May 28th, 2018

This may be the best description of the angst of Bucs fans Joe has ever read.

Joe is jealous he didn’t come up with this.

In so many words, fans are angrily chanting the mantra “No Excuses” and are all but demanding a winning season, lest heads rolls for one big reason. It stems from “Hard Knocks” last year, writes Dan Hanzus of NFL.com.

Hanzus details that Bucs fans were “offended” how they got hooked on the team by watching “Hard Knocks,” but the team performance was the equivalent of campers urinating on the fire as they leave for home.

That is why, Hanzus suggests, many Bucs fans want a housecleaning if the pirate ship cannot be righted this season.

If you’re like me (I’m sorry), you were actually offended by the 2017 Bucs. Over the course of five “Hard Knocks” episodes, we fell for a young and personable Tampa Bay team that looked like an emerging NFC superpower. Then the season started, and it was all exposed as camera magic. Jameis Winston hurt his shoulder and the Bucs kept losing … and losing … and losing, ending an ugly season at 5-11. Head coach Dirk Koetter somehow survived the wreckage, and now Tampa Bay gets to hit the reset button. The good news? GM Jason Licht appears to have had a really solid offseason, building up the front seven through free agency and trades (hello, Jason Pierre-Paul). He also addressed a major issue on offense in the draft with the selection of USC running back Ronald Jones. If Jones hits and the line can protect Winston, the Bucs are going to score a lot of points this season. But … can we trust them? Hell hath no fury like a “Hard Knocks” fan scorned.

Joe thinks this absolutely nailed it on the head. After the Bucs upgraded their passing game last year with DeSean Jackson, Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard, it seemed like the offense was about to blast off. The defense, coming off a five-game stretch that saved the 2016 season, was going to continue its tough ways.

Instead, it was like someone tossed a hand grenade in a Porta Potty. The offense couldn’t score. Cornerbacks not named Brent Grimes played as if it was underwear football and they’d get cut if they touched a receiver, and then America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, got hurt.

It was as if “Hard Knocks” (falsely?) built up the Bucs, so their play hacked off an entire fanbase. The team never came close to living up to the hype.

(Ira is the only guy Joe knows that thought “Hard Knocks” was rotten television last summer and he preferred to watch the Tony Awards and “Masterpiece Theater.” Then again, Ira doesn’t like Kay Adams, so what do you want Joe to say here?)

In Hanzus’ words, the Bucs unintentionally sold fans a bill of goods. And nothing short of a winning season this fall will calm fans down enough to set aside their torches.

59 Responses to ““Offended””

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    So the “so-called fans” are angry because they were suckers and fell for what was so obvious!!!!!!! The “so called fans” want to tear it all apart when finally something is building?????? My problem with the “no excuses” is that there are two camps!!!!! The first are the gullible sheep that overestimated the talent and thought a reality tv show guaranteed winning the division!!!!! The second camp are the left over loser lovie group, that want the coaches to fail so they can avenge the incompetent one!!!!!!

    The truth might just turn out the Buc fan with their impatient, taking 10 years of angst and laying it at the feet of a staff/regime that has only been here 2 years ( and one was a good year) will get exactly what they DESERVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It was so simple!!!! The “real” fans saw it, why didn’t joe, the so-called fans and the sheep see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Buc Realist Says:
    April 10th, 2017 at 7:21 am
    If the owners signed up the Bucs and are forcing it on them, then that is fine!! they can sell more jersey’s and the Buc fans out west will love it!!! But I will think of the year differently!!! My expectations for the team has changed!!!! The goal of going deep in the playoffs will change to “just being national recognized”!!!!!!

    In other words I will give coaches and players a huge pass this year if we do the NFL’s longest commercial!!!!!!

    I do not see how this helps the team on the field, and I do not see NFL’s best head coaches lining up to be on it!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    BOTTOMLINE…………………THEY SUCKED ARSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good coaches, management, and players overcome adversity—–and the Bucs simply didn’t.

    If the bucs don’t have atleast a .500 record aka 8-8 record this year..I say CLEAN HOUSE

    Get rid of the crotch grabbing QB Jameis Winston

    Get rid of Dirk

    Get rid of the GM

    …………simply put…..start all over from scratch.

