Ward Goes Off

October 22nd, 2017

Angry at Bucs coaches.

Joe wrote about the potential of a fractured locker room now that the Bucs’ playoff chances are grim.

It appears it may have already begun.

Per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, T.J. Ward went off on the coaching staff after the choke job by his fellow defensive teammates today, and it sounds as if Ward wants to be traded or released. Now.

“I mean, that’s not why I came here,” Ward said. “I did not come here to rotate. I did not come here to be a part-time player. I came here to make this defense better. Be on the field 100 percent of the time. I destruct offenses. That’s what I do. I need to be out there. You got me in one minute, one minute. Last week, I didn’t even play the first half.’’

Ward also tossed not-so-veiled arrows at Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith.

And, away we go!

Joe suspected this might happen. Didn’t expect this to bubble to the surface so quickly. Now winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has a major issue on his hands. A respected veteran with a Super Bowl ring openly calling out his defensive coordinator.

127 Responses to “Ward Goes Off”

  1. Fuk thus team Says:

    nuff said

  2. denjoe Says:

    “Formerly” winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter.

  3. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Might want to start by not betting burned like Mike Jenkins, but let’s blame it on McCoy.

  4. T in Orlando Says:

    Yeah, I think the “winning” moniker should be removed until Koetter is back over .500

  5. Rojas Says:

    I mean.. does anyone think Conte should be starting over him? I sure don’t.

  6. cmurda Says:

    Keep Ward, fire Mike Smith

  7. NJBucsFan Says:

    Who won a super bowl???

    I support Ward on this

  8. zwh99 Says:


  9. Lamarcus Says:

    Tj ward needs to go

    Newsflash. Denver cut u son. Time to start over. Rotational his where u have to start.

    Djx at a safety still proves unnecessary.
    But I rather have him put there than Chris Conte

  10. Kgh4life Says:

    Ward is 100% correct on this. I cant figure out the reason why they would rotate safties. Most players need to get a lot of reps to get a “feel for the game”. Maybe they rotate players to get a better matchup? Whatever it is they’re trying to do it’s not working.

  11. redtop5588 Says:

    i like ward an think he does need to be on the field to get into flow of the game but hes still learning the defense hes gave up 2 tds this week an last week both times the TE was wide open his man point blank but hes right hes better then tandy or conte wtf is he not on the field offenses are scared of him an he has experience an a superbowl ring he needs to be on the field best players play no way conte or tandy is better then Ward

  12. Lamarcus Says:

    Tj is not having a great season. But he is far a better safety than Conte. Conte gives up the booty and once u do that u r done!

  13. Topcoach_78 Says:

    This entire thing is a damn mess!!! No pressure upfront!!! Nobody can tackle!!! People running wide damn open!!! Now he is complaining which will become a cancerous situation!!! SMH!!!

  14. Rayjay1122 Says:

    No talented veterans are going to want to remain or to become a part of this team under the current leadership. When a team becomes divided they are doomed. That is not negativity, that is truth.

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    Thanks for saying what the fans knew and holding this staff accountable!!!!…. Sound’s like he’s speaking for the entire team!!!!!…. Dirk’s seat is blazing hot!!!!…GO BUCS!!!!

  16. PantherdSuck! Says:

    I thought I saw Ward get beat for a touchdown today?

  17. Kobe Faker Says:

    TJ is right, Evans doesnt belong on the field right now

    but who cares…

    Its all about further development of our future HOF QB Jameis winston

    put the ball in his hands and go 2 tightend and fuk hump/slot reciever(put OJ on the slot)

    have 2 tds go out in pass offense and uptempo gangster style

    light every defense up for 40 for the rest of the year


    “Trust the Process”

    Kobe Faker

  18. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Its sad that here we are again as bucs fans and it’s only week six with our season basically over and we’re talking about the draft again and coaches being on the hot seat………..simply pathetic!!!

    another pathetic example in ward

  19. BucsFan90 Says:

    Thats what happens when your coaching staff is comprised of leftovers and college rejects

  20. Lamarcus Says:

    When ur trying to fix the x’s and o’s of the game u can’t have ppl bitching about the ball. U can’t

  21. 813bucboi Says:

    Don’t Hide!!!!


