Buccaneers: Preseason debut takeaways
By James Yarcho
There are plenty of things to talk about following the Buccaneers first preseason game, a 23-12 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
It wasn’t going to be perfect. This was the first time the new look Buccaneers saw action against a team with something other than a flag on the side of their helmet. There were some positives, some negatives, and Aguayo. Here’s the key thing to remember; relax.
We are all hyped for Buccaneers football. We’re all excited to see this team take the field and make a run towards the postseason – something we haven’t truly expected to happen in some time. There are plenty of fans out there that are quite simply overreacting to the events of the game.
Just take a breath. It was the first preseason game. Things were as vanilla as you could ask for and the final score was irrelevant. What did the final score tell everyone? The Bengals’ backups and bubble guys made more plays than the Bucs’ backups and bubble guys. Yes, depth is a key component, but the overall play of the backups wasn’t anything to become overly concerned about.
Let’s dive into some of the positive takeaways from Friday’s game.