“Easy To Put Together A Three-Quarter Game”October 13th, 2013
What the hell is wrong with these Bucs? Why can’t they get over the hump and win a game?
Joe asked a lot of players that today, including a guy with a Super Bowl ring, Jonathan Casillas, who spent the last four seasons with the Saints. The hard-hitting outside linebacker/special teams player talked about how the Bucs have to make changes and acknowledge they’re not playing complete football.
“Everything clicks when you’re going good. When it’s not, at the end of the game, it doesn’t matter if you’re winning during the game or not, you’ll end up with the loss. That’s kind of how it’s been here,” Casillas said. “Just like you can be excited for the game for 3 1/2 quarters, and it’s looking like you’re about to pull it out, then all of a sudden that last half of the fourth quarter somehow it don’t work out for us. If we don’t figure that out, we’re not going to win too many games. It’s easy to put together a three quarter game, you know a lot of people can do that. To put together a four-quarter game, that’s what winners do.”
So Jonathan, do you stay the course and work hard, or do you make changes?
“For me, I hope that we can figure it out. I’m a positive person. I’m an optimist. I’m also a realist. So if we don’t change a little bit of things here and there, it’s not going to happen. But if we can, and I think we can do that, change a little bit here and there to get that win.”
Casillas went on to say the Bucs are suffering in all phases of the game, which makes finding a fix more difficult. That’s what makes this Bucs season so ugly to Joe. There’s not much to hang your hat on after five weeks.