Bucs At Broncos, Open Thread

December 2nd, 2012

OK Bucs fans, this was weird wasn’t it? Watching football at noon only to have a late afternoon Bucs kickoff?

Today the Bucs travel to Denver to face perhaps their toughest test of the season, the Broncos. Yes, Joe has made much of the fact the Bucs have the worst pass defense in the NFL, and Peyton Manning is on fire for the Broncos.

Joe’s a borderline mathematical illiterate but Joe can sure add two-plus-two and he doesn’t like the sum of this addition.

Feel free to discuss the game in this thread. As always, thanks for visiting Joe today and you know he will plenty of commentary about the game moments after the final gun.

352 Responses to “Bucs At Broncos, Open Thread”

  1. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    No inactives thread?

  2. Smitty Says:

    In like sin.

    Ever the optimist:

    Bucs 24, Broncos 23.

    (Last week, I TOTALLY blew it, and called for early pressure on Matt Ryan).

  3. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    What’s the prediction Bucobruce?

  4. canadianbuc Says:

    Great start!

  5. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    3 and out to start the game. Not a good sign. Were gonna need to do better to beat Peyton.

  6. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    I have Peyton Manning starting for my fantasy team today.

    Big smiles today.

    Lets just hope the Bucs can sneek a win despite.

  7. canadianbuc Says:

    Manning has all day its going to be a long day

  8. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    wow 3 penalties, no pass rush and wide open receivers for peyton… This is a horrible start to the game overall.

  9. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    A little holding on 59

  10. BucNeckid Says:

    The Broncos match up too well on Offense vs. Bucs
    equals long day for Defense
    Just hope the Bucs keep it close today

  11. Patrick Says:

    Our secondary doesn’t deserve to be paid

  12. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Barron was missing on that TD. Rookie wall?

  13. 911bucs Says:

    Like taking candy from baby, to easy.

  14. raphael Says:

    blatent hold on Mason Foster

    bad call on Barber for PI

    refs are in on the fix for Manning….

  15. BucNeckid Says:

    “First Career Catch and it is for a TD”
    Sounds like everybody on the Broncos will be getting in on the carnage today

  16. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    6-6…think I’m just gonna get a workout in. Not worth watching this today.

  17. stimpy Says:

    This is going to be a long day…

    Biggers and Johnson gonna have to make plays

  18. Z-Buc fan Says:

    Can’t wait to see how the refs call the game when we have the ball. see worse than both of those interference calls on almost every play, I’ve never seen a 12 men on defense called before the ball is snapped, and there were 3 separate holds on the last running play. Might as well just turn it off now

  19. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Raphael may be right

  20. BucNeckid Says:

    Let’s see if our Offense can get better than a three and out to give the Defense at least a little breather. It is going to be a long enough day against Manning, Offense needs to get some production if not points to help out

  21. PRBucFan Says:

    Whelp… Seattle won. Not looking good for us.

  22. canadianbuc Says:

    And Seattle just won…………………Dammit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. BucNeckid Says:

    What is the over/under Yardage for Manning today?
    Bet he could easily go 400+ yards today as easy as that was

  24. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    We got a call Halleleuyah

  25. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Finally a screen that gained some yards! lol

  26. BucNeckid Says:

    NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year = Doug Martin

  27. BucNeckid Says:

    Doug Martin says “What Rookie Wall?”

  28. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Stocker caught a pass?

  29. PRBucFan Says:

    FG’s will lose us this game.

  30. canadianbuc Says:

    Field Goals are going to get us nowhere!!

  31. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    It’s gonna be like this all day long…trading touchdowns for field goals. How frustrating to watch.

  32. stimpy Says:

    We are showing we can at least drive the ball down field…just need TD’s

  33. BucNeckid Says:

    Only Three Points
    Not a good way to play this game
    At least it was not a Three and out

  34. stimpy Says:

    We need turn overs!!!

  35. BucNeckid Says:

    You ever notice how Josh just looks lost at a certain point of EVERY game?
    Even games where they score on the first drive.
    He seems lost after that first scripted part of the game plan.
    Then they coach him up a bit, and he comes around.
    Hope that it is sooner rather than late this game

  36. PRBucFan Says:

    The last two games were games to really gauge where our team
    stood with contenders this year. Seems like we have some wrk to do. Free needs to catch fire again.

  37. stimpy Says:

    Woohoo…back up!

  38. canadianbuc Says:

    Some Pressure!!

