“Because They Suck”

November 6th, 2014
NFL: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Evan Dietrich-Smith weighs in

Joe spent his hard earned cash in September to fly to Atlanta and watch what may have been the worst Bucs beating in history.

Boy, that sure was fun! Regular readers here can only imagine Joe’s state of mind when Tampa Bay trailed 56-0 in the third quarter.

Joe might have screamed or complained, but nobody would have heard it over the ecstasy of wild Falcons fans all liquored up and going bananas with a lead like that in the Georgia Dome on a Thursday night.

It was one of the low points in Joe’s football-fan life.

One great things about that game is that Bucs players are being forced to watch it again this week as they prepare to play the Falcons on Sunday. That should drive the competitive juices.

Center Evan Dietrich-Smith was quite candid in the locker room yesterday about that historic beating.

“When you get blown out, you remember those games because they suck,” Dietrich-Smith said. “This time around, you know, we’re going to make sure the outcome’s different. That’s pretty much all we’re trying to think around here.”

Joe sure hopes the Bucs find a way to respond. This is a bad Falcons team, but a dangerous one that scores points.

A loss Sunday would be unthinkable and might even drive Lovie Smith to read the “Jameis Watch.”

Enjoy Dietrich-Smith’s media chat below via Joe’s partners at 620wdae.com.

22 Responses to ““Because They Suck””

  1. DB55 Says:

    Yes it will be different they get blown out at home 63-21.

  2. Buc1987ForJameis Says:

    I’m pretty sure Lovie, Licht and the Glazer brothers are the biggest Jets fans right now.

  3. willie d Says:

    why not go back to the QB that played that game just tell him not to do what he did last time.

  4. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Evan looks a lot like the late Ken Caminiti in that pic, The Bucs could use someone with Caminiti’s anger and intensity (sans the PEDs) about now…..

  5. Ray Rice Says:

    Yes. It will be different. They will get blown out in the second half as opposed to the first.

  6. LargoBuc Says:

    This game will be a good way to determine how much has our defense really improved. Are the safeties and linebackers going to keep missing their gaps like they did week three? Will the pass rush improve? Will Banks be able to handle Julio and or Roddy this time around? I just hope the offense under Josh McCown can keep up.

  7. Bucnnole Says:

    Dietrich-Smith certainly has sucked this year. Another free agent bust. Evan, just pipe down and try to successfully double team tacked to the second level. Haven’t seen you do this yet.

  8. willie d Says:

    so many moves made just to change out Schianos guys. Waste of time and money. Eric Page replaced by inferior players for no reason…how would you like these fools deciding your future.

  9. DB55 Says:

    “Banks be able to handle Julio Jones?” It was cinnamon toast crunch that got served by Julio not banks. How you think he earned his nickname.

  10. Skyline Crew Says:

    They are waiting for you to come out with a Mariota watch Joe. They come here and see the stockerish behavior of some for Winston and realize he would never come here for fear of someone sneaking in to this house and watching him sleep at night.

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    I feel for you Joe having to sit through that last debacle in Atlanta. It reminds me of a Browns game at Tampa Stadium years back. I was late getting into the stadium, the first third of the first quarter was over and the Bucs were trailing 21-0. There were many games like that in that stadium.

  12. phil Says:

    I’m surprised didn’t at halftime and check some of the fine adult entertainment joints they have in Atlanta. They can make you forget about football completely.

  13. BuccDeez Says:

    Banks at FS might be a good fit. He’s got the size ( height, weight.) Of a late great Sean Taylor. He can hit and cover ok. But he lacks speed & discipline. Can’t hurt to try it.

  14. Soggy Says:

    Maybe Hester will take is easy on lovie this time..

  15. bucs4lyfe Says:

    theres a difference between being a crappy player or team and not having pride. if you play in the nfl you have to have some sort of pride. lol the defense has no clue where to be on certain plays but I bet when then they finally get to where they need to be they’ll do it faster and with bad intentions. dashon this is your week to get suspended for helmet to helmet hits so your name can finally be called. falcons are going to complete like 90% of their passes im just hoping when they do we make them pay for each completion. by the 3rd quarter they should be getting up slow either from fatigue or hard hits

  16. flmike Says:

    Best thing that could happen is to be blown out again by the same team who sucks almost as much as the Bucs do…I hope its 56-0 in the 3rd, maybe then the Glazers will realize their mistake, march their happy asses down to the sidelines and rip the headset right off of Snuffy’s head and fire him on the spot….

  17. Zam Says:

    There isn’t a sure-fire can’t-miss pick in this draft like Andrew Luck was. Where they pick in the first round is immaterial to me. Based on what I’ve seen with talent evaluation, I can’t feel good that they’d pick the right guy anyway.

    That said, these guys want to win, because it looks really bad on a coach/GM to finish last in the league. And you want to establish a culture of winning as you move into next year. Finishing 1-5 is a tough thing to turn around next year. Ask Greg Schiano.

  18. cmurda Says:

    I don’t know about that Zam. Even with Andrew Luck, the conc ensus was that RG3 might be the better pick etc. At one point the Colts were supposedly thinking of drafting RG3. We can clearly see how that worked out. Luck is one of this year’s best Qb’s and RG3 well, isn’t.

  19. Brandon Says:

    The Falcons massacre was the perfect storm: short week, major injuries, team reeling from two straight losses, on the road. That game WAS embarrassing, and if any of you guys remember correctly, the very next week the team came out and played their best football thus far this season and beat Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. These Bucs might suck, they might be poorly coached, they might’ve been blown out the last time these two met, but divisional games are like this and when one team gets embarrassed by the other, it isn’t uncommon that even a bad team will rise to the occasion and win. Even bad football players have pride and I’m pretty sure this team will come out this Sunday and play harder than they have all season and try and atone for that butt whuppin they got.

  20. mike Says:

    @flmike hahaha!! lmao. u said man. I would be so happy!!

  21. mike Says:

    u said it!!!!!!

  22. sho nuff Says:

    blah blah blah…shut up and prove it…