“Proper Adjustments” Concern Dave MooreDecember 2nd, 2013
The Bucs offense in the second half of games is about as potent as Hugh Hefner without his little blue pills.
For some reason, the New Schiano Order Bucs open second halves like Raheem Morris’ teams typically started games. With such a consistent patter in place, how could it not be a coaching flaw in some way? Bad luck only goes so far.
Cerebral Dave Moore, the former tight end and current color analyst on the Buccaneers Radio analyst seems to be in Joe’s corner with this. Other teams are just winning the hidden halftime battle, Moore said today on the Ron and Ian show. on WDAE-AM 620.
“The concern I have is really adjustments at halftime,” Moore said. “The third quarter has really been an issue for them. They only have 24 points all season in the third quarter. And so maybe some of it’s coaching; some of it’s execution. We’re still seeing drop balls. We’re still seeing missed assignments.
“We saw Glennon get blasted by No. 56 coming from the backside where the offensive line doesn’t even pick the guy up. That’s not play calling. That’s not necessarily coaching. That’s guys not doing their job on the field. So there’s a combination of things going on that you’d anticipate would be corrected as you go. … Some of it’s on the players. Some of it’s on the coaches, as far as making proper adjustments.”
You read that correctly — “24 points all season in the third quarter, an average of two points a game.”
Greg Schiano has addressed the halftime adjusments issue many times, saying their a little overblown because important adjustments are made all game long, not just at halftime.
But the evidence is clearly. Something makes the Bucs look impotent in the third quarter. (Listen to all of Moore’s excellent audio below.)