Bucs-Saints Open Thread

December 24th, 2016

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And Doug Martin isn’t playing. Joe isn’t worried about that. The Bucs’ defense is in the house, and America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, is in the house. Please, Bucs, please don’t ruin Christmas.

React with fans all game long in the comments section right here!!

And come back for Joe’s savage postgame coverage live from New Orleans.

461 Responses to “Bucs-Saints Open Thread”

  1. Bucnut2 Says:

    we are getting no help from the early games.

  2. Fred E. Buc Says:

    Bucs going to just have to do it themselves…and we need to hope like crazy if the Bucs win that Lions lose to the Cowboys. So far, the 2% bad scenario for the Bucs is playing out. THEY NEED TO WIN to keep it going.

  3. ElioT Says:

    Let’s go!!

  4. lurker Says:


    falcons, redskins, and packers are all rolling.

  5. BIG IRISH SECTION 318 Says:

    Go Quiz Go!
    Beat The Saints!!
    Praying For A Lions Loss On Monday Night Football!!!


  6. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Nothing about the playoff picture matters one bit if we don’t win. Our men have got to get it done and let the chips fall where they may.

  7. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Holy moley Legarrette Blount just scored his 17th TD on the season, you gotta love that rockstar Gm Mark Dominik.

  8. EA Says:

    Carolina isnt putting much effort against the falcons, if we win this game we should be good.

  9. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    We just put together a five game win streak. We only need two now. Win the next two and we’re in it’s as simple as that.

    In effect our playoffs start this afternoon! Let see how the guys hold up under playoff pressure. Should be very interesting.

  10. COREYATX Says:

    All I want for Christmas is 9-6!!!! Go Bucs!

  11. MadMax Says:

    Saints are out of the playoffs……now if they’ll just come out flat and we play hard, we’ll wrap this game up.

  12. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    All the other teams put their big boy pants on today. Let’s see what we have.

  13. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Welp, our chances of winning the division just took a massive hit. Cam looked terrible today.

  14. WeAreLost Says:

    Go Bucs get this W!

  15. The bucfan 88 Says:

    Hey we won’t finish last in the NFC south this year

  16. Coloradobucs Says:

    Pressure is on, and I’m nervous as hell

  17. MadMax Says:

    Come on D!

  18. Gencoimports Says:

    Saints are not coming out flat.

  19. MarineBucsFan Says:

    Panthers laid down today, Cam was terrible. Hope they play like that again next week!

  20. MarineBucsFan Says:

    I’m nervous too

  21. MadMax Says:

    Gmac sack!

  22. Coloradobucs Says:

    That pressure on the 3rd and 5 was beautiful

  23. Gencoimports Says:

    Take that GMC haters

  24. ElioT Says:

    Brees still had all day. Coverage sack!

    Let’s go!!

  25. ElioT Says:

    Freaking offense.

  26. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    C’mon offense

  27. DallasBuc Says:

    I like our chances today

  28. Sampson89 Says:

    They are calling our offensive plays before we do them…

  29. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Quiz looking shifty, jameis eyes r buggin, D looks stout, I’m pissing my myself, let’s get it!!! Go TB GOOOOO!!!!! Let’s kill em!!!!!!!!!!

  30. ARGH_M8E Says:

    And Anger can punt the F outta the ball

  31. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Jameis needs to settle down man, he wasn’t under that bad of duress on that play, he needs to sit in the pocket and scan the field.

  32. JameisDungy Says:

    Dirk just doesn’t seem to inspire confidence with this offense.

    Once the rb gets a few yards he stays with it. Once there is a missed pass he goes away from it.

    Very predictable predictable play calling.

    Funny that his offense has struggled to end the season the last two years.

    Time to step it up Dirk.

  33. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    Jameis looks too amped

  34. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    jaboo looks too amped

  35. ARGH_M8E Says:

    He needs a football, anxiety ridden fanatics kno what I’m talking about! Or a bar 😂

  36. buccfan305 Says:

    December 23rd, 2016 at 5:48 pm
    Joe just heard that Doug Martin is inactive tomorrow. Healthy inactive? Have you heard anything Joe??
    Sounds like you’re making stuff up? –Joe

    Guess buddy was right

  37. WeAreLost Says:

    Come on bro!

  38. unbelievable Says:

    LVD completely whiffed. Again.

  39. Flgamma1856 Says:

    Brees is not messing around today.

  40. unbelievable Says:

    Wide open in the middle. Again and again.

  41. ElioT Says:

    Great job defense.

  42. Coloradobucs Says:

    IM NOT ENJoying this football today

  43. WeAreLost Says:

    Come on Offense need a great game today.

  44. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Wow, don’t look like we need to worry about losing mike smith anytime soon

  45. University of Seffner Says:

    Interesting that the ref didn’t the flag when the ball hit his feet on that touchdown celebration…

  46. EA Says:

    soft ass tackling , they don’t care about winning

  47. unbelievable Says:

    Maybe instead of getting extra rest the defense needs to go through tackling drills again. That was just pathetic.

  48. ElioT Says:

    Let’s go Jameis, this is up to you bro!

    Let’s f**king go!!

  49. Sydney Says:

    Still waiting for a cogent compelling argument how the Bucs win this game. Because I still not have heard one yet.

  50. orlbucfan Says:

    Where’s the blitzes, Mike Smith? You dimwit; you have got to get in his face. He may be qetting old, but he’s still lethal. GMC already has one sack off a blitz. Smith needs to forget job interviews, and concentrate on his defense.

  51. Sampson89 Says:

    They look bad.

