Can the Buccaneers see through the magic?
Certainly we’d all like to forget that ‘one’ performance in New Orleans. You know, the one where Sean Payton outright telegraphed his hand dealing out a little magic of his own with that flee flicker, razzle dazzle play drawn up for no one else but former Buccaneer QB, Jameis ‘eat those W’s’ Winston. He got that flippin’ pass off to a wide open Tre’Quan Smith for an easy 56-yard score, and our boys were doing a little ‘do-si-do’ before they even knew what hit ‘em.
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Good thing Bowles got the secondary to rally back from that play to better recognize the tricks being thrown at them. Let’s hope they learned from that, and that trend continues this Sunday.
Suffice it to say both of these Super Bowl teams are much different, and dare I say, much better than when they first met in the regular season. With the exception of rookie linebacker Willie Gay, who is out, and some offensive line question marks (as of the writing of this), the Chiefs are pretty much at full strength, even getting Sammy Watkins back, most likely. Here’s the latest injury report from buccaneers.com.
Vita Vea, who didn’t play against KC in November, has remarkably returned from what was a season-ending injury and will help clog the middle, opening up the edge for Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaquil Barrett to add pressure on Mahomes. Antonio Brown and Antoine Winfield Jr., look to be ready to go as well, as the Bucs, barring any setbacks in practice, will have a full, healthy roster. And we’ll need it.
So what does Reid have up his sleeve? It’s anybody’s guess, but I bet we see something along the lines of double/triple reverses, flee flickers from Hardman or Watkins to Mahomes, and even constant going for it on close 4th downs, including fake punts. Don’t be surprised. And I hope the Bucs aren’t either.
This all should bode well for an entertaining, all-out, no-holds-barred, grudge match and fight to the DEATH! Ummmm, I mean an all out ‘battale royale’ on the playing field for the right to hoist the victory flag!!! So enough messin’ around, let’s pull off a little hocus pocus of our own and FIRE THOSE CANNONS!
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