September 27th, 2017

New call

The Buccaneers administration has issued a fresh theme of the week to players.

It’s piped into video screens in the Tampa Bay locker room and it’s accompanied by a picture of Mike Evans running with the football: “COMPETE.”

Amen to that.

It seems like Dirk Koetter, who embraces the psychological aspect of coaching, thinks the team had competing issues last Sunday. Few could argue with that.

For those wondering, during the Vikings week, the theme was “PASSION.”

23 Responses to ““COMPETE””

  1. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Hard to be passionate when you’re hurt and not playing.

  2. Lamarcus Says:

    Ouch. Passion was missing from the viking game. Especially on defense

  3. Rads Says:


  4. 813bucboi Says:

    how about….GAME PLANNING….GO BUCS!!!!

  5. AlteredEgo Says:


  6. Pablo Says:

    Pablo says it’s sad and disappointing to see this site will not criticize the head coach like they did Lovie Smith. If this was Lovie Smith the Articles would be saying something along the lines of the coaches failed to get the players ready. Instead, what we see is that Dirk koetter is embracing the psychology. This year we are quick to blame the players. Two years ago fans were quick to criticize the head coach. Pablo wonders why…

  7. Tom Edrington Says:

    Has McCoy apologized for inviting fans to a closed facility that they can’t gain entry into?

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    “Dirk Koetter…thinks the team had competing issues last Sunday”

    Thank You Captain OBVIOUS

    Time to unleash the BEAST!

    ME13 – 9 catches for a buck-fitty and 2 TDs this Sunday.

  9. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Here’s a theme: How about “stand up” (Evans and Jackson).

    Maybe that will help them put there head in the game.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    There’s only two words that will get me pumped up… that’s poon and tang.

  11. adambomb418 Says:

    We are still talking about competing? I thought we were long past it. SMH

  12. Seminole Bill Says:

    How about, instead of focusing on whether to stand or kneel for the national anthem, focus on how to get a quick score on a weak Giants team. And then keep the Giants from scoring. Last weekend at Minnesota was a disaster, offense and defense. Their collective heads were elsewhere, not on the game. Yes, there were injuries, but that is the time for the veteran players to give the second-teamers some incentive to play above their ability.

    The team just was not ready to play football last weekend. Maybe it was injuries, maybe it was all this anthem nonsense, maybe a combination.

  13. Wausa Says:

    After watching the corners play ten yards off and backpedal after the snap can we use the theme


    this week.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    The offense was fine last week – what were you dopes watching? The defense was terrible – mainly Ryan Smith who has no business in the NFL getting burnt again and again and again and again, he guy single handedly lost that game. That doesn’t mean the Bucs win the game without, but it means with him the Bucs had no chance to do anything. Any dope that thinks the offense was the issue – then you don’t understand football. You don’t go on the road, versus a top defense, get down early and then become one dimensional and think you’re going to do anything but lose. You drama queens need to learn a thing or two about football before boring everyone else with your boring opinions.

    God bless.

  15. Wausa Says:

    Rod Munch

    I don’t disagree with you that Ryan Smith was awful, but I would say VH3 was equally terrible.

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    Wausa – You would be incorrect, VH3 was actually on top of his guys, on the long pass at the beginning of the day and on the Diggs TD, those were both excellent catches with decent to good coverage, that will happen. Ryan Smith wasn’t even remotely close to his guys, they were running wide open. In fact Keenum missed 3 long throws where the guy on Smith was wide open – it could have been much worse. As for VH3 playing off his guy, I don’t put that on him, I put that on the coaches as I can’t imagine that he was playing that far off on his own. I believe, and I could be wrong as it’s based on the TV feed and I don’t know the exact defense being ran, but to me on those throws where VH3 gave up a bunch of room to the WR, Beckwith was covering under on those and VH3 was back – to my eye it looked like Beckwith wasn’t getting back in his drops enough – that’s generally how that defense works. Kwon has much more speed than Beckwith does and perhaps that was causing issues. If it was VH3 freelancing then I don’t get how the coaches didn’t tell him to play up – and how it would be repeated over and over without the coaches telling him to play that well. Again, that is going by TV angles, not coaches film and based off what I think they were running but not knowing for sure. I’d love if someone asked Mike Smith about what happened on those plays – maybe someone did and I missed it – but I just don’t see how VH3 could have freelanced giving up that much padding without the coaches correcting it. VH3 in no way had a good day, but he was not even remotely close to as bad as Ryan Smith was, who has no business ever seeing an NFL field again. He’s literally the worst corner I’ve ever seen play in an NFL game. He makes Rod “The Toast” Jones look like an all-pro.

  17. Bucamania Says:

    I guess they’ve scaled back expectations from WIN to just COMPETE after last week.

  18. GhostofSchiano Says:


    That’s the best they could do? With Manning and Brady coming to town a better word might be “SURVIVE”.

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    @Rod Munch … “The offense was fine last week – what were you dopes watching? ” Seriously Rod? Exactly what game were you watching? Bucs offense scored 17 pts and allowed the Vikes to get 10 pts off of Bucs turnovers. They only kept the ball for 22 mins TOP … that’s pathetic. They rushed for 26 yds … need to see that again? 26 yds rushing … all game. And oh ya, 1-for-6 on 3rd down conversions is not something to write home about. No Rod, the offense wasn’t ‘fine’ … it hung an already badly depleted Bucs’ defense out to dry. And I’m not one to lay it all on the players. The game-planning for the Vikes’ game left a LOT to be desired.

  20. ECREDIBLE22 Says:

    The game against the vikes was a bad game but just one game there is plenty of football left we as fans complain a lot I know I did during that game but at the end of the day they are the professionals and we are spectators i for one think we can beat the giants SO LETS GO BUCS

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    Defense – you have defense in your name and yet you don’t understand how defense works? Wow. Anywho let me repeat… top defense on the road… down big early…. forced to be one dimensional.

    When exactly did you start watching football? Because if it was more than, say, 18 months ago you should get what happens every time and offense is put into that position.

    If you have no running game, you’re down by multiple scores, on the road, forced to pass every down against a top flight defense. I mean what part are you not following here? The Bucs did this week in, week out for almost a decade.

  22. Defense Rules Says:

    @Rod … “offense is put into that position.” Kinda sorta think it worked the other way around Rod in the game I watched on Sunday. Look at the Bucs 1st half possessions for starters: Possession 1 – FG … 2 – Punt … 3 – Punt … 4 – Int … 5 – Punt. If memory serves me correctly, Vikings were up 21-3 at the end of the half. Don’t know what the offense’s TOP in the 1st half was, but I’d guess it was under 10 mins (5 possessions … 3 Punts, 1 INT & 1 FG?). Yup, sure sounds like it was the Bucs’ defense’s fault alright. Without Baker, Kwon & Grimes (in particular), and with the injuries that happened in the game, Bucs defense just didn’t have the horses to hold Vikings.

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    LOL! The defense gave up like 300 yards and 21 points in the FIRST HALF to a backup QB on a team with a mediocre, at best, offense and you think that’s winning football? My gawd, get a grip dude… and lay off sniffing glue.