The Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary has been very vulnerable this season to say the least. Tampa Bay is surrendering 312 yards per game through the air, the league’s worst. This afternoon the aerial assault of the Atlanta Falcons will visit Raymond James Stadium and the Buccaneers look to be without one of their starting cornerbacks. Eric Wright will not be playing.
Wright has been battling an Achilles injury and ESPN is currently reporting that Wright will not go this afternoon. CB’s E.J. Biggers and rookie Leonard Johnson will get the start for the Buccaneers this afternoon and will face a daunting task of slowing down Falcons wide receivers Roddy White and a hobbled Julio Jones. Aqib Talib is no longer with the Buccaneers, after being traded to the New England Patriots at the NFL trade deadline.
This could be a long afternoon for the Buccaneers secondary. If the Buccaneers have any chance in this contest, the offense is going to have to be on fire this afternoon and hope to out score the Falcons in a shootout. The Buccaneers have rectified their rushing defense woes which plagued the team last season but since allowing Eli Manning and the New York Giants to pass for 510 yards in week two, the Buccaneers have struggled against the pass.