How ‘Bout That Homefield Advantage?

October 12th, 2014
Worry about your own team Lovie, instead of the damned weather to do your job for you.

Worry about your own team Lovie, instead of the damned weather to do your job for you.

Like Greg Schiano before him, and like Raheem Morris before Schiano, Lovie Smith talked all offseason about how he wanted to use the homefield heat in Florida as an advantage.

What a bunch of bunk that is.

Joe saw the Twitters Saturday from various Crows players who complained the weather was like July training camp in Baltimore. So how did the Crows deal with the mid-80s heat?

They freaking boatraced the Bucs. Chain-whipped them. Jumped out to such a laughable lead at 38-0 that Crows coach John Harbaugh attempted an NFL-record-tying field goal of 64 yards (which was blocked by Will Gholston).

It is real simple, Bucs coaches: The weather doesn’t mean a damned thing.

You need players or you need to coach up your players (or both). Joe doesn’t give a damn if it is Panama hot or a Buffalo blizzard. Weather may give you an advantage if you have the players to take advantage of the advantage.

Instead of banking on the hot weather, maybe Lovie should have been more worried about Xs and Os?

21 Responses to “How ‘Bout That Homefield Advantage?”

  1. RealityCheck Says:

    Agreed. When your players are physically stronger and more talented than the team you’re playing, weather is meaningless. The Ravens bulled over and around our defense. Weather just makes losing even worse for those of us still dumb enough to attend games.

  2. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I’d be more worried about the temperature of his coaching seat. These fans are not patient and have every right not to be.

  3. Steller Player Says:

    Dumb article. The next 100 coaches hired by the Bucs will all say they want to take advantage of the Tampa heat. You cant use that against them.

  4. IdahoBucsfan Says:

    Lovie should be worried about Something! And, whats up with the lack of press conference videos? Last year, Like a MAN,.. Schiano would come out and take responsibility, and Glennon would be allowed to answer questions too! First lovie Sucks at an interview, and the whole organization seems cowardly! I sure hope Mike Glennon ends up somewhere that he can reach his full Superbowl potential! 🙁

  5. Nick Says:

    Stellar player…thank u. Every Bucs coach made Bucs wear whites at home. So it’s a non issue, and Lovie isn’t going anywhere, even if he goes 1-15.

  6. Sam Says:

    I have been a season ticket holder since 1997. I gave my last dollar to the organization. There is no excuse for this defense. The kicker stinks too, but wait-they saved some money on him. Now I’m saving mine. I have had it.

  7. BamBamBuc Says:

    I sure hope Glennon ends up somewhere else where he can show his full potential too, Idaho…

  8. TAC Says:

    All the to hot talk is bunk, its hot everywhere, and water is the cure. It’s called hydration leading up to the game, and has been figured out for years now. Play the game in Djibouti, I might see the point.

    Cold, different story. Can’t be soft to play in the cold.

  9. BFFL Says:

    Foster the savior was back…

  10. bucrightoff Says:

    What they all meant by the weather being a factor is they knew their teams weren’t that good and hoped the weather would help equalize a bit more. Clearly they were wrong.

  11. Incognito Says:

    Haha thank Christ Foster was back lol

  12. jo_mama Says:

    The bucs wont let the coach or players talk to the FANS on Total bucs Access.

    Under Schiano We all had TOTAL access. Only fans can ask the real questions.

    Reporters have to ask the BS questions so they don’t get shunned by the team.

    Give us fans total Access.

    Man up like Schanio.

    Fire Lovie Smith.

  13. buc4lyfe Says:

    NO please don’t add any more press conferences, I don’t feel like listening to the press snore, lovie is all excuses and for some reason won’t talk about the bad football and coaching decisions, he keeps trying to tell us he finds positives in big blowouts but once is an accident two is a trend in football

  14. Wes Says:

    I agree Joe, I feel it hurts us because our D seems to be on the field longer because they can’t get off the field on 3rd down and our offence doesn’t have long time consuming drives. If the D ever becomes a top 10 and we get a running game it might work in our favor.

  15. Florida Hillbilly Says:

    New meaning to Home Field advantage, save your money, STAY HOME!

  16. lightningbuc Says:

    Wonder how Brooks and Lil Pup will spin today’s crap sandwich?

    In their eyes, this will be all Schiano’s fault.

  17. John McKillop Says:

    This loss was way worse than the Atlanta game. We should be seeing improvement now 6 games into the season and i’m not at all. I’m not a coach or personnel guy but my eyes are telling me i’m seeing something bad, really bad. This team has simply been outplayed and out coached. This team has not been prepared to play at all, something has to change or they will lose the entire fan base.

  18. Buccfan37 Says:

    Give em hell Joe on that weather this and weather that bullcrap. The only whether that matters is whether this team is capable of winning another game.

  19. Bucs fan in Chicago Says:

    Man I wish I could become a Bears fan…….

  20. Flmike Says:

    If your still buying what Lovie is selling you’re a fool….he proves with each weekly $hitshow how much of a moron he is…

  21. Jerry Says:

    We have no homefield advantage..especially when 1/3rd of the stadium is of opposing fans.