    Dirk is in hot water now!!!!!….if he said it, many players are feeling it!!!!…GO BUCS!!!!

  22. Lamarcus Says:


  23. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    GMC aka “Mr Softie” is all smiles playing with his piles of money in his batcave with his batman dolls

  24. ATrain Says:

    So this team has cleaned out coaches, GMs


    there is a problem in the lockerroom

    I believe it is GMC. BUT I could be wrong

    I know Joe doesn’t so where is the Cancer?

  25. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Lamarcus Says:

    October 22nd, 2017 at 8:05 pm


    For what????????????????????

  26. AlteredEgo Says:

    TJ is not a leader….if he was we would not be reading quotes like this….Mike Smith has not missed one tackle or dogged it a play in pursuit…or anyone of the other examples of losing football effort…it ain’t coaching or schemes …it is attitude…

  27. DB55 Says:

    Is there a link to the video?

  28. MadMax Says:

    And there you have it….thanks for coming forward TJ (please stick around though)

    Your move coah K and Licht…..or GLAZERS!!!!!!!!!!

    Some bull$hits going on and its time to stop!!

  29. tmaxcon Says:

    fractured locker rooms only occur when the veteran team captains are mentally weak and part of the problem… It’s obvious the defensive captains have failed at their jobs. lvd has had a couple of nice games but he is NO leader and NO captain simple as that. and of course GMC has proven he is the face and captain of the basement years.

  30. Lamarcus Says:

    For nothing. Just fund it.

    Joe has to be the coolest writer and gives us a haven for Bucs fans so yea contribute

  31. Lamarcus Says:


    Lvd kinda snapped out it and is our defense mvp. Lvd is the only defender that gives a damn

  32. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Joe, who is the cancer?! Please have some journalistic balls and state who needs to go.

  33. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    ATrain Says:

    October 22nd, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    So this team has cleaned out coaches, GMs


    there is a problem in the lockerroom

    I believe it is GMC. BUT I could be wrong

    I know Joe doesn’t so where is the Cancer?

    GMC aka “Mr Softie” is part of the problem………………….our self appointed leader of this loser defense doesn’t bring any anger or fire to the defense.

    All he does is stay in his batcave all day and play with his batman dolls as witnessed today because he was completely INVISIBLE and DID NOT affect any gameplay at all.

  34. dm4bucs Says:

    Something is not working, maybe Ward is right and we should have him in the entire game to get into the game flow. The TD he gave up today was a nice play call with a pick, so can’t really blame him.

  35. MadMax Says:

    Bring back Gruden then hopefully he can talk Rex Ryan into being his DC.

  36. Mike Johnson Says:


  37. Brandon Says:

    There’s a reason why this guy was let go by Denver. He can’t cover to start and he hasn’t really done much when he’s been given an opportunity.

  38. tmaxcon Says:


    i am not anti LVD but i am a realist and he has been inconsistent as hell since schiano. Let LVD play his game and not worry about captain duties. just play… he has no business being a captain. Not his thing. Nothing wrong with that and I am not knocking the dude he is just not the right guy to captain a team infected by such a cancerous force as the smiling ice cream clown.

  39. LovieBall Says:

    Maybe you shouldn’t give up TDs to recently converted TEs.

  40. dooshlarue Says:


    Dude, I want to trade Softie Swirl 93 bad…..he’s gotta go…..but christ…enough of the Bat Cave and dolls sh!t man!

  41. Blackmagic00 Says:

    To everyone who is a bucs fan: just look the other way on this negativity! Come next July after the draft; all will be restored and we’ll be off-season champions again! Pay no attention to the season please!!!

  42. Lamarcus Says:


    Every player will fall from sword. That sword happens to be losing.

