Bucs-Lions, Open Thread

August 24th, 2018

KICKOFF MOVED TO 8:59 p.m. – Cheer and groan in the comments section all throughout tonight’s preseason Week 3 “dress rehearsal” against Detroit at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

Please stay respectful but don’t hesitate to mix it up. And come back all night long for plenty out of this game, including Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways column.

So much to keep an eye on with the starters expected to play at least one half before the grad students and mattress movers take the field.

Go Bucs!

500 Responses to “Bucs-Lions, Open Thread”

  1. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Game might be cancelled sue to lightning and rain.

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    sue = due

  3. I’m a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Allright Joe!! If this Little Honeybaby Bucaroo Cheerleader is cheering the Bucs on we will win big. I like her YAC TOOOOO. Lets Gooooooo!

  4. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Thunderstorms are starting at the stadium right now.

  5. Joe Says:

    Game might be cancelled sue to lightning and rain.


    Joe is currently in press box with Bucs types (including the COO) and no one has said any such thing.

    Could be delayed, sure. Haven’t heard one thing about a cancellation.

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bucs website pregame show just shut down the show because of lightning.

  7. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I have a house full here for the game, and we are hoping it does not get cancelled or postponed.

  8. Joe Says:

    Bucs website pregame show just shut down the show because of lightning.

    Yeah, because they are webcasting from the field. Don’t want to be buzzed

  9. Bird Says:

    Radar looks horrible. Probably delayed for lightning. Will rain a lot of game.

    I wonder if they want to play starters to long now. Dangerous field. I’m nervous for the players. It’s football

    But when they are out 15 guys , you have to wonder

  10. gilhealy Says:

    Nah, it will breakup before, or shortly after kickoff.

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    Rain cools it off and makes it fun. Safer than artificial turf too.

  12. unbelievable Says:

    Figures I can finally watch a game on TV, and it’s gonna get lightning’d

    LOL #BucsLife

  13. Stanglassman Says:

    They will cancel a preseason game unlike regular season. This game will definitely be delayed.

  14. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Radar is not looking good

  15. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Where do you live. I’m still on Michigan’s UP and generally miss the preseason games so like you I was looking forward to this.

    I pay for the first few regular season games until I get back to St. Pete.

    Like you I hope we get to see some Buc football.

  16. Bunch of Bitches Says:

    They can play in their fancy indoor practice facility

  17. SB Says:

    Looks like she may sport a nice cameltoe.

  18. Bird Says:

    Stadium emptie

    Joe – what’s the word on game?

  19. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Scenarios like this are why I wish we had a dome with a retractable ceiling. Keep it open and let the sun shine in on beautiful Tampa days. And Close it when their are storms in the Area.

    I’ll never forget the 2016 Rams game. It was the last possession of the 4th Quarter. We had all the momentum in the world and were steadily driving the ball down field, then… BOOM! Lightning delay. It took 15 minutes to even see a visible lightning strike, about 40 minutes later play resumed and we ended up losing the game.

  20. unbelievable Says:

    ^yup, same thing happened 2 weeks in a row that season

  21. unbelievable Says:

    hour delay

  22. Anonymous Says:

    Right there with you unbelievable. It is a bucslife.
    Go Bucs!

  23. VA BUC Says:

    We should forfeit the game no need to play just tell them to be at practice in the morning WE CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE ANYONE ELSE or Dirk and Mike may have to play week 1

  24. Stanglassman Says:

    This game has soft tissue injuries written all over it.

  25. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Good practice for wet ball situations.

  26. Bird Says:

    Have 1st team play a few series. Not worth the risk. You have serious money invested in some guys to lose them to injury.

  27. Horse Liver Says:

    Football used to be played in adverse conditions. Now it’s so wimpified it’s disgusting.

  28. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Can’t play scared. We have an open air stadium and it rains in Tampa. Often.

    We do not have the luxury to pass up reps for our players. The large majority of the injuries we’ve sustained are not season enders or even long term.

  29. Stanglassman Says:

    Never played in lightning. But keep believing it if it makes you feel tough.

  30. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    No duh Stan. But when the lightning goes away they for sure play in wet weather conditions.

    You aren’t really suggesting that lightning causes soft tissue injuries are you?

  31. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Do you think some extra brew will be consumed tonight at the Ray-Jay?…….Uber time for everyone (except Jameis)

  32. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Down goes Sergio. Carted off

  33. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Sergio Bailey carted off.

  34. Easy Says:

    Gonna be a sloppy game.

  35. George Says:

    Baily got carted off the field?

  36. gilhealy Says:

    Jameis lettin’ Jones know. Get loose, let it go.

  37. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Yes, bailey is done.

  38. Radsy Says:

    Jameis lighting a fire under Ronald Jones, let’s f’n goooo

  39. Stanglassman Says:

    Soft tissue injuries occur when teams sit in lockeroom and don’t get proper time to warm up prior to kick off.

    Separate issue- It was lightening heavily around the stadium at kickoff 8pm tonight. Games have NEVER been played when lightning is in the area not just for player safety also for people in attendance and stadium workers safety. This was written in response to hourse lover comment.

  40. Bird Says:

    Yup yup

  41. unbelievable Says:

    nice little return from Wilson

  42. unbelievable Says:

    solid running from Barber. O-line doing okay so far opening some holes.

  43. Radsy Says:

    no doubt Shaun Wilson can boogie

  44. Kobe Faker Says:

    Why in the world is Barber playing tonight?…


  45. Radsy Says:

    Barber processes the line engagement quickly and reacts instantly

  46. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Working that field so far.

  47. Bird Says:

    What a catch

  48. Radsy Says:

    Running to the left side behind Liedke and Gettis. woah what a block Gettis.

  49. Bird Says:

    Barber is gonna be fine.

    No starters and still looking good

  50. unbelievable Says:

    Hell yea Barber!

  51. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Before everybody goes off on ROJO because of how well Barber is running it…just remember Barber is now in his third year. I thought he should have more carries last year but that would have been his second season.

    He’s a vet…ROJO is a raw rookie…give him some time before declaring him a bust.

  52. Ptwalk Says:

    Barber over 1000 this year easily, if they feed him.

  53. Bird Says:


    ROJO can take time.

  54. Radsy Says:

    Who’s Adam Gettis?! kid is huge and looks immovable early

  55. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Okay, Barber is consistently looking good in preseason.

