This is the type of game that often costs the head coach his job.
The Buccaneers, up 24-0 at one point against the Redskins, gave it all away. You can add Kirk Cousins to the list of so-so quarterbacks that the Bucs’ defense makes look like a superstar. The clinching score came with just 24 seconds left.
Washington 31, Tampa Bay 30.
Blowing a 24-point lead is bad enough. Then there were the penalties: 16 of them for 142 yards, including more than handful of personal fouls. Then there is the defense, which once again failed to close out a game in the second half. If there is a worse secondary in the NFL, I’d like to see it. Then there is Lovie’s awful clock management at the end of each half. What the heck was up with that play call on 3rd and goal from the 1, late in the fourth quarter, clinging to a three-point lead?
All of that spoiled an otherwise great day for Jameis Winston, Mike Evans and Doug Martin. Don’t blame those guys.
Blame the head coach.
I’m calling for Lovie’s head, and I know I’m not the only Bucs’ fan who feels that way.
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