The Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are two teams filled with high expectations and explosive weapons on the offensive side of the ball entering the 2019 season, but you wouldn’t believe that if this was your first time watching either offense play this preseason. Both teams struggled offensively throughout the first game, with the Bucs scoring no points while their starters were in the game and the Browns’ starting unit settling for just three field goals of their own. At the half, the Bucs had compiled just 78 yards of total offense.

With an injury to Blaine Gabbert on the Bucs’ first drive of the second half, Ryan Griffin was forced to take over quarterback duties and playing the lion’s share of the second half he, Dare Ogunbowale and Tanner Hudson were able to spark the reserve offense enough to pull out a 13-12 victory.

OG Alex Cappa
The entirety of the Bucs’ first-string offensive line really struggled on Friday night, allowing Tampa Bay to gain just 19 rushing yards on 10 attempts and 78 total net yards of offense while allowing up the Browns to sack Jameis Winston five times in the first half. But Cappa was undoubtedly the low point.

Early in the game, following one sack that was allowed when Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon beat offensive tackles Demar Dotson and Donovan Smith, Cappa was beat by Chris Smith allowing Browns’ defensive end and Sheldon Richardson to reach Winston for a sack that pushed the Bucs back to a 4th-and-26. Three drives later he would give up another sack to Smith and add a holding penalty on the drive after that. The second-year guard was beat consistently, rarely seemed comfortable and hasn’t looked as bad all preseason and training camp as he did on Friday night.

Special Teams Unit
It was a rough night for the special teams unit, despite the unit being on the field for a whopping seven punts. The unit tasked with blocking for Bradley Pinion struggled early, allowing the Bucs’ punter to be hit on the team’s first punt while M.J. Stewart allowed a pressure on Pinion’s next attempt that ended up in a tipped punt, giving Cleveland great starting position at the Tampa Bay 36-yard line following a six yard return.

K Matt Gay
After starting the preseason a perfect 3-for-3 on field goal attempts, including a 55-yard attempt in Heinz Field in the Bucs’ first preseason game against the Steelers and a game-winning 48-yard field goal against the Dolphins in the team’s second preseason game, Gay lined up for a 36-yard field goal on Friday night and bounced it off the right goalpost.

QB Jameis Winston
While Winston was pressured early and often on Friday night and without his top option in Mike Evans, he really struggled throughout the entire first half of the game as the first-string played a full two quarters. Winston missed multiple deep balls to Breshad Perriman and couldn’t get the offense going at any point, leading the Bucs into field goal range just once and leaving the game with no points on the board to show for it. Winston ended the night 9-of-19 for 88 yards, no touchdowns and took five sacks for 29 yards.

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59 COMMENTS

  1. Getting sacked 5 times in a preseason game isn’t acceptable. I actually think it’s a very good sign that Winston was under so much pressure and didn’t turn the ball over once. Not concerned about him throwing for yds and tds, I’m concerned about the turnovers and tonight regardless of the lack of yds and constantly being pressured kept the ball safe. Imo that’s huge.

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    • you said it perfect!

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  2. Put the entire staring OL up there. They deserve to be on the list. Cappa is the least of the problems if the tackles keep playing this way..lol.

    S. Murphy Bunting had a disappointing game as well because it seems that he isn’t flashing as much as many hoped.

    Nassib probably should have some sacks but he needs to learn to finish. I know the refs are ready to throw those flags but you have to take down the QB.

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    • I’m confused as to why you believe SMB had a disappointing game. I don’t remembering him allowing a catch while he was in the game and had a pass breakup on the last play as well. It’s sometimes a good thing when you don’t hear about a CB during the game.

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      • Fair point.

        But I think the bar is set much higher for Murphy-Bunting to show more than be solid. Whether that is fair or not for a rookie is debatable. But I agree with Arians that Murphy-Bunting has to flash a bit more than what he has shown thus far.

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        • You can only flash if the ball is thrown your way though. That has been rare the last 2 weeks.

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          • He has had his chances but right now Dean is outplaying him. Arians said all the CB’s were solid last night, but Dean and Davis stood out the most.

            So right now Murphy-Bunting had a lot of hype heading into training camp but right now that has not manifested into anything really.

