First Down May Be Ugly

October 8th, 2009

The Bucs defense doesn't exactly gang tackle too many people near the line of scrimmage on first downs.

Buried in a notebook column co-penned by eye-RAH! Kaufman and Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune was a couple of numbers that made Joe shudder.

The Eagles lead the NFL in yards on first down averaging 7.18 yards.

The Bucs are No. 31 in the NFL in yards allowed on first down, giving up 6.84 yards.

Joe was no math major (thank God) but for Joe, that adds up to a lot of empty bottles of Caybrew.

One Response to “First Down May Be Ugly”

  1. Jerry Says:

    Wow- That’s some ugly stats….