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Buccaneers at Bears: Five Bold Predictions Ah Verfasst am: Beitrag 08:34 Fr - Nov 16, 2018

yes Tampa Bay Buccaneers Womens Hoodie , good ol’ Chicago.The Bucs have deep history in the Windy City, going back back to the days when the Bucs and Bears were in the NFC Central division before the 2002 realignment. Though there is plenty of history between the franchises, these two teams don’t know much about each other.That should make for a fun game on Sunday. These five predictions will make it even better. 1. Khalil Mack records a season-high in sacks (Evan)Yea, this sucks. The Bucs were terrible against the Steelers’ pass rush last week and I don’t see it getting any better going on the road during a short week. This isn’t a knock against the Bucs’ offensive line nor the coaching staff, but Mack is on another level when it comes to his skill and athleticism. Tampa Bay had issues with lesser skilled players last week, so why wouldn’t Mack give them trouble?The hope is that when he does eventually get to Fitzpatrick/Winston that he doesn’t hurt one of them nor cause a turnover. Demar Dotson and Donovan Smith will need to be at their best on Sunday. Mack had two sacks against the Cardinals last weekend and I think he improves on that number this week.2. The Bucs hold the Bears to under 300 total yards (Evan)Tampa Bay’s defense has improved each week and this week feels like the perfect opportunity to showcase just that.After the Week 1 shootout with the Saints, they held the Eagles to 21 points and rendered the Steelers scoreless in the second half. They recorded three sacks in each game and are one of the league’s leaders in quarterback pressures.Can Mitchell Trubisky have the game of his life against the Bucs?Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images The Bears aren’t the model of offensive excellence, either. They are near the bottom in terms of passing yards and are solid at running the ball, but it’s not enough to displace the passing game woes. There should be seven defenders in the box for most of the game and the Bucs are competent enough at corner to hold their own against the not-so-talented receiving corps of Chicago. The Bears have already been held to under 300 total yards twice against the Packers and the Seahawks. In all, it should be a good day for the defense. 3. Jason Pierre Paul adds another two sacks to his total (Alex)JPP has been the Buccaneers best defensive lineman this season and it really hasn’t been close. Jason Licht sacrificed a third-round pick for him and so far he is getting a massive return. Pierre Paul already has more sacks this season then any other Buccaneer defensive end had last season and he is also second in the league in terms of QB hits with 8. He is noticeable on almost every down, something Buccaneer fans haven’t seen since the days of Simeon Rice. JPP is on his way to a double digit sack total this season. 4. Mike Evans dominates... again (Alex)When the conversation starts on the best receivers in the league, Mike Evans is rarely brought up. There is no question that Evans is at least a top five receiver, but he has been on another level through three games this season and he is coming for that number one spot. He is too big Womens Customized Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys , too quick and has added much needed speed down the field this season. It really doesn’t matter what you do, he is impossible to defend and a nightmare for defenses. Evans, will probably be matched up on Kyle Fuller, who is the Bears #1 cornerback for most of the game, but I don’t expect it to have much of an effect. Mike Evans stat line: 9 catches, 145 yards, 2 touchdowns 5. Chandler Catanzaro is perfect... AGAIN (Evan)Maaaaan, I’m going out on a limb on this one.Alex was crazy enough to predict that he would hit all of his kicks last week and he did. It will be even harder to do so this week in Chicago, but I think it will be done. A kicker’s mentality can be as frail as Chris Baker, but when they are confident, it’s hard to shake them out of said confidence. Catanzaro does it again this week as the Bucs win by a field goal.Is Tampa Bay’s offensive line becoming a concern? There was plenty of excitement in regards to Tampa Bay’s offensive line coming into the 2018 season. The additions of Ryan Jensen, a soon-to-be healthy Demar Dotson, and another small-time school standout in Alex Cappa were key in hopes to elevate the unit’s performance as a whole.All of a sudden after just a week and a half of training camp www.buccaneerscheapshops.com , that excitement has been dampened a bit due to injuries at a couple of key spots. First came backup tackle Leonard Wester, a contributor in 2017 and a player who had already turned a few heads in camp before getting injured on the first Saturday over a week ago. Caleb Benenoch - expected to take over after the Bucs cut J.R. Sweezy - missed another day as he sits out due to an undisclosed injury he suffered in last Friday’s practice. With the coaching staff being as cautious as ever with Dotson’s return from his knee injury, things currently look pretty grim for the Bucs’ right side of the line and Dirk Koetter knows this. “I would say it’s injured. I would say it’s injury riddled right now. I don’t think anything on the right side of our O-line is long term,” Koetter said after today’s practice. “We’ve just gotten hit hard at that spot. We’ve got three or four guys that play on the right side of the line that are not practicing right now. That tests your depth, so we have to work through it. They’ll all be back before too long. That helps those other guys get better, but in the mean-time we’ve got to tough it out.”The good news is that nothing seems to be long term, but for players like Benenoch, every rep is crucial to his development and it could play a key role in the unit’s overall performance during the season.Benenoch is missing valuable practice timeKim Klement-USA TODAY SportsAt least the Bucs have Evan Smith and an ever-developing rookie in Alex Cappa to help ease the pain. Smith rated as the 24th-best guard in 2017 with a good grade of 69.6 according to Pro Football Focus. He has started 56 games during both the regular season and the playoffs, so the experience and ability is there. Cappa was officially named Benenoch’s backup according to the depth chart the Bucs released today, but keep in mind that can change at any time during the preseason. But what if either of them go down with an injury? Even worse, what if Ali Marpet, Ryan Jensen, or Donovan Smith have to miss time?That would leave Cole Boozer Tampa Bay Buccaneers T-Shirt , Brad Seaton - they were actually playing with the ones today due to injuries - Cole Gardner, Jerry Ugokwe, and others as the primary options for the Bucs. The players just mentioned have a combined three years experience in the league with no starts nor playing time during a NFL season. That my friends, is a reason to worry. Especially when these injuries could affect the entire offense as Koetter explained, stating that in order to combat the injuries, “we’ll just have to adjust accordingly and we might have to adjust the play calling accordingly.”So while things may not be so bleak at the mom, the potential for big issues at the position is there. The whole point of training camp and the preseason is to come out of the wash as healthy as possible. If these injuries are going to happen, it’s best they happen now. I’m willing to bet that the Bucs feel better off knowing what they have now depth-wise as they head into the season, but at the same time an offensive line needs time to gel and right now they aren’t receiving the necessary playing time in order to do that. Just like the Bucs 2018 season, it’s a juggling act right now on the offensive line - and yet another puzzle for the coaching staff to piece together. Antworten mit Zitat

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