Week 10 Grades for Buccaneers Win Over Chicago Bears
Did the Buccaneers start any linebackers against the Bears?
The dynamic duo of Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander combined for just seven tackles on the day and David had the lone tackle for a loss for the entire unit.
Daryl Smith didn’t record a single statistic, but did contribute greatly to the pick-six by Chris Conte in the first half.
On Noah Spence’s strip sack of Jay Cutler, Alexander came away with the recovery, making it the best play made by this group on the day.
Perhaps more credit should be given to reputation and lack of challenge as the Bears very seldomly looked to the middle part of the field as Alexander and David routinely made sure there was no opening for crossing or settling receivers in their areas.
Still, the lack of impact plays made by the group, and the 100-yards rushing on just 15 carries speaks to an ineffective day for the normally dominate unit, and a disappointing day despite the big victory.