Their color of the moment is yellow. And we're not talking caution.
Penalties are a reason the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the NFC's five winless teams, the free-fallin' flags serving as thorns in their pewter-and-red backside.
Already, they own a laundry list of whistle-worthy lowlights: Lavonte David's shove of Geno Smith, Dashon Goldson's flattening of Jeff Cumberland into a patch of MetLife Stadium turf, an illegal-formation penalty that wiped clean a 73-yard touchdown pass from Josh Freeman to Vincent Jackson on Sunday, Goldson's helmet tattooing Darren Sproles' forehead, Ahmad Black's helmet turning Jimmy Graham into a crash dummy.
"Well, it's hurt our team," Bucs coach Greg Schiano said Thursday. "I'm not one that says, 'We have to be No. 1 in lowest number of penalties.' That's not my belief. I think if you're really playing hard, you can be in the top 10."
Here's one stat: The Bucs average 11.5 penalties per game, tied with the San Francisco 49ers for most in the le...