Three Packers players the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have to stop
By Rob Leeds
As arguably the best wide receiver in football right now, Davante Adams should be the number two player for the Buccaneer defense to game plan against for this weekend. Adams’ combination of exceptional talent, athleticism, and chemistry with Aaron Rodgers makes him a massive threat against an inconsistent Buccaneer secondary.
Carlton Davis, Sean Murphy-Bunting, and Jamel Dean played a near-perfect game against the Saints and Michael Thomas, who they held to zero catches, but they will have to maintain perfect just to keep Adams from going off.
Even in one of the worst games of Rodgers’ career, Adams still had six of the 16 total catches and led the team in receiving yards with 61, finishing second amongst both teams on the day.
Adams has been a bit quieter in the playoffs, but he has also arguably faced two of the best defenses remaining and was still able to make an impact.
The Buccaneers have to focus on keeping Adams away from Rodgers for as long as possible, even if that means keeping safety help over Adams at all times. This will likely put Carlton Davis in the spotlight for most of the game, but the momentum is in the Buccaneers’ favor on this front, so the task is not entirely outside the realm of possibility.