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Breaking down Buc penalties
Posted Aug 5, 2011 by Ira Kaufman
Updated Aug 5, 2011 at 03:19 PM
BY IRA KAUFMAN
TAMPA—The numbers are in regarding flag football.
The NFL has released detailed statistics on penalties during the 2010 season and the Buccaneers rank near the bottom in several key categories.
Tampa Bay was flagged only four times all year for defensive pass interference and the only clubs below the Bucs were the Giants (3), Seahawks (3), Vikings (2), Redskins (2) and Dolphins (2). The Bucs also drew only four penalties for defensive holding and two flags for roughing the passer.
Intentional grounding was called only once against the Bucs and Tampa Bay was never flagged for illegal motion, a chop block or a kickoff out of bounds.
The Bucs drew 27 flags for offensive holding and only six clubs fared worse in that category, led by Pittsburgh’s 37. Tampa Bay committed 18 false-start penalties and the Bucs were flagged seven times for delay of game.