    Hope he makes me eat crow during the regular season.

  56. MadMax Says:

    Barber’s vision has improved a lot. Im loving this guy as our RB!

  57. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Barber wants that next contract!!!! Feed him

  58. Bird Says:

    Barber is sleeper in fantasy football

  59. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Barber looking like the real deal

  60. Brian Says:

    Barber shows amazing patience and hitting holes

  61. Easy Says:

    Barber is in for a big season if he stays healthy. He will get more love from the other teams when they see more of his running style.

  62. Stanglassman Says:

    Nice mix of pass and run. Great drive!

  63. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Barber had always looked good, koetter just doesn’t trust rb until year 3

  64. TimoPrimo Says:

    Barber still running like he needs to buy his momma a house! I love this guy

  65. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Wet field is helping Barber a lot too. Tacklers can be pushed forward.

  66. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Yes whoever gettis is he can run block

  67. Willl Says:

    Barber looks like a legit #1 RB this year. WoW

  68. unbelievable Says:

    lol Bonzai the wet field works both ways, cmon bro

  69. JerseyBuc Says:

    Wow. Barber looks LEGIT. He looks slimmer, more elusive and more explosive than last year and since any Buc back imo since Doug Martin’s rookie year. That offensive drive was fantastic. This season already looks more promising than any in the past decade. I’m excited but fingers crossed because we all know Team has let us down many times before.

  70. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I hate CBS games. Reception is so choppy where I live.

  71. Ptwalk Says:

    Barber was ready last year, but Klueless was clueless

  72. Daddylonglegs78 Says:

    Glad to see Dotson playing at least

  73. Bird Says:

    Fitz just needs to take what he gets. Short passes is fine.

    Jameis Is more downfield

    Let’s see what happens. They have just as many weapons as any offense Not saying line the best but the receivers are so good defense have to respect that when in past you thru the kitchen sink at bucs. You have 4 plus receivers and 2 tight end s

  74. Radsy Says:

    Good point Bonzai, let’s see how our DLine fights through

  75. unbelievable Says:

    Blount still looks so damn big out there.

  76. JerseyBuc Says:

    Wow. Barber looks LEGIT. He looks slimmer, more elusive and more explosive than last year and since any Buc back imo since Doug Martin’s rookie year. That offensive drive was fantastic. This season already looks more promising than any in the past decade. I’m excited but fingers crossed because we all know Team has let us down many times before.

  77. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    unbelievable, which is why teams run the ball a lot on wet fields. That’s exactly my point!

  78. Radsy Says:

    Gettis was actually drafted in 2012 and has bounced around, haven’t heard anything about him with us

  79. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Let’s get ready for this prevent D

  80. Bird Says:

    Are you
    Watching how far dbs are playing off

  81. Radsy Says:

    JPP slow off the snap

  82. Easy Says:

    Kwon still missing tackles.

  83. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Good tackle vh3

  84. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Corners still playing 10 yards off. Smh. Can’t fix stupid

  85. Rod Munch Says:

    Chris Conte in mid-season form…

  86. BucfanBF Says:

    Koetter needs to give up the play calling to Monken during the season too. He has called the offense very well the first 2 preseason games and so far tonight.

  87. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Barber looking like a sure fire starting Power back.

    How many times will do we have to get burned running this weak af Quarters shell/ off coverage look before Mike Smith realizes it sucks.

  88. Radsy Says:

    Vinny Curry brings it every play

  89. unbelievable Says:

    VH3, Kwon, and Conte… the trio of WTF in our defense

  90. Sweeptheleg Says:

    Clueless conte.


  91. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Thats why conte is the punching bag

  92. Rod Munch Says:

    unbelievable <– has the IQ of my left shoelace. LOL!

  93. Bucamania Says:

    Great start by the offense. There’s teh running game.

    Conte WTF

  94. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    How many years has conte been in the league blowing coverages

  95. unbelievable Says:

    To be fair that wasn’t all Conte… VH3 and Kwon both covered the same guy while the other ran free down the sideline.

  96. Bigbuc Says:

    Ladies and gentlemen. Chris Conte

  97. Radsy Says:

    Conte has never shown instincts, ever.

  98. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Wow what a pass rush makes

  99. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bend don’t break, buddy!

  100. unbelievable Says:

    Rod Munch your reading comprehension is almost as sh*tty as your opinions…

  101. Radsy Says:

    McCoy first step ooooof

  102. Bucamania Says:

    Good job VH3

  103. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Nice stop

  104. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Conte saved us there, people. Wasn’t his guy. VHII was supposed to be on him. The same VHIII who gave up on the play while Conte chased him down.

    Haters, give Conte props.

  105. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Hey at least Conte saved the td

  106. Rod Munch Says:

    unbelievable – Cool story cupcake.

  107. Radsy Says:

    Will Clark has improved

  108. rrsrq Says:

    Can’t believe they missed that holding

  109. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Stafford off his game after taking that hit

  110. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    I will never give conte props he was the reason they were down there in the 1st place

  111. George Says:

    VH3 mugged the WR, got lucky

  112. Radsy Says:

    Don’t think so Bonzai. The 3 receivers ran a triangle, and Davis/VH3 each stayed on their man. Conte needs to take the deep route/uncovered man I’d assume

  113. DB55 Says:

    Wow I’m impressed.

  114. stpetebucsfan Says:


    “Rod Munch your reading comprehension is almost as sh*tty as your opinions…”

    I think they’re connected. He clearly has a lack of education and therefore his opinions are worthless. Oh but he’s a real man’s man…as in Cromagnon man.

  115. unbelievable Says:

    ROJO found his hands!

  116. Rod Munch Says:


  117. MadMax Says:

    WTG ROJO!!!!!!!

  118. BuccoDav Says:

    So… RoJo can catch!

  119. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Who can’t catch????

  120. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Rojo with the catch???

  121. Bucamania Says:

    How about that!!!! Rojo!!!!!!

  122. Easy Says:

    Jones can catch!!

  123. Bird Says:



  124. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    WhoA! Jones caught a pass!!!!!!

  125. Buc4L Says:

    Rooooooojooooo!!! Can’t catch??

  126. rrsrq Says:

    Who says Rojo ain’t got know hands

  127. TampaBayAllDay Says:


  128. Rod Munch Says:

    More impressive than Ronald catching the ball was Fitz being accurate on a pass that went more than 12 yards down field.