  39. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Nice, punt

  40. BucNeckid Says:

    Ahmad Black is going to be a good player for the Bucs.
    It seems with Ronde still playing they have time to bring him along slow.
    Unlike they were able to do with Barron

  41. stimpy Says:

    OKay…here we go now

  42. Rrsrq Says:

    I see the refs are going to refuse to call holding on Broncos

  43. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Herman Munster looks pissed

  44. canadianbuc Says:

    We must MUST score on! Nice stop by the D (not going to happen a lot) so we have to score

  45. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Yea pretty sure I saw another hold that wasnt called.

  46. BucNeckid Says:

    After his neck surgery, he looks like he even has the Munster Neck Bolts as well

  47. Rrsrq Says:

    At least they are calling the obvious hands to the face

  48. stimpy Says:

    No penalty!!!

  49. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Nice pass Free!

  50. BucNeckid Says:

    See if we can keep this up

  51. stimpy Says:

    I like what were doing…slowing the game way down

  52. BucNeckid Says:

    good mix of Offensive play calling right now

  53. stimpy Says:


  54. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Nice drive guys. Exactly what we needed.

  55. Rrsrq Says:

    Dallas, Dallas, Dallas

  56. BucNeckid Says:

    Well looky there
    A TD by a TE
    That’s why Clark was brought to Tampa
    and now they are finally using him

  57. stimpy Says:

    Keep Manning on the bench….

  58. raphael Says:

    Nice pass Free !

  59. stimpy Says:

    C’mon D

  60. BucNeckid Says:

    It will be interesting to see if the Bucs can keep some of these Great Bucs coaches from leaving next year.
    Sullivan looks like the real deal
    he has Superbowls Wins on his resume

  61. canadianbuc Says:

    They like running it outside were going to have to adjust because were not stopping them on the outside runs

  62. bucobruce Says:

    We need the football gods on this game,the refs are on the Broncos side.Upset can you feel it, I am,Freeman will plat lights out this game that is my prediction.Tampaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  63. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    3rd and long

  64. bucobruce Says:

    Bucs 37 broncos 34 book it!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    eerrr punt

  66. canadianbuc Says:

    We have pissed payton off………Dont no if that a good or bad thing

  67. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Munster’s really pissed, he didn’t get a call

  68. stimpy Says:


    You started drinking to early…lmao

  69. Jordon Says:

    10-7 Bucs!

  70. PRBucFan Says:

    Peyton plays like a punk

  71. BucNeckid Says:

    Three and out for Manning after a Bucs TD?
    At Home?
    Versus the Bucs depleted Defense?
    Are these Bucs for real?

  72. BucNeckid Says:

    Did not know you could challenge that?

  73. BucNeckid Says:

    Did not know you could challenge that?

  74. canadianbuc Says:

    Are you kidding me!?

  75. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Roy fat ass Miller

  76. BucNeckid Says:

    More home cooking from the Refs

  77. Rrsrq Says:

    Lets make them pay for that

  78. PRBucFan Says:

    That really is a wussy way of playing football. Ur a punk manning

  79. stimpy Says:

    All i want for Christmas is D fense

  80. canadianbuc Says:

    Is it just me or is LJ just really bad?

  81. BucNeckid Says:

    Thought that there was a hold on that

  82. Justin Says:

    Oh, they finally called a hold

  83. stimpy Says:

    Suck it Broncos!

  84. Pruritis Ani Says:

    Need more pressure on Manning..

  85. BucNeckid Says:

    Liking the Defensive line rotation
    Bowers is in there more and more

  86. stimpy Says:


  87. Rrsrq Says:

    Lets go D

  88. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    3 in the box and they stop the run

  89. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    LJ is not really bad he’s just not a starting CB in this league. At least not right now anyways.

  90. canadianbuc Says:

    Thank you Payton!!! He called that audible!

  91. BucNeckid Says:

    Manning sure is a Whiney Beeyatch!!

  92. bucobruce Says:


  93. raphael Says:

    lol @ the herman munster …..hilarious

  94. PRBucFan Says:

    LJ is not really bad, he had the potential to be very good. He’s a rookie remember that. He’s literally being thrown into the fire against elite receivers right now. Give him time.

  95. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    I don’t understand why they’re not disguising their defense, but it seems to be working

  96. Rrsrq Says:

    Thank you for the qb sneak

  97. Justin Says:

    Hehe, yeah Neckid. Manning is looking rather petulant and immature out there. If your the GOAT, win the game through the air, not nit picking.

