“Not Prepared For A Full-Speed Football Game”September 9th, 2013
On the Bucs’ opening drive, Tampa Bay was flagged for consecutive delay of game penalties following a timeout. Joe was in stunned disbelief.
But then Josh Freeman was sacked and the Bucs were flagged for consecutive false start penalties before punting. Also unthinkable.
Former Bucs guard Ian Beckles went wild this morning on Freeman for the delay of game calls. “Put your head in the huddle and call a play,” Beckles said on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620.
Beckles continued: “I’m putting it on Greg Schiano. They were not ready to play football. … They were not prepared for a full-speed football game.”
How could one argue with Beckles’ points? It can’t be done.
Yes, Lavonte David Sabbied the game away, but it was bad football like the exchange above that cost the Bucs repeatedly.
The New Schiano Order was not ready. And they’re all about readiness. Joe can’t help but be very concerned. This is the NFLs biggest coaching and advisory staff with established veteran players throughout the offense.