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Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter happy with the progress of all th - Postby liny195 » 08 Nov 2018, 09:28

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have only one preseason game left and the team is beginning to look forward to week one against New Orleans. For the most part Womens Bryan Anger Jersey , the team has performed well during the first three games. Of course, at times the games get sloppy and it is noticeable that the second and third string players are on the field, but we only have to deal with one more of those games. One thing that has been consistent all preseason for Tampa Bay has been the play of their quarterbacks. Head coach Dirk Koetter commented on his quarterbacks today and is extremely pleased with all three guys.“Yeah, very well. I mean, it would be hard not to be the way all three of those guys are really doing a good job,” Koetter said. “I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that Fitz [Ryan Fitzpatrick] now has been through a whole cycle with us, Griff’s [Ryan Griffin] been here for three and of course, Jameis [Winston],” Koetter said.“And then [Quarterbacks Coach] Mike Bajakian does a really good job with them in the meeting room so that’s where your OTAs pay off, your classroom stuff pays off and those three guys have done a really nice job of carrying it to the field.”It is well documented that Winston will miss the first three games of the regular season and that Fitzpatrick will be the starting quarterback. However , based on his performance through three games, Buccaneer fans should be much more confident in Fitzpatrick then they were when the suspension was announced. Fitzpatrick has looked in-sync with his receivers and seems to have a very good understanding of the offense. It is his second year with the team so that is to be expected, but he does look much more comfortable this season then he did last. One of the biggest story lines through the first few weeks of the regular season will be if Ryan Fitzpatrick can keep the Buccaneers afloat until Winston returns. If the team can escape that three game stretch with at least one win, Fitz will have done his job. Starters for both teams were long gone before the Detroit Lions rallied for their first preseason victory under coach Matt Patricia, leaving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a loss that didn't feel like a loss."They keep score, so you want to win the game," Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said. "But our first two groups played well. ... We've just got to finish the game a little better."Brandon Powell scored on an 80-yard punt return and Jake Rudock threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Lucas with 30 seconds remaining to give the Lions a 33-30 victory Friday night.Detroit (1-2) rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit, after Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and regulars from both teams departed.Theo Riddick scored on a 10-yard run and Matt Cassel threw a 3-yard TD pass to Bradley Marquez to begin the comeback.Adam Humphries returned a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown for Tampa Bay, which led 20-6 at halftime and extended the lead to three touchdowns early in the third quarter."I think our guys know we're making progress as a football team," said Bucs coach Dirk Koetter Authentic Peyton Barber Jersey , who's encouraged by the way his offense has performed in the preseason. "We're executing at a pretty high level. ... That starts with the quarterbacks."Ryan Fitzpatrick was sharp in what may have been his final tuneup for the regular season, which the Bucs will begin in two weeks without suspended quarterback Jameis Winston, who's banned three games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.Fitzpatrick, entering his 14th season, went 6 for 7 for 82 yards before he was replaced by Winston early in the second quarter. Winston also worked one quarter, throwing a 10-yard TD pass to Chris Godwin and finishing 6 of 10 for 60 yards with no interceptions.Stafford played into the third quarter for the Lions, producing a pair of field goals in his most extensive work of the preseason. The 10th-year pro, who completed 9 of 18 passes for 113 yards, moved the Lions 69 yards in 10 plays to set up Matt Prater's 24-yard field goal. He put together a 13-play, 90-yard drive to produce another short field goal."I felt pretty good out there. I felt like I was seeing it well Authentic Chandler Catanzaro Jersey ," Stafford said. "Obviously, every time I go play I want one or two back, and today was no different."BIG RETURNHumphries' field goal return came on Prater's 62-yard miss on the final play on the first half. He started up the middle of the field, cut to the right to avoid a potential tackler before turning back to his left and racing toward midfield, where he cut to his right again and into the clear."I knew it was going to be short and I knew there was an opportunity to return it.," Humphries said. "We actually repped that in practice about 2 1-2 weeks ago. So, I'm glad coach Koetter called a timeout and was able to get me in there, and the defense did a great job blocking for me."BACKUP QBsBucs third-string quarterback Ryan Griffin, who'll back up Fitzpatrick during Winston's suspension, threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Martino in the third quarter. The fifth-year pro who's never taken a snap in a regular-season game finished 8 of 11 for 100 yards and no interceptions.Cassel was seven of 11 for 60 yards for the Lions.WEATHER DELAYThe start of the game was delayed 59 minutes because of lightning and heavy rain. Players left the field and fans were directed to seek cover in concourses , ramps and club seat dining areas at Raymond James Stadium about 40 minutes before the scheduled 8 p.m. kickoff. When the storm cleared, the teams returned to field for player introductions and a 20-minute warmup period before the national anthem.INJURIESLions: TE Luke Willson (knee) left in the first half and did not return.Buccaneers: They played without three starting offensive linemen —T Donovan Smith, G Ali Marpet and G Caleb Benenoch — as well as starting DT Beau Allen and S Justin Evans. First-round draft pick DT Vita Vea, sidelined most of training camp with a calf injury, did not dress for the third straight game. LB Devante Bond (foot) and S Keith Tandy (hamstring) left during the first half and did not return.NEXT UPLions: Close the preseason at home against Cleveland next Thursday.Buccaneers: Play final game before Winston's suspension begins, hosting Jacksonville on Thursday.

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