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Bucs Quarterly Report: Moments to remember, moments to forget

Jameis Winston's checkdown touchdown pass to Charles Sims at the end of the first half against the Falcons is Thomas Bassinger's pick for the biggest moment of the season so far. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]

Jameis Winston's checkdown touchdown pass to Charles Sims at the end of the first half against the Falcons is Thomas Bassinger's pick for the biggest moment of the season so far. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]

The NFL season is a quarter of the way complete and the Buccaneers are 1-3. They have a Pro Bowler sidelined by injury on both sides of the ball and their quarterback's turnovers problems have resurfaced.

With a Monday Night Football game at NFC Champion Carolina looming, the Times' Bucs/NFL coverage team looks at the moments to remember and moments to forget so far this season.

Moments to remember

Rick Stroud, @NFLStroud

Winston's touchdown throws to Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Mike Evans vs. the Falcons.

Tom Jones, @tomwjones

How about a tie between the spectacular TD catches made by Charles Sims, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Mike Evans in the season-opening victory at Atlanta. Then again, just to show you how crummy this season has gone, one of those guys (ASJ) is no longer here.

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Greg Auman, @gregauman

Not much to pick from. Certainly has to be Jameis Winston throwing four touchdowns in a win against the Falcons to open the season. It's more impressive now that the Bucs held Atlanta to 24 points, given that the Falcons have averaged 43 points in three games since, but Winston gave Bucs fans hope, if only for a week.

Thomas Bassinger, @tometrics

Jameis Winston's checkdown touchdown pass to Charles Sims at the end of the first half against the Falcons. The ball traveled only 3 yards; Sims took it the next 20, shaking six tackles along the way.

Ernest Hooper, @hoop4you

The six days after the Atlanta victory, when hope for a winning season still lived.

Martin Fennelly, @mjfennelly

It says something about this ball season to date that the best single play might have been a fabulous leaping, falling backward TD catch in the season-opening win at Atlanta by … a guy who isn't even with the Bucs anymore. ASJ, we hardly knew ye.

Moments to forget

Stroud

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter not calling timeout following a completion to Charles Sims and ending the game with a timeout in his pocket during a last minute drive against the Rams.

Jones

Easy – when Charles Sims tried to pitch the ball to Jameis Winston and ended up turning the ball over to Denver in Sunday's loss. That was Football Follies stuff right there.

Auman

Not much to pick from. Certainly has to be Jameis Winston throwing four touchdowns in a win against the Falcons to open the season. It's more impressive now that the Bucs held Atlanta to 24 points, given that the Falcons have averaged 43 points in three games since, but Winston gave Bucs fans hope, if only for a week.

Bassinger

The Austin Seferian-Jenkins dash cam video. So much wrong with that. Most troubling is that an officer says that he can smell alcohol but prepares to let Seferian-Jenkins off with a warning. Only when the tight end talks too much does the officer arrest him.

Hooper

The Bucs' decision to release Austin Seferian Jenkins.

Fennelly

The gag-reel fumble by Charles Sims against Denver — as Jameis called for Sims to lateral. Two little lambs who lost their way.

Bucs Quarterly Report: Moments to remember, moments to forget 10/05/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:55am]
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