Monday, October 15, 2018
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

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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