“They Did Not Get The Line Of Scrimmage At All”October 24th, 2012
In the NFL Network video linked here, former head coaches Denny Green and Brian Billick break down the Bucs’ failures on 1st-and-49-inches against the Saints on Sunday.
Green wags a finger at the Bucs offensive line, “They did not get the line of scrimmage at all.” And in a write-up of the sequences, Billick explains why he agreed with Schiano’s calls.
What troubles Joe most in the video linked above is watching LeGarrette Blount give up on the fourth-down play.
Josh Freeman rolls right and is scrambling for his life, and before Freeman hits the 10-yard-line number, Blount clearly plays spectator after getting off his block on the play-action fake. There’s no excuse for Blount not darting into the end zone to try and help his quarterback. Make yourself a target, draw a defender. Do something.