The Buccaneers came away with a win over the Titans on Saturday night, but not every player put on film their best performance.

Below is the list of the Most Disappointing from Saturday night. Take a look and see if you agree and add your thoughts to the comment section.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick was a lousy 5-of-13 for 46 yards, although he had at least one drop. But for all the things he did well last week against the Dolphins he did the opposite on Saturday night against the Titans. Fitzpatrick never really looked comfortable and never got into any type of rhythm. Fitzpatrick did lead the team on a long scoring drive in the first quarter, but it only resulted in three points, not seven. That won’t work when trying to keep up with the Saints offense in the season opener.

TE O.J. Howard
Howard ended up with two catches for 38 yards, but prior to that he had a costly drop and also committed a holding penalty costing the Bucs. Howard will be fine and is expected to have a big year but needs to do a better job on contested balls.

T Brad Seaton
As Ronde Barber noted on the TV broadcast of the Bucs game, the only major question mark for the Bucs at this point is depth on the offensive line. He isn’t wrong, and Seaton proved that to be true after Demar Dotson left the game after getting his Saturday night work in. Seaton was beaten on a number of plays, but his most egregious error was a holding penalty that cost the Bucs a touchdown pass to Chris Godwin.

RB Ronald Jones
After a mediocre performance in the joint practices against the Titans where he had two fumbles on Thursday. Jones was hoping to make amends on Saturday night. It didn’t happen, and a player that some wondered might supplant Peyton Barber as the starter at running back, could be buried deep on the depth chart heading into Week 3 of the preseason behind Barber, Jacquizz Rodgers and even undrafted free agent Shaun Wilson. Jones finished with just two yards on four carries and doesn’t look anything like the game breaker from USC that the Bucs drafted.

S Chris Conte
The Bucs defense had a number of missed tackles on Saturday looking sloppy at times, but someone who is usually pretty dependable against the run didn’t have a great night, missing two tackles where he had free shots on the Tennessee running backs. Conte occasionally likes to go for the knockout punch instead of wrapping up, and we saw that on Saturday night.

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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
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jnitinthorn@att.net
3 years ago

Rojo is a huge concern since he is supposed to be explosive and a 2nd round pick!!!

makski
makski
Reply to  [email protected]
3 years ago

Dude, He had NO holes to run through and was getting hit in the backfield on nearly every carry. No RB in the NFL looks good when there are no holes. Give him a break and wait until he gets some better blocking. If you put P. Barber back there on ROJO’s carries, I guarantee he looks just about as bad. He will be fine.

Gareth
Gareth
3 years ago

Brad Seaton was not expected to be great or even make this team Cappa on the other hand has me very worried. This team invested some decent draft capital in a young man that at this time seemingly just does not have the physical tools to play at this level. It was a risky move taking a player from D2 and i’ll admit i enjoyed watching his college tape. In time he may develop into the player we saw on that tape but right now i am very worried that he may be pressed into some playing time this year… Read more »

BucWild02
BucWild02
Reply to  Gareth
3 years ago

Cappa is a 3rd round pick. Consider this: If you go back and look at the draft in 2015, how many 3rd round picks are starting for their respective teams today? How many are out of the league? A report was completed regarding this and it looks like 62% of 3rd round picks are still in the league after 3 years, then it drops to 37% and 18% in years 4 and 5. I hope Alex Cappa makes it. Ronald Jones also. I wouldn’t count on every pick from every round being an impact player though. That is a recipe… Read more »

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  BucWild02
3 years ago

I was just excited for the cappa pick cuz i love bad ass olineman but his strength limitations are starting to creep into his head.

Alldaway 2.0
Alldaway 2.0
3 years ago

Kwon Alexander and Justin Evans probably belong on here as well.

Both had disappointing play against Titans.

geno711
geno711
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
3 years ago

+1

GoldsonAges
GoldsonAges
Reply to  Alldaway 2.0
3 years ago

I agree. Evans missed 2 big tackles including one that resulted in a TD. On the TD he was waaaaay out of position. Reminiscent of his college tape. He still has that little bit of hesitation that just wont work if you’re trying to ba an NFL safety

Eric
Eric
3 years ago

how about the whole D line. Again, under performed, very little pressure from the starters

kram0789
kram0789
3 years ago

So, is Ronald Jones II moving more towards a bust or a star?

