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    • revfish

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      First and foremost, it was an awesome win and was thrilled to be there!  Watching from the sidelines and not having the benefit of announcers’ input, this is some of what I saw.  these are comments outside of the obvious, namely Winston’s good performance and Martin running like a man possessed.1)  Missed in some of the other analysis after the game I heard, it was exciting to have a kicker do what Barth did after what we witnessed the past two weeks.  Not only was he good on his field goals and PAT's,  but only one of his kick-offs was returned.  As this was a perceived weakness, would love to know what he did to work on this if he did.  Having a good kicker is a vital aspect to any game.  As well as we did, without him we might have lost this game.  2)  Outside of Martin, our team needs speed.  I love Rainey so don't take this wrong, but if he has speed, he breaks one or two of those returns for a touchdown.  In the same vein, unless that safety has world class speed, there is no reason that Sims should not have scored on that screen pass.  These guys gave all they had, so this is not criticism.  We just need a guy or two who is faster.3)  Did anyone else notice that the Jags scored both of their first two touchdowns on what seemed to be the exact same play?  Where is the cover over the middle.  On a related note, even as I applaud six sacks, on a great number of other plays, Bortles had all sorts of time.  I'm hoping we can get more pressure while rushing just our front four AND the safeties or someone has to guard the middle of the endzone a whole lot better.4)  The Jags were picking on Jennings (Verner's replacement) or Jenkins (sp) all game long.  I hope we can get Verner back in there, and I would love a story on if the Bucs are planning on playing Verner at all once Banks comes back from his injury.  Jenkins did not get the job done in my opinion even as I was impressed with Bortles composure and ability to make decisions on the run.5)  Finally, that last deep pass completion was inexcusable.  I don't know who caught it or who got beat, but the one thing we could not give up was the deep ball.  If we make the Jaguars go down the field, then there's only 15 seconds left and the onside kick doesn't matter.  As it was, you could feel the tension in the stadium before the kick as the game was not over yet.  Let the receiver catch it if you have to but then tackle him and keep him in bounds after a 12 yard gain and fifteen seconds run off the clock.  I want to check out the play on replay, but there looked to be three guys on the pass and not one of them made the play.  If anyone can tell me what really happened, I'd appreciate it.Once again, it was a great ride home and we are 2-3.  These are just some stories that might not grab the headlines.

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    • billym

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      It was nice not to have to hold my breath on every FG attemt and Xtra point

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    • Anonymous

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      thanks for your observationsas a side note, it was LB Telvin Smith that caught sims on that screen pass.  Which sounds bad, but he ran track in HS and a 4.52 coming out of college, so he's a pretty quick dude

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    • Anonymous

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      Geraldini showed up in crunch time….kudos to him. Rainey was spectacular…..he gave us great field position all day. Those ex Bears need to be ex Bucs……they all suck!!

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    • Anonymous

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      1. MUCH better on 3rd down today. 5 for 7 I believe including a TD and clutch first downs, late.2. Fewer penalties.3. Fewer drops. Although Evans and VJax both dropped two in a row. Make a play!4. Run blocking was SICK today.5. Dougie and Sims were a dynamic duo at RB. Sims is a real weapon on third down screens.6. LB play is still suspect. Lavonte still missing tackles. He and Kwon aren't getting depth in coverage leaving the middle open. Word is out on that one and every team is taking advantage.7. Evans still doing very little. He might not have been a big part of the game plan but he didn't do much when given the chance. 8. Winston was crisp and in control today. Made some big plays to convert key third downs. Zero turnovers. Well done Jameis.9. Jennings was atrocious today. Let his guys get off clean and get open early - all damn day. 10. Who the heck is this Howard Jones dude?!

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    • Anonymous

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          Rainey has had that look all season like he could break one; he’s been real close a couple other times. Punt returner is a tough skill to learn; I’ve been impressed at how much he has improved!

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    • Anonymous

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      6. LB play is still suspect. Lavonte still missing tackles. He and Kwon aren’t getting depth in coverage leaving the middle open. Word is out on that one and every team is taking advantage.

      I've been concerned about this, I saw Lavonte make a play or two, but not what we're used to. Kwon on the other hand I thought played a good game today for a rookie. He broke up a deep pass in what I'd assume was a deep T2 drop and he ran down someone from behind there at the end. Great effort, although Jacksonville came up with the score anyway. He needs to wrap up on tackles though, saw him miss some today again.

