Why Is The NFC South “Putrid?”

October 20th, 2014


Yes, Joe has written off the season. Mock him if you will, but there is no way Joe can soberly look at the Bucs and concoct a scheme in which their pathetic play can somehow flip a switch and string together enough wins to play in January.

Sure, Joe wishes that could happen but Joe doesn’t reside in a Timothy Leary daze of narcotics.

Yes, Joe knows the Bucs, despite having but one win, are only two games out of first place. That doesn’t hide the fact that as of this typing, the Bucs are a disgrace — yes, when you get seal-clubbed twice in a month, and your offense cannot run the ball, cannot block and only sparingly can pass, what, is Joe supposed to compare this team to the 1978 Steelers?

The NFC South is a cesspool. And while prickly Pete Prisco of CBS Sports does his best to tongue-lash each team, he saved special words for the Bucs.

The good news is the Tampa Bay Bucs, who have won once and lost five times, didn’t lose because they were on a bye.

Of course, the bye scored 30 on that defense.

Joe will give a pass to the Stinking Panthers. And the Saints. And the Dixie Chicks. They have been playoff teams, even a Super Bowl champion, in recent years.

The Bucs? Still searching for that first playoff win since Chucky hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy aloft in victory that chilly late-January evening in 2003. And playoff-less since 2007.

16 Responses to “Why Is The NFC South “Putrid?””

  1. BoJim Says:

    “Of course, the bye scored 30 on that defense.”


  2. ruggyup Says:

    The NFC South is a cellpool.? What the hell is that? A hot tub in a prison cell block?

  3. bucrightoff Says:

    Horrible division. The Saints are probably going to eventually win it but 7-9 is definitely in play to win the whole thing.

  4. Harry Says:

    “…Joe doesn’t reside in a Timothy Leary daze of narcotics…’

    I thought this was a required condition to gain entry into the MGM? And since you are a self proclaimed “General”, I would assume you are required to maintain a higher “daze”?

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Once again Joe. Another fan doesn’t get your stance on being MGM. Perhaps you need to re-explain it every single time you write another article.

    Joe is the General. Because it’s a lost season and we need to find out what they have in him before the end of the season.

    You’re welcome Joe.

  6. Harry Says:

    Come on ’87, you know I was just having a little fun. I get Joe’s position, and agree with it. I was simply amusing myself. Doing that seems more enjoyable than discussing how bad our buds are. Same subject, different year. Its depressing.

  7. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    And so my business has a critical job review with a major staffer coming up. We’ve been trying to find a time to get this done. Everybody is just too busy.

    My office manager says…we all could do Sunday but I know you don’t wish to miss the Bucs game.

    I went…bwaahaaahaaaahaaa. Schedule the freaking review!!!!

  8. BirdDoggers Says:

    The parody of the NFL. Every year teams are either hyped as being serious contenders or generally considered irrelevant. It just so happens that the prognosticators got the entire division wrong. The Panthers were considered playoff contenders based on last years performance. the Saints were supposed to be playoff bound, mainly because of Brees and a talented offense. The Falcons were considered contenders based on their pervious success with essentially the same offensive skill position players, aside from last years meltdown. The Bucs were regarded as a potential playoff contender based on Lovie’s chops as a defensive guru and the defensive talent already in place.

    There’s a lot of football left and anything can happen. The division is up for grabs, although realistically the Bucs have no shot if they can’t fix the defense. The NFC South might be represented by a 7-9 team in the playoffs, much like Seattle a few years ago.

  9. Buc-O's 82 Says:

    And to think I was so ready for this season to start in June. Anticipating football and us having a 500 season. Seeing Lovie turn it around and finally not being the laughing stock of the NFC. Ha! Now unfortunately I can’t wait for the season to end. Getting tired. Very tired of the CRAP that being put on the field for my season tickets (4ea) monies.

  10. buccanAy Says:

    I think you meant “parity”….BUT, I agree, the NFL has become a “parody” of what it used to be.

  11. Soggy Says:

    Nobody can tank like us in our division, we got that covered..

  12. Buccfan37 Says:

    Timothy Leary’s dead, great song by the Moody Blues. Yeah the Bucs have been tripping over themselves, not on LSD but just pure talent or lack thereof.

  13. GhostofJohnGruden Says:

    Fact is we are only TWO games out of First place.

  14. Tye Says:

    Chance are on the side of the Saints and the Falcons to turn things around because they have quality HCs, Qbs and recent success on their side.

    The panthers are up and down as always…

    The Bucs, however, don’t have the coaching staff to pull it off…. Lovie built this team much like he did the bears and is now becoming the Bucs worst defense and possibly team in Bucs history…

  15. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    I think the Falcons are hitting the wall; their team is getting older and is very injury prone as they look like they are heading toward another 4-12 season…. The Saints and the Panthers have the ability to turn around their train-wrecks though; the Saints have the offensive weapons and if they quit turning the ball over they will control the clock and TOP and suddenly their defense will look a whole lot better…. The Bucs, well as a lifelong fan since ’76 I have to say that this team reminds me a lot of the Leeman Bennett years with a cheapskate owner who simply let the team get talent depleted; its going to take years to rebuild what the Glazer punks let slip away after their Dad got the stroke and they took over team operations and really gutted the squad, coaching staff, etc. to funnel $ to their new project over in Manchester UK……..

  16. Stynsteven Says:

    Saints are really missing Sproles, while Atlanta is just dying on both side of their lines, and if Carolina ever figures out how to play to their potential on defensive side they WILL win the division. As for the Bucs, well…. It’s not realistic to expect immediate results with new schemes, but dammit!!! At least be competitive!