All that hype, all those expectations. Instead of fulfilling them, the Buccaneers have returned to being a punch line in the NFL.
Can there be any consistency whatsoever? The defense is atrocious, the offense is superb. The defense steps up, the offense can’t do a thing. The only thing consistent about this team is the inconsistency. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can do nothing right – top to bottom – and it has driven fans to the brink.
As we said on the latest Walking The Plank Podcast, Doug Martin getting the ball helps this team’s efficiency. Guess what – on their lone scoring drive, Martin got three straight carries for 29 yards. After the third run, Jacquizz Rodgers was put in the game, the drive stalled, and the Bucs settled for a field goal.
Let the haters continue to hate. Doug Martin has proved that when he is in the game, when he gets his touches, he is the team’s best running back and he helps open up the offense. Martin finished with 79 yards against the fourth best run defense in the NFL – and for those that put all that false emphasis on yards per carry, he had 3.9.
The offense was pathetic. Jameis Winston turned the ball over three times – two caused by the massive amount of pressure allowed by the offensive line. There were drive killing penalties (again) and the Bucs were all in all completely manhandled from the jump.
Lets Pick Six…