Schiano Feeling Third-Down WoesDecember 18th, 2013
Greg Schiano shook his head like a dejected man today just seconds into his afternoon noon conference.
That told quite a story, even before Schiano spoke on the topic that appeared to remind him of sad times.
Of course, the question posed to Schiano was about the Bucs’ third-down impotence. Schiano referenced that the Bucs have converted six of their last 35 third downs.
Those are numbers that even ’90s-era Father Dungy would shun.
Schiano was very clear about one aspect of those woes; they’re not on Mike Glennon.
Schiano said Glennon is “not a big part of it,” citing that Glennon is reading the game well. Schiano repeated that Glennon is “not a big issue” in the third-down challenges. The failures of the first- and second-down offense get a huge share of the blame.
Of course, Schiano can’t say it, but when you’re spread wide on 3rd-and-long with Skye Dawson and Tiquan Underwood as two of your options, then your odds are limited.
Regardless, the Bucs’ level of offensive failure is completely unacceptable.