“Good Teams Are Resurgent After Losses Like That”

September 25th, 2014

doug martin 0913So what are the Bucs made of? What kind of character and will is in this Gerald McCoy-led locker room?

More answers are forthcoming. So far, reality hasn’t looked good.

The Bucs are 0-3 and coming off a game that left numerous Buccaneers using the word “embarrassing.” And that was appropriate. What concerned Joe most was the lack of leadership. How does an effort like that happen in Week 3 of a new regime, against a defensive line that isn’t special?

Former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht is confident Sunday’s game against the Steelers will reveal a lot about the Bucs.

“Good teams are resurgent after losses like that. I promise you that. We’re going to find out a lot about the character about this team, the staff and everything about it coming up against Pittsburgh,” Becht said on WDAE-AM 620 this week.

“Pittsburgh’s coming off a big win [Sunday night] against Carolina. They look pretty good. It’s not going to be easy.

“You can do a lot of things at practice and you can shake a lot of things up, but you got to execute on gameday. We’re going to have to get that from every one of those players on the Bucs football team.”

Joe couldn’t agree more. The Bucs’ offensive line is going to have win its share of 1-on-1 battles. And Doug Martin is going to have to come out running angry and hard, like it’s 2012.

The Bucs are going to have to have some offensive balance to have a prayer in Pittsburgh.

21 Responses to ““Good Teams Are Resurgent After Losses Like That””

  1. Buccfan37 Says:

    Lovie is’nt very convincing when he talks about Glennon’s chances of succeeding in the starting position at Pittsburgh. He does’nt sound like he believes what he is saying.

  2. NewTampaChris Says:

    Just a month ago, I was hyped up about this season. Now I’m f—ing dreading the game on Sunday. Thanks, Bucs.

  3. BirdDoggers Says:

    The team should be ready and willing to erase last weeks debacle by playing smash mouth football on Sunday. If they display a hint of last weeks effort, its possible they’ve already checked out on Lovie and his system.


    I have every confidence that they will be 0-6.

    Good teams bounce back. This isn’t a good team. Face it.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I expect the Bucs to play well in Pittsburgh. But, I always expect them to play well. That’s my nature. A Buc Fan should maintain a positive attitude even when things are gloomy. That simply feels better between games and mitigates that game day disapointments. Now….would I take the Bucs to win or even beat the spread…NO!!!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    the gameday disapointments….

  7. andres Says:

    I think Glennon can do it. No one thought he’s play well against Seattle last year and if it’s wasn’t for Shiano bonehead they would have won it.

  8. robert9 Says:

    well, considering my opinion of this team (mainly coaching/game plans and player/personell decisions) anything better than my prediction of 63-14 will be a success.

    I predict we are about to witness the most epic failure of a coaching staff in years. The players are going to continue to lay down and quit and lovie and licht will makes us wish for raheem or sciano.

    the guys running the ship are that bad imo. they have lost all credibility and you can see it in the players eyes.

  9. robert9 Says:

    glennon, dougie and david will continue to play with heart. they seem to have the inner confidence, drive and character….. no matter WTF the coaching staff does.

    LDS has shown last week he’s fed up
    Vjax is fed up
    the secondary doesn’t have a prayer sitting 10 yards deep

    lol is all i can say

  10. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Buccfan37 – i think we’ve seen already that Lovie doesn’t like to shift his thinking from the guys that he’s set on. We’ve seen that with McCown, Jenkins, and Bowers (inexplicably). I think that what you’re picking up on is Lovie seeing his having to play Glennon as an annoyance.

  11. Unislookgoodunislookugly Says:

    It is time that Mccoy show that he is the true leader of this team. He needs to grab Lavonte and the two of them need to forge a partnership. They must demand hard play from every member of the team and if there are loafers then they need to be called out. Enough is enough. The losing and lack of effort are unacceptable and the leaders need to step up and demand more.

  12. AnotherJ Says:

    After taking a beating like we took last week, The only way to go is up!

  13. bucco bruce Says:

    the defense could rebound with the “apparent” talent on that side of the ball, if some sort of pass rush is found…just can’t see how the offense can score with that “stone handed” crew…no options other than Evans, unless sef-jenkins is healthy, and that’s depending on two rookies!…vjax has disappeared and now the injury, ugh…after the two WR starters, there is absolutely nothing!

  14. bucstop.com Says:

    Robert9, will you be coming on later in the year to admit you were wrong? If you were around in 1996, you would have been one of the people calling for Tony Dungy’s head on a platter after starting 0-5 including the first three games being lopsided losses with avg losses of 27 points per game.

    You have to be patient, and there is no way you can tell what players are thinking by watching the network TV broadcast of select views of players faces. Thats silly. Or maybe you don’t realize the problem with this team is a lack of talent from changing the roster over every two years. So yeah, lets go out and get ANOTHER coach to blow up the roster AGAIN! Be patient Bucs fans, it will come around.

  15. james west Says:

    tampa is not a good team. lovie is not a good coach. frazier is a lousy coordinator. tedford is MIA. what else needs to be said except, at least shiano’s teams were competitive, and he had fire in his belly! as for old stoneface, there is no fire down below. his unyielding stoic look of bewilderment, could not motivate a death row inmate, with a free day pass. he has all but destroyed his teams confidence in his lackluster play call, his pitiful non emotional mantra, that all is well, stay the course, it will get better, yada yada yada. he gutted the Offensive line, he gutted almost half the team, replacing them with average ( I’m being kind ) marginal players. his FA signees have been non effective and unproductive. we will see the outcome sunday, and I am sorry to say, were not going to like it. in fact were not going to like the rest of the season! please lovie do not f up this upcoming draft. but I am sure you will

  16. robert9 Says:

    sure I’ll be aroun to admit I was wrong.

    afterall I was wrong about nicks….oh, wait.

    well I was wrong about jfro 6 pack jackson, oh wait.

    I was wrong about starting mcclwon/that glennon would be in by game 3….oh wait.

    I was wrong about tedford being done…..oh wait.

    I was wrong about letting Tim Wright go, but ASJ has been playing great…..oh wait.

    I was wrong thinking letting Bennett walk was a smart move though. you got me

  17. Mathius Says:

    Good teams dont lose like that!

  18. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Good teams rarely get punked, especially 56-0 after 3 quarters, even the real bad teams rarely get run like that (case in point the Bucs throughout the creamsicle years)….. Yeah, I know the Bucs lost 45-0 to Oakland the year that the Bucs were one Ricky Proel catch / Brian Kelly ****up away from a Super Bowl in ’99 but lets face it; this team is a long way from mediocre let alone decent or good…..

  19. Ray Rice Says:

    Welp!!! Good thing he said “GOOD TEAMS.” That will make the a$$ kicking easier to take and the Paps Blue Ribbon easier to swallow.

  20. buctebow Says:

    The only question will be how many touchdowns the Steelers score on runs vs. passes.

  21. BringBucsBack Says:

    There has been much criticism of the QB play (deservedly) however, the defense has been vastly over-matched every week and has covered absolutely no receiver at all.