Mistakes Bother Bobby Rainey, Too

November 10th, 2014


Most of the Bucs are flat out talked out after yet another loss at the Den of Depression. What is there to say after so many?

Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is rarely at a loss for words. He was yesterday in the locker room, other than suggesting the Bucs are the most undisciplined outfit he has ever been a part of. Not very encouraging words, huh?

It isn’t just GMC who is fed up with the mistakes, so too is running back Bobby Rainey.

“That first drive we had 18 plays,” Rainey said. “That’s a lot of plays for a drive. Josh was on top of his game, throwing the ball perfect. We just can’t hurt ourselves. The only thing is we can’t hurt ourselves. When we don’t hurt ourselves, we move the ball and put up points. As long as we continue to not hurt ourselves we’re fine. But, that’s what we keep doing, we keep hurting ourselves.”

Joe isn’t sure what to say. It smells like there is a disconnect from Lovie because he surely doesn’t preach penalties. He does preach sacks, quarterback pressure and takeaways. Everything Lovie stresses isn’t happening and everything Lovie doesn’t stress happens.

Either the personnel Lovie selected is not capable of playing without mistakes, or the team doesn’t respect Lovie enough to listen. However you slice it, the answer is not pretty.

29 Responses to “Mistakes Bother Bobby Rainey, Too”

  1. Rob Says:

    I cant stomach going to “The Pit of Despair” again for the rest of the season.

  2. Greg Says:

    I will not go to another Bucs game till Lovie is Fired

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I really like Bobby Rainey….a great kid & good RB…. think he is sincere and I noticed his extreme disappointment when he fumbled vs Atl in game 1.. ..he’s a keeper!!!

  4. Barry Says:

    What this team needs is Jon Gruden

  5. Patrick in VA Says:

    I really think that if we’re going to name the stadium then we’re just being lazy if we don’t give it a pirate theme. I don’t know if I have the right answer but I know there are some fertile minds here. After the misguided calls for Bridgewater before the draft I know that we have some outside the box thinkers. There’s a great shipwreck themed name in there somewhere or maybe something scurvey based after the MRSA incident

  6. OB Says:

    What we need is a winning coach with a winning attitude with winning assistants and a winning plan. We have none of these. Read what Peter King said today about Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Tigers in the “Monday Morning Quarterback” That is a winner. Read also what the Arizona Cardinals Head Coach has to say also, that is a winner.

    Mistakes bother the good players and coaches, the losers don’t care.

    ASJ needs his rear end kicked.

  7. Mike J Says:

    Maybe Lovie should announce,”This team needs to make more fouls resulting in flags, and create fewer turnovers, pressure the opposing quarterback less, and stop tackling him at all.”

  8. DB55 Says:

    Rainey is playing tough. Wasn’t a fan but he’s growing on me. Sims, lol, rookie nuff said. FUMBLE, welcome to the NFL matt Forte 2.0, lmao. Now, how mike James is 4th string is beyond me but what do I know.

  9. Robert 9 Says:

    actually joe, GMC’s words are music to my ears.

    not until someone acknowledges a problem can it be resolved. hopefully the team has collectively realized THEY SUCK.

    whether they have the moral character as men to say “we’re better than this” is a different story. but perhaps, just perhaps, and in spite of an inept coaching staff….. the healing can begin and they will start to play like men.

    till then I am watching the Dolphins!

  10. John McKillop Says:

    All the Bucs’ problems boil down to this: The people who run this organization aren’t very good at running a football team.

  11. pick6 Says:

    lovie’s hand-picked assistant coaches seem to be performing even worse than Lovie’s hand-picked free agents. the ultimate responsibility lies with the head coach, but breakdowns of this frequency and this magnitude speak to coordinators and position coaches who are in over their head as well.

  12. pick6 Says:

    maybe lovie and the coaches should just pull a george costanze for a week and make the opposite decision of everything they would normally do, just to shake things up and see what happens. spend a day specifically teaching defensive linemen how to line up in an offside position, preach freelancing instead of team defense, and let offensive players know it really doesn’t matter whether they protect the football. praise OL for grabbing jerseys in practice and applaud your field goal kicking unit when the kick attempt gets swatted back into connor murray’s facemask. maybe they’ll come out and play prepared and disciplined for the first time this year

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  14. RastaMon Says:

    yawn….players don’t care…..

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Patrick in VA

    Definition of a Buccaneer:

    A pirate, especially one of the freebooters who preyed on Spanish shipping in the West Indies during the 17th century. The buccaneers were first hunters of pigs and cattle on the islands of Hispaniola and Tortuga, but were driven off by the Spanish and turned to piracy. Buccaneers were said to be heavy drinking, cruel pirates.

    Freebooters should be changed to “freeloaders”……like Michael Johnson & Anthony Collins

    Sounds like us fans instead…..hunting pigs on Dale Mabry & heavy drinkers

    Bilge Rat
    (1) A rat living in the bilge of a ship. It is considered the lowliest creature by pirates, but many pirates take to eating the animals to survive.
    (2) An insulting name given by a pirate.

    Lovie is a Coxswain

    A person who usually steers a ship’s boat and has charge of its crew.

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @Patrick in VA

    Alternative name…..its simple…..


  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:


  18. RastaMon Says:

    Buccaneer:….rich young kids that think everyone else but ME … is bad so I really don’t care…whatever….

  19. Tye Says:

    Personally I think of RJS these days as “Davy Jone’s Locker”…. Like the bottom of the sea, it is a place where careers of coaches and players seem to drowned…

  20. RastaMon Says:

    Mark Cuban was right…..

  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Very Good!!

    Jones’ Locker, also Davy Jones’s Locker, is an idiom for the bottom of the sea: the state of death among drowned sailors and shipwrecks.

    And we can bring in UDFA David Jones WR/Portland State (not very good) but would fit in quite well and support the nickname!!!

  22. Zam Says:

    It’s all a real headscratcher why this team just can’t get it together. I seriously start to wonder if there’s some kind of mold infestation / sick building syndrome in One Buc Palace. Things have been dreadful since they moved into that building.

  23. Buccfan37 Says:

    There is so much mediocrity to go around on this Bucs team. Just be an average player on a lousy losing team and take home enough dough in a year to live comfortably for years, the average worker would have to work 10 or more years for that pay. That’s America for ya.

  24. Patrick in VA Says:

    I like “the bilge”. it’s concise and sums up what it feels like walking up to it knowing that you’re about to walk in to something awful. Good job

  25. Dave Pear Says:

    Trade Doug Martin and Mike Glennon to Cleveland for Johnny Manziel.
    Straight up. Reunite Evans and Manziel.
    Let’s get this party started!

  26. Bear the Bucs Says:

    How about ” The Septic Tank” ?

  27. Dave Pear Says:

    “The Brig”.AKA Jail.

  28. Dave Pear Says:

    No one wants to go to “The Brig”.

  29. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    You know the Bucs did get a FG on the drive; I have more fault with the play inthe 4th quarter when the Bucs squandered the lead, in part thanks to ASJ’s selfish penalty and the defense folding under pressure again….