  98. bucobruce Says:

    Stimpy I dont drink and you should follow my predictions more mr. know it all,are you evan going for the Bucs.

  99. PRBucFan Says:

    Come on man, don’t start the dumb play calling.

  100. BucNeckid Says:

    VJax is Money

  101. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Nice catch

  102. raphael Says:

    WOW !!!

  103. canadianbuc Says:

    Moore got the worst of that one

  104. BucNeckid Says:

    I hate that
    Holding on a play like that.
    It is a screen,
    let him through

  105. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Raheem Moore, sounds familiar

  106. BucNeckid Says:

    Clark should get call like that

  107. Justin Says:

    What a dumb throw

  108. stimpy Says:

    Lots of penalties…we need to fix that

  109. BucNeckid Says:

    Lucky for the Penalty

  110. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Big break there

  111. Justin Says:

    This league is turning into such a sissy league

  112. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    We just got lucky.

  113. BucNeckid Says:

    That penalty should be more severe
    that is a defenseless player at that point

  114. PRBucFan Says:

    Calm it down!!!

  115. stimpy Says:

    Its comin back


  116. canadianbuc Says:

    Big 3rd down

  117. BucNeckid Says:

    A three step drop with a delay/hitch?

  118. Justin Says:

    Why is Free suddenly inaccurate and playing scared again?

  119. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Turn over would be great here

  120. stimpy Says:

    Man…tough hit

  121. PRBucFan Says:

    Not good.

  122. raphael Says:

    martin was open on the pass to lorig….damn

  123. lurker Says:

    freeman has no time. the oline has been non-existent the last few weeks, if not the whole year.

  124. PRBucFan Says:

    They abandoned Dougie and got excited there bad play calling

  125. BucNeckid Says:

    Announcers are all over the
    “Best Defense against Manning is a good long Offensive Drive by the Bucs” card today.
    It is true and the Bucs can only win this way against Manning

  126. bucobruce Says:

    Lets get a 3 and out and put some more points on our lead before the half.

  127. raphael Says:

    need a pick D

  128. stimpy Says:

    We need two laser beams…

  129. stimpy Says:


  130. bucobruce Says:

    I feel an int,does anyone else

  131. BucNeckid Says:

    A Barron siting…
    He looks tentative

  132. PRBucFan Says:


  133. BucNeckid Says:

    wow this game is moving fast

  134. stimpy Says:

    Coach em Schiano!

  135. SensibleBuc Says:

    @ Justin

    He’s getting leveled literally every play. He’s a tough dude but the line play today is horrendous.

  136. Pruritis Ani Says:

    Manning can be rather obnoxious which would make a Bronco’s defeat that much more enjoyable.

  137. BucNeckid Says:

    Imagine this team with Nicks and Joseph

  138. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    4th and 2

  139. stimpy Says:

    Ha ha

  140. canadianbuc Says:


  141. BucNeckid Says:

    Nice Try
    Aint Biting on that one

  142. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Munster’s bag of tricks

  143. PRBucFan Says:

    We are gettin opportunities, just like last week

  144. raphael Says:

    nice try horse face !

  145. Pruritis Ani Says:

    Miguel El Magnifico Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Munster’s bag of tricks


  146. BucNeckid Says:

    Imagine this team with Nicks and Joseph
    Plus 2 NFL Starting caliber Cornerbacks

  147. BucNeckid Says:

    Tiem for a 96 yard drive
    a few kneel downs

  148. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Come on, show some good clock management for a change and get some points before halftime!

  149. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    What was Ronde doing on that punt?

  150. PRBucFan Says:

    Dang it!

  151. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    I cant stand how we just let the clock tick away without even trying to get points against an elite QB. They cant seriously think were gonna hold them to under 10 points?

  152. BucNeckid Says:

    The Broncos aren’t calling TO’s either
    Here comes half time

  153. PRBucFan Says:

    We aren’t playing for the win

  154. stimpy Says:

    Cmon convert

  155. Legit Says:

    Leonard Johnson may be a fan favorite but he CAN’T cover! Sick of watching our secondary get burned constantly…

  156. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    All 3 time outs left and we just do nothing. How Fk’ing pathetic and stupid.

  157. Smitty Says:

    Hey, you know what? I think these Buccaneers are FO REALZ, YO!

  158. stimpy Says:


    Yes we are, we are plying our game…

  159. PRBucFan Says:

    They get the ball first we needed points there.

