10 Bucs who need to have a strong effort

by Gary Shelton on August 26, 2016 · 0 comments

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Jackson needs to remind fans of just how good he can be./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Jackson needs to remind fans of just how good he can be./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Friday, 5:45 a.m.

Ten Bucs who need to play well in the team's third preseason game.

1, Kicker Roberto Aguayo: He's missed kicks in practice games. Judging from the reports, however, you'd get the feeling he's cost the team five Super Bowls by shanking short kicks. Aguayo needs to stop worrying about all the advice he's getting and just kick. Just that.

2, Quarterback Jameis Winston: On the Bucs, Winston always needs to play well, especially after he started last week's game 0-for-6, however. Winston will play longer tonight against Cleveland, meaning he has every opportunity to be sharp.

3-4. Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson: The Bucs' Twin Towers haven't played long in the team's first two preseason games.

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Martin should be more carries against the Browns./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Martin should get more carries against the Browns./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Still, they need to flash a little more impact. It would be nice if Winston could hit one of them with a long pass.

5. Austin Seferian-Jenkins: He's been everything you want a tight end to be so far. ASJ needs to keep it up, however, if he's going to add another component to the passing game.

6. Adam Humphries: He was named the Bucs' third receiver early in camp, but he still has to show that he's progressed enough to handle the job.

7. Robert Ayers: The defensive end needs to flash from the defensive end slot. If he's going to be a leader here, he has to show it.

8. Brent Grimes: Grimes was beaten for a touchdown last week. If he's going to be special in the Bucs' secondary, it would be nice to see it.

9.Doug Martin: Martin hasn't played much in the first two games. But it would be nice if he could show that he's still the same back as a year ago.

10. Kwon Alexander: There still seems to be some distance between how much the Bucs love Alexander and how much the critics like him. Again, the team was 6-6 with him, 0-4 without him last year.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins keeps climbing the ladder./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Austin Seferian-Jenkins keeps climbing the ladder./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

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