Mid-season report card: Bucs are mediocre

by Gary Shelton on November 9, 2015 · 2 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

Monday, 6 a.m.

The Bucs are halfway through their season. They are not, sadly, halfway through their rebuilding.

That part goes on. NFL teams seem improve by the yard. This one improves by the inch, with halting, careful footsteps that never seem long enough or decisive enough for their fans. The Bucs have won five games over the past season-and-a-half, and after a while, it starts to feel like walking across a lava bed.

They are hard to watch. They drop passes. They commit penalties. The red zone is a giant Rubik's Cube that no one can figure out. They are a two-yard run followed by a five-yard penalty followed by a dropped pass.

And, frankly, it's getting a little hard to watch.

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Jim Willson November 9, 2015 at 10:21 pm

Why cant professional coaches, get well paid players, to play without ridiculous penalties week after week?


Rick Martin November 9, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Just got off Stubhub and sold the rest of my tickets for the season. Call me fairweather but I’m actually enjoying my Sundays again. Sure I watch the team after doing a bunch of other stuff beforehand. I refuse to let the success or failure of the Bucs affect my spirits. Afterall, it wasn’t me on the field dropping all of those balls.

That being said, I really admire Winston’s gutsiness. I had a lot of doubts based on his off the field college activity, but I’m very happy to seem him lead the team and perhaps be the best player on the field for the Bucs. It also seems like the OL is working well together as well…..the two areas of weakness appear to be the strongest part of the team.


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