Tampa Bay was unable to pull out another home win as the Bucs fell to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday by a final score of 34-17, dropping to 3-7 on the season.

Here are the most disappointing performances from Sunday’s game.

QB Jameis Winston
Winston struggled in the Bucs’ loss on Sunday, completing 30 of his 51 pass attempts for 313 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Winston’s 18 interceptions on the season are now a career-high, matching his 2016 total.

While his first interception could really be credited to O.J. Howard, Winston added an interception over the middle of the field to end the first half and two more in the fourth quarter, one going for a 55-yard pick-six, that thwarted any possible comeback attempt.

TE O.J. Howard
For the second time this season Howard was the primary cause of an interception. Much like the pass that went off of his hands and into the possession of Mark Nzeocha against San Francisco in Week 1, Winston hit Howard in the hands on a short pass inside the Tampa Bay 20-yard line and it was bobbled before eventually being picked off by Demario Davis.

Howard was not targeted for the remainder of the game.

Offensive Line
It was a failure by the entire offensive line on Sunday as Tampa Bay dropped their Week 11 matchup to New Orleans.

Conceding two sacks, 12 quarterback hits, providing no production in the run game and allowing Winston to be consistently pressured, the offensive line seemed completely overmatched by the Saints’ front seven while failing to adjust to the blitz packages that were called by defensive coordinator Dennis Allen.

Coaching
The Bucs staff, on both sides of the ball, did the team no favors. Offensively there was no rhythm or rhyme with the play calls, particularly in the the first half.

Defensively the Bucs failed to get any pressure on Saints QB Drew Brees, which is a recipe for disaster. The Bucs also played more off coverage, giving the Saints receivers too much cushion. The Saints 2019 offense isn’t a downfield, vertical style scheme nearly as much as they have shown in the past, and the combination of soft coverage and little pressure made things entirely too easy for Brees and the Saints on Sunday.

RB Ronald Jones
Tampa Bay was unable to find any success in the run game on Sunday, with Winston leading the team in rushing with 23 yards on two attempts.

Jones finished the day with just two receptions for one yard(with one drop), 13 yards on four carries and missed some holes that could have gone for more. His longest run of the day went for six yards.

– Mark Cook contributed to this report

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surferdudes
2 years ago

They all suck. Very little to cheer about with this team.

BucRy
BucRy
Reply to  surferdudes
2 years ago

At least we got Matt Gay.

Dman
Dman
2 years ago

Horrible list. Start with the coaching staff. List the coordinators individually and roast ’em. Then let BA have it for letting this happen.That’s three. My last two are the Oline in total and then the Dline in total. Pewter Report is on the dump Jamies band wagon now rather than go after Jason Licht and the new anointed coaches that will grant them interviews and access to One Buc. My take, just cut Winston now, let the guy go some place where he doesn’t have to throw the ball 100 times a game. The point is, Winston playing damn near… Read more »

Bucco-Bruce
Bucco-Bruce
2 years ago

I feel bad for Evans, Godwin and all us Bucs fan who have to endure more re-building!!! Licht has to go along with his wonder boy Winston!!!

Ron Potter
Ron Potter
2 years ago

Not JUST the primary cause for an INT but the primary reason for yet another slow start to a game and playing from a hole… OJ Howard is as soft and as weak as VH3 and deserves to be cut. The play prior to the INT he missed his blocking assignment and RoJo had nowhere to go. Dirk Koetter’s regime was an enabler to bad habits and weak mentality for every first rounder under him.

chefboho
chefboho
2 years ago

Should’ve just put Team as the most disappointing. Terrible ply calling. I mean 50 passed and only 8 rushes? Stupid. Especially with the offensive lone sucking ass and Winston being rattled. Every aspect of this team is terrible safe for a few. Matt Gay is a dream come true so at least we have that while we rebuild yet again. I can’t even begin to recall the amount of times that Donovan Smith and Dotson were smoked by the D ends. There’s maybe 8-10 guys worth keeping on this roster and that’s it.

dexfields22
dexfields22
2 years ago

I only blame the coaching staff!Arian said he could turn Winston around but he allows a guy who haven’t proven anything in the NFL that he should be calling plays.

bucscriv
bucscriv
Reply to  dexfields22
2 years ago

BA can only turn Winston around if he is involved and not just counting on assistants to get it done. How would you know how good Winston is if he is constantly running for his life. Look at history the Bucs offensive line through any coach since inception has been horrible. The exception was mediocre the year they won the super bowl. If we do draft a quarter back then at least make sure he can run as good as he can throw.

Alstott_Rulez
Alstott_Rulez
Reply to  bucscriv
2 years ago

BA has shown a propensity of bad decision making since he arrived….sound familiar?

BUC-ASS-BOB
BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

Bruce Arians the QB wang-sterererer 18 INTS in 10 games, Understand if they continue to play Winston they are looking at 29 INTS.
Why the Hell did he not pull Winston 4th Quater?

