Games 13-16 (0-4) Overall record: 3-13
Thankfully, the Buccaneers 2018 Madden season has come to an end. The team was demolished by the Saints, Ravens, Cowboys and Falcons. Tampa Bay lost by a combined 70 points during the four-game span.
- Jameis Winston didn’t step up and finished the year with 20TDs/13INTs and completed just 57 percent of his passes.
- Lavonte David was in the top-five for Defensive Player of the Year honors.
- Ronald Jones had a brutal rookie season averaging 2.9 yards per carry and just two touchdowns.
- Chris Godwin finished just shy of a 1,000-yard season and Mike Evans was yet again a top-ten receiver with 1,189 yards on the year.
- Carlton Davis was third in the Rookie of the Year award voting. He started all 16 games and intercepted three passes.
- Lavonte David was a monster in 2018. He picked off three passes, forced five fumbles and racked up 151 total tackles.
Could Madden put together a worse scenario for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? The team was equally inept on both sides of the ball.
While Winston continued to pile up the turnovers through the air, Tampa’s running backs managed nothing on the ground for the entire season. Defensively, Tampa couldn’t stop the run. All of the money invested into the defensive line was for naught.
If the Bucs struggle this mightily in real life, this could mean the end to not only the Dirk Koetter era but the Winston era as well.
A season like may change the course of the franchise for years to come. Despite the Buccaneers poor 2017 campaign, the organization has built a roster to win now. There isn’t any time to let Winston develop or play young players.
Sadly, the Buccaneers are in a extremely tough situation. Their franchise quarterback is suspended and they face some of the league’s best teams to open the season. Consider the fact that they play in the best division in football? There’s a lot to be concerned about.
Of course, this is just a video game and has nothing to do with the Buccaneers play on the field but it does bring forth a legitimate scenario.
Hopefully, this simulation got the 2018 Buccaneers season all wrong.