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Bucs latest cornerbacks show signs of hope for defense

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It isn’t as if the Tampa Bay Bucs have cornered the market on success. But things are better than they were. New starting cornerbacks Sterling Moore and Jude Adjei-Barimah both played well Sunday, and the Bucs’ secondary looked more efficient than it has for most of the year, when the defensive backs were pretty much the men who tackled the receiver after he caught the ball. “They’re definitely playing man-to-man coverage a little bit better than we have in the…

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Bucs’ star Gerald McCoy tries to fight his way through shoulder injury

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When you’re wondering why these are the worst of times for the Bucs’ pass rush, perhaps you should look first to the best of them. Gerald McCoy, the Pro Bowl defensive tackle of the Tampa Bay Bucs, has been limited by shoulder problems this season. Perhaps that is one reason that McCoy did not have one of his best days as the Bucs blew a large lead against the Redskins. “I think it’s a problem that all of us have,”…

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Reasons why Bucs defense could improve start with Kwon Alexander

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Why is a Tampa Bay Bucs‘ fan to believe that his team’s defense will be better this year than last year’s 25th-ranked unit. Easy. Linebacker Kwon Alexander. At least, that’s where defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier starts when he talks about the improvement of the Bucs’ defense, with a fourth-round draft pick who quickly seized the position over free agent Bruce Carter. Last Saturday night, it was Alexander’s open-field tackle of quarterback Josh McCown that left Bucs fans talking. “I think…

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Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier doesn’t mind not calling plays

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After a big victory, there is no questioning the lines of communication. Tampa Bay Bucs‘ defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier says that it is a good thing that head coach Lovie Smith is calling the team’s plays. He expects it to continue this week against the Cleveland Browns and beyond. “There were times a year ago where there would definitely be communication on the headsets,” said Frazier of his 25th-ranked unit. “It won’t be any different this year. He’s going to…

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