            I think by mid season Murphy-Bunting and Dean will see more playing time. But by year 2 is where you see the big jump. That is what appears to be happening with Davis, Whitehead and Stewart. Playing CB in the NFL is rough and steep learning curve.

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        • Dean and SMB aren’t even playing the same position. SMB is battling Stewart for the nickel position.

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    • I agree. I am tired of watching Donovan Smith get out-played by EVERY DE he faces. He gets bull rushed and gets pushed right back into the QB almost every time. DE’s also go right around him with no problems. He also does not finish his blocks which has also led to Winston getting sacked at least twice this preseason. For the amount of money we gave him, he is turning into a very bad investment.

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  3. O line got beat by a superior defensive line. Still not ready to defend Winston.

    Bucs D looked pretty good. Much much better than last year.

    Kickers are going to miss occasionally. Just can’t miss from 37.

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  4. No turnovers… And he can’t block for himself. Put yourself on this list too. Skewed evaluation and inaccuracy in your narratives. Just not a good assessment of circumstances. affecting the individual player🙄

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  5. With the way this starting OL played against Cleveland I think Arians is forced to carry three QB’s into opening day 53 man roster.

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  6. Gay should not be on the list. You may think it is wonderful that Winston did not throw any picks, but he didn’t do much else. I think he is afraid he might throw a pick. He needs to play to win. We now have a defense to save him if he throws a pick. Go Bucs….

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  7. Jameis needs to work on his timing with BP
    Cappa and the entire o-line was awful–this has to get fixed otherwise we should not even be fielding a team
    Matt Gay is getting great experience, the missed kick was a goalpost bounce, happy with him overall
    Happy the defense especially the secondary was successful

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  8. Why don’t the linemen tighten up their formation and stay disciplined when pass blocking? It seems like they focus on engaging and doubling as quick as possible, only to be beaten by a delay or stunt.

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  9. Looks like the D will carry this team. In the immortal words of Dave Pear, “who would’a thunk it.” I’m chocking as I say this but, could B-A-B be right? Does this team need a QB?

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  10. Did anybody watch Spence play?
    He was manhandled on just about every play he was in except for maybe one or two of which it was even.
    Gholston did nothing except one time raises hand up and deflects a pass.
    Sad for me that I don’t have to eat my words about those two.

    I honestly don’t know how in the hell you could put Winston down as disappointing.
    Really? Offensive Lineman were boys and their Defensive Linemen wear men; therefore, how in the hell do you expect Winston to do much of anything.
    I think this is the most I’ve ever seen Winston harassed and I thought he handled it well.

    I like this scheme on both sides and I like the coaching however; we are lacking of several more quality players. I hope they can find some in the next couple weeks.

    I hope this is a wake-up call for everyone on this team that they have to do a better job than what they have done so far.

    Go Bucs!

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  11. I think Winston is in the wrong offense. He sure looks more like a west coast qb to me. He is the worst deep ball thrower in the league.

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    • When your speed receiver is blowing past the last defender and has nothing but grass between him and the endzone, you have to throw the damned pass INBOUNDS to have any chance for a completion. That attempt to Perriman was a touchdown if the pass hadn’t landed 5 yards out of bounds.

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    • I can agree with this. His ability to hit guys in stride down field is lacking. Does great with improvising and intermediate passes.

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  12. 5 sacks in the 1st half & multiple drive killing penalties, But you put Winston on here as the Most Disappointing! The offense was working from behind the chains all half & the QB was running for his life. How about lets give the QB a chance to settle down in the pocket make some plays before getting “Disappointed” in the fact that he couldn’t out run a defense that kept him under duress all night.

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  13. Fix the offensive line…been saying that for a few years now.

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  14. For me, It was about what I expected. Because I had studied the Brown Defensive line and knew they had some BEAST. Buc fans, This is how a pass rush is supposed to look. Our O line just could not stop their D line. Poor Jameis never had a chance during that 1st and half of the 2nd Qtr. Now you know why I say, A defensive pass rush is paramount to any team’s success. Where was our pass rush? Like I’ve said.. it’s a good thing we got a decent secondary cause they gonna earn their cash this upcoming season. I have no faith in our Defensive line. Where was Mr Suh huh? Better call Clowney..Quick.

