SOS From Sabby The Goat

August 14th, 2010

The reason why so many Bucs fans think of Sabby the Goat with the same reverence as they do crude oil washing up on Florida’s surgary white beaches is Sabby the Goat’s penchant for making dumbass plays.

If it’s not taking horrid angles at ball carriers or his numerous missed tackles, it’s just his knot-headed play that sends Bucs fans into orbit.

Oh, this was to be a new year, this 2010 season. Sabby the Goat was being pushed by Sean Jones. Sabby the Goat was no longer playing in the heinous Jim Bates Experiment. Sabby the Goat had a year of experience as a starter.

Yet late in the second quarter was proof positive that while the year on the calendar has changed, it’s the same old s(p)it from Sabby the Goat.

Miami had the ball with a second-and-10 on the Bucs-40 trailing 7-0 with 45 seconds left in the first half. Ronnie Brown was stopped for a two-yard gain, which would have meant a third down and eight yards to go well out of field goal range.

But no! Sabby the Goat decides to drill Brown well after the play was over.

Personal foul, Tampa Bay. First down Miami. Friggin’ moron!

Three plays later, Miami kicks a field goal with seconds left in the half to trim the Bucs lead to 7-3.

What did the Bucs lose by? Try 10-7, one stinking field goal.

Color Bucs TV analyst John Lynch was unimpressed with Sabby the Goat’s play. Asked by Chris Myers whether Sean Jones would beat out Sabby the Goat to start at strong safety, Lynch answered, “I would think so.”

Simply put, this kind of nonsense cannot be tolerated. Raheem the Dream was not a happy camper when interviewed on the Bucs radio network after the game about all the penalities, specifically the mental penalties.

Raheem the Dream didn’t mention Sabby the Goat. He didn’t need to.

Yes, this was only a preseason game, but it’s easy to see how Sabby the Goat’s stunts cost the Bucs wins. It’s time for Sabby the Goat to either get his head out of his ass or get his ass out of town.

31 Responses to “SOS From Sabby The Goat”

  1. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Yes, I heard what Lynch said, and watched the stupid play. But Sabby did get to the QB on a blitz

  2. dum Says:

    you’re pathetic. i like to come and see the train wreck that is your site.
    Huggins has no business as a number 2 back does he?

  3. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Dum – Thanks for the kind wishes. Glad you enjoy train wrecks.

  4. TopDoggie Says:

    I thought Sabby had a decent game. He’ll be a good backup for Jones and he’s still young Lynch didn’t tear it up his first few years either. Sabby missed a year and then was in the draw a play up in the dirt defense for the first ten games last year.

  5. The D Says:

    I wonder if its possible for Corey Lynch to beat out Sabby for the back up role. Whats your take Joe?

  6. frank Says:

    TopDoggie – just stop that BS right now. Sabby is 27. John Lynch was a Pro Bowler at 26. …There’s no analogy there.

  7. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Agreed, Frank.

    The D – Too early to say. It’s going to be hard to keep Lynch off the roster for his special teams play. …Have to see more of Cody Grimm first.

  8. Pete Dutcher Says:

    This is a fairly emotional article.

    I personally didn’t care for Sabbys play either, but he is far from the reason we lost the game.

    Take for example, the Bucs Head Coach deciding to go for it on 4th and goal, instead of kicking a field goal to tie the game. THAT was also a game changer.

    Don’t get me wrong…I’m thinking Raheem Morris sis that on purpose to see how the players responded. But it DID cost us the game, more so then Sabby’s play. Therre was almost no chance Barth would have missed that field goal that close.

    However, I agree that Sabby shold be no more than a backup. I was hoping he’d worked on his tactics in the off season, but he looked pretty bad out there. He almost didn’t even blitz to the QB on the play he did…he paused as though he was deciding whether to go for it or not.

    But the main reason I think he should not be the starter is the other guy (Jones?). He actually played better. Of course, it’s only one game in though.

    When Freeman wenty long to the right sideline, I instantly flashed Clayton, Stovall, Clark and every WR from last year through my head and cried, “Nooooo! He’ll never catch it!”

    And then it was caught. By Mike Williams. That was a catch none of the vets would have made. He really impressed me, as did Freeman and Sammie.

    Consider me on the Huggins bandwagon for now. That kid looked awesome, and Ward simply cannot run up the middle at all. Sometimes he gets outside, but up the middle he dives to the ground to avoid contact.

    The thought of having a vet starter and two very young backups there scares me, but heck, that’s how it is on almost every other poart of the team.

    Kick returns were okay, but I still think Peanut is the best we’ve got…and he would also provide back up to the RB position, which we will need later, most likely.

    The depth played horrible…all around.

    One thing…the funble late in the game, the WR that caught it and pitched it forward (actually was hit loose I think)…he messed up pretty bad, but I really liked his reaction on the sideline, and I hope he gets another chance. The kid has fire.

    The loss doesn’t bug me at all in truth. I saw plenty to get excited over.

    I’m sure though, that the bandwagoners will look at all the mistakes by 3nd thru 4th stringers and judge the starters harshly because of those mistakes…they always do.

    They will overlook the fact that Freeman played a “perfect” game, with the highest rating possible. And he also made plays with his feet. He was accurate too.

    And finally:
    Make JJ the 3rd stringer and Carpenter the backup. I don’t know if you guys were watching, but he was playing very well. He didn’t stare down the targets, he made progressions and reacted well to the rush. Freeman is certainly the best QB on the team, but Carpenter might end up being a diamond in the rough.

    And with JJ as the 3rd, he would be able to come in as WR on some plays, so we can see the Bucs tease defenses with the Wild Cat. JJ would also make good yards after catch if he needed to.

  9. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Scott Reynolds??? Is that you??!

