Buccaneers 29, Bears 7

September 17th, 2017

Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Once upon a time, Raheem Morris boldly stated, “Stats are for losers.”

Today, Joe suspects Dirk Koetter will say, “Rust is for losers.” The expected rust on your Buccaneers was just a mirage. The malaise and fogginess instead was all over the Bears.

Your Bucs have won five in a row at home!!

So how freaking good are these Bucs?

The defense picked up today where it left off in the second half of last season, which should scare the crop out of the NFL.

Two first-half picks of embarrassing Mike Glennon set the tone and the Bucs played pitch and catch all day long in the passing game.

Kwon Alexander, before his hamstring acted up, was a ball-hawking animal as the Bears drove for an early score that didn’t happen. Free agent nickel cornerback Robert McClain put the icing on the sweet victory cake.

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, took what the defense gave him all day long in the rout of a Bears club that was one play from upsetting the Falcons last Sunday.

It shouldn’t have been that easy for the Bucs, but it was.

Damn, it’s hard not to be overly excited. So just go there, Bucs fans. The greater Tampa Bay area waited too long for this game– and suffered too much. Savor it.

Stick with Joe for all kinds of postgame coverage, including Ira Kaufman’s 10 takeaways and locker room nuggets from the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

27 Responses to “Buccaneers 29, Bears 7”

  1. Bucamania Says:

    Beat a team they should be beat, easily. Great start to the season!!!

  2. DB55 Says:

    Savor it


  3. Matts17 Says:

    Great win but JW’s accuracy was so so. Missed a lot of open throws. Really the only knock on a strong win.

    By far and away the most talented team since the Super Bowl run.

  4. NJBucsFan Says:

    Great to start the season off with a home win. Our tackles still scare me

  5. SCBucsFan Says:

    Matts17 I’m going to chalk those up to rust, but we shall see.

  6. DB55 Says:

    Congrats nosbos you were 100 perfect wrong

  7. JohnBoy Says:

    This win reminded me of the great Bucs teams of the early aughts. The offense was efficient, the special teams were money (how about our new punter and kicker?) and the defense would give up the dink and dunk but punish the receivers all day long.

    Quibbles – JW missed too many easy throws, and there could have been another TD or 2 in the red zone.

  8. DB55 Says:

    So who gets the game ball? Spawn, Kwon, LVD or Beckwith.

    I’m going with 2 balls to Kwon and Spawn. Kwons int sealed the game and Spawns play broke Glennon spirit.

    Side note: baker a no-show on the stat sheet.

  9. NOSBOS Says:

    Wrong about the aints??? Who give a s@$! sometime @$$ fan db55. Win is a win fella.

  10. DB55 Says:

    Sarcasm bro but tell me how you really feel. Jeez (btw talking about the Bucs and your passion all week).

  11. DB55 Says:

    What the saints do?

  12. NOSBOS Says:

    Would be yo @$$ all on Swaggy nut s@c after a convincing win. Like I said numerous times it would be. Some of y’all need to make better due wit ya time.

  13. NOSBOS Says:

    Could careless about what the aints did. They in our div. Them losing is a + right???

  14. DB55 Says:

    Oh boy ya acting like lil biatch es today. Swag was a no-show what you want? Omg the def amazing no flaws at all. 17-0 SB bound. Don’t bother posting anymore.

  15. NOSBOS Says:

    I told everyone here mccaffery not a pro RB. Check his stat line today.

  16. NOSBOS Says:

    So you spent all day waiting to tell me I was wrong about aints and pats. Have a cookie dude. You earned it.

  17. Cometowin2 Says:

    NJ BucsFan,

    Agree on the tackle play. Next draft, first round, best avail player at DE, DT, RB or OT. If it’s OT, then maybe move Smith to the right side. Dot will need to be replaced soon simply due to age. Father time is undefeated. Bucs had a good game overall.

    GO BUCS!!!

  18. DB55 Says:

    Yea man. You brought up the saints. Idk why you tripping. I was trying to give you props but my sarcasm too strong. I’ll dumb it down jeez my bad. #lakelandschools

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  20. Kobe Faker Says:


    Licht beer and scouting dept

    Kendall Bechwith

  21. SB Says:

    DB55 Says:
    September 17th, 2017 at 4:07 pm
    Congrats nosbos you were 100 perfect wrong
    NOS stated that this game shouldn’t even be close and he was right. Most of us thought it would be.

  22. DB55 Says:

    Yes people! It was sarcasm! Nosbos was yelling all week that the Bucs would spank the bears. AND HE WAS RIGHT!!! I thought my sarcasm would be obvious but wtf do I know!

  23. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Hats off to MacClain and his pick six! And kendell Beckwith is so good already
    that we need to find a way to keep him on the field,Filling in for Kwon without a hitch at Mike, and playing well at his regular position gets Licht two high fives.
    For a big LB Beckwith is surprisingly good in coverage.

  24. Tom Edrington Says:

    This should send all members of the Mike Glennon Mob into exile somewhere in South Dakota….

  25. NOSBOS Says:

    DB we cool bro, I been on Barcardi rum all day fam. My bad homie.

  26. DB55 Says:

    I was wondering. All luv son.

  27. Dooshlarue Says:

    Happy for the win, but we still need work.
    Not an MGMer but if his receivers wouldn’t have dropped so many All’s, he would have ended up with close to 400 yards.
    Yeah he still had all the turnovers but our pass rush and coverage were not that good.
    We also had a ton of help with timely penalties from Chicago.

    But hey I ain’t complaining, just an observation.

    Go Bucs.