“I Don’t Think There’s Enough Pressure Over There”

September 18th, 2015

LovieRefereeIs the attitude right at One Buc Palace? A former Buccaneer doesn’t think so.

Shaun King, one of three Tampa Bay quarterbacks to lead the team to the NFC Championship game, thinks the Bucs are a “a little too nonchalant” on and off the field, so he told the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday.

It’s like players think “everything is going to happen organically” and just fix itself, King said.

“I don’t think there’s enough pressure over there,” King added. “I don’t think there’s enough, you know, sense of urgency that this has to happen now, that people’s jobs are on the line, that we went 2-14 last year and we just got blown out and embarrassed at home, that this is the biggest game of everybody’s lives.”

King suggested Lovie take a “particular and personal” approach to players on what they must do to win in order to win Sunday and avoid a dreaded 0-2 start.

You can hear King’s full breakdown via the 620wdae.com audio player below.

31 Responses to ““I Don’t Think There’s Enough Pressure Over There””

  1. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Whats cool about shaun king besides being a former player is that he grew up a bucs fan and it is and always has been his team, so he is giving a perspective that many of us would give and probably is no suprise at all and more reason it is time to move on from the summer of lovie

  2. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Sounds about right to me.

  3. Bucco Brice Says:


  4. bucrightoff Says:

    Lovie has $20 million no matter what. He has nothing to worry about. The players clearly have little to no pride though, which is more disheartening. Though you wonder how much of that is knowing they have nothing to answer to in Lovie.

  5. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    @Bucco Brice I think the only people who really care are us jabronies who continue to beat our brains over and over expecting something different from this team…..which is the definition of INSANITY…….

    I am by no means a LOVIE supporter but for some reason this game feels like it is Lovies “Crossing the Delaware” after Valley Forge….it may be his waterloo but for some reason im thinking the bucs win

  6. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Shaun King” – ” Ron and Ian”

    Wow. All three in the same article. Plenty of reason to avoid this thread from here on out.

  7. Joe Cool Says:

    …for some reason, lol. ^^^ JAMEIS, MAN!!!! HE’s THE REASON FOR A W!!!!

  8. Bucco Brice Says:

    @Dusthty Rhothdes ..
    They’re capable of winning. Had them nearly put away in game 16 las tyear before the tanking crap. Maybe this team isn’t as good though…

  9. SchlomieBarMitzvahCircumScissorStein Says:

    $$$ in the game now negates the urgency /drive for success. What’s the point if the money is given before the results? The fans get screwed. Ownership wants your $$$ up front.

  10. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Schlomie I put $50 on the bucs on the money line which is almost 4-1 right now witha bucs win

  11. Howard Cosell Says:

    Aunt Geraldine is the Bucs marquis player.
    He’s a super nice guy. Very laid back.
    Helps opposing players up and then compliments
    them on the awesome way they just kicked the
    Bucs arses.
    He’d make a great high school guidance counselor
    but as the face of the Bucs he’s a joke.
    And yes, I WOULD say that to his face (I’m sure he’d
    thank me for my diverse opinion).

    GO SUCS!

  12. Buccfan37 Says:

    Too passive, nice guys finish last. I agree. Nobody wants to get injured and risk that much income. American’s have been raised on violence, it’s the oil that keeps the machine chugging.

  13. Howard Cosell Says:


  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    @Dusty and Bucco

    You guys are correct that we have a chance to win this. I would not have used the last game as the example however.

    Game five last year…two weeks after that embarrassing beatdown at the hands of the Dixie Chicks..we went into N.O. and MG8 was starting rather than McClown so we had a chance. MG8 outplayed Drew Brees who was picked off three times.

    LVD played lights out as did Lansannah who had one of the picks along with Verner and Banks. Many would then blame Lovie’s defense for not holding the lead and losing in OT…but the point is nothing has changed except at QB and virtually everybody here has been telling us just how much better JW is than MG8

    BTW to show just how dumb Lovie was last year…MG8 had just come off a victory at Pittsburgh..against the same LeBeau who stymied us last week with less talent than MG8 beat in Pittsburgh. MG8 not only gave us a chance to win in N.O. we had to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    So what were Lovie’s choices? Go with a young and improving QB who had flashed in two consecutive games or return to a journeyman hack who had lost two games for every one he won over 50 games. No brainer eh?

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

    Just wait on it.

  16. Howard Cosell Says:

    Lol…wait on what?
    New HC?
    Bucs move to Peoria?
    Aunt Geraldine gets a sex change?

