Bucs need to use their best weapons to beat Rams

by Gary Shelton on December 16, 2015 · 2 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

Did the Bucs' under-use Doug Martin (22)?

Did the Bucs' under-use Doug Martin (22)?

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Going in a game, the amount of plays a football team gets is not predetermined. It is not a matter of chance. It is not arbitrary.

How many plays the Bucs get, largely, is up to the Bucs.

All of which make it kind of sad to hear offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter hide behind the total number of Bucs plays when asked why two of his best players were barely used in his team's efforts to beat the New Orleans Saints Sunday in a 24-17 loss.

Running back Doug Martin had 11 carries on a day when he averaged 7.4 yards per carry. Wide receiver Mike Evans had only four targets, only one of them through the first three quarters of the game. It was like trying to win a chess match with pawns. Who was calling these plays? Sean Payton?

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Cecil DeBald December 16, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Agree with you totally. So what do you think? Why does this happen? Is it deliberate? Is it accidental?


Gary Shelton December 16, 2015 at 10:22 pm

I think it’s flow of the game. I don’t think it’s deliberate.


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