Nothing Left But Draft PositionSeptember 29th, 2013
Just outside the Bucs locker room, right before the doors swung open to let the pen and mic club in, and just before defrocked franchise quarterback Josh Freeman tried to run for his life, a priest was spotted.
Joe thought it was fitting as it was time to perform last rites on the 2013 season.
For the handful of diehards who thought the Bucs could rally from beginning the season 0-3 — though recent history showed it was futile –Joe isn’t even going to do the research on a team turning things around after losing its first four games, with a rookie third round pick as your starting quarterback.
The 2013 season is toast. Done. Kaput. People are now fighting for their jobs. And for a draft position.
Joe was told by an otherwise sane and thoughtful producer at WTSP-TV, Channel 10 that he envisioned the Bucs starting the season at 0-7 if they lost to the Jets in New Jersey.
Sure enough, that prediction sounds reasonable, as gut-wrenching as that is to type.
The 2013 season is over. And it is still September.