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Scouts Take: Buccaneers at Saints

New Orleans' high-flying offense meets Tampa Bay's stingy defense. Something has to give in this NFC South clash.

Updated: September 4, 2008, 12:02 PM ET
By Keith Kidd | Scouts Inc.

Buccaneers defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and his famous Tampa 2 defense travel to New Orleans to face QB Drew Brees and the explosive Saints' offense so something has to give in this NFC South divisional matchup. This game features two head coaches in Sean Payton and Jon Gruden who are very familiar with each other's offensive system. Look for Kiffin to find ways to put pressure on Brees while being very physical within the Tampa-2 system, especially on TE Jeremy Shockey. Saints defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs must find a way to match-up versus Gruden's complex West Coast offense.

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