  160. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Holding Peyton Munster to 7 points in the 1st half………priceless!

  161. PRBucFan Says:

    Conservative against this team =’s loss. Not if and or buts about it.

  162. SensibleBuc Says:

    Hey Sheridan, well done today on defense thus far. As Miguel said above, not sure how or why it’s working but it’s effective.

  163. canadianbuc Says:

    I agree with everyone saying we should of went for some points but imo we were to deep in our own territory the have been in Freemans face all day by taking shots downfield anything could of happened. I am just happy were at half with the lead.

  164. Adam Says:

    You can almost see the steam coming out of the bolts in Peyton Frankenstein’s neck. He really wants back on the field but the Bucs are playing their game well.

  165. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    I would of accepted a turnover at the end of the half if thats what had happened. But what I do know is that were not going to hold a Manning led team to under 10 points. An extra 3 points would come in handy. But they have been doing this all season so I shouldn’t be surprised. Just would of thought they would learn from there mistakes by now. Sitting on small leads never works against elite QBs.

  166. Adam Says:

    (Apologies to Miguel, I was unaware of your previous “lab created monster” reference)

  167. bucobruce Says:

    We need to start out fast and score first.Tampaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  168. BucNeckid Says:

    He made the pass
    But got hit

  169. SensibleBuc Says:


  170. BucNeckid Says:

    Who would you rather – NOW?
    GMC or Suh?

  171. BucNeckid Says:


  172. stimpy Says:

    Noce job GMC

  173. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Come on D make them at least earn 1st downs and not give it to them!

  174. SensibleBuc Says:

    C’mon Bennett Jesus effing Christ

  175. stimpy Says:


  176. BucNeckid Says:

    You gotta be kidding?!?!?!

  177. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    lmao throw it to a guy whos sitting down on the field! Smart play

  178. stimpy Says:

    Great call

  179. SensibleBuc Says:

    I’m stunned right now.

  180. stimpy Says:

    please score!

  181. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Parrish should have taken the charge and flopped. Doesn’t he watch the NBA?

  182. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Defense is doing much better than anyone could of expected. Our offense needs to step it up right now while it has a chance. We need points!

  183. stimpy Says:

    Cmon Josh

  184. SensibleBuc Says:

    We look terrible on O today *sigh*

  185. Rrsrq Says:

    Josh having one of those scary games passing, is he hydrated enuff

  186. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    3 and out. Awesome give Manning great field position to work with. Definately recipe for success.

  187. PRBucFan Says:

    Can’t our defense and offense ever be doing well at the same time? What the hell man? That’s so frustrating

  188. canadianbuc Says:

    Its always one or the other with this team. Why cant we play one game when both or Offense and defense plays well???

  189. stimpy Says:

    We really need an INT

  190. PRBucFan Says:

    These past two games we have had the game handed to us and we seem to not want it enough.

  191. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    The Bucs at least get respect. They have a respectable NFL team.

  192. canadianbuc Says:

    Here we go……….

  193. Patrick Says:

    We need to make the extra push! We have an opportunity to win this game!

  194. stimpy Says:

    On the offense

  195. Rrsrq Says:

    That was good coverage

  196. stimpy Says:


  197. canadianbuc Says:

    What a joke

  198. PRBucFan Says:

    Cause respect wins us games. Right.

  199. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    I dont agree with that call. He may of had some fingers on the receiver but he didnt interfere with the catch at all. Dam these refs suck.

  200. Rrsrq Says:

    Ok offense

  201. PRBucFan Says:

    Lets put the bow on it and hand it to them.

  202. ShelbyBucsGurl Says:

    Fox turns up the heat on D and Manning has made his adjustments….

  203. lurker Says:

    was there pass interference?

  204. PRBucFan Says:

    The Bucs offense needs to turn it on when they are in the lead and needs to stop waiting till we are behind to get it going.

  205. Rrsrq Says:

    I still believe we can do this

  206. JMoney Says:

    Doug Martin needs to get it going now!!!!!

  207. ShelbyBucsGurl Says:

    Since it’s unlikely Denver will punt the rest of the game….I say just let it all hang out on offense, trick plays, go for it every 4th down etc… 6-6 is still 6-6 whether you lose by 4 or 40.

  208. lurker Says:

    are there questionable calls against us every game now?

