Eating The Clock Helped The Bucs Win

September 10th, 2023

Defensive coaches love, love, love time of possession. Just love it.

So Joe is sure when Todd Bowles gets a load of the time of possession for his Bucs in the fourth quarter, he may just have two glasses of milk with his Chips Ahoy.

The Bucs totally controlled the clock in the fourth quarter. As a result, the Bucs ground out a 20-17 win over the Vikings.

How well did the Bucs eat the clock? The Bucs had three possesions in the fourth quarter. The first didn’t run much clock, just 2:16 expired. The second chewed up 4:41, ending in a Chase McLaughlin 57-yard field goal for what turned out to be the winning score.

The third and final Bucs possession, where they drained the clock to 00:00 to secure the win, took 3:52.

That is how you close out games by keeping your opponents’ offense off the field.

14 Responses to “Eating The Clock Helped The Bucs Win”

  1. HC Grover Says:

    Canaleas the rookie OC did great job.

  2. IrishTony Says:

    We’re going to kick some Eggles ass!

  3. #99 the big fella Says:

    Hc Grover, I agree the oc is only going to get better

  4. BFFL Says:

    F Peter King, baby!!

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We won this game because we didn’t beat ourselves…..No turnovers, only took one sack…..made all our kicks…….played good ST.

    Like TBBF has always said……..Penalties, Turnovers and Special Teams.That’s where it’s at.

  6. Lets bring the Hammer! Says:

    Next….bring the HAMMER again at The Licht House baby!

  7. Bucmike Says:

    What about the lack of offensive penalties? Gotta love that…

  8. Bucs 95 Says:

    The bears looked horrible today at home against the packers and justin fields too if our D plays like it did today i smell 2-0 boys we on

  9. Heath Hunt Says:

    Bowles masterclass in coaching today. I didn’t agree with all the decisions but they worked

  10. EternalSon Says:

    Looked like a well coached team today, with the coach making some gutsy calls.

    Great job, coach Bowles!

    Go Bucs!!

  11. David Says:

    Obviously he needs to prove his overall accuracy over the course of the year but man it was nice seeing a kicker boot a long field goal because the last couple years anything over 43 yards was questionable

  12. Crickett Baker Says:

    Pretty soon we’ll be calling him “Playfield”, LOL!
    He actually didn’t get flustered and was very disciplined throughout. His stats were actually better than Brady’s were in his first game last season. You like that?

  13. Gamechanger Says:

    Let’s be honest we should have won by way more points. During the first half we should have scored more then a field goal, but Baker kept running on 3rd down and didn’t get it. The game shouldn’t have been that close. Second we need to do better running the ball.

  14. Bucsfanman Says:

    It’s not JUST a cliche, defense wins championships. It doesn’t have to be pretty. Just win.
    You have to have the threat of a run game and you can’t abandon it at the first sign of trouble. They managed to keep the Vikings’ offense off the field in the 2nd half. You can’t score if you’re not on the field!