Siege The T-Shirt

August 13th, 2015

It appears the Buccaneers have quashed promotion of players’ new t-shirts.

As a Buccaneers fan, sometimes it’s healing to embrace the comedy and misfortune surrounding the past 100 games, in which the team has lost 70.

It’s been a bizarre, maddening and hair-losing ride.

Recently, Joe was able to find more humor surrounding a t-shirt.

Under their practice jerseys, lots of Bucs having been wearing the “All In” shirts like the one modeled above by rookie returner/receiver Kaelin Clay. The Tampa Bay Times referenced them last week. They were purchased and passed out by wide receiver Louis Murphy as a uniting, motivating force. And Clay told Joe that Murphy is still passing them out.

Initially, Joe wondered what the Buccaneers’ marketing department thought of players pushing a new slogan within hours after the team invested gobs of cash rolling out their new “Siege The Day” campaign with similar colors. Keep in mind the Tampa Bay Lightning officially used “All-In” back in 2010, and the Jaguars and Giants have used it since.

Well, on Saturday, the Bucs’ official website wrote a nice story about Murphy and his t-shirts — and now the story is deactivated from

The t-shirts, however, remain on the backs of some Buccaneers.

Slogans mean nothing or little, of course. Only in rare occasions can they truly motivate a team. Joe saw that with Raheem Morris and “Race To 10” back in 2010. But the funny thing about that was Raheem kept having to explain that he was racing to be the first in the NFL to get to 10 wins, not just to reach 10 wins, which the team eventually did with a Week 17 victory. Leave it to Raheem to have a slogan that isn’t self-explanatory.

It’s a Bucs life.

8 Responses to “Siege The T-Shirt”

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

    Well we know that’s definitely not the case here at jbf. Animosity Amigos run rampant round here.

  2. The Buc Realist Says:


    Will they have an “ALL OUT” so they can cover the whole fan base? Will they have a pink version for the women that says “All IN” and in very small print “the kitchen” !!!!!

    and will the Glazer boys have the shirt that says ” Finally, we are all IN”!!!!!!!!

  3. pick6 Says:

    marketing slogans and a team’s annual theme are 2 different things. i don’t recall the bucs marketing department approving or promoting “pound the rock” but the locker room liked it just fine

  4. pick6 Says:

    whether it sticks or not, i take it as a sign that not just superstars but fringe players are contributing to team unity and motivation. the more the players take responsibility for their motivation, the more coaches can simply focus on coaching

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    “Race to Ten” would at least set a goal to reach for. They can lower the number according to results going forward.

  6. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Good point pick6. I’d rather have a positive spin on that story

  7. Pawel Says:

    At least Rheem did win 10 games at one point.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Pawel Says:
    August 13th, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    “At least Rheem did win 10 games at one point.”

    Correct and with pretty much no talent or money to work with…