Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/12/12
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked off the Greg Schiano era with a dominant 20-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins in their preseason opener on Friday night. Buccaneers101.com has gone back over the game and here are some of the highlights from the defense: Defensive Line: They showed some quickness and ability to attack, but the pass rush still isn’t there. Tampa Bay had a league-worst 23 sacks last season and there weren’t many things pointing to an improvement against Miami. Defensive end Adrian Clayborn was solid against the run and put a big hit on a Miami tailback in the first half. Backup defensive tackle Amobe Okoye showed great awareness by tipping a Matt Moore pass in the first half that lead to an interception by linebacker Lavonte David. However, the D-line committed too many penalties and needs to work on not jumping offsides on hard snap counts. Linebackers: There were still a few missed tackles, but this group looked much improved from last season. Middle linebacker Mason...
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