King For A Day

December 28th, 2014

Bucs WR Taverras King

It was the drop heard ’round Tampa Bay.

It was the juggle for the future — for the quarterback of the future.

You can watch it right here. Buccaneers wide receiver Tavarres King, a late-season practice squad call-up, was targeted over the middle on a quick in route with 5:30 to play and the Bucs driving near midfield with a six-point lead.

The ball was catchable but a hair overthrown. King, who has zero career catches, couldn’t wrap his mitts around it and up popped the ball. Keenan Lewis intercepted it, and the rest is history.

It’s likely King is never heard from again in Tampa, but he has a firm place in Bucs history.

Tampa Bay owns the No. 1 pick, and they may not if he catches that ball. Those who believe in football gods will offer a sacrifice tonight.

25 Responses to “King For A Day”

  1. Jonny 2.3 Says:

    The sacrifice was already offered Joe. King was that sacrifice. Like you said, we shall never hear his name again as a Buccaneer.

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    And the football gods smiled down upon angry Bucs fans.

  3. Architek Says:

    Thanks King!

  4. jb Says:

    Who the **** cares? #1 or #2 pick? I much rather see us win this game! You have two 1000 yard receivers on the team, and you throw it to guy that’s never caught a ball in the NFL? Lovie gave this game away on purpose…..DISGUSTING! Now we have to watch him **** this team up for another year! I can’t even imagine the losers he’s gonna sign to replace the losers he signed last season. So what if we sign Mariota or Winston? Either one will be lost to injury the minute they enter a real game with the OLE’ offensive line he’s put together!
    Our defense has no reason to hang their heads after these past 2 games though.

  5. Pete Says:

    Mariota and Winston watched some Bucs film. They have decided to stay in school!

  6. biff barker Says:

    The #1 pick is nice and all, but the bottom line is Lovie will still be here next year. We will not prosper during his tenure.

    Simple as that.

  7. JJV Says:

    If I recall, King was also the player that illegally touched the football on the onside kick/punt after the safety with about a minute to play. Best Lovie move of the entire season playing King. In Lovie we trust.

  8. Pewter Lou Says:

    King was also the guy who “tackled” Sims on his breakout carry,lol

  9. jb Says:

    I’m with biff barker!

    Lovie’s shown, he’s only good at losing, and nothing else. Just imagine the stiffs he’ll bring in this coming offseason. Unless he pulls his head outta his *** and gets us the O.C. we son desperately need, he’ll destroy what ever youg quarterback he drafts. This team and coach remind me sooooooo much of the rudderless Buccaneers of the late 80’s and early 90’s.

  10. Greg Says:

    @ Pewter Lou, that was one of the best tackles the Bucs made all season! It looked like an old school clothesline only King used his head!

  11. Piratic Says:

    smh @ jb: myopia personified.

    –This loss will pay dividends for years to come.

  12. Walter White Says:

    Thanks buddy! Glazers should send him a nice little cash bonus.

  13. ben Says:

    As a season tkt holder ..Thanks bucs for the #1pick in the draft..It does matter. I was worried they were going to win and ruin everything

  14. tgreg Says:

    And our history of #1 picks is so impeccable….much like Joe’s QB predictions

  15. James matallana Says:

    This is the best day in tampa bay in 12 years is by far the best Christmas & New Years gift we could ever gotten , thank you so much for loosing this game , next year will be a new begining with Marcus mariota as our number 1 pick. I’m the happiest I ever been ! thank god we lost , a lot of fans don’t realize what this really means ,Marcus will be the future of our franchise ! Go bucs , I’m doing triple tequilas shots to celebrate

  16. buccinfan Says:

    Season ticket holder and thus was the best game i was happy win or lose. Idk if it was the mad amount of saints fans at the stadium. But as soon as mccown took that safety. The whole stadium errupted with glee and cheer. If your gooing to suck. Suck bad #1 pick baby. Thanks bucs for atleadt giving us something to look forward too

  17. the real Buck Bruce Says:

    can you guys imagine how exciting a Buccaneer game will be with Marcus at quarterback Wow

  18. PRBucFan Says:

    Thank you football gods!

  19. BucIt941 Says:

    So let me get this right. this guy King, who I’ve never heard of before this game. Is the same guy who 1.knocked Charles sims out on his break out run. 2. Illegally touched the ball on the kick return. and 3. missed what would have been the game winning catch?

    He single handedly made sure we locked up the #1 overall pick. Maybe he was like a mercenary hired by the Glazers as and insurance policy incase Lovie decided to get cute and win the last game!

  20. MadMax Says:

    Looked like Sims couldve done a better job at avoiding him. I watched it over and over, looks like Sims was counting on him to block and get out of the way, but it didnt happen.

  21. Brandon Says:

    I’m pretty sure he didn’t have ZERO catches at the time. He caught a pass a little earlier in the game. That being said, it was the greatest drop in Bucs history.

  22. bucs4lyfe Says:

    only person making that drop immortal is joebucs and fans that buy into nonsense, that’s too common in this season, it was perfect timing and one drop isn’t going to make a team get rid of a young player if they think he has potential because theres lot’s of receivers like ted ginn that would have never made it this long

  23. AK Says:

    Tavares, the best player with the last name King in Bucs history even though he’ll never suit up again…

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  25. Wes Says:

    Let’s be real here, That wasn’t the only play. If you didn’t see it, look again…..

    Remember that nice Charles Sims run? Until he got close lined by his own player? Who was that player again? Oh yeah… The King.

    But it wasn’t enough, Sims shortly after ran for a touchdown. So King went back to work. The give away.

    The bucs may have sealed it when Mccown got tackled in the Nzone resulting in a safety. But the nail wasn’t exactly in the coffin yet.

    Remember when we did an onside punt to try and get the ball back? We got a penalty for a player touching the ball before the saints got a chance to. Who was that player? King!

    So now with Winston officially declaring for the draft today the question I ask is… is this man a King? or a Legend?