After an atrocious offensive game plan against the Detroit Lions, in which offensive coordinator Greg Olson used just four different personnel groupings on offense. Here is the breakdown of the personnel groupings used on the 64 plays run by the Bucs offense.
11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE & 3 WR) 52 (5 runs, 2 scrambles, 3 spikes & 42 passes)
12 personnel (1 RB, 2 TE & 2 WR) 6 (2 runs, 3 passes & 1 scramble)
21 personnel (2 RB, 1 TE & 2 WR) 5 (2 runs & 3 passes)
22 personnel (2 RB, 2 TE & 1 WR) 1 (1 pass)
Looking at the snap count for the receiver’s, second year WR Preston Parker logged the second most snaps 45…WR Mike Williams led all receivers with 63 snaps…WR Arrelious Benn had 38…WR Dezmon Briscoe had 25…WR Micheal Spurlock had 7 and Sammie Stroughter had 1 before leaving the game with an injury.
After witnessing what Spurlock contributed in clutch situations last season, one has to wonder why the Bucs decided to feature Parker over Briscoe and Spurlock. Presumably Stroughter would have had a load of snaps if it weren’t for the injury. But everything being reported by both the local and national media touting Briscoe as the team third receiver looks to be inaccurate after the first game.