On Sunday, the Buccaneers absolutely DEMOLISHED the Chicago Bears 29-7. The last time the Buccaneers won a home opener was back in 2012! The Bucs offense was ok, but being it was a big game for the Buccaneers after Hurricane Irma came through, I thought they did a good job. Now on the other side of the Ball, the defense, was LIGHTS OUT!
The Buccaneers defense had only sacked Mike Glennon once, but they did force two fumbles. The single sack came from 2nd-year player Noah Spence, who also forced a fumble on the play. Spence’s forced fumble led to a Jacquizz Rodgers 1-yard touchdown run. Rookie running back Tarik Cohen decided to pick up a bouncing punt and converted cornerback Ryan Smith forces Cohen to fumble and the Bucs recover.
In the second quarter, Robert McClain intercepted Glennon and took it 47 yards for the touchdown. That was McClain’s first pick-6. Kwon Alexander also intercepted Glennon and ran it back 22 yards. Later in the game, Kwon and David ended up leaving due to minor injuries. Both are fine and aren’t expected to miss any time. The Buccaneers had 61 total tackles on defense, 52 of those was solo tackles, which means the defense knows how to tackle!
We all know the Bears aren’t a super talented team, but the Buccaneers also didn’t have a full practice week either because of Hurricane Irma. That defense Sunday looked as good as the Super Bowl team in 2002. All three levels on defense looked like they were hungry! If they come out playing like that every week, no offense has a chance!