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    • No pass rush? What game did you watch?

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      • Obviously, you were drunk off your a** watching the game. Our pass rush was dismal just about the entire game. The Browns pass rush was far superior to ours. Guess you are in denial..kinda like our..commander in chief huh?

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        • I wasn’t comparing ours to the Browns. The much hyped Baker Mayfield didn’t even complete 50% of his passes. Did you happen to look at the statistics?

          By the way, I don’t drink and my seats are on the 45 yard line so I have a pretty good perch.

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  15. This is easy. Jason Licht x 5. For not understanding the importance, really the necessity, of consistently investing premium picks into the lines.

    Putting aside Licht’s numerous 2nd and 3rd round reaches that haven’t worked out, the underinvestment in the lines undermines the ability of skill players to contribute.

    This is particularly true of the OL as many posters have said through the entirety of BL’s tenure, with SR/PR consistently disagreeing. This last draft is particularly worrisome because BA allowed the pattern to continue.

    Things are likely better than they appeared last night but we are still a draft or two away, and that’s assuming we turn our attn to the lines, five years too late.

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  16. Very frustrating that second half. The Browns really threw the Kitchen Sink at em those first few drives. It seems like that should be worrisome but ultimately that’s what can happen to both teams when its the first time a starting until has played more than one drive all pre-season. Kappa needed to see that kind of pressure first hand because they went at him purposefully and pulled some delayed rushes he needed to see to know how to prepare for. It seemed they started to pull things together a little more the last couple drives which was a good sign at least. Leftwich got his learning lesson because it seemed he was calling for some long developing plays one after another so now he can adjust from there. Winston’s first deep pass was actually practically perfectly thrown which was good to see, after that he had been hit so much that it fucked with his confidence in the deep ball from there. Matt Gay missing that chip shot was obviously not good but it didn’t worry me as much because it didn’t curve or anything and was straight on, he has to see those kind of kicks in game to get a better feel for them and made the last one no problem which shows he learned from that miss. It doesn’t rule him out for me and if anything it shows how he can recover from a miss and come in a kick yet another one with the game on the line.

    I’m sure a lot of people are gonna be freakin out and God only knows what kind of orgasm-y kind of post the Trolls are up above but the entire Offense needed to get there ass kicked to show them where they need to improve the most. That’s what the pre season is all about. not having Evans was a huge hindrance for Winston but he’s gotta have a plan when one guy is missing. I hope Leftwich saw now that he needs to call a lot more dink and dunk plays to just get small chunks like New England does, that’s all New England does and the long developing plays come on occasion after the Defense gets comfortable. The good thing was the Defense played absolutely lights out and the Browns Number 1’s barely did shit as well and probably would have had no points if they didn’t always have such a short field. We have basically the same Offense and actually one could argue even better this year so as bad as that showing was it doesn’t make me wanna blow up that side of the ball and call for their heads like I’m sure some people will, we know what they can really do when the season comes around, but seeing the starting Defense contest so many passes, get a push with their front 3-4 on occasion and cover so well shows that if we can put it all together now, get Evans and Vea and David back we can be a real contender. The Offense will pull it together, Cappa will learn from that, Leftwich will learn from that, Winston will learn from that, Gay will learn from that. When the regular season gets here and we playing like that then I will worry. Until then, they know what they need to work on.

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  17. P.S. I hadn’t looked yet, I figure the Trolls would have jumped on the pile already, they must have been too busy with a box of tissues in the bathroom Hahaha. In any case it doesn’t matter, it was a learning experience. Where we go from here is what is important.

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    • How can YOU not say a lack of the Bucs pass defense was a serious..major flaw last night.” Thats not trollin..thats FACT!!

