Head Issues Part Of Bucs Problem

October 14th, 2009

There’s no question the Bucs just can’t hang with most of the NFL due to a lack of talent. But that’s not the only problem.

Seems as though the Bucs also suffer from a lack of concentration. The numbers don’t lie and Pat Kirwan of NFL.com spells it out.

Coaches call these “dumb penalties.” Lacking talent is one thing, but there is no excuse for mental errors that move teams in the wrong direction. These include illegal shifts, motions, procedures, delay of game, false starts, encroachment and too many players on the field or in the huddle.

Teams struggling to win can be crippled by such flags before the ball is even snapped. Good teams average one of these nonsense penalties a game. Bad teams average three to four a game. Acts of aggression like roughing the passer, illegal hits and pass interference are going to happen. It’s the lack of concentration penalties that make a bad team. Still, they can be corrected. The coaches on these teams are harping on these mistakes day and night.

Where do the Bucs stack up in Kirwan’s “concentration penalties?” Only four teams, Oakland (19), Buffalo (16), Tennessee (16) and St. Louis (15) have more than the Bucs (15).

3 Responses to “Head Issues Part Of Bucs Problem”

  1. thedeej3000 Says:

    Concentration penalties are a sign of poor coaching!!! Raheem has to go… some one should start a petition.

  2. ChuckInJax Says:

    Lack of concentration shows a lack of discipline which points directly to a leadership vacuum at Wun Buck Palace. I spent many years in the AF, and never ever had a commander jump up and bump chests with any of his troops!!! Ever see a snake without a head?

  3. Paul Says:

    I saw that with Raheem’s so called “enthusiasm” and keep thinking to myself, ‘well is that a good way to gain respect from your players?’ Probably some of the players were thinking “What the hell are you doing? What are you the cheerleader?”