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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Bucs emphasize 2-minute defense after blown leads in '12



The Bucs lost three games they led in the fourth quarter last season -- to the Giants, Redskins and Eagles -- two of them coming with opponents in the hurry-up offense. That’s why coach Greg Schiano has identified the two-minute defense as an area that must improve.

On Sunday, the defense prevailed in both two-minute periods.

“We need to be better in the two-minute defense,’’ Schiano said. “We need to coach better, we need to play better, everything needs to be better. We also need to be better on two-minute offense. Horseback observation, we do that great job at Carolina to win the game. We got a great two-minute offense. We weren’t real good in two-minute offense and so many games come down to that.

“It’s got to be a huge area of improvement. If you looked, we had 20 opportunities in the spring. We did it 20 times. Twenty different situations and we’re going to do it again because we need to be better and games come down to that each and every week.’’


[Last modified: Sunday, July 28, 2013 2:25pm]


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