THE PESSIMIST: “Win Now” Move Is Right

November 9th, 2011

THE PESSIMIST is a diehard Bucs fan whose negative writings appear occasionally on

His views surely do not necessarily reflect those of Joe. However, Joe sure gets a kick out of them.

THE PESSIMIST felt compelled to emerge from his self-imposed lockout to comment on this glorious Albert Haynesworth signing, just in case the man with the worst work ethic in the NFL is back on the street soon. 

Congratulations, Mark Dominik, for taking your underwear off, putting on your big boy pads, and putting on your win-now Chucky face.

THE PESSIMIST and real fans have our hearts and wallets in this game to win at all costs immediately — not play some fantasy lasting contender game that banks on players maturing perfectly and nobody getting injured. You like fantasy football? That’s fantasy football.

Real football is building the best possible team to win now, the kind of stuff fans of the Falcons, Saints, Jets and others lap up like starved dogs.

THE PESSIMIST is sickened by Bucs fans that would rather see Roy Miller act like Sean Mahan against the Texans, or have Da’Quan Bowers or someone else play out of position, rather than see if the Bucs can motivate Haynesworth to get after it for half a game or more.

Haynesworth is the best available option for the Bucs in this game. Period.

If Raheem can’t motivate Haynesworth for Sunday, then Raheem isn’t the man he thinks he is. Because THE PESSIMIST guarantees that Raheem is fired up and bouncing off the walls getting ready to deliver his famous core beliefs to Haynesworth in the morning — like Haynesworth never heard it from the last two old, stuffy coaches previously trying to motivate him.

This is your moment, Raheem. Shine, brother, shine.

For everything this signing represents for this year and beyond, THE PESSIMIST considers Haynesworth the most exciting thing to happen to the Bucs since they put their balls on the table and drafted Da’Quan Bowers.

40 Responses to “THE PESSIMIST: “Win Now” Move Is Right”

  1. Meh Says:

    Hide your daughters. If they work at a restaurant now would be a good time to quit, even in this economy.

  2. Eric Says:

    I agree pessimist.

    Tomorrow may never come.

    Say no to tedious long term rebuilding plans. We have had about twenty of those since the damn team arrived.

  3. D Says:

    Lasting contenders: Packers, Steelers.

    Win now: The Eagles.

    Nuff said.

    My problem isn’t personnel, it’s who’s leading them.

  4. K2k Says:

    @D — Get over it. Saints, Jets, Bears. They’re not exactly crumbling and they’re getting plenty of huge playoff wins.

    Packers have been helped an awful lot by stellar QB play for 20+_years. That’ll do it for any team.

  5. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    No matter what this team does, some people will b!tch.

  6. Patrick Says:

    In response to the Haynesworth news, why are so many of you attacking the Bucs for signing him?! I actually like this signing believe it or not! Why?

    Haynesworth has had a disappointing 2 seasons, but most of that was because he didn’t like being in Washington. He may have been cut by the Patriots, but a thing worth mentioning is that he hasn’t started any games since 2009. Maybe a reason why his numbers haven’t been as good as they used to be? A change of scenery could be all this guy needs. And Raheem is a good people person, so maybe that would help a guy like Albert.

    To those of you saying he’ll ruin the locker room: Think again. Right now, our locker room sucks. We have no leadership and a bunch of boneheads on the team already as it is, so bringing in Hayneworth isn’t going to change anything. In fact, I think he could easily be one of the leaders on the defense given how young and undisciplined this team is. That is if he turns things around.

    Haynesworth is a talented player. He’s produced before and he can do it again. Our DT’s aren’t really making an impact as it is right now, so how can this hurt? I’m impressed with Price, but he hasn’t been 100 percent this year. And McCoy is 10 times more fragile than Price is. I’m glad we’ve finally brought in a proven veteran for once. Someone who’s experienced

    Hey, at least we’ll finally be in the sports news for a little bit tonight.

  7. Blubber Price Says:

    Isn’t the “win now” attitude something you need to inact during the offseason , at the begining of free agency , not in the middle of the season when only bums are available ??

    *rolls eyes*

  8. Brad Says:

    Speaking of Bowers, what is going on with this guy? Is he still recovering? Is he not progressing? I envisioned him and Clayborn meeting the QB. I hope this doesn’t turn out to be a bad pick. I want to be excited about our ends.

