Buccaneers newcomer can tip the scales in first game

Cole Beasley, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Cole Beasley, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

The Buccaneers are going to be short on most of their starting receivers against the Packers. Newcomer Cole Beasley needs to step up.

The receivers left a lot to be desired for the Buccaneers in their matchup against the Saints last weekend. The game did end in a win, but two receiving touchdowns for the Bucs through two weeks is not nearly enough.

The modern NFL is based on passing offenses. The teams that pass the ball the best are usually the ones still playing at the end of the season, and the Bucs have to be better in this regard to stay one of the best teams in the NFL.

Part of the reason why the Buccaneers have been so boring on offense has been due to rampant injuries, but anyone who payed attention during the preseason shouldn’t be surprised by this.

Injuries are going to be a problem, and the Bucs can’t let that completely change how they will play the game. Passes still need to come, but it makes sense that the team wasn’t thrilled with how their players (like Scotty Miller) played last week.

This is why the addition of Cole Beasley made so much sense.

Beasley isn’t physically imposing like a Mike Evans or a Julio Jones, but he does have a skillset that will work well with Tampa’s quick game in the passing attack. The veteran receiver has shown sure hands and a quality penchant for running routes, especially during his time in Buffalo,

While it might be too much expect Beasley to be an x-factor in his first game with the team after joining in the middle of the week, the newcomer could bring a positive change that will push the offense in the right way and set the passing attack up for more success in Week 4.

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