December 19th, 2012

In a perverse way, the current state of the Bucs is a dream for a tabloid columnist. It’s almost like walking into a trendy South Tampa hotspot on a steamy summer Friday night with a club full of nubile young lasses in various states of midriff baring, thinking to yourself, “Where do you start?”

This is what Alan Dell has done, sans the lasses, in documenting the craziness that has become the Bucs in recent days.

Dell, a columnist for the Bradenton Herald, points a finger at Bucs head coach Greg Schiano’s ironclad ways as the kindling that has turned into a blaze.

Fires seemed to be breaking out everywhere.

There was a spat between a player and coach on the sideline that resembled a scene from Jerry Springer, and an anonymous Tampa Bay player quoted on ProFootballTalk.com said his coaches should go back to college.

The Bucs defensive backs continue to look like chestnuts roasted on an open fire, and the quarterback has played like burnt toast for three straight games.

(Before Joe goes further, Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune spoke with Bucs legend and current safety Ronde Barber who claims the quote in question used by Florio was fabricated by someone.)

As Dell points out later in his column, winning cures all ills. There was no grumbling in the Bucs’ locker room when the Bucs were winning.

Win Sunday, and fans will begin to forget a backup linebacker and “captain” going all Moe Howard on an assistant coach on the sidelines, and they’ll call off the wolves at Josh Freeman’s front door (for the moment) and get in a warm and fuzzy mood for Christmas.

14 Responses to “Unrest!”

  1. Tom Says:

    Yeah, fanning the flames still. What is it, an ego thing?

    So what if you put the frame capture of Cox pushing Hayes on the article instead of the other way around? I guess you guys need to sell the advertising space around the holidays like anyone else. I don’t blame you for trying to run up the hit/post count. The fools like me hop into the fire getting all hot and bothered.

    I was an airline pilot for 9 years before losing my job in the post 9/11 flushing of the work force. As a pilot I can’t emphasize enough what a crappy job the media does reporting factually about aviation. It is so far off that it is hard to believe someone doesn’t vet the garbage reporting that comes out after an airplane accident and god forbid it is a little local crash, the small town press might as well be reporting on quantum physics. I realized long ago that it is likely that the same goes for every other profession out there. I’m guessing NFL coach, NFL team and NFL player reporting are just as hard to understand when you don’t have any real experience performing that profession.

  2. Have A Nice Day Says:

    On one hand Joe says he’ll wait until there is confirmation and if he doesn’t want to post things that are here say. On the other, he says he only posts what interests him and post things like https://www.joebucsfan.com/?p=80298

    This is an opinion blog first and foremost. Love it or leave it. I love it and understand what it is.

  3. PRBucFan Says:

    Lol I don’t think there’s going to be any warm and fuzzy till we can put together a complete season for once.

  4. buccanay Says:

    Every real sports fan in this area knows what “hacks” we have masquerading as sports media and it was only matter of time before showing true colors. Just pathetic! Was hoping thus site stayed above that CRAP! This team is head and shoulders better than at this point last year, yet the “media” devolves into this. We can’t have rational sports talk in this town. Unfortunate but not surprising, having seen this sports media in action. What a disgrace!!!

  5. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Day, I with you agree 100%

  6. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    I think last year’s pre-London team beats this year’s team.

    I like Alan Dell and have read several of his articles in the Herald. He’s usually on point.

  7. MadMax Says:

    Im ok with losing out and positioning for the draft….just dont really want to see a blowout, but if it happens, play Orlovsky and Blount to see what we got in them.

  8. T.Howard Says:

    It is a popular thing to once again be a Buccaneers basher right now so of course the media is going to cater to it. Just like the media will do a 180 when the Buccaneers start winning.

    I have been a fan since I found out we were getting the team and it always the same…people are quick to hop on the wagon and just as quick to hop off. Fair weather fans are nothing new around here.. it is just compounded by an overabundance of “trendy” media sources.

  9. Macabee Says:

    William Shakespeare wrote a comedy similar to this circa 1598. He called his “Much Ado About Nothing”.

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  11. Andrew Says:

    I hear what you guys are saying about the media, and its all true. As fans, though, we have to just keep plowing through and hope that we will eventually be great, all the while not be discouraged by what the national and local media has to say about us. Do not waiver in your support for the bucs, and I will do the same.

  12. Eric Says:

    It is all way overblown. On any nfl roster somebody is pissed. Nature of the beast.

  13. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Meterla El Magnifico could’ve written this one, Joe.

  14. RichinNC Says:

    Atleast someone of WAS pissed during that debacle sunday. Last year there was no emotion whatsoever.