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Tackles still evade Curry

Defensive end Eric Curry, the team's No.

1 draft pick a year ago, produced another goose egg Sunday _ his second this season. In two other games, Curry had just one tackle. Coach Sam Wyche does not mince words when discussing the former Alabama All-America's poor performance.

"I'm looking for him to turn it around," Wyche said. "This guy's got gobs of potential and for some reason he's not producing."

Changing their lines

Wyche said the offensive line shuffle worked so well last week against the 49ers that the Bucs will try it again this week. Guard Scott Dill will start at right tackle for Tim Irwin, who is questionable with back and elbow injuries. Charles McRae will start at left guard.

"They did a good job," Wyche said. "(Dill) played left tackle for us last year when Paul (Gruber) was holding out and we were really happy with the way he played. Charles McRae did a very good job at left guard. That's his spot."

Just what the Bucs need

The Bucs are 2-5, playing the NFC Central-leading Vikings, who are 5-2. This seems like the perfect match to Wyche. "You need a good football team with a good reputation and you win," he said.

The wounded

DE Keith Powe (knee) is out. LB Jeff Brady (elbow) and S Thomas Everett (shoulder/foot) and Irwin are questionable.

_ RICK STROUD

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