The Great Radio Controversy
November 09, 2010 at 09:45am by Scott • 8 Comments »
During the final drive of the Atlanta game, Josh Freeman looked toward the sideline and started tapping his helmet and raising his hands in the universal symbol for “I can’t hear what the fuck you’re saying.” We speculated on the chat that the coach-to-quarterback speaker system had gone out, and it turns out that’s exactly what happened.
“I think they made a mistake,” Morris said. “We’re in Atlanta and somehow our headsets went out in that play. We had to run out there and tell our quarterback and ran out of time. We had to use our timeout because we didn’t have enough time to get to the line of scrimmage and snap the play because our headsets were out.”
At that moment, huh? The most critical drive of the game, Tampa down inside the Atlanta red zone and about to take the lead with very little time left, somehow that’s the moment that the transmitter goes out. Oh, and the home team controls all communications for both sidelines. TOTAL COINCIDENCE. Nope, no shenanigans there. I’m not saying that that’s the reason why the Bucs lost — there were several of those — but it sure would have been nice to have that timeout that they had to burn so Raheem could challenge that spot if he had wanted to. What bullshit. I hope when the Falcons come to Tampa that the Bucs put live, rabid panthers infected with hepatitis in every visitor locker. Home field advantage is a bitch.