Buccaneers-Eagles, Open Thread

September 16th, 2018

Fire away in the comments section with Bucs fans from Lakeland to Largo and beyond. Share all your thoughts on the Bucs-Eagles game to open the 2018 home schedule against the Super Bowl champs.

Play nice! And stick with Joe and Ira Kaufman after the game for loads of postgame coverage.

731 Responses to “Buccaneers-Eagles, Open Thread”

  1. Alexander Nascimento Says:

    Go Bucs!!!

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Defense shows up.

    Stewart MVP.

  3. firethecannons Says:

    Defense shows up
    Justin Evans MVP

  4. cmurda Says:

    Carlton Davis unsung hero of the game.

  5. LynchysKiss Says:

    Godwin goes off today

    You heard it here first

  6. nick Says:

    nice to see tv map back

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Oh, I forgot…at least three roughing the passer calls in the game.

  8. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Shocked to see Noah Spence as being a healthy scratch and put on the inactive list. Was hoping he would be the 3rd down rusher. Starting to have doubts if he is a bust. He was doing good his rookie season until the shoulder injury. I think he would make a great 3-4 linebacker in another system.

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Nassib has about the same number of years in the nfl as Spence (close enough), but Spence was injured most of his time, so Nassib has more experience. That;s why Spence is not playing.

  10. Easy Says:

    Let’s go Bucs!!! Fire those f*ckin cannons!!!

  11. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Hopefully, this heat is gonna prove too much for the guys in green.

  12. orlbucfan Says:

    Bucs Offense MVP! Go Bucs!! Have Bucs radio on, too. 🙂

  13. Easy Says:

    JPP, Nassib and Curry have their hands full with those Tackles

  14. orlbucfan Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:
    September 16th, 2018 at 12:55 pm
    Oh, I forgot…at least three roughing the passer calls in the game.
    ——————————-
    AMEN, BB!!

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Feels like 102, lol.

    Happy at home, on drugs, and icing my sprained wrist (well, maybe not happy about that part).

  16. Bucnut2 Says:

    curd and BB- for which team do you think Stewart and Davis will have good games. Eagles will likely be happier with them than we are.

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    OMFG!!!!!!!

  18. Bird Says:

    Whhhhaaattttttt

    Tahhhhhhhhh

  19. tickrdr Says:

    OMG!

    tickrdr

  20. GhostofSchiano Says:

    ITS FITZMAGIC

  21. cmurda Says:

    Holy frijole. Yup, DeSean is active.

  22. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    The vaunted bEagles D!

  23. DI Says:

    WOW

  24. wint168 Says:

    holy $hit batman! can this really happen 2 weeks in a row?

  25. krockbucs Says:

    wow are you kidding me. the first play

  26. Moreon Says:

    Need d to pick it up

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That’s some great defense!

  28. Dooshlarue Says:

    Dear Jameis……

  29. Season Is Over Says:

    If Mr. Magoo could actually throw a deep pass this team wouldn’t have sucked for four years.

  30. DI Says:

    Time to see what the D is made of

  31. Mike in LOL Says:

    Omg guys I laughed so hard watching Djax embarrass that bird… my neighbors probably complaining already omg… GO BUCS!!!

  32. DB55 Says:

    Well isn’t that special

  33. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Holding on O. Would have been a sack

  34. Bird Says:

    Jason peters going to sideline

    So is ajayi

  35. Moreon Says:

    Alright keep it going

  36. donuts Says:

    Looking good so far on BOTH sides of the ball.

  37. Defense Rules Says:

    Defense came to play today. Pile it on now Fitz.

  38. Bird Says:

    Uuuuhghmmmmm

    This offense is filthy. The deep ball which we have never seen here since never.

  39. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Believe in FITZMAGIC, you muggles!

  40. DB55 Says:

    Whoop whoop way to go McIceCream

  41. Hawk Says:

    I know this is going to sound funny, but they need to have longer scoring drives to tire the Eagle defense.

  42. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Nice run by Wilson.

  43. orlbucfan Says:

    I hate Hump receiving punts. He’s one of our best receivers.

  44. DB55 Says:

    Dooshlarue Says:
    September 16th, 2018 at 1:07 pm
    Dear Jameis…
    ———
    Lmao.

  45. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    orlbucfan, I feel the same. Like him on KRs though.

  46. orlbucfan Says:

    What is the temperature on the field?

  47. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    orlbucfan, 90, feels like 102

  48. MadMax Says:

    sjit, a little late but saw that TD! We’re rolling!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Bird Says:

    No noch on Caleb but he isn’t that good

  50. orlbucfan Says:

    Sacked. Oh well.

  51. Moreon Says:

    Futz might take a beating today getting hit a lot already

  52. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Coming back

  53. unbelievable Says:

    Caleb getting abused.

    Bailed out with a penalty on that return

  54. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    bEagles are gonna wilt in this heat!

  55. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Fitz just seems like a cool calm NFL QB where jameis seems like he has anxiety and ADHD

  56. cmurda Says:

    Caleb can’t get beat that easily. Cannot happen. Killed all momentum. I wish Fitz had seen a wide open Mike Evans for a TD on the previous play.

  57. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Its a shame Cappa isn’t active.

  58. Easy Says:

    Benenoch is garbage at pass protection. I know Cox is a foot DT but damn….

  59. Defense Rules Says:

    Have never seen a sack like that one that Fletcher Cox laid on Fitz. He brushed Benenoch aside like a rag doll.

  60. Bird Says:

    Need to give Fitz time. Teams will have to fear the deep ball like they haven’t in past. Offense wide open.

  61. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Cox actually ran through a wide open hole. Caleb was tied up in a block.

  62. orlbucfan Says:

    C’mon GMC, LVD and Kwon.

  63. Buc68 Says:

    Fletcher Cox is a monster.

  64. cmurda Says:

    No Bonzai. Cox b-slapped Benenoch out of the way. Bene was tied up on the ground blocking only grass.

  65. Mike in LOL Says:

    Cox is the best DT in the league right now, so I’m not surprised to see some early success from him. Cmon Bucs let’s go!!!

  66. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    KWON REALLY

  67. Bird Says:

    Geez

    Our defense looks pathetic

  68. Jbeachbuc Says:

    Ugh.. Bene

  69. orlbucfan Says:

    Is Smith wasting the gang of 3 again?

  70. Moreon Says:

    Bucs hurting in secondary

  71. Moreon Says:

    Looks like a lot players getting hurt

  72. cmurda Says:

    Their first drive was nice but right now our defense is getting stomped by their O Line. We really need some pressude from the D Line.

  73. Bucnut2 Says:

    The bucs tackling is awful!

  74. Bird Says:

    Our defense can’t stop receiving out of back field

  75. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    This defense is awful make a tackle

  76. Spicoli Says:

    way too many missed tackles.

  77. Moreon Says:

    Bucs offense have to establish run to open up the passing game

  78. Defense Rules Says:

    Thank heaven for penalties … on Philly. Defense is doing a lousy job of tackling so far today.

  79. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Too bad penalties cannot cause a safety, lol!

  80. Bird Says:

    I wanna see whitehead ball out today

  81. R.O. Says:

    Can someone tackle! Tackling is attrocious!

  82. TheShaz Says:

    The Bucs porous defense might force another shootout against the defending champ defense

  83. krockbucs Says:

    i thought it was first and 15 the tv said first and 10 it was a 15 yard penalty right

  84. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Defense will improve as the game goes on.

  85. GhostofSchiano Says:

    12th man The Fans

    13th…..Mother Nature.

    Welcome to Summer Football in Florida Eagles…

  86. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Prime opportunity for a turnover now.

  87. Spicoli Says:

    penalty is from the spot of the foul

  88. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    i really think the lack of contact in practice and limited contact during theoff season programs does the players a huge diservice and adds to all these injuries

  89. orlbucfan Says:

    Why does the field temp always affect the Bucs but not the opposition? Look at the injuries.

  90. Moreon Says:

    Too much time for Foles to find a receiver

  91. Bird Says:

    Yah. Carlton.

    No pressure.

    Penalties are our friend. 2nd and 40

  92. orlbucfan Says:

    Davis + Kwonster, close but no cigar. 🙁

  93. ATrain Says:

    JOE

    I would like to request an article tomorrow on the media Bias of the Bucs

  94. Moreon Says:

    Bucs d and penalties got them off the field

  95. ATrain Says:

    By the way when GMC moves North and South the line gets penetration

  96. Defense Rules Says:

    Awesome punt coverage by Maddix. I wonder if the rookie would give us lessons?

  97. Duke Says:

    Bird,

    Hello, you at the game

  98. cmurda Says:

    Carlton looking strong early but not MJ. I’ve seen him miss a tackle and on special teams he allowed the gunner to hit Hump on like a 55 yard punt.

  99. Spicoli Says:

    why does sound like there’s more eagles fans at the stadium?

  100. cmurda Says:

    Pathetically weak pers foul on Jensen. Ridiculous.

  101. Defense Rules Says:

    OLine isn’t run blocking or pass blocking nearly as well today as they did last Sunday.

  102. DB55 Says:

    CArlton Davis is the truth

  103. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I know he killed the drive, but I really like Jenson. Making a statement early in the game.

  104. Bird Says:

    This offense is fun to watch.

  105. cmurda Says:

    Evans just got hit late in the head area. No pers foul. I love Jensen and by the way, that was a pathetically weak call against him but how about both ways.

  106. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    That was such a ticky tack foul.

