Ronde Barber Jersey White , but Kyle Shanahan is one of the best playcallers in the NFL. The Buccaneers did what they not only had to do but should do - beat bad teams by more than one score. The 49ers, for their part, utilize lots of heavy personnel packages, 12 and 13 (one running back and two or three tight ends) and such. This is mostly because they dont have much talent at wide receiver. Thats one reason emerging star tight end George Kittle has quickly become a household name. But they like to throw off play-action out of these formations to help. I also dont think its a coincidence that the Bucs secondary looks good on days when they face teams with depleted receiving corps.Fun fact, San Franciscos quarterback for this game, Nick Mullens, was Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monkens quarterback when both were at Southern Mississippi.Lets get to it!On Tampa Bays first drive, they faced a 3rd and 1. Heres the play:So the Bucs had 6 blockers vs 7 defenders in the box. Quarterback Jameis Winston makes a check and Chris Godwin comes across the formation to help block. But its man coverage and the defender follows, so that makes it 7 blockers and 8 defenders. If youve been wondering why the Bucs cant run the ball, heres one of the reasons. They constantly run into outnumbered boxes. The other reason is players frequently miss their blocks. Here, the main culprits are tight end Antony Auclair and right guard Caleb Benenoch. Godwin doesnt really get enough of his man either. Its a stuff for no gain, and the Bucs were forced to punt. Tampa Bay is the worst run blocking team in the NFL. They get stuffed on 27 percent of their runs, which ranks 31st. They are 8th best in converting 3rd and 4th and short, or situational football such as this play, but here they couldnt get it done. There are ways to be creative to help even up the numbers. The most obvious is running the quarterback, like what the Jaguars do with Blake Bortles. Thats not really an option here (no pun intended). The other way is to run a counter, to get the defense flowing one way and run the other. Or they could run power by pulling an offensive linemen, which adds a gap. They could also run RPOs, like second level ones where the QB reads the linebacker. And sometimes they do some of those things.But thats not what they do here. The 49ers like to run with one or two tight ends, sometimes aligned in an unbalanced formation. Instead of having them block though they can send them out on routes, which is clever and helps un-clutter the box. But with the Bucs, it seems that what you see is what you get. Almost like they prefer packing as many bodies in that small space as possible and...hoping it works out? When Doug Martin was good, this is what he was good at; juking guys behind the line of scrimmage M.J. Stewart Jersey , because he was shifty and had good vision. He was better the more bodies you packed in. But that seems like a bad process and anyway Martin isnt with the Buccaneers anymore. Even if every player makes his block youre still likely asking the running backs (whispers: and Tampa doesnt have great running backs) to juke a defender in the hole. For needing one yard it may not matter, but most situations arent 3rd and 1.I think what they should much more often is try to vacate the box by spreading defenses out, run out of 11 or 10 personnel (one or zero tight ends) instead. I get doing it the way they are helps in setting up things like play action later, but I just dont know what the Bucs are thinking with their run game. The other thing they could do is give their quarterback the freedom to make a run/pass check. Both flipping the play and/or checking to a pass if the numbers to run arent there. This is something Winston frequently did in college, and did it at a high level. It is baffling that the Bucs dont appear to allow their quarterback that freedom. It very much seems a, you run the play as its called type thing. In case you suspect its just a Winston thing, its not. I saw the same thing with Ryan Fitzpatrick. There were 8 defenders in the box and one deep safety on that play, so the other two receivers, Adam Humphries and Mike Evans, were in one-on-one coverage. Shouldnt that automatically be a check to a pass? Whats the point of spending years and millions of dollars and draft capital to acquire dominating receiving talent to not use it in situations like that? Not to mention a simple rub route would be sure to get one of them open, too. And its not just this year. Its been every year with offensive line coach and running game coordinator George Warhop and head coach Dirk Koetter. It drives me nuts. I just dont get it.On their second drive, this should have been a touchdown:Winston perfectly hits Mike Evans in stride, which is great to see as it happens far too infrequently. He does lead Evans a little bit to the outside, and youd like to see him put it right over the shoulder so Evans can continue running in a straight line. But, the reason this play didnt score is more on Evans in my opinion. He is a good enough athlete to not go out of bounds here. I cant help but feel a little disappointed that Evans couldnt keep his balance here while tracking the pass. One reason Winston struggles throwing deep to DeSean Jackson is Winston isnt as precise as he needs to be. He struggles judging Jacksons speed, and Jacksons catch radius is smaller, despite the fact he is elite at tracking and adjusting to the ball in the air. Heres the first touchdown. Winston wants Evans on a slant in the slot to the left, but the defensive back is doing a good job of jamming Evans with a tremendous amount of contact. Winston then looks at Cameron Brate, who is running his bread-and-butter red zone seam route where he makes contact with the defender pushing out to create space and turns back inside. But Winston has to bail the pocket because of pressure, and in doing so helps re-establish center Ryan Jensens block. They go to scramble drills, and Winston connects with Brate. I wont show the plays because you guys have seen them enough by now, but Caleb Benenoch hasnt played well this year. Its been a disaster. Alex Cappa hasnt played much this year because hes not any better. The Bucs simply lacked a quality-starting right guard this season. I get having holes on your roster, or I should say weak spots , but I dont really understand how it happens that you have a spot where nobody can play. One play he is playside and he gets put on skates and the run is blown up with nowhere for the running back to go. On the next he gets a free release to the second level and just runs right by the linebacker who cuts in behind him in the gap and blows the play up. Here is San Franciscos first touchdown. Carlton Davis is a big press man outside cornerback. Thats who he is. He isnt particularly shifty - he wins with length and strength. I appreciate new defensive coordinator Mark Duffners recent comments about running or fitting the scheme to his players. It sounds great now that Mike Smith is gone. But this play is exactly the opposite of that. Davis should never be in the slot; its a huge mis-match, and that mistake by the coaches put six points on the board for the other team.