The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their second game in five attempts. Although they only put up 17 points, it is what they did not put up that matters the most - they did not put a notch in the turnover department.
Recall, here are Coach Koetter's Top 4 Metrics (T4M) for winning the offensive game:
2. Creating Explosive Plays
3. Reduce getting sacked
4. Be great on third downs
We will re-visit the T4M later in the article as we will immerse ourselves into the Offensive Drive Stats.
1st Quarter Report
|2016 Q1 Offensive Drive Report|
|Opposing Defense vs Bucs Offense|
|Gm||Team||Drives||Plays||Yards||RZ||Pts||40 + yard Drives||50 + yard Drives||60 + yard Drives||70 + Yard Drives||80 + Yard Drives||90 + Yard Drives||Totals|
Game 5 vs Carolina
|Carolina Defense vs Bucs Offense|
|Qtr||Drive||Plays||Yards||Result||RZ||Pts||40 + yard Drives||50 + yard Drives||60 + yard Drives||70 + Yard Drives||80 + Yard Drives||Totals|
The offense produced four long drives of 40 yards or more, but managed to score a pittance when you take into context that the offense was in the Red Zone four times! The scoring could have been made to look slightly better if K Roberto Aguayo had not miss any FG attempts, which would have resulted in an additional six more points. The possible total could have been 23 points. But I will still denote how abysmal the offense is in the Red Zone.
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Game 5, vs Carolina|
This game is the first game the Bucs had a rusher to earn over 100 yards. Rodgers' effective run game helps to run time off the clock. The Bucs won the time of possession advantage of 34 minutes to 26 minutes.
A time of possession win, in this particular game, tremendously helped out the defense as it gave the opposing offense fewer opportunities to score.
Winston went 18/30 (60%), 219 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs, and 2 sacks. The most impressive stat was zero turnovers by Winston.
|2016 TO:Pts; TO:Long Drives|
|Team||Points||40+ yard Drives||Total||INT||W/L|
The fewer turnovers the more chances you give your team the opportunity to win. This small sample does prove one of Koetter's T4M.
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Game 5, Carolina|
|Drive||Run (12+ yards)||Pass (16+ yards)||Drive Result|
|10||Evans, 16||Missed FG|
Out of the five drives with an explosive play, only one did not lead to a scoring opportunity.
Turnovers: 0 turnovers
3rd down efficiency: 6 out of 15 (40%)
Red Zone efficiency: 0 out of 4 (0.00%)
Passing: 202 yards
Rushing: 113 yards (3.1 yards per attempt)
1. Turnovers................................ 0
2. Creating Explosive Plays........ 6
3. Reduce getting sacked........... 2
4. Be great on third downs......... 40%
Three out of the four metrics helped secure the win, especially the turnover metric. A big applause goes to the defense because the Bucs won scoring only a meager 17 points.