Offense Is In Crisis ModeDecember 31st, 2013
Joe’s been stunned to read that some Bucs fans don’t believe Tampa Bay’s NFL-worst offense has massive deficiencies.
Jiminy Christmas! What are these fans missing?
Here are the facts:
1) The Bucs have one good receiver. Their No. 2 is coming off hamstring surgery (always dicey). And their Nos. 3, 4, 5, and 6 receivers, Tiquan Underwood, Chris Owusu, Russell Shepard and Eric Page haven’t shown their worth much in the passing game. Underwood should be a little-used backup on a decent offense.
2) The Bucs are inexperienced and not exactly stocked with talent at tight end. Tim Wright is a legitimate, exciting up-and-comer, but the guy can’t block yet.
3) The offensive line is coming of a sad, sad season. Holes weren’t opened, despite continuity at all but one position under an offensive line coach with a good pedigree. There’s a ton of money invested in the line and the team can’t continue to shell out that kind of cash for poor performances.
4) Mike Glennon isn’t special.
Joe’s an optimistic guy, but those are serious issues.
Joe realizes many fans think Lovie Smith will know how to fix these problens, even though he never led an offense ranked higher than 15th in the NFL.
Perhaps Lovie can do it, but the current Bucs offensive plight illustrates why Joe wants an offensive mind taking over next week.