“They Will Show Up”

September 25th, 2014

doug martin 0913This is how low Tampa Bay is right now.

National analyst takes on the Bucs involve thinking about whether the team will come to play on Sunday.

Joe knows there’s a percentage of fans who swear by ESPN. They take all things BSPN as gospel. So channeling their spirit, Joe watched Jerome Bettis and Mark Schlereth give takes on the Bucs-Steelers game, via the video below.

Bettis doesn’t think the Bucs can hang with the Steelers’ balanced offense, but Bettis is certain the Bucs “will show up.” How comforting but embarrassing.

Catch the video below.

37 Responses to ““They Will Show Up””

  1. BUC4LIFE79 Says:

    now how the heck does that work..the page loads and finishes loading, but the link doesn’t appear til it reloads with a comment…oh and more talking head “ANAL-ysts” are picking Pitt to win…talk about a bandwagon that busted at it’s sides LAST thursday night…

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Can someone look at the Bucs schedule and tell me where they will get there first win this season?

    Especially you Give – Lovie – More – Timers. Can one of you tell me what team you think might be the Bucs first win?

  3. RastaMon Says:

    “They” have not showed up in YEARS….certainly not any signs this year preseason on….pupils fixed and dilated …

  4. sharkcoasttactical.com Says:

    Maybe against Min but hell mam we might go 0-16..

  5. Greg Says:

    I’m sick of the few fans out there that stand up for what OUR TEAM is doing right now.As a fan I think we need to hold them accountable for what they put on the field each week and stop all this crap about how Lovie is changing the culture.Tell it like it is good or bad and we are getting nothing year after year.So quit all the hooray crap and tell it like it is. This team is a complete failure and the coach is the one in charge of every decision that has been made.I can only hope for somthing in the future as a fan becouse we have never been this bad in the 20 years I have been a fan.TELL IT LIKE YOU SEE IT

  6. Tye Says:

    Just maybe Coach Tomlin will have pity on Smith and not run up the score… More like 38 – 13 and not put up 50+ like last weeks thumping!

  7. Zam Says:

    Like Bettis will ever be impartial about a Steelers game.

    Every year I root for 0-16 teams but they always seem to find wins somewhere and spoil my schottenfreude. I find it hard to think the Bucs won’t back into a win or several this year.

    I’ll put the over/under at 4 wins.

  8. Chef Paul Says:

    Bettis might have given us a backhanded complement, but damn, he has the most symmetrical hair I’ve ever seen.

  9. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Yea, hopefully Tomlin is a bit more merciful than turkey-necked geezer Mike Smith. The Dixie Chicks and their fans were acting like they had just clinched a playoff berth against a half-assed Bucs team.

  10. BUCTROOPER Says:

    I see 0-6 at a minimum.

    They lose 31-7 Sunday.

  11. DB55 Says:


    Tomlin takes pity on Lovie.

  12. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Predicted 6-10 earlier, and will go down with the ship (and that prediction). Now where on the schedule they come who knows?

  13. Louis Friend Says:


    I predicted 6-10 as well – but – the injuries and Tedford leaving make me think I’m looking at 2-14 or something like that. Also, there just isn’t enough quickness/speed along the DL, and it’s killing them. If he sticks to a Cover 2 base defense, they could challenge 0-16.

  14. billy buckaroo Says:

    I would think the offense would try some new wrinkles in this game since nothing has been working thus far and with VJ hampered, the offense line getting more used to each other,finally, and with Rainey not at the top of Lovies list,
    I’m going to take a guess that James and Lane play a lot with some of Martin to see how the knee is
    I look for them to try hard and get something going in the run game to help take the pressure off Glennon

