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Pats Vs Buccs: Part III 

By TOM

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3rd Quarter.

By TOM

Tampa got the ball to start the 2nd Half. They lined up in a Twins-right Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 4-3 with Van Noy lined up on the inside WR and Gilmore on the outside WR. Butler stayed on the opposite side. They ran towards Butler's side, as Hightower and Roberts attacked the line. Roberts got to him first, but only tripped him a little. He dived into Hightower, and Hightower took down. 

2nd and 7, Tampa lined up in a 3-Wide Weak shotgun. The Pars matched up with a Nickel, with Butler and Gilmore outside. "We do what we do," Butler said. "We do what we’ve been doing and that’s playing man-to-man, just hustling out there. Whatever the cause is, whatever it is, go out there and just handling business." Chung was in the slot, with six guys crowding the line. Tampa ran a Slam left.

Hightower took the RB down in traffic by himself again. "Dont'a's a very versatile player. He’s played a lot of different positions for us: on the line, off the line, linebacker, coverage, rushing inside, rushing outside. But I think last night he probably played as many plays as he’s played all year," BB said. "He was in for more plays and he had an opportunity to do more things and be used in different groupings and roles, and so forth. I think that’s, honestly, about what I would expect out of him or really any other player like that. If they don’t play very many plays then they’re probably going to play those plays in a more specific role. As the volume picks up and they’re in on more groupings and in on more situations, then a versatile player like that would be used in multiple ways." He made the first two tackles of the Half.

3rd and 3, Tampa lined up in a 4-Wide Weak, with a TE inside the slot standing up. The Pats put Harmon four yards deep in front of him. Then matched up in the same Nickel, with Chung as the Slot Corner. Only they went with an Odd front with Hightower and Van Noy on the line. Winston had time and threw over the top of the press coverage. He just missed Jackson 40-yards downfield. And if he caught it, he was gone. Tampa punts and traps the Pats at the 6.

Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Singleback. The O-line cut the Tampa D-line, and Brady snapped it outside instantly to Cookie. Cooks made the CB miss at the line and took off. "I think it was just more about playing our game and stop letting the little things bite us in the foot," Cooks said. "[Just] play detailed football. So, I think that’s what the second half ended up being about." He finally got shoved out of bounds after 17-yards.

1st and 10, the Pats lined back up in a 3-Wide Singleback. They showed an end-around, and Brady double faked to the RB and WR. Then he turned back to the Defense with Cannon shoving a passrusher past him. The rest of the O-line stoned the rest of the D-line. Brady lofted a beauty to Cookie 27-yard downfield, and over midfield. He snagged it and ran for about five more.

1st and 10, they stayed 3-Wide Singleback. They ran Dion off tackle to the right. "Dion's always been a productive player for us. He makes plays when he has the ball in his hands, and he's a guy that has played for us in the passing game and the running game and made the most of his opportunities," McDaniel said. "I mean, any productive player you want to give him opportunities. He's one of a few guys in our backfield. Certainly, all our guys have done good things with the ball this year, and we want to continue to get them all involved. So, we'll try to continue to do that as much as we can." He danced into the line. Found a lane, and blasted off between Allen, Shaq, and Cannon. He was met at the marker by three defenders, and couldn't shake 'em.

1st and 10, Pats stayed Singleback with a Bunch on the right. They ran the same double fake end around play, only Brady gave the ball to Hogan. But three defenders were waiting for Hogan on the other side. Cookie also got called for Holding. 1st and 20, Empty. The O-line formed a perfect pocket. Brady stepped up and hit Hogan crossing the slot.

2nd and 15, Empty again. The O-line is perfect again. They allowed Brady to slide up in the pocket where he has Amendola over the middle, but he misfired badly. A flag hit Amendola. The refs called Beckwith for a cheap PI. Amendola didn't even know what they were talking about. But it put the Pats on the 33.

1st and 10, Pats lined up in a Twins-Right I. They ran a Dive to the right. Gillislee cutback to the left, and skipped forward  for about 7. "I thought all of our backs gave us production. Dion and Mike [Gillislee] ran hard," BB said. "James had a few carries and had a couple of big catches, a catch on the wheel route down the sideline was a big play. We have confidence in all of those guys and whichever one of them is in the game they're usually productive for us. I thought he did a good job. I thought all three of them did." That was another nice slashing run.

2nd and 4, the Pats lined up in a 2-TE I. They ran play action. Solder got beat outside. But Brady threw quickly to Develin who turned back too late. The FS Evans should have intercepted it, but dropped it. 3rd and 4, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Trips-Right Weak shotgun. The O-line did a good job, Andrews and Shaq doubled McCoy at the line. So he leaped up and slapped the ball down. Gostkowski hit his 11th straight field goal this year. Pats-19. Buccs-7

1st and 10, Buccs lined up in a Singleback Twin-TE left. Pats matched up in a 4-2 Nickel in Off coverage that looked like a Zone. They are in a completely different scheme from the last drive. Hightower moved up, and lined up at OLB on the line.

