“Easy To Put Together A Three-Quarter Game”

October 13th, 2013

What the hell is wrong with these Bucs? Why can’t they get over the hump and win a game?

Joe asked a lot of players that today, including a guy with a Super Bowl ring, Jonathan Casillas, who spent the last four seasons with the Saints. The hard-hitting outside linebacker/special teams player talked about how the Bucs have to make changes and acknowledge they’re not playing complete football.

“Everything clicks when you’re going good. When it’s not, at the end of the game, it doesn’t matter if you’re winning during the game or not, you’ll end up with the loss. That’s kind of how it’s been here,” Casillas said. “Just like you can be excited for the game for 3 1/2 quarters, and it’s looking like you’re about to pull it out, then all of a sudden that last half of the fourth quarter somehow it don’t work out for us. If we don’t figure that out, we’re not going to win too many games. It’s easy to put together a three quarter game, you know a lot of people can do that. To put together a four-quarter game, that’s what winners do.”

So Jonathan, do you stay the course and work hard, or do you make changes?

“For me, I hope that we can figure it out. I’m a positive person. I’m an optimist. I’m also a realist. So if we don’t change a little bit of things here and there, it’s not going to happen. But if we can, and I think we can do that, change a little bit here and there to get that win.”

Casillas went on to say the Bucs are suffering in all phases of the game, which makes finding a fix more difficult. That’s what makes this Bucs season so ugly to Joe. There’s not much to hang your hat on after five weeks.

13 Responses to ““Easy To Put Together A Three-Quarter Game””

  1. oviedobucsfan Says:

    Have we not learned anything from the Spurrier – Redskins fiasco from the last decade? Schiano is taking us down that same path, here is a list of Rutgers players currently on the roster –
    Howard Barbieri, Guard
    Andrew DePaola, Long Snapper
    Gary Gibson, Defensive Tackle
    Ka’lial Glaud, Linebacker
    Brian Leonard, Running Back
    Tiquan Underwood, Wide Receiver
    Tim Wright, Tight End
    Jeremy Zuttah, Center

    I understand Schiano wants his boys to succeed but not at the cost of success to this team. Learn from the Redskins and stop the Schiano expirement now. Bring in Lovie Smith, Marty Schottenheimer, anyone with an NFL coaching lineage.

  2. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    No way, we just need to give Schiano some more time. He promised us that we’re going to fix it all, and although he’s done absolutely nothing to lead anyone with a brain to believe him, I’m still going to. I mean, why would he lie? It’s obviously all Freeman’s fault.

    And could Casillas possibly be inferring that the coaches need to make adjustments? Whoa, that’s asking way too much. We just don’t have enough coaches on staff to do something so crazy. We have to stick to the plan Jonathan. Just stick to the plan and continue to do the same thing over and over. I’m sure that will fix things. Just as long as everyone knows that Schiano isn’t to blame for any of this. He’s doing a fantastic job. He is probably reserving some shelf space on his mantle for the coach of the year award.

  3. Buc Neckid Says:

    Sounds like the Players are looking for some Coaching to take them the last little bit
    There is your definition of a Good Coach versus a Successful Coach
    A good Coach gets you there
    a Successful Coach wins

  4. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I wonder where is Bucs1987? He’s probably still waiting outside the stadium trying to get that Greg Schiano poster autographed.

  5. Buc Neckid Says:

    This Rutgers Alumni team means that Schiano is not confidant with Dominik.
    Half of these guys are practice players but even still
    why waste a Roster spot on somebody who is just a Warm Body.
    That philosophy does not give you the depth that you need for that “next man Up” that the endurance of an NFL Season requires of a Team’s Roster.

  6. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Its frustrating because this team is close. Real close. Maybe the fates want us to get a superstar QB next year. I know we need one in this division.

    But it feels like if we have very good QB play and things start to click we’ll go from horrible to elite with the flip of a switch.

    I believe the defense is a hair from clicking just right. Eliminate penalties. Banks and Spence get a year of experience.

    The offense needs more. Better oline and a QB and a 3rd WR like Ike was.

  7. Eric Says:

    Were close to 0-16

    11 more losses to immortality for coach nut case.

  8. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    You know how you get from close to wins? Coaching, period. Good coaches don’t lose close game after close game. Good coaches don’t get destroyed in the second half of every single game. It has very little to do with QB, because no QB will be successful with Schiano. If they were successful, I guarantee you we’d have 2 Rutgers QB’s on this roster in no time.

  9. Eric Says:

    How in the hell did Foles throw for 700 yards and six tds in two games against us?

    And run for another one!

  10. blackmagic00 Says:

    So now Schitler will say we will win 11 straight right?

  11. will b. Says:

    As the ultimate Bucks Homer(50 years old born here) it kills me to say this team is awful. Frustrating considering the money spent on talent. I never believed in the current GM but was willing to give the coach a chance. I gave him a chance, he absolutely sucks! This team is going nowhere. All the distractions are embarrassing. They both need to go. Shiano stinks but don’t Let Dominick off the hook. We are less than bad, we are irrelevant. We don’t count.

  12. zam Says:

    These coaches are just plain bad at X’s and O’s. Even with better hands like today they are still losing the poker game.

  13. White Tiger Says:

    if you can’t get guys to get their toes on the line – at this late date – it’s y-o-u, not them.

    Too bad we had to hire a guy to find out his character. You’d think someone would’ve looked into WHY did the guy have more starting QB’s than he had years coaching at Rutgers?

    Maybe why he also won as many games as he lost – maybe it wasn’t those darn QB’s after all?!