No Holes For Predictable BucsSeptember 30th, 2013
There was no parting of the red sea yesterday for Doug Martin. He ran hard, but he’s only human.
The sad thing is Joe (and surely loads of other Bucs fans) saw how terribly the run wasn’t working, largely because everyone and their brother knew it was coming.
Joe even saw the Bucs trot out fullbacks Spencer Larsen and Erik Lorig together, in power sets with one lined up as a tight end. You might as well put the play call up on the JumboTron. The Bucs set out to run the ball even when the opposition knew it was coming, and they failed over and over and over again.
Martin averaged less than two yards a carry.
This was just bad coaching. It wasn’t your offensive line’s day. They were bad. So adjust. There were no adjustments, just stubbornness.
If Mike Glennon really gave the Bucs a better chance to win than Josh Freeman, then somebody should have opened up the offense at halftime. Mix in some more swing passes and other basic stuff.