The Bucs found themselves in a familiar situation against the Cardinals on Sunday. Once again, they were in a close game in the fourth quarter with a chance to win it. But unlike the past few weeks, the offense was able to score down the stretch and the defense made a big stop on the final drive to preserve a 30-27 win. It was the Bucs first victory at Raymond James Stadium this season.
But thought the victory should call for celebration, the play wasn’t perfect. With that in mind, here is our weekly list of our Most Disappointing performances from the game.
CB M.J. Stewart
Stewart made his return to the lineup after being inactive over the past two weeks. Stewart’s role was to play the nickel, which put him on Larry Fitzgerald many times throughout the game, and Fitzgerald was able to beat him more often than not. Stewart looked to be a step behind the receivers without being able to catch up — which probably goes into why he has been inactive. He finished the game with eight tackles, but that was due to the fact that pass were being completed on his assignments.
RT Demar Dotson
The veteran tackle almost got Winston seriously injured when he was beat by Chandler Jones on a pass rush. Jones quickly moved past Dotson and de-cleated Winston on the play, forcing a fumble. This wasn’t Dotson’s worst game of the season, but it was another game where Winston had to run around to avoid sacks, and Dotson was responsible for it.
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