Buccaneers-Falcons, Open Thread

November 26th, 2017

Joe is in the dome

Comment throughout the Falcons-Buccaneers game with wild, passionate and usually well-reasoned Tampa Bay fans. Great fun!

Direct personal attacks at Falcons players and coaches, not each other (Joe’s filters are cranked up.)

Enjoy! Joe is in the dome and ready to deliver awared-winning postgame coverage, including Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways.

Go Bucs!!!

515 Responses to “Buccaneers-Falcons, Open Thread”

  1. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    We’re tied!!! 😀😀😀

  2. Pa Privateer Says:

    I want to see more Howard, Brate, Godwin, and Barber

  3. Buc believer Says:

    This is an important game so expect GMC to hide in his bat cave.

  4. MadMax Says:

    Losing this one, but it will be nice to see a hard fight from the D.

  5. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Put DJAX back there to return punts. We need every scooting opportunity to be maximized.

    RIP Ryan Smith. Help him out Justin Evans!

  6. brooks55hof Says:

    Atlanta is joyous. The Slumpbusters are in town.

  7. Dlavid Says:

    Today is a must win if we are to have any sliver of hope for post season . Beating the Jets/Dolphins is fine but they are weak teams and division games count more . To heck with the train of thought of developing players and blah blah anything but winning toward a goal of playoffs ! Those dreams are old and wore out and inexcusable at this point regardless of the reasons why …..this team needs to produce ! Dig down and get it done ! Enough of the BS !

  8. Destinjohnny Says:

    I’ll be happy if we win
    But I just don’t see it.
    They have a really good end Adrian Clayborne
    Apprently it’s against the law in tampa to have pass rushers.
    We don’t draft any and when we get one…. Let’s get them out of here.

  9. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Bucs just taking the field here at Mercedes-Benz stadium Stadium! Saw quite a few Bucs jerseys on the way in! Hope we get a good game

  10. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    No better feeling than those moments before kickoff! This could be the last meaningful game of 2017 so let’s have fun on here and stay positive!!!

  11. ChanEpic Says:

    LET’S Go BUCS!

  12. ChanEpic Says:

    wow, look at that sequence. Pass first, opened up a run next play.Nice!

  13. Buc believer Says:

    That’s right Dick Julio Jones caught the first pass…. what a joke he is!

  14. The Real Drew Says:

    Great! Dick Stockton for 3 1/2 hours. SMH

  15. BuccoDav Says:

    It’s amazing what a little blocking will do…

  16. Buc believer Says:

    Oh no Joe Doug is running great!! Who are you going to slam?

  17. ChanEpic Says:

    Did Evans try to one hand that?

  18. Bird Says:

    Dang. That’s on Evans.

  19. cmurda Says:

    Nice drive. Cannot finish. PI but we don’t call flags unless it’s against the Bucs. Signed, NFL

  20. Bucnut2 Says:

    Evans has to catch that.

  21. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Great drive!!!!

  22. OneBucPerson Says:

    If Evans expects to be paid like a #1 receiver then he has to make catches like that, no excuses for dropping a pass that hits you right in the hands.

  23. EasyTheGreat Says:

    ME13 gotta catch that man!!

  24. db4gm Says:

    naw that wasnt pass interference at all

  25. Bird Says:

    Perfect pass

    Getting 3 is getting old

  26. Bucamania Says:

    Catch the freaking ball Mike! Good lord.

  27. ChanEpic Says:

    @Cmurda, you’re 100% correct. The Bucs never get the calls, but Evans needs to catch it first, and then complain about no-calls. Watch how quickly he’ll get calls if that happens.

  28. BuccoDav Says:

    ME had to try to catch it with one hand… the other was being held by the db.

  29. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Agree. Gotta score TDs against this team.

  30. unbelievable Says:

    Evans gotta make that catch.

    Man Doug looks like such a bum. Lol J0e

  31. Pa Privateer Says:

    yay! another field goal

  32. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Can’t really sugar coat…ME13 is having an off year judging by the bar he’s already set for himself. He’s made plenty of catches tougher than that one.

  33. ATrain Says:

    Now Sack that QB

  34. ChanEpic Says:

    I wanna see a double team on J Jones ALL game. Hit him. Make him PAY

  35. Bucamania Says:

    ME13 was too busy looking for a place to fall down after he caught it.

  36. cmurda Says:

    My son is saying that the D Back got his hand on the ball but I saw a ball that M.E. has to catch. I agree ChanEpic

  37. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Embrace the bend but don’t break defense today boys!

  38. Bucamania Says:

    Way to bracket 11 Justin.

  39. ATrain Says:

    No Hold Calls

    Two on that ine

  40. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Oh noes!!! 3rd and long…the Falcons have us just where they want us.

    We never stop 3rd and long!

  41. ATrain Says:

    Oh yes

  42. Bucamania Says:

    Just run the CB past the stick, they’ll back pedal. Too easy.

  43. ATrain Says:

    Mat don’t like to get hit

  44. unbelievable Says:

    Lol st Pete.

  45. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:

    We only had 3 guys on Jones

  46. unbelievable Says:

    That’s how you bring a blitz.

  47. ATrain Says:



  48. ChanEpic Says:

    Julio Jones = Secretariat

  49. Bucamania Says:

    They finally blitzed and Ryan hurried a pass. MORE

  50. Bird Says:

    JUStin evans

  51. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Man…he’s still learning but Evans clearly has the skill set…another excellent draft pick by Licht.

  52. Bucamania Says:

    Nice series Justin Evans.

  53. OneBucPerson Says:

    Tell you what, after a rocky first half of the season Justin Evans has really been impressive lately.

  54. db4gm Says:

    break out game for evans

  55. unbelievable Says:

    Justin Evans starting to come into his own.

  56. webster Says:

    Where are the justin evans haters?

  57. Bucnut2 Says:

    Good first series by defense. Evans looks really fast.

  58. cmurda Says:

    Giving up those precious 12 yards on that last play just cost us 3 points. Still at least we held them out of end zone I guess. We have to stop this crap of getting 3 points after drives. Dirk needs to put his big boy pants on today and call some freaking plays.

  59. MDFree Says:

    Justin Evans all over the field today

  60. R.O. Says:

    Stockton is just terrible…

  61. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Evans and Ryan Smith…both essentially rookies…Smith’s first year at CB for us after wasting that year at safety.

    All of the sudden our Defensive backfield no longer looks hopeless. If we can resign Grimes…and VHG gets healthy…

  62. webster Says:

    Arm chair gms that stated he was a bust in preseason? Where are you??

  63. unbelievable Says:

    Matt Bryant is still so clutch. We’ve got a kicker now finally but really…

    Just once, is love to see Kwon take a running leap over one of the guards to block a kick, a la kam chancellor

  64. EasyTheGreat Says:

    Justin Evans is getting better every week. This draft class development is what will save Licht atleast 1 more season.

  65. cmurda Says:

    To this point, Justin Evans is quickly becoming Licht’s best pick of last year’s draft. Godwin is showing potential too. I’d like to see him on this drive.

  66. unbelievable Says:

    *Id love to see

  67. unbelievable Says:

    @cmurda- picks 1-3 all playing pretty well. OJ gonna be a beast for years to come.

  68. ChanEpic Says:

    StPete – YEP to all of that! Our backfield went from looking scared, to being a little bit scary looking now. Who’d have thunk that?

  69. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    And I just noticed Benenoch in at RT…has he been in the entire game?

    Meanwhile ME is starting his whining routine everytime there is a contested pass and no call…that worries me.

  70. Bucnut2 Says:

    10-3 here we come.

  71. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I don’t know if we convert 3rd and 9 but 3rd and 14 is a joke…I have NO sympathy for offsides…holding is a judgement call that could be made on EVERY NFL play and it’s a play of effort. Offsides is just a play of stupidity.

