- Jul 23, 2012
- Reaction score
I would like to think so. Brady's team made a few more plays than Rodgers' team. Brady was smart enough to see the coverages and found our weaknesses. We did not get enough pressure on him. The Bucs maximized their turnovers. We did not.
The main reason the Bucs took advantage of our turnovers was that Pettine made a terrible call and King misplayed the long throw to Miller just before the halftime and that Jones' fumble resulted in them getting the ball on our 8-yard line.
On the other hand all of Brady's interceptions were essentially like a punt with the Packers getting the ball on theit own 32, 19 and 24 respectively.
Rodgers never should have thrown that pass to Jones. He was covered and should have thrown it away and let us punt. Maybe the Bucs score. Maybe they do not.
Jones was wide open when Rodgers threw it to him. Take a look at the moment he caught the ball on the 30 before fumbling it.
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And before the half if Rodgers does not throw a pick then we punt and the Bucs only get 3 instead of 7.
Rodgers threw the pick on second down so the Packers would have gotten another down to move the ball before having to punt it.
While it was a mistake by him throwing the ball there's no excuse for the defense giving up a touchdown before halftime.