Draft Gods Shine On Bucs

November 30th, 2014

sunshineWith the Bucs now three games out of the NFC South lead with four games to go, Joe hopes those who engage daily in silly division-title talk will change their tunes.

It’s now all about the NFL Draft.

And in that realm, the Bucs caught a break today.

The Jaguars entered Sunday with one victory. They had a roaring comeback win, 25-24, over the Giants.

Jacksonville is now tied with the Bucs and Titans with a 2-10 record, but the Bucs own the tiebreaker because they’ve played a weaker strength of schedule. The one-win Raiders are the only team worse.

No, Joe’s not rooting against the Bucs, but they do need to draft a QB with franchise potential. The least expensive way to do that is to use your own draft pick.

55 Responses to “Draft Gods Shine On Bucs”

  1. bucrightoff Says:

    The Raiders have a win…

  2. WalkdaPlank Says:

    It doesn’t matter if we have the FIRST OVERALL PICK. Liar Smith will blow that away harder than Ms. Lewinsky.

  3. 911bucs Says:

    Is a top 3 draft pick really even going to help this team? I think not.

  4. ruggyup Says:

    Ok, draft a potential franchise QB. Nice thought. Now, who do have in mind to coach the kid and under what and whose system? Would you or, somebody in their right mind, put the kid into this gag maker stewpot?

  5. WalkdaPlank Says:


    I am a mobile user and the past few days every time I come to the site a black ad bar follows across the screen. I click out of it but it pops back up every time I refresh or go to another article.

    Do you have anything to do with this? Cuz it’s annoying as hell.

  6. ForgotAboutDre Says:

    Oakland actually does have a win (and a harder schedule than us)

  7. DaMayan Says:

    Haha you’ll probably get blasted by the comments. But i agree. Look on the brighter side of things.

  8. 911bucs Says:

    @walka mine too

  9. darealist727 Says:

    NEWS FLASH!!! The Raiders do have 1 win!

  10. buc4lyfe Says:

    If they need to draft a franchise quarterback t then stop talking about evaluating a scrub for the backup position. It’s even more pointless to change quarterbacks this late in the season, I think mccown should be in there just to prove he deserves to be on this team next year but then again he has more to offer a rookie qb than Glennon does, he can’t teach anyone anything

  11. Ray Rice Says:

    FUK the Draft Gods. Losing sux balls!

  12. passthebuc` Says:

    When you have ego’s running the club, one top pick will not help. The Glazers should hire a head of football operations and go watch soccer. We have no talent in the front office, little talent on the team, where does that leave you for the future?

    Lovie is Mr. Excuse.

  13. 77 bassguitarist Says:

    Thanks for the info joe, any news on exactly were we draft?

  14. Tom Edrington Says:


    Home of the 12th Man!

  15. OB Says:

    A new head coach will do wonders for our team.

  16. Joseph Mamma Says:

    We could have every pick in the draft, we’ll still be losers.

  17. WalkdaPlank Says:

    @Tom Edrington


  18. NewTampaChris Says:

    Lovie should be thankful that this is Year 1 for him. Not many coaches would survive the putrid product that he has put on the field and that we are forced to consume each week.

    It’s pathetic and unwatchable. It’s hard to believe that anyone shells out their hard-earned dollars to sit in the stadium.

    And if they draft Mariota or Winston, they’d better not have Garrett Gilkey snapping the ball to him.

  19. beeric Says:

    We need an OC people, not a head coach. I’m thrilled about the defense’s play today.

    An OC who could cure the holding penalties would save so many good plays. Might even put EVAN’S BLOCKING TO GOOD USE. Did you see that guy throw down?

  20. Soggy Says:

    Oh what will lovie do???? Lets keep the bowling ball hike play..lol

  21. MadMax Says:

    O line
    O line
    pass rush the rest of the draft…..

  22. "TheKevin" Says:

    I know we are all mad but this team isn’t far away.

    Defense is really coming around.

    Really only need 1 more good d-lineman, a better o-line, and a qb. That’s it and it could all be solved next draft.

    I’m coming around to picking a qb first. Even when mc own has time he often makes a stupid mistake. A great qb might make that play. So I’m wondering.

    Qb first (not Winston). o-line second and d line and offensive line?

  23. RastaMon Says:

    My perfect prayer to the “Draft Gawds”…trade down TWICE in the firstround picking up extra picks in 15 & 16……folks we be ribild’n

  24. Tye Says:

    Even If their could be a talented qb found by the bucs, the best qb with a horrific HC still equates to losing…..

    Losing w/Lovie – the 1 consistant thing with the Bucs!