  209. Pruritis Ani Says:


  210. Rrsrq Says:

    I don’t trust these refs

  211. lurker Says:

    this is getting as bad as the nba, where the star players there get the call, so to now on the nfl

  212. stimpy Says:

    okay…cmon d…we need a 3/out

  213. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Nice call, 3rd and 20, draw play to Ware

  214. PRBucFan Says:

    Man, we don’t want this bad enough…

  215. SensibleBuc Says:

    This game has been excruciatingly annoying for some reason. We can’t get anything going offensively and we’re dying by a thousand cuts on defense.

    I’m sick of our offensive line being so sh*tty and our inability to run block or pass protect. We have like 5 or 6 holding calls every game. I’m sick of these guys up front.

  216. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    You have got to be kidding me. We are giving Manning excellent field position again. Theres no way we win this game like this.

  217. ShelbyBucsGurl Says:

    Draw play…yuck, go for broke throw it up deep for Jackson….if it gets picked it’s as good as a punt.

  218. canadianbuc Says:

    What a horrible call! throw deep on 2nd and long and then run on 3rd……Are we giving up? I hope sully knows we are playing against PEYTON MANNING

  219. Legit Says:

    Leonard Johnson is extra crispy right now….

  220. BucNeckid Says:

    Wow has this game changed

  221. Snook Says:

    Ballgame. Field positon killed us today.

  222. raphael Says:

    wtf happenend to our playcalling… ?

  223. SensibleBuc Says:

    Death by a thousand cuts.

  224. PRBucFan Says:

    What the heck kinda soft coverage is this?

  225. raphael Says:


  226. stimpy Says:

    We need to hold them here.

  227. raphael Says:

    we look lathargic in playcalling and play..especially on offense…

  228. raphael Says:

    we need a secondary cause we suck

  229. Rrsrq Says:

    I’m still trying to believe

  230. stimpy Says:

    We adjusted at half time with sandwiches.

  231. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    If we dont score on this possession game is over.

  232. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    So which stupid Bucs fans were stating that since the Bucs played everyone close this season the Broncos wouldn’t blow them out? All the smart fans knew what was coming. Keep praying, homers. It’s over.

  233. BucNeckid Says:

    Surpring first half by Bucs
    But this is turning out to be the game that i thought that it would

  234. PRBucFan Says:

    All damn day! If you give him that much space and play that far off its automatic. What the hell?!?! Get out of here man. Back to the drawing boards

  235. Smitty Says:

    Slow your roll, haters…This game is not over.

  236. ShelbyBucsGurl Says:

    This is the first time all season I have been really disappointed in Coach. Trying to play the field position game and then play defense against Manning now is futile….at least make it fun to watch for us Season Ticket holders.

  237. canadianbuc Says:

    Why any of these guys in our secondary are getting paid to play in the nfl (minus rode) is a joke! How can we hope to win when were fielding a bunch of practice squad bunch of scrubs in our secondary!

  238. PRBucFan Says:

    They set us up to let us down. Especially our offense.

  239. Pruritis Ani Says:

    Johnson sucks!

  240. Stanglassman Says:

    John lynch hating on the bucs, at least he admitted it was because he ‘got fired’ by the bucs. Wow this game is unwatchable with all the bad PI calls. They just drive down the field with a trail of yellow flags. Now the dbs are too scared to cover the wrs.

  241. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Ok game over.

  242. Smitty Says:

    Okay…NOW it’s over.

  243. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Smitty, game over

  244. Patrick Says:

    I’m pissed

  245. 911bucs Says:

    The nail in the coffin. We’re just not in their league. Next year.

  246. canadianbuc Says:

    Game set match! We could of blown been blowing these guys out in the first half but no! Im sorry i am a huge fan of Freeman but a lot of blame has to be put on him today

  247. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    I blame this game on the coaches. Defense did as good as can be expected if not better. And someone needs to slap the crap out of Schiano and tell him to stop sitting on leads, ESPECIALLY against elite QBs. Even high school coaches know this.

  248. stimpy Says:

    This is really hard to watch.

    You should not be mad…you already new we had poor D and the O line is week. We need some major help now!

  249. BucNeckid Says:

    Freeman has a Bad Habit of Staring Down ONE receiver.
    He needs to Grow out of that

  250. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    The cream rises to the top. The pretenders are now 6-6. Better luck next year. Let’s start researching the draft tomorrow morning. Not hating, but this whole team has hit the wall…not just Mark Barron. Opponents have figured them out and fully exposed all their weaknesses.

  251. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Free is getting worse and worse as this game goes on.

