Double Doom Call Against Bucs

November 12th, 2016

jameisrightpodiumVegas wiseguys and highly knowledge football men are picking against the Bucs on Sunday — in favor of a two-win Bears team.

Joe hopes the Bucs players are as pissed off as Joe is.

Halfway through the season, experts believe the Bucs are sinking fast and are seemingly incapable of winning another game this season. If you don’t think Tampa Bay can beat the Bears at home, then who exactly can the Bucs beat?

In this video, former NFL quarterback Jim Miller, coach and front office executive Pat Kirwan and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams all pick the Bears to beat the Bucs.

Miller, who played for the Bears and stays close to the team, picks a 10-point win, 27-17, behind an emerging Bears defense (12th-ranked in the NFL). Kirwan, a friend of Mike Smith, says it’s 27-20 Bears, and Williams predicts 27-24.

To make matters worse, all three pick the Saints to beat the Broncos in Denver on Sunday.

30 Responses to “Double Doom Call Against Bucs”

  1. LakeLandBuc Says:

    I’m picking the Bears, 31-13

  2. AlfromSC Says:

    Hopefully this serves as an audition for Alshon. We need him next year. So if JL is reading this, make it happen in the off season. Go Bucs!

  3. Kobe Faker Says:

    Bucs and Ayers can be pissed all they want. Bears have a better talented roster than the bucs…Almost every position Chicago is better than Tampa Bay

    Kobe has Atl, Car, Saints being the powerhouses of the NFC during the next 3 years

    Car beat KC
    Atl beat Philly

    We are falling behind and the other teams are adding talent, playmakers and filling holes throughout their rosters

    we moveup and pick a kicker who shouldnt be in the nfl in the 2nd round

    There is only 1 person and position that can add talent to the tampa bay bucs


  4. tmaxcon Says:

    Bucs fan wear the brown bags so we can easily spot the hundred or so bucs fans amongst the crowd of bear fans

    Bucs are the Browns

  5. Mike Johnson Says:

    With the lethargic play of our Defense? Why wouldn’t you pick the Bears? HUH?!!!! I was listening to a Chicago sports show on the internet and Cutler said he can’t wait to play the Bucs. Imagine that….Courage and Bravado from one of the most mediocre QB’s in the league. That’s the kind of FEAR our Bucs team creates.

  6. Bird Says:

    DUDe. We lose 85 percent of the time at home

  7. Kobe Faker Says:

    Cutler is going to have the best 8 game stretch in his career…

    LOL, He is even giving out lockerroom speeches

    the greatest motivator…the old lady at home wants a new contract

    I think the best matchup will be miko vs kristin Calvallari tweets

  8. Kevin Says:

    Pissed at who? The guys making the picks, or the team making the guys make those picks.

    We are to bad on defense to stop anybody.

  9. Ndog Says:

    As much as I love this team after reading this board I truly wonder why we have a team cause no one here deserves a team cause it is clear most people aren’t even fans. The distane and desire for us to lose on a website dedicated to the team is disgusting.

  10. Louis Friend Says:

    Ndog – ever hear of something called disgust? It’s an emotion. People get it after being exposed to garbage year after year. That you don’t have any might mean you’re not enough of a fan to really be into how badly this team is playing.

  11. Alexandria Ellerbee Says:

    Louis it is one thing to react but to post about how bad we are before every game is ridiculous and no true fan wishes for loss after loss like you people. I’ve been a season ticket holder for 20 years and there isn’t one game where I talk the way about my team the way these people do weekly. They clearly are rooting for Licht to fail, or Jameis to fail or for Dirk to fail. Those sir are not fans.

  12. Louis Friend Says:

    Picking the Bears is easy. Someone tell me why ANYONE would pick the Bucs to win a game right at the moment? They’re a MASH unit with terrible depth issues. Terrible D-line, poor LB play, missing 2 starters on O-line, only one real threat on offense, and a bad kicker to top it off. Anyone betting on the Bucs is throwing their money away until some of those things get better. It wouldn’t matter if Winston played like Tom Brady (which he can’t do), the same results would still apply.

    So yeah, the Bears are going to win. It doesn’t matter how ‘pissed’ the Bucs are.

  13. richbucsfan Says:

    There are no Bucs who can get “pissed” as you say. The fans have more passion that the players. What’s wrong with that picture?

  14. Kobe Faker Says:

    The clear constant reason why we are not winning or a playoff team is because we didnt have the talent to be a playoff team

    there is a method and procedure that winning successful teams follow to be at that level….We unhappy fans want the tampa decision makers to follow and model those winning methods

    signing damaged FAs and drafting 2nd round kickers will never produce a playoff team. never before, never now, and never in the future

    unhappy fans want this team to win…dont be a kobe hater

  15. Louis Friend Says:

    Alexandria, people who are negative to begin with, or even realistic won’t have much good to say about the Bucs if they’re a fan right now. In my case, I list my reasons and don’t scream that a new coach is terrible without saying why. Maybe there’s a difference among people, but that’s mine.

    There are always trolls and bandwagon fans on every team. But for the Bucs, a lot of long suffering fans haven’t had any much reason to stay positive for a long time. It’s just natural to expect the worst after a while.

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    Got a (bizarre) hunch that the Bucs may surprise some people tomorrow and beat the Bears. In 8 games the Bears have put 131 pts on the board … not quite 17 pts/game. But they’ve given up 179 pts … tad over 22 pts/game (and almost exactly what the Bucs have scored this year … 180 pts). Bears have played 4 road games … and lost all 4 games. Plus one of the few teams in the NFL beaten up worse than the Bucs (9 players on IR plus 2 Out for Sunday) is … tada, the Bears (13 on IR but 0 Out Sunday). Unfortunately the Bucs have 3 starters listed as Probable who most likely won’t play (Hawley, McDonald, Pamphile). Lots of pluses and minuses on both teams, but IF the Bucs defense can rise to the occasion and IF the offense can have just its’ average day (22 pts) then the Bucs have a respectable chance of winning. Not great, but maybe there really is hope.

