The subject of Josh McCown’s future came up and Lovie offered a unique defense of his hand-picked
turnover machine quarterback. [read more]
Like the rest of America, Joe saw the shameful Bucs performance in Atlanta. That’s the best way Joe could put it. One of the absolute worst defensive performances since the Bucs were born, and that encompasses some very dark, awful football.
That was the most points allowed by Tampa Bay in 25 years. Pathetic.
You think Bucs fans were hacked off last night? Well, they were not the only ones.
Former Bucs players took to Twitter last night as they watched the alley-beating the Dixie Chicks dished out, for all the world to see, in prime time no less on the Tiffany Network.
Joe is pretty confident CBS head honcho Les Moonves cursed out NFL
warden commissioner Roger Goodell last night over the phone, demanding a rebate. [read more]
Freeman rewarded V-Jax by throwing him the ball deep and often. And V-Jax was near flawless en route to the 2012 Pro Bowl. [read more]
One knock on former Bucs commander Greg Schiano was that his teams went all turtle in the second half. It was as if Schiano’s teams thought games were 45 minutes-long.
Schiano’s teams, particularly the offense, went into hibernation in the second half. The best example was the overtime loss to the Seahawks when the Bucs had a 21-0 first half lead on the eventual Super Bowl champs, only to lose 27-24. The Bucs scored a grand total of one field goal in the second half. [read more]
Sitting in the near empty Georgia Dome press box last night, Joe watched the giant HD screen broadcasting Devin Hester’s postgame news conference where he emotionally chatted about his new NFL Record.
And Hester shed light on a historic Buccaneers personnel decision. [read more]
Man, 56 points. Think about it: 56 points! And your head coach is a defensive guru. Not even Greg Schiano and his weird defensive line stunts got torched for that much.
That’s just what happened last night when Lovie Smith’s defense gagged up 56 points to Matty Ice and the Dixie Chicks before the entire nation. In prime time, no less. [read more]
Mark Barron was drafted seventh overall in 2012. It’s time to quit babying him. He’s not getting the job done at safety.
Oh, Barron can hit. And he can tackle. And he can play the run damned well. Defending the pass? He plays like he is lost.
Being drafted so high, a guy needs to be an impact player. Barron was drafted largely because he was supposed to be able to shut down Jimmy Graham. Joe isn’t sure Barron could guard Jimmy Page in pass coverage.
In case you haven’t noticed, Barron’s impact on the Bucs it is not exactly the kind teams covet. [read more]
In the span of a few weeks, longtime All-Pro guard Logan Mankins played for a jewel franchise of the NFL and then awakened one morning and found himself in the NFL dump.
It is hard to describe the Bucs right now as anything but a wayward franchise.
Two seasons in a row fans are in full-blown draft mode and it isn’t even Sept. 20. For the second friggin’ year in a row! [read more]
Back from Atlanta, Joe will discuss all phases of last night’s massacre on the popular Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620. Always a fun time.
Yes, Bobby Rainey fumbled twice last night. No, he did not cost the Bucs the game. The Bucs were whipped at every level and in no way had a prayer.
But Lovie loathes turnovers, hates them. The Bucs still had an uphill climb to get back in the game when Rainey went all Mrs. Butterworth. [read more]
Excuses were not flowing through the Buccaneers locker room last night in the bowels of the Georgia Dome.
Words like “embarrassing” were commonplace. Dashon Goldson had a more colorful analysis. [read more]
Raheem Morris, move over. You did not have the worst-coached game in Joe’s Bucs-following memory. It just so happens to have been the work of Lovie Smith last night.
When milquetoast, velvety-voiced Jim Nantz drops the word “embarrassment” on you and it is not even the end of the third quarter, that takes the cake. [read more]
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Bucs news forthcoming.
Julio Jones wasn’t the only guy scoring at the Georgia Dome last night. [TheBigLead]
Good thing there was no such thing as social media when Peyton Manning was at Tennessee. [TheBigLead]
Josh Gordon still working as a used car salesman. No, really. [NFL]
Michael Vick supports Roger Goodell. [BSPN]
Reviewing replay. [RaysIndex]