Plane Fiasco No Excuse For A Slow Start

November 15th, 2020

Man up and show up.

If you want to sell Joe on the Bucs plane to Charlotte getting delayed seven hours affecting them in the fourth quarter today, ok, Joe will buy that. But the travel hiccup is no excuse for a third consecutive slow start by the team.

No way. Don’t ask Joe to buy that nonsense. And you know what, Joe doesn’t expect it to happen. This team is loaded with experience and men considered strong leaders.

Before the Bucs faced the Giants two games ago, they were averaging a whopping 18-plus points in the first halves of games.

Think about that total for a minute. The Bucs were jumping all over teams, scoring more than 20 points in the first half in four of seven games.

And then came the Giants; the Bucs put 6 points on them in the first half. A week later the Bucs literally did nothing against the Saints in the first half. That’s represented bad playcalling, bad leadership and bad execution.

It cannot happen today. Joe doesn’t care if the bus to the stadium gets stuck in traffic.

This Bucs team can and should be ready to explode from the opening whistle, hopefully en route to a strong win against a lesser and reeling opponent. Anything less than that kind of start and everyone at One Buc Palace will need to reassess what the hell they’re doing.

14 Responses to “Plane Fiasco No Excuse For A Slow Start”

  1. August 1976 Buc Says:

    The offense will be fine, it is the Defense that suddenly has people concerned. Hopefully they do not play down to the competition like they have time and again during the lost decade. I said LIKE they have, because this is not the same team they have been. They have no excuses not to playwell with the amount of talent on this team against the Panthers. I believe the offense will bounce back, and hopefully they also will have a consistent pass rush today, you know the Defensive Backfield does. It is amazing how many ills are cured by a pass rush for a defense. GO BUCS!!!!

  2. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Buc luck says the offense and defense will be fine, special teams will blow this one.

  3. Cobraboy Says:

    Unless something changes, I won’t be surprised if Bridgewater picks that defense apart.

  4. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I habe no more expectations for these Bucs. I hope they win of course and a loss will not surprise me followed by a million excuses.

  5. Chesapeake Bucco Says:

    Remember, there is another team on the other side of the LOS that are professionals, have prepped for the game, and want to win just as badly. Ain’t like you can just flip a switch and have the robots perform! GO (tired) BUCS!

  6. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Are we wearing pewter today?

  7. Casual Observer Says:

    Crucial game, for sure. Which Bucs team will show up?

  8. Seattle Buc is back in TB Says:

    If I hear LVD say “We came out flat” or “Guys were trying to be to perfect” or see him panic before the snap that he gets scored on… And Todd please no more LVD in 1 on 1 coverage in the red zone. I love LVD but come on. Just win.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Marpet & McCaffery out….I’ll take that trade any day……we should be able to stop their run.
    We need to run the ball & play action…..need the TEs today.

  10. JP09 Says:

    When will Evans get his first catch today, 3rd or 4th quarter?

    This game will come down to coaching, did they learn from their sh!ty game plans over the last few weeks or not?

    Pressure & man on D, GET YOUR PLAYMAKERS THE BALL on offense stop making excuses.

    And one last crazy idea, if it’s not working during the game, fix it during the game

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    As long as Brady stops trying to air it out on 2nd & 3rd and 7’s they should be fine.

    Go Bucs!!!(Right the ship today)

  12. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Joe underestimates Giants’ secondary and Saints’ DLine dominated Bucs OLine.
    If OLine plays well, Bucs should beat Panthers.
    D must stop Panthers’ run game and pressure Bridgewater.
    This game decided in 4th quarter.

  13. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Wearing lame a$$ white on white AGAIN.

  14. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Some say slow starts are attributable to Rojo not getting enough touches…😂

    I do agree, we need to set up more play-action to get everyone into a rhythm. And get ME more involved early on. Hopefully 1-for-6 Gronk will shed himself of that same disease that Rojo has on his hands….