Well guys we’ve finished the 2019 with a 7-9 record which is an improvement as we didn’t finish 5-11 or worst again in last place when the preseason predictions were set at 3-13 to 6-10 at best from national media personal.
Personally in hindsight maybe losing this game with not be such a bad thing.. this decade will come to a close with a loss. Something that we can see in Tampa Bay that will come only so often as we look for a new decade of winning and a cultural change things are on the right path for the Buccaneers to make a playoff berth very soon.
Winston became the first Tampa Bay quarterback to pass for 5,000 yards in a season, but another non-playoff year ended on a sour note. The Falcons (7-9) tied the game with a field goal on the last play of regulation and won for the sixth time in eight games when Jones became the seventh opposing player to score on a pick-6 off Winston this season.
Winston threw for 201 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, hiking his NFL-leading total to 30. Ronald Jones II had the first career 100-yard rushing game and Breshad Perriman topped 100-yards receiving for the third straight week for the Bucs (7-9), who miss the playoffs for the 12th consecutive year.
Buccaneers OLB Shaquil Barrett broke former Bucs Hall of Famer Warren Sapp’s single season sack record and finished the season with 19.5 sacks and fell just 3 more sacks short of breaking the NFL Record set by Giants great Michael Strahan at 21.5.
Now the questions will begin now it’s officially the offseason now for the Buccaneers. Should they bring back QB Jameis Winston, will they bring back Suh, Barrett, Pierre-Paul and others set to become unrestricted free agents. How much of this team can remain together and push for the 2020 decade and set up a new chance to have a winning decade once again.