Bucs’ Assistant Still Irked At Washington’s Game-Winning Drive

November 18th, 2021

Bucs OLB coach Larry Foote.

If the Bucs miss out on homefield advantage by one loss, Joe is going to have a hard time looking past this.

The Bucs had shaved the WTF lead to four points. It was the fourth quarter. All the Bucs needed to do was get the ball back and put it back in the hands of The Greatest, Mr. Seven Rings.

Well, the man with much jewelry and watches never got a realistic shot. WTF put together a soul-draining 19-play drive in that at nearly 11 minutes to seal the win with seconds left.

It was really galling for Joe to watch from a Super Bowl champion.

Bucs outside linebackers coach Larry Foote is still bothered by that, some three days later, he admitted yesterday.

“Me personally, mentally [I was thinking] what’s going on?” Foote said. “You can be beat any week in this league, but a 19-play drive with that type of talent – those guys need to hold each other accountable.

“Coaches, we have to hold each other accountable. But at the end of the day, 19 plays – you have to be able to get off the field with that type of talent. Those guys have to come together.”

Well, the third-down defense was appalling, especially against an AAF recycled quarterback. It wasn’t like Kyler Murray was behind center.

Foote admitted if he has to spin this in a positive way, it was a “punch in the gut” for the defense to wake up and get the job done.

32 Responses to “Bucs’ Assistant Still Irked At Washington’s Game-Winning Drive”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Bart Scott on BSPN blamed the Bucs defense for their problems. Showed Brady’s stats when AB plays vs NOT….and it was stunning. Also i guess we ran the ball %80 of the time on 1st down = horrible gameplan

  2. Robert Says:

    as the game goes early is as it ends it seems. stop the turnovers already!

  3. Craig Says:

    I am the one who is ultimately irked. I am a paying customers and expect an honest product on the field. It might not be a winning product, but at least I want to know that they were coached well and played well.

    I didn’t see that, so I blame you, Coach Footsie. Maybe your staff is so big that you are remote to the players. Whatever the problem is, fix it, now, and don’t talk about it and lay blame elsewhere.

  4. Robert Says:

    good call pete, they finally got the right meds eh?

    what changed last year is Brady ball after the bye…..we’re still playing BL ball right now.

  5. DG060 Says:

    That last drive by the WFT just crushed this organization. This was not just your every day garden variety loss in the NFL. This an EPIC loss to an inferior team you’d expect to beat 10 out of 10 times. Inexcusable. And if that isn’t bad enough there is a very real chance of losing Monday night to the Giants. Really you say?
    Well what exactly should we confident about after that disaster?
    This team is in big trouble. And if they lose to the Giants then kiss 2021 bye bye.

  6. Jmarkbuc Says:

    I really appreciate what BA has done for diversity and inclusion on his staff, I really do.

    However, even BA has said that no matter who is holding the position, they have to be able to do the job. This staff is bloated and full of itself. Damn shame when TB had to hold extra sessions to go over the run game, etc.

    You can see the exasperation on his face.

  7. WiscoJoe Says:

    I can’t believe Larry Foote said something about how you play the players with the bigger paychecks in regards of JPP playing more that JTS even though JPP has just been a warm body out there. Thoughts on this Joe?

    I just saw a tweet about that, so I very well could’ve taken it out of context.

  8. DalvinCookRules Says:

    Yes, the defense has been horrible this year, but on a side note, Brady has really been inconsistent as well… I think only part of that is his age catching up to him, most of it is just defenses figuring out how to attack our offense and predicting the plays and coverages pre-snap.

  9. PassingThru Says:

    My subjective impression of the coaching staff: it’s an army of cronies.

    Belichick borders on micro-managing at times, Arians manages the managers. There’s nothing wrong with the latter approach, but when a playing unit starts to screw up, the head coach has to get more involved with his coaches and players. I don’t get the impression that’s happening here, unless the players have tuned him out.

  10. DBS Says:

    Well I don’t hear any excuses from him.

  11. Tamlpabaybucfan Says:

    You can disparage & malign the opposing team & QB all you like…but I choose to give them some credit…..they played extremely well….wanted the win more than we did…..few mistakes……they deserved it.

    Brady needs AB & Gronk to be complete……the defense needs an intervention.

  12. SB Says:

    I drank about 6 ounces of Vodka during that drive.

  13. firethecannons Says:

    larry foote needs to be held accountable for his stupid comment of “the guys with the biggest paycheck get the most playing time therefore JTS needs to learn from the bench and a few paltry snaps” not word for word but close

  14. Mike Johnson Says:

    Foote is spot on. That last Washington drive Let me know, Our Defense has some very serious problems. You let a 2-6 team march down the field and the ball right down your throats with ease? I don’t know guys. Its serious.

  15. Alanbucsfan Says:

    There were 13 runs on the drive.
    Heinicke went 6-6 on the drive.
    WFT ran 4 straight times from 1st and goal on 9.
    It was a total D failure- but mostly on the DLine and linebackers who allowed 3rd and short situations again and again.

  16. Alanbucsfan Says:

    If you can’t score more than 6 points by halftime- your offense stinks, period.

