Bucs No. 31

October 16th, 2013

The Custodian of Canton, eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune, has seen the Bucs up close and personal this season more often than Joe and apparently is appalled by the state of the franchise in 2013.

How much have the Bucs turned eye-RAH!’s stomach? In his recent NFL power rankings, Kaufman has the Bucs below every team in the NFL save for the moribund Jags.

31. Tampa Bay Can the Bucs stay focused amid all the carnage?

Carnage? The carnage has yet come to One Buc Palace. If the losing continues, then one has to think Team Glazer will get involved. At that point, folks, you will see carnage.

At that point, there won’t just be carnage, but upheaval.

To paraphrase Kaufman in a recent radio interview, Joe is here to tell you that the Bucs are nowhere near as miserable as the Jags. Ten days ago Joe saw the Jags with his own eyes in person, sober no less (Joe got roped into driving by his friends back in the Land of the Corn). The Jags are woeful beyond words. Each time Blaine Gabbert takes a snap from center, he wets himself.

In fact, John Madden last week, in his weekly appearance with the one and only Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on SiriusXM, said he coached against the winless 1976 Bucs and the current Jags team, which he watched earlier this season in Oakland, is “on par” with the 1976 Bucs and he laughed in amazement how any front office type actually tried to put together the motley crew known as the Jags.

So if the Bucs have much better talent, and yet are believed to be as bad as the Jags, it is clear evidence Tampa Bay is not being properly coached up.


29 Responses to “Bucs No. 31”

  1. McBuc Says:

    Joe. You are 100% right.

  2. Pruritus Ani Says:

    “Each time Blaine Gabbert takes a snap from center, he wets himself.”


  3. Nick2 Says:

    You know I couldn’t stand Raheem and have been a Schiano supporter but its obvious this team is mis coached. I have to think a guy like Bill Cowher could coach up this group to 8 or 9 wins. Schiano? Well good try Greg once the Bucs are good again we will welcome them back LOL…..

  4. joseph mamma Says:

    Schiano couldn’t figure out the Big East, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that he is getting outcoached every week in the NFC South.

  5. Harry Says:

    Barring a miracle, Schitzano is gone for sure. But I wonder about Dominic. Joe, you have provided good insight on possible coaching replacements (I like Greg Roman); What about GMs? Who would be the ideal candidate for the buds?

  6. MadMax Says:

    So Kaufman has the Bucs almost #1 at something….rah, rah, rah!!

    This is sickening…but go ahead and stick with the same recipe of disaster….team already looks like its losing steam. Time for me to start watching movies or go fishing on Sundays for a change….this season is done 🙁

  7. Capt. Tim Says:

    A horrible, yet accurate assessment.

    And this team has some talent. A bad combination of clueless coaching, and lack of depth. Also missing critical offensive weapons.

    Both Coach and GM have to go. It’s rediculous for this team to be this bad. Neither one has done their job.

  8. Harry Says:

    A coach like Bill Cowher sounds good, and he is a great coach, no question. But I would bet money he will also want to be in charge of the GM/personnel selection. He, and most other coaches, have no experience with that. We went thru this with Chucky. No way I would give him or anyone else that authority. Better to keep those roles completely separate. which also means the Bucs would likely not be able to get Cowher

  9. Bucnjim Says:

    Glad I decided not to book my annual trip to see the Falcons/Bucs game. Losing is bad…..blowing a ton of money on losing is worse. Can’t even give away season tickets right now either. At least the tailgating will be fun. This definitely has an 80’s smell to it and it stinks.

  10. MadMax Says:

    I still say we should go after Mike Zimmer….Something about that guy!!! And I think he’d cherish the opp to be a HC.

  11. Dana Lescoe Says:

    Makes me sick to think we could have had Andy Ried, but we stuck with Schiano!

  12. SteveK Says:


    Obviously, keeping the GM and HC roles seperate is working well for us.

    6 year rebuild, are we there yet?

  13. Nick2 Says:

    MadMax I like Zimmer too, I just hope hes not as much a dictator as Schiano. Any Buc whos been here a while has their head spinning from the free wheeling beer partyin rap music playing Raheem to toes on the line my way or the hard way Schiano they probably don’t care anymore what kind of coach arrives next year.

