No Need To Be A Superhero

November 11th, 2017

Services unnecessary.

The Bucs are so bad off for defensive ends, the team has been rumored to be hiring landscapers and short-order cooks to the practice squad to see if they can breathe on quarterbacks.

The Bucs are down three of their top four defensive ends and the fourth, Robert Ayers, just yesterday practiced for the first time all week, though he was limited. He is questionable for Sunday’s Stewart McClown/ASJackwagon Homecoming Game.

Next man up is a 53-year old former All-Star first baseman.

So as a result, Bucs stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was asked if defensive tackles would have to do something special to help out the defensive ends who might otherwise be installing irrigation systems in your lawn.

No need to be a superhero, GMC said.

“Nobody has to try and be Superman or Batman,” GMC said. “Everybody just needs to do their job and do it well. Everything else will work itself out.”

In fact, GMC said the proper mental makeup is positive energy and the Bucs will be able to rally themselves in the second half of the season.

“We’ve dug ourselves a hole – that’s a fact,” GMC said. “The hole we’re in – we put ourselves there, so you accept reality and move forward. But you have to remain positive because if you don’t remain positive and believe you can win going into every week, you will never turn everything around.

“Regardless of past results, it is a past result. You have to be positive and stay confident moving forward or you will never flip it. You will never turn it around. That is kind of our motivator moving forward.”

Joe suspects now that the playoffs are out of the question, prying eyes will be watching each and every player closer than ever. For if the team begins to implode, the potential ringleaders or others throwing in the towel likely will be — and should be — run out of town in the offseason.

35 Responses to “No Need To Be A Superhero”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Trade GMC…….while he still has some trade value on draft night so we can draft an impact player.

  2. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    In times like this – U ask yourself what would Belichick do?

    New England Patriots trade Five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman…
    ….Richard Seymour to the Oakland Raiders for a first-round pick.

    Note: Richard Seymour was 29-years-old at the time

  3. Roy T. Buford Says:

    There is always hindsight, but if we could go back and bring back VJax for one more year and not sign DJax, we likely would not have lost anything, and perhaps be better right now, with two-bit thug Mike Evans still learning to get through a day in his life without wetting his pants, much less try to be a team captain. I don’t expect any more wins this season, and seeing this pack of losers out there not caring about winning, but of preventing late season injuries of their own sorry hides, we will see who the true competitors are. I don’t expect DJax or Swaggy around, or TJ Ward. Free agency needs to be spend filling desparate holes, but not with career-prime big names, but with decent up-and-comers performing with their team but that have not yet hit the big payday. And Mike Evans is a cancer. He will never grow up, never actually help his team win anything. He’s the booken to his friend, Johnny Manziel.

  4. Chucklehead Says:

    Wth has to happen to get guys that want to play football here? Huh? Its the NFL. The biggest stage. Have you seen the facilities over at One Buc? Its amazing.
    This should be a dream come true for these chumps but they are all fighting mental issues and cant get motivated to play like professionals.
    You would think there would be a line a mile long with guys lined up ready to kill themselves for just a chance at that NFL pay check. What more do the Bucs need to get ready for football?

  5. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Lol, what a season

  6. Maze Says:

    Screw that I hope they lose out for that top 5 draft pick followed by trading McCoy for even more picks

  7. DBS Says:

    First they will need someone with the nads to get rid of the player that don’t care.
    But then be able to replace them with that care and can get the job done. So how long has this been tried? or has it?

  8. DBS Says:

    ^ do

  9. Mike Johnson Says:

    Joe Suspects the playoffs are out of the question? I’ll say what you wanted to say Joe. Our Bucs are hellbent on beating out 2 teams for that no 3 draft pick next year! You know it and everybody knows we ain’t goin nowheres but the losing side of 500. Noe may continue with your restraints and niceities.

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    Roy T. Buford

    Vjax was washed up 3 years ago you must be joking…

    To the delusional trade gmc crowd

    Wake up people NO gm on the planet is giving up anything for a DECLINING, injury prone career loser with a bloated contract who rather play with dolls than commit to being great…

  11. C eh N eh D eh Says:

    Trade this comics clown….he thinks he’s a superhero….well guess what, he ain’t…give me a player with heart and guts over the quick first step guy…3-4 D in 2018…

  12. Ronteco Says:

    Joe mentioned a poll going around on Licht’s performance. oddly, Folks thought he was doing okay. I feel most of these issues are on him. I don’t trust his player evaluation. I don’t watch or read ESPN but my friend found this article. Pretty much nails it.

