Since Training Camp Greg Schiano has preached conditioning to his team and being able to grind out the game in the heat.
With a one o'clock kick off on Sunday against the Chiefs we'll see if his objective pays off, since Kansas City plans on not only running the football but the clock.
"They're going to try, notice I said try, we think we have a plan for it, actually we know we have a plan for it," said Bucs Defensive Guard Gerald McCoy. "The slightest slip though and they can hit a homerun, they have those type of backs and those type of run plays."
The Bucs defense has held opponents to 3.5 yards per run making them fourth in the NFL against the rush. But that won't deter Kansas City, who ranks second in the league in rushing and process the NFL's fourth overall offense.
"Last week they (Chiefs) ran the ball like 50 times, so we are going to try to get that down and get them to pass and play to our strengths so we can get off the field," said Buccaneers Defensive End Michael Bennett.
For the Bucs to slow down the Chiefs potent running attack, they'll have to be successful early on Kansas City drives and contain the NFL's leading rusher Jamal Charles.
"We got to stop them on first and second downs and create some third and long situations," said Bucs Linebacker Quincy Black. "It's definitely going to be some tough sledding, because those guys upfront are really really good."
Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel said morning Matt Cassel is waiting on medical clearance from the concussion he sustained last Sunday.
Since he can't go Brady Quinn will make his first start since 2009 and the Chiefs maybe better off since Cassel has turned the ball over 13 times this season.