PewterReport.com correspondent Steve Cheah this week again takes a look at some key plays in the Bucs big win over the Falcons.
Seldom used Tony McDaniel had a very good game on second viewing as part of the rotation that filled in for injured Gerald McCoy. Here are a few plays which really highlight how well the former Seahawks DT played on Sunday against Atlanta.
Tony McDaniel beats the Falcons C off the snap and gets into the backfield. The Falcons have their TE open as he has a step on Bucs LB Danny Lansanah, but the QB hurry by McDaniel doesn’t allow Ryan to step up and the ball sails on him, resulting in an incompletion.
McDaniel filling in at Tackle for Gerald McCoy fights through a double-team to make the tackle on Falcons RB Devonta Freeman.
McDaniel gets some penetration but realizes it’s a quick drop designed to get the ball out fast. He gets a hand up and bats down the pass which is intended for a wide open Julio Jones who is running free on a drag route underneath.
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