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When you win in dominate fashion, as Tampa Bay did on Sunday against the Eagles, trying to pick disappointing players is like trying to figure out when Seminole Hard Rock calendar girl you’d like to date. In other words, it isn’t an easy task. Still we scoured the stat book, and notes we made during the game and came up with these players. Take a look and see if you agree.

T Gosder Cherilus
While no one would dare mess with the offensive line’s continuity, tackle Gosder Cherilus didn’t have his best game on Sunday
committing three penalties including a chop block, which won’t sit well with offensive line coach George Warhop. Fortunately for the Buccaneers, the teams was able to overcome the mistakes, but in a different game, the results might not be the same. With former starter demar Dotson waiting in the wings, the Bucs could look at inserting him back in the lineup if the penalties continue. but Cherilus must be given credit for being part of an offensive line that help Tampa Bay account for almost a franchise record-setting afternoon.

G Evan Smith
Like Cherilus, it is hard to pick on an offensive line that racked up 521 yards, second most in franchise history, but the former starter at center, turned into fill-in guard for Ali Marpet had a couple penalties that like, Cherilus, could have been drive stealers. Fortunately for the Bucs offense, Tampa Bay was able to overcome most of the penalties on the afternoon and still continue to move the ball. While Smith made the disappointing list, he has filled in admirably the last two weeks for Marpet.

RB Bobby Rainey
The Bucs are set at the running back rotation with Doug Martin and Charles Sims, but if either one is injured this season, Rainey immediately becomes the next man up. And if that unfortunate circumstance were to happen, Rainey will need to have much better ball security than he has shown since Lovie Smith took over as Bucs head coach in 2014. On Sunday, given one rush attempt, Rainey coughed up the football deep in Tampa Bay territory. The Bucs were able to recover the miscue and the fumble didn’t hurt the Buccaneers this time. Rainey has also had a few issues securing punts this year, but was perfect on the afternoon against the Eagles.

Dishonorable Mention: Howard Jones (Roughing the passer penalty, but added a sack later on), TE Luke Stocker (beaten for a sack that turned into a Winston fumble).

 

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About the Author: Mark Cook

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 mark@pewterreport.com
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georgehicks
georgehicks
5 years ago

I see a very good turnaround. Tampa may be on verge to WIN MORE GAMES how about the next 4. Go Bucs and PLAYOFFS is starting to think Tampa has a chance. Lets win 9 games then lets talk it up. Go Tampa bay Bucs

Iabucfan
Iabucfan
5 years ago

I like that this is a small list. Go Bucs!!!

Garv
Garv
5 years ago

REACHING for most disappointing. I LOVE IT!

Clearwater Buc
Clearwater Buc
Reply to  Garv
5 years ago

My sentiments exactly!

Horse
Horse
5 years ago

My only Disappointing Player is Kon Alexander not understanding that PEDS is a no-no; now the team suffers for his mistake.

drdneast
drdneast
5 years ago

You must have really had to be looking for copy to put Stocker on that list because of one play. Blocked solid all day other than the one sack.

artpac
artpac
5 years ago

Dotson needs to be inserted for Cherilus, and we need Marpet back….the penalties today would kill us most weeks but luckily Jameis was on point.

fredster
fredster
5 years ago

Offensive line playing better but penalties still very frustrating. Also not mentioned the Smith fumble on first drive was huge, but I thought was bad call and he looked down. Still secure the ball and get down! Wasted at least 3 points there if not 7.

76Buc
76Buc
Reply to  fredster
5 years ago

He cxlearly had both knees down. I don’t get it.

76Buc
76Buc
Reply to  fredster
5 years ago

He clearly had both knees down. I don’t get it.

fredster
fredster
5 years ago

Sorry was listening first quarter while driving was DE Jaques Smith that fumbled on opening drive not EDS.

fredster
fredster
5 years ago

Still thought smith looked down when I watched replay at home?

ryan24
ryan24
5 years ago

Kwon may belong on the list because he got caught. The thought that PEDs are a no no as a deterent in the NFL is pretty naive.

jongruden
jongruden
5 years ago

After a day like today I refuse to put anyone on this list, boom

scubog
scubog
5 years ago

Totally agree JonnyG. Body of work for the players on this list certainly wasn’t disappointing except for maybe Bobby Rainey, who has done very little this season.

Disappointed in the supposedly loyal Eagles fans, who have shown their dedication by once cracking a beer bottle on the head of a reporter dressed in Cowboys gear, for leaving at halftime while delivering a chorus of booooooooooo down on their favorite team. Never once heard that awful Fly Eagles Fly song or them spell out E-A-G-L-E-S. Loyal fans my ass.

surferdudes
surferdudes
5 years ago

I don’t know how two O linemen are on this list when we totally dominated the line of scrimmage. Penalties happen, like sh-t does, but Smith, and Gos were a big part of a crew that imposed it’s will on Philly’s D line. On a day like yesterday, there was no need for a disappointment list.

BaldBuc
BaldBuc
5 years ago

Most disappointing, NFL Redzone for waiting to show LVDs pick six. Dishonorable mention, FOX because I had a crapfest of a game on Sunday instead of the Bucs.

EastEndBoy
EastEndBoy
5 years ago

I think it should be okay to have a week with no Most Disappointing players….

EastEndBoy
EastEndBoy
Reply to  Mark Cook
5 years ago

That’s Okay Mark – I’m sure I’ve held that straw a time or two as well :-)

jme0151
jme0151
5 years ago

My most disappointing is Mark Cook for having anyone on the list. Winning that big and in record fashion ….. there is nothing disappointing!!

Gulfstrings
Gulfstrings
5 years ago

O Line penalties suck. Bucs have been hurt by them all – and last, year. But yesterday, that same O Line followed their penalties with awesome protection allowing Winston time to convert several 3rd and long situations created by penalties. It’s all about the big guys. Go Bucs!

Dbuc63
Dbuc63
5 years ago

Mark states it’s hard to really put anyone on the list from OL. I agree though, no OL should be on list simply because out of ALL the positions the Tampa’s OL is the nastiest and I LOVE IT! Because they are playing that way they are performing better therefore, I don’t mind the calls as long as they continue dominance in any way like Sunday

carhaul
carhaul
5 years ago

The MOST DISAPPOINTING? Who comes up with this? You need to Bag this section…. it’s useless

WiltheBrewer
WiltheBrewer
5 years ago

I’d say that the D tackling on that 1st TD, following the blown call, should be on the list

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