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Atrocious start for Bucs offense against Jets

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The Jets offense has been the target of many a barb heading into this season, but they haven’t been the worst offense on the field at MetLife Stadium in the first quarter.

The Buccaneers offense has been a carnival of errors, culminating in a safety when quarterback Josh Freeman kicked the ball out of the back of the end zone following a mistimed snap by center Jeremy Zuttah. The snap seemed to come as a surprise to Freeman, who was penalized for kicking the ball away from Jets linebacker Antwan Barnes.

Barnes also has a sack and the Bucs were flagged for three penalties on their first series, including two delay of game calls coming out of a timeout called because of a problem with Freeman’s helmet.

The Jets offense got a first down on their first play when Geno Smith hit Jeremy Kerley for 26 yards. They then went with the Wildcat on second and third downs after a Smith scramble, one of which was an incompletion by Kerley, which was a surprise given Smith’s sharp first throw.

The Jets lead 2-0 halfway through the first quarter.

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3 Responses to “Atrocious start for Bucs offense against Jets”
  1. bucrightoff says: Sep 8, 2013 1:36 PM

    Nice to see Freeman doesn’t want a new contract. What a catastrophic start.

  2. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 8, 2013 3:45 PM

    How that Carl Nicks signing work out for ya Bucs? Plays 7 games for $31 million guranteed.
    So bad it makes Jerry Jones look good.
    LOL

  3. keifer1751 says: Sep 8, 2013 11:11 PM

    As a long-time Bucs fan, all I can say is this team is very poorly coached. Freeman had a bad day but Greg Schiano has solidified himself as a pathetic NFL coach. This team is incredibly dysfunctional and all of the drama has been created by the coaching staff. Josh Freeman will probably pay the price, but Schiano and his staff are not qualified to coach at this level.

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