Four Offensive Touchdowns In 2013

October 10th, 2013

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, the Buccaneers’ first choice to replace Raheem Morris, is coming to town and that’s got Joe remembering how Team Glazer likes offense.

Why else would they offer their head coaching job to Kelly?

And Joe remembers various reports that described Team Glazer’s significant influence in the Bucs’ decision to draft a quarterback in the first round in 2009.

Fast forward to the present, and the 2013 Buccaneers have scored four offensive touchdowns in four games. It’s beyond ugly. The Bucs are averaging 11 points a game and their offense is ranked 31st in the league.

What does Team Glazer think about that?

Joe’s really not sure how the Bucs will snap out of their offensive funk. Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin are struggling. There is no savior at tight end or at No. 3 receiver, and they’ve got a rookie third-round pick at quarterback.

Perhaps a Schiano-job-saving revival of the offense rests with the offensive line. These guys are healthy and getting paid an awful lot of money. They should be able to dominate enough — especially against the Eagles — to improve the entire offense.

21 Responses to “Four Offensive Touchdowns In 2013”

  1. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Be sure not to forget our expensive pro bowl o-line when you are talking about struggling units.

  2. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Didnt read the last paragraph. My bad.

    Expect big things, people! With a couple more options at WR I am (recklessly) positive our offense is gonna take that next step!

  3. Just A Juggalo Says:

    I think Kelly and the Eagles surpassed the 4 TD mark in the 1st half of their 1st game. Uh-oh!

    Kelly has made a lot of mistakes but he has made drastic adjustments and the Eagles are in 1st place.

  4. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Our offense is outdated, ineffective, and predictable.

  5. Nick2 Says:

    How does Mike Sullivan think he will parade around the league as a head coaching candidate with this train wreck of an offense. If I were the Glazers and Glennon can’t get it going that would be the first place I look, canning Mike Sullivan. Schiano’s expertise is defense and he’s pretty much fixed one of the most pathetic in the league (thanks Raheem). But if Sully can’t get this thing going, where else can you possibly look?

  6. Jim Says:

    The Bucs now have a QB that is a ‘football junkie’ & hard worker. He will solve all the other problems the team had the first four games that the former QB could not fix. Go Bucs 12-4.

  7. Splengo Says:

    I’m almost hesitant to ask this question because I don’t want to jinx my Bucs. We have an open roster spot left by Freeman being cut. We chose to add a rookie QB to the PS. What do we do if Glennon is injured? He has a slight frame and cannot get out of the way when blitzed. Is this a concern?

  8. bucforce Says:

    Team Glazer is worried about the bad start that Manchester United has gotten off to under their new coach. That’s their moneymaker now, not the Bucs.

  9. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Yeah, teams in the NFL are lucky to make a profit every now and then.

  10. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    How ’bout adding a dose of Demps?…..some 2 back sets….line him up in the slot or at WR…even as a decoy….defenses will scratch their heads for the first time against us this year….

  11. BucDan Says:

    If anybody has played football, they know that the offensive play call struggles are on nobody but the offensive coordinator. The team does have to execute, but with the way the game is being forced to be played (pass and score), the power run game has become the after thought. It is strictly used to end a game. And to be honest the short passing game can do the same, if not more effectively.

    It’s almost as if Mike Sullivan has never played Madden. 🙂

  12. BucDan Says:

    Or watched a modern NFL game….. 🙁

  13. satchel page Says:

    THE RUTGERS OFFENSE DOES NOT WORK IN THE NFL!! Glazers please please please move on from this guy, I am tired of cooking in my seats watching garbage football.

  14. Bucs or Gtfo Says:

    @Bucdan Adrian Peterson & Lesean McCoy would disagree with you. The way our offense is built, we should be running POWER effectively.

  15. Biff Barker Says:

    It’s Sullivan’s offense but Schiano approves the game plan.
    Can we get some of our RB threats out in space? Remember, DMart struggled through the first few games last year too. Sully only then found ways to get him outside.
    Biggest issue was our dear departed #5, but the pricy OL has really done nothing either.

  16. BucDan Says:

    Adrain Peterson is the only exception in the league. McCoy is a talented running pack, but far from a power back. His yardage is helped by the fact of the recent use of the triple option (run/QB draw/pass).

  17. bucrightoff Says:

    Disgraceful offense is disgraceful. It needs to step up starting now otherwise the defense is going to (rightfully) start giving less effort. Team game only works when all phases are working,

  18. Jonny 3.3 Says:

    @Satchel Page: Rutgers offense never worked at Rutgers. So what does it tell of our head coach that is trying to install it in NFL.

  19. tampa2 Says:

    Denver has scored four touchdowns. In a half. 7 times.

    Actually comparing the Bucs to them is bad because nobody compares offensively. So let’s compare the Bucs offense to everyone else. Because, that would be more “fair.” Here are the results: 31st. So basically, everyone else is better than us to. AWESOME.

  20. pewterpirate99 Says:

    Jim Says:
    October 10th, 2013 at 1:19 pm
    The Bucs now have a QB that is a ‘football junkie’ & hard worker. He will solve all the other problems the team had the first four games that the former QB could not fix. Go Bucs 12-4.

    12-4???!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Hey Jim whatever you’re smoking, pass it this way bro cause that is some good chronic for you to think 12-4. Try more like 4-12. This offense is a joke and so is the coaching staff. By the way all of you that keep saying that Sullivan is a horrible OC are probably right. However have any of you stop to think that it’s Schiano that’s calling the offensive plays. As much of a control freak as he is, I’m willing to count on it.

  21. pewterpirate99 Says:

    Our offensive line has got to be one of the most OVERRATED lines in the NFL, I don’t care how much they’re paying them.