One Year Too Late?

March 25th, 2017

What could have been.

This will make you want to rifle a shot glass across the bar.

The NFL is proposing a change to the overtime rules at next week’s owners meetings — both Joe and Ira will be there! — and one is to decrease the number of minutes for a regular season overtime game.

If that rule passes, had it been in place for the 2016 season, the Bucs would have made the playoffs writes Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

But the truth is, ties can come in many stripes. For instance, had the Bucs tied the Oakland Raiders instead of losing 30-24 in overtime last season, they would’ve made the playoffs at 9-6-1.

That’s almost enough to make Joe quit drinking for the night and curl up into a fetal position.

Just a nauseating thought. SOB!

39 Responses to “One Year Too Late?”

  1. Wesley Says:

    The thought of that game makes me want to curl into a fetal position

  2. Bird Says:

    Raiders were trying to give us that game

    “Kick his ass sea bass” missed more kicks than I’ve ever seen him miss

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    Yeah Joe some dude in the Times had it figured down to this…

    If the Bucs would have beaten the Saints in wk 16 and lost to the Panthers in wk 17 they would have made the playoffs.

    Sorry to make you more sick. It is what is. You’re Bucs fan. If you’re a REAL hardcore or long time diehard fan then you can deal. I can deal.

  4. Joe Says:

    If the Bucs would have beaten the Saints in wk 16 and lost to the Panthers in wk 17 they would have made the playoffs.


    Makes you want to try this.

  5. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    If only hey jude hadn’t held that guy….

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Oooh I love me some tequila. Whiskey in the winter…Margarita’s in the summer. I was just talking about tequila earlier today with my neighbor and my love affair with it. It’s a different animal than most liquors. Summer’s coming and I miss it!

    Got Tacos wrong… all the stuff falls out. Got tequila right.

    Yes they did that right!

  7. Maxdrumsalot Says:

    Having an 85%+ accuracy kicker will get us those extra wins we’ve been missing the last two seasons. Aguayo is up spits creek with a turd for a paddle.

  8. Joeypoppems Says:

    Oh well. The Bucs are on the verge of building something special. At some point we gotta stop looking back at what could have been and focus on what will be. Just my perspective anyway.

  9. SCBucsFan Says:

    We didn’t deserve to win that game anyway.

  10. SCBucsFan Says:

    Or tie it, rather.

  11. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    Dude, you’re so against the practice of not having a drink, that you couldn’t even bring yourself to properly type in quit over quick 😉

  12. ndog Says:

    I love how people want to blame a rookie kicker or Jude but how about blaming a runningback that was on drugs and cost his team balance for most of the year. Simply put our biggest issue last year was that selfish player.

  13. DallasBuc Says:

    I’m sorry but what’s the point of this rule change proposal?

  14. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    I say no game should EVER end in a tie PERIOD!!!! IT’S A BUNCH OF BULLSPIT!!!!!!

  15. ARGH_M8E Says:

    @wesley – hahahahaha, funny/not funny… You ain’t lying tho🤢

  16. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I still can’t get over that stupid play by Hey Jude to cost us the dang game! It still get’s me into a homicidal mood..good thing everyone around me scrambles..

    Hey Jude..don’t make that play..

    Take my sad song and stay away..

  17. Fred E. Buc Says:

    As for the rule, you win some, lose some. It’s not unlike the Emanual catch that may have kept the Bucs out of the SB in 2001. However, when you think about it, they probably weren’t ready to win it then. Had the gone to the playoffs, they probably would not have done too well. If they did, it was either go to Seattle, who would have been ready to pounce after the Bucs roundly beating them in Tampa late in the season. Instead, the Seakawks killed the Lions. Or I believe, go to Green Bay…in that frozen game we saw, where they beat the crap out of the Giants. So good karma perhaps. Let’s do it right this year, and start with a home game!

    Speaking of nausea, I think more nauseating is reading anything Rick Stroud writes. JBF does well because of the cast of clowns over in St Pete. Sorry man, but they are the worst in the business. My opinion.

  18. bucs_365 Says:

    They weren’t ready to be a playoff team. To lose to the Saints and then barely eke out a win over Carolina in the final, not to mention the lackluster Dallas game, told me they were a year away. They have some big improvements to make for this season to become a playoff team. It’s doable, but I cringe when I see them as one the the trendy playoff picks or sitting at #10 in power rankings. They haven’t earned it yet. They’re getting close.

  19. Mike Johnson Says:

    New season baby. We are 16=0 right now. How bad do the Bucs wanna win? Close is no cigar. This upcoming yr, we gotta get out of the gate fast. I do belieive we are closer than we’ve been in Years. I want to see improvement. Not this..well, IF.. this had happenned. Winning is all that matters in the NFL.By 1 or 21…Just win. I’ll not sing the hymn until success has been delivered..AMEN!!!!!

