Jets Embarrass The Bucs

November 3rd, 2017

No, the Bucs did not play the Jets on Thursday Night Football. Still, Gang Green shamed the Pewter Pirates on national TV.

Those watching the Bills-Jets game last night saw the Jets, which use a three-man defensive front as a base defense, rack up seven sacks. That’s sacks on a mobile quarterback like Tyrod Taylor, not some stiff like Mike Glennon.

Why is this significant? Well, the pass rush of the Bucs (what edge rush?) has a grand total of seven sacks this season. So, you guessed it. In one game, the Jets — the Jets! — racked up as many sacks as the Bucs have through seven games. That’s just shameful.

Joe decided to do some hunting and pecking and noticed the combined average game salary of the Bucs starting front four (Will Gholston, Gerald McCoy, shy, belly shirt-wearing, practice-hating, kicker-heckling, tree-grinding , non-contact-football-loving, chicken-wings-grilling, playing-time squawking, TV cooking star Swaggy Baker and Robert Ayers) is $2,062,500 per That’s just Joe throwing this out there for reference.

To be totally factual, not all seven Bucs sacks have come from the aforementioned defensive linemen. Linebacker Adarius Glanton has a sack as does defensive end Noah Spence, who is on the injured reserve list. Reserve defensive lineman Clinton McDonald is tied with GMC with a team-high two sacks. Add Ayers’ lone sack, and that accounts for the vaunted seven sacks. (Sunday’s Bucs opponent, New Orleans, has 19 sacks.)

The Jets, of all teams, demonstrated just how woeful and behind the Bucs are from decent teams in the NFL when it comes to rushing the passer.

56 Responses to “Jets Embarrass The Bucs”

  1. Todd Says:

    The jets always seem to find good pass rushers they almost have Always had a good defense for like 10 years now. In the last 7 years the Bucs have drafted one pro bowler on our d line what do you expect joe ?

  2. NFLNut Says:

    Oh look, Josh McCown completes just 14 passes for 140 yards and 1 TD and yet the Jets manhandle the Bills, run for 194 yards, shut Shady McCoy and Tolbert down (16 carries for 28 yards) and win the game easily.

    Obviously Jameis isn’t the problem people! Had the Jets had Jameis’ 300+ yards and 3 TD’s tonight they could have beat the Bills by 40.

    The Bucs defense is historically bad, period … that is THE problem.

  3. kgh4life Says:

    What this game tells me is how, the Bucs coaching staff is incapable or unwilling to adjust their schemes to win games. How is it a Jets team which was supposed to be bad can get that much pressure on a mobile QB?

  4. Bucsfan107 Says:

    How many ints did mccown throw ???

  5. NFLNut Says:

    ^ Jameis only threw 1 … LOON. 300+ yards, 3 TDs and 1 pick … to McCowns 140 yards, 1 TD and no picks … you really going to make a complete idiot of yourself and argue that the Jets won because McCown played better than Jameis? WHAT A LOON!

  6. dexterOHMAN Says:

    its hard to defend jameis. very inaccurate, clearly worse than wentz, goff, watson. but then again they have actual play callers

  7. westernbuc Says:

    The Jets aren’t as bad as you’re making them sound. They’ve had a respectable pass rush for quite some time and teams generally play their division rivals pretty tough. Plus on Thursday night football one team is usually overmatched.

    It’s true the Bucs pass rush is awful, but it’s also true that the Bucs were in the same position last season and turned it around.

    I think it starts this Sunday. Saints have lost to the two decent opponents they’ve played, and GMC always gets in Brees face.

    Siege The Superdome

  8. NFLNut Says:

    dexterohman … coming to last game Jameis had a higher completion percentage than Wentz and even Dak … as well as a lower interception percentage … seems crazy but it’s 100% true!

  9. NFLNut Says:

    I still don’t comprehend why the Jets are not all out tanking … they need a franchise QB desperately and their wins could cost them Darnold AND Rosen AND Allen … to me they’re being extremely short-sighted … like so many LOONS on this site!

  10. NFLNut Says:

    Who knows, maybe they think they can sign Brees or Cousins this off-season … but even then, you’d think they want a top pick as they lack talent at various positions … short-sightedness irks me …

  11. FireJasonLicht Says:

    McCown has looked much better than stinking Winston all season long. Mccown is ranked ahead of garbage WInston. go ahed look it up I dare you. Winston is ranked 20th overall Mccown is 16th.

