3.7 Yards Per Play

November 23rd, 2020

It’s a stat you don’t see very often — even at the Den of Depression.

Tonight the disjointed Bucs offense only managed 3.7 yards per play in their 27-24 loss to the Rams. That’s hard to do. Heck, the Bucs were better than that per snap when they were seal-clubbed 38-3 by the Saints two weeks ago.

Man, it just felt like the Bucs weren’t adjusting to what was working, like passes to Cameron Brate and intermediate looks. And the run game was an afterthought, which is rare in a neck-and-neck game with a quarterback who likes play-action.

Joe’s mostly disturbed because Tom Brady is/was supposed to be a master of adjusting and checking to effective runs. It wasn’t there tonight. If it’s not there Sunday, the Bucs won’t have a prayer against the Chiefs.

The Bucs were a top-10 team in yards per play last season at 5.9. After tonight’s performance, they’ll rank in the bottom half of the NFL in that stat.

25 Responses to “3.7 Yards Per Play”

  1. Mike Johnson Says:

    Lets face it. We are egg layers on national TV when we have the entire nation as an audience. Buclife baby.

  2. bucfanforever Says:

    at least no playoff games are prime time.

  3. 407buc Says:

    We’ll lose to the Chiefs and drop one to the falcons too. Looking at 10-6 at BEST. This team is overrated its gonna be a first round exit in the playoffs.

  4. TJ Tillman Says:

    Blame can go everywhere but a stat I saw was Goff 51 pass attempts and Bucs 0 sacks. Goodbye Shaq!

  5. HeyItsAdam Says:

    This team looks a lot like the JW Bucs of last year:

    Can’t play defense.
    Can’t run.
    Give up endless strings of completions.
    Untimely, weird interceptions.

    they’re just older and slower.

    I’ve said it before, I’LL SAY IT AGAIN. Tom Brady’s acquisition is Super-Bowl-or-bust. This isn’t about getting into the playoffs. You cut loose a 5k passer you went 2-14 to get for Brady. Either win it all, or you’re back in rebuilding mode.

  6. adam from ny Says:

    i think brady is already in bed sleeping…

  7. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    It doesn’t matter what we’re good at, or what the defense gives us. Byron Leftwich offense is:

    1) First down HB dive for 0-2 yard gain.
    2) If second or third and short, empty backfield for obvious pass
    3) Third and long, screen plays to RBs that drop, passes short of the sticks, or bombs.
    4) No rhyme or reason to his playcalling. RBs dropping the ball? Keep throwing to them! Brady can’t hit the long pass? Maybe he will of we keep doing it!

    Leftwich is ruining this team.

  8. ClwJB Says:

    Another disappointing performance from the GOAT – his two picks are the difference, period

    The game ender was right up there with JW in patheticness

    TB12 is no longer great – remember “est”
    Is past tense

  9. Bryan Says:

    This coaching staff is an absolute fraud Arians should be calling plays with the talent this team has there are no excuses Tom Brady is done we do not have to worry about leftwich or bowles getting head coaching jobs paychecks will be there tuesday losers

  10. Bucs14 Says:

    Shady is getting old. I am not saying this to down him. but, he is over 40. No matter what you say or do, we men lose the ability to do things as good as we used to do them.

    Now for the Big Skirt to tell you about some testosterone booster, as some dude’s wife fawns all over in in front of hubby……

  11. adam from ny Says:

    brady looked a little shook out there tonight…

    because of donald and gang

  12. Coburn Says:

    I just don’t get this coaching staff. It’s like they overthink it or try to get too cute. If siemthing is working stick with it

  13. LA Bucs Fan Says:

    Too much empty backfield… That is all

  14. Jaaon Says:

    Chickensh**t !!! Absolute Chickensh**t performance by our offense

  15. Oxycondoms Says:

    Brady doesn’t have the same intensity/focus during night games . Not having marpet was big tonight losing another oline starter during 2minute drill hurt as well.

  16. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    Nothing is wrong with Brady. They just aren’t calling an offense to his strengths. Terrible play design and routes. And why do we barely use play action?? GRR

  17. adam from ny Says:

    ever since AB arrive the pass game just looks…

    “not fluid”

    that’s the only way to describe it

  18. EA Says:

    Creativity is non existent in BLs playbook, they ran the same wide receiver screen 15 times, Brady had some success throwing to Scotty Miller and the only time he threw the ball his was he drew a PI.
    I’m starting to think AB is starting to become a distraction already.

  19. Joe Says:

    Nothing is wrong with Brady.

    Well, take away his name and 1 of 17 with two picks in passes over 20 yards, and five TDs and five picks in his last three games you’d be screaming for a new quarterback.

    Or have people forgotten Jameis that quickly?

  20. kgh4life Says:

    It’s quiet clear that Bruce Arians is very stubborn, he likes the deep passes even if: it gets his QB hit a lot or if it’s not successful, that is why he was fired from the Steelers as the OC. The game plan should have revolved around a short to intermediate passing plays with tight-ends matched up on the Rams LBs.

  21. Bojim Says:

    BL is too inconsistent.

  22. Jazzy Says:

    This defense miss vita that push up the middle helped the pass rush so much

  23. unbelievable Says:

    Mike Evans deserves better.

    Chris Godwin deserves better.

    JPP deserves better.

    Us fans deserve better.

    Arians and Brady are washed up and Leftwich is out of his element. They literally can not beat a decent defense.

  24. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    Brady’s arm is done for the year. Short passes for the rest of the season. Why make the man throw deep. No mustard no accuracy.

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    Just would like to remind people – the Rams have a very very good defense – and by that I mean one that is actually good, not like the mediocre Bucs defense that pads its stats against bad offenses.

    Missing Marpet is a huge issue, as is having no RB’s that can catch the ball. How many drops did the stupid RBs have tonight? Might I suggest cutting McCoy (or is he cut already) and giving a call to Charles Sims to see if he’s still in shape.

    Also I like how they were using AB tonight, just get those short passes going. I mean if someone as talentless as Michael Thomas can just run slant after slant after slant and keep the offense moving, there’s no reason you can’t have one of our superior receivers doing the same thing.

    With that said the Rams have very good corners, but again, using the 3rd and even 4th WR options should let you negate that. Instead Brady is targeting Brate with the game on the line… I just don’t get it.