    Instead of a “turnover chain” the Bucs need to get a replica of a human brain made from cement. We give the cement head award to any freaking player who jumps offsides!!! They can hold it till the next series. Pamphile should be hanging onto it right now!!!

  72. cmurda Says:

    Well, there we go. Dirk with the fantastic play calls. You got a defense creeping up , you think Dirk takes a shot deep? I’m probably being unfairly critical of Dirk but I’m just sick of his vanilla preseason playcalling that he’s done all season. I watch Atlanta with the PA bootleg and I’m thinking Dirk do you remember when you actually called these great plays. He’s got the perfect QB to bootleg with and he does nothing. It’s boring Bucs offense with a bunch of stars on the offense. His job simply can’t be safe.

  73. cmurda Says:

    @Unbelievable. I love OJ. I didn’t include him because clearly he was the pick to make in the 1st round.

  74. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Doesn’t really matter what Dirk calls if our team continues to play with maximum stupidity…offsides ended that drive.

  75. unbelievable Says:

    Agreed on Evans. Fight for the damn ball instead of worrying about contact every time. The flags will come.

    I also think Evans has a rep around the league as being a big strong guy who pushes off so they seem to allow DBs to play much for physical on him. Similar to LeBron in the NBA.

    Evans also seems to not be as strong? Maybe all nasty hits he’s take over the last 3 years are already starting to take their toll on him?

  76. Bird Says:

    The ghost gholston

  77. unbelievable Says:

    Missed tackles by beckwith on both those runs.

  78. OneBucPerson Says:

    Who else? JE21!

  79. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    BTW Sacks are nice but as long as we disrupt we’ll be fine…that play earlier where Matty Ice has JJ on an easy short pass but was moved off his mark and made a bad throw….and then the tipped ball…neither were sacks but both stopped the passing game.

  80. ChanEpic Says:

    Evans is growing up this game. Swag on 100,000,000 today.

  81. MDFree Says:

    Justin Evans with another 3rd down stop!

  82. Bird Says:

    Man. Justin Evans is balling

  83. unbelievable Says:

    Justin Evans again.

  84. Bucnut2 Says:

    Defense looks pretty good thus far.

  85. unbelievable Says:

    Time to put a drive together Dirk.

    Would love to see some OJ and Godwin on this drive. Use Evans as a decoy to take a double team if he’s struggling.

  86. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I didn’t like the Justin Evans pick but gotta give the guy props. He for sure looks to have star potential. Good job Justin.

  87. webster Says:

    @ st pete

    I said the same thing about pressure on an earlier thread this week where joe was crying for sacks.

  88. cmurda Says:

    I can’t get on board the Fitz train. Dude sucks. Let’s be honest. Open pocket D Jax open and he’s nowhere near him on the throw

  89. unbelievable Says:

    That’s the 3rd ball way behind the WR so far. One of those is going to be an INT sooner or later.

  90. Bucnut2 Says:

    FITZ inaccurate

  91. ChanEpic Says:

    @Unbelievable – Mike Evans is a Jumpball, Sideline catch guy. He doesn’t seem to do anything else in this offense. He NEEDS a complimentary receiver like D Jackson for his game to work. This coaching staff needs to do a better job at being creative and/or Mike Evans needs to become a more well rounded receiver. When was the last time they ran a bubble screen for Mike Evans, or a double reverse to him? The Bucs did the right thing bringing in #11 but the Bucs scheme doesn’t seem up to the task of using it’s weapons properly. IMHO.

  92. cmurda Says:

    OJ, Brate, Evans, D Jax, Godwin, Hump. I was just reminding Dirk of the players on this offense because he clearly doesn’t realize that running Martin into a defense that is cheating against the run is a bad idea.

  93. unbelievable Says:

    4th ball behind the receiver.

    Gotta move the ball or we are leaving our defense out to dry.

  94. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Bad throw it not, if it was on the money we’d still be sending Anger out there

  95. Bird Says:

    Our qb s are
    Not very

  96. Bucnut2 Says:

    Fitz looks like winston this game. At least we are used to it.

  97. THETRUTH Says:

    Fitz accuracy sucks!!!

    Defense keeps giving offense with weapons chances to produce and we get nothing.
    The defense will only last so long with all these 3 and outs.

  98. unbelievable Says:

    @ChanEpic I totally agree.

    We’ve seen some good plays with OJ and D Jax but they are few are far between. Too many screens to Hump.

    And it seems every route designed for Evans has him set up to get blasted by multiple DBs with no room for YAC (if he didn’t fall of course)

  99. Ed Kerber Says:

    I’m beginning to think that Jason Licht has drafted well, but the coaching has been subpar.

  100. Bird Says:


  101. cmurda Says:

    That was nuts that Evans just got burnt on that while singing his praises but Julio just did a massive push off and got away with it.

  102. MDFree Says:

    Julio pushed off

  103. Bucnut2 Says:

    here we go.

  104. unbelievable Says:

    Are fkn kidding me?


  105. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:


  106. Buc believer Says:


  107. cmurda Says:

    No GD way Mike Evans gets away with that push off. That ball should not have been thrown and they get away with it because Julio can do whatever the eff he wants too. I really can’t believe the crap the NFL refs have against us.

  108. ChanEpic Says:

    Jones pushed off but we need to body him up EVERY PLAY. Don’t take the double off that guy EVER. Our D is not good enough to stop a HOF Wr in his prime one on one.

  109. Bucnut2 Says:

    Guys get real… that was NOT a push. Just normal pro back and forth. Stop blaming the refs. We just suck.

  110. unbelievable Says:

    So offensive PI just doesn’t get called?

    Wouldn’t it be nice if Dirk actually had the balls to scream at a ref once in a while over these sh!t calls?

  111. ElioT Says:

    Wow, trick plays already.

    Teams are free to try anything against this defense.



  112. db4gm Says:

    and they didnt call that PI on ME13 NFL cooking the books boys. pack it in.

  113. cmurda Says:

    Evans really didn’t get burnt. Julio got away with a blatant push off. I want to know how in the world there was no offensive PI. Nevermind. I’m used to it.

  114. B Coburn Says:

    Typical bad team. Good teams don’t get tricked by those types of plays. Bad teams that are mentally weak do though

  115. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Everybody gets beat eventually by JJ. At least he wasn’t wide open!!!

    And speaking of open….put freaking Godwin in there…Evans doesn’t ever get open…DJAX not much better….OJ GETS open…Godwin gets OPEN…how about we give a Buc’s QB an open target.

  116. Tackleblockwin Says:

    As a DB if the receiver extends his arm like that you run into it and turn your head and put hands up. You don’t stop running like Evans did.

  117. THETRUTH Says:

    Accurate pass does wonders

  118. ChanEpic Says:

    Julio Jones gets the calls because HE MAKES THE PLAYS. We just have to deal with that FACT and get better. Ryan will throw a pick, maybe two, by the end of this game.

  119. LongSeason Says:

    God hates Buc fans. After just barely beating suck teams we get back to reality. This team just doesn’t look prepared offensively. When will the rapist be back?

  120. 911bucs Says:

    Haha, if it’s not a 2nd or 3rd string qb burning the D, now it’s a freaking throwing WR.

  121. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Give it up for that big play Tampa Bay defense!!!!

  122. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:

    3 and out coming

  123. unbelievable Says:

    Blatant push off.

  124. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    We don’t always suck when the other team scores a TD. That was a terrific throw by Sanu and JJ made a play. They pay the other guys too!!! Sometimes we look horrible but sometimes it’s just the other team playing exceptionally well.

    These guys did manage to reach the SB last year…and JJ is the best receiver in the game.

  125. cmurda Says:

    Come on. Everybody is watching the same game. Do you not see them throw a flag on our O Line consistently but magically miss a 48 yd TD that should have been negated on a push off. Gotta keep that agenda going NFL, huh.

  126. ElioT Says:

    1st and 20, here comes the creative play calling.

