On perfect day in Southern California, in the historic L.A. Coliseum, the Buccaneers made history, scoring the most points in franchise history in their 55-40 win over the previously unbeaten L.A. Rams. While the end result was exactly what the Buccaneers (2-2) needed, the Rams offense moved the ball at will at times, including throwing for 517 yards.
In defense of the Bucs defense, the longest play from scrimmage was just a 37-yard throw by Jared Goff. While the secondary surrendered a number of yards, it did a reasonable job of keeping most everything in front of the defensive backs.
Below is PewterReport.com’s list of Most Disappointing Bucs from Sunday’s match-up with the L.A. Rams, and no surprise – all come from the secondary.
CB Sean Murphy-Bunting
The rookie out of Central Michigan had a poor performance on special teams in Los Angeles. In the first quarter, Murphy-Bunting was in position to pin the Rams deep on a punt, but couldn’t keep the ball out of the end zone. He then ran into Rams’ punt returner JoJo Natson in the second quarter, resulting in a 15-yard penalty that set Los Angeles up at mid-field and led to their second touchdown. A couple of mistakes cost the Bucs valuable field position.
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