The Bucs showing in London was a loss heard ’round the world. This one is squarely on Jameis Winston’s shoulders. His inability to stay poised in the pocket was a large contributor in the team’s demise. The receiving corps’ inconsistency and the run game’s lackluster performance didn’t help. What’s this mean for the rest of the season as we head into the bye? Plus, Gerald McCoy takes credit for the Panthers success. The Atlanta Falcons tailspin worse than the Buccaneers.
Bad referee performance and poor game planning characterize this loss to the New Orleans Saints. The referees missed a total of nine calls or non-calls that cost the Buccaneers. The game plan concocted by the coaching staff fell flat, from the defensive line play, to the lack of blitz, to the offense’s timing, to the receiving corps’ inability to create separation. This week, the secondary takes the wrap for poor coverage by linebackers. Ralph goes through all six sacks on Jameis Winston.
Saints win in a disappointing performance by the Buccaneers. The better team won, plain and simple. Ralph’s conjecture that the game would boil down to the pass rush rang true, as the Buccaneers pass rush was non-existent and the Saints’ was disruptive. Did Jameis get happy feet? We debate. We faced a different type of back in Alvin Kamara, who proved more elusive than backs we’ve faced in games past, but still only totaled 62 yards. We discuss the refs efforts in the Saints victory: Was the Carlton Davis ejection justified? Fumble with no clear recovery? Obvious offensive pass interference? Mike Evans is a non-factor. Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones are a dynamic duo.
We’re facing off with our second division rival of the season. Can the Buccaneers shell out another convincing road win? With a more conservative Teddy Bridgewater behind the helm, we think it’s possible. Ralph explains why he’s not concerned about the Bucs pass defense. Mike Evans to reunite with this son, Marshon Lattimore. Ralph thinks this game is all about the pass rush on both sides of the ball, while Molly maintains it’s all on the Bucs’ offense to play a complete game. Bruce Arians talks crowd noise.
Ralph spent eight glorious hours reliving the Bucs victory against reigning NFC Champions the Los Angeles Rams. While the defensive backs have taken most of the heat for last week’s defensive deficiencies, Ralph thinks the blame lies elsewhere. Ralph analyzes Jameis’s pick six. Rams LT Whitworth gets the better of Barrett. Whitehead continues to feast. Jared Goff has a bad game.
Wear your colors with pride this week, Bucs fans. The Buccaneers travel to LA and win in convincing fashion. Bucs fan had a huge turnout in enemy territory. The team broke the franchise scoring record, putting up 55 points. Shaq Barrett has a record-matching game, joining Kevin Green, Mark Gastineau and Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila for the most sacks through four games. Donovan Smith lays a monster hit. Ryan Jensen picks a fight less than two minutes into the game. Bucs lose Jack Cichy and Carlton Davis in the last moments of the game. Bucs remain competitive in the division.
The Bucs are heading to LA to face the Rams Sunday. Suh returns to his old team. We get to see Talib against Evans. Will Gurley be able to run against our defense? The big matchups are Andrew Whitworth vs Shaq Barrett, Alex Cappa against Aaron Donald, Evans vs. Talib, and Arians vs. McVay