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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing a lot of backups these days. Against the Green Bay Packers, linebacker Dane Fletcher and cornerback Brandon Dixon got a number of snaps, in part because of injuries. That didn't turn out too well: Fletcher still proved to be a massive liability in coverage, although Dixon wasn't victimized too much.

On offense, the Bucs were as boring as ever. Having just four receivers active doesn't help, but then having Russell Shepard as your third wideout isn't the best thing, either. The Bucs tried to shuffle in Kevin Pamphile and Josh Allen on the offensive line. Amazingly, Garrett Gilkey played two snaps all game, and still managed to give up a sack. Now that's effort!

One note of interest: Charles Sims got more snaps than Doug Martin. Neither player could do anything in the running game, but Sims has proven to be a pretty solid receiving back, especially on screen passes.

Oddly enough, linebacker Orie Lemon didn't see the field at all after playing a lot of snaps in recent weeks.

Player Position Offense % Defense % Special Teams %
49 74 22
D Dotson T 49 100% 5 23%
L Mankins G 49 100% 1 5%
J McCown QB 49 100%
E Dietrich-Smith C 49 100%
O Cousins T 46 94% 1 5%
V Jackson WR 46 94%
M Evans WR 45 92%
P Omameh G 40 82% 1 5%
B Myers TE 33 67%
L Stocker TE 32 65% 11 50%
C Sims RB 31 63%
R Shepard WR 25 51% 16 73%
D Martin RB 18 37%
K Pamphile T 13 27% 1 5%
J Allen C 9 18%
G Gilkey C 2 4% 1 5%
T King WR 2 4%
C Brate TE 1 2% 5 23%
L David LB 74 100% 5 23%
J Banks CB 70 95% 5 23%
B McDougald SS 70 95% 5 23%
D Goldson FS 70 95% 5 23%
M Johnson DE 58 78% 5 23%
A Verner CB 54 73% 5 23%
L Johnson CB 53 72% 9 41%
D Fletcher LB 52 70% 12 55%
C McDonald DT 45 61%
J Smith DE 44 59%
D Bowers DT 42 57% 5 23%
A Spence DT 41 55% 3 14%
D Lansanah LB 33 45% 17 77%
B Dixon CB 23 31% 3 14%
L English DE 22 30% 16 73%
W Gholston DE 20 27% 4 18%
T Fatinikun DE 18 24% 8 36%
M Foster LB 10 14%
K Tandy FS 8 11% 16 73%
G Uko DE 7 9%
O Lemon LB 16 73%
J Williams LB 16 73%
B Rainey RB 15 68%
C Wilson CB 10 45%
M Koenen P 10 45%
A DePaola LS 9 41%
P Murray K 1 5%

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