Buccaneers need to consider tough cut to save offense

Russell Gage, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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The Buccaneers might be without all of their best wide receivers, but that still doesn’t mean that what they have is good enough.

The Buccaneers have been one of the worst offenses in the NFL to start the season. This absolutely can not continue.

Offense rules the modern NFL. Fans can chant “defense wins championships” all they want-it doesn’t make the phrase any less antiquated in a league that has molded nearly every facet of the contest in the favor of offensive players.

Sure, game like the Super Bowl against the Chiefs can happen from time to time, but teams without great offenses usually don’t make it there in the first place.

The Buccaneers are dealing with some lousy injury luck for the time being. Will it change? That much remains to be seen, but it is fair to say what Tampa has isn’t working, and that should have the team considering a cut.

The Bucs receivers as a whole have left a lot to be desired, but Scotty Miller stands alone among the rest as the worst through the first three games (two for him with being inactive in the first game

Miller has four receptions on 13 targets. This catch rate is impossibly-bad, but it is hard to say it is surprising after we all saw something similar from Miller during the preseason.

The Bucs chose to overlook the terrible preseason and keep Miller, but that doesn’t mean they can’t reverse that decision now. Miler has been terrible, shows next to no chemistry with Tom Brady, and has been an active drain on the offense. A kicker would probably get cut for a level of play like that.

Miller is partially protected from getting cut due to the injuries at the position, but that still doesn’t mean that he should be on the field over a guy like Deven Thompkins or even a free agent.

It might seem dramatic, but Scotty Miller is holding the Buccaneers back on offense. One way or another, the team can’t allow this to continue.

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