Rich Gannon Predicts Division Cellar For Bucs

September 9th, 2015

rich gannon 0319Predictions are flowing in fast for the 2015 season, and the hot calls in the NFC South are emerging.

Joe is flabbergasted that the Falcons and new head coach Dan Quinn are such a trendy pick across the nation.

Really? Quinn is going to fix a rough O-line and a garbage defense in less than a year? If so, what would that say about Lovie Smith if Quinn pulled that off?

Joe is not buying the Falcons hype, and the latest big name to spew it is former Super Bowl quarterback and NFL MVP Rich Gannon.

Speaking on SiriusXM NFL radio, Gannon predicts the Falcons finish at 9-7, a game behind the division-winning Saints at 10-6. Next is Carolina at 6-10, followed by the Bucs at 5-11.

Wherever fans fall on the Bucs’ prospects, Joe has yet to meet a fan that doesn’t peg Sunday’s opening day against the Titans as a victory, in other words, a must-win.

32 Responses to “Rich Gannon Predicts Division Cellar For Bucs”

  1. Tampa Tony Says:

    If Quinn can turn around the Falcons D and transition them into a good d in one year it blows up the Lovie loyalists mantra that it takes time to learn a new d

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    5-11 and 3rd place in the South and…. ahead of who? The New Orleans Saints at 4-12. That’s where I’m at. So Gannon’s not too far off in my book.

    Thanks for the SB win Rich is was a precious gift that I’ll will cherish for the rest of my time on this earth.

    Yes the Bucs will win this game. They MIGHT win the next one too. Imagine a 2-0 start? GO BUCS!

  3. Couch Fan Says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised to watch a team in our own division, win the division with a new coach while were saddled with Lovie, who needs a few years to get “his” team ready.

  4. Big Irish Says:

    Hoist the colors and fire the cannons…..
    A Buccaneers Life For me!
    We’re goin’ 8-8 and that’s good enough to win the Dirty South!

  5. unbelievable Says:

    The NFC South is really up for grabs. I could easily see each team going about 3-3 within the division, so it will really come down the other games. There are just so many unknowns for each team, with the exception that Carolina’s defense will be good.

    ATL and NO should have good offenses, but I think they might regress a bit: ATL still has a terrible o-line and now a new coordinator, and NO has lost some of their weapons, and they seem to be more committed to running the ball this year.

    Their defenses? Who knows? Kinda of like the bucs, we really have no idea how good we’re going to be on either side of the ball yet. But since we’re undefeated right now, I’m going to remain cautiously optimistic. If we get some luck, maybe we go 8-8 and take the division, or finish in 2nd. Go Bucs!

  6. T in Orlando Says:

    Throw anything that Gannon says out the door. I heard the same thing on the blitz, and they did all 32 teams, so you’d think final overall record would be 256 wins, 256 losses. Rich’s final record was 272 and 240 and Bruce Murray called him out on that. I know this is just for fun, but this is a guy that doesn’t put any real thought or study into anything other than QB analysis (he’s ok at that).

  7. DallasBuc Says:

    With do-no-wrong Incompetent Lovie Smith in charge it is hard to argue otherwise.
    I believe the hype with respect to ATL. Don’t be shocked if we get swept by our division, again.
    You don’t earn the first overall pick in the draft by accident and I completely dismiss out of hand the mid season tank job as if Lovie perpetrated a clever ruse to trick us all into believing he is an incompetent boob to get a high draft pick.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Predicting the division is kind of like trying to predict a schizophrenics behavior… could be just about anyone with any record…..

    I don’t think Gannon is that far off, but a miss of one or two games could change things greatly…

  9. Bucco Brice Says:

    he’s just still pissed about the super bowl LOL…Atlanta and New Orleans have huge defensive issues…add the OL for Atlanta…the stinkin Panthers are the ones to catch…If our defense becomes what I think it could be, we can handle them all…Lovie ball > RUN and Defense…

  10. The Buc Realist Says:

    If the Bucs finish last in the division again,( and give lovie a pass again) then lets at lest decorate this cellar!!!

    I want the Pirate Ship at the stadium to sink when we lose!!! Disney is right down the street and can make this happen!!!!

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    TBBF…correct my 5-11 has a plus or minus of 3 games. lol 3 games one way or the other. Could be 2-14 again or 8-8, but I’m sitting around the middle with 5-11 after looking at the schedule over and over again.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Excellent idea Realist!

    LOL. I’d go to more games just for that, as well as more tourists from England and what not would. It would be like Las Vegas.

  13. The Buc Realist Says:


    great video!!!! I just died laughing at it!!!! I would by preseason tickets for all my friends just to watch that live!!!!

  14. The Buc Realist Says:

    If we are going to be a bad team and keep Lovie, then lets own it!!! it would be very cool to hear coaches and players talking about “Protecting the Ship”!!!!!
    and “don’t let the ship sink”!!!!! I mean we are Buccaneers after all!!!!

  15. Lou. Says:

    I don’t get the Carolina hate. They have a VERY good D. Losing Hardy didn’t change that. They have an unorthodox qb and they work at pounding the rock. They return as champions.

