Perfect Timing?

September 28th, 2010

It’s not even October and the Bucs are having a bye week. Rather early, no?

No, says eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune. Twittering via the Bucs TBO Twitter feed, Kaufman believes the early bye week comes at a perfect time.

All of a sudden, the early bye week looks like it’s coming at an opportune time for the Buccaneers, embarrassed at home.

Joe isn’t so sure. With so many rookies playing, the proverbial wall is going to slam them in the face. A bye week, say a month from now, would have been much better for the Bucs than this early.

With the extreme early bye, Joe has a feeling the Bucs are going to be dragging terribly shortly after Thanksgiving. To suggest the Bucs need a bye after getting hammered by the Steelers in Week 3, suggests there may be panic within the walls of One Buc Palace.

22 Responses to “Perfect Timing?”

  1. McBuc Says:

    Nah, just a tweet from Kaufman, does not mean anything.

  2. eric Says:

    The Glazer boys arent in a panic. They are sipping Champagne laughing about the 80 mil payroll and counting the television revenue, while watching their kickball team.

    It’s all good!

    A couple of more wins against patsies and they won’t even have to pay a real coach, coaching staff, or GM next year either. (if they even play).

    Viva la blackouts! Goooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Not A Rocket Surgeon Says:

    “…suggests…” is a clever turn of prose for another word – if. Silly Ira.

    92.6745% odds on there being no panic at 1 Buc.

    It’s scientific and stuff.

  4. bucfanjeff Says:

    You can spin bye weeks positively in any situation. Would it help to rest guys at the half way point? Sure. Can we use it now to further heal Freemans thumb, and find out who is going to play safety, and an extra week for game planning the Bengirls so we can win and avoid a tailspin, and work their ass in practice after they got a reality check? Sure.

  5. Tommy Boy Says:

    I think eye-Rah! was leaning more towards the bye week giving the coaches an opportunity to get our rookies more prepared (Blount, Grimm, Benn). Raheem did say Blount and Benn would play more and we all know Grimm needs some extra pointers. Though I do agree with you about dragging later in the season. I’ve always hated early bye weeks.

  6. McBuc Says:

    Bucs! PLEASE pull of the victory in Ohio, so if for no other reason we can stop reading Eric’s posts! There is no need to panic, the team will keep moving forward, no one thought they would win every game, no one thought they would be 2-1, and regardless of what some of the people on this site will say beating two other bad teams shows improvement. Both those teams were better than Tampa last year. The Tenard crap will be behind the D, and they can take out their embarrassment on the Bengals.

  7. bob Says:

    i suggest joe was the second gunman in the grassy knoll !!!

  8. oar Says:

    With a loss like Sunday, the Bucs will probably lose to B-Y-E!

  9. eric Says:

    I remember everyone was all pumped up after the Dallas loss last year. Everyhing was so much better, moved the ball ect.

    We are entering the disaster zone…………………………..look at the stats, this team does NOTHING well or even average.

    But if the bucs win, its good, if they lose, its good.

    Such is life in the dynasty. That koolaid must be reallly strong!

  10. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    A Bye right now can go either way. If we win in Cincy, it will be great. But IF Tampa loses up there after 2 weeks of preperation, it is really gonna have our Team wondering if they are as good as they think they are. Another humiliating loss like we had against the Steelers may be devistating for the rest of the season.

  11. McBuc Says:

    Eric…I spiked my Koolaide with vodka!

  12. Joe Says:

    i suggest joe was the second gunman in the grassy knoll !!!

    Nah, if Joe is going to stalk someone, it’s Rachel Watson.

  13. bob Says:

    off subject, would anybody be surprised if trent edwards is a buccaneer by the end of the day? van pelt came from buffalo so theres some familiarity there. and the waiver claim is based on 2009 record. i know there hasnt been much interest in bringing in qbs by the bucs but im just saying i wouldnt be surprised. (not for starting but with freeman running so much it might not be the worst insurance policy, or maybe it

  14. Not A Rocket Surgeon Says:

    my guess would be a brown or a panther…

  15. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Dang, Joe!

    You are on a role today! I agree with you!!

  16. Derf Says:

    McBuc don’t worry about eric – even IF he is right.

    No one, and I mean no one, figured the Bucs to be 2-1. Most optimists figured 1-2, I know I had the Bucs winning against the Browns and losing to Carolina and the Steelers.

    I expect a close game but I’m expecting a loss in Cincy.

  17. McBuc Says:

    True Derf, we are ahead of where I thought we would be as well.

  18. eric Says:

    Ok,ok I never thought they would be 2 dash 1 either.

  19. Derf Says:

    So overall I’m actually SURPRISED that the Bucs have performed to the level that they have.

    I’m HAPPY that they seem to rally around their HC and Freeman has shown glimpses of being a very good QB, especially for his inexperience and age.

  20. McBuc Says:

    Derf…The voice of reason. I can go with that.

  21. Trguy12 Says:

    Eric: instead of constantly making derogatory comments and criticizing even when the Bucs win, you should just put your money where your mouth is.
    I say everyone puts $10 in a pot and chooses less than 8 wins or 8 or more.
    The losers get to spend a weekend with those Steeler Chicks Joe was so kind enough to display for us on Sunday.

  22. eric Says:


    Actually I was very positive after the two wins.

    However, I cannot risk spendng a weekend with the Steeler Chicks.

    Now money i can deal with………………………….8 wins? Not a chance in hell of that happening.