Third Down Failure

September 29th, 2009

There were a lot of things to point fingers at for the Bucs on Sunday. But the following may have been the worst:

The Bucs failed to convert a third down. Just miserable.

This little fact was not lost on Michael Lombardi of

Two teams failed to convert a third down Sunday — the 49ers and the Buccaneers. The 49ers almost won their game, but the Buccaneers game was basically over at the half. The Buccaneers only had five first downs for the entire game. New Orleans gets that on one drive.

Imagine what the score would have been had the Bucs opponent Sunday been a team that likes to light up the scoreboard? Oh, Joe doesn’t know, a team like, say, New Orleans?

One Response to “Third Down Failure”

  1. Pete Says:

    yep, it was one for the record books all right.
    Glad I got to see it in person! 🙁