Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/13/13
After giving away a win in week one on the road against the New York Jets, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host their division rival the New Orleans Saints.Penalties In week one against the Jets, the Buccaneers were penalized 13 times for 102 yards; however, fans and head coach Greg Schiano were not thrilled about three controversial 15-yard penalties on Mark Barron, Dashon Goldson, and Lavonte David for “aggressive” hits. The most demoralizing of the penalties had to be the one on David, which put the Jets in position to kick a game winning field goal. Additionally, David has been fined $7,875 on because of his “hit” which was on quarterback Geno Smith. I watched the play as it happened and even after watching replays of the play, I think David was trying to make sure that Smith was out of bounds to end the play. I do not think that David meant to be overly aggressive and it certainly does not deserve such a hefty fine.Schiano is a coach who preaches discipline on the field, and is s...
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