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Rapid Reaction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. -- A few thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 19-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.

What it means: This isn't a full-fledged disaster, but it's entering that territory. The Bucs are 0-2 -- with both losses coming at home. Based on what we've seen out of them so far, there's no reason to think they can win their three upcoming road games (Atlanta, Pittsburgh and New Orleans). This loss was particularly painful because it came against a mediocre team that was playing a third-string quarterback (Austin Davis).

Stock watch: Defensive tackle Clinton McDonald was an offseason signing as a free agent. That's looking like a good move. McDonald played the run well and had an impressive third-quarter sack of Davis. Unfortunately, the Bucs didn't get much of a pass rush from anywhere else.

Big injury: There was no official news yet, but the hand injury suffered by All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy appeared serious. McCoy briefly tried to return to the game with heavy wrapping on the hand. But that was short-lived and he left the game for good near the middle of the second quarter. If McCoy is going to miss any significant time, it could be devastating for the Bucs. He's their best player and the team's unquestioned leader.

Honoring Brooks: One of the day's highlights came at halftime when the Bucs inducted Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks into the team's Ring of Honor and retired his jersey (No. 55). Brooks also was presented with his Hall of Fame ring.

Game ball: Tampa Bay running back Bobby Rainey. He got the start in place of an injured Doug Martin and responded with a 144 rushing yards.

What's next: The Bucs face a quick turnaround. They play at Atlanta on Thursday night.