The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell short in their first week, but that is done, and the team has moved on. Here are some players that are looking for redemption.
It is extremely difficult for a team, surrounded by months of hype, to take a disastrous loss in the first week of the NFL season. People were already penciling the Buccaneers in as Super Bowl contenders, and to lose week one versus a division rival hurts.
The fault for the loss falls on no one specific on the roster, and the players and coaching staff alike need to make some massive improvements before the matchup with the Carolina Panthers in Week two.
Fortunately for the Buccaneers, hiccups do happen all the time on NFL teams, and even Super Bowl-caliber teams lose games. Tampa Bay mostly beat themselves with penalties and other mental errors, and those should be the easiest to fix during the week.
While the overwhelming consensus was that the Bucs had made massive improvements on both sides of the ball via the draft and free agency, there were still several players that fell short when it mattered most.
Here are three players that will be on the hunt for redemption this week.