Red Alert Zone

November 30th, 2014

alarmUsually, when an offense enters the red zone, it’s a great thing and an alert for the defense.

With the Bucs offense, the opposite is true. It is the offense that that causes strife and indigestion.

Entering today’s game at the Den of Depression, the Bucs possessed the worst red zone scoring percentage in the NFL at 71.4 percent. Joe hasn’t figured out what the new percentage is, but it has to be nauseating. Consider what the Bucs did when they reached the red zone today:

The Bucs entered the red zone three times today. They scored all their points while in the red zone: two field goals and a touchdown. On the two drives where the Bucs had to settle for a field goal, the drives were blown up by penalties.

Whenever the Bucs got into the red zone, it seemed all in the Den of Depression were waiting for something bad to happen. It always does.

If just one of those two field goals was instead a touchdown, you have a win today from your Buccaneers. But because they are so undisciplined, the Den of Depression has yet to see a win this season.

Your 2-10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

15 Responses to “Red Alert Zone”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    Does this mean the Joes are Mariotta Men now !

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    Home of the 12th Man

  3. Ray Rice Says:

    I really love those roll snaps to the QB. They must have worked on those trick snaps all week. Maybe that added to the poor percentage in the red zone.

  4. Ray Rice Says:

    I really love those roll snaps to the QB. They must have worked on those trick snaps all week. Maybe that added to the poor percentage in the red zone.

  5. RealityCheck Says:

    The first “drive” told you how the game was going to go. We have huge receiving targets and we do not use them in the red zone even though Evans and VJax easily catches most jump balls thrown their way. We actively play away from our strengths.

  6. RastaMon Says:

    home of the …
    1/12th man

  7. bosscantworkmytoehurts Says:

    Im really over caring anymore. WHATEVER!

  8. DavidM Says:

    Funny, we suck so bad at this point I expected them to penalty us out of field goal range on that last drive.

  9. Billy Bucs Says:

    Maybe this helps with closure to another heartbreak loss, two big plays should be TDs (Banks INT on first play drive started at CIN 9 yard line), Lemon recovering inside kick at CIN 31. Both plays ended as field goals instead of TDs. 8 pts left on the table. You need to capitalize on your opportunities. “You Play to win the game!”

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    How is spinning the ball on the ground after a TD, like the Bengals did, not using the ball as a prop? Is that within the realm of an acceptable TD celebration?

  11. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’ve never seen a team commit so many penalties. It’s at the point now where after every successful play, I don’t look for a penalty, but I expect one. I’m going to have nightmares about Gilkey for the next 7 days, and I actually thought no one could we worse than EDS.

  12. My Momma Says:

    So, are we fans the 13th man now?

  13. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Joe I’m not a math wizard or anything, but if we reached the redzone 3 times and scored 3 times. That should be 100% scoring in the redzone. So the redzone scoring percent should have went up overall. Unless the stat you are talking about is redzone touchdown percentages, well then it surely went down a couple notches.

  14. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Buccfan37: if the Bucs did that you can guarantee a flag as the ball was used as a prop. refs gave Cincy a pass and TrueBucfan I think the redzone % is for total scoring; for TDs only they are down around 57%. Those redzone picks, fumbles and blocked kicks drive the overall % down to 71%: embarrassing to L&L, the offense, Arroyo, the special teams and coach O’Dea…. Most teams are above 80%….

  15. Another J Says:

    You knew it was going to be bad when the Cannon operator failed to acknowledge the Bucs were in the redzone twice, Before the penalties started pushing them backwards.