Bucs OC Todd Monken: We chose to suck in red zone last year

Kids Akeem Spence Jersey Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith was blunt in criticizing his unit’s play during the 2017 season and offensive coordinator Todd Monken took a similar path on Thursday.
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Monken took particular notice of the team’s performance in the red zone. They scored touchdowns on less than half of their red zone trips last season, which ranked 24th in the league and played a role in the team’s 4-12 finish to the season. Monken came up with a damning diagnosis for the shortcomings in that area of the field.
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I’d say it can be good if you handle it right, Mayfield told SiriusXM NFL Radio, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. If you think about it as a way to get on camera and try to show off and do certain things and handle it the wrong way then that can be very negative, it can be a distraction. But if you use it as a sense of, ‘OK, I got to block out everything else and just focus on playing ball,’ then that can be a great thing for us.

It can be a great thing for one simple reason: Learning how to deal with little distractions can help a team deal with bigger distractions, and distractions are always inevitable for football players.

Having people within our practices, within our training camp, right there trying to, not like they’re trying to distract us, but they’re there, Mayfield said. You could worry about it, you could think about it, but if you’re able to focus in, that can be a beneficial thing for us, talking about going into away stadiums and going into environments where you have to focus on doing your job, so I’m looking forward it.

He’s defended him well, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. I think he’s physical. Al Horford is a perennial All-Star, and they run a lot of sets through him. He’s usually handling the ball at the top of the key, making the dribble handoffs or pick-and-pop, shooting the 3 and posting him. Tristan is the kind of guy who is agile enough to get back on his shot when he pops to put ball pressure on him at the top of the key. Just try to make him uncomfortable. Al is a good player, so he’s going to be able to score, but we just want to make it tough. I think Womens Rodney Gunter Jersey Tristan is the best matchup for him for us to do that.

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