Why Are The Bucs So Much Better On The Road?

November 26th, 2016
Bucs linebackers coach Mark Duffner has a theory

Bucs linebackers coach Mark Duffner has a theory

Linebackers coach Mark Duffner offered an answer to a great Bucs mystery.

While most Bucs have no interest in addressing the question of why the team is so much better on the road , the 41-year coaching veteran didn’t hesitate when asked about the great disparity on the Buccaneers Radio Network this week.

Tampa Bay is 4-1 on the road and 1-4 at home.

“I’ll tell ya. I think the fact that the team really enjoys itself; They care about each other. And I think that when they spend time together as they do in traveling and staying at the hotel and eating together and all that type of thing, I think the bonding that goes on at an away trip is a real key to teamness, if you will,” Duffner said. “Certainly, there was no better example of a team win than the effort put forth by the Bucs against the Chiefs.”

Maybe there’s a way to duplicate the road experience for home games? Perhaps the Bucs could fly to Atlanta on a Saturday morning, for example, have lunch, have their walk-through practice, and then fly back to Tampa and check-in to the team hotel for meetings?

Somebody has to figure something out. The Bucs have lost more home games than any other NFL team — by a mile — since Chucky was fired.

Joe sure hopes that win against the Bears two weeks ago was the start of respectability at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

12 Responses to “Why Are The Bucs So Much Better On The Road?”

  1. Magic Marpet Says:

    That’s actually a pretty interesting point. When you get to sleep in your own bed, be with your family, have sexy time with your wife before a game, I think that can affect your focus. It shouldn’t but I think it might be a facto for this young team .

  2. Cobraboy Says:

    In my experience, a road game is a time for team togetherness without distractions. All football, all business.

    And based on Tampa fan attendance, feel like home games anyway…;)

  3. Supersam Says:

    Maybe a team dinner Saturday night?

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo has a great idea for Pablo’s Bucs….there is a quonset hut in Pablo’s neighborhood that would house all the Bucs (including Hason) the night before a home game….Pablo would provide free table dancs and Pablo’s many, many children could prepare some of Pablo’s famous butt-blow burritos…..the Bucs may have to do several ASJs gameday morning, but Pablo believes they will be clear by kickoff”

  5. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t the home/away schedule go off of the previous years record. Since the bucs have been bad, they play harder teams at home and easier teams away. Like I said, I could be wrong.

  6. Magic Marpet Says:

    I believe you’re wrong but I don’t have any evidence to back that up so maybe I’m wrong as well.

  7. Zwak Says:

    No Blue Martini anywhere else?

  8. cmurda Says:

    Wow. USF’s defense is humiliating. #36 dropped a pick thrown right to him. UCF scores a TD and we have a 1 score game. Disgusting.

  9. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    951, the schedule alternates between home and road games every 4 years. We won’t play at arrowhead again for 8 years, regardless of record. In 4 years KC comes to Tampa.

  10. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Not to b a jerk at all but… I live 1250 miles away and I fly down for a game every year… And I would come to every game if I printed money. I beg u, I BEG YOU TAMPA FANS … Please LOCAL TAMPA FANS – PLEASE FILL THOSE SEATS!!! Rock the house and turn this into the ROMAN Coliseum, rise up!!! OUR BUCS WILL RESPOND!!!! A “WIN” today could change an entire culture!!!! Be the saviors!!!! CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES TODAY!!!! Change YOUR LIVES Today!!!! Let’sGOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! I beleve in you… WE BELIEVE IN YOU!!!! KICK SOME SEAHAWK A$$ TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. orlbucfan Says:

    The Tampa Bay chambers of commerce are having heart failure today. Weather is ABsolutely FABulous!! POX is headlining this one as the 4PM biggie media-wise across the country. Word is that this one will be a sell-out. So, C’MON BUCS, YOU GUYS OWE US FANS BIG-TIME!!!! How about kicking some Seaturkey butt!!!!!!! 🙂

  12. Bucco Billy Says:

    The Bucs stay EVERY home game at a hotel. The renaissance at International Plaza. It’s not a secret, they have done this for years. They have a team meeting & meals there also. So it’s just he same schedule as a “road” trip except without the flight.