It is usually difficult to find more than a handful of impressive players following a loss, and this week it was even more difficult. Still we were able to come up with three with only one viewing of the game. Take a look and see if you agree.

LB Lavonte David
David continues to be one of the few bright spots on this football team – on either side of the ball. David had another forced fumble on Sunday, stripping rookie running back Alvin Kamara with safety T.J. Ward recovering the loose ball. David added seven tackles, one pass breakup and one tackle for loss.

DE Robert Ayers
Ayers has struggled, like much of the defense this season, to make any impact and said earlier in the week he needed to be better. While it made little difference, Ayers was, abd led all linemen with five tackles and had the only sack of the day for the Buccaneers. On the sack Ayers also forced a fumble but the Saints were able to recover the ball.

RB Peyton Barber
While the stat line isn’t very impressive, Barber did something starter Doug Martin was unable to do, and that was gain positive yardage. The second-year back out of Auburn didn’t dance and followed his blocking (which wasn’t great) towards daylight, running north and south with conviction. Barber finished the game with 34 yards on 11 carries and added two catches for 20 yards.

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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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surferdudes
4 years ago

David impressive? I saw too many missed tackles from him today. Ayers, he got a sack, whooptie doo,blind mice find cheese once in awhile. Barber ran hard, makes you wonder why the genius in charge has had him buried on the bench. No Mark, there really is no need to do a most impressive list anymore this year.

Horse
Horse
4 years ago

The only Impressive I saw were the Inactives!

deeznuts
deeznuts
Reply to  Horse
4 years ago

I was gonna say the only impressive thing I saw was the bucs’ cheerleaders but you beat me to the punch line

Afrika
Afrika
4 years ago

What the hell is going on ???

bucballer
bucballer
4 years ago

I knew we were in for a long day when I saw Jamesis flashing them gang signs before the game…im just saying

bucballer
bucballer
4 years ago

Reminds me of the old Coach McKay quote… what do you think of your teams execution… to which Coach McKay replied,”I’m in favor of it!”

scubog
scubog
4 years ago

I expected to see a blank page. How about adding TE Luke Stocker for a rare TD catch and some decent blocking.

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
4 years ago

Suggestion to PR Staff – when the Bucs totally stink up the stadium as they did yesterday, don’t run a “most impressive” column. It is an insult to dumpster fires.

Jim
Jim
4 years ago

Got to agree, David not really that impressive but when compared to the rest of the team, he looked down right fantastic..