  127. db4gm Says:

    NFL doesnt want a stinker in a new stadium. refs will win this game for falcons

  128. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:

    Punt NOW before you lose any more yards

  129. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    1st and 20 is the same as 3 and out. Let’s get my cement head award ready…we may be the dumbest team in the league.

  130. unbelievable Says:

    Hey look that’s the 12th big play from Martin called back by an o-line penalty this year.

    But why? The o line is sooooooo good?

  131. Zhills Says:

    Three and out

  132. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Benenoch played at least one series earlier in this game at RT…don’t know if that meant Dot is nursing an injury.

  133. Bird Says:

    Pamphile looks like dog poop

  134. Sydney Says:


  135. ElioT Says:

    Dirk’s play calling is weaker than circus lemonade.

    All this f**king talent huh???

    Weapons for what?

  136. cmurda Says:

    3 and out because of a penalty. 3 and out. 3 and out. Can’t finish drives. No QB, no coaching.

  137. orlbucfan Says:

    Koetter’s game plan stinks so far.

  138. JohnBoy Says:

    2nd and 14 and we call the equivalent of two screen passes.

  139. unbelievable Says:

    Another 3 and out.

    2 penalties on the o-line so far. How many by the end of the game? I say 7.

  140. Bird Says:

    This could get ugly

  141. orlbucfan Says:

    Shame cos the players deserve better.

  142. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:

    That play had NO chance even if he completes it

  143. db4gm Says:

    oh well another year lost. yall enjoy that day out there its so nice put there. peace!

  144. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    There is NO play call for 1st and 20!!! Our STOOOPID penalties negate EVERYTHING…any chance at playcalling…and chance of our offense looking good…

    1st and 20 deep in your own territory and all you can do is burn some time to give the D a little rest because 1st and 20 = 3 and out!!!

  145. THETRUTH Says:

    Graden and fisher for defense coach

  146. Bucnut2 Says:

    nice offense

  147. THETRUTH Says:

    Other teams make first and 20 on us

  148. Rrsrq Says:

    Who is calling these plays, here we go again. No TE use again, get way Fromm the run, Fitz can’t hit open receiver, WTH, this cannot continue, they are home and already fired up free that JJ push off

  149. ElioT Says:

    What are the odds the Falcons score another TD here?

    What are the odds our defense is thinking the same?

  150. ChanEpic Says:

    It’s 10-3 in the 2nd, come on people. There plenty of time left…..

    (For the Bucs to come within 4 points in the 4th quarter and lose anyway)

  151. BartButtplug Says:

    Fitz needs to roll out a bit more.

  152. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    But other teams make 3rd and 20 on us. They make 3rd and long routinely so a 1st and 20 is different if you’re facing the Bucs D.

  153. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Man I”m feeling guilty for comparing ME13 to JJ. There just is no comparison.

  154. cmurda Says:

    Mike Smith is a joke. If you are going to play zone against this team without pressure than you are an idiot.

  155. ChanEpic Says:

    You see that end-around by Julio Jones? ME13 is never used that way.

  156. unbelievable Says:

    Grimes just got toasted.

  157. JohnBoy Says:

    Well, we might as well make it easy on them.

  158. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:

    A linebacker on Jones….now THAT is GREAT DEFENSE calling

  159. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:

    This is going downhill FAST

  160. JohnBoy Says:

    The odds of stopping the Falcons here are 0.

  161. ElioT Says:

    You can pull out the kitchen sink against this sh*t defense.

    Whatever you want, all day.

  162. unbelievable Says:

    Grimes was on Jones too and got jukes out of his shoes. Kwon was trailing.

  163. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Now commence with the beat down. Defense cracking under the pressure

  164. Buc believer Says:

    The blow out begins!

  165. ElioT Says:




    Here comes the a**-whooping…

    I’ve seen this before.

  166. Tackleblockwin Says:

    So much easier when you have a QB that is accurate.

  167. BartButtplug Says:

    Great defense. They play so well. Btw, this team has given up. If you can’t see that, look a little bit closer. This team has no identity and the uniforms suck.

  168. Sydney Says:



  169. Bucnut2 Says:


  170. cmurda Says:

    Hahaha. FIRE MIKE SMITH for the love of God. Julio Jones not double teamed. You have a rookie that doesn’t yet know how to play CB guarding Julio. LMAO. This is hilarity. OK, can we now stop the stupidity of how good we are after beating 2 horrific teams.

  171. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:

    I’m going outside to watch the grass grow.

  172. Sweep the leg Says:


    Yea so much talent on this team.

    I guess for Bucs standards there is but not by NFL standards.

  173. Matts17 Says:

    Bucs not playing another bottom feeder. This is what you get. Garbage team top to bottom.

  174. Bird Says:

    They are gonna line up Julio on left side all game against Ryan smith. Grimes only plays right side of field.

    We have no chance against that which is sad. Where is Double coverage over the top

  175. BucfaninMi Says:


  176. cmurda Says:

    Julio Jones with 106 yards receiving and 2 TD’s. The entire Bucs offense with 72 yards and 0 TD’s.

  177. Rojas Says:

    This team does look like it has given up.

  178. ElioT Says:

    Julio has had a quiet year in terms of TDs…

    Of course the Bucs’ p*ssy filled defense would fix that problem.

    This defense is the definition of weak.

    Mike Smith is a joke.

  179. Serge Says:

    This team is trash, Jones 1 touchdown in the past 10 games, 2 against the bucs in 20 minutes

  180. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    What a trap game this turned out to be!

  181. THETRUTH Says:

    If you have a disease Bucs are the cure !!

    Julio sucks all year and has career day today

    Any teams dificiency are solved against us it’s amazing

  182. LongSeason Says:

    Slaughter is on. All you FSU homers that cried to draft a rapist look what has been sewn God hates us and the Bucs for drafting a rapist. We deserve this. Poor pathetic football. F the Bucs. F Smith. F Koetter. F FSU.

  183. unbelievable Says:

    I mean how long you can expect a mediocre defense to stay on the field and play well against a high powered offense?

    Our offense just went 3 and out, 3 times in a row. We haven’t moved the ball
    Since the first 5 min of the game.

  184. cmurda Says:

    Before the game when asked about Julio Jones being shadowed by Grimes. No, we keep our CB’s on one side of the field. Brilliant Mike Smith. And…. this is why he will be fired. Mike Smith has never had a good defense. Just sayin.

  185. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Mike Smith goes from putting a linebacker on Julio to putting soft Ryan Smith on Julio. I had a Mike Jenkins flashback when I saw Smith slip and fall. Mike Smith at this point is just calling plays at random and hope they work. Meanwhile, Jim Swartz who we couldve had, is leading the NFLs #1 team right now on the Eagles. But instead we went after the buddy to buddy hire.

  186. Architek Says:

    I hate this version and this era of the Buccaneers organization and football team. I’m so tired of wasting time watching this team look inept while 80% of football teams can at least move the ball and be competitive. The league is at least .500 overall and this team is just bad all the time. They want to be respected nationally and then you have a QB that does stupid stuff and hang with troubled people but wants to give speeches. Then you have some talent in spots but I’m not sure the franchise has ever had consistent positive movement and culture. I’m just tired man – so tired.

  187. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:

    17-3 and running up the middle….LMAO

  188. Architek Says:

    I don’t know who to blame ownership or personnel or coaches or players

  189. orlbucfan Says:

    Mike Smith was fired by Atlanta. We’re seeing why. Koetter needs to cut loose from him and start calling the correct offensive plays. Give the players a chance.

  190. cmurda Says:

    My favorite part is watching Quiz run up the gut for nada. Dirk is on his game.

  191. Capt.Tim Says:

    If you cant rush the passer, you wont win in the NFL.
    We were blitzing. They have figured it out.

    Koetter and Licht should both be fired, for refusing to get a DE

  192. Wesley Says:

    I just don’t care anymore.

  193. cmurda Says:

    @Architek. All of them. Primarily coaching but the players are just going through the motions.

