“The Commish” Is Geeked About New Bucs Order

February 17th, 2012

Joe knows Bucs fans are still scratching their heads after listening to — what the hell is his title? — Butch Davis discuss with the local pen and mic club his duties and parameters. The parameters he knows about, that is.

But this angst is not shared by Joe’s good friend “The Commish,” Justin Pawlowski. A self-described “free agent,” Pawlowski got behind a live mic for the first time in a month while manning a stint as a guest co-host this morning with Mike Pepper during “Hooters Nation” on WQYK-AM 1010.

While Pepper still has reservations about what is currently going on with the Bucs and the team’s still incomplete coaching staff, Justin took the opposite approach.

“I am looking at this situation as the glass is half full. I was not a big fan of the Raheem Morris regime. Everything since has been better.

“Having been over [at One Buc Palace] as part of the Buccaneers Radio Network and you hear about all the chaos and all the rumors you hear and then you see in the paper that Raheem is out drinking at the same place all the time, it just didn’t seem to be what an NFL team should be. There didn’t seem to be any leadership.

“I have been more impressed with the first two coaches’ press conferences than the hundreds of press conferences I had been to with Raheem Morris and Greg Olson. They need leaders and teachers and they have that now.

“People say the Bucs lack talent. I think the Bucs have done a good job in the draft. It’s that talent has just not been developed.

“I am excited.”

Joe is somewhat excited as well. Joe can just about assure Bucs fans we will not see the weekly Arrelious Benn’d Around play which couldn’t even fool a dude with a white cane.

That alone is progress.

16 Responses to ““The Commish” Is Geeked About New Bucs Order”

  1. Jared Says:

    Ok I am a huge fan of the commish and I need to know when I can listen to him and where I can listen to him.

  2. Joe Says:


    As Joe wrote quoting Justin himself, he’s a “free agent,” meaning he has no set schedule. Follow Justin on Twitter and he will update followers when he will be on the air.

  3. raphael Says:

    I agree with the Commish…Dicsipline and fundamentals are a great thing and we will see a big difference next year. BTW what the heck happened at 620 with the Commish ?

  4. Meh Says:

    I’m excited about Sullivan, that’s for sure.

  5. RastaMon Says:

    “I am excited.”

    me too…

  6. Josh Says:

    I agree about the press conferences. Worlds apart from what we’ve been used to seeing.

  7. Snook Says:

    That YouTube clip is CLASSIC.

    I think Justin is right. I’m sick of people saying the Bucs have no talent. Talent is there. Its just been rotting under a horrible coaching staff.

  8. Pete Dutcher Says:

    It’s official…I am teemed over my new Kindle Fire. Love this thing!

    I freely admit…I was wrong about Raheem on many levels.

  9. Pete Dutcher Says:


  10. Dave Says:

    The way I see it is every NFL team has talent and lots of it. Some have more depth or a handful of players at skill positions that are better than others, but they all have NFL caliber talent.
    I think the Bucs have done a good job drafting the last few years. I think the core of the team that will get back to the playoffs is here with the D-Line and freeman and benn and Williams and Blount.
    I think they back 7 on defense needs a lot of help and I think they desparately need speed on offense.
    But those are things that can be addressed and turned aroun in 1-2 years. It is not a rebuilding process from scratch.

    I think they are Houston 2 years ago, about to take a leap forward and be a playoff contender after that….
    IF IF IF IF IF they make the right moves with FA and draft some speed.

    I do like the Schiano, Sullivan, Davis thing going on, the discipline for the young team is badly needed.

  11. Thomas 2.2... Says:


    Congratulations my man for freeing yourself from the influence of advertisers.

    Unlike what Tim and others were fooled into believing, those close to the team, like Justin, know that Rahrah was no coach at all – he was an overpaid buddy.

    Now they have leadership and accountability – if there is talent it will come out now.

  12. eric Says:

    i like our new coach and rah surely had his problems.

    all these drinking references are a bit unprofessional imo.

    he was a bad coach nuff said.

  13. Big Picture Guy Says:

    kh, agreed. Or at least give him an hour or more between 12-3 and save us from some of the Jim Rome show. If I have to hear Rome crack on the same BSPN driven mumbo jumbo over and over and over and over again, I just might go insane.

  14. Big Picture Guy Says:

    Eric, I agree with you as well. Apparently anyone who goes out on a weekend night to have a few pops is a terrible, unprofessional person. I mean Rah was in there at 4 or 5am on workdays putting his time in early.

    Who are we to put a referendum on how people spend their free time and blow off steam? What is this, the prohibition era again? You should be judged by your work performance alone, and simply put, Rah’s didn’t stack up. End of discussion.

  15. MOBucs Says:

    With all the bitching and moaning that goes on in these forums, the Commish’s take is a welcomed change for me. Free agency hasn’t even started and some so-called fans have had nothing but negative comments. Fat Albert gets released (rightfully so) and people lose it. Are you kidding me!? Maybe, just maybe, Dom is looking to add DT depth for the team that isn’t a lazy, self-centered thug. I think many will be eating crow by the time the season starts.

  16. Brad Says:

    I’m excited that Commish might have a landing spot to hear his talent and thorough evaluation. Not sure what happened at 620 but they made a huge mistake in letting him get away. One spot I’d recommend him taking is the 9-12 slot. The other guys are more like a variety show and sports seem to be secondary with them. Same boring jokes, bday challenges, sounding like desperate men talking about too young to get girls racks is really really old but being the only local show one has to listen. But if another show was available I’d listen in a heartbeat.