  17. Louis Friend Says:

    Waiting for the next coach.

    They aren’t going to get pressure from Lovie. He might cut some of them, but he’s not about intensity.

  18. Ernest T. Bass Says:

    Lovie has been searching for his double digits sack guy? Winston is on pace for double digits sacks of himself!

  19. crazy Says:

    If the coaches had any confidence in the backups they’d use the bench to get better team-oriented play out of the starters who are killing the defense with sloppy play.

  20. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    @Ernest T. Bass

    Great moniker btw. Who didn’t love the old Andy Griffith show.

    But that comment was funny…although I do have to say OUCH!

  21. Tampa Tony Says:

    Wake me up when Loser Lovie is gone

  22. Ray Rice Says:

    Raheem “The Dream” Morris was too nice. Then everyone wanted a disciplinarian. Schiano gets hired. Then everyone complained about Schiano because he was too hard. Even players threw shots at him when he was fired. #93 included. A lot of FUKN players want an easy, free ride. They need to FUKN understand that this is a results based business. And they need to understand that everyone’s job is on the line every week. You may not get fired tomorrow but it will happen sooner or later if you continue to fail. So, YES. A coach should be on their a$$ when they FUK up. Players talk all this BS about wanting a coach who treats them like men. Well, Schiano treated them like men in my opinion. Yes, all the extra $hit he did with food temps etc… was too much. But he treated them like men because he told them the real straight up. He didn’t beat around the bush. He told them how it is. And as a man I respect that. Fast forward. Lovie gets hired and he’s too nice. LMFAO…. FUKN ridiculous.

  23. Skyline Crew Says:

    Shaun King only Bucs QB to lose a game when defense holds the score to 11. He doesn’t really have room to talk.

  24. Ray Rice Says:


    Hey! I gave Aunt Geraldine his name. You can’t use it! 😀

  25. Ray Rice Says:

    At least give me a shout out when you do. 😤

  26. Bucco Brice Says:

    @Ray Rice…
    Amen!…Schiano was on the right path. At least football was very important to him and he cared. This bunch? I don’t know…

  27. D-Rome Says:

    Interesting comments coming from Shaun King. I remember back in 2001 Warrick Dunn put him on blast on the Jim Rome show talking about how King didn’t have a sense of urgency in his preparation and how seriously he took the job of QB. I’m sure from King’s perspective he cared about his work and felt different.

    My point is that unless Shawn King is sitting in the Bucs locker room during their team meetings then there’s no way he would know. He thinks there isn’t enough pressure over there in the same way some of these Bucs “fans” think GMC isn’t playing hard. It’s fine to have an opinion but this reeks of throwing stuff on the wall to see if it will stick.

  28. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Greatest story ever applies to this and thats Machiavelli’s “The Prince” is better to be loved or feared…defense has played better when they feared schiano…when they have had 2 softies lovie and rah…the bucs suck

  29. Lord Cornelius Says:

    If these people don’t feel that pressure or don’t put that pressure on themselves then they deserve to go. Simple as that. No one can manufacture that for them

  30. Couch Fan Says:

    Of course there is no pressure. Real football doesnt even start til November. Right Lovie?

    The motto a team takes after its coach was never more true than this team. This team comes out every game flat, without a care in the world. No heart, no fire, no passion, just going through the motions. They usually look like they just woke up from a nap and crawled out to the field. Just like Lovie. When something goes wrong, nobody fights to fix it. They just accept it and tuck their tales between their legs and hope nothing else bad happens. A team of girls would show more emotion and passion and heart than this Lovie team.

  31. bucsbedabest Says:

    Shaun King is dead on. The team is to laid back, to passive with no sense of urgency. Just watch the video of McCoy miced up last game. On the bench no one was even pissed off. Then our leader goes on to help opposing players up, break fights up then talk to a Tennessee player after the game about how many sacks he had? How about not helping opposing players up, get into a fight or back your teammates up and get pissed off and challenge other players to perform better. No More Mr Nice Guy Gerold and punch somebody in the face! Lovie needs to stop trying to be every ones friend and have some accountability. Warhop for example. I would tell him if your OL have any more illegal formation, false start or offensive holding penalties you are fired. Period. Cherilus needs to step up or find someone to take his place. Get Hawley in there. He is a good center then move Even Smith to guard or Marpet/Pamphile/Mankins to tackle. It is now or never Lovie/Licht/Frazier and Warhop.