  52. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    C’mon #3 call an audible if they know the play next time out burn one

  53. DallasBuc Says:

    I just Huffed

  54. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    That was a face mask on the kick off, but of course no call

  55. King C Says:

    The negative nellies are out in full force as usual

  56. JameisDungy Says:

    Wish Dirk realized that he should have come out throwing/building a rhythm instead of running the ball.

  57. aj Says:

    they gave the sack to Lavonte

  58. unbelievable Says:

    I’m done with huff. Cut his ass.

    Nice catch throw and catch to shep.

  59. Ndog Says:

    Sydney that is easy the Bucs score more points than the Saints. That’s how football works.

  60. DallasBuc Says:

    orlbuc- Brees will have a career day if we start blitzing too much. I think Mike Smith knows a little something about competing against Brees and the Saints. Sometimes it comes down to the players not getting it done on the field like we saw against Dallas.

  61. Nick Says:

    Huff just makes terrible return decisions

  62. JameisDungy Says:

    Dirk Smith? Lovie Koetter?

    Did he just run the ball 3 straight times?

  63. ElioT Says:

    Weak ass offensive line.

  64. Nick Says:

    Always such predictable playcall too

  65. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    OL is just horrible making saints D look like NFL best

  66. Nick Says:

    Anger is sometimes our best weapon, which is sad

  67. DallasBuc Says:

    Oline getting abused again. Good thing Martin is inactive. That’s the ticket!

  68. University of Seffner Says:

    Defense, defense, defense!

  69. Architek Says:

    This offense is so meh

  70. WhatdaBUCisthis Says:

    Suspect play calling yo
    C’mon BUCS

  71. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    need a stop here D!

  72. JameisDungy Says:

    Dirk panics more than Jameis.

    Jameis has a few ints against the Cowboys (only 1 was really his fault)

    Now he’s got Jameis and the offense trying to milk the clock like we’re going to hold the Saints to 11 points again.

  73. cmurda Says:

    Between coaches and players only Anger has shown up and in my household anger is starting to show up

  74. DallasBuc Says:

    Put in IR Sneezy. Oh, wait…

  75. Sydney Says:

    And play it safe and give it right back to Brees…..safe is death as John Tortorella used to say.

  76. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Wtf is this play calling, why would you not play action after an 8 yard run. DIRK STEP IT UP DAMMIT!

  77. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    @ joe, did u see how Doug Martin got stuffed on that 3rd and one? Ohh wait, he’s not in today. So who u gonna blame now? Should JW3 have thrown a block for him? Or will u finally admit that this O line is pretty bad?

  78. Buc fan since 76 Says:

    The Bucs look soft today

  79. unbelievable Says:

    That’s completely on Dirk.

    You’re getting good push on 1st down runs for a change but you can’t just do the same thing over and over man wtf.

  80. JMN Says:

    Merry Christmas everyone! Santa is going to have really work his magic to get us a win under the tree.

  81. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    that’s what i mea

  82. MadMax Says:

    Great field position here guys, come on JW3.

  83. unbelievable Says:

    @Mike Evans GOAT

    If he averages more you at the end of the day, the. Joe will 100% blame it on Martin regardless of the outcome or key plays like that.


    Great job by the defense getting a stop.

  84. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    Need to hit a couple of deep balls

  85. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    that’ll open the run back up

  86. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    One thing for sure. Brent Grimes has hops!

  87. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    just like that w/me13

  88. WeAreLost Says:


  89. Bob in valrico Says:

    2 and 2 should be a passing down. come on dirk

  90. JameisDungy Says:

    I trust Jameis play calling more than Dirk.
    Let him go no huddle. No excuse for that 2nd down play.

  91. Blake_bucsfan Says:


  92. MadMax Says:


  93. WeAreLost Says:

    Hell yes!

  94. unbelievable Says:

    Much better play calling on that drive. Great catch and effort from Brate!

  95. Bob in valrico Says:

    locky break on the flutter ball;

  96. lurker Says:

    brate is a beast!

  97. JameisDungy Says:

    Never have I been so happy for the Bucs not calling a 1st down run in the red zone.

  98. cmurda Says:

    There it is. How about defense

  99. lurker Says:

    there is no pass interference if the ball is tipped! does not matter if it was a lineman, cornerback, etc. it is a free ball. sometimes on tip drills one man will knock the offensive player out of the way, just like on fumbles.

  100. mixxx31 Says:

    Lets go Bucs!

  101. unbelievable Says:

    Blatant holding!

    Not called wtf

  102. DallasBuc Says:

    Aw shucks, McCoy just competing hard in between disappearing acts. The great Geraldini!!

  103. unbelievable Says:

    Damn I’ll take all the lucky drops I can.

  104. unbelievable Says:

    Is there a reason we haven’t tried to block a single kick all year?

    Joe can you or Ira ask the coach about that? Not once this whole
    Season. Our punt coverage is great, other than that I see nothing from our special teams.

  105. DallasBuc Says:

    Sims, another ego-in-chief GM sacred cow.

  106. DallasBuc Says:

    Winston needs to not eat that sack

  107. unbelievable Says:

    WHAT. WAS. THAT???

    Damn Jameis.

  108. unbelievable Says:

    And now koetter will go run run run on the next drive. 100%

  109. JameisDungy Says:

    Jameis should have been more patient in the pocket on that one.

  110. cmurda Says:

    Beautiful pass by JW. Huff is just an incompetent option.

  111. Ndog Says:

    Our run defense has gone to crap!

  112. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    need a turnover here. a pick 6 would be goo

  113. Buddy Says:

    Maybe Bucs olinemen should worry less about taking pictures before getting on the bus for facebook photos & start worrying about protecting jameis more.

  114. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    There should be some kind of class action law suit on the refs from the TB fans. Huff was clearly pushed to the ground and no PI. It seems that we get A LOT calls against us.

  115. Jersey Buc Says:

    No pass rush…period!

  116. cmurda Says:

    Hi Jacksonville, please take Mike Smith

  117. unbelievable Says:


    It’s always been that way. NFL has hated the Bucs since we traded for Chucky

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

    Its simple we need more offensive weapons.

  119. Buc believer Says:

    The Bucs are playing right now like they have NO interest in going to the playoffs.

  120. Scbucsfan Says:

    This does not look like a playoff team

  121. DallasBuc Says:

    orlbuc- tell me more about the panacea of blitzing Brees?

  122. JameisDungy Says:

    Koetter taking those timeouts with him. Inexcusable.

  123. unbelievable Says:


    Pretty sure Tyler Lockett just snapped his ankle in half on a touchdown catch.

  124. Flgamma1856 Says:

    We all knew the bucs were going to come out like this. The whole family mentality died last week when the offense didn’t step up at the end of the game. You can’t blame Mike smith and the defense when the offense is only on the field for 1 min.

  125. DallasBuc Says:

    Nosbos- agreed. What you don’t like one first round pick paired with a bevy of UDFAs?

  126. unbelievable Says:

    Why’s he not using timeouts?!?!?

  127. DanTheBucsFan Says:


  128. unbelievable Says:


    Use your f@cking timeouts!


  129. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    i hate seeing coach give up prior to the half…

  130. cmurda Says:

    Nothing to like about Dirk’s gameplan again and this offense.

  131. unbelievable Says:

    Agreed Dan. I thought we had moved past this.

    Dirk Dirk,
    please go find your balls during halftime and bring them to the 2nd half. Thanks.

    Bucs fans

  132. Sydney Says:

    Not good enough for a “playoff” game. Feels like a 2nd half coming blowout by the Saints.

  133. JameisDungy Says:

    Its the New Orleans Saints defense and we only have 10 passing attempts.

    Its the New Orleans Saints defense and Dirk decides to not call a timeout to maybe save some clock for the offense.

  134. cmurda Says:

    Flgamma1856 Says:
    December 24th, 2016 at 5:40 pm
    We all knew the bucs were going to come out like this. The whole family mentality died last week when the offense didn’t step up at the end of the game. You can’t blame Mike smith and the defense when the offense is only on the field for 1 min.

    Fair point. This offense has not been fun to watch. Dirk showing little confidence and is taking away the JW – Evans dynamic.

  135. orlbucfan Says:

    DK giving up prior to the half? I don’t think so. 7-13 and Bucs get the ball back to start the 2nd half.

  136. LongSeason Says:

    Well. The defense is being pushed around. The offense can’t block. We are being outplayed and out coached. This team just lacks fire. Our offensive line is a huge problem. We need to draft RT, LG and at least a backup C. Defensively? DT, SLB, FS, CB.

  137. Back up kicker Says:

    Offensive double coiler in the first half. First quarter the play calling sucked balz

  138. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    Time to pull out all stops. Pocketing those timeouts was yellow

  139. Bob in valrico Says:

    percentages say deep ball 2 and two because you still have 3rd down.#rd down deep throw not so good.

  140. unbelievable Says:

    Pocketing those timeouts was moronic and koetter better pray it doesn’t come Back to haunt us in the end. We moved the ball well and probably could have gotten into FG range.

  141. DanTheBucsFan Says:


  142. Nick Says:

    Okay going to puke

  143. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Our season in a nutshell

  144. unbelievable Says:


  145. DallasBuc Says:

    Good thing Martin is inactive. That Huff is a beast!!

  146. EA Says:

    this is the bucs team we know and love

  147. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    good game . see you at the draft.

  148. BusteisWinston Says:

    Huff and Busteis should have been inactive, not Martin.

  149. unbelievable Says:

    Hey Joe was that 1st down stuffed run also martins fault?

    Pass by Winston.

  150. Mike Evans GOAT Says:


  151. Buddy Says:

    Koetters lack of game management abilities shows up again today. There are reasons guys are assistants & guys are head coaches. Are you listening & watching Glazer family? Jameis & Mike smith has hid Dirks short comings the past 7 weeks.

  152. cmurda Says:

    Hopefully one day JW will get it. That’s not on Dirk. Now maybe I see why he doesn’t trust JW. Please cut Huff. He’s embarrassing.

  153. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    SKrew this commentary

  154. EA Says:

    Cut the hollow bullet clown.

  155. MadMax Says:

    Nope, not playoff ready! We saw some improvement though this year. Draft research here I come.

  156. lurker Says:

    not good. not good at all.

  157. cmurda Says:

    Pathetic effort by a team in the playoff hunt. Coaches should be ashamed of themselves.

  158. Born again Bucs fan Says:

    Ok Bucs fans…. Let’s talk draft!

  159. Scbucsfan Says:

    Huff should never take another snap in the NFL

  160. Blake_bucsfan Says:


  161. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    OL, WR, DL, trade GMC get another #1

  162. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    This sucks!

  163. orlbucfan Says:

    Huff needs to be gone as in cut. He’s useless.

  164. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Bad play call, bad decision.

  165. JMN Says:

    And that’s the game folks. They still exceeded my expectations on the season as a whole.

  166. unbelievable Says:

    What happened to this teams heart?

    There is none today. I’ve seen effort from Brate, that’s it.

    @orlbucs you still think we shouldn’t have tried to get points at the end of the half? Now we’re down 2 TDs.