    “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

  3. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    If you just go by what pickgrin, scbuc, Capt softee and little stevie think, you would have thought bucs have been in the playoffs the last ten years.

    So if we blame hardknocks for last season what EXCUSES are we supposed to use for the previous decade plus of embarrassing football

    Shut and win. Nothing else matters

  4. Architek Says:

    This perfectly describes last year but try putting lipstick on a wild hog to describe how I felt about the performance of the team.

  5. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Good coaches, management, and players overcome adversity…….they bucs didn’t…..AGAIN

    If the Bucs don’t achieve a .500 or 8-8 record this season…….I say…BOTTOMLINE…..START OVER FROM SCRATCH

    Get rid of the crotch grabbing QB

    Get rid of the whole coaching staff

    Get rid of management


    ……and the don’t say that’s idiotic because:

    “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I admit that I got caught up in the hype last year and had high expectations of the Bucs…..much higher than usual as I am an optimistic and hopeful fan (In my DNA)
    However, I was happy to see that the coaching staff was retained because I think the two-year churning of coaches has not bode well for the team. Progress has not been made.
    Looking at the wholesale changes made by Licht and the draft, again I am optimistic that we may finally turn the corner.
    I don’t care how tough our first month is. I don’t care how difficult our schedule is. We truly have no excuses left.
    Jameis is now experienced & healthy. Spence, at least is healthy to begin the season….new players, new Dline coach.
    And, I believe every single draft pick will make the final 53.
    No excuses to me means (barring losing Jameis) a losing season should bring the end of the Koetter era.

  7. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Yes by all means the Glazers should have thrown the baby out with the bath water.

    If you are simply going to judge the Bucs by their final record and how they got there…then yes it’s time to PANIC. The Bucs had an awful record.

    If you are trying to learn from the past there’s not all that much in 2017!!! Jameis needs to be healthy. Spence needs to be healthy. We need better DL and better DB’s? We ALREADY know that without dwelling on last year.

    So a question to the prognosticators. Could you do me a favor…I’m seriously curious and am not snarking nor looking for snark.

    I’ll go first and then wait for your answers. Probable Buc’s records IF….

    Jameis stays healthy…as do other critical players.


    Jameis misses 6 games due to a bad shoulder


    What do you guys honestly believe this team can do without Jameis. I love Fitz but as they used to say…’C’mon man.

  8. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    Dont get to excited ladies bucs still have the leader of the losing culture to overcome which has proven impossible in the past. You can’t turn ice cream into cement. Translation: you are only as tough as the softest player. Bucs are still way too soft at key positions to ever be tough.

  9. Buc'd Up Says:

    This article really grabbed my attention as I felt a deep connection to the plot. I would therefore like to expand on… Wait. What? Did you say that Ira doesn’t like Kay Adams!?!?

  10. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    ……sounds like tmax

  11. Guzzie Says:

    Zero confidence in this staff, outdated schemes on both sides, time management is horrible, in game adjustments suck, misuse of players, down the stretch every game was competitive, so they had the talent to win, but it’s always something that loses the game, it’s coaching plain and simple, keep Licht and bring in an experienced defensive coach with SUCCESS THIS DECADE!!!! #JIMSCHWARTZ2019

  12. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    ……..the Glazers did have JIMSCHWARTZ on their radar…..just so you know

  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    We’re still waiting. “Offended”?! Yea, like getting open-palm slapped in the face for the last 10 freakin’ years!!!

    Of course, the sole voice of reason, Buc Realist, thinks the current regime deserves a permanent hall pass. The rationale, I suppose, is that they’ll get it right eventually! Am I right?!


    Just stop it! Stop the excuses.

  14. BringBucsBack Says:

    How about: “Embarrassed, hoodwinked, bamboozled, swindled”…these are the ingredients for kool-aid, in a Bucs’ life. I’ve been drinking it for over 35 years, others even longer. We have had our fill!!!

    But, Licht said we imagined last years expectations, no one in the organization said or implied such high expectations. LIE! Well then, what are your expectations chief and why aren’t they high? I hope the on-the-job-training is over with this regime!

    We have had our fill!!!

  15. SCBucsFan Says:

    And if you go by what reality is says then, well, you are also a loser who can’t post under his real name too.

    Every one who wants to hold the Bucs inept past performance against them and be negative towards all aspects of this team – you know who you are – that is your right but what a miserable, miserable existence that must be. I feel sorry for you.

