Focus the game plan on him.
It sounds like a simple idea, but that’s what the Buccaneers will have to do. The Bears gave the Falcons a scare in week one, doing so largely because of Tarik Cohen.
Jordan Howard rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, but apart from him, Cohen led the way. The rookie ran for a team-high 66 yards on five carries and caught a team-high eight passes for, again, a team-high 47 yards and a score.
His versatility was key all day, and Tampa Bay needs to crack down on that in order to stop the Chicago offense.
The Bucs should key in on Cohen and let someone else beat them.
As serviceable as Mike Glennon was as a backup in Tampa, he isn’t a superstar. Plus, his receiving corps is fairly miserable, especially with the loss of Kevin White.
If the Bucs can take away the versatile Cohen, they will love their chances.
After Cohen (and certainly Howard), the secondary should be able to lock down what’s left of a depleted group of receivers and the defensive line should get after Glennon.
If Tampa Bay successfully eliminates the rookie from Chicago’s offensive attack, this game should be in hand.