Bobby Fenton Is Fed Up

November 6th, 2011

Joe’s good friend Bobby Fenton of WDAE-AM 620 is frustrated and has had it with the Bucs making excuses for poor play.

Fenton, who hosts a postgame call-in show on Sunday evenings, went off on a mini-tirade and scoffed at Bucs officials, if not players, for making excuses for awful play. He detailed his thoughts in the show’s monologue this evening.

“I’m tired of hearing how they battled, I don’t want to hear that any longer,” Fenton said. “Every team battles. You don’t see players lying down.

“I’m tired of hearing how they rallied. That’s garbage. Did you feel a tinge of excitement when they scored their last touchdown?

“I’m tired of hearing how they came back from this and battled back. Wah, wah, wah. And yet again they started off crappy. I don’t want to hear it. I don’t want to hear about the good things because there were not that many.

“OK, Josh Freeman didn’t throw a pick. He didn’t completely melt down. But I don’t think he played well at all. He missed a lot of big throws. I’m not just blaming him.

“The passing game… the hopelessness of anyone making a big play. As a whole, this receiving corps is very mediocre. [The Bucs] have no downfield passing game. They lack explosiveness.”

But Fenton did not devote his wrath to the offense. He saved few, yet choice words about the Bucs’ impotent defensive play Sunday in New Orleans.

“The defensive front was an absolute joke. Nobody can tackle. It was disgraceful.”

35 Responses to “Bobby Fenton Is Fed Up”

  1. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Finally, someone I can identify with.

  2. jb Says:

    Good for Bobby! He’s simply vocalizing what thousands of BUC fans are feeling!

  3. Kryq Says:

    I actually think Freeman did well.. he’s not the problem the problem is the horrible coaching calls. It starts with”Greg Olson”, I really don’t know why he hasn’t been fired the guy is a horrible coach. Also I don’t know how long its gonna take the Buccaneer’s to figure it out the draft isn’t going to give you a Super Bowl team you need some Veteran players, some actual Leadership to help out these rookies.

  4. Jimmy Says:

    Said it before nd will say it again:

    Rah-rah is running out of excuses.

    First it was Jags, then it was Bates, then it was Todd Wash, then it was the offensive line coach. Now who is Rah-Rah going to throw overboard? Olson? The defensive coordinator? Whoops, that’s Rah.

    Just like Richard Nixon, there are only so many underlings you can throw under the bus before you yourself have to face the music.

    Right now the band’s playing louder for Rah-rah.

  5. buc40 Says:

    THIS IS NOT NEW NEWS THAT THE JOE BUCS READERS HAVE NOT STATED BEFORE. To me this is old news just reiterated, but good to hear it and hopefully something will be done about it..

  6. Gt40bear Says:

    Testify brother! Can I get an amen! When I watch the Bucs ‘play’ defense, I throw up in my mouth a little. When is someone going to start calling out Rah, Rah for being a crappy D coordinator? Clean house before we waste what talent this team does have!

  7. RastaMon Says:

    Perhaps a new feature here…..”Fenton Vent’n”…

  8. Horice Says:

    Did anyone see Roy Miller get handled in the middle? Raheem does need to act as if he can lose his job. It seems as though he has some false assurance, or maybe he doesn’t. They (front office) did decide that they wouldn’t get better through free agency.

  9. KD Says:

    @Horice-Raheem needs to act like he will lose his job if play doesn’t improve

  10. Joe Says:


    If you read the Rejus Benn post, if you read between the lines it appears Rah read the team the riot act.

  11. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    So long as Rah stays the lowest paid coach in the league, he will have some job security – pennies come first with our owners.

  12. Patrick Says:

    Do you think “HIRE GREG OLSEN” will change his name back to “FIRE GREG OLSEN” soon?

  13. BluMoon Says:

    Amen Mr. Fenton! You are spot on 100% CORRECT!
    Thank you for speaking what most of us is thinking!

  14. Thomas 2.2 Says:


    The problem is that someone needs to read Raheem Morris (really the Glazers) the riot act. The players are simply putting out what is created in them in practice (or whatever you call what rah does when the team meets on non-game days).

    Yelling cliches and motivational phrases doesn’t win NFL games – this whole the players like him so they pay for him notion is a farse. Players play for the $. Period.

    In fact, players play better for coaches they dislike but respect like Coughlin. Case in point – the 2008 Giants – players were complaining early in that season about Couglin but he continued to demand tough practices and it paid off.

  15. K2theSoldier Says:

    THOMAS, was that Raheem out there that missed 10 plus tackles? Answer that one for me. Was it Raheem getting man handled in the middle, and Raheem missing sacks?

  16. K2theSoldier Says:

    Raheem is in ZERO chance of losing his job, anybody saying that is a delusional fool. We’re 4-4, not 0-8. Stupid fans say that stuff.

  17. K2theSoldier Says:

    But yeah, Bucs were out coached by a Super Bowl winning squad today. Call the executioner, time to FIRE THE HEAD COACH AT 4-4 LMAO Thomas and his clown posse never cease to amaze me.
    Hey Thomas, did you miss Gerald today?? How was your poster boy Roy Miller and Brian Price?

