Buccaneers-Steelers, Open Thread

September 24th, 2018

Fire away in the comments section with Bucs fans from Port Richey to Brandenton and beyond. Share all your thoughts tonight’s Steelers-Bucs on Monday Night Football — your undefeated Bucs against the winless Steelers.

Play nice!

And stick with Joe and Ira Kaufman after the game for loads of postgame coverage.

1,424 Responses to “Buccaneers-Steelers, Open Thread”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    BSPN just slobbering all over the Steelers. Unreal.

    Guess that’s what I should expect. Keep doubting us!

    Anyone know if Jensen is suiting up? If not, his E SMith playing center?

  2. Godeep66 Says:

    Trade JW NOW

  3. Rod Munch Says:

    Ugh, I just saw this fun fact:
    Whether its TNF, SNF, or MNF, Ben Roethlisberger in his last 15 primetime games is 14-1.

  4. unbelievable Says:

    ^ 🙄

  5. SteveK Says:

    Unleash the fury, Buccaneers!

    Let’s whoop some steeler booty

  6. Rod Munch Says:

    Godeep66 – Do me a favor and throw yourself into an industrial plastic shredder – but do it feet first.

    God bless.

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    Jameis will be back at One Buc tomorrow getting ready for Chicago.

    Who cares anyways? Tonight is tonight.

    Classic reason why no one likes you.

  8. Jbeachbuc Says:

    Munch.. nice 👍

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Got my Franks Wing Sauce to eat my crow with!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  10. KnoxvilleBuc Says:

    Let’s get pumped up for this and run them off the field!! Go Bucs!!!!

  11. William Walls Says:

    Bonzai, that’s flat-out awesome.

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Buc1987, I want him back in the 4th game too, but if you think about it, he isn’t the only one who has to be ready. The WRs have been playing with Fitz for 4 weeks. The oline has been blocking for a barely mobile QB for 4 weeks.

    They all have to adjust too. So I think it depends on practices and injuries.

  13. Tampabucfan88 Says:

    Godeep66 stfu and go root for another team we don’t need ur distraction

  14. BucThis Says:

    Idk why but I have this gut wrenching feeling that with JW getting a new agent and with everything going on with Fitz, I think Tampa will live up to its reputation and let Winston walk. 🙄🤦‍♂️

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    Buddy you’re a boy make a big noise
    Playin’ in the street gonna be a big man some day
    You got mud on yo’ face
    You big disgrace
    Kickin’ your can all over the place
    We will we will rock you
    We will we will rock you

  16. AlteredEgo Says:

    First play a delayed screen to the RB over the middle

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai….I don’t think he’ll play, but he has to be ready to.

  18. Godeep66 Says:

    @rodarsemunch: maybe they can throw you and tampabucfan88 in with the trade. Hopefully a Cali team for you snowflakes.

  19. Pickgrin Says:

    Let’s GO BUCS!

    Kick some Squeelers ASS!

  20. ATrain Says:

    Ok is it my TV or is the picture cutting in and out

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    I still hate the new uniforms, I think it’s safe to say they’re ugly, not popular and aren’t growing on anyone. I think next year they can finally change them – and I really hope they do something with a lot of orange and more retro and stop with these dark colors, really have nothing to do with this area.

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    Godeep66 – You’re boring.

  23. ATrain Says:

    Media Sucks

    Did I hear correctly Bucs are underdogs

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    ATrain – No issues here, using Bright House/Spectrum.

  25. Moreon Says:

    Your tv

  26. Wrsley Says:

    Steelers win 28-21. Booooooooooooo

  27. Rod Munch Says:

    The field looks very soft tonight, did it rain hard there? We got nothing where I am.

  28. ATrain Says:

    I think it was the local media
    It’s fine now

  29. ATrain Says:

    Defense looks like they want to smash peopel

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    Nice start.

  31. MadMax Says:

    Lets get this win Bucs!!!!! good stop D….3 and out

  32. ATrain Says:


  33. MadMax Says:

    Thats right….pound that rock and then let loose with a throw.

  34. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Jensen is playing sick

  35. ATrain Says:


  36. ATrain Says:

    Got to settle down

    Everyone counting did out

  37. Tnew Says:

    Glad Godwin got up after that

  38. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Witten sucks he is literally the worst guy in all of pro sports, and tessitore gets the punters wrong……… is the magic wearing off?

  39. Rod Munch Says:

    Clean hit by the Steeler so not complaining about that at all, but you know, we all know, if that was us that hit a Steeler like that the refs are throwing a flag.

  40. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Yea let’s go back to running it every first down. That ALWAYS works.

    Did we get a new punter? Where’s Bryan

  41. Rod Munch Says:

    First game where they ran the ball on 1st play, and we go 3 and out, sort of like a Dirk style opening.

  42. Jeffbuc Says:

    I know it’s early but I had a feeling the game might be a defensive lower scoring game. Every time a game is suppose to be a shootout on prime time the opposite happens. I hope not

  43. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    I feel if our guy made that hit it would have beena 15 yrd penalty

  44. Tnew Says:

    Not complaining but saying Godwin has to make that catch is a bit of a reach

  45. Mike in LOL Says:

    It’s alright we got plenty of time left, our wideouts will calm down and start catching some TDs

  46. cmurda Says:

    Godwin needs to catch the ball like a man. I love the guy. Good hands but that was weak sauce. I’m also concerned that Fitz will come back down to reality this game. One really bad throw on an easy pass and then a floater.

  47. Rod Munch Says:

    That was just a great hit on Godwin, knocked the ball right out of his hands. Sometimes a defender just makes a perfect hit, I think that was one of them, if Godwin had made that catch it would have been incredible, you can’t possibly expect that.

  48. cmurda Says:

    True Ftmyers. They seemed to replace the defenseless hit on a receiver with defenses being disallowed from touching a QB.

  49. THETRUTH Says:

    Will fans ever learn when to be loud , not while your offense is on the field !!

  50. MadMax Says:

    Have to change it up….running it on a bad D should work.Then we can pass…

    And look at that Evans Pick!!!!

