There hasn’t been a lack of finger-pointing between fans at who to blame for the Buccaneers’ 27-24 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Many have pointed to Byron Leftwich and his play calling. Some think Todd Bowles plays a soft zone at a high rate instead of using his corners to his strengths. And others put the blame on Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, who has called out Tom Brady in the media.
#GoBucs coach Bruce Arians says Tom Brady doesn’t have a confidence problem but at times there may be a lack of trust because of the lack of continuity. He is calling some of his own plays, or picking them, from the sidelines between series.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) November 24, 2020
Well, for those that criticize the play calling, it seems to be a joint effort with Brady as he chooses plays in between series.
I find this pretty strange. Wouldn’t you want to pick plays based on the situation, rather than predetermining them before the series even begins? I suppose they choose based on different situations, but I don’t think I’ve seen an NFL team do this before.
The Blame Game
But if we want to play the blame game on offense, it falls on everyone, including Tom Brady. Many of those deep balls were not there on Sunday, yet Brady kept forcing it. But why are you scheming Cameron Brate down the field? That’s a plus mismatch for the defense.
Lastly, I don’t know who is choosing to utilize the running backs in the passing game, but it needs to stop. Neither Ronald Jones nor Leonard Fournette can do anything through the air, and making one man miss seems like a chore on every play.
LeSean McCoy or Ke’Shawn Vaughn anyone?
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