Not really understanding why folks are bent about the defensive penalties against KC. I had absolutely no issues with any of those calls as those were major holds and illegal contact beyond 5 yds in all cases. Jones is lucky he got to finish the game for throwing a punch.
KC lost composure early and played the entire game in an out of control Mindset. The Honey Badger got caught gambling on multiple occasions. Leftwich called plays that put him on an island to make him think vs react. That’s what you do to an athletic person who isn’t very cerebral. Making them think slows them down a bit.
On the contrary, the Bucs defensive players had a game plan and stuck to it the entire game. They forced the KC line to constantly make line calls to distract Mahomes from putting their speed in favorable positions. Boles went with a 2-4-5 and brought a ton of pressure across his LB crew and bracketed Cheetah and Kelce with 1/2 and 1/2 coverage cleverly disguised as man with a 2 deep zone shell.