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No Passing Grade for Bucs' Secondary

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Play after play, game after game, the Bucs secondary continues to burn. By now, you wonder why other teams even try to run. Against the Bucs defensive backs, every pass seems like it will be a completion, and every quarterback looks as if he is doing a Peyton Manning impression.

Ah, the defensive backs of the Bucs. Call them the Briquettes, because every now and then they are lit up like a Sunday barbecue.

More than any other, the reason the Bucs lost a 24-23 game to the Falcons on Sunday was they could not add more stress to Matt Ryan's afternoon. The quarterback had one of those easy afternoons when he seemed so unhurried, he might as well have been throwing darts.

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