“Chicks” May Not Dig Bucs WRs

August 16th, 2018

So Tuesday, just after practice at One Buc Palace ended and before Father Dungy had his press conference about his induction into the Ring of Honor, Joe decided to see what the good folks at Buccaneers.com were up to.

It seems they have decided to keep the “Hard Knocks” series going. Last year, the Bucs appeared on “Hard Knocks,” the NFL Films-produced, HBO reality series chronicling an NFL team’s training camp.

Many fans were outraged that the Bucs would allow such a thing and the same fans are convinced this series Pearl Harbored the Bucs’ 2017 season.

(How “Hard Knocks” affected any game in November and December much less led to America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, injuring his shoulder, Joe will never figure out.)

Now the Bucs have a weekly video feature called “The Current.” It is a Hard Knocks-light series that takes cameras behind the scenes and is exclusive to Buccaneers.com.

In the first offering, Bucs backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is seen playing around with his brood of children and throwing a pass to his son “Brady.” Fitz gives his son future-life advice.

“Chicks dig yards-after-catch, Brady,” Fitz tells his son as Brady goes out for a pass.

Well, if that is the case, good thing three of the top Bucs receivers are married. Last year the Bucs were No. 20 in YAC. That’s almost mind-boggling given their talent.

The two players who led the Bucs in YAC were Charles Sims and Adam Humphries, just fractions apart, at Nos. 74 and 75 in the NFL, respectively. It doesn’t bode well that a running back and a possession receiver lead the team in YAC.

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter is big on explosive plays. If the Bucs can improve their individual YAC, it just might also solve the lack of explosive plays as well.

30 Responses to ““Chicks” May Not Dig Bucs WRs”

  1. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    I am happier we dominate 3rd down conversions over YAC. To me that is a much more important stat. But maybe this year we can crank up our YAC

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    mind boggling indeed…..


  3. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Goal isn’t to dominate third down conversions. The goal is to avoid third downs altogether.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We didn’t do too well with YAR…..yards after run either.

  5. jmarkbuc Says:

    Watched the first half of Bucs Dolphins again last night…Mike Evans first catch…hits him right in stride and he falls down. Thought to myself , is this guy allergic to YAC?

    I know JW throws him a lot of 50/50 balls where he doesn’t really have a choice, but there are plenty where he seems to trip over his own feet.

  6. Lamarcus Says:

    Didn’t Me13 fall yet again after a catch that look like it could of been a big gain. I mean me23 just catch and fall

  7. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Last 3 years, Kobe Faker has demanded a new Playcaller and that Klueless Suks”


  8. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I understand being critical of Evans and his lack of YAC. jmarkbuc is 100% right, he totally fell for no reason. However, you have to also understand the good part of that is he isn’t taking a lot of big hits. Therefore, he is more durable, and more likely to have a longer career. We’d all love for him to take a slant to the house, but that’s just not his game. He catches a lot of balls in traffic, and I’d rather him live to see another play instead of fighting for a few extra yards.

  9. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    TBBF it is hard to do well with yards after the run… as the run is over when you are stopped. I think every team averages the same, 0 YAR.

  10. Cannon Says:

    He certainly isn’t going to expose himself to a big hit in the preseason.

  11. Eric Says:

    They dig the big NFl paycheck more….

  12. The Buc Realist Says:

    Wonder why we have not seen an article on when Nfl radio did Bucs camp that Kirwan and Miller spent a whole segment destroying hard knocks?????? Hard to believe that the sheep don’t understand the concept of setting the tone!!!!!!! At One Buc, Owners, Front Office, Coaches and players should all be talking winning games and playoffs!!!!!!! Not how and what is entertaining for the reality show!!!!!!!!

    Ask Coaches how important it is to set the tone!!!!!!

    Ask Players how important it is to set the tone!!!!!!

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

  13. Joe Says:

    Wonder why we have not seen an article on when Nfl radio did Bucs camp that Kirwan and Miller spent a whole segment destroying hard knocks??????

    You haven’t paid attention. Joe wrote several stories about this. Feel free to use Joe’s free archives.

    Until someone, anyone can provide tangible proof “Hard Knocks” caused Jameis to hurt his shoulder or caused Swaggy Baker to ignore GMC and jump offsides, it is a bunch of paranoid hogwash.

    So “Hard Knocks” caused Mike Smith not to put Brent Grimes on Julio Jones after Thanksgiving?

