Tampa Bay currently has double-digit losses in seven of their previous ten seasons.
The Bucs”haven’t mastered keeping Koetter,” based on a NFL Network report, despite the mounting losses and the issues which have plagued the team at 3 years under his guidance. His teams have struggled on offense, they have had high turnoversclock direction continues to be a consistent matter.
Their 416.6 metres per game heading into Week 16 ranked third-most from the league.
But the Bucs were also 10th in the league in scoring heading to Sunday, and they have struggled from the league’s better defenses, averaging 15.3 points per match at Weeks 1416 (the league average by Weeks 14-15 is 19.32).
“It’s frustrating to maneuver the ball like that and maybe not get touchdowns. That’s what you need to accomplish,” Koetter said Sunday.
The Bucs’ struggles became evident at the fourth quarter, even if they’d two delay-of-game penalties in the red zone.
Koetter contemplated calling a time out when it was fourth-and-1 at the Dallas 2-yard line. The Bucs flipped the ball over on downs.
“I’d consider a time out, also I saw the clock,” Koetter said. “We were gonna throw it any way. I simply did not find out about utilizing the time out, also some times being straight back farther gives you longer route options any way, so… I also thought we were gont find the ball snapped. … We did not perform a good job “
Earlier in the match, the 6-foot-4, 231-pound Jameis Winston fought his method of 4 yards to the Dallas’ 2-yard line, establishing a Jacquizz Rodgers racing touch down, therefore Koetter’s rationale is perplexing.
“We had those delay-of-game penalties… on me,” Winston said. “And I have just obtained Id… I don’t understand. I do not understand what happened with clock. I have just gotta call it faster and get the ball out. Because that hurt us with regard to being fourth-and-6 and fourth-and-1. I’ve gotta do a much better job with surgeries “
For the one-score matches the Bucs were lost and in at 20 17 (they went 37 such matches and are currently 13-17 such matches under Koetter), decisions such as that can impact a team, also it did on Sunday, whilst the Bucs were 2-of-4 in the red zone.
That falls upon Winston, too, who as a fourth year quarterback has been at exactly the identical system as he entered the NFL.
“I only thought it was quick. I just… I don’t understand if we got 40 minutes or 25 or even 1-5. I just thought it was quick, and clearly I’ve gotta be conscious of that… therefore I wish I had that one back”
This was at the conclusion of a 9:26 drive.
[Together with ] drives, a lot of plays, you become tired. You need to ultimately be rewarded at the ending with points and a touch down. It is unfortunate to come out of these long drives without issues “
The Cowboys capitalized big-time in the Bucs’ turnovers, scoring 14 points off of them.
At the third quarter, a botched exchange involving Winston and Bobo Wilson to a jet sweep Resulted in some Wilson fumble that Gregory recovered, setting up a 4-yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott to Michael Gallup to give the Cowboys a 27-13 lead.
“We had one at the first half which hurt us one at the second half which hurt us,” Winston said. “That’s difficult to snack, however, it just happened. All those are things we know we can fix”
Penalties and security were another matter. Winston was sacked 3 times and struck eight times, along with the offensive line was responsible for five penalties (four holding calls and a false start).
“We had the holding penalties — three at the pass game and you at the long term by Peyton [Barber] — which hurt us a lot in that driveway,” Koetter said. “But excluding penalties aren’t discipline. Those are those guys giving their all to secure the quarterback. That’s not just a discipline issue. It doesn’t mean you prefer them, however that is a great rush team we played now, and our offensive line played off their tails. I am talking about, in a ideal world, we mightn’t be throwing it 48 days, but we did”
With this loss, the Bucs moved two spots, from No. 8 to No. 6 at the 2019 NFL draft sequence. The No. 6 slot is currently at Mike Evans territory, and so the Bucs could net a significant effect player.
That bright spot doesn’t make the declines any better to gut, however, specially for Bucs fans who are receiving their season-ticket renewals this month. The Bucs have one more match to play, and outside 2018, fans could hope management figures out things.