Underwood Looked LostOctober 13th, 2013
Tiquan Underwood essentially walked off his couch and into the Bucs’ starting lineup today as the No. 2 receiver. Mike Williams was out with a bum hamstring.
Underwood looked lost.
He stopped and came back to the ball on a touchdown route for a ball that sailed past him. It led to an offensive interference call to make matters worse. If Underwood had just kept running, then he likely would have had a touchdown pass in stride.
Undwerood also seemed out of sync on an inside route that was picked off.
But Joe can’t fully blame Underwood. Why was he cut in the first place if he was good enough to get a month off and walk into a starting job? For Joe, this represents a front office screwup — on top of the faith placed in Underwood’s predecessor, Kevin Ogletree.
Perhaps if Underwood is on the roster as the No. 4 or No. 5 receiver all season, he would have been more ready for the huge role he was thrust into today. Another what-if of this ugly Bucs season.