  129. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Radsy, sorry to break it you but you are absolutely wrong. They ever replayed it.

  130. TampaBayAllDay Says:


  131. unbelievable Says:

    Why is Rod Muncher so butthurt already?

  132. Bobby B Says:

    Rojo hits the long ball

  133. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Just like I told yall earlier. Rojo is dedicated to becoming a very good player and he has all the natural ability to do so.

  134. DB55 Says:

    They practiced that! Lol

  135. Bird Says:

    Offense has to many weapons.

    They can’t stack box anymore. And make qb beat them

  136. Bird Says:


    No marpet

  137. unbelievable Says:

    Damn near took Fitz’s head right off.

  138. DB55 Says:

    The Bucs have so many weapons they can’t get everyone the ball.

  139. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Mike get up PLZ!!

  140. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Omg. Hope it’s not serious

  141. Bucamania Says:

    Hit square in the back

  142. Bird Says:

    Mike Evans fine

    He responded that call. He knew on him. He’s a champ champ

  143. unbelievable Says:

    I knew he was getting a flag for that push off, but isn’t that hit now a penalty under the new rule? Leading with the helmet? I still don’t understand it.

  144. Easy Says:

    Evans should wear dark gloves.

  145. Rich Says:

    Evan’s down and we already lost one WR….didnt hear who it was….hate these preseason games

  146. unbelievable Says:

    Think he just got the wind knocked out of him to be honest

  147. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Damn Mike’s hurt

  148. Sweeptheleg Says:

    Just great

  149. bucsfan13 Says:

    sad day

  150. unbelievable Says:

    Mike will be fine.

  151. Bucamania Says:

    Cappa struggling

  152. Rod Munch Says:

    That replayed show Evans barely touched the fruit. BS call.

  153. Bird Says:

    He good

  154. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Fitz running for his life again

  155. Radsy Says:

    Sergio Bailey hurt his ankle in warmups. Doesn’t help his way outside shot of making the team.

  156. Bird Says:


  157. unbelievable Says:

    nice. Robinson is an ace on special teams

    Let’s get a goddamn safety.

  158. THETRUTH Says:

    No maybe Joe and all on Ira show can stop saying Jones can not catch

    And also stop saying Barber is nothing but back up with out giving him chance to number one. Commish !

  159. Bucamania Says:

    Agree, Evans was turning back for the ball

  160. Stanglassman Says:

    Mike looks alright. Bad call against him. The guys holding him and he pushed shoulda been no call.

  161. Rich Says:

    Evan’s down and we already lost one WR….didnt hear who it was….hate these preseason games

    Which WR is hurt and out for remainder of the game?

  162. Radsy Says:

    Cappa’s feet are sllllowwwww. Nearly every dropback, he struggles.

  163. SB Says:

    Talk about a great Special Teams play!!!
    Now we see what the Defense is about.

  164. Radsy Says:

    Rich, I answered above . Sergio Bailey

  165. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Im going to burger king at half time. That burger look fire

  166. Anonymous Says:

    Anger to Robinson to Smith. Great play!

  167. Bucamania Says:

    Whitehead already makes a play. The kid is good

  168. Kobe Faker Says:

    I just bought a lottery ticket on behalf our lightweight rojo”

    Kobe Faker

  169. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Can anyone explain to me how the defenseless player thing works? Was Evans defenseless with that hit?

  170. Rich Says:

    Evan’s down and we already lost one WR….didnt hear who it was….hate these preseason games

    Which WR is hurt and out for remainder of the game?

    Sorry…I didnt see it, thank you

  171. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Evans is not down. He’s fine and ready to play again.

  172. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    RISH, it was Sergio Baily.

  173. Radsy Says:

    Bonzai, the new tackle rule?

    Can’t lead with helmet. Essentially, must have head up and see what you hit, IE not with the crown of the helmet. Haven’t heard about any changes to defenseless receiver rule.

  174. Rod Munch Says:

    Bonzai – My understanding is that if you lead with your head or hit someone in the head, that is where the penalty is, but who knows for sure. The Evans hit just looked like football to me – well after a BS penalty. More importantly Evans held onto the ball regardless of the hit.

  175. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Sorry, meant Rich. Typing in the dark, lol. Learning laptop keys are slightly different than keyboard keys 😉

  176. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Thanks, Rod!

  177. bucsfan13 Says:

    Kwon cant find hole… gonna be long season

  178. Sweeptheleg Says:


  179. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Conte is trash

  180. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I didn’t actually mean the new rule. I meant the old hitting a defenseless player rule.

  181. Bucamania Says:

    Conte and Ryan Smith are the obvious weak links

  182. BrandonBuc Says:

    Screw Mike Smith and his weak a$$ defense on 3rd and 9!

  183. Bobby M. Says:

    Secondary is awful

  184. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    BS PI call

  185. bucsfan13 Says:

    seriously Brandon! gets so annoying

  186. Rod Munch Says:

    Oh come on with that BS. Evans is being held and gets called for O-PI, then you get a bang-bang play and the Bucs get a D-PI. The refs are their typical pieces of garbage selfs.

  187. Bird Says:

    They have 56 at defense tackle.

    Rough in middle. Any good Dt would have got sack

  188. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Total fumble!

  189. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Definitely a fumble

  190. Radsy Says:

    That was PI

  191. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    That’s a fumble all day

  192. Bucamania Says:

    Whitehead with the forred fumble. Dude is a hitter!

  193. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    If the refs see the replay I just saw, they will full it a fumble.

  194. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Man whitehead steady making plays

  195. Bird Says:


    They have 15 people out. I like the fight

  196. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Unless his foot went out first, which I could not see.

  197. Bird Says:

    Grimes not even in

  198. Marc Says:

    Whitehead is a MONSTER!!

  199. bucsfan13 Says:

    lucky its preseason

  200. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bucs just got robbed.

  201. Bucamania Says:

    Whitehead blasts him while Conte stands there

  202. Chris in WA Says:

    I’d rather sit in the middle of Dale Mabry during a hurricane outside in my underwear than at this bar full of seahawks fans.

    GO BUCS!

  203. Bird Says:

    Evans and whitehead could be the damn buc head hunters

  204. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Refs in mid season form lmao

  205. Ndog Says:

    Pass rush still sucks. Stafford has all day.

