“Inept, To Say The Least”September 29th, 2013
Doug Martin was pounded to nowhere today. He might have had more negative-yardage runs against the Cardinals than he had all of last season.
Martin finished with 27 carries for 45 yards, a stunning stoning of one of the league’s top running backs. Martin also coughed up his third fumble of the season, one more than he had all last year, and his pass blocking continued to be suspect.
Carl Nicks looked good in run blocking, but the Bucs lost the battle in the trenches in a big way. And the playcalling and passing game did little to alleviate the successful Arizona focus on the run game.
“Inept, to say the least,” is how former Bucs tight end and current Buccaneers Radio Network analyst Anthony Becht described the offense. “Our offensive line needs to step up and play better. … I don’t think they answered the call.
“We didn’t learn anything about Glennon today. It just wasn’t good.”
Joe was most distressed by how the Bucs were outcoached again in the second half. Arizona made successful adjustments. The Bucs didn’t.