Bucs Playoff Chances At 12 Percent

September 14th, 2014

cowardly lionMan, Joe doesn’t know if he is angry, depressed or mournful over today’s kick-in-the-nuts loss to a never-been third string quarterback and a Cowardly Lion approach to scoring.

Look, the Bucs had a massive height advantage with their Dunkaneers receivers over the puny Lambs cornerbacks, yet for some reason on third downs, the Bucs would rather try to run sweeps at Robert Quinn.


Well, thanks to be either scared of the end zone or too scared of Josh McCown pulling more of his Pop Warner turnovers, the Bucs have just about destroyed their chances of sniffing a Wild Card.

Joe will let the great Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com describe why an 0-2 team may as well start planning for the draft.

What does 0-2 mean? Since 1990 only 23 of the 198 teams that started 0-2 made the playoffs, giving a 12 percent chance of recovering from that poor of a start. On the other hand, a 2-0 start raises the possibility of making the playoffs to 63 percent.

Good grief, 12 percent! No, the Bucs are not out of the playoffs, but with the grim news about so many, many injuries on defense, McCown’s theatrics with ball security and a desire to kick field goals rather than score touchdowns, Joe has a hunch not too many Bucs fans are making plans to purchase playoff tickets in January.

44 Responses to “Bucs Playoff Chances At 12 Percent”

  1. DB55 Says:

    You mean 0%

  2. 911bucs Says:


  3. NJBucsFan Says:

    This is a surprise. Our percentage was low the second McCown was named the starter

  4. lightningbuc Says:


  5. Bill T Says:

    Yep, I posted that stat earlier in the week. So what is it at 0-5 or 1-4? since our next 3 games are at Atl, at Pitt and at the Saints

  6. ChanEpic Says:

    It’s not just the loss. it’s the way they lost. Which is to say, exactly the way they’ve lost for 5+ seasons now.

  7. lightningbuc Says:

    Jim Mora has a comment about the Bucs playoff chances!

  8. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Josh meltdown throws int’s not touchdowns!!!

  9. ChanEpic Says:

    Pitt and the Saints are beatable, just not by this team.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Marcus Mariota!

  11. CC Says:

    When asked about conservative play calling before the half Lovie said quote ” we didn’t want to put any more points on the board.” Wtf Lovie. Are you kidding me?

  12. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I’m about to go all JimMora….playoffs? Playoffs? We can’t win against 3rd and 4th string opponents and you’re talking about playoff? Seriously? We will be lucky to go 4-12 again. Playoffs?

  13. Buck Rogers Says:

    PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!! Playoffsssssss! Jim Mora!

  14. Ray Rice Says:

    According to my calculations if we are at 12% then our chances have increased. I don’t want to hear anyone say “relax it’s just week two.” Losing to 2 scrub ass quarterbacks in back to back weeks sucks balls. 3 timeouts left going into half time and he decides to run the clock out. Watching this 9ers game makes me realize how far away we are to being a contender.

  15. Jeagan1999 Says:

    FYI… Only 5 teams have made playoffs at 0-3 and only 1 team in the history of the league has done it at 0-4…..

  16. BucFan20 Says:

    At 0-5 the % is great the Fire Lovie signs with the flames on them will start to show up.

  17. iamkingsu Says:

    @buckrogers u beat me to it lol

  18. Buck Rogers Says:

    So Lovie did want to put anymore points on the board before the half! Well Lovie if your trying to get the fans to hate you, keep up the good work!!!

  19. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    Again, this is a good thing for this team. We as fans and the coaches im sure are taking this time to see who can play and what they need going forward. The offense is good just need to draft winston in the first. The defense is good at both tackle positions and verner as the starting corner plus david and lansanah at linebacker (run on sentence). Need DE, MLB, RG, and another CB plus safety. Not that far from being a great team

  20. BucsFanSince89 Says:

    Playoffs? Playoffs? This team is a joke! Coaching is a joke, Players are a joke, Organization is a joke! This just saddens me how this franchise has become irrelevant in the NFL. I thought there was hope and after seen this is just bad! I see no sense of urgency on the coaching staff or the players. I’m ashamed of keep rooting for this team. They didn’t even have a sense of pride to win it for one of the great ones Mr. Derrick Brooks. That doesn’t spark motivation? Or something? I’m over it, call the fat lady so she can sing her ass off because this ship my friends ain’t going nowhere. Sad day in Tampa Bay! Sad day!

  21. iamkingsu Says:

    But in all seriousness I don’t doubt that we can go on a little schiano year 1 spurt. But after losing these 2 games would it be worth it to Climb all the way back and still miss the postseason

  22. DallasBuc Says:

    Fanboy apologists, lecture us about it only being 12 games!

