These Buccaneers need to step it up if they want to keep their jobs.
The preseason opener was far from perfect for the Buccaneers. A loss to the Bengals is never something to remain complacent about, but a loss in the preseason doesn’t really sting.
As long as the players are getting reps and developing, the coaching staff should be more than happy.
Numerous players stood out on the Bucs for good reasons, but there were also several that dropped the ball. One game doesn’t decide a player’s future, but the following players may find themselves trying to crawl out of a hole over the coming weeks if they want to keep their job.
We’ve all known this day was coming for Griffin for months now. After the Bucs drafted Kyle Trask, it seemed next to impossible for Griffin to retain his spot on the active roster after years of being a practice player.
Griffin has given a lot to the Buccaneers in practice and as an extra set of eyes for Tom Brady, but he was outplayed by every other quarterback on the field last night. Griffin doesn’t pop when he’s in the game and also doesn’t bring enough as a future starter, and with Kyle Trask to develop instead, it seems next to impossible for Griffin to remain on the active roster in 2021.