One week after losing the game because the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a game because they decided to substitute in a sixth offensive lineman during the two-minute warning without taking someone off, the Bucs ditched that plan immediately. Instead, they gave tight end Luke Stocker a whopping 60 of 64 offensive snaps. Stocker's a pretty good blocker, but that's a fairly ridiculous workload for a blocking tight end.
In fact, the team's static packages on offense really stand out. Nine players played over 90% of the snaps and a tenth played 83%. Charles Sims took the lead role at running back over Doug Martin, with the split going 62%-38%. Neither back got more than a handful of carries, though, so this doesn't necessarily say much for the backs' roles going forward.
On defense, the Bucs continued to be oddly creative with their safeties. Bradley McDougald got the start over Major Wright, and he played 87% of the defensive snaps -- more than Dashon Goldson, who played just 68%. Wright himself came onto the field for 42% snaps, suggesting he took nearly all of the snaps that Wright and Goldson didn't. McDougald appears to be the team's starting strong safety of the future, but Goldson is losing his job, too.
Leonard Johnson hanging on to that nickel role over Isaiah Frey continues to be baffling, although other players are at least subbing in. Johnson's playing just 29% of the snaps now, so it's not like he's on the field a ton. But it's still a little weird.
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