Close but no cigar once again, as the offense did their part this week against the Seattle Seahawks but the Bucs defense was a sieve, giving up 492 yards including a 75-yard drive in overtime that gave the Seahawks the 40-34 win.

The Bucs now fall to 2-6 on the season and have lost four straight games.

CB Jamel Dean
Has a Bucs cornerback had a worse game than Jamel Dean? Probably, but none come to memory. Dean gave up Seahawks first touchdown to Tyler Lockett in the first quarter, then in the third quarter gave up another score to Lockett. Later in the game Dean got beat for a 54-yarder score to D.J. Metcalf. In overtime Dean committed an illegal contact penalty giving Seattle a first down, and then allowed a long pass to Metcalf that put the ball on the Bucs six-yard line. Two plays later Seattle scored to win the game.

In Dean’s defense, the rookie wasn’t slated to play, much less start, but Carlton Davis was injured in warmups and Dean was thrust into action.

RT Demar Dotson
Dotson  was called for a holding penalty negating a touchdown run by Jameis Winston in the second half. The Bucs had to settle for a Matt Gay field goal instead, and those four points lost proved costly. That is now three touchdowns that Dotson penalties has cost the Bucs offense this season.

WR Scotty Miller
Prior To Dotson’s holding penalty that cost the Buccaneers a touchdown, rookie receiver Scotty Miller ran out of the back of the end zone then came back in. Miller caught the touchdown pass from Winston but it was disallowed since the played who goes out of bounds cant be the first player to touch the ball.

LT Donovan Smith
Being an offensive lineman is the most thankless job in the NFL. You play 71 solid snaps and you have one bad play and you can end up on a most disappointing list. That was the case for Donovan Smith on Sunday who had a good game minus one play that resulted in a turnover when he was bullied and pushed back into the arm of quarterback Jameis Winston was ended up losing the handle on the football. Seattle recovered the fumble and was able to gets three points off of the turnover.

DT Ndamukong Suh Beau Allen
Both missed the tackle at the line of scrimmage on a 59-yard run by Chris Carson that led to the Seahawks tying the game in the second half. Suh and Allen both had the best shot to bring down Carson but neither was able to wrap up and take down Seattle’s top running back. There were other missed tackles on the play including safety Mike Edwards.

Suh finished the game with three assists and Allen had one assist and was credited with a half sack of Russell Wilson.

 

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, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. 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]

39 COMMENTS

  1. Weak list!!! How about Bowles, VH3, or just the entire secondary. Got beat playing man coverage the whole game, Bowles has to get this fixed!!!

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    • I will say this, 2 of the 3 corners on the field all day were rookies. Dean was making his first start and SMB was the best of the 3. Add in Edwards playing safety and that’s 3 rookies playing against Wilson in his house and it was rough. But VH3 sucks and Bowles should help these rookies out and not leave them on an island.

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  2. I so want to add Winston to this list.
    I have zero tolerance for his turnovers. I know he single handedly just about led the team back after the two minute warning, but, but, but
    Damn it.
    Wilson doesn’t turn the ball over. Hence he’s the winning QB.
    Winston’s gonna have to be perfect the rest of the season to convince me he should stay next year. How many backups are playing better than our number one draft pick? Would it really be that hard for us to upgrade?

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    • Come on now. You can’t possibly add Winston to this list. Of all the bad play from the secondary and you want to add a guy whose arm was hit by his lazy left tackle getting his lunch handed to him. You couldn’t possibly put Jameis on this list.

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      • Two fumble one resulted in a turn over, Winston is deserves some of the blame.

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        • The first fumble on the goal line didn’t count because the refs didn’t set the play, so the only fumble was donavan smith getting waxed, so no I don’t see how you could put him on this list

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          • My comment was somewhat tongue in cheek and more a reflection of my frustration with our QB than him actually being the most disappointing.

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      • Yes they could chef. Regardless of the reason for the turnover, in this case, Smiths arm clearly hit Jameis’ on the trow. We’ll still blame the qb, regardless if he led us to 34 points and all.

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    • Cant blame the offense for this one. Our secondary is never looking for a pick, only looking to make a tackle after the catch. We sure seem to play a lot of predictable man coverage and get exposed when they put someone in motion. Shouldn’t Bowles try to protect our secondary a little more then leave rookies on an island. Bowles should be on the Most Disappointing list for the last few weeks!

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  3. I still would put (offensive) play calling ahead of several of the players here.

    While I didn’t get a chance to watch the game … half of Jones runs were prefaced with “Wells checked in as Eligible Reciever”… at some point you’d expect play action… but no

    And why throw to Scot Miller? Has he caught any?

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    • Winston will throw more interceptions trying to get the ball to Scotty Miller. It was a big mistake letting Humphries go

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  4. PETE WOOD SERIOUSLY????

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  5. I forgot PETE WOOD Winston change his Jersey# only for this game to #35

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  6. I just don’t understand how paid “professionals” keep getting such dumb penalties time and again? It just looks like amateur hour!!!

