What Toes On The Line?September 8th, 2013
One reason the Bucs jettisoned Raheem Morris and brought in commander Greg Schiano was to bring discipline to the team. To bring order to what was considered a circus.
If Joe didn’t know any better, then Joe would have thought Raheem Morris was back with the club.
Penalties, dropped balls, boneheaded plays, guys not knowing situations, slow starts. Good grief, it was as if a high school team was playing at the Meadowlands today.
Yes, of course, the worst example was Lavonte David’s personal foul on a play he didn’t need to make, and one he shouldn’t have made, pushing Jets quarterback Geno Smith.
There were others. Leonard Johnson’s blatant holding penalty kept a Jets drive alive, which ended in a field goal.
Oh, and then there was Kevin Ogletree’s drop of a very catchable pass along the left sidelines, plus 13 penalties in all.
Two timeouts and a delay of game on three consecutive plays in the first half? Really? A high school coach would have had a conniption over such a stunt.
Stop with the helmet communication malfunction. You don’t think Schiano and the Bucs don’t practice for such things? There’s a reason the Bucs daily practice with fake crowd noise that is so loud you cannot hear yourself think much less what others are saying.
Joe thinks it’s pretty obvious that at least the first team offense needed just a few more snaps than what it received this summer. That Bucs offense, especially in the first half, looked rustier than a German U-Boat shipwreck off the Cayman Islands.