  107. Bird Says:

    Duke

    No. One of my brothers game. I will be at Steelers

  108. diggler Says:

    idiot #66

  109. Chris in WA Says:

    Refs obviously wanted to even up the penalties between the two teams so Jensen got called with a very questionable personal foul.

  110. Boise Buc Fan Says:

    +1 forKensen attitude!

  111. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Defense Rules Says
    “OLine isn’t run blocking or pass blocking nearly as well today as they did last Sunday.”

    I have to disagree. Still almost 4 minutes left in the first quarter and Fitz has 107 yards passing, compared to Foles having 58.

    Only 3 run plays and 2 of them for 9+ yards.

  112. Boise Buc Fan Says:

    Jensen

  113. ATrain Says:

    McCoy. Stay in your LANE

    HE GETS PUSHED DOWN THE LINE

    BE GREAt

  114. cmurda Says:

    Disgusted with our D Line so far. No way should slow Foles be able to get that first.

  115. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That’s one turnover. No TD though.

  116. Bird Says:

    Cmon defense

    Smitty sucks at playcalling

    Check his pulse. He just got killed

  117. cmurda Says:

    The middle of our defense is getting owned. Step up Kwon and Line. My goodness.

  118. Boise Buc Fan Says:

    This better not be overturned!

  119. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    No indisputable evidence to overturn that. Gotta stand

  120. cmurda Says:

    Thats a fumble.

  121. ATrain Says:

    The Holding by the Eagles

  122. Mike in LOL Says:

    Bucs D line is doing great though, constant pressure!!

  123. Spicoli Says:

    Fumble!

  124. Moreon Says:

    Bucs need to add to time of possession

  125. Dirty Bucs Says:

    I like that! Go Bucs!!!

  126. BuccoDav Says:

    You don’t often see Marpet get owned…

  127. cmurda Says:

    Look at that. I motivated Kwon.

  128. Moreon Says:

    Damn

  129. Rod Munch Says:

    Monken, burn that sweep shotgun run.

  130. Bird Says:

    Oj Howard

    What the hell

  131. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Our O-Line is getting bullied right now.

    And we just gave it back. F*****

  132. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Just keep hitting the guys in the Ugly Green shirts…they’re huffing and puffing already..

    They will wear out…..

  133. Bucnut2 Says:

    That’s not on Fitz

  134. Defense Rules Says:

    Fitz made a beautiful play, but turnovers suck.

  135. Mike in LOL Says:

    Damn OJ really messed that one up!!!!!!!

  136. cmurda Says:

    Wow OJ. Weak hands.

  137. Bird Says:

    JPP

    Kill em

  138. cmurda Says:

    My goodness. Basic fundamentals OJ. Catch a damn ball.

  139. Rod Munch Says:

    If Winston did that same play you hacks would say he threw the ball to hard or didn’t lead him enough, that’s why you’re fake news.

    Anywho Fitz looks really good so far, lets hope the weather holds out.

  140. diggler Says:

    big man play scared!

  141. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Howard trying to run before he catches and secures the ball. That was classic looking ahead before you have what you need to go forward.

  142. Mike in LOL Says:

    Someone get OJ some grip trainers

  143. GhostofSchiano Says:

    The eagles double teamed Nassib and left jpp one on one?????

  144. Natebucsfan Says:

    Peekaboo theres our bucs. Welcome back! Let’s go. Bucs

  145. Rod Munch Says:

    Anywho guys, 7-0 after the 1st quarter, I think everyone would have taken that pregame.

  146. Gt40bear Says:

    So tired of all the OJ Howard hype! Catch the DAMNED ball, you’re taking reps from a guy who CAN and DOES catch everything thrown to him!

  147. Mike in LOL Says:

    Agree with Dirtt Bucs , OJ was trying to get more whereas he already had the first down…

  148. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    This just in: Bucs have two sacks in this game already.

  149. DB55 Says:

    Joe

    Who are these guys and what have they done with the real Bucs?

  150. Spicoli Says:

    Big sack by JPP

  151. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, the Falcons with a clear cheapshot to the head of Newton, nice. Hopefully they’ll both kill each others starting QBs, that would be helpful.

  152. BuccoDav Says:

    Really good coverage there, Ryan Smith!

  153. Bird Says:

    Ok.

    Like it.

  154. Easy Says:

    Ryan Smith has been solid this season

  155. Rod Munch Says:

    That Eagles punter is pretty good.

  156. Spicoli Says:

    Smith actually covered a wr for once

  157. Rod Munch Says:

    Ryan Smith gave up a TD in NO where he stood around like a dummy in the endzone – and you guys think he’s good? LOL!

  158. cmurda Says:

    Props to Ryan Smith on that 3rd down. D Line starting to get pressure too. Nice work boys. Lets go offense. Make up for it OJ.

  159. Defense Rules Says:

    Ooooh Joe, did you hear that from Ronde Barber … “BOTH DEFENSES HAVE REALLY STEPPED UP.”

  160. Gt40bear Says:

    Got lucky there, the ball stops 6 inches short and DAMN!

  161. Mike in LOL Says:

    Godwin AKA Mr. Reliable

  162. Rod Munch Says:

    Damn, Newton looks like he’s coming back in for the Panthers. The Falcons guy was ejected from the game. I hope the Panthers take retaliation on Ryan.

  163. Bird Says:

    Rod munch

    You are fake news Picking a fight when Jameis ain’t even in stadium.

  164. cmurda Says:

    Godwin, you tough SOB, I love it.

  165. BuccoDav Says:

    oh, Mike…

  166. Mike in LOL Says:

    ME is off so far

  167. Bird Says:

    Dang mike.

    That hurts. He better get that back.

  168. cmurda Says:

    What is going on. Get the boogers off the hands boys. Mike Evans now too.

  169. Gt40bear Says:

    WTF is going on with our HANDS!?

  170. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That was horrible playcalling.

  171. cmurda Says:

    Run Jaquizz. Absolutely never. Never

  172. Easy Says:

    GODwin is strong AF.

  173. cmurda Says:

    We should be up at least 14-0. These mental mistakes are unforgivable against the defending Champs.

  174. Rod Munch Says:

    What happened to our punter, he was awesome a couple of years ago? That was a really bad punt.

  175. diggler Says:

    bucs trying lose

  176. Ryan T. Says:

    I’m gonna need an EMT to park outside my apartment for the rest of this game because there is a non-zero chance my heart friggin’ EXPLODES.

  177. Dirty Bucs Says:

    We are getting absolutely zero run game going against this team.

  178. Bird Says:

    Cmon defense

  179. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    If this game is close in the 4th quarter, and it will be, the bEagles will be gassed!

  180. Jbucnh76 Says:

    Evans with the drive killing drop..he’s off. d needs to continue to step up..just like o did last week. Team game. Go bucs

  181. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs offense hasn’t been able to put it all together yet, but they will. Defense is looking MUCH better today. Lotta game still left though. Monken needs to open it up more (runs aren’t working).

  182. Buc68 Says:

    Fitz has to deliver the ball chest high so he doesn’t have to bend to catch it. So inaccurate, should have drafted Marriota…… It’s fun being a troll.

  183. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Hey Mike. Give up the basketball for once and start working on catching passes that half the people in the stadium would be able to catch.

  184. Rod Munch Says:

    Bonzai – No issues with the play calling so far, OJ on the last series popped a ball up on an easy big play, Evans dropped an easy 1st down – only issue I’ve seen from Monken so far is that inside side-to-side sweep from shotgun, it didn’t work in the preseason and hasn’t really worked in game. I don’t think that run in the first series was that play, but didn’t get a great look, but I did see it lose us 6 yards the last time it was ran. Monken needs to burn that play, it doesn’t work. Otherwise he’s been great.

  185. SteveK Says:

    Keep it going D!

    Offense is movzing the ball. Mike Evans needs to forget the drop and move on to the next play. These receivers need to secure the ball after the catch.

  186. Jbeachbuc Says:

    OL letting us down on start to 3 good drives
    Also ME’s drop

  187. Daddylonglegs78 Says:

    Whe is Brate?

  188. Wesley Says:

    Conte f.o.

  189. Rod Munch Says:

    Chris Conte with the unnecessary PI, shocking turn of events.

  190. Easy Says:

    That’s a tough one for Conte

  191. Brandon Says:

    Where is Brate?

  192. Jd Says:

    Chris conte still being a liability and kwon still missing civerage assignments. At least ryan smith can tackle. This defense is frustrating !

  193. cmurda Says:

    How is Conte not in the concussion protocol. Please put Whitehead in.

  194. Rod Munch Says:

    On that play where Evans dropped the ball, you d-bags would have said Winston threw it too low to a guy who was wide open. That’s why you’re fake news.

  195. Dirty Bucs Says:

    That was a piss poor effort from Conte there. He had a play on the ball, and instead bulldogs the TE. Come on, man.

  196. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Nick Foles is gonna have Kwon nightmares tonight

  197. SteveK Says:

    Conte must’ve thought Kwon tipped the ball. Let’s go D!

  198. SteveK Says:

    Kwon did put a good lick on Foles. Keep the pressure D!

  199. Wesley Says:

    Pathetic coverage.

  200. King C Says:

    defense must be playing well since there’s a 0 on the board
    go Bucs!

  201. Rod Munch Says:

    Ryan Smith finally makes a good break on the ball, and swats it away from Evans who had an easy INT return for a TD… figures. Not blaming Smith, he did what he should, but he makes a good play and it cost us 7, that’s just who the guy is.

  202. Bird Says:

    A lot of empty seats.

    Dang.

    Foles taking a beating. Like it

  203. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Mike Smith finally starting to blitz= More penalties on the eagles. Limited running game, lockdown pass defense and numerous hits the the QB.

