“That’s Simply Discipline”

December 26th, 2018

Talks implosions.

The Bucs have one of the better offenses in the game the way they move the ball up and down the field.

But way too often this season when the Bucs cross the enemy’s 40-yard line something happens. Holding, illegal procedure, hands-to-the-face, delay of game, turnover or the always popular Bucs’ signature play — a missed field goal — dooms a drive.

After watching the Bucs screw up drive after drive last Sunday in Jerry’s World, the only thing Joe could think of is this is a discipline issue.

Joe asked Bucs coach Dirk Koetter after the game if that was a fair or unfair charge. Koetter said it was “unfair.” He cited holding penalties as linemen trying to not get their quarterback maimed. That’s not a lack of discipline, Koetter said.

Well, in the postgame locker room, arguably the most consistent offensive weapon the Bucs have, receiver Adam Humphries, wasn’t exactly ready to shrug the miscues off as accidental.

Joe asked Humphries if he knew or had an explanation why so many drives self-destructed.

“Obviously, penalties hurt us and it seems they come at the one time we don’t need it,” Humphries said. “That is obviously something that has hurt us a lot this year. That’s simply discipline. We have got to be better at that.”

It really has gotten to the point that when the Bucs are in plus-territory, fans expect not a touchdown, but for someone on the Bucs to make a foot-shooting mistake.

It seems like Sunday, the Bucs really were playing complementary football. Everyone on the offensive line was pitching in to do something to blow up a drive.

17 Responses to ““That’s Simply Discipline””

  1. jerseybuc Says:

    Hopefully his new team won’t make the same mistakes…

  2. SOEbuc Says:

    Oh no. Hump may take off after that comment because he knows the Bucs make tons of penalties and just flat out get f#cked on a bunch of penalties.

  3. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    What will it cost to keep him?
    Could we pay him 5 yr/35M?
    I don’t see how we can pay him more unless the contract gets front loaded and we could get out in a few years if we need the space.
    Is there a team out there that will pay him 8M+?
    Would be great to keep him but I just have this feeling someone will overpay him and he will get WR 2 money. Cant blame him for taking the money and running…far, far away from this franchise .

  4. SOEbuc Says:

    Knows he would’ve had another TD on his stat sheet because that BS offensive PI on Mike Evans at the five yard line. No doubt he’ll get paid. I could really see him taking less than what the Glazers offer to him to a winning team with better looking jerseys.

  5. SOEbuc Says:

    If he leaves…Alright Watson. Show us whatcha got.

  6. LakeLand Says:

    The Bucs has the best “boxscore’ offense in the history of the NFL

    Too bad yards doesn’t equate to points

  7. Wombat Says:

    We are below ordinary with a lot of players making good money. Licht must go. The game is to win through free agency and the draft. The league does everything in it’s power to make it viable for every team. It’s the whole package. If the GM doesn’t have the right coach with the right players, then he has failed his job.
    We can blame Jameis, or Koetter, or Smith… the common denominator is Licht. He has the last say.
    He is out of his league as far as drafting talent.

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    Hump type receivers are becoming more common is what I see.

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    gotta keep hump!!!!!!

    straight shooter and good character…..those 2 things are hard to find…..

    regarding dirk, of course he’s not going to except responsibility…..lol….thats what he does….


  10. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Hump is a gutsy SOB, pay the man but make sure it’s front loaded. And no guaranteed money after year 2.

  11. BucEmUp Says:

    Officiating has gotten so bad that it’s no longer an excuse to blame the refs. It seems like a record number of yards being racked up in the games and the replays are a joke. Not just for the Bucs across the league. The entire product has become nauseating to watch.

  12. Jean Lafitte Says:

    He’s the most productive player on the team that wasn’t gifted a position coming out of college that everyone wants to shortchange.

  13. firethecannons Says:

    He seems like he would fit in with the Patriots.

  14. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    Let the young man leave if he getting big money. We have other WRs waiting on their turn.
    Go Bucs

  15. BucLover727 Says:

    As a Buc fan, I’d like him to stay.

    As a fan of Humphries alone, he should go to a winning org and have a great career.

  16. LakeLand Says:

    Many rivers to cross

  17. Jason S. Mclaurin Says:

    Man he will walk this offseason trust me and he can go to. He’s been misused far too many times