  206. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    HOLY $HIT. Worst call I’ve ever seen

  207. Dreambig Says:

    Marc – Whitehead …. NFL since the 1970s you have to turn your F*ing head around and play the ball. THis isnt college. Pisses me off!

  208. Rod Munch Says:

    LOL! These piece of garbage refs being bailed out by the fake news commentators at CBS.

  209. rrsrq Says:

    How long is this defensive line and it has happened year after year, get beat with a bootleg by a QB

  210. Bucamania Says:

    VH3 again!

  211. Sweeptheleg Says:

    No amount of money can buy this team a defensive line

  212. Rod Munch Says:

    Great play by VH3.

  213. cmurda Says:

    LOL. I mean I get how you might call the ball down in live speed but then you replay it and still eff the call up. What is the deal with the refs and Bucs. Glazers must have peed in the NFL’s cheerios long ago.

  214. Radsy Says:

    didn’t know the head can make you grounded

  215. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    I see the vanilla pass rush is in mid-season form.

  216. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    To the Mike Smith haters. This is what he does with good talent.


  217. Bird Says:

    I like bend don’t break but that’s a long time for defense to be on field

    I would take starters out.

  218. Bucamania Says:

    Even so, this defense looks MUCH better than last year already.

  219. TonyC Says:

    No pass rush. We have an incompetent defensive coordinator.

  220. Bird Says:


    You again. Just kidding. Disagree with post above

  221. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Sweeptheleg Says
    “No amount of money can buy this team a defensive line”

    Are you freaking blind? The defensive line is applying tons of pressure. That;s why the Lions are not scoring touchdowns!!!!!!

  222. Bobby B Says:

    Pass rush has been just fine. Difference between 7 points and 3

  223. Rod Munch Says:

    Radsy – If his head hit that would make you down, but the issue is the one angle shows his head WASN’T down, then they show another angle where you can’t see anything and then the dummy on CBS says it shows his head hit down first. No, the replay showed that didn’t happen.

  224. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Since when does your head make you down

  225. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bird Says:
    “You again.”

    Same thing my wife said to me last night… 😉

  226. Bird Says:

    Plus smitty don’t bend but he is that chick that gives you all the soft signals and then leaves

  227. orlbucfan Says:

    Smith needs to dream up some imaginative blitz plays. So far Stafford has been outrunning the D. Lucky it’s 7-6.

  228. Mark2001 Says:

    Rod…..News flash…it is sports..not news.

  229. Bucamania Says:

    Shaun Wilson is a keeper

  230. Radsy Says:

    Fair enough Rod, I thought it looked like his head hit at the same time as the ball popped out. All good, we held well.

  231. Dreambig Says:

    This D could have stopped them on 3rd down back at the 10. Instead they let Blount run for 9 yards for a first which then goes for a drive down the whole length of the field. Not impress with our D at all

  232. DB55 Says:

    VH3 looks like a fortnite skin

  233. Flying Farang Says:

    Bend don’t break!!!!

  234. Bucamania Says:

    Man I want to see Jones get some daylight

  235. Bird Says:


    I’m off

    But it’s bobo and Shaun Wilson Who is returning balls

  236. Radsy Says:

    Makeup PI call

  237. Radsy Says:

    or hold i should say

  238. Bucamania Says:

    Good lord it was a jailbreak

  239. Rod Munch Says:

    Mark2001 – actually sports “reporters” think they’re real reporters, so calling out their fake news is fair game.

  240. Radsy Says:

    We’re not getting any lanes for RJ2, but at least he’s being decisive.

  241. BuccoDav Says:

    Nice touch pass there!

  242. Bucamania Says:

    Beautiful pass

  243. Bird Says:

    Jameis sharp

  244. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Poor little Rojo. Tried so hard to block. Barely bought Jameis enough time, but got run over, lol. He;s got heart, I’ll give him that.

  245. Bird Says:

    Still. No one answered

    Is bobo Wilson or Shaun Wilson returning kicks

  246. Radsy Says:

    That’s what I’ve noticed Jameis has improved the most so far this preseason. More touch passes

  247. Rod Munch Says:

    This game has no flow, missing too many starters to really be useful for evaluating anything. You had on the last series 56 at DT, a guy signed 3 days ago in there. On offense Barber and Evans is already out, along with all the offensive lineman. Kind of disappointing even game 3 in the preseason has such little meaning anymore.

  248. Radsy Says:


    Shaun Wilson I believe

  249. Bucamania Says:

    Jameis running lol

  250. BuccoDav Says:

    So smoooothhh…

  251. Bird Says:

    Jensen is a beast

    Only starter left. This Oline has 2nd And 3rd stringers

  252. Bucamania Says:

    Offense looks sharp!

  253. Bird Says:

    God send

  254. bucymcbucersen Says:

    I see you coming 52.

  255. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Why are we running Jacquizz so much? I mean what are we gonna find out about Quizz that we don’t know already? Ronald Jones should be getting WAY more carries.

  256. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Godwin!! Winston!!

  257. Rod Munch Says:

    NICE! Man, Jameis has looked like the franchise QB he is this preseason!

  258. Radsy Says:

    Why are we running Jacquizz and not getting RJ2 more reps?

  259. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Darius slay just got slayed by godwin

  260. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Man i dont get it with these kickers

  261. Bucamania Says:

    Kickers smh

  262. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I swear it looked like that xp was deflected.

  263. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Ok f*@# it go for 2 after every td

  264. Bird Says:

    I hope we get healthy by game 1

    Let’s goooooooooo

  265. rrsrq Says:

    Nice, but that kicking game.

  266. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Just go for 2 every time

  267. Rojas Says:

    Haha “ I see you coming 52. “

  268. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Godwin is gonna be a MONSTER!

  269. Bucamania Says:

    Because Quizz is much better at pass pro

  270. Stanglassman Says:

    Holder dropped snap before kick. Not all kickers fault.

  271. BigMacAttack Says:

    Not sure who’s calling plays tonight but good job

  272. Bird Says:

    Ball was on the ground when he went to go.

  273. Walkergodeep Says:

    Why we have crappy kickers

  274. Chris in WA Says:

    Bring in a witch doctor or something for the kicking game! Team needs an exorcism. Also replace Anger?

  275. BigMacAttack Says:

    I hope it’s Monken

  276. SchwiftyBuc Says:


    We know that already though. Ronald Jones is the one who needs the experience. Send Rodgers in on Pass plays and give Jones the freaking rock.

