How One Play Changes Narrative

October 29th, 2015
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One play! Just one play!

Yes, the Bucs are a bad team as we near Halloween.

Could they turn things around? Sure. At this point, it doesn’t look promising.

But man, how one play could have totally turned things around. One play would have masked the scary bad Bucs secondary that made Kirk Freaking Cousins look like Sammy Baugh, breaking an 83-year Redskins record in the process. That’s pretty miserable.

One play would have changed an entire week of hollering about how bad the Bucs are, to asking how can the Bucs complete for a wild card berth.

And Gregg Rosenthal of explains what that play would have been.

Rosenthal is right. Had the Bucs had the balls to run Jameis up Joe Hawley’s rear end on a keeper — the Bucs have been paranoid of this play dating back to former Bucs commander Greg Schiano with Josh Freeman — folks would be talking wild card race versus screaming about the sieve of a secondary.

Instead of people crucifying the Bucs — not that it is unwarranted — people would be singing the National Anthem in broad daylight on Dale Mabry Highway in celebration of America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston.

8 Responses to “How One Play Changes Narrative”

  1. Lev in Philly Says:

    We will be singing this week if the Bucs are competitive against Atlanta.

  2. bucs1976 Says:

    Quit looking for excuses. Lovie has had 22 games. Future is not bright.

  3. DB55 Says:

    The penalty against ME in the end zone is what I consider to be the difference in the game. Ticky tack foul which cost us the game.

    I keep telling ya Simms is a slot rcv, as a RB he is garbage. Why not hand it to Lane up the gut? Or QB sneak? I guess I’m the only one who saw JW throw a block downfield (again) and buckle a DE. Meaning he might be strong enough to get 1 yard.

    Ahhhhh, Lovie and his merry men. You got love’m.

  4. iamabuc Says:

    That’s what I liked about Schiano…..the passion, the always fighting for that extra yard, never shy away from scoring! Lovie Smith doesn’t know anything about that. I keep saying it, we had great players, we should be a good team; but Lovie is holding us back. He needs to go, seriously!

  5. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    We do not have great players. We have a few very good players, some decent role players and some very bad corners. You can win some with these, but they need to play nearly mistake free which they don’t. We were screwed on a couple of penalties last week, but committed a bunch as well.

  6. unbelievable Says:

    @DB55 I was screaming about that 3rd down play over and over on sunday and monday.

    We needed about 6 frickin inches! JW could have easily snuck that in. Worst case scenario we would not have lost any yardage and could try again on 4th.

    That 3rd down play was the worst play call by Koetter this year in my opinion.

  7. Pat Says:

    Coach Bill just went for it on 4th & 1 on MIA 40. And got it. 1st Down! Let’s learn from this.

  8. Tampa Tony Says:

    I’d still be talking about a blown 24 point lead. And the defense struggling against bas qbs