“Total Meltdown”

September 26th, 2016
Instructional video produced last night.

Instructional video produced last night.

Joe was unaware at the time, but it seems the Bucs inadvertently put together a football instructional video last night for generations of coaches to use from the NFL all the way down to the high school level.

It seems the clinical video the Bucs produced was how not to run a two-minute drill.

That is the conclusion from John Breech of CBS Sports. No NFL team can be that bad on purpose, he writes.

If a football coach at any level needs to give his team a lesson in how NOT to run a two-minute drill, that lesson should be easy to teach from now on. All he needs to do is press play on a video that shows the ending of Sunday’s game between the Buccaneers and the Rams. …

The Bucs quarterback admitted that he probably should’ve thrown the ball in the end zone. “I was just trying to bait them and get closer to the end zone,” Winston said. “In that moment, I’ve just got to give somebody a chance in the end zone. That was just dumb on my part.”

Although Winston admitted it was dumb, it wasn’t as dumb as Tampa Bay’s clock management. If the Bucs — who had a timeout left WHEN THE GAME ENDED — had used a timeout at any point earlier in the drive, they would’ve had at least 15 extra seconds to work with. Instead, they showed football coaches across America how not to run a two-minute drill.

You know, since the Bucs stink so much, so badly over the past few years, this is something Team Glazer could hang its hats on.

If you are going to be a garbage team and be adept at choking away leads and lead the NFL in losing at home, then you may as well produce a series of “How Not To” videos and make some cash off them.

You know, “Football for Dummies?”

81 Responses to ““Total Meltdown””

  1. BUC IT Says:

    Its absolutely mind blowing to me how we are 55 yards away with 2 minutes remaining and 2 time outs and we run out of time. Maybe they should hire an expert football fan like myself to be the game manager! BTW….The main reason Mike Smith is no longer a head coach is because of game management. Just ridiculous. And don’t even get me started on our pathetic 2nd round kicker. We sure could’ve used some more depth on either line last night with that 2nd round pick that cost us the game.

  2. Buck Rodgers Says:

    I screamed at the TV as loud as I could to use a Timeout….It didn’t work!

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    ^^^Me too Buck! I even tried to press “Pause” on my remote!

  4. LakeLandBuc Says:

    The title of the video should be….THE LIFE OF A BOTTOM FEEDER

  5. ChanEpic Says:

    “Football BY dummies” wouldn’t that be more appropriate?

  6. Tampa Tony Says:

    Mind was blown that Jameis didn’t call a timeout himself especially with such a high football iq

  7. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Personally, I like Mike Smith, but facts are facts. Tampa has given up more plays over 40 yards in 3 games, then we did all the season before. Koetter is great with offense, let us all hope that Mike Smith was not a mistake on the other side of the ball.

  8. Joe Says:

    Mind was blown that Jameis didn’t call a timeout himself especially with such a high football iq

    That last drive was very robotic. As if Koetter made it clear he was not to run or call a timeout. Like both decisions were taken out of his hands. Last year, he easily would have took off running on that final play.

  9. BucFan20 Says:

    @Tampa Tony
    I though about that. Or has Koetter told him he is not allowed to? Someone like Brady would have.

  10. BucFan20 Says:

    You type faster than I do joe.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I don’t have any other way to contact you but can you unblock me. I have even changed my wireless router which changed my IP address and I’m still blocked.

    Thank you.

  12. Chuck Says:

    What happened to the guy they hired to give dirk advice in those situations?

    Anyone remember him???

    What a game. 😭😭

  13. Joe Says:


    Your IP is not blocked.

  14. cdizzle Says:

    The kid blocks when he’s told not to, I’m sure he’d call a time out too against orders. Wish he would’ve. We’ve got much bigger problems than time management though…

  15. Chuck Says:

    What happened to the guy they hired to give dirk advice in those situations?

    Anyone remember him???

    What a game.

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    Total meltdown? A bit melodramatic on the part of CBS Sports I’d say. Bucs had several opportunities to win the game in the last 2 mins but couldn’t connect. Jameis said afterwards ‘It’s on me’. Time management in the last 30 secs or so left a lot to be desired, since Bucs ended up with 1 timeout left. Koetter said ‘It’s on me’. Losing that game stunk because it was very winnable, but I saw a lot of plays that contributed to the loss big-time much earlier in the ballgame.

