Look In The Mirror!

September 22nd, 2014

mirrorThe Bucs didn’t block well Thursday night. They sure as hell didn’t protect the ball very well. They certainly didn’t tackle very well. Other than that, the Bucs played OK in the seal-clubbing by the Dixie Chicks.

Even Lovie Smith said he began scrutiny with the coaching. Everything is on the table, he said, as far as what changes may come.

Anthony Becht offers a simple starting point for the Bucs, specifically the players: Look at yourself in the mirror. The former Bucs tight end, writing for Buccaneers.com, suggests each player be honest with himself and ask what he can do better.

After a tough stretch of games for me as a former player I needed to critique myself harder. Find something to better my game in practice each day. Review the tape harder to find out what I could do as and individual to be better on Sundays to help my team win.

That would be a start.

Face facts. What can each Bucs player do to get better? Defensive linemen other than Gerald McCoy and Clinton McDonald? How about a sack. Mark Barron, how about covering a tight end once. Offensive linemen? Sell out as if each time your quarterback drops back, if an opponent touches him, you can’t eat for a day. Running backs, fumble once and you have to run until you puke after the next practice.

If each player tries harder, makes one more play each game, maybe the Steelers won’t be leading by 30 points at halftime Sunday.

At some point, it begins and ends with the guys on the field.

23 Responses to “Look In The Mirror!”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    Hey…it’s another “Monday”…any Tedford sightings ?

  2. BirdDoggers Says:

    Fixing the special teams blunders would help. A blocked kick, blocked punt and gave up a punt return for a TD in the past two weeks. Not good.

  3. Mr. Mudge Says:

    Man, if that’s what I looked like in the mirror, well, I’d be a ridiculously hot lesbian.

  4. RastaMon Says:

    Joe…a modest proposal….how about a parallel blog debating the beauty of women…I’d rather argue over abs,calves,hammy’s, the perfect breast, asses, thighs,hair color,lips, on and on…until the Bucs turn things around…..

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Even Lovie Smith said he began scrutiny with the coaching. Everything is on the table, he said, as far as what changes may come.”

    But Joe, the Lovie hate club claims he refuses to change!

  6. Mr. Mudge Says:

    Seriously, that’s a fine specimen of womanhood there. Can Joe start a website about her?

  7. RastaMon Says:

    I think see is looking @ a photo of me I sent into the cosmic ethereal back in a 1969 dream state……looks like it found a nice home…

  8. DB55 Says:

    Withhold game checks until they win 1 game that might fire them up, piss them off, give them a reason to play. I mean let’s face it you really think bowers is eager to play if he still gets paid not to play. Extreme? Yes. Will it work? Better than what we’re doing now.

  9. BucFan20 Says:

    Can’t eat for a day? No. How about give a weeks pay to a local charity?

  10. Mike10 Says:

    Mr. Mudge -“I’d be a ridiculously hot lesbian.”


  11. Capt.Tim, still in Davie Jones's locker Says:

    Mr.Mudge- lol!!

  12. Mike10 Says:

    Practice like you’re playing for the fans that show up on Sundays. That’s 70,000 good reasons tho; ask Seattle what they play for. Or Sapp back when.

    Well 30,000 now

  13. nate Says:

    Joe how about a thread abkut mariota or winston?

  14. rayjay1122 Says:

    If these guys can’t play with pride and effort for the team or city then damn it how about playing hard since their name is on their jersey. They don’t care though and it is obvious. I bet you they try harder on the Golf course than on the football field. Pathetic!!! I still do not know how professional players, coaches and organization as a whole can be so lame. I say if they give 50% effort, then they should get 50% pay and the gluttons for punishment that actually still want to pay to drive, park, attend, eat and drink at the games should get 50% discounts also. I can put up with losing when they give their best effort but I will not tolerate and support a bunch of mega rich, soft, lazy quitters.

  15. rayjay1122 Says:


    I typed my post before I read yours but you are 100% correct. Problem is the NFL is a UNION which protects them from getting what they deserve which right about now is minimum wage.

  16. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    I’m sick and tired of hearing about how they have to watch the tape and correct their mistakes. As if that’s what winning football is about. As if all teams are equal and the only difference is watching tape. Please. They make it sound like playing football is an academic exercise.

    How about you teach your guys better during practice? How about you be an example of aggression and perseverance so your players can match that? How about getting the best out of your players and just getting out on the field and giving it everything you have, and then some? How about that for a change?

    Enough of this “we have to watch the tape” garbage. Let’s try some damn “we need to man up and play real football with everything we can muster”.

  17. DB55 Says:

    Ray jay

    Great minds think alike

  18. DB55 Says:


    I think I know that girl but can’t tell from that angle, would you happen to have a pic of her backside? Much easier to recognize like that.

  19. Joe Says:

    would you happen to have a pic of her backside? Much easier to recognize like that.


  20. BucinNC Says:

    Didnt we hear these same exact words from Gregory? And Raheem? They accept responsibility?

    Lovie my ears are failing me but my eyes are as good as ever. Show me

  21. rayjay1122 Says:


    Backside Pic. LOL. I love it. We do think alike. Hehe

  22. Tut Says:

    Were there words next to this picture? I didn’t see them…

  23. DB55 Says:

    Thank you folks. I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip your waiters.