Second Half Struggles

Published: October 18th, 2013

If you cannot be turned, then you will be destroyed!
I was reading this article about Mike Sullivan, but the first sentence kind of distracted me:

The Bucs offense is stuggling and has not scored a touchdown in the second half this season.

Now, if the Bucs had been scoring four touchdowns per game in the first half, that would be acceptable. But this is a symptom of a team that not resilient and cannot battle through adversity. I don’t know that moving Sullivan up to the press box is the solution to that.

“It’s something that gives an added vantagepoint that I think it’s helpful from the standpoint of not seeing it at ground level but having that bird’s eye view.”

John McNulty was already up there, but if Sullivan thinks it gives him an advantage to planning a better offensive strategy, fine. But it still doesn’t solve the issue of getting the players up for the second half.

I know what some of you are going to say. It’s the coach’s job to motivate his players — it’s another knock on Greg Schiano if the offense is flat in the second half. And you’re right, it’s a point that needs to be addressed. But it’s still not a reason to pull the plug on him yet. Give him time to deal with all these issues. All the stuff being written here and elsewhere about being done with the Bucs for now needs to be put on hold at least until the end of the season. Give Mike Glennon a chance and re-evaluate the whole team then. Look, I’m already eating the suck salad of being a Tennessee Volunteers fan this season. It’s pretty much adding bacon bits to it by being a Bucs fan too. And if I can still watch all the games, so can you.