Panthers 22, Buccaneers 19

December 24th, 2017

Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Yes, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, waved another flag of greatness today, his second game in a row as the best QB on the field.

And it still wasn’t enough.

Three costly fumbles and two delay of game penalties have a way of preventing victories.

But man, Jameis was damn good outside of that, playing escape artist and showing that he has a great feel for the Tampa Bay offense, Dirk Koetter’s offense. Jameis’ feet and arm have been fantastic the past two games.

Jameis, 21-of-27 for 367 yards and one touchdown, was lighter on weapons today, but the Bucs still were explosive repeatedly. Freddie Martino, Mike Evans, Peyton Barber and Adam Humphries all had big plays. It’s too bad Chris Godwin dropped a touchdown pass that was on the mark early in the second half.

And the defense showed up (a Christmas miracle!) anchored by an inspired performance by Gerald McCoy and his messed up bicep, as well as more standout linebacker play.

And it still wasn’t enough.

Mike Smith came back from the dead and seemed to have his defense in the right spots — on the road, no less! –though they surely missed their share of tackles and plays. And then there was Chris “Swaggy” Baker and his senseless offsides penalty on the biggest play of the game.

The Panthers are an excellent team cruising toward the playoffs and there were your Bucs, punching them in the mouth on the road, on Christmas Eve, a game a lot of people expected them to mail in.

But it wasn’t enough — and neither were the Bucs’ bad special teams.

Merry Christmas, Bucs fans. Enjoy that big lump of coal in your stocking.

Now the question is, did Team Glazer see enough today to believe Dirk Koetter is a head coach who can compete for a division title next season? Doubtful.

Stick with Joe for plenty out of this game, and out of the happy Buccaneers locker room. 

109 Responses to “Panthers 22, Buccaneers 19”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Bad teams find ways to lose

  2. Time4Change Says:

    HC – Jon Gruden
    QB/OC – Marc Trestman
    RB – Kirby Smart
    OL – Joe Philbin/Mice Tice if possible Callahan (assistant HC)
    WR – Kevin Sumlin/Todd Moeken
    TE – keep current
    DC – Gus Bradley
    LB – Mike Singletary/Ken Norton
    DB – Ed Donnatel/Jimmy Lake
    ST – Chuck Pagano

  3. BucFanForever Says:

    Terrible officiating.

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    There goes Jameis again turning over the ball again

  5. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Good job on fatty baker!!!!

  6. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Wish more on team hated to lose like #3

  7. Dan Says:

    Winston wasn’t good the only drive that mattered. He’s not a winning qb and he ran Shelton Quarles over in his little tantrum. Another loss same old Jameis.

  8. Bucs_Sam Says:

    JW showing us his maturity once again.

    That’s a great leader.

  9. buc4life Says:

    Jameis with another meltdown.

  10. BucsFan90 Says:

    This sorry arse coaching staff doesn’t deserve Jameis

  11. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Our QB just had an epic meltdown. just wow.

  12. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Jameis and this team will not get far with all of his 50-50 jump balls next season

  13. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Love the passion. Great game, better to lose anyway

  14. Bucs_Sam Says:

    Sack fumble to blow it. Didn’t he do that last week too? Then he wants to fight and gets penalties to make it worse?

    He’s a clown

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    Shocking, Dirk the loser plays not to lose and to run the clock and play for a long FG and of course loses the game. Then even worse the dolt wastes a timeout just before the Panthers score – so when the Bucs get back they have one TO instead of two.

    Put on top of that just before the first half ends Dirk calling 2 running plays from the 5 AND not using the TOs, again playing not to lose instead of playing to win.

    But hey, good loss fellas, good loss. Get used to hearing that a lot more.

  16. Patrick Says:

    That great game means nothing when you throw it away on another stupid play at the end like that.

    We lost the Buccaneer way today! But we got another moral victory. WOOHOO

  17. JimmyJack Says:

    Just give me a dam break with this team already. Nothing but choke artists. Can’t find a way to win because they are mentally weak.

    It was the same crap last year when we had a chance to play for a playoff berth and got physically abused.

    This club plays with a losers mindset and it has to start with coaching since it clearly isn’t coming for the players on the field.