  194. LongSeason Says:

    How has Marpet been a difference maker? We can’t run the ball with him in there.

  195. Sweep the leg Says:

    Koetter should be fired for the simple fact that he promised Mike Smith a job if he was ever a head coach.

    So instead of hiring the best candidate available he hired him because they had a deal.


    Pack your sh*t and take Mike Smith with you.

  196. Rob Says:

    The rout is on. Julio with one TD all year already has 2 before halftime. Koetter “Dead man walking”, completely clueless wondering where it all went wrong. Try to hire Scott Frost before the Gators do. This epic failure of a team sucks in every stinking way. Go Bucs!

  197. cmurda Says:

    My conspiracy theory suggests Dirk is fed up with the Gruden rumors and has decided to mail it in. Quiz runs 4 times up the middle. Come on.

  198. orlbucfan Says:

    3rd down and five. Koetter is the main problem.

  199. unbelievable Says:

    Multiple defenders hitting Rodgers behind the LOS.

    Where have I seen that before?

    It was prob Doug Martins fault.

  200. ChanEpic Says:

    OJ Howard needs to be injected into this game plan. We have a physical freak of nature just like Atlanta does, why aren’t we using him?

  201. BartButtplug Says:

    It’s 3rd and Koetter to go

  202. unbelievable Says:

    Finally a call!

  203. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Rodgers needs to be the starting back, Washed up Doug Martin all of a sudden thinks hes Leveon Bell and tries to juke everybody instead of running like he used to when he was in his prime. Rodgers just sticks his foot in the ground and goes.

  204. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Koetter is the best at putting his Qbs in 3rd and impossible situations.

  205. unbelievable Says:

    Yea Barber and Rodgers are so impressive.

    :: rolls eyes ::

    If your RB is constantly getting blasted behind the LOS, it really doesn’t matter who he is.

  206. ElioT Says:

    I do not like Evans’ body language.

    Something is wrong with him…

    Gotta get a TD on this drive or game is over.

  207. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    You nailed it bro.

    Our offense just went 3 and out, 3 times in a row.

    Short of our 2002 defense….a once in a franchise lifetime kind of deal…the Bears got ’85….Steelers seem to have a couple…but bottom line our 2002 defense was not just spectacular….it’s very rare and we really don’t expect to see that again….nobody wins games where they consistently go 3 and out on offense.

    Besides the obvious lack of scoring production of 3 3 and outs…it just gives Matty Ice…JJ…Sanu…and a talented offense how much more time to possess th ball.

    We’re actually pretty lucky it’s just 17-3!!! Our D has played decently against a talented offense on their home field. Has our D looked good? At times but overall plenty of room for improvement. But as long as you O keeps going 3 and out short of a Bucs 2002 or a Bears 1985 defense you’re doomed anyway

  208. cmurda Says:

    No late hit on Neal right there. Gimme a break refs.

  209. Rrsrq Says:

    where Is O.J. Howard

  210. MadMax Says:

    Just started watching….come on Bucs, get that TD!!!

  211. cmurda Says:

    Just like that 3rd and goal. Dirk couldn’t dial up a TD if there was 1 guy on defense

  212. Rrsrq Says:

    Rookie in the game, go big, throw a freakin fade

  213. Sydney Says:


  214. cmurda Says:

    FG. LMAO. Effing ridiculous. The Falcons get away with murder on defense. That ball was way too late from Fitz. Fitz sucks bad.

  215. ATrain Says:

    Evans is done
    Wants to sit out with Winston

  216. MadMax Says:

    Well at least we have a field goal kicker……no drafting one Jason L!

  217. Patrick Says:

    Fire everyone. Sick of the constant unexciting, lousy football we’ve seen seen since 2009. FIND A WAY TO WIN….whatever that takes.

  218. cmurda Says:

    Whoever our 3rd string is, throw him in the game. Fitz is hot garbage.

  219. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Sweezy and Dotson embarrassed on the same play by ONE Falcon who breaks up the timing of a play that had a chance.

    Dot was limping noticeably after the play. If Dot is gimpy and the Bucs still do not trust Benenoch to play instead of an injured player….we’ll be going OL next year in the draft. Our cupboard is getting bare of young up and comers.

  220. Bucnut2 Says:

    Evans has dropped two TD’s today.

  221. ChanEpic Says:

    Fitz hasn’t heard of the TE, I imagine?

  222. Brandon Says:

    Fitz is horrible!!!!!!!!!

  223. ATrain Says:

    No late hit
    No pass interference


  224. unbelievable Says:

    Normally I’d say take the points- but I feel like we should have gone for it on 4th.

  225. JohnBoy Says:

    Tough catch, but that is the kind of catch a #1 receiver makes.

    And, apparently, the O-line cannot give Fitz more than 1.5 seconds.

  226. Back up kicker Says:

    At least we left them plenty of time on the clock.

  227. JohnBoy Says:

    The only question is – a touchdown or a FG?

  228. ATrain Says:

    The Bucs just don’t play as a TEAM

    Looks like they all are playing for a pay check

  229. Ndog Says:

    Mike Evans is not elite at all! Julio is showing him what elite is.

  230. cmurda Says:

    Effing defend Julio with 2 people. 22222222

  231. Rrsrq Says:

    Not feeling this playcalling, we need a turnover to stop this drive.

  232. cmurda Says:

    Ndog. Julio is going against a pathetic scheme with an inferior secondary. Missing Hargreaves is worse than most fans want to admit

  233. MadMax Says:

    Need to move Marpet back to RG!

  234. ElioT Says:

    This team is a joke.

    Can’t score a TD with all these weapons.

    Here comes Julio’s career day.

    ATL gets at least a FG here.

    Meanwhile Dirk is scratching his head…

  235. Buc believer Says:

    Falcons will score before halftime

  236. ElioT Says:

    Amazing what hurry-up aggressive play calling does for you.

    Koetter is a pu**y!!!!

  237. BucFan4Life Says:

    Someone please put Mike Smith’s crap into a box and put it to the curb.

  238. unbelievable Says:

    This zone defense is insulting.

    Why is Kwon covering Julio by himself?

  239. orlbucfan Says:

    Mike Smith got fired. Now we see the reason why.

  240. BucFan4Life Says:

    Because our Defensive Coordinator is an idiot.

  241. cmurda Says:

    Besides the BS PI no call that should have been called against Julio, the difference in this game is that Dirk and his not so good QB can’t finish a drive. 2 TD’s are needed against this team. A FG is BS.

  242. ChanEpic Says:

    Bring Gruden back? Heck I’d almost be happy for Raheem’s return at this rate.

  243. John Says:

    Why is dirk shaking his head like he’s confused why 4 screens in a row didn’t work??

  244. orlbucfan Says:

    Please no Chucky. How long you lived here?

  245. BucfaninMi Says:

    It’s time for the Glazers to make an in season firing! No more freakin’ excuses! DK & MS gotta go!

  246. Chrisco4Bucs Says:

    This is absolutely TURRIBLE

  247. Rayjay1122 Says:

    No point in even getting upset over the Games fellow fans. This train wreck of a season is what it is. I just casually observe now. No expectations……no frustrations. Good thing for fantasy football or else I would have nothing to watch for.

  248. Broy34 Says:

    Koetter has to go

  249. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Might as well put in 3D string QB at this point for evaluation. I still don’t know why weve have 3 QBs on this team since week one if we believe Jameis is a keeper. Either way we need to see what he can do.

  250. Lee Says:

    Anyone who thought the Yucs would even have a CHANCE to win this are fools. The Yucs aren’t going to win another one all year. Bring back Gruden!

  251. BucEmUp Says:

    I will not attend nor watch one bucs game next season if Mike Smith is still the DC….OR EVEN an assistant for that matter. As a fan Im tired of wasting my time watching a product with a failed design. Every week the opposing offense will struggle on the first drive just to make sure they evaluate that our dc is still a retard. Once they see the zone coverage and the corners 12 yards off the wrs its a feeding frenzy. This guy needs to be coaching pee wee ball.

