Marvin Lewis Got One Over On Bucs

December 1st, 2014

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It was a crazy sequence. The Bucs had just gotten into field goal range in the waning seconds with 12 players on the field. All kinds of people had their head up their rear end including the 12th man — you can decide who to blame — as well as the refs.

Yes, there are multiple referees who are supposed to count the players on each team. They also blew it. Marvin Lewis didn’t.

The almost-Bucs head coach who now mans the helm of the Bengals threw his challenge flag. You can’t challenge that play in the final two minutes of the game. It still worked as it woke up the officials upstairs to take a look anyway.

Football rules guru Mike Pereira of Fox Sports details the cluster that essentially cost the Bucs a chance at a game-winning field goal.

18 Responses to “Marvin Lewis Got One Over On Bucs”

  1. Rob Says:

    As much as it was BS that Lewis managed to bend the rules, it’s more BS that the Bucs had too many men on the field. I remember a useless meaningless win against the Bengals that ended with a 63 yard field goal and cost the Bucs a shot at Joe Thomas or Calving Johnson, so I’m half happy that they ultimately got the call right. Instead of throwing the flag, Lewis could have just burned a time-out and then pleaded his case, so at the end of the day we don’t have much to complain about.

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    Wise decision by Lewis who knew he wouldn’t get a penalty for throwing the challenge flag. How do you let 12 guys on the field in that situation though? It’s a two minute drill, it simply shouldn’t happen. That’s by far the most frustrating part of this season, very poor coaching has led to several losses and they might be in it, instead they’re last in the worst division in NFL history.

  3. Tom Edrington Says:

    The announcers pointed out that Lewis is on the NFL Competition Committee, so he knew what to do in the situation…..he didn’t bend the rules, he made the challenge knowing he’d simply lose a timeout… the play reviewed and now Raymond James Stadium, thanks to Lovie, can be known as:

    Home of the 12th man….

    Finally Lovie admitted that this was on him, needs to admit that the lousy free agents are on him along with everything else this season.

  4. Phil Says:

    Don’t know what the Glazers are thinking but we can only hope they have the balls to fire Lovie at the end of the season. He sucks.

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    Joe, news flash. Most coaches will get one over on Lovie.

  6. meh Says:

    Smart coach. We have nothing to cry about here except our inability to count.

  7. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Lovie and his boys make another mental error again costing the Bucs a potential W for the 5th or so time this season; hopefully the Glazers will make Lovie clean house this offseason as we all know he is safe with that fat contract. I know a lot of people are calling for Lovie’s head, but how about Licht? he is the one who blew up the OL and downgraded it, concurerd with Lovie over McNown and signed ex-Bengal; Casper/Mike Johnson the invisible D-lineman and OL Tony Collins who you would think would give 110% against their former team like all ex-Bucs do against Tampa….. JMHO but Licht should be on the hot seat along with a lot of the coaching staff (especially Arroyo and O’Dea)and 75% of the roster!`

  8. Clintro Says:

    LOL @ the Lovie Hate….. The offensive line lost this one. 10 Penalties with 8 accepted a bunch in the redzone.

    This season pisses me off, but what did we really expect? I had misplaced high hopes at the beginning of the season as well.

  9. mikeh Says:

    @FORTMYERSDAVE- agree! but lovie has final call on roster I think.

  10. meh Says:

    Even though he took responsibility, this one looks like Cousins fault not Lovie’s.

    From peewee football on, the rule is, you go in, you grab a guy and get him out.

  11. OB Says:

    Just curious but where did the extra guy play on the play that was called, if he thought he was playing a position there should have been two of them there and as slow as McCown is getting the play off didn’t anyone notice two at the same position or didn’t anyone know the play? We did get to keep our drafting position but we may call the wrong number when it is time.

  12. bucco brice Says:

    what about the catch by cincy along the sidelines late in the game?…thought he landed out of bounds, Bucs should have challenged that one…

  13. flmike Says:

    @bucco brice, he was I rewound that play 3 times and each time his knee was OB…

  14. bucco brice Says:

    @flmike ….thanks for confirming…so another coaching error, UGH 🙁

  15. Mike10 Says:

    What’s Lovie’s record – in terms of being outcoached this year?

  16. tweezydakidd Says:

    @ clintro… Who do you think put the team together,, ya ding dong!!??

  17. tweezydakidd Says:

    @clintro.. Who do you think put the online together ya ding dong?? Totally on love!

  18. Rob Says:

    More grass-is-always-greener talk when it comes to Lewis… He’s 0-5 in the playoffs as a head coach. He’s never gotten out of the wild card round. In 5 trips to the post season his teams have averaged 12.8 points on offense, and have given up an average of 26.4. It’s Dungy-esque.