Bucs Fighting To Join The 12 Percent Club

September 15th, 2013

The Bucs are 0-2, and per the Buccaneers Radio Network, teams that start 0-2 only make the playoffs 12 percent of the time in the modern era.

Throw in a brutally talented NFC this year, and the Bucs are in a darn tough spot.

Joe doesn’t know what the odds of postseason glory are for 0-3 teams. Joe’s afraid to ask Regardless, the Bucs are in a near must-win spot in New England next Sunday.

27 Responses to “Bucs Fighting To Join The 12 Percent Club”

  1. Justin Says:

    Which was worse last week or this?

  2. Curmudgeon Says:

    Before worrying about the 12% club, let’s see if they can win *one*.

    So far, Freeman has laid 2 eggs. Time to go.

  3. Adam Says:

    1 more week of freeman. And we r done.

  4. Danny Says:

    The only club they’ll be joining is the Tank for Teddy or Clown Around for Clowney club.

  5. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Josh Freeman is the worst starting quarterback in the NFL.

  6. Walter Says:


    This week. This was for #1 in the South.

  7. bucrightoff Says:

    Teddy or Hundley are my preferred choices.

  8. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Cmon Joe, there are better takeaways from this gamr than our record.

    Sorry yall, Freeman is not going to ever be the reason we makr it to the playoffs. Mason Foster, Mark Barron, Goldon’s way of stripping the ball, Eric Lorig’s return and the effect on the offense… these performancea are the kind of thing that will be he difference. Not undisciplined, vanilla play

  9. Eric Says:

    Beat the pats in New England, no prob.

    Based on the schedule and our play 2-14 is way more likely than playoffs.

  10. Robbie_G Says:

    Give #8 a chance, we CAN’T be any worse. Lame Ducks NEVER WORK! Weather it’s a coach, QB , or GM. The D played hard, and you have Martin, V ax, and Williams. The O line was awesome today, and even better when Nicks comes back.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This loss was worse becuse it was at home to a division team.

    Last week was tougher to stomach because it was against a poor team with a rookie QB & it was a game we were expected to win.

    But, to lose both in almost the exact same fashion for the same reasons……Game Management, Poor Playcalling, Inconsistent QB play, excessive costly penalties.

    We showed great spirit on our defense and I give Schiano credit for at least that…..I think our defense is starting to develop some pride…

    If we have another game like this from Freeman, its time to really consider making a change and developing Glennon as best we can.

    I really think the outcome of the last two weeks would have been no worse with Glennon….the only difference is that we would have had an excuse.
    There is no excusing a 4year veteran in the 2nd year of an offensive system when you had a running game going like we had tonight….also Freeman had acceptable protection to get his passes off.
    He seems to be set on a specific reciever and can’t adjust with the coverages. I can tell you this….I would not be angry with a decision to go a different direction at QB……and that is quite a chance for me.

  12. Walter Says:


    How about McCarron? Seems like a smart guy, has a winning pedigree, pretty accurate on his throws, ideal size, could be had in the 2nd or 3rd round, allowing us to draft a play making tight end in the 1st. Could work out pretty nicely for us.

  13. BucsQcCity Says:

    I actually really enjoyed the game when defense was on the field, except for the last serie. They’re starting to get in sync at least on that side of the ball. Only bad penalty was the one where Black came late to hit the TE.. This was a dumb one.

    Foster did looked much more solid on pass coverage tonight. I was happy with its effort.

    Offense is a mess but oline protection has improved

  14. Marc Says:

    Another absolutely disgusting loss. Next Sunday will be the dagger for this team. I am an avid Bucs fan and try to be as positive as possible, but how the hell can you be positive after these two losses? The improved defense? Yes, but WE STILL LOST. Great game by Martin? Yes, BUT WE STILL LOST. Next week? Hmmm, I predict a hard-fought game by this Bucs team, a defense that flies around and makes vicious hits across the middle, Freeman throwing for 50 %…………………………………and a 10-point loss to fall to 0-3. SEASON. OVER. Bye bye Schiano, bye bye Freeman.

  15. BucsfaninChina Says:

    McCarron is nothing special… and he plays for the best team in the nation

  16. Old*Skool*BucFan Says:

    Don’t act like we don’t know the routine here. Good defense that keeps us in the game, and horrible QB play. Everyone can cry, wish, and pray Freeman will play like in 2010, but the truth is the truth. Freeman is who he is. I laugh at people who make excuses for him because the truth is in our faces. Yea Sciano is scared as hell to let Freeman loose because we all know he is bound to throw an INT or fumble. Truth is Glennon might be the guy and he might not be. If we go 0-4 he should be given a chance.

  17. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Positivity, people. We have what looms like the makings of an elite defense. Dont look at Brees’ stats. We are getting there.

    Offense will still be sh!t as long as we have the boy wonder at QB. O line looked good against their duds

  18. Walter Says:


    The guy has made a lot of big throws in high pressure moments….. Idk, I have a feeling about that guy. He’s won quite a few games, doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. Could be exactly what we need. People here like to say Freeman folds under pressure, why not replace him with a guy that has produced in high pressure moments?

  19. Otto Says:

    The way our defense is playing, we will win a few games. The way our offense is playing, we will lose a few. I think special teams will determine the outcome of a lot of games this year.

  20. Old*Skool*BucFan Says:

    @Marc, u hit it on the head. I’ve supported the Bucs from the orange and white days till the current. I will always support them regardless how bad their record is, but the truth is in our face people. Freeman is not a franchise QB. What if Elways didn’t have balls and kept Tebow around, where would the Broncos be? Lets be real here, guys like Freeman, Sanchez, Ponder, Gabbert, Weeden, etc, are not franchise QBs. If you’re crazy enough to put up with incompletes, INTs, and losing close games then go ahead…if not you draft until you get someone good.

  21. Adam Says:

    I have no doubt Glennon can pass for 31 yards in a half. None.

  22. bucrightoff Says:

    McCaron is a good QB, but I’d also prefer Mariota and Boyd. Johnny Football as a wildcard of course, but he could go anywhere in the draft.

  23. Walter Says:


    Ahhhh, Boyd is another one I like a lot. My top 3 choices would be:

    1.) Bridgewater

    2.) Boyd

    3.) Lundley

    I brought up McCarron as a later round option, 3rd round maybe. It would give us the opportunity to add a play making TE in the first, and a better 3rd WR in the 2nd.

  24. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Soooo your telling me we still have a chance!

  25. Bobby Says:

    This is Schiano’s second year and he has put together a monster defense. It’s the offense that isn’t clicking. It is close though. Get rid of some costly penalties and dropped passes and I think it would have clicked today.

  26. ryan Says:

    As much of a must win as you can have in week 3. With Arizona and Philly afterwards, this team was primed for a really good start with any type of pulse on offense. Get a win in NE and 3-2 is very possible. 0-3 and the wheels will be off, if they arent off already.

    It is nice to see the defense playing well though. Nice pressure and guys arent running free downfield.

  27. Jace Says:

    hey moron Joe- NEXT week is a must win? What were the last 2 weeks? Pre season games? you have no idea how dumb you sound.

    So you’re saying next week is NOT a must win? It’s you who have no idea how dumb you sound. –Joe