  18. ShutTheBucUp Says:


  19. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    You fans are idiots. That passion we just saw was true leadership. We have too many cupcakes on this team and Jameis isn’t one

  20. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Career advice for Koetter, change your name to Dick and become a mohel.

  21. Mike Johnson Says:

    See Jameis throw for 3 hundred yards. See the Bucs offense put up Amazing passing yards. See them throw beutiful spirals, See Jameis Blow up. And without a Defense. See the Bucs lose! Go right ahead Tampa Bay..Draft a running back with your 1st pick. And then continue to watch your Defensive Coordinator sit in the press box eatin Nachos and commanding his troops with binoculars!! Go right ahead and..SEEeeeeee!

  22. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Four chances not to lose. And the blew every one of them. Two fumbles, a miss FB, and a penalty. If any one of those goes the other way, they win. This isn’t on Koetter; this is on losin players, starting with the alleged sex crime (don’t know if he did it, do we) X 2 Face of the Franchize, Jameis Winson. But we do know he is a bad sport, and chokes when he needs to perform. Too bad we can’t get an guy like Manning, Rodgers, Mariota, Ryan, Breez, Smith, Rivers, or Wilson. No…it’s Jameis. And JoeBucsFan, you have NO CRED calling this loser America’s QB. That is an insult to all Americans.

  23. Matts17 Says:

    Anything less than a total house cleaning is a waste of time.

  24. Bucs off Says:

    People blaming Jameis on the sac fumble are idiots. He had absolutely no pass protection on that play. The o-line is awful.

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    LOL! You anti-Jameis pieces of trash upset that he’s upset that he comes away from a pile with the football and the refs instead give the ball to the Panthers. I guess you’re much better off with Dirk’s reaction of just standing there with a dumb look not upset in the least his team just lost the game on a blown call. Do me a favor Jameis haters, for Christmas get a case of super-HIV.

    God bless.

  26. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    How has licht built this team to be a winner? Build a winning team through the trenches and defense and licht failed, offer Saban total control and make this franchise a winner for the long run

  27. Captain Big Stick Says:

    lol this is a win-win.. the boys looked good and had some fight in them today. We took a good team to the wire and even though we lost a meaningless December game (yet again…) we have improve our draft position for this coming draft. I will take that any day of the week as it gives me something to look forward too as opposed to just b****ing about the past

  28. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    To all incoming Jameis haters, He had the damn ball, and has just lost 2 games where he played incredibly, in an extremely disappointing season. He has every right to be P.O.’d.


    Change your moniker for Dirk. I’m thinking “Redzone pants-crapping Head Coach Dirk Koetter.” It’s got a good ring to it if you ask me.

    How can you justify bringing back Dirk Koetter if he can only barely get 20 points out of this offense even when his QB plays an over all fantastic game 2 weeks straight?

  29. Warrenfb12 Says:

    I think we should give Koetter another shot. I think we can move on from Djax

  30. JerseyBucsFan Says:

    what i see is a player who truly wants to win but some fans want him to walk away quietly when he clearly has the ball in hand. smh

  31. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    All of you fans think that just because Jameis throws 50/50 jump balls that he’s a good QB…….. that’s why he won’t be successful next season in the NFL ……a franchise cannot win games if a QB is throwing up 50/50 jump balls every game……. that’s a recipe for disaster

  32. JameisDungy Says:

    Jameis played great (had 3 turnovers…looked like recovered the last one. But you know refs. First one was on the oline)

    However, his lack of emotional stability is concerning.

  33. JMarkBuc Says:

    I would say it’s unbelievable,,except it happens every week

    It’s a bucslife .. Siege the day!

  34. Jim Says:

    Three fumbles? Sorry, read this article twice, but still not reading who fumbled the ball…

  35. Jimmy Says:

    Some very nice throws by Winston today.

    3 fumbles and all of them lost.

    2 delay of game penalties.

    Erratic in the red zone.

    And ANOTHER emotional meltdown.

    Winston needs therapy. And those small hands are a problem. Guess there’s not much he can do about the hands.

    What a clown.

  36. Mikadeemas Says:

    Oh man! After 40+ years of being a diehard fan, all I could do was laugh, hysterically, like a madman. Wow, was it comical or am I going insane!?

