“A Horrible Quarterback Situation”

September 11th, 2014

Lovie Smith, Jeff Fisher

Talk about pessimism; Joe just watched a CBS Sports analysis of the Rams being poised to score the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft, what some believe will be the Jameis Winston jackpot.

So if they somehow beat the Bucs on Sunday, where would that leave Tampa Bay?

Joe doesn’t want to think about such nonsense. A loss by the Bucs on Sunday would have Joe lining up shot glasses. The Bucs have to beat the reeling Lambs, who are without a decent quarterback, pass rush stud Chris Long, and a jelled line. Right?

Last year, journeyman Kellen Clemens carved up the Bucs, completing 80 percent of his passes to complement a punishing Rams running game.

In the video below, former NFL players Ross Tucker and Hines Ward, talk about how the Lambs aren’t that team anymore.

Hines says the Rams have “a horrible quarterback situation” and Tucker says the loss is most massive in the area of leadership, especially considering the team’s hard times.

Tucker also doubts Jeff Fisher’s rah-rah leadership message to rally behind a garbage quarterback won’t work two years in a row. He says Fisher is NFL Coach of the Year if he gets St. Louis to .500.

That would mean the can’t beat the Bucs in Tampa. Right?

35 Responses to ““A Horrible Quarterback Situation””

  1. RastaMon Says:

    Is having a loss at the quarterback position…
    better than having a
    VOID ?

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    If the Bucs lose to the Rams they certainly have the inside track to the #1 pick. Not sure I can find more than 3 wins this year if the Bucs can’t beat Derek Anderson or Shaun Hill/Austin…I can’t remember.

  3. CC Says:

    Bucs win in a thriller 13-6.

  4. Captain Stagger Says:

    So the bucs lose, wind up with the #1 pick, and Lovie drafts a tackle….:(

  5. WalkdaPlank Says:

    As much as the embarrassing show against Arizona crybaby Derek Anderson hit my confidence in the Bucs, I believe they will win this game. I have no idea how much, could be 40-3 or 27-24 or 3-2 (football game with baseball score), but I think the Bucs will win.

    If they lose to this Rams team at home, there will probably be a spike in shrink appointments and more cases of alcohol poisoning in the Tampa Bay area.

  6. biff barker Says:

    Anderson played well enough to beat 20 other teams last Sunday. That’s not the issue nor is the Rams QB Sunday.

    Our QB was terrible and our D didn’t make the plays when they counted. (DL, Hawk and Jenkins).

    BTW Joe, shots are overrated. 3 fingers of a nice smoky Laphroaig single malt for me. Sip, sip, refill, repeat.

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    I thought the Rams stacked up with early picks in the draft. Are they still owed picks from other teams? Cry me a river Rams apoligists. This is a good Rams team, QB iffy but overall a solid contender. Their loss to the Vikings hides the teams overall talent. Minnesota may be a surprise battling the Lions and Packers in that division. This will not be an easy Buc win, and no the Rams won’t get the top overall pick next year. I picked the Bucs to win this upcoming game, but I also picked them vs Carolina.

  8. JHoSS Says:

    I don’t really see Jameis going number 1, if he is even in the draft at all. Too many questions and i think Mariotta and maybe even Hundley will go before him. I’m not saying they should, I just have a hunch that they will.

  9. Hawk Says:

    ” That would mean the can’t beat the Bucs in Tampa. Right?”
    Ummm, ummm, ummm, well, ummm. What was the question?

  10. JHoSS Says:

    And I don’t really get the Doomsday vibe around here. Bucs’ fans always expect an immediate turn around. Even if we do find a way to lose to Shaun Hill and the Rams on Sunday, that doesn’t mean the “Lovie Experiment” was a failure. The team needs time to gel on both sides of the ball. I never really expected them to push for the playoffs this year like many national media members did but by the end of the year I bet they will be winning games and they will get over the hump next season.

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    I thought Winston was’nt entering the draft next year. Yeah that could change with his off the field escapades. If he changes his mind and enters the draft, then I could see Fisher and the Rams tanking the the season to get him. The final piece to get to the Super Bowl.

  12. Couch Fan Says:

    I predict another 3 qts of crap and then a 4th qtr rally. Hopefully we pull it off in the end.

  13. Zam Says:

    I’m surprised they don’t sign the Teebster. I was never a Tebow fan, but his throwing motion is vastly improved, but he’s been blackballed it would seem.

    I’d take him over either of the two we have now.

  14. Hawk Says:

    Couch Fan Says:
    “I predict another 3 qts of crap and then a 4th qtr rally. Hopefully we pull it off in the end.”

