2023 NFL First Quarter Report: Here’s What’s Up with the Buccaneers


The National Football League (NFL) is already through the first quarter of the 2023 regular season. The schedule started September 7, 2023, and fans can expect the Super Bowl LVII on February 11, 2024, at the Allegiant Stadium, Nevada. This year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came back more vital than ever. As one of the top teams for this season, they’re one to look forward to. 

Team Stats

As of writing this article, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already made 68 first downs, with four attempts to move the ball across ten yards, with six being a penalty, the rushing was 20, and passing was 42. Moreover, their third down conversion is at 27/57, and fourth down is 2/2 with 1206 total offensive yards. Additionally, there’s an additional information you need to know:


  • Total Rushing Yards: 348
  • Total Passing Yards: 882
  • Sacks: 4
  • Field Goals: 9
  • Touchdowns: 1
  • Passing: 7
  • Defensive: 1
  • Turnover Ratio: 7


Placing your NFL bets on such a great team wouldn’t be too much of a risk. Although they’re not top, odds can easily change throughout the season. So, hopes are still high for this team, and expectations continue to increase for them.

2023 NFL Roster

With the new season, the system made some changes to help improve the team’s performance. Since the roster is the team’s core, the change, such as the training regime, can be genuinely significant. As such, here’s the roster list this year that you can expect throughout the season.



  • Baker Mayfield
  • Kyle Trask
  • John Wolford
  • Chase Edmonds
  • Patrick Laird
  • Sean Tucker



  • William Gholston
  • Mike Greene
  • Logan Hall
  • Patrick O’Connor
  • C.J. Brewer


Special Teams

  • Chase McLaughlin
  • Jake Camarda
  • Zach Triner


Listed here isn’t the complete list of the roster of players, which you can check here.

Injury Updates

  • Derrek Pitts. The Buccaneers cornerback missed the Week 4 win against the New Orleans Saints due to a hamstring injury. In Week 5, he’s fully recovered and is all good to go for the game against Detroit this Sunday. However, he will likely be placed on special teams as the team continues forward.


  • Calijah Kancey.  Kancey is a Pitts rookie, and both drafted just this year’s 2023 NFL Draft. As unfortunate as it sounds, this defensive tackle also received an injury in Week 1. His calf injury from the training camp was reported as not serious. However, as of writing this article, Kancey is still battling his calf injury, but everyone is looking forward to how his return can significantly shift the Buccaneers’ power.


  • Jamel Dean. Cornerback Jamel Dean’s incident took everyone by surprise. During the Buccaneers’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3, the cornerback sustained a neck injury, which caused him to sideline for Week 4. Fortunately, he’s ready to participate after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 5 bye.


  • SirVocea Dennis. The linebacker could play two snaps on defense against their Week 1 opponent, the Vikings until he sustained a hamstring injury. This incident caused him to miss the Buccaneers’ last three games as he tried to recover. Fortunately, as of this writing, reports released that he’s now up and ready for an entire season practice in Week 6.

News Updates

Since the 2023 NFL regular season is reaching the mid-season, there isn’t any significant news yet for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Still, there are headlines that you should be aware of, especially as a fan or a bettor. Here are some things you can look into to see what’s up with the Buccaneers these past few weeks.

Buccaneers Finally Announce Team Captains

Unlike the other teams in the league where the captains are established since Week 1, Tampa Bay settled for the wait-and-see approach this season and voted for the captain. After a long process, the team has finally announced their eight captains this season. Namely:


  • QB Baker Mayfield, 6
  • WR Mike Evans, 13
  • WR Chris Godwin, 14
  • T Tristan Wirfs, 78
  • S Antoine Winfield, JR, 31
  • LB Devin White, 45
  • NT Vita Vea, 50
  • LB Lavonte David, 54


In this list, there are a few things to take note of. First, there are no captains for the special teams this year. Meanwhile, there are four captains for the offense and four for the defense. The next point is that several first-time captains are on the list, including Antoine Winfield Jr., Chris Godwin, and Tristan Wirfs. 


Additionally, many fans are calling out Devin White after his social media posts and trade demand that says he shouldn’t be a captain. On the other hand, Tristan Wirfs was more outspoken about his desire to participate in a larger leadership role. As such, his teammates heard this calling, observed his improvements, and chose him as one of the leaders.


Aside from these, a lot of things also happened before reaching this conclusion. Ultimately, these eight captains will wear their patches for the world to see as they continue the rest of the season.

Final Thoughts

As one of the greatest teams in the league, it’s no wonder many fans wait for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s especially true now after the retirement of the former star player and quarterback, Tom Brady. Again, the updates you see here are only the mid-season happenings, and changes will definitely occur as the 2023 NFL regular season continues to move forward. So, there will be a lot to take on from here.

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