Thank You, Iggles!

December 23rd, 2016
Meltdown in Philly.

Props to Philly.

The Iggles did the Bucs a solid last night.

And, no, Joe isn’t referencing huge bowel movement ASJ in any way.

In a fun game to watch, the Iggles beat the Giants on Thursday Night Football. So? Well, this could have huge implications for the Bucs.

If the Redskins beat the Giants at home next week and the Bucs win out, the Bucs and Giants would be tied at 10-6. As a result of finishing the season with two more losses to conference foes, the Bucs would have a Wild Card seeding edge over the Giants if it would be needed.

Also, as explains, if the Bucs win out, the Giants lose their finale, and the Packers win out but the Lions beat the Cowboys this weekend, then the Bucs and Packers are the wild cards at 10-6, assuming the Bucs don’t pass Atlanta for the NFC South title.

Of course, no matter what, the Bucs must win their final two games.

If the Bucs just win one game, they would still be alive for a wild card, but in the words of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman of “Full Metal Jacket” fame, the chances of the Bucs making the playoffs would be in a world of sh!t!

37 Responses to “Thank You, Iggles!”

  1. richbucsfan Says:

    I just don’t see a win in either game with the Saints and Panthers. The Bucs are too beat up and too thin. The heart may be there, but the strength left a couple of weeks ago.

  2. Fred E. Buc Says:

    How the Lions do against the Cowboys Monday night, and how the Packers do against the Vikings (that is, bad if Lions and Packers both win) is the only other scenario that can keep the Bucs out of the playoffs despite winning BOTH of their game. If that happens, and the Packers beat the Lions next week, two wins won’t matter. Bottom line is the Bucs have to win both games to get the best shot, and if the Falcons dump to the Panthers tomorrow (unlikely), that would be the best Christmas present possible.

  3. Fred E. Buc Says:

    This comes down mostly to how Jameis is doing. He has yet to demonstrate he can play pro ball in a nationally televised game. Rams, Panthers, Falcons, Cowboys. He’s 1-3 with terrible performances in the games lost and less than stellar in the one he did win. The good news is he bounces back well after poor games, and we need him to do two good ones in a row and go from there. Of course, the other squads need to do their jobs, but if Jameis misses, the whole team misses. This needs to start with 4 TDs from the team tomorrow in New Orleans. You know the Saints will score at least 25.

  4. Kobe Faker Says:

    I think you got it the other way around

    yesterdays giants loss hurt us big time

    Dallas has locked in as division and #1 seed. Dallas has nothiing to gain if they win
    but actually would be better if they lose to Detroit to have the chance to kick out NY giants

    detroit win vs Dal is TERRIBLE for Tampa

  5. cmurda Says:

    We will be winning both of these games. Sickening as it is, even with 10 wins, we need a little help. With that said, there’s many ins at that point for us. With all of that said, the Panthers could do us a big solid by beating ATL.

  6. mwestdominguez Says:

    Detroit is NOT going to win their last 2 games, Tampa Bay will find a way to win out and I’m not so sure, after watching the Giants last night, that they don’t lose to Washington next week. BLUF is that if WE don’t win both of these, time to start looking at the best OL available in next years draft.

  7. mwestdominguez Says:

    One thing I did not mention, DO NOT overlook Atlanta being suspect to getting clipped in these last two weeks either, in particular, with Carolina this week. If that that happens and we win out, we would win the NFC South.

  8. tdtb2015 Says:

    Forget about the other teams creating hope for you. If Jameis does not perform, the season is over. Turnovers has killed this team in losses. Jameis must avoid those. The offense has to score 7 when defense holds them to 3. If you don’t see this on Saturday, you will probably be able to point the finger at Jameis.

    Jameis is capable but will he be able to own the moment. Is money time!

    Go Bucs!!!

  9. tdtb2015 Says:

    ^when OUR defense holds them to 3.

