Arizona 13, Bucs 10September 29th, 2013
Mike Glennon was not the answer today, unless you’re asking, ‘what’s wrong with the Bucs offense?’
The offense was beyond dreadful.
Idiotic Jeff Demps wasn’t the answer, either, moronically returning a late kickoff from nine yards deep in the Bucs end zone, which helped Arizona win the field-position battle late in the game en route to the winning field goal.
Joe feels lousy for the Bucs defense, which stuffed Arizona over and over and over again. Arizona was 0-for-6 on third down in the first half, when it was shut out and punted six times. It was a complete defensive effort, and the Bucs were led up the gut by Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David and Dashon Goldson. Joe would like to issue a “thank you” for Arizona completely avoiding Larry Fitzgerald in that first half. Darrelle Revis fear was in full effect. And Revis proved later it was justified with his first interception in red and pewter while covering Fitzgerald.
But how much can you expect a defense to do? Fitzgerald, of course, eventually made a couple of plays.
Conservative Greg Schiano calling a fake punt — a Dashon Goldson run — on 4th-and-inches at his own 25 yard line in the fourth quarter? Quite a surprising set of balls there by the head coach leading to a 22-yard gain by Goldson. But it made no difference.
The Schiano media circus is now in full gear. Schiano is now a whopping 0-6 in close games during his Bucs tenure. The head coach said the move to Glennon gave the Bucs the best chance to win today. Joe ain’t buying it.
The Bucs have lost nine of their last 10.
Stick with Joe through the day for much more out of this game.