“I Was Doing A Lot Of Complaining”

November 6th, 2017

Candid words.

Was safety T.J. Ward part of the problem or part of the solution?

The Bucs’ locker room is a mess and Joe learned today from someone he trusts (it was off the record) that the locker room just may very well be worse off than Joe ever imagined.

Early on, a lot of folks pointed to Ward as a culprit. He spouted off last month indirectly at defensive coordinator Mike Smith about lack of playing time.

In retrospect, Ward now admits he may have been a distraction. As he told Jenna Laine of ESPN yesterday, now he’s trying to be the solution to the ills of the locker room.

Take a gander for yourself.

30 Responses to ““I Was Doing A Lot Of Complaining””

  1. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    He sure had a blank, empty stare on the sideline at one point during the game, like he was completely done with this.

    I sure felt the same way, T.J.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    the same blank empty star captain blowout gets while leading another flat uninspired performance. No free passes…

    it’s funny how multiple popular pro bowl players like tj ward from winning teams come here and forget how to play and are the bucs main issue. yet the lazy hold over losers get a free pass week in and week out residing in the basement their comfort zone. the list of failed free agents and pro bowl players is long and distinguished yet all we here is gmc needs help. he gets help and sucks the freaking life out of them with his mentally weak approach and love of losing.

  3. derrickbrooksforGM Says:

    @Ben the Ga Buc hahah saw that too!

  4. Rodney Says:

    I’m willing to bet that he thought he would be starting. Regardless of what he said at his PC, he thought he would start.

  5. BigEl Says:

    The Bucs went 9-7 last year. Same coaches, the same players except for rookies, and free agents Named WARD,BAKER, D-JAX and McClain. Two mouths, one kneeler, and one loafer. Their teams didn’t resign them for some reason…..

  6. Bradinator Says:

    Imagine his surprise when he found out what this team is really about. He came from one of the toughest Ds in the league (not so much yesterday though. It was my only consolation today, living in Denver, watching the tears flow here at the office) and came here to the land of ZERO heart. I feel sorry for anyone that came to this team buying the hype. What a crushing blow it must have been.

  7. JonBuc Says:

    Sounds like a fella realizing that his career is near it’s end…with 1 year deals at best awaiting him.

  8. Brandon Says:

    All you have to do is look into the eyes of these guys. There is no passion and no drive. Where is the leadership at? I’m a big Koeter fan, but stop making excuses and hold these guys accountable for their actions. Demand better results and execution on that playing field.

  9. Anderson Says:

    God i wish bucs wouldnt have done hard knocks

  10. tmaxcon Says:


    you can’t be blaming hard knocks. gmc captained teams have been quitting on coaches and getting blown out LONG before hardknocks came around. cancer93 has spent his entire career in basement it’s his comfort zone.

  11. 813bucboi Says:

    was he complaining or exposing this staff as being incompetent?….GO BUCS!!!!

  12. darin Says:

    Least aggressive defense ive ever seen. Send tj on a blitz about 10 times a damn game. Paid off for vonn bell and the aints a few times. Instead smitty would rather his safeties stand back n watch the completions. Tj should have done his homework before signing here. Ive never seen worse coaching in tampa, n weve seen alot of bad ones. Head coach gives up in 1st half in arz, then again yesterday. Head coach has no clue whats going on. No clue how to manage a game. No effing clue about much. He is a darn good offensive coordinator, thats it. Too late to go back now. Too many examples of little league mistakes by the staff to mention. I wish the glazers would can him today, with mike smith. At this point theres nothing to lose, only things to gain. He hasnt lost the team now, he lost them in arizona. Undisciplined coach cant discipline his players i guess either. Things fell his way last year. This year he decided theres no need to practice tackle football in camp. Maybe this week in the final few minutes he will go for 2 down by 4. Maybe theyll just take a knee. Maybe he will just call runs down by 24 before halftime. Boy we have alot to look forward to.

  13. Lakeland Says:

    The season is over, nothing matters any more

  14. BucFanFromOH Says:

    ME13 just got his butt suspended.

  15. westernbuc Says:

    If Bucs fire Koetter and or Licht we’re basically the Browns with no state income tax.

    Coaches and GMs will not want to come here, except the lazy Lovie types looking to cash out.

    Give them both one more year, another offseason to figure it out, then move on from there. Worst case scenario, that’s two more drafts with high picks and enough film on the young guys to make an evaluation.

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m quite certain the Coaches will bench GMC to keep him healthy……taking TMax’s advice…..try to trade them in the off-season….for a 7th round pick since Tmax thinks he is worthless.
    That way when the team makes a complete turnaround….Licht , Koetter & Smith will have saved their jobs.
    We can then all congratulate Tmax for the diarrhea diatribe dissertations we have endured for what seems like an eternity.

