We just saw why Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden felt comfortable enough to sit quarterback Jeff Garcia (calf) and replace him with Brian Griese, who hadn’t played since the team’s Week 5 loss at Denver. Griese completed 6 of 7 passes on a 67-yard touchdown drive just before halftime to pull Tampa bay to 10-7.
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The Tampa Bay defense doesn’t look like it’s recovered from the 299-yard, ground gashing it took in Monday night’s loss at Carolina. Atlanta tailback Michael Turner has 45 yards rushing and a 1-yard touchdown as the Falcons lead 10-0 entering the second quarter.
Part of the problem could be that defensive tackle Chris Hovan is out (knee) and Jovan Haye (knee) is playing spot duty. But for such a physical team to get shoved around –- up to this point -– twice in a week is somewhat perplexing.