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    • Anonymous

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      Great win.  I liked that the offense was agressive at the end of the 4th quarter.  Instead of running and punting on 3rd down, we passed for 1st downs twice. That’s a BIG departure from Lovies normal methodology.  Perhaps he’s allowing Koetter to run the offense?As critical as I have been on Lovie, today there were only 2 poor coaching decisions in my opinions (aside from playing Jennings & Jenkins over Verner).  On our first drive of the game, we had a 4th and less than 1yd and we elected to kick a FG instead of going for the 1st down or TD.  Considering we had been on an 11-game losing streak at home, I thought this was an ultra conservative move.  The second poor decision was at the end of the first half.  After getting a holding penalty to negate a first down, we still had 3 time outs and 1st and 10 on our own 38yd line.  25-30yds of offense would have put us in FG range.  Instead, we took a knee and let the clock run out.  It seems like the aggressiveness at the end of the game was a stark contrast to the conservative play of the first half (and throughout last season).  I for one was glad to see it. 

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    • Anonymous

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      After getting a holding penalty to negate a first down, we still had 3 time outs and 1st and 10 on our own 38yd line.  25-30yds of offense would have put us in FG range.  Instead, we took a knee and let the clock run out.

      Yes, this was a head scratcher, but we won so sweep it under a rug.  ;D

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    • Anonymous

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      thanks for your observationsas a side note, it was LB Telvin Smith that caught sims on that screen pass.  Which sounds bad, but he ran track in HS and a 4.52 coming out of college, so he's a pretty quick dude

      Like 90% sure he gave some interview talking about being the fastest linebacker in the league and how Madden should show that…. might be a different guy.Also Rainey's run he cut all the way back, and he runs like a 4.40 I think too so it's not a speed issue.

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    • Anonymous

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      That juke Dougie put on the unblocked CB was an absolute ankle-breaker. Dougie’s back baby!Playing Fragel at TE was a great move for the run game. Good job Dirk!

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    • Anonymous

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      LB play is suspect as a whole for sure…  supposed to be a strength.Lavonte is .5 second late in recognition of a play...  he's thinking, not reacting.  Saw it on several plays today on the television.

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    • Anonymous

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      After watching the game, I have to question whether this is our best lineup for the O-line. Pamphile seemed to flash a couple of times pulling and on screen passes.  Hawley has been rock solid.  I’m wondering whether a shift to coach/mentor might be in order for Mankins, and a spot at the end of the bench might be the best place for EDS.

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    • Anonymous

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      great thread.  love the posts, just good football talk.

      After watching the game, I have to question whether this is our best lineup for the O-line. Pamphile seemed to flash a couple of times pulling and on screen passes.  Hawley has been rock solid.  I'm wondering whether a shift to coach/mentor might be in order for Mankins, and a spot at the end of the bench might be the best place for EDS.

      mentioned something similar in another thread.  lets hope the coaches are paying attention.

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    • Anonymous

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      Release the KRAKEN KOETTER!

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    • Anonymous

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      Here are some of my observations:Had 10 penalties again yesterday. Jacksonville had 3. It's tough enough to beat any NFL team, but it's tougher when you have to beat them and yourself.Time of possession. We had almost a 9 minute advantage (34 to 25) in offensive possession, yet the Jags ran only 5 fewer plays and scored the same amount of points as our offense. Clearly the defense didn't have their best game yesterday.Yards per pass. Jameis was at a 8.9 ypp average compared to Bortles at 6.9. Big difference and shows that Winston was pushing the ball upfield and not just hitting checkdowns all day. Good day by Winston.Rushing advantage: Bucs 40 for 183 compared to the Jags 17 for 55. Clearly, the defensive front was shutting down the run, but we should have contained the pass better. As noted, LB's/DB's missed a lot of tackles yesterday.Defense needs to play better. I loved the 6 sacks and 2 turnovers, but the penalties and missed tackles are killing us.

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    • Anonymous

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      great thread.  love the posts, just good football talk.

      After watching the game, I have to question whether this is our best lineup for the O-line. Pamphile seemed to flash a couple of times pulling and on screen passes.  Hawley has been rock solid.  I'm wondering whether a shift to coach/mentor might be in order for Mankins, and a spot at the end of the bench might be the best place for EDS.

      mentioned something similar in another thread.  lets hope the coaches are paying attention.

      agree it is a good thread... good proactive commentary

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