Butler and Gilmore had switched sides as well. "Yes sir, I do. They played a lot better," Butler said about the defense. "I think it helped us focus more because we knew that we didn't have much time to prepare, so you know, it was a sense of urgency." Winston threw to Jackson. Butler dived in front of him, and almost intercepted it. Great Off-Man coverage by Butler.

2nd and 10, Twins-Left Singleback. Gilmore and Butler switched sides again. "I thought he responded good. I'll look at the film and see how it goes," BB said about the much maligned Gilmore (not that he didn't deserve it;). "I mean, Evans caught a couple of outs. We were in three deep zone. I thought Stephon competed well. I thought our whole defense did. McCourty was involved in a lot of plays and Chung was involved in a lot of plays. Those guys did a good job. That's a good group of skill players: receivers, tight ends, quarterbacks. Those guys are pretty good."

The Pats matched up in the Nickel with Chung in the slot and Hightower back as the Weakside OLB. Hightower hopped around the TE, and chased the RB down the line. Butler got a hand on him first and Brown took down with help from Van Noy and Hightower.

Chung was terrific in the slot all game. "Just played better. It’s as simple as that," Chung said. "I mean, [we] tackled better, communicated better, just really doing the things we practiced and bringing it to the game instead of just coming into the game like we haven’t practiced. We played a little better, we still have a lot of things to take care of, but [in] the end, it’s good." He was covering TEs and WRs inside all game.

3rd and 6, Tampa lined up in a 4-Wide Weak shotgun. The Pats matched up in a 2-3 Dime with all five guys on the line. They sent four, and Van Noy dropped. Hightower twisted inside and just got to Winston a second after he threw, but smartly didn't take him down a little late.

"I thought that High and McCourty really gave us some great leadership defensively, and our preparation, and having the right attitude to go down and play in the game and what we needed to do. It was a short week," BB said. "I thought they really stepped up from a leadership standpoint in that group and did a great job for us. It’s always good to see. I just wanted to recognize it because I think sometimes you just see it play out on the field. Obviously, they’re very, very important but there’s a lot of things that go into how it all comes together and I thought those two players defensively did a real good job for us this week."

Winston had to throw short to Sims, but McCourty was right on him and wrapped him right up. McCourty took him down short to force the punt. But then Bolden twitched off side for no apparent reason.

1st and 10 again, Tampa lined up in a 4-Wide Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 3-3 Nickel with five guys on the line. Chung was still owning the Nickel. The Pats zoned it up. Winston hit Humphrey's on a rope. Roberts was there but couldn't pop the ball out. But he put a hurt on Humphries.

1st and 10, Tampa lined up in a 3-Wide Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 4-2 Nickel with Hightower and Roberts inside. Tampa ran the ball. The O-line won, but the D-line slowed Humphries down. He had to dance for a while in the backfield. Then finally cut straight up field into Brown, Roberts, and Flowers.

2nd and 5, Tampa goes Empty. The Pats matched up in a 3-2 Dime with Hightower looking to blitz. The backfield looked soft like they are in a Zone. Gilmore and Butler eyed each other from across the field. "It’s a lot better. We’re communicating better," Butler said. "We went out there and played with good confidence. As a group, we just had a good week of practice. It was short, so we just went out there and got it done." Hightower and Butler back off just before the snap. The Pats rushed three, but the Pats where behind every one in a very soft zone. Winston riffled it through the hands of Martin, who would have had the 1st.

3rd and 6, 3-Wide shotgun. The Pats matched up in a 2-3 Dime with all five guys crowding the line with Chung. Jonathan Jones followed the motioning slot WR to show the Pats are in Man. "I think we were able to hold it together, play together and come out with the win," Jonathon said. "I think most importantly tonight, we wanted to limit the yardage, get back to playing our defense, get back to playing our game and I think we were able to do that." The Pats brought four. Wise beat the ORT outside, but Winston just threw before he could hit him. He hit the TE Brate in the hands.

But Chung, who was in straight up Man on him on the seam, knocked the ball out with a great play. "There's a great example of a guy who really tried to go out and play a role that we asked him to play in a position. I think he competed extremely hard. Pat plays really hard for us. He has to play a couple different positions in the defense and he really attacks those," Patricia said. "There's a lot of studying involved with that. There's a lot of position alignments and adjustments that he has to handle. He had some really good plays in some critical situations on third down. He some good pass breakups and things like that in the intermediate range.

"[He] did a real good job with the adjustments and the motions [and] communication. It was good. It was good just to have him be able to be out there and play in a couple different positions and help us out. I think he really worked hard to get that done for us. But like I said, Pat is a good player for us. [He] does a lot of different things and thought he really tried to step up to the challenge this week."

1st and 10, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Strong Shotgun. Brady had to dump it off to White sneaking out of the backfield. "I mean, we knew it was going to be tough battle playing a good football team, on offense and defense and special teams," White said. "We knew it was going to be a tough battle. It was going to be a four-quarter game and it came down to the last play. That’s kind of what we expected." White has continued his sensational play from he Super Bowl.

2nd and 7, the Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Strong shotgun. Amendola beat the LB on a nice inside out move. Brady touched a great pass over his outside shoulder. Amendola leaped up with one hand, and dragged the touch pass in. But they called it another cheap PI for some inexplicable reason.

