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Schiano focuses on Bucs' secondary

6:35 PM, Sep 19, 2012   |    comments
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The Buccaneers allowed a franchise record 604 yards of offense, it's a performance their defense would like to forget.

Especially the secondary which Eli Manning shell shocked for 510 yards passing.

Manning went bombs away on two passes for over 50 yards.

At practice today Greg Schiano made it loud and clear he wasn't happy with his their play.

 "Well there are only two things it can be attributed to, we're either not pressuring the quarterback well enough or we're not covering well enough," said Schiano. "Now why that is, there are several reasons, you can either help with play selection or teach better technique, we have to coach them better."

 Schiano and the Bucs were rendered helpless as Manning picked apart their blitz and pressures and no one was exposed more than Aqib Talib.

 "I got roasted in the past man, it's on to the next one, that's all you can do," said Talib. "You win some you lose some you know what I am saying, I've never seen a defensive back in no league go out there and win every game."

 The Bucs consistent blitz on Manning put the pressure on the secondary to supply one on one coverage for too long of periods of time.

 " You know the front 7 is equally responsible for those things and they understand that and it's not an easy task to be out there playing on an island, three, four and five seconds in to a down," said defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan.

 It doesn't get any easier for the Buccaneers who get ready to face a Cowboys passing attack that ranks sixth in the NFL.

Dallas' quarterback Tony Romo, led them to a win over the Giants back in week one.

Schiano says until the Bucs prove they can stop the pass, he expects Dallas to pick up right where New York left off.





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