  12. NFLNut Says:

    ^ LOON … the Jets would TRADE ALL THEIR 2018 picks, another 2019 #1 AND McCown for Winston … don’t make such a fool of yourself … look in the mirror and say, “I can be smart if I try hard, I know I can, I know I can, I know I can” …

  13. NFLNut Says:

    JOE … is “FireJasonLicht” the grammatically challenged “celler dueler” aka Doctor of 20+ offices aka “Wewantgruden”? I know you can check the I.P. address to see if it’s the same dude.

    I just believe this LOON saying to go “AHED” could possibly be good ole Mr. “celler dueler”, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Good night LOONS, I need sleep!

  14. RachelWatson'sThong Says:

    If they are willing to trade all that we should go for it.

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “The Jets, of all teams, demonstrated just how woeful and behind the Bucs are from decent teams in the NFL when it comes to rushing the passer.” 7 sacks in 7 games this season is pretty bad Joe, so I don’t think you’ll find many Bucs’ fans who’d argue with your statement Joe. But paying a starting DLine $2 mil salaries per game doesn’t guarantee anything (especially since none of the 4 are on rookie ‘starting salaries’ to impact that number). Fact is that the Bucs haven’t drafted well on the DLine for many, many years & it’s now caught up with us.

    And NFLNUT, your point that ‘The Bucs defense is historically bad, period … that is THE problem’ is probably half right … this defense is certainly not what anyone expects a Bucs defense to be, but it’s not THE problem. IMO, there is no ONE problem (which I assume is what you meant when you capitalized THE). I’m confident that Koetter & others wish that it were that simple … ‘fix’ the defense & we win the Super Bowl. It’ll take more than 3 pts/game IMO to do that.

  16. Joeypoppems Says:

    If you think that was “embarassing”, Wait til Josh McCown throws for 350 and 4 TDs against this defense in Tampa….

  17. gilhealy Says:

    NFLNut, let it go. This is what this site has become. It’s no better than any group page on FB now. It’s a shame. I really enjoyed the banter, for the most part, last season. There were a few bonehead racist comments, but mostly reasoned ones. But, the red meat gets thrown out by the Joe’s, and the dolts eat it up. It’s such an immature fan base. This used to be my go to site, but it’s way down the pecking order now. If I want to see players get ridiculed, I come here.

  18. Wewantgruden Says:

    NFL Nut: out the liquor down while in this site. You are dillusional. You do know that the Bucs are on the club CJ and will draft a QB in the first round since Gruden will be making the Pick. They will trade JW to some dumb a-s desperate team that simply look at the prevent D stats that JAMES throws up. I am also really starting to believe that you are either JW or a relative. We just need Cleveland and the 49ers to win a few games so we can secure the number one pick next year. Rosen would be a great pick.

  19. Wewantgruden Says:

    JW is dumb as a bag of hammers

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sounds to me the Jets also embarrassed the Bills.

    Our problem is simple….we draft 2 DEs high along with a CB and we pick up a DE in FA.

  21. Reach87 Says:

    Gilhealy, well said.

  22. Kobe Faker Says:

    mccown, ASJ, that shifty rb is going to rip us to shreds

    our great oline is going to get jameis killed…daaaamn

    i see 4-12 record

    miami and greenbay???

    we need to be top 3, we can trade to a qb needy team for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

  23. Bucsfanman Says:

    Our pass-rush (What pass-rush?!) is flat out embarrassing!

    Joe call Koetter and let him know that I have a couple of half-eaten Cheerios boxes he can use to play d-line. Maybe if we distract the o-line long enough, we can get around the edge. Problem solved!!!

  24. SteveK Says:

    News flash:

    The Bucs have an atrocious pass rush; and Jameis is playing hurt. “it’s a Bucs life”.

  25. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Not to mention Mccown and ASJ leading the way

  26. westernbuc Says:

    WeWantGruden you keep mentioning a bag of hammers. Is that what your mom dropped on you when she realized you’d turn out the way you would? Should’ve left you in your car seat in mid August for 6 hours, more effective.

  27. Not there yet Says:

    Misguided title for your article. They’re are underperforming overpaid groups all across the league and once upon a time there here were one of those teams overpaying at corner. No one was thinking about the bucs last night except the person who wrote this article. If you wanted to write something you could have talked about how will two ex buc played. Why were they hot garbage in Tampa? It’s always something to do with this team hiring inexperienced coaches
    Ahhhhh, advice. Thank you. ASJ had one of his worst games as a Jet, and Joe has written about his 2017 success already. Also, lots of Bucs fans were thinking about the Jets, given they are the next Tampa Bay opponent. –Joe

  28. I'm a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Well Bucs Fans. Looks like to me the next game we need to look forward to is the game after the J E T S, Jets, Jets, Jets. Like maybe we can get them 🐬!!! Licht needs to be lit up and take Jameis, Smith, and Koetter with him. Can’t believe I spent my hard earned cash to purchase the NFL Ticket to watch this shat.

