Claiming The Home TurfSeptember 28th, 2012
Joe’s not naive to believe a string of Bucs wins would quickly fill the roughly 20,000 empty seats on Dale Mabry Highway. But Joe does want to see the Bucs hurry up and establish a true home field advantage under the New Schiano Order.
Every quality franchise is a winner at home, and that must become part of the new regime. There’s no excuse to not have an edge in Tampa, but since late November 2008, the Bucs have won exactly eight home games and they’ve dropped twice as many, plus two “home-game” losses in England.
Aside from being a fantastic way to crush the spirit of a fan base, that’s completely unacceptable.
The Bucs are aching for a win against the Redskins on Sunday, but just as much, they need the game to claim the once-proud home turf in a meaningful way.