    Koetter will never get rid of his butt buddy. If this azz clown is still our dc next season I wont watch one game. Not one. Not in person not on the radio not on the t.v. I am blownaway that this idiot cant adapt to what is happening on the field.

    Assclown needs to be fired and walk home from Atlanta

  252. Capt.Tim Says:

    – Kwon isnt covering Julio
    We are playing a zone. Kwon and Lavonte have flats, cb each have a side, safeties in the middle, and help.

    Problem is – Ryan has all day to pick zone apart. Cant blitz anymore, Falcons have figured out or blitzes

    Ad long as our DEs can be blocked by TEs and RBs- the Zone wont hold up

  253. cmurda Says:

    Probably because I’m a Bucs fan but I want to punch Schlereth in his mouth as hard as I can. And then I would run as fast as I can.

  254. Architek Says:

    I have tried to remain rational but after this rout I want the coaching staff gone and the GM gone. Start over with a experienced President that can build a culture. And I’m tired of McCoy running out of plays.

  255. Ndog Says:

    Cmurda What does that have anything to do with Evans dropping 2 TD already?

  256. Architek Says:

    So stop telling me he’s so elite and getting run out of plays and teams are scheming around his speed.

  257. BucFan4Life Says:

    Hoping the game is bad enough to get the entire coaching staff fired.

  258. Sydney Says:



  259. Matt Says:

    Question.. Why wasn’t Atlanta charged a timeout when we were on the goal line 1 snap after the 2 minute warning? A injury timeout was called but atl was never charged. I thought if it’s under 2 minutes they are supposed to be?

  260. cmurda Says:

    @Architek. I’m not sold on getting rid of Licht. He has seemed to hit on his first 3 picks last year. It’s not his fault that we have an embarrassment of a coaching staff. Particularly Mike Smith. Somebody give me 1 reason why Grimes wouldn’t shadow Julio in this game. Just 1 reason.

  261. Jeffbuc Says:

    Is howard playing today I haven’t seen him at all. That’s why this coaching staff has to go you draft a luxur pick in the first and then you don’t even use him but every third game. A qb or defensive end who actually played would have been nice. Oh well at least we can draft Roberto brother in the first round next year. And Mike Evans has two td drops. He is soft as crap today!! You have to make both of those catches. I think we should put stocker at kick returner I think him and Jaquizz are the same speed. Just stupid things like that. If I was Atlanta I would kick it to the 1 every time he won’t get pass the 15. They will have 5 more kickoffs this half because we don’t make half time adjustments. So here comes a bunch of screen ba and runs in goal line formation up the middle.

  262. Rrsrq Says:

    Just saw the Eaglets in the same position as the Bucs, easy touchdown to Ashton Jeffrey instead of throwing the ball down they threw it up to their tall receiver, our coaches should not watch film of our team, they should watch tape of teams like the Eagles, Pats and other teams that are winning with I believe similar talent.

  263. BucFan4Life Says:

    Evans, a legend in his own mind.

  264. JimmyJack Says:

    The Oline was unprepared…….this unit is awful. They look like pre-season form.

    Mike Evans is a total dud this year. No excuse on his first drop in the endzone…..2nd one was tougher but great receivers make that play. This is our go-to guy on offense? Man, what a stiff.

    You can’t win football games like this. Dirks team with another dud in a big game. This guy can’t coach and he doesn’t even know how to take advantage of the game clock. There was no reason to use up no time from 1st and goal and not come away with 7 only to give Atlanta the ball back with 1:44 and a timeout………..Scrub Head Coach.

  265. Capt.Tim Says:

    – I know that you saw we were in a zone, that was more for a few others, who thought Kwon was one on one with Julio

  266. BucFan4Life Says:

    No pressure on Ryan. Soft pass coverage and getting gashed on runs. How does a loser like Mike Smith keep that job?

  267. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Dirk Dirk Dirk…we want that godfather portrait back. You continue to roll out the same vanilla gameplay week after week. You gave us hope that first drive that maybe you learned something, but no, tuck your d between your legs and go back to runs and screens like we’re playing with the lead you dumba$$.

  268. EasyTheGreat Says:

    SO OJ Howard is a ghost again this weekend

  269. cmurda Says:

    Definition of insanity: Mike Smith. Julio abuses Ryan Smith all half. Who’s on him to start 2nd half. Yup, Ryan Smith not Grimes. I’m not even mad anymore, just bewildered by coaching incompetence

  270. JohnBoy Says:

    100% chance they convert.

  271. EasyTheGreat Says:

    THis defense sucks

  272. cmurda Says:

    More defensive miscommunications. LMAO Mike Smith

  273. JohnBoy Says:

    A simple curl route and there is no one within 10 yards.

  274. Rrsrq Says:

    I hope Dirk is taking notes

  275. orlbucfan Says:

    Something is very fishy with Julio Jones. He hasn’t done anyhing before this game. All the sudden he’s the Superbowl MVP. There is a boatload of holding in this game. It wpn’t get called.

  276. 911bucs Says:

    This is unbelievable this D had no answers

  277. JohnBoy Says:

    Zero chance of no touchdown.

  278. unbelievable Says:

    @capt tim- no worries man.

    The zone defense is just frustrating. Open holes all day and we make zero adjustments to do anything about it.

  279. Ferris Says:

    I am so sick and tired of seeing our CBs play 8-10 yards off of receivers. Soft. As. Hell.

  280. EasyTheGreat Says:

    Lol what a joke this defense is. Mike Smith is getting fired

  281. Rrsrq Says:

    Why do we do this every week and watch this ish

  282. Buc believer Says:

    That’s right Dick it did look to easy!

  283. Matts17 Says:

    Soooo easy. This D is beyond soft. Aside from McCoy and David not much talent there.

  284. cmurda Says:

    This is painful even when I knew it was coming. How could these players respect this coaching staff. They set them up for failure. Mike Smith still has his Cb’s playing halves instead of his best CB on their best receiver. I can’t get over the incompetence. Ok, ok I’ll stop. We all know Mike Smith is a dead man walking.

  285. Bird Says:


    This defense is just out there going thru motions.

    Sad to watch. I feel bad for the few players that care on defense like lavonte. I can’t believe we can’t even breath on the quarterback.

  286. unbelievable Says:

    Like we don’t even force teams to run the outside. THey just run straight down our throats, right up the middle. Every week.

  287. Blow This Team Up Says:

    I’m glad they showed up at least they get a trophy for being able to stand up without help….

  288. Serge Says:

    No effort whatsoever

  289. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Atl touchdown right over Baker. Yet another piece that needs replaced. This is sad.

  290. CBELL96825 Says:

    see you next year fellas

  291. Rrsrq Says:

    Den of depression is now the team of depression

  292. Rob Says:

    Hey Koetter! You and your entire team SUCK. Resign and walk away from this mess you and Licht made. You suck in more ways than can be counted. F you for ruining another Sunday

  293. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Our dynamic TEs…. Anyone seen them? Did they make the flight?

  294. Capt.Tim Says:

    That was easy.

    This is that long Afternoon I predicted.
    Ryan can kill a defense, if you give him time

  295. Sydney Says:



  296. Nprbuc Says:

    Call the police. We are missing two tight ends who can catch the ball. Game calling sucks. Defense sucks. Bucs suck. What a let down this year. I just can’t watch any longer.

  297. Blow This Team Up Says:

    This teams issues have been zone coverage and giving up…at least there good at that

  298. unbelievable Says:

    Team Needs:

    DE, DE, DT, OT, OG, CB, RB, OG

  299. ATrain Says:

    Here is the Quote for after the game

    “We were flat today”
    “Have to be better in the trenches”


  300. Buc'n Since I Was 10 Says:

    This is ridiculous. Atl just does whatever they. Can we please do something in FA next year for this dline.

