It Is About Conditioning

October 21st, 2016
Conditioning key in battling up-tempo offense.

Conditioning key in battling up-tempo offense.

So the Bucs will face the rotten 49ers and the up-tempo offense of 49ers chieftain Chip Kelly.

There are several ways to battle such a unique but taxing offense, but Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy believes being in proper if not good condition is the most critical element against San Francisco.

“You’ve just got to prepare for it in different ways,” GMC said. “In practice, you have to simulate the no-huddle. And then as a player, you have to overrun in practice. That’s why taking care of your body and recovery is huge, especially with a week like this because you have to do extra during the week to try and simulate what you’re going to face. That’s how you kind of build your conditioning up.

“So when you used to turn and run into a screen, if you run – Coach says break five, ten yards, you’ve got to go 20 to try to simulate that. Then if you do that, then you have to jog all the way back to get ready for the next play. There’s different ways to get ready for it, that’s an individual thing. I don’t know how everybody else does it, but that’s how I do it.”

Color Joe unimpressed with all the hang-wringing about Kelly’s offense. What, again, has his record in the NFL been the past two years, and specifically this year near the Golden Gate Bridge?

Besides, it is not like the Bucs haven’t faced this offense before. Just last year the Bucs routed Kelly and the Eagles. Sure, it was Lovie Smith’s defense, but the vast majority of defensive players returned from last season.

At the end of the day, teams have to have players. San Francisco does not have the players.

5 Responses to “It Is About Conditioning”

  1. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Hopefully the calf is holding up

  2. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Comments are off in the morning cup.

  3. Buc believer Says:

    Spoken by the man who never misses a game and Always plays hurt… Cough cough

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    93 just setting up excuses for when he disappears and takes the second half off.

  5. pick6 Says:

    shouldn’t be hard to copy lovie’s defensive gameplan for that game. after all, it was the same gameplan he’s used for every other game of his career