Just One Game

September 27th, 2017

Stinging loss.

Joe is cleaning out his files of quotes from Bucs players after the ugly loss to Minnesota Sunday. In a couple of hours, it will be full-blown posts about the Bucs-Giants game.

ESPN Tallahassee operations manager Tom Lang, who co-hosts the ScuttleBucs podcast with Jeff Cameron, featured here on JoeBucsFan.com, helped Joe out in Minnesota and got a chance to talk to Bucs receiver Chris Godwin.

If there was something Godwin knows about the NFL in his first month as a player it’s that, unlike in college, a September loss won’t kill your season.

“It is a long season,” Godwin said. “One loss doesn’t make or break your season. You want to make sure you don’t repeat the same mistakes [made in a loss].”

That doesn’t mean, Godwin added, losing doesn’t stink like a wasp bite.

“I hate losing,” Godwin said. “This feels pretty bad.”

10 Responses to “Just One Game”

  1. firethecannons Says:

    It is very important not to make the same mistakes with the next game, so something with vh3 needs to change, he needs to “feel himself” like he did in training camp. There is no pass rush so Eli will be throwing bombs all game at hargreaves, he needs to figure it out between now and then. He will be compared to Eli Apple as they are both 1st rd pick last year–far as I know they both suck since the draft.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    firethecannons, VHIII is who he is. Fans & media can compare him to Eli Apple all they want, but it won’t make him any taller, nor any faster, nor able to jump higher, nor able to cover better. He’s ours, and right now he’s not an exceptionally good cover corner. Personally I think he’d do much better at nickel, but that’s irrelevant because we don’t have the luxury of playing him there. It appears to me that VHIII plays much better when playing opposite Grimes. Maybe they communicate better having played together for a year, I don’t know. But I do know that playing musical secondary didn’t work last Sunday, and I’d suspect that a major reason was a ‘failure to communicate’.

  3. FortMyersDave Says:

    Defense Rules is right: missing Grimes put the Bucs behind the 8 ball from the get go. Throw in the absense of Kwon A and voila, the Vikes threw at will knowing that the Bucs simply could not stop them. For those who say the 3 picks by Winston were the real culprit to the loss just remember that if Winston did manage to get a couple more TDs instead of a couple of those picks: say one in the second quarter and then one when he had the ball at the Vike 21, well that would make one think the Bucs would have a chance BUT remember that then Case Keenum would simply have thrown for more as the Vikes did sort of let up on tampa once it got to 28-3 and if the Bucs got 28 poits, well I would wager the Vikes would have put up 42 or so and the Bucs would have still lost by 2+ scores, just 42-28, kind of like last year’s home game vs the ATL….

  4. Mord Says:

    One remaining story about the game I’d like to see is the need for action about the helmet to helmet hit on Not being the officials’ darlings is one thing, but someone needs to be held accountable for a non-call of that magnitude.

  5. Mord Says:

    ^ On Brate

  6. BucTrooper Says:

    One game becomes a bad quarter. That becomes a bad half. That becomes an unfortunate season. Next thing you know you haven’t been to the playoffs since 2007.

    That’s a cràppÿ attitude.

  7. NewTampaChris Says:

    OK, I’ve come out of my self-imposed embargo since 4pm on Sunday. Sorry, Joe, I could not bring myself to access the site or listen to any podcasts.

    The loss did not bother me. The Vikings have a good defense. Had this been a 20-17 slugfest, well, it’s tough to win on the road. But the combination of: 1) the thoroughness of the beatdown; 2) Winston getting badly outplayed by Case Freakin’ Keenum; 3) the near-catastrophic series of injuries; 4) not even a hint of a pash rush — extremely depressing.

    In a recent podcast, Ross Tucker said the only truly inexcusable front office mistake is to fail to address an obvious need in the offseason. Can you say “pass rush”?

  8. celly Says:

    BucTrooper Says:
    September 27th, 2017 at 8:08 am
    One game becomes a bad quarter. That becomes a bad half. That becomes an unfortunate season. Next thing you know you haven’t been to the playoffs since 2007.

    That’s a cràppÿ attitude.

    Do you think the Pats and the Steelers and the Packers feel that way?

    I guarantee those franchises are thinking, “ok, it’s one game. it’s still a long season”

  9. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Welcome to the Bucs Rook

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    @defense is right…I think it all had to do with the communication on the field….grimes communicating with the back end and kwon doing the same thing with the front 7….and i’ll throw baker in there as well…maybe not from a communication stand point but oline men were doubling baker leaving everyone else with one on ones….lets hope we can get at least grimes and baker back sunday and take it from there….GO BUCS!!!!