The Tampa Bay Buccaneers has thrived on one kind of play this season: the scramble. Jameis Winston and Mike Evans turn into some kind of magic duo when things break down, and we had a great example of that magic on the team’s first and so far only touchdown drive of the game against the San Diego Chargers.
These kinds of plays have been key for the Bucs offense in recent weeks, but you can’t keep living off them. They’re too unpredictable, and too risky. That throw was beautiful, but it also wasn’t that far removed from an ugly interception.
And that inability to make plays outside of improvisational scrambles is showing up for the Bucs right now, as the offense is struggling to put up big points for the fifth game in a row. The Tampa Bay offense sadly does not have a lot of consistency right now, and it doesn’t help that Roberto Aguayo has started missing kicks again.
The Bucs will need some of that consistency against a prolific Chargers offense. Let’s hope they can get that done in the second half, when the Bucs get the ball first.