  277. Rod Munch Says:

    SchwiftyBuc – Yeah like someone else said Quizz is better pass blocker, rookie RB’s normally always stink at pass blocking and get their QBs killed.

  278. kelley rose Says:

    bad hold

  279. Flying Farang Says:

    Godwin is a beast!!!!!

  280. Bird Says:

    Monken is calling

    He will call plays during season. Koetter is not ego maniac

  281. BigMacAttack Says:

    TDs though and not FGs. Awesomeness

  282. Mark2001 Says:

    Daddy..wet field…better for power back and not your second round pick.

  283. Radsy Says:

    Bryan Anger should never be replaced

  284. Stanglassman Says:

    Holder dropped it. That was on holder not always kickers fault.

  285. rrsrq Says:

    Lest see if we can make them punt, for once

  286. SB Says:

    OH SNAPPP!!!
    What a thing of BEAUTY!!!!

    That is what is coming for Bucs fans Now and for a while!

  287. Bird Says:

    So starters on defense are in

    Cmon guys

  288. orlbucfan Says:

    Godwin is already scary. He stays healthy and phew!!! What a group of receivers and tight ends Bucs have.

  289. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think on that Extra Point, the hold was bad and someone got a hand on it when he kicked it.

    No replay of course, so I can’t confirm it.

  290. rrsrq Says:

    Missing Beau, Mitch and Vea, I hope that is the only reason they are running the ball like they are

  291. Rod Munch Says:

    I don’t know about the play calling – on that second series, after running the ball right at the Lions on the first drive, they come out in shotgun on 1st down. I HATE that. You established the run, why go to shotgun? If you’re going to pass the ball surprise your opponent by a play action pass. If they’re just giving different looks because it’s preseason than great, but Dirk did that dumb stuff all last year. He’d run the ball up the gut on every single first down for the entire first half – then in the second half he’d be in shotgun on first down. It was just dumb.

  292. Bucamania Says:

    There you go Gholston

  293. bucymcbucersen Says:

    Finally sack.

  294. Bucamania Says:

    LOVE Desean returning punts

  295. Bird Says:

    Gholston maybe not a ghost anymore

    Remember Both offense and defense lines are out with injuries

    Impressed with 2nd. : and 3rd

  296. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Gholston with a sack. Shocking. I am shocked.

  297. Flying Farang Says:

    Give Rojo the rock all 2nd half. We know what we have in Quizz & Barbs

  298. rrsrq Says:


  299. Bird Says:


    Cmon man. Not again. It’s their other guys playing with starters

  300. Kobe Faker Says:

    “I just bought a lottery ticket on behalf of our Leroy Goulston”

    Kobe Faker

  301. Mark2001 Says:

    Flying…no…wet field. Nothing to prove or risk.

  302. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Damn hump

  303. Rod Munch Says:

    Hump single handley lost the game in Buffalo last year, which in turn ruined the entire season. I hate the guy, trade him away for a box of mac and cheese and give Bobo his job. In any case Hump will be gone next year because someone will pay him, and he’ll ruin their season.

  304. Rod Munch Says:

    WTF was that call!?

  305. Bird Says:

    That a Terrivle call

    No offensive pass Int

  306. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Refs on FIRE

  307. Mark2001 Says:

    B S call.

  308. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Martino just lost his career

  309. Bird Says:

    So Freddy is gone

  310. bucymcbucersen Says:

    Don’t see how catching the ball is pass interference….buuut…ok.

  311. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Welp thats it for Martino

  312. Bucamania Says:

    Bye Martino.

    Still laughing about the safety bouncing off of OJ.

  313. unbelievable Says:

    Terrible call.

    He was fighting through the defender to run his route.

    fkn terrible man.

  314. Mark2001 Says:

    Good bye Freddie.

  315. VA2SCBUC Says:

    Wow…OJ Howard just made a play out
    of a video game

  316. Rod Munch Says:

    Jesus Christ… 2 drops on Winston, Hump and worthless Marinto and a completely fake offensive PI call.

  317. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Yeah I didn’t see any kind of push off from O.J. Howard there. What a bogus penalty.

  318. Bird Says:

    Offense humming with both qbs

    Guys these weapons are filthy. Marpet not playing . No donovan No right guard

  319. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    BA calling it like it is. That was no PI.

  320. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    David gave up on that play. Conte did not.

  321. Tnew Says:

    These last few plays is why the Bucs are losing

  322. cmurda Says:

    What happened on the OJ catch. Where in the world was PI? This is like Tim Duncan getting 2 T’s by Joey Crawford for laughing.

  323. Mark2001 Says:

    The velvet lounge is calling.

  324. NewTampaChris Says:

    Typical Bucs crappy team. 4-12 this year, if lucky.

  325. unbelievable Says:

    sloppy. All stemming from the BS call on Howard

  326. Bird Says:

    Does smitty have linebackers playing soft in coverage too

    Man I just don’t get it. Maybe it’s vanilla d in preseason

  327. Stanglassman Says:

    Who got that sack?

  328. Jaynel 813 Says:

    you guys are tripping i see a 10-6 team AT LEAST if we stay healthy.

  329. Bucamania Says:

    Sack 93

  330. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    McCoy got the sack

  331. Easy Says:


  332. TampaBayAllDay Says:


  333. BigMacAttack Says:

    TD Hump

  334. unbelievable Says:

    Oh sh*t look at Hump with the moves!

  335. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


  336. Walkergodeep Says:

    What y’all say about hump now

  337. Trench War Says:

    What was that abourt Hump Munch? ha ha

  338. BuccoDav Says:

    HaHa! I guess the Lions have some special teams work to do…

  339. Rod Munch Says:


    OK Hump I take it back, you’re not a worthless piece of trash.

  340. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    LETS GO HUMP!!!!!!!

  341. Bird Says:


    That’s funny Joey Crawford still thinks about that play

    Go on espn .com. There is that story

  342. Stanglassman Says:

    It’s nice to see our coach out smart the other teams coach for once.

  343. Bucamania Says:


  344. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Rod look what happens when you’re a salty hater. TOO FUNNY!

  345. Stanglassman Says:

    Jump makes up for that drop and more.

  346. Rod Munch Says:

    Trench – If he did that in the regular season instead of single handedly losing games I’d be impressed.