    I told the wife, ha ha the Bucs are 10 points up on your team…. She said enjoy it for these few minutes because we both know the bucs will lose….. I said I know your right because Lovie is still HC!!! AND of course they lost…

  25. "TheKevin" Says:

    Anyone like Bryce petty in the second and pick up an o-lineman first?

  26. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    If the Glazers have the stones to sh!t can Lovie and his staff after lining up a behind the scenes deal with Harbaugh (sneaky yes, but they did it to Schiano…what comes around goes around for Lovie) then by all means draft a QB. I have little confidence in Lovie the HC but have zero confidence in his staff being able to successfully groom a franchise QB. Better to bolster the D and O lines in the draft and roll with Glennon if Lovie comes back to Tampa next year

  27. DallasBuc Says:

    Even if we had the #1 overall pick and we picked the best QB available does anyone think we will be successful with this HC/GM combo and inherently illconceived relationship?

  28. NJBucsFan Says:

    There is an US in SUCK

  29. iamkingsu Says:

    You’ll are taking these losses pretty hard lol. Just look at how we’ve been playing recently. We are in every game despite putrid qb play. Except these losses for the rest of this season. It’s for the better

  30. MadMax Says:

    Im all about Bryce Petty, we could trade back and still get him…..been bringing him up for a while here.

  31. The Buc Realist Says:

    Lovie is so happy today. this is what he calls football. 2 field goals on the board. 1 touchdown from a turnover, 48 minutes of a defensive struggle. 2 minutes left and needing a field goal to win. Lovie will not have it any other way. Just wait and see!!!

    by the way, had all my X-mas lights up before the 4th quarter. I have seen the movie and read the book. save some time and see if a Lovie team can kick a field goal to win or lose the last 2 minutes!!!

  32. Canadian Tampa 2 Fan Says:

    This team will have a new OC before the combine. It’s been painfully obvious since the preseason that we need a QB and a completely overhauled O-line. EVERYTHING ELSE is 2nd priority to those 2 things. Even if we get the franchise QB we need, we can’t have him play behind this current line. Our WR’s are fine, and our TE’s are fine as well. And our RB’s will be fine behind a decent line. The only thing that matters (after getting our franchise QB) is getting that o-line in shape. It’ll fix everything that’s wrong with our offence.

  33. fordman61 Says:

    Thank God for the NFL Redzone channel cause I can watch real NFL teams! Go pac beat them stinking PATS!!!!!!!!!

  34. "TheKevin" Says:


    Getting Bryce petty isn’t a bad idea. Could get a great o-lineman or d-lineman first and get petty. Or trade down for more picks and still get him.

    His big has a good arm. Just a thought.

  35. Jason Says:

    Raiders won Joe…quick change that before someone bashes you

  36. Phred Says:

    Taking a QB that high is a 50/50 proposition. For every Peyton Manning there’s a Ryan Leaf. No way the Bucs take that kind of chance. They’ll trade down for more picks.

  37. MadMax Says:

    We’ll need a big guy like Petty behind a rebuilding O line too.

    Never thought Id be a JETS fan, but Im behind them tomorrow night for their 3rd win….

    Only Oakland with 1 win is in line for the 1st pick….and yes Im pulling for them too.

  38. Glennon Sucks Says:

    I’m all for a high draft pick at this point but God help us if we draft Winston. You can see bust all over this punk. I’d rather win a couple more and have to draft at another position than waste it on this dude.

  39. Brandon Says:

    Season ends today and the Bucs draft #2. If the Raiders win more game and we lose the rest, we draft #1 overall… and with the #1 overall pick..the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Marcus Mariota, quarterback University of Oregon.

  40. MadMax Says:

    I’ll bet we could trade that #1 pick and still get a great QB like Bryce Petty plus a few more high draft picks, but Im fine with Mariota too.

  41. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Raiders lost 52-0 to the Lambs, talk about tanking for #1. I do not see them getting their 2nd win in 2014. So Winless for Winston fans or Mariota mobsters better hope the team that the raiders trade their #1 overall (qb needy Washington, the Giants who just lost to above mentioned j-ville, the Lambs themselves perhaps a 2 win Jet team, etc…) could all trade their top 6 draft pick (maybe a bit lower in the Ram case but the other teams will be drafting just behind the Bucs) and a few more draft picks ala the RG3 trade for one of the above-mentioned qbs….. Of course Tampa could get the leftover guy but that will leave half of you “winless” for 2014 fans really disappointed…. If these qbs are this ****ing good then someone will make an offer to Oakland to pass qb needy Tampa and yeah the Bucs could move up as well but Christ do you want Tampa to trade away all of its draft picks for the next 2 years (like the Deadskins did for RG3) to get one guy who will then play behind this garbage OL????

