Optimism Abounds Within The Offense

September 16th, 2009

The Bucs put up huge offensive yardage Sunday, and all the players seem giddy.

There have been so many reports of good cheer on the offensive side of the ball. Michael Clayton is even smiling.

Sunday must have been the most cheerful loss in Bucs history. That must be good, right?

Earnest Graham, speaking on 1010 AM, said the Bucs offensive is a powerful force.

“We really are what we thought we were,” Graham said. “…We were getting after them, man. …They were definitely dragging their tongues. We had the chance to make plays, to make plays that they made. …It’s a little bit that separates all the teams in the NFL. It’s just making those plays. …We have to be a team that develops into that.  Not give up big plays and take advantage of putting up points when we have the opportunity to.”

Joe is happy for the offense. It was exciting and encouraging and not even surprising, except Joe can’t forget the Bucs scored a meaningless touchdown late only to get to 21 points.

What does that mean?

6 Responses to “Optimism Abounds Within The Offense”

  1. TpaBayFlyFisher Says:

    Sad when your team is upbeat about not losing too badly……….

  2. Pete Says:

    450 yards is great! 21 Points (14 when it mattered) is not!
    I also have this feeling we might have gotten the best Leftwich can offer. No sacks, no turnovers and several overthrows. Hopefully he can continue being above average and get the job done.

    The loss of Faine would seem to be a big problem. We shall see.

  3. Jorge Says:

    Fly: 1st off, I didn’t know you could fly fish in the ocean pretty interesting…

    2nd, go off and slit your fly fishing handles all ready…Your pathetic…How is this a worse loss than getting embarrassed on MNF, or getting beat by the Raiders and killed by the Chargers…At least now there is direction and Offense…

  4. oar Says:

    Jorge, You can fly fish for bonefish, heck even tarpon and last I checked they both swim in saltwater. Saltwater fly fishing is an awesome sport, if you can fly fish that is.
    Back to the Bucs, I don’t remember any Buc’s players being happy about those loses last year either!

  5. TpaBayFlyFisher Says:

    Jorge, get your head out of RM’s [insert portion of body that is most likey to offend target-this message created by KissMyAss2009] No one is sticking up for King Jon, least of all Fly. But, it is looking more and more like the Bucs are on a Culverhouse-like program to maximize profit for the owners at the expense of on the field success. To spin a home butt-kicking as a good performance is sad.

    As for fishing, once one tires of feeding fish the next level is flyfishing. Fly will not be asking B-Left to tag along anytime soon out of fear that that he will overthrow everything in Tampa Bay.

  6. Joe Says:


    If memory serves, Fly is fond of spending a pleasant Saturday morning fly fishing for tarpon.

    That is, when he’s not gawking at the hotties who sail.