  18. Plbuc Says:

    I pledge not to watch another sorry performance until the Bucs get another coach. The whole franchise is spitting in the fans’ face.

  19. Baja Alabama Says:

    Poor coaching all the way around. The slow starts, lack of discipline, no creativity whatsoever. For as much as we have enjoyed seeing this team grow, there has been no growth from the coaching staff. It’s the same story every week, win or lose, and nothing seems to change. I think I’m beginning to fall off Rah’s bandwagon…

  20. Architek Says:

    “Occupy Tampa Bay”

    I beg you all to calm down because we have been saying this all along and now this is becoming a reality. The best is yet to come because McCoy is done and Benn has ben erradicated from the offense. Williams cant catch a cold, Blount is punching people again and Raheem is stuck on the sideline looking clueless. I am happy this revealing itself now better than later because they can correct the discipline going into the off-season. This is what happens when you dont have veterans Dominik. Hope you all are enjoying all the respect your getting for this young “promising” team. They are regressing and now even your dominant qb is regressing and cannot make routine throws because his confidence is withering. The Bucs did not get any weapons and the defense the invested in cannot get out of their own way. Did Hayes or Jones even suit up today?

  21. Architek Says:

    Oh and Roy Miller ass needs to be released.

  22. K2theSoldier Says:

    Architek, youre not a Bucs fan so get off this website. You don’t know a lick about football. I won’t even bother dismantling your stupid argument, because I’m busy watching The Walking Dead. But keep posting stupid things and I’ll blow you away like I did Thomas.

  23. IMHO... Says:

    @ Architek
    Agreed. Roy Miller is dumpster juice. Simply put we lack speed personel on offense(RB,WR) and skill personel on defense(Hayes, Black, Biggers, and Jones). Barth and Koenen are tha only consistent players

    U make some pretty valid points and observations of what happened this game.

  24. Joe Says:


    “Occupy Tampa Bay”

    Good one!

    I beg you all to calm down because we have been saying this all along and now this is becoming a reality. The best is yet to come because McCoy is done and Benn has ben erradicated from the offense. Williams cant catch a cold, Blount is punching people again and Raheem is stuck on the sideline looking clueless. I am happy this revealing itself now better than later because they can correct the discipline going into the off-season. This is what happens when you dont have veterans Dominik.

    Slow down!

    GMC is not done but, like Earnest Graham, he is brittle. Williams is in only his second year. And as far as this “no veterans” nonsense, what do you call Penn, Graham, Faine, Davin Joseph, Trueblood, Spurlock and Winslow? That’s just on offense.

    That stated, it would be great to see Faine or Joseph to grab one of the youngsters by the face mask and threaten to knock them into the middle of next week and get their acts together.

  25. Architek Says:

    Here’s my point. Name the last time a contender fielded this many youngsters? In any sport? Well the point is people pay money to see competition at its highest level. Even us fans that don’t live in Tampa. I bought the NFL ticket for my Bucs but they have yet to give me anything worth paying for. They fired and blamed Bates. Fired Jagz and said he was insufficient. Now what? Watching other games makes our team look like college because we are not even competing. I don’t mind losing but good God we fans pay and deserve better. This team is easily the hardest to watch from a Xs and OS standpoint because all of the rudimentary mistakes weekly. Cmon Joe you have to admit that enough is enough with all the excuses. Remember this was a divisional game after a bye.

  26. Architek Says:

    Listen buddy I am going to tell you like I told another homer weeks ago. I don’t have to defend my fanmanship to the Bucs. There is no waiting line and the Glazers are too cheap to pay for a bandwagon so I think you should retract your statement. K2, you want to know why I go so hard on the organization? I use to travel to see my Bucs and spent my hard earned money to support my team. How many Bucs fans do that? Green Bay, Pitts, Chicago, and Dallas all have kept their fans in the forefront. The Bucs don’t and once the great Bucs left they continued to live off their legacy and now we are seeing the root of the failure. The organization lacks leadership and direction. I feel like I’m not even looking at the same team as last year. This team looks like Seattle with Tavaris Jackson quaterbacking. I’m not going to get on your level because I’m disgusted with my team so yeah you win. But the numbers don’t lie. People don’t trust Raheem or the Glazers. What kind of owners would take season ticket holders money and volunteer a home game in London. The prominent owners laughed at Goodell. Yeah I’m a fan of another team alright, team common sense. You have a great week until Sunday when you drink your Kool Aid and fantasize about a team that can’t stop tripping over their own feet.

  27. Architek Says:

    Also K2, yeah umm my Outlook is pretty much what EVERYONE has been saying in the local and national media. Not enough weapons, young, and poor coaching. I guess everyone isn’t a Buc fan because the media won’t give them respect or rank them high on Tuesday’s power rankings. What should they be ranked now K2? lol, ur an idiot.

