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Bucs have to improve in red zone to get better as a team

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This is where it begins, in the shadow of the opponent’s goalposts. On first down-and-opportunity. With the cannons firing. With hope in the air. With the Tampa Bay Bucs, trying once again to stop treating the red zone like the dead zone. The Bucs had a sprightly little offense a year ago, with Jameis Winston throwing for more than 4,000 and Doug Martin running for more than 1,400 and Mike Evans catching passes for more than 1,200. In all, the…

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Bucs look to improve red zone offense in second half of season

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So far, placekicker Connor Barth is having a terrific season for the Tampa Bay Bucs. In the second half of the season, however, Lovie Smith would like to see less of him. The red zone offense has sputtered for the Bucs so far, meaning that the team has settled for field goals instead of touchdowns far to often. The Bucs are tied for 27th place in the NFL in red zone offense. “Like most things in football, if we could…

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