  17. Reach87 Says:

    Ndog, agree with you.

    Go Bucs!

  18. JonBuc Says:

    Bucs help Jay “Cat Lover” Cutler secure his next ridiculous contract. Look for him to throw for 300+ yards, 3 TDs all while completing 70-75% of his passes. Ayers will act pissed while producing 1/2 a tackle, Roberto will miss at least one kick…PAT and/or FG and Jameis will get drilled playing meaningless mop-up minutes.

  19. Louis Friend Says:

    Kobe Faker, it must be hard to follow those winning methods since only 12 teams in the league have winning records right now, lol.

    But in all fairness if the men in charge know what it takes to win, then the team will start winning. If they don’t, then you get what you see right now. I won’t blame injuries for where they are, but I do blame depth. And depth is where Licht comes in. He’s failed to draft well in later rounds so we’ve got street people filling roles that emerging draft picks should be in.

    Getting Jameis was a no-brainer so I don’t give Licht any credit for that. Evans was a good pick as well as Marpet, but to me the jury is still out on everyone else. Except for the 2 horrible 2nd round picks in 3 years (ASJ and Aguayo), and the other in Donovan Smith who impresses nobody. Licht has a 3 year track record now, and probably gets one more year to get the personnel fixed. I’m doubting he’s as good as he’s been built up to be.

  20. 911bucs Says:

    If the fans don’t put some pressure on the players, coaches, JL, and the owners then it will be just another ho hum day at the office. Someone needs to hold them accountable for crappy playing, decisions, coaching, etc.

  21. Reach87 Says:

    Defense Rules—great analysis and useful post. There absolutely is a chance. Throw in minimal badly- timed penalties and we can get this win.

  22. Kobe Faker Says:


    there is reasons to why teams win and reasons why they lose

    building a winning team is like building a business…exactly the same

    the model of excellence of a winning franchise in this present NFL has been already created…we need to follow it to achieve the same fruits

    it is very simple and clear

    the past decade we have constantly been bad and losing is because…

    we dont have enough talented players to win or be a playoff team ON the field

    2 ways to get players. Draft and free agency. Only 1 person/position is responsible to those decisions

    we are not losing because of GMC or Lvd or mutiny or jameis has to go to Lichts office with his hitlist

    WE NEED BETTER TALENT AND PLAYERS…watch gmc have career years with better talent playing along side him


  23. LakeLandBuc Says:

    The Yucs are the laughingstock of the NFL, why can’t I enjoy the laughter with the rest of the world? I’m LakeLandBuc, a Buc fan. These are not the bucs, they are the Yucs. The Bucs would never be a bottom feeder for 6 straight years, maybe the Yucs, but not the Bucs. When the Yucs become the Bucs, then I become a fan. Until then i’m gonna enjoy the laughter with the rest of the world.

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    You know what? It’s getting to the point where I look at the titles of these posts and then don’t even bother opening most of them. When I see the team lose on Sundays, I get down.

    I don’t want to see other reasons to get down thru the week. No offense. The comments are always the worst.

  25. EA Says:

    Im not sure why joe gets pissed off about vegas not favoring the bucs anymore, I was mad when arizona was favored big second game of the season after we came off a win in ATL. After that blowout it doesnt bother me a bit that nobody picks this team to win, they been breaking fans hearts way to many times, especially at home.

  26. Duke Says:

    @Kobe and Louis,

    What’s your plan to turn the team around? I’m asking for an actual plan as opposed to fire licht and sign FA. Kobe, I’m not criticizing but merely pointing out that the,fire and sign,posts have become too numerous to be interesting .

    You have demonstrated a particular dogged determination, as evidenced by the enormous amount of time you’ve dedicated to reproducing essentially the same post over and over and over again. Just a suggestion, refocusing that intensity on a constructive path forward that doesn’t skip from get underpants to profit and instead outlines a step by step guide out of the wilderness and into the light.

    If you consider how many people visit Joe bucs fan, and how many are desperate for a season in the sun, your plan may be the catalyst for you to spring board from the legions of nameless faceless internet svengalis to an actual seat at the proverbial table. Imagine yourself an equal among the pantheons of the game, basking in the praises of Big fans for generations to come. All hail, Kobe!

  27. chickster Says:

    fans just want to win and the bucs aren’t on board this will be the worst loss of the season we just do not have ant playmakers and doug martin plays or not wont make a bit of difference

  28. Mike Johnson Says:

    Note to Mr. NDOG….Try having been a fan since 1976. Try buying season tickets 5 to 7 yrs in a row and coming home without a win. Try…rooting for a team who lets virtual nobody’s come into their house and stomp their A’s consistently..yr after yr. Try stomaching coaching changes every 2 yrs then being hyped into believing the new regime is the 2nd comin of Jesius.. TRY…researching out Bucs and seeing..we have had 10 or 11 winning seasons since 1976. Shall I continue? I can you know. TRY BEING A FAN OF A PERINNIAL LOSER!!!

  29. DB55 Says:

    Defense Rules

    I like your hunch. I think Hawley is huge for Jameis bc they have chemistry and joe does his best to protect his QB and RBs. Evans-Smith on the other hand is a liability. I hope Jameis isn’t running for his life or taking bone crushing hits from the first snap

  30. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Bears45 bucs 17 (2missed field goals)