  51. Tnew Says:

    That’s a pro bowl play there



  53. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, that is an insane play by Evans if it stands.

  54. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Get Conte of the fieldplease

  55. Jbeachbuc Says:

    A star in the making….

  56. ATrain Says:

    Oh yea BABY

  57. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Oh hello Mr. Evans. 🙂

  58. ATrain Says:

    Didn’t Conte get replaced last week

  59. BucThis Says:


  60. ShutTheBucUp Says:


  61. cmurda Says:

    Wow. What a pick Evans!

  62. JerseyBuc Says:

    Evans is a future All-Pro for years

  63. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Lol Hulu steam is behind I see the comments and was like what?? Spoiler alert

  64. Rod Munch Says:

    THETRUTH – On TV the crowd doesn’t sound very loud at all, not sure why they mic stuff like this anymore, they do it in all of sports, all about the d-bags on TV thinking they’re so important you need to clearly hear every single babble they have to say. But on TV the place sounds like it’s maybe 1/3rd full.

  65. Godeep66 Says:


  66. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Best spoiler ina long time lol

  67. ShutTheBucUp Says:


  68. cmurda Says:

    Capitalize with a TD offense. We do need to get some pressure on Ben. It’s been marginal in the early going.

  69. Dirty Bucs Says:

    I’m with Munch on the Godwin catch. Haden put his helmet right on the ball at full speed. Nobody’s catching that ball.

  70. Anonymous Says:

    What a play by Justin Evans!!!

  71. Proudbucsfan Says:

    Helllllll yeahhhhhhh !!!!!!

  72. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow it stands, I totally figured the refs would figure out how to screw us over.

  73. Mike in LOL Says:

    Justin Evans will be in the pro bowl this year if he keeps this up. The man is all over the field making plays.

  74. cmurda Says:

    I can live with that Godwin non catch. The more important part is that he did have the catch if it wasnt dislodged.

  75. Rod Munch Says:

    Make big plays like that on a team that is winning and he’ll be a pro bowler for sure.

    Also remember all the talk last offseason about how slow J Evans was picking up the playbook, how he didn’t start in the preseason, how he was a bust and everyone here saying we took the wrong guy, another waste of a 2nd rounder, LOL! Anywho keep in mind you’re the same people saying Jones is a bust based on preseason.

  76. MadMax Says:

    Boom! Theres that run…..Go Barber!

    Ryan Jensen is a monster out there.

  77. MadMax Says:


  78. Dirty Bucs Says:

    The Harvard connection! haha

  79. Rod Munch Says:

    Told yah Brate gets a TD tonight, was just a matter of time. Showcasing Brate so they can include him in the trade for Bell.

  80. Anonymous Says:

    Barber up the middle for 18!!!!

  81. Proudbucsfan Says:

    My man Brate touchdown. Wooooooo Hooooooo

  82. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Don’t miss the xp you ahole kicker

  83. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    at least after this game the steelers will have the worst defense in the NFL, wow they are BAD..

  84. cmurda Says:

    Now thats how you capitalize. Thing of beauty. By the way, Peyton all day tonight. This Steelers team is not like the scary Front 7 of years past.

  85. Buc1987 Says:

    Can’t cover all of em……wooooooooooo hoooooo!

  86. Trench War Says:

    “tonight watch for Cam Brate to get a lot of looks”

    called it

  87. Rod Munch Says:

    Opened the scoring drive with a pass – not the Dirk up the middle on 1st down special. Then guess what, by passing early and getting some yards it opened up the running game. Welcome to 2018, it’s not the same thing as 1978.

  88. Bucsfan77 Says:


  89. Mike in LOL Says:

    Man I LOVE watching our games this year because we can actually get some TDs in the 1st quarter!! And trust that is no knock on JW, I just think the entire team has elevated their mindset and the results are showing. Oh and Monk playcalling of course.

  90. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    The Steelers d is literallya bunch of no names. I know a lot of players names on diff teams and I can’t name but like 2 or 3 on Steelers D

  91. B̶o̶i̶s̶e̶ Baltimore Buc Fan Says:

    Great to see them put 7 on the scoreboard after the interception!

  92. Buc1987 Says:


  93. Tnew Says:

    Steelers want to give up. You can see it. One more stop and score and this could get good. Like maybe Griffin gets his first nfl snap good.

  94. ChanEpic Says:

    The Bucs haven’t looked this good since the SB season. That drive was downright masterful

  95. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Funny thing. Last year, I was praying to score. This year I just want them to hurry up and score so we get a commercial so I can take a leak! Lol

  96. Trench War Says:

    this is FUN!!!!!!!!

  97. Rod Munch Says:

    Tnew – It’s the first quarter, stop being a douche.

  98. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    They looked that good the last two games. :p

  99. BucThis Says:


  100. Rod Munch Says:

    Shocking, Chris Conte F!@$!@ US AGAIN.

    Where’s you piece of garbage Conte defenders at?

  101. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Really Conte?????

  102. Sweeptheleg Says:


  103. ATrain Says:

    Bench Conte

  104. SteveK Says:

    Look at Gerald! Wow he is fast AF off the line!

  105. Tnew Says:

    Then they go and get Conte’d


    CONTE SUCKS!!!!!!!

  107. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Chris Conte weak AF. He need to go

  108. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    nvm the bucs will keep the worst defense label

  109. Wrsley Says:

    Get Conte the clown off the field!

  110. Moreon Says:

    Oman that was quick

  111. Sweeptheleg Says:

    How is this guy still on the team?

  112. SteveK Says:

    Conte lol that’s bad!

  113. Rod Munch Says:

    Conte is F@!$@ garbage, get him out of the g-d game.

  114. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Conte is a b1tch

  115. k_bassuka Says:

    I wonder what will be the excuse for Conte. God his sorry @rse needs to get benched.

  116. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Get that loser off the field NOW

  117. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Conte got Beast Quaked

  118. cmurda Says:

    Holy crap. Somebody defend Conte right now. I hate him

  119. Trench War Says:

    this gonna be a shoot out

  120. Godeep66 Says:

    Bitch slap

  121. BigMacAttack Says:

    Conte is so awesome. Joe’s boy right there.

