May 17th, 2018

Peter Schrager is on a rampage.

The amiable co-host of “Good Morning, Football” seen weekday mornings on NFL Network has been on a tear of late. He has thrown the words “soft” and “softy” around lately and when he does, he’s looking right at you, the Bucs defense.

Well, to be specific, Schrager has been calling out last year’s Bucs defense, which was pathetic by any sober standard. The Bucs — you may have heard — are now nasty on defense because of the massive influx of talent this offseason by Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht.

Maybe it is just Joe, but this narrative pushed that the Bucs defense in a matter of weeks went from Charmin-soft to a band of Hells Angels marching down Gulf Blvd. wearing brass knuckles and carrying nunchucks (nunchakus?) is getting to be a bit much.

Not that long ago, the Bucs signed a nasty player who played with an edge and a mean attitude who was supposed to transform the defensive line into a bunch of starved Dobermans and hold teammates responsible.

Who was this guy? Mr. Beasting, Robert Ayers, who the Bucs released this spring just two years into his contract. Ayers, who allegedly had a nasty bite, was part of the rancid Bucs defense last season and remains unemployed.

So all this talk that the new-look Bucs defense is akin to the employment line in “Blazing Saddles” has already worn thin until Joe sees actions on the field matching the loaded words.

As far as Schrager’s quality rant this morning? Well, Joe wouldn’t compare last year’s Bucs defense to a six-room house with a three-car garage. More like a used, unkempt Porta Potty that has been left in the Florida July sun too long.

25 Responses to “Makeover”

  1. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Just more opinions from another media pundit. We all know about opinions. None of it matters until we prove something on the field.

    As another poster said, we don’t win anything for being the “Monsters of May”


  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Until we prove we are nasty in a game, we are Paper Tigers.

  3. Phil Says:

    Nobody cares about Peter Schrager. Everybody loves Kay Adams.

  4. Kobe Faker Says:


    Greg Schiano

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    There was better Bucs talk today on Sirius NFL Radio this morning on “Opening Drive” show

    And I love hearing what John Dorsey said about Hard Knocks and being forced to do it!!!!! Like the real fans tried to tell the sheep last year, how does it help the team??????

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. AKick'nTheBucNuts Says:

    Can we at least play the first down of the season before listing them as nasty?

  7. AKick'nTheBucNuts Says:

    We still are what our record says we are.

    Change our record to “winning” this year and then you can name us whatever.

  8. Trench War Says:

    For better or worse at least they’re talking about the Bucs. I think our defensive line will play better baring major injuries. Will they be world beaters? ..who knows? At least OTA’s and preseason will give us an ideal what we actually have.

  9. Joe Says:

    Nobody cares about Peter Schrager. Everybody loves Kay Adams.

    Everybody but Ira. 🙁

  10. BucEmUp Says:

    Just like AYERS, JPP, and Buckner with be pissed by week 3 when the corners are all getting beat with slants on 12 yard cushions and nothing they can do to get to the qb fast enough.

    IT’S really sad that it is that simple and not even the coaches can see it

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Seeing Kay Adams wear a Buc hat makes me forget we are losers lately.

    And, if Meghan Markle will wear our hat down the isle….that would truly be a sight to see…

  12. Eric Says:

    Peter Schrager was a political science major, never played a down of football in his life.

    might last a tenth of a second on a pro football field before crying and calling for his mom to come pick him up.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Am I the only one who misses Robert Ayers? I understand, he did not contribute a whole lot, but he was a great character and good in the locker room.

    Don’t get me wrong, I want to win, so I get it. That doesn’t mean I don’t miss him though.

  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I don’t care about Peter Schrager’s reputation or education. Did what he just said make sense? Didn’t care for the fancy house analogy but the rest of it seemed spot on to me.

    There is nothing the national media can do better for our chances than to run with the meme the Bucs are softies…we should let TMAX write for BSPN…we should have articles on the bulletin board everyday so Buc defenders can read what “softies” they are. Then we’ll see if Shrager is correct and the new group in that DL and Buckner are the real deal.

  15. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Agreed.. At their takeover of TC this year the Stick Carriers could stand silently and hold up a banner that says “WALK THE WALK”

    Buc Fans need to take it right to the be damned.

  16. JDR Says:

    Dead on BucEmUp

  17. Jmarkbuc Says:

    At the very least hold up a banner at TC that says “Our uniforms are ugly”

    It kills me that after years of getting ridiculed for the creamsicle uniforms, we switched from an awesome uniform to these hideous rags

  18. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    Before I am even gonna read this, all I wanna say is… Damn, Kay in that Bucs hat…


  19. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    As for the content.. I am in agreement with Joe.

    See, I LOVE the direction this team has taken in an ATTEMPT to get mean and nasty, but all it is now is just that, an “attempt” and you can admire and praise it as such.

    But… you cant call it “results” until there are ACTUALLY RESULTS.

    I do think this D will be much improved, but lets not call them mean or nasty until they have actually played that way on Sunday.

  20. Eric Says:

    The uniforms are a disaster.

  21. DB55 Says:

    Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face. – Mike Tyson

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    You really can’t have too many Blazing Saddles references.

    If you’re a millennial and have never seen Blazing Saddles, you need check it out. Just be careful when watching it, you’ll be triggered and highly offended and most likely you’ll cry at the language used, then probably hurt yourself for laughing at said language…. on second thought you should probably pass on this.

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    DB55 – I do believe it’s everyone has a plan until they get punched in the MOUTH, not a huge difference but I think it sounds better. It’s like in Smokey and the Bandit when Buford T. Justice says the first thing I’m going to do when I get home is punch your momma in the mouth. It’s a great line but people always change mouth, to face, and then it’s not as funny.

  24. Dave Pear Says:


    Wow, I can’t even quote Gilbert Gottfried?
    You just send my post into the ether world?
    It was one of his least offensive quotes of all time.

  25. Danglin Says:

    That’s great and all but I’ll wait till I actually see a NASTY D! I like Coach Buckner but he can’t play for them. So I’ll hold the NASTY label just yet.