  204. cmurda Says:

    There it is. Our 3rd and long defense with no pressure after the blitz and Evans nowhere near his guy

  205. Anthony Says:

    Great pressure by Beau Allen

  206. JD Says:

    Conte is pure trash

  207. Jbeachbuc Says:

    Picking on Conte??

  208. diggler Says:

    foles owns the bucs

  209. Moreon Says:

    BUcs d been out there for a while now

  210. cmurda Says:

    All the talk about Eagles D getting worn out but we are unable to get off the field on this drive. It’s going to hurt this D. Somebody make a play now.

  211. Wesley Says:

    Can we cover anyone?

  212. Matts17 Says:

    Way too much time of possession for the Eagles.

  213. Moreon Says:

    Lost yardage after the catch left em short

  214. Rod Munch Says:

    Get those rookie corners some new cheats, they are always falling all over the place.

  215. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Still very shakey on defense, much improved but no rhythm

  216. Moreon Says:

    Hope to hold them to field goal

  217. Wesley Says:

    We can NEVER stop anyone on 4th and short.

  218. Rod Munch Says:

    Terrible 4th down defensive line play there, #92 got blown off the line.

  219. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Bad corner back play. Pretty solid every where else though.

  220. Moreon Says:

    Darn

  221. cmurda Says:

    Well, that was easy. No push by our defense. This is not good. They are getting worn out and Eagles are heading in. Lets go D

  222. Wesley Says:

    Way too easy.

  223. cmurda Says:

    Nevermind.

  224. Dirty Bucs Says:

    We’re getting some pressure, but we can’t stop a run. When they want to man up, we are losing both sides of the trenches right now.

  225. R.O. Says:

    Sorry but I pass on extending KW58. Let him hit FA..

  226. Bird Says:

    Eagles fans are loud.

    Offense needs to finish Half with TD

  227. ElioT Says:

    Pathetic Bucs defense… again.

  228. Moreon Says:

    New they weren’t going to be able to hold them out all day. Need good offensive showing. No three and out

  229. Bucnut2 Says:

    This is not good. D on the field WAYY to long. Game was likely lost on evans drop and that drive

  230. Defense Rules Says:

    LVD & Kwon are BOTH getting rag-dolled by the Philly blockers. And for those who bad-mouth Chris Conte, He’s putting on a 1-man tackling show today.

  231. Gt40bear Says:

    Embarrassing! Get. Off. A. Friggin’. BLOCK! Smith’s scheme sucks combinespd with subpar players equals sieve!

  232. cmurda Says:

    I hate to say it but that was an extremely effective drive. Our D has been out there almost all half. Very concerned for the 2nd half.

  233. Destinjohnny Says:

    Is McCoy going to ever get pressure?
    Also his effort was half speed on the touchdown run

  234. Jbeachbuc Says:

    Defense is busting its ass .. how the offense That they need to drive

  235. Moreon Says:

    Give defense a chance to catch their breath

  236. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    I see our D line showed up today. We can’t afford to go 3 and out as our boys are the ones that will be gassed by 4th quarter if Eagles have another drive like that.

  237. Rod Munch Says:

    The Eagles, by most accounts, have the best offensive line in football. The Saints are generally considered a top 5 line. The Bucs have played two of the best in weeks 1 and 2, so you can’t completely condeem the d-line for not looking good so far.

    Anywho it’s 7-7, lets see if Fitz can get something done.

  238. GhostofSchiano Says:

    We need a score, fg td something to go into halftime with momentum and confidence

  239. Bucnut2 Says:

    Fitz has looked great! two big drops by evans and OJ

  240. King C Says:

    If anybody said we would hold PHI to 7 or 10 1st half points we would have gladly taken it.
    The plays are there for the offense to explode

  241. Tbbucs3 Says:

    “Game was likely lost on that drop and drive”

    Really Butnut2, it’s that easy for you to give up? It’s a long game.

  242. Defense Rules Says:

    And ElioT you’re an idiot if you think that the Bucs’ defense isn’t standing tall today. The temp on that field is well over 100 degrees. Check the time-of-possession.

  243. Samsung Says:

    93 has not done anything all game

  244. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Rod Munch Says:
    September 16th, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    “Bonzai – No issues with the play calling so far”

    I was talking about a particular series. Run, run, short pass. 3 and out.

  245. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Philly is known to where out their opponent’s Oline as they have great rotation on their Dline. We need to get another score before the half ends. I think Philly will win if they get ahead of us on points.

  246. Jbeachbuc Says:

    Conte tackling pretty good.. can’t cover Ertz tho watch the tape… Philly has taken him outta the run game with Ertz

  247. donuts Says:

    Need to respond here.

  248. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    wear out.

  249. Rod Munch Says:

    Way to redeem yourself OJ!

  250. BuccoDav Says:

    Yeah Baby!

  251. Bird Says:

    Wewwwooooooooo

  252. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    So did Barber get hurt? I saw him limping earlier. Not sure he has been in since

  253. diggler Says:

    The old Bucs will let them score here then the offense will go three-and-out put the defense back on the field and let the Eagles run out the clock and possibly score lets see

  254. DBS Says:

    Boom

  255. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Okay. That worked so well…Sir may I have another

  256. Sweeptheleg Says:

    Dear god I hate kickers

  257. Bucnut2 Says:

    Can we get a kicker please!!!

  258. Spicoli Says:

    big response!!!!!!!!!

  259. King C Says:

    what was i just saying about the plays being thee to EXPLODE!

  260. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Ok OJ….

    WTF Catanzaro!??

  261. Bird Says:

    Cantazaro is hot garbage

  262. Ryan T. Says:

    Why are the Bucs the only team that routinely misses extra points?

  263. Bucnut2 Says:

    AS good as that play was it hurt us. Tired D is bak on the fill again and we missed extra point.

  264. Wesley Says:

    Take kickers out of football all together!

  265. Matts17 Says:

    Stupid kicker.

  266. Greg Says:

    At this point…. Missed extra point. That’s got to be coaching

  267. Moreon Says:

    Can you score to fast

  268. lurker Says:

    so who was defending the kicker last week?

    was this one tipped?

  269. cmurda Says:

    Amazing rebound by OJ. Piece of advice. Be sure you are in the endzone before celebrating. Nice Catanzaro. Still need a kicker. HI Matt Bryant release.

  270. BucThis Says:

    Can we just go for 2?

  271. Ant Says:

    Oh FFS. I still say this is what we get for letting Matt Bryant go.

  272. Bird Says:

    Fitzpatrick is balling

  273. krockbucs Says:

    im starting to think its the holder. all these kickers can,t be bad

  274. Sweeptheleg Says:

    Maybe he should try kicking with his other leg.

  275. GhostofSchiano Says:

    @Diggler

    This is starting to look less and less like the old Bucs…..thankfully

  276. wint168 Says:

    can we trade RoJo for a kicker?

  277. SteveK Says:

    OJ!

    That dude is a big man that can move!

  278. Moreon Says:

    Tampa Bay where kickers come to miss

  279. tickrdr Says:

    OJ almost started celebrating too soon. What a run though, and GREAT effort by Godwin on the sealing block.

    tickrdr

  280. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Bucnut2…there’s no such thing as being hurt by scoring a TD. That’s just your fear talking. Yes, the D is tired, but no team in the world would say “I’d rather stay on the field for 4 minutes, without knowing if we will score, than take a 75yd TD pass to the TE here”.

    C’mon, son!

  281. Wesley Says:

    No team should lose a team game because of a kicker, get rid of them.

  282. Bucamania Says:

    Two 75yd TDS!!!!!!!!!

    That kicker needs to go. NOW. It wasn’t tipped.

  283. Miguel Grande Says:

    Scored too quick.

    Defense will be tired

  284. mark2001 Says:

    Wesley…just because we can’t evaluate them worth a schmidt doesn’t mean they don’t have a place in the game. We just don’t know WTF we are doing when it comes to choosing them.

  285. Gt40bear Says:

    ANOTHER missed point after! WTF is it with Tampa. There MUST be a kicker’s curse in that stadium! He hadn’t missed XP in years and already 2in Tamoa? THAT will come back to bite them.

  286. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    OMFG KICKER

  287. cmurda Says:

    @BucThis . You might be on to something. If we make 50% of our 2 point conversions, we would be gaining.

  288. King C Says:

    Anybody see the seahawks punter this year ? that’s an example of a kicker you trade up to get , not Aguayo.

  289. Moreon Says:

    Agree need to score before start celebrating

  290. mark2001 Says:

    Run something exotic, smitty.

  291. Rod Munch Says:

    JPP with a great solo tackle there.

  292. Patrick Says:

    Why they never signed Dan Bailey….I have no freaking idea

  293. Jarhead Says:

    With all the mismatches on the field we might as well go for 2 after TDs!!

  294. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    God I hope that extra point miss doesn’t come back to bite us in the [email protected]!

  295. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Ya Miguel, OJ Howard should of not scored and stoped at the 30.

    This isn’t Madden bro.

    Only Bucs fans can find negatives for 75 yard touchdown plays.

  296. GoBux Says:

    Week 4 from JoeBucs: “Jameis, we got you a nice, new, shiny clipboard!”

  297. Wesley Says:

    Mark…. respectfully disagree, a game shouldn’t come down to a kicker.

  298. Rob Says:

    This offense finally looks like a pro unit. Fitzmagic!

  299. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow the Eagles with the give up draw on 3rd and 10?

    Amazing.

