Rams 23, Bucs 13

December 22nd, 2013

Joe almost feels like Bucs fans could sue the Buccaneers for pain and suffering — and not have it be considered a frivolous lawsuit. This was miserable duty today in St. Louis. The Bucs offense is dreadful. Just dreadful.

The Bucs just got clubbed by a last-place team.

Yes, the Bucs have no No. 3 receiver, and a No. 2 receiver who is over his head, and only one tight end, but the offense just shouldn’t look this bad.

Sloppy penalties plagued the Bucs yet again. Two gifts on the Rams’ first touchdown drive were unacceptable from Commander Greg Schiano’s allegedly disciplined bunch.

The Bucs forced two key fumbles to stay in the game, and Joe’s not forgetting Dashon Goldson’s one-inch-line tackle of Zac Stacy that led to the Bucs’ goal-line stand, capped off with a forced fumble by Gerald McCoy. The Bucs defense was pretty solid, even the run defense stood tall after a rough start, but there’s only so much a defense can do when you can’t move the ball.

This isn’t 1999 or 2002, when the Bucs could win a game like today with little punch to their offense.

No Christmas gifts for Bucs fans today, just a trip to Walgreens for Tums.

71 Responses to “Rams 23, Bucs 13”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    FIRE SCHIANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. lurker Says:

    cam newton steps up away from blitz and delivers a td

    difference between a horse at qb and a giraffe!

  3. buc89 Says:

    FIRE SCHIANO!!!!!!!

  4. lurker Says:

    lol…fire oc and dc

  5. mark2001 Says:

    D-Rome….only if you bring in a new GM as well. Otherwise you have accomplished nothing.

  6. lurker Says:

    panthers win and in the playoffs!

    I remember when they sucked apirin

  7. Dan O Miata Says:

    we DESPERATELY need an offensive coordinator with Some savy

  8. Upthegut Says:

    O Line sucks but Glennon can NOT escape pressure….can’t make a play. I was all in for Glennon but he is NOT a playmaker. Turn the page again.

  9. That Guy Says:

    I have a feeling the Saints might not be sitting anyone next week after watching them lose to the Panthers. Gonna be pretty hard for Gregory to get that fifth win.

  10. Eric Says:

    Just think how bad our record would be if we didn’t have the immense talent.

    After the loss next week the rock star has three 12 loss seasons in five years. Naturally, that means he’s the best in the biz!

  11. lurker Says:

    so true thatguy

  12. Architek Says:

    Trash just trash football.

  13. BucsQcCity Says:

    I saw stunts that worked!!! Well.. For the Rams at least..

    Offense was worse than bad.. Defense was OK.. Watson played well.. I think we should keep him

    Other than that it was pure misery

  14. buc4lyfe Says:

    No excuses…our offense was just as pathetic when we had all out weapons, it boggles my mind that we refused to spend money and had the youngest roster in the league but finally decide to spend money in free agency with a gut who knows nothing about being a head coach and now we have Bertram players waiting on Schiano to develop into an NFL Coach and the crazy party is the glazers think he’s done a good enough job to come back another year lol. We could have kept Raheem Morris for this garbage cuz we’re still in the same boat

  15. Dan O Miata Says:

    I think Joe’s right on when he says we, the fan, should be able to win a pain and suffering lawsuit against the bucs this year

  16. Laughing Stock II Says:

    This was supposed to be a WIN game.

    Schiano is soooooo FIRED!!!!!
    Schiano is soooooo FIRED!!!!!
    Schiano is soooooo FIRED!!!!!
    Schiano is soooooo FIRED!!!!!

  17. JK Says:

    Stinkin Josh Freeman!

  18. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does

  19. BucsFan68 Says:

    Bucs need to clean house on Black Monday.

  20. BigMacAttack Says:

    We suck.

  21. jacko102 Says:

    Wow I came here to ask Joe to pass the message to anyone connected to the Bucs FIRE SCHIANO he has done nothing to show he deserves a 3rd crappy season

  22. Laughing Stock II Says:

    Not to worry fans. Schiano will not loose next week…..

    Because he will be FIRED!!!!!!

  23. BigMacAttack Says:

    Glennon is not an NFL QB. The offensive line is a joke. This team has no backbone.

  24. jacko101 Says:

    fIRE Schiano Please

  25. Pewter Lou Says:

    Until they get this $*** straighened out,I’ll watch on my favorite website,this aint worth the price of directtv,geesh

  26. Jerry Says:

    Say goodbye, Greg.

  27. BigMacAttack Says:

    Go Bolts!

  28. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Without Jackson’s catches the Bucs would of had no offense. Glennon had no time to throw, nobody open. Defense played respectable. Offense is offensive. Man what a crappy offense.

