Lack of offensive execution still worries the defending Super Bowl champs
TAMPA – Bruce arians you feel lucky.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers They are 3-1, although there is plenty of room for improvement after they outscored the New England Patriots on Tom Brady’s anticipated return to Foxborough.
Arians said the defending champions of the Super bowl they still need to play a full game. Still, he thinks they are making progress in some key areas, especially defense.
Doesn’t share the same sentiment on offense after Brady and company battled to keep the ball in the end zone Sunday in a 19-17 win over Los Patriots.
“Defensively we improve. But offensively, not all the cylinders have been working as they should, “he warned. Arians on Monday.
“We looked very good for a series or two, then we continued to shoot each other in the foot with penalties and missed actions,” added the coach. “They need corrections … We have talked about it enough and it falls to the players.”
Since they scored 79 points in wins against the Dallas cowboys and Atlanta Falcons at the beginning of the season, Tampa bay has gotten off to a slow start the past two weeks in a 10-point loss to Los Angeles Rams and again before New england, and that limited one of the teams with the most points in the league to four field goals and a touchdown on the ground of Ronald Jones II.
After scoring at least 30 points in nine consecutive games, the best mark in the franchise, including last Super bowl, the Bucs They are stuck – particularly in the end zone – with four trips within the 20-yard line and producing 16 points.
Brady he threw for 269 yards without a touchdown in his first game against his former team.
“We do not execute. We do not execute anything. Our routes were not [bien], we were not well spaced, we did not throw the ball well, “he admitted. Arians.
Although Bucs they have some problems in passing defense, partly due to accumulated injuries in their secondary, Tampa bay continues among the best teams stopping on the ground, after allowing -1 yard on the ground to New england in eight attempts.
The rookie of the Patriots, Mac Jones, took advantage of the injury-ridden secondary that started Sunday’s game without the starting cornerbacks Sean Murphy-Bunting and Jamel dean and then he was left without another headline in Carlton Davis, and the safety Antoine winfield jr. during the game.
The stellar cornerback Richard Sherman signed a one-year contract on Wednesday, trained for three days, and played all but one play against New england.
“It’s incredible,” he acknowledged Arians. “He played very, very well … The positive is that he is only going to get better.”