“That’s Bad Football”

October 1st, 2014

A member of the Bucs offensive line weighs in on Snapgate

Considering the Bucs have had serious troubles snapping the football through the past two games, Joe can’t just write it off as a bad day.

And it is serious, especially when you’re about to head to the NFL’s southern cauldron of doom in New Orleans.

Joe asked Demar Dotson to explain what’s happening and how it can be fixed.

“I mean, you know, that’s a center and quarterback exchange. And I think we got a good veteran center and, you know, they gonna clean that up. We don’t expect no balls on the ground. We don’t expect no fumbles. We don’t expect no bad snaps. That’s something that a center of his caliber, he got to get that fixed. So we don’t expect that,” Dotson said.

“I think that, you know, not being aware of the clock, realizing that it’s winding down. And everybody got to be aware of that, the quarterback, the center the O-line, we got go be aware of that and get that ball off. … I seen the clock going 3, 2, 1 and wondering when the ball going to get snapped, and nobody snapped it. So, you know, I don’t what was that, but that’s bad football.”

Yesterday, center Evan Dietrich-Smith and Mike Glennon independently said it was a collective failure by the offense. Glennon said it falls on him, but Dotson sure sounded like it was on the center. The film appeared to finger Dietrich-Smith, too.

The Bucs have been using their silent snap count system for the past two games. Hopefully, game three is the charm.

11 Responses to ““That’s Bad Football””

  1. billy buckaroo Says:

    None of this happens if the plays get to the huddle on time.

  2. Buddhaboy Says:

    Wow, rare to have someone finger someone else. Finger banged he was

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    I don’t care about all this stuff. It will all get sorted out. Gelling.

    For first time all season this team looked better than Schiano’s Bucs. I expect it to continue. They tasted victory and know what it takes now as a team.

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    1987… Here here!

  5. Biff Barker Says:

    billy buckaroo Says:

    None of this happens if the plays get to the huddle on time.

    Hopefully we can eliminate the huddle for some series.

    NOLA’s D is struggling and Glennon has shown he can do it against a good Niner’s D. Light the fuse and let the Cannnon blast away!

    (Not kidding)

  6. Trubucfan22 Says:

    EDS has been playing bad football. Expect more from him. The one guy you expected to have no issues with, ends up being the biggest liability. Hope he pulls his head out of his butt. We need more from him.

    This o line looked like garbage all preseason, but they actually look decent after 4 weeks of the regular season. We need more running lanes, but pass protection is on point. Glennon had all day most of the time on Sunday. If they keep that up and build on that, we can win more than a few games.

  7. Buddah Says:

    By the way, haven’t we seen enough one to occlude that the trade for Mankin was a steal. Wright has 4 catches and rarely sees the field. Nice to have a good G M.

  8. 1bucfan88 Says:

    EDS needs to get it together and start playing like the guy Aaron Rodgers was furious to see walk

  9. pick6 Says:

    it was nice of glennon to call it a team failure, but dotson shot it straight. if you can’t get the ball to your QB reliably, you are not fit to stay on the field as an NFL center. you might expect it from an undrafted free agent center who is pressed into service due to injury, but not from a guy you paid handsomely and has been the starter since he arrived and you booted the incumbent out of town. i still have faith that EDS will come good, still early in everybody’s time working together.

  10. Harry Says:

    Well said 87. Hope you are right and the Bucs continue to improve

  11. Teacherman777 Says:

    Mankins is the greatest o-lineman in bucs history already!!

    Mankins ist he man!

    Hes not pouting. Hes not faking injuries.

    Hes fighting for the bucs!!!

    For us! And his team!

    I love Mankins! Hes the Man!