Sep 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) reacts during introductions prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Power Rankings: Ranking The Best Players on the Bucs' Roster - Week 2

The top five players in this week’s edition of the Buccaneers’ Power Rankings all play defense. This should not be surprising as the defense has carried the Buccaneers’ lackluster offense to two come from behind fourth quarters, only to see the lead tragically slip away.

The biggest gainer this week goes to Demar Dotson followed closely by Dekoda Watson. Josh Freeman continues to fall, as does Da’Quan Bowers. But the biggest drop goes to Mike Williams, as he simply can’t stay away from the killer penalties.

Previous Rankings: Pre | P1 | P2 | P3 | P4 | W1

Rank Player Synopsis Change
1 Gerald McCoy Yet again, shows his dominance play after play.
2 Darrelle Revis The island is back. Once his conditioning returns fully, he’ll rise up one more. ↑1
3 Lavonte David Two weeks, two dominant games. Poor guy is going to have to deal with that play for a while though ↑4
4 Mason Foster That pick six was out of this world. Should have been a game winner too. ↑1
5 Dashon Goldson Keep your head up. We need Goldson out on the field. He’s a leader, and it shows. ↓1
6 Vincent Jackson His big play that would have kept him in the top five was called back. Mike’s fall shows it. ↓4
7 Doug Martin He’s back. Muscle Hamster was excellent against the Saints. Wish they gave him one more carry on 4th and 3 ↑3
8 Mark Barron Not his best game, but he gets a break for having to deal with Graham all day.
9 Donald Penn Back to back solid performances, but unfortunately until Freeman gets going, Penn’s ranking is going to suffer. ↓3
10 Carl Nicks Welcome back. Now let’s see him get through a whole game. ↓1
11 Dekoda Watson Surprisingly having a solid start to the year. He’s no Foster or David, but he’s very good. ↑5
12 Adrian Clayborn Made the second biggest play of the day, but was called for hitting too hard. ↑3
13 Josh Freeman Come on man. Let’s go. QB should not be number 13. ↓2
14 Akeem Spence Looks like a seasoned vet out there, rather than the rookie that he is. ↓2
15 Demar Dotson Excellent game against the Saints. Best performance he’s had as a starter. ↑6
16 Jeremy Zuttah Still showing up well in run blocking. ↓2
17 Jonathan Casillas Plays well on special teams and plays well when on the defense. Can’t ask for much more.
18 Davin Joseph Still not sure he’s quite back to old form. We need him to get there.
19 Leonard Johnson Poor guy will keep getting picked on and picked on. He’s holding up alright, but that Colston play was killer.
20 Johnthan Banks Similar to Johnson, he’s going to be targeted, he’s doing fine with it so far.
21 Mike Williams Penalties, penalties, penalties. He’s a WR, this has to stop. ↓8
22 Gabe Carimi Not doing the worst job, but I hope to see him out of here as Nicks returns. ↑1
23 Da’Quan Bowers Still not there. Where did all that raw talent go? ↑1
24 Ahmad Black Stupid penalty changed everything. He played very well on defense and special teams all game. ↑1
25 Kevin Ogletree Touchdown is the only reason he’s here. Was useless the rest of the afternoon. ↑1

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