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The Bucs lost Sunday’s game in large part because of a fourth down touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbeck to Damian Williams that gave the Titans the lead for good.
So, what happened on that play that allowed Williams to get so wide open in the back of the end zone?
We talked to Bucs players and coach Raheem Morris to get some specifics.
For starters – with Tennessee in a fourth-and-goal situation – the Bucs went with a standard Cover 2 call, presumably to keep everything in front of the defense.
The began with promise. Hasselbeck had nowhere to throw the ball because the Bucs had taken away his No. 1 option. Because it was supposed to be a quick throw on Hasselbeck’s part, he then was forced to prolong the play to allow something to develop.
And that’s where things went very wrong for the Bucs.
When Hasselbeck began scrambling to his right, attempting to extend the play, the defensive backs are taught to make an adjustment. At that point, the members of the secondary are instructed to...
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Which play hurt most in Sunday's loss?
Tommie Campbell's 84-yard kickoff return
Damian Williams' winning 2-yard TD reception
Josh Freeman's fumbled snap on fourth and inches
Colin McCarthy's late interception
Chris Johnson ran for a season-high 190 yards, and Matt Hasselbeck threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Damian Williams on fourth-and-2 with 3:01 left and the Tennessee Titans beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-17 Sunday.
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Chris Johnson ran for a season-high 190 yards and Matt Hasselbeck threw the winning touchdown with 3:01 left as the Tennessee Titans handed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 23-17 loss in a game featuring nine turnovers.
Chris Johnson ran for a season-high 190 yards and Damian Williams caught a go-ahead, two-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter as the Tennessee Titans defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 23-17, in a wild game that saw nine turnovers.