Titans vs. Buccaneers: 5 Halftime Adjustments Tampa Bay Must Make

Jeff KneisSenior Analyst IIINovember 27, 2011

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 20: Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rolls back in the pocket against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 20, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Tampa Bay comes into this matchup looking to pick up their fifth win. They have been improving over the last few weeks and look to go on the road to pick up a key victory.

The Bucs have looked pretty average in the first half. The defense has played well, while the offense has not been effective. The Bucs need to find a way to open up the Titans defense.

Here are five things Tampa Bay must do in the second half against Tennessee:

 

1. Limit Turnovers

LaGarrette Blount looks great on his first run of the day, but was stripped of the ball. He is a key factor in the game and needs to make sure to limit mistakes.

The Bucs need to make sure to not give the Titans a short field by making smart decisions while on offense.

 

2. More LaGarrette Blount

Blount has looked great, despite the fumble, in the first half. The Bucs need to control the clock by feeding Blount and letting him run wild on the Titans defense.

Expect Blount to match his first half production and start to wear down the Titans defense. 

 

3. Fix Kickoff Coverage

The Titans pulled off a great reverse on a kickoff in the first quarter. The Bucs need to stay in their lanes on kickoff coverage and limit the Titans returns.

Expect the Bucs to make a few tweaks and play much better special teams in the second half.

 

4. Force Turnovers on Defense

Forcing a few turnovers in the second half will be huge for the Bucs in the second half. The Bucs defense can help the offense by forcing turnovers and give the offense a short field to work with.

Whoever wins the turnover battle will likely come out of the game with a win.

 

5. Get the Offense on Track

The Bucs offense has been very mediocre in the first half. The Bucs need to figure out the best way to attack the stout Titans defense.

The Bucs should look to find receivers on intermediate routes and establish a consistent running game.

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