The Buccaneers Beat The Steelers: Challenge Deep and Stop The Run

Pete WilliamsCorrespondent ISeptember 26, 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 19:  Mike Williams #19 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers breaks a tackle on his way to scoring a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 19, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Ok its probably a reach to claim that the Bucs will beat the Steelers.

The Steelers defense has been nothing but stellar and the Bucs have a bunch of rookies and very little experience to match on offense.

  1. The Bucs offense must avoid turnovers that will give the Steelers good field position - I don't think it will be possible to avoid turnovers but at least make them happen where they hurt the least. That is why they need to challenge the Steelers corners deep and to the sidelines to avoid Polamalu - as much as possible.
  2. Its going to be the test of the Bucs D-line, McCoy and Price this is what you were drafted for - stop that run and pressure the QB.

It doesn't really matter if the Bucs will be able to assemble consistent drives - they just need to attack deep and if unsuccessful punt the ball away.

Mike Williams is going to be the main target - but I would really like to see Aurelius Benn on the field, with those great hands he's got.

Just keep the ball away from Polamalu and let him get frustrated.

The Bucs can play relaxed and without pressure - this is one where nobody expects them to win.