Time to Get Healthy
In my personal opinion, the greatest thing the Bucs need to improve upon is health. Yes, health.
As we saw in this past Monday’s game, the Bucs were playing with backups across the board. A good amount of undrafted rookies and newbies were thrown into the fire… and why is that? Health. Without running back Doug Martin and fullback/tight end Luke Stocker, the offense has looked more than one-dimensional. Unless Jacquizz Rodger’s heroics can show up week in and week out, forcing the ball to Mike Evans will leave opponent’s defenses drooling.
Even on our defense there has been issues with health. William Gholston was the only healthy starting defensive lineman going into Carolina. That’s terrible. Robert Ayers and Gerald McCoy are needed if the Bucs want to salvage a successful season. Let us hope that this bye week the Bucs are focusing on rehab to get the stars back in line.