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      • One sack and six QB hurries in the first half alone. Just because it wasn’t a registered sack, doesn’t mean it’s not affective. And yes of course Cleveland and their three high first rounders along with Vernon beat our weak oline. WTH did you think would happen? Lighten up a bit. The defense was put in a bad spot all night and only allowed four field goals and less than 200 yards. Good grief some of you are miserable

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  18. Was a Disappointing game. O line has been bad so long. I said going into pre season the Bucs chance for playoffs rides on this o line not Winston. Yes it’s pre season but that wasn’t good at all. I agree Winston didn’t play great but saying he was most disappointing when under duress almost every drop back? Run game didn’t work very well either. I really hope they can pick up another veteran for o line.

    May Gay missing from 37 was beyond disappointing. Really hope that doesn’t start a trend. The kick was horrible like he tried to hook it in or something.

    Leftwhich play calling sucked but I’ll reserve judgement until regular season. He’s trying to do things he won’t in regular season but my god the 5-7 step drops about Got Winston killed.

    I’m happy overall with defense given missing 3 best players in JPP, Vea, and David.

    Go Bucs!

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    • Agreed fredster. When the line is blocking as bad as they did, why not more screens and slants. The first to Godwin went for 20 yards. You can’t call a five step drop when he only has time to get three steps down before the pressure is in his face. But let’s face it, I’m sure if you’re a browns fan you’re more concerned. They’re a sext super bowl pic and got their asses handed to them by a defense that was ranked dead last last year.

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  19. The Bucs ran up against a superior defense that the offense obviously could not block. That is going to happen. What I did not see was the adjustments by the OC to respond to the blitz – the same blitz they see in practice everyday. Or the QB, Winston did not execute the adjustments if made. There is fault somewhere. The response should have been better. The fact that there were no turnovers does not make me feel any better, keeps me from feeling any worse. This was the third preseason game. The Bucs first team should have played better and it is reasonable for us to expect for them to. Lots of work to do before opening day. Go Bucs!

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    • Given Cleveland’s D line effectiveness, I kept waiting for our OC to call plays designed to exploit their rush. Where were the screens? Where were the quick slants? Maybe the plays were scripted, but if your QB is rendered ineffective by the rush, change the script.

      OC is my most disappointing.

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  20. Better carry five QB’s with that O line.

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  21. I’d put Leftwich on this list. When your oline is getting slaughtered, where were the short passes? Slants? Bubble screens? Im not pro, but if you’re a coordinator you have to adjust on the fly. Even Barber mentioned how they needed to stop with the long routes and come off with something quick. Hopefully BA chirps in his ear about this. It’s what makes teams like the patriots so damn good. They adjust almost every quarter to what the other team is giving them.

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  22. Yes, Jameis was under duress the entire time he was in there! But, he has to get rid of the ball quicker. There were several times when he could’ve/should’ve hit the open man the defense gave him. In fact, a couple of them sacks came from the heavy rush and poor blocking but also from the fact that Jameis appeared to be looking for the downfield strike rather than just throwing to the WR running right in front of him. These WRs have length and Jameis should take the underneath stuff that the defense gives him. In contrast, QB Ryan seems to get the ball out quicker with quicker reads! We have been saying this about Jameis for years now! A few more 3 step drops and some quick slants will take advantage of his arm and our WRs length. Ultimately, I think Jameis will be alright. Him and Leftwich are in a new relationship and Leftwich has to put Jameis in better situations to succeed. I know Jameis wants to hit the homerun ball but it is crucial that he takes what the defense is giving him. I believe I saw BA telling him just that on sideline. In the end, it’s a “W”. The Bucs of old would have found a way to lose this game, preseason or not! Keep grinding boys! Am I the only one hoping for a seasoned OL to be released due to an up and coming draft choice/cheaper option that can help the Bucs? I believe this might happen. It needs to happen. The OL just might be a problem, AGAIN, this year! Come on Licht due ur job and get us some help on cut down day! I’m just saying…

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  23. The interesting thing about preseason games is by the 3rd game of the regular season we will have difficulty remembering who we played in preseason. Keep in mind the browns have had so many high 1st RD picks over the last several years and have had the Cap space to buy any free agent they wanted. Wisely they have built a pretty formidable DL that a lot of teams are going to have to deal with this year. I agree with the conventional thinking that the Buc’s OL has been neglected and if we don’t improve it Jameis won’t survive through the 3rd game. I was however impressed with our overall defensive effort of course Baker Mayfield looked like a back-up highschool QB last night. I think with the exception of Godwin Jameis really missed Evans and Brate. 2 biggest Questions in my mind is where the hell is OJ Howard and and why is Spence playing well into the 4th Quarter. Thursday night in Dallas will be a last look before final cuts practice and Preseason will thankfully come to an end.