  167. cmurda Says:

    I’m going on record not giving up on this game. I’m pissed but not admitting defeat. If this O Line and JW get their heads out of their bottoms, the Saints are beatable. The defense actually must play too.

  168. buccfan305 Says:

    I don’t know who the F#@k these ppl is on the the field today. Bad grammer and all!!!!!

  169. Sydney Says:

    Blowout. Told you. Next week will be the letdown loss. 8-8. Just as I predicted. I’m out. Merry Christmas everyone!

  170. Ed Says:

    Fire this sorry ass G.M. tonight “please”

  171. MatthewPlus Says:

    What an awful way to start the second half. We have to get out and get it done on this upcoming drive.

  172. ElioT Says:

    Game isn’t over but… This team doesn’t belong in the playoffs.

    That deferral to the second half really worked out.

    Much work to do in the offseason. Guys neee to improve drastically and they need much more talent.

    Go Bucs!

  173. ARGH_M8E Says:

    merrrrrrrrrrrry christmas!!!! I’m not shocked, how many times has this team folded like a cheap lawn chair over the years?!

  174. ARGH_M8E Says:

    thanks josh

  175. BucfaninMi Says:


  176. unbelievable Says:

    I agree cmurda we still Have a shot but we have no more room error.

    Have to play lights out from here on out or we’re done for.

  177. ARGH_M8E Says:

    we’ll b amazing next year tho ya?! Koolaide

  178. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Take that bum huff out, he is literally a negative play waiting to happen. 2 time in 2 weeks that this guys has completely screwed our Offense over because he doesn’t have the coordination to pick a ball off the ground.

    And Absolutely no excuse from Jameis there, terrible decision, even worse throw on that pick.

  179. Jersey Buc Says:

    Lol! Merry Christmas from the Bucs!

  180. Maxx Says:

    Cutting Josh Huff in 3-2-1…

  181. Bob in valrico Says:

    Why,why,why are we throwing deep near the endzone.

  182. Buc believer Says:

    Cmon Bucs WTF???

  183. Architek Says:

    Game isn’t over

  184. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Turn Jameis loose……we have really nothing to lose now…

  185. LongSeason Says:

    Wow. Huff should not be on the plane when the go back to Tampa. Neither should the special teams coach.

  186. Nick Says:

    Need a strong rhythmic drive here

  187. Maxx Says:

    D-line HAS to step up!!

  188. cmurda Says:

    I’m telling you if there is any team we are capable of coming back on, it’s the Aints but it needs to be solid football from here on out

  189. Rob Says:

    America’s turnover machine doing what he does best. Defense says “screw it” and lays down. The rout is on boys. Not catching Green Bay anyway. Merry effing Christmas. Thanks for nothing Bucs

  190. Maxx Says:

    O-line must step up too!!

  191. unbelievable Says:


    It’s idiotic

  192. cmurda Says:

    that a boy Dirk. Learning from the last 5 3rd and 1’s.

  193. WeAreLost Says:

    Relax Jesus.

  194. MatthewPlus Says:

    Don’t panic y’all. We can come back in pretty quick fashion. Dirk just has to dial it up and put us in the right spots.

  195. Blake_bucsfan Says:


  196. unbelievable Says:

    Dancing worked nicely there. Let’s go offense!

  197. Maxx Says:

    Rob…wow, relax.

  198. Aubpierce Says:

    The biggest mistake the Bucs have made in the last 20 years was drafting Winston . Hasn’t hit a deep ball all year. Winston doesn’t show up in a meaningful game. So many needs could have been addressed with out the Winston pick.

  199. MatthewPlus Says:

    Getting the running game going with some good downfield blocking!

  200. Maxx Says:

    Quiz for starting RB next year!

  201. Architek Says:

    Josh Huff —— BYE

  202. cmurda Says:

    When we’ve had troubles, it’s when our defense couldn’t keep the momentum and make a stop. It’s imperative right now.

  203. Nick Says:

    Aubpierce that’s a joke

  204. MatthewPlus Says:


    Please. You obviously have no idea what you’re taking about.

  205. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    HEEEERE we go! THEEEERES Jaquizz!

  206. Blake_bucsfan Says:


  207. Architek Says:

    Rob, Bro really???????!?!?!?!??!?!???

  208. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    well, maybe they haven’t given up. d still needs to step up and o needs to keep it up.
    Go Bucs!

  209. Buccfan37 Says:

    Saints keep dumping coal in my Christmas stocking.

  210. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    aubpierce, so many needs fixed with 1 draft pick? This is a joke? Right?

  211. mixxx31 Says:

    Aubpierce-You get the award.
    Donkey of the day!!! You popcorn fart.

  212. JackJack Says:

    Hard to beat an in rhythm DB in a dome. Need some luck.

  213. Maxx Says:

    Where’s the aggressive high flyin defense at today???

  214. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    nice tackle

  215. cmurda Says:

    Just as I thought. The defense gives it up right after we score. This is tyical of Mike Smith’s defense.

  216. Bucs14 Says:

    Somebody please teach Hargraves how to tackle!!!!!

  217. WeAreLost Says:

    Last year that would have been a touchdown so theirs that.

  218. unbelievable Says:

    Well that’s not how you mount a comeback

  219. Ndog Says:

    Just why I didn’t want Hargraves to slow and small. Afraid he will never be a #1 corner.

  220. Rob Says:

    Defense been out there waaaaay too long. We are screwed as we watch the Saints punish us. Tough to watch our defense get rolled

  221. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    would have loved laremy tunsil as our #1 pick in 2016 licht instead of 28

  222. Born again Bucs fan Says:

    Hey defense if you could show up big tonight….THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

  223. Rob Says:

    Rout resumed

  224. Bucs14 Says:

    Hargraves has got learn the stuff he did at Florida, going for the strip, tackling without wrapping up, does not work in the NFL.

