Bucs Need Players, Not A Roof

August 1st, 2015
Don't blame the rain for the Bucs stinking out loud.

Don’t blame the rain for the Bucs stinking out loud.

Joe has no idea where this notion came from that in order to become a playoff team, the Bucs need a roofed facility of some sort. Seriously?

Folks, the Bucs missed one whole practice last year. One! The first one. Joe can say with full certainly that missing the very first practice of training camp is not why the Bucs won the Chase for Jameis and finished dead last in the NFL.

Joe is also quite confident that a roof would not have made Josh McClown a decent quarterback.

Joe is also quite sure a roof would not have made Ghost Johnson get another sack.

Joe is very sure a roof would not have turned the Milk Cartons into Pro Bowlers.

Joe is very sure not practicing in the rain would have prevented Anthony Collins from turning into a complete turd of a left tackle.

Joe seems to recall the Bucs won a Super Bowl with a glorified trailer park for a team facility; where a weightroom was nothing more than a patio.

So please stop this nonsense that the Bucs need an indoor facility to be able to compete in the NFL. How has an indoor facility worked for the Browns or the Bills the past decade?

The Bucs need players a helluva lot more than they need a friggin’ roof

Besides, how can the Bucs practice wet ball drills inside?

26 Responses to “Bucs Need Players, Not A Roof”

  1. Couch Fan Says:

    Who said an indoor facility would make them a playoff team? Lol. But it certainly would help on days like today would it not?…

    Missing practices certainly can’t help the team in any way. Kind of common sense.

  2. Hawk Says:

    Joe, as usual, you are all wet… wait, that’s not a picture of you? My bad.

  3. NaplesBucFan Says:

    I don’t think a roof counts agains the salary cap, either…

  4. Joe Says:

    Who said an indoor facility would make them a playoff team?

    Read the Twitters Joe is getting this afternoon.

  5. Joe Says:

    Joe, as usual, you are all wet… wait, that’s not a picture of you? My bad.

    Dear God, for the poor girl’s sake, don’t confuse her with Joe.

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m with you Couch. It’s been a very wet summer. Let’s sit mack and count how many days they miss this TC rather than others. 1 day so far. Stay tuned 60% chance of rain again tomorrow…

  7. Espo Says:


    We need practice with lots of repetition. Only so much can be done in the classroom.

  8. Joe Says:

    We need practice with lots of repetition. Only so much can be done in the classroom.

    Joe will have news later that will calm everyone down. Can’t go into detail as the Bucs asked Joe to keep it hush-hush for a few hours.

  9. Dinnerplate Nips Says:

    If this was 1975, when the NFL wouldnt give 2 shits about teams playing through rain and thunder, then by all means, forget an indoor facility and let them practice in the elements…

    But this is 2015… The NFL is soft, the CBA is making sure it stays soft… So for cocks sake, build these dudes a freakin IPF Glazers!

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    next stadium should have a retractable roof. That was practice can be there if needed.

    Right now, the trop would work.

  11. Tampa Tony Says:

    How about both?

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Joe I don’t think you swayed anyone’s opinion much on this matter..

  13. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Why cant the bucs just get on levle grounds with every other team and get an indoor facility, heck UF is going to have one this year so there is definitely a need for this in Florida

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    FSU has one too…

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    From Bucs.com :

    Due to inclement weather, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have canceled today’s open practice at One Buccaneer Place. The team may conduct a workout at an alternate location later this evening, weather permitting, but it would not be open to the public.

  16. Buccfan37 Says:

    If the Tampa Bay area residents will agree on a small, minor itsy bitsy tax hike, say a half cent, the Glazers might build a roof to keep dry.

  17. Michael Duggan Says:

    Well that said, from someone who has gone to Training Camp since Pepin Rood, I don’t ever recall a practice being rained out in the morning. It’s a stupid idea to do it in the afternoon because we have a 4:15 game to start the season Joe!

  18. The original "Kevin" Says:

    I work outside every day damn near. I can tell you getting rained out takes away precious time needed to get important work done. It also beats you down. Every now and than I like getting a good sweat in….but I do not agree with the philosophy that practice in the heat gives the team an advantage on game day. To some extent yes it is good to be used to it….but it also does take its toll.
    I think it would be very wise to put in an indoor facility. I would also alternate practices from indoors to outdoors throughout the season. If it storms take it in….the nexr sunny day go outside. It is a no brainer to me. Would it MAKE them a playoff team…..no. Would it be an advantage over all compared to the current practice program….yes. If Wiston shows promise I think the Glaziers will do it.

  19. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Relax! The Bucs wont miss anything, they are practicing at USF. It’s all over twitter.

  20. Owlykat Says:

    FSU has done real well practicing with a roof, and Winston wants one too as a Buc. That should be enough of a reason. But we do have a showing what happens when a team practices in the hot sun last year. You win two games. The opposite of Lovie’s belief it would give the Buc’s an advantage. Another good reason for a covered practice field. How about one with a retractable roof so you can play on grass like our homefield has?

  21. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    If anything I think practicing in the heat just opens up the door for more injuries. The sun just fatigues you quicker and when you’re tired you don’t have the same body control and awareness. I’ve played sports all my life and had my fair share of injuries and they always occur when i’m fatigued and not really paying attention to what’s going on.

    This is the NFL, the richest sport in america. There is no reason every team shouldn’t have an indoor facility.

  22. Capt.Tim Says:

    Its not just the roof! Jameis is smart enough to know- these guys can put in a lot more time- if its not 115 degrees.
    Give them an airconditioned area to train in, and they will spent more time in it!!
    You dont have to be smart to figure that out.
    Whos getting in extra hours?
    Teams where it is 80 degrees
    Or where its 110 degrees

  23. drdneast Says:

    Gee, didn’t I read one of your posts recently calling for an indoor practice facility, Joe..
    As it is, I believe football is played in all types of inclement weather conditions, rain, snow, sleet, fog.
    Who doesn’t love to watch a game when it’s snowing.
    Also, a simple roof wouldn’t prevent practice from being called due to lightning.

  24. Jimmy53 Says:

    Joe, this is the first time I’ve ever had to say this to you. This post is moronic. Of course the Bucs need an indoor practice field. This is Florida for Gods sake—you live in the Lightning capital of the U.S.–with the money that drives the NFL, it’s not hard to see that this should have happened by now. There’s a reason one of the first things Winston said was that we needed an Ipf. He wasn’t whistling Dixie, and please understand I mean no disrespect when I say that he knows much more than you.

    Get with the program.

  25. Capt.Tim Says:

    Is this the lightning capitol of the world?
    Nuff said

  26. iamkingsu Says:


    It’s 2015 bro get with the time. F the rain just the heat alone makes the bucs need for an IPF mandatory. GMC breaks down every friggin year.

    All bucs coaches thinks we have an advantage practicing in heat. News Flash! Our opponents only have to survive a 60 minute game then leave while our team has been taken a beaten by the heat that whole week. Im pretty sure that takes a toll on their bodies over the course of a season