The Buccaneers fell behind on a costly game penalty before a potentially even two-point conversion in the closing seconds of Sunday’s loss to the Packers, and Bucs coach Todd Bowles has some questions.
Bowles said the Bucs looked like they only had 20 seconds to get the snap on the two-point conversion, not 25, and he wants the league to tell him why.
“Once it’s at 25, the next time it’s at 20. We’re looking at that right now. We’ll send it out and see what they say,” Bowles said.
According to Football Zebras, the the referees managed the game correctly, and the game clock stopped at 20 seconds because the replay official was still confirming that the Buccaneers touchdown pass on the previous play was complete. That means the Bucs actually have more time, not less, to prepare for the two-point conversion.
Bowles acknowledged that it was ultimately up to the Bucs players and coaches to watch the game clock and get the shot.
“We have to take the ball away. We have to be aware of that as a unit,” Bowles said. “We’ve played enough ball to know we have to snap the ball.”