The Forgettable 50

November 5th, 2014

Fifty games ago the Bucs looked damn impressive

Remember when the once powerful 2011 Bucs punished an excellent Saints team 26-20 at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway?

That was a hell of a game, one that pushed the Bucs’ record to 4-2 on the heels of a 10-win season. Life was good with an excellent young quarterback.

Your beloved Bucs have played 50 games since.

Their record is 12-38 in those games.

Joe brings this up because Joe senses some Bucs fans aren’t understanding the excruciating frustration, pain and state of exacerbation many Bucs fans are in. There’s real agony out there. Joe sees it and feels it daily. And it’s escalating.

Frankly, Joe is experiencing it, too. Joe truly lives the proverbial “Bucs life,” breathing and consuming everything Bucs football 24/7. Life is hard these days.

On this morning of lunacy, the day Josh McCown took over again, Joe felt compelled to offer an online group hug to those experiencing extreme suffering, too.

Analysts and Lovie Smith find different ways to say the Bucs’ team really needs a win. No, guys, it’s the fans that need the win, and more wins, and if not wins, then good football.

At some point, suffering turns into something worse, like what they have in Oakland and Jacksonville. Joe would do almost anything to avoid that.

39 Responses to “The Forgettable 50”

  1. LutzBuczFan Says:

    I needed that hug. Thanks bro!

  2. DB55 Says:

    Online group hugs, lmao!

  3. Patrickbucs Says:

    Almost impossible to do in a salary capped, revenue sharing professional league.

  4. Young buc Says:

    F a hug we need a qb

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bucs body is clinging to life in the intensive care unit. Funeral arrangements have been consulted in the case of a demise of the comatose patient. A cure of the malady seems distant, although the vital signs remain faint, hope for recovery fills the hearts of friends and acquaintances. Get well soon.

  6. bucrightoff Says:

    It’s not even sad any more, it’s mostly funny to watch this organization descend into becoming the Raiders. We fired Schiano and got more embarassing, how is that even possible? With a 9 year NFL vet head coach no less. It;s also amazing they aren’t getting a lot more heat nationally, this team was picked by many to go to the playoffs and really no one has taken them to task for being so incredibly awful. I doubt the Bucs beat the Raiders, Jets or Jags.

  7. Buc-O's 82 Says:

    I am HARDCORE , this team’s inabilities really hurts to the bone!

  8. DWE Says:

    Joe, if it is ok with you, lets just shake hands and start playing some manly and competent football.

  9. lightningbuc Says:

    It is sad when you are so used to it by now. The heat now squarely has to shift to the Glazers, because they are running a revolving door sh!t show over at One Buc.

  10. Zam Says:

    Bad decisions in March pay off in November. Now it’s desperation mode.

    18 games is enough, Glennon stinks. There’s at least a chance McCown will do well. It’s small, but they’re desperate.

    They need wins, otherwise Lovie will lose all respect. Just like the last two coaches.

  11. ForgotAboutDre Says:

    Yet I still find myself getting my hopes up every year only to see them routinely smashed to bits.

  12. CharlieV Says:

    There is a simple solution to the Bucs problem. Fire “laid-back, passive, dinosaur, one trick pony Lovie,” and hire Derrick Brooks as President of Football Operations and let him set up a professional organization that the Glaziers and fans can be proud of.

  13. Mr. Patrick Says:

    The Glazers have not made a good Head Coaching decision since Gruden was fired after a 9-7 season. All we fans can do is hope and ride it out

  14. LargoBuc Says:

    So Lovie is officially concerned his job may be at risk. That’s the only reason I see him starting McCown at this point.

  15. Brandon Says:

    You want avoid situation like there is in Oakland and Jacksonville (this is ironic), then we need to suck it up and hope we suck enough to grab a true franchise QB in Mariota or Winston.

  16. SteveK Says:

    The Bucs were 4-2 in 2011, on their way to London to face the Patriots. Unfortunately, the Bucs and Josh Freeman have been nowhere to be found since.

    It feels like a lot longer than 2011, that we were “competitive”.

    Say what everyone will about Schiano, but the Bucs were NOT getting blown out like are this year, and Schian had many more obstacles to overcome then did Lovie.

  17. nate_tweetz Says:

    I know hind sight is 20/20, but boy, it would have been nice to have traded Glennon during last year’s draft when teams were “very interested” in him. At that time the Glennon Mob consisted of 3 or 4 NC State transient alumni and Glennon’s immediate family. MOST of us knew from the time Schiano draft the albino gumby, that it was not going to work out (I was so pissed at that pick). They should have moved Glennon in May. L&L weren’t sold on him from the jump.

    At this point, I don’t really care who starts at QB for us. Neither of them will be playing QB for us next year (God willing) and this year is a waste, so it doesn’t really matter to me. A reason L&L may have benched Glennon is because they want him to retain any type of value he has left. If they kept going out there and missing wide open 6’5 receivers all game, his value would be even more diminished than it already is.

    I believe that is what happened to Doug Martin IMO. If the Muscle Gerbal didn’t roll his ankle the game before the trade deadline, I don’t think he would still here. L&L are probably thinking they need to sit these guys before they suck so bad they can’t trade a roll of toilet paper for them.

  18. OB Says:


    I said it on another of your posts and I am saying it here, what do you think about getting Tim Tebow as QB for the rest of the year, could not be worse than what we have now could it?

