Tampa Bay Buccaneers Best vs. Jacksonville Jaguars


Aug 8, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) calls an audible before a play in the first half during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their preseason opener 16-10 to the Jacksonville Jaguars but despite the defeat, there were still some good performances.

Not surprisingly, the Bucs defense stood out as they were dominant all night long but there was one offensive player who had himself a good game.

Mike Glennon

The Bucs starter from a year ago went 11-of-18 for 140 yards and a touchdown. He led the offense to all 10 points after replacing an ineffective Josh McCown in the second quarter. He hit Tommy Streeter for a 6-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and was effective all night long. He still had some trouble hitting receivers down the sideline, something that he struggled with last season, but overall Glennon look composed.

Steven Means

Looking to get himself regular playing time this upcoming season, Means definitely helped his chances. He had three tackles and a sack. Two of his tackles were for loss as well.

Means wasn’t the only player up front to have a good game however as Gerald McCoy, Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers had good nights in their limited playing time.

Connor Barth

Barth missed all of last season and was perhaps one of the players the Bucs missed the most during their dreadful 2013 season. However, in his first action back Barth connected on a 44-yard field goal in the second quarter. He also handled kick off duties including smashing one back for a touchback.