    Again Gmc needs to take off that C on jersey or the cowardly lion needs a sharpie and write OURAGE next that C. To remind him what it takes to win

  43. nate_tweetz Says:

    I get TJ’s frustration, but he’s a player who was cut by Denver and replaced by a 2nd year player. And for the short time he has been on the field, TJ has given up 2 TD’s two games in a row. It’s not like when he’s been on the field he’s been ball’in out. I do still think he needs more time. I rather give him more time to get acclimated to the defense instead of Conte or Evans right now… The missed tackles by our defense these last 2 weeks has been horrendous! It’s like everyone has forgotten how to wrap up. Everyone is diving on the ground and hitting no one. THE ENTIRE DEFENSE!

  44. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Really thought my 20 year anniversary as a buc would bring something special. Guess I’ll wait!

  45. AlteredEgo Says:

    BB00….does that included a mobile deadly accurate QB…

  46. Lamarcus Says:


    Bucs loss on negative bases. U get negative results from ur die hard fan base. Simple as that

  47. Joeypoppems Says:

    Idk why Ward doesn’t get more playing time. He should be better than Conte or Evans at this point. I do know this tho…

    The Panthers come into Tampa next week. They have lost 2 in a row and during those 2 losses Cam has 1 TD pass and 5 INTs. I wouldnt be surprised if he flips those numbers next week. Cuz thats what the Bucs do….

  48. JabooBuc Says:

    I’m sorry but cut his ass ASAP

  49. Stevbobucsfan Says:

    I must admit it seem to me that the problem on defense has something to do with the D coordinator and maybe the D line coach also…my reason for this is that Grimes Baker,Ayers and several more of these defensive players have done well other places and have shown some greatness in Tampa also and now the defense can’t stop some of the worst offensives in the nfl see Arizona

  50. Lamarcus Says:

    I’m enjoying my 25 year of tampa bay football

    This is a very very talented team. No way ass whoopings should be endured by players, coaches, fans, owners, stock holders. Never. Losing to teams we lost to ….there is no excuse for that. Bucs got some mad fans…….

    There is hope tho. Gmc needs to take off that C on jersey or the cowardly lion needs a sharpie and write OURAGE next that C. To remind him what it takes to win.

    U must rid of losing culture hold overs. Ppl are looking up to him seems a good fit only it’s bad w gmc. He is a bad omen. We are cursed until this happens. Mark my words

  51. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    TJ Ward is your classic RUN STOPPING safety….he can’t cover passes and his ball skills are up there with Chris “Shanty” Constipation…….both average or below average as witness today.

    Good runstoppers……but bad on coverage

  52. Bobby M. Says:

    Folks we’ll see…Licht drafted decent talent but in the wrong ways. We have a 2nd rd pick in Evans…a part time player that isn’t ready for any playing time. SAFETY ISNT A HIGH IMPACT POSITION ON THE FIELD. We spent another 2nd on a KICKER THAT IS OUT OF THE LEAGUE. A 3rd on a WR that sits 4th or 5th on the depth chart….A 1ST ON A CB THAT RANKS DEAD LAST IN THE LEAGUE. We have a 2nd in Smith who is the weakest link on the o-line….A 2nd in a DE with a busted shoulder. Another 2nd on ASJ who isn’t on the team.

    That’s SEVEN TOP PICKS MAKING NEARLY NO IMPACT IN LICHTS 5th year. If you’re going to miss, miss on DEs not kickers or safeties or TEs. He’s hit on some talent but what you’re seeing is it wasn’t in game changing positions

  53. Dex Says:

    Ward got caught on a pick play guys..the replay shows it!!!!!He’s a big play guy on defense..at safety!

  54. Blackmagic00 Says:

    And anyone blaming any player needs to stop. Every weekk it’s someone’s fault right? How about it being everyone’s fault? And GMC definitely isn’t the fault. I watched that dude blast to the inside of the line all day. Really thought he was going to draw flags for encroachment as fast as he was. Only problem? Plays were on the other side of the line. Maybe if someone could duplicate GMC on the other side of the line?

  55. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    TRADE GMC while he still has some value so we can draft a DT that can actually affect opposing offenses in every game verse GMC aka “Mr Softie” who shows up every 4 games (kinda).