  17. BucsFan90 Says:

    Tampa Tony
    Yea lets blame the QB for the obvious coaching failures. IDIOT

  18. BUC IT Says:

    Sure Winston should’ve called the TO but Koetter could’ve easily made that decision and should have

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Thanks Joe…..but I am only able to post using my cell as a hotspot….has anyone else had this problem…is there a fix.
    I am unable to post using Att Modem…..have tried 2….used to work until I was sent to the cooler….hasn’t worked since.
    Any help from you or others would be greatly appreciated.
    (FYI, it’s not the computer because I was able to post when I recently visited FLA…)

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    Oh, please.

    A blown 2-minute drill didn’t lose that game.

    A horrendous defense effort, and abysmal placekicking lost that game.

  21. Tampa Tony Says:


    When you have no point or nothing to bring to the convo just result to personal attacks. Very classy.

  22. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I will give Koetter a pass on this mistake for the following 10 reasons:

    1. I like him.
    2. Everyone makes mistakes, even stupid ones.
    3. He’s a rookie head coach.
    4. There were other reasons we lost the game.
    5. I trust he won’t make this mistake again.
    6. That’s what the Joe’s would do.
    7. He’s not Lovie.
    8. He’s not Lovie.
    9, He’s not Lovie.
    !0. He’s not Lovie.

  23. DanTheBucsFan(Atlanta) Says:

    Cheer up fellow Buccaneer fans! If the ‘Aints can take care of the Chicks, we’ll still be in first place! #moralvictorymonday

  24. DB55 Says:

    There was one play where Jameis juked about 5 defenders in the pocket. Amazing play. Showed a lot of agility. If I were Dirk is think about incorporating the qb option ala Cam Newton while Dougie is out. Add another dimension to the O.

  25. DanTheBucsFan(Atlanta) Says:

    …well, we will be tied for first, but hey, it’s still 1st!

  26. Chuck Says:

    Andrew dellwinger

    Thank u big dog!!

    Our clock manager and unified voice direct to Dirk in these situations.

  27. DB55 Says:

    Where’s the excellent oline? JW getting hit too much, darn near every pass he got someone in his face. He threw that TD to ME with Donald wrapped around his throat. We need to do better.

  28. DB55 Says:

    Im not completed distressed about this loss. I thought we fought well. I just wish our captains would make more plays.

  29. Buccfan37 Says:

    Poor area, poor football team. That’s how the league looks at it because it’s true. Even Detroit households outearn Florida’s largest 3 metropolitan areas. Right to work, right to be poor. Extremely lucky to have won a Super Bowl. Go Bucs!

  30. The Buc Realist Says:

    I am not one that will kill the coach over the time out!! they have reached the 15 and still ran 5 plays, I am sure he did not think at that time that it would take more than 5 plays to go 15 yards!!!!

    But hindsight is easy, and some have agenda’s!!!!!!!

    They will have 3 years to make this right!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Mike Johnson Says:

    Lets place the blame squarely on where it belongs..Coach Koetter! All of you//jumped for joy, sang stars and stripes forever, anointed him as the 2nd coming. So you wanted him, deal with him. At least with me he gets final words and a last supper after next season. You said (including you there Joe) and various buc media outlets..this defense would make Lovies defense look sick. Well, Lovies defense looked way better than that Sh..I witnessed yesterday. I told you people 10 months ago Verner, Conte and Banks needed pink slips. Excuse me guys..time for my next turntable record..I cried a river..over you.
    And Just..us for all!
    DENVER 38 SOB’s 13

  32. ElioT Says:

    This team is just lacking front line talent and quality depth at almost every position group.

    1.) DE – Need more than Spence, Ayers, Gholston and Jones.
    2.) S – Conte is water trash, McDougald isn’t a starter.
    3.) WR – Evans is all we got, Hump is strictly a slot WR.
    4.) TE – Too predictable, need one who can catch and block.
    5.) DT – McCoy could use a partner and a break every now and then.
    6.) RB – Need another every down back.
    7.) K – Roberto sucks.
    8.) SLB – Smith is old and invisible.
    9.) Depth – Paper thin everywhere except O-Line and that wont last forever.

