Mayfield's reading of the Vikings' defensive signals may have contributed to the win.
Mayfield had a rough day, throwing for 173 yards and two touchdowns. But he made enough clutch plays to win.
Mayfield may have picked up the Vikings' defensive signals, according to Buccaneers starter running back Rachaad White.NFL fans are dissatisfied.
“I remember Bake coming in the locker room at halftime and saying, ‘I got it. We got all these indications,'"
White told JoeBucsFan.com's Buccaneers Radio Network about Mayfield. “We’re talking as an offense, and he says, ‘I know all these signals.
They enter Cover 2 if they do this. This will put them in Cover 3. Every time I notify this and they signal, they drop back to this. I said, ‘Wow, that’s wonderful. I was listening to him and we understood.”
Some fans thought White's admission was a good move from Mayfield, while others said the Buccaneers should have scored more than 10 points in the second half if they knew the signals.
If Mayfield knew the signs, relaying them to his team at halftime was sensible. Brian Flores' Vikings defensive coordinator struggles to have a team figure out their signals in the first game of the year
If the Buccaneers noticed this, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Vikings' Week 2 opponent on Thursday Night Football, will too when they watch tape.