  10. tdtb2015 Says:

    Koetter wants Jameis to take over the game not collapse under pressure like in Dallas. The future is up to Jameis. This is why we are not seeing Rodgers in the game. Will Jameis lead the offense to the playoffs?????

  11. Ndog Says:

    Man you people suck and I wonder every day why do you even read this site if you hate the team this much. The first freaking post says “I just don’t see us winning either of the last two games”. Well smart guy did you see us going to KC and win, did you see BEATING down the Seahawks, did you see us going to Atlanta and win before those games were played. What you see doesn’t mean crap and you and the rest of you negative jack wagons who said we would be 3-13 this year need to deal with the fact that you were WRONG and this is a good team, even if it makes you cause hate them so much. It’s one thing to be critical after or even during a game but to just spew doubt and negativity day after day is ridiculous.

  12. 941BUC Says:

    I actually think the game in Dallas WE beat ourselves.for Dak and Zeke to have put up those numbers it should’ve been a blow out.And like I tell every Cowboys fan…yall are suppose tie be the best OLine in the league but yet they kept hold our pass rushers.if not for those holds Dak would’ve been floored several times.IF we make the wild card I think we’ll see Dallas again in the postseason.

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

    I’ll say it again 941 we stood down in that game. My reasoning the line was +7 with all those yards given up and 3 turnovers they won by a measly 6. Spread not covered,house win’s cause we all know the majority bet on dallas. Because it was the highest veiwed game of the season it set’s up a re-match that favor’s us winning. Re-watch that game and see gmc intentionally runs out of holes that they run right into. This spit bigger than the game on the field yo. And Ndog don’t sweat’em man they’ll be right back Sunday evening claiming they knew we would win this next game.

  14. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    @ Ndog I am with you!! That first post pissed me off. What an a-hole. He doesn’t see us winning either game? We have already beaten both of those teams once already! They both have losing records because they are not very good this year. We may not win both of them, but to act like we have no chance to win either is just negativity and nothing else. There is a reason this team has won 5 of their last 6 games and it isn’t because they suck! I have to guess that Rich is just a troll here and is most likely a Panthers or Saints fan.

  15. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Kobe is right we need Greenbay to win the division and Detroit to lose it we win the tiebreaker against Detroit , we want Dallas to beat Detroit in Green Bay to win!

  16. Doctor Stroud Says:

    “I just don’t see a win in either game with the Saints and Panthers.”

    We can. And we will. We won at Kansas City, and still you quibble. We won at San Diego and you would not support us. If you will not stand up with us now then I say you’re a coward. And if you are Scotsman…I mean, Buccaneers fans, I am ashamed to call myself one.

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

    Check it man I believe this team is serious about tasting the playoffs this year. Diffrent tone and mindset this time around. Could the aints spoil our plans yes it’s a division opponent they’re always tough because of the familiarity between teams. I like us winning tomorrow, when we accomplish that if you really think the cats are coming into our house and keeping us out by beating us you’re cray cray.

  18. richbucsfan Says:

    Temper, temper. My opinion is as valid as anyone else’s. I simply do not see two wins. The Oline is decimated. There is minimal pass rush. For some reason the RB position has become unstable and #3 has become erratic lately. To win both of these games the have to click on all cylinders. If you can show how they will win with the makeshift Oline I’ll listen.

  19. richbucsfan Says:

    Oh, and BTW I’ve been a Bucs fan from the beginning.

  20. ndog Says:

    I like how you avoided the question about your great prognostications skills in reference to the KC, Sea, SD, and Alt games. No matter what I can show its about what they will show. If this team hasn’t shown you fight, toughness, determination to this point in the season then you just don’t want to see it. And yes your opinion is valid but when you only seeing things through a prism of negativity there is no need for you to be a “Fan” as enjoying the ride is what its all about.

  21. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    @ rich – The o-line is decimated??? They have one starter that is questionable at this point. The other starters are available so I am curious what you mean when you say they are decimated. Actually, the health of the o-line has been a positive this year, and especially this late in the season compared to other teams.

