Yeah, I'm with you... I was much more concerned with coaching than anything else. I remember they ran him out on a 3rd and 1, and I was thinking, "if he's on a limited snap count, why are wasting them on likely run downs?"
Thank you for reminding me... I really forgot about that bc it doesn't ever happen anymore. Still, I didn't really think he was using the ball as a prop, just seemed like he held it out in front of him as he rode the bull lol.
Wow... I think you're being a bit too critical. Pick out any other full-time player on defense and watch their pursuit of the ball. I'd say it's about 50-50 as far as guys that run to the ball through the end of the play versus guys who jog it out to the whistle if they didn't make contact with the ball carrier already... Dude got his helmet kicked off and still tried to sack Winston's chunky ass without it. Lol, he's not gonna go all Usain Bolt every snap.
If I'm Shula, I'm running more hb screens and start heavily incorporating bootlegs, because to me, it appears Tampa's strategy is to completely collapse the pocket by crashing towards the middle with no respect for contain. They've been doing it all day and Cam has not had a clean pocket to throw from as a result. Shula has to do something to slow it down.