  37. RealityCheck Says:

    This team is a farm league. Dirk has questionable play calling at best and him playing for the FG costs us another game. Jameis mainly did well throwing up 50/50 balls at single coverage and continued with his turnovers while under pressure from awful offensive line play. Defense couldn’t get the stop when it mattered. Special teams chimed in with a couple blunders. And we ended the game with a turnover and a outburst from our desperate to win QB. Sorry, don’t care about your passion. I want composure at all times. Bad teams lose close games. This is a bad team.

  38. Rrsrq Says:

    I will say it again, but since when can the defensive linemen, jump and get back, the center never hiked the ball. Secondly, Cam just fumbled the ball and scored, so you think the defense would’ve stopped them, maybe it was 4th and 3. Did they really get the first down though. I think that whole series by the refs was questionable.

  39. Mike Johnson Says:

    Please Glazers, we’re beggin you, Give our Bucs a total enema laxative…CLEAN HOUSE!!!! Please.

  40. Broy34CantBelieveTheStupidity Says:

    Truky amazing that people blame Winston in this game. Truly remarkable. Bucs fans deserve what they get. Oh and btw if Gruden wasn’t the next coach before the game…it’s an exciting future that’s for sure

  41. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Tom Brady goes pyscho, “wow what a passionate leader! he really loves the game!”

    Jameis goes a little crazy because he was jobbed by the refs and he can’t get a win after playing 2 great games, “wow so emotionally unstable and immature.”

    You guys are jokes.

  42. Jimmy Says:

    Hey, at least Winston will get some rest next year when he’s suspended for groping the Uber driver.

  43. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Dump Winston. BS Artist. Full of it. Can’t handle pressure. We’ll know soon if he’s a sex offender too. Of course, I don’t know, but he is not America’s QB by any stretch. He may end up being American’s Most Wanted, and I don’t don’t mean QB.

  44. Bucs off Says:

    This game is on the HC. Poor play calling, poor clock management at end of 1st half. Fire Koetter. The o-line is a mess. Jameis played well in spite of that o-line.

  45. Matt B Says:

    If you were rooting for the Bucs to lose for a better draft pick, you’re not “smart,” you’re an unfeeling, emotionless psychopath. Get off this board and go see a shrink you troll. You’re not a Bucs fan. “Fan” is short for fanatic. Fanatics hate losing.

  46. Eric Says:

    Jameis delivered the lead yet again, and played an outstanding game.

    The skill set is astounding.

    21/27 367 yards….2nd great game in a row.

  47. Roy T. Buford Says:

    This game, and last game, and againt NE, BUF, and GB….five games. Someone tell me….did the coaches lose those games (and why?) or did one or more players NOT make a play? Like Winston, Barber, Ward, McClain, or Murray…and others?

    Someone on here said the Bucs would pick in the Top 5, an people gave him guff over it. Looks like he was right. Today, the Bucs pick 4th overall. And they might just use it on a DE that is injured in his first preseason game.

    Oi vey!

  48. BuccoDav Says:

    Time4Change Says:
    December 24th, 2017 at 4:10 pm
    HC – Jon Gruden
    QB/OC – Marc Trestman
    RB – Kirby Smart
    OL – Joe Philbin/Mice Tice if possible Callahan (assistant HC)
    WR – Kevin Sumlin/Todd Moeken
    TE – keep current
    DC – Gus Bradley
    LB – Mike Singletary/Ken Norton
    DB – Ed Donnatel/Jimmy Lake
    ST – Chuck Pagano

    Yeah, cause Kirby Smart is gonna leave Georgia to be a running backs coach… you do realize he is a defensive coach, don’t you? While you are throwing wishes against the wall, why not Belichek for special teams and Urban Meyer for OC?

  49. Rod Munch Says:

    The Bucs don’t need to clean house, they have all the offensive pieces they need, they just need a coach who doesn’t coach like a coward and has his team prepared. On defense you have key core players, but zero depth. This team would be so much better off if Dirk was just the OC and the OC only and took his marching orders from someone else – there would be a huge turnaround that would take place day 1. Dirk isn’t head coaching material and at aged whatever (59 maybe) he’s not going to suddenly grow into the role. There’s a reason he was never a head coach in his career and we see why. The guy is a good OC when that is all he does, but he’s clearly overmatched, has terrible time management skills, generally doesn’t have his teams prepared and constantly gets out coached.

