Loser: Bucs secondary depth
There's no way to sugarcoat this, the Buccaneers secondary depth is a major cause for concern moving forward.
Somehow the team was able to weather the storm on Sunday, but the Bucs cannot continue to be so thin at such an important position as it continues to be ravaged by injuries. Both Jamel Dean and Derrek Pitts missed Sunday's win and safety Ryan Neal was lost less than five minutes into the game after suffering a concussion.
Tampa Bay came into the season with only five cornerbacks, and by the fourth game, it was already down to three healthy players. Twice the Bucs have been forced to rely on practice squad players to fill out depth, which is a recipe for disaster against good teams. We saw a glimpse of that on Monday night, when Jalen Hurts picked the Bucs secondary apart once injuries took their toll.
When it was unclear whether Davis or Dean would be healthy for Week 4, veteran William Jackson III was brought in for a workout. He wasn't signed to a deal but the Bucs might want to start thinking about potential solutions to their secondary depth problem before it becomes fatal at the wrong time. The Bucs are 3-1 and heading into bye week that should allow guys to get healthy, but that won't change how painfully thin they are at cornerback.
Getting Davis and Dean back to full health will be huge, but it won't fix a problem we've already watched flare up less than a quarter of the way through the season.