Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Could The Bucs Have Displayed a Better Win?

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 08:  Head coach Raheem Morris of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is congratulated after his team's victory over the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium on November 8, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Aaron ShawContributor INovember 9, 2009

The first win of the season seemed to be the most impressive display of the young Tampa unit under first year head coach Raheem Morris. Josh Freeman went 14/31 198 passing yards, 4 rushes for 20 yards in a win against the struggling Green Bay Packers behind a young and confused Aaron Rodgers.


In what seemed like a normal game for the now seasoned Aaron Rodgers, whom in the game against the Bucs in the Battle of the Bay’s, went 17/35 for 266 yards, 2 TDs, and 3 picks for a 28-38 loss. Statistically a sound and fundamental game until the defensive specks are brought forth. Green Bay allowed 6 sacks for a loss of 32 yards, allowed a punt to be blocked, allowed 3 picks in which one was for a touchdown, went 5/14 on third downs, while possessing the ball for over 35 minutes. Showing that as a team Green Bay was out played by the Bucs dispite a time advantage and over-all field experience.

In a much needed win, it seems as though the tired Tampa unit was just finally fed up with losing.

Game 1 on the season the Bucs had 450 total yards in which Bryon Leftwich went 25/41 for 276 yards 1 TD and 3 rushes for 3 yards. Although it was a loss against the Cowboys it seemed then that the play calling scheme that Tampa has fitted the offense with could put up the right numbers dispite a lack in rushing yard gainage. Or how about the second game of the season againast the Buffalo Bills in which Leftwich went 26/50 for 296 yards 3 TDs and 2 picks in a 20-33 loss to the Bills. The play calling that the Bucs have come to terms that is high-powered, play-off potential does work, so why not win?

Is it experience lacked in offensive production or over-all team contribution? What ever it is lets just hope that its not lost before the next game against the winning Dolphins



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