Captain’s Table/Walk the Plank: Buccaneers Christmas Edition


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-12 to improve to 8-7 on the season. That can only mean it’s time for Carter Brantley’s “Captain’s Table/Walk the Plank”.

Captain’s Table:

Baker Mayfield 

Again, Baker was rock solid. Really nice job of continuing to show the Buccaneers’ decision-makers that he’s worthy of that new contract everyone seems to be talking about. 

Rachaad White

Oh yeah, my man Mr. White was cookin’. Well, not his usual rushing self, but he still contributed in the passing game just enough to get me a solid fantasy contribution in the playoffs. 

Mike Evans 

Another dude looking to prove his worth for a new contract, Evans racked up a couple TDs and extended his yardage total that already eclipsed 1k for the year. Tyreek Hill may be top dog in the receiver position for the NFL (and in some other far less fun categories, but I won’t mention the specifics), but Evans is certainly his usual top-10 self. 

Antoine Winfield, Jr

Hey, this guy needs a contract too. AWJ is the best safety in football other than Jessie Bates, and he’s going to get paid like it, whether it’s by the Bucs or some other team. 

The Panthers

Wow. Almost came back and got their 3rd win of the season. Instead the Packers managed to hold on, but Bryce Young looked really good. So that’s nice. First game with a positive EPA in his rookie season. 

Walk the Plank:

DirecTV and CBS

Screw em. Horrible. I don’t even care if it’s back, I watched it on Paramount + but the fact that it was such an issue that games were removed is abhorrent. 

The Colts

C’mon now Indy. The Falcons were starting Taylor Heinicke and were doing some usual Falcons stuff. I know Pittman, Jr., the main source of the Colts offense, was out, but that was an embarrassment of a performance. 

Todd Bowles and Doug Pederson

Nasty, nasty work leaving Baker Mayfield and Trevor Lawrence out there in a decided game, and Mayfield came off the field on one drive seemingly uncomfortable with his neck, and Lawrence banged up his shoulder (in addition to his already injured ankle and the concussion he magically recovered from in a week). So yeah. Both coaches need to get their heads out of their asses and realize they’re playing for the playoffs, and that QB health is kind of fucking important. 

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