Bucs’ flaws get in the way of offensive output

by Gary Shelton on December 18, 2015 · 2 comments

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Winston threw for 363 yards, the most of his career.

Winston threw for 363 yards, the most of his career.

Friday, 6 a.m.

Jameis Winston threw for a career-high 363 yards. The Bucs' secondary, however, gave most of them back.

Doug Martin took over the NFL rushing lead. Penalties offset a lot of his efforts.

Mike Evans caught more passes than at any point in his career. But dropped passes by his teammates left the Bucs shaking their heads.

And so it went. With every eye-popping offensive statistic that the Bucs ended up with, they made up for with other shortcomings. At the end of the night, you could only wonder where the yardage went. The Bucs outgained the Rams by 190 yards. They had 30 first downs. In the end, however, errors more than erased most of the Tampa Bay gains,

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Barry McDowell December 18, 2015 at 9:52 am

What disturbs me even more than their performance is the continued immaturity, boneheaded displays of “look at me,” and lack of discipline. Coming up on week 15, there is no excuse and this is on the coaches and the so-called veterans in the locker room. This team is the poster child for the wave of self-aggrandizement and selfish behavior that now epitomizes the NFL.

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Gary Shelton December 18, 2015 at 2:50 pm

…and much of life, right?

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