The Buccaneers fell to 3-5 on Sunday with a 42-28 road loss to the Carolina Panthers.

#1 von liny195 , 04.12.2018 08:08

There weren’t a lot of performances to write home about during the game for any of Tampa Bay’s players Youth Justin Evans Jersey , including the rookies. It’s clear that this year’s class is still not performing quite how the front office would like. Some of the guys were out with injuries this week, but for those that did play, inconsistency issues continued. Let’s get going with this week’s rookie recap.CB Carlton DavisSunday was another terrible day for the defense, one that didn’t include a lot of bright spots. Even Carlton Davis, the top-performing Buccaneer rookie for much of the year, struggled with the creative and potent Carolina offense. He finished the day with five tackles (four solo) and played 57 defensive snaps (92 percent of the overall total). The Auburn product is having to play a huge role in the banged-up and ineffective Tampa Bay defense and some of his growing pains showed on Sunday. He missed tackles on back-to-back plays in the first quarter, which set the tone for what much of his afternoon would look like. First, it was Christian McCaffrey hurdling him for a long gain before D.J. Moore shrugged him off for another big pickup. Davis’ tackling technique is surely better than what he showed in Sunday’s game. His coverage wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t as good as we’ve seen it in previous weeks either.Perhaps his biggest lesson of the afternoon came on a fourth-down stop. He did his job effectively on the play, dropping Devin Funchess short of a first down. But after the play, Davis got in Funchess’ face and was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The 15 yards set Tampa Bay’s offense back and even though the Ryan Fitzpatrick led a scoring drive anyway http://www.buccaneersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-chris-godwin-jersey , Davis can’t put the team in that situation. Playing with passion is one thing, but when it crosses over the line, it can hurt the team. There’s no doubt that the rookie corner will learn from that.S Jordan WhiteheadSunday wasn’t a terrible day for Jordan Whitehead as he continues to adjust to the NFL. With the injury to Chris Conte earlier in the season, Whitehead has seen some more playing time over the last several weeks. On Sunday, he played 39 snaps (63 percent) on defense and came up with eight tackles (tied for second-most on the team), four of which were solo. The secondary as a whole continues to allow the opposing quarterback to be way too efficient, with Cam Newton completing 19 of his 25 passing attempts in Sunday’s game. Whitehead is a part of that effort, but his overall play wasn’t noticeably poor. He definitely has work to do alongside Justin Evans at the safety position, but he is managing to come along more and more as the season progresses.DT Vita VeaThere wasn’t anything special at all about Vita Vea’s performance against the Panthers. He only played 20 snaps on defense (32 percent) and finished without a tackle. His decline in snaps surely came as a result of Gerald McCoy’s return. With McCoy and Beau Allen healthy, Vea has fewer opportunities to get in the game. That may not be a horrible thing for the first-rounder, as he missed all of training camp and the preseason with a calf injury. His progress has been slow and while there have been some good moments for him in the last couple of weeks O. J. Howard Jersey , he has a long way to go.The best of the restUndrafted running back Shaun Wilson was active this week, getting four snaps (six percent) on offense and 18 (56 percent) on special teams. He ran the ball two times for seven yards and returned one kick for 25 yards... Justin Watson was also active again, playing five snaps (seven percent) on offense and 16 (50 percent) on special teams... M.J. Stewart and Ronald Jones II were both inactive with injury designations... Jack Cichy obviously remained sidelined with a torn ACL... Offensive lineman Alex Cappa was once again a healthy inactive. He has yet to make his NFL regular season debut.Quick Observations From Training Camp: 8/16/18 Another day of joint practice, another step closer to the beginning of the regular season. Despite the occasional rain, today was a cloudy, overcast day for the most part. The play on the field between the Titans and Bucs however, was not. Let’s dive into today’s practice.1) Jameis Winston was up and downAfter a very solid outing on Wednesday, Winston wasn’t nearly as sharp in practice today. There were multiple times where he had a good, clean pocket to throw from and he couldn’t make the right throw in order to make a play. A couple of throws were nearly picked off and the common denominator in both instances was Winston himself.He completely overthrew rookie receiver Justin Watson on one play.But he didn’t have a terrible day. During the team’s two-minute drill, Winston made several good throws to drive Tampa Bay into field goal range pretty quickly and Chandler Catanzaronailed the 37-yard attempt. That was against the Titans’ twos, however Authentic Chandler Catanzaro Jersey , so take that final drive with a grain of salt. 2) Practice was even more intense than yesterdayThis is to be expected, but it was still interesting to watch. Both teams were pushing each other around quite a bit today and tempers started to flare later in practice. A huge hit by safety Chris Conte on Titans’ running back Dion Lewis was the catalyst for back-to-back scuffles between both teams. Coaching staffs on both sides had to get in the middle of everyone in order to break things up. During the Bucs’ two-minute drill, a somewhat-scary moment occurred when a Titans’ player - it looked to be on purpose, but that is just speculation - fell and landed on Winston while he was on the ground, almost prompting yet another scuffle. These teams are going to go after each other Saturday night and boy, it will be fun to watch. 3) The offensive line looked betterAfter an average day, the Bucs’ offensive line routinely offered the quarterbacks clean pockets to operate within. They still had their struggles opening holes for the running game, but their pass protection seems to be on point. With backup right tackle Leonard Wester still nursing a bad ankle, Brad Seaton has seen his fair share of playing time with the backups. I thought he played well against Miami and also today. There are still questions at right guard, but the depth at tackle doesn’t seem as big of an issue as it was initially. Of course, it’s still preseason though. 4) A lack of explosive plays Youth Jason Pierre-Paul Jersey , but the offense was still efficientThroughout camp, we’ve seen a good portion of deep throws from both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Winston, but the past two days were a different story. Sure, the Bucs attempted to go deep during 11-on-11s, but there wasn’t much success to be had against a very talented Titans secondary. The closest they got was a near-completion from Fitzpatrick to Evans that missed by literally a couple of inches. A completed pass would’ve netted about a 30-yard gain. Despite the lack of big plays, Tampa Bay still moved the ball efficiently and were able to routinely find holes in the Titans’ defense. But the Bucs will need these plays come the regular season and they will need a lot of them. It’ll be interesting to see what they do Saturday night. 5) Ronald Jones II will not be the starter come week oneJones II just hasn’t been what the Bucs want so far in camp. He’s had issues with both pass protection and fumbles - the latter occurring twice today. He also struggled in the first preseason game against Miami, but a lot of that can be attributed to the ever-shuffling offensive line. But at the same time, you expect a high second-round pick to be able to make plays and while Jones II has done that here and there - it definitely hasn’t been as frequent as needed. Peyton Barber on the other hand, has looked great and will be the starter come week one as long as nothing crazy happens.


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