The Buccaneers were flagged only four times for 47 yards in Sunday’s 26-21 loss to the visiting Chicago Bears, but Tampa Bay had already set a franchise record with the most penalties in a season in franchise history. Entering Week 16, the Bucs had amassed 134 penalties in 2015, breaking the all-time record of 131 set in 2005. Tampa Bay now has 138 penalties on the year, which is the second-most in the NFL behind Buffalo’s 139.
The Bucs have 1,130 penalty yards in 2015, which trails only Buffalo’s 1,204. Tampa Bay needs just seven more penalty yards in its Week 17 contest at Carolina to break that franchise record, too. The Bucs recorded 1,136 penalty yards in 2013.
Right tackle Gosder Cherlius is the most penalized Buccaneer with 11 infractions. Left tackle Donovan Smith, left guard Logan Mankins and wide receiver Mike Evans are second on the team with eight.
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Congratulation Lovie, you won something; it’s as simple as that.
A receiver should never have that many penalties. Granted, at least three of those OPI’s were bogus (at NO, at Washington, and vs. NO)
This is another misconception and I;m not sure where it got started.
Why is it a coaches fault when a team commits penalties.
Do you think he coaches them during practies.
Penalties are the result of four factors: concentration, fatigue, composure and ability.
How a coach figures into that I have no idea.
hoe coaching plays into that
Are you kidding ? Here’s just one example: The team is going thru the motion’s at practice and coaches aren’t calling them out for not going at a faster pace or staying focused.
Who’s in charge drdneast; the coaches or the players?
Nothings Lovies fault drdneast, he’s the greatest coach in the world. If only his players were half is good as him we’d be in the S.B.. So what does Lovies agent get 10 percent? Nice gig representing a coach with a 8-23 record, a 3-13 record at home, and a coach who will be 0-8 in the last two quarters of his first two seasons. See why I think you’re a plant from Lovies camp? You keep defending the indefensible.
Have to agree that some of the penalties against us, and Mike Evans in particular, were a bit ticky tack. In part it has to be on the coaching staff when the team is nearly the high water mark for the league.
Why is Gosder Cherlius starting with a healthy Demar Dotson? Cherilius is a penalty machine.
Actually Cherlius did not play at all on Sunday, and only 4 penalties without him.
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