  14. SteveK Says:

    Why did Chip Kelly and four other candidates turn us down again?

  15. MadMax Says:

    @Nick, Nope, Zimmer is very personable. He’ll call you out on mistakes of course….watch “hard knocks”. He has a good feel for the players, and wont be all anal and crazy about the little things that arent so important…..at least thats the feeling I get from him. And then of course theres his record….look it up, its a nice read 🙂

  16. MadMax Says:


    Of course, GM….but have you seen this gif yet?


  17. bucstop.com Says:

    Joe, did you see Jacksonville last week? they put up more effort in losing to Denver than we did losing to Philly. And Jax was on the road. Trust me, Jax will pass us up soon now that Henne is QB there. We are a week away from 32

  18. givemeball Says:

    Schiano’s fate lies in Glennons hands! If Glennon can get going and look like he can become an Elite QB then Schiano isn’t going anywhere for awhile. Glazers know what they are doing and to have a winning record with a rookie QB is very rare. So wins and losses the rest of the year aren’t going to get Schiano fired, unless Glennon looks Patheic and the team gives up then sure everyone is gone..I for one am hoping that Glennon can get going and the team can get some wins and i will be looking forward to next year with or without Schiano. But to sit here day after day and pray and hope and moan and nitpick everything Schiano does and complain isn’t going to change the fact we are stuck with what we got the rest of the season..

  19. WestCoastBucsFan Says:


    I agree.

  20. Harry Says:

    @ SteveK

    Good point, but give me an example of where it works having the HC in charge of personnel? It doesn’t, and there is a reason for it. They are both full time jobs, and they have somewhat opposing goals. The HC needs to win now, so he wants talent for todays game and doesn’t care as much to build for the future (perfect example is Gruden). The GM, just the opposite, he wants players from lower draft choices and undrafted free agents, etc) his HC can develop over time.

    Shanahan is using Bruce Allen as his GM puppet; I don’t see that working out long term.

    Andy Reid, as another example, is winning with Pioli’s talent, all Reid is doing is coaching with was left (and doing a very good job at it).

    Having the HC in charge of everything is a very bad idea; no checks and balances in that system.

  21. Bucfan#37 Says:

    The Jags vs the Bucs would be a pic em on game day.

  22. chickster Says:

    I am not worried about winning another game they are all meaningless from here on out and all this talk about building for next year is garbage that should of started the last five games of last year this team has no answer an fixing problems in practice is crazy its done for this year and any trash wins at the end wont make anybody feel better I think we will get handed a blow out loss to Atlanta and Revis wil be the first to jump ship and comment on he is being miss used and he is

  23. chickster Says:

    All the coach talks about is taking shots down the field and have you seen that they haven’t been know where close and they are counting on 2 big plays a game that’s not going to happen and they keep trying over and over but you will get that maybe once but the running game has to be working this is lousy play calling

  24. jjbill01 Says:

    The coach is in over his head, in his press conferences he still talks like he’s

    addressing the student body and the boosters. He doesn’t know anyway to

    change, probably thinks he will change the NFL. SAD


  25. Miguel Grande Says:

    Ever notice when they take those shots down the field, Napoleon Dynamite throws it 5 yards out of bounds. Ooooh! Scary!!

    When do we start talking draft strategy?

    The Jadaveon Clowney Project (JCP) is 35% complete and gaining momentum.

  26. Christopher Says:

    Yeah, who cares what biased or uninformed writers have to say. The guys at Football Outsiders, based on all their analytics, have the Bucs 22nd or so. Considering this team has top-12 talent, that’s still an abomination, but the whole thing DOES NOT mean we’re anywhere near JacksonvilleLand.

  27. chipbuc Says:

    Im sorry but Dominic has to go too.He is the common denominator for the last 5 to 6 awful years. Bring in a big boy general manager now!!!!!!!

  28. Joe Says:

    Bring in a big boy general manager now!

    To Joe’s knowledge, most NFL teams don’t let successful general managers walk away. 🙁

  29. Bobby Says:

    What I don’t understand about fans is they complain that we’re losing because we have ‘so much talent on the team’ but in the same breath they want to fire the guy who brought the talent in. Seems counter productive….