VIDEO! “It Was Like They Won A Championship”

January 1st, 2018

Great, great inside stuff today from Rock Riley (@RealRockRiley) in his video report. Very cool locker room juice and a neat look at the postgame scene. Fire it up below!

It’s over. Bucs say goodbye to 2017 from Rock Riley on Vimeo.

60 Responses to “VIDEO! “It Was Like They Won A Championship””

  1. Bird Says:

    Great stuff.

    Class guys. Stoked. Sucks we are 7

    Everyone thinks I am Jameis hater. Not at all. If He fails , the bucs go back 5 years.

    They fought hard.

  2. greg Says:

    I don’t even have to see the video…..they are losers if they are celebrating anything

  3. Pryda...sec 147 Says:

    Crazy season but it’s setting up for the arrival of Jameis and the Bucs maybe next year we can win more than we lose.

  4. Bird Says:


    Cmon. Saints are a good team. Good win

  5. Bird Says:

    Jameis won that game


  6. Bird Says:

    JAmeis is the best ever

    -Joe’s. (Look at his stats ). Not 3 wins

  7. Lakeland Says:

    5-11 and they are celebrating. Well we know what they are not…Champions

  8. Bird Says:


    Just realized.

    Good win = Godwin

  9. Nate Says:

    LOL…..the media was talking about a mediocre mentality with this team on their


    man how far we have fell from grace……….and some people bash gruden wishers for living in the past…..

    below zero status

  10. Lamarcus Says:

    More Rock Riley plz.

  11. Dave Says:

    That’s what a losing culture looks like, they celebrate a 5-11 season.

  12. Buc believer Says:

    The main cheerleader is the captain of the losers Batman himself Mr. look at how great I am.

  13. mark2001 Says:

    Someone thinking this is like winning a championship is like smoking rock. That was a good win…. and especially after so many loses in a row. But like winning a championship? Pathetic that we have sunk so low that one nice last second win is compared to winning a championship.

  14. Chris Says:

    Standards here are set low here. This is what being irrelevant looks like. But hey, we had a great 95 yrd drive, just like Elway. Oh wait, that was the AFC title game and meant going to the Super Bowl.

  15. Chris Says:

    As long as we maintain one of the lowest coach staff payrolls, Cleveland kept theirs too,.

  16. Destinjohnny Says:

    You have to love Rock !

  17. ThunderSack Says:

    I like Rock Riley! Great wrap-up.

    (Cameraman, focus on the subjects and not the background. Come on, man!)

  18. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    All you negative commenters obviously never played team sports and clearly have no comprehension of unity and how big that win showed the moxie this team can have.

    Loved seeing it. Look at how some other teams in the nfl just gave up

  19. DB55 Says:

    They didn’t seem to be celebrating but happy for a win can’t blame them.

    Jameis did win the game. Koetter was setting up for a FG but Jameis overruled the HC and won the game. Same thing he did with Brate earlier this year.

    Koetter has proven to be garbage as a playcaller.

  20. Buc4life24 Says:

    I really have enjoyed these videos! Thanks for the extra coverage and hope they continue next season!!

  21. Dave Says:

    Good for the Bucs winning this game.
    Good to see them celebrate a win.
    Too bad we have so many non-fans complaining here.
    You are the losers.
    Learn to enjoy a moment.

  22. mark2001 Says:

    No Dave…hate to break it to you… the Bucs were big time losers this year.

    But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t enjoy the moment.

  23. Chris Says:

    Losers who expect more, this is 15 years going on.Only the Browns have a longer playoff drout. But you go ahead and be happy with 5-11.

  24. JonBuc Says:

    Solid season, Rock. You’re a pro’s pro. Until next season…

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You don’t break the losing culture by losing…, I’ll take the win. It’s good to carry a win into the off-season and I’m happy for the team and coaches.,

    For those who think it’s a meaningless game….I feel sorry for you as fans… game is meaningless…..just more or less meaningful.

  26. Greg Says:

    Having season tickets since 1979 allows me to call them losers and still be a fan. Only losers are satisfied with that MEANINGLESS win yesterday against a team that had little play for.

    People like me are partially to blame for this organization being embarrassing…we keep cutting very large checks every year for a continuously horrible product.

