It was a total team performance that got the Buccaneers their 27-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, but that’s not to say there weren’t a few performances that could have been better, and maybe could have made that game a little less stressful than it ended up being at the end.

These are our most disappointing Buccaneers from the win over Philadelphia.

OG Caleb Benenoch
It was a rough start for Benenoch who had a false start on the Bucs’ second drive, then gave up the first sack on the season for the Bucs, allowing Fletcher Cox to drop quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Benenoch wasn’t the only offensive lineman who struggled against the Eagles, but he struggled nonetheless.

OT Demar Dotson
Along with Benenoch, it was a rough day for Dotson on the edge. He really struggled to handle the Eagles’ edge assignment, and was responsible for a few of the negative runs, as well as some quarterback pressures. It was an off day for the veteran right tackle.

K Chandler Canazaro
Oh, man. This game could have been a really bad one for Catanzaro if the Eagles had somehow scored one more touchdown, they would have won the game by one point due to a missed point after attempt.

Catanzaro had a chance to seal the game last week in New Orleans and missed, and this week he just missed without any pressure.

Missed kicks will happen. But they can’t happen like they have been in the first two weeks.

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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 [email protected]
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Dman
Dman
3 years ago

A short list but I think you got this right. That said, the Eagles’ D line is ferocious.

Our D line on the other hand got little pressure on Foles. This continues to be the weakest group on the team

plopes808
plopes808
Reply to  Dman
3 years ago

I’m not sure which version of this game you watched, but the version I saw on NFL Sunday Ticket showed Foles under pressure pretty often

bucjoe
bucjoe
Reply to  Dman
3 years ago

I disagree with Mark and you about both Benenoch and Dotson. Both missed a lot of time due to injury during the preseason. Also, not only is this perhaps the best dline in the NFL but Benenoch was going against perhaps the best all-around best DT in the entire NFL.

Brooks Dunn-Winston
Brooks Dunn-Winston
3 years ago

I think you’re being unfair saying that Benenoch “disappointed.” NOBODY can blocker Cox. I thought he played relatively considering the competition. I thought Dotson was OK too. The Eagles Dline is no joke.

Wausa
Wausa
3 years ago

It’s great when it’s tough to find guys to write this article by pewter report.
On another note our kicker was a lot better than Minnesota’s (he missed three to win the game).

leeroybuc93
leeroybuc93
3 years ago

It wasn’t Mike Evans’ best game but I’m glad you left him off this list. I was afraid I’d see him on here for the drop and the fumble. He came through when it mattered.

germanbuccaneer
germanbuccaneer
Reply to  leeroybuc93
3 years ago

You’re right, but as a maybe top 5 receiver he has to be measured as one. Those were two mental errors that might have cost us the game.

76Buc
76Buc
Reply to  germanbuccaneer
3 years ago

Yep!

makski
makski
Reply to  germanbuccaneer
3 years ago

Yep, definitely no different than the o-line missing a few blocks and the kicker missing ONLY ONE kick. There were multiple kickers missing 2 or 3 attempts or even more this week! Can we just give the poor kicker a break? He is still WAY better than what we had last year.

IowaAnon
IowaAnon
3 years ago

What spirits do we have to make sacrifices to in order to get a reliable kicker?

makski
makski
Reply to  IowaAnon
3 years ago

He is reliable. Do you want the guys who missed 3-4 kicks this week instead? We can also call back Aguayo if you want? … Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Brooks Dunn-Winston
Brooks Dunn-Winston
3 years ago

Cleveland’s kicker also had a disastrous day.

Buccluck
Buccluck
3 years ago

Eagles D line is clearly dominant but what about Peyton Barber? 16 carries for 22 yards? Partially the o lines fault but still…

pinkstob
pinkstob
Reply to  Buccluck
3 years ago

I agree and I would move Canazaro to the top of this list.

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Buccluck
3 years ago

Oh gee, so maybe it wasn’t Rojo’s
fault after all huh? The run blocking on this team is borderline laughable

Borkdog
Borkdog
Reply to  Buccluck
3 years ago

Its about coaching, our O-line needs to exert lot more effort to move D-line and open rushing lanes, which is way harder than pass blocking all the time, (makes O-line soft) and our #2 pic, rojo, ain’t getting better watching?! 32 looked like he was 80 yo, no moves, move on, time to get fresh young legs in there! u hope to see development with our new DBs over season, so start with baby steps for rojo and get him going?! coach him up, we saw explosives in preseason with receiving, teach him how to hit holes without hesitation

bucjoe
bucjoe
Reply to  Buccluck
3 years ago

I disagree with Mark and you about both Benenoch and Dotson. Both missed a lot of time due to injury during the preseason. Also, not only is this perhaps the best dline in the NFL but Benenoch was going against perhaps the best all-around best DT in the entire NFL.

