Saints 41, Bucs 0

December 16th, 2012

Who knew the Raheem Morris look would return for Christmas? Joe thought that was out of style. But it’s back.

The now third-place Bucs got absolutely dominated by the shabby Saints on both sides of the ball today.

For the second week in a row — and only the second time this season — the Bucs came out completely flat.  That can’t be a coincidence. And keep in mind the Bucs should have been in a playoff mindset having been mathematically alive entering the game.

 Josh Freeman looked 2011  lost. (That’s no coincidence).  The secondary was roasted at will, as expected. And to complete the Raheem flashback, the Bucs were gutted by the Saints running game. There was even finger pointing on the Bucs’ sidelines.

That’s four consecutive losses now, and the Bucs officially have transformed into a bad football team. It pains Joe to type that out, but that’s reality. The New Schiano Order is losing a percentage of what it accomplished this season with each passing quarter.

Why are the Bucs no longer responding? Schiano must find answers and a fix before the season runs out, otherwise this will be the longest, ugliest offseason in recent memory. There’s no possible way to spin a six-game, season-closing slide as positive. None whatsoever.

18 Responses to “Saints 41, Bucs 0”

  1. Matt Horse Says:

    Awful. Get rid of Sheridan asap

  2. Patrick Says:

    I Patrick, do solemnly swear, that Raheem Morris was our coach today.

  3. tampabaybucfan Says:

    We deserve to be shut out and I’m glad Schiano let that happen. It sends the right message. Take your medicine as bad as it tastes. I have been a Freeman supporter until today. He gets rattled unecessarily and always looks to pin the blame on the reciever. Unacceptable. I expected our pass defense to be poor and it was….but our offense truely sucked!!!

  4. Mr Lucky Says:

    Want to end that losing streak – BENCH FREEMAN NOW

  5. Justin Says:

    Shameful, shameful loss. Looks like we haven’t rid this team of the quitters. I turned the game off at half.

  6. Joe Says:

    @TampaBayBucFan – Schiano let it happen? That’s ridiculous.

  7. Mr Lucky Says:

    Well Freeman the Franchise QB set a Franchise record today

    4 INT and 1 fumble = 5 turnovers.

    When are you going to wake up and get a REAL QB Schiano?

  8. Mr Lucky Says:

    Joe, Yes Schiano LET it happen. He COULD have kicked a FG on that last drive to avoid a shutout be he didn’t. I’m GLAD

  9. Patrick Says:

    A franchise QB doesn’t play this sh!tty against the worst ranked defense in the league, much less, get shut out by them.

  10. Justin Says:

    Frustrations at an all time high. Someone better press Schiano on that Cox vs Hayward spat. That didn’t look good

  11. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Stephen Holder tweeted the other day that it doesn’t matter what the fans think…the Bucs front office is 100% on board with Freeman as their QB.

    That scares the sh-t out of me as a Bucs fan. Another decade of mediocrity here we come. Shameful.

  12. knucknbuc Says:

    would like to see what adam weber could do at this point.

  13. canadianbuc Says:

    I wonder what the price would be to get Rivers? Man could you imagine Rivers to Vjax again in a bucs uniform?!?!?!?

  14. BucfaninMi Says:

    Adam Weber would kick ass!!

  15. Eric Says:

    Good thing they weren’t allowed to discuss the NBA during practice. It’s the little things.

  16. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hey Joe……Shiano let the shutout happen because he didn’t have us kick the chip-shot at the end of the game. It isn’t rediculous…it is a fact.

  17. NYCbucman Says:

    Freeman is not the answer, his inconsistencies are uncalled for spiraling out of control…
    U know who I think has potential to be a starter is this league, Cousins the backup of RG3! I bet u he could do a better job then Freeman!!

  18. dmatt Says:

    I guess over the past several weeks bad throws and ints by Josh were the result of Clark, Jackson, Williams, and Underwood running the wrong route…right! Again, as I’ve indicated on previous post,Josh is clueless…he’s not a leader for this team. There were times he had no pressure in the pocket,yet, he continues to throw erratic passes, and bonehead int’s. He’s walking in the shadows of former 1st round pick Testaverde and Dilfer. Every team had Vinny’s number, and Packers and and Vikings (especially John Rhandle) owned Dilfer. The Saints plans were to disrupt Freeman by taking their frustration out on him in particular due to their embarrassing 52-27 lost to the Giants last week. Freeman is just your prototype 6’5 two something with a strong arm that does not know how to take the advantage of his weapons. The Seahawks expected Matt Flynn to start after they signed him to a 19 million dollar contract…but, rookie Russell Wilson proved to the team that he should start instead based on his performance. Based on the 49’s second yr QB Kaepernick’s performance, he proved to the team that it’s time for Smith to sit on the bench. Theses guys are winning against elite teams vs Josh’s winning 22% of his games against winning teams since his start mid season in 09. Why do we continue to breast feed Josh? What are we waiting on…him to quit playing like a reject from several AFL 3 teams? Let’s put in Olovsky and see what he’s made of. Just maybe he’s learned something from being the backup to the “true leader” that Peyton Manning is. Kaepernick went toe to toe against Brady last night…that’s what I call balling. Brady didn’t go down without a fight. Neither QB displayed that lost ,confused, despaired look that Josh gives teams.