No Extra Juice

December 4th, 2015


Joe doesn’t know how to act. The Bucs are playing a meaningful game in December. Should Joe break out the Crown Royal or stick with Jack?

One might imagine the Bucs are keyed up playing a game with direct playoff implications Sunday, against a division foe, no less.

And while Bucs wide receiver Vincent Jackson hasn’t played in a playoff game in six years, he claimed this week he isn’t getting overly hyped about Sunday, despite the circumstances.

“I wouldn’t say extra juice,” Jackson said. “We understand the circumstances and how there’s really not much room for error. Like Lovie [Smith] has said, we put ourselves in that position. We have to embrace it and look forward to it.

“If anything – not saying there’s not a certain level of focus each and every week – but if there’s an opportunity to do something different that you haven’t done at this point in the season to improve or get one more detail or spend a little extra half-hour watching film, I think this is the time to do it.

“It’s exciting. Obviously every game we play is meaningful. It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to play this game at this level. I don’t ever take a game for granted. To actually be in that hunt and be in that conversation again, it’s really fun.”

Joe doesn’t know how to behave much less what to feel. The Bucs, at least last week in Indianapolis, did not play smart football and it cost them a winnable game.

Yes, the Bucs did beat the Dixie Chicks in Billy Sherman’s favorite city south of the Mason-Dixon Line. But the Dixie Chicks did roll up nearly 500 yards of offense in that overtime game just one month ago.

Can Lovie and the Bucs bank on the unpredictable (takeaways) again?

9 Responses to “No Extra Juice”

  1. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I would prefer to avoid the word “juice” at this point. The last thing we need is another suspension!

  2. BucFan20 Says:

    Well now for the bad news. The game is at the Den Of Depression. And the Bucs have not swept the Falcons in what 5 years? Go with the hardest one for you!

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bucs will be hard pressed to come out with a win vs Atlanta. I’m not feeling it. I hope I’m completely wrong. Every game left will be difficult for the Bucs to win. Go Bucs!!

  4. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    All I know is that we have to stop the run, and score a buttload of points to win. Banking on the other team making mistakes is not a consistent winning formula.

    But Joe, get some Makers 46. Pricey, but smooth and delicious (and numbs Buc pain)

  5. NCBuc Says:

    I’m not with or drinking the kool-aid on this playoff talk. I’d like to see it happen, but if you look at the teams with better records then our Bucs have….. Well barring a complete meltdown by 2 teams, it isn’t happening this year

  6. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    As for the playoffs freaking Detroit hosed us last night. What a game. Exciting for the cheeseheads but tough for us. Looks like two teams from that division are a lock.

    I look for a typical NFL game on Sunday. Close and unpredictable. All the cliches will apply…turnovers…penalties…will be critical in a tight contest.

    These two teams are actually evenly matched. Should be fun to watch.

  7. BuccoDav Says:

    Joe, if you’re gonna do it, do it right, I would recommend a nice single malt… Macallan or a Balvenie?

  8. BoltIsle Says:

    Crown Apple

  9. biff barker Says:

    Laphroaig please.