Originally posted on Bucs Beat  |  Last updated 10/3/11

INDIANAPOLIS - DECEMBER 27: Curtis Painter #7 of the Indianapolis Colts throws the ball during the NFL game against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 27, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The Bucs’ defensive line was at it again Monday night. In what is becoming something of a trend, the Bucs repeatedly pressured Colts QB Curtis Painter – making his first start – registering four sacks and leaving Painter, at times, exasperated. The pressure began from the outset, when DE Michael Bennett, on the Colts’ second series, leaped over a running back’s block and decked Painter. The hit jarred the ball loose, with Bennett recovering. Bennett would get his second sack later in the game, while DT Gerald McCoy notched his first and rookie DE Adrian Clayborn his second in as many weeks. The subsequent three sacks each came in the fourth quarter, with  the game tied for most of the period. The last point could've been related to the halftime conversation in the Bucs' locker room. "We came into halftime and talked to the guys," McCoy said. "We said, 'D line, look, you've just got to go out there and get angry. Just play nasty. Get angry.' And it made a difference in the second ha...
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