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MessagePosté le: Jeu 7 Déc - 08:49 (2017) Sujet du message: Dirk Koetter weighs in on possibility of Peyton Barber solid Répondre en citant



It’s certainly no secret that Doug Martin has struggled all season long, even after returning from his four-game suspension for the use of performance enhancing substances. In fact,Authentic Joel Heath Jersey, instead of returning to the type of running back we saw in 2015 that finished second in the NFL in rushing yards, Martin has struggled to record 100-plus yards in a game in over two years.


So, after watching Peyton Barber have a career day versus the Packers on Sunday, you can’t help but wonder if Barber would help the running game out by taking on a full-time starting role or even becoming Martin’s official replacement.


 coach Koetter was asked about the possibility of Barber holding on to the starting role. Koetter said there’s a chance it could happen.,Authentic D.J. Reader Jersey,During Monday’s press conference at One Buc Place


” Koetter said. “Right now,“We will see when we get to that point, we don’t have that option because Doug [Martin] is in the protocol still. If he can go out there and duplicate 165 yards rushing every week, you’d do it. Unfortunately,Authentic Corey Moore Jersey, that’s not guaranteed. It’s not quite that easy, but yeah you’d love to.”


 the possibility of Barber taking on a starting role should be an option the team considers moving forward no doubt.,Barber racked up a career-high 102 yards rushing and also led the Bucs with four catches for 41 yards. His 143 yards are the most a Tampa Bay running back has been able to produce all year. Considering Martin’s lack of production and explosiveness along with the running game’s inability to get anything going this season


After 25 years of winning games due to stellar quarterback play, the Packers finally flipped the script on themselves and won a game with ugly quarterback play, which almost never happens in Green Bay. 


 the Packers managed to do something with Brett Hundley on Sunday they've never done with Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers: They won a game with less than 80 passing yards. ,Authentic Stephen Anderson Jersey,As a matter of fact


The Packers mustered 77 yards through the air, but they were still able to hang on to beat the Buccaneers 26-20 in a wild overtime game at Lambeau Field. Not only did the Packers keep their faint playoff hopes alive, but they also increased the chances that Rodgers could return at some point this season. 


Rodgers has said he's going to return only if it makes sense, and the only way it's going to make sense is if the Packers are in the playoff race, so this victory was huge --  if it proved one thing,Womens Andre Hal Jersey, it's that Rodgers can't return soon enough. 


 Green Bay's postseason hopes were kept alive by running back Jamaal Williams and a a desperate Packers defense that made big play after big play against the Bucs.,Hundley finished with only 84 passing yards -- a number that went down to 77 due to two sacks -- and he almost single-handedly killed the Packers' playoff chances. However


 


On Williams' end, the rookie running back -- who had never rushed for more than 67 yards in a game this season -- exploded for 113 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Of course, Packers fans weren't talking Williams after the game, they were talking about another running back: Aaron Jones. 


Jones got only one carry the entire game, but he made it count. On the opening possession of overtime, and yes, Jones gave the Packers a walk-off win with a 20-yard touchdown run, there was definitely a Lambeau Leap involved. 


As for Hundley, although he struggled for most of the game, but he also converted a third-and-4 in OT by running for seven yards. Six plays later, Womens Stephen Anderson Jersey,he must have been taking notes during his time as a backup because he turned into Aaron Rodgers in overtime. Not only did Hundley throw for 30 of his 84 yards in the extra period, Jones would win the game with his touchdown. 


Of course, the Packers probably don't even make it to overtime if not for one of the best defensive performances that Green Bay has turned in this year. Jameis Winston didn't have any breathing room as the Packers' pressure managed to suffocate him for nearly four quarters. Not only did the Packers sack Winston seven times, but their pressure also led to a first-half touchdown. In the second quarter, Dean Lowry picked up a Winston fumble and returned it 62 yards for a touchdown. 


The seven sacks were the most the Packers had racked up in one game since 2015. Winston will probably be having nightmares about Clay Matthews after getting sacked 2.5 times by the Packers linebacker on Sunday. 


It's a good thing that Rodgers might be coming back soon, though, because the Packers definitely aren't built to win games without their quarterback. The win over the Bucs marked the first time since 1991 that Green Bay won a game with 80 yards or less in the passing department. That's pre-Favre and pre-Rodgers. That's 25 years of being carried by your quarterback. 


 and will be the team’s second game in a row on the road. Here are three keys to the game to watch out for in this NFC showdown:,The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 13 matchup with the Green Bay Packers will be held at Lambeau Field


1. During last week’s matchup with the Falcons, Tampa Bay’s starting running back Doug Martin experienced an injury that caused him to enter concussion protocol. Due to his absence for tomorrow’s game, Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber will serve as the primary beneficiaries of increased touches versus the Packers. Peyton Barber was especially effective in the red zone last week against Atlanta, scoring two touchdowns for the Buccaneers and finding ways to avoid tackles. Barber in particular could be poised for a big game in Week 13.


