The Buccaneers (2-5) suffered another excruciating loss on Sunday when they took on the Carolina Panthers (5-3) in Raymond James stadium. As usual there were some players that came out individually as winners, but many more that came out as losers.
We’re back again with another edition of winners and losers, and like the majority of weeks thus far, it’s not going to be a happy one. Most Buccaneer players were either bad or mediocre, particularly on offense. The defense wasn’t perfect and couldn’t get pressure on Cam Newton, but they played well enough to win and much better than they have over the last few weeks.
The surest sign of a bad team is one that can’t play strong offense and defense in the same game consistently, and that’s the Buccaneers right now. When the offense gets going, the defense can’t get stops, and when the defense managed to slow down Cam Newton and the Panthers, their offense couldn’t answer the call. Some how, some way the Buccaneers find ways to lose every week. Let’s try to dissect a few of the issues, and even fewer of the non-issues.