  28. BamBamBuc Says:


    Last time a team this young won anything was last year. The Packers average age was about 25.9 years old. They were about the 5th youngest team in the NFL behind teams like the Panthers, Bucs, and Jags. Can’t remember the other team that was younger, but they all averaged between 25 and 26 years old.

    So, yeah, it can be done but it’s not all that likely.

  29. Joe Says:


    Cmon Joe you have to admit that enough is enough with all the excuses.

    If the Bucs don’t make the playoffs this season (very unlikely at this point), next year will be critical for Raheem’s long-term job security here. That’s not a knock on Raheem, it’s just life in the NFL. Very few coaches go four years without a playoff berth and survive.

    Of course, if the Bucs continue to make the same mistakes they’ve made the past two seasons (slow starts, penalties), one has to honestly question why the head coach can’t resolve these issues?

    Joe will never forget at last year’s Super Bowl Media Day Joe ran into Gil Brandt. Joe asked Brandt about Raheem’s future with the Bucs. Brandt looked Joe square in the eye and the very first thing out of his mouth was, “How many tickets are the Bucs selling?”

    That was an eye-opening, telling statement from one of the greatest football men in NFL history.

    If Raheem goes four years without a playoff appearance and there are still blackouts, that’s not a good thing.

  30. K2theSoldier Says:

    Okay, Walking Dead is over, so time to give Architek a response. I am not a homer, so don’t call me that. I defend my team when it’s appropriate (defending Rah and Gerald) and critique things that deserve critiquing (Olson’s playcalling). You on the other hand just blast every single thing you get a chance to blast and blame everything on the easy targets (Raheem, ownership).

    A REAL fan doesn’t hop off the bandwagon the first chance they get like so many people on here, including yourself. You’re of course one of those unrealistic fans that wants the Bucs to go scoop up free agents like this is the NFL. You’re one of those fans that shouts “WE NEED MORE VETS” despite the fact that Faine, Joseph, Trueblood, Penn, Graham, Winslow Ronde, Hayward, Sean and Tanard are ALL vets.

    What in the world is your point about where we rank in power rankings? Umm, who exactly cares about power rankings in week 10? An idiot like yourself? Possibly. Who the hell cares about what the national media thinks about us, ask Joe what he thinks about the national media and BSPN. I share the same sentiments.

    I also wanna address something you keep saying about the blame going out to fired coordinators. Was that blame wrong? What exactly are Jagz and Bates doing right now? CFL? Arm chair QB like me and you? They’re bad coordinators, thus they deserve the blame they got.

    Your outlook is that of a fan of the Dolphins or Colts, NOT the outlook of a fan of a team in a playoff race.

    Go away Architek.

  31. K2theSoldier Says:

    Like this is the NBA is what I meant in the second paragraph.

  32. K2theSoldier Says:

    @Joe, that’s a fair statement. 4 years in a row without playoffs is tough to sell to your fans. But what exactly CAN you sell to the Tampa Bay fans? We’ll win the damn Super Bowl and fans like Thomas and Architek (the majority of Buc fans) STILL won’t show up. It’s not Raheem’s fault fans don’t show up. WE WON 10 GAMES AND ARE A .500 TEAM AND FANS STILL DON’T COME. The Dallas Cowboy game is going to be EMBARRASSING in the stands just like last time they came to town. Those fans fill up our stadium and make it a home game for the Cowgirls. It’s really going to suck for me (some one who buys tickets through thick and thin) to have to sit next to those clowns that night.
    The point is Joe, blaming Raheem for attendence is just another cop out to defend our crappy fanbase.

  33. Joe Says:


    The point is Joe, blaming Raheem for attendence is just another cop out to defend our crappy fanbase.

    You are missing the point. No one sober is blaming Raheem for attendance. It is the economy but too many don’t want to believe it. There’s too much evidence.

    But the point Gil Brandt made was to reinforce that the NFL is a business. Bad, good or indifferent, a (vocal?) segment of the Bucs fanbase has either not bought into the team, the front office philosophy and/or Raheem. If, as Brandt suggested, the stadium was packed, then Raheem would likely be given a lot of rope and patience.

    Gary Kubiak is a rare bird in that he has been on his job for six years and no playoff appearance. But the Texans sell out each game. So that’s been his security blanket. But with the addition of new coaches and how their division is a joke, if the Texans miss the playoffs, he is likely gone.

    Look, Team Glazer got rid of an area icon and the guy who got the team it’s lone Super Bowl win. Those two guys have done far more and have far more pelts on the wall than Raheem has.

    Again, let Joe stress he is not advocating for a move to be made. Just stating the ugly truths of life as a coach in the NFL.

  34. K2theSoldier Says:

    I know the reality, that 4 seasons in a row of no playoffs will get you fried. If we don’t get to the playoffs this and next year I’d like a change. But to even be having the conversation of a change while the team is 4-4 is just ridiculous.

  35. Blubber Price Says:

    On a brighter note, doesn’t Blubber Price look an explosive disruptive “warrior” at understackle ?? …errrrrrr maybe not….

    I’m so glad we don’t need any free-agents around here. I look forward to another draft of average injury-prone undynamic players in April !