  225. Maxx Says:

    Can anyone put Bree’s on the ground???????



  227. WeAreLost Says:

    Well that is pretty gay.

  228. cmurda Says:

    Soft, pathetic defense. That couldn’t happen. This team failed when it mattered. Zero energy. This defense has shown nothing when it’s all on the line. Nothing.

  229. mark2001 Says:


  230. cmurda Says:

    Have him Jax. Please take him.

  231. Rob Says:

    Great defense with the season on the line

  232. Architek Says:

    Bucs getting out coached today….

  233. Ndog Says:

    This defense is soft today. No fight

  234. Bucs14 Says:

    Well, at worst we can end up .500. Better than last year.

  235. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    at least they wont be in LAST PLACE AGAIN!!

  236. unbelievable Says:



    Has Mike Smith just forgotten about the middle of the field today? Seriously WTF


  237. bucfancocacolagoodtimes Says:

    Well it was still a fun ass season. Lots of work left to do though.

  238. Eric Says:

    WTF are you kidding me

  239. mark2001 Says:

    Mike Smith…. welcome back to Tampa next year.

  240. Gencoimports Says:

    this game was lost when Huff muffe the kickoff … again

  241. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    if they lose out, they will finish last, actually

  242. cmurda Says:

    Well, at least there is Brian Anger. He’s good.

  243. unbelievable Says:

    The middle of the field. What is that? Has anyone on defense seen it?

  244. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    We’re not making the playoffs playing sorry ass Lovie Smith defense like that.

  245. Bucs14 Says:

    Well, let’s see if America’s QB can mount a legendary come back…….

  246. mark2001 Says:

    Huff let the ball eat him up in both disasters.

  247. cmurda Says:

    For all the promised change, M Smith’s weak defense is exactly the same as Lovie’s.

  248. Tb501 Says:

    Come on bucs!

  249. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Seems to me like Mike Smith has checked out. Ever since the Jaguars rumors surfaced the Defense has regressed significantly.

  250. R.O. Says:

    Game is lost because we can’t stop the run or the pass… a little defense would be good.

  251. mark2001 Says:

    Not enough WR’s. Time to say bye to Jackson and sign a 1a receiver for the 1a receiver money

  252. Bucs14 Says:

    Two penalties on this drive…..Marpet on both

  253. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    This game is a blood bath dude. Our top guys are all getting banged up, dropping like flies.

  254. unbelievable Says:

    Marpet with 2 penalties in 4 plays. Good catch Myers.

  255. Bucs14 Says:

    Take a shot downfield already!

  256. Maxx Says:

    Why does Sims do the tap dance crap like Michael Pittman used to do? Hit the GD hole with aggression.

  257. unbelievable Says:

    Sims running hard.

    Josh Muff is running like he’s stoned.

  258. Bucs14 Says:

    Saints are physically beating the crap out of us today. How many injuries is this now?

  259. mixxx31 Says:

    Man, no quit in this O.

  260. unbelievable Says:

    Geeze guys are seriously dropping on every play.

  261. Bucs14 Says:

    YES!!!! Mike Evans!!!

  262. WeAreLost Says:

    Thank you

  263. mixxx31 Says:

    Bucs fans, did yall see that!!!!

  264. Bucs14 Says:

    Now….C’mon D…show up in the 4th quarter!

  265. Nick Says:

    He’s just a man among boys 90% of the time

  266. JackJack Says:

    What are the odds the D gets a stop?

  267. Tb501 Says:

    We need a stop

  268. R.O. Says:

    Looks nice.. Doesn’t mean anything if we can’t stop the run or the pass..

  269. cmurda Says:

    Great throw by JW allowing Evans to make a play. Now, if this defense has an ounce of pride, they will stop N.O.

  270. MadMax Says:

    Now if our D can hold them, the O might have a chance.

  271. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    o keeping up. d needs to step it up

  272. BuccaneEric75 Says:


  273. unbelievable Says:

    Finally a call goes our way.

    Okay defense, let me ask you again… do you know what the middle of the field is? Try covering it.

  274. mark2001 Says:

    One big difference between this year and last. This team is under talented …but is fighting and not throwing in the towel. May not have the horses this year…but a couple excellent FA’s and draft, and let’s do it.

  275. Born again Bucs fan Says:

    As of right now Evans has been the best first round pick the Bucs have made in a long time

  276. Nick Says:

    Just need one big loss, be it a sack, penalty, or stuffed toss/screen. Get the yardage advantage on this drive for once. They have had few if any 3rd and longs

  277. MadMax Says:

    Yes, wtg D!

  278. JackJack Says:

    Well, then.

  279. Nick Says:

    Or that, I hope that sticks

  280. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    that’s what i’m talking about!

  281. R.O. Says:

    Incomplete.. no fumble

  282. cmurda Says:

    That was a fumble for the majority of the history of the NFL but not in today’s NFL.

  283. mixxx31 Says:

    Damn I need more beer

  284. unbelievable Says:

    Might get overturned but either way, NICE PLAY KWON!

  285. Nick Says:

    Probably the right call

  286. MadMax Says:

    well dam

  287. MatthewPlus Says:

    Of course it’s incomplete.

  288. DallasBuc Says:


  289. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    whatever… bs

  290. WeAreLost Says:


  291. cmurda Says:

    That was a fumble when the NFL was fun.

  292. MadMax Says:

    Brees is on today!

  293. orlbucfan Says:

    Refs getting in the act now. The Kwonster is having a monster game.

