Bryant Perplexed By Play Calling

November 29th, 2009

If it works, stick it in the playbook vault and never do it again. 

It seems Antonio Bryant believes this is the Greg Olson school of play calling.

Bryant, who made two great catches on Josh Freeman bombs in the first half against Atlanta, told Stephen Holder, of the St. Pete Times, that he doesn’t understand why the Bucs didn’t look for him again deep in the second half.

“Last year, I came out here (in Atlanta) and had 100 yards in the first half,” Bryant said. “This year, two catches, 80 yards in the first half. In the second half, it’s like, ‘Come on!’

“Look, man, when you get the ball, those are the results you get. Look, Roddy White dropped balls, (Michael Jenkins) dropped balls. I got four attempts and still came up big. I have to make everything count because obviously, something ain’t right.”

Bryant suggested in no uncertain terms that offensive coordinator Greg Olson should trust QB Josh Freeman to make more downfield plays in a game like today’s, when the lead was never more than seven points.

“We have to go and trust our guy a little more,” Bryant said. “He has the talent. On a 1-10 team, you’ve got to go. . . You’ve sat here and seen this man make every throw an NFL quarterback could possibly make the first time he got in against Green Bay.

“When you have guys there, you have to put your foot on their neck and just stomp.”

Bryant makes a lot of sense.

And that’s twice in two weeks he’s come after Olson in the media. Either nobody told him to clam up at One Buc Place, or Bryant cares so deeply he can’t control himself.

5 Responses to “Bryant Perplexed By Play Calling”

  1. Jackson Says:

    Bryants absolutely right. Two deep passes and we’re down the field and in the end zone, never to be seen again. Morris hoot and hollars about being a 1-9 team playing “all out” for a win, then completely “puckers up” when he’s got a chance to put the game away with the 3rd and 7 call before his next disastrous decision to attempt a 50+ yd FG. I’m afraid we’ve got many more losses ahead, directly related to coaching decisions, as long as Morris remains HC of this team. Give him the DC job, and go get a qualified HC!

  2. Louie Says:

    They should have taken some deep shots late in the 4th quarter. It worked earlier and if you hit on one, they win.

  3. Southernboi727 Says:

    He really didn’t say anything that bad. He was just voicing his opinion. Should he have done it to the media, yea but its not the best outlet. But its not that bad of an opinion. Sounds about right.

  4. Nick Says:

    at least we held them to under 25 points…..

  5. John Says:

    well the game I was watching the second half they figured out how to keep Freeman moving around. They attacked the Offensive line and in doing so took away Freemans chances of throwing deep..

    Ummm thats the political answer my friends tell me.. if that is true then how come in the first half he threw a 42 yarder to Bryant while running to his left.