Buccaneers: Two Big Plays from the Win Over New Orleans
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Here we have the Bucs down deep in the Saints end. Two backs are lined up behind Jameis Winston in the “Offset I” formation. Doug Martin in straight behind Winston while Alan Cross is offset to the left. Martin is going to take the handoff to the left, with Cross leading the way.
First we have the elusive Martin as he makes a guy miss in the backfield. But now, watch Cross as he makes his lead block at the point of attack in the hole.
Look at Cross in the circle. He is taking on two guys at the same time, and doing it effectively. The lane for Martin is as clear as day, right to the end zone.
It’s a touchdown for the Bucs, and a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.
Now let’s take a look at the newest man to step up on defense, Keith Tandy.