Buccaneers: 3 glaring weaknesses heading into Week 12

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Three glaring weaknesses for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into Week 12

At this point in the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers know what they do well and what they have to work on as we head down the stretch of the 2020 season.

The Buccaneers hold a 7-4 record through the first 11 games of the season and are currently in the thick of the wild-card race as we head down the stretch.

As we continue to prepare for this week’s upcoming matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs and much more, here’s a look at three glaring weaknesses that need to be addressed for Tampa Bay.

3. Offensive line & rushing attack

The offensive line has held up rather well at times this season, especially the interior of that group. Tristan Wirfs has also played consistently, but LT Donovan Smith has been hit-or-miss all season long and while the OL has looked decent, they haven’t gotten any kind of a push up-front in the rushing attack.

Though the Bucs have two very good running backs in Ronald Jones II and Leonard Fournette, they’ve been unable to get anything going on the ground and that’s going to have to change, at least to an extent.

In addition to Jones II and Fournette getting extra yardage on the ground, both guys have to improve on catching the ball out of the backfield.