Quick Hits Preview

Before I get started with my quick hits preview of the Bucs-Bills game, let me take a paragraph to compliment the Florida Gators for their win over Tennessee.

For all the hype about Urban Meyer's spread offense, it was the Gator's defense that won the game. The Gator D held Tennessee to seven points and had a huge stand in the first half that resulted in a blocked field goal. While Chris leak looked good (especially throwing the ball) I don't think he is fully comfortable in Meyer's offense. When Leak does get comfortable this is going to be a dangerous team.

Anyway, on to my quick hit notes:

- Key to stopping the Bills is stopping Willis McGahee, who last week accounted for 37 % of his team's offensive yards. By comparison, Cadillac accounted for 43 %, LaDainian Tomlinson 25%, Deuce McAllister 24 %, and Clinton Portis 37 %.

- Key to winning the game is forcing Bills quarterback J.P. Losman to turn the ball over. Last week, Houston tried to force Losman to throw the ball by loading up against the run on the Bills first two drives. Both drives Losman led his team to field goals by moving the ball threw the air.

- This is a very good Bills defense and they will force turnovers by Brian Griese. The Bills defense led the league in forcing turnovers (39) last season.

- The Bucs defense will likely start the game out by stacking eight men in the box, and putting Barber and Kelly in man coverage on Eric Moulds and Lee Evans. Moulds is dangerous over the middle while Evans is a homerun threat.

- Michael Clayton needs to hang onto the ball this week. The Bucs will need a big game from one of their receivers and Clayton is the best bet if he can correct the mental mistakes from last week.

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