Horse
Horse
3 years ago

I think I might have passed on listing any individual. You played a good game against a good team; lets congratulate both of them.

fredster
fredster
3 years ago

Mike Evans did some good Things but he really was close to being on this list too. He needs to quit being so lackadaisical with the ball.

Catanzaro has sucked and missed extra points and FGs since pre season. I’ve seen enough to say he sucks. Thanks god we have offense this year! Wtf is our deal with finding a GD kicker?!!!!

O line is better this year but Benenoch is a weak link for sure. No big surprise there either. Dotson didn’t have good game but hey it’s best d line arguably in nfl too.

Go Bucs!!!!

gcolerick
gcolerick
Reply to  fredster
3 years ago

Come on…..Benenoch may not have had a good game but it wasn’t terrible and he was going up against one of the best in the league. Lets see a few more games before we put Benenoch on the practice squad. I think the guy is going to be just fine.

bucjoe
bucjoe
Reply to  fredster
3 years ago

Benenoch was going against perhaps the most ferocious DT in the NFL while just his 2nd start in his career at OG. He had a few starts last year at OT at the end of last season when Dotson was injured. Also, several of the oline men were injured in preseason leaving this line still working on jelling. They will get better and better as the season progresses.

readyflow81
readyflow81
3 years ago

Chris Conte.

EastEndBoy
EastEndBoy
3 years ago

Davis being out of position with great regularity. He needs Grimes back as much as anyone so that he can take notes and start growing into his role.

BucWild02
BucWild02
Reply to  EastEndBoy
3 years ago

You learn more from doing, not watching. So he wasn’t in perfect position. No harm no foul. Bucs won both games and if Davis tips the 4th down TD pass, which he almost did, then the game remains a 13 point game.

bucjoe
bucjoe
Reply to  EastEndBoy
3 years ago

Davis will be fine. Excellent talent…just needs experience. Starters were supposed to be Grimes and Hargreaves. Davis and Stewart will be fine at CB and Whitehead at S. I would like to see the Bucs sign Eric Reid which would solidify the S spot.

Bucco-Bruce
Bucco-Bruce
3 years ago

Another short list for most disappointing!!! This is how it needs to be every week

drdneast
drdneast
3 years ago

Don’t worry about Benenoch ever going on the practice squad. For one thing I think he has started to many games to go back there and even if he could, he would have to be waived first and he would get snapped up in a second. He let Fletcher Cox get though once like Chris Conte made one mistake and the morons out here want to cut both. If that’s the case, lest get rid of that bum Evans, he made two glaring mistakes and that bonehead Howard let a ball get loose. Cut them as well. Some of the… Read more »

matador
matador
Reply to  drdneast
3 years ago

Look, this was a great victory for the team but saying Benenoch would get snapped up off the waiver wire?!?

Give me a break he has shown zippo and if not for being on a team with zero OL depth he’d still be on someone’s practice squad. Try to keep emotion during a nice 2-3 game run separate from objective analysis.

Let’s hope Big Ben can be contained and we can manage a 3-0 start that provides a credible pathway to 10-6 and (dare I say) hopefully the playoffs.

Sneedy16
Sneedy16
Reply to  matador
3 years ago

You know who had was also bad for us that was snatched up as soon as we waived him? Kevin Pamphile who can barely start for us and played a rotational role. He now starts for the Tennessee Titans who had one of the best offensive line in the NFL. Benenoch might not be great, but his first start he did OK against one of the best defensive line in the NFL.

bucjoe
bucjoe
Reply to  matador
3 years ago

Completely disagree with your evaluation of Benenoch. I am also surprised at your projection re the seasons record. So you think if we beat the Steelers we have an outside shot at 10-6? So you think if we beat the Saints, the Eagles and the Steelers we have a shot at going 7-6 the rest of the way? Wow! You are a brave prognosticator!!

jiggyjoe
jiggyjoe
3 years ago

Great Game! Joy to watch!!!!