  56. Wewantgruden Says:

    Bucs are on the clock. I am wondering if they would pick a defensive player as the first overall pick, or maybe trade down to get a kicker in the second round. Chew on this: Bucs were waxed by the Cardinals last week who were shut out today and were she’ll-shocked the prior week bye the Eagles. Let’s just face it, they would not even be a top knotch college team.

  57. JabooBuc Says:

    If this head coach lets a player like Ward openly disrespect the entire coaching staff by keeping him around then he might as well quit now. There are too many young players on this team watching their leadership and how they handle adversity.

    This is easy. Dirk needs to get in front of this and tell the press that Ward has been cut because he was not good enough to be a full time starter on this team.

  58. Lamarcus Says:

    I am not playing around. We got to get serious about this. Gmc is a great mega talented dt but it’s not his fault we done put raheem morris around him.

    This very thing proves to Freeman. Red carpet treatment takes the dog out of a player. If u ever played team football u should know this. Gmc is a nice babysitting guy but u look around the league and instant rebuild mode. Gmc stats pro bowls all pros won’t matter. Like those ppl told him he is not a leader at the Probowl and needed to do more. We know that also
    Gmc comfort level is losing.

  59. Lamarcus Says:

    Gmc is a bad omen and should be removed from jw immediately. Losing is contagious and should quarantined. Jw will be a loser as long gmc is even near him. Gmc should be removed every football player especially up comers.

  60. Lamarcus Says:

    To prove my point. The cardinals doesn’t even score today. Gmc step foot in their building. Can’t be near him. Bad omen.

  61. Lamarcus Says:

    Hump had a heart to heart chat w gmc and he went out there and FUMBLED. I knew it. Bad omen.

  62. Q Says:

    Joe did you predict your favorite defensive tackle was going to have a quiet game ….the “best defensive tackle” in football as you so often make him to be? I don’t blame ward at all…why hrs not starting over tandy or conte has me curious…hes way better than any safety on this team period….we have some confused coaches on this team…us season ticket holders spend thousands every year because we love this team….its about time we get our money worth….we have nothing but losers on the defensive side of the ball coaches and players

  63. Lamarcus Says:

    Carson palmer high fives gmc on his way to locker room after L slapping gmc s team. Carson out for the year next game?

    Gmc is a bad omen.

  64. NFLNut Says:




  65. Capt.Tim Says:

    Ward should be more corned about the fact he was laying on a Bill WR, after giving up a Long TD.

    He doesnt give up that TD, we win
    And hes saying what great coached we have!


    Fown give up YDs, and demand more time.
    Conte didnt give up any TDs today

  66. Capt.Tim Says:

    “Ward should be more concerned . .”
    “Dont give up yards . . “

    Damn big fingers

  67. LakeLand Says:

    I predicted a 7-9 season. I don’t know now, it maybe a 5-11.

  68. Lamarcus Says:

    Yes it’s embarrassing being rotated and benched for conte. He didn’t give up a td by air surely by ground.

  69. Defense Rules Says:

    I bet JJ Wilcox probably isn’t looking that bad right now to Jason Licht. Steelers are 4-2 now & JJ getting some decent playing time it looks like as a FS. And BTW, love TJ’s line ‘I came here to make this defense better. I destruct offenses.’ Joe, please tell him he can start doing either … or both … at any time.

  70. Dlavid Says:

    Yeah TJ like you destructed that TD on you today ! Give it a rest man ! Play your ass off when called on and destruct the next TD thrown your way …dude .

  71. Lamarcus Says:

    Evans is a starting safety in this league. It’s not hard to tell. He needs more reps.

    Otherwise licht needs stop putting bandaids at key positions. Ward is a run stomping safety playing zone. Hargarves man corner playing zone. Msmith cover “zero” system works fine.

    This roster is littered w past falcons. It’s time to get real on talent fast.