    Look at the difference between the two coaches. In the first half, Bucs have the ball at the Panthers 5 with less than 2 mins to go – instead of trying to get the TD, Dirk runs the ball twice, doesn’t use any timeouts, lets the clock get down to a 3rd and goal with 13 seconds left. Brate then gets the PI call against him, but there’s only 9 seconds to go so you now got one play before kicking the FG. If Dirk doesn’t play not to lose, the Bucs have time to try to score a TD.

    Meanwhile Rivera in a similar situation at the end of the game calls a TO with 40+ seconds to go giving himself time in case they get a penalty or anything else happens. That’s the difference between a coach playing to win, and one playing not to lose.

  50. orlbucfan Says:

    Aints better be ready. Cos this Tampa Bay team will kick some serious a$$ next weekend. Hey Joes, what’s with all the trolls on here? Merry Christmas!!

  51. Bkgrime Says:

    I see a lot of the posters here have a beta mindset if they want Jameis to walk away quietly after coming out of the pile with the ball. Between that play and the fourth and inches ruling seconds before is a bit ridiculous.

  52. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Eric, and two fumbles, on with a timeout and a chance to tie….Yeah, I wouldn’t trust Winston with my football team, and I sure woudn’t trust him my daughter.

  53. Eric Says:

    That’s 566 yards and 4 touchdown passes in two games….

  54. denjoe Says:

    TheBucsAnthem Says:
    December 24th, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Bad teams find ways to lose

    Totally right! A reflection of their coaching!

  55. JonBuc Says:

    Flub for Chubb in full effect! Saggy Baker playing himself outta the league a la Anthony Collins…

  56. D-Rome Says:

    But man, Jameis was damn good outside of that, playing escape artist and showing that he has a great feel for the Tampa Bay offense, Dirk Koetter’s offense. Jameis’ feet and arm have been fantastic the past two games.

    What a joke! You mean that sad offense that put up 19 points and has averaged under 20ppg over the past 3 years?

    I guess you haven’t watched enough poor clock management, poor play calling, and poor leadership on Irk’s part because it’s obvious you want to see Irk return for a 3rd year.

    Imagine how good Jameis would look under a head coach that works to maximize Jameis’s abilities and minimize his turnovers.

  57. Bucs off Says:

    Roy is a bitter Gator fan with a mullet and wears jorts.

  58. Jimmy Says:

    I think Winston was crying at the end. 2nd time we’ve seen that. Maybe 3rd. An emotional wreck. 🙁

  59. Mikadeemas Says:

    Oh anthem, I guess Rogers sucks for all of his miracle finishes, hail Mary’s, etc. That’s football, man!!

  60. Eric Says:

    Yeah a couple of fumbles. It happens. But a lot of magnificent play.

    That long pass to Evans with peppers draped over him and the touchdown right in the breadbasket after shaking off the rush was as good as can be done….

    Naturally the defense couldn’t hold the lead and the kicker missed.

    None of that on Jameis.

  61. Mikadeemas Says:

    Oh no, Roy’s a lawyer. Apparently makes him smart. I think not!!

  62. Buc Fan in NC Says:

    The hate for a 23 year old kid playing his guts out is astounding. Jameis isn’t our problem. Ineptitude at coaching is. The kid is getting pummeled and still putting up great numbers. Let’s blame the guy getting strip sacked from his blindside every time. Effing ridiculous

  63. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Bottom line is the Bucs won’t change much next year at all, and should not. I’m interested to know…are they REALLY this bad? The most vulnerable person on the roster after Martin is Sims, then it’s Winston. Keep: E. Smith, Marpet, Howard, Brate, Evans, Winston, Godwin, Barber (as backup), Hawley, (backup). Also Keep: McDonald, Spence, David, Alexander, Beckwith, J. Evans, Conte (Yes Conte), VHIII (Yes, him, for one more year), get grimes back. Of course, keep Murray, Humphries, Rodgers, Anger, Sanborn in their other roles. So it’s not all bad, though Winston may be dumped for character, or lack of it. He has to lose games for another year becfore he goes the way of Jeff George, Ryan Leaf, Kosar, Couch, McCown, McCoy, Weeden…oh wait…Weeden Kicks Winston’s butt. Jameis Winston: a guy who can’t take the pressure, can’t keep his cool…perhaps on or OFF the field. Poor leader, poop competititor as the NFL level.

