It truly is amazing how so many different people can watch the same game and come up with such different responses. In the podcast below, those are my true raw emotions and analysis from right after the game ended.
I don't want to give away too much here, but I do talk about both the negatives and the positives from Sunday's loss, and yes, I do believe there are positives to build off of.
One positive I took away from the game was the decisiveness of Jameis Winston. I think the loss of Austin Seferian-Jenkins hurt way more than people realize, which forced Winston to rely heavily on Mike Evans. To counter the Texans pass rush, Winston made quick and decisive reads, getting the ball out quickly. Yes, some of his passes were inaccurate, and the interception was inexcusable, but for the most part, I thought it was his best game to date. Not at any point during the game did I feel Winston was tentative, which could easily happen with so many dropped passes on the road.
Another positive I focused on was the play of the offensive line. Jameis Winston was not sacked yesterday. Other than Logan Mankins, I thought the Bucs offensive line played very well. The two rookies, Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet, continue to impress. I was also encouraged by the play of Gosder Cherilus. Did JJ Watt play in yesterday's game?
On defense, it can be said that they held the Texans to 10 points through 3 quarters, but it can also be said that the Texans offense is not very good. By the 4th quarter, the Texans offense took over the game, and the Bucs impact players on defense disappeared again.
Please enjoy the podcast.