  122. Moreon Says:

    That stiffer will be on all the highlights

  123. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Bench him NOW

  124. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Conte has been getting burned all game. We need a replacement ASAP

  125. SteveK Says:

    Woohoo! Miss that kick!

  126. Mike in LOL Says:

    Ok conte cmon man just throw your body at him don’t try and play patty cake with a man who clearly dominates you

  127. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    At least they missed the PAT

  128. ShutTheBucUp Says:


  129. Mord Says:

    Conte is gonna have to see that play over and over again for the rest of his life

  130. Rick Says:

    Thoughts and prayers, conte.

  131. Mike in LOL Says:

    Whitehead would not have let that man embarrass him so

  132. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Bench that bum YESTERDAY

  133. Tnew Says:

    That changes the entire momentum

  134. donuts Says:

    conte got bitch slapped on national tv…

  135. Rod Munch Says:

    Say the same thing every week and you morons defend this piece of garbage. He’s literally the worst starting S in all of football, and worse than almost every teams backups. Him and Ryan Smith are completely garbage that tank the entire defense.

  136. Dirty Bucs Says:

    At least they missed the PAT. But damnit, that was embarrassing!

  137. Ftmyersbuc Says:


  138. ATrain Says:

    Cant defend that

    Conte your an NFL player grab his leg or something

  139. cmurda Says:

    Whit head, Whitehead, Whitehead, Whitehead. Get lost Conte and take Mike Smith with you. How in the heck is the guy wide open and Conte is nowhere near anybody and then looks like a little bia.

  140. Matts17 Says:

    LOL. Conte is such crap. He didn’t cover the TE but made up for it by not tackling.

  141. BucsBandit Says:


    What kind of defense was that??? What D-Coordinator in the NFL doesn’t cover TEs off the line on a 3rd and 10???

  142. Tc Says:

    Wouldn’t of happened to Derwin James. 19 tackles, 1 interception and 2 sacks so far.

  143. EA Says:

    Conte gets a lot of hate for no reason, muahahahah

  144. BucThis Says:


  145. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Too bad we didn’t draft Der—, oh never mind.

  146. mark2001 Says:

    Hate to say it, but Conte looked like a woman playing NFL football on that play.

  147. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    Fu@k Conte

  148. Bucsfan77 Says:

    Conte heard sit down bitch, as his head got shoved to his ass

  149. AlteredEgo Says:

    So many posters are childish and immature…. the other team can make plays too… that was an awesome stiff arm

  150. lambchop Says:

    Put Whitehead in please!

  151. Jbeachbuc Says:

    Not hard to find the weakest link ( Conte)

  152. cmurda Says:

    Steelers were backed into a corner and Conte is the lone scrub. Not AB, Not Schuster. Frigging McDonald.

  153. Rod Munch Says:

    G-D do I hate that piece of garbage, but not worry, Ryan Smith will be her shortly to show us that Conte isn’t the worst defender on the team.

  154. Sweeptheleg Says:

    Conte just changed the whole feel to the game.

  155. stvcl Says:

    Conte haters unite. The dude just got punked on MNF. Sabby Jr.

  156. Tc Says:

    Wouldn’t of happened to Derwin James. 19 tackles , 1 interception and 2 sacks so far!

  157. Jeffbuc Says:

    Guys calm down we were told he is not as bad as people think. Get him out of the game what was that tackle. What form was that run up to a guy and grab his shoulder pad

  158. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Koetter has no balls if contes sorry a$$ is on the next defensive drive

  159. Anonymous Says:

    How was that not offensive facemask???

  160. Rod Munch Says:

    Now watch as the ginger commit a PF here in the next couple of plays to make up for this PF…

  161. Jean Lafitte Says:

    that wasn’t Conte’s man. that was a blown coverage that Conte tried to chase down but the big man stiffed him with a hand to the face. If it had been a defender with hands to the face it would be called a foul.

  162. cmurda Says:

    51 should have been ejected

  163. Tnew Says:

    Howard is evolving

  164. cmurda Says:

    You sure about that Jean. I think it was his man

  165. Dirty Bucs Says:

    I love me some Cam Brate, but Howard is a beast… and just as I type that, Brate catches a seam route lol

  166. Samsung Says:

    It’s hands to the face when the defense does it, need to chant he rule. Offensive players shouldn’t be able to stiff arm to the face

  167. MadMax Says:

    WOW, great catch Brate, way to hold on to it!

  168. theodore Says:

    That wasn’t Conte’s man? He’s a safety, they’re all “his man”.

  169. Jeffbuc Says:

    If Mike Smith wasn’t in the freaking press back now would be a great time for him to talk to the defense and talk to them and let them know they are attacking with the tight ends and try to change things up. But know he is in the press box so we will let them keep having tight ends One on one with conte. Which means wide open

  170. BucThis Says:

    WHAts up with Doug Martin??? Thought he hits the hole hard

  171. ChanEpic Says:

    Lol @ Sabby jr!

  172. Tnew Says:

    Once the safeties start sinking into the middle outside will open

  173. cmurda Says:

    Nice tough catch by Brate. Love what Monken is doing. Watch Barber get going here.

  174. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Where are the helmet to helmet calls? First Fitz gets hit in the head, and now Brate. No call…

  175. BucThis Says:


  176. Rod Munch Says:

    Fitz did the only thing you couldn’t do there, he took a sack.

    Now watch as the coward Dirk punts the ball, lets see…

  177. Tnew Says:

    What was Rodgers doing

  178. Rod Munch Says:

    So you give a kicker $3.5m/year and you won’t try a 51 yard FG?

    Dirk is a f-ing coward.

  179. cmurda Says:

    Yuck. Conte murdered us right now. Fitz cannot take that sack.

  180. Dirty Bucs Says:

    That wasn’t Fitz’s fault. He had no choice. Protect the ball. Jameis would have thrown it up in the middle of the field for an INT lol

  181. Tc Says:

    That’s why they call his position safety – the last man on defense. Cmon man!

  182. BucsBandit Says:

    Since when don’t we kick 50ish yard FGs???

