Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#29)

Last week: 28 (-1)

Record: 1-3

The Buccaneers rank dead last in the league in yards per play differential and a home loss to Washington, even with their kicker imploding, solidifies them as that. Before last week’s game, Washington ranked 31st in that category. They really don’t seem improved over last season and they look headed for yet another 4 win or fewer season and I say this as someone who was a big believer in them and that they would improve before the season.

If that happens, they’ll be in an interesting position with Josh Freeman. 2013 is his contract year and he’s only really had 1 good season out of 4. I’m not saying he’s a full on bust, but he’s at least in that Jason Campbell class and they might want to invest in someone better for the future, like Washington did when Campbell’s contract was expiring (they traded for Donovan McNabb, who they cut a season later, and then eventually took Robert Griffin).


LG Carl Nicks: Did not allow a pressure on 42 pass block snaps, run blocked for 2 yards on 1 attempt

WR Vincent Jackson: Caught 6 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets on 42 pass snaps, 1.0 YAC per catch, 1 interception when thrown to

WR Mike Williams: Caught 4 passes for 115 yards on 8 targets on 40 pass snaps, 11.0 YAC per catch

LOLB Lavonte David: 12 solo tackles, 2 assists, 8 stops, 1 missed tackle, allowed 4 catches for 47 yards on 4 attempts, 1 quarterback hurry on 6 blitzes

LE Michael Bennett: 1 sack, 1 quarterback hit, and 5 quarterback hurries on 28 pass rush snaps, 1 solo tackle, 1 missed tackle, 2 stops

K Connor Barth: 3/3 FG (47, 50, 57)

P Michael Koenen: 6 kickoffs, 4 touchbacks, 71.7 yards per kickoff, 19.3 opponent’s average starting distance, 6 punts for 277 yards, 4 inside 20, 3 returns for 17 yards, 43.3 net yards per punt


RB Doug Martin: Rushed for 33 yards (18 after contact) on 8 carries, 1 broken tackle, caught 2 passes for 9 yards on 4 attempts, 2 drops

C Jeremy Zuttah: Allowed 2 quarterback hurries on 42 pass block snaps, 1 penalty, run blocked for 0 yards on 1 attempt

ROLB Quincy Black: 1 solo tackle, 1 assist, 1 missed tackle, allowed 3 catches for 38 yards on 3 attempts

DT Roy Miller: Did not record a pressure on 28 pass rush snaps, 1 solo tackle, 1 stop

RE Daniel Te’o-Nesheim: 1 quarterback hurry on 29 pass rush snaps, 1 solo tackle, 1 stop, 1 missed tackle




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