Buccaneers: Players that must be stopped to win the division

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 1: Defensive end Robert Ayers
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 1: Defensive end Robert Ayers /
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Pass Rush and Cornerback Play

I am sure in reading this article that most of you have noticed the same pattern that I have noticed … the biggest threats that the Bucs have had a hard time stopping and need to stop if they want to win the division are the quarterbacks and top receivers in the division.

Now granted the NFC South does have some of the top quarterbacks from top to bottom in the NFL with Matty Ice, Cam Newton, Drew Brees, and Jameis Winston so it is to be expected that the quarterback play would be good.

Also with those outstanding quarterbacks means that they have to be throwing the ball up to someone and usually the number one wide receiver gets the most action.

Still though for the Bucs the issue that has been present since Simeon Rice left has been pass rush and to slow down these three quarterbacks in the division the Bucs have to continue to get pressure on them, and in turn that will obviously affect the number one receiver’s numbers.

Those two areas have been focused on in the recent years for the Bucs in free agency and the draft at cornerback signing Brent Grimes, drafting Vernon Hargreaves ,and safety Justin Evans.
Don’t forget at defensive end signing Robert Ayers and drafting Noah Spence so obviously the Bucs are focusing on those positions in hopes of stopping the players listed knowing that to win the division they have to contain them.

Next: Winston not on Mariota or Carr's Level, huh?

So tell me what you think #StickCarriers are these the main players from each team in the NFC South that the Buccaneers have to stop or at least contain to win the division, or do you have others in mind?

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