Bucs Facing Ugly HistoryAugust 20th, 2014
Joe will be the first to tell anyone that preseason is largely pap. Garbage. Glorified practice — at regular season prices, no less!
Joe watches Bucs preseason games because it is his job. That is the only preseason football Joe will watch.
So given that qualifier, for those who enjoy trends, the Bucs are on the verge of pulling off something that hasn’t happened since the halcyon days of Ray Perkins. If the Bucs lose to Buffalo this weekend, the third preseason game, it will be the first time since 1988 that the Bucs lost their first three preseason games.
Sourpuss Perkins coached the Bucs then — his second season at the team’s helm — and the Pewter Pirates finished a woeful 5-11 that year.
“Woeful” and “Perkins” seemed to go hand-in-hand with the Bucs.
This is not to say if the Bucs lose they will mirror a Perkins’ era team. Again, preseason means squat. Still, it is certainly not the way anyone would hope the Lovie Smith administration would launch.