  17. Destinjohnny Says:

    Jason should have never never never gotten rid of Wilcox

  18. tmaxcon Says:


    I love how you support and justify losing in the name of blind optimism

  19. Me? Says:

    LOL BigEl, we suck bc we got a kneeler!!!! Come on man, Washington didnt resign him bc they couldnt afford him. All this being said, the free agent misses are on Licht. I reeeaaallllyyyyyy dont want to keep firing coaches after two years, but after seeing that train wreck of a game Sunday, I just dont know how you keep a leader that has obviously lost the players hes paid to lead

  20. I'm a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Don’t understand Tandy doing what he did last year and now the Coaching Staff is working a 3 man rotation at Safety and have lost 5 games in a row! Ward complains I guess got him his reps. Think I will call Tandy and tell him to go off on the Coaching staff so he can get in the Safety rotation. Hell it couldn’t hurt!!! Maybe they might even win one!!!!

  21. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Licht is the main problem with how bad this team is then theXs and Os of the defense and offense….so licht didnt get any jimmy and joes and the coaches dont know Xs and Os

  22. Bucnjim Says:

    Everyone needs to look at the fact that this is fourth coaching staff this team has quit on. Fifth if you count Gruden’s last seven games! Five different coaching staffs and the one word that continues to pop up is quit! Not like there was extended effort for any of them! Hard to motivate grown men but there is a huge difference between white collar players looking to cash that check and blue collar players who show up for the love of the game and the grind. Seems the past decade we have gone the way of finesse player who prefers to keep his uniform clean and sits the bench with a sprained finger. SAD

  23. AceofAerospace Says:

    Hard Knocks didn’t cause this. Hard Knocks exposed it.

  24. LargoBuc Says:

    Glazers need to bring in someone to run the football operations. Thst has to be priority numero uno. Let him hire a coach, scouting staff etc
    It sucks cause I truly thought we found “it” but its time for a blank slate. Again.

  25. Arealbucsfan Says:

    It may actually be time to trade GMC. Lots of money – zero results. Trade Baker, he’s a lazy quitter. Trade D Smith, he’s a quitter. Trade D-Jax, he’s a diva who whines cuz he’s doesn’t get the ball. I don’t wanna fire coaches but maybe we have to. He’s offensive scheme is hurting Winston. What happened to the play calls I saw in Buffalo?

  26. RickinFtMyers Says:

    I’m not and never have been what Joe calls “a McCoy hater,” however, it’s time for some analysis of a different kind – analysis by elimination. In the eight years since the Bucs drafted McCoy, the Bucs have gone through four head coaches and at least five if not more defensive coordinators. In addition, a goodly number of defensive players have left Tampa and gone on to successful if not Pro and Super Bowl careers, while others with similar credentials have been brought in only to flop. Through all that the defense has remained a “work in progress” an exercise in futility.

    Through all the futility there is one constant – the presence of McCoy. Maybe it’s time to take a big risk and move on from the big man and see what happens, despite his obvious talents and the game planning other offensive coordinators have to do when facing him. What can it hurt? The Bucs are already cellar dwellers in the NFC Central and haven’t been to the playoffs in a decade. General managers, head coaches, coordinators, position coaches, and players have come and gone, but McCoy remains and nothing ever changes. There’s only one change left to make and that’s getting rid of McCoy.

  27. Dm4bucs Says:

    As a non McCoy hater, I think it is time we move on because he is more worried about his image than winning. Let’s step back and recall the last pro bowl and how he was told he wasn’t doing enough and got all upset with the media (right now is a perfect example, McCoy you aren’t doing enough as a captain off the field to keep this team from spiraling down the drain!!!!) or when Twitter was too hard on him and he said they will learn once he is gone. He should of been worried about the team being focused and hungry but instead this team cracked under pressure again and quit. In fact, this team for 10 years has quit and not lived up to expectations and it is time to stop the revolving door at coach/gm and replace some of these players that put fun, image, and money over winning ala McCoy, D.Smith, DJax.

  28. Dm4bucs Says:

    Add Martin to that list as well

  29. WillieG Says:

    I think the Bucs brought in 3 veteran cancers. Baker and Jackson loaf, or at least don’t go 100% during practice. That undermines a new coach more than anything. How can other (younger) players take him seriously if he lets a couple of guys mail it in during proactive?

    Ward mouthing off as a new player, also undermines the coach.

  30. k1ngadroc Says:

    I live in Denver and I’ll take TJ ANY day. He was the heart and soul of one of the best D’s ever. Dude looks like Logan Makins after he got traded here = PURE SHOCK – Bucs suffer from poor evaluation of players abilities around One Buc. Micheal Bennett, insert name, insert name, etc… oh, don’t forget D.J. Swearinger – Defensive captain of the Redskins… Good players go. bad players, well bad players never leave