Eagles Opponent Film Review: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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By Benjamin Solak

An exciting Week 2 match-up between the offensive juggernauts of Philadelphia and...Tampa Bay.

Listen, all it took was their recent, high-caliber draft selection at quarterback to become accustomed the NFL get suspended, opening the door for 35 year old Ryan Fitzpatrick to take the reins.

NFL is weird man.

Straining a defense and taking a shot

If you listen to the Kist and Solak Show (you are my friend), you know I’ve begun a torrid love affair with Bucs OC Todd Monken’s offense. Any offense that can hang 48 on a pretty good New Orleans secondary with Ryan Fitzpatrick at the helm has me intrigued.

Monken comes from an Air Raid background from his time working with Mike Gundy at Oklahoma State. As such, Monken excels at flooding deep zones and manipulating deep safeties to create space for explosive throws.

Ain’t hard to find the outlier there, is it?

DeSean Jackson — a deep weapon familiar to Eagles fans — was underused before Monken started calling the plays. To start off 2018, Monken immediately opened a Cover 3 buster to attack New Orleans’ initial coverage shells.

How did the defense forget about a speed demon like Jackson? Well, when you can put Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Chris Godwin, and O.J. Howard on the field at the same time, the defense is bound to lose...



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