Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE
*What now* you say, scowling at a your computer screen. Not another pop quiz, you mutter.
Part One: How yards per pass have the Bucs averaged over the last two games?
Part Two: How many yards per run have the Bucs averaged over the last two games?
The answers are 7.33 and 3.6, respectively.
And for those of you who struggle with multiplication, that means Tampa Bay averages twice as many yards throwing as it does rushing.
Yet still the team is at 58 rush attempts and 52 pass attempts.
So what's with all the rushing?
Now, I love watching a ground-and-pound offense just as much as the next guy (if not more), but not if it hurts the team. Josh Freeman was at his best last week when he was throwing the ball down the field, as seen in the second-to-last drive of the New York game.
That's what wide receiver Vincent Jackson's here for, right? To catch the deep ball?
Once offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan learns that he should just let Freeman run wild with the offense, I predict the Bucs will become an extremely-high scoring offense. And with the added pass threat, the rushing YPA will improve as well.