Tired Of Getting Beaten Down

November 21st, 2016
Fed up with being a punching bag.

Fed up with being a punching bag.

Joe remembers the story Warren Sapp, during Father Dungy’s first year with the Bucs, watching BSPN on-air talent mocking and scoffing at the Bucs and calling them the “Yucs.”

Enraged by the virtual slap to the face, Sapp rallied his teammates to produce a come-from-behind win and the Bucs were winners for the next six seasons capped by a Super Bowl-winning season.

That same type of game may have occurred for the Bucs yesterday, to hear America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, explain.

“It gets to a point where you’re tired of getting doubted, you’re tired of being behind the eight ball,” Winston said when asked how the Bucs pulled off yesterday’s opposite when few expected a win. “You have to, as men we have to make a step, we have to keep getting better every day.”

Now Joe isn’t sure this win yesterday will suddenly turn the Bucs into winners for the better part of the next decade, but the explanation by Jameis sure reminded Joe of the time Sapp finally had his fill and did something about all the losing.

20 Responses to “Tired Of Getting Beaten Down”

  1. Dreambig Says:

    It was a important game to be sure and it feels like we are entering uncharted territory. Coaching staff is no longer brand new, and Jameis and the team are getting better. Its very cool to only be a game out of first place at the end of November. We are also only a game out of last place but it’s starting to feel like these guys are not going to let that happen.

  2. R.O. Says:

    Don’t get me wrong.. good win. But defense has no punch up front. GMC had 0 (ZERO) tackles. LVD had 4 combined. KA looks confused. Unfortunately I do not believe our defense will be able to keep us in the game vs the Seahawks our Cowboys.

  3. Buc Lives Matter! Says:

    So proud of my guys. Hopefully it’s time for us Buc fans to take the paper bags off of our heads. That was a FUN game to watch. THATS what I want to see. THAT was good football. Yes, it would be foolish to think we can play to that level every week BUT it was hopefully a glimpse into our future. Of what the new era of Buc ball will look like. So, so many of us fans have that love hate relationship…love having a football team…hate watching them play. IF they can show up like this more often (against good teams like KC) then it’s fair to assume the fan base will rally around our troops. Just needed to see that fire from our guys. The DESIRE to win which I can honestly say was not there. IF ITS THERE NOW AND OUR BOYS ARE HUNGRY, PISSED OFF, MENTALLY READY TO BRING THE HAMMER DOWN then us as fans will come home. Love the new attitude courtesy of JW3. I’d like to see someone on DEF (Ayers or Ghost McCoy) take that flame and carry it over to that side of the ball but if JW3 has to be that guy on both sides of the ball and our DEF players get that fire in their belly courtesy of a QB then hey, make it so. Great game guys. Please, please, please carry this attitude forward team…keep that fire burning…keep making our games watchable and we as fans WILL support you again.

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    Most Bucs fans have felt all along that our starting lineup is fairly decent; we’ve just had tons of injuries so far and we really don’t have the depth to compensate. Like almost every NFL team we have positions that need upgrading, but that takes time. Right now Bucs have several guys making plays that few expected them to make during the season, and that’s what it takes to win I think. A big part of that is coaching (putting guys in the right position to make plays), and a big part of that is leadership (motivating guys and holding them accountable to the team), which is exactly the type of leadership that Jameis and this coaching staff is providing. Don’t know whether Bucs are playoff-material, but what’s important is that they’re finally playing some decent football and giving themselves a chance to win. Seahawks can be beaten …

  5. Buc Lives Matter! Says:

    “Some say, you know you can’t believe…Tampa we got a football team”

  6. Buc Lives Matter! Says:


    Let’s see if the cheese sandwich is starting to melt…we aren’t there yet (not by a long shot) but you can start to see a glimmer of hope.

  7. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    “…Now Joe isn’t sure this win yesterday will suddenly turn the Bucs into winners for the better part of the next decade…”

    I think it will. They will be erratic, because they are young and learning how to win. We are not done with the ups and downs. But the Bucs have exciting times in store for us. Go Bucs!!