  16. Steven007 Says:

    “Leader of the losing culture” – ha, did that one slip past the goalie Trollmax (Reality)? Just reclaim your name already, Felicia. Also, it’s “Little Steven” to you. What a genius insult. You must have gotten the idea for “little” after looking down and handling junior when you go potty. That better? Does that middle school rapport make you all warm inside? Consider it a gift from me to you. You’re welcome.

    As for the actual OP which you ruined with your usual non sequitur, I was less offended than disappointed. We all know there were some legitimate reasons (excuses) for some of it: starting the season 1 week late (hurricane), losing the bye week, JW’s shoulder and a historically bad defense. But there are no more excuses. We know it and they know it.

  17. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:


    So living in denial and accepting faikure makes you a better fan???? Please explain

  18. Defense Rules Says:

    @Hanzus … “Jameis Winston hurt his shoulder and the Bucs kept losing … and losing … and losing, ending an ugly season at 5-11.”

    All I see in what Hanzus wrote is more excuses. Fitz started 3 games & went 2-1 so how is that “the Bucs kept losing and losing”? Jameis started 13 games and went 3-10 (including starting the last 5 games with an OK shoulder in which Bucs went 1-4).

    Those losses are partially on Jameis IMO (playing with a bum shoulder, turnovers, etc), but he was only one of the reasons for those losses. Fact is the Bucs weren’t nearly a talented as many believed … and that showed on the field. Coaching left a LOT to be desired as we all saw. Injuries took their toll as well, BUT … good teams have sufficient depth to overcome injuries, and the Bucs simply weren’t a good team last year.

    We’ve made some dramatic improvements this off-season in terms of DLine talent especially, and that’s a good reason to be ‘cautiously optimistic’. However, good teams prove that they’re good on the field, not on paper & not in the locker room.

  19. John Connors Says:

    Given the prior seasons’ results, last year was the biggest let down after the 2003 season. Maybe 1998 equals last year’s level of disappointment. They gave us reasons to believe then, promptly wet themselves!

    I wonder if the Bucs should compose an autobiographical movie to be view by all employees upon being hired so they might, just might possibly come close to understanding the level of suckdom that WE have had to endure. We have suffered far more than even the owners. Players and employees come and go; fans, however, wade in the quagmire, even for decades!!

    We have had our fill!! STOP THE SUCKING!!

  20. SCBucsFan Says:

    Reality use your real name like a man. You call McCoy soft? Soft is not admitting who you are.

  21. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:


    You got it bad. Do you have tmax statue you pray too. He really is in your head.

    Are you so scared of truth that you go ballistic anytime you read something you dont like?

    I am not tmax. however, i do agree with most of his observations pertaining to lack of leadership throughout organization. I have aldo reposted several of his classics just watch folks like you lose your mind and cry.

    I hate to break it to you but tmax or anyone else posting factual failures by this inept ownership group is not preventing this team from winning they do that all on thier own.

    Joe hates tmax. He has from day one do you really think they would allow him back early.

  22. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    Sc and stevie

    Maybe joe can follow you boys around like the secret service shielding you from reality and banning anyone who is not in denial. The World not perfect and either are the bucs. Reality is truly a beotch. You cant hide from it! Toughen up buttercups.

  23. Steven007 Says:

    Trollmax, you got me! You’re in my head. You know who else is “in my head”? Realist, Pickgrin, Hawaiian, Lord C, DB55, Blake, unbelievable, SCBucs and about 10 more posters who post regularly. They are in my head because I retain things and I’m not retarded. So you can use that as a pejorative (look it up) all you like and it makes YOU not ME look ridiculous and defensive as usual.

    And how have I “gone ballistic”? Calling you out for your idiocy is not going ballistic. Trust me.

    Finally, Joe has actually stated that not only doesn’t he hate you, he appreciates you as a long time and loyal poster. So keep up the good work. But he obviously didn’t tolerate your dumpster fire of your deeply offensive and inappropriate last several posts so he had to do what he did. But you couldn’t wait. So here we are. As I said before I’m sure he doesnt mind you under a different name because it seems like there’s still a ban and others sparring with you puts more eyeball on their advertisers (the bottom line). So everyone wins. Except for the casual non posting visitor who’s subjected to your ugly word salad.

