Packers 20, Buccaneers 3

December 21st, 2014

Joe’s finally figured out the identity of the Bucs offense: it’s a tired, impotent man that occasionally revives with Viagra, but not nearly enough to satisfy anyone.

Tampa Bay had 76 first-half yards today on 27 plays. That wasn’t bad considering their first 15 plays amounted to zero net yards.

This is life at nowadays at the Den of Depression, where the Bucs haven’t won a game in more than a year.

This is what 2-13 feels like.

If the whole world knows Marcus Arroyo is over his head as acting offensive coordinator, then where is Lovie Smith?

Where is Lovie to use his vast experience to breathe some life into the offensive gameplan? Joe doesn’t get why Lovie is overseeing an offensive mess that is in such a sharp decline. This literally was a below-average Packers defense the team faced today.

The Bucs defense battled and fought and did a great job of bending but not breaking, but the lack of a pass rush — and overall talent — was glaring yet again.

Oh, well, the Bucs are a step closer to the No. 1 or No. 2 overall draft pick, which would inject our beloved region with real hope — hope for a quarterback than can put a team on his back once in while.

Stick with Joe through the afternoon for so much more out of today’s game. 

29 Responses to “Packers 20, Buccaneers 3”

  1. BucfaninMi Says:

    Fire Lovie

  2. lightningbuc Says:

    I know Arroyo isn’t a superstar, but this guy isn’t the one throwing the ball or trying to block. I’m not sure anyone could coordinate this group of no-talent misfits.

  3. Max Says:

    Boom! Goes the dynamite. Horrible.

  4. bucrightoff Says:

    Drafting a QB and starting him is sentencing him to death behind this line. We’re drafting top 5 and maybe even #1 again next year because the line is the worst single unit in all football. And if you wanna save the QB you have to start McCown, which means 12 losses again next year at least. This team is so far away it’s getting harder to watch week after week.

  5. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    There’s no way we were trying to win this game. Offensively, that was the most pitiful performance I’ve ever seen. Complete and utter garbage. McCown is the worst QB I’ve ever seen, and our OL is the worst I’ve ever seen.

  6. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    lurker Says (from game thread)
    “when will lovie say “we are a 2-14 team”?”

    When they are actually 2-14, duh.

    Right now, they are a 2-13 team. Hopefully, next week they will be a 2-14 team. Math is a wonderfful thing.

  7. lightningbuc Says:


    Are you implying that Lovie the Savior tanked this game?

  8. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Our line is beyond dreadful, but the only person that apparently doesn’t know it is McCown. He holds onto the ball as if he’s going to have all day to throw. I’d be getting rid of that ball at the snap to avoid getting the snot beat out of me on every play. Apparently he enjoys it.

  9. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Not only am I implying it, I’m hoping for it. It’s the only thing that can help me stomach this performance.

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    The team is just not in winning sync. Good luck trying to turn it around Lovie.

  11. bee Says:

    Obvious tank job. Oh well, one more loss to go. Geez, I don’t want McClown on the roster next year. Just to make sure his suckiness isn’t contagious and won’t affect the new rookie qb.

  12. Another J Says:

    Lighting, Arroyo hasn’t proven to be a very good quarterback coach,or Coordinator. He deserves the blame too. Nothing on the offense has progressed, Where’s the progress?

  13. lightningbuc Says:


    LOL! I’m with you. If that was maximum effort, there’s real problems.

  14. OB Says:

    As the announcing team stated over and over in the beginning, Where was McCown throwing the ball because it was at the receivers. As you have pointed out too much, he is inept and getting worse.

    The defense needs some help and maybe just better game planning but the offense and the running up the middle and then stop running, explain that to me Joe, I just don’t understand that or how McCown keeps playing.