  29. Mr. T Says:

    The defense played well. Once again the 2nd half scoring woes continued, clearly the offense needs a serious overhaul next year. Gotta give credit to the Rams defense they played very well especially in the 2nd half. Whoever the coach is next year, he’s go a lot of work to do.

  30. pewterpirate99 Says:

    Fire Dominik, Fire Schiano, fire the entire coaching staff, fire the qb, fire the o-line….that should take care of the first day of the off season. Now that’s what I call a Christmas gift!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas to all Buc fans!

  31. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I know our offensive line is horrible. I know we need a LT in particular and there’s a great one probably available for us. However, it won’t matter until we get some weapons, and probably even a QB to utilize those weapons. Glennon stands high in the pocket, as if he doesn’t realize that the best DE in football is bearing down on him. Terrible offensive playcalling, and terrible offensive execution. This was an embarrassing loss to a team we should beat. It literally feels like every game is just a repeat of each other. Run on first, no gain. Run on second, maybe one yard. Drop back on third, get pressure, throw the ball away or take a sack. 3 and out, punt and give opponent a short field. Rinse and repeat.

  32. Doc Says:

    You get sick and tired of watching other teams fighting for playoff positions,and we are worry about if we will win 5-6- games. Please hire a General Manager,and a head coach, that know football.

  33. Awaiting moderation Says:

    Bush league @ best
    7-9 to 4-12 really impressive

  34. BigMacAttack Says:

    Chucky come back pls

  35. Eric Says:

    Oooooozing with talent.

    Just a couple of pieces away.

  36. Robbie_G Says:

    And they are going to keep Schiano? Mr. toes on the line? BS, more dumb penalties. Why do they not take more chances on Offense? PArt is the players you have on the field can not make plays( V jax, I feel for you sir), and Schiano and his stubborn ” let’s just keep this close”. Ok you kept it close, and lost another game. I want a coach with some killer instinct. Sully will be off to the Army, and I have a bad feeling the Glazier family will give Schiano another year. Let me guess, ” they are playing hard for him”. And as Joe said before, that says more about the players then the coach. We need more O line help, W/R and a damn good play making QB. crap this sucks

  37. That Guy Says:

    Time for another post about a coach who hasn’t been here in two years, Joes!

  38. Laughing Stock II Says:

    Glazers need to clean house starting tonight with the Head College coach!!!
    And to think Schiano is planning for Glennon to be his franchise QB.

    Season ticket holders should be reimbursed!

    I only want to see college ball on Saturdays!

    Can we please turn the page on this college experiment?!?!

  39. jojo Says:


    draft Johnnnny football, and trade gleenon to the magic

  40. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Can’t beat a last place team. Pathetic. And don’t blame it on injuries because when the Bucs were healthy they were winless. Bucs have a good group of young players but need proper coaching to make them winners. Glazers need to blow this up and start all over because right now they are getting NOTHING for their money. If you keep on doing what you are doing, you keep on getting what you are getting. This once proud franchise is now a total non-factor in the NFL. Shame

  41. chickster Says:

    you seen a good coach win a close game with a backup and that’s what we do not have this is the 80s all over again I donot want to hear or see this jarhead again

  42. Architek Says:

    I thought the Glazers said that mediocrity was unacceptable – what about just plain old insufficient?

  43. CT Bucs Says:

    This was tough to watch. I can’t believe our season of hope turned out this way.

    The preseason sucked. Losing to the Jets sucked. Going 0-8 sucked. Being the last team in the NFL to win a game sucked. If they win next week and cost us draft position like they did last year against Falcons will suck too.

  44. DallasBuc Says:

    Amazing how you guys act like the OC or DC is the problem. You do know that these are his coordinators that run what he wants them to run. Perhaps the coaching and lack of talent is the issue? Nah…it just feels good to fire people when shtt sucks.

  45. chickster Says:

    the saints will be angry next week and take it out on the bucs merry Christmas and a happy new year

  46. DownwithDummynick Says:

    Fire Schiano, Draft Mathews (OT Texas A & M) Richardson (OG Baylor) Fire Sully and Sheridan.

  47. deathaneers Says:

    Why is it we can not get a good offense in Tampa.There has never been one and looks like there never will be. This was another embarrassing lose.
    This sucks

  48. chickster Says:

    they dragged this qb down with one hand

  49. buc4lyfe Says:

    Chucky is the reason we’re in this mess! It’s great he’s a good play caller but we don’t need him pulling 11 guys outta retirement because he can’t draft well and all he will do is turn us into the oldest team in the nfl

    There are teams with far less total talent than us including the Panthers….someone gonna tell me the eagles, chargers or jaguars or jets or Vikings or dolphins have better offensive talent than us? No sorry it’s not the players…..they lose during the week their looking at film…..we cleaned the locker room the front office is next

  50. DownwithDummynick Says:

    @ jojo, trade Glennon to the Magic. Good one.