  183. Rod Munch Says:

    This is how Dirk lost games against the Pats and ATL in Primetime, coaching like a coward and punting the ball from the 40, except this time it’s inside the 40.


    Also notice Conte is still there.

  184. cmurda Says:

    No way Munch. That was longer and have you seen our kicking game? I would have punted. Fitz cant take that long and not get rid of the ball.

  185. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Loser Conte still on the field

  186. SteveK Says:

    Let’s go D!

  187. Tc Says:

    Why do so many kickers miss at Raymond James?

  188. Rod Munch Says:

    Gee who saw that coming, punting from the 36 backfires.

    F-ing coward.

  189. King C Says:

    Yeah when the throw isn’t there you got to throw that away before you take a sack
    Not a big deal though bc making a long FG on this field is gonna be tough

  190. BucThis Says:


  191. SteveK Says:

    Defense has got to be better.


  192. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Grimes was undercutting that route, and he tripped. Damn

  193. cmurda Says:

    Conte jumps too early. Fire Mike Smith for even having Conte out there. You blow Conte. You waste of space.

  194. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    God our safeties are horrible!

  195. SteveK Says:

    Penalty for that!? And Bostic powers his whole head.

    Screw they boys, someone take the ejection and hit the crap out of Ben!

  196. Rod Munch Says:

    Yeah, take the sack and give up points, then punt instead of trying a long FG….

    Did you watch the Eagles last years ladies?

  197. cmurda Says:

    It was Grimes. My bad. I still dont take the rest of it back.

  198. unbelievable Says:

    Yea I’m officially done with Conte.

    Put the rookie in and let him lay some wood.

  199. Matts17 Says:

    These roughing calls are simply laughable. Too many lawyers are running the NFL.

  200. SteveK Says:

    Let’s go D!

    We need a play!

  201. unbelievable Says:

    Still no kicking game since we let Matt Bryant go for no reason. Thanks DOm!

  202. Tnew Says:

    Big moment here

  203. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Thank you Dirk whiteheads in. Even if he gets beat I doubt he gets embarrassed on national tv

  204. Tnew Says:

    Momentum is swinging

  205. SteveK Says:

    Conte, strike two.

    One more gaffe and Whitehead is coming in.

    We need JPP to get some pressure!

    We need to hit the ish outta Ben. No more going easy, if we are going to take 15 then make it count!

  206. Architek Says:

    LOL – this secondary man I swear…

  207. Bucnut2 Says:

    It feels like the magic has run it’s course. Steelers are in control in this one

  208. SteveK Says:

    We are in position, just need to clean it up and keep it up! Get the ball back to the O!

  209. Rod Munch Says:

    Absolute cowardly coaching by Dirk, the defense ALWAYS gives up points when you punt inside the 40, it happened over and over and over again last year and Dirk, being a coward, does the same thing over and over and over again.

    It’s not 1978. Stop running the ball to setup the passing game and stop punting from inside the opponents 40. The Eagles sort of set an example people should follow. Dirk didn’t even attempt to get points, instead he’s more concerned someone might criticize him for kicking 53 yard FG when we have on the highest paid kickers in the league.

  210. King C Says:

    To be fair, the Matt Bryant decision looks worse bc the NFL changed the rules on kicking off to make it easier to hit touchbacks. Before that Bryant kickoffs were not reaching the end zone

  211. Lamarcus Says:


  212. cmurda Says:

    Zero pressure from all the effort Licht put into this D Line. They are doing nothing to help our secondary.

  213. Rojas Says:

    Imagine the Justin Evans, Derwin James safety duo. Would of been the best in the league. Conte is terrible.

  214. Mike in LOL Says:

    Their TE is tearing us up

  215. Tnew Says:


  216. Wesley Says:

    Obvious hold there.

  217. King C Says:

    Bucnut2 with the early unnecessary negativity.

  218. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    LOL idiot!

  219. diggler Says:

    OMG Johnson!!!!

  220. BucThis Says:


  221. MadMax Says:

    Dang Johnson, ball was out of play,…take it easy man

  222. cmurda Says:

    3rd and 11 no pressure. Unbelievable how soft our D is up the middle. The playbook is so damn easy against Smith’s sorry scheme.

  223. Rod Munch Says:


  224. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    “My fault Ben” – GMC “Dlineman dont apologize” – BOOGER….

    The bucs defense looks like keystone cops



  226. Tnew Says:

    Hope he’s not really hurt

  227. Rod Munch Says:

    That is Scott Smith reporting that.

  228. SteveK Says:

    Is there a warning track in football? I feel bad that the guy just hit the wall.

  229. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Tampa isn’t getting any pressure on Ben, and their secondary is not good enough to cover with no pressure. Wouldn’t be surprised if some blitz packages start rolling in. Actually surprised it hasn’t happened yet.

  230. BucThis Says:

    Munch- He ain’t hurt he just embarrassed

  231. Bucnut2 Says:

    Bucnut2 with truth! King- you can’t handle the truth!

  232. cmurda Says:

    I won’t go that far Rod. I hate Conte but only as a player. Don’t want the dude hurt.

  233. Rod Munch Says:

    Well with a defense that soft and inept I’m glad we punted from the Steelers 36… who would have seen a defensive collapse.

    Oh right, anyone that has ever watched this team play.

  234. King C Says:

    Absolutely friggin right
    Derwin James is a stud and just what we need
    He would make the defense completely different
    It was the obvious choice after the trade down but instead we decide to get cute with Vea
    Derwin James is gonna be a Pro bowler for sure

  235. Ndog Says:

    Fitz has 3 poor plays in the first quarter, not a good for our long term starter.

  236. Tc Says:

    Conte didn’t hurt his knee – it is his pride – for the whole world to see

  237. Rod Munch Says:

    cmurda – Conte has been garbage for years, I don’t care what happens to him so long as he’s out of the game.

  238. cmurda Says:

    Man, it’s gone downhill fast especially on defense. Conte gave them momentum and it hasn’t stopped. Fitz is going to have to step up his game. You know, like the deep balls that worked for the first 2 weeks against a pretty weak secondary. Our defense is just not going to be able to do it.