  347. unbelievable Says:

    the Rod Muncher once again wrong as usual

  348. Bird Says:

    Hell yah

    It’s preseason but we got 15 guys out on a rotation. These guys are fighting

  349. bucymcbucersen Says:

    Hump day!

  350. BigMacAttack Says:

    No Complaints at all except for the refs😂😂😂

  351. Trench War Says:

    ya gotta luv karma sometimes 🙂

  352. Bucamania Says:

    This team has been executing well all preseason. Good stuff!

  353. BigMacAttack Says:

    Hump made NFL highlights with that one ☝️ 😎

  354. cmurda Says:

    That was lovely to see Hump take that baby back. How you feeling about that TO coach Patricia? Man, we are so stacked at WR. Everybody sans Martino’s ugly drop looked great. 2 games in a row that J Dub has looked great I might add.

  355. Bird Says:

    Rod munch is never wrong

    Just glad
    He is under is same poster name again. Own your name on here

  356. Chris Cotten Says:

    This will be a special year, I can smell it

  357. Rod Munch Says:

    LOL! The Hump truthers mad that I pointed he ruined the season for us. Anywho good for him getting a nice play in a completely meaningless game. If he can do that in the regular season when it matters then fantastic, he can stick around until he leaves next offseason.

  358. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    What in the hell was that OPI call on OJ Howard?

  359. Bird Says:

    It will be an interesting year.

    There is talent. Gotta to put it together More worried about defense
    We could honestly trade 2 receivers for picks we are so deep but it won’t happen

    This offense is filthy. Really is. Barber is no drug Martin He has a heart

  360. Trench War Says:


    see foot ..insert mouth 🙂 he’s good for our team. Bury the past.

  361. ATLBuc Says:

    Freaking Gholston has 2 sacks this preseason. That’s 2 more than he had all year last year

  362. Radsy Says:

    Joe was mentioning we had been practicing missed FG returns. What was Jpp doing out there lol

  363. Rod Munch Says:

    Bird – Do me a favor and go back to rumor mongering at the glory hole where you volunteer, I’ve never posted under a different name you dummy.

  364. Bird Says:

    Saint Steelers eagles

    Tough schnikees

  365. DB55 Says:

    Lol, wow!

  366. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Rod. None of us are trying to say that Humphries is an amazing receiver. But he is a LOT better than you are giving him credit. And while that fumble did sting, that was not the sole deciding play of that game. Considering the defense gave up a lead with 2 minutes in the 4th Quarter on like a 3 play 20 second drive.

    And I can’t even begin to describe just how idiotic it is that you think that Adam Humphries ruined the 2017 season when we had the worst defense in football. As well as a bottom 3rd running game and special teams unit.

    Hump is solid dude, I think he’ll eventually be replaced by a much more talented player in Justin Watson, but you’re still a salty hater.

  367. Trench War Says:


    ..and both at DT

  368. orlbucfan Says:

    Can’t get over all the weapons at receiver and tight end. Whoever gets cut will get grabbed off the waiver wire. Have the Bucs ever had this many O weapons? Don’t think so. Go Offense!

  369. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Irony is that Humphries has been doing punt returns, not kick returns. Guess who our returner will probably be now? lol

  370. Bird Says:


    You disappeared and sounded like so many people. I remember the dummy part I just remember that you don’t like to loose a conversation which nobody cares about

  371. Mark2001 Says:

    I didn’t know it was Offensive pass interference when a Defensive player bounces off you.

  372. orlbucfan Says:

    Go Hump! That return was something else.

  373. SB Says:

    Eagles lost to the Browns! AND couldn’t score a point?
    Not scared after watching both offenses.

  374. Rod Munch Says:

    Trench – If he does it in the regular season then all is forgiven. But it’s good to see him look good here. Of course it also means no one will attempt this dumb long FG play against us all year since they now have tape. Not a negative on Hump there, obviously he should make whatever play he can, just saying the situation is incredibly unlikely to happen again because of the results. But if he can do this again, then it will be amazing.

  375. Bird Says:

    Don’t waste your time on munch

    He has tiger blood. He wins duh

  376. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Humphries just earned the game ball, win or lose. Haven’t seen a return like that since Michael Spurlock.

  377. orlbucfan Says:

    Refs are in mid-season form. They stink!

  378. rrsrq Says:

    Ok, this is gonna be a different kinda a year for this team.

  379. Trench War Says:


    It was before the catch and before replay footage

  380. Rod Munch Says:

    Bird – Well I have no memory of you, probably because you’re a complete and total bore.

  381. Mark2001 Says:

    Rod..yes..if. he does it in the regular season, then it is amazing.

  382. Bird Says:


    I think you are right. He will get Shaquille O’Neil rules. He is bigger than most guys in backfield

  383. DB55 Says:

    All that’s left is for Conte to get a pick 6.

    #McIceCream #Hump

  384. rrsrq Says:

    Ryan Smith on the tight coverage

  385. unbelievable Says:

    This is great for our #2s to go up against their starters.

  386. Bird Says:

    Oh no munch

    I called you butt munch.

    You remember. You are just more important then me. Your comments are right
    Keep the negative vibe going Everyone loves it

  387. Trench War Says:


    man you aint gotta convince me you hate him. I like him. I just thought the timing of your criticism and his return for a TD was priceless. I’m still laughing hahaha

  388. DB55 Says:

    VH3 with the block to spring hump, lol, who are these guys and what have you done with the succaneers?

  389. Rod Munch Says:

    Trench – It was excellent timing indeed! Hopefully I can call Ryan Smith a worthless piece of garbage in the regular season and he’ll in turn get a pick 6. If I have that power – I shall use it.

    But yes, it was great timing. But hey I knew it was Hump making the play and I was loudly cheering him on, it’s not like I want the guy to fail. I don’t hate him the way I hate Ryan Smith and Chris Conte.

  390. Bird Says:


    Kinda copy cat but like him

  391. Trench War Says:


  392. Bird Says:

    Love Watson

    Randy Watson yes

  393. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Justin Watson…….Mike Evans 2

  394. Rod Munch Says:

    Bird – You should say ‘I’ more, as in ‘I’ ate some glass and ‘I’ shoved my face into a lawn mower.

  395. Bird Says:

    Randy Watson yes

  396. DB55 Says:

    I just think Detroit is shook by all the clean water falling out of the sky. 💦 💧 💦 too soon?

