#1 von liny195 , 30.08.2019 04:23

ORCHARD PARK Mike Edwards Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jersey , N.Y. (AP)Jameis Winston’s sore throwing shoulder held up fine. The same can’t be said for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who continue to find ways to collapse. A week after spraining his right shoulder, Winston had 384 yards passing – the second-most of his career – and three touchdowns. That still wasn’t enough in a game the Buccaneers gave up 10 points – including Stephen Hauschka’s 30-yard field goal with 14 seconds left – in the final 2:28 of a 30-27 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. ”It’s tough to lose,” was Winston’s lone response when asked how he felt physically. ”We fight. We know we’ve got it in us,” Winston added, before holding up four fingers for effect. ”We just have to find a way to do it for four quarters,” he said. ”Four quarters is what the game is. Not just two. Not just three. Four.” Tampa Bay (2-4) found a different way to lose in dropping its third straight game. Last week, the Bucs were unable to overcome Winston being hurt on the opening drive, or after falling behind 31-0 in a 38-33 loss at Arizona. Two weeks earlier, former kicker Nick Folk missed three field-goal attempts in a 19-14 loss to New England. Against Buffalo, Winston rallied the Bucs from a 17-6 deficit to take a 27-20 lead on a 12-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans with 3:14 remaining. Then the bottom fell out. Tampa Bay’s defense sagged by allowing the Bills to tie the game on a three-play, 75-yard drive capped by LeSean McCoy’s 7-yard run. Then the offense unraveled on its first play from scrimmage of its next possession. Bills rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White stripped receiver Adam Humphries of the ball and recovered it at Tampa Bay’s 33 to set up Hauschka’s field goal. ”We dug in, we’ve got to dig out,” coach Dirk Koetter said. ”I believe in those guys.We didn’t do enough today. And all we can do is come back next week.” The Bucs defense, which entered the game with the NFL’s second-worse against the pass, once again proved to be a weak link. Buffalo posted season highs in points, yards offense (434) and yards passing. Tyrod Taylor finished 20 of 33 for 268 yards and a touchdown with an injury-depleted group of receivers. Deonte Thompson, who was signed on Tuesday, led Buffalo with 107 yards receiving. ”Just stay the course. Don’t blink. Don’t flinch,” defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said. ”Everybody else around us gets to sulk and do all this other stuff, but for us as a team, as coaches, we just have to go back to work.” Winston’s performance wasn’t without its blemishes. He turned the ball over twice over the final three possessions of the first half. Winston lost a fumble when he was sacked by Ryan Davis. He also threw an interception with 23 seconds left, when linebacker Matt Milano picked off a pass intended for Cameron Brate to give Buffalo the ball at the Bucs 26. Buffalo failed to score off both of Winston’s turnovers. ”This is a great chance for this team to show how resilient we are,” Winston said. ”I know we’re going to keep battling. We’ve got to find a way to win.” — With the No. 94 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Tampa Bay continued to fix up the secondary. Here, we have three things you should know about new Buccaneer corner Jamel Dean."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2016 NFL DraftInjuriesFree AgencyGame FilmThree things you need to know about new Buccaneers CB Jamel DeanNew,4commentsWith the No. 94 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Tampa Bay continued to fix up the secondary. Here, we have three things you should know about new Buccaneer corner Jamel Dean.EDTShareTweetShareShareThree things you need to know about new Buccaneers CB Jamel DeanBrian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsThe run on defense for the Buccaneers in the 2019 NFL Draft continued in the third round, as the team spent the No. 94 overall pick on a second straight cornerback: Auburn product Jamel Dean.With the selection of Dean, Tampa Bay added to its young cornerback group that already includes Vernon Hargreaves III, 2018 second-rounder Carlton Davis and 2019 second-rounder Sean Bunting. Like Davis and Bunting, Dean, who stands at 6-foot-1 and weighs in at 206 pounds, fits what defensive coordinator Todd Bowles wants in a cornerback.The Bucs had a lot of holes heading into this year’s draft, but it looks like they think the biggest issue is the secondary. The team’s pass defense has been atrocious in the last few years M.J. Stewart Jersey , so adding Bunting and Dean is obviously the front office’s way of addressing that.Here, we have three things you should know about new Bucs corner Jamel Dean.Dean had a crazy strong athletic career at Cocoa High SchoolMost draft picks are able to say that they were studs on their high school teams, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive that Dean played both ways at Cocoa High School AND ran track. According to his Auburn player profile, he had 975 offensive yards, with 22 receptions and 15 touchdowns as a senior at Cocoa. On top of that, he was a productive corner, totaling seven pass breakups. Dean was a two-time first-team all-state pick for Class 4A, earned the 2014 Brevard County player of the year award and was named the District 12 MVP by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association. 247Sports ranked him as the No. 32 cornerback prospect in the country, and he was also rated as a top-10 corner in the state of Florida. That’s not a bad high school football career. But in addition to earning attention on the football field, he also showcased his blazing speed on the track team. That speed was further showcased at the NFL Scouting Combine, where he ran a 4.3-second 40-yard dash. That was the second-fastest time of any player at the 2019 combine. There was a time when Dean thought his football career was overAccording to the Montgomery Advertiser, Dean almost didn’t get a chance to have the successful college football career that he ended up having at Auburn. He tore his ACL and meniscus as a senior in high school. He went ahead and went to Ohio State, where he had already accepted a scholarship, but team doctors said he was medically ineligible. Dr. James Andrews then said Dean was having issues strengthening the quad muscles in his leg. From there, he ended up transferring to Auburn. Another injury in 2016 set him back even further, but he kept pushing.Dean eventually put the injury issues behind him. He went to play 26 games in two years (2017 and 2018) with the Tigers, totaling 73 tackles (44 solo), one sack, two interceptions and 19 passes defended. He allowed just 16 receptions on 42 targets in coverage, which helped him earn a solid 80.8 grade from Pro Football Focus.His size, speed and physicality make him a nice piece for Todd Bowles’ defense, and it’s clear that the team didn’t have much of a problem with his multiple knee surgeries. Even with his injury history, Tampa Bay liked him enough to make him their first of two 2019 third-round picks — allowing him to become the third Auburn product on the roster (Peyton Barber and Carlton Davis are the other two). Dean is a smart, high-character guyDean’s Auburn player profile notes that he graduated from Cocoa High School with a 3.8 GPA. He only continued to impress in the classroom throughout college, as he earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll in both 2017 and 2018. In 2017, he was an “Academic Top Tiger.”Dean has earned rave reviews from those who have been around him — not only as a football player and scholar, but also as a man. In an article from the Montgomery Advertiser, former Auburn defensive backs coach Greg Brown, who is now with Purdue, had this to say about Dean:Dean’s head coach, Gus Malzahn, was just as complimentary of him:The Bucs appear to be stocking up on tall, physical, high-character corners with the additions of Sean Bunting and Jamel Dean. With the state of their pass coverage and overall defense in the last few years, that can’t be a bad thing. You can find Jamel Dean on Twitter @jmd0074. Take some time to congratulate him and welcome him to Tampa Bay.

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