  239. Tc Says:

    Derwin James stats for 3 games – 19 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 interception

  240. Mike in LOL Says:

    LVE and Gholston are smothering the run so far

  241. Rod Munch Says:

    If Dirk coached the Steelers they’d punt here, can’t risk missing a FG.



  243. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Nobody gives a damn about Derwin James. Just stop with that crap. IT’S IRRELEVANT!

  244. Rod Munch Says:

    Did Booger lose his legs to diabetes or something? Why is ESPN putting him in that ridiculous chair thing.

  245. Tnew Says:

    Tight ends guys

  246. MadMax Says:

    Dammit Godwin!!!!!!!

  247. Wesley Says:

    Good night.

  248. diggler Says:


  249. ATrain Says:

    What is with the mistakes

  250. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Godwin you idiot protect the ball!

  251. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Ok Godwin…gotta tighten up. I have faith in you, but this is a bad look.

    Another helmet directly on the ball though.

  252. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Derwin James and Darius Guice should be bucs and witten sucks

  253. Mike in LOL Says:

    Godwin having a nightmarish game

  254. EA Says:

    Sit Godwin down for the rest of the game, that’s his second.

  255. Sweeptheleg Says:

    This is why I hate national games. Always find a way to stink it up.

  256. TampaDave Says:

    Here’s Conte getting owned by Fred Jackson a few years back. This isn’t Conte Hate, it’s garbage technique and a failure to grow hate.

  257. Jean Lafitte Says:

    isn’t that leading with the helmet rule

  258. Rod Munch Says:

    Where’s the d-bag earlier that said the Steelers had already quit this game and the game was over? Do me a favor and inject yourself with HIV.

  259. Mike in LOL Says:


  260. unbelievable Says:


    Bucs letting this slip away. Can’t handle the big lights.

  261. SteveK Says:

    Hold onto the damn ball!

    The play is good! The protection is good!

    The ball handling is sloppy af!

    Quit sh!tting your pants, Bucs!

  262. EA Says:

    We got enough weapons on offense

  263. mark2001 Says:

    Rod…. over a fifty yard attempt on a sloppy field…a great punt and if Conte hadn’t been rag dolled, it was the smart thing to do. Fitz isn’t the problem tonight…it is the receivers that are dropping balls or fumbling.

  264. cmurda Says:

    There it is. I knew we would have the stinker on National TV. Nothing to see here. We are still the Bucs.

  265. Bucnut2 Says:

    This looks familiar

  266. BucThis Says:


  267. RJ Says:

    Game over..we folded on national TV like a cheap lawn chair.

  268. diggler Says:

    Start JW the kids lost this game.Not Fitz fault

  269. Tc Says:

    Is this the first time this year the Bucs have been behind?

  270. SteveK Says:

    We need D to pick us up.

    C’mon D! Protect the friggin ball!

  271. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    My god our whole secondary is terrible! And our running backs are trash

  272. Tnew Says:

    Nice to have grimes back

  273. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    There is that worst defense in the NFL, glad bucs passed on derwin james

  274. Buccluck Says:

    That’s why you can’t play 10 yards off Brent grimes

  275. Dirty Bucs Says:

    We can’t tackle to save our lives right now.

  276. Rod Munch Says:

    Good thing we punted from the 36, I mean everyone knows 7 points was enough to put this game away and what if they missed? That would give the Steelers a shorter field and afterall we have this fantastic defense….

  277. Bucnut2 Says:

    The blowout is on

  278. mark2001 Says:

    And the D is playing as usual. Their receivers are kicking our receivers backside right now.

  279. Jeff Says:

    It’s a laugher, Folks. The jig is up. Let’s get back to Jameis after the bears loss. Steelers embarrassing Tampa tonight. Thanks Yucks!

  280. ShutTheBucUp Says:


  281. Wesley Says:

    Hoping for a thunder storm.

  282. SteveK Says:

    Hahahahaha our secondary is dog sh!t

    Who scorched him.

  283. Moreon Says:

    Just running over defense and no pressure on qb

  284. diggler Says:

    Start Davis get Grimes out of there

  285. cmurda Says:

    Wow. Wow. Our defense is a complete embarrassment. Hi Mike Smith. Keep those corners 20 yards off the receivers. Thatta boy.

  286. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Wow Chris Godwin that was bleeping pitiful

  287. SteveK Says:

    Let’s go O! Come back here.

    No more fumbles!

  288. Architek Says:

    Ball security is a real issue with these WRs

  289. ATrain Says:

    This is why the BuCs get no respect in the media

    All the talent and no. HEART

    We are more worried about hitting Ben



  290. BucThis Says:


  291. Tbbucs3 Says:


  292. cmurda Says:

    Yeah Grimes looks like he’s got a permanent hamstring injury. I know who Ben will consistently be targeting.

  293. Bankieb Says:

    Well I cant say I’m surprised

  294. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Shake it off Godwin. Accidents happen. All that matters is the next play.

  295. Moreon Says:

    Need offense to answer before it gets out of control

  296. BucsBandit Says:

    ENUFF of the Derwin James crap. He wouldn’t do anything to stop this soft defense with not enough QB pressure.

    Our only hope is that Vea can make a difference in collapsing the pocket on opposing QBs.

  297. lambchop Says:

    Brent Grimes with 2 bad plays. Rusty much?

  298. canadianbucsfan Says:

    Anyone else cringe when jacquizz Rodgers is in the game. He is terrible

  299. diggler Says:

    Grimes comes in and it’s 2017 again.

  300. mark2001 Says:

    Rod…. our receivers are mostly playing like chumps and their receivers look all world. Funny that it is the vets that are blowing this game up…Grimes and Conte.

  301. Jeff Says:

    Embarrassing. Would have been nice to be for real, for once. 8-8. The fun is over folks.

  302. Tnew Says:

    Now let’s see how good Monken is. Don’t get predictable.

  303. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Calm down guys it’s far from over

  304. Tim Says:

    Well at least the Bucs are getting it over with early. Got a new episode of Floribama Shore on tonight.



