Offense Needs To Cut Down On Penalties

August 29th, 2011

What a difference a week makes.

When the Bucs played the Patriots, the Bucs didn’t scheme, which Joe dug up evidence to prove that was the case despite what the haters had to say.

Donald Penn even noticed a difference as he kindly gave Joe a few minutes after the game.

“I thought we came out with good intensity, overall,” Penn said. “We were hungry and more focused than last week.”

Though Penn was happy with the start, he understands there’s more work to be logged before the Bucs are ready to throw down with the Lions Sept. 11.

“We still have to minimize our penalties,” Penn said. “When we are out there playing, I don’t see [the big picture] so I’ve got to look at the film but I do know penalties will always hurt an offense so we definitely have to work on that.”

The fact the Bucs had 135 yards in penalties made Joe look on the Bucs roster for Kenyatta Walker.

(Hat tip Jenna Laine).

8 Responses to “Offense Needs To Cut Down On Penalties”

  1. Capt.Tim Says:

    Again, even though he’s struggled too, I believe Penn is our only consistent starter. Last yeR, Penn played excellent, and Larsen was very good. The rest of the starters struggled. This preseason, all are struggling. I expect Pennto return to dominance. Zuttah has been great at center/RG/RT. He shrugged a LG. Meybe he’s adjusted. But the center and Right sign of the. Line continues to play as badly as it always has. With the big contracts, we are stil with them. Good thing Josh can Run, hes Gonna have too!

  2. gotbbucs Says:

    this whole situation with this o-line has just become sad to me. so many pieces of this team have been layed out for this team to be a success and the most veteran unit cant pull it together. it’s really a damn shame.

  3. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m going to reserve judgement on the O-line until the real games start, but they have been disappointing the last 2 preseason games. Last year it seemed to take a few games for them to gel, but hopefully this year they can gel sooner. Without good O-line play, we will be in trouble.

  4. buc4life24 Says:

    It’s very frustrating to see our o-line not protecting Josh and not giving running lanes to our tailbacks! This was supposed to be one of our strengnths and they have looked out of sinc. Lockout or not, these guys played together last year and there is NO excuse. They better come together quickly!!

  5. Garv Says:

    You THINK? LOL
    Far too many penalties but I think a lot of them are to do with the lack of practice since DECEMBER!

    And the OL DID a pretty good job of protecting Josh on Saturday night.
    Like our depth there as well.

    Trust me guys and dolls, this is a better team than many of you are willing to admit for some damn reason.

  6. Dan Says:

    the difference is there are alot of other teams who had as much or less practice since december who look much better.

  7. gotbbucs Says:

    dan, exactly right. the lockout shouldnt be an excuse for this unit. pat morris isn’t teaching these guys anything foreign to them. most o-linemen at some point have played every scheme.

  8. Eric Says:

    A “scheme” for the lions will be helpful.