“Bucs Fans Should Get Just As Excited”

August 16th, 2016
Bullish on Bucs.

Bullish on Bucs.

If the Bucs were a stock, Pat Kirwan would be laying lots of cash on the franchise.

The co-host of “Movin’ the Chains,” heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio, was in Tampa on Saturday along with his co-host Jim Miller for their annual training camp tour. They hung out with coaches and management and, more importantly, watched practice before their entire three-hour show was about the Bucs.

Kirwan came away impressed and believes it is Tampa Bay, and not the Raiders, that is due to break through.

“Everybody in the world loves the Raiders,” Kirwan said. “They say the Raiders are ready. They were a 7-9 team. This was a 6-10 team. They are so much farther along right now than they were a year ago.

“They injected five players onto the defense. Robert Ayers, Noah Spence, who I think will have a nice role to play, Daryl Smith, short-term answer to a long-term problem, Brent Grimes and Vernon Hargreaves.

“This defense will be better under the direction of Mike Smith and on offense, we sat down with the quarterback and there is something I love about the guy right now. I wasn’t really sure about him when he first got into the league but I am now. This is a star in the making. So I will make an analogy to the Raiders. Bucs fans should get just as excited as Raiders fans.”

Those are bold words right there. Joe sees Kirwan’s point. The Bucs are in a lot of ways, the Raiders of the NFC. Stud young quarterback and a fine nucleus of young talent mixed with old.

And, as Kirwan pointed out, folks are jumping up and down about a team like the Raiders who only won one more game than the Bucs last year.

15 Responses to ““Bucs Fans Should Get Just As Excited””

  1. canadian bucsfan Says:

    Love it! Can’t wait for the season to start.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but I see a deja vu here. Two teams about to ‘Break through’: the Raiders and the Bucs. Two teams coached by ex-Jags coaches: Jack Del Rio and Dirk Koetter … the teacher and the student. And oh ya, the 2 teams that met in the 2002 Super Bowl. Deja vu all over again? I think not.

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    I heard the whole segment, What brought this up was that he talked to a couple of fans and some media that are excited but are not “in” on the Bucs. That they are in a “show me” state with the Bucs. And he Kirwan and Miller totally disagreed with this, And they said that after all the camps they have been at and watching the Bucs that we as fans should be in!!! That there are very good reasons to be excited for this team, and the stuff they are doing out at practice!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!

  4. BucsFanInChina Says:

    Is there anywhere this lowly non-Sirius subscribing Bucs fan can hear this 3 hour segment?

  5. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Buccs fans.. I hope the poster’s of this site don’t speak for the entire fan base.

  6. The Other Side of the Coin Says:

    They don’t.

  7. BucinJAX Says:


    Nice addition. I’m in. Let’s go!

  8. Destinjohnny Says:

    Funny nobody is buzzing about vh3
    I think u will find that we could have gotten similar talent in the 3rd round

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    Kirwan keeps pumping out the good hot air, I’m about to experience liftoff, all systems go, up up and away.

  10. Joe Says:

    Is there anywhere this lowly non-Sirius subscribing Bucs fan can hear this 3 hour segment?

    Not legally.

  11. The Buc Realist Says:


    there should be a 3 or 30 day trial period for online!!! It is worth it!!! Not a ton of Bucs talk!!! And Callers that are from Tampa always ask about the big market teams!!!!!!

  12. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    We gonna make so much noise this season

  13. salish_seamonster Says:

    The Raiders have Khalil Mack though…

    But I still love my Bucs to make a move in the NFC this year.

  14. Mike Johnson Says:

    I refuse to buy into any hype..to eat the..yellow snow! Been there before. Lets see the final product on the field first. Don’t drink the Tea..just yet. At least I’m not.

  15. Brent bull/buc Says:

    All sounds great. I look forward to every season but I’m wait and see guy.