  13. Roy T. Buford Says:

    With Jameis out, please allow me to provide the pre-game pep speech…one that this team will really go for.
    Yo men! No playoffs for us, but let’s think of the sandy beaches and casinos and bars. Naw, not Tampa Bay beaches, bars and casinos–the beaches on Antiqua, the casinos of Montecarlo, the bars in Bangkok…places where they won’t know us, where the Bucs fans won’t bother us. But to get there boys, we gotta play. We gotta play football for 8 more games, starting today. And we gotta get paid so we can buy the cabanas and bikinis, and poker chips, and cigars, and joints too, and fine liquor. We gotta get that pay. But even with the money we still can’t lay on the beaches, hit the bars, and beat the gambling halls if we’re injured, if we’re on rehab, if we’re laying at home in our beds. So let’s go out, trot around for four quarters, lay it low, be good sports, tell the fans , tell the media, after the game we gotta get better, and then put our earphones on and get home to party!

  14. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Trade McCoy and use that pick on anther TE.or K !!!!!! You dumb ass! Get rid of a probowl DT. for a miss I have no confidence in our GM or coaches to make a good draft pick

  15. Not there yet Says:

    Have you seen the look on GMC face during games? It’s the same whether they are winning or losing, he’s got that lovie deer in the headlights look. Sure he’s good for a quote in the locker room but to get him to show up on game day is another story. Say what you want but he has zero intensity or fire.

    Fact the only time this line celebrates is during a sack or tackle for loss. Where are the players that trash talk the entire game, players that try to get in opposing players heads? Not one single person on defense, it’s time to move on from GMC while he has value which I’m sure had dropped already this season. An offer you can’t refuse… He’s still here because no one else wants him bad enough he’s over paid like suh

  16. Pelbuc Says:

    Tmax is right. GMC has no trade value and every GM knows he’s a fraud on the worst defense. Gotta blow up everything on defense, and also get a new LT and RB. But first, Licht needs to be fired!

  17. Bucnjim Says:

    The 1999 Bucs were one of the Best Defenses I’ve ever seen. This is a couple years before Rice. Who was here: Hardy Nickerson, and a very young group of Sapp, Lynch, Brooks, Barber & Kelly. The rest of the D line consisted of Jones, Culpepper, Ahanitu, T. Jackson. None of these other lineman were superstar sack leaders, but each of these guys played their A$$’s off every single play of the game. Did Rice come in and help this D of course. Were they better than the 99 Bucs who were just blue collar guys who played their hearts out…NO. Everyone is looking for reasons the Bucs D is playing bad when the answer is obvious. There are little to no blue collar guys who just play their A$$ off no matter what. Never a huge Sapp fan, but even when the Bucs were getting blown out he was in there running guys down from behind. That is the overall attitude this teams has been missing for the last 10 years.

  18. FortMyersDave Says:

    Roy, you amaze me, I thought you would lay off the bong and instead spout something I would expect from Tricky Nixon or Goldwater back in the ’60s…. If you wrote like that in the early ’70s I think Tom McEwan would have put out a hit as attitudes like that would cost Tampa the franchise! I am saying that as a Temple Terrace native to one man I think has spent his life in Hillsborough.

    Anyhow The guy I read named Roy may have a wealth of knowledge concerning our Bucs and I would love to hear it in place of his politics as he seems to be rather intelligent and we are here for Bucs news not Fox. MSNBC, pick your poison………

  19. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Tmaxcon…VJax 2015 numbers are better than DJax numbers now (yeah, he was injured in 2016). And DJax is healthy yet we can’t him to go after anything. He is just here to get paid it seems, that’s it. And VJax was a leader at least, something DJax and Mike Evans have no clue about. Remember, raw stats only count for contracts. When you look at the whole player, VJax blows the other two clowns away. My point is one more year with VJax could very well have been no worse than having DJax around with Tantrum Evans at team captain.

  20. Bucnjim Says:

    Very tired of the whole McCoy argument so I watched him the entire last two games. He has given up! He watched more of the game on the field than I did on TV. He was looking for other guys to make a play. Good defensive players WANT to be the one’s making the play not standing around watching. Don’t believe me go back and watch the Panther’s game here in Tampa. If we go back to the Cardinals game we could have called him Bird Watcher!

  21. tmaxcon Says:

    Vjax was and is done living in past and relying on old broken down has beens is exactly the types of moves that keep teams in basement. Djax is not the problem. The problem is deeper and organizational. get rid of leader of losing culture cancer93 and watch this team blossom ..

  22. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Most of you are secretly gay for Tom Brady and must be Patriot fans lmao!!!!!

  23. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @fortmyersdave….LOL…think you must be the one on the bong. What politics are you saying I am speaking? Where did I do that above?

    And Tom McEwen would have deserted this particular team today long ago. He knew Bucs who were bad, injured old players…and tried but couldn’t get it done. McEwen didn’t have to deal with a bunch that just won’t play.

  24. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Hey, I think it Licht over GMC for 3rd rd pick, he’d get it….
    So I think GMC has value to a desperate playoff bound team…..he’s just worthless here to a buc team who’s now probably 2 or 3 years away from being a playoff team.

    So yeah, I would trade GMC this offseason or in the draft in a heartbeat.

