Saints 41, Bucs 0December 16th, 2012
Who knew the Raheem Morris look would return for Christmas? Joe thought that was out of style. But it’s back.
The now third-place Bucs got absolutely dominated by the shabby Saints on both sides of the ball today.
For the second week in a row — and only the second time this season — the Bucs came out completely flat. That can’t be a coincidence. And keep in mind the Bucs should have been in a playoff mindset having been mathematically alive entering the game.
Josh Freeman looked 2011 lost. (That’s no coincidence). The secondary was roasted at will, as expected. And to complete the Raheem flashback, the Bucs were gutted by the Saints running game. There was even finger pointing on the Bucs’ sidelines.
That’s four consecutive losses now, and the Bucs officially have transformed into a bad football team. It pains Joe to type that out, but that’s reality. The New Schiano Order is losing a percentage of what it accomplished this season with each passing quarter.
Why are the Bucs no longer responding? Schiano must find answers and a fix before the season runs out, otherwise this will be the longest, ugliest offseason in recent memory. There’s no possible way to spin a six-game, season-closing slide as positive. None whatsoever.