Josh Freeman and the offense have now taken one step forward and two steps back as they fall victim to the 2nd ranked NY Jet defense, 26-3. Rex Ryan did what your suppose to do when you play rookie QB’s and absolutely terrorized Freeman by dialing up blitzes all day. Ryan’s defense finished with 3 sacks, 3 picks and gave up only 135 yards to a Buc offense that picked up most of it’s yards (60) in garbage time.
The Bucs struggled to pick up a first down (finishing 0-14 on 3rd down) until the second half when on third down and nine an unnecessary roughness flag was thrown on Bart Scott? giving the bucs the ball on the Jets 41 yard line. The Bucs ended up going for it on 4th and short in the same drive with Earnest Graham up the middle for the first “real” buc 1st down on the day, then soon cashed in on a 43 yard Connor Barth field goal to make it 19-3 at the time.
Here’s the buccaneers drive chart after their only score of the day.
plays – yards – result
3 – 8 – PUNT
5 – 12 – INT
6 – 24 – DOWNS
3 – 15 – INT
6 – 15 – DOWNS
You don’t even want to see the first half possession chart. All you need to know is we gained 1 yard of total offense. Kudos to Rex Ryan and his coaching staff, this was no fluke. IF the Jets clean up some of their bad habits they can be a very dangerous team if they sneak into the playoffs with that sound run game and solid defense.
With this being said it is quite clear Greg Olsen’s coaching extension has not been justified and Raheem Morris and his coaching staff will be under extreme persecution at One Buc Place all week. They better show up with a real football team and a real playbook before he puts his players careers (not too mention his own) on the line.