Back To Fundamentals On HandoffsOctober 16th, 2013
In each of the past two Bucs games, Mike Glennon put a handoff in the gut of Doug Martin and the ball was fumbled.
Given how the New Schiano Order stresses ball security, these were high crimes against the regime.
Joe asked Mike Sullivan about the problem today, and the offensive coordinator explained that the issue was addressed in a big way.
“That is so basic and so fundamental and so inexcusable,” is how Sullivan described the fumbles. He went on to say sometimes ball security work takes a back seat on a Wednesday when the new plays for the week are installed. But not today.
Sullivan said it was a “major point of emphasis” at practice, specifically the “specific tracks on any given play” of the QB and running back approaching a handoff.
Joe hopes the Bucs can rectify this fast. Communication and comfort levels get tougher on the road, especially in a dome like where the Bucs will head Sunday in Atlanta.