Fourth Preseason Games Are GarbageAugust 28th, 2014
It was barely the second quarter and Joe, fighting a very minor sickness and running on about five hours of sleep, found it nearly impossible to focus on the Bucs’ fourth and (thankfully) last preseason game of the season.
(It might surprise you how many locals were watching the Texas A&M-South Carolina game and completely and totally ignored the Bucs. It was as if the Bucs game was background noise or static on the radio to these folks.)
In days leading up to the game, Lovie Smith admitted he pretty much knew who would stock the final 53-man roster. Lovie, perhaps indirectly, underscored what a folly the fourth game of the preseason is when he shrugged his shoulders at Keith Lewis, after he picked off a second-quarter pass in the end zone. Sacks, takeaways and speed is Lovie’s Holy Trinity. But Lovie all but yawned about Lewis’ interception.
“It helps,” Lovie said. “We told the guys to do something to make us put them on the team. Making big plays like that will at least make us take note.”
In other words, that was a nice play, son, but hope you didn’t buy a South Tampa condo. It’s going to be empty next week when you are playing for the Los Angeles KISS.