December 7, 2023

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Can the defense maintain?

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When the Bucs take the field against the Saints on Sunday, eyes will be on the Bucs D as they attempt to stop Alvin Kamara and the Saints.

Yes, it’ll be Devin White’s first game since he left the Carolina game in week 2 with a knee injury. How do the knee injury and time off help the rookie come back on a defense that’s ranked 2nd in the rush? 

Eyes will definitely be on Shaq Barrett and his sack total as he chases towards history, as he has 9 through the first 4 weeks. Though many do believe he should be credited for half a sack when Will Gholston sacked Goff.

But, a big focus will be on the secondary, if they force Bridgewater to throw. The Bucs have given up 318.3 yards a game. They do have 4 interceptions, but only 2 are by a defensive back (Hargreaves and Whitehead). Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr can make a difference if given space to work. With Dean returning from injury and Smith coming back from suspension, will they be able to fix the wound? 

Tune in Sunday at 1 pm on Fox as the Bucs travel to New Orleans in hope of continuing the road warriors persona. This will be game 2 of their stretch of 5 road games, that lands them next week in London for another divisional game against the Panthers. What better mindset to have for your flight across the pond than a good old fashioned win?