Bucs Getting Some Love Nationally

November 19th, 2012

Peter King’s back-handed compliment of Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman notwithstanding, Joe knows many Bucs fans want national media types to give the Bucs a big ol’ bear hug as much if not more so than a win.

This has always puzzled Joe, but he just shrugs his shoulders. This is too nice of a day to ponder such heavy subjects.

So Joe brings this little nugget from Maoist Michael Silver for your dancing and reading enjoyment. Unlike King, Silver is starting to drink the Freeman Kool-Aid, so he wrote on Yahoo! Sports this morning.

4. The Bucs, who fought back from a 21-10 deficit with six minutes remaining in regulation, have won five of six to join the Indianapolis Colts as the 2012 season’s most pleasant surprises. Even better, Josh Freeman is starting to resemble the cool, consistently clutch and dripping-with-potential passer we saw in 2010.

Yes, as we saw yesterday, the Bucs will go as far as Freeman can take them. When he is hot (last few minutes of the game and in overtime), the Bucs offense is lethal.

When Freeman struggled, it was shades of 2010 and the offense was impotent.

16 Responses to “Bucs Getting Some Love Nationally”

  1. Jessup Says:

    Think you meant shades of 2011.

  2. Celly Says:

    i don’t think Bucs fans necessarily want to adoration of the national media. I think it is more of a lack of respect thing.

    When we’re doing bad, its always, “oh, theres the same old bucs. must be reverting back to the creamcicle era.”

    When we win, its either the other team that gave the game away or we’re just ignored completely.

    Remember, week 1 when we shut down the panthers run game? Bucs fans felt it was a sign of things to come. the media portrayed it as Cam having a bad day.

  3. SteveK Says:

    I’m ready for Sunday vs the Falcons. We will get to see if we are for real or not.

    We need to hone in the intensity shown for the comeback. We can be a sumbitch!

  4. SteveK Says:

    Adam, “Ruxin”, Schein, still want Ponder over Freeman?

  5. terry4505 Says:

    Am I the only one who felt like the entire broadcast yesterday was slanted towards the Panthers.

    I like Tim Ryan, but if I had to hear one more time how great Luke Pukely is, I was gonna Puke-ly.

    Wasn’t it Pukely who bit hard on the play action fake on the 2pt play. It was as if the Fox team was just waiting for the game to fit into the story they had written about the Panthers winning the game.

  6. CaliBucFan Says:

    Freeman and Jackson also cracked Dion’s top 10.

  7. Joe Says:


    Celine Dion? Why the hell would anyone give NFL crediblity to some lame Canadian singer?

  8. Jrock Says:


    nfl.com is talking about the Bucs chances of making the playoffs. Really good breakdowns, it seems like our biggest competition is Seattle. If we steal one against Atlanta, and can beat the Saints in their dome (again), then just win the games we should…. dudes, we very very well could be playoff bound this season.


  9. raphael Says:

    lol @ cali…

  10. Jbyrd Says:

    The Bucs are playing pretty well right now and the offense is fun to watch (most of the time)…but I’m pretty scared of what Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalas might do to our terrible secondary. We’re gonna have to put up alot of points.

  11. Andrew Says:

    I have never seen this much national media attention for us since our super bowl year. we are all over espn. its great.

  12. SombreoBro Says:

    Joe didn’t like your misspelling of Deion’s name. Joe knows best.

  13. Jglazer Says:

    It was an interesting day for Freeman. For the first half he looked like a cry baby. You see him pissed and complaining at his teammates. I know when I see this its going to be a rough day for the Bucs. But then in the second half I saw him do some things only the best of the best do. One of those things is throwing down the middle of the field especially in the end zone. Very tough and only the best pull this off. In the past he leaves it up to WR to make a sideline hail marry pass. Yes takes some talent but not as much as a timed pass over the middle.

    Not sold yet that he is the Franchise QB but hopefully the next few games will tell.

  14. Walter Says:


    when will you be convinced, when he wins the Superbowl? Josh has played like a top 10 quarterback this year, just like in 2010. That tells me 2011 was just a bad year for our team.

  15. Tampa2 Says:

    Need to beat Atlanta that is for damn sure because I have a very VERY hard time seeing Tampa going in to Denver and winning. Peyton is going snack on our pass d all day. Winning a shootout with them will be impossible especially with Von Miller and Champ on the other side. Need to take care of ATL

  16. McBuc Says:

    Tmpa2…I was thinking the same thing. That Denver D is crazy good, and Manning is…well…Manning.

    JGlazer, I do not get why you need Freeman to show you more as well, even Tom brady has a bad day. Matt Ryan through a boat load of int, they should have lost that game. That is one of the scary things about ATL right now, how often do you throw 5 INTs and win? Either way, Freeman looks to be our greatest QB ever, right now I would give it to brad Johnson, but Freeman is on his tail stat wise.