Joe Cullen, Round Two

December 18th, 2015
Has spat with another player.

Has sideline spat with another player.

For the second time in as many weeks, fiery Bucs defensive line coach Joe Cullen got into it with a Bucs defensive lineman. But it wasn’t as bad as the sparring he had with Gerald McCoy last week.

Thursday night the bad Will Gholston reappeared. Earlier this season in the Capital Collapse at Washington, Gholston was out of control drawing three 15-yard penalties.

In the second quarter tonight, after a play was over, Gholston got into it with a Rams offensive lineman. An argument ensued as the lineman lay prone on the ground. Gholston appeared to try to kick the lineman, or actually did kick the lineman (it wasn’t clear in Joe’s binoculars — Joe was slightly closer than Mars to the field).

What was very clear was what happened right after the penalty. Gholston was pulled and Cullen read Gholston the riot act. Cullen looked like Yosemite Sam on a caffeine buzz. Stomping up and down, head bobbing and weaving, clearly going off on Gholston in a very animated fashion.

At one point, Cullen may have said the magic word, whatever that may be, as Gholston raised his left arm and took a step toward Cullen when a teammate Joe couldn’t identify grabbed Gholston from behind. Others began mingling between the two just in case fireworks reignited.

Now for all Joe knows Gholston rose his arm for effect, nothing more. But it didn’t look good that Gholston, making such an ignorant play, would have the balls to challenge his position coach after being scolded for said ignorant play.

It is becoming very apparent to Joe that not only are Bucs defenders as a whole not talented enough to win, not only do they lack the heart to win, not only do they not know how to win, but if appears they just aren’t all that bright upstairs, either.

How else does one explain all the mental mistakes, game after game, penalty after penalty?

15 Responses to “Joe Cullen, Round Two”

  1. Supersam Says:

    Time to clean house. Once again. Coaches, players, have a fire sale.

  2. Bucsfaninchina Says:

    Youch! Cant agree with ya more, Joe.

  3. DallasBuc Says:

    Why should he be upset? They only gave up the booty on almost every drive!!!
    McCoy is worth every penny. You have to appreciate the fact that McCoy and David remain on the field to rally the troops for all those back-breaking drives.
    KissKeenum is future HOFer, no?

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Duh, Lovie’s lovely brainiacs.

  5. BrianBucs Says:

    We all know that games are won and lost in the trenches and the Buc’s D-Line just really isn’t very good. Looks like Cullen is trying to make chicken salad out of chicken sh&t. Several of the Bucs tonight badly lost their cool, and that is unacceptable

  6. mac Says:

    I’m glad I got the chance to watch a superior defensive tackle play tonight… To bad he plays for St. Louis… Aaron Donald you are the man…

  7. Espo Says:

    I must say, it’s very impressive to watch Aaron Donald. Reminds me of another 99.

  8. MadMax Says:

    Looks like Gholston needs to go…along with ASJ too. We have a pretty good TE in Brate. A decent DE in Smith. But its looking more and more like a DE will be our first pick in the draft. Signing DE’s and drafting them late round just isnt working. We see what picking a QB high and O line high has done. GMC too with our first. So yup, time to focus in on pass rush, then maybe a Safety or WR (especially if Vjax isnt back, hope he is though).

  9. Patrick in VA Says:

    I agree. A lack of talent mixed with a group of truly just dumb guys gets us what we’ve got here. That’s why the coaching isn’t sinking in. That’s why it takes so long for them to learn this defense. That’s why they can’t figure out how to line up on the line of scrimmage. They’re just a bunch of meat heads.

  10. Brandon Says:

    Didn’t Gholston have something like 15 tackles and play a big part in completely shutting down Gurley?

    This is the youngest team in the league, playing on the road, on a short week, they fought hard unitl the end, I wish they had won or played better early, but they certainly didn’t quit and also weren’t soft.

  11. FortMyersDave Says:

    Brandon; Gurley was not shut down; guy did get a TD. Wish the Bucs did shut him down though.. Bucs handed the lambs an easy win tonight if you happened to sleep through the first half.

  12. FortMyersDave Says:

    Patrick in VA; do not give Lovie a total pass though! Recall the DC loss that can be hung on Lovie as can the Texan loss as Lovie and Special teams Coordinator O’Dey went with the Notre Dame long gun at kicker instead of the proven kid in Barth… Good coaching would have his team at 8-6 instead of looking at 10 losses in 2 weeks…. Lovie has lost the team IMHO; the team seems to have quit on him with a few notable exceptions like Winston and Martin…. You can not say Lovie is a good coach, no damned way, he has let this team repeat mistae after mistake and also is a moron at clock management…..

  13. Bobby Says:

    @FortMyersDave…..the Rams only had 100 yards rushing as a team. We shut down Gurley. Unfortunately we make every QB int the league look like HOF players. Who needs to run on us when they can have career days passing?

  14. 813bucboi Says:

    “It is becoming very apparent to Joe that not only are Bucs defenders as a whole not talented enough to win, not only do they lack the heart to win, not only do they not know how to win, but if appears they just aren’t all that bright upstairs, either.”….THANKS JOE!!!..that’s what ive been saying this whole time…its the talent people it aint lovie…this team is full of players with no heart no talent and just plain ol dumb….after watching last night, I cant understand how lovie won 6 games with this team…it basically the same team with the addition of Winston and even he has cost us two or three games this year, his int with 4minutes left sank the ship…on the bright side, we have the draft and FA to look forward to…GO BUCS!!!!

  15. pelbuc Says:

    L&L are to blame for hand picking such dumb, lazy and arrogant players.