  301. Architek Says:

    I don’t want to get rid of Licht either, trust me but this is 4 years and running of blowouts (multiple).

    I do hold Licht accountable for Agayo, DL, CB, and RB gaps. Just like we went the season without WRs.

    It’s just always a dollar short and a day late.

    I do also believe Licht is not a culture setter and will get rid of locker room cancers.

    So let’s think about this, you are playing Ward and Evans at safety, more supposed athleticism, but if you’re having communication issues and busted coverages, why wouldn’t you play your defense that player together last year. Also Akeem Spence and a few others are really playing good ball in other defenses, care to ask where the chemistry and glue guys are???

    That’s why I mention GM.

  302. Hail2dabucs Says:

    Perennial effin losers! Defence m/o is stop on first n second down and get gashed on third down !

  303. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Last meaningful game of the year and we put this out there yet again.

    I’m eating Thanksgiving leftovers and hope I get sick!

  304. TeddyTB Says:

    I’m thinking it’s time to consider hiring a Team President before the season ends. One person with some common sense has to right this ship. The Glazers have shown they are not capable of making the right hires on their own. Look how Tom Coughlin has Jacksonville rocking already.

  305. LongSeason Says:

    More suck ass Bug play. It would be less painful to discuss the overall contribution of Teletubbies to our culture. If Moore starts for Miami last week the Dolphins would have won going away. Never draft a rapist.

  306. Wombat Says:

    Do we have any TEs in the game?

  307. JimmyJack Says:

    why don’t we cover the sticks on third down? and why was Ryan Smith in single coverage on Jones why the double was working?

    Then they fool us with that run up the middle. Other teams adjust, we dont

  308. JohnBoy Says:

    The announcer just said the Bucs defense is last in the league on stopping 3rd down conversions. I believe it.

  309. Lamarcus Says:

    This is 2017

    5 yeas of blowouts

  310. Blow This Team Up Says:

    Teddy B Gruden as Team president would be interesting

  311. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Lol Announcers now calling Dirk out for his conservative gameplay.

    He’s playing to mitigate embarrassment, not win a football game.

  312. ATrain Says:

    About Time

  313. ATrain Says:

    Falcons holding a lot today

  314. ATrain Says:

    Is there a Late hit in QB

  315. ATrain Says:

    Here we go everyone taking a break

  316. ATrain Says:

    Jones has more offense than the Bucs

  317. B Coburn Says:

    Anyone still think Koetter and Smith can get the job done? Blame Lich for trench talent but there are less talented teams that actually compete week in and week out. We get blown out against any team with a winning record every week.

  318. JimmyJack Says:

    backup QB or not………6 points is a complete failure for a team that’s spent the last 4 years building up the offense.

    This happens every week……The team still has no identity and is a total disgrace

  319. lightningbuc Says:

    The hell with bring Gruden back. We need to dig up Malcolm Glazer. Ever since he turned control over to his stooge sons, this team went in to the crapper and has stayed there.

  320. Rrsrq Says:

    DK seems to always choose to run after an incomplete pass, 2nd and 10, great call

  321. ATrain Says:

    We need a OC
    And a new DC

  322. Bucs14 Says:

    Can our defensive backs not run man coverage? I mean, are they too slow, not good enough? Or, is it our defensive coordinator?

    I am sick of seeing our CBs ten yards off the line of scrimmage. Teams run slants and underneaths all day on us.

  323. Rrsrq Says:

    They have 3 dbs out, Poole, Trufant and now Robert Alford and we likely still won’t score

  324. ATrain Says:

    I think Evans is dropping passes because he doesn’t want Winston to
    Lose his job

    There is a Cancer on this Team the Bucs need to find it and cut it out

  325. JimmyJack Says:

    Fitzpatrick was scoring more points with the Jets. Better coaching

  326. Angry in Connecticut Says:

    What gets me is how much ownership could care less. It’s amazing how out of touch they are. Makes me very thankful for Mr.Vinik

  327. Matts17 Says:

    Licht needs to go back to sharpening Billichek’s pencils. A GM he ain’t.

  328. cmurda Says:

    Dirk coaching this game like it’s tied running the ball. Dude we need 3 TD’s and our D can’t stop anybody. Throw the ball every down

  329. ElioT Says:

    The running game is rediculously bad.

    All Doug Martin’s fault!!!

  330. BoJim Says:

    Hope they make their charge soon!!!!

  331. Rrsrq Says:

    O.J. is playing

  332. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Pretty much gloom and doom right now…understandably.

    But let the blog optimist cheer you up. Next year…no matter great our draft…no many how many A list FA’s we sign…no matter how good we LOOK….NOBODY will be on our bandwagon. Our players will not think they are great. We’ll be able to sneak up on everyone.

  333. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Wow they have like 8 plays of 20 yards or more 4 on the last td drive

  334. cmurda Says:

    That was a good drive. I can’t hate on that. Did you guys see OJ there? We actually threw it to him.

  335. DoNUTS Says:

    Was that Walter Payton around the edge? Who is that masked man with speed?

  336. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    We got 1

  337. MadMax Says:

    Nice TD drive Bucs!

  338. MDFree Says:

    Still a glimmer of hope for the season

  339. JimmyJack Says:

    Dirk your team needs to hurry the huddles man……….That drive took too long. 20 secs between plays, no less

  340. cmurda Says:

    I’m listening St Pete. Go on…

  341. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Did you guys notice the Falcon tacklers getting up after that collision with OJ?

    Two of them looked at each other dazed with a what just hit us look!

    OJ is a BIG DUDE!!!

  342. Buc'n Since I Was 10 Says:


  343. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I think high expectations gave us the big head and we took our clippings serously

    Next year after this season’s embarrassments we’ll be SERIOUS!!!

  344. Sydney Says:



  345. EasyTheGreat Says:

    Monday Morning Joe will rave about Peyton Barbers 1 yard TD run.

  346. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I’m thinking the Falcons will be Division Champs. They’re better than Carolina and I just can’t believe in the Saints yet….but who knows. Three good teams in our division for sure.

  347. unbelievable Says:

    Called that screen okay to my fiancée before they even lined up.

    How does our defense not see it coming? Unreal.

  348. unbelievable Says:

    *screen play

    We just don’t tackle well.

  349. JimmyJack Says:

    Mike Evans has to make both of those plays in the endzone…….That’s what he’s paid for. If he makes just one it’s a completely different game.

    There we are again not covering the sticks on 3rd down…….I’d love to forgive it cause they only needed a yard but distance doesn’t matter with this team. We always play our defdnse that has soft holes in our zones waiting to be exposed

  350. Bird Says:

    Can we stop a third down

  351. webster Says:

    And to all yall cut jameis/i wanted mariota coming out the draft buc fans…..mariota has thrown 8 tds and 12 ints this year. EIGHT!!!!!!! Jameis has thrown more tds this year and he has missed 4 1/2 games.

  352. unbelievable Says:

    St Pete- as always, I love your optimism.

  353. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    There’s a great example of no sack but still a very effective rush because Matty Ice was moved a bit off his mark, his timing disrupted he missed Sanu.

  354. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Falcons punting is like that feeling of releasing a long piss you’ve been holding for a while….

  355. Rrsrq Says:

    Ok, a touchdown here and…

  356. unbelievable Says:

    Damn that was a lucky wacky bounce.

  357. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Well it is a Buc’s life which I think means Happy Hour is starting…although I totally understand if it started back in the first half for some of you. LOL

  358. MadMax Says:

    Lol, Jets beating the panthers!

  359. cmurda Says:

    Look at those skills from OJ. Dirk should be fired for not exploiting the D with him way more each week.

  360. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Hump with drops

  361. cmurda Says:

    Hump doesn’t have the hands I thought he did at one point.

  362. unbelievable Says:

    Nah- I expected us to lose. No happy hour for me yet.

