It took just one play for the Bucs defense to give their fans a taste of what we might expect this season. 2013 Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro
GMC just blew up that play as if he wasn't even blocked. Sapp-like.— JoeBucsFan (@JoeBucsFan) August 8, 2014
The Jaguars’ first drive went three-and-out. The first Bucs possession was highlighted by a nice 17-yard pass from
McCown with a strike to Owusu....but a holding call on Dotson will bring it back #Bucs— WDAE 620 AM/95.3 FM (@620wdae) August 8, 2014
After the Bucs punt, it was the Buccaneers defense again making plays, setting up multiple opportunities to create a turnover. Jacksonville would again be forced to punt. See the possession and chances as called by Gil Arcia of The Bay Cove:
A lucky reception their for Jacksonville gives them a first down after the ball bounced a round a few times.— Gil Arcia (@GilArciaTBC) August 8, 2014
Another near pick. This time by safety— Gil Arcia (@GilArciaTBC) August 8, 2014
— Gil Arcia (@GilArciaTBC) August 8, 2014
Leonard Johnsongets in on the act for near picks.
Another punt would put the starting defense back on the field, and again the defense would impress, capped by a strong open-field tackle by
Defense a nice three and out. Should get good field position. #Bucs— Rick Brown (@LedgeronBucs) August 9, 2014
The next Bucs’ possession would result in the first points of the night as the Jaguar CB Winston Guy cut off a pass and returned it for a touchdown.
McCown throws amid pressure and intercepted -- Jags' Winston Guy returns it 60-plus yards for touchdown. Jags up 6-0, PAT coming ...— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 9, 2014
Jaguars lead at the end of the first.
The Jaguars defense would get the first action of the second quarter, recovering a fumble and putting their offense back on the field.
As the Jaguars offense returned, the Buccaneers transitioned to their second-string defense for the night. Buccaneers.com Senior Writer and Editor Scott Smith gives his followers the updated linemen. Three players later it was Greg Auman sharing the continued defensive success of the Bucs’ second unit.
Second-team defense is in now. D-Line is Gholston, Spence, Bowers and Means.— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) August 9, 2014
Back-to-back stops by— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 9, 2014
Da'Quan Bowersand Jags face fourth and 3 from the Bucs' 35 ...
With the ball back in the Buccaneers hands,
— Rick Brown (@LedgeronBucs) August 9, 2014
Connor Barth, welcome back. 44-yard FG. Jags 7, Bucs 3.
The Buccaneers Official Twitter calls the score at half.
The Bucs would open the second half with ball. Two impressive
Mike Glennon seems to have a connection with— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) August 9, 2014
Louis Murphy. Three catches for 43 yards for Murphy, and another one just now erased by DEF PI.
Later in the third, Jacksonville would start their possession from the 17-yard line. Rookie QB Blake Bortles put together a strong drive with passes of 16, 9 and 31. Bucs would hold the Jags to a field goal. TBO’s Ira Kaufman shares Bortles’ statistics.
Blake Bortles making some nice throws for the Jags and looks comfortable in the pocket. He is 6-for-9 for 101 yards— Ira Kaufman (@IKaufmanTBO) August 9, 2014
Bucs defense holds in red zone and looks like Jaguars will settle for 25-yard field goal attempt ...— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 9, 2014
As the third quarter neared its end, the Buccaneers offense continued to develop a rhythm, moving the ball 78 yards in seven plays, including these four notable gains.
Nice third-down conversion by Mike Glennon, who rolls out and hits rookie TE— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 9, 2014
Austin Seferian-Jenkinsfor 23-yard gain to the 40.
Glennon finds ASJ, then connects with Sims for a nice gain down the sideline into #Jaguars territory— WDAE 620 AM/95.3 FM (@620wdae) August 9, 2014
Nice snag reaching back there for Herron.— Leo (@LeoHowell8) August 9, 2014
Glennon completes again, hitting rookie WR Rob Herron for 10-yard gain to the Jaguars' 18 ... Mike James carries inside the 10.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 9, 2014
On the third play of fourth quarter from the six-yard line, The Bucs would tie the game up 10-10. Scott Smith and Joe Bucs Fan tweet the play:
Bucs' first touchdown of the season belongs to— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) August 9, 2014
Tommy Streeter. Good protection allowed Glennon time to find him for a six-yard score.
Streeter from Glennon, TD. Nice job by Glennon of going through progressions.— JoeBucsFan (@JoeBucsFan) August 9, 2014
Two possessions later, the Jaguars would get ball at their 38 yard line. A 15-yard Unnecessary Roughness penalty on
And that is how the game would end. Mike Glennon 11/19, 140 yards, 1 TD. Bobby Rainey 6 attempts, 25 yards. Louis Murphy 3 receptions, 43 yards. Charles Sims 3 receptions, 6 rushes, 45 yards.