Early Bye Week Is Too Painful

October 8th, 2010

Joe must confess that the Bucs’ bye in only Week 4 of the season has driven him absolutely crazy.

It’s just way too early for a bye, especially after waiting all those months for the real action to get going.

Week 4? C’mon. Thanfully, the great Bucs videos at BucStop.com have helped keep Joe sane.

Compounding the madness is the Bucs are in such a unique situation, in that so much more needs to be learned about the team. Tampa Bay squeaked out a win against Cleveland, crushed a quarterback-challenged, winless Carolina club on the road, and then got mauled by the Steelers at home. The 2-1 record is great, but it comes with a lot of question marks.

Joe is itching to get those answers, and those don’t come during bye weeks. 

Bucs great Scot Brantley echoed those sentiments during an interview on 1010 AM yesterday, stretching out his vowel sounds like only he can doooo,  “We’re really going to learn a whole lot about the Bucs over the next three games.” he said. “We have to see more.”

The next three games are in Cincinnati and then at home against the Saints and Rams. Joe only expects one win, but the Bucs need to really compete in every game to feel like the plan is working.

4 Responses to “Early Bye Week Is Too Painful”

  1. Derf Says:

    Joe only expects one win????

    Bengles, Saints and Rams…….

    I wonder which one Joe expects the Bucs to win?????

  2. Derf Says:

    With TJ vanishing for the year and the introduction of Blount it was actually a GREAT time for a bye week.

    Hopefully the Bucs have gotten Blount/Higgins up to speed, as well as Cody Grimm.

  3. booty traps Says:

    I dont see us winning vs. Cinci and NO either.

  4. BigMacAttack Says:

    I think N.O. is very beatable. Bush will be out and so will Porter. Cinci is a tossup but the Bucs are capable. It’s just that they are such an unknown and unproven commodity. The upside is there isn’t a whole lot of film for opponents to use, at least that wasn’t destroyed in the fire last year. Ah what the hell, I say 3 for 3. LOL