With a loss comes disappointing play. These were our most disappointing performances in the Bucs loss to the Falcons.
To harsh to put Murray on here, but he would put himself on here.
54 yards is a long way, but Falcons kicker Matt Bryant hit a 57-yard field goal earlier in the game. As Murray would tell you himself, it doesn’t matter how far the kick is, when the game is on the line and you’re in field goal range, you have to make it.
He didn’t – and he owned it in the locker room after the game.
The T.J. Ward signing before the season was praised by almost everyone when it went down. But, since then he hasn’t lived up to his signing hype.
On Monday, as the starting strong safety, he got beat a bit by Falcons running back Devonta Freeman. Normally safeties aren’t suppose to be left with 1-on-1 tackles, but when they are, they aren’t suppose be as ineffective as Ward was on his.
He was disappointing tonight as has been his season.
To quote Jon Gruden, who was doing the commentary on the game,
Though they didn’t give up 253 receiving yards to one guy, the culmination of the defensive game plan still wasn’t what it needed to be. The Bucs couldn’t handle the Falcons when they went to the outside with their runs and the way they used with defensive line was downright terrible.
There were so many injuries in this game that it’s hard to really blame Smith, but the bottom line is the Falcons controlled most of the game because they were allowed long drives. His defense couldn’t stop the Falcons enough to win.
The Ref That Fell
How unfortunate was that?
At the end of the game the ref falls and burns four or five second off the clock that could have given the Bucs a shot at the end zone to win. That was ridiculously unlucky. That ref was disappointing.