Buccaneers first team offense provides blueprint for success
/ Buccaneers

By Ryan Doyle

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers first team gave a brief look at how effective their offense can be this season.

During the preseason, NFL offenses are typically vanilla. Providing only glimpses of the more complicated scheme they will run in the regular season.

It may have been a simple version of the final product, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed off a multifaceted offense in their win over the Dolphins.

Ryan Fitzpatrick led the first-team offense on just two drives, one ending in a touchdown the other with a punt. The result may not matter as much as how well the team moved the ball down the field.

Right out of the gate, the Buccaneers hit a few big plays. DeSean Jackson and Fitzpatrick connected on a big 18-yard gain. Then, Fitzpatrick found Mike Evans for 14 yards. Quickly, both superstar receivers were involved.

Fitzpatrick spread the ball around well, something the Bucs will be sure to do when the season starts. Along with Evans and Jackson, Fitzpatrick targeted Chris Godwin, Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones as well.

With all of the weapons head coach Dirk Koetter has to work with, there should be receivers open if the Tampa Bay quarterbacks get time in the...



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