Gerald McCoy: A-
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy continues to prove he is one of the best, if not the best, defensive tackle in the league. While he didn't reach quarterback Ryan Tannehill until the end of the game, he imposed his will on the Dolphins' offensive line and helped limit Miami to four rush yards.
Akeem Spence: B
Tackle Akeem Spence was drafted this year to be the run-stuffing over tackle, and he is certainly doing his job. For all the deserved credit McCoy gets for manhandling offensive lines, Spence is an unheralded piece of a stout interior Bucs defense.
Adrian Clayborn: C+
Clayborn was invisible most of the game. However, he deserves only some of the blame. Defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan sent Clayborn on so many useless stunts, the former first-round pick should consider moving to Hollywood and driving cars on-camera for Michael Bay.
Da'Quan Bowers: C
A Da'Quan Bowers sighting! The half-sack Bowers shared with McCoy helped seal the deal for the Bucs, but this cannot be the role Bucs general manager Mark Dominik had in mind for the former second-round pick. Bowers was otherwise invisible.