“That Is Sad”

October 9th, 2015
Black woman hugging her knees

Bucs fans are not the only folks sad about the State of the Bucs.

Right now, Bucs fans are sad. Not that Joe means the fan base is sorry, just that Bucs fans are sad.

Bucs fans actually look at Sunday’s game against the jughead Jags and wonder aloud if the Bucs can actual win that game at home — or any game at home.

It was Dec. 8, 2013, when the Bucs last won a home game. It was a 27-6 whipping of E.J. Manuel and the Bills. Think about that folks: That’s 22 months ago.

It is unthinkable that an NFL team, in a league built for parity, can go 22 months (and counting) and not win a home game.

And some folks wonder why Joe calls the home crib of the Bucs the “Den of Depression.”

Bobby Rainey was taken aback by this fact. When he spoke with the Tampa Bay pen and mic club yesterday in the locker room, Rainey expressed disbelief that the Bucs have gone that long without a win at home, as documented by Andrew Astleford of BSPN.

“That’s the last game we won at home?” said Rainey, who ran for 127 yards and one touchdown against the Bills that day. “I can’t even remember. I didn’t even know that. That is sad. I did not know that. Dang. Wow.”

If one wants to argue why the Bucs have been so wretched in the past near-two years, then the information above may be one piece of the puzzle.

One could argue Rainey is the best running back on the roster. He was in 2013, and likely was last year, too. After fumbling twice in the mule-whipping the Dixie Chicks laid on the Bucs — on national TV in prime time no less — Rainey was benched. Only once since that game has Rainey carried the ball from the line of scrimmage more than eight times in a game.

Rainey finished 2014 with a 4.3 yards per carry average.

As a Bucs running back, Rainey has fumbled a grand total of four times. Joe thinks he’s paying an awfully harsh penalty for two fumbles in a chain-whipping on the road a year ago. Rainey was hardly the lone reason why Tampa Bay got curb-stomped that night.

19 Responses to ““That Is Sad””

  1. CC Says:

    You know what is sad. The Bucs player not knowing that it has been almost 2 years since they won @ home. Thats sad.

  2. Prophet Says:

    Not only is the player not knowing sad but the fact that these coaches are not pounding it into their brains is sad. It should be discussed daily with them so maybe they would have the drive to correct it.

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    What is sad is that Joe did not mention who was the QB from that last home win. Its like he is trying to wipe MG8 from the history books!! I am shocked that Joe has not try to expunge all MG8 games, and tell us that the last home win was Jfro-6pak on November 11, 2012!!!!!

  4. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Starting Glennon would be the only way to get The Buc Realist to support Jameis Winston, because we all know he NEVER supports any starter.

    To keep with the sad trend…

    …what is sad is that every year we are told how much practicing in the heat gives us an advantage. Plainly, it doesn’t.

    So build an indoor training facility already.

    And start planning a stadium with a retractable roof.

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    If Bobby Rainey wanted to start bad enough, he would be. With the down years Martin has had, he had plenty of opportunities and didn’t capture the starting role.

    And don’t feed me this line that he’s in the dog house (or whatever) over the fumbles. If he was, he would not be returning any kicks…because fumbles happen more often on kick returns.

  6. DefenseRules Says:

    Not sure that ‘sad’ is the right word Joe to describe Bucs fans. Frustrated might work. Angry and PO’d might be better.

    True Bucs fans take their Bucs football seriously, and no one likes rooting for a perpetual loser. Our fan base was really energized when Tony took over HC duties, and when we had home-grown guys like Sapp, Brooks, Lynch and Barber (plus a lot of other home-grown talent). After the SB win, we started to get away from that and tried to buy talent to compensate for poor drafting. Hasn’t worked, nor will it in the future. These last two drafts have been very promising, and with a couple more … plus some good coaching to train them up … hopefully we can get back to ‘the good old days’ (as few as they’ve been in Bucs history).

  7. Stevek Says:


    I think The Buc Realist just wants us to win a game. We can’t win with 5 turnovers from the QB.

    Jameis’ a$$ should b on the bench if he can’t help us win.

    You’re just pissed because you know The Buc Realist is right and Glennon may give us the best to chance to win, as Glennon is the last QB for the Bucs to win a home game.

  8. pelbuc Says:

    The reason behind all this sadness results from an incompetent coaching staff and GM that says Bucs are ready to win then asks for patience, all without showing any promise or effort on the field. Add to that the inability to find decent FAs and draft picks combined with owner apathy and you have this clustetf#$k.

