Stop Rewriting History

November 13th, 2014

HermLovieHearing Gerald McCoy talk about patience today and reference how the Glory Days Buccaneers defense didn’t mesh right away and took a while to get it right is driving Joe mad.

Stop rewriting history! Just stop it!

McCoy has dropped that kind of take before, but it’s ludicrous at this point in the season. Joe was going to type up McCoy’s quotes, but Joe is too grouchy. Listen to them yourself at

When the 1996 Bucs moved their record to 1-8, it was a very different from the current debacle. Tampa Bay had allowed 13 points per game in each of its previous four games. That’s right, four consecutive games of allowing 13 points.

They went on to be the NFL’s 11th-ranked defense that season.

During Year 1 of the Lovie Smith regime in Chicago, — the same head coach the Bucs have now, for those not paying attention — those young Bears learned Tampa-2 defense quickly and jumped out to a 4-5 record. In seven of those nine games, that Bears team held opponents to 20 or fewer points. They finished ranked 13th in points allowed, despite a truly garbage offense.

Joe realizes Gerald McCoy is trying to answer questions, but Joe really sees McCoy making excuses for the Bucs defense, like it’s somehow understandable that the defense is struggling to the level they are.

Father Dungy and Lovie didn’t turn out anything close to as bad as the current Bucs during their inaugural seasons as head coach.

Neither are Mike Zimmer, Mike Pettine and others.

22 Responses to “Stop Rewriting History”

  1. bucs4lyfe Says:

    That’s whats wrong with this team, it’s full of people who make excuses for bad play…if he knows the history of the team he played for he should know this team doesn’t compare and im pretty sure he was simply trying to compare the record but this team isn’t good at anything or any phase of the game, theres even drama at the backup positions on this team….its why I say lovie is known for defense for a good reason, it has to be the players especially when you have veteran players making rookie mistakes. how are you still face guarding receivers in the endzone in your 3rd year? I bet they don’t do idiotic crap like that in practice…its performance anxiety

  2. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    Poor Joe. Even he’s tired of the blah, blah, blah.

  3. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    bucs4lyfe…fans tried to blame Schiano too for mistakes made by 4, 5, or even 6 year vets. I used to blame the players and say that you can only tell VJax so many times that he can’t line up off sides. This is the shyt they should already know at this point in their careers.

    Yet fans (Joe included) blamed Schiano for the lack of discipline and the mistakes being made by players. I said there is no possible way to teach a veteran player how to NOT hold. They should already know better. So it IS the players as far as I’m concerned.

  4. billy buckaroo Says:

    Back in those days offense coordinators didn’t have that defense figured out to exploit as much as they do today.
    Just ask Aaron Rodgers, he loves this defense.

  5. lightningbuc Says:

    Gerald just needs to shut up for a while. His mouth is outperforming his play as of late.

  6. buddhaboy Says:

    Agreed Joe, and this is why i wasnt excited about bringing Lovie in. We are always trying to relive the old days.

    Until we move beyond that, we will be forever falling short. Why cant we , for once, maybe be an offensive led team.

    Very sad state of affairs. Its a bucs life.

  7. DB55 Says:

    Stop rewriting history! Just stop it!

    This is how I feel when I see someone say mccoy gets triple teamed. Stop it just stop now.

  8. Nick2 Says:

    Reminiscing about the glory days of the Buc defense is one thing but I heard Ron and Ian today asking Raheem about his favorite watering hole he used to visit before and after games. Raheem talked about all of the “friends” he assembled at the bar and he said something about “its hard to recreate a winning team like that.” Really? Wow I remember hearing about him at the bar with his “friends” after games and at the time it made me want to throw up. Not the memory I like taking down memory lane, Raheem swilling his favorite beverage after another whooping at the hands of whichever team they played that Sunday. As bad as it is now at least Lovie has seen good and hopefully can get us back there. Raheem had no clue and as a fan I lost all rays of hope!!!!!

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Rewriting history is a necessary trait of true Buc fans…..after all…..who in their right minds could root for the Bucs without a bit of rewriting?…..My wife asks me why I root for them & I just tell her….remember that Superbowl…..rembember all those championship games Shaun King led us to?

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 11 or fewer points.”

    See now how much better it feels to be a Buc Fan?

  10. Joseph Mamma Says:

    I see your point Joe, but what’s he suppose to say the truth? We suck as players, coaches, and by the way our uniforms are hideous. It’s obvious the owners thought they were going back to 1996, obviously some of the players bought that total load of horse crap too.

  11. me Says:

    Come On, Joe. The rules back then were a lot different than in todays throw it 60 times NFL……..

  12. SteveK Says:

    Can the Bucs get a guy with 10 sacks in a season?

    For crying out loud, we have 14 this year, as a TEAM!

    There is one player on the Chiefs, Justin Houston, who has 12 on his own.

    Where is the pass rush?

    Where is the nasty?

    All I hear are excuses, and all I see is post-game tears.

    Be the hammer, not the nail.

    Be the windshield, not the bug.

    This team flat out stinks, and I am not even mad anymore…. dissapointed…. even more dissapointed to keep hearing the same excuses.

    GMC, keep calling people out for underperforming, and don’t go back on your word.

  13. The Buc Realist Says:

    Stop rewriting history! Just stop it!


    this is how I feel when they said the Pop-star did not have any money to spend! But in reality, the Glazer’s took that option away after the Pop-star missed on all free-agents ( some did not even make it to play during the regular season!)

  14. ATLBucsFan Says:

    Talent shows up on the field. Unfortunately, it’s on the other side of the line of scrimmage.

  15. Brandon Says:

    billy buckaroo Says:
    November 13th, 2014 at 3:49 pm
    Back in those days offense coordinators didn’t have that defense figured out to exploit as much as they do today.
    Just ask Aaron Rodgers, he loves this defense.

    You’re an effing idiot. The top two defenses last season, Carolina and Seattle, ran/run this same defense. The big story from Dallas is about how their defense is winning games for them, and they run the same defense. Chicago fired Lovie Smith and their defense went from one of the best in the league, to one of the worst. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

  16. DB55 Says:


    You and the rest of the outstanding coaching staff at 1BP should win a game first then call everyone else stupid because right now you are the only idiot on here. You are defending a 1-8 coaching staff who got beat by 56 points by the 2-6 Falcons. Shhhhhhh

  17. ander Says:

    bucs-= has been

  18. BFFL Says:

    Obviously this team does not have the back 7 like the 96 Bucs team, but I think we have seen a steady improvement as the year has gone on. I also think it would be a different story if Dashon Goldson was allowed to hit the receiver like Lynch did.

  19. Dave Pear Says:

    Is your real name Mikal Smith. Come on, you can tell me. I promise I won’t tell anyone else.

  20. Ray Rice Says:

    Aunt Geraldine is the best DT in the league. He gets triple teamed every play. He can’t produce because his other line mates can’t carry their own weight. He’s constantly in the backfield. Teams game plan around him only. Etc…. Get the FUK outa here!!! He is grossly overpaid. We can get Albert Haynesworth to eat up blocks at a cheaper price. I’m tired of his a$$ talking. As I said before they re-signed him, ” he is not worth top tier $. He is not a game changer. Don’t pay his a$$ all that $.”

  21. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    SteveK says :

    “Be the hammer, not the nail.”

    “Be the windshield, not the bug.”

    Yes grasshopper.

  22. mike Says: