Linebacker Lavonte David left the game in the second half and was evaluated for a possible concussion. Coach Lovie Smith said after the game that he didn’t have any update on David. The Bucs already were thin at linebacker with Mason Foster sitting out. Reserve linebacker Brandon Magee also got banged up and had to leave the game. If David is going to miss some time, the Bucs might have to sign another linebacker.
Quarterback Josh McCown was visibly limping in the locker room and his back had wrapping on it. McCown took a beating from the Lions. He was sacked six times and hit on a bunch of other plays. Right tackle Demar Dotson didn't sugarcoat things. Dotson said the offensive line isn't playing well at all.
Although he had two touchdown catches, rookie receiver Mike Evans said he played his worst game. Evans said his blocking wasn't up to par and he didn’t do a good enough job getting open. He finished with four catches for 45 yards and had a pass go off his hands that was intercepted. He said he thought he was interfered with on that play.