J-ALL-DAY Posted December 6, 2022 Share Posted December 6, 2022 Great win last week but we are now down to a 3rd string QB, who damn near went undrafted....So yeah lol...Nonetheless, five game win streak and on to Tampa Bay....... Offensively, this is going to be a grind and a very tough game for Purdy. The run game is not going to be very effective and the Bucs will use timely blitzes to throw Purdy off rhythm. This is another game where Deebo and CMC are going to have to make a bunch of plays themselves at the LOS. Shanny was able to get Purdy out of the pocket with some relative success against the Dolphins and I expect a heavy dose of that this game as well. The run game will need to be a factor in some regard and we can't get one dimensional. Dalton was able to get some stuff going against the Bucs down the field on the sidelines but I don't think Purdy has the arm to be attempting those passes against this defense. I would be very surprised if we score more than 17-20 points. Defensively, we know the Bucs are going to have Brady drop back and attempt 45+ passes. The run game was actually solid against the Saints last night but I would be surprised if they run the ball more than 15 times against us. Brady does love throwing to the backs quite a bit as both backs had six catches yesterday. So it goes without saying Greenlaw and the backers will need to key in on that. Even though the Bucs offense has been subpar all season, I am still worried about their WRs. They will find ways to attack down the field and Evans is going to have a big advantage against Lenoir if that is who he is matched up with. Our safeties allowed two big plays on Sunday and if they allow even one against Tampa, that may be the game right there. We need to shut that down and force the Bucs to go on long drives where they are prone to making some mistakes. Brady only got sacked once last night on 55 drop backs against a very good DL as we saw up close a few weeks ago. Our pass rush is a lot of times Bosa or bust so that's going to need to change or else this defense is going to be in bit of trouble. Armstead flashed but should be better with the more time he gets and I do expect him to crash the pocket and force Brady into errand throws. Bosa will still find a way to get two sacks! I'm not going to lie, this match up worries me a lot, especially with Purdy at QB. I'm just banking on our defense being elite once again and the Bucs having to travel across the country on a short week to make the difference. This game is going to be ugly and a grind. SF 17 TB 13 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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