I feel fairly confident that this game won’t blow up in our face. We gotta keep it close early, and should make a few plays later in the game to pull away. I believe Antonio Brown will be a chain mover, and difference maker this game.
Bucs 28 WFT 17
27-15 bucs obviously. kinda sick of the media just talking about how are we going to protect tom their dline this and that… but no ones talking about our oline.. i seriously do think theyre one of the best olines in the playoffs as a whole. And how the hell is washington going to score.. tds at that we play bend dont break d in the secondary. basically the only way i see them winning is that we give the game to them ie. turnovers 2+ and penalties 8 or more.
Only thing I’m nervous about is how the matchup of our O-line vs their D-line plays out. Think the Bucs will win and if our O-line plays well it will be a comfortable win. I see this as similar to the championship game in Philadelphia. They had aggressive D-line and Gruden designed a plan with lots of short passes and yards after the catch to move the chains.
I think this will come down to play calling. If we’re smart, we won’t try to force 4 verts regularly… kinda like the last few games… and we’ll win.
I think we’ll win, but believe WFT is tougher than some realize.
I think we’ll miss White’s speed and their passing to RBs may pose a challenge for us.
You said everything that needed to be said.
Dont let the ego of airing it out lose sight of common sense. Use the RBs n TEs.
I also think Whites speed will be missed. Like I said in another thread. His closing speed is the difference between a 6,7 yrd toss or screen n a 3,4 yrd toss or screen( hidden yards).
His ability to get to a mobile QB scrambling for a first. Or causing a hurried or rushed throw for incompletions or possibly INT. These are the things he does do well that have effects on the outcome of games.
Not to mention the intimidation factor by being a hard thumper n sure tackler who’s motor never stops. He can mentally get in a guys head or two. Idc what anyone says.