Rian Lindell Should Be Terminated

November 24th, 2013

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In the middle of this feel good evening (without the benefit of alcohol for Joe, if you can imagine), Joe must interrupt with ugly news.

Rian Lindell, do not board the Bucs’ team bus leaving Ford Field for the airport. Just hop a cab and go to the Southwest counter and get your one-way ticket home. Back to Portland.

No, a win didn’t mean much today outside of temporary glee. Still, Mr. Lindell, you did your best (again) to see that the Bucs lose. You missed critical field goals in the second half that could have iced this win for the Bucs. Instead, you gave the Lions every opportunity to win.

Yes, you. If the Lions could have somehow gotten out of their own way, they would have won. Thanks to your missed field goals.

Yeah, Mike Glennon didn’t help you out much by taking an idiotic sack pushing the line of scrimmage back. But that was still a makeble field goal. You had the distance.

This isn’t the first time you let this team down. Does Joe need to remind you of the Saints loss at home?

Lindell should not be allowed back at One Buc Palace and should not be allowed back in the city limits of Tampa unless he is dropping cash to go to Busch Gardens.

40 Responses to “Rian Lindell Should Be Terminated”

  1. mike norris Says:


  2. Jordon Says:

    Agreed! Bucs should spend the week auditioning new kickers! Lindell nearly cost us the game!

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Now Joe….You know that was Schiano’s fault…..or at the least Dominick’s for bringing him in…..

  4. Adam L. Says:

    IN A DOME!!!!!!

  5. Alex2013 Says:

    Great article, this guy looks like he has no confidence in himself…

  6. Touchdown Gus Says:

    The title of this article couldn’t be more true. He damn near cost us this game. He had two TWO chances to put this game away. And this isn’t the first time this season.

  7. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    I like that Joe is holding 3rd string players to high standards….

  8. Bucfan4life7 Says:

    Your also forgetting the Jets game when he had the opportunity to make it a 4 point game but missed. I miss Conner Barth.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Yes….for all of you “meaningless game” fans…this guy almost cost us a “meaningless win”….even Jax won today….guess they might have to trade up to get Bridgewater….who would have thunk it?

  10. Touchdown Gus Says:

    @Adam cherry on top. GONE!

  11. NY Buc Says:

    the Morris phrase “I’ll tolerate you until I can replace you” comes to mind. Barth will be a most welcome return in 2014

  12. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I have to admit, this game was unacceptably close with such a lopsided turnover ratio. 5 turnovers and a blocked punt and we win by 3 points? Lindell had a chance to give the Bucs a 9 point lead, but missed two easy FG’s. As well as missing a critical one against the Saints in Week 2 that helped us lose and made Schiano look like an idiot. The only reason he is employed is because the first two guys are injured. Gotta wonder if the Bucs are looking for a decent kicker on the streets right now, would hate for this to happen against the Kitties, 49ers, Bills, or the Saints again.

  13. Brian Jones Says:

    Could not agree more Joe!

  14. Doombuggy Says:

    Just a thought about the Glennon sack … personally, I thought it was a smart choice in a bad situation. Yes, we missed the field goal but it also took almost a minute off the clock by taking the sack rather than throwing an incomplete and stopping the clock.

    Still, Lindell needs to go, but I thought the sack was somewhat intelligent

  15. JonBuc Says:

    This wormy nerd does need to beat it…still pissed at Connor Bart forplaying fricking basketball just as he was becoming a top 5 kicker in the NFL. That was a harbinger to the 2013 season…

  16. Andrew 1 Says:

    what a wacky and weird game. I feel like saying, what the hell did I just watch lol. the win is nice but imo it seemed like they lost the game more than we won it. whatever a win is a win.

  17. Andrew 1 Says:

    I also agree, Lindell needs to go, now.

  18. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    We all agree this should be Lindell’s last game in a Buc uni.

    Does anybody know how Barth’s rehab is going? A torn achilles tendon can be a tough injury to come back. It’s Barth’s right achilles and so at least it’s not in his planting foot and he did it before the season and so there’ll be more than 12 months to recover but after watching lindell I’m still nervous.

  19. You go Joe Says:

    I don’t want to wish anything bad on him, guy knows he’s in the dog house. I’m glad next year Barth comes back and hopefully to his old self. But We need another kicker to give us the points or wait for Barth.

  20. lightningbuc Says:


  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ StPeteBucs Fan

    I was actually at a charity dinner (no basketball)Friday night with Barth….his re-hab is going great and he’s looking forward to next year.

    I didn’t ask him if his NFI was Schiano’s fault…after all…the penalties are…so should be all off-field injuries….

  22. Harry Says:

    Amen to that. Heck, Joe could miss those FG just as well and maybe get Ms Watson’s #

  23. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Tampa Bay bucsfan

    THX for that update. I was wondering how his rehab was going. Thanks for sharing.

  24. stanglassman Says:

    He has been a liability all year long. There are plenty of better kickers out walking the streets. I just don’t understand all this talk about wanting to get better in all positions and they have watched this guy struggle all year long and have done nothing about it. If a team doesn’t have someone on staff to properly evaluate how a kicker is doing, pay someone!

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Casey Barth is available and a pretty damn good kicker….

  26. Pyrda Says:

    Lindell has one job its not even asking much ! not like your asking 55+ yards in windy conditions

  27. Niko Says:

    He’s the 3rd string kicker!! Plus he actually made the first one (literally too high). He’s gone anyways next year when Barth is back so I’d leave him. He’s pretty accurate on 45 and down

  28. jo mama Says:

    Is lindell’s stats actually that much different than connor barth’s?

    I would say no.

    typical over-reaction from people who never played the game.

  29. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    He’s a liability.

  30. Bathory Says:

    Totally 100% agree…gotta call em like u see em.

  31. P'cola Buc Says:

    Place kickers are extremely important. They have much impact on winning or losing. Unfortunately Lindell is just not cutting it. It’s obvious. Since it is so important must we draft an excellent one in 2014?

  32. sho-nuff Says:

    beyond poetic…..

  33. BucFan 20 Says:

    How could anyone that wants to win the last few game not want to find someone else? If any field goal could extend a lead or be needed to win you know this guy is even close to sure thing.

  34. BucFan 20 Says:


  35. Buc1987 Says:

    I still say it’s the curse of Amanda Tynes.

  36. RealityCheck Says:

    @ Jo Mama – What position did you play in high school that gives you such valuable first hand knowledge of the game?

  37. So. Ill. Bucs. Says:

    Is Havard Rugland still available? I’d rather have kickalicious than this clown.

  38. Pewter Bullion Says:


  39. sho-nuff Says:

    you know who else should be terminated…crabtree, nicks and that fake wannabe nfl football player stocker…. i am so sick and tired of those weak sauce wannabes being listed on the injury list

  40. joseph mamma Says:

    If Barth didn’t go down, we probably would have another win or two. Another reason I think the Glazers keep the Greg and Mark show going another season.