Wild Offensive Stat

December 11th, 2021

“We can move the ball, brother.”

Joe did a double-take reading this. It’s almost too difficult to believe.

Noted handicapper turned stats guy Warren Sharp (he uses the stats specifically for wagering edges) had a stat on his website, Sharp Football Analysis, dug up by Rich Hribar, that just blew Joe’s mind.

20.3% of the offensive plays run by Tampa Bay have come from inside of the red zone, first in the league.

So let Joe get this straight: A full fifth of the offensive snaps are in the red zone? That’s just wild.

No wonder the Bucs lead the NFL in offensive touchdowns with 48. That stands to reason when a fifth of your snaps come inside the red zone.

That also tells Joe a team is really moving the ball well between their own-25 (which is where teams begin on a kickoff touchback) and the opponent’s-20, which is the beginning of the red zone.

What in the name of Leeman Bennett is going on here?

20 Responses to “Wild Offensive Stat”

  1. Gbobucsfan Says:


  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    What in cousin tarnation? Brady makes it look easy

  3. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Wow, that is hard to comprehend. And that is without AB. And without Gronk for an extended period of time.

    Man, if our D gets healthy, how do we not make another SB run?!?!

  4. Alanbucsfan Says:

    No risk it , No biscuit works when you have the talent and minimize turnovers.

  5. JimBuc2 Says:

    Be very scared NFL.
    Go Bucs

  6. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Let’s hope history repeats itself on Sunday.

  7. Tampabaybuscfan Says:

    Would like to know who was second…..and how close they were to us….

  8. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Leeman Bennet’s Bucs didn’t know the location of the red zone. Thanks for the fond memory, Joe.

  9. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Lol Joe, Leeman only understood Bartkowski throwing the “Big Ben” version of a hail mary for points lol. But Leeman did at least have the “Gritz Blitz” Defense with Atl. In Tampa he was a whopping 4-28, just horrible. It was worse then during the first lost decade and a half. compared to the recent lost decade.

    GO BUCS!!!

  10. Orlandobucsfan#1 Says:

    Lenient leeman Bennet.
    Thanks for ruining my morning.
    The only so-called coach I hated more than him was sir Perkins sir.
    When I lived in Lakeland I knew a truck driver who made deliveries to bucs headquarters. He said Ray Perkins was demanding that people address him as sir Perkins sir. He thought he was a god.

  11. Beeej Says:

    and GUESS who hasn’t a SINGLE pick in the red zone. I’ll wait.

  12. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    And I thought to myself, “Rob, this is a good day to go alcohol free”, considering I’ll be tailgating all day tomorrow…… and then Joe brings up the name, Leeman Bennett.

    “Excuse me, bartender? Please make it a double!”

  13. Nardy Hickerson Says:

    umm… isn’t the RedZone 20% of the field? seems like a pretty normal distribution or did I miss something?

  14. Joe Says:

    umm… isn’t the RedZone 20% of the field? seems like a pretty normal distribution or did I miss something?

    You missed something.

  15. Ben green Says:

    Better keep buttering up that offense Joe, it’s the only chance this team has. We had great offenses in New England, but even with the goat, and the goat of coaches, we went ten years without a Superbowl. In the three we lost, Mr Brady gave us the lead late into the fourth quarter. If you don’t have a defense that can get key stops, or in your case any stops at all, it really doesn’t matter. Great offense is fun, but defense still wins in this league. The current incarnation of the Patriots offense, would never be confused with a juggernaut, yet they have nearly identical records.
    Ben won’t pull rank on any of you, because I really like most of you, bi believe Ben when he tells you, you have serious problems on defense, and it’s really not about injuries. Your stupid GM decided that players play the same once paid. That’s is proving to be a serious miscalculation, and will probably wind up costing the bucs another Superbowl.

  16. Slappy Says:

    Gosh, all the dooders living in the back room of their Mamaw’s single-wide in Ruskin are geniuses who know EXACTLY what moves the Bucs should make.

    The head coach, coordinators, GM, etc. are all idiots who can’t do anything right.

    I know what to do! Just fire the entire coaching staff and let the mouth breathing anti-vaxxer Qtards at JBF run the team!! 🙂

    DERP! MAMAW….bring me muh hot-pockets and Mountain Dew…da Bucs are coming on the telly!

  17. Merlin Says:

    NH, on average a possession that doesn’t generate 45 yards has zero plays in the RedZone

  18. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    That’s pretty impressive. Helps with leading the league in scoring when you spend a good amount of plays in their red zone. Well Ben that might be true but this defense even during all of its struggling has been making plays and turnovers and kept an Atl offense that score 25 points on us last time to only 10 points and scoreless in the 2nd half. Without a doubt this offense will have to carry our team it just has to lower the number of unproductive drives it goes thru. Fewer 3 & outs and if they can’t score at least allowing ST a chance to pin the other team deeper in their own territory. It takes a tribe to win a Super Bowl

  19. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    That also tells me the defense is getting a lot of turn overs…. Which they are

  20. jimm Says:

    why is it taking so many plays in the red zone to score ?