  72. destinjohnny Says:

    jj wilcox had a epic camp……

  73. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Defense Rules Says:
    October 22nd, 2017 at 9:14 pm
    I bet JJ Wilcox probably isn’t looking that bad right now to Jason Licht. Steelers are 4-2 now & JJ getting some decent playing time it looks like as a FS. And BTW, love TJ’s line ‘I came here to make this defense better. I destruct offenses.’ Joe, please tell him he can start doing either … or both … at any time.

    Wilcox would’ve been infected by the cancerous 93 mentality than play inspired

  74. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Some of you are actually on to something. Trade GMC! Let him go to a winning team And try to get a first and second draft pick or something. Good idea, just sucks.

  75. Lamarcus Says:

    No free agents that want to win comes here. They will start losing. Unless ur baker or djx- for the money

    Djx could be decent if he wasn’t only worrying about Crip Walking in Minnesota. That dude will be next for headlines if koetter doesn’t pleases him

    He lost a step anyway and oh yea there is your reason JW cant make that throw. Djx is washed and would complain. Gmc needs to punk tj ward back in line. Kwon being so young can’t do it. Gmc needs to restore order.

  76. Not there yet Says:

    Wow wouldn’t be the first time I was wrong but you called it Joe.

    How about that for a coaching staff. Isn’t this the line guy in the roster that’s win a Superbowl and the coaches decide it’s a good idea to play him part time with so a rookie and Keith Tandy can log some snaps. There’s no bigger reason to fire every damn coach in the building that thinks this is a good idea

  77. Bkbuc Says:

    This loss was not on Jameis

  78. Buccoon Says:

    please hire Charlie strong!!!!!

  79. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Blackmagic00 Says:
    October 22nd, 2017 at 9:21 pm
    Some of you are actually on to something. Trade GMC! Let him go to a winning team And try to get a first and second draft pick or something. Good idea, just sucks.

    This is not a new idea.

    For Buc fans who dont have the “I love GMC blinders” over their eyes could see this many years ago.

    We held out hoping he would even play with half measure, resolve, attitude, and anger that Ndamukong Suh plays with….but we never seen it…..instead, all we see from him is:

    Disappears from games
    Doesn’t make impacting plays when it counts
    Always hurt and riding the pine

    ………..the laundry list goes on and on with him

    It really sucks we’re stuck with Mr Softie

  80. Not there yet Says:

    Yes real smart lol someone said cut Ward because he doesn’t like losing. Thanks for making me spill my beer with that stupid comment

  81. Lamarcus Says:

    Jw > mariotta

  82. Lamarcus Says:

    I said I cut ward for antics like this. If he can help us win u don’t things like calling ppl out. Tj ward needs to go. Tj cares about his reputation and Conte his rotating his snaps is nothing short of an embarrassment on its self. Tj can help us with little perceived time he out there. But he is part of the problem. We don’t need any distractions at this point.

  83. Season Is Over Says:

    This is at least a refreshing complaint from Ward. All you hear from the perennial losers on this team are “we have to get better” or “time to go to work” . It is the same script we have been hearing for ten years. That ship has sailed on this fan base. It is time to win and only wins will work.

    McCoy was ineffective largely while being single blocked today. At least McCoy acknowledged in his post game interview that he makes the fans “sulk and do all that other stuff”. Keep complaining about the fans while you cash that check. See where that gets you. Winston made some of the same errors he always does. He missed nearly every throw over 20 yards once again. Even two that could have been big gains or more to Jackson.

    The Bucs are wasting talent and everything they get from the fans is well-deserved. The sheer ineptness of this team is making the fans pine for Gruden and front office competency. No matter Gruden’s faults, there was not one game he coached they didn’t have a chance to win. How long has it been since that feeling? This team is just flat out horrible with no heart in spite of talent. The Bucs have created these fans and now they must deal with it.

  84. NewTampaChris Says:


    Our defense sucks. And the Tampa Bay media is too wimpy to apply serious pressure to coaches. Glad someone with some perspective is speaking up.

  85. jimmyjack Says:

    My guess is that Ward is just a voice…..Hes not the only player getting upset here.

