Drama In South Florida

August 4th, 2017

Potentially dire news out of Miami with a Bucs tie-in.

For Bucs fans joining the free FanRetreat.com party before the Bucs play the Dolphins to open the season (yes, with free beer!), a gathering that will feature keynote speaker the Custodian of Canton, eye-RAH! Kaufman, if you see a quarterback lining up behind center other than Ryan Tannehill for the Dolphins, don’t worry. It’s not because you have a blinding hangover.

As most NFL fans know, yesterday, Tannehill had a freak accident with his surgically-repaired left knee when he walked off the practice field and hyperextended the knee, and perhaps more.

As of last night, Adam Schefter of BSPN suggests Tannehill may need season-ending surgery, or could miss six-to-eight weeks. So at best for the Dolphins, Tannehill would be unlikely to start the season.

The season-opener between the Bucs and Dolphins is less than six weeks away.

There is even a report that bratty Jay Cutler, who the Bucs roughed up last year, is weighing his options on whether to return to the NFL and play for Miami. Currently a broadcaster for FOX Sports, Cutler’s career was saved by current Miami head coach Adam Gase when Gase was the offensive coordinator of the Bears two seasons ago. It was one of Cutler’s best seasons and a big reason why Gase was hired by the Dolphins. Miami officials figured if Gase could resurrect Cutler, he could help Tannehill.

The Dolphins made the playoffs last year with journeyman quarterback Matt Moore starting five games (4-1 record). From NFL sources Joe has spoken to, Moore very much is on the downside of his career and is not the same capable QB who took snaps for the Stinking Panthers, and the Dolphins in 2011.

The Dolphins game appeared tough to start the Bucs season. Remember who will be starting his first game at center in the NFL facing Ndamukong Suh. So the Bucs could use the help that comes by facing Cutler or Moore.

(And stop with the “Bucs struggle with backups” nonsense. The incompetent one responsible for that stigma is now living in Champaign, Ill.)

As Joe stated in his inaugural “Monday Morning Joe” podcast, the Bucs need to be 3-2 after the first five games.

39 Responses to “Drama In South Florida”

  1. DR FEELGOOD Says:

    Very sad news. Especially such a freak re-injury. Hope he is able to be ok at some point this season. Ideally week 1, though that seems unlikely. We are good enough now to face everyone’s best. To be the best, you have to beat the best!!! If he’s not there, NO excuse for losing games against backup WBs anymore with the team we have. Period. GO BUcS!!!

  2. JA Says:

    As I’ve said before, as of now, this is the only game that matters. I wouldn’t worry about being 3-2. I only worry about being 1-0.
    On another note, why is the NFL playing September games, in Florida, at 1PM? Both Miami and the Bears start at this ridiculous hour. Are they trying to sell more over-priced water by stroking-out as many fans as possible?

  3. Buccanr1 Says:

    The way I heard it, the knee was not sugically repaired, he chose to use therapy

  4. RayJameisStadium Says:

    the Bucs need to be 3-2 after the first five games to have a realistic chance of a playoff run. – Joe

    Put down your crystal ball Joe!

    These are not the old Bucs!!!

    Expect Different Folks!!!

    Total number of sacks for Suh in 2016……….1

    Marpet is shaking!!!!!

    Lets get ready to rumble!

    Bring it!

    In Marpet I Trust!!!

  5. BucEmUo Says:

    I’m not buying the news on Moore…..the guy is arguably a better qb that tannehill playing backup because of draft position. If anyone sleeps on Moore he will torch us like he has in the past …..

  6. Bird Says:

    Drama. Yah – you never wish this on opposing players. Heck , my biggest fear for the bucs this year is one or two of their studs going down with an injury. Not that tannehil was on his way to a good career or is a stud. However, he has been getting all 1st team snaps and this puts them in very awkward situation just weeks before game 1. Timing is everything in nfl and their receiving crew is up there with bucs so I wonder if point spread just changed dramatically

  7. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Last year people were complaining about 4pm games and storms with lightning delays, this year 1pm games because of the heat. Can’t have it both ways folks.

  8. darin Says:

    One game at a time. Shouldnt look past week 1. Matt moore is a pretty good qb too. Starter for a long time. Even has played well against the bucs before. Im not into the backup qb nonsense but be careful what u wish for. Go bucs

  9. RayJameisStadium Says:

    7 more days!!!!

  10. Dlavid Says:

    Sucks for the Fins but what a break we are getting . Just win Baby ! That is the name of the game .

  11. EA Says:

    JA, it’s Florida, you either get baked in the sun or have the game delayed because of the afternoon weather.
    I hope tannehill is ok, they reported there was no structural damage to the knee .

  12. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I don’t believe Tannehill had surgery for the partial tear he suffered last year. They determined that he could play without it. If, however, he’s now completely torn it, or damaged the ligaments in some other way, there’s probably little choice left but to go under the knife….which means a lost season.

  13. Buc 4ever Says:

    Injuries can happen to any team, us included. Let’s hope the injury bug don’t hit us and get this train rolling. Also, the Dolphins game is the most important, but I’m looking to be 5-0 after the Patriots game. DREAM BIG!

  14. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    matt moore is pretty good and dolphins D and offensive weapons are up there, its a real good measuring stick for bucs OL and the team

  15. Bucwylde Says:


  16. James Walker Says:

    I know Tanny stinks, his backup? This makes me nervous.