  20. Joe Says:

    Hey Jude..don’t make that play..

    Take my sad song and stay away..


  21. Joe Says:

    I’m sorry but what’s the point of this rule change proposal?

    1. Player safety.

    2. So teams that play overtime aren’t toast for the next game.

  22. Oxycondoms Says:

    It was good playoffs weren’t made it will help winstons career playoff percentage making it this coming up season with a better team as opposed to last season.

  23. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Joe… can say

    “Shoulda Woulda Coulda”

    …….all day long with this post

    The 2016 season is water under the bridge as far as I’m concerned

  24. DayOnePaul Says:


  25. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Yup, if one play that should never have been called a penalty, has ever cost a team a playoff spot, its the Jude play. The penalty didn’t affect the outcome because Carr never even thought of throwing that way. We WERE a playoff team last season.

  26. Eric Says:

    We always play good shoulda coulda mighta ball.

    I’m waiting for the year a tiebreaker goes in the bucs favor.

  27. NFLNut Says:

    I honestly believe had the Bucs got that #6 seed they would have beat the Seahawks again, went into Dallas and won and then went to Atlanta, and as great as Atlanta was playing, Jameis is 3-1 against Matt Ryan, so who knows what would have happened … ah well, I’m geeked for the 2017-18 season and wish the draft could be today!

  28. NFLNut Says:

    BTW, I love the college OT rules, but for the NFL think each team should simply get the ball once and the extra pint try is either from 50 yards … or they could be forced to go for 2.

    No game should end in a tie BUT no game should end with only one team getting the ball either … that is garbage too!

  29. bucs_365 Says:

    Go back to a simple sudden death. It’s clean, it’s easy… And claims that it’s unfair are looney-tunes. Sorry, if your uncomfortable with the luck of the coin-flip, learn to play defense or win in the first 60. Crybabies. Luck is part of the game.

  30. Defense Rules Says:

    Proposed rule change misses the real point: Thursday night games after Sunday games benefit the $$$ bottom-line for the owners and TV, but I think they’re harmful to the players. Bucs played almost 100 snaps on defense against Oakland, and every starter looked exhausted by the 4th quarter & in overtime. Then to turn around in only 4 days and play Atlanta was an invitation to disaster … not only to losing the game (which we did big-time), but also to potentially getting players hurt. Either do away with Thursday games or create a schedule where the 2 teams playing have no game scheduled either the Sunday before or the Sunday after the Thursday game.

  31. Buc believer Says:

    If my mother had a Y chromosome instead of 2 X chromosomes she would be my dad. The point is it did not happen and we did not make the playoffs and if we did we probably would have gotten beat (and badly). however this year is different and we are going to do some SERIOUS damage!

  32. R.O. Says:

    C’mon… !! The BS holding call away from the play is what lost the game.

  33. James Walker Says:

    I don’t believe in overtime. Never have.

  34. feelthepewterpower Says:

    That penalty call away from the play that gave the raiders a second chance to tie it up was the nail….

  35. NFLNut Says:

    Buc believer … unless of curse your dad just decided to “associate as a female”, because, you know, according to the so-called Democratic “Party of Science”, that’s all it takes to switch sexes in 2017. Imagine all those poor little girls in India that are being murdered and sold by their families who don’t want them because they aren’t “boys” … if only they knew one could scientifically change their sex in a matter of seconds with nothing more than a “thought” …

  36. unbelievable Says:

    ^ not exactly how it works. Maybe you should educate yourself.

  37. NFLNut Says:

    Actually that is EXACTLY how it works … it’s all complete and utter insanity!

  38. NFLNut Says:

    Unbelievable … why don’t you tell me the scientific standards because I have listed to actual gender identity rights people and lawyers be interviewed and they have literally NO CLUE and simply say that whatever gender one “identifies” with is the gender that person is, HAHAHAHAHA … the height of insanity!

  39. America's Commenter Says:

    If the length of overtime was shorter, then the coaches and players would have made different decisions along the way and the outcome surely would have been different. Maybe a tie, maybe a Bucs win, maybe the Raiders still win. We’ll never know.

    The college style tiebreaker would be much better, using the long extra points and 2-point conversions. After 2 rounds, 2-point conversions should be required.

    I realize this takes away a big piece of the game by eliminating punts and kickoffs, but if teams have already played 60 minutes, we’ve seen enough of those and it’s time to force a winner. Plus, long overtime sessions beat up the players and have an effect on the following game, too. The Bucs got rolled by the Falcons on Thursday night after that long OT loss.