The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting destroyed by ehm....Case Keenum.....for the third straight year. Somehow. I don’t know. Don’t ask me. I can’t explain 21 points allowed in one half of football against Case Keenum, with many deep balls. The Bucs are missing three starters on defense, but that’s not a good enough explanation.
Anyway, you would expect Jameis Winston and company to put up some resistance, but they’ve managed just three points in one half. In part because, well, this.
The Buccaneers got DeSean Jackson to add some speed to the offense, but the problem is that Jameis Winston isn’t very good at deep balls. Never really has been, at least not in the NFL. Which leaves us with either under- or overthrows, and no big plays despite a wide open DeSean Jackson.
If Winston could throw that ball in front of and deeper than Jackson, the receiver could just run under it. That’s exactly what Case Keenum has been doing on the other side and why they’re up 21-3.
The game isn’t over yet and the Bucs have plenty of time to rectify this problem, but they do need to play a lot better in the second half if that’s going to happen.