Earlier in the week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced quarterback Josh McCown as the team's starter for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. The last time the Falcons saw McCown, Week 3 in Atlanta, safety Kemal Ishmael read the quarterback's eyes and picked off one of his pass attempts in the first quarter, returning it for the 23-yard score, leading to the eventual 56-14 win.
The second-year safety finished the game with four tackles, one pass defensed, one tackle on special teams and the interception for the touchdown.
What happened in Week 3 is irrelevant to the upcoming game in Tampa on Sunday and nobody cares that the Falcons have won nine of the last 12 games against the Buccaneers; instead, we live in a here-and-now society, where the 2-6 Falcons are looking to seize their third division win of the season.
"We're all excited and ready to play another game and finally put this thing together," Ishmael says. "Just because we beat Tampa in Week 3 doesn't motivate us or boost our confidence; that's not where we get our intentions and focus for Sunday. We want to show the world that we're going to turn this thing around."