Each week, after each Bucs game, we’ll take a closer look at the distribution of snaps on Tampa Bay’s offense and defense. Assess what you can learn from this game from the players who played the most and the players who played the least.
Let’s take a closer look at the players who received the most and least snaps for the Bucks. First loss of the season, In Week 3, they lost to the Eagles 25-11 on Monday Night Football.
The Bucs coaching staff clearly doesn’t have a lot of confidence in the remaining running backs in the running back room at this point. Rathard White didn’t have a great game, rushing 14 times for 38 yards, but he completed 91 percent of his snaps. Only Cade Otton played more snaps as a skill position player.
The Bucs need a back who can pass protect, and Whyley seems to be the only one who can do that.
Sean Tucker was probably the most exciting rookie in the preseason, but he has yet to produce anything in the regular season. He saw just four snaps all night and had two rushing attempts for 1 yard. Ke’Shawn Vaughn was active for the first time this season, but did not get any offensive snaps. That tells you everything you need to know about how the coaches feel about Vaughn and the rest of the group.
Has Trey Palmer emerged as the Bucks’ WR3? His 72% of playing time would indicate that. Palmer only played four fewer snaps than Mike Evans and seven fewer than Chris Godwin. He also played 24 more plays than the next closest receiver, Deven Tompkins. That being said, there isn’t much production from receivers other than Evans, as Palmer recorded one catch for 8 yards on one target and Tompkins recorded one reception for 6 yards on two targets. was.
Tampa Bay avoided using any tight ends other than Cade Otton. Ko Kieft and David Wells combined for 15 snaps. They utilized offensive lineman Aaron Stinney as an extra blocker for one play.
The Bucks had some injury troubles on defense early in the season, which necessitated some shuffling. With Jamel Dean out with a shoulder injury, Dee Delaney, who recorded an interception, got more snaps. Delaney was also injured, so Derek Pitts received the most minutes of the season. The Bucs lacked players on the fourth and fifth lines of cornerbacks.
Devin White was playing through a groin injury and didn’t hit the 100% snap threshold he’s accustomed to, but he wasn’t far off at 95%.
Vita Vea was bothered by a chest injury this week, so that number dropped slightly to 54%. Logan Hall led all inside defensive linemen with 61%. With defensemen playing 80 snaps on the field, Will Goulston achieved his best mark of the year with 45% playing time, and Greg Gaines saw his snaps increase to 52%. Gaines may have been the best Interior defensive lineman of the group.
Tampa Bay could bring rookie Kaliyah Kanshi back to the team, but he may not appear until after the bye week.
Outside rotation was similar overall with Joe Tryon-Soyinka at 62% and Shaq Barrett at 57%. YaYa Diaby had the biggest drop from his 43% last week to his 31% on Monday night. In total, the outside linebacker group had one quarterback hit against Jalen Hurts in this game.