“Bad Blood” Between Falcons And Bucs

September 16th, 2014

LavontetrainingcampLavonte David might be the most peaceful mellow guy Joe has met who is not smoking pot or popping downers.

David is a calm, reasoned, level-headed, polite but intense guy.

So it was noteworthy when David told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that there’s “bad blood” between his teammates and the Falcons. David is more of the kind of guy to say every game is the same.

Q: Why are the games between the Bucs and the Falcons always so physical and close?

A: It’s a division opponent. When you are going against a division opponent, it’s going to always be a tough football game. (There’s) some bad blood between the two teams. There’s some history in this game. It’s always going to be a battle when you play a division opponent. Atlanta is home so they’ve got the upper hand right now. We just have to come with our A-game

Joe’s not sure why there’s “bad blood.” But there’s often a good share of hate between division rivals.

The Bucs and Falcons split games last year, winning in Tampa with Mike Glennon absolutely torching the Falcons. Glennon was a stunning 20-of-23 for 231 yards and two touchdowns en route to a 41-28 Bucs victory.

18 Responses to ““Bad Blood” Between Falcons And Bucs”

  1. Greg Says:

    You can bet that it won’t be a torching this week with coach Lovie.

  2. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    This team will look awesome towards the end of the season and next year. Sims is your starting RB, rainey is backup, improved o-line w/ recivers and the O is set ready for that rookie qb to take over at week 2 or 3. On defense the tackles are set, need two ends with one from next draft. Also need another CB if Banks doesn’t show up, MLB, saftey. I predict that bowers, clay martin, banks, and barron will be gone next season.

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    McCown will be hard pressed to match those Glennon stats from last year. Highly unlikely, though it was a home game.

  4. Soggy Says:

    @Newbucsfan!!! Whos QB?

  5. Justin Says:

    Aside from that bogus win at the end of the 2012 season, the Bucs haven’t won in Atlanta since 2007. They own us there. Honestly, the Bucs win this game and it probably turns their season around. Lose and it’s 0-3, which is the abyss when it comes to the NFL

  6. Soggy Says:

    @Newbucsfan!!! never mind I see it. Well that would be cool if were winning.

  7. Captain Stagger Says:

    Lovie wouldn’t know what to do with a rookie QB if it came with instructions.

  8. GhostofJohnGruden Says:

    I just want to see what happens when we get a 3rd and 7 in the redzone. If a run is called then I will turn off the tv and see you all again at the 2015 draft. I will close the door on this season, my heart cannot take anymore. (wife-kids and dog either after I blew up last Sunday)

  9. Bobby Says:

    Newbucsfan says

    “This team will look awesome towards the end of the season”

    I hope you’re right but they’ve given me no reason to predict that.

  10. Dom is gone Says:

    Barron,Banks,Bowers,Claiborne and Martin all will probably be gone next season. Thanks Dom…. As far as a new MLB blowing that Kuechly pick will haunt us for years worse than McCants over Seau in 1990..

  11. mpmalloy Says:

    Dungy lost his first 5 games as a new Buccaneer Head Coach.

    On the other hand there’s Andy Reid who went 11-5
    his first year in KC after they had gone 2-14 the year before.

  12. the realist Says:

    if they play heavy coverage, then i agree with a run on 3rd and 7. if they blitz, then i agree with a pass on 3rd and 7.

  13. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    I want to know AND see what exactly IS their “A” game.

  14. SteveK Says:

    Smash the Falkunts!

  15. Erick Says:

    Haha “absolutely torched them with 231 yards and 2 TD’s.” That made me chuckle. There must have been a lot of YAC because Glennon doesn’t throw ball further then 5 yards down the field.

  16. sho nuff Says:

    is there a more crybaby flopping receiving core than the falcons? I cant stand roddey white…would love to see david cut him in half

  17. BoJim Says:

    Kuechly, Mosley blah blah blah. Woulda coulda shoulda. idiots.

  18. Round_One Says:

    Tell me again, why did we pick up two six-five plus receivers?