At this point in the Bucs season, coaches and players are searching for anything positive to hang on to.
Bucs coach Raheem Morris appreciated that his team didn’t give up after halftime on Saturday night.
“Fortunately, for us, the team didn’t die on us like last week,” Morris said after the game, via the Tampa Tribune. “They fought back, they came back in the second half, they didn’t surrender, but they’ve got to come out faster.”
They didn’t die, but they only put together one scoring drive on offense. The Cowboys offense got more conservative with a 28-0 lead at halftime, and they were happy to run out the clock. For example, the final score of 31-15 would have been worse if the Cowboys didn’t kneel inside the five-yard line to end the game.
It feels like we’re piling on the Bucs, but it’s just disarming to see how far this team has fallen. They are one of the very worst teams in football. At one point Saturday night, the Cowboys had 23 first downs and the Bucs had one.
Morris will be entering the last year of his contract next year. Last night’s effort didn’t do anything to cool the hot seat he’s on in Tampa.