Penalty Bug Returned

November 3rd, 2016

flagPerhaps the home turf makes the Bucs uneasy, or perhaps the Bucs learned a few things from the Raiders, but for some reason the penalty bug returned tonight in a huge way.

The Bucs finished with 11 penalties for 85 yards and at least 10 of those came in the first three quarters.

Several were of the dumb variety. Joe Hawley’s face mask hold comes to mind, and he folllowed that up with a key holding call that negated a big game by Mike Evans when the game was still a game.

The penalties came in all shapes and sizes.

Dirk Koetter has said the Bucs’ goal for every game is six or less. They had done a solid job this season, but they turned in a messy effort at the absolute worst time.

8 Responses to “Penalty Bug Returned”

  1. McBuc Says:

    Man, I have been a fan my entire life, and it is hard to keep taking this garbage product. Anyone who has none me here knows I am a die hard optimist. That Is fading at the age of 45. I have been thru all the ups and downs, Gruden never should have been fired. What a load of crap this team is. Maybe all that preserving players has backfired. Get a new conditioning coach ASAP…

  2. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    We will be fine in a couple years Winston’s 22 yrs old all we need is a left tackle some Wrs,Rbs,Cb,S,Dt,and some pass rush we can get that in one draft and free agency if we stop drafting kickers and hurt free agents

  3. gotbbucs Says:

    The hold call against Marpet was an absolute joke. Since when is a pancake block a hold?

    My favorite was the no-call on the obvious unnecessary roughness on a defenseless reciever after Evans one handed catch. Keanu Neal will see a fine for that.

    NFL refereeing once again making the game almost unwatchable, to the point where even Chris Collinsworth is making fun of it during the broadcast. When NFL employees think it’s ridiculous, they have a problem.

  4. unbelievable Says:

    Tonight was a return to Bucs normalcy:

    Tons of flags against us while the same types of infractions are not called against our opponents.

  5. mike10 Says:

    At what point in this game did you get that gut feeling it was going to be one of ugly Bucs games (we lost by >1 possessions, penalties, turnovers, and frequent injuries)?

    I feel like it was the Jameis fumble for me.

  6. FortMyersDave Says:

    It seems like the Bucs do whatever it takes to lose! Man this is getting as bad as it was with Lovie in charge! Yuck. Time for the paper bags to show up at RJS!

  7. FortMyersDave Says:

    I am with McBuc, as a fan since ’76 its just getting unbearable when this team simply always seems to win the penalty tally board, gets the key injuries to personnel, lacks depth due to a moronic GM and has a coach that looks lost and can not even manage the game clock or make adjustments at halftime. At 3-5 this team is where it was this time last year and even if the Bucs beat the Bears (like the Bucs beat Dallas last year) I see that just pushing the team bnack in the draft queue so that Licht has a higher probability of messing up the pick and selecting another bust. Disgusting and team Glazer wonders why no one wants to come to RJS unless they cheer for the road team?

  8. unbelievable Says:


    for me it was the end of 1st half when we stopped Atlanta and could have gotten the ball back with 40 seconds left, 2 timeouts, and decent field position.’

    Instead we let the clock run and went into halftime with a 1pt lead and Atl getting the ball to start the 2nd half. I knew it was over from there.