  19. buddhaboy Says:

    Least Jacksonville has a decent looking quarter back that the fans are rallying around.

  20. Architek Says:

    Need a franchise QB

  21. buc89 Says:

    I think Tebow would do worse for sure. That guy sucks

  22. Pierce Says:

    You earn every dollar you make Joe. It’s admirable how you do your best at turning this season into chicken salad from chicken sh**.

  23. Trevor Says:

    you forgot to mention that only 6 of the 12 wins in the last 50 were at home. that leaves us season pass holders even more p!ssed off. In 3 years of paying for the season pass, only 6 days out of the last 1,100 days have I been able to walk out of the CITS with a smile on my face. There are not words to describe the sadness, disappointment, anger, hate, humiliation, rage, failure, ineptitude, and embarrassment this franchise has brought to Tampa Bay since 2009.

  24. Trevor Says:

    By the way Joe,
    can someone please tell the fans what happened on the London trip that tore the team apart. All we have heard is “an incident” on the plane or team hotel or some BS. WTF happened? it has been long enough to disclose.

  25. phil Says:

    We need to continue to do everything possible to obtain Jameis Winston including punting on 1st down to elevate our draft status. It shouldn’t matter whether it’s McCown or Glennon punting on 1st down is our ticket to Jameis Winston. Once we get Jameis then all we will need is a coach. This way the suffering could be over in 7 months. If Lovie is back the suffering will continue no matter who we draft.

  26. IK Says:

    A lot of us would pay money to see Tebow play or really anyone else for that matter.
    The problem with picking someone off of the street is that there is a learning curve and complexity with any offense. If you are playing to fail, that would be an effective strategy.
    Glennon has been below average. His numbers are bloated with meaningless yards and 4th quarter touchdowns after games were already decided. I agree with sitting him and even deactivating him if he is not in Lovie’s plans for next year.
    The O line and D have actually played better the last 2 weeks. QB has been the reason we are losing.
    When your only other QB is McCown, you are stuck….

  27. Buctebow Says:

    Well the Tebow talk is meaningless, he’s not good, but would be entertaining to watch, but the Bucs would never sign him, now Sam Bradford for next year…yeah they might consider that.

  28. Mike10 Says:

    Question is:

    What will be our record over the next 50 games?

  29. Taking back Sunday Says:

    I hate my life

  30. ElioT Says:

    OB, you’re an idiot.

    Go Sucs!

  31. Skipper Says:

    I laugh at the Tebow bashers, all he does is win football games. He is a winner.

  32. deminion Says:

    Tired of losin! But I have grown accustomed to it

  33. NewTampaChris Says:

    At what point does the finger start pointing at the Glazers? Malcolm’s reign and the reign of the sons seem to have very different results.

  34. Rutgers4Schiano Says:

    I need a hug……and it’s okay if one or both hands drift past my waist.

  35. gt40bear Says:

    Frustration, anger, RAGE, apathy then death…It’s a Bucs Life!

  36. HawaianCouch1987 Says:

    Rutgers4Schiano Says:

    November 5th, 2014 at 3:55 pm
    I need a hug……and it’s okay if one or both hands drift past my waist


  37. Mr. E Nigma Says:

    Since Gruden was fired the Bucs are 29-59. 14-30 at home. Ugh!

  38. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    I think we already have what they have in Oakland and Jacksonville: one of the 4 worst teams in the NFL (lets throw the Jets with their coaching and qb situation to make it a quartet of bad teams)….. And Joe is right, a lot of us Tampa fans are getting fed up with the losing while other fans seem to be okay with the direction Lovie is taking the franchise and just tell the rest of us to be patient as rebuilding takes time. Well this is just my $0.02 but certain franchises like Oakland, the Rams, Jags and now our Bucs seem to be in a continuous cycle of losing 11+ games a season during rebuilding. How is it other teams like New England, The Packers, Steelers, Ravens, among others consider a bad year when they have a 7 or 8 win season while here in Tampa and few other select cities it has become the norm to lose 12 games a ****ing season; well it has to be ownership. I really doubt whoever owns the Steelers, Pats, Cowboys, Packers etc would tolerate the garbage we have seen from Lovie and Licht this season. Just imagine the fireworks if a Jerry Jones or George Steinbrenner saw their franchise lose games in such inept fashion as we have seen here in Tampa??? The owners of the Bucs are okay with losing, they saved $$$$ by having Rah and Schiano coach while they paid off Gruden; the drafts were bad during this era, now Lovie has a talent depleted team and his coaching staff is marginal at best; where else would Marcus Mariota still be the OC and I bet that the special teams coach would have been fired during the bye week on several other franchises with more win-oriented owners. Not that I wish the Glazers would turn into a meddler like Dan Snyder but I do wish they would actually show us fans that are are commited to winning and not just pocketing the TV revenues while they cheer on their Man U squad….

  39. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    uhhh Marcus Mariota = Arroyo Obviously been giving a bit too much time to the qb debate…. And it is also obvious that the Bucs need a new qb next season: Mariota or Winston or Hundley or the kid from Michigan State could be improvements over what the Bucs currently have…… In retrospect I wonder how the Bucs would be faring if they had Carr, Manziel, Bridgwater or being a bit more imaginative only went 3-13 in 2013 so that picked 3rd in last springs draft and got Bortles??? I doubt the Bucs would be any worse than 1-7 and perhaps a tad better.