“This Is Not How We Play Football”

September 18th, 2011

Speaking on the FOX-13 local postgame show, Josh Freeman said the halftime chatter among the offense was simple following a dreadful first half. Freeman said he and his offensive teammates told each other,”This is not how we play football.”

Joe’s glad the pep talk seemed to have an impact. Though ironically this is how the Bucs play football when it comes to the first 30 minutes of play.

LeGarrette Blount’s take on halftime changes were that there were none. The Bucs simply excuted the pound-Blount-and-work play-action plan.

Also speaking on FOX-13, Donald Penn said Blount’s 27-yard touchdown run changed the offense’s mentality. “We’ve been running this play and now we finally ron it right and look what happened,” Penn said.

Penn explained his bitterness over Jared Allen’s sack to open the game. Penn cut Allen successfully, but he bounced up and sacked Josh Freeman. Penn said it was supposed to be quick throw but Freeman held on.

Penn said he let the sack get to him a bit but he bounced back quickly and “got into my motion” with his renowned footwork as the game pressed on.

Penn also said he singled out Arrellious Benn after Benn’s bad drop on third down of the Bucs’ third possession.

“I told Benn to make up for it,” Penn said. “After his [second half] touchdown he came back to me and said, “Penn, I made up for it.’ 

So what did Raheem Morris say to the team after the first half?

“Stick to the gameplan. Go out and play football. That’s it,” said Gerald McCoy.

2 Responses to ““This Is Not How We Play Football””

  1. Capt.Tim Says:

    After that fluke sack, Penn Owned Allen the rest of the game

    I think our Offensive skill players are finally getting in Sync. Excited to see us playing the FalcOns next week. Hopefully they make some changes at O-line. Looks like they are FINALLY making changes at OLBer

  2. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Our Identity is a power running team. Once we get into that mindset, and get Blount running well, it is hard to beat us.