The final preseason game for the Buccaneers was a bit of an eyesore for the most part. It was mostly because the Redskins took this game as an opportunity to give their starters one more day of preparation for the regular season. The Buccaneers, on the other hand, took the exact opposite approach. The Buc’s chose to rest the majority of their starters on offense, and all of their starters on defense.
It appeared easy for the Redskins to get a 17-3 lead before the first half. Their offense was hard to stop, and the Buccaneer’s offense couldn’t get things going. The Buc’s converted 1-14 of their 3rd downs and were forced to punt most of the game. What made matters worse is that with all the talent they have in the backfield, they were only able to rush for 76 yards on 22 carries. They young quarterbacks handed out turnovers, and overthrew their receivers the entire game.