100 Is A Bucs Magic NumberOctober 17th, 2013
Joe’s not a big stats geek, but some are telling and worth noting.
In a Q&A for the Falcons’ official website, Tampa Tribune scribe eye-RAH! Kaufman noted that the Bucs are 1-20 over the past few seasons when they don’t rush for 100 yards as a team. That’s a pretty striking number.
Joe dug a little deeper and, perhaps more telling, the Bucs are 6-3 under the New Schiano Order when they do rush for 100 yards.
The Bucs have invested a stunning number of millions on their offensive line. It’s one of the highest paid and most experienced O-lines in the game, but they haven’t played well, “inconsistent” Greg Schiano called the O-line yesterday.
Interestingly, Derrick Brooks, speaking on his Tampa-2 show on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday, said he’s confident his film study has shown the Bucs are running more zone blocking this season. Brooks speculated this could be having a minor negative impact on the rushing attack.