Brutal Third Down Conversion

December 23rd, 2013

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You don’t have to listen to BSPN’s Lisa Salters to understand if you don’t move the chains, you are screwed as a football team.

So, in a manner of speaking, the Bucs were screwed yesterday in a painful loss to the Rams where the Bucs went into winter hibernation in the frosty city along the Mississippi River.

The Bucs took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and things looked promising, especially how Vincent Jackson hauled in a 30-yard pass and Bobby Rainey ran outside for a score.

After that, the Bucs offense withered under the heat of the Rams defense.

The Bucs converted four third downs in five chances in the first quarter. The Bucs did not convert only one more third down on their first drive of the second quarter.

If you cannot move the chains in the final three quarters of a football game, not only is the team SOL, but the offensive coordinator should be apologizing to the entire team in the locker room.

That is flat out embarrassing and Joe cannot tell you how ill that makes him reading those numbers.

13 Responses to “Brutal Third Down Conversion”

  1. buc4lyfe Says:

    get ready bucs…your coach is already playing that cya game and he’s gonna throw everyone under the bus and place blame everywhere but on himself…..truth is we dont need you to be successful, if it’s a given that mike sullivan is gone then it’s not like head coach knows how to develop talent anyway so why does he have to stay if the offensive coordinator is gone no matter what head coach is here were gonna run a new offense but then again i remember mark dominick in a rare interview saying even if sullivan leaves the offense is here to stay

  2. Laughing Stock II Says:

    McNulty (QB coach) will probably take over if Schiano is not fired. This is Schiano’s perfect scenario having his old OC (Rutgers) back in charge of the offense. It will probably our next nightmare.

  3. That Guy Says:

    There’s a rumor out there that Gregory has already been putting feelers out to see if he could get the Penn St job if O’Brien leaves for the NFL. Please but and run, Gregory!

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  5. Laughing Stock II Says:

    If McNulty becomes the next OC fans be ready for some college football on Sundays.

  6. Eric Says:

    Greg sending out feelers about Penn State is best news I’ve heard in awhile.

  7. Splengo Says:

    I saw that rumor on BucsNation. If it’s true, then he isn’t sure he will be retained. The thing that let’s me know something is afoot is when Dominik disappears. When you don’t hear from or can’t find Dominik, there’s a funeral planned somewhere!

  8. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Just pitiful offensive execution, like most of the offensive past. It can’t be a half way decent offense paired with a decent defense. That’s too much to ask or expect. The Bucs are stuck in a hole. Next year has shaped up to be will we reach level ground. Too many unanswered questions dog this whole organization.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Dominick always is AWOL when times are tough…quite the politician….MRSA….Freeman….nowhere to be found.

    Sully will be the sacrificial lamb (at least)…but I would be surprised if the Glazers allow him to pick McNulty….well, maybe not…nothing will surprise me…I’m just helpless…but not hopless….such is the nature of being a Buc Fan!!!

  10. deathaneers Says:

    What about bringing in Kubiak for OC, He sucks as a head coach but pretty good at calling plays

  11. Santa Says:

    Once in a while I like to go into my garage and smash my foot w a hammer to duplicate watching Shiano football.

  12. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ Santa
    Boring, losing football, mind numbing coaching with a 4-11 record to go with it! Who could ask for much more?

  13. Joe Says:

    Dominick always is AWOL when times are tough

    Seem to recall Dominik doing a lengthy interview on national radio recently. Not sure how that is hiding?