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What the Bucs’ assistant coaches are saying about the Chiefs on Monday

Super Bowl media week has begun.

NFL: AUG 13 Buccaneers and Dolphins Joint Practice Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaches joined the media via Zoom as part of “Super Bowl LV media night” on Monday morning. As to be expected, they were questioned about how they will go about beating the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs.

The current Buccaneers defensive coordinator, Todd Bowles, was Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu’s coordinator in Arizona, where Mathieu started his career after being drafted by the Cardinals in 2013.

Bowles recalled the team’s Week 12 loss to the Chiefs, when they allowed 543 net yards...

...including 269 yards to wide receiver Tyreek Hill — and more than 200 in the first quarter.

Ross thought the Buccaneers performed better in Week 12 after the first quarter. The Chiefs jumped out to a 27-10 lead before the Bucs finally held Kansas City.

The final was 27-24 when Patrick Mahomes ran out the remaining time.

Buccaneers wide receivers coach Kevin Garver said he is preparing Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown for the Chiefs’ defensive backs to be aggressive.

Like Bowles, Garver also had an opportunity to work with Mathieu during his time in Arizona.