One of the biggest things to help change the losing culture in Tampa Bay has been the push to become a family. Every week we hear our Captain, Jameis Winston, talk about how when you play as a family, you can achieve anything. With 4 wins in a row, we are starting to see our Buccaneers believe in this.
When a family member is having a rough time or is down and out; What do we do? We pick them up and help them get through whatever it is they are struggling with. There were a few instances of this in last weeks 28-21 win against the Chargers.
In the first half, we lost Cecil Shorts to a devastating knee injury and Adam Humphries was knocked out of the game with a concussion. Freddie Martino stepped up and made a huge impact becoming a hero of sorts with a few big first down catches. He finished with 56 yards on 4 catches and gave Winston another reliable target to get the ball to.
And last but not least, Keith Tandy was filling in for an injured Chris Conte and filled in quite nicely. Tandy finished the game with 5 total tackles, a pass defense, and a huge interception in the end zone on the Chargers final drive to end their chances of tying the game.
Our Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shown that they can be a family and that no matter if someone gets injured or someone is having an off day, there will always be a brother there to have your back.