  24. German Buc Says:

    Anthem, I am thinking about how many times we did ‘clean house’ and ‘started over from the scretch’? Am I wrong or wasn’t that the reason (or at least one of the reasons), Chucky got the boot, Raheem was shown the door, Schiano was sent packing and Lovie with his insane .250-record was fired?

    There might be someone out there who’s saying ‘starting from the scretch’ ist the thing we do over and over again – still expecting different results.

    Yet, I’d love to have Jim Schwartz as coach in Tampa – but not for the price of a complete makeover.

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If Reality-is-a-Beotch is Tmax, I’ve got a newfound respect for her because she always and I mean always referred to GMC as Cancer93……I have yet to see that in any of her posts.
    She is using a great deal of restraint or is trying to impersonate Tmax.

    I think she meant for her name to be:

    “The Realitst-is-a-Beotch”

  26. Steven007 Says:

    Tampa, he used “leader of the losing culture” this morning. He used that as much as the other. He’s thumbing his nose at the Joe’s and using a proxy server like every idiot troll on the internet. They’re free for Christ’s sake. He just doesn’t want to get re-banned under the new name.

  27. darengibo Says:

    Maybe it was the 2016 BUCS who somehow fooled Hard Knocks. The 5 game mirage did that to a lot of us.

  28. webster Says:

    I was against hard knocks from the beginning. I knew it would be a waste and distraction. Check my post. That is all

  29. gilhealy Says:

    Sorry Anthem, wrong dimwit.

  30. gilhealy Says:

    Geez it’s early. I’m all mixed up by the comments today. Anthem calling Jameis the “crotch grabber” without any merit is as racist a comment there is. It got me all riled up. Realist, Anthem, Alter Ego, Ben, Eric, whomever. The shoe fits all just as well.

  31. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    “gilhealy Says:
    May 28th, 2018 at 10:19 am
    Hey Anthem, there’s not one accusation that’s been hurled at Jameis that’s been proven”

    Ok, so here are TWO things that are very telling:

    1. Jameis did not immediately deny the accusation of it happening.

    2. The NFL is still investigating this…..how long now…going on eight months?

    What it is….whatever it may be….SOMETHING HAPPENED

    ……and that’s why Jameis, The Bucs, and the NFL have all been Hush Hush on this very subject

    So I will absolutely NOT be shocked if:

    A. Jameis pays her off to keep her mouth shut and this goes away


    B. The NFL suspends Jameis

    No matter how you look at it….SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN

  32. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    You are probably correct as we have had no denials from the Beotch. If that is the case, she will eventually be banned again.
    Joe doesn’t like to be challenged…it’s his site and he has the right to ban anyone for any reason.

    It has been such a pleasure to read posts without constantly being pounded by the mindless repetitive diarrhea-diatribe Tmax harassed us with daily.

    Like I posted yesterday, being asked to “skip over” and ignore the daily multitude of posts is like trying to ignore litter on the highway…..you simply can’t avoid it.

  33. Steven007 Says:

    Tampa, I hear you brother. And that was nice for the short time that he actually adherered to the ban before getting the same bright idea that every other idiot troll on the internet had long before the thought crossed his double digit mind. He just couldn’t resist and his fingerprints are all over it. Not a doubt in my mind or the Joe’s either I’m sure. My guess is they’re permitting it for the reasons I stated earlier. Eyeballs on advertisers.

  34. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Joe, any progress on fixing the fields on the website? I still have to fill out the comment form every time I comment, and to be honest it is getting old. If I were to hazard a guess, the website cookie settings are the culprit. I have tried to clear my cash and everything, but it has not fixed the issue. Since others are experiencing it too, I think it has to do with the website itself.

    On topic…
    The thing about Buccaneers fans is that they are impatient. Merely drafting great players does not mean they will instantly be a better team. All players acclimate to the NFL at different speeds. Some can do it within a few games, but most take at least one season, sometimes up to three seasons.

    I never bought into the Desean Jackson signing, and now that Godwin looks good, I doubt Jackson will make it past this season on the roster. I think he would have been released this year if his cap hit allowed for it. Still…it gives Godwin a chance to step up and be a hero if given the opportunity.

    We had some good draft picks this year, and maybe they will pan out in the long term…but the only ones I expect to have an impact this year are Jones and Vita Vea.

