Calm Down!August 28th, 2013
Joe honestly hasn’t seen Bucs fans in this sort of demented state since the waning days of the Raheem Morris administration, and even in those dark days, many Bucs fans just simply checked out of the football season.
Now, just days from the Bucs kicking off the season in New Jersey, Bucs fans seem to be in a despondent if not irritable mood for reasons that aren’t quite clear.
Perhaps it’s the Mike Glennon Mob, a vocal if not angry lot, who just cannot wait for evil to befall Bucs franchise quarterback Josh Freeman in order for Freeman to be benched (if not traded if you can imagine) so their savior to ride up on a white horse and save the Bucs (in their eyes). If it takes a string of Bucs losses for this to happen, so be it, the mob insists.
Perhaps it is false hope that a bunch of hired guns have come to town (Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks, Dashon Goldson, Darrelle Revis) and because of the generosity of Team Glazer’s checkbook, the squad will somehow magically transform itself into a postseason contender, despite both the NFC South and the NFC stacked with top-heavy, talented, battle-proven teams.
Joe read one of the most ridiculous Twitters in recent weeks last night (which is saying something). Joe won’t out the offending party, but someone — awash in liquor, perhaps? — claimed if the Bucs lose at the Jets in 11 days, “heads are gonna roll.”
Really? After but one game Team Glazer should have a housecleaning? Before any team has had a bye week and at worst, the Bucs will be just one friggin’ game behind in the race for the NFC South crown with 15 games to go?! This had to be the most outrageous things Joe has read. It makes Joe wonder if there should be a license required to use Twitter, much like a driver’s license, where inept parties cannot be allowed to use the invaluable tool.
Anyone, and Joe means anyone, who believes the Bucs should start dismissing people right and left if the team losses its first game of the season really needs to see a mental health counselor.
This is the NFL. There are upsets. Weekly. And while Joe knows intelligent people claim a loss to the Jets could start a freefall where the Bucs fall to 0-7, no one with a sane much less sober mind would have the team start throwing executives, coaches and players over the side just for losing the first game of the season.
That is the definition of insanity. Keep. Calm.