Tampa Bay was destroyed at home by Baltimore, 48-17, and there really aren’t any Buccaneers worthy of putting on this list. But for the sake of this article, here are some of the Bucs players whose play wasn’t as terrible as others.
MOST IMPRESSIVE BUCCANEERS VS. RAVENS
QB Mike Glennon
He certainly didn’t play well to start the game, evidenced by beginning the game completing 1-of-9 passes for 25 yards and an interception, but Glennon was under duress for most of the game. After allowing just one sack in each of the last two games, the Bucs’ offensive line played poorly and surrendered five sacks and a whopping 15 QB pressures. After a first half in which he completed 8-of-20 passes (40 percent) for 109 yards, Glennon improved as the game went on and finished completing 24-of-44 passes (54.5 percent) for a season-high 314 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. It wasn’t his best performance at all, but Glennon kept fighting and put up some respectable stats – albeit too late to make a difference.
WR Louis Murphy
Murphy led the Bucs in catches (seven) and yards (72) and a touchdown, his second of the season. Murphy and Tampa Bay’s receivers struggled to get open in the first quarter, but created separation towards the end of the second quarter and in the second half.
WR Vincent Jackson
Jackson’s 33-yard reception was the longest of the game for Tampa Bay and sparked the offense in the second quarter. Jackson finished the game with four catches for 66 yards, but failed to get both feet in bounds at the Baltimore 1-yard line in the second quarter.
WR Mike Evans
The team’s first-round pick in 2014 had a nice return to action after missing last week’s game with a groin injury. Evans caught four passes for 55 yards (13.8 avg.) and had two big plays with a 17-yard touchdown and a 25-yard catch. The touchdown was Evans’ second of his career and his second in as many games.
TE Austin-Seferian Jenkins
The rookie tight end had his best game as a pro, catching four passes for 58 yards, including a career-long 30-yarder. Seferian-Jenkins had a tough game last week in New Orleans with two drops and a facemask penalty, but rebounded and had a decent bounce-back game against Baltimore.
LB Lavonte David
David might have had his worst game of the season, being out of position in pass defense a couple of times, but he still lead the team in tackles with 14 tackles (10 solo) and one tackle for loss.
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Most impressive? How about nothing. Evans drops a pass right in his mitts. That’s certainly not impressive – to me anyway.
I hate this insistance of PR to get to 5 impressive players when it clearly isn’t warranted. If players are impressive, then list them. If there aren’t 5, so be it, or at least change the name of the article to the Least Disappointing if you insist on listing 5 players after efforts like this, which, unfortunately, are becoming too commonplace.
Technically it is always titled “most impressive” which would imply out of the active players who was most impressive not necessarily impressive compared to each persons perspective 🙂
How did Glennon make this list? Glennon still played poorly when there wasn’t pressure in the first half. After he threw 1st INT, there was a 2nd INT that was dropped by the defender. On that play he dropped back but never stepped back up into the pocket and let the DE’s go behind him which caused the errant throw. He then threw the ball at the feet of a RB before pressure arrived. He also ran out of bounds instead of throwing the ball away for a 4 yard loss. The Ravens didn’t have all of their starters on the field in the latter part of the 2nd half with contributed to Glennon’s success. Glennon didn’t have a disappointing day, but it certainly wasn’t impressive. Today is an example of one of two problems I have with Glennon; he can’t cope with pressure as well as other NFL QB’s. He didn’t see much pressure the last two games and I don’t think we’ll be able to protect him well enough in the future for us to win a Super Bowl. The other problem is he rarely throws accurately outside the numbers.
bro there was pressure in Glennon’s face the whole entire game what are you talking about? The first half was ten times worse than the second with the pressure. He can’t cope with pressure? how many qb’s would cope with it when there is 3 massive dl/lb’s in your face within 3 seconds?
I have to agree. I’ve said before that I feel comfortable with glennon and I still do. That offensive line was beyond offensive. Suggs wasn’t even getting touched half the time. The shear number of hurries and quarterback hits was staggering. We are all on here for our opinions so I never knock anyone for there’s. I said to my brother, while sitting through another dissappointing performance,Glennon would get his knock for this. Say what you will, but I believe he’s better than people give him credit for. I’ll be there with my twin for our first time at the stadium against the vikings. This season is a bust, but I’ll be there rooting for a win. Go Bucs!!
