Eight Points Left On The FieldNovember 25th, 2012
Here’s why Joe is going to need several brews to fall asleep tonight (and no, it has nothing to do with a lonely Bucs cheerleader wanting comfort on a chilly night). The Bucs all but gave this game away to the Dixie Chicks.
First there was the near-touchdown on the Mike Williams bomb to Vincent Jackson. The play seemed to be in slow motion Jackson was so open. Williams eventually got the ball to Jackson who was tackled at the three-yard line after juking out a would-be tackler.
Then the Bucs, for reasons unknown, couldn’t put the ball in the end zone. That was four points right there. Joe couldn’t help but think of the bomb Jackson caught against New Orleans but was caught from behind and the Bucs too failed to get six and lost to the Saints in a tight contest.
In the irony of ironies, Dixie Chicks coach Mike Smith this week spoke in glowing details about how the Bucs were so good at turning turnovers into points. When E.J. Biggers flattened Matty Ice forcing a fumble recovered by Gerald McCoy, the Bucs couldn’t muster a first down and had to, again, settle for three.
The Bucs lost by one, after leaving as many as eight points on the field.