Rampant Depression

December 13th, 2015

LavonteDavidMan, Joe hasn’t seen a Bucs’ postgame locker room that depressed in a while.

Moments ago, Joe asked starting right tackle Gosder Cherilus a simple and reasonable question, and Cherilus politely replied, “Does it really matter?”

That was the end of the conversation. In fairness to Cherilus, he was sort of on the money. The Bucs just got stomped by the Saints in their own house. It was an unexpected beating by a bad team. The loss crushed the season. Anything else is just hot air.

Bruce Carter waved off Joe and other reporters. The plenty of players who spoke were sullen, as if their spirit was crushed.

With a game next on Thursday night in St. Louis, Gerald McCoy emphasized how critical it will be for the Bucs to wipe away this defeat much faster than usual. The mindset has to flip much faster, McCoy said.

Joe hopes the Bucs can recover.

The last time a Lovie Smith Bucs team had to shake off a loss for a road Thursday Night Football game, they trailed 56-0 after three quarters.

11 Responses to “Rampant Depression”

  1. Thee mr wiggin Says:

    What a disappointing lose. Can’t be to surprised that is kinda just classic Drew Bree’s

  2. Lovie Is Dog Poo Says:

    What do they have to be depressed about? They showed almost no heart and desire out there. The Saints wanted it more which is pretty damning.

  3. BucFan20 Says:

    And they get to wear the Red Crush Uniforms!

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Watching the opposing QB make mincemeat out of your defense is depressing. Nobody covers anybody. Easy pickings continually.

  5. FortMyersDave Says:

    Going to be tough to beat Fisher on short rest no matter how bad the Lambs are Joe. This loss is simply one of immaturity; everyone expected the Bucs to win; it has been awhile since they have been a 5 point favorite and IMHO they read too much about how this team is the one “scary” bubble team and everyone’s dark horse in the NFC wildcard hunt….. Young team who gets full of itself and forgets that this is the same team that lost to the Deadskins and Texans earlier this season by playing like they did today. Lovie should have anticipated this and i can not wait to hear the load of excuses that he pushed out tomorrow though in this case you can’t put the L on him like the DC loss! Hopefully this loss does not push the Bucs into a tailspin to finish out poorly like that Philly loss Schiano’s boy had in 2012; this loss has that same feeling Joe; basically ends all playoff hopes and snuffs all momentum. Can’t blame Lovie on this one Joe, it was the players but dang if this was not a trap game with all the hooplah being spread around about our up and coming bucs. IMHO the Bucs would have played better today if the oddmakers made them a 5 point dog and continued to beat down on them instead of hyping them as i read all weak.

  6. FortMyersDave Says:

    err weak = week. Spell check is way below average! Kinda like the Bucs play today!

  7. loggedontosay Says:

    It is over. All that is left is to see who we need to let go. Bring in competent competition to compete at every position in the offseason and make excellent draft decisions. If all player can play to Jameis level, we will win the championship in 2017.

  8. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    I don’t care about this loss or making the playoffs this year. The only thing I care about is that we are showing improvement and not getting blown out. Next season I would like to see more winning consistency

  9. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Why be emotional after the game when they were flat all game. Dont expect to win when you come out like that. Neither side of the ball had any life to it. no big plays, no fight. Just a long boring game if you are a bucs fan.

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    They should be ashamed. They let the coaches and the fans down today. It was all on the players this game. The drops, the penalties…heck, even when David jumped up and blocked a pass, the ball popped into the air and instead of catching it he celebrated blocking the dang thing.

    That would have been a pick six.

    McCoy blew his top on the sideline because the rest of the dline was doing nothing and he risked injury to play. The dline coach and him almost came to blows over it.

  11. godzilla13 Says:

    It is critical for the Bucs to wipe away this defeat before the Thursday night game? Don’t wipe it away, learn from it. Other teams now have the recipe to defeat this team. Pressure Winston, don’t turn the ball over and run short go and slant routes because our CB’s rarely get up on the LOS to disrupt their receivers. The Rams are going to put more pressure on Winston than he has seen this year. The Bears will simply blitz on every play, kinda like what we should have been doing today? 6-10 is the way it will be. How does this team come out flat with no sense of urgency in such an important game? It blows me away.