  300. Bird Says:

    Nice stop

    Cmon djax

  301. mark2001 Says:

    Let’s at least get that XP back now.

  302. Rod Munch Says:

    Patrick – They gave Catsdfrnqwe, however you spell it, a big deal with a lot of money up front, that’s why they didn’t go after Bailey.

  303. mark2001 Says:

    Then figure out how to sign a good one. All we ask is to be on par with the rest of the league.

  304. Bird Says:

    This offense is unstoppable

  305. King C Says:

    OJ howard coming out party

  306. Rod Munch Says:

    The offensive line is playing great – they had that one series where the Eagles got some pressure, but otherwise they’ve been great.

    Also, NOTE, none of this 1970s offense BS of you have to RUN the ball. No, no you don’t. If you pass the ball you can setup the run. Monken is doing a great job, except for that shotgun inside sweep, that play is garbage, but otherwise, I love how aggressive he’s staying, pushing the ball downfield. Fitz is doing a great job so far as well.

  307. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    fitzmagic really spinning the ball past 6 quarters

  308. Bird Says:

    Did you see those stats about plays over 20 yards at 9. Compared to all of last year at almost nothing.

    hmmmmmmmmm

  309. Jarhead Says:

    With all these weapons we might as well go for 2 every time. I like our chances

  310. GoBuxFla Says:

    OJ Howard is such a stud. FITZWTFMAGIC is rockin’ it again today!

  311. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    rod munch great points

  312. Bird Says:

    Fitzmagic baby.

    Do you believe

  313. tickrdr Says:

    Fitzpatrick with > 200+ yds, 2 TDs so far, only 1 INT on the deflection off OJ Howard, but not quite halftime.

    tickrdr

  314. Rod Munch Says:

    DAMN, start all Bucs in fantasy!

    Well except for Barber.

  315. tickrdr Says:

    Make that THREE TDs.

    tickrdr

  316. Wesley Says:

    Eat sh*t Eagle fan!

  317. BIrd Says:

    Uuuuuuuuuuhhhhmmmmm

    Fitzpatrick people. Where are the haters at?

  318. Jeagan1999 Says:

    FITZMAGIC lives! 50points for Griffyndoor! I mean Tampa!

  319. cmurda Says:

    Awesome. Fitz to “God”win

  320. Easy Says:

    Fitz has never had this many weapons to throw to in his entire career.

  321. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Suck it Matthew Berry and all these other Fanasty experts!!! Gotta believe in FITZMAGIC!!!

  322. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    Fu€k yall BUCS haters!!!!
    Let’s go

  323. Onetrickpony Says:

    Fitz is cool as a cucumber

  324. King C Says:

    HOw bout that Offensive line!!!!

  325. BuccoDav Says:

    Does anybody remember when a Bucs coach said, “we didn’t want to score there” this close to the end of the half…

  326. Howard Cosell Says:

    You can not stop Fitz’s beard.
    Howard is pretty sure that’s the same beard that the dudes in the Bible had

  327. SteveK Says:

    Godwin is a ball for sure.

    D-Jax and Evans are such compliments to one another. It’s oike Godwin is the middle point of both their skill sets. We need to keep D-Jax next year. I love hay guy. He is so damn fast. Hey gets in peoples heads.

  328. danr Says:

    kicker on our punter’s old team ALSO had problems. IT IS THE HOLDER.

  329. Dooshlarue Says:

    Dear Webster……

  330. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    I wonder if Jameis started both these games if he would have the gaudy stats that Fitzpatrick has? Something tells me there would have been a couple of pics and at least one lost fumble mixed in there.

  331. JMan5 Says:

    Jameis who?

  332. Rod Munch Says:

    Last week they gave up the cheap TD right before halftime to make it closer than it should have been. Lets hope they don’t do the same here.

    Come on guys, it’s Foles, not Breeze.

  333. Easy Says:

    WTF is Davis doing?? Man that’s your “quarter” to cover.

  334. Swanee Says:

    Bucs kicker is awful. That point will come back at end of game and be the difference. Release him Monday…..

  335. Dooshlarue Says:

    McCoy shaken up on the play.

    Hey Gummy…. don’t make me laugh.

  336. cmurda Says:

    How is Ertz wide open. Fail on Mike Smith

  337. Bird Says:

    Dooshlarue

    That’s hilarious and so true

  338. Chris Says:

    Greatest show on turf 2018

  339. Rod Munch Says:

    What this shows you so far is how awful an OC Dirk is, if Dirk was still calling the plays we open the game with a run up the middle for -2 yards.

  340. cmurda Says:

    It’s so glaring that Smith’s scheme is a liability for us. Offense is humming but with 40 secs left, Mike Smith can’t figure out a scheme to have a TE wide open.

  341. mark2001 Says:

    Swanee…it doesn’t have to be…pedal to the metal.

  342. orlbucfan Says:

    Godwin, wasn’t he a walk-on? Chris (ungodly) Godwin.

  343. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Rod Munch. You are absolutely correct my friend.

  344. Dooshlarue Says:

    3rd rd pick I think

  345. Rod Munch Says:

    Does the ball go further on a hot AND humid day? I’m not so sure. If it’s just hot without the humidity yes, but the humid makes everything feel heavy, is that the case? Anyone have a real answer?

  346. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Our defense has shown up big today! I don’t see the Eagles wanting to come out of the AC and back into the blast furnace for the 2nd half.

  347. orlbucfan Says:

    Dooshlarue Says:
    September 16th, 2018 at 2:31 pm
    McCoy shaken up on the play.

    Hey Gummy…. don’t make me laugh.
    ———————————–
    Get lost.

  348. Bird Says:

    Oh yah baby

    Love this team. What a stud fitzmagic !

  349. Easy Says:

    I love that sound of the football bouncing off the crossbar….when it’s the other teams kicker.

  350. orlbucfan Says:

    Tampa Bay 20, Eagles 7 at the half??? Ye gawds!!

  351. tickrdr Says:

    Just WOW.

    tickrdr

  352. mark2001 Says:

    Godwin was a high draft pick…and a great one.

  353. Walkergodeep Says:

    Wow other teams kicker can miss to

  354. Easy Says:

    @cmurda

    That’s on Davis

  355. BuccoDav Says:

    I guess other team’s kickers miss too…

  356. cmurda Says:

    Nice break there at the end of the half. Our poor defense needs some shots of B12. That was a long time on the field for the first half and they will start with the ball. Blame our darn explosive offensive for that.

  357. mark2001 Says:

    And there you have it…the kicker is a part of the game…the key is that we have one just as good as other kickers in the game. And today, ours has had a problem, but not as big as theirs.

  358. cmurda Says:

    After rewatching it, you are correct Easy. It was on Davis. He played well otherwise though. True point about that sweet crossbar sound when it’s their kicker.

  359. Rod Munch Says:

    Not to be a buzzkill, but in the Ronde Barber game where he single handedly beat the Eagles, I do believe the Bucs were up 20-7 after two Ronde INT’s for TDs. The Eagles then came back and got two TDs and were up 21-20, and that’s the play where Matt Bryant hit the famous 62 yard FG to win the game.

    So know your history kiddos and don’t start celebrating.

    Great first half, but only half a game so far.

  360. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Jameis will be the best backup QB in the league.

  361. mark2001 Says:

    cmurda…good observation. A nice rotation would cure some of that fatigue from having such an explosive Offense. But with the injuries, I don’t see it for a while. Better get those guys on oxygen..

  362. mark2001 Says:

    Rod…with the injury riddled defense we have, I don’t see how anyone can reasonably celebrate until Fitz takes his last knee and the time runs out.

  363. Defense Rules Says:

    Lotta game to go still, but the Bucs offense has definitely tightened up in these last series. The key IMO: OLine protecting MUCH better. Defense looking much improved today, especially the rookies.

  364. Dooshlarue Says:

    Wise words Munch.

  365. Rod Munch Says:

    Last week with about 8 mins to go Dirk took back control of the playcalling and nearly let the Saints back into the game when he decided it was time for Dirkball and just ran it up the middle for no yards to run the clock (which you don’t do with 8 mins to go against Brees). Anyways lets hope we’re in a situation where we, or at least I, get to complain about that, and lets hope Dirk learned from last week to just let Monken keep calling the plays until the clock hits 0.

  366. Bucnut2 Says:

    IF Fitz keeps playing this well, Winston should NEVER see the field.

  367. orlbucfan Says:

    The weather is taking a toll on both teams. Climate change is for real. Hopefully, Bucs will take advantage.

  368. mark2001 Says:

    I think we can all be thankful for that tough training camp. These guys on D will have to be in top condition.

  369. orlbucfan Says:

    Godwin is my man. I knew it in the preseason last year.

  370. mark2001 Says:

    Bucnut2…let’s take it a play at a time. I hope it continues.

  371. Rod Munch Says:

    Browns 6, Saints 3 half way into the 3rd quarter.

    What the hell Brees and Taylor? You’re killing my daily fantasy plays.

  372. Bird Says:

    Butt munch

  373. King C Says:

    How crazy is it as Bucs fans the main thing we’re gonna root for against the Super Bowl champs is that our offense doesn’t score too quickly?

  374. lambchop Says:

    Fitzmagic!! If we’re 3-0 or even 4-0, I don’t want to hear any Winston homers hit on that keyboard at all!

  375. Miguel Grande Says:

    20-7 halftime

    Geaux Bucs!!

  376. FairMinded Says:

    First half was a thing of beauty. Keep it going boys!!!

  377. BuccoDav Says:

    Hey orlbucfan… you do know the climate has been constantly changing since the earth was formed, right? I think you need new terminology.

