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Report: Buccaneers not planning to pass more against struggling Saints

Dec 6, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) runs out of the pocket against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay defeated Atlanta 23-19. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 6, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) runs out of the pocket against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay defeated Atlanta 23-19. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Whether there's any truth to it or not, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter says there's no plan to pass more against the struggling Saints defense.

As Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com reports, Koetter said that the approach remains the same in Week 14.

Now, there's obviously a good chance that this could just be Koetter's way of keeping his gameplan away from the opponent. On the other side, he may really stay focused on pounding it on the ground with Doug Martin and Charles Sims.

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OC Dirk Koetter says the Saints' struggles against the pass will not tempt the Bucs to change their offensive approach.

— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) December 9, 2015

Regardless, it's hard to ignore the fact that New Orleans has allowed 35 passing touchdowns and 3,617 yards this season.