Going through the game a little looking at the difference in the defense...here are a few things I see that they are doing well:
1) The impact Kenny V. is making
It seems that through two games Kenny seems to be making Malcolm Jenkins a little bit of a better player.
Here is an example:
In the past the two safeties on the field were Malcolm Jenkins and Roman Harper. Now that Kenny V. is in town, it seems that Rob Ryan trusts him already in 1V1 coverage to allow the other two to drop and do what they do better.
TB's first drive/ 3rd and 7
Kenny is lined up towards the bunch on the left side. He drops into the middle to take away the middle deep. Jenkins stays flat to take away a dump or a slant, Roman is your check down or tight end. Kenny immediately takes away the long seam vs Vincent Jackson, allowing Kennan Lewis to focus on helping Jenkins with the check down. Roman Harper is about to be beat over the middle but the pressure forces Freeman to check it down right to Mike Williams and Jenkins makes a great open field tackle.
I will continue to go through the game and post things as I see it...discussion?