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  24. Do you folks not understand preseason games at all? There is no game plan. I’m not sure few plays run in these games are even called to win the game. For the most part the coaches are putting the players in situations to evaluate them. I pay zero attention to anything except the individual players.

    For me the disappointing players in this game were more than I’d hoped. Pewter Report favorite nine year veteran, OT Demar Dotson was herein spared from making the Most Disappointing list when in my view he was the worst first unit O-lineman on the field. I thought the punting was sub-par and haven’t been too impressed with P Brad Pinion, who should be on this list. Anyone seen Cameron Brate? Special Team punt and kick coverage were not good and neither was our own return game.

    On the missed FG by Gay, I thought he started his approach too soon and the timing was off.

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    • Scubog, I think you’re saying the same thing most of us are saying; we were surprised Bucs looked this bad and there is no doubt we have an offensive line issue. The rest of the positions can be tweet, but I’m not sure about this offensive line or the backups.

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  25. Take your licks in the preseason, learn from it and make adjustments. I would rather get punched in the mouth during preseason than regular season. I thought the secondary and defense did well. Offensive Line needs help and fast.

    I hate to say it but trade Brate, promote Hudson. Use that money to get some O-line if and when available asap.

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  26. Nice picture of Cappa watching his QB get killed. Dotson should’ve been on this list including all last season. Should’ve drafted some O line help in the second instead of Bunting.

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    • Yup.

      Dotson has been the worst OL throughout pre season. No excuses.

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  27. Scotty Miller got playing time with 1st team and verified he is a practice squad player.

    Peyton Barber gave up a sack.

    Dotson got trucked by Olivier gave up sack.

    Winston did a good job of not fumbling despite the massive pressures. Shouldn’t be on the list.

    Sean Murphy-Bunting looked awful again but somehow not on any dissapointing lists?

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    • Like I asked the guy above, what made Bunting look awful exactly?

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  28. So last summer posters on this board called BS on all the hype about how great the D line was going to be. This summer we’ve almost unanimously called out the need for an O line rebuild.

    Was totally expecting PR to put Winston and Barber on the Disappointed list – got it half right. No blocking, and the guys getting hammered are the problem. Give me a break.

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  29. offensive line stinks,,,,,this season is in trouble if they cant block better than last nights game.

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  30. RUNNING BACKS NEED TO PICK UP THE BLITZ BETTER ALSO

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  31. The Oline was disastrous, although they were up against one of the top D-lines in the league. Still no excuses. I hope the coaches were keeping the play calling Vanilla, because I would like to see them adjust and call plays for shorter passes and allow Jameis to get the ball out faster.
    The Defense looked pretty and held the Browns. The pick by J. Whitehead of Mayfield was beautiful!

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  32. O line, O line, O line…..every great team has one. The Bucs have RARELY had one. It is the most critical element to winning football games, and also in losing games. Back in the day for years we had the best defense in the league for 3 quarters, but they were gassed in the forth and we lost so many games in the last quarter. An O line can provide rest for a defense, and keep it from depleting it’s energy before the game is over. Any good running back can run through a hole. The best RB in the world can’t run through a brick wall. A decent QB can find an open receiver given enough time. Tom Brady would be Jim “Chris” Everett if he was always running for his life. Put ALL your money in the O line and the rest of the team doesn’t have to be that good to control the clock and win games.

