No “Pity Party” For Mike SullivanDecember 11th, 2013
When an offensive coordinator leads the NFL’s 31st-ranked offense in December, and its second-half struggles never seem to end, his job performance becomes an important question.
Joe’s already written about Mike Sullivan’s murky future and apparent dissatisfaction in him from Greg Schiano.
Today at One Buc Palace, Sullivan was asked about his performance.
As one might expect, the West Point graduate, was the model of accountability.
“There’s no excuses. I’m never going to have a pity party, never point to what could be better, what we have what we don’t have,” Sullivan said. “I’ve from Day 1, whether we’re having great success and setting franchise records, or if we’re struggling, you know, the struggle part I’ll take full responsibility for. I’ve got big shoulders, and I know there’s no excuses. It’s a constant process to try to just, I don’t know any other way. To throw up my hands and get frustrated, any of those things aren’t going to serve a purpose.”
As Sullivan said, no excuses. There really aren’t any excuses for the Bucs being this bad offensively.
But Joe hasn’t made a final decision on Sullivan. He’s no Greg Olson. Joe wants to see what happens in these final three games.
Unless the Bucs go chasing Jay Cutler in the offseason, or another veteran starting QB, Joe sees a lot of potential value is Sullivan being around to groom a young quarterback. The man revived Josh Freeman’s career last year, elevated Eli Manning’s game, and help developed Mike Glennon into the best rookie quarterback so far this season.