“Rioting Up And Down Dale Mabry”

April 12th, 2016

BucsfansBucs fans are excited, antsy, frustrated and hopeful all at once.

But most of all, five consecutive last-place finishes and a rising franchise quarterback in the house has fans impatient like never before.

The Custodian of Canton, eye-RAH! Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune, talked about this phenomenon on Joe’s favorite morning show today, PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio.

Host Mike Florio asked Kaufman to deliver an over-under on when the Bucs will be a “true contender again.” Kaufman dodged a direct answer but projected dire consequences if the Bucs can’t win more than they lose.

“They gotta turn this thing around in the next couple of years or there’s going to be rioting up and down Dale Mabry, Mike. You don’t want any part of that,” Kaufman said.

He went on to say the Bucs’ Super Bowl victory, their last playoff win, “seems like a faded memory.”

Joe agrees. Joe sees the gray hair on Super Bowl-era Bucs. And Joe knows plenty of Tampa Bay teenagers run around thinking Simeon Rice is a trendy Thai dish.

Whatever the hump is the Bucs must get over, it really must happen in the next two years. All excuses have evaporated.

12 Responses to ““Rioting Up And Down Dale Mabry””

  1. BucFan20 Says:

    No the excuses are on this very page everyday. just look. We are missing this piece or that piece. All we were missing to hear tell was a franchise QB. But that evaporated quick and moved on to the next 8 pieces we are missing.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Heart and Passion has been missing from the bucs until Jameis and Kwon arrived. The team has not played nor carried themselves like confident winners in a decade plus. Teams must have talent to win consistently in the league but just as important is the right mindset. Jameis and Kwon have the correct mindset. Too many star players on bucs have either been too mentally weak or have accepted losing for far too long.

  3. Pirate n packerland Says:

    Who cares about football right now!? Jk….but seriously the lightning are in the playoffs, can’t wait till tomorrow! Go Bolts!!

  4. Howard Cosell Says:

    What is the Glazers cap-space now that FA is mostly over?

    It’d be nice to get honest interviews with Bruce or the Rock Star
    on what it was like to build a real team under the
    financial constraints imposed by the Glazers.
    Dominick hinted at it.

    Howard has gone on record this year saying he thinks the Glazers
    have finally decided to make this team a winner (as evidenced by
    the top-shelf GM and coaching staff, unlike the Walmart staff of
    previous years).

    Too bad 100% of the media is terrified of holding the Glazers
    accountable for anything.
    Que the sycophants and shills to scold me for this post.

    Hey a-holes:
    Once this team is legit (and make no mistake, we’ll know when
    that is) Howard will kiss the Glazers rings. Until then he’s alone
    on an island of testicular fortitude populated only by those who
    are not decieved.

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    I am glad that the “Super Bowl-era Bucs” is a faded memory!!! It needs to be! Because too many fans are looking for the signs and trying to recreate the same exact thing!!!

    And the panic that eye-RAH! Kaufman feels is because he is so plugged into the Tampa2 mafia, who have been waiting in the weeds lately!!!

    as the great Buc1987 would quote

    “Now we’re up in the big leagues
    Gettin’ our turn at bat.
    As long as we live, it’s you and me baby
    There ain’t nothin wrong with that.
    Well we’re movin on up,
    To the east side.
    To a deluxe apartment in the sky. “!!!!!!!!!!

  6. LargoBuc Says:

    UGGGGHHH…AS LONG AS JAMEIS continues to learn and grow, we will compete. An effective qb can mask alot of flaws.

  7. d-roca Says:

    Lol. Nice one on simeon joe

  8. William Walls Says:

    I think it’s shorter than two years. I think the expectation is that the Bucs will be competitive, week in and week out, this year, and have a winning season thus year, and that’s at the least. Personally, my expectation is 10 wins as a minimum and 11-12 wins is an achievable hope.

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    I expect to see a competitive team right out of the gate this year.

    Getting throttled by one of the worst teams in the league on opening day last year is something I am STILL not over. Watching that game was PAINFUL.

    The Bucs have enough talent to compete this year and should win at least as many if not more games than they lose. Anything less would be a disappointment to me.

    As a fan – I’m willing to be patient while we hopefully build a Championship caliber football team. But there have to be reinforcing signs all along the way that we are headed in that direction. There were too many “setbacks” when Lovie was in charge and getting blown out in the opener as well as the 4 game season ending losing streak to mostly bad teams was the final nail in his coffin I imagine.

    There appear to be plenty of good signs about where this team is headed now involving the GM and his new coaching staff – but Winning football games is the only way to PROVE that what you are doing is working. Make it happen Jason, Dirk and Mike Smith. Make us all proud to be Buccaneer fans once again.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    “Joe knows plenty of Tampa Bay teenagers run around thinking Simeon Rice is a trendy Thai dish.”

    That was a good one Joe!

  11. Brent bull/buc Says:

    Bucs need a wr and a couple more players on defense before they can compete. We had an easy schedule last year and won 6 games. I can see them winning 6-7 games this year. I still think we’re 2 good drafts away.

  12. Dave Says:

    STOP with the
    ” they had an easy schedule last year..” BS.
    The entire NFL was almost a .500 team. The difference last year between 6 wins and 9 (or possible 10) was absolutely minuscule.
    The schedule at the beginning of the year is not what it ends up being. It may look tough now but done the teams aren’t that good and done are better do who knows. Regardless though, I think the Bucs should be one of the most improved teams there is on the NFL, that should get them to a .500 record.