5 winners from the Bucs' impressive win over the Bears

  • 5 winners from the Bucs' impressive win over the Bears

5 winners from the Bucs' impressive win over the Bears

It was more like a nightmare.

The first turnover came on the team's first offensive possession of the game when Glennon threw an interception into triple coverage.

It Was Over When: McClain jumped an out pass and returned his interception 47 yards for his first National Football League touchdown.

"Four giveaways in the first half was not good news", said Bears head coach John Fox, whose team slipped to 0-2 after beginning with a home loss against the Atlanta Falcons.

But that couldn't stop renewed talk of a quarterback controversy in Chicago. Fans called for rookie back-up quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to make his regular season debut, but Tom Waddle wasn't sure that should happen.at least, not yet. "It's not exclusively on Mike Glennon".

Bears receiver Josh Bellamy had run an out route, with quarterback Mike Glennon's eyes locked on him the whole way.

Compared to Chicago's offense on Sunday, Tampa Bay averaged fewer yards per play and only outgained the Bears by a single yard.

"There's been no communication of (being benched)", Glennon said Sunday.

As the team returns to Halas Hall to review Sunday's film and begin preparations for their next opponent in the Pittsburgh Steelers, the offense has to find some way of becoming less predictable. Rookie Tarik Cohen's ill-advised decision to scoop a punt off the ground and run with it deep in Bears territory set up Tampa Bay's first TD, Winston's 13-yard pass to Evans. He said it's Mike Glennon's team and that's not going to change. That's something we work on a lot, and Mike and Jameis have put a lot of time in that red-zone fade ball.

I am loath to lay any blame on the trainers, strength and conditioning coaches or sports science people because there is no evidence any of them are directly to blame.

Glennon tried to look at the positives. Now, coming off a 9-7 2016 season, a great draft, and Hard Knocks, it's safe to say they've fought their way back onto the football radar.

It didn't take very long for the Patriots to take control of the game, as they jumped out to a 20-3 lead in the first quarter.

Bears tight Zach Miller added: "I don't think this falls exclusively on Mike's shoulders". Our offensive line did a really good job in that situation, when they know we're passing on every play. He had two bad interceptions, the second one returned for a touchdown. The Fox-Pace dynamic, by the way, will be fascinating to follow now that Glennon looks vulnerable sooner than the Bears expected or hoped. "Ultimately it shows how precious taking care of the football is", Glennon said.

The Buccaneers came out of this game on fire and with a goal in mind, win. "And that falls on me". While the offense still had plenty of questions, the unit had a chance in the end to win it.