Get Rid Of The Benn’d Around Play!October 21st, 2012
Joe nearly tossed his laptop this afternoon when, again, the repulsive Benn’d Around play reared its ugly head.
For those not aware, last year, (very) offensive coordinator Greg Olson hatched a play where he would use wide receiver Arrelious Benn on an end around, seemingly each and every game.
The thing is, defenses knew it was coming, and so the play was an epic fail, week after week. Yet Olson continued to call the damned play, despite the fact, it failed over and over.
Joe thought when Olson was jettisoned in January that the Benn’d Around play would be gone for good. But no! It seems the new regime under the New Schiano Order is fond of the play as well.
For the third time this season, today, the Benn’d Around play was called and the results were predictable. Benn gained two yards. Hell, why not run Doug Martin, he can gain two yards and perhaps break a tackle, as he did today?
Joe heard on the Bucs radio broadcast during the game that one reason the Bucs call the Benn’d Around is that “it keeps defenses honest.” Nonsense!
Defenses have seen that play called virtually every week for, what, 19 NFL weeks now? How exactly does that keep the defenses honest when they are looking for the play whenever Benn goes in motion? Good grief!
Please, someone in security at One Buc Palace, confiscate each and every playbook that has that play in it, and burn the books! Grab each and every iPad that has that play on it, and corrupt the damn things so they can no longer be used.
Enough of this Benn’d Around play. If a drunk sitting in the top row of the stadium knows this play isn’t fooling anyone, then why can’t coaches who make six figures, or more, know this play doesn’t work.