Fifth Longest Playoff DroughtJuly 12th, 2013
It feels like forever since the Bucs have been in the playoffs. But Joe was somewhat surprised to learn the Bucs are tied with the Jaguars for the fifth longest playoff drought in the NFL. The Bills, Browns, Raiders and Rams are worse.
No wonder Bucs fans are so on edge — excited and tense — about the 2013 season. The Bucs are loaded with talent and it’s been so long since fans could hold their heads up high in January.
Joe remembers that last Bucs playoff game against the Giants, when Chucky’s division-crown Bucs were overmatched by the eventual Super Bowl champs. Unfortunately, Joe most remembers that game for the massive sea of blue in the stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.
Joe suspects that wouldn’t happen again. Joe’s got a gut feeling that the locals are so playoff starved that this town would go absolutely crazy if the Bucs made the playoffs.