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Tampa Bay’s New-Look Bucs Hope To Hit the Ground Running

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, long known for Monte Kiffin’s “Tampa Two” defense, will debut new coaches, new players, and new playbooks next season on both sides of the ball.

First-year head coach Raheem Morris wants his team to play “violent football,” citing the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars as comparisons to the team model he would like to build in Tampa.

The man in charge of the Bucs’ offense this season is former Boston College head coach Jeff Jagodzinski. For Jagodzinski, violent football translates into a run first, zone-blocking scheme featuring newly acquired running back Derrick Ward.

Ward, who will be complemented by Earnest Graham and hopefully a hea...

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