Tampa Bay Buccaneers Take Big Step Back in Loss to Browns

August 30, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After an impressive win on Monday Night Football last week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came crashing back to earth on Saturday night, thanks to a 31-7 drubbing at the hands of the Cleveland Browns.
Despite seemingly firing on all cylinders in their previous 25-11 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bucs struggled in in all three phases of the game on Saturday night. They struggled to protect the passer all night, failed to generate a consistent pass rush or force any turnovers and gave up a special teams touchdown before the Browns offense even hit the field.
Tampa Bay managed just 177 yards of total offense, most of which came in the first half. Regardless of the quarterback, the Bucs failed to move the ball efficiently and consistently lost the battle at the line of scrimmage in both the run and pass game.
Jameis Winston couldn’t get comfortable against the onslaught of blitzing defenders, finishing the night just 6-for-15 passing for 90 yards, no touchdo...

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