Stupid Or Dumb?

December 2nd, 2014


It seems Bucs fans have reached their boiling point after Tampa Bay did its best on offense to lose a very winnable game against the Bengals.

The defense played just fine. The offense, well, it was like watching a Three Stooges flick at 2 a.m. after about eight beers.

The defense picked off puking Andy Dalton three times in the first half – three! The defense gave the offense many short fields.

What did the offense do all too often? It went backwards, as if the red zone was laced with the MRSA. Joe is starting to think the offense has an aversion to the red zone, like when a dog smells something it doesn’t like and walks away.

Well, Joe’s good friend “The Big Dog,” Steve Duemig, has had enough and he lashed out at the offense and coaching staff for ruining another football Sunday with penalties and someone not being able to count to 12.

In his monologue Monday, Duemig took no prisoners in harping on Lovie Smith’s postgame theme, using the words “stupid” and “dumb” to describe some of his players’ actions.

“It is just incredible to watch every Sunday: The holding, the cut-blocking or you have a guy reporting as a tight end and continues to false start for not lining up on the line of scrimmage — how many times did we see that [Sunday]? — or your ghost of a left tackle who continues to false start every stinking week. And it always, constantly puts the offense behind the chains. It cannot operate from back there. Twelve games in and this offensive line is no better than the first week of the season. I mean seriously! …

“Somebody is not coaching someone. When you make the same mistakes over and over and over again — undisciplined. You have heard McCown’s voice for how long? The cadence should be known to you guys and yet you continue to make the same mistakes over and over and over again.”

“[Lovie] used two words: stupid and dumb. Dumb is your self-described undisciplined penalties. the same mistakes over and over and over. Dumb is your entire staff does not notice 12 men on the field twice — TWICE!”

There is not really more to add here. Duemig is right on the mark.

Remember, to hear unbridled Bucs talk today, Joe joints Duemig for the “ Hour” live today at 5 p.m. Make sure you adjust your schedule accordingly.

To hear Duemig’s full rant, click the arrow below. Audio courtesy of Joe’s friends at WDAE-AM 620.

20 Responses to “Stupid Or Dumb?”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    I might be dumb…but I am not stupid….Carolina Panthers …2014

  2. RastaMon Says:

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    December 2nd, 2014 at 1:25 pm
    I might be dumb…but I am not stupid….Carolina Panthers …2014

  3. gatrbuc17 Says:

    The title of this article should be attached to your next “Winston Watch” segment.

  4. Ray Rice Says:

    Mentally Challenged

  5. Mike10 Says:

    ….”More like 1 in a million”

  6. Patrick in VA Says:

    So, I’ve heard a lot of stories about how most coaches put in so many hours that they often have to sleep at the office and their family life isn’t great because they’re never home and whatever the case may be. If that’s the case with a fully staffed organization, I would imagine that missing an offensive coordinator, who is essentially like a director level manager, would be pretty significant. Not only are the lesser qualified people trying to put a playbook and scheme together but they’re also trying to handle what was their jobs before and the responsibilities that Tedford isn’t taking care of. So, that job that was going to keep Tedford at the office for 12 hours a day to do is now being put on the laps of other offensive coaches who were already going to be there 12 hours doing their own jobs. That said, I get why there isn’t a lot of quality coaching going on. It’s frustrating and it’s hard to watch, but I get it.

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    You could fill a movie with blundering football follies off this team’s actions on the field.

  8. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    Holy crap I agree with the guy!

  9. MadMax Says:

    Eh, is what it is….and looking forward to the next draft….trading that pick down for Bryce Petty and O line help.

  10. DB55 Says:

    I think been in 2&30 or 3&30 at least 50 times this year. Started from the 20 now we’re at the 5 (drake voice)

    Penalties and turnovers: the story of the 2014 tampa bay bucanneers.

  11. Robert 9 Says:

    so, patrick in VA, if thats the case, why not bring in a OC consultant at the very least???

    there is no excuse. I don’t get it.

    what I do get is fall guys. their set up everywhere for lovie from coaches to players by his decisions.

    inexuceable. the only thing i get is the coachin carousel has to stop. just wish it was a better coach than lovie to get that job. he might get it to the dungy days, but he has a loser mentality and will never bring a SB win.

  12. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    Is it April YET?

  13. tampabaybucfan Says:

    We can acquire a really good OC if we agree to let him select draft picks….all offense again!!!

  14. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Robert9 – we don’t know what salary limitations were put on him as far as the number of coaches and consultants he could bring in. The glazers aren’t known for being a free spending bunch.

  15. Zam Says:

    How can these guys look like they’ve never played football before, week in and week out?

    There’s something systematically wrong. They can’t all be stupid people, and most have played well enough at other teams. Baffling.

  16. Pickgrin Says:

    “What did the offense do all too often? It went backwards, as if the red zone was laced with MRSA.”

    Good one Joe.

    Our Offensive line is ridiculously bad. If it gets shored up even to a level of average – then this team (largely as it sits now) will be winning more games than it loses.

  17. OB Says:

    Ignorance can be corrected, stupidity is forever. We have stupidity in certain positions, coaches, and play calling, they need to be terminated now.

  18. LJ'sDaddy Says:

    Is Duemig really your good friend Joe? Yikes, you just fell a couple notches in my book.

  19. Robert 9 Says:

    like OB said.

    you can’t fix stupid.

  20. Oahubuc Says:

    Boiling? Not really. It feels like 1988. More of a room-temperature oatmeal feeling, getting regular laughs at your own team’s expense. Walking away knowing that you completely wasted three hours and that the team will be treading water for the foreseeable future.