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Bucs at Bears: Reviewing five keys to victory

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    November 30, 2018 5:13 AM EET
     Well Cheap Chris Godwin Jersey , I’ll go ahead and let everyone know, this is not a pretty review. Tampa Bay essentially failed in all five keys to victory that I outlined prior to the baffling blowout loss to Chicago.It was a game where nothing went right. Seriously. Mitchell Trubisky had thrown just nine touchdowns to ten interceptions in his career before he got a chance to play the Buccaneers. Offensively, it wasn’t any better against a Bears defense that pressured Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston all game.1. Limiting turnoversA week after turning the ball over four times against Pittsburgh, the Buccaneers lost possession of the ball three more times against Chicago.Fitzpatrick tossed another interception after three against the Steelers while Jameis Winston threw two picks during his 2018 debut.With a defense that is one of the worst in the NFL, Tampa Bay has to take extra care of the football going forward. 2. Slowing down the Chicago pass-rushTampa Bay allowed three sacks a week ago and they surrendered a season-high four sacks against the Bears vaunted pass-rush. It’s been an ugly two weeks for this offensive line after a solid start to the season.Now, it seems like we’re left with more questions than answers. Were the first two weeks a fluke? Or were the last two weeks a fluke? It’s safe to say that this is a puzzle that needs to be solved quickly. 3. Flustering Mitchell TrubiskyConsidering that Trubisky looked like the second coming of Joe Montana on Sunday, Tampa Bay failed here big time. The defense generated just one sack (in the first quarter) and three quarterback hits all day.That allowed Trubisky to stand in the pocket and deliver passes. He finished the game with 364 yards and six touchdowns. How will the defense respond after getting absolutely picked apart by one of the worst quarterbacks on their schedule? 4. Scoring touchdowns in the red zoneAfter a 2/5 performance in the red zone against Pittsburgh Bryan Anger Jersey , Tampa Bay wasn’t much better against the Bears. The Buccaneers finished 2/3 in the red zone and were forced to settle for a field goal during the first quarter from the Chicago 13-yard line.The touchdown the Bucs scored didn’t come until the fourth quarter when this game was well out of a reach. You have to wonder if this team will take a step forward or stay relatively the same in the red zone with Jameis Winston leading the offense. 5. Finding more balance on offenseThe running game has been a problem for Tampa Bay since week one. The Buccaneers had 112 rushing yards in their season-opening win over the New Orleans Saints.In the three weeks since then, the Bucs have recorded a total of 166 yards on the ground. The offensive line has failed to consistently pave running lanes and the running backs haven’t been great at hitting them either.Tampa Bay ran 18 times for 60 yards (3.3 YPC) against Chicago. They haven’t had a rush longer than 23 yards all season and have scored just one touchdown on the ground, courtesy of Fitzpatrick.Highlights From Training Camp: 7/29/18 Mark another day down for the Bucs’ training camp. Today was a good day. The first, full-padded practice left us with plenty to talk about. From Vita Vea to DeSean Jackson, it seemed like there was news from all corners of One Buc Place. Check out our quick observations from camp here to catch up on some of the top stories. Until then, enjoy some video of today’s top plays.First up is an incredible throw-and-catch between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Cameron Brate during a 7-on-7 drill. Fitzpatrick drops it in beautifully over Brate’s shoulder, and he is able to make an incredible Womens Bryan Anger Jersey , diving catch.And here is the deep pass from Jameis Winston to Jackson, provided by is a two-part sequence. William Gholston is flattened by rookie Alex Cappa and defensive line coach Brenton Buckner isn’t pleased at all. Buckner gets in to Gholston’s grill immediately, letting him know the he is pissed about what just happened.Gholston’s flattening:Buckner’s reaction:The Bucs went run-heavy today and the defense won most of the matchups. Here is a quick shot of the defense winning as previously mentioned.They didn’t have success on every play. Rookie Ronald Jones has a nice cutback that allows him to reach the second level of the defense.Winston finds Jacquizz Rodgers, who then finds some running room for a big gain on this play.Vea being carted off the field. Reports are that it’s a calf strain. Expect the Bucs to be cautious from this point on with the rookie. Video courtesy of burns the defense for the second time. The defense got some revenge on this play, forcing a fumble. Sorry, it’s almost impossible to see who fumbled the ball.Once the Bucs moved inside, the air attack was deployed. The offense found a lot of success throwing the ball , but not before Javien Elliot “sacks” Winston on this play.Fitzpatrick didn’t make things better fumbling this snap.What’s a highlight reel without Mike Evans?After M.J. Stewart stole the show Saturday, fellow rookie Jordan Whitehead thought he’d get in on the fun. He picks off Ryan Griffin and this would’ve most likely resulted in a touchdown. Correction, what’s a highlight reel without Evans twice?This video isn’t much fun. This is where backup right tackle Leonard Wester was hurt when his legs were tangled with Brate and some defenders. He was carted off the field. It’s not good news for a Bucs team who is already having to ease in starter Demar Dotson, who is recovering from knee surgery.We will provide an update on the injury as soon as possible. Peyton Barber just knifes through the defense on this play. He looks as quick as ever after shedding weight.Sigh...Evans again. Except this time with stellar concentration. Adam Humphries got tired of Evans stealing the show.As always, Winston is the last one on the field after practice. Here he is coaching up Chris Godwin, I believe.And I leave you with Gerald McCoy dancing. Gotta love this guy.