Woeful offenses litter NFL

Originally Published: October 7, 2004
By Joe Theismann | ESPN Insider
After five weeks it's pretty obvious there are some woeful offenses in the league. Three teams that jump out to me are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins and the Jacksonville Jaguars. All three have the potential to turn this poor offensive play around, but they need to do it quickly, before the season gets away from them.

In Jacksonville, the Jaguars seem to be trying to emulate last year's Carolina Panthers team. They have a strong defense and are trying to get QB Byron Leftwich to manage the game and put them in position to win. The problem is, they don't have an explosive downfield threat, and the running game is non-existent.

Joe Theismann

Football analyst
Former college and pro football star Joe Theismann has served as an analyst for ESPN's Sunday Night Football since 1988. He also is frequently heard on ESPN Radio, regularly contributes to and has contributed to the NFL Draft.