Buccaneers looking to erase last weeks loss from mind
The secondary was torched by the Raiders last weekend to the tune of 513 yards and four touchdowns by Derek Carr and still the Bucs had opportunities to win.
“They tried to give us the game — two missed field goals and all those penalties,” Tampa Bay tackle Demar Dotson said. “We didn’t take it.”
“Totally unacceptable, no doubt about it,” said Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith. “Some of them are missed leverage and missed tackles, there were some that were short throws that we did not tackle well, there were some that we had miscommunication where we had the wrong guy hung on the receiver when he shouldn’t have been there. So, there’s a myriad of things that we have got to get better at. And I don’t think we should try to blame it on one player, one group. We work in tandem.
Now comes another top performing quarterback in Matt Ryan, who is having the best year of his career. With a QB rating of 115.8, Ryan has passed for 2636 yards and 19 touchdowns to only four interceptions.
Even though the Buccaneers have won three straight against the Falcons to include this year’s season opener, Ryan has his team humming at a high rate right now.
“Their offense has always been good. It looks like they’ve finally settled on who their second and third receivers are, they’ve kind of found their role. They’ve really developed the two running back system. The one second guy (Tevin Coleman) might be out — he was out last week — but what an explosive player that he’s turned into, much more so than last year, and (Devonta) Freeman’s been good the whole time.”
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab a friend and grab your seats and help cheer on your Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend!
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers season continues its downward spiral as they lost their sixth game in a row and eight out of their last nine games. The Atlanta Falcons used the Bucs to stop their own losing skid.
“It’s been too long since we won a game. It’s always better when you come out on the right end, so we’ll enjoy it,” Quarterback Matt Ryan said after throwing for 219 yards and one touchdown without an interception. “But we also know with the way the division is shaking out, we’re right in the mix.”
The Buccaneers will have a slightly easier time against the 3-6 Washington Redskins who are coming off a 3-point loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so get yours now!
Let’s face it. This game was way over at halftime when the score was 35-0. Matt Ryan lived up to his nickname of Matty Ice after he started the game with a pyrotechnic to the eye and finished with Maddenisque stat line of 21-34 for 286 yards (221 in the first half) and 3 touchdowns with a final score of 14-65.
As good as the Falcons offense was, their defense was on the same page with the Buccaneers held to 121 yards passing with 1 touchdown and only 60 yards rushing and the special teams highlight was Devin Hester’s record breaking kick return for a touchdown with “Neon” Deon Sanders in attendance.
The Bucs will face the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 28th. Plenty of great seats and cheap tickets are still available. Get yours now!!