Jameis And Bucs Super Bowl Bound?

July 31st, 2015
Super Bowl in first year?

Super Bowl in first year?

Joe has stated time and again he thinks this year’s Bucs squad looks like a six-win team, which would be a vast improvement over 2-14 last season.

Most fans don’t want to read that, but Joe is just must be honest.

Apparently, Brad Gragon of CBS Sports is not a glass-half-empty kind of a guy. He dug and dug and dug and is making an argument that, yes, “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, could lead the Bucs to a Super Bowl title. This winter!

In short, Gragon believes – backed by research of playoff teams — that offenses can overcome their teams’ rotten defenses and the Bucs have the parts needed for a potential lethal offense. He listed five teams that watched the playoffs last year who could go bowling come February.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2014 total defense rank: 25th
2014 record: 2-14
Why they have a chance: It’s a stretch to start thinking Super Bowl before quarterback Jameis Winston has taken a snap for a team that won two games last season. Still, Winston could provide an immediate upgrade under center and he’s well-supported by receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans as well as a talented young line. Throw in that the Bucs actually had a solid 25 takeaways while ranking seventh in terms of yards per carry allowed last season and you can see why there’s a chance they become competitive right off the bat.

Talented young line? Well, on paper, OK. In Joe’s mind, rookies Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet would have to surpass expectations for the Bucs to make any kind of playoff run. And Evan Smith has to play like an average center, at least.

Joe admires the homework Gragon did to try to make an argument for postseason success. Joe isn’t quite ready to buy it, as Buccaneer men making six figures check in to their posh hotels in a few minutes. Yawn.

33 Responses to “Jameis And Bucs Super Bowl Bound?”

  1. John Herb Says:

    Joe, Do you ever sleep?? Love the fact that I can check JBF at 11pm and read a new story and when I get up at 5 BAM, another story. All I have to say is that this is a long awaited day and hey Bucs fans ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?? GO BUCS!!!

  2. "TheKevin" Says:

    John in all due respect these stories were probably written yesterday or sometime during the week and joe just posts them early for those of us that actually have jobs and must get up early. Gives something to do first thing in the morning besides drink coffee. Must say I also enjoy a good read this early.

    Just messing I know you work hard to bring us these stories. Keep up the good work. Go bucs.
    Haters gonna hate. Piss off.

  3. P'cola Buc Says:

    Training Camp is finally here. Yea!!! I read this AM that according to the Washington Post the Buccaneers have shown some interest in Junior Galette however the DE’s interests lay elsewhere. He is presently talking with the Redskins which is rumored to be his first choice.

  4. DallasBuc Says:

    Stop comparing to the worst Bucs season in a generation and celebrating mediocrity as if it resembles success.
    I expect to compete in every game and make the playoffs at the very least, mostly because of Winston and in spite of our incompetent HC that apparently can only rouse the most mediocre of expectations for his football team. If this guy can’t muster a winning season after 2-14 then he has no business leading this team. It is as if Lovie Smith was let loose on my beloved Buccaneers to lower the standards.
    The expectation should be competetive, winning football.

  5. richbucsfan Says:

    Will the Bucs go to the Super Bowl? I am sure that if they talk to their travel agent that Yes, they can go to the Super Bowl. With this type of lead time the travel agent can probably get a block of tickets for the Bucs to attend. So, if they want to go, I am sure they can go.

  6. Tom Edrington Says:

    Super Bowl?

    It would be nice if they can win a home game first.

  7. SoFloBuc Says:

    Right On Tom!! Let’s see some competitiveness first, looking forward to see what we have….I hope.

    Go Bucs

  8. Buc Neckid Says:

    The Taste of Kool Aid in the Morning
    Must be the last day of the Football Off Season

  9. tdtb2015 Says:

    Did you said Playoffs?!?!?!?!

    Toe to leather Baby! Toe to Leather!!!

    Go Bucs!!!

  10. BucTrooper Says:

    6 wins is unacceptable.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo Dreams….everybody can dreams….only in America can your dreams come true if you work hard. Pablo knows it also helps to have some talent. The Bucs have talent….they need to work hard and they can go to the Superbowl in Pablo’s dreams.”

  12. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    I agree BucTrooper. I don’t care of they win 6 in a row to close the season with 6 wins and “momentum” going into 2016-2017’s season, but anything less than 9 wins means the great Lovie Smith has a worse two season record than Schiano or Morris…should pretty much make for a very hot seat at that point.

  13. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I’m not a pessimist by nature, but I’m not falling for any “hype” this year. If the Bucs win 5 or 6 games this season, I’ll count it as a success. We have a new offensive system, questionable coaching, a rookie QB, a terrible offensive line….that for some inexplicable reason, didn’t warrant adding any experienced players to during the offseason….and numerous other holes all over the team. It’s just too much for this team to overcome this season.

    I’m excited for football to start again, and I’ll root for my Bucs as loudly as ever, but my prediction for 2015 is another top ten draft pick next April and another season in the cellar of the NFC South.

  14. SOFIERCE Says:

    I’m looking to win all close games, dominate lesser opponents period! If we run into a better team, at least be competitive.

    That is my expectation!

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    What about all of us that don’t have jobs? Like that’s a bad thing! Meanwhile, look up in the sky, it’s a bird, no it’s a plane, no it’s Superman Winston. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, destined to lead his team to a SuperBowl win in his rookie season.

  16. Nick Says:

    Nailed it.

