For those who follow me, you know I was a Bucs fan before I covered them professionally. One of the things I have found out today is that when you cover them professionally, you aren’t allowed to look away or turn the television off on days like this. , Here are the most disappointing Bucs players from their 35-7 blowout loss to a rookie-led 49ers team in Week 14:
LT Donovan Smith
Smith has had easily the worst season of his career this year. And he recently admitted that it may be due in part to things he has been going through off the field. Whether it has been that or just the start of a decline, Smith has played poorly throughout the year. He committed his 10th penalty of the season in the first quarter on Sunday, negating a 68-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Mike Evans that would have tied the game at 7-7. Smith later committed a false start in the third quarter to extend that league-leading stat to 11. Smith was routinely beaten by San Francisco’s edge rushers on the day as well.
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