Analyzing the myriad of problems that haunted the Buccaneers on that final drive in week three.
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Following the Buccaneers’ loss to the Rams in week three, a lot of criticism was hurled in the direction of head coach Dirk Koetter, and with good reason. That final drive, coming out of the weather delay, was one of the most sorry excuses for a two-minute drill I have ever seen.
You can never leave timeouts on the table, and that is exactly what Koetter did. They ended the game with one timeout still in their pocket, and a lot of time wasted on the field. This is absolutely unacceptable, and Koetter must improve his clock management skills.
But the players were at fault here too. Yes, they moved the football, but they contributed to the failures just as much. They could have had much more time available to them.
How you ask? Leave it to your “eye in the sky” to break it down for you. We are going to revisit that final drive, play by play with pictures courtesy of NFL Game Pass (subscription required). Let’s begin.