  397. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Darius slay is a bum

  398. Rod Munch Says:

    Is anywhere here a Lions fan? How many starters are they still playing?

  399. Trench War Says:

    nice toss

  400. BobbyBucs Says:

    Is it just me or does Kwon seem like he is all talk this season?

    Starting to really question if he is going to be worth the $$ or since we are so deep at LB, do we part ways and next man up?

  401. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Damn Freddie just when I thought you were cut

  402. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, get this… Hump dropped a ball… Freddy dropped a ball… both made a TD on their next touch. Amazing.

  403. Couch Fan Says:

    Our backups are out playing their 1st stringers. Lol

  404. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    All there started are in

  405. Bird Says:


    Am “I” getting to you.

    Lawnmower wow. You have posted for years just like me. But your post is always right. Sorry man. I mean sorry you “I” man Didn’t know I was on a team to represent I You win.

  406. Trench War Says:

    Freddie did samething hump did

    drop a pass scored a TD

  407. unbelievable Says:


    if his play doesn’t improve I think we move on.

  408. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    I been saying for weeks Kwon won’t get another contract here

  409. Stanglassman Says:

    I missed it, did Munch say Griff sucks before the drive?

  410. Bird Says:

    Bucs are on 2nd and 3rd

    Without 3 or 4 tackles. Impressive.

  411. bucymcbucersen Says:

    Griiin looking solid. How many teams have Bucs QBdepth?

  412. Trench War Says:


    I think it was sumthin about velvet martino lol

  413. Bird Says:

    Defense will see if we are 7 and 9 or next level

  414. rrsrq Says:

    I hope it’s this must fun during the season

  415. Radsy Says:

    Kwon was much better tonight than last week

  416. Rod Munch Says:

    BobbyBucs – The Bucs are not deep at LB, that’s like last offseason Joe writing an article saying how deep the Bucs were at corner. The Bucs have Kwon and David, then a huge drop off to Beckwith, assuming he’s healthy, then Bond who is serviceable, then absolutely no one that would start for any other team. I don’t think the 2nd teamers are terrible, but they aren’t NFL starters.

  417. BucfanBF Says:

    Monken needs to continue the play calling into the season. Has done a decent job.
    I think it is fair to say that the Bucs finally have some legit depth with play makers.
    Go Bucs!!!

  418. Bird Says:

    Does vita have a season ticket this year. He better be pissed when he gets back Beau Allen is no show so far. Mitch enreim is getting praise and not playing

  419. Rod Munch Says:

    Stanglassman – I did say Martino was worthless, so there was that, but I didn’t mention Griffin, I’m indifferent on him.

  420. Trench War Says:


    Davonte Bond and this Jack Cichy kid as well but you are right that we need Kwon at least till Beckwith clears

  421. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Lol every quarterback just stares down whatever reciever Ryan Smith is covering

  422. Bird Says:


    Beckwith is not a drop off

  423. Bird Says:

    Kwon is not a mike

  424. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Adarius Taylor is as good as Kwon and will be way cheaper

  425. Trench War Says:

    their number one back against our 2nd and 3rd teamers

  426. bucymcbucersen Says:

    Well. Lions 1st string better than Bycs 2’s & 3’s.

  427. Radsy Says:

    Cichy having a rough go

  428. Trench War Says:

    …and Taylor …I was trying to remember the dude keeps
    changing his name

  429. Bucamania Says:

    Griffin looking good too.

    That drive was how all last year looked with Smitty.

    Cichy looks overmatched. Practice squad at best for him.

  430. Bird Says:

    Where was Shaq griffin taken?

    Was he Watson pick or someone else ?

  431. Radsy Says:

    Cichy is worth a PS spot. but he plays worried about his knee

  432. Trench War Says:

    now Cichy should score a TD lol

  433. Greg Says:

    I would swear I just saw #27 playing left corner…. Ronald Jones wtf?

  434. Bucamania Says:

    There are a bunch of duplicate numbers

  435. Rod Munch Says:

    Trench – Cichy has to do something in the regular season before I’d count on him for anything, but that’s just me, I never put in faith in rookies until they do it in the regular season. I don’t dislike Bond at all, I think he’s a serviceable starter, which isn’t meant as an insult, just means he’s serviceable, he’s not a star but will get the job done and not look lost. Joe Dirt brings great fire, but he just doesn’t have the speed, he’s worth keeping around on the practice squad to see if he can play faster as he learns the defense, but if he had to start in place of Kwon… ugh, it would be ugly. Then Glanton/Taylor/whatever their names are this year, they’re just typical backups – not awful but certainly not starters.

  436. Bird Says:

    You can have dual numbers in preseason

  437. Bucamania Says:

    Beckwith will be back and he’s a stud

  438. Radsy Says:

    Greg, i think i saw the same!

  439. Trench War Says:

    the scrubs are in

  440. Bucamania Says:

    #27 on defense is that CB they picked up from NO, It’s not Rojo.

  441. Radsy Says:

    Glanton>>> Bond, Lynch, Bullough

  442. Radsy Says:

    Errr Taylor

  443. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    So in the games so far only one turnover (Watsons fumble) it’s really good. I’m glad no bad throws by any if our the qbs

  444. cmurda Says:

    I hate to say it but Cichy is getting railroaded by every blocker he has taken on. I’m not on the Cichy hypewagon. The mullet is better.

  445. Stanglassman Says:

    2nd half of these games I’m looking for good individual play and hoping to stay healthy.

  446. gilhealy Says:

    If Austin Allen marches down the field, I’m all in on Monken.

  447. Radsy Says:

    Cichy will be stashed, hes coming off ACL

  448. Stanglassman Says:

    Cinchy needs to stay on his feet.

  449. cmurda Says:

    Our depth on the D Line….. Let me rephrase. We have no depth on the D Line.

  450. bucymcbucersen Says:

    Liedtke seems to be holding his own.

  451. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    You need to watch Taylor play if you think he’s not as good as Kwon.

  452. Rod Munch Says:

    Shocking, the refs blew another call.

  453. Stanglassman Says:

    That helmet rule call would’ve made since if it was on the Rb. Coach agreed

  454. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Ok Harris

  455. Trench War Says:

    you can’t have #ones in every spot. teams have $ caps so you can only keep what you pay for. If our #5 LB was as good as our #1 we couldn’t afford so considering that those guys are depth and are usually paid according to their talent. You can’t expect all pros at every position at every depth

  456. Bird Says:

    What do you guys think ?

