The Bucs came away 2-0 in the preseason with a 30-14 win over the Titans. Below is our list of Most Impressive. Take a look and see if you agree and add your thoughts in the comment section.
QB Jameis Winston
While starter Ryan Fitzpatrick was blah in his time against the Titans, Jameis Winston was, as the young kids say, lit. Winston looked calm, cool and collected, and played a near perfect game going 13 for 18 for 226 yards and two touchdowns – in a single quarter. While no one on the organization would ever want to say it out loud, the fact is, Winston’s three-game suspension and necessary demotion, may have been the best thing to happen to him. Having to take a backseat, and reign in his exuberance, seems to have made him a different quarterback, at least through the first two preseason games.
WR Mike Evans
Evans only had two receptions, but they went for 48 yards, and his long of 38 was a perfect example of what makes him such a special and unique talent. His ability to locate and adjust on the fly is uncanny and something the Bucs love in their $82 million receiver.
K Chandler Catanzaro
After a shaky start to his Bucs career last week in Miami, Catanzaro proved why the Buccaneers offered him $3 million in guaranteed money. Catanzaro was perfect on field goals going 4-for-4, perfect on extra points and he also kicked off well. Having that dependability continue through the season will allow Dirk Koetter to sleep much better in 2018.
Stewart ended up leaving the game with an injury, (severity unknown) but not before make two great plays resulting in fumbles, including one that ended a Titans drive late in the second quarter. Not only did it end a potential Tennessee score, it allowed the Bucs to bring the offense back on the field to run their two-minute offense and get another touchdown right before halftime.
WR Justin Watson
Watson led the Bucs with four catches for 54 yards including a 21-yard touchdown catch where he showed great body control and was able to tap his right foot down in the end zone to make the score count. Watson started his NFL career slow with an injury in the offseason program but has really come on over the last few weeks. You see his confidence grow nearly daily and that bodes well for the depth at wide receiver in 2018.
Honorable Mention: QB Ryan Griffin, DL DoVante Lambert, WR DeSean Jackson