When the Bucs actually find a way to win a game, it is a natural reaction to wonder if the Bucs won because they played well or if the other team gave the game away. The Bucs have been a bad football team this year, but they might have just run into a worse team on Sunday.
“It was a travesty out there today," Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said after Sunday's loss. "We didn’t play well. I didn’t see the field as well as I would have liked to. We have turnovers and interceptions. We had false start penalties and holding penalties. It was just bad ball out there today. It is not that we looked past Tampa Bay because we can’t afford to look past anyone. We are not a very good football team right now and [we] have a long way to go."
Griffin's inability to read the Bucs defense and find his open receivers down the field led to Griffin having both of his running backs as his leading receivers on Sunday. That inability to see the field also led to some interceptions.
"It takes 11 men," Griffin said. "It doesn’t just take one guy and that is proven. If you want to look at the good teams in this league and the great quarterbacks, the Aaron Rodgers or Peyton Mannings, those guys don’t play well if their guys don’t play well."
There is obviously a disconnect in Washington, but there is no denying the day Mike Evans had. Evans proved to be a star on the rise in the NFL.
"He’s not your typical wide receiver," Lovie Smith said Monday relating to Mike Evans. "He’s a big guy, a big target for the quarterback to see, and it’s hard to not see him. He has excellent hands, yesterday he made all of the catches, they were good balls that were thrown, but he made the catches. He’s a big physical guy too and for a rookie, he’s a smart player."
As for the defense, they did what they were supposed to do against a bad offense with a quarterback playing bad football.Griffin overthrew DeSean Jackson for two touchdowns and missed other open receivers throughout the game, but the Bucs get out with a win, and hopefully some confidence, even if it might be false confidence.
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