Aaron Rodgers takes credit for failed Bucs 2-point conversion, puts Tampa video board operator on blast

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On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost with a hefty late game penalty.

Aaron Rogers would like you to know that he – and the Bucs video board operator – played a part in the failure of the play.

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Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers escaped Tampa with a 14–12 win that was frozen when the Bucks failed to convert a two-point try in the closing seconds of the game. Tampa Bay set up a touchdown pass conversion from Tom Brady to Russell Gage with 14 seconds left.

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Instead of the standard two-yard effort, the Bucks were forced to try to come over from the seven-yard line after failing to start the game in time. It seemed that if not for the penalty, they would have had a chance at Leonard Furnett.

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The attempt from the 7-yard line failed when Brady made an incomplete pass to a Packers crowded secondary ball. The Packers won the game. Afterwards, Rogers said he saw something on the video board and also took a picture of the home videoboard operator.

“They should have done that in the previous performance as well, it was a delay in both performances,” Rogers said. “Sometimes you see something in the game. Sometimes the Jumbotron shows things that probably shouldn’t be shown, even at home. I just saw something, I just passed on information.”

Here is the touchdown in question. The clock struck zero a moment before the ball was snapped.

Judging by the book, it was definitely a delay. This is the one that is sometimes called and sometimes not in the NFL. The delay with the two-point conversion was similar – and it was called. Brady refused to make excuses after the game, blaming misconduct and others on poor performance.

“We needed a good performance and we didn’t get it,” Brady told reporters. “There were many other times where we had another bad performance. I think the reality is that when you do that, you don’t have the opportunity to score.”

Whether or not Rogers contributed to the play’s failure, Brady is right. The Bucks performed poorly and were able to flag in consecutive critical games. And it cost them a chance to win the game.

September 25, 2022;  Tampa, Florida, USA;  Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates a second-half victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Kim Clement-USA TODAY Sports
September 25, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates a second-half victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Clement-USA TODAY Sports



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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