    That’s more holes than a Cambodian whore house.

    Maybe a couple surprise unknowns will rise from the shadows, but I’m not counting on it.

    Go Sucs!

  33. Mike Johnson Says:

    Unless one of those televangelist puts his hand on our bucs and heals them, I see us winning maybeeeee 5 games? Ok..4.

  34. buccfan305 Says:

    I just hope none of our games comes down to a game winning FG…if so we’re F#@ked

  35. Buc1987 Says:

    Lovie made multiple mistakes and how many more years does he have on Koetter? Koetter has 3 games to Lovie’s how many?

  36. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m “very confident” in Koetter.

  37. Buccfan37 Says:

    Mike.. no it was not a parade over Koetter advancing to head coach, just good grief post Lovie boredom. This coaching staff is way better in fact still.

  38. 911bucs Says:

    I’m tired of the losses then hearing the excuses like we have to get and be better. That all needs to be fixed in training camp not at the fans expense.

  39. 813bucboi Says:

    @realist…be honest…if that were lovie you would be killing him right now….calling for his head….smitty’s defense has given up 30plus points back to back weeks….the defense has regressed even though we have more talent on that side of the ball…..

    first as joe pointed out earlier jameis dropped back 60plus times….60….does dirk even believe in running the ball?….don’t want to hear the doug excuse…you have to run the ball to keep the defense honest and prevent your qb to get hit….

    @tampatony…I agree….jameis or maybe vjax, one of our leaders should’ve and could’ve called timeout….or at least someone on the staff should’ve mentioned it to dirk….with all that being said if the kicker makes those kicks we could’ve kicked a fg for the win with 4 seconds left….this game is on 3 people…..Roberto, smitty and dirk….GO BUCS!!!!

  40. Dave Pear Says:

    Lovie coached 182 NFL games.


  41. Supersam Says:

    After sims got tackled in bounds I yelled “timeout timeout!!!”, but then I paused and second guessed myself thinking Dirk had a plan, maybe leaving as little time on the clock as possible if we scored that way the rams couldn’t kick a last second field goal. Boy was I wrong. I’m disappointed Winston didn’t just call the timeout himself. The way dirk said he was busy looking for the next play makes me wonder if he forgot he was the headcoach and it’s his responsibility. He’s been a coordinator for so long..

  42. Buc1987 Says:

    WHO cares about Lovie at this point anyways….he’s doing just CRAPPY coaching Illinois as it is. Having just lost to powerhouse Western Michigan 34-10.

  43. Buccfan37 Says:

    Big dog is going off on whoever was brought in to manage the clock for Koetter. Yeah, pile on. Where’s the clock guy? Kotter probably ignored him or had no contact with him.

  44. csidedave Says:

    Any one of the above things could have won the game. And should have. But Dirk is a smart man and he will learn. The time outs were a cluster but for the most part, he called a great game.

    2nd year Jameis found the right guy all day long but missed him a few times.

    Mike Smith is running a brand new defensive scheme with some players that may not be right for it. People are going to miss assignments.

    Let’s just take a deep breath and watch a few more games…….

  45. Buc1987 Says:

    I think Koetter was trying to keep the defense on it’s heels thus not calling a T.O.

    That’s my theory anyways. He had to have been aware of the situation. He really doesn’t seem as inept as the last 2 coaches.

    I mean how many times did Lovie have too many men on the field? Seemed like that shyte happened every week.

  46. GhostofTedford Says:

    Lets consider a few things….

    1) Our starting DE / Free agent was not on the field.

    2) Our starting RB was not on the field.

    3) Our big free agent signing Guard was not on the field

    4) This is a game we should have and could have WON

    5) Our next two games should be our hardest games at HOME and AWAY (No offense KC)

    6) I believe in momentum, our team had it just before the rain delay.

    7) Our secondary needs better communication, missed assignments, players out of position hopefully this gets fixed ASAP

    8) IF the Saints win, we are still in first place (Can’t believe I am saying this but “GO SAINTS”!)

