Jameis Winston handed in his best performance of the season. Once again, Winston was turnover free and passed for 297 yards and two Touchdowns. Why isn’t Jameis Winston up for rookie of the week, once more? Doug Martin ran for 136 yards continuing his 100-yard game streak and WR Mike Evans had 8 catches for 164 yards and collected his first touchdown of the season. Those achievements help put together a 24-7 lead in the first half. Then everything came to a screeching halt. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers became a no-show in the second the half and earned its second-largest disintegration in franchise history. This debacle in Washington is eerily reminiscent of that Monday Night Football game, in which the Indianapolis Colts came from behind to score 28 points in the 4th quarter and ultimately a win in overtime. The coaching staff’s bad play calling failed to stop the Redskin’s slant routes or stop the onside kick leading us into the upsetting loss to the Washington Redskins.
“Bucs fans have a right to be upset with Lovie Smith. But it would be foolish not to keep the guy who coached his team to a 24-0 lead in the first half Sunday against the Redskins. ‘ That football team that played that first half, we’re that team,’ Smith said Monday. ‘ We’re also, unfortunately, that team that played in the second half,’ Smith said. Believe it or not, the buzzards aren’t circling and Smith’s seat is not heating up, even after Sunday’s horrific tent folding by the Bucs in the nation’s capital.” – Reported by Rick Stroud
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