  294. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    big stop by kwon

  295. Bucs14 Says:

    Hargraves…burned again…..

  296. WeAreLost Says:

    Come on!

  297. mark2001 Says:

    Hargraves has been a liability today.

  298. cmurda Says:

    VH3. Wow dude. Wow. This defense sucks ass.

  299. R.O. Says:

    can’t stop the run or the pass..

  300. DanTheBucsFan Says:


  301. MadMax Says:

    Ok, time for brees to get hurt or something….jeeze, with all the injuries

  302. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    i need something stronger than beer

  303. cmurda Says:

    This game is on the defense. Pathetic effort.

  304. MadMax Says:

    Im surprised VH is still playing, he’s been helped off the field twice already.

  305. Born again Bucs fan Says:

    Hey….do we have any other cornerbacks that can cover??

  306. DallasBuc Says:

    I don’t understand what a catch is or isn’t. Neither does the NFL. Or maybe the league just has their favorites

  307. JMN Says:

    They really needed that turnover.

  308. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    No defense. We’re done. Happy mutherfuccing Christmas.

  309. Ndog Says:

    Slow and small i said before the draft and not going to change cause that’s not coaching it’s just called average in the NFL.

  310. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    Laremy Tunsil, licht, why draft a guy who got ate up by benjamin, cooper, and others in college… horrible pick by licht

  311. cmurda Says:

    Would be lovely for the D Line to show up one of these games. Hi Ayers. So, you can get the team pumped, but when do you make a play

  312. Rojas Says:

    No type of pressure on Drew..

  313. Buc believer Says:

    I agree the defense will cost us a shot at the playoffs!

  314. Pruritus Ani Says:

    Incomprehensible. We re going to be stuck with Smith for a long time.

  315. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Dallas, he didn’t possess the ball long enough. Pretty easy call, really.

  316. Gencoimports Says:

    We better never see Huff out there fielding kickoffs

  317. Bucs14 Says:

    VH3 was not a sound pick for 1st round. He is too small and slow. Hell, in college he could not cover big receivers. Go back and watch his games against Alabama.

  318. Gencoimports Says:


  319. Tampa Tony Says:

    Team doesn’t deserve the playoffs

    What a passive defensive scheme

  320. cmurda Says:

    Zero pressure, zero blitzes. Take Mike Smith Jax

  321. Nick Says:

    Where did the splash plays go for this defense

  322. Tampa Tony Says:

    Team of chokers

  323. WeAreLost Says:

    LVD why

  324. DallasBuc Says:

    BucEric- take the meat stick out of your ear. It’s affecting your vision and reasoning

  325. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    i’ll take it

  326. Nick Says:

    I don’t think we should be killing VH, he has been solid this year. Don’t act like Rondewas some athletic marvel, or big

  327. Bucs14 Says:

    VH3 again……no pressure again….

  328. R.O. Says:

    Cant stop the run or the pass…

  329. cmurda Says:

    LMAO at M Smith’s defense giving up a 3rd and forever. No energy on this defense. Eff U Mike Smith

  330. WeAreLost Says:

    I think that will kill us.

  331. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    Picking on your #1 pick by the GM… VH3 horrible pick by bucs…

  332. cmurda Says:

    Bring a blitz on 3rd and forever Smith, you frigging pansy

  333. Nick Says:

    VH Breaking up a pass where he’s losing height and weight

  334. mark2001 Says:

    Nick….not killing him…..they are going after him…. and he has come up on the short end of the stick too many times today.

  335. Nick Says:

    And another

  336. orlbucfan Says:

    Not impressed with Mike Smith. DK is the better coach.

  337. Nick Says:

    I absolutely agree about today

  338. unbelievable Says:

    How does Dirk not challenge the spot on that catch?

  339. Nick Says:

    Thing is Drew Brees is so good that he can carve up anybody, and we know he messed up his ankle at least a little bit and Drew knows that too

  340. Bucs14 Says:

    This game is so painful. The lead is only 10, and i say to myself we can do this. It is like torture to watch this team.

  341. unbelievable Says:

    VH3 with some serious redemption there.

    But if they can get a stop it doesn’t matter.

    Scored on their last 5 straight possessions.

  342. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    always a nail biter… why can’t they ever blow em out?

  343. cmurda Says:

    This defense is putting the pressure on JW the whole game. I’m talking about our defense

  344. bucfancocacolagoodtimes Says:

    this is pre 5 win streak bucs defense. What happened? Oh the other teams are actually healthy.

  345. Nick Says:

    I think the bucs kind of outperformed themselves on that run this year, they gave us a glimpse of what they can and hopefully will be. I do think we can still win this game and make the playoffs but I think that even just the progress we made this year is huge for us. Not having Gholston in, really hurts the physicality of our defense. We just have such a hard time stopping the run without him

  346. unbelievable Says:

    I agree with that Nick.

  347. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    good way to open the drive

  348. unbelievable Says:

    Still a lotta time left…

  349. Bucs14 Says:

    We gotta score this drive.

  350. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Dallas, no insults please. That was not a catch. He had 2 feet but that’s it. Correct call, even though I was hoping it stood.

  351. cmurda Says:

    M.E. is straight ballin. If we don’t win, it’s not because of him.

  352. Bucs14 Says:

    This O does not quit. Good play by a banged up line.

  353. cmurda Says:

    Down goes JW. Come on O Line. Come on

  354. cmurda Says:

    Umm, no pers foul after JW was tackled. Are you kidding? LOL NFL

  355. Bucs14 Says:

    They rush 3 and get pressure. We rush 4 overpaid baffoons and get nothing.

  356. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    horse Collar!