What is your beef with Glennon? I like reading your posts but this thing you have with Glennon is confusing me. Ok, I get that people may not be sold on him as a franchise QB but he played well. Dude, he passed for over 300 yds and only 1 int! By your post I conclude you were ok with the other people on the list. In my view IF anyone made the list it was Glennon. When is the last time a Bucs QB threw for over 300 yds consecutively??
I sometimes wonder if I am watching a different game that others, if I am looking at the team as a whole Glennon was definitely one of the most impressive, despite play the play calling not being changed to get the ball out of his hands due to pressure he not the coaching adapted to step up and create time and deliver the ball down field. Despite the pressure he was poised and competitive, way more so than the defense. If we had half a clue on the other side of the ball we would be a real team.
Yes its always Glennon’s fault
I didn’t think he played defense
That might have been worse than the Atlanta game since they were at home and healthiest they had been in a while. That was a pathetic game and I don’t think anyone other than Murphy, and Jackson belonged on the list. Glennon was decent but far from impressive. I don’t blame him for the all of it for sure though. No protection, very poor play calling, but he also held ball way to long at times and made it impossible to block that long. You know it’s bad when you can’t really honestly find five people that were impressive!
I’m most impressed with Scubog and the rest of the Buccaneer fans who stayed until the last second ticked off the game clock. As far as a player or two who impressed I tend to go with who I noticed. On this day, they were few and far between. I do see the talent of LB David, DT McCoy, WR Jackson, WR Evans and TE Jenkins but did their play make us go “Wow”? we have way too many players who are virtually invisible. It’s like picking out the prettiest girl in an Ugliest Girl contest. She’s not a looker….she’s just less ugly.
Well said, I left at halftime which is my first ever leaving that early. You must have some consecutive streak on not leaving early because honestly, it is almost insane to go through that kind of torture when you can spend your time doing better things..lol.
I was there til end and every other game I go to
If Glennon had started that game for the Ravens instead of the Bucs, he would’ve carved us up too, just like every Q.B. we’ve played so far. Funny thing is as bad as our defense is, Lovie insists on deferring the opening kick off!! Check the stats Lovie, we’ve lost all 15 games that the opponent has scored first!! Yet you want to trot that unit on to the field to start the game, your crazy. How bout them Browns, new coach, new system, they’re playing good. Excuses are like A holes, the Bucs have a team full of them.
I agree with Scubog. Poor drafting in the past has shown it’s ugly head.
It was impressive that the Bucs came out of the locker room at halftime!
Might get some hate for saying this, but I don’t care about how many tackles a player has, how many slash, or game changing plays do they make. David needs to be that player in this defense, and the fact is, he’s not. An impressive player needs to make plays, rather then just make tackles. For all the accolades David, and McCoy get for being the best, WLB, and 3 tackle it’s not showing up. These two have been on all past defenses that have sucked the last four years, no matter what the scheme, or who the coach. Sapp, with Brooks, turned the culture in Tampa with their leadership, and play. McCoy, and David, not so much.
Five players on offense,that’s a joke. Game was over in the first quarter. The Ravens sat their starters in the second half and you put these offensive players on the most impressive list? We were shutout in the first half 38-0! How does anyone make a most impressive list with a spanking like that?
Making tackles IS making plays! Also Sapp and Brooks didn’t turn the Bucs around immediately, nor did they play under so many different coaches and in so many different systems. Also, don’t forget that McCoy is playing with a broken hand.
Bucjoe, more excuses. Did David have a sack, or an interception to turn the game around? Was one of his 14 tackles on third down to get the defense off the field? David,and McCoy have been on this team going on four years. Four losing years. Remember the second game under Gruden? We had lost our home opener, and were barely hanging on to the lead. Ravens drive down to about the ten for the winning score. Brooks picks off a pass to seal the victory. He would do that again to seal the superbowl win. That’s not David. Dude has been nowhere near the ball in the passing game. Lansanah has more picks from the strong side!! Makes a lot of tackles, yes. Game changing splash plays, no. That’s why he didn’t make the pro bowl. Picks, and sacks get you there. Making tackles on a defense that gives up 56, and 48 points doesn’t.
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