Found September 24, 2013 on The Farm Club:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were terrible yesterday, but that is really just a continuation of what has been an awful season so far for the Bucs. Instead of the typical column on what happened and what needs to change and some mild optimism moving forward, here are the facts: -OH DASH THREE -11.3 Points per game, good for 31st in the league -282 Yards per game, also 31st in the league -174.7 Passing yards per game, 30th in the league -107.3 Rushing yards per game, 14th in the league. Hooray for improvement. -ONE DASH EIGHT, over the past nine games -45.7% completion percentage this season for Josh Freeman -Entering the game against the Pats, 45% of Freeman’s passes were targeted at Vincent Jackson. After Jackson went out with an injury that number dropped to 32% -Jackson and Mike Williams have accounted for just over 56% of Freeman’s targets. -Eric Page and Nate Byham have as many receptions as the Bucs 3rd down receiver, Kevin Ogletree (3) -Starting OLB Dekoda Watson has two solo tackles on the season, in three games. -Three offensive touchdowns in three games. -Josh Freeman has thrown two TD’s and three interceptions. -Doug Martin has one TD, on 73 touches. -The Bucs have rushed the ball 80 times. Doug Martin has accounted for 91.25% of the carries. Josh Freeman has accounted for 6.25% of the carries. The rest of the team has 2.5% of the teams carries. -In the last eight quarters, the Buccaneer offense has scored 10 points. The Bucs defense has scored 7 points. -Rian Lindell is 2-4 kicking field goals. The Bucs are 0-3. They are bad. There is no depth. Behind Josh Freeman, the Bucs have Mike Glennon who was bad in the preseason. Behind Doug Martin, The Bucs have Mike James and Brian Leonard who have two carries for five yards, thru three games. There’s no receiving threat behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams. There isn’t a tight end that should be starting in the NFL on the roster. The offensive line has been mediocre at best. The only pressure on opposing QB’s comes from blitzing. The combination of Daniel Te’o-Nesheim and DaQuan Bowers has four tackles in three games. There are more issues on this team than just the starting QB. The starting lineup looks good on paper, but unfortunately games aren’t won by comparing rosters. The coaching staff needs to get on track and put the players that are on the roster in position to win and that needs to start this week, because if the Bucs start 0-4, there might be a new starting QB and also a new head coach after the bye week. The post Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 0-3 by the Numbers appeared first on The Farm Club.
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