Found September 16, 2013 on Buc Stop:
Make no mistake, this Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense is a VASTLY improved unit from the one that took the field a year ago. The 2012 Bucs defense was the best against the run, but worst against the pass. So front office went out and addressed that by picking up the best corner available on the market, and picked up one of the top safetys as well. Early results show the moves were very productive.  Ask yourself this...how many deep passes did you see yesterday did you think "last year that would have been a touchdown" ? But as excited as we may want to get about this Bucs defense, and we should get very excited about it, we're forced to compare one painful aspect  of this "D" to the great defenses of old.... The old Bucs defense knew how to close out a win. SO far two weeks into the season, the Bucs D has had two opportunities to do so, but was not able to against the Jets, or the Saints. Instead of the same lights out play, the Bucs gave up completi...
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