Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sean Murphy-Bunting is making a name for himself throughout the playoffs. He has recorded an interception in each of the three postseason games thus far with the biggest one yet to played. Just like going up against quarterbacks Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers, defending the Kansas City Chiefs wide receivers with quarterback Patrick Mahomes throwing them the football is a big challenge.
As Murphy-Bunting looks to add another interception for the fourth-consecutive playoff game he knows it won’t be easy. He’ll need the help of his defensive teammates to apply pressure to Mahomes and be in position to capitalize once again.
Speaking on The Jim Rom Show, Tampa Bay’s young cornerback talked about what the defense needs to do to Mahomes during Super Bowl LV.
“The main thing with him is containing him keeping him in the pocket and make him uncomfortable,” Murphy-Bunting said. “Those guys, those receivers have speed and he’s got a canon so when all fails they’re gonna go deep and he’s gonna let it go so we have to keep those guys in front of us.”
It’s easier said than done.
The Chiefs gave up 24 sacks during the regular season, which put them as fifth-best in the league in that category just behind the Bucs who gave up 22. Of those 24 sacks the Chiefs offensive line has given up, 22 were sacks on Mahomes. And when pressured, the young Kansas City signal caller is one of the best in the league in getting the ball out quickly.
You can check out what Murphy-Bunting had to say about not only Mahomes, but also his teammate and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady below.