Bucs-Dolphins: Rick Stroud’s first-quarter takes

Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) HRS101
Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) HRS101
Published August 9
Updated August 9

MIAMI — Some quick impressions after a first quarter that left the Bucs leading 6-3:

* DE Jason Pierre-Paul will be a force for the Bucs defense. In the first quarter, JPP had three tackles and a quarterback pressure. He set the edge when he wasn't  involved in the action. DT Gerald McCoy had a sack, and there will be more of that as teams have more to worry about than just the six-time Pro Bowl player.

* QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is a savvy vet who makes quick decisions with the football. Fitz hit his first six passes for 55 yards and led the Bucs on a six-play, 57-yard drive for a touchdown on their first possession.

* RB Peyton Barber looks a lot quicker. Barber rushed four times for 21 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter.

* PK Chandler Catanzaro…really? The Jets free agent missed his first PAT wide right.

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