Bucs Forced Into Pulling An All-Nighter

December 20th, 2016


Traveling to Bucs games often messes Joe up.

Time zones are a bitch, especially combined with fast-turnaround trips and a lot of working.

Joe paid dearly for not spending an extra night in Arizona.

But this kind of pain doesn’t afflict the Buccaneers. Their schedules are planned perfectly with nonstop flights, pre-arranged security check-ins and everything timed just right — except when things get messed up.

Joe asked Dirk Koetter yesterday how his team’s psyche held up on the disappointing trip home from Dallas.  Koetter offered up that the Bucs’ flight was delayed out of Dallas and they didn’t return to One Buc Palace until about 6 a.m.

That’s very tough duty for a team on a short week. The Bucs fly out Friday to New Orleans to play Saturday. Their full practice schedule was bumped up a day. They’ll be on the field this afternoon.

Grinding through this and coming up with a “W” at the Superdome would be a great late-December experience for the Bucs. … Yes, Joe will be in New Orleans, too.

29 Responses to “Bucs Forced Into Pulling An All-Nighter”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    Short week was already gonna be tough but now this almost more like a Thursday night game. Hope the boys are fired up and ready to go! Playoffs are on the line…

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    welcome to the real world of business travel buccaneer players and coaches.

    Appropriate picture and caption..

  3. NutterBuccer Says:

    The game is on Saturday……plenty of time
    To recover absolutely no excuses.

  4. BuccaneerByBirth Says:

    No excuses guys. Get that dub

  5. bucsfaninchina Says:

    Buccaneers haven’t won both games against NO in a season since 2007. Since reformulation of divisions in 2002, only other time this has happened was in 2005. On the other side of the coin, Saints have beat Bucs twice in a season 5 times, which includes a brutal 7 game winning streak against the Bucs from 2011 thru 2014.

    This makes a victory this Sunday extra f*cking sweet against my personal most hated team in the division.

  6. bucsfaninchina Says:


  7. Gencoimports Says:

    It’s Doug Martin’s fault the Bucs were in a different time zone.

  8. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Tmax theirs a solution to that pic and caption bro. Its playing in the Orange bowl on the 30th.

  9. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    Easier said than done!

    I so agree with Richard Sherman! It is difficult on these guys to have those quick turnarounds🤕

    Did anyone lisyen to Kwon’s show, he stated he is sore after all the tackles he afflicted.

  10. Tampa Tony Says:

    I’ll do you one worse

    Wife and I planned the Dallas game as our yearly away game trip.NFL flexed the game to 8:30 from 1pm so we had to re scheduled return flights and also re do our work schedules as we didn’t make it back home until 5am Monday. Cost us over $650 to re do our flights.

    Gonna think twice about doing another away game against a good team. Flex scheduling is only good for the couch potatoe fans

  11. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Buccs could have take a shirt flight to New Orleans and stayed for the week… but then again new orleans isnt too far from Tampa either.

  12. tmaxcon Says:

    Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun.

    good day sir! I would love for Mr. Cook to Join Jameis and rest of the winners. Licht has some work to do but overall it’s good to be a buc fan.

  13. tmaxcon Says:


    NO it’s Doug Martin’s Fault that Doug Martin SUCKS!!!! Unreliable part time back. NEXT!

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    Yeah Martin blocks and sets up the hole by himself. Elephants graveyard. Lol

  15. tmaxcon Says:


    he has had two good years and three horrible years. 22 is paid to make a difference. he has not.

  16. Hawaiibuc Says:

    I believe the bucs can take care business down in NO..

  17. Gencoimports Says:

    tmaxcon, if Martin had played behind that Cowboy line Sunday he would have run for 100 yds, even if he is having issues.

  18. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I would love for the bucs to finish strong and win these last 2. The playoffs are out of our hands. We need other tems to loss to make it. Im not really worried about the playoffs (making it or not). I just want this team to finish strong and come back next season with some confidence even without making the big dance. No reason to be ashamed of a 10 win season.

  19. tmaxcon Says:


    I am glad you are a 22 blind loyalist. Even part time players need a fan club.

  20. Gencoimports Says:

    I am not a blind loyalist. I just think it’s shallow to blame everything on him and not look at all of the factors that are contributing to a struggling running game.

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    In my book, the Saint’s are playing dirty right now. A lot of chop blocks and dirty hits. This is a departure from previous years. It used to be the Falcons that pulled that junk.

    Our offensive line better be really protective of our franchise quarterback. In hte last game, the Saints tried 3 times to knock him out of the game.

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    In all fairness, Martin was not to blame one bit. The Cowgirls shut down our offensive line. They were the better team. Period.

    Blaming Martin for not running as good as before his injury is silly, because our offensive line is not run blocking as well as they were last year or before his injury.

    Heck, they were not even pass blocking as well.

  23. Gencoimports Says:

    I want to be crystal clear on this.

    Last year, Martin only needed a tiny crack to break a long run. Something may be amiss with him this year, perhaps the injury, maybe he has lost a step, that he can’t’ break through a crack.

    That said, I don’t think the line is making any cracks this year, certainly less than last year, The offensive line was decent (not great) last year and this year they are not even decent. I like Marpet, but the rest of them are outgunned.

    it also isn’t helping that the Bucs don’t have enough speed at the WR and TE positions and the playcalling on first down has become too predictable. That doesn’t help the line or Martin.

  24. tmaxcon Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai

    I am not blaming martin for the loss. I am tired of counting on an unreliable part time back when he is being paid to be a full time difference maker. I was on the fence with resigning him from the get go clearly it was a huge mistake bringing him back. He has 3 bad years and 2 good years bucs need consistency to contend.

  25. unbelievable Says:

    tmax it doesn’t matter who you put back there if the o-line is getting pushed back into the lap of the RB or QB on 80% of our plays.

  26. Bucsfanman Says:

    @tmax- You have a good point but where do you start when re-tooling this team? You have a need at WR, T, C, TE(?), DE (still), DT, LB, S, and FS. We might HAVE to concede that Martin will be our RB in 2017 simply based on the gaping holes in the roster. We can hope that he returns to last year’s form for the remainder of the season and possibly next year. Who else do you turn to? Rodgers? James? Barber perhaps?

  27. tmaxcon Says:

    you people are letting your fan glasses get in the way of reality. I have deep respect for most of you that being said please stop defending and making excuses for this guy. he is unreliable and can’t be counted on. bucs and buc fans need to stop the cycle of accepting and defending mediocrity let’s be consistent winners and stop getting high school girl crushes over mediocre non productive players like 22 and 93… Love the new bucs however the mindset and play of the holdovers are holding this team back from achieving greatness. Never Settle! No More Ice Cream

  28. Bucsfanman Says:

    What’s your solution based on above? You can’t flip a roster overnight even if your reasoning is partially faulty. He’s still the better back of the bunch, agreed?

  29. Mike Johnson Says:

    Everybody is tired, sore, injured and playing with some pain this time of the year. So get her done!!