  252. ShelbyBucsGurl Says:

    Brad Culpepper stated this week the Buc’s were long overdue for a few blowouts….here’s number one; at New Orleans at Atlanta will be the others. His point being, you cannot put a joke secondary on the field like ours and reasonably expect to stop anyone.

  253. PRBucFan Says:

    Bad time for this Free to reappear.

  254. Patrick Says:

    Face it, we can’t ever beat teams with winning records!

  255. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Correction, EVERYBODY seems to be getting worse as this game goes on.

  256. ShelbyBucsGurl Says:

    BTW: Does anyone here care in the least what someone in Dallas thinks?

  257. canadianbuc Says:

    Its almost like the bucs players thought they were going to loose coming into this game

  258. stimpy Says:

    Good job David!

  259. lurker Says:

    and here come the fake fans and cockroaches.

  260. lurker Says:

    oops, fans that are pretenders…

  261. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    2011 Freeman is back in the house. Woot woot!

  262. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Free play he should have gone deep

  263. stimpy Says:

    CLEARLY, its all Freemans fault

  264. canadianbuc Says:

    Why wouldn’t freeman look for someone downfield after getting out of the pocket!?!?!? Instead he thinks hes cam newton and tuck and runs???

  265. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Great, another FG attempt coming up. This will go a long way towards catching up to a Manning-led offense. I smell fourth quarter comeback!

  266. stimpy Says:

    Because he didnt see anyone open…

  267. stimpy Says:

    K…2 score game…lets go D…another INT

  268. lurker Says:

    lol…one week “fans” want him to run and scramble, the next he shouldn’t

    as i said earlier, freeman has had no time all season

  269. ShelbyBucsGurl Says:

    Ok. why are NOT going for it? In the NFL FG’s = losses (see the Atlanta and New Orleans games). What’s the point? To make the score look a little better? Hmmm….

  270. lurker Says:

    someone turn the lights on so the roaches scatter and leave again!

  271. Patrick Says:

    Because this team is always cursed with injuries year in year out

  272. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Shelby, don’t you remember the Panther’s game?

  273. raphael Says:

    2 score game until they throw @ Johnson

  274. SilenceTheCritics Says:


    Schiano is extremely conservative. For some odd reason he seems to think sitting on leads and kicking field goals with a crumby pass defense is a good idea.

  275. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Freeman hasn’t been sacked all day. If you can’t make throws under pressure in this league you won’t be very good for very long. Stop making excuses…no QB has all day long to sit in the pocket and make throws consistently. Well, I take that back…Bucs opposing QB’s do.

  276. stimpy Says:


  277. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Mile High Miracle coming up! Has a nice ring to it

  278. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    It’s beautiful being able to watch a QB make throws under pressure.

    I’m talking about Manning, by the way.

  279. canadianbuc Says:

    So hard to watch

  280. stimpy Says:

    This is so frustrating!!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

  281. ShelbyBucsGurl Says:

    Well when you send out practice squad corners week in and week out….you get what you get.

  282. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Defense looks tired

  283. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Another injury. I shouldnt be surprised.

  284. canadianbuc Says:

    This loss basically blows any chance of playoff hopes out the window. Why chicago why??

  285. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    This is what you get with a new coach/system. You can throw teams off for a little while, but after half a season they start to get the “book” on you. Teams have figured out the Bucs weaknesses and it’s just not pretty. At all.

  286. ShelbyBucsGurl Says:

    The whole D is gassed. My dad had a good point, John Fox has tormented Freeman for years. He knows how to rattle him.

  287. lurker Says:

    special boy in dallas, you just said the bucs defense can’t get to opposing qb’s, then peyton is under pressure…you just spout crap.

    you have seen freeman with a lot of time? you don’t thin the injuries and suspensions have hurt this team? wow.

    you are just a whiny little pretender waiting for the first negative thing to bitch about.

  288. stimpy Says:

    Agree with shelbybucsgurl.

    Makeshift oline and week D makes for a tough season. I think we all new it was only a matter of time.

  289. PRBucFan Says:

    The D has given the offense plenty of chances to put up TDs this game. The offenses inconsistency is what is the scary things about our team. When will it stop? Will it ever?

  290. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Looks like the Broncos are gonna triple the Bucs score before it’s over. That’s what I call an ass whipping. Daddy Manning bent ’em over and spanked their asses red today. Took ’em to the wood shed. Tore ’em a new one. And on and on and on it goes.

