“It’s A Virus”September 22nd, 2013
As Derrick Brooks famously says, “It is what it is.”
To which Joe always asks, “What is it?”
The answer: A miserable team.
The Bucs are 0-3. The playoffs are a pipedream. The difference in the Bucs being a good team and what a good team is, the Patriots, was on full display today.
Joe knows he will hear countless times about dropped passes the Bucs had today. Yes, there were. The sad thing is, the Bucs just need a reason to crumble, and they do. It’s as if Joe can picture Bucs players sitting in front of their lockers, faces in towels, sobbing, “We had dropped passes.”
Well, so too did the Patriots. Know what? They corrected their mistakes. NFL analyst and member of the Buccaneeers Radio Network, Anthony Becht, called out the Bucs on this notion afternoon after the game.
“We should win that game. Well, you cannot say that anymore,” Becht said. “We don’t have the consistency. Those [Patriots receivers] rookies caught the ball. They made plays.
“We are not a very good team. We are not a playoff team. We do not deserve the playoffs the way we have played. It’s not warranted. Is the defense better? Yes. Is is top notch? No.
“If you don’t execute, you will not win, and you will not be a playoff team. This team is not executing. This team is talented. They should be making plays. They are not. They are not executing and this is why they are 0-3 and the rumors will keep swirling. This is what happens to losing football teams. It’s a virus.”