Lots to be excited about!

DYK, we have a college football forum... http://www.pewterreport.com/forum/index.php?board=5.0

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#7 : September 29, 2008, 02:15:19 PM

To correct the article Kiffin has only been with the Bucs for thirteen season not fourteen

In Football, RESPECT is never given freely by your opponent. It must be TAKEN from them...VIOLENTLY

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