The signal caller
The last standout among the first team for the Buccaneers was the leader of their offense, quarterback Jameis Winston. In his one drive against the Steelers last night, Winston went five-of-six passing for 40 yards and a touchdown to wide out Chris Godwin on a screen play.
His one miss was a bit of an overthrow on a deep ball, which is completely acceptable in Bruce Arians’ style of offense. He would rather Winston overthrow a receiver than underthrow and have the chance that a ball could get intercepted; overall a solid showing for Winston.
The most promising aspect about Winston’s performance last night, was that he limited the turnovers and did not throw an interception against the Steelers last night. If the opening night of the preseason is an indication of how the Buccaneers’ offense will operate, then we may be in for a wild ride when the pewter and red takes the field in 2019.
Beyond the first team, the Buccaneers saw stand out performances from tight end Tanner Hudson and wide receiver as well. In the following weeks, the Buccaneers hope to see some deeper players making more of an impact for them in their second game next week against the Miami Dolphins.