Goose Egg For Arrelious BennOctober 23rd, 2011
Joe admits it. The Bucs’ playcalling often throws Joe into fits of disbelief and rage. Sometimes Joe stands up and applauds, but more often than not Joe is completely flummoxed.
The Bucs have no identity on offense. It’s all over the place.
Thursday night on the Buccaneers Radio Network, Mark Dominik talked about how he wants to see the ball in Arrelious Benn’s hands, citing Benn’s ability and knack for explosive plays including the one called back against Indianapolis on Monday Night Football.
Today during the painful loss in England, Benn had one ball thrown his way and no receptions. And the Bucs tried to run that ugly end around play to him in the third quarter. (Joe hates that damn play.)
Is Benn unable to get open? Joe wasn’t in England to see, but Joe doesn’t think that’s the primary issue.
It took the Bucs weeks this year to figure out that they could still throw slants to Mike Williams. Why not to Benn? Joe has to think that’s a better option that forcing the ball into Kellen Winslow unsuccessfully over and over.
Benn was a high second-round pick last year in what was considered the deepest draft in recent history. He’s talented. Bucs fans have seen him get open deep and run like an wild animal after the catch on shorter throws.
What’s it going to take to figure out how to use this guy’s talent?