    But then when you start the game driving the ball Down the field, and the defense is playing well, I start to get some hope. And then they do what the Bucs do….

    But hey things are getting interesting here. AmaIng what happens when you get OJ involved.

  363. Bird Says:

    MAn humphries needs to catch a ball

  364. MadMax Says:

    Ha! good run Fitz!!!

  365. Rrsrq Says:

    Nice play Fitz

  366. cmurda Says:

    I would like to see for the sake of it, us fight back. Need a TD here. FG doesn’t help.

  367. unbelievable Says:

    Agreed cmurda.

    Go for it on 4th if necessary. You won’t come back with more field goals.

  368. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    If we score a TD here the collar starts to tighten around the Falcon’s necks.

    Agree with Cmurda though…FG’s aren’t going to cut it…PLAY TO WIN DK!!!

  369. MadMax Says:

    Boom, gj Simms!

  370. Rrsrq Says:

    Nice play call to Sims, credit when credit is due

  371. MadMax Says:

    TD Barber!!!!!!!

  372. unbelievable Says:

    Neal is one dirty player.

    Talented as hell, but always hitting guys in the head.

  373. Rrsrq Says:

    Uh oh

  374. Bird Says:

    They ain’t giving up

  375. JohnBoy Says:

    Good job Barber. That’s actually making an athletic play!

  376. cmurda Says:

    Yeah Barber. That’s some hard work there. More Peyton Barber please.

  377. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    It’s just appearances but man does Barber simply look HUNGRY!!!!

  378. EasyTheGreat Says:

    Joes just blew a wad with 2 Barber goalline tds

  379. JohnBoy Says:

    Now, how about some aggressive defensive schemes?

  380. JohnBoy Says:

    Gotta love the NFL. About 87 commercials; two plays and then another 87 commercials.

  381. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Kudos to this team… Man if they had our mentality they’d be in the fetal but instead have responded. Come on Mike Smith do something different!

  382. unbelievable Says:

    Alright defense.

    LETS GO!

  383. MDFree Says:

    Let’s f$@king gooooooo

  384. B Coburn Says:

    It’s not just Humphries. Our receivers and tight ends have not caught as many balls since monken took on more responsibilities

  385. cmurda Says:

    Please have Grimes shadow Julio. For once, just do something that makes sense Mike Smith

  386. DoNUTS Says:

    Is Barber Youngry? -Raheem Morris lol

  387. unbelievable Says:

    Don’t fkn jinx us Dick Stockton!

  388. ElioT Says:


  389. cmurda Says:

    That was against Grimes but the thing is you get absolutely nothing from our D Line. There’s nobody that can cover for 12 secs.

  390. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Send the house Smith

  391. unbelievable Says:

    Ryan Smith and Brent Grimes just watching him run by.

    Why can’t Ryan smith stand up this game?

  392. JohnBoy Says:

    We could quadruple team JJ and it would not matter.

  393. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Kwon Alexander just made a GREAT play! Knocked to the ground but he still makes the stop!!!

  394. JohnBoy Says:

    3rd and long. Time for a soft zone.

  395. orlbucfan Says:

    That Julio Jones reception stinks to high heaven. No Surprise.

  396. JohnBoy Says:

    Our cornerback was 12 yards off JJ.

  397. cmurda Says:

    Good job Mike Smith. Way to not have yout top corner on Julio. Eff U Smith.

  398. 911bucs Says:

    Sheesh JJ is going to have 300 yards today

  399. JohnBoy Says:

    My God we are lucky. Time for 57 more commercials.

  400. Bird Says:


  401. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Yeah, go Grimey.

  402. BartButtplug Says:


  403. cmurda Says:

    Holy crap. The Falcons outsmarted themselves by running it. Grimes baby at the right spot.

  404. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Miko must being going apeshrit inside the Mercedez Benz Stadium!!!

  405. Rrsrq Says:

    That’s what we needed

  406. MadMax Says:


  407. Buc believer Says:

    They just said if you give Julio 12 yards he is going to complete it every time. He is correct!

  408. Bird Says:

    Who stripped it?

  409. Buc believer Says:

    Miko is losing her mind!

  410. unbelievable Says:

    Holy Sh!t!!!!

    We in this now boys.

  411. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    I just tackled my Christmas tree!!!

  412. unbelievable Says:

    (And girls)

  413. Ferris Says:

    Julio picks up the easiest 3rd and 9 ever because the baby-poop soft bucs D gives him a 12 yard cushion, and then . . . . hope springs eternal. Was that Kwon? Kwon is having himself a GAME and a half.

  414. cmurda Says:

    I know we just made a play on D but Julio has 229 yds 11 catches and 2 TDs. How can you be a D Coord and not adjust by having Grimes shadow.

  415. WeAreLost Says:

    Best LBs in the game.

  416. JohnBoy Says:

    Look at Fitz throwing a block.

  417. Bird Says:

    Fitz throwing blocks

  418. BartButtplug Says:

    Go Fitz! Block baby! Awesome.

  419. cmurda Says:

    Fitz just went all out and threw a block. I do respect the man

  420. Architek Says:

    I believe we have the best LB corps in the league collectively. Secondary and DL is hogwash.

  421. Rrsrq Says:


  422. cmurda Says:

    If we don’t get this first down, we need to go for it on 4th down. A FG here and we are in trouble.


    da fk?

  424. Angry in Connecticut Says:

    Fitz leaving it all on the field!!! Love this effort

  425. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Well this game had EMBARRASSMENT written all over it in the 2nd Quarter.

    At least the Bucs have shown up the second half. Hard to watch this effort and believe these guys have quit on their coaches!

  426. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Agreed… We can’t stop them so 4 down possession here on in.

  427. MadMax Says:

    get that first Bucs!!!

  428. BartButtplug Says:

    Not a fan of that call at all

  429. MadMax Says:

    go for it!!!!!!!!!

  430. cmurda Says:

    Wow. Dirk will kick it. Hump is an idiot. Run a route for a yard?

  431. MadMax Says:

    well damn!

  432. cmurda Says:

    Dirk and Fitz throw it to end zone. That should have been a run. You suck Dirk.

  433. Bird Says:

    That was terrible

  434. Rrsrq Says:

    Dammmmm, throw the ball for one yard

  435. Sweep the leg Says:

    4 and 2 and humphries runs a 1 yard route.

    Real smart

  436. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    At least we went for it! Dirk just sent the team and maybe the fans a message.

    How does Hump not make sure he’s past the first down stick on that shallow route?

  437. orlbucfan Says:

    I sound like a broken record, but these players are not a 4-6 team. I just feel so bad for them. Koetter sucks.

  438. ElioT Says:

    Gotta kick a FG here.

    Dirk is a retard… wrong time to be aggresive.


  439. unbelievable Says:

    Well that’s disappointing.

  440. Architek Says:

    3rd prize Koetter!!!!

  441. JohnBoy Says:

    On 3rd and 2, how do you not run a 3 yard route?

  442. Ferris Says:

    4th and 1 why are we sending all receivers 20 yards down the field??

  443. JohnBoy Says:

    Chances of stopping the Falcons on 3rd and 2? Zero.

  444. Back up kicker Says:

    DK has left no doubt about his ability to adjust playcalling today. Fing atrocious

  445. JohnBoy Says:

    Yep, wide open, easy throw.

  446. Zhills Says:

    Should of try to draw them offside then kick a field goal

  447. Aristotle Says:

    3 yarda needed and they play 10 yards back

  448. orlbucfan Says:

    What is with this Julio Jones trip Today? Who orchestrated it?

  449. Rrsrq Says:

    Dirk take notes how to pick up short yardage

  450. cmurda Says:

    The Falcons show what a smart O Coord does. Taking advantage all day of mismatches.

  451. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    Fire koetter!!!!!!!

  452. MadMax Says:

    And ASJ just scored a td against the kitties….

  453. unbelievable Says:

    Ughhhhhh so much space every time !

