“It Trickled Down To The Running Backs And The Tight Ends”

December 8th, 2014

BuccaneersOlineThe Bucs actually had some decent pass blocking and a couple of good runs in the first half yesterday. It was the second half when the roof caved in.

Joe’s written about how the offensive line was ground zero, but former Buccaneers tight end Anthony Becht was more into spreading the blame around.

Becht, known nowadays for being an ESPN college football game analyst and a voice on the Buccaneers Radio Network, hopped on WDAE-AM 620 today and explained that the offensive line’s woes seemed to infect those around them.

“It trickled down to the running backs and the tight ends. Very poor performance in pass protection by all three phases of those, the offensive line, tight ends and backs,” Becht said.

Becht also criticized Josh McCown, who he said has to be more aware, get rid of balls, and not take sacks.

With bad protection and little running game, Becht said, “you really don’t find success with a guy like Josh McCown.”

Joe wholeheartedly agrees on the running backs’ poor protection. Joe’s favorites (sarcasm) were when Doug Martin got hurdled and when Charles Sims oddly stopped helping Demar Dotson with a Lions defensive end, who proceeded to drive McCown into the turf.

You can hear all of Becht below, via 620wdae.com audio.

8 Responses to ““It Trickled Down To The Running Backs And The Tight Ends””

  1. biff barker Says:

    Send in the clowns.

  2. Architek Says:

    Lovie said we could win 8 games with good defense alone

    Then he said good STs could win is 10 games

    What about when you have nothing – 2 wins?

  3. buddhaboy Says:

    our special teams is the worst unit i have ever seen. The offensive line is a close second.

  4. Lovie blows Says:

    Some body’s head has gotta roll for this o line. Lovie is incapable of making competent decisions when it comes to the offense of side of the ball. They didn’t even know who the starting offense of line would be the first game of the season…… Ridiculous. Richard Williamson wants his job back.

  5. ddneast Says:

    This all boils down to the ineptitude of our OC. The offense has no confidence in him and it shows.
    Last week McCown said the Bengals were squatting on the WR’s routes and so were the Lions. I saw the same sideline rote thrown to 6 or 7 times during the game. On one series, Jackson was thrown to on the same route twice in a row. It was successful, but you are just asking for trouble when you do that
    On the final series with two minutes to go the Bucs ran the same play three times, just to opposite sides of the end zone.
    The Lions, in the meantime, game planned for our rush. Most of Stafford’s pass plays were short 3 or 5 step drops. Only once did he throw long, on a first and 10.
    I watched the Patriots last night and there was Brady throwing short little passes to his small WR’s fearlessly running across the middle. I saw our big tall WR’s run 1 slant on Sunday and it was caught for a first down.
    I swear at one point of the game when the Bucs broke the huddle on a 3rd and 7′ I told my friend, they don’t like the play, they don’t believe in it. Sure enough, same old sideline out route which was INT’d.
    Now if an untrained immature eye like mine can catch this, imagine what a skilled wise defensive coordinator is seeing when he looks at our offense.
    I mean even during the broadcast Brady Quinn said he couldn’t understand what the OC was doing, time and time again.
    As far as our special teams Buddhaboy, they have been playing pretty well the last few games. Why don’t you try and keep up so you don’t sound so moronic.

  6. MadMax Says:

    Brandon Scherff will help us….and then get Bryce Petty.

  7. Another J Says:

    Fire Warhop he’s made every team he’s been on worse!
    Find Kyle Turley, Hire him as the new line coach!

  8. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Scherff and Petty seem like a good 1-2 punch to me, a lot less risk then dropping a top 2 draft pick on Mariota/Winston then getting best available G at top of 2nd…. Hope Petty makes it to 2nd day though, Bucs may have to trade back into first round to get him….