The Buccaneers are going to stick with the second half magic.
They’d just prefer not to be so far behind next time.
Fitzpatrick again led a comeback, but the Bucs were down 35-7 to the Panthers Sunday when it began. In that way, it was like the 18-point deficit he brought them back from the week before against the Bengals, after replacing Jameis Winston (four interceptions).
It’s an endorsement of the veteran, but also a sign that they realize quarterback is far from their biggest problem, as their defense keeps putting them in situations for Fitzpatrick to have to come back from.