  378. Couch Fan Says:

    Fitz is making me believe in him. I still think Winston is the better QB but damn not sure he’s getting that job back now.

  379. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m a huge Winston backer, but if Fitz has a new career day every week you ride him until his beard falls off, that’s just common sense. Winston will be back in there at some point, but if he’s not, it’s because the Bucs are winning the SB, and that’s A-OK with me.

  380. FairMinded Says:

    Rod by contrast our offense is humming..we didn’t need defensive TD’s to be up at the half. Regardless they better not rest on their laurels and come out FIGHTING

  381. Radsy Says:

    Let’s hope 93 and 90 are ready to go for the second half

  382. Mike in LOL Says:

    Let’s go D!! Come out fresh and put Foles on his ass!!!

  383. Mcruzer Says:

    Rod, that was an awesome day for me. My mother married a Sarasota gazzillionare that day, Bryant kicked that field goal to win the game and I got a blow job right after the game in a condo on Longboat.

  384. Bird Says:

    Let’s see what adjustments eagles make at half

  385. Pop's Says:

    anyway to listen on radio, here in sarasota i have tried but no luck. Thanks Go Bucs

  386. Dooshlarue Says:

    Orl
    Godwin is your man but you don’t know when he was drafted?

  387. orlbucfan Says:

    BuccoDav Says:
    September 16th, 2018 at 2:46 pm
    Hey orlbucfan… you do know the climate has been constantly changing since the earth was formed, right? I think you need new terminology.
    —————————————
    This is a football blog. Climate has gotten more intense over the decades here. Human caused–go check out the red tide. GO MIGHTY BUCS OFFENSE!!!!!!!

  388. GhostofSchiano Says:

    I agree with Rod Munch

    Great first half, but only half a game so far. keep the pedal to the floor

  389. Dooshlarue Says:

    Nice effort Gummy

  390. Rod Munch Says:

    Mcruzer – What a great day! Congrats!

  391. Jbeachbuc Says:

    DOINK!!!

  392. Maybe next year Says:

    Sorry Winston defenders, Fitz is the man here in Tampa Bay! Winston never played this well period. No more excuses please. It’s quite obvious when you look at the pin point accuracy and the YAC that follows. Btw it’s not because if play calling it’s because the guy throwing the ball is accurate and poised. In addition to excellent decision making. Feels good to be a Bucs fan again,
    Thank you Fitz Magic!

  393. GhostofSchiano Says:

    I don’t recall a September in Florida being this damn hot AND humid

  394. Rod Munch Says:

    orlbucfan – Cool story cupcake, but you started it, so if you don’t want people rebutting you then stick to football kiddo. In any case be less boring.

  395. orlbucfan Says:

    Dooshlarue Says:
    September 16th, 2018 at 2:50 pm
    Orl
    Godwin is your man but you don’t know when he was drafted?
    —————————–
    Nope, I know less than zero about college players so no expert on the draft.

  396. BuccoDav Says:

    oh boy!

  397. Mike in LOL Says:

    Man we got guys from like #49 on the depth chart starting at corner

  398. Rod Munch Says:

    I think Ertz reached for the 1st down, hope I’m wrong, lets see the call after we get back from break…

  399. Mike in LOL Says:

    Well I guess more like 45 since they only play 47 on game day right… let’s see what he’s got! God first play by him

  400. Buc Neckid Says:

    Down before he reached?

  401. cmurda Says:

    Good stuff. I thought he had it but that knee was down before the reach

  402. Bucnut2 Says:

    MAybe- you are sooo right! Winston was NEVER this good

  403. Rod Munch Says:

    WOW! AWESOME!

  404. Rod Munch Says:

    There is no QB in NFL history that has played better than Fitz so far, he has like a 145 QB rating so far this season. If he plays like this it will go down as the greatest season in the history of football. Hope it happens, but sort of unlikely.

  405. Bird Says:

    So Fitz connecting with djax

    Interesting.

    Didn’t see that last year. This offense is fun to watch Best in bucs history.

  406. Matts17 Says:

    DJax finally has a QB that can get him the ball.

  407. Mike in LOL Says:

    WOW… Fitz really is hitting every freakin pass man!!!!!! And Djax can’t be beat!

  408. cmurda Says:

    Nobody is saying that DeSean is stealing money from Glazer now.

  409. Rod Munch Says:

    DAMN!

    Go Fitz!

  410. Buc Neckid Says:

    Winning Cures Everything

  411. DBS Says:

    Dear Jameis

  412. Bucnut2 Says:

    FITZ is KILLING IT!!!

  413. Boise Buc Fan Says:

    Wow! Just WOW!

  414. diggler Says:

    i love this offense holy cow

  415. Spicoli Says:

    I can’t believe this is the same team from last season…. Go Bucs!!!!!

  416. Bird Says:

    So Fitz is just it right now.

    Where is all the haters at. All the Jameis excuse makers

  417. King C Says:

    Whooping ass and taking names
    In MONKEN we trust

  418. Dooshlarue Says:

    Be patient with Fitz guys….. it takes time to build chemistry ya know.

  419. Rod Munch Says:

    That was a great QB throw by Fitz, he moved in the pocket and threaded a needle to get the ball to Evans – that was really impressive. Fitz is on fire!

  420. Moreon Says:

    Hope Winston is taking notes for when he comes back

  421. cmurda Says:

    Fitz is absolutely been stellar. I mean, no other QB has been nearly as good. Great throw and I do mean great throw to Evans. Nice snag by ME. Let’s not get soft on defense. Make them work.

  422. GoBu Says:

    Man oh man is Philthy fan going to want to fight after this game….

  423. Matts17 Says:

    Wow. I thought the Bucs would get man handled today. Totally proving me wrong. Seems to be a much better team than last year. Gotta believe that starts at the QB.

  424. Bucnut2 Says:

    NOTE to Lee- AMERICA’s QB is Ryan Fitzpatrick!!

  425. Bird Says:

    Dear Jameis

  426. Rod Munch Says:

    Hilarious how the Winston haters can’t think of anything except how much they hate Winston. LOL! What a bunch of fruits.

  427. James Walker Says:

    Ok, now I start to think we keep Fitz until he gets hurt.

  428. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    DBS Says:
    September 16th, 2018 at 3:04 pm
    Dear Jameis
    Lmao…
    Lets go BUCS!!!!

  429. EA Says:

    Eagles have a lot of injuries but this team can play with anybody, bucs are exciting to watch finally, go bucs!!!!

  430. Defense Rules Says:

    Textbook definition of COMPLIMENTARY FOOTBALL.

  431. DB55 Says:

    Hmmmmmmmm uhm ahhhh, wtfdik. 👀

  432. Mike in LOL Says:

    Fitzmagic putting on another clinic! I’m gonna call him Dr. Fitz so long as he keeps playing like this! He dissects any defense!!

    And just think he’s had a few bad drops by his receivers early… dude could have already been over 400 yards by now… with another TD probably on that “interception” from OJ… OJ earned that back two fold though!

    Go Bucs!!

  433. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Maybe Fitzmagic and this offense is just one of those things that go together. This is one of the reasons Gruden always preferred veterans.

  434. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Philly is ready to get on an air conditioned bus to TIA and fly back to the City of Brotherly Thugs!

  435. TheShaz Says:

    Not to start a flame war.

    But WHAT is the difference on the offense from last year to this?

    The only difference I see is the QB and playcaller

  436. Cgmaster27 Says:

    I’m one of the biggest Jameis supporters there is, but there is zero chance he start with fitz playing like this. This is actually incredible to watch.

  437. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Jameis better get used to riding the pine. Fitzmagic is doing work out there! Putting in that WORK!

    This is so refreshing to see as a Bucs fan. What an offense. Probably best in Bucs history.

  438. Bucnut2 Says:

    Long way to go!

  439. BuccoDav Says:

    GMC!

  440. Rod Munch Says:

    McCoy with the sack! This is fun.

  441. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Keep the pedal down! Keep scoring points! The Eagles are too good to let them back in the game!

    FITZMAGIC!

  442. lambchop Says:

    I think this is what EVERYONE was expecting last year. What a difference some really good practices, reps, OL, RB, and play calling could make.

    We have never seen an offense in Bucs history like this.

  443. BuccoDav Says:

    Gang tackling… now that takes me back to the Tampa2 days

  444. Buc Neckid Says:

    The Secondary Kids are holding their own today

  445. Bird Says:

    Wwwwooooooool

  446. ATrain Says:

    Question

    What is the difference in the Offense from last year to this year??

    Need more McCoy like that

  447. SteveK Says:

    Big GMC!

    Woooo!

  448. Radsy Says:

    In your eye Tmax

  449. ronteco Says:

    this offense is making my winkie tingle!!

  450. Rod Munch Says:

    Nice solo tackle by Stewart there! Good play rookie.

  451. Jbeachbuc Says:

    LVD

  452. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    Not going to lie, love that they are beating the Eagles so I can rub it in the fans’ faces up here in NoVA. Love that FITZ is having another monster game. I was worried that he would fizzle a bit after last week, but he seems to be rising to the occasion. If he keeps this up, it is hard to say that Jameis would start, even if he is the “starter”.

  453. Defense Rules Says:

    Stewart’s a tackling machine too.

  454. cmurda Says:

    Great play by the defense.

  455. Jim Says:

    Now which one of you guys called Fitz “poop” and “garbage”? You know who you are…

  456. Dooshlarue Says:

    Nice play Gummy

  457. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Keep the pedal to the metal

    56-7 Bucs

  458. GP Says:

    Give Ryan Griffin some snaps!

