Red Zone = Bucs ZoneDecember 26th, 2013
There’s not much to be proud of for Bucs fans this year outside of some superb individual performances.
But the red zone defense is a major source of Bucs pride.
After 15 games, the Bucs rank sixth in the NFL in red zone defense. Tampa Bay has allowed an average of 4.42 points every time an opposing offense gets into the red zone.
And it isn’t just the red zone. When opponents get a series of downs inside the Bucs-10, they’re not scoring many touchdowns. The Bucs have allowed the second-fewest average points per visit inside the 10 — 4.5 points. Their goal-line stand that led to a forced fumble kept the game close in St. Louis on Sunday.
The defense really hasn’t been the problem this season. It’s been the NFL’s worst offense. Yeah, the ones wearing pewter and red. This annoys Joe more than warm beer.