  29. doolnutts Says:

    Saints games are always a toss up.. But I live in the NY area. We cannot lose to the Jets… Although they are playing better than anyone anticipated you cannot lose to a team like that… period. In my opinion we are a better team in most phases.

  30. Wewantgruden Says:

    Western buc. Low blow but to be expected by you. Your pops should have pulled out. Keep it about footbal and the players pole smoker.

  31. Wewantgruden Says:

    Gruden coach of the year next year!!!! The clowns on this site will say he won with Dirks players. Just like they did when he won it all with Dungys players.

  32. nate_tweetz Says:

    Try the 3-4 defense. Who cares what GMC thinks about it. It’s not like he’s producing huge numbers in the 4-3 right now anyway. If the 3-4 would help the TEAM, but hurt GMC’s stats/play, then so be it!

  33. DoNUTS Says:

    Here lets say it together….


    6 game losing streak (post Saints -Jets). Buc therapy. Anyone picking the Bucs this weekend is not paying attention.

  34. James Craig Marlow Says:

    There are many other NFL organizations that do more with less talent than the Bucs, or at the very least they do it against the Bucs. It would be interesting is the Bucs allowed GMC to rush the passer from the defensive end position, or allowed Kwon Alexander or LVD to edge rush. Of course this is all predicated on down and distance, and situational. But the Bcs have enough LB depth to make this happen in various situations. They could also allow the back up at LB to edge rush from the standing position, and on the weak side (opposite the tight end). If they were to rush off the near hip of the offensive tackle of even align past the the near hip, they could apply some pressure. We have to be “creative.”

  35. DallasBuc Says:

    Follow the Licht guys

  36. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Isnt that in the picture someone the bucs should have had they not given up their #1 to the jets for broken revis then the bucs have wilkerson who would definitely have added to this anemic defense and front 7

  37. Kobe Faker Says:

    Lol…all this blitzing

    Breese gets the ball out in 2 seconds and you want milli vanilli all by himself alone with ted ginn

    Linebacker blitz with ingram and kamara going downhill right thru the middle

    We are playing against real coaches that make adjustments

    “Dilly Dilly Milli Vanilli”

    Kobe Faker

  38. 813bucboi Says:

    this is yet another indictment on coach my scheme smitty….forcing his scheme on players instead of adjusting or getting creative….GO BUCS!!!!

  39. 813bucboi Says:

    jets looked pretty good last night too!!!!

  40. Greg Says:

    Just wait till McCown and ASJ roll into town and light up this sorry team, that’ll be embarrassing

  41. Kobe Faker Says:

    The saintd been building both sides of their line last few years. They are getting physical tough, and nasty

    We took our dominate guard marpet and turned him into a avg center…mistake

    Sweezy has to be licht beers 1 night stand kid

    Sweezey stole 15 milly these 2 years?

  42. Kobe Faker Says:

    “I gotta take a huge shat on the Bucs”


  43. DB55 Says:

    $2,062,500 per and Clinton McDonald is tied with GMC with a team-high two sacks.
    Gmc accounts for $812,500. The other 1.25mil is devided by 3 $416k each or half. Let’s account for Clinton at $187,500. Conclusion gmc is waaaaaay overpaid and underperforming. He’s making four times as his back-up for virtually the same production or lack there of. And his lack of effort and/or interest is a cancer to this team. True story.

  44. derrickbrooksforGM Says:

    @DallasBuc Shut your pirate hooker mouth!

  45. Joeypoppems Says:

    Can I just ask why Jon Gruden? Because he had success 15 years ago? He hasnt even coached in almost a decade. Just dont understand the narrative that he is the savior.

  46. Evolvingbucfan Says:

    You can have a great ingredients and still make a horrible meal. We have good ingredients but the final outcome just doesn’t look or taste right.

  47. Bernie K Says:

    trade jameis now he Sucks, Josh FREEMAN 2.0

  48. wewantgruden Says:

    BernieK: you hit the nail on the head. Josh Freeman even made it to the Super Bowl before the tampa hookers whacked his head.

