Battle Of Elevens

October 7th, 2015

homertoiletLovie Smith has declared the Bucs are “on the verge” of victory.

Kwon Alexander says “we’re going to show the world.”

Numbers are on their side.

While the Bucs have lost a whopping, stunning and sickening 11 consecutive home games, Sunday’s opponent in Tampa, the Jaguars, have lost 11 straight road games.

Something has to give for these wallowing franchises.

The Bucs are favored by 2 1/2 points. So the Bucs can’t lose, right? That’s right. They can’t.

Reading and listening to all things Jaguars the past couple of days, Joe finds it compelling that legions of Jags fans and media are questioning the decision to bring back their 4-3 defensive guru head coach Gus Bradley for a third season — after seven total wins in his first two years.

Some are saying, “I told you so.” The rest are nodding their heads.

As Joe has written, Sunday represents a Super Bowl of sorts for both teams. There’s an awful lot on the line.

24 Responses to “Battle Of Elevens”

  1. bucrightoff Says:

    They should make this a “Loser leaves town” match between Lovie and Gus.

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    I would feel better about the Bucs chances if they were not playing in the “Den of Depression”!!! The “Stadium of Stool”!!! The “Amphitheatre of Apathy”!!! The “Coliseum of Crap”!!!!

  3. The Rockstar Says:

    This could be the battle for first place, … in the 2016 NFL Draft.

  4. Louis Friend Says:

    This is the last time the Bucs will be favored to win this year. It’s the last chance to win a home game before staring down the all-time record for most consecutive home defeats. The upcoming schedule gets tougher after this. I seriously believe that if they can’t win this game, they may very well go 1-15.

  5. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Sad the bucs jags game is considered “our super bowl.”

  6. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Tampa Bay vs Jacksonville

    It’s the stoppable force VS the movable object (feel free to use that one, Joe)

    I fully expect NFL redzone to completely ignore this game.

  7. Dodgelover Says:

    This game comes down to who can finish so the last five min. Will tell at least Jax has a coach with some passion we do not.

  8. sho-nuff Says:

    *yawn….you in yet?…because I don’t feel a thing

  9. McAlpinMike Says:

    Off topic.(great comments,though)

    Did y’all see Freeman’s stats from last weeks experimental league game? He was 9 for 16 for 32! yards, a TD, a pick, and 5!! fumbles. He refused to talk to reporters after the game. LOL!

  10. NewTampaChris Says:

    Josh Norman is the second opponent in 4 games to be Player of the Week. Alfred Blue could easily have been a third. So great to be a Buc fan!

  11. D-Rome Says:

    Off topic.(great comments,though)

    Did y’all see Freeman’s stats from last weeks experimental league game? He was 9 for 16 for 32! yards, a TD, a pick, and 5!! fumbles. He refused to talk to reporters after the game. LOL!

    One day the Josh Freeman story of what actually happened is going to be told. I don’t believe this all has to do with a lack of heart or lack of preparation. He never did anything to me to root for his failure. I hoped he would turn it around but sadly this isn’t the case.

  12. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    I prefer “Sh!tter Bowl”

  13. Mark Says:

    I’m physically ill. Can we just shut the site down for a week. Just so we can forget the Bucs exist?

  14. blind melon Says:

    Pun intended – “an awful lot” on the field…


  15. Rod Says:

    What a bunch of emo fruits we have in here. Calm down ladies, it will be OK, there’s more to life than football and gossiping about it like you wear panties.

    God bless.

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    Key to Sundays game is jamis WInston. not the Defense…this time. You cannot continually throw pic 6’s and expect to win. Most of his turnovers are immediately turned over for opposition pts. I say… sit him if he starts off bad this week. Glennon not..any worse than Jamis. Bucs win..20-17 IF..Jamis has less than 3 pics.

  17. Buccfan37 Says:

    I think the Bucs will win this upcoming game and wipe that zero off the home win record under Lovie.

  18. Phil Says:

    Anyone thinking about betting on Lovie?

  19. Andy Norton Says:

    I am not new to this site, but over the past 1 year have been reading other die hard fans like myself talk and some with vaild points, most. Though through one quarter of the season a lot of fans have set the heights for a run at the playoffs. We were 2-14 last year with out a offensive Coordinator, Dirk Coetter is already set the tone for our offense. Doug Martin looks good and Simms seems to be coming along. We have a 4th round defensive Mike in Alexander who could possibly win rookie of the year. A Rookie QB and 2 Rooks on the line. They have surpassed what I thought there were going to do. Last year was rough, missing so many pieces to the puzzle. I think this year we can disguise enough to win 6 to 7 games. We have seen what this team is capable of without Mike Evans, Jacques Smith is proving to be a excellent waiver pic. How about Ryan Delaire that we cut drop Winston twice. Scratching my head at that one. I believe we have the talent, I believe we are missing leadership! Lovie is the most calm person I have ever seen at this level losing without some fire in you. Would love to be a fly on the wall. Bring Jon Gruden Back, seems like our offense is coming around. If we don’t start looking better as a team in the 2nd Quater of the season then I’m rooting for us to get Bosa and a offensive minded Coach. Trying to stay optimistic about this 2nd half of the season. We have 4 Rookie Starters, but need ASJ back, but is it me, or does he seem like he doesn’t care if he plays or not. ASJ can be dominant. I realized that early this year so far and I believe Simms is starting to look good. Are offense line is getting better every week it seems. The brightest light so far this year. LVD will get his S$$$ together and Melton, Ghostlan is playing well, I’m sure McDonald will be getting a sack soon, he is due for one. It’s all in leadership. I really like Lovie, I think he got lucky in Chicago with the Erlacker draft and some other things fell in place for Lovie as well. If we has McCarthy and Ted Tompson how would we shake out, I don’t have a crystal ball. I do think it would be different though? Something to think about, every one saying every week now NEW TREND

  20. Howard Cosell Says:

    That’s another really crappy owner there: Shad Khan.
    He may be even worse than the Glazer boys.
    Funny how teams with crappy owners can never seem to win.

  21. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Howard Cosell

    That is where we disagree, I see Shad Khan, and he just looks like he is about to do a magic trick!!!! The Glazers look like they might have 1 lame yo-yo trick!!!

  22. Buccfan37 Says:

    What’s that? Walking the dog.

  23. Says:

    Louis Friend, you def watched different Bucs games than I did last three weeks.

  24. Mo_Downs Says:

    Jameis and the “Twin-Towers + Lulu” should have a good day against what is arguably the worst secondary in the league. Using Sims at WR4 would amount to an unfair advantage against such a weak pair of CB’s.

    FTR, is Dye going to be a PR and KR?

    To be honest, I’d rather Koetter put Sims in at WR(?) instead of Dye. Both players should be able to go deep on J-Ville’s CB’s. The question is can the OL protect Jameis long enough for him to even look.