Home Field Has To Matter

November 15th, 2015

lovie 1110bWhat could Lovie Smith possibly say to Team Glazer and legions of Bucs fans, if the Bucs can’t win two of their final four home games?

Of everything gnawing at Joe’s Bucs-loving soul, Tampa Bay winning one home game in its last 13 tries is No. 1 on the list.

It is simply unacceptable and inexcusable.

Good franchises, good teams, or teams heading in the right direction, have some sort of home-field advantage. The Bucs have none.

You want to judge Lovie Smith’s job security after the season? Look at his home record in the second half of this season.

Today, the Bucs are home facing Dallas, losers of six in a row, followed by home games against Atlanta, New Orleans and Chicago. Those are all very winnable games. Heck, the Bucs already beat the Falcons and Saints on the road.

The Den of Depression nickname for the home turf must end. Home field has to matter.

10 Responses to “Home Field Has To Matter”

  1. NewTampaChris Says:

    I hate to be negative, since there are a lot of (offensive) positives in the Bucs’ season. But the Bucs can’t lose this game. They’ve lost to some truly bad football teams this year, including one that is so bad it’s coach got fired. And Jay Gruden WOULD have been fired had the Bucs held on to a massive lead. Also lost to a dreadful Texans team that wound up cutting the winning QB from that game!

    So it’s time to step up against a team that has lost six straight, is imploding and has a dreadful QB problem.

  2. Pete Says:

    Like to see
    All on the field
    Shifting from full house backfield
    To empty backfield
    Using those guys and no huddle.

  3. Couch Fan Says:

    A winnable game, at home, against a mediocre QB. Thats a recipe for disaster for a Lovie Smith Bucs coached team.

  4. Matts17 Says:

    Bucs lose by double digits.

  5. BrianBucs Says:

    If the Cowboys come into Ray Jay today after losing six straight games and beat the Bucs, Lovie should be fired on the spot

  6. BucfaninMi Says:

    Losing to back up QBs dates back a long time. If I were a betting man, always bet on the back up against the Bucs.

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    Be patient it takes time to learn how to win at home. The bucs are on the verge of winning at home. Appreciate the growth.

  8. you suck Says:

    Is the tightens Jenkins playing today

  9. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Won’t help that the stadium will be brimming with Romo jerseys.

  10. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    We haven’t had a home field advantage for quite awhile. And the longer this continues the worse it seems to be.

    You could almost see a load lifted from the Buc’s backs when they went on the road to New Orleans. They played very well in Atlanta on the road…yes Kwon’s tragic loss had a lot to do with that but I just think the Bucs play a lot looser on the road right now.

    The team is so anxious to please the fans, lose this “den of depression” rep that IMHO the collars on their jerseys begin to grow really really tight.