  15. Christopher Says:

    So this is what I think we are at with Tampa and I will start with the coaching. Everyone knows Lovie Smith is all about his defense and he believes the defense will will win the game. I believe he’s stubborn as a child and he will follow through with his philosophy on his defense and that’s it. He won’t adapt with what we have and change things up in order to win the game. He’s running this defense with the corner backs 6 to 8 feet away from the receivers and there’s no other teams in the NFL that are doing that. He’s so afraid of getting penalties and afraid of something going wrong. LET THE PLAYERS PLAY THE GAME LOVIE!! LET THEM HIT!! Our defense from last year doesnt even come close to the defense we have now. David definitely wont make the pro bowl and neither will McCoy this year. The defense in general has no energy and no hunger to go out there and kick some ass! It’s like the players take on the personality of Lovie Smith and all of them just seem so gloom. Lovie Smith needs to wake up and start yelling and screaming when he’s out there on the field. He doesnt get involved with the players doesnt show any emotion at all! I would be doing whatever it takes to win the game! He acts as if we have the team back in 2003!!! We have such talent on this team and it kills me to see the players heads in there hands on the side lines. Lovie Smith should be truely be ashamed of himself with how he’s managed this team! Coach Marcus Arroyo is definitely no offensive coordinator and I believe Lovie Smith will be calling all the offensive plays in Sundays game against the Stealers. We definitely do not have a prayer!!

    I feel so terrible for Mike Glennon and he’s always thrown into it all when theres no chance for him to win. I have all the faith in Glennon but It’s very unfair to him. Thats football right?? But Lovie Smith will run the ball…run the ball… run the ball and run the ball. We have Mike Evans, Jackson and Myers all over 6’4 but yet during a play I remember we were using Bobby Rainy, only at 5’6?? – And technically using him as a receiver??? I dont understand what Lovie Smith is thinking and I know this isnt Marcus Arroyo doing with play calling. These calls have Lovie Smith writen all over it. You can tell the players just dont have any heart in it unlike other players on other teams. Lovie Smith is out dated and his coaching reflects off the players. David is one of my favorite players and he isnt playing close to how he was playing last year and I blame it on the coaching. I’m very disappointed with this team and I”ve supported this team for years and I’ve always attended the games with my family. My mother and brother are season ticket holders and finally for the first time I finally became a season ticket holder as well this year. I thought this was going to be the year they get somewhere but I never imagined they would ever become this bad. I wish things would change but I know with coach Lovie Smith at the command of the ship we dont have a chance! We need a QB! With the number one Draft pick..The Tampabay Buccaneers pick defensive end _______________?

  16. Brent Says:

    Agree Greg. Hope bucs will stop giving up draft picks. That’s where depth comes from. I support Lovie but he deserves criticism so far. Especially Frazier! He’s been dominated so far!! I support glazers, they’ve made some mistakes but are trying. Spent the most in free agency last year. Plus bucs suck but there all we got. Finally, main thing glazers gotta get right is gm and coach. They have screwed that up last 6 years. That’s why we suck. Hoping L & L are answer.

  17. another J Says:

    The Bucs may have an advantage in the secondary, The Steelers won’t have Ike Taylor at all this week. If Marcus Arroyo can take advantage of that with his play calls, We might score some points this week…

  18. Brent Says:

    Oh yeah, we’ve only sucked last 5 years. I think 1997 thru 2008 mostly winning years. So glazers decent record overall. granted mostly pops. Obviously culverhouse years a joke.

  19. ek Says:

    2-14, easy.

    Lovie sucks.

  20. ek Says:

    I always heard part of leadership is selecting managers that complement your weaknesses. In Frazier, Lovie has a guy that seems just like him (not talking about race here). A low key, calm, un-excitable guy. Frazier obviously was a terrible HC in Minnesota, so he could be just a sh!tty coach all around. But maybe he’s not the right fit here with Lovie.

    I don’t like Lovie at all, didn’t like the hire, but I thought he’d at least be competent. So far he’s a disaster and I can’t figure out why. He’s got to be better than this, right? Maybe not.

