Bucs Offense Blazing New Trails

November 10th, 2012

It was a feel-good morning earlier this week when eye-RAH! Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune dropped by to speak with Chris Dingman and Kirk McEwen, co-hosts of the WHFS-FM 98.7 morning show. Kaufman sounded like a Bucs cheerleader.

All thumbs were pointed upwards in Kaufman’s eyes as the Pewter Pirates head into their game with San Diego tomorrow.

Kaufman noted how the Bucs have changed. Just 10 years ago, the Bucs had one of the most savage defenses in NFL history and rode that defense to a Super Bowl win.

Now, as Kaufman pointed out, the Bucs have the most dangerous offense in the NFL.

“They are in line to shatter all of the offensive team records, all of them. This is easily the best offense this town has seen in 35 years. Everything has changed around now. They are averaging  28 points a game — for the season — and that is after a sluggish start. Everybody deserves credit.

“This team in this NFC playoff picture, let’s be honest. It’s all good for Bucs fans right now with this prolific offense.”

Kaufman then went on to cite the deft drafting of Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik, new Bucs coach Greg Schiano for his New Schiano Order, offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan for crafting this offense yet never calling a play in the NFL prior to this season, and to offensive line coach Bob Bostad wizardry in keeping a unit together despite it having just one starter left in place from the start of preseason (remember, Jeremy Zuttah has moved to left guard).

Joe happens to believe Kaufman is on the mark. It’s hard to believe this is virtually the same organization that stunk worse than an uncleaned Porta-Potty baking in a Florida summer.

Even if the Bucs don’t make the playoffs — those losses to the Giants and Saints are killers — it’s remarkable the headway this franchise has made in half a season.

24 Responses to “Bucs Offense Blazing New Trails”

  1. Pete Dutcher Says:

    It amazes me how quickly people change their tune when the team starts winning. To me, there is no bigger fair weather fan than a newspaper reporter in this town.

  2. FlBoy84 Says:

    As excited as most the way the offense is progressing, but let’s not all dance like school-girls just yet. Need a track record a bit longer than 8 games to get a true feel for the effectiveness as more film is out there for teams to disect.

  3. Pete Dutcher Says:


    …I wouldn’t get overly hyped about how the Oline performed. It was just mixed up and so there was no film on it. And frankly…I didn’t think they did all that great in the last game.

    Hopefully, they will gel more this week…and get better week-to-week.

  4. FlBoy84 Says:

    Agree to a point @Pete. Not to long ago some momo was saying the staff had no grasp on how to win games. Wonder who that might have been?

  5. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Who? Mig?

  6. Mavsmoney Says:


    I agree that we shouldn’t get too excited about the Oline but I don’t think there’s to much a team can learn my breaking down Oline film lol. It’s more of a physical battle down there

  7. lurker Says:

    thank you florida for finishing your ballot counting for 2012! i know things in the south are slow-er, but dayam.

  8. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    I’m surprised Kaufman gives no credit is going to Bryan Cox, aren’t they one of the best defenses against the run.

    I am the momo, as well as JoJo, who says the Little General has no concept of clock management. Does that equate to not knowing how to win games? I think it does.

    He is a total embarrassment when it comes to finishing the 2nd quarter and 4th quarters. If you ever participate in the live game thread, nobody can figure out what the hell he is doing. In a close game, Norv Turner will demolish him.

    When I watched today’s unimpressive Rutger’s victory over Army, I did a little research. In 11 years, Schiano was 12-2 against the service academies, sometimes scheduling them twice a year. Holy Notre Dame! He had a career record of 68-67 at Rutgers with 56-65 against teams other than Army-Navy. A more accurate picture would be 28-48 against the dreaded Big East.

    When Ray Rice screwed Syracuse and stayed home at Rutgers, they won 27 games in 3 years and recruiting prospered. Who truly turned that program around.

  9. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Schiano did. Period. According to you players don’t like Schiano and his “dreaded torture tests”. So…why did players like Rice stay?

    And you just love taking his entire record there…but lets be honest, that school was a mess and it took him a few years to turn it around. Take his last 7 years and his record is much better.

  10. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Guys, we also have to remember god forbid that Vj or Mike will goes down then we are screwed. That scares the hell out of me.

  11. lurker Says:

    miguel sounds like trump tweeting all this gibberish after the election showing how much he doesn’t know and looking like a clown afterwards.

  12. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Rice didn’t stay, he left as soon as possible.

    You prove my point that Rice is responsible for the last 7 years of improvement. Before Rice, the Little General was 3–24 record in conference games and 4–17 record in road games. When Rice played, they got 27 victories in 3 years and recruiting improved.

    They should rename Rutgers to Rice University.

  13. Miguel El Magnifico Says:


    If you had a measurable intellect, you would understand that Trump works for Obama, and closely follows the script as the village idiot.

  14. Brandon Says:


    They already have a Rice University, it’s for smart people. People a lot like the ones you met when you were failing out Dade County Community College, only a lot smarter.

  15. Brandon Says:


    Yeah, the losses to the Giants and Saints really hurt… just like the ones to the Cowboys and Redskins did. They all hurt, I’m not sure any one hurt more than the other, they were all extremely painful.

  16. FloridaGirl Says:

    I do like the new offense that manages to score more than 21 points in a game and actually has the potential to stay in a game that turns into a shoot out. They need to continue to grow together and learn each others’ tendencies in this new offense. Looks good so far, but they need to do it consistently. Remember, we’ve already matched our win total from last year but still a long way to go.

  17. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Miguel…how old are you? Really? Trump working for Obama??? You just can’t fix stupid. And by the way…Rice wasn’t at Rutgers for 7 years.


    On a different note, I just saw this on espn.com:

    “Tampa Bay rookie running back Doug Martin has 486 yards from scrimmage over the past two games. That’s the most in a two-game span since Walter Payton in 1977. Martin is within striking distance of the NFL record for a three-game span (593 yards), set by Payton in 1977.”

    Pretty cool.

  18. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Joe..look up this plugin and please make me a happy man: “bbPress Ignore User”

  19. Colorado Buc Says:

    Yessssw!!!! To be relevant again!!!Lets not forget the #1 run defense in the league!

  20. lurker Says:

    wow, miquel, so are you following the same script for here?

    that kinda esplains it.

  21. Jwayne Says:

    Hey let Miguel ramble all he wants as long as he’s not talking about the “torture tests’ or rubbin one out to Chip Kelley! In all reality what would we talk about if this clown wasn’t on here…..oh ya, FOOTBALL!

  22. Papawill13 Says:

    Just wondering if we can get a running tab on all the records this offense is breaking, team and NFL…

  23. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I think it is awesome that we’re halfway thru the season and Doug Martin already has over a thousand total yards.

  24. SacBucs Says:

    I simply LOVE how the buc fans pound that silly clown miguel into the ground.

    Brings joy to my heart..Yeah

    F#@$ the grammer police