  357. bucfancocacolagoodtimes Says:

    making the 31st ranked pass defense look like all pros hahahahaha

  358. cmurda Says:

    Game over. Donezo. JW forced it but our defense is the reason we wont see the playoffs

  359. Bucs14 Says:

    If NO scores here, game over.

  360. Tampa Tony Says:

    Anyone still think this choker is a Franchise QB?

  361. BusteisWinston Says:

    Busteis = less accurate Byron Leftwich. Anyone QB can put up stats with Mike Evans. Like Manziel for instance.

  362. Nick Says:

    I do

  363. cmurda Says:

    The officials made sure we have no chance

  364. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    can’t believe refs didn’t call the horsecollar on jameis

  365. Rob Says:

    The human ATM “America’s turnover machine”, sealing his teams fate. Ridiculous

  366. cmurda Says:

    Yes Tampa Tony. I definitely do. The Titans are looking for fans though

  367. Nick Says:

    The guy is playing with no run game, no offensive line, and has one healthy weapon on the field right now

  368. Ndog Says:

    Two clear horse collars on that drive no call. A fumble over turned to in complete. Unreal with this crappy league.

  369. Rojas Says:

    We badly need another WR opposite of M.E, a true RT. No pass rush.. or run defense.. Gholston is badly missed.

  370. cmurda Says:

    @Dan, or the late hit after

  371. DallasBuc Says:

    Fair point BucEric on the insults.
    Think we can both agree you are wrong and it was a catch/fumble

  372. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    So Tampa Tony, what do you want to do, cut him?

  373. Supersam Says:

    Season over. Time to start looking for a new coach?

  374. buccfan305 Says:

    Bucs never let us down…they always find a F#@king way to loose. …F#@king pathetic!!!!

  375. TampaTown Says:

    What did I say? A chance to gut punch all the long suffering fans on Christmas Eve? No way the Bucs will pass that up. Merry Christmas

  376. Tampa Tony Says:

    Well then right side is they won’t have a losing season or finish in last

  377. DallasBuc Says:

    Getting jobbed by the officiating and ineptitude of #93 on defense

  378. WeAreLost Says:

    Looking for a new coach? Lol really.

  379. JMN Says:

    How about some pressure from the D line? A bunch of losers.

  380. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Dallas, no football move. Bang, bang. I hate it, but it was a good call.

  381. Ed Says:

    Bree’s untouched shame on D

  382. Jersey Buc Says:

    Lol! I can’t stop laughing at this display. Lol! Awful. Lol.

  383. Warren Says:

    Shades of D quitting because Kiffin was on his way out. Maybe the guys know Mike Smith is gone?

  384. Tampa Tony Says:

    @Eric- nah just want him to improve and not choke games away with turnovers

  385. cmurda Says:

    This defense sucks. They shot their load for a few games despite the worst D Line I have ever seen. Lots of defensive picks better be happening this draft along with a WR and OL

  386. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Dallas, if he took one more step, I’d be right there with you.

  387. ElioT Says:

    Not ready for the big time.

    At least we didn’t miss the playoffs with a HoF QB!

    F**k you Payton & Brees!

  388. Bucs14 Says:

    We need to get rid of Mike Smith (JX can have him). McCoy either need help or we need someone else. Get tired of seeing him go to pro bowl undeservedly.

  389. satchseven Says:

    bucs were 6-10 last year it is clear the offense needs wr help. how come hump getting no targets

  390. bucfancocacolagoodtimes Says:

    VHG on Cooks, well done Rookie!!!

  391. BusteisWinston Says:

    At least we’re not Raider fans. Carr’s ankle is broken and they’re going to get embarassed in the playoffs with McGloin.

  392. Bucs14 Says:

    Looks like VH3 woke up

  393. Aubpierce Says:

    Could have used the Winston draft pick for at least two firsts and a second. Will be a long time time before the Bucs see the post season.

  394. Nick Says:

    This game is not over

  395. ElioT Says:

    Why the hell is Hargreaves dancing after a dropped pick when they’re down by two f**king scores?

    Dumb f**k!!

    God damn.

  396. Bucs14 Says:

    OK Jaboo, time to show all your doubters that you a Amurca’s pro bowl, future HF QB.

  397. whatever Says:

    gerald made his splash play earlier in the game.. wonderful… has done nothing since then.. i really wish they had anyone else giving the pregame huddle talk… gerald is the worst at doing that… no need to force him to continue to do so..

  398. MadMax Says:

    I still say WR first then OT then DE/DT. And go after Eric Berry and another WR, maybe Alshon Jeffrey and another Guard.

  399. DallasBuc Says:

    Make Russia great again

  400. cmurda Says:

    Need to move fast here guys. Faster

  401. mike Says:

    lol all these jw trolls. Maybe he’ll go to a half decent team when his contract is up, and you guys can go back to dwelling in the cellar of the NFL. TT and bucnut2 can have a threesome with Mariotta

  402. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Aubpierce, it takes 2 to tango. You have to have a trading partner, and whose to say that the players we got in a trade would be any good. Never know.

  403. Bucs14 Says:

    Another force…

  404. cmurda Says:

    JW really does need more weapons. It’s so obvious that we have no receivers that pose threats other than M.E.

  405. mixxx31 Says:

    @Nick I think have more than a few premature ejaculators on this site.

  406. Bucs14 Says:

    We need to be 2 minute drill now.

  407. BusteisWinston Says:

    The only way Busteis is going to the HOF is same as the rest of us, with a ticket.

  408. Bucs14 Says:

    Christ…..NFL intentional grounding?

