After Further Review …August 17th, 2013
Greg Schiano addressed media this afternoon at One Buc Palace and offered highlights and insights following film study of the Bucs’ Friday-night loss at New England.
Here are head coach notes and quotes:
* Pass “protection errors” hurt the Bucs’ first-team offense.
* Mechanical errors were an issue on defense. Apparently, the helmet “device” used to communicate plays was malfunctioning when Tom Brady was in the game. (How the hell does the billion-dollar NFL machine continue to have these issues?)
* Regardless of Brady’s precision, defensively, “you don’t give yourself a chance when you don’t execute.”
* “Special teams was a plus.”
* The Bucs were more physical” than in last week against the Ravens.
* Mike James and Peyton Hillis were given high marks, as was the blocking in front of them.
* ”Demar Dotson’s having a very good camp. He’s our starting right tackle.” …”He’s performed very well. I think Demar’s going to be really solid.” Schiano went on to say Dotson is battling some sort of leg injury and Gabe Carimi is still learning the system.
* Kicker Derek Dimke has been impressive on various levels.