The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a frustrating and heartbreaking game to the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 18-17. But more importantly, there are some takeaways for the fans as they learn more about the 2013 iteration of the Buccaneers.
Coming into the season, the revamped defense was supposed to shore up the massive amount of points allowed last season, allowing the high-flying offense the chance to win more often.
The offseason and preseason painted a different picture.
The Tampa Bay offense was never in sync during the exhibition games, and the defense allowed offenses plenty of opportunities to pass the ball in big chunks. There was a hope that the regular season would flip a switch for the Bucs, but it appears it did not.
But what did we learn from watching the first game of the 2013 season for the Buccaneers? Here are 10 takeaways from Sunday's game.