Mike Sullivan 3.0December 22nd, 2013
Put aside the excuses, the injuries and any other kind of spin. There is no excuse for the Bucs offense.
One stat today tells the story perhaps better than any other. The Bucs offense averaged 3.0 yards per play.
Think about that for a moment in the modern, quarterback-driven NFL.
Joe can’t imagine offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan has more than one game left wearing Buccaneers colors. He has to take the fall for the NFL’s worst-ranked offense. The Bucs had a chance today to go out and play loose and creative and open up the game. But they very much did the opposite.
They failed in all phases of offense.
As former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht noted on the Bucs postgame radio show, today was yet another sub-200-yard day by the Bucs offense — 170 net yards to be exact.
Sullivan and Greg Schiano said with straight faces that Mike Glennon gave the Bucs the best chance to win games, and that they were working harder than imaginable to rectify the offense and find answers.
Well, they haven’t found answers. Defenses are drooling at the chance to play the Bucs.
Those familiar second-half woes? They were back again today. The Bucs scored three big ones after halftime.