Tampa Bay Buccaneers Best and Worst: Week 1 vs. New Orleans Saints

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The Worst Thing in Week 1

  • It’s close, but we’ve got to go with the offensive line

You could make an argument for several things being considered the ‘worst of the week,’ including the pick-six that we’ll get to in a moment, but in the end we elected to go with the offensive line performance simply because it was prevalent throughout the entire game.

The Buccaneers gave up three sacks and there were seven QB hits. Pass-protection, especially from Donovan Smith, was a major issue.

But it wasn’t just pass-protection, either.

The offensive line didn’t get any type of a push and that resulted in the Bucs being able to rush for just 86 yards (3.3 YPC).

That unit has to improve and there’s really no other way around it.