Buc off
Buc off
Reply to  BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

Blame anyone but Winston Arians

twspin
twspin
Reply to  BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

BAB. Arians really believes in his mind..with all of his heart and soul he can turn Winston around. But he cannot. Thus..they will franchise him to yet another turnover yr after this season. BUCLIFE BABY!!!!

twspin
twspin
Reply to  BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

You see BAB, Winston never got over the college hump. In college, you can make several turnovers during a game and still win. You cannot do that at this level. And he has failed to make that transition.

Ron Potter
Ron Potter
Reply to  twspin
2 years ago

Not true. In college, Winston’s offense had a more respectable run game and definitely a more respectable defense. Peyton Manning still has the highest giveaway total thru the first 5 years of a NFL QB career than Winston does. Winston’s INTs and giveaways do not paint the complete picture on this team’s losses….not even close.

DMIbucs98
DMIbucs98
Reply to  Ron Potter
2 years ago

Um… well yea… The top programs are stacced with big time talent. The talent gap is wide when you consider a 2014 FSU team to a Syracuse or a Duke at the time. You don’t coaches or recruiters in NFL to hand picc top talent and the kid’s decision be the only reason you don’t get him. The same talent and offense that Winston(15) ran with also help put Christian Ponder(11) and EJ Manuel(13) to the NFL. I understand your argument involving Peyton Manning. But can’t use him as a litmus because Winston is nowhere close for the Touchdowns thrown… Read more »

Ron Potter
Ron Potter
Reply to  DMIbucs98
2 years ago

I agree the Colts were a better team to help Peyton Manning. That was my original point. Winston has not been on a good team during his five years here.

Alstott_Rulez
Alstott_Rulez
Reply to  Ron Potter
2 years ago

OK Genius, you want to wait another decade gambling that Winston is going to become Peyton Manning? You must love losing!

Devasher
Devasher
2 years ago

Jason Licht’s record now stands at 30-60. The Bucs will have missed the playoffs for all 6 years and his first overall pick is not looking likely to get a second contract with the team.

While Licht could be named most disappointing weekly what present would be better than to add him on this list for his 60th loss in less than 6 season?

BucRy
BucRy
Reply to  Devasher
2 years ago

Aren’t you glad that he got that contract extension?

Lawdy
Lawdy
2 years ago

Licht needs to be fired. i dont care what good free agent signing he got, or what 1 or 2 good players he drafted. Team sucks, they’re not winning. You are your record. Point. Blank. Period.

LVBUC2
LVBUC2
2 years ago

The only good that will come from this. We should be able to extend Goodwin and re-sign Shaq with saving 30 million on the QB

EastEndBoy
EastEndBoy
Reply to  LVBUC2
2 years ago

And cutting Donovan Smith gets another $14m or so I think.

ryan24
ryan24
Reply to  EastEndBoy
2 years ago

Nope. Dead cap hit of $14.5mil for DSmith if he’s cut prior to the end of next season.

bucscriv
bucscriv
2 years ago

We may never know how good Winston is. When you are running for your life because the offensive line couldn’t block their way out of a brown paper bag in a rainstorm. I have said it before, and I will say it again…..since their inception into the league, the Bucs offensive line has been their weakness. It was apparent by anyone with eyes to see that the offensive line looked like they were playing in quicksand. Why are we overpaying an offensive line that is not even mediocre? Cut the tackles…I like Dotson, but he just doesn’t have it anymore… Read more »

deeznuts
deeznuts
2 years ago

about par for the course… ~4 turnovers followed by a convincing defeat. Winston is like a bad girlfriend that we can’t break up with. Playoff hopes are crushed

fredster
fredster
2 years ago

Yep was All Winston’s fault we started 20-0 today. Lol. Defense and o line again pathetic. Only an idiot would blame Winston or Arians. They are lacking a couple critical pieces and it will get fixed just not year one. Hard to accept, but it’s way it is.

Austin Williams
Austin Williams
Reply to  fredster
2 years ago

Couldn’t agree more. Except IDK why in the world we went zone coverage and didn’t play Dean… That bewilders me and keeps me up at night.

twspin
twspin
2 years ago

Lets keep it real here guys. FACE THE MUSIC. We suck to holy hell and Beyond!!!…..Period.
The Falcons are determined to put us at the bottom of the NFC South Heap. Honey, Please pour me another…
Bourbon on the rocks…Thank You darlin.

seat26
seat26
2 years ago

Save Evans and Godwin, and make sure we keep David and Barret, and a couple of the DBs along with the kicker and start over. This is a mess. Licht has to face the fact that Winston is not an NFL QB. I did it. So can he. It is time to move on. We are going to have to rebuild.

pinkstob
pinkstob
2 years ago

I told you guys we should have traded Howard for a 2nd or 3rd round pick. His value will never be that high again.

seat26
seat26
Reply to  pinkstob
2 years ago

He is a fantastic TE. This organization is a TE killer. Up until today’s game, Brate was nonexistent just like Howard and yet a couple of yrs ago Brate was a monster as Howard was. It’s not the players, its the offense. They simply do not use TEs for anything other than blocking.