  51. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    A miserable impotent offense…..we get absolutely nothing on 1st down….we are stuffed…..recievers aren’t open….O-line isn’t blocking…needs too much blocking help from FB & RB. Screens dont’t ever work…routes not to the marker….FGs instead of TDs….just awful.

    There is absolutely no way Sullivan survives…

    We missed Barron today or the D would have been even better. We gave up our 1st 100 yd rusher today 104…

  52. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    Tough year. Glazers have to restructure this organization top to bottom. If they are going to continue splitting time with Man U then they need to hire a real CEO and let that person bring in a real GM and HC. Otherwise, what we’ve seen is what we are going to continue to get, over, and over, and over again.

  53. deathaneers Says:

    Your right Chickster, The Saints are going to destroy the Bucs next week!

  54. DownwithDummynick Says:


  55. Eric Says:


    Or his brother.

    Or his cousin.

    Or his sister.

    Somebody please…..my God that’s bad football.

  56. Youpeoplearesodumb Says:

    When you have a porous o-line and a QB who has no ability to improvise and make a play the results are predictable. I don’t care who your head coach GM, or OC is. They need to take a chance on a playmaking QB in the draft and overhaul the entire o-line. At a minimum i would think a change in OC has to happen. Like the Gators, the OC will fall on the sword.

  57. Jordan Says:

    As of right now we are at least guaranteed the 9th pick in the draft.

  58. Eric Says:

    Whatever oc you hire will still call Schiano ball. He’ll get that guy from Rutgers and it will be the same offense you saw today.

    It’s part of Schiano’s core beliefs. Run the ball and chuck it deep. He’s said it.

    New OC won’t change a thing.

  59. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Does anyone here realistically feel like we can ever be a good team with this coach and QB? I’m not blaming this on Glennon at all, but I just don’t see it in him. If you give him a running game, plenty of time, and wide open receivers he’s pretty good. Unfortunately, we aren’t playing Army and that doesn’t happen all too often. As for Schiano, does anyone truly believe that this style of coaching (run run run, keep the game close, play defense) can really work in today’s NFL? As much as I want to believe it can (because we are delusional if we believe they are firing him), I just can’t see it happening.

  60. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Whatever oc you hire will still call Schiano ball. He’ll get that guy from Rutgers and it will be the same offense you saw today.

    It’s part of Schiano’s core beliefs. Run the ball and chuck it deep. He’s said it.

    New OC won’t change a thing.”


    Exactly. Everyone really needs to realize this.

  61. DallasBuc Says:

    Our trusted vets Penn and Joseph got absolutely abused and embarrassed today…but kinda all year. Hate to say it but they are probably out. I would be shocked if schiano is fired. He will put his old Rutgers OC mcnulty in there. It is really tough to see a legit hope for us next year but next year will let us know which way to go. There will be plenty of talent at the QB position coming out after next season.

  62. Mr. Patrick Says:

    If Sully goes to Army or gets fired, and McNulty gets promoted to OC, it will still be the same offense with another coach doing what Schiano tells them. So get read for many more losses

  63. BigMacAttack Says:

    I think Schiano should start punting on 1’st down next week to avoid losing yards.

  64. chipbuc Says:

    Buc fans the reason our offense sucks is very simple. We have no QB, we will suck until we get one, and if we retain Schiano we will not have one next year either because Glennon will be the QB, and expect more crappy offense from a QB who could not elude the pass rush if his life depended on it!!!!!!!

  65. MTM Says:

    And the dumpster fire known as the Bucs rages on. No Schiano and Dominick for 2014! Enough with the intern program.

  66. Captain Hindsight Says:

    Freeman screwed us again! Josh is ruining our team!

  67. Ed Says:

    Housecleaning coming soon. Coaching staff, all except special teams need to go. Either get an up and coming coordinator that has NFL experience running good offenses. We passed on Philbin. He has had the Incognito issue, far lesser offensive players and yet the Fins have shown improvement.

    Am I right or wrong but didn’t Mike McCarthy once interview for a Bucs HC?

    If not an experienced NFL coordinator than a college coach with an NFL background that has won at a high level in college.

  68. chickster Says:

    hawianbuc is right on point

  69. Josh Freeman Says:

    Anyone miss me yet?

  70. Pewter Lou Says:

    not at all

  71. BigMacAttack Says:

    buc4lyfe Says:
    December 22nd, 2013 at 5:32 pm
    Chucky is the reason we’re in this mess!

    Has to be the dumbest comment ever.