  15. LargoBuc Says:

    This offrnse sucks. Mccown sucks. The oline sucks. The playcalling is predictable. Our offense sucked last year but lovie did nothing to improve it. He might’ve thought drafting a bunch of playmakers was adequate but no. Not when our oline was downgraded. Not when mccown is handed the start
    ng job. Not when our o.c dosent know what he’s doing. This is garbage.

  16. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Hawaiian Buc Says
    “There’s no way we were trying to win this game. Offensively, that was the most pitiful performance I’ve ever seen.”

    Bullspit. Our defense played pretty darn good. If the team had tanked, neither offense or defense would have played well.

    Regardless, if we win next week, the only teams that can stop us from getting a QB are the Titans and Jets. Jets might surprise everyone and stick with who they have.

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Or, a trade could happen.

  18. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    You can play hard on defense and still be tanking offensively. Last I checked, you have to score points in order to win.

  19. P'cola Buc Says:

    Took us 26 minutes to get a first down…..ouch!

  20. RCH Says:

    Were they handing out cheese head hats at the stadium today?

  21. bucs4lyfe Says:

    Lol wait Joe haha you think lovie should come to the rescue and save the bucs offense? You and Roy cummings must be smoking from the same pipe…. Lol lovie doesn’t want to be advised of tanking but seriously dude why else do you think he’s not worried about how bad the offense is? You can see life in the defense and they will be dominate in year 2 especially after getting better corner and safety help.

    Lovie is helping the offense by allowing them to get the highest draft position possible

  22. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    Right Guard
    Left Guard
    Defensive End
    Offensive Coorinator
    Free Safety
    Middle Linebacker
    Speedy Slot Reciever
    Tall Cornerback

  23. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Kudos for the great metaphor!

    it’s a tired, impotent man that occasionally revives with Viagra, but not nearly enough to satisfy anyone.

  24. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    There are needs and there are wants. We’ll never get all those positions nor does any other team, save perhaps for Seattle, have that kind of quality across the board.

    1.) A QB
    2.) A stud OL. Again remember our two is like a late first rounder.
    3.) & 4.) Best talent available at OL and pass rushing.
    5 and later…find a speed burner slot receiver for a genuine Joey Galloway like deep threat

    Our DB’s are not all pro but clearly adequate if they had a pass rush and a good defensive scheme. LB’s the same. DL still needs to get more pressure on the passer but perhaps Smith, Gholston, and one other find can fix that.

    If we had an Andrus Peat/Scherf/Stanley level OT…Dotson will be more than adequate…EDS is not a horrid liability if we could find two guards to bracket around him.

    Talent wise I honestly do not believe we are that far away. But if the coach remains mired stuck in 1995 instead of 2015 and has seen the game pass (pun intended) him by…all the great players in the world can only get us so far.

    Offense…great receiver corps with Vjax..Evans and ASF. Evans and ASF are just beginning to blossom.

  25. Tom Edrington Says:

    Simple as that……

  26. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Tanking for #1? Quitting on Lovie? Overall Ineptitude amongst players and coaches? All of the above?

    It’s now official, we were a 4-12 team last year and now assured a worse record playing a far easier schedule…way to go Lovie.

  27. Hawk Says:

    Had Lovie known that Tedford would go down, I doubt seriously if Arroyo would have been his choice as QB coach/backup OC. As it turned out, Arroyo has not worn the QB coach hat since preseason. He cannot be held accountable for coaching up the QBs when he hasn’t had that job. If you want to place blame for lousy QB play, look no farther than McCown. He’s the long-in-the-tooth veteran who is supposed to help the young guys along. Is his mantra, “Do as I say, not as I do”?

  28. mando playr Says:

    Just wondering. If they had our offensive line this year how many games would Manning, Rogers or Brady have won?

  29. Hawk Says:

    mando playr Said:

    “Just wondering. If they had our offensive line this year how many games would Manning, Rogers or Brady have won?”

    Since they are elite, franchise QBs who can carry the team on their shoulders, and elevate the players around them… the Bucs would be 15-0 right now.