  291. Patrick Says:

    This season is not over at all. Seattle is only 1 game ahead of us and I can assure you they will have at least one more loss. Same with MIN, DAL, and WSH.

  292. ShelbyBucsGurl Says:

    Then again, if we win our last two home games who can complain about 8-8? Jimmy Johnson said today you cannot fix it all in one year, he says just re-build your secondary next year and you will be a good team for years to come.

  293. canadianbuc Says:

    When joe wrote about all the Stanford Routt talk and how nobody has signed him ect well thats probably because not every NFL team is startin absolute scrubs at CB i dont care we need to sign someone this week or we will get blown out again against NO and Atlanta

  294. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    The Bucs had an excellent game plan to start but they should have had two seperate and different game plans. One for the 1st half and another for the 2nd.

    Peyton and the Bronco’s coaching staff made the proper adjustments at the half and the Bucs changed nothing.

  295. Architek Says:

    This isn’t really a bad game, just more of the same formula it takes to beat the Bucs. This is Dallas game all over. We just need elite pass rushers and the cupboard is just empty.

  296. Dave Says:

    Freeman looks pathetic today.

  297. PRBucFan Says:

    Again, this one is not on the D. It’s all on the O

  298. Architek Says:

    This is a pass rush clinic.

  299. BucNeckid Says:

    So Tiquan Underwood is Josh’s “Go To” guy?

  300. PRBucFan Says:

    It think its hilarious that everyone is completely overlooking the fact that this patchwork defense put our offense in many positions to score and keep us in the game with Denver. This offense right now wouldn’t beat anybody.

  301. ShelbyBucsGurl Says:

    Patrick Says:

    December 2nd, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    This season is not over at all.

    LOL, your optimism is adorable. But I’ll wager Buc’s make the playoffs 2013 though.

  302. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    This season is over. No way we beat Atl or NO on the road… and im starting to wonder if we can even beat Philly since we’ve lost to all the other NFC east teams. Or St. Louis.

  303. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Yes the Broncos have pressured Freeman almost all day, but the great QBs can make completions even under pressure. Just look at Manning. The Bucs have gotten decent pressure on him a number of times today but he still is able to keep his head and make accurate throws. Freeman is just not good enough yet to do that. He needs lots of time and space to be effective. Unless you have an elite o-line that’s just not realistic. The great QBs consistently make throws under pressure. Simple as that. No excuses for Freeman…he’s just not great. He’s above average but that’s it right now.

  304. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Schiano will be contempt to kick field goals while the rest of the teams score TDs against our defense. So much for all that elite offense talk.

  305. SilenceTheCritics Says:


  306. PRBucFan Says:

    We won’t win another game if this offense doesn’t start to produce.

  307. BucNeckid Says:

    Playing for the Future right now
    Schiano is still coaching up his Buccaneer Men
    Game may be “Over”
    It looks like he wants a fight in them to the finish

  308. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Why in the hell are we attempting field goals? Whats the point of that? That does nothing.

  309. canadianbuc Says:

    @Patrick The Seahawks schedule: Arizona at home, in Buffalo, Home against san fran and St Louis………Can’t get easier then that

  310. BucNeckid Says:

    Field Goal?!?!?
    Down 17
    3 minutes left…

  311. PRBucFan Says:

    The scary thing is that as a fan you never know when the bad will poke Its head. When it does, it’s over. Problem is until this inconsistency goes away, we will never be serious contenders.

  312. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    What was the Vegas spread on this game? Schiano might have placed a wager.

  313. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Well, at least we have one guy who can do his job under pressure. His name is Connor Barth.

  314. BucNeckid Says:


  315. 1976Buc Says:

    Don’t get this.

  316. lurker Says:

    if we don’t make the payoffs, i’d rather have a higher draft selection. screw 8-8, 9-7…lol

    this season is already head and shoulders over last year. cancerous players/ non-buc men are kicked to the curb. this is a step in the right direction.

  317. canadianbuc Says:

    @Flboyindallas I dont no if you remember this but last week he had the chance to end the game with a 56 yarder……….NO GOOD

  318. Architek Says:

    The truth is our offense was ineffective in the second half because the pass rush and failed protection. Freeman is his normal self under pressure. That’s what separate the good from the greats. The greats make you pay and the average to above average gets skid dish. Hence the L.

