5 changes Buccaneers still need to make to get season back on track

Snapping the losing streak is one thing, but continuing the turnaround is another.
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2. Bench Ryan Neal

If you asked any Bucs fan the question, "Who has been the worst player in Tampa Bay this season?" you would get the same answer from 99 percent of those fans. It is pretty easy to see that safety Ryan Neal is one of the major detriments to this defense and this team as a whole.

In coverage, there might not be a worse safety in all of football. There have been three separate games this season where Neal has allowed a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3 when targeted. In fact, he's allowed a minimum rating of 104.2 in every single game this season, aside from the only game he wasn't targeted.

Neal is consistently giving up chunk plays. The sad part is, he has only seemed to get worse as the season has gone on. If you asked Pro Football Focus, that's the verdict. He's been getting worse and worse in coverage, statistically, as the season has progressed.

One of the most hilarious parts? Neal has only been flagged for one penalty all year. That's about the only positive you can say about his play thus far. It's time to bench Neal, period.