The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a massive win against the Los Angeles Rams. Here is who won our gold, silver, and bronze medals in the win for the Buccaneers.
Revenge is a dish best served cold, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were in the mood for something frosty. After the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Buccaneers in both the 2021 regular season and then the divisional round of the playoffs in spectacular fashion, the stage was set for a bit of vengeance.
The Bucs needed this win, and ripping the hearts out of the Rams and the fans they may have was the best way to get there given the recent history. It also was a much-needed triumph because now we’re able to pick back up with our three medalists now that the Buccaneers appear to be steering the ship in the right direction. So let’s get to it, but first some honorable mentions.
Honorable Mentions: Carlton Davis, Sean Murphy-Bunting, Keanu Neal, Jake Camarda
The secondary of the Buccaneers may have gotten their usual dose of Cooper Kupp, but other than that they were pretty stout. Keanu Neal’s ten tackles (six solos) led the Buccaneers and trailed only Bobby Wagner’s 13 total from leading all players in the game. Second and third place in tackles were the six total (five solos) and five total (four solos) from cornerbacks Carlton Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting respectively. Both also added tackles for a loss, which came up big. Sure, there is still work to be done, but with the emergence of Neal and the re-emergence of Murphy-Bunting, the secondary is trending in the right direction.
Jake Camarda easily could have won a medal, and honestly probably should have since his foot in the battle for field position was a huge factor in the game, but with the breakout/re-breakout of our winners, our hands, or feet were tied. Camarda’s day on the podium will eventually come.
Now for the medal winners.
Buccaneers Bronze Medalist: Cade Otton
Don’t look now, but the Buccaneers may have a ballplayer on their hands at tight end. A lot was made about the departure of Rob Gronkowski, and how the Bucs prepared as such, but it looks like they may have something with Otton.
Cade Otton was the Buccaneers leading pass-catcher with five catches for 68 yards. Of course, he also added a touchdown at the end of the game that of course was the game-winner, it what arguably the biggest touchdown of the season to this point.
Time will tell what the Bucs have in their rookie tight end. If he keeps this trajectory though, then they will be just fine at tight end (and perhaps a more decorated medal collection for Otton to boot). You tell us what’s more significant.