Buccaneers Game Grades: 2017 Week 6 loss to Arizona Cardinals
On the Monday leading up to this week’s game, the Buccaneers hosted six kickers for a workout. The Buccaneers decided to bring back place kicker Patrick Murray.
Murray was used one other time during the game. His lone extra point attempt. The Bucs are desperate for a reliable kicker but showed no signs of trusting their new one on Sunday. I do understand that the Bucs played catch up the entire game, but this game would’ve been as good as ever to try your new player out.
Tampa Bay’s punter, Bryan Anger, continues to do his job very well. Of his four punts, three were within the 20 yard line. He averaged 38.5 yards per kick, a bit lower from last week, and his long was 45. Anger continues to be a weapon on this Buccaneers team week in and week out.
The coverage team has been playing well throughout these past five games. The lone kick return on the Arizona side of the ball was for 28 yards from the end zone.
Now that this game is behind us, the Buccaneers need to make some much needed adjustments if they want to win some of these next five road games. The schedule is not on the side of the Bucs down the stretch and playing to their potential should be priority number one.
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