2. Packers rookie running back Jamaal Williams has recently started to show flashes of brilliance, and depending on the health of Aaron Jones, the Buccaneer defensive line will need to generate pressure on backup signal caller Brett Hundley, Williams could also receive added carries against the Buccaneers this Sunday. For Tampa Bay to neutralize the Green Bay offense, something it has struggled with all season. Plugging potential run holes for Williams to hit will also be a key factor in how Tampa Bay’s defensive line performs on Sunday.


3. Lastly, Tampa Bay’s stud wideout Mike Evans is long overdue for a huge game, after compiling just 170 total yards and zero touchdowns in his last two games after being suspended. With Buccaneers starting quarterback Jameis Winston set to play for the first time in three weeks tomorrow as well, the pair’s connection should be revitalized after being disconnected for an extended period of time. Look for Evans to get right back on track and play a big role in the team’s offensive game plan against the Packers.


 never one to be the life of the party or a quotable media darling.,Todd Bowles is a man of few words in public


The New York Jets coach has won over his players for that very reason. It's the stuff that no one else sees that has his squad professing loyalty to the man leading the way.


"As a man, as a player, I love him," left tackle Kelvin Beachum said. "I'd run through a wall for him. I've only been here a year and I love everything about him.


"That's my coach."


Yes, in Todd, they trust.


During his news conferences, Bowles comes across as dry, some fans wish they'd see more fire, bland and unemotional. On the sideline, particularly when things aren't going the Jets' way.


That,Womens Joel Heath Jersey, however, isn't who Bowles is.


The 54-year-old coach, who's in his third season with the Jets and has one year left on his contract, yes,Authentic Jeff Allen Jersey, handles his business behind closed doors. He saves his yelling — and, he does quite a bit of it — for when he's out of earshot of the media. He treats his players like family and preaches team unity above all else.


"He's an outgoing guy, but he's never too high and never too down," said cornerback Morris Claiborne,Authentic Andre Hal Jersey,Womens Corey Moore Jersey, in his first season with the Jets. "He's a straight shooter."


 New Jersey.,That approach has helped lead New York to a 5-7 mark that has surprised just about everyone outside of the Jets' training facility in Florham Park


Speaking of which, Bowles made a point during the offseason to hammer home his vision by displaying motivational messages throughout redecorated halls to serve as constant reminders to his players. The entire franchise also adopted his, One Goal,Womens Jeff Allen Jersey, "One Team," slogan.


Sure, the playoffs are still only a slight possibility, but the fact they're playing meaningful games in December is a credit to the work Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan have done over the last several months to turn a team that many thought would be laughable into a squad that is respectable.


 all he-said,"That's all noise,Womens D.J. Reader Jersey, she-said," nose tackle Steve McLendon said. "At the end of the day, we're the ones playing, not the ones saying that we're going to go 0-16 or whatever they were saying. It's not about them. It's completely about every one of us in that locker room who's putting on that uniform each and every week to go out there and compete for a win."


The Jets have been competitive just about every week this season. And that is a direct reflection on Bowles.


He has gotten this group to play hard, something not easily done when the odds seem so stacked. Up until a wild 38-31 win on Sunday against Kansas City, New York had lost five of its last six and blown fourth-quarter leads in three of those defeats. That's enough to sink a team and put a coach who's already on the hot seat right into the fire.


But this Jets squad has been a study in resilience.


"It's hard not to give him the credit and I think he's done a heck of a job with our group, who's having the best season of his career. "His message has been the same week in and week out. And it's a reflection of him as far as just the mental toughness to go through the changes that we went through in the offseason.," said 38-year-old quarterback Josh McCown


"He was steady. His message never changed, he never complained. I think that was huge for us and I think that kind of steadiness for us is bearing fruit right now.", he never wavered


The fact is, this is a collection of veterans, castoffs and drafted talents on a roster that lacks bona fide star power. New York might not even have a player selected for the Pro Bowl., youngsters


But there are some real pieces to build on as foundations. Second-year receiver Robby Anderson is emerging as a game-breaking threat after going undrafted last year. Defensive lineman Leonard Williams has played better after an early-season wrist injury. The defense has two potential stars with rookie safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, and middle linebacker Demario Davis has established himself as an emotional and playmaking leader.


"'One Team, One Goal' has been our mantra all year, and we're going to win with the guys in this locker room," Beachum said. "He hasn't changed, and that's what's most important and he's preached that, he hasn't wavered."


Bowles also refuses to publicly criticize his players, but issues swift discipline. That was the case Sunday, and veteran DE Muhammad Wilkerson sat for the first quarter for being late to a team meeting., when second-year linebacker Darron Lee was benched for the game for being late to a practice


"You treat everybody like grown men, which they are, and there are consequences and repercussions for everything that we do here, and you treat them like men. You put in a hard day's work," Bowles said. "We have rules that we go by, and we take no wooden nickels. I don't believe in beating around the bush. I don't want anybody to beat around the bush with me.


"We have our fun, but we get our work in."


That's all made for an optimistic environment in which learning to win is an ongoing process — with Bowles setting the tone.


"I hope I'm here for a long time and I hope he's here for a long time, because when you have coaches like that who you believe in, that you trust, that's important, good for our game as a team. Especially with all the ebbs and flows that we've had this season," Beachum said. "It's good for the game, he's remained steady."


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