Buccaneers vs Falcons: Breaking Down Tampa’s Offense

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Sep 7, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan cheers in the stands against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

A short week and divisional showdown is in store at the Georgia Dome on Thursday Night Football. The Falcons return from a rough trip to Cincinnati where they were humbled 24-10 and struggled in all phases of the game. The performance and result left many fans infuriated but the pain is only a fraction of what the Buccaneers faithful are feeling, losing at home to the Rams which sinks them to 0-2 despite both games being at home against reserve quarterbacks.

Heading into the season, the Buccaneers added several new faces to their starting offense, and welcomed back RB Doug Martin with open arms after a lost sophomore season. They used free agency for three vital positions, bringing in QB Josh McCown, LT Anthony Collins and OC Evan Dietrich-Smith. They also added receiving TE Brandon Myers to the mix. It didn’t stop there however, as the draft was entirely composed of offensive players and headlined by WR Mike Evans from Texas A&M and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins from Washington.

Believe it or not but the Buccaneers continued injecting talent to the offense. GM Jason Licht made a trade for Patriots LG Logan Mankins during preseason, sending promising TE Tim Wright and a 4th rounder the other way. The Buccaneers were very active in the offseason at adding new blood to the offense but early signs so far says it hasn’t paid off.