  42. Adrian Says:

    We need Marcus Mariota!!

  43. Mike J Says:

    77 bassguitarist, Bucs Nation usually does an order on Monday.

  44. bucrightoff Says:

    Brandon since you know Lovie so well you know he’s not going into a must win year with a rookie QB. Leonard Williams/Randy Gregory, come on down.

  45. Bucfan4life Says:

    Bucrightoff Lovie signed a 5 year deal. The Glazers are going to give Lovie plenty of rope……and starting a rookie QB will give him even more time. Lol at your must win year comment.

  46. Zam Says:

    Problem is there is no franchise QB in the first picks of the draft. Mariota is another RG3. Winston is a turd.

    Whether we draft 1st or 5th, the best player on the board will also fill a need.

    I hate not having a franchise QB, but reality is reality.

  47. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Bucfan4life said:

    Bucrightoff Lovie signed a 5 year deal. The Glazers are going to give Lovie plenty of rope……and starting a rookie QB will give him even more time. Lol at your must win year comment.

    Unfortunately you are right and if he drafts a Winston, Mariota, Hundley, the Mich State qb, or anyone else who makes it through the combines as a 1st round prospect and then starts the rookie then Lovie has bought himself another year as long as the Bucs improve on the 2-14 they are heading toward this year. As Lovie will have a new OC and new special team coach and qb play at least comparable to the crap we have seen in ’04 he will likely win a couple of the home games next season and get to at least 4-12 to buy more time…. His Bucs losing @ home to Carolina, Cincy, the Lambs, and Vikes really has given him more rope to work with next season as the team will be 2-14 when it easily could be a 6-10 team if it won the above mentioned games and maybe better if they polished off the Aints . Job security wise he might actually be happy the Bucs lost just like all these “winless for Winston fans” who are cheering for losses by Tampa and wins by every other bottom feeder…

  48. Mike J Says:

    77 bassguitarist. here you go:

    Sorry, this is not a message board and Joe doesn’t promote other sites here. –Joe

  49. IMiss#40 Says:

    Wow a lot of you guys WAY over value Petty. He is a day 3 player… Likely 4th rnd. If you don’t like Marriota, best option is trade back take BPA regardless of position (Obegehu, Peat, or Calhoun would all fill a need) then take Connor Cook very late 1st/early second.

  50. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    I could live with the Bucs trading back in the first and picking up an OT and additional 2nd rounder for the move (say with a team drafting in the 6-10 slot). Now the Bucs would have 2 eraly 2nd rounder; could be used on a Connor Cook and perhaps one of the better G/Cs on the board….. Of course speculation is moot until after the combines at least but at 2-10 with at least 4 or 5 of those losses actually winnable by a competent coaching staff all we have left is hoping for good things in the draft….. Just curious: with this roster how many games would Chuckie have won: 5 or 6, maybe contending for the division? Schiano: maybe 4 or 5, he would have won a couple @ home IMHO?!? What about Rah: even his staff would not be worse than 2-10 right now…. The Glazers should consider this when evaluating Lovie and perhaps forcing him to hand out a few pink slips to save his own skin…. And if Lovie convinces them it is the talent and not the coaching then he has to blame his buddy Licht who brought in all these failures via free agency….

  51. Mike J Says:

    Huh. Thought we were all fans.
    Do you provide this info, Joe??

  52. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    LMAO, Mariota is another RG3. I needed a laugh today. RG3 wishes he was as big as Mariota and could throw the ball like him. Mariota has a better arm than RG3 all day every day. In RG3’s current system he is awful because he can’t throw the ball very well. When he was a rookie he could run, but he doesn’t now. You can see it when you watch him. He usually looks to run first before thinking to throw.

  53. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    Skyline Crew …I 2nd that!

  54. John Says:

    Still voting to trade back for more picks. Winston doesn’t seem to be the player he was last year. Maybe it’s the ankle injury but way to many interceptions. Mariota looks good from what I’ve seen but I’m concerned he might be a system QB. Get some O-lineman and a new OC. With the way the defense is improving we should have a chance next year. Still two good drafts away from actually competing. If we don’t draft good it’s more of the same.

  55. Patrickbucs Says:

    Can we please stop with the Winston talk? Does anyone watch him play? He is awful. Mariota is so much better. Winston looks like a 3rd day project, maybe he’s stressing about his hearing this week:)