Buccaneers Gold Medalist: Mike Edwards
Admittedly, it was a bit of a tall task to find a gold medalist for this particular Bucs game. That being the case, someone had to take it, and that brings us to Mike Edwards. While it’s true that Edwards may not have had a pick or a pick-six which he’s become known for, but that doesn’t mean Edwards didn’t have an impact.
Edwards lead all Buccaneers with 13 total tackles (one short of the game-high for both teams) but also lead all players on both teams with nine solo tackles. The safety was also able to add a tackle for a loss on his stat sheet and was always around the ball. Of course, he was around the ball regardless of how far downfield it was, which will often happen when a safety is leading the team in tackles.
Still, this defense has absolutely proved its legitimacy, and their effort should be highlighted with one of the players getting the gold. Hopefully, when the offense of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get their horses back, it’ll lead to offensive production we’ve grown used to, wins, and/or an offensive player finally taking home our gold medal. One thing at a time though.
Buccaneers Pewter Plank Medal Count:
Gold: Antoine Winfield Jr., The Defense, Mike Edwards – 1
Silver: Leonard Fournette, Brandon Walton, Russell Gage – 1
Bronze: Devin White, Mike Evans, Logan Hall – 1