Turnovers Mean PointsNovember 23rd, 2012
The Bucs have improved in so many areas from last year, Joe doesn’t know where to start. Defense, offense, special teams, you name it.
One area Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune has points out is the Bucs are among the NFL’s best at converting turnovers into points.
In fact, that is the rallying cry for the Bucs offense after the defense gets the ball back for the Bucs.
“Whenever we get another opportunity off a turnover like that, we always yell ‘points’ to each other as we’re running onto the field, because that’s what we want,” Mike Williams added. “We want to score points.”
More often than not they do. The Bucs go into their game against the Falcons on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium ranked third in the league in points scored off turnovers with 83.
Only the New York Giants (96) and Chicago Bears (88) have scored more this year, and in most cases the Bucs are maxing out on the additional offensive opportunities.
Of the 13 turnovers the Bucs have converted into scores, 11 were turned into Bucs touchdowns, which is huge.
That, my friends, is what Joe calls opportunistic. It’s also crippling for Bucs opponents who are sloppy with the ball.