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Stock watch: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Checking the stock of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after their season-opening 20-14 loss to the Carolina Panthers:

FALLING

Offensive line: This group wasn’t off to a great start, and then things got worse. Guard Logan Mankins went down with a knee injury. It appears as if Mankins will miss some time, and that’s going to throw the line into disarray.

Josh McCown: He didn’t play the way you would expect from a veteran quarterback and made two bad decisions that turned into interceptions. McCown rallied in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late. The Bucs need him to be sharp the entire game.

The pass rush: Where was it? The Bucs produced only one sack against Derek Anderson, who was playing for an injured Cam Newton. Michael Johnson and Adrian Clayborn have to be more productive as outside rushers.

RISING

Gerald McCoy: He had Tampa Bay’s only sack and played well against the run.

Chris Owusu: He caught a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. There was some question in the preseason about who the third receiver would be, but it looks like that job belongs to Owusu.

Lavonte David: He had a team-high 10 tackles.