“Preseason Is Preseason”

August 29th, 2013

Bucs svelte left tackle Donald Penn is not one to hold back his opinions. So after the ugly loss by the second- and third-teamers to Washington’s tonight, Penn wasn’t exactly dancing in the locker room.

“Preseason is preseason,” Penn said. As far as Penn was concerned, the foreplay of the NFL preseason was done. Finished. Over. Irrelevant. Matter of fact, the countdown clock to the start of the season in the New Jersey Swampalands had already begun ticking down for Penn.

“Preseason is over with,” Penn said. “We are focused on the Jets. I was focused on the Jets today because I wasn’t playing [Thursday]. I’m focused on the Jets. Preseason is the past. Looking forward to winning some games. I did some film study on my own [over the Jets] but I helped these guys out for the game today. Helped them out as much as I could, but we are getting ready for the Jets. Get ready for Jet Week.

“I’m excited to get it started. We feel fine. We feel great. We had a good week of practice. Getting everything started next week. Looking forward to it. Starting fresh tomorrow. I’m excited.”

15 Responses to ““Preseason Is Preseason””

  1. J 2.0 Says:

    I hate to say it, but I think Schiano is not effectively getting his message through. The team is starting to tune him out, and this season is looking bad. I don’t want to be that fan that turns on his team, but I am just calling it as I see it. I hope I am wrong. I predicted 11-5 just 3 months ago and still think it is possible. it will just take something I haven’t seen yet.

  2. Yusef A Taufiq Says:

    as Mike Williams said the other day..if the first team offense plays like it did this preseason, we have every right to complain…well..let the countdown begin folks! GO BUCS!!! I love me some BUCS FOOTBALL!!! 🙂

  3. MadMax Says:

    If I see the same demoralizing effort in game 1, we need to forget who we can pick with the 1st five choices next year…..we need to cut bait somewhere and I’m liking what I see in Bengals D-Man Mike Zimmer!

  4. tonytwocents Says:

    If Schiano doesnt get through to them, then its time for some of our vets to step up.

    Dungy didnt have to lose his voice because he had Capo’s like Sapp and who demanded the best out of his teammates.

    Penn & Joseph will have to keep the line in check. Freeman will have to put his age aside, and be more vocal and demanding of his WRs.

    McCoy & David will have to lead that front seven. And we all know who the leaders are in the backfield.

    So if the coach isnt getting through to the players, then the veterans better do it for him.

  5. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Sveltely said Donald, Sveltely said my friend.

  6. RBellBuc Says:

    Are we contenders? or are we pretenders? ..the Jets game can’t get here fast enough for me. Even though I’ve heard that if we lost the first game of the season doesn’t make it over, may be true, if they play like they did this preseason, and we get smoked by an equally dysfunctional team like the Jets, how in carnation do we expect them to play like world beaters against the Saints and Patriots?

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Like I said….relax….take a 9 day cruise….play some slots…eat 8 times a day…drink too much…throw your old lady overboard and then come home and sit back and watch your Buccaneers stomp the “Revisless Jets”…..because this year we are the “Myronless Bucs”

  8. Fear The Glow Says:

    I always look at the preseason as a test of a teams depth so I understand exactly what he means when he says preseason is preseason, but it does worry me that the only consistency they showed over those 4 games was being consistently bad. That worries the hell out of me about the depth of the team.

    If our o-line gets banged up like it was last year I expect us to be screwed. If Glennon is starting we’re screwed. If practically anyone on our defense gets injured we’re screwed. That’s a scary proposition.

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Hey Penn is right preseason is preseason. The Falcons went 0-4 65 points for 108 against. Our Bucs went 1-3 66 points for 115 against. It all equals out to nothing. So everyone calm down. I was there tonight and I saw the definition of the word crappy. It was a lot of 3rd stringers of names I never even knew we had on our roster. Cool your engines down. I’m sure it was just as painful for Schiano to watch as it was for the fans, maybe even more. The plays were VERY vanilla on offense. The Mike Glennon Mob thingy I hope can finally be put rest by Joe. Joe even if there is a mob, after Glennon’s performance tonight is it really worth mentioning anymore? Yes I know he’s just a rookie, he’s also a 3rd rnd rookie too and it shows. Now I know why you laugh on the radio when you mention his name. Oh yes, yes I do have many stuff documented by fans on JBF on what they have said about Glennon and how he will replace Josh this season. MadMax coined me the thread nazi for a reason. I’m not bringing it all out tonight. It’s too damn late and I’m tired from that crappy game I witnessed. You can bet your azz though I’m bringing it out tommorow though. Time to pay the piper fools. Knock it off with this Glennon crap. He IS not the answer and never will be. If Freeman sucks it up on the field this year. He will be replaced after the season, either by draft or free agency. So knock off that Glennon crap. Just stop it. Each and every one of you. You better hope good Josh shows up all season long or our team is screwed in 2013.

  10. loung Says:

    they know what they doings ……GO BUCS is time come ….

  11. Broy3434 Says:

    You people are ridiculous. Preseason records that are 1-3, 0-4 means nothing. Sure we’re not the deepest team but the Manningled colts averaged 4 preseason losses every year. Playoffs every year. All that matters are the starters. 22 starters aren’t getting hurt. Soon you’ll all see what we can do.

  12. tonytwocents Says:

    preseason isn’t meaningless. preseason STATS are extremely meaningless. including W-L, and points scored.

    a good team, (ie. the Manning led Colts), could dominate with their starters in a quarter, only to let the 3rd, 4th stringers stink it up at the end of the game, give up a bunch of points and end up with a L.

    so the numbers, wins and losses dont mean sh!t. but what DOES matter, are effort, intensity, timing, execution, HEART. I didnt see any of that this preseason. especially with the 1s and 2s.

    anyways, its all over. we got through the foreplay, its time to beat the pu$$y up!

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The only important thing is that Crabtree was hurt last night…and nothing else matters….

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    “but what DOES matter, are effort, intensity, timing, execution, HEART. I didnt see any of that this preseason. especially with the 1s and 2s.”

    Your right tony2cents I hope it really is by design. I really do, because there was no intensity what so ever this preseason. Especially last night when guys were fighting for their jobs. I mean it’s like Schiano has either lost his fire, or really never got his team fired up because it’s a glorified practice game. or The team isn’t buying in anymore. It did not seem like the Skins and Ravens looked at it like that. A glorified practice. Week 1 is going to tell us fans a lot about what this team is going to be made of even if it’s just the Jets.

  15. GRIF4FREESUX Says:

    @1987,lol,u need to get a life man.