    This is two weeks in a row where the defense has looked absolutely lost.

    Today they compiled broken coverages and the secondary running into each other with missed tackles and an inability to even be in a position to slow down the Bills rush game.

    Mike Smith has our men standing around like statues at times. We have no passrush and a secondary that doesnt even know where they need to line up.

    There is no chance we can even sniff a playoff berth and if we get crazy luck to get in we are due for primetime embarassment. Have no idea how it could been seen differently by anybody.

  86. JohnBuc06 Says:

    T.J. Needs to stop biting on every play action pass leaving his man wide-open then he can start complaining about the coaching staff and how much playing time he gets. Everyone is at fault here, but I don’t see the coaches missing tackles on 3 and 9 or giving up 30 points to a below average offense at best.

  87. Ronteco Says:

    Completely agree with Bobby M. Licht has missed on multiple top picks in multiple drafts. Lots of second rounders wasted and first rounder on VH3. We are now paying the price for those bad picks. Then he goes and gets best available player this draft when we OBVIOUSLY have so many holes on this team. Best available player works if you have a winning team with little holes. I like OJ but we could’ve used that pick to fill this defense or get RB.

  88. B Coburn Says:

    Link didn’t work. Waiting on context myself. Could have been a direct question about if he’s not happy with his role and if he expected to come in here and start. Still could have been more tactful but yeah.

  89. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Ward = Superbowl ring

    Smith-koetter = 0 Superbowl ring

    Ward by one

  90. Kalind Says:

    He’s right. How in gods name do you justify Ward on the bench and Conte playing?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Explanations? Sabotage?? Vegas fixing? What?

  91. Kevo Says:

    Give Jon gruden his team back

  92. jimmyjack Says:

    Ront……I could give you some credit for calling out those picks if our defense didnt look so clueless.

    VHIII has obvisouly regressed IMO from his rookie year and I blame coaching based on how lost we look in the secondary…………..Spence is a tough pick to defend at this time but he doesnt look like a DE at all…….but whose to say that he cant be a difference maker elsewhere, defiently not Mike Smith who keeps putting him at end only not to make plays game after game after game.

  93. Jeffbuc Says:

    Well he knows what a championship defense should look like. So I will take his word.the broncos aren’t fairing to well without him. This is how a football player is supposed to be pissed after a loss. Not like Gerald who will be laughing on his radio show. It was like golly dang can we catch a break can we stop them one time. I mean dang it’s like maybe I could of done something different like get a sack or something. But oh well I will go home to my mansion and play in my man cave with batman. Maybe next game. I will come out so stinking mad that I might not smile and help up mr cam. But man are his yogurt commercials awesome where he dressed up like a super hero.

  94. DB55 Says:

    Roy Cummings (via josh reed) reporting that Noah Spence injured his shoulder again and may need surgery.

  95. Ndog Says:

    Despite us not being super bowl talented on d we are better than what we are playing. I don’t even love our scheme but we really don’t know how good the scheme is due to the missed tackles, blown coverages and lack of hustle. I mean we all say fire the coach but what scheme works with lack of effort, the inability to tackle and missed assignments in coverage over and over again? At some points the players have to wake up and with the discipline and desire to play well TOGETHER and win. Until then no coach or scheme is going to matter. The players have to desiderate what they want money or winning. On a plus note I truly hope Jameis saw today what he can become when he uses his check downs and spreads the ball around. Outside of about 4 throws today he played a beautiful game.

