Slow Starts Get Slower

September 18th, 2011

It’s a pattern. It’s a problem. And it’s no coincidence. The Bucs continue to get outcoached and outmuscled to open games. It’s happened throughout the Raheem Morris regime.

Today in Minnesota was no exception, with Jared Allen sacking Josh Freeman for a six yard loss on the first play from scrimmage. Three of the Bucs’ first four possessions of the first half were three-and-outs en route to a 17-0 haftime deficit.

It’s just impossible to win games consistently starting like that. The Bucs did it last year, and they did it today, but it’s not playoff football.

Joe continues to hope the Bucs find a way to rid themselves of this craziness.

9 Responses to “Slow Starts Get Slower”

  1. SkookumSmitty Says:

    Well, last week’s slow start is looking a little more tolerable, considering the Lions scored 21 in the first half today, en route to a 48-3 win.

    However, it really IS critical. If this team figures out how to fire up before the second half, they could be a contender.

  2. raphael Says:

    it almost looks like the Ipad playbook was handed out to the league..
    or its a to predictable offense starting…obviously pass when they think run and run when they think pass..

  3. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    If we can manage just average first half starts this team would be so dangerous. Still hoping they figure out the cause and get it fixed before too much longer. This is getting very old, very fast (or very slow if that’s how you want to look at it). Enough already.

  4. McBuc Says:

    Hey…Where is Thjomas, when the Bucs were down he was all over the live feed…They pull out the win and nothing. This should prove that he is no fan, just a troll.

  5. raphael Says:

    trolls suck

  6. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    We’ve known 2.2 is a troll for some time now. Why people continue to respond to him is beyond me. We should do like the Puritans and treat him like he’s got a scarlet “T” sewn onto his skirt and ignore the hell out of him.


    And ever.

  7. Adam Says:

    How long do you put up with this as an owner? We’re going on three seasons of playing half a game. If the Bucs would sell HALF GAME tickets……..

  8. tom in VA Says:

    I’d love to see one of those on line stat sites for the Bucs starts since Tony Dungy and on. I think they must be the worst year over year. I just don’t remember it being any better under Gruden or Dungy. At least it seemed IF we got a score it was a FG and the other teams would put at least a 7 up in the first Q.

  9. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    These slow starts are the craziest thing I have ever seen. What I observe is the OL can’t block anyone early, but once they warm up, they do a pretty good job. I don’t get it, but it must be fixed or I am literally going to have a heart attack.