  306. BucThis Says:

    Someone tell Miko her man playing like sh!t

  307. ATrain Says:

    JPP needs to earn his money

    Get a sack

  308. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    JPP is just stealing money.

  309. King C Says:

    The Derwin James mentions are necessary because everybody knew the defensive secondary was THE major liability about this team last year and it still is.
    Who knows if we get another chance for an impact DB like James in free agency or next year’s draft

  310. BucsBandit Says:



    Let’s goooooooooo!

  311. Tc Says:

    If there is no fitzmagic this game, it is fitzover.

  312. BucThis Says:

    PLayin 10 yards off for 10million dollars

  313. Ndog Says:

    This defense is better without Grimes. He plays off every pla and doesn’t like to tackle. They are going after is tiny butt every play.

  314. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Dear Jason Licht,

    Why the * is Derwin James not on our football team right now?

  315. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Relax people.

  316. BucThis Says:

    Someone tell Miko to smack mike smith for makin her man look bad

  317. Bucnut2 Says:

    our kick returns suck

  318. Jbeachbuc Says:

    Monday night massacre

  319. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Another “Ring of Honor” game BLOWOUT!

  320. BucsBandit Says:

    15 OTHER TEAMS PASSED ON DERWIN JAMES . There were major red flags and he was no lock to be a great player.

  321. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Good job protecting the ball evans!

  322. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Derwin James wouldnt let 93 apologize to Big Ben, cant believe GMC apologized for doing his job, also derwin james would be leading the bucs in sacks

  323. Tc Says:

    They are playing off and trying not to give deep ball

  324. Rod Munch Says:

    OK we got the ball in their terrority, we need to punt while we have good field position and not risk getting a sack or something.

  325. MadMax Says:

    Pitt trying to fight…..dont get caught up in it Bucs!

  326. Moreon Says:

    Penalties are helping the Bucs out

  327. Godeep66 Says:

    Grimes sucks. Toasted again. He is just picking up a check fools

  328. Defense Rules Says:

    Brent Grimes has been burned twice now (at least). I think he’s still smarting from the hamstring problem. Come on offense …

  329. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Defense is atrocious, far from a playoff team.

  330. mark2001 Says:

    Fitz is playing like magic.. but the receivers are playing like garbage and he RB’s are playing like…our running backs.

  331. Iamabuc Says:

    The Steelers are initiating contact with their helmets….and I’m still waiting on the ref’s to blow a wistle…but it looks like they’re looking the other way…

  332. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Touchdown we’re back in it

  333. Tnew Says:

    Barber makes play action work. Rodgers does not

  334. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Our running backs are trash

  335. Rod Munch Says:

    There we go, we got a holding call on 1st down. Told you we should have punt.

  336. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Derwin James gonna be all pro and the bucs first pick cant play, way to help the doo doo backend

  337. Moreon Says:

    Shouldn’t of brought up penalties

  338. lambchop Says:

    Chill out people, it’s early.

  339. Tnew Says:

    Play action to tight ends

  340. Tnew Says:

    Bad miss there

  341. mark2001 Says:

    Our RB’s have no speed….can’t get the edge. Only good for blocking. Let’s be honest about it.

  342. Moreon Says:

    Looked like ball slipped out of his hand

  343. cmurda Says:

    Dumb playcall leads to a dumb holding. Everyone expecting a run. Play action is a TD right there.

  344. Tc Says:

    Are you kidding me on Derwin James. He was rated as a top 10 pick with a great attitude and a projected pro bowler

  345. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Where’s the FitzMagic?

  346. King C Says:

    We gotta win a shootout … we all knew that before the game

    But something tells me flags will determine this game .. Gotta keep discipline!

  347. mark2001 Says:

    Fitz miss there.. one and counting.

  348. Tnew Says:


  349. cmurda Says:

    Fitz looks like a backup again. Missing easy throws. No excuses.

  350. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Good job Godwin!

  351. MadMax Says:

    GJ Godwin….way to stay in it Fitz!!!!!!!!

  352. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Licht passed on Derwin James & Darius Guice players the bucs need

  353. Lamarcus Says:

    Grimes is garbage. Get him out

  354. BucsBandit Says:


  355. Moreon Says:

    Nice job Fitzmagic

  356. MadMax Says:

    God, you guys pulling for Fitz to fail? wtf man!

  357. ATrain Says:

    Where is the oline

  358. mark2001 Says:

    Chud… that is the first real miss…..what are you talking about?

  359. King C Says:

    Way to go Godwin! We need you baby!

  360. MadMax Says:

    oh boy….

  361. BucThis Says:


  362. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Our O line is not championship quality.

  363. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Can things go worse?

  364. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Bring Jameis back

  365. ATrain Says:

    Glaziers are paying Fitz to throw the game so it’s easir to get Winston back
    In here

  366. Tc Says:

    Can we bring Jameis in now

  367. k_bassuka Says:

    I guess the magic running out! Dammmnm!

  368. Buc1987 Says:

    Damn it Jameis…..

    Oh wait.

  369. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Ball game. Defense has ZERO confidence

  370. unbelievable Says:


    It’s not hard to find a punter who also does kick offs.

    Matt Bryant was an excellent, reliable kicker and we have lost many games from poor FG kicking.

    In other news: Bucs are self destructing

  371. Patrick Says:

    I love it how Winston is allowed to have several crappy games and get a pass but Fitzpatrick pretty well and after one bad play, the Winston mob is outraged to oblivion

  372. Brandon Says:

    Can anything go right tonight?!?!?!?!?!?

  373. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Feel bad for Fitzpatrick. He’s getting shafted by his team tonight.

  374. AlteredEgo Says:

    Sick … this place is sick

  375. Rod Munch Says:

    Told yah, we should have punted before anything bad happened. If you don’t punt the ball right away bad things ***might*** happen, so you always punt no matter what because you fear what could happen.

  376. Sweeptheleg Says:

    Well I’ll be asleep by half. Getting worse and worse. Please don’t give us any more national TV games

  377. Buccluck Says:

    We’re making a bad Steelers defense look like a normal Steelers defense.

