Interesting to hear the post-game comments from Faine and Barber yesterday...
Barber: "It obviously comes down to tackling and it makes us look bad. That was an embarrassing performance really, because it's stuff that we go over again and again. You call these guys out, trying to get them to be pros and to approach this like it's a job, the job that it is, but they're just young guys. It looks like guys just want to do their own thing."
Faine: "I'm getting tired myself of using the excuse, but as much youth as we have on this team and the lack of leadership that we have at certain positions, it seems like it continues to snowball at times."
So, if this is what is happening, then who's at fault here? Raheem and staff (no control), Dominick (poor GM decisions) and ownership if it's a money issue.
Not a single person in red and pewter gave the slightest **** out there.
The last six or seven weeks had been more of a low morale, defeated, feel sorry for yourself kind of feeling. Today it was just, okay lets get this over with and go on vacation. Or for 90% of the coaching staff, get this over with and start prepping those resume's and brushing up on interview skills.
Glazers could sell the Bucs in a heartbeat to the DeBartolo's but they'd rather have everyone suffer under their mismanagement of their finances.
I'm not going to say the DeBartolo era of Super Bowl titles would be repeated in Tampa Bay, but at least you know he'd care about the team. I miss him in San Francisco. His sister and brother-in-law suck, though they're trying to amend for their suckitude.