By Tom Krasniqi
Plenty of mistakes were made by the Bucs yesterday as they were blown out at home by the 49ers 33-14. The defense was on the field for nearly 40 minutes and the offense couldn't sustain enough drives to be effective.
During his Monday press conference, head coach Greg Schiano documented those mishaps and offered few answers. The inability to contain 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick proved to be a major difference in the game.
"A couple of them were missed assignments, didn't do our job," Schiano said. "A couple of them were just physically got-- underestimate, overestimate-- however you want to look at it, what we thought was contain all of a sudden wasn't good enough."
The offense couldn't get much done aside from two drives where the Bucs were in no-huddle mode. On those two drives where the Bucs went up-tempo and scored two touchdowns, they piled up 172 yards. There were 10 drives where the Bucs totaled just 11 yards. Ouch.
"You know, we have some inexperienced guys playing but I don't believe that in this league that's ever an excuse," Schiano said of his struggling offense. "You have to figure out-- OK, if the guys you lost, they allowed you to do one thing-- you have to re-invent what you are and what you do."
At the end of the day, the Bucs were flat out beat by a better 49ers team. Now, the 4-10 Bucs will have to go on the road to finish out their schedule-- At St. Louis and at New Orleans. The Rams just devoured the Saints. The Bucs will have their hands full.