  378. SteveK Says:

    What crap! C’mon protection

  379. Tc Says:

    Back to reality man, was it all a dream!

  380. Bucnut2 Says:

    The steelers are setting a blueprint as to how to beat us.

  381. Moreon Says:

    Can’t believe it

  382. RJ Says:

    That effing #51 is KILLING the Bucs out there tonight

  383. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Wiukd you people stop crying about about Derwin James???? We didn’t draft him and he’s not oon our team!!! Somme of you guys are the biggest whiners!!! Cry about the lineman that allowed three blocked pass!!!!

  384. cmurda Says:

    Yup, thats how it goes. Pathetic playcalling and our O Line is overloaded. Fitz is looking like crap. We deserve zero media attention.

  385. EA Says:

    Fitz has been a back up for a reason, starring down receiver on one side , Humphreys was open on the other.

  386. Patrick Says:

    Chill out

  387. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Sometimes I hate being right. This is one of those times.

    The offensive line is not playing well at all.

  388. THETRUTH Says:

    Back to reality

  389. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    The blocked pass!!!!

  390. Mike in LOL Says:

    That one really hurts. They’re getting too much pressure on fitz. He hasn’t had to deal with it this badly til this game.

  391. donuts Says:

    Fitzmagic is looking Fitzaverage

  392. SteveK Says:

    Fitz is battling.

    The line needs to protect and block. We need our d line to hit Ben.

  393. Ndog Says:

    Jameis starts next week if this team has any clue what they’re doing.

  394. WeAreLost Says:

    Good times good times. Still early lets hope for adjustments at half.

  395. Iamabuc Says:

    And there goes your bearded wonder…this is the type of games were we need Winston and his mobility…

  396. Moreon Says:

    See if d can pick it up and get some pressure on qb

  397. BucThis Says:


  398. Sweeptheleg Says:

    Please don’t give us anymore national TV games

  399. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    We are who we thought we were.

  400. Tc Says:

    Turnovers and bad d – sounds familiar

  401. University of Seffner Says:

    I’d like to see us run the ball better.

  402. Rod Munch Says:

    Patrick – Actually dope, if Winston throws an INT in a meaningless preseason game, one that is overturned because there was a flag thrown, you morons and saying he’s a bust and to cut him. Go pipe down you bore.

  403. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Steelers are just blitzing every play

  404. Ryan T. Says:

    Ryan Jensen playing sick doesn’t seem to be working…that pass protection is atrocious.

  405. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Fitz has had a whole 12 year career, Jameis only had 2 years

  406. diggler Says:

    Well it was a nice few weeks at least

  407. Dirty Bucs Says:

    You guys are blaming Fitz for things that aren’t his fault. He under threw 2 receivers so far, yeah… But he’s got receivers dropping balls, fumbling balls, and the O-Line just can’t keep them out of the backfield. That was a batted pass, good play by the D. Again, Fitz isn’t playing badly…yet.

  408. cmurda Says:

    @Bucnut. The Steelers aren’t setting a blueprint. That’s been the blueprint since Mike Smith became defensive coordinator. He’s a coach with a crap resume on defense for a reason. Now, that was just sort of bad luck. When it rains, it pours and we can’t buy a break right now.

  409. Tnew Says:

    Need a turnover

  410. SteveK Says:

    Fitz is alright. We need to protect the man. And we need to protect the ball. And for crying out can Mike Smith put some chess pieces in a place to make a damn play?

  411. Buc1987 Says:

    Patrick…I’ve been on this live thread…Jameis doesn’t get a pass…he gets bashed

  412. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    that was not Fitzs fault it was the lineman!!

  413. THETRUTH Says:

    Derwin Jamies !! Don’t you all see our line still has no rush we need to get vita in a dam game soon

  414. Tnew Says:


  415. Moreon Says:

    Wtf everyone giving up on Fitz how about some protection from o line

  416. BucThis Says:


  417. RJ Says:

    No pressure on QB, terrible secondary, bad O line, that is a formula for a bad team.

  418. Rod Munch Says:

    Go F yourself NFL with your fruit calls.

  419. Moreon Says:

    Bs call

  420. cmurda Says:

    Fitz has turfed a few easy passes and took a sack knocking us out of FG range. He’s playing badly. Our defense is the bigger concern. Mike Smith is getting owned again. Let’s wait for those adjustments.

  421. Godeep66 Says:

    JPPs name finally called. Coward picking up a check.

  422. Buc1987 Says:

    See Rod…they make stuff up.

  423. MadMax Says:

    What a crappy penalty call….

  424. Tc Says:

    That was a love tap – cmon man!

  425. BucsBandit Says:

    Most of you aren’t even real Bucs fans… you’re whining over a 9-point deficit of a game in the middle of the 2nd quarter, and with us getting the ball in the 2nd half.

    Talk about ‘bandwagon’ fans… you casual fans are even worse… so quick to abandon your team in the middle of a game rather than trying to stay positive and give them a chance to get back into it.

  426. SteveK Says:

    Bostic should’ve been ejected for that hit. Especially if gmc gets flagged.

  427. mark2001 Says:

    That wasn’t on Fitz…it was on the O line…. Old man river Dotson blew that.

  428. ATrain Says:




  429. rrsrq Says:

    What the hell is gong on here

  430. cmurda Says:

    Personal foul. Touching the QB

  431. WalkdaPlank Says:

    That was not a penalty…..

  432. Buc1987 Says:

    It wasn’t Fitz’s fault at all……BUT if his last name was Winston…..

  433. lambchop Says:

    Roethlisberger = Vlade Divac

  434. ATrain Says:

    Touched his helmet

    Vegas can’t take another BUCS WIN

  435. RJ Says:

    Big Ben went down like French prize fighter when his head was lightly brushed

  436. Tc Says:

    Let’s play flag football or dodgeball!

  437. King C Says:

    To all those whining about the offensive line.. Realize there’s another team on the other side trying to win too
    Not every game is gonna be zero sacks or zero pressure
    You can still win a game if the defense pressures your QB

  438. cmurda Says:

    Shouldn’t Ben have to sit out a play since he nearly died from a non-contact play

  439. MadMax Says:

    Good job that series D…..Grimes did great!

