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      Sean Payton praises 2013 Buccaneers offense By Sander Philipse?@Sanderrp Jun 24 2014, 8:24pm payton_zpsc8e39eea.pngAl Messerschmidt Sean Payton thinks last year's Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense was...good? What?So, remember when the Buccaneers went 4-12 in large part because their offense was horrible? Remember when they then fired everyone, and the new regime replaced basically everyone on offense except for the right tackle and one wide receiver? Apparently, Sean Payton doesn't. "The last half of the season, they ran the ball as well as anybody in the NFL," Sean Payton told the media. "And I don't know statistically what their numbers were, but we felt like we put their offensive tape on, we saw a quarterback that was getting better, an offensive line and a fullback." I'm not entirely sure what Sean Payton was watching, but that doesn't sound at all like the Bucs I remember watching last year. The Bucs that ranked dead last in total yards, managed an abysmal 4.5 yards per play and ran for just 3.8 yards per carry. An offense that ranked 26th in run efficiency, according to Football Outsiders. An offense that, quite simply, was not actually any good. And if it had been any good, the Bucs would have won a few games. There were individual games where Payton's statements make sense, though. There was a three-game stretch against the Seahawks, Dolphins and Falcons where the Bucs ran the ball very, very well. That didn't last, and they failed to get anything in four of the last five games, but from week nine to eleven, you could probably say that the Bucs ran the ball very well. Similarly, Mike Glennon did appear to get better for part of that stretch, too. Probably not entirely unrelated to the success of the running game, but there appeared to some steady progress -- which then disappeared over the final few weeks, sadly. We can say quite confidently that the Bucs don't exactly agree with Sean Payton's assessments, because every aspect he mentioned has been overhauled. Fullback? Gone. Offensive line? Total makeover. Quarterback? Relegated to backup. Running game? Drafted a third-round back and added two tight ends who can actually block a little. I guess we can't entirely discount Payton's opinions. He is an offensive genius, after all, and  he has no need to be needlessly complimentary of Tampa Bay's offense. But this is still pretty ridiculous.link

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    • Anonymous

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      It’s like when a parent puts a kid’s awful artwork on the fridge D:

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    • Anonymous

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      Maybe that comment was from right before Schiano was fired.  Payton was hoping they’d keep the coaching staff so he could have 2 easy wins a year.

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    • Anonymous

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      It's like when a parent puts a kid's awful artwork on the fridge D:

      Nope! Parents are obligated to do that. If you wanted to use that analogy it'd be more like: It's like when your parents put up your kids best friends awful artwork because their own parents won't display it.

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    • Anonymous

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          With the success of James and Rainey, I can’t disagree with him. The problem was consistency throughout the whole team. Too many breakdowns at key moments in games, both offense and defense. That’ll lose you games. Believe it or not, Peyton has been looking to improve their run game for years.

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    • Anonymous

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      an opposing coach saying good things about a division opponent?  Stop the presses

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    • Anonymous

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      Offense wasnt very good , but it could have been much better stat-wise if Schiano didn’t shut it down every time the Bucs had a lead and/or made halftime adjustments.

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    • Anonymous

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      They made halftime adjustments. They switched from orange to yellow Gatorade on the sidelines.

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    • bcwizard

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      They made halftime adjustments. They switched from orange to yellow Gatorade on the sidelines.

      Nice!

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    • Anonymous

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      The Bucs did put up 160 rushing yards on them in game 2… and that 205 yards against Seattle had to be in their prep work (they ran for 44 yards vs ‘hawks).

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    • Anonymous

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      I absolutely love that picture of Sean.  hahaha 

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    • Anonymous

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      They weren’t good but looked worse with all the drive killing penalites and horrid play calling. Ok Glennon we're going to run this play where Vjax is your primary. He is in a true read on the run route so once he leaves the huddle neither of you actually know what route he is going to run. In fact you don't know any of the routes any of your receivers are going to run. It all "depends" on what the defense does so  make your pre-read but that probably doesn't really help you figure out what route should be run so basically just stand there and watch VJax until you can figure what he's going to do then hit for a TD.

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    • Anonymous

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      it was good …for the Saints

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    • Anonymous

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      It's like when a parent puts a kid's awful artwork on the fridge D:

      Nope! Parents are obligated to do that. If you wanted to use that analogy it'd be more like: It's like when your parents put up your kids best friends awful artwork because their own parents won't display it.

      Payton owed Schiano a favor?

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    • Anonymous

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      They weren't good but looked worse with all the drive killing penalites and horrid play calling. Ok Glennon we're going to run this play where Vjax is your primary. He is in a true read on the run route so once he leaves the huddle neither of you actually know what route he is going to run. In fact you don't know any of the routes any of your receivers are going to run. It all "depends" on what the defense does so  make your pre-read but that probably doesn't really help you figure out what route should be run so basically just stand there and watch VJax until you can figure what he's going to do then hit for a TD.

      lol I'm pretty sure Vjax scored like three times using that same play. Unfortunately it also resulted in a myriad of sacks and picks on other occassions throughout the season.

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