  96. Jeffbuc Says:

    And Vernon looked a lot better today as a nickel corner. Maybe a defensive coordinator should figure that out about 18 games ago that he isn’t ready to be a starting corner. But 1500 yards 90 completions 12 tds and a 128 ad rating later he decides it’s time to make a change. I just always find it funny how us die hard on this here website say things over and over of what we see after every game. And what we would do differently and 90% of the time we are right and the coaches wait about 10 games two long to admit there mistakes. You know what maybe we are on to something with this whole 3-4 scheme. Hey Mike do you know what a blitz is. Or qb containment is. It is a shame when I really think I could do a better job then are defensive coordinator. Hey when what you have been doing isn’t working let’s try something drastic to change. It would be a lot easier for us fans to swallow if you ran a 3-4 or blitzed every down to get pressure and then failed. At least then we know you are doing more than just collecting a retirement paycheck. But then we get the whole you don’t know the scheme we are running and blah blah blah its not that hard there are 11 offensive players and 11 defensive players. If the 11 offensive players know exactly what you defensive players are doing every play advantage them. Don’t be scared to switch it up. I think teams playing the bucs are like me playing my 12 year old nephew in madden I know exactly what he is going to do every play. I can say I was proud of dirk and some of his creativity today. But Mike seems to think he can just line up in base 4-3 and beat the team in front of him. You are stealing money. It’s getting awful and I don’t know what to do I am so close to giving up and quitting even being a fan. Go through 6 months of offseason hype to see the same pathetic product. Team glazer I already cancelled my season tickets and will not be attending anymore games. One life long fan out of patience. So sick of watching 2-14 teams make the playoffs next year why we are stuck in mediocrity every year. Bring in a real coach and a defensive coordinator with a pair of balls. And make sure the next coach really carries a big mother ****** stick. Who will call out his defensive coach relieve him of duties do something drastic to show us you care. Or we will be dropping like flies

  97. I'm a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Ward is a me player….Send his ass out the door. Hasn’t been with the Bucs long enough to be calling people out!!! Especially after giving up a touchdown the last two games that had an impact on those 2 loses. MY QUESTION IS WHY HASNT TANDY BEEN PLAYING AFTER WHAT HE DID LAST SEASON. He’s the one that should want to be traded but he’s not a cry baby, he’s a team player that will try to fix this mess that is destroying the Buccaneers. Been telling you guys Tandy is the answer to all this negativity and bad play that is going on. Tell Kotter to give me a call so I can save his ass…..COME ON MAN, LETS GET REAL HERE…..

  98. jimmyjack Says:

    Ndog I gotta disagree………Last week we let AP cram our throat while we stayed in backpeddle defense the whole drive.

    We had no defensive playcall to adjust to it and thats some BS amatuer gameplanning……..Later in the game we play redzone defense without any defender even look to cover the endzone before during or after the TD happened……..thats a complete lack of preperation.

    Then on this game we give up the last TD mainly due to that long pass play where we see nobody at all look to cover the sideline til the ball is in the air…….again a lack of prepartion. All the while we watch a 4 man passrush that generates no pressure yet no adjustment ever made. Same thing with our goalline Defense……..it is wildy ineffictive yet goes unfixed year after year.

    All the while we watch this team stay in steady 4man passrush while it is unsuccessful 90% of the time.

    All these problems remain a constant and its easy to look at the players each and every time………but when its been 1 1/2 years with the same command you have to look directly at the coaching.

  99. DB55 Says:

    We ran the 34 a few times today.

  100. Lamarcus Says:

    When u have nice babysitting type guys with C on your jersey u get creamed

  101. I'm a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Someone give me an answer please…WHY HASN’T TANDY BEEN PLAYING?

  102. jimmyjack Says:

    Christ….enough with who has the C on their jersey.

    You guys cant honestly think that makes a difference after the ball gets snapped? do you?

  103. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    The more I think about it. All the missed tackles probably have something to do with how soft this team was told to play in training camp.

    It’s just a theory, but if it’s true, it’s on Dirk and Smith.

  104. Ndog Says:

    So jimmyjack how about the last coordinator, or the one before that, or the one before that? I guess they all were clueless and the players were playing their hearts out right? Come on so you think firing the coach is going to make Ayers a good pass rusher or McCoy worth a crap when it matters or help Kwon make that one on one tackle in the whole that costs us a huge 3rd down conversion today or make those 5 players make that tackle on the last 3rd down today? The coaches are not doing a good job but dang make a freaking play when it is there to be made.