  14. The Buc Realist Says:


    And I will wait for tangible proof “hard knocks” helps team win games!!!!!!!!! Until then I will take the word of Coaches, Players, GM and very good NFL Analyst that say it is a distraction!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  15. jmarkbuc Says:


    Looked to me like he was upset about falling down, not trying to avoid a hit. He takes a lot of hits on those jump balls too. Seems to me, at least once a game he makes a sideline catch that takes him out for a play or two..To his credit he always comes back in.

    If he had kept running in Miami, there’s a good chance he doesn’t take a big hit. Would have a chance to control his own destiny, kind of, if you know what I mean..

  16. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Yeah, but going over the middle is a totally different type of hit versus a 50/50 ball. And I’m definitely not saying he’s not tough, because I think he’s one of the toughest guys on the team. But he is clearly expecting a big hit and is doing what is probably the smart thing by falling. The worst thing you can do as a tall WR is be standing up tall and get blasted by a safety or LB. Not only will you get hurt, but you are more likely to drop the ball.

  17. rrsrq Says:

    What he really meant was quarterbacks dig yards after catch

  18. Dapostman Says:

    QB’s near the top in Air Yards per pass. Wr’s near the bottom in yards after catch. What am I missing?

    #Get After It!

  19. jmarkbuc Says:


    Some of that has to do with having to make a great catch…JW has a tendency to sail balls high..Thank God for tall guys like ME and Brate..

    Jw’s completion % would be a lot worse if they didn’t make great catches on what should be routine balls. JW did seem to be more accurate in Miami, except for the one high throw to BoBo.

  20. jmarkbuc Says:


    Not saying you’re wrong. Just not sure how I feel about a guy falling down for no reason over a hit that may or may not come.

    The game and the players sure have changed…..

  21. Bucsfanman Says:

    jmarkbuc- You think “Bobo” is really Bobo’s given name?! Even as a nickname I can’t help but think about a guy with a red ball for a nose and big red shoes coming out of a VW Bug with 100 other “Bobos”.
    Just random thoughts! To me, It’s an unfortunate name/nickname! It’s not like calling a fat guy “Slim”, you know?!
    There’s a story to it. Joe, you have homework!

  22. jmarkbuc Says:

    Guess he doesn’t like Jesus

  23. I’m a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Dan Joe!!! Are all these Honeybabys from Tampa.? I like her YAC

  24. 813bucboi Says:

    lol….that’s right joe….rhealist is spitting hogwash as usual….lol….

    12 teams have been on HK…..the following season:

    5 teams improved their record…..

    2 teams had the same record……

    2 teams won fewer games but still had a winning record…..

    3 teams regressed to a losing record….

    so the proof is right in front of you rhealist…..out of 12 teams only 3 regressed to a losing record…..

    plus cam brate, Winston, monken all said HK had nothing to do with it….according to monken “they” choose to suck and according to smitty it was communication……

    pack that hogwash up along with dirk and smitty and GTFOH!!!!!!


  25. Bucsfanman Says:

    jmarkbuc- I thought you were kidding for a sec there! A quick search verified his real name of Jesus.
    Still, “Bobo”?!

    Tandyman- SMH, yes sir!
    Your man is in the practice notes today. Looks like they’re trying different DB combinations.

  26. I’m a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Bucsfanman My Man! This Little Honeybaby, Jesus and #37 all in one article!!! Think I’ve died and gone to Buc Heaven!!!! Keep spitting them Words of Wisdom Bubba!!! LETS GOOOOOOO!

  27. Mike Johnson Says:

    LMAO on this article. Beautiful fine Chicks..Luv anybody or anything..GREEN.
    Don’t beleive me? Start flashin a few hundreds round them at the party. You all of a sudden are..Mr VIP. Green rules.

  28. Bucsfanman Says:

    “This Little Honeybaby, Jesus and #37 all in one article!!!Think I’ve died and gone to Buc Heaven!!!!”

    My man, you have issues dude! LOL!

  29. I’m a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Yeah Buddy!!! But else can we have this much fun. ? I do like her YAC.

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    Wait… what I read here was that not playing the Miami game in week 1 tanked the season…

    What tanked the season was starting Ryan Smith and Chris Conte, and then having your starting QB get injured early in the year on yet another dumb call by Dirk when he has Winston in a no back shotgun set on 3rd and 1 in Arizona. Of course no one gets open and the offensive line stinks so Winston rolls out and gets taken down, and the season is over. Well the season was over the moment Ryan Smith made the team, because any team as desperate as to have Ryan Smith on their team is a loser. Hopefully he gets cut here real soon.