  9. Ben Says:

    This makes me question everything about Rainey. He’s only won 3 games at Raymond James, how could he not remember that? The loses obviously aren’t as painful to him as they are to Bucs fans.

    And this should be the battle cry. Enough losing at home, play your best game in from of your biggest fans.

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    This makes me want to shove a cream pie in you know whos face. Agree with the others above, how could Rainey not know when the last home win was? The reality of this team is enough to turn a fan numb.

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    At least you can’t blame this debacle on Glennon. Lose this next game and the pressure cooker will explode, that’s why I think the Bucs get the win. If not, Lovie better beef up his criticism armor.

  12. Soggy Says:

    It might be sad that our coaches are not pushing that stat through our locker room, maybe they don’t know it either..lol

  13. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    “The reason behind all this sadness results from an incompetent coaching staff and GM that says Bucs are ready to win then asks for patience, all without showing any promise or effort on the field.”

    Not sure why you’re including the GM in this statement – he didn’t say the Bucs are ready to win and ask for patience – that was all on Lovie. Simple as that!

  14. Capt.Tim Says:

    I think Buccaneerbonzi is spot on about the endless lie we’ve been told.
    “Practicing in the heat makes us better”
    Nothing,NOTHING, in the long, pathetic history of this team lends any merit to that theory.
    In fact- when you look at had badly this team has absolutely SUCKED in his history- to a hugely disproportunate amount- you could easily prove Buccaneerbonzis hypothesis
    Practicing and playing in the heat weakens this team, leaving them battling exhaustion and dehydration all year long.

    And not just the team! Even when I was in excellent shape/health- I dreaded baking in that gawd awful roasting pot of a stadium( both of’em).
    Now that my health is gone. Baking in the heat is not an option. I either have to buy expensive seats, or go to evening games.

    To hell with renovating RJS. Build one with A Roof and Air conditioning!!
    With this teams history- it can only help

    Next time some idiot coach claims the heat helps- ask him to prove it. That worst losing percentage in league history sure wont help him make his case!

  15. Capt.Tim Says:

    Coaches empasis the positive. Not the negative.
    Reminding the team that they have sucked for two years tends to depress them, not encourage.

    Hopefully, the same technique all of you use in parenting.
    I sincerly hope none of you are like”Billy, you couldnt read last year- so I doubt you’ll learn to read this year!!”

  16. mdsbuc Says:

    Idontwannahearitanymore Says:
    October 9th, 2015 at 11:34 am
    “Not sure why you’re including the GM in this statement – he didn’t say the Bucs are ready to win and ask for patience – that was all on Lovie. Simple as that!”

    I seem to remember that before LAST season, just after the signing of all those “outstanding” but now gone free agents, Licht and Lovie were both saying that the team was built to win “now.” Those two guys have let us down hard, but I think it’s mostly on the HC.

  17. Buccfan37 Says:

    Agree the sun and heat does not give the Bucs any edge at home, it seems the visiting teams handle it better.

  18. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    I know we haven’t always seen to eye to eye-on this board. But I truly hate to hear about your failing health. Hang in there buddy

    I also agree with on concerning the stadium as well. Ask anyone who ever attended a game at Ole Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe versus the new University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The difference is like night and day.

    Especially from an economics stand point, because it seems like that stadium gets everything

  19. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    At some point, perhaps as soon as tomorrow questions are going to continue to grow about #3’s readiness to play. Every QB has a learning curve. The question of course is do we gain a faster learning curve letting Fameis toss all these pick sixes and miss open receivers running down the field…or could he be learning this stuff from the sidelines as well. And assuming it’s probably not a black and white answer…he could learn perhaps better while playing and losing than watching, but how much better?

    How many losses are we willing to write off on the Fameis “learning curve”. Obviously there is some value in playing him, but could there be more value in actually winning games? I think this conversation is still premature until the defense clearly shows it is a top ten D and with proper game management from the offense could actually win some games.

    Personally I am over the names…Fameis..Lovie..GMC..LVD…I don’t care who starts…who plays..who coaches…I JUST WANT TO WIN!!! If that means MG8 carefully managing a game while the D plays top ten ball so be it.

    I need to see some IMPROVEMENT tomorrow and not the same old mistakes. The next pick six should be responded to immediately.