“Enthusiasm And Execution” Were LackingAugust 19th, 2013
A couple of first-team offensive and defensive series against the Patriots is too small of a sample size to get a good read on the Bucs, says former Bucs tight end and 11-year NFL veteran Anthony Becht, but Becht saw enough to give the Bucs poor grades in two areas: enthusiasm and execution.
Becht, who’s also part of the Buccaneers Radio Network, broke it down on WDAE-AM 620 this morning.
“I guess you’re a little disappointed in the lack of enthusiasm and execution coming out. I mean you’re only getting a series or two as a starter,” Becht said. “It is the second preseason game. You kinda want to put something together and show that you’re having some improvement moving forward. We don’t have all our starters in there, yet that’s not an excuse.”
Joe can’t disagree. You can’t take three sacks in two series like the Bucs did. That is an “enthusiasm” issue on somebody’s part.
Becht went on to talk about how Kevin Ogletree’s third-down, drive-killing drop was a significant downer when first-team reps were limited. Becht also expressed concern about the Bucs’ protection breakdowns, and he offered praise for the running of Mike James and Peyton Hillis. Becht also shared that he was a teammate of Brian Leonard in St. Louis and how Leonard is a true four-down player. (You can hear the full audio below.)