Saints 23, Buccaneers 20

December 28th, 2014


While preparing for today’s game, Tampa Bay coaches preached to players that next season already started and their performance should reflect that.

And this was the result.

Maybe that’s great. Maybe that’s god awful.

Regardless, they got the job done. They lost!

Joe is giddy. The Bucs now possess the power of the No. 1 pick entering the draft. Now the Bucs are guaranteed the quarterback player they want.

Also, the Bucs helped their chances of hiring the perfect fit offensive coordinator. It will be much smoother to court a great OC with a firmer grasp on the draft.

As for the game Doug Martin looked revived, almost back to his old self over the past two weeks. Three Schiano-Dominik guys intercepted Drew Brees — Leonard Johnson, Bradley McDougald and Keith Tandy.

Clinton McDonald each had sacks up the gut of the Bucs defense.

Your Bucs finished 2-14.

Stick with Joe all afternoon and evening for plenty out of the locker room and much more.

41 Responses to “Saints 23, Buccaneers 20”

  1. bucrightoff Says:

    Lovie, thanks for the number 1 pick. Now hit the road and lets get an offensive head coach to maximize the potential for success for the QB. Lovie should never be involved in a decision for a QB.

  2. MadMax Says:

    #1 HERE WE COME!

  3. cbell96825 Says:

    yes please draft a qb

  4. Lovie equals 2015 Blackouts Says:

    Thank Goodness these guys lost.

    Now we get to discuss the 1st pick up until April.

  5. INDYbucsfan Says:


  6. lightningbuc Says:

    How can anyone be giddy? What makes anyone think another year with this BOOB as head coach will be any different, no matter who is picked at #1.

    Some say it is useless to type FIRE LOVIE, but Joe has said Bucs personnel monitor this website. I’m not stupid enough to think they make that decision based solely on our opinions, but at least they know how we feel.



  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    At least number one in something. Go Bucs!

  8. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Let the draft talk begin!

  9. cometowin2 Says:

    Thank you Bucs and McClown. You didn’t let me down!!!

  10. deminion Says:

    So happy #1 pick baby also I would Fire lovie the game is too advanced for him

  11. Soggy Says:

    Ya first pick, now spend it right bucos…..

  12. TiredofLoviesBS Says:

    FIRE THIS GUY. Roughly ten teams will fire their head coaches- and the team that was the worst (with an awfully easy schedule) is going to retain their guy….. FIRE HIM NOW!!!!!

  13. DallasBuc Says:

    If Lovie Smith had a shred of integrity he would resign in shame immediately. Instead he will end up taking a long snapper with the first overall pick!

  14. cometowin2 Says:

    #Fire Lovie

  15. Connor Says:

    What a %$&^$%& disgrace this team has become. WINLESS AT HOME. ANOTHER BLOWN LEAD IN THE 4TH.

    You guys were actually worried that this team MIGHT win. LOL. You guys were worrying for nothing!!!

    Go draft the rapist from FSU!!

    GO BUCS!

  16. Connor Says:

    What a %$&^$%& disgrace this team has become. WINLESS AT HOME. ANOTHER BLOWN LEAD IN THE 4TH.

    You guys were actually worried that this team MIGHT win. LOL. You guys were worrying for nothing!!!

    Go draft the rapist from FSU!!

    GO BUCS!

  17. Another J Says:

    That my friends is how you Snatch Defeat from The Jaws of Victory!

  18. "TheKevin" Says:

    Most of you idiots on here really should go hang yourselves.

    Wow what a bunch of IDIOTS

  19. mark2001 Says:

    Never felt like this over a Bucs loss before….hope to never again.

  20. Another J Says:

    You Ain’t of Tanking Us Today B!tch.
    -Lovie Smith.

  21. bucrightoff Says:

    The Kevin hangs Lovie’s nuts from his chin.

  22. Teacherman777 Says:

    Lovie is a great coach!

    I am happyw e lost 8 games this yearby less than a touchdown!

    Destiny baby!

    Trade back and pick up as many picks as necessary!!

  23. Another J Says:

    The Kevin has emerged from under his rock today.

