Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a really good football team. But those days are long gone Youth Gerald McCoy Jersey , as are the way the game was played then. The Tampa 2 is dead as a base defense, and is generally used as a conservative passing-downs call, especially in the red zone. As this article on NFL.com from 2012 notes, it’s a passing league. NFL rules and rules enforcement, plus scheme evolutions, have made football dominated by quarterbacks and the pass. Football Outsiders’ Scott Kacsmar had this to say:So I found these recent quotes by Tampa Bay head coach Dirk Koetter and defensive coordinator Mike Smith troublesome:Those five teams that made the playoffs also all had top ten defenses, right? And the most important factors in today’s game of football is indisputably passing, and stopping the pass. In fact, the pass is over twice as efficient as running. Koetter calls passes pretty much as often as everyone else, except inexplicably on first downs http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-vernon-hargreaves-iii-jersey , which is hurting the team in games. Smith’s quote was widely ridiculed. So what gives? What’s with the obsession about a facet of the game that has largely lost importance?Before Koetter the head coach was Lovie Smith, a hire also made in a ill-fated attempt to recapture old glory. The Bucs even reportedly flirted with re-hiring Jon Gruden as recently as this off-season, and Gruden had not coached in ten years. What is the Bucs’ obsession with the past, and what does it mean for the franchise going forward? Hue Jackson said the NFL confirmed officials erred in not calling a penalty on Bucs safety Jordan Whitehead for a hit on Baker Mayfield. But Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said the Browns quarterback taunted Whitehead, which would have offset Whitehead’s penalty.Further, Koetter said officials picked up two flags — not one — after initially ruling an illegal hit on Whitehead and taunting on Mayfield. In his on-field announcement, referee Shawn Hochuli mentioned only that officials were picking up a flag on Whitehead because “the quarterback was still a runner and therefore is allowed to be hit in the head. He had not yet begun to slide.”The NFL’s official play-by-play of the game mentions nothing of offsetting penalties either, but Mayfield did jaw at Whitehead after the play.“I did not get a great explanation for that,” Koetter said Wednesday, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “What they said on the field was it’s a helmet-to-helmet hit White Adam Humphries Jersey , and then [Mayfield] got up and taunted our guy, so then they threw the second flag. Somehow, they worked it out that they were picking up both flags. Where I was on the field, I didn’t see it as a helmet-to-helmet [hit]. But when you look at it on tape, it clearly was, and I guess the fallout from that is what it is.”An NFL source said officials did not throw a flag for taunting.Mayfield scrambled for 35 yards and, as the quarterback began to slide, Whitehead dove at Mayfield helmet first.There is no doubt the league will fine Whitehead for an illegal hit. It remains to be seen whether they will dock Mayfield.