Ten touchdowns, nearly 1,000 yards, and just two intercepts -- those are the numbers Drew Brees put up against the Bucs during their last three meetings.
"Am elite quarterback," said Greg Schiano. "Not only in this time, but in the history of the league. This guy's is special. You're not going to stop him, no one does. Can you contain him? That's more of the challenge."
So how do you defend him? Pressure, tight coverage?
"Been in the league a lot, he's seen it all," said Mason Foster."It's tough to sit here and say oh, yeah you do this and you stop Brees. It's tough, but he's only 6-foot or whatever. That's the only thing really. That's the only chink in his armor is that. We just have to continue to go out there and play hard. Try and contain him."
The Bucs planned for Brees in the offseason by upgrading their secondary with Darrelle Revis and Dashon Goldson
"That was kind of our thought in that we just needed to get better back there," Schiano said.
The Bucs admit that there's no stopping Drew Brees. Limiting doesn't start with defense. It's in the offense's hands. The Bucs realize whatever they do. They can't get in a shootout.
"You try to contain him," said Mike Williams. "Limit his possessions and try to like frustrate him they best we can."
"You get into a shootout with Drew Brees. He's ready for it."
The Bucs have beaten Brees before and 20-points is the threshold. The Bucs are 3-0 against Brees since 2009 when keep New Orleans under that number.
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