2nd and 17, Brady said screw you, as the Pats went Empty. "Well, basically the same thing we've seen from him all year and for many years," McDaniels said about Amendola. "He's a great football player and he does a lot of things well: he's tough, he always makes an impact when he's in there, he blocks hard, he gets open in the passing game, he catches the ball, he's hard to tackle, he returns punts, makes big plays in the kicking game, he's a great teammate. There's nothing I don't love about Danny Amendola. Every time he's out there, you feel good about what may happen if the ball is headed towards him, and he always comes up big in the biggest moments or biggest games. Danny's having a very good beginning to the season, and we want to continue to try to do that." Brady hit Amendola curling over the middle for the First.

1st and 10, Empty again. Brady had another nice pocket. "It’s a great feeling to come in on a short week, play a good game as far as team," Cooks said. "It was huge for us to show that mentality, that character and now we get a few days to rest and get back at it." He threw it too far outside for Cookie to catch.

2nd and 10, the Pats lined up in a Twin-WR Left I. They ran play action, and the O-line is perfect. Brady had time to let Hogan run a Wheel route. He hit Hogan on the sideline at the marker.

1st and 10, Pats lined up in a 3-Wide I. They ran Gillislee off tackle. But the refs call an Illegal Shift. 1st and 15, Pats lined up in the same formation, with the same motion into the 3-Wide-I. They ran play action to Gillislee that looked like the exact same play. But Brady turned and hit Hogan, going back against the grain. He caught it clumsily, and almost fell down with no DBs near him. Then he turned and took off up field. He was finally straight-armed out of bounds after he crossed midfield. 

1st and 10, the Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Singleback. The ran Gillislee in the same off tackle play. He turned the corner and flew into two LBs with some nice speed. He fell forward for about seven.

2nd and 4, the Pats lined up in 3-Wide I. They ran play action, But no one blocked the LB Glanton. He rammed into Brady and knocked the ball out. Will Clarke jumped right on the ball for a gross turnover just past midfield.

1st and 10, Tampa lined up in a 3-Wide Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 3-3 Nickel, with Butler on the left in front of no one. They are going zone. "Playing with confidence," Butler said was the key. "Going back to the basics. And just playing good football, complimentary football." Tampa motioned a WR over to his side, so Winston knew they are in a Zone as well.

Tampa ran a pitch. Flowers does a nice job driving the ORT in front of Martin, but he is finally able to hop around him. Brown sliced in from the side and took him down later than I though, after Flowers slowed Martin down as well.

2nd and 6, Tampa motioned into a 3-Wide Weak shotgun. Pats show Zone in their 4-2 Nickel with Chung up like a Sam. Tampa ran a screen. McCourty ran in so fast that he was able to run past the two OLs, and take Jackson down at the line.

3rd and 5, 3-Wide Weak shotgun. The Pats match up with two guys down, and four LBs and Chung crowding the line. They showed Zone again. Then Chung ran over late to grab the motion man late So Winston knew they were in Man. Pats send five, with two Twists. Winston threw a nice pass to the TE crossing. He fell forward for the First.

1st and 10, 4-Wide Singleback. Pats matched up in a 3-4, but there might be some safeties involved in the front seven. The Pats were looking for a run, and Winston dropped. The Pats brought three, And Winston hit Martin in the slot. Van Noy and Chung knocked him three yards back. But he curled back up field and got a few more. Flowers finally took him down.

1st and 10, Tampa lined up in a Singleback, They sent the TE in motion. Pats showed man as McCourty followed him across the field. They matched up in a 4-3. McCourty shot the gap as soon as Winston handed him the ball. "I think High and Dev right from the start just kind of said, 'Okay right after the game [we gotta] step right into preparation for Tampa Bay and meetings, film, walk through,'" Patricia said "They really just kind of took it and said, 'We've got to cram this entire week of preparation here into just a couple days so let's start right now.' So that was the start of the week with them." Brown helped bring him down short to end the 3rd Quarter.

3rd and 2, Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 4-3 with Chung in as a Will. Hightower and Van Noy at opposite sides of the line. They played run all the way. Van Noy curled around the TE, dived, and got a hand on the RB's foot, Then Adam Butler, Brown, and Flowers helped take him down.

Tampa then brought in their Junior High School kicker out, and he shanked it wide right. "I think as a coach, any player you put out on the field, you have confidence in and you think that they're going to be able to do the job that you ask them to do, otherwise you don't put them out there. If at some point you don't feel that way, then you probably need to put somebody else out there," BB said. "That's really true of every position [not just Kicker]. I wouldn't single out anyone. If I don't feel confident in putting the guy out there then I should have somebody else do that, at any position. That's the way I feel about it. If I put them out there, then I have confidence that they will do their job.

"I think Dirk [Koetter] does a great job. He's done a great job with this team and I certainly would not in any way second guess or criticize or comment on any of the decisions that he makes; I'm having enough trouble coaching my own team. We got enough things that we need to work on and there's a lot of things that we can do better. I'm certainly in no position to critique anybody else's team. That's not the answer that I was giving. I was speaking for myself." That kicker cannot be on their team next week.

 

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