There was some good, some bad, and let the crawl to Week 1 continue.
After a disappointing showing by the first-team units in New England last week and a bizarre MRSA scare at One Buc Place revealed Thursday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers returned for their "dress rehearsal" preseason game Saturday against the Miami Dolphins. The Bucs' best moment might have been one of the briefest: Guard Davin Joseph, who sustained a season-ending knee injury last August, returned in the first quarter. It was his first game action since he was placed on injured reserve last year.
Meanwhile, running back Brian Leonard looked solid in his work to earn the No. 2 spot behind Doug Martin. Other than him, however, the Bucs' offense was listless for most of the night in gaining 160 yards in 57 plays. By comparison, the Dolphins totaled 312 yards in 82 plays.
Here are five thoughts from the Bucs' 17-16 victory at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla:
1. Joseph's return is a fant...