Sorry for the delay this week, as this usually posts on Monday afternoons, but with all the news Monday we got a little behind. Here’s some of the best of the unnoticed from Sunday’s game.
BEST TONE SETTER: Kyle Williams – His tackle of Cadillac Williams for a five-yard loss on the second play from scrimmage, got Buffalo’s defense amped up for another strong day in terms of run defense. The Bucs managed just 57 yards on the ground.
BEST ADJUSTMENT: Trent Edwards – On 3rd-and-1 at the Tampa 32, Edwards checked out of a run play based on the Bucs’ defensive look and took advantage of the one-on-one matchup outside with Lee Evans, hitting the wideout with a well thrown ball for a 32-yard touchdown pass.
BEST PRESSURE: Kyle Williams – The Bills defensive tackle got enough heat on Byron Leftwich to force him to hurry a checkdown throw to Cadillac Williams, which was overthrown right to Donte Whitner for a 76-yard interception return for a TD. He had three QB hits in the game.
BEST DEFEAT OF A SCREEN: Terrence McGee – The Bills #1 CB slipped underneath a Bucs’ blocker and dropped Cadillac Williams for just a one-yard gain on what looked like a well executed screen play by Tampa at the outset.
BEST SHOESTRING: Bryan Scott – Scott was ‘johnny on the spot’ with his shoestring interception on a deflected pass off the body of Bucs WR Sammie Stroughter.
BEST GUTS: Dick Jauron – Electing to go for it on 4th-and-inches at his own 35-yard line while in control of the game (17-7) early was a gutsy call. It showed faith in his offensive line and they responded allowing Trent Edwards to get two yards on a sneak. Of course the Bucs added on to the yardage with a ridiculous facemask penalty when Edwards helmet was ripped off at the end of the play.
BEST OPEN FIELD TACKLE: Terrence McGee – His wrap up on Bucs RB Earnest Graham in the flat was important. There was just one defender behind McGee further up the sideline on that swing pass. McGee’s tackle held the play to a three-yard gain.
BEST HUSTLE: Roscoe Parrish – The Bills speedy wideout sprinted 72 yards to run Bucs safety Sabby Piscitelli down from behind after a turnover on a fumble by Buffalo.
BEST STOP: Marcus Buggs, Donte Whitner – The two defenders stoned Derrick Ward for a one-yard loss on a 4th-and-1 at the Bills 43 forcing a turnover on downs in what at the time was a six-point game.
BEST REDEMPTION: Terrell Owens – After letting a potential long touchdown pass slip through his hands in the first half, Owens made good on his second opportunity pulling in a 43-yard touchdown catch from Trent Edwards to put the game on ice in the fourth quarter (30-14).
BEST OMNIPRESENCE: Keith Ellison – For the second straight game, Ellison was the team’s leading tackler. After his 15-tackle performance in Week 1, he came back with another 10 in Week 2. He also had a sack wiped out be penalty and a QB hit.
BEST STAMINA: Fred Jackson – On a day in which Jackson had 35 touches and rolled up 197 all-purpose yards, it was impressive to see him bolt 43 yards late in the fourth on his second to last carry of the game.
Tags: Brown's Best, Bryan Scott, Dick Jauron, Donte Whitner, Fred Jackson, Keith Ellison, Kyle Williams, Marcus Buggs, Roscoe Parrish, Terrell Owens, Terrence McGee
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