    It’s the defensive free agents that will make the biggest impact. And the trade for JPP.

    As I said last night in another article, a better defense is not just about helping us keep the lead if Winston leads us back from behind…it is also about keeping the average opponent score lower…which will result in us getting many more wins.

    Barring injuries, I do not doubt we can get five more wins this year…which is double our wins from last year…making us 10-6.

    I know there are a lot of doubters out there, and after getting burned so much, I understand why. But Jason Licht just had his best off season of his career.

    In my opinion, the only mistake he made was signing our new kicker, who is only marginally better than Patrick Murray, but is also a choker in high pressure situations. I have strong doubts about him…but I hope he proves me wrong.

    Other than that, Licht struck gold on every signing and every trade…from JPP to gathering 3 second round picks.

    He’s never done so well. And that’s why I think that finally, we’re going to see what all of us have been afraid to hope for.

  35. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    cash = cache

  36. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    TheBucsAnthem Says
    “1. Jameis did not immediately deny the accusation of it happening…”


    We don’t know what he has said or done behind closed doors.

  37. BucEmUp Says:

    Just to touch on the corners being afraid to touch the wrs….watching the press conference of the secondary coach (can’t remember his name) I can tell right off the bat it’s going to be the same.soft zone coverage 10 to 12 yards off the line. Mike Smith and his defensive staff will continue to force a square peg into a round hole

    When asked about allowing the corners to play press, he completley swayed right back to playing off coverage and said “playing press is the most basic form of coverage, basically the same thing as tag football…thats it” and then quickly went on to say how playing off is the way to go when played properly.

    This staff is a joke. I can wait for week three when all the idiots are saying curry, jpp, Gerald and vita are all busts and want Jason Licht fired when in reality it’s the same crap coverage not allowing the line time to get to the qb before a dump off pass to an uncovered wr takes place.

    I really Licht doesn’t let it go past week 2 or 3, otherwise it will be another losing season,they will clean house and Half of.Tampa will.continue to bash McCoy and Jameis for not having the ability to walk on water

  38. Day1BucFan Says:

    I’m more offended by the ongoing usage of “America’s Quarterback.”. He is barely Tampa’s Quarterback.

  39. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    In the short run the multiple clicks from Tmax make the numbers look good….but I think in the long run that repetitive negativism runs readers away….especially new ones.

    I suspect Beotch will slip up and be banned…..in her DNA…..

  40. Steven007 Says:

    Tampa, good points. Obviously the veteran posters don’t mind engaging with his stupidity. The clearly it gets tiring since he’s such a one-note idiot. But new eyes on the site might be reluctant to post when they see that it’s such a toxic cesspool.

  41. Joe Says:

    Wait. What? Did you say that Ira doesn’t like Kay Adams!?!?

    Nope. Ira is no fan of Kay Adams.

  42. Not there yet Says:

    Until someone can explain why grimes wasn’t guarding the best receiver on defense, him being our best corner isn’t saying much at all. That Atlanta game where Mike Smith tried everything except lettering grimes guard Julio did it. It’s a question the media is afraid to ask because they don’t want to upset miko and at this point any answer would be a lie anyway. I’m glad they drafted so many corners in preparation for his inevitable injury

  43. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    You crybabies should be more upset about the ceasepool of a team the glazers have pawned off as a professional sports franchise for nearly two decades. Versus
    Ogetting all butt hurt when an honest poster who is sick of losing, sick of excuses and sick of watching this soft defense embarrass the sport of football each week.

    But its fun with the conspiracy theories from the safespacers and mental breakdowns from weak fans scared of fact.

    When bucs earn it on the field negativity will cease and respect will be earned until the ladies reality is truly a beotch

  44. gilhealy Says:

    Anthem, same thing is “gonna happen” that happened in the Kinsman deal. They’ll dismiss the case. She never got a dime from him, and neither will Ms. Uber. But to label the young man maliciously the way you do speaks volumes.

  45. Eric Says:

    There wasn’t anything for Jameis to deny. Only that somebody in car behaved inappropriately.

    He played extremely well when he returned from injury, as good as anyone in the league.

    Do that all year and he’s a superstar.