    “…3 qts…”? Quarts? Does that mean the Buc’s offense is a quart low? It looked to me like the dipstick was dry. 🙂

  15. Couch Fan Says:

    Lol Dried out, wore out, rusted out and used out.

  16. Bobby Says:

    They played like dipsticks…

  17. RastaMon Says:

    @ least Tim Tebow could run for a 1st down…..LOL….

  18. buc4lyfe Says:

    RastaMon Says:
    September 11th, 2014 at 3:49 pm
    Is having a loss at the quarterback position…
    better than having a VOID?

    I feel you but our fans don’t know the difference because beyond Doug Williams and Brad Johnson that Superbowl year, we’ve never had anything resembling a starting quarterback especially not one that we’ve drafted so our history alone says Glennon is a bust. Atleast he wasn’t a first round pick.

  19. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Isn’t this great! We go into another game that we all should be chalking up as a win. But instead we are all prepared for another let down…lol

  20. billy buckaroo Says:

    I hope the bucs dont run the score up to much so we can sneak into atlanta and steal a win

  21. Dirk Disco Says:

    Don’t they have aaa ton of extra picks. Let’s trade them Beaker!

  22. RastaMon Says:

    I hope the bucs dont run the score up to much so we can sneak into atlanta and steal a win…
    I was at a Sunday night game @ the Ole Sombrero and the Bucs had 38 on the Rams at the half…Rams not much…Rams came back and TOOK the game….which brings me to the coaching match up…..
    Jeff Fisher > Lovie Empty Suit

  23. Architek Says:

    Great question Joe –
    Where that would leave the Bucs is 0-2 and that means the spending spree was in vain and the personnel evaluation aspect of the team is broken (which is arguable to date based on the current return this far).

    Most of you all are right there shouldn’t be a doom and gloom but Lovie set our expectations based on his expertise and credibility.

    I really like Lovie and believe in him but the Bucs fanbase is jaded and desperate for a winning team.

    It’s easy to condemn the extremists but it’s also hard to watch a poor product yearly, after Atlanta we will definitely what this team is because even beating the lambs and losing to Falclowns will make us a losing team.

  24. Tye Says:

    Even if the Bucs draft in the top 5 the next draft, the HC will still be Lovie Smith so the chances of drafting a QB is slim to none…. He would probably try to get Chad Henne instead…. He seems to love long-shots as his QB!

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    Dirk Disco Says:
    September 11th, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    “Don’t they have aaa ton of extra picks. Let’s trade them Beaker!”

    And if McClown gets hurt or goes down…then what? Kafka?

    Some fans.

  26. Architek Says:

    LOL 1987 –
    Some people are just battered man and desperate. We just need to survive this season and end on the upswing because we don’t have the future at qb on out roster.

  27. Incognito Says:

    A lot if the so called experts are saying that Winston will probably play MLB Instead of the NFL.

  28. Gt40bear Says:

    Wouldn’t take Winston if you paid me! How many immature, underclassman, off-field problem waiting to happen QBs do teams have to draft and bust on before people understand that you just stay away? Give me any number of the top flight seniors before the crab thief! Besides the Bucs are going to do what the Bucs ALWAYS do…lose enough to miss the playoffs yet win enough to get only a mid-teen pick!

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Superbowl year we lost the first game by the same number of points.

    I ain’t worried.

  30. Owlykat Says:

    The Bucs are trying out Sistrunk now who scored the touchdown for the Redskins on us. He has breakaway speed with the ability to make yards on his own unlike our shrimp backs that can’t block well enough and are too weak to hold on to the ball. We need him on our team right now! With our all pro guard playing this week, we need Johnson at RG, and we will have a better chance to beat the crippled Rams. Offer them a good deal to take the Albatross off our hands after the game and either bring Kafka back or sign Tebo!

  31. nate Says:

    If they take winston im fine with mariota! If u ask me the aseason is done we should trade doug martin to the ravens for there first to be able to move up to get a franchise qb for next years draft…

  32. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Nate…I’m sorry but that is a stupid idea. Don’t take it personal.

  33. Stanglassman Says:

    Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk, not Sistrunk he is 67 year old retired DE

  34. ruggyup Says:

    Enough already with, if the Rams beat the Bucs where does that put us in the ritual Winston waltz? It leaves us having played three games. Pure. Simple. No more. No less.

  35. Hawk Says:

    @ ruggyup
    Ummm, I believe that after the Rams game, the Bucs will have played 2 (two) games…. more or less. Pure, maybe, but obviously not simple.