The fourth preseason game is always a little different, with few, if any, starters and backups in the spotlight as they vie for their place on the 53-man roster. So, we'll change up Social Rewind a bit this week, giving you the scoring plays, but also highlighting the biggest plays and individual player callouts as called by the Twitter analysts for the players fighting to make the team. As the clock ticked down to kickoff, each team posted their starting lineups for the day. Backups would fil most every spot for each team as they fought for their place on the depth chart.
DEFENSE: DE Golston, NT Neild, DE Geathers, OLB Brown, MLB Compton, MLB Hayward, OLB Murphy, CB Porter, CB Breeland, SS T Robinson, FS Rambo — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 28, 2014
OFFENSE: WR A. Robinson, LT Moses, LG LeRibeus, C Kowalski, RG Long, RT Compton, TE Paulsen, WR Grant, QB McCoy, RB Royster, FB Young — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 28, 2014
The only players listed as starters on the depth chart who are playing tonight are guards Patrick Omameh and Oniel Cousins. — Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) August 28, 2014
The Bucs offense took the field first, putting together two nice first downs, led by quarterback Mike Glennon, however, they were forced to punt. Tandy made a case as a special teamer in coverage. Greg Auman and Scott Smith give their takes:
Nice conversion on third-and-5 from Mike Glennon to Louis Murphy for first down for Bucs ... — Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 28, 2014
Great play on punt coverage by Keith Tandy. If he's fighting for a roster spot, that can only help. — Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) August 28, 2014
With the defense on the field, Danny Lansanah put up his first big play and would give plenty more as the night went on. The Bucs defense would force a quick punt as well.
Many of the second-string starters would only see that initial drive. Matt Baker calls four replacement players as the Bucs offense takes the field again.
As would be the case for much of the game, the teams went back and forth, trading punts and fighting for field position. With the D back on the field, Lansanah again made the stat sheet along with Anthony Gaitor on a big stop.
Lansanah again. Another TFL. Now third and 5 — Gil Arcia (@GilArciaTBC) August 28, 2014
Gaitor with a pass breakup on third down. Skins to punt. Bucs ball on the 8. — Rick Brown (@LedgeronBucs) August 28, 2014
Two possessions later and we have our first points of the game on a Washington field goal. :40 left in first quarter.
On the next play from scrimmage, Mike Kafka lost hold of the ball, resulting in a turnover and great field position for Washington.
Kafka sacked and fumbles. Gabe Miller with both the sack and recovery. Washington takes over from Bucs 2 yard line — PewterReport.com (@PewterReport) August 29, 2014
On the second play of the second quarter, the Redskins would find the end zone. Tom Krasniqi gives the scoring play:
On the next possession, the Bucs would be forced to punt, but saw nice play from rookie guard Kadeem Edwards.
Edwards did a nice job on a Skins lineman driving him away from the ball. So much so he took a show at Edwards after the play. — Gil Arcia (@GilArciaTBC) August 29, 2014
With Washington threatening to score, a young Buccaneer made a name for himself, creating the first Bucs turnover of the game. Scott Smith and WDAE give their takes.
Young players want to make an impression in Wk 4 of the preseason. Cue undrafted rookie CB Keith Lewis: interception in the end zone. — Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) August 29, 2014
After more traded possessions, the clock was down to :18 seconds in the half, with the Redskins on the six. Once again, Danny Lansanah makes a crucial play along with Nate Askew.
McCoy pass tipped by D. Lansanah and INTERCEPTED in the end zone by Nate Askew, returned to Bucs 14 — PewterReport.com (@PewterReport) August 29, 2014
Lansanah is everywhere. — Leo (@LeoHowell8) August 29, 2014
The teams would go into halftime with Washington up 10-0.
Scott Smith chimes in again with the call of the game's first sack by Scott Solomon.
In the third, the Bucs would get on the board with a solid drive featuring two Jeff Demps rushes for 10 yards, two passes from Kafka to Louis Murphy and three points. Here's how Twitter highlighted the drive.
Kafka pass complete to Chris Owusu for gain of 7 to the 17, brings up 3rd-and-3. Bucs finally in redzone — PewterReport.com (@PewterReport) August 29, 2014
The Redskins answered with a quick strike, just two plays into the next possession. 17-3 Washington.
The Buccaneers offense was instantly back to work, starting a drive with two big plays by Demps, as called by Tampa Bay Times' Matt Baker.
Demps with a nice kickoff return out of the end zone, to the 33. — Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) August 29, 2014
And Demps with his best offensive play of the preseason. 19 yard carry — Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) August 29, 2014
The drive went on, this time moving with hookups between Kafka and Chris Owusu. Pewter Report, well, reports:
Kafka completes 8 yard pass to the right to C. Owusu. 3rd-2 coming — PewterReport.com (@PewterReport) August 29, 2014
Kafka completes 11 yards to C. Owusu to Washington 26 — PewterReport.com (@PewterReport) August 29, 2014
And the drive would end with a nifty catch-and-run from Solomon Patton. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Twitter account and senior writer spread the news:
The return game may be Solomon Patton's path to the roster but a nifty 25-yard TD catch-and-run won't hurt his cause, either. — Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) August 29, 2014
Into the fourth quarter, the Redskins would string together a solid drive, entering Bucs red zone. The Bucs held and the field goal attempt flew wide right. 17-10 Washington with 12:21 left. Dane Fletcher grabs the attention of Luke Easterling on the drive, as well.
The Buccaneers would punt, and the Redskins would drive again, putting the game away on the backs of RBs Lache Seastrunk and Silas Redd.
Silas Redd with short touchdown run and Redskins go up 24-10 on Bucs with 4:07 left here in Tampa. — Greg Auman (@gregauman) August 29, 2014
Throughout the night, a number of Buccaneers caught the attention of local writers and fans for their performance on the field, but that is how the game would end. We'll see you all in nine days back inside Raymond James Stadium for the home opener against the Carolina Panthers.
And, Redskins, we'll see you in November.