Misusing TalentOctober 25th, 2013
At this point, with the Bucs losing 12 of their last 13 games, they are 0-7 in 2013. And with a quick glance at the schedule, the nearest possible non-miracle win on paper could come in December. It really isn’t a question of Bucs commander Greg Schiano not returning for a 2014 season, but if he will have the luxury of finishing the 2013 (which Joe isn’t wholly opposed to).
Team Glazer coughed up a quarter of a billion dollars in players salaries the past two seasons. There is talent on this roster but yet the team loses. And loses. And loses.
Former Bucs great and Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp, working for the NFL Network which broadcast last night’s game, pointed a finger directly at the Bucs coaching staff for misusing players, documented by the Custodian of Canton, eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.
“Right now, this ballclub, I think they need to play to their strengths,” Sapp said. “Whenever I look at this defense, I see talent. I see talent that can be utilized in much better ways. And until they start utilizing the talent that they have on this team, we’re going to be looking at an 0-and-whatever team for quite awhile.”
Whether it is having the defensive line run stunts just for the sake of running stunts, or the popular non-issue of the day that dominates sports talk radio, whether All World cornerback Darrelle Revis is playing man-to-man or zone defense, right now it’s difficult to argue the problem with the Bucs has been a massive breakdown and failure by the Bucs’ college of coaches, some 73 assistants or so it seems.
Too many former Bucs, too many former NFL’ers, too many respected analysts, watch the Bucs and shake their collective heads about what the players are being ordered to do.
That’s a damning statement on the coaches, led by Schiano.