The next hurdle in the Buccaneers path is Miami. Brian Flores, a disciple of Bill Belichick, keeps the similar style of the Patriots Defense-but with injuries from the last two games, the Buccaneers are missing key players in their roster.
According to ESPN, Gronk is still recovering with fractured ribs and pinched lungs and will be out for tomorrow’s game against the Miami Dolphins. He will be able to transition to riding a stationary, per Head Coach Bruce Arians.
A key player in the Bucs 19-17 win over the Patriots, Antione Winfield Jr, has yet to clear concussion protocol. Winfield managed a pick of Mac Jones added with forced a fumble and recovery during the second half. Winfield was the Bucs key to success for turnovers.
During an interview, Bruce Arians had this to say about the Dolphins:
“It’s very similar,” head coach Bruce Arians said. “I think this secondary is a lot better than the one we just played. They spent a lot of money on the secondary. I think Coach [Brian] Flores has done a heck of a job with that defense, and it’s a very similar defense. We have to play a hell of a lot better inside the 30-yard line than we did last week, and then we’ll be fine.”
The Dolphins are #17 in total allowed passing yards this season, giving Tom Brady more room to breathe tomorrow at 1 pm.
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