Time For Bucs To Rid Themselves Of Stigma

December 3rd, 2010

You’ve heard it. Joe’s heard it. It’s a pet peeve of Joe’s good friend “The Big Dog,” Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620. Yet there’s no escaping this fact and no sense in denying it.

The Bucs have yet to beat a team with a winning record.

Sooner or later if the Bucs are going to have success, or for that matter a playoff berth, the Bucs are going to have to rinse themselves of this stench. There’s no better way than to start Sunday. Call it “Separation Sunday.”

How the Bucs will do against the Dixie Chicks was up for debate on “The Blitz” this afternoon, co-hosted by your friend and Joe’s, Adam Schein, along with Jim Miller, heard exclusively on Sirius NFL Radio.

Adam Schein: I have always respected the Bucs. Raheem Morris has done a fantastic job. The Bucs overall have done a great job. But the way the Falcons are playing the past two games, they way their defense has played, Matty Ice, they don’t commit penalties. Atlanta has stepped up in class. I know they are playing in Tampa, but I can see them win by double-digits.

Jim Miller: I don’t think so. I think this is a dangerous game for Atlanta. I know this year Tampa has had some injuries to the safeties and to the offensive line. But the Bucs have racked up nine sacks in the past two games. I like their corners. I think the Bucs can matchup well. The key is the safeties and the linebackers and Matt Ryan’s ability to get the ball and attack the interior of that Tampa-2 defense. The last game came down to a field goal. This one could too. It should be a close game but I too like Atlanta.

Schein: Tampa, I love you. We are the official home of the Buccaneers. But let me call it: Matty Ice 27-17. My Falcons.

Joe can understand how people can see Matty Ice and the Dixie Chicks winning. The Dixie Chicks have beaten some of the NFL’s elite. They have beaten Green Bay. They have beaten the Saints. They have beaten the Crows.

The Bucs have lost to the Saints. The Bucs have lost to the Crows and the Bucs have lost to the Dixie Chicks.

The only way for the Bucs to rid themselves of this stain is to beat a winning team. It would help if the Bucs accomplished this Sunday.

13 Responses to “Time For Bucs To Rid Themselves Of Stigma”

  1. sensiblebuc Says:

    “Ive always respected the Bucs…”



    Hold on. Give me a sec.



  2. McBuc Says:

    exactly sensible, Adam is a tool. If I was Ryan, I would tell them to give me a better nick name. I know they are saying he is cool as ice, but the name comes from “natty ice” one of the worst beers to grace college campuses across the US.

  3. New Era Buc Says:

    Please Adam stop insulting the Bucs and saying your behind them. That’s a joke and so are you. Bucs 27 Birds 20. Believe It!

  4. bucfanjeff Says:

    Schein is still a d!ck. At the beginning of the year he was raping us on how bad we were.

  5. d-money Says:

    Dang sensiblebuc,

    You stole my thunder. That is exactly what I was about to type.

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I don’t get upset by people predicting we are going to lose. Who really cares? They make 16 predictions per week, and they have no connection to us. Schein probably hasn’t seen us play a game this year, and that’s fine. I think this lack of respect around the country actually benefits us. I care a lot less about us beating teams with winning records than I do of us making the playoffs. I won’t feel bad for one second if we make the playoffs with all our wins against “sorry” teams (even though I know we are probably going to have to beat one good team to get in). If a team from the NFC west makes the playoffs and gets a home game, why should I? We are eventually going to beat a team with a winning record, but I think it would be just fine if it happened in the playoffs anyway. Of course we can win on Sunday, but I’d trade a loss for a playoff berth any day. Hell, we beat the Saints and Packers last year, but the season still sucked. I know that once the playoffs start, anything can happen. There is no dominant team in the NFC, and I think we are actually a better team on the road.

  7. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    The Bucs came so close to beating Falcons in Georgia, but in Schein’s logic the Falcons are gonna beat us by double digits in Tampa!? No way, the Bucs will finally prove this Sunday that they can beat a winning team.
    Bucs-24 Buzzards-21

  8. Ravelston Says:


    I just don’t see the stigma (or stain). We’ve played games against 4 of the 7 teams with 8 or more wins and lost. To put another way, depending on whose rankings you believe, we’ve lost to the number 2, 3, 5 and 7 teams in the NFL and we’re about to play the number 2 team again. Which bit of rebuilding and rookies is it that you don’t understand? I’m going to be more than happy if we go into New Orleans at 10-5. The Saints will also be 10-5 and that’s a game I think we have a real chance of winning. Of course, if we go in 11-4, I’ll be even happier.

  9. Buc You Says:

    Schein: Tampa, I love you. We are the official home of the Buccaneers. But let me call it: Matty Ice 27-17. My Falcons.


  10. d-money Says:

    Matty Ice is the dumbest nickname ever.

  11. lovethepewter Says:

    I love how they give credit the “Matty Ice” for being so clutch and whatever. Let’s leave out the fact that he has a Hall of Fame tight end, a top 5 running back and a top 3 wide receiver….he’s not the 2nd coming of Joe Montana so get off his nuts.

  12. passthebuc Says:

    I hate to repeat myself, but everyone needs to stop looking through the rear view mirror. What happened in the past is not applicable to the 12th game of the season. Maturity along with a change in players are enough to keep the bucs on the right course. Will they win Sunday as the odds are only 3 points, don’t know. But i think the odds might drop another half point before game time. I would be calling for an outright win for this one exception, the 4:15 game. It might bother some that they will be in the media spotlight. In my opinion breaks will decide the outcome and I think with the spread as it is, Vegas is thinking along the same lines.

  13. Patrick Says:

    Really Mr. Schein? You’ve ALWAYS respected the Bucs? Up until we started winning, you trashed them constantly more than any team in the league.