Buccaneers need to fix the run game
The final move is twofold. The current version of the run game isn’t cutting it for the Buccaneers, and if they want to run as much as they have through the first three games, they will need to fix this aspect of their offense.
First, the Bucs need to be more effective in how they call their rushing plays. Analytics matter here. Pass early and pass in early and long situations. Running here is a waste more often than not, and it is becoming easier for opposing teams to key in on this strategy.
The Bucs did a good job running the ball in their first game with Leonard Fournette, but other teams have figured out Tampa’s tendencies and greatly diminished Fournette’s impact in the second two games.
The pass establishes the run.
The other thing the Bucs need to do for their run game is use more of a committee approach. Fournette can’t shoulder the load by himself, and he certainly doesn’t need to with Rachaad White on the roster.
Each back has different strengths and weaknesses, and bringing both on for stretches is going to force defenses to change how they play the run, opening up new opportunities.
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