Tampa Bay Buccaneers Worst vs. Atlanta Falcons


Sep 18, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) calls a play to the running back in the first quarter of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

When your team gets drubbed 56-14 as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were last night, there are going to be some poor performances from some of their players.

Here’s the worst of Thursday’s performers against the Atlanta Falcons.

Bobby Rainey

Rainey got his first start of the season in place of the injured Doug Martin and he fumbled his big chance in a big way, literally. Rainey had two fumbles and was benched for periods of time due to his inability to protect the football. He wound up finishing with 41 rushing yards and had a team high 61 receiving yards but his overall performance was extremely disappointing.

Josh McCown

McCown continues to struggle and be a turnover machine for the Bucs. He threw his fourth interception last night that was picked off by Kemal Ishmael and returned for a touchdown in the first quarter. McCown finished the game 5-of-12 for 58 yards after leaving in the second quarter with a hand injury.

Evan Dietrich-Smith

The Buccaneers’ center had an awful night Thursday. He had two personal foul penalties, the second of which he head-butted an opponent. In the third quarter he snapped the ball well over Mike Glennon’s head deep in their own end zone which was recovered by Stansly Maponga. On the next play, Steven Jackson ran it in for a touchdown. EDS also had another muffed snap in the fourth quarter.