Bucs have no time to dwell on loss to 49ers as they shift focus to Panthers

Mondays are usually for reviewing film of the previous day's game. Not today. 

"It's time to move on," said Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians. 

"We gotta get over it," said defensive tackle Vita Vea. "It's a quick week this week." 

The Bucs have already reviewed tape of their 31-17 loss to the 49ers, and watched film of the Panthers, whom they’ll face under the Thursday night lights in Charlotte.

Still, questions remain on what happened in the Bucs’ season-opening loss. There were the penalties and the missed opportunities in the red zone, but maybe the most glaring mistakes came in the form of turnovers, specifically the three interceptions Jameis Winston threw.

"No comment," said offensive tackle Donovan Smith, when asked what he would say to those blaming the loss on Winston. "There's 15 other games. Obviously, things didn't go the way we wanted it to yesterday, but we've got 15 more games. No need to dwell on it right now, just move forward and our focus is on the Panthers." 

If there one positive thing that came from Sunday's loss, it was the much improved defense, specifically when it came to stopping the run. That is good news for the Bucs, when they face Carolina and dual-threat running back Christian McCaffrey. 

"He's probably the best dual back there is in the league right now," said Arians. "I used to think it was David Johnson, but Christian has passed him up. As a receiver, he's a hell of a matchup problem. As a runner, he's a great runner so, they do a good job of having two backs in the game and you never know which one is going anywhere and they have a lot of speed."

Then there's Cam Newton, who can take off on the ground, just as much as he throws the football. 

So for the Bucs, there will be no slowing down until after Thursday night.