  10. Joe Says:

    Nice feedback Pete. Thanks.

  11. Pete Dutcher Says:

    @The D
    I would love another Lynch there…and the dude actually reminds me of John in some ways. He’s got good instincts.

  12. FIRE GREG OLSON! Says:

    Peter Dutcher is from another planet. Seriously, I read this guy’s posts and he’s blatantly incoherent.

    You really think that Morris purposely went for it on 4th down? You’re a regular John Madden.

  13. BamBamBuc Says:

    Actually, Morris said this past week that if the situation came to win the game rather than tie, he would go for it. Whether that be going for 2 instead of the PAT, or going on 4th down instead of kick. He said he didn’t want the tie, it would be better to see how the players perform in tough situations and nobody wants to see OT in preseason (or a tie if they just ended the game).

  14. TopDoggie Says:

    Frank I didn’t say Sabby was Lynch I said it took Lynch awhile to get there. It was his fourth year when he tore it up. 10 total starts his first three years.

  15. David Says:

    Seriously man, this freakin’ site is is nothing more than cut and paste from other media outlets. Oh yeah there is the obligatory beer or chick reference to appeal to what I’ll never know. If you really come here for Buc info or analysis… What is the point of this site. Oh selling ads WTF was I thinking? Give us a break jackass.

    Do you even watch football?

  16. BamBamBuc Says:

    Maybe you should have left that last 6-pack in the fridge for tomorrow, David…..

  17. Joe Says:


    Joe’s just going pulling something out of thin air, where did you first hear about preseason blackouts?

  18. AllMaddenMonkey Says:

    @Dave yeah this site uses alot of other sources, but thats what ProFootballTalk does and it’s one of the most popular blogs/sites for football. I consider JBF a bucs only version of PFT with some “Joe” opinions and original content sprinkled in. It’s my one stop shop for my daily dose of buccaneers.

    Now as far as Sabby goes… I thought his play was consistent. The penalty was a big let down and “same ol’ sabby” but if he plays consistent AND makes some spalsh plays he might just get the job over jones.

    The call to go for it on 4th down felt really dumb to me even if raheem was playing to win and didn’t want a tie. It was like 3rd and 3 I believe and they tried 2 pass plays with RUDY CARPENTER in the game and not only that but there was 6 MINUTES LEFT!! how do you not kick a field goal is beyond me. Why even try out a new kicker, Barth was good for us last year.

  19. lightningbuc Says:


    “Oh yeah there is the obligatory beer or chick reference to appeal to what I’ll never know.”

    Um, that is to appeal to heterosexual men, so if you will never know then I guess that makes you a homo.

  20. Rican Says:

    Rah’s not calling the offense so the decision to pass on 3rd down in the red zone wasn’t his call lol. Even so, it’s not like Rudy made a bad pass it was right on but the receiver dropped it.

  21. Joe Says:


    Thanks for the kind words. Sadly, Joe can’t please everyone all the time. Joe’s traffic shows he’s popular.

  22. Joe Says:

    LOL Thanks BamBamBuc. Joe appreciates you looking out for his back.

  23. Joe Says:


    “Oh yeah there is the obligatory beer or chick reference to appeal to what I’ll never know.”

    Um, that is to appeal to heterosexual men, so if you will never know then I guess that makes you a homo.


  24. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    I didn’t think Sabby played bad at all. He flashed on a lot of plays , and I saw him around the ball all night .

    The late hit was a bonehead move , of course , but that comes from him being aggressive trying to win a job …there are worse things you could do…

    Comparing him to Lynch is stupid and unfair. Lynch is a hall of famer. Sabby will never be a hall of famer. The only reason people compare them is because they are both WHITE. I think a better comparison would be Jermaine Phillips . Phillips was a pathetic joke for about 4 years on this team . He would take horrible angles , miss tackles, etc. , until something finally clicked and he got it. I think Sabby could become a another Phillips .

  25. Pete Dutcher Says:

    (actually, never mind…attention is just what you want)

  26. Pete Dutcher Says:

    “Comparing him to Lynch is stupid and unfair. Lynch is a hall of famer. Sabby will never be a hall of famer. The only reason people compare them is because they are both WHITE.”

    @Radio Mushmouth

    Actually, the only reason that commparison is made is not because of skin color, but because John Lynch set the standard for this town. He was the best we’ve had there.

    However, I believe some of the comparisons here are between Sabby and CORY Lynch, who people want a chance given to.

  27. drdneast Says:

    Well, it didn’t take Joe long to blame Sabby for the loss. I was surprised he didn’t say it was Sabby’s fault it rained. Interesting to note that after Sabby was hit with the penalty Lynch said it was goods a thing he wasn’t playing nowadays or he would have been hit with a string of penalties and fines because he had many plays like the one Sabby just had. Rewind the tape and listen. As for the mistake costing the loss, I guess it was that and not the INT, Johnson threw, the fumble by Johnson, the two dropped passes in the endzone or the fumble after the catch at the ten yard line near the end of the game. By the way hayseeds, noone plays for a tie in the preseason. GEEESH.

  28. Capt.Tim Says:

    Dum and David- this site provides more info, more quickly, than any other source of Buc Info. It also has several ex-Bucs that are are frequent commenters/ posters. It has some of the most passionate and educated posters you could find anywhere! Joe has done an outstanding job of managing and contributing to this post. It is the Best! But if you two still wanna lob insults, then you can both Blow my mast!

  29. McBuc Says:

    Pete, he is his little brother…

  30. McBuc Says:

    I agree with the Capt on the yahoos insulting the Joes.

  31. TopDoggie Says:

    @david the dick. Go read another site. This is a good one. Although Joe better quit picking on Sabby or he’ll go to the probowl just to spite him.