The first play of this game turned out to be a precursor of what the next three hours or so would bring: Jameis Winston throwing an interception.
Winston would throw four more picks before the day was over. And the Bucs played arguably their worst all-around game of the season in a 37-26 loss to the Panthers in London. The Buccaneers turned it over seven times in this one.
Winston was abysmal. The offensive line was horrible, allowing seven sacks. The secondary was pathetic. There was Mike Evans – dropping a rare perfect deep ball by Winston just before the half – a play that could been a game-changer. The Bucs made another backup quarterback look like Tom Brady. Does all of that sound familiar? It should; we’ve been seeing this movie for the last several years – not weeks or months, years.
Tampa Bay now sits at 2-4 heading into the bye week. What changes, if any, will Bruce Arians make? He has to do something, because this team is a mess once again.
That’s all the venting I’ll do for now. I’ll do some more in a forthcoming post.
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