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The Bucs Might Be Bad

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The Bucs were 10 (10!!!!!) point favorites in Pittsburgh. They came in at a division leading 3-2 with the difficult part of their schedule out of the way. This was supposed to be smooth sailing. Well THAT'S WHY THEY PLAY THE GAMES!

The offense was almost non-existent in the 1st half and they managed just 9 points. They trailed 10-9 going into the break and Tom Brady decided to chew out his Offensive Line right before the break.

But it did not help. The 2nd half opened with a huge kickoff return and set the Steelers up in the red zone.

Kenny Pickett was unfortunately injured, so the Steelers brought in noted Bucs killer Mitch Trubisky to finish the job. He did enough and really shined during a final drive in which he completed a 3rd & 15 and 3rd & 11 to close out the game. 

The fact the Bucs could not get off the field on such favorable down and distances against a backup QB was extremely frustrating. I can understand red zone issues. If nobody is open, where are you going? I can not love the call, but those guys are smarter than me. But not being able to get off the field on 3rd & 15? On 3rd & 11? I am absolutely disgusted. I feel sick to my stomach and this was a terrible loss. Good teams don't lose games like this and right now the Bucs are not a good team. 

If they can tighten up their 3rd down defense, especially on 3rd & long, their red zone offense, and their short yardage offense, they'll be ok. But that is not something they didn't know last week. I am growing concerned about this team and I cannot deal with being bad with this roster. Hopefully we can turn it around next week vs. the Panthers.