You can’t count on the Bucs to pull out victory

by Gary Shelton on November 30, 2014 · 1 comment

in Tampa Bay Bucs

For a half, Martin was back / JEFFREY S. KING

For a half, Martin was back / JEFFREY S. KING


This is complicated stuff, so let us begin small. When a team is taking baby steps, keeping it simple is a good thing.


So far, this is easy, Even a kid could do it. Why, it’s Cat in the Hat stuff. There are four seasons in a year, four downs in a series.


Okay, now it’s getting a little harder. You have to count twice to be sure. Let’s see. You could talk about the movie Eight Men Out. You could talk about the old TV show Eight Is Not Enough.


And there you have it. For the last team in the NFL you can count on, it’s that simple. There are 12 as in the Dirty Dozen, 12 as in Disciples. Count the fingers on both hands and your ears, and you have 12.

Which, in an 11-man game, is too many.

The Tampa Bay Bucs lost a football game Sunday because they could not count that high. Not the head coach, not his offensive staff, not his offensive players. In an 11-game game, the Bucs went to 12. Because they could not count to 12, they lost their 10th.


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