BucWild02
BucWild02
Reply to  kram0789
3 years ago

Neither really. Way too early to tell. It’s his first year in Tampa. He is dealing with the heat, the playbook, the competition, the speed and intelligence of the defenders and a relocation away from Cali. All he can do is keep improving. That will be something the Bucs will evaluate for his first two years. Here’s to hoping his trajectory keeps ascending.

fredster
fredster
3 years ago

Brad Seaton shows the Bucs have very limited depth still on the O line. O line is still a huge concern and has been for many years. Injury or two from disaster. Be nice if our LT Smith could get through a damn game without a huge mistake too! RoJo not looking good. Like another Sims that can only run through big holes and can only do anything if no contact at first level. At least Sims can catch it, but I Dont agree with guys here still want to say bust after two pre season games? Come on! He… Read more »

fredster
fredster
3 years ago

The missed tackles were disappointing and some of plays were breakdowns big time. Saw a couple times short little pass went to many yards just because missed tackles and guys not in right places. To be expected some in pre season but still concerning especially missing tackles. I’ve seen that carry over into regular season before.

Dman
Dman
3 years ago

Hey Mark, time to call out the Hype on this new D line and defense, so far they’ve been awful. I counted three missed tackles, including “Pro Bowler” McCoy, Conte and one other guy on one running play. Kwon has looked terrible and we obviously miss Beckwith. All I hear is hype, hype, hype about JPP, Curry, Allen, McCoy, blah, blah, blah. Feels like another free agency bust to me.

fredster
fredster
3 years ago

DMan I hear ya, they have been inconsistent but wouldn’t say horrible. Also understand in pre season you are trying people in positions etcyou normally wouldn’t to see how they do. Trying different schemes, don’t want to show much so it’s vanilla defense too. Missed tackles are not good but don’t panic either that the D line sucks yet brother. Lol. I see hell of lot better talent so far it will come together just need five little time IMO. If missed tackles appear next game too wouldn’t be good but hopefully it’s addressed this week and doesn’t become a… Read more »

fredster
fredster
3 years ago

Meant Give little time.

matador
matador
3 years ago

I’m inclined to be hopeful and patient with RoJo. The speed of the game at this level is different, he is learning a new offense which ‘clicks’ at different times for different players and our OL is not exactly a strong suit. The kid has speed you can’t teach, once he adjusts to the NFL, knows the playbook and can react without thinking, that speed should be unleashed. As to the rest of his game, I’m hoping that after drafting a RB who can catch but not run in Sims (hope he’s okay) Licht wouldn’t be foolish enough to draft… Read more »

surferdudes
3 years ago

Kwon, Conte, have not been solid against the run so far. Conte bounces off runners like bullets bounce off Superman. Kwon is just plain missing tackles, or is no where to be found. Lewis left him helpless on their one, on one. David has not flashed. Your strong safety, and MLB need to be able to stop the run, so far not good enough.

martinii
martinii
3 years ago

You can’t judge a rookie (ROJO) after 2 preseason games. Transition from college, Speed of game, Pro Defenses, size of playbook, all factors. We are way too quick to declare a player a bust or even a concern after one training camp and 11 carries. Did ya think the guy was going to come in and have 100 yard games from day one. Barber going to start, Rodgers is going to backup, and ROJO will break out about mid season.

Horse
Horse
3 years ago

Way too early to knock Rookies, not veterans though? Spence was small, weak, slow. Gholston looked slow, weak, not focused. Didn’t see much from Auclair either. It played his usual which was almost there but not. Rogers age has caught up with him. Since we have plenty of young decent wide receivers we need to trade some for some running backs. Not sure why you had Fitzpatrick listed as what we saw last night was about like what he really is most times.

Horse
Horse
3 years ago

Conte played his usual almost there but not.

flashgordon
flashgordon
3 years ago

I just watched the game; i saw a vanilla preseason game; i don’t know what people are expecting.

GenoaBucs
GenoaBucs
3 years ago

I think Alexander had a really bad game, he always seems out of position in coverage and is not a great tackler. Does anyboby thinks that he should play OLB with Beckwith (when he will be cleared to return) moved to MLB? If i’m not wrong, that’s the way they used to play at LSU.
Jones tried to make a big play and couldn’t, maybe he can be helped with some movement like a screen pass (if he can catch one…) but it’s way too early to judge him.