Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay: 11 Bucs to watch other than Tom Brady

Tom Brady #12, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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Mike Evans #13, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Philadelphia Eagles versus Tampa Bay: 3 more Buccaneers to watch on offense

Mike Evans, wide receiver

With so many amazing players on this Tampa Bay roster, this team has a luxury that other franchises don’t have, and here’s what it is. Their best players can have an off-day and rest easy because they know one of their other teammates has the ability to pick them up.

That isn’t happening with the Birds. If DeVonta Smith has an off day, Philly is screwed. Mike Evans can struggle but rely on Chris Godwin, Ronald Jones II, or Giovani Bernard stepping up.

The problem Philly has is this. Mike Evans won’t struggle against the Eagles’ defense. Expect one or two big plays from one of the game’s best wideouts on Thursday.

Antonio Brown, wide receiver

It’s difficult to mention the big-play ability of the Bucs without bringing up Antonio Brown. Let’s just say the Birds limit Mike Evans. How confident are we that they’ll also be able to stifle every deep shot that Tom Brady aims at his good friend in the number 81 jersey?

O.J. Howard, tight end

On the eve of the Philadelphia Eagles’ game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, at about noon EST to be exact, Rob Gronkowski’s status for Week 6’s game is still unknown. If he can’t go, O.J. Howard is the next man up.

Don’t you, for one second, believe that means the Birds are getting a day off with Howard. He’s the starting tight end if he’s on the majority of the other rosters in the NFL, and you have to take this into account. The Eagles’ linebackers don’t cover very well.