  409. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Dallas, that WAS grounding

  410. cmurda Says:

    I’m surprised Marpet is having this bad of a game. Crap effort by the Bucs and laughable officiating. I’m used to it. The NFl sucks

  411. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    how about leading with the helmet tojameis

  412. WeAreLost Says:

    Is Winston drunk?

  413. MadMax Says:

    WTH was that with JW3? I thought he was passing out lol.

  414. bucfancocacolagoodtimes Says:

    Myers, 2 targets you ffaking kidding me?

  415. cmurda Says:

    JW is reduced to having to throw to Myers. Get hom weapons Licht not crap kickers.

  416. Bucs14 Says:

    Yet another jaboo pass thrown behind the receiver.

  417. BusteisWinston Says:

    Awful clock management here too. To not get this score before the two minute warning is unacceptable.

  418. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Gotta kick it

  419. Bucs14 Says:

    Go for the onside now!…..if we kick deep game over. D sucks.

  420. Ndog Says:

    Sheppard gets tackled 15 yards downfield and no call!?!

  421. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    let’s just push the te to the ground, refs won’t call it anyways

  422. orlbucfan Says:

    Hopefully, this one will shuttup the playoff talk. Bucs will be for-real next season. They aren’t quite there yet.

  423. DallasBuc Says:

    BucEric- think we can both agree that it was a miscommunication on the route, not intentional grounding and you should really consider extricating that meat stick from your ear

  424. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    oh, that was shep

  425. orlbucfan Says:

    Nothing new about the refs. SOS 🙂

  426. satchseven Says:

    yea i agree too many holes on this team still on both sides

  427. Bucs14 Says:

    How can the Glaziers actually appreciate this team? I would be disgusted as an owner.

  428. DallasBuc Says:

    Brees is a league and officiating darling. They hate it when he is not happy

  429. cmurda Says:

    Ball game. Good effort by JW and the offense. Defense is soft. Need talent.

  430. Bucs14 Says:

    Game over

  431. unbelievable Says:

    I would have kicked it deep too. Hands team ain’t fooling anyone.

  432. cmurda Says:

    Millions watching knew they would run it and our sorry ass defense can’t stop it.

  433. mixxx31 Says:

    Don’tknow about that one

  434. Bucs14 Says:

    C’mon New Orleans score another TD quickly so i can turn the channel already.

  435. Buc believer Says:

    Orlbucfan what do you mean by Hopefully?? Are you or are you not a Buc fan?

  436. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    This is a joke. Refs suck O line sucks Defence REALLY sucks.

  437. buccfan305 Says:

    3 timeouts and you try an onside kick……DUMBA$$ COACHING DECISION!!!

  438. unbelievable Says:

    Yes the refs completely f@cked us on that last drive. Never surprises me against drew brees. He’s a league pet.

    Either way our defense did not play well today.

  439. TampaTown Says:

    I’m so sick of this $hit.

  440. Supersam Says:

    Hey joe still think Mike smith has a head coaching job after this crap display? I don’t think so.

  441. Buddy Says:

    What is Dirk doing?? Onsides really?? Even a fullback like Moose johnston knows to kick it deep!!! Seriously GLAZERS are you watching this inept coaching by Koetter!!! Haven’t really stopped saints all day now you think you can?????wtf???

  442. Nick Says:

    Everyone is so quick to write these young guys off. Jameis is unquestionably one of the top few young qbs and he’s the youngest of them all

  443. WeAreLost Says:

    See ya next week.

  444. Bucs14 Says:

    Pathetic. D gave up today.

  445. BusteisWinston Says:

    If Busteis game through in the clutch the last two weeks we;d be in the playoffs. Instead missing open throws last week and a fatal pick this week.

  446. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    LVD is WAY overpaid

  447. buccfan305 Says:

    Who the F#@k is coaching today???

  448. No Surprise Says:

    McCoy is a fake hero. Ten year rebuild? Forget that. Total pansies.

  449. DallasBuc Says:

    And there goes my playoff wet dream

  450. unbelievable Says:

    Just pathetic defense today. Pathetic.

    Wouldn’t get anywhere in the playoffs playing like that anyway.

  451. cmurda Says:

    LOL and people think Mike Smith should be a Head Coach? SMH. This embarrassment of a defense can’t stop a run with 11 guys. Another postseasonless Bucs team.

  452. DanTheBucsFan Says:

    booo…too little too late. next year… next year

  453. Tampa Tony Says:

    So many defenders of a inaccurate turnover prone qb it’s downright pathetic

  454. Patrick Says:

    Another wasted season

  455. DallasBuc Says:

    We got screwed

  456. "Ice Man" Bob Gilbert Says:


    So much crying in here

  457. Aubpierce Says:

    Good effort by Winston and the boys. To many missing pieces.

  458. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Trailing by seven…those are the points from ONE FREAKING PLAY…start the second half by bobbling the ball and pinning yourself at tthe 3…then the karma totally collapses…#3 int…NO quick TD…game over right at the start of the second half.

    You simply cannnot go on the raod in a critical game and start the second half like that….YOU FREAKING CANNOT DO IT

  459. satchseven Says:

    lvd top linebackers make that hit in the hole with the game on the line

  460. Pit Says:

    It sucks guys we are out of playoff and again the December curse got us again.
    Oh well this team gave us a lot more then what we expected. So thank you Bucs.

  461. Fred E. Buc Says:

    Well, Saint win. Joe, talk us off the ledge here. I believe only chance now is Bucs have to beat Panthers, hope Cowboys beat Lions, hope Packers beat Lions, and hope Giants beat Skins. If Lions beat Cowboys, they clinch a spot and Bucs are eliminated. Can you confirm?