A few bright spots for the Buccaneers
October, 12, 2009
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas
We had to look long and hard for some positives on the winless Bucs, but we found some out of Sunday’s loss to Philadelphia.
- Kellen Winslow’s nine receptions marked the second-best single-game performance by a tight end in team history. The club record for most receptions by a tight end in a single game belongs to Jackie Harris, who had 10 receptions (for 122 yards) at Green Bay (Nov. 26, 1995).
DE Jimmy Wilkerson set a new career-high with three sacks today. Wilkerson, who now has a team-leading five sacks this season, set his previous career-high with two sacks at Detroit on November 23, 2008. Wilkerson is also the first Buccaneer to record three sacks in a game since Stylez G. White recorded three sacks at Houston on December 9, 2007. On his second sack today, Wilkerson also forced a fumble, the third of his career. It was the second time in as many weeks he has forced a fumble on a sack. Since joining the Buccaneers in 2008, Wilkerson has played in every game, accumulating 10 sacks in just 21 games with Tampa Bay. Prior to his arrival, Wilkerson had one sack in 72 total games while with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2003-07.