  105. Broy34 Says:

    Lamarcus. Chill you’ve paired 2,000 times this week. Now u want us to fund Joe bucs fan. God people.need lives

  106. Lamarcus Says:

    The entire defense was built around gmc. Gmc = tampa d

    Msmith I hate the hire I even hate it even more.

  107. Bucsfan107 Says:

    Baker is mad to if they aren’t starting players why did we pay money to bring them here ?? I mean what is going on with the bucs coaches ?

  108. SB Says:

    Lol @ the idiots thinking they know something.

  109. SB Says:

    Solid shot Broy!

  110. DB55 Says:

    Mike Evans, LVD and Jameis are beasts. There’s your positives.

  111. cmurda Says:

    Baker agreed with Ward and really, how can you blame them? These guys are getting paid bog bucks and for some reason are being rotated.

  112. AceofAerospace Says:

    I’m glad someone spoke up.

  113. Trubucfan22 Says:

    This is why you build through the draft. Diva veterans (who were hurt) crying about not playing more. MFer you just missed 2 games because your old azz broke yo hip. Ice up from getting burned by a third string TE, TJ.

    And don’t get me wrong, ward should be playing 100% over conte. I think most fans would agree. But don’t go spouting off to the media. Come in dude. The bucs pay you millions of dollars at least act like you appreciate that.

  114. SOEbuc Says:

    After these coaches get fired at the end of the year,trade all the old guys on the dline Baker, GMC, Ayers and get a bunch of picks and totally remake the d-line.

  115. MadMax Says:

    I know what we are…a $hit team, same loser $hit thats been going on for years by the $hit franchise heads….$hithead glazers!!

  116. adam from ny Says:

    gruden is on the way and he’s bringin ole rexxy with him…

    and koetter knows it

  117. adam from ny Says:

    gruden is ready to floss again in tampa again…

    i guess i will start saying hello to him again in publics

  118. MadMax Says:

    Gruden and Rex, with a top 5 pick and some possible trades for more picks….that may just be whats needed. By the time we host the Superbowl, we just might be contenders for it!

  119. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Playoffs! Are you smoking crack!!!!! You need a drug test !

  120. BucEmUp Says:

    Im glad the players are speaking up…Mike Smith is garbage as a dc

  121. BigHogHaynes Says:

    I said this thing could go down hill fast….rain drops are falling on my head!

  122. BUC_40 Says:

    REX RYAN FOR DC!!! I know it may get old to continue to post it… the guy can draw up creative pressure with ease. If he doesn’t have they hogs upfront (Bucs Don’t) he’ll bring DBs. Rex is also a crazy motivator and fiery personality. Just think he fits what the Bucs need on that side of the ball. (CREATIVE AND CREATES PRESSURE FROM EVERYWHERE!)

  123. Bucsfanman Says:

    Ward has done zero as a Buc. He’s been injured 2 games and now he’s complaining about playing time? Whether he’s a better safety, I don’t know. We’ve got Tandy, Conte, and Evans all capable of getting beat for TDs.

  124. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Ward is a loser with a “Me first” mentality………..and that is not what you need on a team…….he must’ve got infected by GMC “Mr Softie” and his losing ways.

    It’s ok Ward, you’ll be gone at the end of the season and you can whine on another team next season.

  125. MrNolesAllDay Says:

    They need a RB, a DE, and another DC o yea get Conte outta there.. #1 passing offense but 2 games under .500 . Something is wrong. Go Bucs let’s go 12-4! I believe!!

  126. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    Can someone explain to me why Keith Tandy is on the field on the 3rd and 9 when you know the other team is going to run the ball because all they needed was a FG. Tandy is like the worst tackler we have on defense. This safety rotation is puzzling.

  127. I'm a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Wyoming Bucs Fan you need to rope some hoses out there Bud. The reason Tandy played only that one series yesterday was because Ward, Conte and Evans stunk the field up yesterday and Smith thought well Tandy was an All Pro the last 5 games and maybe he can win this one for us. Probablem is he’s not Superman and can’t jump 20 feet up in the air to block a field goal that shouldn’t have been the final factor in the first place.