Niners 48, Bucs 3

October 9th, 2011


Box Score

The Bucs got outhustled, outcoached, outmuscled, outplayed and outeverythinged today in San Francisco, crushed in all phases of the game. Another slow start but this time without the rousing finish.

It was putrid — Raheem Morris might call it “Yugly” — and really was the kind of performance that forces fans to doubt whether the Bucs are a playoff team. Even Raheem joined the stupid-penalty dance with a personal foul for chewing a referee’s ear off on the sideline. (Nice punt catch, Myron Lewis.)

It’s one thing for a team to completely fall apart mentally when a game’s out of reach in the fourth quarter, but the Bucs completely lost it early in the third quarter.

Joe’s not surprised the defense fell off noticably when Gerald McCoy went down with a heinous-looking injury, but their problems on defense went way deeper than that.

Most scary, perhaps, was Josh Freeman flashing back to 2009. And the playcalling is a big ol’ headscratcher for Joe.

As always, Joe will have all kinds of takes out of this game. Keep coming back through the night.

6 Responses to “Niners 48, Bucs 3”

  1. Fear The Glo Says:

    At least they waited a week so they didn’t crap their pants on national television.

  2. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    First game they weren’t competitive in this season…..

    We have a very inconsistent football team, which I guess should be expected with a very young football team. Still this was a debacle…we’ll see the character of this team in how they come out and play next week

  3. Meh Says:

    Fire all the coaches. Cut all the players. That was total suck.

  4. bucintexas Says:

    Saints, bears, saint, texans,packers. The slide begins….

  5. KD Says:

    It appears that Raheem has absolutely no control over his “youngry” team. Cute slang though.

  6. Steve From Oregon Says:

    Very tough….i felt like the only Buc fan at the game and then I had to witness that beatdown… me, it was even worse in person then on TV.

    It was so bad….im hoping that they can just call it a fluke and move on.