  27. JimmyJack Says:

    Yeah TBBF……I really think that game means even more because it was against a divisional team and the conference champ. 1-5 is nothing to be proud of but the way the first saints game played out every Bucs fan should know they really really wanted yesterday’s game……Another loss would have been demoralizing(not that the full season wasn’t). Perhaps this game is something they will look back on to feed confidence from.

  28. JimmyJack Says:

    Typo on my email

  29. AlteredEgo Says:

    What a bunch of Johnny cum late Nancy Boyz… ain’t easy like your keyboard…..

  30. loggedontosay Says:

    I have been reading all the posts trying to figure out how many have killed themselves after Jameis’ stellar performance against the Saints yesterday. The right coaching better offensive line, which is responsible for most of Jameis’ turnovers, and Jameis would pass for 500ypg. When you fight against statistics you are fighting against your own brain.

  31. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Quit reading the headline and assuming that everybody was celebrating like they won a championship. That was the way Rock reported it, doesn’t mean that’s the way everybody felt. Man, some of you guys are clueless. They are happy to get the win. Wins don’t come easy in the NFL.
    They are not celebrating a 5-11 season, and they’re probably just happy to not get chewed out the last team meeting.

  32. Pierce Says:

    That’s awesome! It’s great to see such unity in the team! I think that’ll carry over to next year. This team is hungry for wins! I think the leaders will start to step forward and get more vocal. Kwon will be in his fourth year and considered a seasoned vet. If he was vocal with Baker then hopefully he’ll get more vocal with the rest of the defense and demand more.

  33. Mike Johnson Says:

    WOWZER. 5-11 and we are throwin firecrackers and expoding fireworks? How truly Pityfull! I guess the goal next yr is 7-9. Comments here like..fought hard, moral victory, Offense was good is what we’ve come to expect from this sorry a.s franchise. And now comes another year of a defensive coach sittin in the press box viewing his defense thry binoculars while munchin on nachos. Go ahead Smitty..Spin’em like a top. Hell I would to if they kept paying me!

  34. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Loggedontosay, Winston’s INTs were on him this game. He forced one to Evans that he should have thrown away, he forced one into the end zone after having all day to throw, and he threw short for one after he had all day to throw and when the receiver was open and would have ran for days. I love Winston but those picks were all him. He came back at the end to win, though, so the picks didn’t hurt. I hope to see more 4th quarter magic next season!

  35. Nate Says:

    jameis won it ?? no credit for the D@ Bird


    is how jameis said the coach on the sideline was like no, no , no, yes …when he threw it

    and that’s the coach that was worried…guess he was worried about the almost 4 picks previous the saints dropped

    win or not that gamble mentality HAS to be coached up if we want to win a playoff game nevermind win one (assuming the D gets better)

    Tennessee is saying that just MAKING the playoffs isn’t enough…how far are we from THAT….smh

  36. Nate Says:

    win one *superbowl that is

  37. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    No one is celebrating… one is happy…..yes we are 5-11……but it is better than 4-12…..only losers prefer to lose. Winning a better draft pick isn’t the goal….it’s who you pick and how you coach them….not where you pick…NE is a good example of that….when is the last time they had a top 10 pick?
    Hell they just let a franchise QB go to SF.

    Like I said….the game is not meaningless….it’s just less meaningful.

  38. Nate Says:


    if simms way back when we played the redskins played his heart out AND WE STILL LOST

    what do you people think teams in this division next year will do in the playoffs against us…..

    reason I bring simms up cause he was the last qb to play well in the playoffs for us

    I feel like dam marty in back to the future even trying to remember ….oh I got it taped

    was I playing in it…hmmm… never know….nate dubb LOL

  39. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Meaningless synonyms: futile, pointless, aimless, empty, hollow, blank, vain, purposeless, valueless, useless, of no use, worthless, senseless, trivial, trifling, unimportant, insignificant, inconsequential

    Now, I don’t know about you but if a game is meaningless……why play?…..just refund all the tickets….stay home, avoid injury… up for next year……just lay down and give up……quit. Sounds like a plan….get a better draft pick and play 5 or 6 meaningful games with him next year…..

  40. AlteredEgo Says:

    Beach slap!….What a bunch of Johnny cum late Nancy Boyz… ain’t easy like your keyboard…..

  41. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Look at that! Ted Thompson out as packers GM. What was I just telling u guys yesterday? The packers drafts have been HORRIBLE for the past 5 years. Aaron Rodgers fell into their lap and he has cover up a lot of their flaws

  42. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    A great/ creative coach is worth more than a lockdown cb or a stud DE. That’s why NE wins. Unfortunately we don’t have a creative staff and we are stuck with these clowns for ANOTHER year.