  64. Jawo75 Says:

    Record is now 4 – 11. How did we win 4? Record in the division is now 0 – 5, next week will make it 0 – 6. As always the Yuc’s will find a way to lose. Only scoring 19 points is not going to get it done in this league when your defense can’t hold a lead. This organization is stuck in a time warp. They act as if the defense that won the Superbowl is still intact. Very far from it. Koetter almost certainly sealed his fate with that loss. I’ll be shocked if he’s not fired after next weeks loss. If Gruden wants to come back, the time could never be better. And maybe he can hire a defensive coordinator that knows what a pass rush is. Geez!

  65. NFLNut Says:


    A healthy Jameis is a SUPERSTAR

    Jameis 9 healthy games this year:

    Jameis 67.0 comp % – 311.4 pass ypg – 2. TDs – 67. INTs – 108.2 rating

    BRADY 67.5 comp % – 292.5 pass ypg – 2.0 TDs – .53 INTs – 104.2 rating

    LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  66. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Mikadeemas Says:
    December 24th, 2017 at 4:32 pm
    Oh anthem, I guess Rogers sucks for all of his miracle finishes, hail Mary’s, etc. That’s football, man!!

    So here so here is the apparent problem with your statement is that Rodgers is accurate on all throws on the field versus Jameis who has to throw 50-50 balls all the time because of his accuracy and he for some reason cannot hit deep passes

    It is an insult to Rogers for a comparison to Jameis because there is no comparison. Jameis will never be a franchise QB because of his attitude and the way he plays his game he’ll be a good QB but never a great franchise QB

  67. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey Winston haters, do me a favor for Christmas… get loaded on eggnog then go drive into a bridge embankment doing about 70mph.

    God bless.

  68. Season Is Over Says:

    Mr. Magoo is going to be all over sports television for pushing the coach or whoever that was during his tirade. What a moron. Embarrassing.

  69. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Mikadeemas…why are you breaking on me? I never said I was smart. But it’s clear Jameis is not–clearly not even a leader. Eatin Ws, personal fouls…AGAIN. FUMBLES…AGAIN. I think he lost the ball the same way a couple of weeks ago too, right? Why don’t you want to make a Bucs loss where Jameis failed to get it done on anyone else but him.

  70. kgh4life Says:

    @ Roy T. Buford

    Whats this obsession with Mariota? You have to be objective here, yes Winston has his faults, but Mariota has also regressed this season. Coming into this week Mariota has 12tds 14ints, thats not winning QB play. If Mariota was on the Bucs he would do worse. Wintson, with a better coaching staff and more maturity can reach his full potential.

  71. Eric Says:

    Jameis is far and away the most talented QB our team has ever had.

    Now team him up with the best coach we ever had…..

  72. Mikadeemas Says:

    Oh please, “all”, “every”, I’ve ways said it’s not a good story unless you exaggerate. Nice story, bud!

  73. Mikadeemas Says:

    Roy, because your opinion is like a butt… stinks!

  74. denjoe Says:

    best qb on the field joe is sniffing glue again. I know when your a fanboy you can spin stuff but the fumbles lost by jw did happen.

  75. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey Roy,

    Do me a favor and shove your face into a garbage disposal for Christmas.

    God bless.

  76. Mikadeemas Says:

    And c’mon Roy! This loss is ALL on JW3? That’s just ridiculous!

  77. Big Stinky Says:

    Another game that we win if Winston just plays a LITTLE better. Not saying it’s ALL on him but like Dirk told him on Hard Knocks, “Only you can lose games for us, no one else touches the ball enough”. The fumble in the red zone was the difference in the game. Guess you could also blame the special teams for the returned TD. I think JW is going to be good next year whether it’s Koetter or Gruden coaching him. Other than the 3 fumbles he looked pretty good.