  454. orlbucfan Says:

    Game was just another joke.

  455. ElioT Says:

    If ATL gets a FG and goes up 2 scores on this drive, Dirk should be fired.

  456. cmurda Says:

    Another push off by Julio. FIRE MIKE SMITH. Why the F is Ryan Smith on an island. Did everybody not immediately see Ryan look that way. You blow MIKE SMITH

  457. JohnBoy Says:

    I guess it would be crazy to double team JJ on 3rd and long.

  458. Rrsrq Says:

    Ok, but better than 10yards off the man.

  459. ElioT Says:

    Julio is gassed!

    Haha, got them right where you want em!

  460. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    The Falcons would be crazy to put JJ back in the game at this point. They will need JJ for the stretch run…they no longer need him to win this game.

  461. THETRUTH Says:

    How can Atlanta get 2 yards a pass and we need one yard and throw a 20 yard pass

  462. unbelievable Says:

    Julio has abused Ryan Smith and our linebackers today. Grimes needs to be on him every play!

  463. cmurda Says:

    Kwon just got driven for 3 yards. Man up son. I’m not impressed with Kwon this year. Still believe in him but he has been soft.

  464. JohnBoy Says:

    Nice comeback by the Bucs – they are always putting up great stats when down by 2-4 scores.

    But, the failure to convert on 2nd and and 2, and the inability to get a stop on 3rd and 9 show you that any decent team can impose its will on this hapless bunch of poorly-coached losers.

  465. ElioT Says:

    Wow… if not for a great play by Beckwith, this defense has been molested all f**king day.

  466. Angry in Connecticut Says:

    This is by far most frustrating take points such a dumb call

  467. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Wow…the Falcon RB just put an additional three yards on a carry thanks to “run stuffing” Gholston and Kwon!!!! I think the D is gassed and over.

  468. unbelievable Says:

    Kwon taken for a ride by their running back.

  469. JohnBoy Says:

    And, there is your ballgames.

  470. Back up kicker Says:

    Pretty sure Dick Stockton would go base on JJ if he was down.

  471. Architek Says:

    This team is a bunch of softies! Thanks Dirk and Smith.

    Now we see why Blank said bye to both of you.

  472. cmurda Says:

    All the talk about our LB’s but they both got spanked when they needed to stop them. Blame Dirk and Mike Smith. We always fail at the end. Dirk couldn’t dial up plays from the red zone to score TD’s if his worthless life depended on it.

  473. JohnBoy Says:

    They are trying to fall down and they still get 5 yards.

  474. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    Tackling optional

  475. unbelievable Says:

    That’s why you go for the touchdown earlier.

    Because Atlanta won’t be settling for a field goal here.

  476. Rob Says:

    Nice loser defense

  477. Architek Says:

    500 yards of Offense – bye Smith smh.

  478. Pruritus Ani Says:


  479. Rrsrq Says:

    Note to Dirk, feed your beast, why shelve O.J. in that last drive, especially in short yardage, oh well, at least the team didn’t give up, the coaches give up, too many series doing nothing

  480. TampaTown Says:

    I can’t believe what I’m seeing. Just go on and $hit the bed. Someone better get fired for this

  481. Broy34 Says:

    If you’re not gonna watch the team then leave the site too. Don’t just not watch and rant. The team has the worst coaching ever. It’s plain and smple . Not the players but the coachinf

  482. Chrisco4Bucs Says:

    Koetter is an idiot for not kicking the FG

  483. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Actually the Falcons are simply more than ten points better than us right now.

    We are not playing well or with any consistency but up until this last possession by Atlanta we had been playing hard.

    It is what it is….one excellent team beating a mediocre team in their own stadium with a playoff run on the line. This game played out exactly as you’d expect.

  484. unbelievable Says:

    Agreed rrsrq the team did not give up.

    The defense has gotten gassed at the end of each half. Which is going to happen when you have an (almost) non-existent pass rush. We have managed a little pressure but not nearly enough.

  485. DR FEELGOOD Says:

    Hump needs to be behind Godwin. WTF? How does our staff evaluate players and put a slow short man ahead of a strong catcher of the ball and go to him with a ONE yard pass on third and two?!?!? Multiple failures on various levels. It’s such a disservice to these players that we continue to only play Peyton Barber when Slug Martin is concussed. He scores two TDs then doesn’t see the ball on third and fourth down?

  486. TampaTown Says:

    How about Jaquizz wide open underneath for a 1st down?

  487. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    Dirk koetter is a stupid idiot

  488. cmurda Says:

    Koetter did the only right thing of the game by going for the TD. ATL would have just scored a TD on this drive anyway. No defense.

  489. Buc'n Since I Was 10 Says:

    Well at least the team made it close in 2nd half. Offense finally made some plays

  490. MadMax Says:


  491. VA BUC Says:

    Can we fire kotter now please why not go for 3 then 4 down for the 7 smh hate this dude

  492. JohnBoy Says:

    Well, that was easy.

  493. Kyleoaf Says:

    Please somebody get us a good head coach that knows what he’s doing. This isnt madden dirk you don’t go for it on 4th down unless you absolutely need to when your in fg range

  494. Zhills Says:

    SOB Sas

  495. unbelievable Says:

    You don’t go for the field goal because you needed to tie the game at that point, not still be trailing.

    Atlanta will not be kicking a field goal here.

  496. brooks55hof Says:


  497. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Are you freaking serious Chrischco?

    Our ONLY chance was to tie the game then and there. Why do we care whether we lose by14 or 11?

    Meanwhile DK got to send a message to his team that they’re playing to win…not to lose by less!!!!

  498. unbelievable Says:


  499. MadMax Says:

    Wasnt expecting a win but they played pretty good….horrible coaching though, especially not doubling up on JJ

  500. Ferris Says:

    Mike Smith needs to GTFO

  501. JohnBoy Says:

    I really don’t understand our play-calling on offense or defense. They want to get fired.

  502. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    Defense lost momentum after dirk koetters STUPID play calling!

  503. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I hope everyone who still allows this garbage to upset them make it through the season with some sanity intact. They have driven me to apathy. Too much is broken to see any hope of being a good football team.

  504. Rrsrq Says:

    11-14 third down conversion, but I’m more mad about about the offense not moving the ball when they could

  505. BartButtplug Says:

    Simple as that.

  506. Sydney Says:




  507. unbelievable Says:

    Additional offseason needs:

    Offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, offensive line coach.

  508. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    I just knew the game would come down to the first turn over but I forgot we have a coach who throws on 4th&1 when you got a td on 2 goal line stands

  509. not there yet Says:

    Lol it was a priority to resign a run stuffer who can’t rush the qb and signed him to a far contract and it’s paid zero dividends. Guess the Joe’s are going to try a say the bucs lost a close one but Atlanta was laughing at is in the first quarter. Offensive head coach who can’t score a touchdown in the first quarter, won’t use his best tight end until he’s desperate then when oj bails him out he puts the kid back on the bench.

    I refuse to blame the cornerbacks for playing of the receiver 10 yards on 3rd and 6 especially when they back petal not to give up a deep ball, that’s the coaches fault, fire everyone

  510. Zhills Says:

    Same old Bucs defense was embarrassed today. See changes being made after this season is over in the coaching. 2 years and gone

  511. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Dirk may have just cost himself his job by going for it on 4th & 1…

  512. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Man what game were you guys watching?

    The offense was terrible in the first half….they went 3 and out 3 straight times.

    But they came out in the second half and played well. They scored the first two times….TD’s…they had the ball. They were on the way to tying the game when they ran out of gas inside the ten.

    It was like two different offenses!!!

  513. Buc believer Says:

    Fire Dirk and Jason today!!

  514. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    So the Stinkin Panthers were getting whipped by the Jets. Josh McCown fumbles the ball…Luke Kuechely picks it up and returns it for a TD to put the Panthers up.


  515. Rrsrq Says:

    Go Bucs