Some Thoughts on the Bucs’ Win Over the Dolphins

Here are some quick takeaways on the Buccaneers’ 45-17 win over the Dolphins on Sunday at Ray-Jay.

Tom Brady went two straight games without throwing a touchdown pass.  So much for that streak.  TB12 threw five TD passes against Miami – two to Mike Evans, two to Antonio Brown, and one to Giovani Bernard.  And he didn’t throw an interception.  It’s just amazing how he’s still putting up these numbers at age 44.  Brady threw for 411 yards in this one.  You think he’s happy to have the Pats’ game behind him?

Tampa Bay is still struggling to defend the pass.  It’s no wonder teams are throwing a lot more than running.  Yes, injuries in the secondary are a problem.  But part of it is also Todd Bowles’ unit allowing receivers to run wide open routes.  Thankfully the Bucs clamped down on the Dolphins in the second half, because the first half was more of what we’ve seen all year.

Oh, and Lavonte David is the latest injured Buccaneer.  Let’s hope his injury is not too serious.

And yet, for all of the talk about the bad pass defense, the Bucs are still 4-1.  They’ll face the Eagles on Thursday night in Philadelphia.

Photo courtesy: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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