New Update On Bucs Player Who Got Stiff-Armed Into Oblivion

Ruben Hill
September 26, 2018

Haden returned on Monday night after missing a game with a hamstring injury, but it seems his speedy return was suspicious, so he had to prove he did it clean.

His 19-yard reception on third-and-long kept that drive alive, but the Bucs settled for another field goal after Godwin's dropped another pass in the corner of the end zone on third-and-goal.

Roethlisberger threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns, with all but 80 yards of that production coming while the Steelers were building a 30-10 halftime lead. "He's a big-time competitor", Fitzpatrick said.

"Anytime we have these games, it's not always obvious how the guys are going to come in the next day and come in on Wednesday", the coach added.

"I'm really proud of the way we fought".

Roethlisberger tossed a 1-yard scoring pass to Switzer with six seconds to go to make it 30-10.

The quarterback's on-field chemistry with Brown appeared fine in the first game since Brown responded to a former team employee on social media by suggesting the club trade him if it wants to find out how productive he can be without Roethlisberger. Fitzpatrick was sacked three times and hit on 13 other occasions, Ex-Gator Jon Bostic was a pest all evening, registering 6 tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and a critical tip that caused an interception.

The Bucs didn't waste any time jumping on that turnover. Gerald McCoy was also called for roughing the passer on the play. Something has to change because opposing QBs arecompleting 78 percent of their pass attempts against Tampa Bay.

But Tampa were forced to punt on their fourth drive and handed the Steelers the ball back with 2:36 left on the clock, with a pair of first downs and kneels sealing a first win of the campaign for Pittsburgh.

A 2-1 record should be a point of pride, especially considering the rugged schedule, but the prevailing sentiment in the Tampa Bay locker room is this was a game the Bucs should have won. You know why? Besides Ryan Griffin, Spence was the only Buc player who dressed and did not play.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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