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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't tank yesterday, but they didn't exactly try their best to win, either. Which is why Tavarres King and Russell Shepard had more snaps than all but three offensive players, and why Dane Fletcher led the defense in snaps played. The Bucs rotated in backups with alarming frequency.

But despite playing all of those backups, the Bucs were still really close to winning the game.

Kevin Pamphile, for instance, got 45 snaps. He held up reasonably well in those 45 snaps, which is at least a good sign for the future. Josh Allen and Garrett Gilkey got a lot of playing time with the offensive line. The linebacking corps consisted primarily of Dane Fletcher, Orie Lemon and Jason Williams -- Lavonte David only played 24 snaps. All across the roster, the backups got a lot of play.

And most tellingly? With all of those backups to get playing time, Mike Glennon didn't get a single snap. That should tell you all you need to know about how the Bucs view their "quarterback of the future."

Player Position Offense % Defense % Special Teams %
67 74 22
D Dotson T 67 100% 7 29%
E Dietrich-Smith C 67 100%
J McCown QB 67 100%
T King WR 53 79% 2 8%
R Shepard WR 50 75% 11 46%
L Mankins G 49 73% 4 17%
L Stocker TE 47 70% 12 50%
B Myers TE 46 69%
K Pamphile T 45 67% 4 17%
P Omameh G 38 57% 4 17%
C Sims RB 36 54%
O Cousins T 34 51% 4 17%
M Evans WR 32 48%
D Martin RB 31 46%
J Allen C 29 43%
G Gilkey C 22 33% 4 17%
V Jackson WR 13 19%
C Brate TE 6 9% 5 21%
E Rodriguez FB 5 7% 6 25%
D Fletcher LB 63 97% 3 12%
B McDougald SS 60 92% 3 12%
D Goldson FS 48 74% 3 12%
A Spence DT 44 68% 4 17%
J Smith DE 42 65% 3 12%
O Lemon LB 41 63% 17 71%
A Verner CB 41 63% 3 12%
J Banks CB 39 60% 1 4%
D Bowers DT 35 54% 1 4%
C McDonald DT 31 48% 4 17%
J Williams LB 29 45% 18 75%
C Wilson CB 27 42% 9 38%
W Gholston DE 26 40% 2 8%
L English DE 25 38% 16 67%
L David LB 25 38% 1 4%
L Johnson CB 24 37% 16 67%
B Dixon CB 23 35% 11 46%
T Fatinikun DE 23 35% 10 42%
K Tandy FS 22 34% 17 71%
L Sidbury LB 21 32% 8 33%
D Lansanah LB 13 20% 9 38%
M Johnson DE 13 20% 3 12%
M Koenen P 14 58%
B Rainey RB 13 54%
A DePaola LS 8 33%
P Murray K 4 17%

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