4 Buccaneers that need more playing time in the playoffs
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers are close to making the playoffs for the first time in over a decade, and these players need to see the field more if the Bucs want success.
The long wait in Tampa Bay is about to be over. Numbers favor the Buccaneers in almost every scenario to make the playoffs this year, ending one of the most prolonged playoff droughts in the NFL.
The Buccaneers are in a great situation to make the playoffs, but finding success there is another story. Tampa Bay has struggled during their closer matchups this year, and they’ll need to step it up if they want to make the most of their opportunity.
The best way for the Buccaneers to improve their playoff odds is to get the following players more involved.
This should come as a surprise to no one. The Buccaneers have the best top-three receiver group in the NFL, but that trio leaves one of the most efficient targets on the bench. Tampa Bay rarely uses more than three receivers at a time, making Scotty Miller the odd man out.
Even though Antonio Brown is one of the best receivers in the NFL, leaving Miller on the bench hurts the offense.
Tom Brady is inexplicably far more relaxed and accurate when Miller is on the field, and he will need one of his favorite targets at the ready if he hopes to replicate his prior post-season success with his new team.