Close but no cigar once again, as the offense did their part this week against the Seattle Seahawks but the Bucs defense was a sieve, giving up 492 yards including a 75-yard drive in overtime that gave the Seahawks the 40-34 win.
The Bucs now fall to 2-6 on the season and have lost four straight games.
CB Jamel Dean
Has a Bucs cornerback had a worse game than Jamel Dean? Probably, but none come to memory. Dean gave up Seahawks first touchdown to Tyler Lockett in the first quarter, then in the third quarter gave up another score to Lockett. Later in the game Dean got beat for a 54-yarder score to D.J. Metcalf. In overtime Dean committed an illegal contact penalty giving Seattle a first down, and then allowed a long pass to Metcalf that put the ball on the Bucs six-yard line. Two plays later Seattle scored to win the game.
In Dean’s defense, the rookie wasn’t slated to play, much less start, but Carlton Davis was injured in warmups and Dean was thrust into action.
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