105 Seconds!December 16th, 2013
Joe knows many Bucs fans are aghast this morning about how their offense has slid the past month or so, making Mike Glennon now look like a stop-gap plan for another quarterback under maybe a different regime in the not-too-distant future.
What seemed like the only times the Bucs tried to push the ball up the field with any degree of urgency and purpose yesterday, Glennon looked sharp, engineering two touchdown drives, the first coming late in the first half. Glennon was nearly perfect throwing the ball.
The rest of the time, Glennon looked lost. Overwhelmed. Every bit a third round draft pick of a rookie.
Well, if you think it looked bad, consider the time of possession. More importantly, consider when the Bucs needed points desperately, how few minutes the Bucs held the ball. The data comes by way of the Custodian of Canton, eye-RAH! Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune.
The Bucs had the ball for only 105 seconds of the fourth quarter.
One-hundred and five seconds! Maybe Rachel Watson might be impressed with 105 seconds, but for a football team of any sort at any level to barely have the ball for over a minute and a half in the fourth quarter is galling beyond words.
Hell, Joe knows of people who can hold their breath underwater for longer than that.
What in the world is going on here? How exactly can the Bucs justify or try to explain that? There is something fundamentally wrong with an offense than can only keep the ball for 105 seconds for an entire quarter, especially when the game for most of that quarter was very much in doubt.