  8. Rrsrq Says:

    I just like the fact that Jameis knows when to feed the beast, Mike Evans. He keeps his head up when scrambling and though scary at times, he is sneaky fast when he pulls it down and runs with it. I think, Dougie also provides a spark just from familiarity and knowing he is out there (even though he dropped that screen pass), but looking at our running backs, feel pretty confident with whoever is back there as long as Chuck Sims is not starting, but playing. Brate, Hump, Shep & Shorts are slid because JW will spread it around. At this point it’s about playing together that it is raw talent, because there are more talented teams so we gotta have that fight and Jameis leads that fight

  9. TonyTega79 Says:

    Any way you slice it, the Bucs just walked into a stadium and beat a team that rarely loses at home. And (sans some odd calls in the redzone that imo turned TDs into FGs), Dirk Koetter deserves alot of credit for his clock management at the end of that game. It was spot on and left KC with only enough time to run 2 plays to get into FG range. Dirk showed me that hes improved as a HC since he blew the end of that Rams game, so hats off to him for learning his mistakes (And hats off to Demar Dotson for manning up huge on the road after going full blown Kenyatta Walker last week).

    Id like to see GMac on the stat sheet as much as any other Bucs fan. But if hes making key plays at key moments like tipping passes that become turnovers, I can live goose eggs in the stat column. Your best players dont need stats necessarily. Your best players need to effect the football when it counts. And tipped passes definitely count because more times than not, they go the other way.

    My expectation wasnt a win in KC. Simply signs that this team is getting better and warrants some respect. I think they accomplished that for the most part. If they somehow find a way to beat the Hawks next week, then it will start to be time for the national media to acknowledge that too.

    Ill be there in 112 constantly reminding 93 that theres 4 quarters in a game. All game long lol. Go Bucs and BELIEVE IN JAMEIS BABY!!!

  10. Tampa Tony Says:

    Love the leadership but it’s also frustrating as hell that a second year qb is more of a leader than our overpaid defensive captains who’ve been here for years

  11. Bob in valrico Says:

    Don’t know how they did it but our defense did affect some drives when KC
    had 3 rd and short, early..Alex Smith was a little off on some early short passes.Where was Ayers, I didn’t see his number during the game and he wasn’t on the injury report.

  12. JD Says:

    @Tampa Tony I agree with you and than some… Number 93 is our most talented player when Jameis came to him in the off season and wanted him to be more vocal that’s what we need from him.. This 22 year old phenom in his 2nd year is changing the mentality of the team as a whole … We need Mccoy to be a better leader his voice carries weight in the locker room and every player knows that

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Jameis will lead the O, the D and the special teams.

    No worries. 🙂

  14. tmaxcon Says:

    93 is the most overrated, hardly the most productive. Even if I give you that he is the most talented buc player which he is is NOT, McCoy’s talents have never ever once translated into a DOMINATING game day performance. Not once in 7 years has the 100 million dollar fragile fraud TOOK OVER a game. Starting QB had more tackles yesterday than his fragile ass. He looked more like a beached whale flopping on the Smith TD run. no i did not expect him to catch him but damn that looked bad.

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    Guys! Who stood out on that defense yesterday besides the secondary? GMC ain’t the only one getting paid handsomely and not producing. 4 tackles isn’t exactly lighting it up. I agree with you, but let’s not overlook the rest if we’re going to criticize.

  16. Phred Says:

    Good win. But Bucs need serious upgrades to OL and DL to go deep into the playoffs. They need to do a much better job protecting Jameis and opening run lanes. We also need a return to the day when the front four alone could regularly get to the QB,

    Until that happens, we’ll remain a .500 team, at best.

  17. orlbucfan Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    November 21st, 2016 at 9:30 am

    93 is the most overrated, hardly the most productive. Even if I give you that he is the most talented buc player which he is is NOT, McCoy’s talents have never ever once translated into a DOMINATING game day performance. Not once in 7 years has the 100 million dollar fragile fraud TOOK OVER a game.
    @tmaxcon, are you really that stupid? Have you been following the Bucs during GMC’s time here? The ridiculous coaching/GM musical chairs????! Well, I have, and you need to get over it. You sound like a dingbat. Or, worse, a troll for another team!

  18. Mike Johnson Says:

    Great victory on Sunday. Time to move on. Not quite time to remove the headbags yet though. Hopefully, our Bucs are tired of getting beatdown every Sunday. I know we fans are tired. Hell, I was so use to us losing, I was actually SHOCKED we beat KC with a good effort. Now, lets truly see how fed up our Bucs are of getting A whippings every Sunday. BEAT SEATTLE. Now that would be a statement!!

  19. pick6 Says:

    the bucs need to graduate from reflecting on good games to reflecting on good runs. i like that Jameis is already talking about Seattle. this victory loses most of its significance if the seahawks come to town next week and do to the bucs what the broncos did.

  20. SOEbuc Says:

    Im hoping for the playoffs this year but that might not happen but if we can just get a few more good/ stand-out players (WR, OL, DL, S) in the next couple years (hopefully by next) this team and this town will be a rockin’.