Enough Of The Lob Pass To NowhereDecember 23rd, 2012
Like Bucs fans who always have to have a player to hate, whether it is Sabby the Goat or Barrett Ruud or Gerald McCoy or E.J. Biggers or Myron Lewis or now, incredibly, Josh Freeman, Joe must have a Bucs play he hates.
This is usually reserved for the world-renown Benn’d Around Play, a play that stunningly reared its ugly head again this year and only vanished from the Bucs playbook when Benn landed on injured reserve.
Well, Joe has a new play to hate. And that’s the lob in the corner of the end zone to Mike Williams.
It failed. Again. Three times by Joe’s count today. Perhaps more.
To execute this play, the quarterback, in this case, Freeman, has to have touch on his passes. Right now, the only touch Freeman has is when men wearing different colored jerseys have their fingers around the ball.
Rather than throwing away precious plays in the red zone, maybe it’s time to try a run with Doug Martin or a pass over the middle to Dallas Clark (who made a sick one-handed catch today), or even something to Vincent Jackson?
Corrupt that Williams play on your iPad, Bucs coaches. Delete it from your hard drives. Purge it from your memory.
Unless or until Bucs offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan has Freeman straightened out, that lob pass to Williams in the end zone should be an afterthought.