Special Teams Failed Bucs MiserablySeptember 23rd, 2012
There’s so much Buccaneer blame to go around today, it’s amazing the Bucs only lost by six points.
And a lot of that blame falls on the special teams. The man rockstar general manager Mark Dominik called a Pro Bowl caliber special teams ace this week, Dekoda Watson, really choked away points for the Bucs.
Dallas was punting with the game tied 7-7 midway through the second quarter from their own 21 yard line. Watson was unblocked on the punt rush and over ran the punter, missed an easy block and plowed into the punter for a 15-yard penalty.
To make matters worse, Jordan Shipley fumbled away that punt and Dallas tacked on Watson’s 15 yard penatly to their recovery. Then they drove down for a field goal to lead 10-7.
If Watson blocks that kick, it’s a six-point, or maybe 10-point swing. Unbelievable!
And this special teams mess ends with D.J. Ware completely hitting the wrong gap on Dez Bryant’s late 44-yard punt return in the fourth quarter. That’s not pretty film.
The New Schiano Order’s Buccaneer Men were not on the details today.