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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
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Bucs Hot Reads: Results good in rare red-zone trips

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Being there

The Bucs have scored a touchdown on five of their nine red-zone possessions for a 55.6 touchdown percentage that ranks 12th in the league. Those nine possessions inside the 20, however, are last in the league by a wide margin. The Giants, Jets and Steelers are tied for the second-fewest red-zone possession, each with 13.

By the numbers

Bucs RB Doug Martin has been stopped for no gain or a loss 15 times, tied for third-most in the league with San Francisco’s Frank Gore and Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones Drew. Only Tennessee’s Chris Johnson and Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch, each with 17, have been stuffed more this year.

Did you know?

QB Mike Glennon’s 466 passing yards through two games rank second for a Bucs rookie quarterback in his first two games. Only Vinny Testaverde (631) threw for more yards as a rookie in his first two games.

Quote of the day

“(The reporter) probably didn’t ask him about all the plays that he covered the guy and they didn’t throw to him because he was so well covered. I think he’s doing what we brought him here to do.’’

Bucs coach Greg Schiano, on questions about the play of CB Darrelle Revis

Tweet of the Day

“Just went to get my massage and it was canceled because they thought I had MRSA. What the _____’’

Bucs DE Da’Quan Bowers

Injury report

For the Bucs, LG Carl Nicks (MRSA) and RB Jeff Demps (groin surgery) are out; CB Mike Adams (knee), DE Da’Quan Bowers (toe) and WR Mike Williams (hamstring) are questionable; RG Davin Joseph (knee) and C/G Jeremy Zuttah (groin) are probable.

For the Falcons, WR Roddy White (hamstring, ankle), RB Steven Jackson (hamstring), T Sam Baker (knee) and TE Chase Coffman (knee) are out; LB Akeem Dent (ankle) is questionable; RB Jason Snelling (concussion) is probable.

Upcoming schedule

Sunday: at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Thursday: Carolina, 8:25 p.m.

Nov. 3: at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.

Nov. 11: Miami, 8:40 p.m.

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