  46. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The reality of the Bucs being losers set in a long time ago….I don’t need to be reminded 20 times on every post how bad they are. I have been watching them lose since 76 and I guess I’ll be watching them lose in the future until they don’t.

    The posts are overly negative in tone and redundant…..they are inconsiderate and simply rude, crude and obsessive compulsive behavior.

    Joe will run you off again, if you are Tmax and if your aren’t, he’ll run whoever you are.

    Now, if you can contribute a meaningful comment once in a while, you just might redeem yourself.

  47. Buccfan37 Says:

    Missed the entirety of Hard Knocks last year. Didn’t miss anything apparently.

  48. DBS Says:

    Look at the word for word writing and you know it is Trollmax. He must have changed his ip address so Joe can’t prove it is him. If he could he would have probably ban him for ever.

  49. Steven007 Says:

    DBS, he’s using a proxy server, I guarantee it. It’s the method du jour of trolls all over the internet. And it’s free, which plays into one of his narrative which is saving money for strippers. Since he can’t get a woman any other way obviously. As Yoda would say, the trolling is strong with this one.

  50. Pickgrin Says:

    Last year was rough for Bucs fans. Not quite 2014, 2-14 rough – but almost as bad and in some ways worse because the expectations for most of us were much higher.

    One look at the roster says 2018 should be a pretty good year for the Buccaneers.

    Thanks to Jason Licht – this team has a TON of young talent. More young (26 and under) talent in fact than this franchise has ever fielded in 42 years.

    M. Evans, Winston, D. Smith, Marpet, Brate, Humphries, Hargreaves, Spence, Ryan Smith, Benenoch, Bond, Barber, Cross, Elliott, Wester, Howard, J. Evans, Godwin, Beckwith, Stevie T., Auclair, Bobo, Joe Dirt, Vea, ROJO, Stewart, Davis, Cappa, Whitehead Watson Cichy

    That’s a hell of a list of draftees and UDFAs in the last few years – most of whom will be on this team and contributing if not starting in 2018.

    Many on this list will “step out” in 2018 – hopefully.

    If they do – its gonna be a big year!

  51. Red86 Says:

    No excuse is for the coaches and GMC fan that blindly thinks he’s a first ballot gamer of famer, while Will Gholston out tackles him the year before the Hard Knocks show. Based on how well Jason Licht did this off season.

  52. unbelievable Says:

    Realist still making excuses and training camp hasn’t even started.

    Tmax showing he simply cant give up his obsession with GMC, even under a different username.

    Same as it ever was. Go Bucs!

  53. JimmyJack Says:

    This guy doesnt know anything about Buc fans. Its actually one of the dumbest opinions Ive heard on here. The fact is that most Buc fans had high expectations before Hard Knocks.

    Hard Knocks only gave us public expectations. Maybe some hype within the fanbase but the expectations. Get this dummy outta here talking out his ass about Buc fans.

  54. Mike Johnson Says:

    I say..Dump’em all in the Tampa Bay.. if we cannot finish 8-8 this season. I still got last yrs Buc Jr varsity squad in my head. And visions of my wife getting her coat with us up by 3 and the opposition with the ball. She use to say, Come on Hon, Don’t put yourself thru the pain them last 2 minutes..the other teams gonna win. And they did Every Single GD time!!! I for one am elated Koetter and Smitty are under Pressure. Perform or leave!!! NO EXCUSES!!!

  55. Howard Cosell Says:

    Hard Knocks is a huge distraction and a jinx and a stupid pathetic media circus that no one but the most short-sighted and insincere owners fall for.

    Case in point (i.e. Proof of the above statement) 2018 Hard Knocks will be at the Lol Browns training camp.

    When will the Patriots or Packers or Steelers do Hard Knocks?
    Answer: Never because they don’t suck and they have marginal intelligence.

  56. TampaTown Says:

    “A hand grenade in porta-potty” perfectly describes the 2017 season.

  57. N.flbuc Says:

    Tampa just like Miami where players go to retire. Big disapoited fan for 40 years except one. Do not expect anything different.

  58. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Hopefully Reality Beotch (or Tmax? – whoever that is) will eventually use correct spelling and grammar. That would be a start.

  59. Crack3rK Says:

    Joe: “…the team performance was the equivalent of campers urinating on the fire as they leave for home.”

    Thanks, Joe. You just spoiled my Danish. 🙁