  23. Bill T Says:


    Lovie didn’t say that did he? He’s been unemployed for a reason I guess

  24. DallasBuc Says:

    2, not 12

  25. Gaboybucfan Says:

    Playoffs???…Playoffs???…I just hope we can win a game!! lol

  26. CC Says:

    Yes he did. I listened to his press conference twice. I could not believe what I heard. Embarrassed to be a Buc fan.

  27. Jerry Says:

    Saints are 0-2 also, a team many thought was a Super Bowl contender. Now it looks like the Panthers may easily repeat as champs.

  28. CC Says:

    Download the BUCS APP. open up the Lovie press conference. At the 3:58 mark listen to the answer he gives about having faith in McCown before the half. He says ” I didn’t want to put any more points on the board. ” just watched it over again. Incredible.

  29. deminion Says:

    Waited a long for the season to start now it’s already over sad man

  30. Pelbuc Says:

    ReallyJBF! Bucs lose at home to a 2nd and 3rd string QB and you ‘re talking about playoff %. Incompetent coaches and players and an offensive and defensive system that take years to learn with the wrong personnel and potato chips for players who are always injured and questionable intensity. Here’s the fans expectations for the season: 0%! ANOTHER WASTED SEASON WHERE BUCS FANS ARE ASKED TO BE PATIENT. Not me, I’m done drinking the cool aid.

  31. ATLBucsFan Says:

    Nobody is mentioning that our beloved coach picked Josh McCown, a perennial back up QB (FOR A REASON I MIGHT ADD) as the TB Bucs starting QB and how that decision should place a huge question mark on our minds as to his judging of talent. Josh McCown places fear into the minds of defensive players. Josh McCown demands that defensive players spend hours and hours of extra time to study his every habit to find weaknesses! Josh McCown, your starting QB. Josh McCown is your starting QB. The season was over with that decision.

  32. lightningbuc Says:

    CC is right. Oh man, just listened to the press conference, and that is exactly what the idiot Lovie said – I didn’t want to put any more points on the board.

    This guy is a joke – but at least he’s not a big meanie like Schiano, right?

  33. DB55 Says:

    Micheal Sam just twittered:

    “Heyyyyyyyy, Lovie”

  34. Couch Fan Says:

    How can you be losing and say you dont want to put anymore points on the board? Thats got to be the dumbest thing I may of ever heard.

  35. DB55 Says:

    Oh yea, more concerning, Josh can’t speak clearly either. Uhm da uhm I ahhh. Uhm… Watch Josh’s PC it’s even worse.

  36. DB55 Says:

    Meanie – points

  37. BucBob1 Says:

    Somewhere, Greg Schiano is laughing……..Real hard!

  38. nate Says:

    This team needs to trade away gerald mccoy vincent jackson and doug martin for picks.. seriously I know there are best players but its obviousmwere in rebuilding mode now..

  39. Mr. Mudge Says:

    Playoffs? You’re talking about playoffs? Playoffs!?!?

  40. Warthog Says:

    Why is McCown our starting quarterback? At least Glennon has a chance, however small, to improve. We’d be better off just giving him a shot, it’s not like McCown gives us a better chance to win than any scrub FA qb we might put under center. Two weeks, two games where second and third stringers have made him look bad. Unbelievable.

    This is classic Lovie, by the way. Total ignorance of offensive talent, total ignorance of the QB position, gutless playcalling on offense. Glazers got exactly what it said on the packet: Lovieball(tm).

  41. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    These Bucs are not the patriots, broncos, seahawks, 49er’s, saints, falcons, packers, lions, cardinals, cheifs, or chargers. This team can’t go to the next level without better players so the draft position is imperative.

  42. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    Winston, DE, MLB, RG, Corner, Safties

  43. Patrick in VA Says:

    I think they need to worry more about fans purchasing regular season tickets at this point

  44. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Well, if the chances are only 12 percent, why bother following the team, or even coming here for news? I mean, since we “won’t” make the playoffs, right?

    I’m still not worried. I watch them because I love them. If my kid does poorly, I do not tell him he is a loser and avoid him for a year. I back him up and encourage him to do better.

    Lovie Smith is a good, proven coach. As much as I was against firing Schiano without one more draft, I also know Lovie Smith is going to be what this team needs.

    Provided the fans and owners can actually back him the way they should.

    If this team was as bad off as all of you claimed last year, it makes no sense that it will take only one year to fix. Even Dungy did not do that. Which…btw…how was Dungy’s first few games? His first year?

    The similarities are staggering. Sam drafted Dungy’s best guys. Greg drafted Lovie’s best guys.

    Dungy went 7-9 (and lost the first 5 games). Lovie is predicted to go 7-9.

    I’ll ask you all this…if the Bucs become dominant for ten years again (and win a superbowl) will it be worth one more losing season (which is what 7-9 is)?