Every morning after the Bucs play, editor Josh Hill gives you a dose of analysis with the gift of hindsight, breaking down the good, the bad and the horribly ugly from yesterday’s game. Grab a warm glass of milk and get ready to take your shot of The Morning After Hill.
Doug Martin is and will be the talk of the NFL for the next week, and rightfully so. The rookie turned in a 251 yard performance that saw him score 4 times, setting a new Buccaneers franchise record for yards gained in a single game. But there was more that went on in Oakland that needs discussing, and not all of it is positive. Mike Williams and Vincent Jackson had a great day, but the Bucs almost lost the game, and that’s 100 percent on the defense.
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In this episode we discuss why this team is not a playoff team, but how that also means they won’t eventually become one. This team has a lot of growing to do before it’s even considered a playoff team, regardless of their 4-4 record. The defense is the Achilles heel on this team right now and the Bucs won’t be a success until it’s improved. There’s talent there and it will improve but let’s not rush the process and get ahead of ourselves.
So let’s do this, the good, the bad and the ugly from the Buccaneers 42-32 thrashing of the Oakland Raiders, their first win over the Raiders since their win in Super Bowl XXXVII.