  21. feelthepewterpower Says:

    We’ll be able to keep up with the Steelers soft d’. I know, they played lights out Sunday…..vs. a Carolina team…whose offense sucked…they were one d’ with no running game…cam was on one leg, and they too have questions marks on their oline. Didnt help that the turned the ball over either. Buccaneers play clean, maining solid TOP…and I actually am one of the very very few who like the Buccs chances this Sunday, especially since guys are coming back to play that we missed the last couple of weeks or so. Buccs 20-Steelers 17 in an “upset”

  22. buc4lyfe Says:

    Everyone in that building earned every single bit of it, every joke was earned. Good news is there’s only one way to reverse the damage it’s called doing what you’re paid to do, guess we’ll see what kind of fight this team has…. Go bucs

  23. Brent Says:

    Good point ek. I was thinking same.

  24. Pelbuc Says:

    This team plays with no heart, no intensity and no urgency and that’s on Lovie and the other coaches. Not once this season have they shown any discipline or life. That is a clear indictment on Lovie. I realize it’s only been 3 games but now the new standard is “they will show up”. Are you kidding me?! Even the 76 Bucs didn’t stoop that low. Steelers win 35-6 and Glennon won’t be allowed to throw a pass longer than 10 yards. Let the Mutiny begin.

  25. TinBucToo Says:


    Well, looks like the future is the London Buccaneers courtesy of the Glazers.

  26. DB55 Says:

    BOOM!!! There it is!

  27. DB55 Says:

    After further review, Los Angeles Bucaneros.

  28. Soggy Says:

    Los Angeles Buttsuckers or London Losers

  29. Architek Says:

    Take this garbage pail team to Syria

  30. Drew Says:

    Real simple guys, if your true fans, you remember 1996. Dungy’s first season. This franchise was a laughing stock. Dungy comes in starts 0-7. Nobody called for his head. Does this team not remind you of 1996? We have been a laughing stock since about 05. Going on 10 years. We need to get back to basics. Rebuild, restructure, and it doesn’t happen in 3 games YOU DAMN MORONS. If you start a team from scrap, you start with defense, because it wins games, then you move to special teams, then offense. Lovie did it in Chicago, and he will do it here. Do you really think that Raheem and Schiano drafted so well that Lovie would have a winner right off the bat? If you did, it shows how dumb you are. Go look at our drafts since 2009.

  31. Buc1987 Says:

    ^^ and there you have it another Lovie is Dungy part 2 comparison. You people need to get that notion out of your heads.

  32. Buc1987 Says:

    “We need to get back to basics. Rebuild, restructure, and it doesn’t happen in 3 games YOU DAMN MORONS. If you start a team from scrap, you start with defense, because it wins games, then you move to special teams, then offense. Lovie did it in Chicago, and he will do it here.”

    Drew I think your a damn moron. You say it starts with defense and that Lovie did it in Chicago? If that’s so why did Lovie’s first draft go all offense? Why were most of his FA pickups on offense as well?

    Drew..Lovie has more say so and power on this team than Dungy or Gruden combined. Somehow you think this is a good thing and all this just means the Bucs are repeating history again. Wake up Drew, it’s not 1996 anymore.

  33. BucIt941 Says:

    2-14 and First overall pick in 2015 Draft.. guaranteed a chance at a Franchise QB. Tedford gone for the year, Jackson is now hurt. Way to many injuries are happening now a days.

  34. Greg Says:

    Thank you Buc 1987
    I was ready to say the same thing
    Dont forget that we also traded a fourth round draft pick for a player that will probably retire in a couple years (Logan Mankins)

  35. DB55 Says:


    You mean a couple of weeks.

  36. Taurean Says:

    Marcus Mariota to tampa that will be our first franchise quarterback in history,keep it up go bucs.

  37. Round_One Says:

    I have grown very tired of having such big receivers and never using them. We fans were sold a bill of goods and the bill of goods turned out to be crapola. We should have one at lest one of the first two games. We had too many key people hurt against Atlanta and couldn’t get pressure on Ryan. Does every other team in the NFL have an offensive line but us?


    This season has already been a joke long before Atlanta. What they sold us doesn’t compare with what we seem to have purchased.