  22. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    They also have some options if Dotson cant go tomorrow. E Smith is a solid guard so they could insert him and move Pamphile to right tackle if need be. Some teams have nothing but back ups on their lines at this point of the season.

  23. LargoBuc Says:

    Heart is the main thing keeping the team a float! Yea, they got talent but so does every team sans the Browns and 9ers. If this team had heart/motivation a year ago, we likely finish better than 6-10.

  24. rayjay1122 Says:

    Anyone who thinks we have little chance of beating the Saints tomorrow needs to reflect on the Eagles beating the Giants. Who really saw that coming? Be positive people. We have to start believing in our team.

  25. Cannuckbuc Says:

    Ndog you are right on the money !!!!!!!!

  26. richbucsfan Says:

    You all convinced me. The box will win 63 to 3.

  27. webster Says:

    I love these mariota fans blaming jameis for the lose and turnovers against dallas on this thread. Who the he!! cares about an int on a hail mary to end the half? Who in the he!! blames the the qb for an int when his arm is hit while throwing a ball because the oline got beat again? Who in the he!! blames the qb for a fumble when he is hit from behind because the oline was beat again? The mariota lovers thats who. Take your non football knowledge fandom to the titans page.

  28. feelthepewterpower Says:

    A bunch of pessimism pervading here…winston changed our culture and mindset, why cant buccs fans follow suit??

  29. Poor Glennon Says:

    Nole on Saturday. If only 93 played for FSU he’d get a pass….for life

  30. Buc53 Says:

    Lol–man,y’all seem to forget that their is a lot more to the offense than just Jameis. He won’t be able to do Jack if he doesn’t get protection and we can run. I am less worried about what Jamess will do and more worried about whether or not they will protect him. We have seen that if he gets protection he can make the throws, but what we haven’t seen is whether or not our ENTIRE offense can put together a complete game.

  31. richbucsfan Says:

    seriously, Guys, having Pamphile or the rookie or anyone other than Dot, makes the Oline weak. Putting Smith in at LG may work, but I doubt it. Who is our #2 receiver? Hump? Martino? it’s a pretty big gap in talent from our Pro Bowl WR. The Dline must MUST get pressure on Brees. Not sure they will. So, no, I don’t share your confidence. I’ve been disappointed way too many times.

  32. Poor Glennon Says:

    Dallas will start their starters. But there is no way Elliott, Dez,Witten will play as many snaps as usual. I said it last night. I don’t know if this is such a good thing. Our chance of making the playoffs winning 1 of the last 2. Took a hit. Detroit has a way better chance to beat the Boys now. Redskins will beat the bears. GB will beat Viks. If we lose and Detroit and GB win. We are eliminated.

  33. Poor Glennon Says:

    Dallas Cowboys superbowl chances would take a huge hit if Elliott goes down. Or chinadoll LB Sean Lee. They’ll play but they will substitute alot.

  34. Bucsfanman Says:

    Just win baby! There’s no controlling anything else. Beat the team in front of you. THAT’s the ONLY thing they can control!!!

  35. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Cowboys will want to win because they will be at home, and Jerrah does not want the Cowboys to lose in front of the home crowd.

  36. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Honestly, I think going 10-6 and NOT making the playoffs this year might be our best scenario for next year.

    Here’s why:

    We now have a team of fighters. If the don’t make the playoffs after winning 10 games, then they are going to be intensly focused on winning more games next year. On top of that, we would pick 2-3 spots sooner in the draft, which might actually make a difference if targeting a specific player. That would mean we’d finally be in a position where just a couple free agents could be all we need.

    As great as it would feel this year to make the playoffs, we saw last week that the team is not ready to actually win in the playoffs. The experience of losing in the first game of the playoffs is hugely overrated, when compared to the benefits of the above scenario.

  37. richbucsfan Says:

    Internal problems plus injuries and no solid backups doomed the Bucs. I know I was correct in how I called this game, I just wish they won