Worse Than 2011?September 22nd, 2013
Joe vividly remembers the 2011 season, the season that ultimately ended in a gruesome 10-game losing streak, costing Raheem Morris his job.
You know? Roughly a quarter into that season, the Bucs were talking playoffs. This season? It has started 0-3 and counting.
In 2011, the Bucs beat the New Orleans Saints in a close game at home to raise their record to 4-2… and would not win again. The team left for London — to friggin’ London! — to play the Bears and the Bucs lost their spirit, lost the game, and ultimately lost their season and coaching staff.
Right now the Bucs, one could argue, could start this season 0-7. Then what?
Surely, the Bucs will have a new quarterback next year, but here is the thing. If you look at this roster, the Bucs are better than they were in 2011. On paper. The Bucs have Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson, Dashon Goldson, Lavonte David, Darrelle Revis, etc. Yet the Bucs appear to be giving that 2011 season a run for futility. This could be one of the worst seasons in Bucs history, certainly since Father Dungy arrived in Tampa Bay.
Just know this: Team Glazer has never made a coaching change until a head coach had at least three years under his belt at the helm of the franchise.