As the Buccaneers look to improve their defense across the board in tomorrow night’s draft, here is a safety to take on each day.
Very few defenses in the league need as much help as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Almost every game that they won in the 2018-2019 season was due to their offense being able to outshoot the other team. As the Bucs proved, this was not a sustainable way of playing football (although the Kansas City Chiefs would care to argue.) Unfortunately, until quarterback Jameis Winston throws for 50 touchdowns in a single season, the Buccaneers are going to have to look to play a more well-rounded style of football.
The offseason hiring of defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was a solid start to revamp the defense. While not successful as a head coach, Bowles has made a name for himself as a defensive coordinator. While this hiring was a big deal, the Bucs lost some key players in free agency. The Bucs did sign safety/linebacker Deone Bucannon to a 1 year deal, but the defense could still use help at safety as Bucannon may be called upon to stay at the inside linebacker position.
The Buccaneers struggled mightily in causing turnovers last year especially with the secondary. The secondary was by far the weakest link in the Bucs defense, with the safeties, perhaps, struggling the most. The leader in interceptions and passes defended was Andrew Adams who had 4 picks (3 in one game) and 9 passes defended. Andrew Adams has left the team this offseason, and Justin Evans could use help in the back.