    Forget they hype. The Panthers are the team to beat.

    I expect the Bucs to win 6 and hope for 7. Anything else — positive or negative– is a stretch — a guess, not a hope.

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  16. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Do you guys have ANY idea how statistics work? A major component is sample size! No if Dan Quinn turns around the Falcons defense in one year it doesn’t mean anything about Lovie. There is the issue of talent! There is the issue of injuries. And yes there is also the issue of simple luck…the football is not round and takes crazy bounces.

    Stop trying to extrapolate so much by comparing ONE season to ONE season.

    Has Mike Smith…arguably a good coach…I would suspect many of you believe him better than Lovie…left the Falcons in as bad of shape as an unqualifed kid in Rah and another unqualified mediocre college coach at a mid lever moderately successful program..and a franchise QB meltdown..along with MRSA.

    When Lovie reached the Bucs they were horrid at every level…from ownership that had spent the previous five years sending all the $$$ overseas for a lucrative investment in freaking MRSA…to unmotivated mercenaries like Revis as your best player.

    The ENTIRE Bucs organization was in SHAMBLES when Lovie arrived…it wasn’t just the talent on the field.

  17. The Buc Realist Says:


    So, are you saying that you are for the ship sinking during a loss??? watch Buc1987’s video, I think you are for it???

  18. ATLBucsFan Says:

    This is the same national media that was predicting great things for the Bucs last year because Lovie was in town. So their opinions hold no water here.

  19. Couch Fan Says:

    A 2-14 record says we are still in shambles….

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    SPBF..Schiano DID win 7 games in his first season during those SHAMBLES. Not saying Schiano is some great coach just stating they weren’t in such shambles as you propose that they were. From 4-12 to 2-14 is backwards for a coach with Lovie’s experience over Schiano’s.

    The team was in SHAMBLES at the end of last season more so than when Lovie inherited it in my opinion. The jury’s still out if we get the same results or better than last season. We’ll see. Well actually see real quick. If they come out flat and look unprepared for the first game, like they did at last season’s home opener.

    We’ll know very early on, like in the first quarter.

  21. Harry Says:

    Love the video of what the Bucs pirate ship could look like after a loss. But the guys swimming away from the sinking ship, would that be Realist and his buddies? Lol

  22. The Buc Realist Says:


    No it would not be, The ship sinks at the end of the game. Myself and others have “Jumped Shipped” during the first half or once down by 2 touchdowns!!! (which ever happens first!!!)

  23. Harry Says:

    Have to at least give you credit for being honest.

  24. Buccfan37 Says:

    Carolina to win the division, Alanta finishes close to the bottom in division.

  25. Dave Says:

    Year after Year I see the dorks on this site think the Bucs I mean Yucs will actually do something, I guess you people are delusional.. The Bucs suck have for 10 years now, will for another 10… Why?? First of all bad decision after bad decision, Jameis Winston will go down as the biggest bust in NFL History when it is all over, yes even ahead of Jamarcus Russel… The Bucs play in front of 40,000 at best per Sunday. Why? Because no one cares about the Bucs, everyone is this area has aliance to other teams… Our offensive line could not hold up against many college teams and it shows, 2 wins last year, 3 the year before, LMAO… Unstable environment and dysfunctional, 4 coaches in the last 7 years and 3 GMS… This team is no fun to watch they cant score, cant stop the run or pass and have below average players at every position but WR AND LB…. Yet you lonely people hang on to every Joe Bucs fam article and comment several times .. Kind of sad really, go make some friends, get a girl and go off the net…

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    Thanks for that Dave. You’re pretty pathetic yourself.

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    I’ll be at the game this Sunday. See you there Dave.

  28. Pickgrin Says:

    Bucs will be better than most national media types are expecting this year. 7-9 wins is likely. Not quite “relevant” – but getting there. L&L are doing a good job. We will not likely be experiencing playoffs this year – but I expect that we will all be glad to see some exciting play on both sides of the ball in 2015.

  29. Harry Says:

    Holy cow Dave, you just gave me a great idea! I am going to quit being a Bucs fan, as I have been for 25 years, and I can just root for whoever is going to win the SB! That way I can be a smart stud like yourself Dave. I don’t really even have to follow the __________ team until they get to the SB, thus saving my Sundays for more nose picking and slapping the old lady around. I can even switch teams during the actual SB game depending on who is winning, while watching the game on my friends rented TV (even thou you don’t have any true friends once you run out of beer). This is really great. I don’t even have to know anything about the ___________ team, but just because I am cheering for the __________ team, I AM A WINNER TOO, JUST LIKE DAVE!!!!

  30. rayjay1122 Says:

    Predicting the Bucs to finish last is so bold!!! Rolling my eyes!!!

  31. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    In Cleveland they have the Dog Pound. If Realist’s idea about the sinking ship came true we could have our own section in RayJay called Davey Jones’s Locker. We’ve already been drowning in sorrow ever since the Gruden era, so why not bring it full circle and do it for real? I’m all for it.

  32. Phil Says:

    Gannon’s pick doesn’t mean much. He picked the Raiders to win Super Bowl 37. Boy was he wrong.