The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their preseason opener 16-10 to their in-state rival Jacksonville Jaguars Friday night.
While some players played well against the Jags, others did not.
Cousins did nothing to quench the fears that the Bucs guards are their weakest position as he had a nightmare first outing. He was regularly beat and didn’t get any push to help create lanes for running backs or to allow time for the quarterbacks to make their reads. He was also flagged for an illegal hands to the face penalty.
It wasn’t just Cousins though as the Bucs offensive line as a whole was terrible. Free agent signing Anthony Collins didn’t look sharp and Jamon Meredith, playing at the other guard position, was poor too.
While fellow quarterback Mike Glennon looked good Friday night, McCown did not. He went 2-of-4 for 20 yards with one interception. On the interception, he wildly threw high over his target Mike Evans and the pick was returned for a 68-yard touchdown. McCown didn’t get much help from his offensive line and ended up having to use his legs too but he didn’t look at all comfortable.
The rookie tight end had his moments but at times looked out of place. Missing the majority of the teams spring practices didn’t help but ASJ had two penalties and dropped a pass over the middle. He also had a nice catch and run that was taken away due to a Bucs penalty but finished the game with two catches for 29 yards.
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