Bucs’ Locker Room Like A Wake

October 5th, 2014

deathTrust Joe, in the past few years Joe has seen some bad losses. And don’t think the Bucs take those lightly. They wear on players because those are these guys paying with sweat and blood.

The scene in the Bucs’ locker room today was maybe the lowest Joe has ever experienced. The players knew — just knew — they had the game won if they only played average football. Yet in the final minutes, the team imploded on both sides of the ball.

No one was making excuses. Guys who may have had a bad play stepped forward. Guys who played well could barely move they were so upset. Guys who played terrible knew it and had their heads buried in their locker, as if they didn’t want to show their faces to teammates.

The two guys who seemed most upset were Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Lavonte David. ASJ, who had a bad start to the game, just sat at his locker, head hung low, wearing his uniform for the longest time

David was the same. He wore shorts and literally held his face in his hands for a good half-hour until he was finally prodded alive.

Yes, Joe knows Bucs fans couldn’t believe the Bucs let this game wiggle away. Neither could Bucs players.

If there is any consolation in this painful loss, it is that Bucs players are as upset as Bucs fans.

15 Responses to “Bucs’ Locker Room Like A Wake”

  1. Bob Says:

    Unfortunately, the loss was self-inflicted. Glennon played real well. So many times, team penalties and dropped balls put him in a real bind. He, McCoy, David and just a few others deserved better.

  2. Trubucfan22 Says:

    They screwed themselves. Bad offense and bad defense in the forth quarter. Not a single player did enough to get the job done.

  3. INDYbucsfan Says:

    Yeah who cares. They get paid, we have to pay for this shit. @joe you or some other member of the media should ask lovie smith what his deal is with running the ball on first down. Every bucs fan can call it, I’m sure every D coordinator can too.

  4. lurker Says:

    i just don’t understand how vets like mankins and dietrich-smith are going to the lowest common denominator vs the rest of the line rising up. lovie decimated the old line for this?

    also, the defense is just atrocious. injuries i understand, but brees escaping constantly and our players getting run over, literally, many times. also, trying to strip the ball vs tackling.

  5. bosscantworkmytoehurts Says:

    Is anyone REALLY surprised? Hell i would have been surprised if they had won. What needs to happen is this… Your paycheck revolves around if you win or not. If you win great here is your money. If you lose you do not get paid. And its not like you just let the glazers keep the money. No you make them donate it to charity. Hell they would just spend it on manchester united if you did not do that.

  6. Architek Says:

    I’m tired of talking about it. Bad team period.

  7. Bucnnole Says:

    Leonard Johnson is pure garbage.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m remaining positive. I think the team will get better and better each week.

  9. Matt Says:

    Im as disappointed as anyone after this game. But to be honest i didn’t think we had a chance this game. Our team looks greatly improved the last 2 weeks. The saints are better than there record. If we can just fix the penalties i think this team can be good.

  10. Pelbuc Says:

    You mean JBF the locker was lower than the Atlanta massacre, the home loss to the Rams, the loss to the Eagles when Foles made his debut and Gorrer dropped the int., the meltdowns in the Meadowlands,etc., etc., etc.? Until the coaches learn to coach and the players learn to play, this team will continue to lose cuz that’s what it knows to do. It’s their comfort zone. This team chokes at every possible occasion. Us Buc fans are the ones enduring a wake every Gameday, yet we don’t have the luxury of picking up a fat paycheck for failing on every occasion. As I’ve said before, this team is physically and mentally weak. Shame on the entire organization for putting this pathetic product on the field year after year after year.

  11. Mike10 Says:

    Glad to know they’re upset, but fortunately for them they haven’t been around as long as we have to watch this train wreck of a franchise get worse and worse over the past decade +. And honestly, I don’t care about David’s reaction, he played out of his mind! It’s the other soft-as-watery-$hit players on defense that I’m curious as to how they felt.

  12. Pelbuc Says:

    Mike10 couldn’t have said it better, except now we have to watch that sorry ass team in those hedious Burger King uniforms. I’m sure next week they’ll be upset and disappointed at their effort and inability to compete. And the week after that, after that…and to think, they turned over the roster for that!

  13. Stranger Says:

    I would be depressed too after watching the Saints “legally” strangle Michael Johnson.

  14. Oahubuc Says:

    Thanks for bringing back the Yucks, Glazer boys. Not a rusty nickel from me will they see.

  15. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    all day and on every article, all week will be how glennon did great but the defense/ special teams/ coaching lost the game. N.O. defense wasn’t all that great but they have something the Bucs don’t, a quaterback! (who threw 3 interceptions). But glennon is great and the (QOTF), get real!!