  459. BucsBandit Says:

    Our O-Line is CLEARLY better (strong even) with the addition of Jensen at center and move Marpet back to guard.

    We just have too many offensive weapons for teams to stop. Very hard for other teams to blitz us because a great WRs/TE will be wide open.

    Just think if we could get RoJo worked into the offense at some point and catching the ball in space.

    AND…

    We underestimate how much keeping our D off the field to rest makes them 10X better. It’s all working well together like a… TEAM.

  460. lambchop Says:

    Defense looking much better without top 2 CBs. Give some credit to Mike Smith for joining the party.

  461. Gene Deckehoff is my hero Says:

    Why the heck is Jameis Winston even being mentioned? He’s not in the stands, sideline, or stadium. Just goes to show what a polarizing figure he is. Fitz is playing great. How about as fans we embrace it and enjoy some long desired successes.

  462. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Shaz

    You left out the MAJOR difference in last year’s offense and this year’s. Our Offensive line.

    This is one of probably THE best defensive lines in the league on the Eagles. Our guys have given up a little pressure but overall once again Fitz has had time to complete passes.

    We talk about all our great targets and no doubt we are LOADED…but the bottom line is if an NFL OL gives their QB time…their QB will shred the D. We know this from being on the wrong side of that equation far too long…even rookies were able to shred us with our lack of pass rush.

  463. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    Rojo can’t catch nor block. He won’t see the field for a while.

  464. DB55 Says:

    The trenches. The oline has played much better than expected. Very very impressed.

  465. BuccoDav Says:

    This offense is even making those ugly a$$ uniforms look good.

  466. Jim Says:

    A-Train: We switched QBs.

  467. Rod Munch Says:

    That’s why you throw the ball, you setup the run. On that 3rd and 2 the Eagles didn’t know what was coming and Rodgers gets the easy first down.

  468. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    How do you stop Evans, Jackson, Godwin and Howard? As long as the O line gives Fitz a little time, the answer is YOU CAN’T!

  469. Rod Munch Says:

    Ronald will be fine I think, but he doesn’t play special teams and isn’t a 3rd down back, so for now he’s inactive. He’ll get a chance at some point and if he’s playing in this offense and gets some help from the o-line, I think he’ll show off what he can do.

  470. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    It better be the Barber show in the 4th quarter.

  471. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey finally a good punt from the Bucs, sideline so there is no return yet inside the 20. Good job punter.

  472. Bucnut2 Says:

    Ok tired D, let’s go

  473. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Chris Conte out with a knee injury.

  474. Capt. Blighe Says:

    Is Cam Brate inactive, not even getting on the field.

  475. Rod Munch Says:

    Scotty – Last week the “Barber show”, ie Dirk took the reigns and ran him up the middle into 11 guys in the box for the Saints, the Barber show nearly let the Saints back into the game. Lets hope we don’t see the Barber show and continue to see the Monken show. Let the guy do his job and keep the pedal down.

  476. Cannon Says:

    Let’s go D. Get the ball back, cause you know they’re gonna throw it.

  477. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Good point Rod Munch

  478. Nprbuc Says:

    Has anyone noticed the O and D lines! Holy crap! They were supposed to be manhandle by the Philly monsters. Not so much. Fits has been pretty clean most of the game and Foles has been getting a lot of good pressures. It all starts with our guys up front and they have been playing outstanding football for the most part. Rookies and recently signed, on both sides, have shown up to play. Gotta love our Bucs. Excitement on Sundays again. GO BUCS!

  479. Moreon Says:

    D needs to stay tuff

  480. Rod Munch Says:

    Not saying to do this, but perhaps Brate can get something in a trade, perhaps a corner. He’s got a big deal, but it’s really just a one year $7m deal with 5 $7m options. I say you keep him around, if the Bucs keep this up it’s going to be on offense and people are going to get hurt, so win by putting points up. If anything go trade for L Bell, score even more points.

  481. Easy Says:

    Ryan Smith playing solid

  482. Joe Says:

    NOTE to Lee- AMERICA’s QB is Ryan Fitzpatrick!!

    Nope.

  483. Jim Says:

    Gene, I’ll refer you to David, who explained in a long detailed post, that to be a Bucs fan, you HAVE to be Jameis fan.

  484. Swanee Says:

    Winston will not be back the remainder of this season no matter what happens next Sunday. Fitz is so much better when given the opportunity to practice with the first team. GM and head coach had no idea how to assess a Quarterback . Fitz given the opportunity to start has proven how completely wrong the GM and head coach was with their decision. GM and head coach were very fortunate to get another opportunity from owners ….

  485. Moreon Says:

    With the secondary so hurt and out with injuries offense will need to keep putting up points

  486. Gene Deckehoff is my hero Says:

    People are talking like this game is over… there is still a lot of time left.

  487. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, great tackle by Whitehead there!

  488. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    NFC Offensive player of the week, beard oiling, mustache rubbing, high steeping, America’s QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is doing great this week.

  489. Buc Neckid Says:

    Whitehead > Conte?

  490. Dooshlarue Says:

    Nice stop Whitehead!

  491. Rod Munch Says:

    Swanee – Cool story fruitcake, thanks for sharing.

  492. cmurda Says:

    MJ Stewart isn’t passing the smell test. It’s ok to give up the completion. Not ok to take a dumb angle and give up the big play.

  493. Walkergodeep Says:

    Whitehead

  494. DB55 Says:

    Conte never makes that play. Now let’s find Ryan smiths replacement

  495. Radsy Says:

    More speed shown by Whitehead on one play than Conte has in a career

  496. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    Gholston with a nice stop

  497. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    Well that sucked

  498. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    I’ll say it again, I hope that extra point doesn’t come back to bite us in the a*s!!!

  499. Anonymous Says:

    Haaaa you’re welcome

  500. donuts Says:

    Whitehead made 2 good plays that drive. They gave up the booty but made Eagles earn it and take time off clock.

  501. ronteco Says:

    would have been nice if vita was in the middle there

  502. Mike in LOL Says:

    Cmon Bucs we need another TD here, don’t go turtle man just keep doing what you know you can do and go down the field and score!!!!

  503. Gene Deckehoff is my hero Says:

    MJ Stewart is another one of Jason Licht’s HEADSCRATCHERE…. Derwin James Jr sure would be nice to have right now.

  504. Rod Munch Says:

    ronteco – Good point, Vita was literally drafted to stop that play. Too bad he’s hurt, hopefully he’s back at some point.

  505. Cannon Says:

    Let’s get another touchdown

  506. Radsy Says:

    M.J. has had a solid game. He underestimated Agholor’s speed and won’t make that stupid mistake again.

  507. Jbeachbuc Says:

    Whitehead!!

  508. Rod Munch Says:

    Keep scoring and that TD given up by the D doesn’t matter.

    In any case if people said we’d lose 2 more DB’s and the defense would have only given up 14 going into the 4th, I think we’d take it.

  509. Buc43 Says:

    How or why are Bucs players hurt every other play?

  510. Walkergodeep Says:

    Yeah Vea would have been nice right there

  511. Dooshlarue Says:

    The new DBs are showing promise I’ll say that.

  512. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Gene, MJ Stewart was a 2nd round pick…late 2nd round too. Why are you talking about Derwin? Must be a Noles fan…

  513. Cannon Says:

    Keep it up, o-line.

  514. ronteco Says:

    Rod Munch – Joe gave us some promising news this week so hopefully Vita will be back soon. our run defense looks a bit suspect. I think when we get big Vita in the middle, we can stop these 4th and 1s and goal line plays.

  515. Rod Munch Says:

    I love that they’re staying aggressive on offense, no run up the middle for no gain on that last play. Look sooner or later it’s gonna backfire, but who cares, you’re going to win more than you lose so long as your primary concern isn’t losing, as compared to winning.

  516. Jbeachbuc Says:

    Where are the haters of big #93 now?

  517. ATrain Says:

    Thank you Jim

    So how does Winston come back
    What does he bring Fitz isn’t doing

    Fitz has hit the long ball several times
    Winston can not

  518. mark2001 Says:

    Stop already Alvin…they could say that they hope the FG miss doesn’t come back to bite them. Time to keep hammering on Offense.

  519. Bird Says:

    Fear the beard

  520. Rod Munch Says:

    That is a huge 3rd down conversion. I love this play calling, it is stellar. Maybe in a few weeks when we can pick out tendencies it’s not the same, but for now the Eagles have no idea what is coming, and it shows.

  521. ATrain Says:

    Jbeach
    That’s what several of us haters have been asking for out of a Million Dollar Man

  522. cmurda Says:

    Monken is going conservative too early in games. Keep up the pressure offense

  523. Buc Neckid Says:

    Letting them back in it

  524. Mike in LOL Says:

    Mike… cmon man just take your first down in bounds and go down… wrong place wrong time to try and be a hero…….

  525. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Mike Evans is going to want to forget this game after today is over.

  526. Rod Munch Says:

    Ugh. Oh well I’m not whinning, that’s a TO based on trying to make something happen and being aggressive. If you don’t get scared and coach cowardly it won’t matter. Keep it up offensive and lets hope the defense can at least show a little life here.

  527. diggler Says:

    really #13?! LMAO

  528. BuccoDav Says:

    Damn! Like the effort but you have to protect the ball at all costs at this point in the game.

  529. EA Says:

    Evans needs to calm the F down, dropped ball and fumble, they are playing with the lead.

