The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue their fall in the power rankings. Hey, when you lose 41-0, that's going to happen. Rightly so, if you ask me. The Bucs are now ranked 20th on average, down two spots from last week.
Josh Freeman is completing less than 55 percent of his passes. That's really bad. And he's losing the "Oh, he's just young and inexperienced" excuse.
Only four teams rank below the Buccaneers in strength of victory (.345) to this point in the season.
Greg Schiano is going to be judged much in the way Tom Coughlin has in his career. When things are going well, he is strong willed and a tough leader, but when things are going wrong, he is a dictator and out of touch with his players. Recent anonymous quotes from the players would suggest the latter right now.
At least they didn't have to try to blow up victory formation.
They packed it in against the Saints. Or are they spent from being beat down by their coach?
Four INTs for Freeman, 16 rush yards for Martin in ugly loss.
From 6-4 and pushing for a playoff berth in mid-November to 6-7 and facing a must-win in New Orleans last Sunday. So what did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers do? Lose 41-0. Was the effort there late? That's for the Tampa players to ask themselves. But I can tell you this: From my vantage point, Josh Freeman not only left a lot of plays on the Superdome turf, but failed to compete with a sense of urgency.