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  33. BucLover1988. Perfectly said. Without his all pro #1 WR, and being protected by a comically bad OLine that was up against a scary good Browns DLine, Winston had no chance from the word go. Yet because he ate the ball and didn’t force any dumb throws into tight windows, he didn’t have a TO. And because of that, as hopeless as JW night was, they were still in the game and only down 9 points. But like I said before: with this OLine and running game, it’s either gonna be quick ugly deaths, or slow painful deaths. Which do you prefer. No QB could have succeeded without their all pro #1 WR on top of having a puke inducing OLine protecting him. The perfect blend of Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Michael Vick wouldn’t have succeeded. Let’s be real for 2 seconds. Brady just not having Edelman, played mediocre at best. And Ryan not having Julio looked like a mediocre game manager. And Baker without OBJ looked like a bottom 5 QB in the league. Jameis is no different. You give him a HS caliber OLine and take away his all pro wideout going up against an elite DLine, what exactly do you think is gonna happen? Lol good lord

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  34. Winston on the list, SMH, just makes the trolls happy. Change his name with Leftwich. If Arian wants him to call plays, BL better step up. I don’t know how many times Ronde said, long developing routes. They did adjust, but it was late Regarding the “multiple deep misses” to Perriman. The first one he hit perfectly. NFL receivers should make that catch 90% of the time. The second one was a miss but the third one was the worst. Third and manageable so take the first down, but if you are gonna throw that, don’t be afraid of the INT. Put the ball in at worst a 50:50 situation. Just like a punt in that game situation even if it gets picked.
    But…

    To only put one O-lineman on here is a travesty. They were horrible. Like BA said, just 1v1s getting beat. More than the sacks there was pressure the entire first half.

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  35. The O-Line is on this list? That’s cool, just as long that the DBs are not on the bad list then we have a chance to win. The whole key to winning in the NFL is to have great DBs, this is why we will own the South thanks to GM Licht.

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  36. I see a couple of guys saying Sean Murphy-Bunting has a bad game. I don’t know what you were watching. I just re-watched the entire second half when he got his snaps and he had literally 1 pass thrown his way all night and it was the last play of the game and he knocked it away. He did have a penalty which is a negative mark against him though. Outside of that there were no negatives that we can see so I don’t understand how you can make a judgement stating that he played poorly. He had a similar game last week also. His first game was terrible be he has really stepped it up the last couple of weeks and has had some solid coverage from the slot and on the outside.

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  37. Sure the Oline has issues, but so do many other teams.

    The antidote is that good QBs make adjustments with their pre-reads, audibles, etc
    and they also don’t try to make 5 second long plays when a 2 second play is all the
    defense will allow. Case in point on a replay there was a Crossing target wide open
    underneath but JW decided to go deep and boom! a sack. He doesn’t have the
    quick feet like a Russell Wilson that can escape very easily either.

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    down than up but others on here who have pointed out the Deep throw Misses by a mile
    get thumbs down too. So I really wonder who is giving the Thumbs down? Paid bots?

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  38. Winston attempted three long passes Friday night. Two were too long and the third was perfect but apparently the NFL ref decide week to week if arm barring a receiver is PI. It was last week against Watson but not this week against Perriman.
    Instead of Winston, you should have out our OC on the list. I saw very little difference in the play calling when it became apparent the OL was not prepared to handle the Browns blitzes and stunts.

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  39. It starts and ends with Winston. When you are the starting QB, making 20 million a year, you have to be able to hit wide open receivers down the field. BP was open, no question, and Winston threw and ball that was out of bounds. Winston stunk, period. If he can’t complete a deep ball to anyone but Evans (and only when Evans usually saves the bad throw), then we are limited in what we can do.

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  40. Bucballer: you do realize this is pre-season right? There’s no game script for these games. For this particular game, it seemed as though BL game plan was to work on the 5 step drops and deep passes(which is always been known as JW biggest bugaboo) the score, his stats, and what kind of plays were called, mean absolutely nothing in preseason. Byron worked on Jameis 2 biggest weaknesses( ball security, and the deep ball) you can only practice it so much going up against your own team. I have zero issue with the play calls. In the games that count, you would have seen more protection calls, shorter passes, and screens and slants to counter the rush. Or do you seriously think Leftwhich is this stupid that he was calling plays that he would in the regular season, and Is even dumber by not knowing how to call plays to eliminate the heavy pass rush. Something tells me that as an OC, and former QB, he’s not this stupid. The pre-season is irrelevant and Is there to work on things that need work. No more no less. The fact that half you people are taking it this seriously is borderline laughable

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