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 Chicago Bears would be a cruel understatement.Chicago beat down the Bucs. It wasn’t close. Ever. From the jump Womens Carlton Davis Jersey , the Bears had the upper hand and Tampa Bay was never able to bounce back after falling behind early.Whether it was simple misfortune, or a series of subpar chess moves, this loss was sealed fairly early as you’ll see in our key plays from Week 4 of the 2018 NFL season.The Play: Tarik Cohen gets going from the start.That’s right. The very first play.Cohen is the very talented and very versatile running back who, for some reason, coming into this weekend’s game had topped out at eight combined touches in one game.Still, the Bucs defense had to be aware of this young player’s presence as he possesses the exact skill set to give the defense fits. Which he did.On this first play of the game, the Bears get creative and put both of their primary running backs on the field with Jordan Howard lined up in the backfield and Cohen in the slot.The pass to Cohen gets him in space and on the edge. The defense forces the speedster out of bounds after a five-yard gain, so it seems harmless.However, as we saw during the remainder of the game, this was an early tell that Chicago was going to get Cohen involved early and often and that he was going to exploit a fairly soft edge presented by the Buccaneers defense.The Play: Kwon forgets who he’s dealing with.On this 2nd-and-1 play, linebacker Kwon Alexander is moving with Tarik Cohen from the snap. As the shifty back takes the hand-off he runs into a semi-circle of Bucs defenders.When the Bears playmaker makes a stutter step to the inside, Alexander bites into the hole trying to make the stop for a loss which would have brought up a third down play with the game very much in reach and Chicago outside of field goal range.Problem is, this is Tarik Cohen Authentic Ryan Fitzpatrick Jersey , and he does what Tarik Cohen does. He switches directions on a dime and the now overcommitted linebacker is stuck by a blocker while the running back hits the edge.The loss of contain turns what could have been a stop for a loss or at worst a short gain, into a 19-yard run which not only put the Bears in field goal range, which eventually turned into a touchdown.With Lavonte David eating a blocker, Alexander needed to be aware of who he was matched up with and the fact that he was the only guy left to contain the edge. Trust in his teammates inside who were both in position to make a play on a cutback, and prevent this from happening.The Play: A touchdown - but wait! - there’s more!This play is the one which really got me worried. Mitch Trubisky isn’t all that accurate on the outside parts of the field and the closer he gets to the sidelines the worse he gets.Not this time though, as this pass was dropped in the perfect spot in the end zone. Far enough towards the boundary so M.J. Stewart couldn’t make a real play for the ball with just enough space for Allen Robinson to bring it in.But, there’s more to this play, and it’s something which would creep up again and again as the game went on. Look at the left side of the field behind the play. See the Bears player all by himself at the 10-yard line or so? That’s running back Jordan Howard. Not a huge receiving threat, but with 10-yards of nothing between himself and the end zone, the Bucs essentially gave this score away when three defenders carried Tarik Cohen into the end zone on a seam route.I guess it’s good the defense was paying attention to him, but did they really need three guys on him from just outside the 20?Miscommunications plagued the team all day, and while this one didn’t directly lead to the score, it was an early example of it.The Play: Not just the defense.Sunday’s loss to the Bears isn’t all on the defense. Not by a longshot. Here’s an example to show just how off the offense was as well. Specifically Authentic Ryan Smith Jersey , quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.Down two touchdowns, the Buccaneers moved into the red zone and had an opportunity to stop the bleeding a bit. The play call was perfect. Tight end O.J. Howard is split left against a much smaller and talent-deficient cornerback.As the play progresses, Chris Godwin - who also came open during the play - draws the Bears safety away from Howard eliminating any help the smaller defender guarding Howard might hope for.The Alabama tight end executes this perfectly. He eats the space between he and the cornerback and immediately posts him up in the end zone. Better yet, the defender has given up inside position, and is really in trouble!All Fitzpatrick has to do is fire the ball to the left shoulder of Howard who is now facing him, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are back in the game with an impressive touchdown drive to finish the first quarter.Nope.Not only does Fitzpatrick throw the ball towards Howard’s outside shoulder, he sails the ball over the head of the 6’6 tight end so badly