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  7. While Perriman typically resides on this list while he plays, I admit it was a pleasant surprise that he had a decent game
    But that doesn’t change my belief that our base package should be 12 once O.J. and Cam are healthy… even Auclair substituting in is better than any of our 3rd WR options… and would open up PA options

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  8. You are what your record says you are. And at 2-6? We are..BTL’s.. That’s BIG TIME LOSERS!
    Face..The..Music!

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  9. Speaking of play-calling, did you see Arians chewing out Leftwich on the last drive in regulation before they got bailed out by Seattle calling a timeout. Not sure if that has happened before, but I had never seen it.

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  10. Anyone thinks Winston was the issue last week or today is and idiot.

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    • after 5 yrs Winston has NOT proved to be worth the number 1 pick in the draft and needs to be gone … Winston is NOT near a top qb as R.Willson is…no matter how much your want and push your man.

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    • I can see why someone would be upset with Jameis last week (even though that loss wasn’t his fault), but anyone who thinks he’s to blame this week is delusional.

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  11. Dean is a rookie making his first start… VH3 is awful! This kid has been behind all season. He is a reliever at best. I would not continue to start him. Giving our record I would let new rookies log some playing time!

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    • While I realize that with experience Dean will play faster…. but his 4.3 speed wasn’t evident as the WR where running away from him. Even Barber suggested that he looked gassed
      Surprised Smith isn’t getting the occasional rep… unlike VH, he’s not afraid to stick his nose in, and play physical

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  12. QB’s aren’t perfect and one play at that point doesn’t lose the game
    The whole defensive backfield deserves to be on the list along with the DC who ran practically single coverage the whole game. How about disguising some coverages.
    Once again the Bucs got jobbed by the refs.
    Winston getting clubbed in the head and the mysterious holding call on Dotson that nullified a Winston TD run.
    Give me a break.
    Offensive line played a good game today but I didn’t see Cappa towards the end. Hope he is ok.

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  13. Thanks for wasting all those draft picks on DBs Licht you moron.
    John Lynch knows how to help the secondary is with a good pass rush.
    Four No. 1 picks on the DL.

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  14. As usual –
    Jason Bust Licht. The man knows zero about how to build a team. Because people get recycled in this league he’ll end up head of player personnel or scouting for some poor franchise that will wake up five years later wondering why so much is going wrong.

    The Glazer Toddlers. Fish rots from the head.

    The OL (must be priority next two drafts and consistently thereafter or all other efforts will be wasted)

    The DBs (and whomever’s idea it was to spend two back to back years’ worth of picks on it)

    The Human Turnover Machine*(turnovers kill and he’s an unmatched game/team/coach assassin).
    *Though he should also go on the Most Impressive list for his play today – when he wasn’t trying to turn the ball over or not seeing wide open receivers in his reads.

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  15. Mat, Mark Dominick never got another NFL job, and neither will Jason Licht if, or when the Glazers come to their senses and fire the tool.

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  16. I thought Dean at least was close to the WR he was covering most of the day. I have not seen that from our DB all season.

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  17. Bruce Arians deserves to be on this list for not going for 2 on the tying touchdown – in doing so, failing to show trust in his offense and ignoring his professed philosophy.

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    • Absolutely should have gone for two. We definitely had a better chance to win right there than taking the game to overtime. Big mistake!

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  18. Russell Wilson is an awesome QB. Too perfect passes today. Buccaneers’ defense was not as the stats seem because Wilson was threading the needle. They need to break their losing culture.

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  19. I don’t think Licht “wasted” all his picks secondary. They just need time. Nobody wants to hear or accept that. I get it I’m tired of losing too. Is what it is though.

    I did think Licht should have taken Risener or another RT though in 2nd Rd. Dotson sucks period. He has erased 3 TD’s now and has several penalties per game.

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  20. Funny how when Dotson doesn’t play we use the excuse his back up was horrible, but when he does play he always makes the most disappointing list. The disappointment is Jason Licht who doesn’t know how to build a team from the ground up. Maybe if he would’ve used some of those picks on O linemen instead of DB’s who can’t cover we’d be in better shape. Fire Licht!

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  21. Can we place the refs on this list too?? Not an “excuses” person but dam cmon! Let them play.

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    • Yeah don’t blame refs the Bucs pass defense would let me throw a for a few hundred yards

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  22. Hard watching this secondary play week to week they are just down right pathetic, we need to add a vet in off season and draft more guys again cause the ones we have drafted are not panning out.

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    • You coming to the game JonnyG?

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  23. Devin White should lead this list. Looked like a fullback trying to cover that TE downfield.

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  24. Since but one play can often get a player on this list, I’m surprised no one offered up PK Matt Gay and TE Anthony Auclair as scapegoats. Folks still wanting to include Jameis Winston as Most Disappointing out of habit now have zero credibility.

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  25. We cannot blame the offense every weekend. Yes, the constant turnovers are frustrating, but we put 34 points on the board and the defense allowed 40. the defense has to be held accountable too. I know the DB’s are young, but they were two steps behind and chasing the WR’s all day. Bowles needs to make adjustments to help out the secondary.

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