Even when the Bucs took the lead late in the 4th quarter on Sunday against the Vikings, most people didn't think the Bucs deserved any type of victory after their pathetic display on offense. The Bucs offense took boring to a whole new level with predictable runs and horrific quarterback play. Oh, and the offensive line is terrible.
“We’re still searching for the answers," Mike Glennon said of the Bucs slow starts. "It [has been] a lot of games in a row where we’ve come out slow [and then] picked things up in the second half. So we’re still looking for that answer because it has been a problem of ours all season long.”
For 3 quarters on Sunday, the Bucs played some of the most boring offensive football you'd find at any level. There was a stretch where the Bucs offense had five 3 and out drives in a row. They ended the game 1-12 on 3rd down conversions.
In a game where Doug Martin needed to prove his worth, especially with all of the trade rumors swirling around, he stalled out again. Before injuring his ankle in the 2nd half, Martin had 10 carries for just 27 yards. In other words, the run game was a joke.
Mike Glennon also has some proving to do before the end of the season. If things continue down this path, the Bucs need to figure out if they're going to draft a quarterback. Glennon ended the game 19-28 for 171 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. He did throw a late touchdown to Austin Seferian-Jenkins to take the lead late, but for a majority of the game Glennon looked overwhelmed.
A lot of the Bucs issues on offense starts with the Bucs offensive line. This unit is easily one of the worst units in the NFL. Paired with Glennon's inability to handle a rush, the Bucs offense is becoming easier and easier to defend against.
The Bucs will have some major questions to answer come the off-season on offense. Until then, the Bucs organization needs to ask themsleves if this boring brand of football is supposed to bring the fans back. If their answer is yes, they're in for a rude awakening.
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