Baker Mayfield, despite a dinged-up knee and some soreness, appears to be ready to take the field for Thursday night’s game. The primary concern for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they approach their Week 8 matchup against the Buffalo Bills is the condition of their offense.
Tampa Bay has faced a tough stretch recently, losing three of their last four games, and their struggles have been characterized by anemic offensive performances. Their losses have seen them score 13 points or fewer, including a 16-13 defeat against the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday.
Mayfield, who finds himself starting for his fourth team in just three seasons, is no stranger to adversity in the ever-changing world of the NFL. Mayfield remains optimistic, believing that the Buccaneers can navigate through these turbulent times.
Buccaneers Focus on Resilience as Mayfield Navigates Injury Concerns
Mayfield shared his perspective, stating, “I think with any of those experiences you learn how to weather some of these storms, and you learn how to grow through them and handle them when certain situations come.”
The quarterback emphasized the importance of focusing on improving their performance, maintaining fundamental soundness, and concentrating on what they can control. Mayfield added, “For us, it’s about us playing our best ball and focusing on what we can control and that’s being fundamentally sound and doing our jobs.”
While the Buccaneers work on addressing their shortcomings, Mayfield’s knee injury limited him in practice. However, the injury is considered minor, similar to what NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier. He has thrown interceptions in four consecutive games, which offensive coordinator Dave Canales attributes to the team attempting to stretch the field effectively.