Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Good, Bad, and Ugly vs 49ers
The NFL season began yesterday. Just like with the college level some teams are wondering what the heck happened. Some of the teams are supposed to have promising seasons. Others know that they are looking forward to the 2020 NFL draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a team that was in the middle. They brought in a new head coach in Bruce Arians. Arians have worked his magic everywhere he has been. The Buccaneers needed magic after having back to back 5-11 seasons. The 2019 season seemed promising at the start for a team that could get a few wins before the toughest part of schedule began. They welcomed the San Francisco 49ers to Raymond James Stadium. This was one of the games that the Buccaneers should have won. Well here is the good, bad and ugly for the 49ers vs Buccaneers.
The Good: 49ers Defense
I know that the San Francisco 49ers defense gave up 295 total yards. On the other hand, they forced five turnovers. They had three interceptions and one fumble. Two of those interceptions were pick-sixes. At the end of the 49ers won the game by 14-points so these two interceptions help the 49ers win. The defense also had 3 sacks. Now the Buccaneers out gain the 49ers. They also nearly were close in time of possession. The 49ers only had the ball eight seconds longer. All of the turnovers came at key moments on Buccaneer drives. They were the difference and helping the 49ers be one-0 instead of 0-one.
The Bad: Winston 3 interceptions
Now Winston has a lot of pressure on him. He is trying to become the first Buccaneer quarterback to get a second contract. Winston has little to no running game through the first four years. Yesterday, on the other hand, he couldn’t use that excuse. They rushed for 121 yards and Ronald Jones and Peyton Barber both had decent games. His decision making was horrible. Winston is still holding the ball longer than he should be. On both of the interceptions that were returned for touchdowns were his fault. The one at the end of the game cost the Buccaneers the game and most don’t know who he was throwing the ball too. If he is going to do this in the feature it will cost the Buccaneers many games and they might be drafting another quarterback in the 2020 draft.
The Ugly: 2 Pick Sixes
Yes, this is stated this many times above. This happened to be the reason that Buccaneers lost. This was a game that the Buccaneers should have won. Due to Jameis Winston lack to reading defenses, it cost the Buccaneers the game. Many will say that it the lack of blocking by the offensive line or receivers not running correct routes. This has been happening now for the last four years. Now the Buccaneers travel to Raleigh to play the Panthers. The Buccaneers should have another winnable game on their hands. That is if they stop making dumb mistakes and turnovers. Winston will have to get better moving forward if the Buccaneers want to win more games this season.
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