Buccaneers preparing for Chicago: Studying the tape on ‘Da Bears
The Chicago Bears nearly upset the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1, and now they travel to meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2.
For the Buccaneers, this is their first game of the 2017 regular season after hurricane Irma wiped out their first contest in Miami.
The advantage Tampa Bay has now, is film.
Chicago has already put down a week’s worth of tape for all to see, while the Bucs have yet to unveil their newest model of offense and defensive capabilities.
This is a substantial advantage as well.
There are new starters all over the team. DeSean Jackson, J.R. Sweezy, Ali Marpet, Kevin Pamphile, Chris Baker, and Kendell Beckwith all bring a new face to the team or their positions.
Veteran T.J. Ward was brought on recently, and will play as well, although he’s not expected to start just yet.
With so many new pieces, it’s hard to really know what the Buccaneers will look like this coming Sunday.
We already got a peek of what the Bears look like though.
I took a look at the all-22 after watching the game live, and again in re-broadcast. What I saw was interesting, and here are three of the things I saw which I think the Bucs either can, or need to take advantage of to ensure victory Monday entering Week 3’s preparations.