  530. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Mike Evans is having a brutal game

  531. Bird Says:

    Dang mike. That’s 2 boneheaded plays

  532. SteveK Says:

    Good hustle Evans! Secure the damn ball!

  533. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Well that was a revoltin’ development.

  534. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    Mike Evans is still an idiot

  535. Dooshlarue Says:

    Jbeach
    I’m here.
    I called him out for his mistakes and congratulated him on his success.

  536. cmurda Says:

    Jesus Evans. Sometimes you gotta go down and protect the damn ball. This team never makes it easy. Too many fundamental mistakes here. This shouldn’t be a 2 score game.

  537. Richard Dickson Says:

    Did we really need the extra yard? You got the first down!

  538. ElioT Says:

    Come on defense.

    Need a stop here.

  539. Rod Munch Says:

    cmurda – He wasn’t being conservative at all – and in NO that was Dirk, he had his call sheet out, was covering his mouth, that’s what you do when you’re calling plays or telling the OC to run a certain play. Being aggressive isn’t about going deep on every play, it’s about taking risks and throwing the ball instead of taking 1 yard up the middle.

  540. Cannon Says:

    Let’s go D

  541. Anonymous Says:

    M E. Turnover machine Two hands on ball knuckle head. Learn that at youth football. Could cost them game now.

  542. diggler Says:

    28 to 27 calling it now

  543. James Walker Says:

    This is unlike any Bucs offense I have ever seen.

  544. Dooshlarue Says:

    Come on 13, that’s the kind of sh!t the old team had.
    Tighten up.

  545. Bird Says:

    Tic toc

    Need a turnover

  546. Rod Munch Says:

    Cowards say get down and don’t get extra yards when you have 15 mins left in the game. Chill out people, this is football, and it’s aggressive football. If you want conservative safe football then you saw it all last year. [email protected] happens when you push it, so what, dust yourself off and do it again.

  547. Matts17 Says:

    Bucs have had tons of chances to step on the Eagle’s throat and they didn’t do it.

  548. Moreon Says:

    Cmon d

  549. Mike in LOL Says:

    Justin Evans is BALLIN today

  550. Rod Munch Says:

    Another nice play by Whitehead.

  551. BuccoDav Says:

    Rod, it’s not cowardly to want your players to play smart football. Keep the ball on offence and it’s much harder for the Eagles to score.

  552. Easy Says:

    Good tackle Whitehead

  553. Bird Says:

    Ok so whitehead is starter moving forward

  554. DB55 Says:

    That boy Whitehead that boy good. *coming to America voice

  555. Mike in LOL Says:

    Whitehead in that play like a sledgehammer

  556. cmurda Says:

    Our defense is gassed. Nobody can come off of a block. Kwon hasn’t looked good.

  557. James Walker Says:

    I think the Buc’s foot is firmly on their throat, being 2 scores up in the 4th.

  558. Anonymous Says:

    M E turnover machine. Two hands knuckle head. Does good things then makes bone head plays. He is so unreliable. Probably cost them the game.

  559. orlbucfan Says:

    James Walker Says:
    September 16th, 2018 at 3:39 pm
    This is unlike any Bucs offense I have ever seen.
    ————————————
    It’s the best one the Bucs have ever had. DK is building an offense that will rival the Tampa 2 Defense which won a SB. Take it from an old fart-been following this team since 1979.

  560. ATrain Says:

    Whitehead looks better than conte

  561. Mike in LOL Says:

    Foles has been running for his life all game. Great job D line

  562. BuccoDav Says:

    Holy Moly!

  563. Anonymous Says:

    Defense played very well today.

  564. Rod Munch Says:

    YES, Bucs held. Wow.

  565. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    Need a TD

  566. Bird Says:

    Who Is down for bucs ?

  567. Jim Says:

    DEE

  568. Buc Neckid Says:

    oooooh
    That does not look good

  569. DB55 Says:

    This is so exciting. Finally getting my roi

  570. Mike in LOL Says:

    No no not Justin Evans 🙁 please injury gods show mercy for once in this game!!

  571. cmurda Says:

    JPP is ballin out. J Evans is making plays. I hope he’s ok.

  572. Rod Munch Says:

    BuccoDav – There’s 15 mins left in the game, you don’t say well I got 7 yards, play is over, you play to win the game, not to not lose. Evans was trying to make something happen and it backfired. That will happen. What will also happen is you’ll make a big play bigger. In any case the defense finally stepped up so it doesn’t matter.

  573. Miguel Grande Says:

    Now we eat the clock

  574. Cannon Says:

    I hope Evans is ok!

  575. Mike in LOL Says:

    Really hope he is ok that was a nasty hit he took but gotta love his clear lack of caution in the name of competition. This guy is going to be a pro bowler this year if he can avoid serious injury

  576. Dirty Bucs Says:

    I hope Justin Evans is alright. That looked really bad. Terrible angle at that speed to be bent backwards.

  577. Walkergodeep Says:

    Plz Lord let j Evans be ok

  578. Rod Munch Says:

    Can Lavonte David play safety?

  579. James Walker Says:

    So when does the media say the Bucs are good, and not just bad games by our opponents?

  580. THETRUTH Says:

    Play action , bomb now !!!

  581. DB55 Says:

    Waiting for Fitz to eat a w at the press conference. That would be so awesome!

  582. Radsy Says:

    Jordan Evans is a real man. Sacrificed for that big play.

  583. cmurda Says:

    Wait Fitz just got punched in the head. No call??? You know if that was Lavonte it would have been called.

  584. Bird Says:

    Man. Cmon quiz

  585. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Ronde is blind. That was a facemask.

    Eagles are playing like the sore losers they are. This is why I raised concerns Fitz would get injured in this game.

  586. Buc Neckid Says:

    Nice tackle on the punt

  587. Rod Munch Says:

    Bucs keep up the aggression on offense, but didn’t get the 1st down, that’s OK, this is a SB winning defense after all, they’re going to get a win here and there.

  588. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    And, btw…those who doubted Ryan Smith this off season? Hah! Told ya so!!!!

  589. THETRUTH Says:

    Rodgers can u get a first down !!

  590. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    I think next week we may have to sign some UPS guys to play in the secondary.

  591. orlbucfan Says:

    Set up a play and let Godwin make a score. Great ST play just now.

  592. lambchop Says:

    Quiz sucks.

  593. cmurda Says:

    Quizz is completely and utterly useless. Never breaks a tackle or makes a guy miss. Koetter’s pet provides nothing for this offense.

  594. Cannon Says:

    Why didn’t we let the play clock window down on that punt?

  595. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Offensive pass Int

  596. Radsy Says:

    What a game from Ryan’s Smith

  597. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Ryan Smith can play some special teams, can’t he!

  598. Rod Munch Says:

    Bonzai – Wasn’t a facemask, he was correct.

    Also for Smith the issue isn’t special teams, it’s playing corner that is the issue.

  599. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Why are they using Rogers?

  600. ATrain Says:

    Refs keep the Super Bowl team in the game cant have the Bucs beat them

  601. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Agh!!!!! Okay, I was wrong. Incomplete

  602. Buc Neckid Says:

    Quizz sux…
    But better than Rojo

  603. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Rod Munch, dude, his had grabbed the mask and twisted his head!

  604. Matts17 Says:

    Pass rush?

  605. ATrain Says:

    Refs keep the Super Bowl team in the game cant have the Bucs beat them

    No holding on the Eagles

    No late hits

  606. Iron wombat Says:

    So is that crowd 50% eagles fans ?

  607. Cannon Says:

    Come on D…

  608. Radsy Says:

    Ryan Smith has been excellent in coverage today. Never thought I’d say that

  609. cmurda Says:

    D Line is gassed and secondary is filled with rookies. Plenty of time left. Yikes

  610. Buc Neckid Says:

    BUCS are gassed

  611. Bird Says:

    Geez

    Cmon guys. Get a stop

  612. ATrain Says:

    SOMEONE REMIND RONDE WHO HE USE TO PLAY FOR

  613. lambchop Says:

    That XP better not hurt us.

  614. Mike in LOL Says:

    Cmon D!!! Stop them again!

  615. diggler Says:

    foles did this to them a few years ago

  616. lurker Says:

    where’s chip kelly?

    thought he was going to transform this league?

  617. Cannon Says:

    D is tired 🙁

  618. Rod Munch Says:

    Take a TO defense if the Eagles don’t.

  619. Rod Munch Says:

    Jesus [email protected]#[email protected]# Christ, take a TO Dirk you dope. Your defense is completely spent. UGH.

  620. Buc Neckid Says:

    Great Pass

  621. Bird Says:

    Damn

    Getting nervous

  622. Easy Says:

    Damn that was a helluva throw by Foles.

  623. Buc Neckid Says:

    Thought the same thing Munch

  624. Cannon Says:

    Ugh… ok, our offense needs to seal this game

  625. Sweeptheleg Says:

    And now because of our worthless kicker a td wins it.

    Piece of sh t kicker

  626. cmurda Says:

    Unbelievable. Carlton jumped too early and somehow Foles put it in perfectly. My goodness. This defense needs to learn how to close games.

  627. Easy Says:

    Alright Fitz, convert and get a first down and we got this game. I believe!!

  628. Richard Dickson Says:

    Our secondary sucks. One play it’s like the corner is running a route and leaves his guy wide open, now two guys in coverage and no one can make a play.

  629. Rod Munch Says:

    Same situation as last week… Lets see if Fitz can get it done or not, this is the game coming up, assuming it’s not an onside kick.

  630. Dirty Bucs Says:

    I really don’t think we could have defended that any better. That’s just a perfect play by Philly on that TD.