    Really pleased. Most guys playing are 2nd

  457. Rod Munch Says:

    Did Noah Spence play tonight?

  458. Bucamania Says:

    Nice cover Joe Dirt

  459. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Joe dirt with the coverage

  460. Bird Says:


    Yah. Didn’t notice a burn or bad play. He is behind boozer and Webster and Gardner.

    Who you take. Love the depth.

  461. cmurda Says:

    Illegal formation on defense on a fg try. And our special teams coach is still here.

  462. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Nice try Joe dirt

  463. Bucamania Says:

    What is Blount doing in there?

  464. Rod Munch Says:

    Trench – I don’t have an issue with the LB’s, I was talking about the dummy saying we should cut Kwon because we have so much depth. The Bucs don’t have a bunch of depth, they have 3 solid starters with Beckwith there, and Bond is a borderline starter who could play if need be. Behind that I don’t have a lot of faith in any of those guys starting. Nothing wrong with that, unless some dummy says to cut a pro-bowler like Kwon.

  465. Bird Says:

    We got talent.

    So many receivers that Ryan griffin is a baller

  466. Chris K Says:

    Lot of you guys make me laugh. You go from cut him to he’s great from one play to another. It’s kind of funny. I must say the talent on this team is more than we’ve had in quite some time. Now it’s about putting it together as a team for the full season. There will be ups and there will be downs. I for one won’t act like one play makes or breaks a player or the season.

  467. Trench War Says:

    I missunderstood

  468. Rod Munch Says:

    I still remember Sam Wyche putting the starters back in at the end of a preseason game because he had to “build a winning culture”. LOL!

  469. Stanglassman Says:

    Our 2nds have been out for awhile, for the most part. Detroit just trying not to leave too embarrassed.

  470. Rod Munch Says:

    The defense wasn’t terrible there, Cassel made some really nice tight throws. Then again the guy has been around forever and is playing against 2’s and 3’s.

  471. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    We should definitely not cut Kwon, but we should not offer him a big contract either

  472. Trench War Says:

    alright good game BUCS! ….signing off

  473. Bucamania Says:

    Shaun Wilson doing great on KO returns

  474. Stanglassman Says:

    Our 1s looked way better than their 1s. Our 2s looked better than their 1s. Their 2s looked better than our 3s/camp meat.

  475. Bucamania Says:

    Exactly Stanglassman

  476. Bucamania Says:

    Justin Watson is legit

  477. Bird Says:

    Randy Watson yes

    He is on team. He will not make practice

  478. cmurda Says:

    That is true Stan. It’s really our #3’s out there.

  479. Rod Munch Says:

    I remember the 2012 Bucs beating the hell out of the Pats first team in week 3 of the preseason, it’s why I put basically nothing into the results of the preseason. You can kind of gauge individual players if they really stand out, but short of that, it generally doesn’t mean much.

  480. Dapostman Says:

    Kudos to the Buc fans who have been beating the drum for Shaun Wilson. He can play.

  481. Stanglassman Says:

    I rather play well in preseason than not.

    I remember watching Jeff Carlson light the pats up for 30 in 1st half in Jacksonville preseason game.

  482. Rod Munch Says:

    Stanglassman – I don’t disagree with you, it’s better to win these games than lose them – but then again in 2002 in week 3 of the preseason the Bucs lost 40-10 to the Redskins. If Twitter and this site had existed then people would have been slitting their wrists calling for Gruden to be fired before week 1 of the season.

  483. unbelievable Says:

    Overall the team has looked much sharper than the last few preseasons.

    I try not to put too much stock in it, but that’s what we said the last few seasons when the offense struggled all preseason. And that continued into the regular season.

    So I’m optimistic about the offense. D line looks improved but I think there are still some question marks at linebacker and definitely in the secondary.

  484. cmurda Says:

    Yuck. This Austin fella looks like he pissed himself back there. So overwhelmed.

  485. Rod Munch Says:

    cmurda – He’s about as good as the goat farmer we had last year at #4.

  486. cmurda Says:

    That’s that Mike Smith defense we all know and love. Bend, bend some more and eventually break. Give big cushions.

  487. cmurda Says:

    Mike Smith outcoached per usual. These were 3rd stringers on the Lions abusing Smith’s stupid back 20 yards off on the corners defense. I hope this is the last year I have to deal with a braindead D Coordinator.

  488. Rod Munch Says:

    Yep, classic Mike Smith.

  489. Ndog Says:

    Noah Spence looks useless vs guys that will be jobless this time next week.

  490. Rod Munch Says:

    I watched the tape of Austin Allen after they signed him, and the guy is not an NFL talent at all.

  491. kelley rose Says:

    mike smith just gave this game away. hope he does not do this when they count

  492. Rod Munch Says:

    We’ll see if my jinx works or not, but not saying it to reverse jinx him, he really did stink on tape.

  493. cmurda Says:

    Austin is our QB. There he is.

  494. Rod Munch Says:

    The 2002 Bucs went 3-1 in the preseason, losing game 3 at home… Just saying.

  495. cmurda Says:

    He stunk on the field Rod. I’m buying your take.

  496. Rod Munch Says:

    Ndog – Was Spence playing at the end? Ugh. I didn’t even notice him on the field. That stinks, you always hold out hope for a 2nd rounder who a ton of people said was a steal.

  497. Eric Reyes Says:

    To me he Spence and Kwon are the most overrated players on out team. Spence hasnt proven anything yet and he hasnt played well in pre season not even against back ups which says alot. Pass rush specialist my ass. Probably belongs playing Lb in a 3-4 defense. Kwon is really a weakside linebacker not a Mike. Too small and not a sure tackler. That being said we don’t have one who would play better except Beckwith who is a true Mike. Beckwith has the size to play the middle and is a better tackler. Kwon is more about speed and would be better suited playing strong side until David leaves. Everything else looks pretty strong.
    Seems like this organization likes to play guys at positions they don’t belong in.

  498. passthebuc Says:


    Mike Smith would not know the difference

  499. Rod Munch Says:

    Eric – Comparing Spence, who has done nothing, to Kwon, who was a pro-bowler, and literally the best player on defense a couple of years ago, is a ridiculous opinion.

  500. Blackmagic00 Says:

    What a win for the starters. Let’s just hope it’s what it looks like. And I’m so excited for Winston coming back. Go bucs.