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    • michael89156

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      Buccaneers' biggest key to success July, 10, 2014 By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com foster_zpsf29b8fe4.png Lovie Smith’s Chicago Bears were a consistent contender because they played strong defense. The coach will try to get the same result with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the ingredients are there for that to happen. Smith inherited some special talent in defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David. Both are just reaching their prime. Smith has compared McCoy to Warren Sapp and David to Derrick Brooks. Sapp and Brooks were the keys to the defense during Tampa Bay’s glory days. The Bucs believe McCoy and David can fill the same roles in the new generation and that a strong defense will help make the franchise relevant again. McCoy and David are going to be good for years to come and they form a strong foundation. But the Bucs will need some complementary players to come through for this defense to be really good. Defensive end Michael Johnson was brought in as a free agent because the Bucs believe he can bring pressure from the outside. If he does, that’s only going to help McCoy and Clinton McDonald in the middle. A strong pass rush will only help a secondary that has good potential, but hasn’t hit it yet. Alterraun Verner was brought in to be the No. 1 cornerback, but the Bucs need Johnthan Banks and Mike Jenkins to step up as the other cornerback and nickelback. Safeties Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron have talent and can form a nice tandem. Middle linebacker Mason Foster is going to get a chance to play a more significant role than he has in the past. Foster will call the defensive plays and be asked to drop into coverage more than he did in his first three seasons. This defense will be the key factor in determining if Smith’s regime will succeed. The offense can be average, but the defense has to be special.link

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    • Anonymous

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      I’ll say the guy throwing the football.

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    • brycen54

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      When you're talking about the biggest key to success, you're talking about scoring more points than the other team.

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    • Anonymous

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      Hey, I don’t get why many want to give the offense a flyer and settle for mediocrity.Lovie got run, just like Father Dungy for letting the offense off the hook.  The Glazers want offense and Lovie didn't get signed here without Tedford.

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    • Anonymous

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      same thing it has been for 3 years. Qb play

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    • Anonymous

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      Tedford, he needs to tell Lovie to go stand in a corner and shut the hell up when it comes to the offense and then we need to hope he is a good NFL coordinator.If Lovie gets involved it's disaster, if Jeff isn't any good it's a disaster, if Jeff can pull a Trestman and get McCown playing anywhere near to last year we're golden even with an average D (if McCown stays healthy, if not we're screwed again).

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    • Anonymous

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      Glennon staying healthy.  The only way we get hosed this upcoming season is if Glennon gets injured.  Otherwise our offense will produce enough for our defense to win most games.

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    • Anonymous

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      Glennon staying healthy. 

      + 1

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    • Anonymous

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      The qb position.Whomever they select going forward has to be at least average or better for us to even think playoffs are an option.

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    • Anonymous

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      O Line play.  I don’t care what offense you run, if the line can’t execute then you are toast!  Also the ability to get to the QB with only the D Line rushing!

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    • Anonymous

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      I'll say the guy throwing the football.

      and sensible person would agree!!

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    • Anonymous

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      Glennon staying healthy.  The only way we get hosed this upcoming season is if Glennon gets injured.  Otherwise our offense will produce enough for our defense to win most games.

      yea, just like last year. Oh wait............

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    • Anonymous

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      Also, we have to have a qb that will show up in the 4th…

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    • Anonymous

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      Glennon staying healthy.  The only way we get hosed this upcoming season is if Glennon gets injured.  Otherwise our offense will produce enough for our defense to win most games.

      yea, just like last year. Oh wait............

      You mean the best rookie season by a Buccaneer QB ever????

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    • Anonymous

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      Also, we have to have a qb that will show up in the 4th...

      That's kinda late... but Freeman is available.

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    • Anonymous

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      Also, we have to have a qb that will show up in the 4th...

      That's kinda late... but Freeman is available.

      ...I meant one that DOESN'T do meth.That's like question one for buc qb's these days. Get with the times lol.

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    • Anonymous

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      It will obviously be whoever ends up winning the QB battle. I think with  McCown, you get a more potentially explosive offense. However, you run the risk of turnovers. With Glennon, you get a low risk/low reward style of offense. The guy will probably never light it up, but he will be efficient and keep turnovers low. A game manager and we will rely on the run and defense.

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    • Anonymous

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      If the safeties play like Pro Bowl players then we win.  Be smart pick it off.  No more big hit!

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    • Anonymous

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      It will obviously be whoever ends up winning the QB battle. I think with  McCown, you get a more potentially explosive offense. However, you run the risk of turnovers. With Glennon, you get a low risk/low reward style of offense. The guy will probably never light it up, but he will be efficient and keep turnovers low. A game manager and we will rely on the run and defense.

      Well, if he continues to be absent in the third and fourth quarters idk how you can consider him efficient. Playing tebow-like late in games won't help us.Mccown will be the starter regardless, and will stay the starter depending on how he reacts to his newer surroundings. The "bears mccown" will stay, the "young mccown" will be benched.Neither one of them are world beaters, so I'm not expecting much. For glennon, putting up that td to int ratio sounds nice, but to actually win in the nfl, he has to push harder and take a few more chances. And mccown has to be the same guy he was last year, and the offense has to click for him. He may actually have to be more conservative in the first portion of the season and work his way to a comfort level of play.

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