    9) I believe in Dirk Koetter

    10) I believe in JAMEIS

  47. The Buc Realist Says:

    the Bucs reached the 15 and still ran 5 plays, I am sure he did not think at that time that it would take more than 5 plays to go 15 yards!!!!

    But people and media have agenda’s!!!!!

    The Bucs are running the gauntlet of schedules right now!!! The most important thing is to see the Bucs hand and be with in taking leads in the 4th with these “Grown man Teams”!!!!

    If you thought this was a playoff team because they manhandled the Browns in the pre-season then that is on YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They will have 3 years to make this right!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I realize this is a tall order but if we can somehow pull off an upset over the next two games…..all will be on track for our Bucs.

  49. Mike Johnson Says:

    That’s right Ghostof Ted..Coulda/Woulda/Shoulda. The Tampa Bay Bucs mantra!! And you’ll be sayin the sam GD thing next Monday!! Rinse and repeat..the following week.

  50. Buc1987 Says:

    Correct Realist and I’m sure most of us realistic fans can see that this team is still very young and that’s no excuse either, they are.

    D Smith


  51. slemak Says:

    God even called a timeout to show Dirk how it is done

  52. Conte under the bay Says:

    I still like Koetter as a coach and a person. I think he will get this right.

  53. Buccaneers Says:

    Don’t even know how us fans get up for these games anymore. They have been an absolute embarrassment for over a decade now. I have no pride in this team playing at home and getting their asses spanked buy subpar football teams year after year after year after year. There are too many bums on this team. We can’t catch we can’t coach we can’t kick our defense is soft and these problems are the same problems that happen over and over again. This is a disgrace of an NFL franchise. They can’t even play fundamental football they have no chance of competing on a professional level. Bite me box or make me eat my words.

  54. Buccaneers Says:

    Bucs** not box

  55. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I agree 87..babies indeed..especially to me as I approach my 50th soon..

    Koetter will never make that time management mistake again..and if he does then you all can pile on me all you want..

    I am a woman, never played ball, still confused on what nickel is and guess what???I still knew to stop the clock right after Sims catch!! I screamed, I hollered, I yelled, I cried and got the WORSE CASE OF HOT FLASHES in the world of menopause!!!!

    I did double my dose of sleeping pills last night though..

  56. Buccaneers Says:

    I demand an apology from the Buccaneers. They have given us nothing to cheer about forever now. this town deserves more then losing to a sorry-ass team with a sorry-ass quarterback on their own home opener.

  57. Buccaneers Says:

    I’m sorry but the Bucs have numbed all feelings from their fans for the past decade. We are hardened from dealing with losses. For once we had a glimmer of hope. This one hurts.

  58. BucFan20 Says:

    Hey man. They even tried to give it to us when they had it won.

  59. The Buc Realist Says:

    4 games ago, the Rams Mandhandled the Bucs and blew them out early!!! they scored 28 by the third quarter and ran out the clock from there!!!!!

    Last night’s game down by 5 the defense stopped them deep inside the twenty for force a punt!!!! The offense got the ball inside the redzone then running 5 plays inside the redzone!!!!! they were in it!!!! They were in this game!!!

    They were no where close 4 games ago!!!! Clean up just 2 of the many mistakes and they win!!!!!

    Marked improvement that cannot be argued!!!!!!!

  60. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Someone has posted that we are cursed!

    Well given that every tipped ball has bounced for either a pick six or great field position…every fumble has been lost…one of them bouncing perfectly for another TD return.

    Someone talked about momentum at the end of yesterday’s game and how the lightning came at just the wrong time.

    So there it is. All of you Joes included should just give up! I cannot for the life of me understand why people would be talking about the draft…what difference is the draft going to make?

    We are cursed…even God hates the Bucs and sends a horrible lightning storm at just the right time.

    I’m hoping God has a sense of humor and is just efffing with the negative nellies here…getting their hopes up so they can expand a poor start at 1-2 into an entire decade of futility.

  61. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Welcome to the contrarian club. Everybody remembers that Petersen outmuscled ME for one of #3’s picks…but nobody mentioned that #3 and ME connected on a great TD pass beating that very same great DB.

    They make a play and we suck…we make a play and it’s quickly forgotten.