  17. pick6 Says:

    anlysts who equate “highly drafted linemen” with “talented young linemen” have not observed the bucs’ drafts over the last 20 yearsor so. with the exception of Davin Joseph, who was drafted way too high for a guard, and possibly Jerry Wunsch, no buc OL has lived up to to his high-round pedigree since Gruber all those years ago

  18. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    “I’m looking to win all close games, dominate lesser opponents period! If we run into a better team, at least be competitive.”

    I can understand winning more of the close games, but exactly who are these lesser opponents that we will dominate? What record is worse than 2-14?

  19. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    If a head coach is not instilling the vision of winning a Super Bowl in his team each year, he needs to step down. A team that believes it will only win six games may be lucky to win 3. A team that believes it is Super Bowl bound will fight like hell through tough games to stay in the hunt. You can tell which teams don’t believe by how hard they look for excuses.

    I am not saying the fans need to believe… but it sure as hell can’t hurt to have them cheering them on.

  20. Couch Fan Says:

    I just hope there’s more for Buc fans to look forward to than the draft come November. You know, when real football starts according to Lovie.

  21. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I would ask everyone here to watch NFL networks top ten count down”worst to first “episode. Stranger things have happened in this league. And dallas after my head Lovie Smith wins his first one here with the Buccaneers I want you maintain your current sentiment of him. The leader of the”Animosity Amigos”. I won’t accept any of your what will be false Lovie praise later hater.

  22. Pickgrin Says:

    RE: Bucs in the Super Bowl this year:

    Is it likely? Of course not.

    Is it possible? YES!!

    When you have a difference maker at QB – it is possible every year.

  23. BrianBucs Says:


    Joe, I’m with you on this one. Considering the schedule I think 6 wins looks about right. Anything above that would be wonderful

  24. bucsbedabest Says:

    Jeajen 1999 – We have a new offensive system, questionable coaching, a rookie QB, a terrible offensive line….that for some inexplicable reason, didn’t warrant adding any experienced players to during the offseason….

    We have an OC, Dirk Koetter when we did not last year, Lovie Smith, Leslie Frazier and Joe Cullen are far from questionable, the best freshman college football QB in history, an OL ranked 8th overall in run blocking by Pro Football Focus is not terrible, Henry Melton, Steerling Moore, Bruce Carter and George Johnson have no experience?

    Were going to the Super Bowl, are you?

  25. DallasBuc Says:

    Nole- what do you want from me? Do you want me to give 2-win incompetent Lovie Smith credit if deserved or not?

  26. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    😁You alright wit me Dallas.

  27. DallasBuc Says:

    Pickgrin- I agree 100% with you. I always say the same thing that a good QB gives you hope every game, every year. This is why installing Trash McCown ripped all hope from me last year. And alas…2-14. Hat tip Lovie Smith!

  28. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    It’s sort of like when in the movie Dark Knight Rising the joker told Batman in the interrogation room”we need each other”. You won’t let me down with your daily thoughts of Lovie Smith which in turn triggers my defend mechanism. I can’t help it just the way I am,with out you I would be lost on here. Real man chit.

  29. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Certainly accept your point about the Bucs horrid record drafting OL but we should give a shout out to a three time pro bowler who was selected in the 4th round.

    I would give anything to have Tony Mayberry back at Center. Smith cannot even carry Mayberry’s jock on his best days.

  30. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I stick by my 10-6 and one and done in the playoffs.

    We’ll be a lot better this year. We play in a crapola division with a weak schedule.
    N.O. has an aging QB, with a defense ranked three spots lower than ours last year. Carolina’s running back tandem has finally aged. Atlanta is a wild card. They scare me more than N.O. or Carolina.

    I think we’ll be good this year but not good enough to make a deep run into the playoffs. After this season we’ll all be debating who to draft to help us make that run.

  31. Jeagan1999 Says:

    @bucsbedabest……”We have an OC, Dirk Koetter when we did not last year,”….I have great confidence in our new OC, but everyone is learning a new system..the third in the last 3 years…and there’s no guarantee that the whole offense will learn it at the same pace. Look for much improvement in year 2 with Koetter.

    ” Lovie Smith, Leslie Frazier and Joe Cullen are far from questionable” …disagree! There were many questionable and outright stupid calls made last season by this coaching staff!

    “the best freshman college football QB in history” ….quit being a homer! What we have is a talented young rookie with potential, who has never taken a single snap in a pro game! Eventually I think Winston will be a good pro QB, but history shows that even the most talented college QBs struggle their first year in the NFL!

    “an OL ranked 8th overall in run blocking by Pro Football Focus is not terrible”…. Yeah, our Oline is terrible! Some of the worst pass blocking I’ve ever seen in the pro’s! We can’t run the ball all the time, and if we can’t protect our rookie QB, he’ll be on injury list pretty quickly.

    “Henry Melton, Steerling Moore, Bruce Carter and George Johnson have no experience?”….my comment on experience was specifically about the offensive line. We did nothing in the offseason to add experienced linemen…just a couple of rookies.

    I hope I’m wrong about my prediction, but I believe we are at least one more season away from being a competitive team week in and week out! The rebuilding continues!

  32. MAYNE ONE Says:

    11 or 12 wins thats how I see it this year.
    I Believe in Lovie.
    Lets go Winston prove me right.

  33. DallasBuc Says:

    You believe in Lovie but it’s Winston that needs to prove you right? Right…
    It’s incompetent Lovie Smith riding the coattails of actual talent. Not the first time!!!