Know Your Enemy: Buccaneers vs. Saints
By James Yarcho
As the Buccaneers get ready to face off against the division rival New Orleans Saints for the first of two times this month, we took some time to speak with Ty Anania of Who Dat Dish.
There’s no question this is the epitome of “must win” for the Buccaneers. In fact, every game from here on out is a must win in the truest sense of the term. The Bucs control their own playoff destiny and one slip up could take them out of the race. Even more importantly, three of the final four games are within the division including the first of two against the New Orleans Saints this Sunday.
The Saints provide a mountain of issues for the Bucs, mostly on the offensive side of the ball. Drew Brees can still sling it as good – if not better – than anyone else in the league. Their woes, and their losing record, seem to stem more on defense. Before a loss to Detroit last week, New Orleans was every bit in the playoff hunt Tampa Bay was.
Again, one slip up can take you out of the race.
However, as I discussed with Ty, the Saints aren’t out of it yet. And if any team can run the score up high enough to run the table the remaining four weeks, it’s the Saints.
With that said, it’s time to get to know the opponent a little more with Ty Anania.