Defensive Tackles Are The Key

August 10th, 2009

How Chris Hovan adjusts to Jim Bates' defense will help determine how the defense as a whole performs

Joe is fortunate to listen to Sirius NFL Radio during the day. Pat Kirwan, who will visit Bucs camp Thursday where he will broadcast his four-hour shot focused solely on the Bucs, is the resident X’s and O’s guru for Sirius NFL Radio.  

Kirwan is a big Jim Bates fan. In this video, which was clearly taped a few weeks ago because Kirwan talks as if Cadillac Williams won’t report to camp due to his knee, Kirwan explains how he thinks Bates will transform a Tampa-2 defense into a defense that is more his style.

Kirwan explains the key to how well the Bucs play defense will what style and scheme the defensive tackles play.

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