The Buccaneers got their 2nd win last Sunday in a 27-7 victory over the Washington Redskins. Any win for the Bucs is a big deal, which is why some fans were overly excited with the outcome. For national analysts like Greg Cosell of NFL Films, last Sunday's win for the Bucs was far from impressive.
"Let's keep one thing in mind," Greg Cosell said on 98.7 The Fan's Fan Interference on Thursday. "They got a win and that's all you're trying to do is win games, but when you go deeper than that, what happened in this game? They hit big plays in the pass game. There was no consistent sustainability to their offense. They still couldn't run the ball. They were only 3 for 10 on 3rd down. They only ran 46 offensive plays."
While Cosell was not impressed with the Bucs offensive attack, which he attributed to two big plays, one of which was a blown coverage, Cosell was even less fond of the Bucs defense last Sunday.
"The reality is that RGIII at this point is probably playing as poorly as any quarterback in the NFL," Cosell said when asked about the Buccaneers defensive performance last Sunday. "He leaves a lot of throws on the field. The ball should have been out of his hands numerous times, to open receivers by the way. Again, they (Bucs) won the game, but as a coaching staff, you have to be careful."
Griffin missed on two over-throws to DeSean Jackson during the game, both of which would have resulted in touchdowns. With as bad as the Bucs secondary has been, for the Redskins top two receivers after Sunday's game to be running backs Alfred Morris and Roy Helu, it showed Griffin's inability to see the field and find his wide open receivers.
"His mechanics, his footwork, his understanding of the concepts are, the only word I can think of right now is remedial," Cosell said of Robert Griffin III's play on Sunday. "He needs an entire off-season to start from scratch. He needs to be taught the quarterback position at the NFL level."
Harsh words for a quarterback the Redskins invested so much in to get just a few years ago. Perhaps, even harsher words for the defense that thought they had actually finally played a good game.
The Bucs play the Bears on Sunday. While Jay Cutler might be a better quarterback than RGIII right now, the Bucs secondary might get bailed out again as forecasts call for 100% chance of rain.
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