Originally posted on Bucs Beat  |  Last updated 11/28/11
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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