One day after Tampa Bay's offense produced 124 yards and no third down conversions in a 26-3 loss to the New York Jets, Bucs head coach Raheem Morris questioned that unit's effort in a press conference held at One Buc Place on Monday.
“I don’t think it’s a matter of effort,” said Morris. “This game had some Giant-like implications where guys were physically outmatched in situations or a guy flat out beat a guy. Some of those things were there. Those are things you have to look at as a man and figure out how to correct. I don’t know if it was effort. I don’t want to put it on that yet because I see a lot of effort. I see guys flying around to the football on defense. Yesterday on offense you could question some of the effort. We have to go evaluate the tape and beat it into their head and figure out what’s wrong there.”
Morris apparently isn't the only one that shares that concern about the Buccaneers, who are 1-12 on the season with three games remaining.
“I feel like our team is showing effort, but there are times in our play where I don’t if guys are just confused or the tempo is slow and guys are unsure of what’s going on,” said Williams. “I wouldn’t say guys are uncertain of the game plan because I think Coach Olson and the offensive staff do a good job of preparing us. To me it comes down to the players focusing and everybody being on one page. To be honest with you sometimes I just don’t see that as a whole.”
PewterReport.com will have more on this story as well as another story on QB Josh Freeman later today.
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