  78. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Kgh4life…no obsession with Martiota. I didn’t want him either. I wanted a DE first overall. Marioa is made of glass….and has proved it. But he’s at least a better decision maker on and off the field. And he didn’t come in with character issues that prove to be perpetual.

    @Bucsoff. You seem to think you know a lot for knowing nothing. I’m a USF and Stetson guy. I look terrible in Orange and Blue.

  79. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Rod Munch. Why? You can’t disagree without some form of harm? Are you a women beater like your favorite QB may be?

  80. Cgmaster27 Says:

    Good to see the idiot Jameis haters not full force today. They bitch about him being upset he comes away with a fumble. That’s called passion you clowns. And two of his fumbles were blind side hits. It’s emberrassing knowing there’s Bucs fans that are that stupid in the world. He was harassed all day with a patchwork offensive line and still shined. A couple of clown mariota fans and just down right idiots that want him gone.

  81. Cgmaster27 Says:

    ROy mariota is a better desicion maker on the field? Is that why he leads the nfl in interceptions this year?

  82. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Dang are there really this many Jameis haters out there? Sad. You fans don’t know what a franchise QB is and don’t deserve one quite frankly. Maybe we can move the team to Mexico and just fill the stadium with Pablo’s relatives.

  83. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Season Is Over Says:
    December 24th, 2017 at 4:42 pm
    Mr. Magoo is going to be all over sports television for pushing the coach or whoever that was during his tirade. What a moron. Embarrassing.


    And this is exactly why he will NEVER BE a franchise QB

    When was the last time you heard a potential franchise QB doing this childish immature crap like this? The only QB that comes to mind is Ryan Leaf and I think he’s in jail now.

    The fact is is that a franchise QB is a leader and lead by example and that includes setting the example by not doing this immature crap.

    Jamis temper tantrums on the field is an embarrassment to the bucs and to the organization.

  84. Bucs off Says:

    @Roy T. Buttford, who would you have taken At QB? Or do you think keeping Glennon was the answer? Let me guess, you want Flowers in this years draft.

  85. Buc_The_World Says:

    I was about to say something intelligent but I realize half of you are idiots so it would defeat the purpose. This man was 21-27 for 367 yards but he is a bad QB because he had a blow up at the end of the game. So by your definition Tom Brady is also a bad QB because he blows up too on his coaches and his own players. Don’t confuse passion with immaturity. Immaturity is what Jameis did in NO, today was passion. Anybody that has something to say about that last fumble I would like you to hold a football in throwing motion and let me hit your punk a$$ from the blind side and see if you hold on to it. When he wasn’t having good games he was a bad QB, when he is playing well he is a bad QB. Which one is it. Some of you need to put your white sheets back on bed and quit hating.

  86. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    Loved JW today. Loved him. He made awesome decisions every play and totally built off of last week’s game. I watched the game with a lot of knowledgeable non Bucs fans and they marveled at how well he’s playing. He has grown exponentially in his decision making skills. He passes with touch. He no longer makes bad throwing choices. His accuracy is sensational.

    Priority #1 this offseason is to protect the ball when getting hit in the pocket. Clearly. If he improves that and continues to play the way he’s playing… WOW.

    He’s 23 and already playing this well… wow. So excited about JW.

    He got a little too heated at the end of the game because he thought he recovered his fumble. Look, it was not a perfect display, but that guy CARES. And here’s the great thing:

    Right after the game he went up to the refs and shook their hands and calmly explained why he got so heated. He apologized for being over emotional while standing his ground that he recovered his own fumble.


  87. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Buc the World…I’ve already answered that before. But for you, I’ll say it again. I would have waited for a QB, and got a DE, G, and CB. Silly me. I think we should have got a placeholder like we did for the SB team in free agency. No, wouldn’t have gone to the playoffs or SB my friend, but we would not have ended up with the neverending story we have three years into it. The Glazers desire to sell tickets in Florida was noble, but Jameis turned out to be bad call. A risk, their risk. I understand, but don’t agree with it. I just think Jameis duped all. I don’t know…I hope I’m wrong. But I’d not have spent the first overall pick on a gun slinger with a sexual assault civil suit. That’s just me. And no, during camp and seeing his tapes, Glennon was never the answer. Not even close. I appreciate your kind questions.