  319. BucNeckid Says:

    Still Fighting
    Playing hard until the end

  320. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Now they use their time outs to prolong the agony

  321. BucNeckid Says:

    Another CB Down and Out

  322. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Blount sighting

  323. stimpy Says:

    I hope Lewis is ok.

  324. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Damn…looks like we lost yet another DB in LeQuan Lewis. He actually wasn’t half bad. Hope it isn’t serious but doesn’t look good.

  325. stimpy Says:


  326. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    And here comes Freeman getting us close only to still lose so we can say we didnt get blown out. Lol.

  327. stimpy Says:

    Cmon D!!!

  328. BucNeckid Says:

    Still Fighting…

  329. BucNeckid Says:

    Bad Kick
    Too Far
    Schiano on sideline is still fighting

  330. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    I’m sick and tired of every week having to say, “Well at least it was close. At least the Bucs are competitive.” That doesn’t mean sh-t. How about a win against a winning team for a change? How about that maybe? Damn!

  331. PRBucFan Says:

    Again. U can wait till the games out of reach to start producing. Too late Free. This offseason we must go after the best CB’s in FA and another pass rusher. Along with addressing the DB’s in the draft and another OLineman for our rotation.

  332. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    You realize the Vikes are 6-6 now right? That means the Bucs have not beat a winning team all year. Not one. That pretty much says it all. It’s the definition of mediocrity.

  333. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Lol and now we give them a first down to give them the game.

  334. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Peyton Munster’s bag o’ tricks

  335. BucNeckid Says:

    And THAT is the game.

  336. stimpy Says:

    Game over now…

  337. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Little General’s bag o’ tricks

  338. BucNeckid Says:

    Like it or not
    Still Fighting…

  339. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Wow…you could tell Manning wasn’t buying whatever Schiano was saying to him. Didn’t even give Schiano the time of day. I’m guessing he’s not a big fan of having his victory formation blown up. Oh well…he’ll get over it.

  340. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Our off season starts now.

  341. lurker Says:

    why not take 2 steps back like freeman does?

    i wish our mediocre “fans” would root for err…bitch about other teams.

  342. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    We would bitch about other teams if our team didnt have so many problems to bitch about.

  343. Pruritis Ani Says:

    FLBoyInDallas Says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    You realize the Vikes are 6-6 now right? That means the Bucs have not beat a winning team all year. Not one. That pretty much says it all. It’s the definition of mediocrity

    Stat is meaningless.. Neither has Atl and a couple of other teams. The only thing that matters is the W and L.

  344. Jordon Says:

    The Bucs have made a lot of progress this year, but Without a pass rush and some legit corners, the elite QB’s will continue to pick us apart….oh well, we could still win out and go 10-6 and make the wildcard! Go Bucs!

  345. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    You know…as frustrating as today was I can actually see the Bucs possibly winning their last four games and maybe making the playoffs. It’s not likely but still possible. I think they handle the Eagles & Rams, and I believe they’ll beat the Falcons too because it’s the final game of the season and they’ll likely be resting their starters quite a bit. The biggest concern is the Saints. Can they do it? Not sure, but damn straight I’ll be rooting for them.

  346. bucbucbuc Says:

    So much negativity….Let’s face it. Denver is a good team, and playing them on the road is no easy task for any team. The Bucs were outplayed today, but enough with the gloom and doom talk, there are still four games left.

  347. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    I believe we have a good group of DE’s when Clayborn is healthy and a good DT in McCoy, but next year if we don’t want to be nearly last in sacks again we REALLY need another pass-rushing DT to put next to McCoy. Someone who can demand his own attention and take some heat off McCoy. That and a couple good CB’s and the Bucs will be vying for the NFC South next year.

  348. lurker Says:

    will the reall flboyindallas please stand up, please stand up

  349. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Lurker, I think you’re confusing criticism with not being a Bucs fan. You can be critical where criticism is due, and you can still be a true Bucs fan. You don’t have to wear blinders or be a homer in order to be a fan.

  350. lurker Says:

    criticism is one thing, bitch and moan is another

  351. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Yeah, your mom educated me on that one. At least the moaning part, anyway. Maybe the bitching too. Lol!

  352. Bobby Says:

    Well, it turned out like I thought it would. I’m not disappointed. This is a game we should have lost. We are not as good as Denver but my guess is that few teams in the NFL are. We need to get a few more pieces of the puzzle together and we’ll be able to beat the best. Right now all we can hope for is close. I’m still much more entertained by this team than last year’s team. There is no quit in this Bucs team.