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Jason Pierre-Paul speaks out on the poor attitudes of his teammates

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got off to a great start this season, but Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t pleased with how his teammates are responding to their decline.

Their starting quarterback, Jameis Winston, served a four-game suspension to start their current campaign. Ryan Fitzpatrick filled in as the starter in Week 1. Fitzpatrick has been a quality starter in the NFL before, but fans didn’t know what to expect from him. Through the first two weeks, he played like one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. He threw eight touchdowns and led the Bucs to a 2-0 record. Since then, the Bucs have dropped three consecutive games. Their worst performance came in an embarrassing 48-10 loss at the hands of the Chicago Bears in Week 3. Despite their struggles, some Bucs players seem to be horsing around on the sidelines, which doesn’t sit well with Jason Pierre-Paul.

“I’m sorry you saw all that on the sidelines,” Pierre-Paul told a talk show on Monday. “Everybody, individually like I said, you have to check yourself. At that time I was probably standing up looking (at the game) at what it may come down to.”

The teammates in question were Gerald McCoy and Kwon Alexander, who are both members of the Bucs’ defense. Their 34-29 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6 was nothing to celebrate.

The Bucs recently fired their defensive coordinator Mike Smith, replacing him with Mark Duffner, so change is ahead. According to Jason Pierre-Paul, his team should embrace these adjustments to improve for the rest of the season.