  49. wewantgruden Says:

    Meant pro bowl

  50. BUC MAN Says:


  51. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    The Jets aren’t as bad as you’re making them sound.

    Amen WB. Welcome to JBF or any sports blog…the place for massive hyperbole.

    This includes our current venting over the Bucs. We could make an argument that without all our inconsistency we could have a win over NE and certainly over the Bills!!! IF we were 4-3 right now would we have any more talent or be a better team?

    In our division the first few years every champion was a team that went from worst to first. How does that happen?

    It’s the freaking NFL!!! ALL teams have talent and some potential.

    All my life I used a simple formula for success. T X E = S

    We all have a limited amount of God given talent T…the only variable we can effect is E. Put those two together and you end up with your success or lack thereof.

    Look at the NFL….The T part of the equation is really really close…they are all great players with success at two levels before they even reach the league.

    But then comes the E. How much effort…and not just the amount of effort but how smartly is that effort applied? So a whisker’s difference can make a pretty significant change on the scoreboard…hence….”On Any Given Sunday”.

    And I don’t wish to leave out the ever present wild card. LUCK
    We lost our best defensive player for the first part of the season. We lost our 3rd best defender for a couple of games already…we lost LVD for a couple games….

    BTW I am not a Houston fan but my heart goes out to them…DeShaun Jackson has a season ending ACL tear during freaking practice. I hurt for them.

  52. unbelievable Says:

    wow, I know this is JBF and all but this might be the most stupidity I’ve ever seen in the comments…. And that is saying a lot.

    LOL at anyone who thinks Gruden is coming back, or that he is the answer.

  53. LakeLand Says:

    The Jets always shame the Bucs

    2 First round Picks for Keyshawn Johnson

    1st and 4th Round for Darrelle Revis

    Remember the ” Revenge Game” in 1985

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 17— Once the Jets finally got started today, after being delayed by a brief power failure in Giants Stadium and a surprising 14-0 deficit, they produced their most high-powered victory ever, 62-28 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    No team had ever scored more points against the Buccaneers, now 1-10 this season, in their 10-year existence, but no team ever had more motivation. Last season ended in frustration and anger for the Jets at Tampa, where the Buccaneers, en route to a 41-21 victory, embarrassed the Jets. In an attempt to get a rushing-and-receiving record for James Wilder, the Buccaneers tried two onside kicks late in the game, despite their huge lead, and even allowed the Jets to score easily to give Wilder another chance on offense.

  54. Mo_Downs Says:

    The Lovie hate is strong. Seems the haters forgot the lack of an OC in year 1.
    This site’s braintrust likes the term “Lazy Lovie”. Seems beyond truthful to say that, especially when given the circumstances of his tenure. But, OK..we move on to our current lack of success and look at the facts.

    His successor has had success. His offense moves beautifully between the 20’s. Not many end zone dances this season. His hand-picked DC has yet to prove his worth given the number of All-Pro players on the team. Injuries make a fool out of every head coach in the league..or do they? Josh McCowen was garbage…or running for his life? ASJ was a certified knucklehead or a high strung personality who wanted/needed to contribute more.

    Bottom Line: Winners win and Losers make excuses. If the scheme isn’t working then the draft can’t help. Some teams are coached to block and tackle, FIRST.
    Some teams make excuses about WR’s not being able to contribute while the defense can’t sack an old lady in line at Walmart.

  55. NFLNut Says:

    “CELLER DUELER” AKA “Wewantgruden” … Go read what your beloved Jon Gruden recently said about Jameis … GRUDEN RAVES ABOUT JAMEIS … if he takes the job it will be because he wants to coach Jameis, not trade him … CELLER DUELER … LOON!

  56. westernbuc Says:


    Thanks, I’ve read this site for years but sometimes the hyperbole is too hard to ignore fore me.

    As for WeWantGruden, you keep calling our quarterback dumb as a bag of hammers. Anonymously, from the comfort of some keyboard, attempting to take his livelihood from him.

    It will always be personal. You are a cellar dweller, a loser that is probably sitting in some cubicle waiting for 5 pm so you can go home to your empty house, or to your ugly wife, or your mom’s basement. And judging by your response, you sound a bit like a bigot too.

    So when this team starts winning, and Jameis leads this team to the promise land, your lonely world might actually have some joy in it, no thanks to you, but to the greatest Bucs quarterback in history.

    Criticism is fine, lord know Jameis has earned some, but as long as I hear you insult my quarterback, you’ll be hearing from me.