While he has praised how well the team's front seven has played, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians fully admits the secondary has not played up to his earlier expectations.
Months after he took over the Buccaneers but months before he coached the team in an actual game, Arians made a statement during the team's mini-camp that with cornerbacks like Vernon Hargreaves & Carlton Davis III already on the team plus the drafting of two more cornerbacks, an issue as he stated that was earmarked as a problem when the previous season ended, was now fix. Well on Wednesday when Arians met with media & was asked about the performance of the secondary during the first eight games this season, the coach admitted his assessment of some of the team's defensive backs was made too soon & before watching the players perform in actual games.
Arians added the team has taken the approach to simplify some of the team's coverages, even as so much to use a coverage he called "dude coverage."
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