From a Tampa Bay fan’s perspective, there was absolutely nothing about this game that surprised me.
Josh McCown still stinks. The offensive line is still horrible. The Bucs still have no running game. Mike Evans continues to impress despite the lousy outcome. You get the idea. The Buccaneers got blown out by the Lions at Ford Field, 34-17.
“McClown” completed less than half of his passes. He was sacked six times, and that number could’ve very easily been higher. One of his two interceptions came in the end zone (Tampa Bay did get it right back when the Lions fumbled on the return.) A lot of fans including myself would love to see him benched for the remainder of the year, but if it hasn’t happened by now…
The third Bucs turnover came on a bad snap by Evan Dietrich-Smith. Seriously, how many times have we seen that this year? And this one wasn’t even in a shotgun formation.
Doug Martin only had 22 yards rushing against a very good Detroit rush defense. I mention this, because I saw tweets that Martin did not talk to the media after the game. Not sure if this is true or not, but it bears watching.
233 yards of total offense is not going to get it done. Think of how many times the Bucs have had less than 300 in a game this year.
The defense, after showing some improvement over the past few games, looked like its old self. Yeah, Calvin Johnson is really good.
All in all, this was simply a case of a very good team beating up on a very bad team. It would’ve been nothing short of a miracle if the Bucs had won this game.
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