that not even his outstretched arm can make even a little contact with the ball.This mirrored some of the issues Fitzpatrick had against the Steelers the week prior, and was undoubtedly one of the contributing factors to Jameis Winston being inserted for the second half.The Play: Speaking of which....Ok, maybe this didn’t have a whole lot of impact on the outcome of this game. It was 38-3 when Winston made his return to the field, and with the way things were going it wasn’t likely a comeback was in the cards.Still, after all that’s happened this off-season it was nice to see the franchise quarterback in waiting back on the field and slinging the ball around.Just in time for a bye week and key divisional match-up with Atlanta in Week 6. I seriously feel like Daniel Kaluuya’s character in “Get Out” these days when I’m watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play football. Myself and many others are currently lost in the sunken place. The Bucs lost in the Meadowlands on Sunday. It was the New York Giants’ first home win of the season. That sentence right there should tell how this week’s grades are going to shape out. OffenseAs has been the case all year, the offense was extremely inconsistent early on in the game. Turnovers put the Bucs in a hole and the offense had to rally furiously behind Jameis Winston in order to stage a comeback. Yep, it was Winston who was on the field as the clock ran out the final seconds of the game. Not Ryan Fitzpatrick. Poor play from the Bearded Wonder led to his second benching of the season. Entering halftime , the Bucs were down just 14-7. Fitzpatrick had already thrown one interception at this point and was very inconsistent, but the team was still in the game. That all changed as soon as the Bucs received the ball to start the second half. It took just two passes from Fitzpatrick before the defense was able to nab their second pick of the game. This time, it went the other direction for six points. Nothing changed on the next drive. Under heavy pressure, Fitzpatrick just lobbed one up into the end zone that was picked off. The turnovers doomed the Buccaneers, again. It wiped out a very good performance from Winston off the bench, a great game by Mike Evans, and another good performance from Peyton Barber. If it just weren’t for the damn turnovers. Tampa Bay finished 6/9 on third down, recorded 31 first downs, and went 4/5 in the red zone which included a 4/4 line in goal-to-go situations. But you can’t keep making the same mistakes and expect everyone to just ignore them. Final Grade: 1.0 (D) DefenseJust like the offensive side of the ball, it’s the same old story with the defense. A terrible first quarter combined with no offensive help gave the Giants an early 14-0 lead. They finished with a season-high 139 yards in the first quarter. Eli Manning completed 11 straight passes at one point. Saquon Barkley couldn’t be stopped. The unit did find some footing in the second quarter despite giving up an early touchdown. Carl Nassib and Jason Pierre-Paul combined for a big sack that was a big momentum killer. The team finished with four sacks on the day, so the Bucs were able to get pressure, but the defense just couldn’t hold up for the entirety of the game. Two late touchdowns in the fourth quarter put the final nail in the coffin. The Bucs gave up an average of 6.8 yards per play, 5.3 yards per rush Womens Chris Godwin Jersey , and 359 total yards of offense - not to mention 31 points. Final Grade: 1.5 (D)Special TeamsHoly Cairo Santos! No missed extra points!The new Buccaneer didn’t get a chance to attempt a field goal, but that’s ok because the team was scoring touchdowns. I’ll take that excuse all day. The only issue with Santos was the fact that he couldn’t put the ball through the end zone on kickoffs which led to some decent returns by the Giants. Regardless, outside of Santos, the special teams didn’t see much action. Bryan Anger punted the ball just once all day. The coverage teams played well and didn’t allow many big plays despite being put in troublesome situations on the kickoff returns. Final Grade: 3.0 (B) CoachingI hate to say this, because I like Dirk Koetter as a person. This staff cannot be in Tampa Bay in 2019. There have been two common threads all season - turnovers and bad defense - and nothing has improved in either area.This is a coaching problem. No other way around it. Mark Duffner is doing what he can and at times he has looked very competent, but he hasn’t done enough to save his job next year, eitherThe only two that should be given consideration to stick around are Todd Monken and Brentson Buckner. Outside of them, expect major turnover at the top in 2019. Final Grade: 0.0 (F) Overall Grade: 1.38 (D) The one good thing about this crappy season is that it is in fact making me a better writer. It’s tough to write about the same dumb mistakes every week and make it feel fresh. That’s the only good thing to come out of this season. Overall Grade For The 2018 Season: 1.93 (D)