Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3 impressive moments from Week 3 preseason game

1 of 4

Aug 29, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith looks on against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Just one week after seeing Dr. Jekyll, the Mr. Hyde side of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was on full display on Saturday in their 31-7 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

In their Week 2 match-up against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Buccaneers’ offense put their foot on the gas. This time around, it was the Browns’ defense who were the aggressors.

The Cleveland D put a lot of pressure on Jameis Winston, sacking the 2015 first overall pick four times, forcing him to make some rushed throws and giving us a terrible case of deja vu when it came to the Bucs’ offensive line.

It wasn’t pretty on the defensive side of the ball either. Josh McCown’s return to Raymond James Stadium was a success after going 17/23 with 117 passing yards and two touchdowns. Clearly, there is a lot for the team to work on as they head into Miami this Thursday to play their last preseason game against Dolphins.

Still, with all the bad moments, there were some good things to discuss. Once again, rookie Kwon Alexander showed why he deserves the starting middle linebacker spot and a higher overall rating in Madden NFL 16. Doug Martin continues his impressive preseason play with 40 rushing yards on nine carries and a touchdown.