  17. Desertbucsfan Says:

    WTF love it

  18. SlyPirate Says:

    They should bring in Carl Weathers.

    The Bucs lost the eye of the tiger.

    Carl will help you find it.

  19. Show Me the TDs Says:

    How’d that work out during the previous game against the Saints? Not many are playing well. Including Brady.

  20. Bucsfanman Says:

    Ya’ll blaming it on coaching need to check yourself. How is a coach supposed to make a tackle on the field? How does a coach miss a gap assignment?
    Coaches coach and players PLAY!
    At the end of the day, the play has to be made ON the field.

    Secondly, how about some credit where due? WFT made plays, we didn’t.

  21. ModHairKen Says:

    Pete. First comment again.

  22. FrankPillow Says:

    This week ain’t gonna be much better, friends. Not with these CBs. Danny Dimes is going to have another field day with us. Until/unless 12 is healthy and able to push the ball downfield, we’re doomed. It’s going to take +30 points to win moving fwd.

  23. DBS Says:

    If you can’t say things are on coaching Mike Smith and all his coaches would still be here. Coaches would never lose jobs in the NFL and teams improve because of the changes.

  24. Swampbuc Says:

    What is Foote or Todd’s Bowel prepared to do differently? This is the same old same old.

    Yacking doesn’t get it done.

  25. crazybucs_CL Says:

    @”…If the Bucs miss out on homefield advantage by one loss, Joe is going to have a hard time looking past this…”
    “homefield advantage”, J that is really OPTIMISTIC approach to Bucs records.
    IMO we need a lot of luck just to make the PLAY-OFFs.
    We are pass-era of “super team”, we all were hopping for. And…there are teams (3-4 of them), that are way in front of us as far as quality….
    We continue cooling down process as a team. That’s it.

  26. Defense Rules Says:

    Reality is that the Bucs went ‘all in’ to field an All-Star team capable of winning the Super Bowl THIS YEAR. We’re fielding the 3rd most costly active roster. Very little salary CAP space to play with right now ($2.7 mil), but who cares, we’re in the playoff hunt halfway through the regular season with our 6-3 record.

    Our active roster is also the oldest (average age 27.65), but even that’s misleading. See any anyone else with a 44-year-old QB? Or with a DLine that has FOUR defenders over 30? As we’ve all seen, there’s a cost associated with that; ‘old-timers’ tend to get injured more, take longer to get back, can’t practice as much, etc. And oh ya, those 4 are VERY expensive, and not just this year (much of their salaries has been shifted to future years to keep us under the CAP this year).

    THIS IS THE YEAR. We’re going for broke, and this team needs to get its collective act together. And quickly. And not just on defense, but on offense too. Bucs have the 3rd most expensive offense ($91.9 mil) with 24 active players and 13th most expensive defense ($60.6 mil) but for only 22 active players listed. Interestingly that’s pretty close to where we rank in terms of Points Scored (#3) & Points Allowed (#17). Hmmm, guess that sometimes you really do get what you pay for.

  27. Beeej Says:

    That loss will be the reason we will probably have a playoff game in Green Bay or LA

  28. PassingThru Says:

    @Defense Rules

    Even without Brady, this roster is ancient. Let’s do the math:

    With Brady, total years on Buc roster:

    27.65 years times 53 players = 1,465.45 total players years

    1,465.45 minus 44 years (Brady’s age) = 1,421.45 players years

    1,421.45 divided by 52 players (Brady off roster) = 27.34 years

    At 27.34 years per player, that’s a pretty old NFL roster. But as you’re alluding too, this number doesn’t reflect the age of the starters. If that’s the case, the Bucs might have (even without Brady) either the oldest roster, or pretty damn close to it.

  29. Swampbuc Says:

    Expecting the Giants to physically brutalize the Bucs. This defense couldn’t stop Danny Dimes in his first ever start. Then last year the Bucs were a fortunate PI call that was waved off from being tied at the end of reg. And a lot more Giants weapons, and a Danny Dimes who is beginning to play well, certainly better than Trevor Semen or Taylor’s Heineken.

    All the “we should win out because everyone else sucks and we’re great” nonsense has hopefully stopped.

    We suck. Which is an atrocity for all the talent. I know, injuries…………..but the backups were supposed to be able-bodiesd. Darden is a scrub, he’s rubbish. Tyler’s Johnson was a no show. Sad.

  30. Buczilla Says:

    That drive and that game brought up some horrific (from a football perspective) memories for me. I am still mad and there is just no excuse for it. Our defense was celebrating routine plays like idiots when they should have been more focused on stopping a nothing quarterback. If you are crushing the other team, go apesh!t with celebrations, but not before. Our players and coaches both failed miserably in this game and they should be incensed! Good on Foote.

  31. Swampbuc Says:

    Not good on Foote. He’s supposed to have them ready and then adjust if it goes different than plan. These toads are entirely too full of themselves, maybe when they’re 6-6 they’ll wake up and realize they can’t just show up and go through a walk-around and compete.

    Overconfident bunch of limps.

  32. unbelievable Says:

    They should all be irked.

    And ashamed.

    And embarrassed.

    But somewhere Devin White is still celebrating a TFL on 1st down that ended up being meaningless.