  17. Baz Says:

    You guys are dead on, Tannehill didn’t have surgery to repair his partially-torn ACL. Unfortunately, unlike other body tissue, ACL’s don’t heal on their own w/o surgery.
    Tannehill wasn’t just walking off the field either, FYI. They were practicing, and he jogged off while under pressure, untouched, and tweaked his knee again.
    And Matt Moore only started 3 games last year (2-1), although he did lead the Dolphins into the playoffs with those games.

    Not sure how I feel. I can’t stand Tannehill, think he’s a punk, but he’s also a crappy QB who would have fed our Red Tide Defense a couple of INTs, esp to Grimes. Now the Dolphins will intentionally lean even more on their run game, so maybe Captain Concussion (Jay Ajayi) will get his bell rung again as well.

  18. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’ve never thought that highly of Tannehill anyway. Moore was 4-1 with this team last year.

    Bottom line….I do not care about strength of schedule…I do not care who starts at QB for the Dolphins…line em up and just beat em!!!

    If we plan to get to Minny and win the Lombardi we SHOULD be able to win any game on the schedule. Not saying we’ll win them all…the others guys get paid as well…but it seems every year we win against some really good teams and lose against some rotten teams…but it’s the NFL…On any given Sunday!!!

  19. Easy Denman Says:

    The cuban communityof Miami would love the Castro supporting KRAPernick to sign!! LULZ

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    He never had surgery, opting for some new majikal stem cell treatment, thinking the torn parts would heal themselves.

    That didn’t work so well.

  21. Baz Says:



    Moore was 2-1

  22. Buc50 Says:

    Truth is, Kaep is better than any QB on Miami’s roster. Don’t let the flag waving get in the way of the truth.

  23. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Kobe is going to miss Tannerhill (Wife)”

    Kobe Faker

  24. Cobraboy Says:

    @Buc50: His praise of Castro didn’t go down well in Miami. I’ve got a better shot at QBing in Miami than Comrade Kaepernick…

    Joe made the case why Cutler may make a lot more sense.

    Kaepernick thought his hand was a lot stronger than it was when he went to his knee. Some lessons come with a lot of bewilderment, confusion and pain.

  25. Mike Says:

    Marpet is toast vs Suh

  26. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Trade Ryan Fitzpatrick to them for a third rounder. They are desperate! We have Jameis, and we can make due with Ryan Griffin!

    Opportunity knocks!

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “the Bucs need to be 3-2 after the first five games.” – Joe

    Somehow I don’t think that will be a problem. We might even go 4-1. Giants are not the team they once were.

    I would give my left…rubics cube…to beat the Patriots in game 6. Instant respect all over the NFL.

  28. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Thanks for that correction. I read that somewhere from Miami…obviously they were mistaken. Still 2-1 is a winning record.

    My point is that ANY team can beat us ANY week and that we can beat ANY team in any week…we shouldn’t worry about looking for excuses like strength of schedule or who is starting at QB for the other team.

    Somehow I doubt N.E. or Pittsburgh have many “strength of schedule” conversations among their fans because they EXPECT to be the best.

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think we have a strong chance to go 7-3 or better before the bye.

  30. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    How is the writing going?

  31. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Please don’t feel sorry for fin fans. I work with three of them, they low key can’t stand tanne as they’re QB. This sentient was expressed to me last season. I guess they got what they’ve been wishing for. My response(albeit in my mind when they told me) was how much can You expect from a guy that played WR in school.

  32. Baz Says:

    “Somehow I doubt N.E. or Pittsburgh have many “strength of schedule” conversations among their fans because they EXPECT to be the best.”

    GREAT point stpetebucsfan, love it!

    Also, sorry, I wasn’t trying to be nitpicky about the “4-1” vs “2-1” record of Moore. Joe stated the same record in the above article and I posted the 2-1 record earlier, and then you said the same 4-1 so I assumed you took it from the article, so I wanted to point it out.

  33. OneBucPerson Says:

    Tough break for Tannehill but teams live or die by the mantra “Next man up”. As far as I’m concerned this all but sealed Week 1 as a W.

  34. Baz Says:

    He played WR some in college too. He played WR his first two years at A&M, and only had one good year as a QB his senior year throwing for over 3k yards. It’s interesting he was taken so high by the Dolphins. And by interesting, I mean funny because I don’t have to root for him. LOL

  35. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Mike,pull up film of Mongo head to head with Geno Atkins. Watch that and come back and tell me about what suh is about to do to him week one. Bro suh ain’t played like a grizzly bear since Mi-yeyo have him that mountain of guaranteed money bro. I watched last season, he was a shell of his usual beastly self.

  36. Baz Says:

    I thought the same thing about Suh. He seems far more interested in his off-field business dealings at the moment than he does with taking down QBs… which I’m fine with when he goes against Jameis.

  37. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Mark My Words, this season many of you muthaf@$!as will cease hanging from the nμ+$@c of other teams players and begin to realize your team is filled with bad@$$s.

  38. Couch Fan Says:

    Im hoping they sign FreeWee again and throw him out there against our D week 1. What a way to kickoff the season that would be.

  39. JayBucBoi Says:

    The knee was an issue because it was not surgically repaired last year Joe. Thats also why they may opt to hace surgery this go round.
    Was a “ticking time bomb”.