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Bucs should Wash their hands

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It seems pretty obvious the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should wash their hands of D-line coach Todd Wash.  With two rookie defensive tackles and 2nd year players Miller and Moore, we should have seen more progress to this point than we have seen.  Not only that, the few older players we have actually have regressed.

Kyle Moore can't beat a TE on the edge, Stylez White only knows how to rush outside, Crowder and Bennett have both played better than Moore but neither can crack the starting lineup.  All these things the D-line coach should see and correct.  If Moore isn't the best LDE, put Bennett in.  If White needs to rush inside from time to time to open up the outside rush, call some stunts that force him inside.  If they're not running stunts correctly or maintaining their gap, coach them up.

We have 6 sacks this season.  We're on pace for the fewest sacks in team history, a record low.  McCoy is getting better, but much slower than he should.  Sure, it takes time for young D-linemen to progress, but that doesn't mean they should remain stagnant their rookie year or that mistakes shouldn't be corrected.  If not for this year, then at least so he's better next year.

Now, we brought in Alex Van Pelt to help coach up Freeman, and look how he progressed.  We brought in Eric Yarber to coach up Williams and Benn, look how that's turning out.  Why would we keep Todd Wash (a former LB) coaching our D-linemen?  Get someone that knows the positions, knows the stunts, knows the plays, sees the mistakes, sees what needs more practice, and gets these guys playing better.  I know we need to draft DEs next year to improve what we have and help out McCoy/Miller/Price, but what good will that do if they're being coached by someone who doesn't coach them?

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