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Bucs get a dose of no-huddle against Dolphins



Not many teams utilize the no-huddle offensive approach as much as the Dolphins did on Friday, but whenever the Bucs defense sees it again, it will be better positioned to deal with it.

The Dolphins have made the no-huddle a major part of their scheme this season, and the Bucs, at times, handled it well. Though it resulted in some winded linemen, the Bucs didn’t appear rattled, at least when the first-team defense was on the field. Linebacker Mason Foster coolly communicated the defensive calls to his teammates and the Bucs buckled down.

In the first quarter, when the Dolphins deployed their starting offense, the Bucs defense allowed 7 total yards on the six plays on which the Dolphins did not huddle. Three of those snaps resulted in negative runs.

“We got to see it, so that’s good,” defensive end Adrian Clayborn said. ''That’s another area we need to work on.”

[Last modified: Saturday, August 11, 2012 3:12pm]


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