Chris Elrod
Chris Elrod
2 years ago

Where are the Glazers on this list?

jiggyjoe
jiggyjoe
2 years ago

What on earth makes anyone think Winston will ever change the way he plays QB? He plays the same as he did in college. BA thinks he can make him into a Manning. It will never happen. I am thinking that BA should be reduced to play calling and let the defensive coach be the head coach. He at least seems to be making some improvement each week. The offensive game plan was weak at best and the team was not prepared to play this week. That is all on BA. You need to get your mind right. Mike Evens… Read more »

EastEndBoy
EastEndBoy
2 years ago

Donovan Smith is now trolling us – dude doesn’t even get up out of his stance half the time anymore to try and stop DEs. He’s completely quit. Having nobody that can take that guys job away on the roster is the epitome of Jason Licht mismanagement.

EastEndBoy
EastEndBoy
2 years ago

Here’s one for all the secondary-apologists (they’re too young, bla bla): on multiple occasions we had Devin White lined up to guard Michael Thomas in the slot…not once, or twice but regularly. Sure, they had multiple WR sets, but we chose to put our MLB on one of the top WRs in the league rather than put any DB across from him and put White against any other WR. Not once or twice but as a matter of practice. I presume that was because we felt no DB could be physical enough – but maybe also because they aren’t skilled… Read more »

Wadeless
Wadeless
2 years ago

We should have traded OJ Howard to get something for him. He sucks out loud.

plopes808
plopes808
2 years ago

Winston is Winston and always will be. But there is a direct correlation between the oline play and his. The best game the line played this year was in LA and look what happened. Play calling was horrible again, Leftwhich is not ready to be the guy. This team needed BA and what we got was BA light. Once again, it’s time for us to look forward to the offseason and draft, but even that hasn’t proven to be anything to look forward to.

ryan24
ryan24
2 years ago

What holes is the OL supposed to open when the Bucs ran the ball SIX(!!!) times? If Ronald Jones is on the list for little production in his whopping 4 carries and 4 targets why not put Peyton Barber on it for having zero carries. This was just stupid.

Ron Potter
Ron Potter
Reply to  ryan24
2 years ago

I agree, but to make matters worse, the first RoJo carry went for zero yards because OJ Howard missed a key block on the LB that tackled him. Then the immediate play afterword, OJ Howard bobbled a pass that hit him in the hands and caused an INT that put us into a much bigger hole than we were.

bucballer
bucballer
2 years ago

I’m not even going to say anything about Winston… you all have said it all! My question is why was Jameis left in the game after he was hurt and limping? Do u mean to tell me that a limping and physically impaired Jameis still gives us the best chance to win?! We were already down 3+ scores! Yet, no backup QB? This all falls on BA guys! If he is not calling the plays… which he should be… just what does he do all game long? This is just awful! Offense and Defense! When ur Kicker is the best… Read more »

CaliBucsFan71
CaliBucsFan71
2 years ago

OJ Howard is a BUST. I’m already sick of him, Jameis and Bruce Arians. All 3 of them aren’t worth a damn. Hit the reset button! Licht, OJ, Arians and Winston can all hit the bricks as far as I’m concerned.

ElioT
ElioT
2 years ago

Wow…

Yeah Rojo should have done better with those 4 carries! What’s wrong with him?

That’s lazy stuff there PR.

juju1242
juju1242
2 years ago

Seriously Ronald Jones? How many attempts did he get? Not his fault.

How about adding the D Line also?, no pressure on Brees almost the whole game.

DMIbucs98
DMIbucs98
2 years ago

Another loss, another disappointment list with the same reoccurring names on it. About 98.64368% of the time when a team loses, it was out coached. Usually if the QB is not doing well, it’s usually because the offensive line is not playing well and the offensive players as a whole, they’re preperation wasn’t good leading to to the game. Again being out coached. Where’s the accountability sheet everyone raved about during the off season. A piece of paper or bulletin that was key to changing the Bucs culture. You know “manning” up, being accountable and account for. At the end… Read more »

scubog
scubog
2 years ago

As is always the case at our “home” stadium, we had to endure the “who dat” cheers as we Bucs fans are tasked to sit on our hands waiting for something good to happen so we can sneak in a high-five or two. So, for me, I’m always disappointed that the season pass members on the east side continue to sell their tickets to the opponent. No idea why Ronald Jones is on the Most Disappointed List when the offensive coordinator played right into the Saints’ hands by virtually deleting running plays from the game plan. In my view this… Read more »

DMIbucs98
DMIbucs98
2 years ago

One more thing for the Winston supporters/benefit of doubters. Since when had the bar been set so low that a “almost perfect” game still includes Ints or Fbls. A 2td-1int is not an “almost perfect”. Neither is a 4td-1int game. Even when he’s playing really well and he’s on his game, he makes these costly errors. That’s not good football. He has only two games that he didnt commit a turnover in this year. Only two games when he’s completed passes for 65% or above. That’s not good football. He is at 107tds to 98to(76int,*22fbls). 1.07:0.98 ratio!!! And what if… Read more »

jongruden
jongruden
2 years ago

More excuses why Winston commits a league leading turnovers yr after yr I remember hearing this with Vinny Testervede too that he didn’t have a line or weapons or a rb etc Tampa needs to stop being enabler for our players

THORN
THORN
2 years ago

your fird for being slow