  43. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @Mike Evans Goat

    Exactly my point……team’s success has a lot less to do with draft position than does management and coaching….I didn’t claim we have either…. although I’m OK for another year of Koetter…it’s only because I think changing every two years is worse.
    I will never ever root for my team to lose…no matter what the circumstance. I was at the NO game when we tanked for Jameis…..sat VJax and Evans…..obvious the coaches (Lovie) was trying to lose….the funny thing is that he really didn’t need to try.
    Had a guy in a Buc jersey sitting next to me rooting for us to fail on every play….I asked him why he wore his jersey? He was clueless.

  44. Eric Says:

    I like the celebration. It was the best possible ending to a frustrating season.

    Now I ponder the following.

    What team is more likely to make the playoffs next year?

    Bucs or Raiders?

  45. Eric Says:

    Surely that idiot Gruden you folks ran out of town can’t possibly lead the Raiders to playoffs next year.

  46. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Quenten Nelson looked like a boss today. We need defense soo bad , but is he really an option at 7?

  47. mark2001 Says:

    Mike Evans…notice.. a great organization won’t put up with a sub 500 season and not making the playoffs…heads will roll. But when you come from an organization that sucks, you let them stay.

  48. Dan Says:

    Please can we be honest. 2 interceptions dropped on that last drive people. He never should have even had a chance to win. He gave the ball away twice the defenders just dropped them. He’s not a good qb. He’s a turnover machine.

  49. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    It’s the last game of the year in a lost season. The game plan was to be super aggressive,when u play aggressive u have to make aggressive and risky throws. I don’t Deny that JW needs to work on his ball security, but he is by no means a bad QB. If Koetter would be a little more creative and not use such long developing routes it would be a different story. We have a bad o line to begin with, on top of that half our line is on IR, with a bad o line and deep routes JW is forced to get rid of the ball sooner than he should. This team needs a lot of work, starting with the play caller.

  50. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Sonny Michel should be our 2nd round pick

  51. mark2001 Says:

    Eric…that is an easy one…the Raiders, assuming JG is the HC.

    Like I said, I don’t blame the Glazers for backing off on Gruden if it meant giving up ownership interest. But if it is less than that and is a bidding war and we lost? Then the Glazers simply suck…and the team will likely continue to suck until the team is sold.

  52. mark2001 Says:

    Mike…IF…IF…Koetter was a new HC or Offensive play caller and was developing his philosophy and way of doing his job, I’d think he could make the changes. But after coaching 30 year? You think an old leopard can change his spots?

  53. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Think about this,
    The best QBs in the league get the ball out quickly you know how they do that?
    Quick developing routes!!!!!!!

  54. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Did any1 see Quenten Nelson tee bag that LSU DT? LMAO

  55. '79Defense Says:

    I can’t believe how many idiots there are on here– and that description is too complementary. The players win a game and are happy about it. What do you want? Them reacting like they lost? Just because the headline says “It was like they won a championship'” doesn’t mean they are celebrating being 5-11. I didn’t see any crazy celebrating as if they won a championship.

    Decide for yourself instead of being led like sheep with whatever the headline tells you. Good lord…

  56. loggedontosay Says:


    You are right. Except, Winston danced for his life. Then he had all day to throw. The point is Winston’s turnovers has nothing to do with the win/loss record.

  57. DB55 Says:

    Mike Evans GOAT Says:
    January 1st, 2018 at 8:03 pm
    Think about this,
    The best QBs in the league get the ball out quickly you know how they do that?
    Quick developing routes!!!!!!!
    This should be obvious or we should be making millions coaching.

  58. mark2001 Says:

    ’79 D…. One or two said celebrating was wrong. And they were wrong. It is fair to celebrate any victory. Most of us said that. But to celebrate as if you won a championship? That statement or to act as such is bizarre. And likely if the Rays acted as such, or anyone suggested they acted as such after finishing last in their division and winning the last game against the Yankee’s, you would think so. I would.

  59. mark2001 Says:

    DB55…. you have a point about more short routes.

  60. greg Says:

    If any of us failed at our job 70 percent of the time like the 2017 Bucs did and then celebrated because they did something right the other 30 percent….we would be mocked, ridiculed and most likely fired.