  9. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m still all for the rebuilding plan, but at the same time, I want to win now too. If Haynesworth helps us do that (granted that is a very big if), then why wouldn’t everyone be on board with this move. If he turns out to be a bum, then at least we tried. Anyone else know of a pro bowl caliber 3 Technique looking for work? I sure as hell don’t. He’s obviously not a long term solution, but sometimes a temporary fix is good too. All I really want is to beat Houston on Sunday.

  10. macabee Says:

    Al Woods just got cut from Seattle. With Okam still ailing, Dominik may want to send one of our 1st year players to the PS. Woods knows our system and could step in right away. All of a sudden Dom has options falling from the sky!

  11. T. Bass Says:

    2 sacks and NFC Defensive Player of the Week

  12. j lynch Says:

    Change of scenery???????WTF 3 teams shanny cut his fat ass out of shape lazy POS now Bellichic? This bum is DONE . Took the money and walked he’s to out of shape to run Steve Miller?? Kinda like Roy Miller

  13. Patrick Says:

    macabee, you’re being sarcastic right?

  14. Rickster Says:

    Does anyone really think al is going to be the difference? I am excited about the signing but we still have horrible linebackers, aside from foster. The number one deffense in the texans, and the worst part…… GREG OLSEN!!!

  15. lovethepewter Says:

    Ya what do the Steelers, Colts, Patriots, Packers and other so called “long lasting contenders” know. Everybody knows that teams like the Cowboys, Falcons, Redskins, Jets and other “win now” mentality is how you are successful. Get the flunk out of here idiot.

  16. Rickster Says:

    And thays assuming he is the man beast he used to be…

  17. Buzzsaw Says:

    This is a pathetic move, clearly made out of desperation. I think the pressure is finally getting to our “rockstar” GM. This reminds me of the 80s and early 90s when the Bucs had a habit of signing a “starter” 3-4 weeks after the final roster cuts. It never worked then and I guarantee you it won’t work now. Bottom line is they are not getting the most out of the talent available. I think the Glazers really do want a long-term winner and they won’t tolerate this much longer.

  18. Patrick Says:


    The Steelers, Colts, Patriots, and Packers also have the best quarterbacks in football. But I agree, this “draft pick only” way of building the team has gotten boring. Yes, you build through the draft, but also sign SOME free agents to fill in spots that are obviously weak. We’re in year 3 of this rebuilding era and we’re still mediocre. And look how the 49ers, Bengals, and Bills went from perennial losers to contenders in 1 year. We should be a playoff team by now.

  19. Patrick Says:


    Newsflash! Roy Miller sucks. McCoy is out for the season. Okam is hurt. Price is banged up. We’re thin at the position right now. This is a good signing. He’s definitely 10 times better than Miller

  20. SteveK Says:

    Why not roll the dice on the big boy?

    And I don’t worry about Albert giving up on this team; I worry about Blount’s fist when he “Boise States” him if/when he quits on his teammates.

    Maybe he can come in and play well. I’m happy the Bucs are giving him a shot. He could be exactly what our D needs a large disruptive force with a mean streak.

    I say we don’t feed him for 12 hours and than let him out of his cage.

  21. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I think it was a BRILLIANT move, WTF else could we have done ?
    We needed a D Lineman (McCoy is out} and Haynesworth was out there.
    Raheem and Haynesworth will have MUCH in common, Both their NFL Career’s are on the line. It is pretty much do, or die, for both of them.
    Tampa is a D Minded Town, and if Albert shines, the whole Tampa Bay area will embrace him.
    I think this pick up has the potential that picking up Blount had for us.

  22. SteveK Says:

    IMO, getting rid of a locker room diva is like algebra, and another one to nullify it.

    Let’s sign TO, do it Dom!

  23. SteveK Says:

    And Tiki!

  24. leroy Buttermilk Says:

    I find you to be confident and refreshing and I admire your approach . We should sit down for an hour together and compare thoughts. I’m sure we can come to a productive conclusion. I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Bill Bellicheat

  25. Patrick Says:


    T.O. actually had a 1,000 yard season last year and was pretty productive. He’s been pretty well behaved for the last 2 years as well.