  25. BUC MAN Says:


  26. JimmyJack Says:

    Our GM bites the big one. I don’t care one bitty bit how good you think his precious draft picks are because he is not here to collect players he is here to build a danged team. Jason Licht has single handily run our defense into the ground. Our defensive front was atrocious before he got here and he hadn’t done a thing to fix it. Year after year he completely ignores our pass rush. I can’t even begin to guess why this guy won’t do anything to fix a repeated problem.

    Did he really think Ayers was a DE? He never was before Tampa and never will be. All s Licht has done for that unit was draft Spence who is half the size of any lineman in the league…..shouldn’t surprise anybody he’s getting hurt out there. When he is in he is invisible.

    Four years and each one gives us the worst pass rush in the league. And each offseason our GM does nothing like it’s not a problem. Weapons for Winston was a fuzzy and furry emotion but all it has done is prove this GM hasn’t a clue how to field a competitive team.

  27. JimmyJack Says:

    Licht brings in Baker and both pass rush and run stop go downhill. Our GM hasn’t a clue how to build a team…….If he did it would be built already.

  28. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Trade McCoy to next summer to the Patriots.

  29. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Tmax…GMC has been very effective as a DT and is one of the best in the business. I do question if he is effective as a team captain, and if you remember, a couple of years ago the team elected Clinton McDonald as a co-captain before they were really picking multiples. That’s telling. But GMC is no cancer. Like Winston, he’s pretty goofy though. I will maintain that DJax is one of many problems…not a team player. Doesn’t do OTAs, never first in our last out. Doesn’t seem willing to play FOR Jameis, much less with him. My opinion, of course.

  30. unbelievable Says:

    Roy T Butthurt really has it out for Evans.

    The same guy who bragged about selling his seats to fans of the opposing team, who claimed multiple times he was done with the Bucs and done watching football, is still on here, melting down like a little girl every single day.


  31. George Says:

    Joe said:
    “For IF the team begins to implode…”

    I bet the fans will get frustrated if that starts to happen.

  32. George Says:

    JimmyJack Said:
    “Licht brings in Baker and both pass rush and run stop go downhill. Our GM hasn’t a clue how to build a team…….If he did it would be built already.”

    Every half-assed pundit on the networks would agree on the point that you have to get solid line play FIRST, BEFORE any other position players can be successful; so why does it seem that our AC /DC-distracted GM only drafts projects and gimmicks for the DL as an afterthought AFTER chasing his pretty baubles (weapons for Jameis) that we didn’t need to begin with.

    As has been pointed out by others, McKay drafted high-energy character guys who loved football, and built a mini-dynasty on defense. Why does Licht seem to be attracted to just the opposite type people?

  33. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @unbeleivable…you can get away with some folks for not stating the facts, but not with me. First, as I promised, I did sell my tix to the NYG game, and more than likely the opposing team fans bought them. And I stated I did so because of Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson’s disrespect during the national anthem. I never once stated I was done with the Bucs and watching football. You are either lying or just delusional. I DID state that I would return to the RayJay when all the Bucs, and I quote, “act like Americans and stand for the national anthem.” And they did stand for that game. Unlike Mike Evans, I am a man of my word, and was back at the game four days later against the Patriots. First sign of disrespec again, and I’ll be out again. Now, what you describe as me having out for Mike Evans, is simply me calling him out on what he is, what he’s done, and really, what he’s not doing. That is, 153 yards total in the last three games, one TD, getting ejected for cheap shot on a player who didn’t see him coming, and going back on his word from last year on kneel downs, with his constant temper loss on the field…again proving himself not worthy of being a leader, and not producing as a team mate. In fact, he’s hurting his team more than helping over the last month, plus tomorrow, where he is suspended. Don’t take my word for it. Your boy is out. He’s a dirtbag.

  34. Realbucfan941 Says:


    Evans isn’t a dirtbag, no matter how much you want him to be. Everybody that has met him, coached him, etc has said he’s a stand up guy. You just can’t tell the difference between immaturity and being a “dirtbag”. So he has a different stance to the kneeling than you or I do… That makes him a dirtbag? The cheap shot ( for which he was not ejected for btw) was stupid but he showed the passion all these GMC haters are dying for. So that’s good right? He was a real man owned up to the clown move and had a heart felt apology afterwards. Move on

  35. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @RealBuc…I stand by my comment. You can’t say “everybody” because you don’t know everybody. And I have met him, talked to him for about ten minutes on one occasion on a Suturday afternoon downtown…where he lives. When you talk to him and nothing is going on, of course he seems fine. Put him in position to lead or help his team, or not hurt his team, he fails. He’s a dirtbag.

    A real man as you describe him, doesn’t own up a clown move the fifth time he does one–because with a real man, there never is fifth time. His temper has gotten him before, and it gets worse every time. Each time, he apologizes, says he can’t do that. That doesn’t work with reasonable people anymore. Given his family history, you’d think he could control his temper. I would not surprised to read of an incident in the not too distant future. I hope I’m wrong.

    He’s hurting his team, not helping it. The kneeling is just a by-product of being a dirtbag.