Bucs “Got Our Butts Kicked”

December 22nd, 2013
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Gerald McCoy had some real talk about the Bucs defense today.

The Bucs locker room was as despondent as Joe has seen in quite some time. For the longest time, Donald Penn sat in front of his locker, in uniform sans helmet, looking straight ahead in a faraway, empty look. It seemed he wanted to just belt someone.

Gerald McCoy, the Bucs stud defensive tackle who now has nine sacks this season and who was mauled with double- and triple-teams on virtually each play, was his usual amiable yet honest self.

In so many words, GMC said, the Bucs defense stunk like an an unwashed dog fresh from digging up the back yard.

“Just being honest, we defensively got our butts kicked in the first half,” GMC said. “They ran the ball on us at will. Whenever they felt like it. They didn’t do anything special. they lined up, shifted, got in one formation and went. We have to be better than that. They just came straight downhill at us. We just got our butts kicked.

“They didn’t surprise us with anything. They just beat us. We just got beat, that’s it. We just got beat. There wasn’t any surprises.”

27 Responses to “Bucs “Got Our Butts Kicked””

  1. RastaMon Says:

    Failure sucks….

  2. Eric Says:

    Been happening all season, and for five years.

  3. 911bucs Says:


  4. Mr. Patrick Says:

    And the Buc’s HC and DC couldn’t figure out how to stop it. Impressive

  5. Clowney Says:

    They’re sad now, but they’ll be popping champagne in 8 days.

    Can we draft Clowney now?

  6. Hawk Says:

    “They didn’t do anything special…. They didn’t surprise us with anything.” Sounds like the coaches had them ready but the players were out-played. The Bucs might be more than just two pieces away from a top-ten defense.

  7. That Guy Says:

    Do the Debartolos still have any interest in buying this team?

  8. Robbie_G Says:

    With ALL the “talent” on the D side they coaching staff STILL can not make any adjustments? How many times to we hear about the pro bowl talent on this team? And still this staff continues to be stubborn and beat the players down with ” this is who we are” or” this is what we do”. What a joke, they need to blow it up like they did in Indy. It was time to move on from a hall of fame gm and their hall of fame qb. Why can’t this team move on from a GM who has NOT made the playoffs and a coach who is overmatched at every turn?

  9. Snook Says:

    This site sucks now. A hassle to navigate back and forth to home page just so Joe can make more money. Good riddance.

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  10. Nate_tweetz Says:

    I don’t know what you guys are talking about when you say the coaches weren’t making adjustments. You all must have missed us the 4th and inches play that the Rams had where we went with 3 D-linemen and had our LB’s bail out into coverage on an obvious QB sneak play. LOL. These adjustments were amazingly bad!

  11. skelly Says:

    feel bad for GMC. This dude has played great all year and the rest of his line is garbage. Please can we find an edge rusher to give the Oline something to worry about other than Gerald.

  12. Eric Says:

    The other team knows the bucs can’t score, so they run a conservative offense and win the game.

    We hardly have a world beater defense or a “talented” one.

    Mediocre at best. Middle of the road. Can be shredded by a good offense.

  13. bigpoppabuc Says:

    This offense is depleted and everyone knows Sullivan is on his way out. the D only got beat up in the first half. I think Schiano stays while the offense gets a make over this offseason.

  14. d-money Says:


    It’s not that difficult. It’s one extra click. Get over it.

  15. SteveK Says:

    Go Bucs!

    We need Jake Marhews.

    The O-Line and pass rush is just not good enough.

    Who spent all that damn money in the O-Line, smh, we suck.

  16. Killian Says:

    Ken Whisenhunt and Rex Ryan…

  17. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Wait till next week when we got to NO and play a team with something to win for, unlike the Lambs. Its going to be ugly. Sick Of It.

  18. Killian Says:

    It’s a good thing that we will lose next week. After the last two weeks I have grown tired of Schiano and Sullivan. I believe Dom should keep his job, after all, it’s not on him to coach this team to a win. Once we get manhandled in the dome Schiano will get the boot. This should pave the way for an offensive coach who knows how to spread em out. We should definitely make a play for Rex Ryan as DC if he gets the ax.

  19. FanOfBucs Says:

    Nate_tweetz Says:
    December 22nd, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    I don’t know what you guys are talking about when you say the coaches weren’t making adjustments. You all must have missed us the 4th and inches play that the Rams had where we went with 3 D-linemen and had our LB’s bail out into coverage on an obvious QB sneak play. LOL. These adjustments were amazingly bad!

    Lol!! So true. Well coached bunch lol

    Fisher took Schiano to school

  20. FanOfBucs Says:

    Killian Says:
    December 22nd, 2013 at 9:47 pm
    “Ken Whisenhunt and Rex Ryan…”


    I would freaking love that!!

  21. Mike Says:

    I’m just curious to hear what MR. Schiano has to say. O wait it’s prob the samething he has said all year it’s his fault, didn’t have his team ready or they need to work on the fundamentals. I wonder if people still think he will be around next year and it looks like the team is quitting on him now.

    Joe I’m curious to hear you thoughts do you feel that schiano should be given another year or do you think it’s time to bring in a big named coach?

  22. Pruritus Ani Says:

    2 weeks ago, I was willing to wait another year. I no longer feel that way. Once could make an argument If you had the pieces to build something from or at least a solid foundation where you can anticipate some sort of measurable improvement over time. We were teased with that for a few short week and I think everyone hoped it was a vision of things to come. Now it appears that we have regressed and as much as I really think it’s important to have continuity among the coaches and staff, this coaching/management group is just not getting the job done.

  23. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Schiano was brought in here to change the “culture” Well, there was a losing culture when he got here and there is a losing culture now.

  24. Jason Says:

    I wish I had the answers. I don’t know if schiano is but it doesn’t seem like it. The “rockstar” may also need to bite the bullet, even if he has done Ok job. Time to just fix it fast and fix it right!!

  25. Brandon Says:

    Actually, most of the time, it’s three extra clicks. The ad banner below the site name usually blocks the ability to move onto the next article.

    If you clear the cache in your browser, that should take care of it. –Joe

  26. sho-nuff Says:

    …”just being honest”….not impressed.

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