  62. Buccaneers Says:

    This defense is sofy………So soft they let the kicker dictate their play. They were unable to set a tone and allowed a horrible offense to absolutely destroy us on our field. This defense is about as soft as they come in the NFL and an absolute embarrassment to its fans. Go suck an egg Bucs D

  63. The Buc Realist Says:

    For those who count the victory as success, and think this team is total failure after a loss!!!!!

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

  64. Buccaneers Says:

    I’m literally loving about how bad our defense is now that I’m thinking back to yesterday’s game. I wonder how to defence likes it knowing that their fans are laughing at them? Yeah I even heard one of the local radio announcers laughing at the Bucs today. It is part of the healing mechanism of an embarrassed fan. It is also funny that Case Keenum treats us like a welcome mat.

  65. Buccaneers Says:

    Lolling not loving

  66. Buccaneers Says:

    We can’t stop the worst offense that the NFL has had to offer in the last quarter century…………..A historically awful offense sheds the Buccaneers like we are a bunch of Nancy’s in skirts hahahahahaha

  67. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    God doesn’t hate the Bucs……you know how hard it is for a rich man to get into heaven…..it’s the same principle for good football teams. And, the fans of bad football teams never get their prayers answered…..that’s why we go to the front of the Heavenly Gates line.

  68. Buccaneers Says:

    BUCS d =inability

  69. 813bucboi Says:

    @realist…face it…your boy’s dirk and smitty look worse than lovie and frazier….the defense is giving up an averaging of 33 points thru the first 3 games, we cant get any pressure on the qb and we cant create turn overs….dirk refuses to run the ball and cant manage the clock….

    we looked worse in this game vs the rams than we did last year….gave up more points in this game than we did last year….coaches made more mistakes in this game than the players did last year….face it…it aint looking good….not with a high flying Denver coming to town and a pissed off panthers team on deck….GO BUCS!!!!

  70. Eric Says:

    Groundhog day.

  71. passthebuc Says:

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

  72. The Buc Realist Says:


    just face it, coach my scheme’s first 3 game point average was 32!!! His last 3 game point average was 32!!!!

    Now we have a baseline to compare with the new regime!!! If their is no improvement next year, I will say you are right!!! But if you would answer honestly, the Bucs were not even in the game last time with the rams, They were killing the clock the last 20 minutes of regulation!!!! nice try!!!!!

    agenda’s denied!!! LOL!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. West Says:

    But the Big Dog was saying who cares about not calling timeout.

    Lol, he thinks he knows it all…

  74. Dave Pear Says:

    Did I miss the memo?
    Is this becoming a Book Club meeting where we read our favorite quotes?

  75. Buc1987 Says:

    Agenda’s denied. smh lol

  76. Buc1987 Says:

    813bucboi…your post is so flawed there’s no need to even point out the flaws.

  77. Skyline Crew Says:

    It’s OK, because we are winning the SB next year. You all said it, so it must be true. Lol

  78. Kevinm Says:

    Get rid of turd cutter and bring back gruden

  79. Buc1987 Says:

    Skyline Crew….not “you all”.

    Me all.

    Super Bowl in 2017!

  80. Da Fonz Says:

    I know this might sound weird but what Jameis did Sunday was actually a smart play. And here’s why once he seen and realized that there was 8 defenders in the end zone he passed the los. Jameis knew that he had passed the line of scrimmage but he realized if he would have taken off right away the defenders would have converged on him hence which was why he acted like he was going to throw the ball. So I feel like Jameis wanted to get as close as he could to the end zone so it would have been a higher chance at scoring the touchdown. And he really had everybody fooled other than Robert Quinn because if think about no defender even made an attempt to approach Jameis to tackle him which is why he kept buying himself sometime.
    Overall great thinking by Jameis but you have to give props to Robert Quinn for his hustle and awareness in that moment of the game. Which Jameis kind of did in his press conference Sunday by saying he wish he had eyes in the back of his head.

  81. 813bucboi Says:

    @realist….your math is way off…in the first 3 games of last we gave up an average of 26 points per game….42,19,19….this year 24,40,37…the defense has regressed

    @87….point out the flaws….GO BUCS!!!!