  88. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Mikadeemas…you like to make it up as you go, don’t you? No, I’ve said this team has many problems. Coaching and players…plenty of big and small issues. But one of them is the face of the franchise, and with time on the clock he personally blew two games directly, and inidirectly blew more with his inability to protect the ball despite aknowledging over and over he must do so. He’s a BS artist, I’m afraid. He also has hurt his team with penalties and poor leadership. And don’t look now, but when you are wishing you had a guy like Fitz next year to spell a six game suspsension, you’ll probably note that Jameis Winston hurt his team because he can’t think straight at 2 am in his first off season EVER as an NFL QB with one civil suit for sex crimes already on him. I don’t know you, and don’t know if Jameis is guilty of anything or not, but it’s amazing guys let themselves be put into a position. And some will blame the NFL and not Jameis. You can turn my opinion into an insult of me–I don’t care. You make me laugh.

  89. Eric Says:

    I don’t care if he trew for 800 yards today, only one touchdown is the real telling stat. To me great is 3 to 4 TD’S not one. To me great is zero fumbles not 3. This is not Koetter’s fault its on the mentally unstable finger licking fool. Koetter doesnt fumble, throw int’s, or throw innaccurate. That is what Jameis does yet we blame the coach. Jameis is now on his way to getti g his second coach fired. To those that say its on the defense, this team is built on the offensive side. Holding a team to 21 points is not that bad. What is bad is our offense with all the draft picks and money on free agents only scoring 19 points is what smells so bad. Pathetic!

  90. 911bucs Says:

    Well said the DC needs to be on the field to control the knuckleheads that like to be all giggles and smiles.

  91. Mikadeemas Says:

    OMG! Mr Lawyer, guilty until proven innocent, huh?

  92. firethecannons Says:

    Jameis played a great game, fumbles are a direct result of Carolina being in our backfield throughout entire game




  93. Mikadeemas Says:

    You must be a prosecutor rather than a civil rights attorney.

  94. Mikadeemas Says:

    And I certainly don’t need to make you look bad. You’re doing a fine job yourself, councillor Bucs “fan”.

  95. Mikadeemas Says:

    Awaiting long winded legalese type reply!

  96. Bob in Valrico Says:

    A number of players and coaches played and coached pretty good ,but not quite good enough. No cause to hang anyone because no one person lost the game.

  97. Mikadeemas Says:

    Hey, I done. Roy, Anthem and all of y’all, Merry Christmas and hope all have a great New Year(and everyone at JBF AND OUR BUCS!!!)

  98. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ Mikadeemas

    Hey meng! Merry xmas and happy holidays to you too!!!

  99. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Mikadeemas…did you mean counsellor? A misspelling is one thing. Stuidity is another. It’s okay–probably unlike you, I’ll be there next weekend in person yelling for Jameis to do well, leave with a hoarse voice, hoping he’s not a sex offender. And exercising my opinion just like you if he or someone else boofs it again. It’s a game. Chill.

  100. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Did you knote the sumbliminal errorrs??

  101. Mikadeemas Says:

    Ok d!ck!

  102. Mikadeemas Says:

    Thanks Anthem!

  103. Mikadeemas Says:

    Knote? Broke out your thesaurus, huh?

  104. Nate Says:



  105. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Of course Roy T Buford you wouldn’t trust him with your daughter because you know….she’s white….he’s black and a wealthy football player……she’d give it up freely. Happens all the time. You keep denegrating another man’s son on something the evidence does not even add up to rayp its time your family is attacked on this site.

  106. EA Says:

    I didn’t watch the game today, how many field goals did we miss? What do we still have kicking problems ?

  107. satchseven Says:

    roy t keeps yelling about sex charges, folks i think the thought of bm/ww sex drives him insane and is the root of him and others hate for jw3

  108. Ptwalk Says:

    Some on here don’t like to see black man in charge.

  109. Clint Says:

    OMG he was the better QB for two weeks in a row!

    Sounds like what Browns fans say, honest to God.