Borkdog
Borkdog
Reply to  jiggyjoe
3 years ago

we won, yes, but great game, NOT, second half boring, except for early O drive and evans td, but Defense, 31st and 32nd in giving up points and yards. our D is currently a BIG disappointment- we are essentially worst in league?! coaches need to be remain positive with team, to keep momentum, but HUGE amount of work to be done to regularly beat good teams. if fitzy and O has average game, we will get crushed, and O-line better take pride in getting run game moving and rojo on game day roster, plus MUST get more from D-Line, where’s… Read more »

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Borkdog
3 years ago

Our defense is looking up, they only gave up 3.8 ypc for a total of 91 yards. A little more than the Saints game, but not bad considering all the injuries we have on defense.

bucjoe
bucjoe
Reply to  Borkdog
3 years ago

Completely disagree with your evaluation of Benenoch. I am also surprised at your projection re the seasons record. So you think if we beat the Steelers we have an outside shot at 10-6? So you think if we beat the Saints, the Eagles and the Steelers we have a shot at going 7-6 the rest of the way? Wow! You are a brave prognosticator!!

plopes808
plopes808
3 years ago

How about we add the zebras to this list for letting the clock run following the penalty we declined!

plopes808
plopes808
Reply to  plopes808
3 years ago

for NOT letting the clock run

Tom
Tom
Reply to  plopes808
3 years ago

Under five minutes in the game the clock stops if there is a flag. It doesn’t matter if it is excepted or not, the clock stops. This is another example of people not knowing rules and how the game is played.

plopes808
plopes808
Reply to  Tom
3 years ago

I’ll admit I don’t know the rulebook cover to cover. However, the announcers were confused about the clock stoppage as well which leads me to believe this isn’t a widely known rule. My apologies for my lack of football rule knowledge

Tom
Tom
Reply to  plopes808
3 years ago

While I was a bit of a D!% in my response to you. I wasn’t really trying to come off that way. It is just very frustrating (for me at least), when there are things that happen on the field and I wonder what the heck is going on. I look up the rules. With all the changes that are being made and no one that I know is going to be able to stick to knowing them. I apologize I wasn’t trying to come off as D!%ish as I did.

plopes808
plopes808
Reply to  plopes808
3 years ago

It won’t let me reply back to you but just so you know, it’s all good bro. It takes a lot more than that to offend me, I just responded with a little bit of sarcasm to get the point across haha

plopes808
plopes808
3 years ago

You also left out the biggest disappointment of the game…

we didn’t get to see Vinny Curry or Beau Allen get a sack =(

scubog
scubog
3 years ago

Biggest disappointment for me was in the stands that were occupied by far too many fans wearing green. It’s absolutely mind-boggling to me that our season pass members, who own the rights to those seats, are so willing to sell them for a few dollars instead of supporting their team. Of course, those Eagle fans probably didn’t “fly” here from eastern Pa.; they mostly live right here in sunny Florida. Look for more of the same on Monday night when my hometown Steelers take over our “home” turf. Sad!

Horse
Horse
Reply to  scubog
3 years ago

Scu, sad to say NFL, as other sports (except basketball), American market ratings are dropping. The older sports fans are dying and the younger people are being entertained elsewhere.

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Horse
3 years ago

There’s other factors involved, more so than older fans dying.

makski
makski
Reply to  scubog
3 years ago

We don’t have enough season ticket holders to fill the stands. Most of the Eagle fans are just buying tickets online for the game. Yeah, some season ticket holders might sell some games that they can’t make it to, but most are probably just purchased online as soon as they go on sale to opposing fans if they know they are coming down for the game. Plus, just like the Rays, some of our season ticket holders might even be fans of the teams where they used to live, and even though they support the Bucs, they are fans of… Read more »

drdneast
drdneast
3 years ago

Matador, I think you are one of those people I was referring to on another post who could rent out the empty space between your ears. Benenoch held an All Pro DT to one sack and helped give Fitzpatrick a clean pocket to make all his magic and you think he would fly free on the waiver wire. Not only that, but this is only his second year playing the guard position. Last year be even started at the right tackle position. Where and how some of you armchair GM’s base your opinions from iis truly puzzling. SCUBOG, I hear… Read more »

Tom
Tom
Reply to  drdneast
3 years ago

drdneast….. You almost had me hitting like on your post, until you took football and made it political. Damn bro. Just keep it about football.

bucjoe
bucjoe
Reply to  drdneast
3 years ago

With the oft-repeated “America first” I would think ANY patriotic American would think Trump’s loyalty is perfectly clear to America, unlike Obama who immediately went on an “apology tour” for past American actions as soon as he was elected.

tnew
tnew
3 years ago

I’ve got to take umbrage to Benenoch and Dotson being on this list. For them to do what they did, in that heat given their assignment was pretty good. Far from disappointing. I can find more fault on our D-line (even tho they did pressure the QB), LBs (running game still looked effective)and secondary (eagles receiving corps is thin) than the o-line The kicker… no doubt.