In back to back weeks, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had epic collapses at the end of the game to squander late leads. Instead of starting off 2-0, the team sits winless after two weeks because of their errors down the stretch.
We all remember linebacker Lavonte David’s late-hit that led to the New York Jets game-winning kick in Week One, but it was errors all game long in Week Two that led to the team’s late breakdown against the division rival New Orleans Saints.
While the fan base is unhappy with how the team has performed in the final minutes of games, head coach Greg Schiano vows to get everything fixed before it is too late.
“It’s very disappointing, and, again, it falls on me. It’s my job to make sure that our staff and our players understand those procedural things, and I’m not getting it done,” Schiano said following the team’s latest loss. “I’m going to get it done, and we will get it done. I’ll get my staff, and we’ll all get it fixed, and the players — we’ll get it fixed. This is a good football team. We’ll be back.”
To make matters worse, there are reports that quarterback Josh Freeman is unhappy and could be requesting a trade before this year’s deadline.
If things don’t turn around soon like Schiano believes it will, Tampa Bay could be in for a long season filled with drama and disappointment.