    T.O is probably the best overall free agent on the market, but DT is a bigger need right now. We need to try to keep Arian Foster under 150 yards if we’re lucky

  26. macabee Says:

    Patrick, No sarcasm my man. Al Woods has been cut by Seattle. I don’t know if he will clear waivers, but he is definitely available. Go to any website that list NFL transactions and you will see!

  27. Mike Says:

    I couldn’t agree more with the pessimist then. I like the idea of seeing this guy in a 4-3 for the first time since TN. Now, I will only fully agree with such optimism that the Galzers or MD care about winning now is if they go out and get us a proven and trusted playmaker on offense… anything explosive!

  28. macabee Says:

    Patrick, This just in. Steelers picked up Al Woods from waiver wire.

  29. T. Bass Says:

    people on there last chance always are inspired

  30. j lynch Says:

    great picture of morris doing what he does best chest bump.. is he retasded he looks it

  31. j lynch Says:

    misspelled it retarded sorry

  32. Oahubuc Says:

    Best way to make this right would be sign Derrick Brooks. Seriously, he’d be our second best LB and keep this b-sack in line.

  33. Patrick Says:


    Derrick Brooks and Cato June were both let go for Hayes and Black. Still laughable almost 3 years later.

  34. Niko (The Optimist) Says:

    Its a matter of the Chicken and the Egg, which came first. Albert Hanesworth is not a great character person, but he never had a problem with attitude when he was at Tennessee.

    He made a choice to go to Washington who was still running a one gap 4-3 defense in 2009 as opposed to the Bucs who were switching to a two gap Jim Bates Defense. He had no clue that the Bucs would go back to a one gap and Washington would fire Zorn and his new DC would be Hasslett and his 3-4.

    From there it all went down hill. Unhappy as all heck, A.H. fell apart, and has been that way since. Even at New England, the D there is a two gap system when they do run the 4-3 which isn’t that often.

    Here in Tampa Bay, Hanesworth has a chance to resurrect his career. I don’t see him causing problems here..this is the perfect system for him. I expect the Bucs defense to limit teams to about 100 yards rushing per game. The 180 stuff is over with. If Houston rushes for 125 or less, Bucs win.

  35. Mr. Lucky Says:

    @Niko, I agree with your first 3 paragraphs. HOWEVER I totally disagree with your last sentence…the ONLY way the Bucs beat the Texans is this – the good Josh Freeman needs to show up and the Bucs need to score more than 3 points in the first half!

  36. thomas 2.2 Says:

    I am the biggest complainer about this fraudulent plan here at JBF. I dont think anyone would disagree.

    There is very little downside to this move. We all should be more excited for Sunday now.

  37. Capt.Tim Says:

    Pessimist, while I seldom share your point of view, you are absolutely right about this one!

  38. leroy Buttermilk Says:

    I’m the human beat box beatbot beatbox beatbox beatbox beatbox All you can eat all you can eat the Fat Boys are are back and you know they can never be wack the Fats Boys are back We can stomp out the compitition and punch out the opponents The Blount Object and the Human Beat Box I’m feeling this it’s like an old school hihop song it’s the sport of kings better than diamond rings Football Mamma said knock you out yeah put a beat behind this and we got a hit the remix

  39. FearTheFlag Says:

    1. Anyone who is complaining about the Buc’s locker room is clearly speaking out their butt! You seriously have NO idea what the locker room is like because you’ve never spent one second there. If you were lucky enough to talk to people in the know, then you’d know…the locker room is fine.

    2. Haynesworth: Certainly everyone has opinions about bringing him in, that’s fine. Let’s watch him with a critical eye but give him an honest chance to play and prove himself in a Buc’s jersey.

    3. Even the best teams in this league have bad games. The ship’s not on fire yet people! However…if we look the same in the next 2 games, we’ll need to reach for that fire hose.

  40. Ed Says:

    I love how this organization gies anyone a chance. This isnt such an stunning signing, i mean it makes sense and everything. It reminds me how we gave Mike Williams, Legarrette Blount, AND Da’Quan Bowers a chance when no one else had the guts to. In this situation it is desperate, but it isn’t stupid, late is better than never.