  631. diggler Says:

    Mike evans caused this fiasco

  632. Matts17 Says:

    Wasted opportunities to end this game have come back to bite this team.

  633. mark2001 Says:

    All it takes is a couple first downs or a FG. Who thought this D wouldn’t give up 20 some points. Get a grip guys…you knew this game would go down like this. Let’s hope for the O to do their job and the game is over.

  634. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    here comes the kick….recover it TB…

  635. Richard Dickson Says:

    This ain’t on Evans, the Eagles didn’t score on that possession.

  636. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Bucs can just never make it easy. That was a helluva throw by Foles right there.

  637. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Now we see if our team has an identity. It’s one thing to say the defense should protect the lead but if we are truly a GREAT offensive team this is where we simply move the chains and keep it away from Philly.

    Do we have faith in our D to hold them? That’s what I thought. We don’t need faith if our offense could simply move the ball and run the clock.

  638. SteveK Says:

    Let’s go O! Get us some points! And close this baby out the way you started!

    Woooo!

  639. Cannon Says:

    Come on Bucs… you can win this! Let’s see our offense close it out

  640. THETRUTH Says:

    Gotta stop getting conservative after lead. Eagles get it back we will lose , they have 2 players Nelson and hertz c’mon defense.

  641. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Okay…Defense was much improved this game, but they still need improvement. 60 minutes of football, guys.

    Remember when Dungy had to drum that into his defense? Mike Smith’s turn.

    And at least Smith has not gone prevent this time. They are being pretty aggressive. Really, our defense is playing very hard. They are just running out of gas. And I don’t blame Koetter for the last series. Refs called a incomplete complete.

  642. lambchop Says:

    I believe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  643. Rod Munch Says:

    If the Eagles make their FG before halftime then the XP doesn’t matter. Stop whinning about the kicking and lets just get a 1st down or two and end the game.

  644. Buc Neckid Says:

    WTF with this turtle offense

  645. Sweeptheleg Says:

    I guess dirk is calling plays now

  646. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Bonzai, it’s easy to say “60 minutes of football guys” when our D has been on the field in a heat index of more than 100 degrees for a lot longer than the other team. You guys need to get a grip. The defense is playing as well as they can, especially given the losses we have right now in the secondary.

  647. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I guess you have to lure them into using time outs. This is hte part I get nervous on.

  648. cmurda Says:

    Hump has to stop returning. I’m not liking him at all.

  649. Rod Munch Says:

    …and there’s the Dirk run up the middle into 11 guys play.

    Do a roll out or something, you can’t just run into one of the best lines in football and think anything good is going to happen.

  650. lambchop Says:

    @Richard Dickson,

    We could have at least got a FG on that drive.

  651. Moreon Says:

    Need to hold on to ball and keep the clock running

  652. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Why on earth did Jackson step out???!

  653. Rod Munch Says:

    YES, perfect followup.

    Except D-Jax setting out of bounds… come on man, gotta know to stay inbounds there.

  654. Krod Says:

    Here’s Dirk guys

  655. Richard Dickson Says:

    The Eagles essentially have four time outs and you haven’t run for crap the whole fourth quarter, but let’s try to run the clock…

  656. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    1st down, but a free TO for them. Stay in bounds

  657. Matts17 Says:

    Stay in bounds bonehead!

  658. Moreon Says:

    Make eagles use all their time outs

  659. Dirty Bucs Says:

    going out of bounds there was just ridiculous. Come on DJAX!

  660. cmurda Says:

    Good catch D Jax but go down in bounds dude.

  661. Bird Says:

    Cmon guys. Get 1st down and stay in bounds

  662. Rod Munch Says:

    Bonzai – On the replay I think his momentum just forced him out.

  663. Dooshlarue Says:

    Dial up the TD Monk!

  664. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    When we win, I’m going to have to change my name….

  665. THETRUTH Says:

    Qb bootleg and it’s a first down

  666. Spicoli Says:

    stay inbounds DJax…

  667. lambchop Says:

    DJax doesn’t like to get hit. Noticed that on many occasions.

  668. Moreon Says:

    Need a first diwn

  669. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    4 plays and only :23 seconds. Come on

  670. Bird Says:

    Game

  671. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    There it is baby!!!!

  672. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    We just won! 2-0!!!!!

    Up yours, National Media!

  673. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, I thought for sure the refs would [email protected][email protected]# us with the weekly Evans offensive PI BS call, but wow, it didn’t happen. Remarkable.

  674. lurker Says:

    good receivers, but bone-headed receivers

  675. ATrain Says:

    Eagles Holding all day long

    About time

  676. cmurda Says:

    Huge play by Evans and Fitz

  677. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    One more first down boys!

  678. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    Ummmm, why did we take the TO?

  679. Rod Munch Says:

    What wait, we declined the penalty, why wasn’t the clock running?

  680. Anonymous Says:

    Take that Mike Evans haters

  681. Bird Says:

    Evans needed that make up catch.

  682. Walkergodeep Says:

    Yeah

  683. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Fitz setting NFL records

  684. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    2 minute warning

  685. cmurda Says:

    penalty was decline. WTF???? It should be 2 minute warning and we won this game.

  686. Buc Neckid Says:

    What run game???

  687. Matts17 Says:

    Pathetic inability to run the ball late.

  688. Rod Munch Says:

    What?!? That’s not the rules as I’ve ever understood them. If a penalty is declined the clock operates as it normally would. Wow that is huge, the game is over otherwise.

  689. ATrain Says:

    WOW surprised the Refs messed that up

    Got to wonder if the Refs work games for better outcomes

  690. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    So…did the refs cost us clock time there? Does it keep running if the penalty is declined? I have no clue on that one.

  691. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Does the clock not run if you decline the penalty? That’s ridiculous!

  692. Mike in LOL Says:

    Huh??? Why didn’t the clock run if we declined penalty!

  693. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    If we’re gonna make another 1st down, we’re gonna have to throw the ball, me thinks.

  694. cmurda Says:

    WTF is going on? How is Dirk not killing the refs right now???????

  695. Capt. Blighe Says:

    Barber needs to step it up !

  696. Gene Deckehoff is my hero Says:

    This is why koetter needs to be fired. How do u not take the play instead of the penalty.

  697. Moreon Says:

    INdarn penalty stopped the clock otherwise wouldn’t have to run a play until after 2 minute warning doesn’t seem right

  698. Bird Says:

    Fitzmagic baby

    Just need to be smart here

  699. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Desean Jackson is an idiot

  700. Rod Munch Says:

    I never knew this… “the rules say the clock doesn’t start until the snap after penalty enforcements in the final five minutes of the game — even if the penalty is declined.”

    WTF.

  701. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Gene, he took the play and declined the penalty. You’re just looking for reasons to bitch about things today.

  702. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Please trade for LeVante Bell

  703. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Put the rookie RB in. He actually gets yards.

  704. Rod Munch Says:

    Deckehoff – He did take the play.

  705. Buc68 Says:

    Refs messed up and if Djax falls down on his catch it’s ball game. Now we will have to punt.

  706. Mike in LOL Says:

    Gene, Dirk DID take the play and not the penalty…

  707. Anonymous Says:

    Where did all these anti Bucs trolls come from all of a sudden

  708. Moreon Says:

    Still need a first down

  709. cmurda Says:

    Doesn’t make sense Rod. I’ve never seen that. Makes no sense.

  710. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Ah, under 5 minutes, declined penalty, clock starts at snap. That sucks.

  711. lambchop Says:

    “LeVante Bell”

    Sigh, smh.

  712. Rod Munch Says:

    cmurda – Yeah that’s from the rule book, I’ve never seen it either. What a BS situation.

  713. Sweeptheleg Says:

    Yep dirk calling plays.

  714. Mike in LOL Says:

    So stupid that tule

  715. Bird Says:

    Oh man. Need huge punt. No return.

  716. lambchop Says:

    Barber doesn’t look healthy. Loos beat up. Baptism by fire buddy.

  717. Mike in LOL Says:

    They need to change that rule. There’s no reason the defense should be able to commit a penalty to help themselves out and give them a chance

  718. Rod Munch Says:

    Ugh… Can a Mike Smith defense keep Nick Foles from going 89 yards with 20 seconds and no timeouts…

    It’s gonna be a nail biter.

  719. Dirty Bucs Says:

    LOL @ you guys talking about it being the RB fault for not getting yards. They know we aren’t throwing there. It’s going to be 3 up the gut, and the defense stacks 9 in the box. Just stop.

  720. Mike in LOL Says:

    Seriously rod lol this defense can’t ever make you feel comfortable with a lead. That said the D line stepped up BIG time today

  721. King C Says:

    One thing that’s overlooked
    With clock running in 2nd half, Fitz often took the snap at 7 or 8 secs on the game clock instead of letting it go to 2 or 3 to run off more time

  722. ATrain Says:

    This is where McCoy should show up

    McCoy Lovers

  723. Rod Munch Says:

    Nick Foles… 80 yards… one play vs Mike Smith defense…

    Ugh…

  724. lambchop Says:

    Dirty Bucs, PA maybe? OR QB boot?

  725. Geno Says:

    Where is Kobefaker and his comments

  726. Ghastly Bucs Says:

    Hail Mary

  727. BuccoDav Says:

    Boom!

  728. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    LOL! Soon as he lateraled, I knew we won.

  729. lambchop Says:

    Ryan Smith!! One good game doesn’t wipe out so many horrible ones, but the potential looks good.

  730. ATrain Says:

    BUCS WIN

    MEDIA. UCK IT

  731. MadMax Says:

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!