  24. deminion Says:

    Fire Lovie Hire Pep Hamilton imo

  25. Pruritus Ani Says:

    Fire the whole coaching staff. Is this really the group you want to choose and develop the First Round pick in the draft? That’s quite a financial investment to entrust to a group of coaches with poor and often questionable judgement.

  26. Teacherman777 Says:

    Anybody else wanna sign Jason pierre Paul this offseason???

  27. Mr. T Says:

    I thought the Bucs might win at the half but you can never count Brees out and he came through, at least for giving us the no. 1 pick. Now for the endless debates on what we should do with that pick.

  28. deminion Says:

    No to JPP he another Micheal Johnson

  29. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    Someone has to say it.

    Seriously. Lovie did okay on last year’s draft. If he replaces Frazier with Rod Marinelli and gets a good offense staff in here, then gets the QB and OL (and a safety or two) in the draft, then the team is set.

    You people seem to think a team can be fixed in a year on a regular basis. It rarely happens, and its even more rare that the teams that do have staying power.

    Be thankful for once. The team played a great game. Evans and Jackson hit the 1K mark, defense got three picks…and we still get the #1 pick. A good game and still the loss we needed.

    It looked promising today. The defense did pretty good. Still need a pass rush, but our main guy was out, so things will come together!

  30. cometowin2 Says:

    Keep the wide receiver coach. Fire everyone else including the guy that mops the floors and the lady that serves them in the cafeteria.

    O-8 at home. First time since 1976. I’ll admit I thought Lovie was the right pick. Now I rank him right up there with Ray Perkins, Leeman Bennett and Richard Williamson.

    #Fire Lovie

  31. Soggy Says:

    Another J Says:
    December 28th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    You Ain’t of Tanking Us Today B!tch.
    -Lovie Smith.

    Thanks J that is funny…

  32. Walter White Says:

    F I R E L O V I E!!!

    So relieved we won!!! (By losing!)

  33. Cometowin Says:

    Send Lovie Smith back to his basement. He did not learn anything while down there.

    #Fire Lovie

  34. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    This defense has definitely shown improvement and there is still upside.

    Again the Glazers could right this ship quickly with just one move. NO they’re not about to fire Lovie, but they could say they’ve seen enough and they’re going to find a creative young offensive mind with NFL credentials and achievements.

    Make Licht the real GM not the figurehead. Lovie remains HC and keeps his power over the defense. Take it or leave it Lovie.

    Then draft…OC’s preference of the Heisman QB first….trade up the second to get high enough in the first to take a franchise left tackle. Then find a guard/center with the remaining high draft picks.

    If we could simply get Lovie totally uninvolved in the offense and the draft we could get good pretty quickly.

  35. ihateloviesmith Says:

    if they retain lovie and frazier and company, well I hate to say it but expect the same next year, why would any one hire two proven losers like these two SOBs . and what big time offensive coordinator wants to be associated with this clown of a coach and his minions. he tried his best today to screw us out of the first pick, because it was to much pressure for him to not pick a QB, and if they do not fire him, he just might trade it away, because he can.

  36. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    It’s a bad year to try and replace a head coach. (unfortunately) Too many better teams, with better markets, and better fans looking to replace their coach.

  37. Uranus Johnson Says:

    The ghost of Tony Dungy bit everyone in the ass this year, it was the primary reason for hiring Lovie Smith instead of some other candidate or even kept Schiano. Can’t see how it could have been worse. .

  38. cometowin2 Says:

    First time ever rooting against the Bucs. Thanks a lot Lovie! No hope as long as you are there. Do the right thing and resign.

    #Fire Lovie

  39. DB55 Says:

    Blah meh and whateva man.

  40. DB55 Says:

    Tomorrow when I’m done with all this family/holiday stuff. I’m going to have a few comments moderated, if you know what I mean. Joe have your button ready.

  41. BuccoDav Says:

    Gosh… I’ve been reading the posts here and it seems to me that “TheKevin” ( what a fantastic name!) is the only intelligent poster on this site (just ask him).

    Seriously, the internet needs a ‘sarcasm’ font…