  440. SteveK Says:

    Was that JPP rap a flag?

  441. Tnew Says:

    Davis and Stewart are having good games

  442. mark2001 Says:

    QB’s are becoming china dolls. Might as well blast their legs if you are going to get callled anyway.

  443. Defense Rules Says:

    These new rules are disgusting. No way that was roughing the passer on JPP.

  444. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    That penalty was insane

  445. King C Says:

    Yeah unfortunately this forum is a magnet for Bucs haters who like to whine for attention

  446. Tc Says:

    Isn’t that why they wear helmets – for love taps?

  447. Destinjohnny Says:

    Weird things are happening to us tonight
    We are playing well enough to win

  448. Moreon Says:

    Games getting tuff to watch

  449. cmurda Says:

    Effing offsides on a punt. Are you kidding me? Can anybody coach on this team

  450. Wesley Says:

    I’m so done with this league.

  451. BucsBandit Says:

    KING – not only that, it’s a SOFT, SLOPPY FIELD.

  452. Defense Rules Says:

    Buc1987 … that INT was on Dotson. He let the DE come straight in untouched.

  453. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Ben Roethlisburger flopped like a sleazeball

  454. Wesley Says:

    I’m so done with this league. Bring on the NHL season!

  455. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    derwin james was always the pick

  456. King C Says:

    Coach Dungy we’ll always love ya for bringing a winning attitude to TB!
    Who here was the SuperBowl parade

  457. Not there yet Says:

    Only idiots on the Fitzmagic fad thought this offense was unstoppable. People look like fools out there with their beards. His deep balls were pinpoint accurate but doesn’t matter if you can’t throw it

    Real qb has to deal with bad protection and blitzing and dropped passes. If he’s going to replace a 24 yr old guy do it facing adversity.

  458. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Ben learned how to flop byLeBron

  459. Tc Says:

    The bad news is fitzmagic is over and he comes back to earth. The good news is we went 2-1 vs great teams

  460. Rod Munch Says:

    The deal with Fitz is outside of one throw in NO, he’s been perfect, which is obviously, to any non-melonhead, unstainable. You can’t make every throw and think you can do that all year long, obviously that isn’t going to happen. It’s expected that Fitz will return to the norm of his 14-year career and when he does so he’s at best an average turnover prone QB. That is to be expected and you ride him for as long as he stays hot. The tipped pass was his fault since he tried to sneak it over a d-lineman, but more concerning was when you watch the replay he didn’t have anyone open. Also he’s missed like 3 throws tonight, that’s 3x the total of the 1st two weeks. That tells you he’s returning to his normal self as you’d expect, but I’d be more than happy to be wrong.

    In any case can Fitz punt, that is what Dirk needs to know, if he can punt you can have him punting from shotgun and really catch the Steelers off guard.

  461. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Winston might start next week. Just sayin

  462. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Ha ha ruffing our passer!

  463. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Fitzpatrick throws looking weak

  464. MadMax Says:

    Wtf Fitz!!!!!!!!

  465. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    The bucs OL and running game is so putrid that pitt is daring them to run and bucs cant


  466. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    right to the defender!!!

  467. Tnew Says:


  468. BucThis Says:


  469. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Welp, Jameis is starting next week

  470. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Yup. Fitz is donezo

  471. Rod Munch Says:

    What was that report that Fitz has already been given the start in Chicago no matter what?

  472. THETRUTH Says:

    Triple coverage

  473. Buccluck Says:

    Can we put the trade Jameis stuff to bed. Let him start next week.

  474. Dirty Bucs Says:

    The Magic is gone…Evans just put him in a bad spot.

  475. WalkdaPlank Says:

    At least the refs are making BS calls on both teams haha this roughing the passer stuff is ridiculous.

  476. cmurda Says:

    That shouldn’t have been a personal foul either. NFL is getting just dumb.

  477. Moreon Says:

    Can’t watch it time to take a shower and go to bed

  478. Tc Says:

    Pitt d is just taking away the long ball.

  479. MadMax Says:

    ok, on mike evans i guess? i dont know

  480. WalkdaPlank Says:

    That one was all Fitz.

  481. Walkergodeep Says:

    Fitzmagic is gone

  482. mark2001 Says:

    Now that was a bad pass

  483. BucThis Says:


  484. Tnew Says:

    Play action with Rodgers does not work

  485. cmurda Says:

    It was fun while it lasted by JW is coming to save the career backup next week.

  486. ShutTheBucUp Says:


  487. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    what is dude talking about? Evans was running out, Fitz threw behind and way over him!

  488. Mike in LOL Says:

    I hope Fitz comes out for one more set of magic tricks in the 2nd half

  489. ATrain Says:

    Bull Crap

    This is a set up

    NO WAY a team plays the first two games lights out then we play like this

    Total wrong route run by WR

    Fumbling like it’s free

    The Let’s bring Jamies back game

  490. Tnew Says:

    Why did they go away from TE’s

  491. Rod Munch Says:

    How was there no flag on that sack? Are the refs even awake? There was a play, with a QB getting hit, and they didn’t throw a flag. Total BS, all the women and cupcakes are gonna be mad that someone got hit and there wasn’t a flag thrown and they might stop watching.

  492. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Well, I predicted 3 picks for Fitz. We’re almost there.

    Amazing how people are already turning on him though. Called it!

    But I would rather win than be right.

  493. cmurda Says:

    Coverage sack. Ben was back there for 10 seconds. Our D LIne needs to make a play

  494. Rick Says:

    I was worried about all the attention, the bright lights of mnf. What a horrible pick. Is Monken still calling plays?

  495. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Good job D-Line!!!!

  496. MadMax Says:

    GJ JPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  497. Tc Says:

    Fitz is still going to start in Chicago. Problem is we will be an underdog for that game and come back 2-2

  498. RJ Says:

    Ben put all or most of his weight on our D lineman when we sacked him, why no flag?

  499. Tnew Says:

    Defense really stepped up

  500. Patrick Says:

    Give it a rest people

  501. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    sack again thank you!!!

  502. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Sacks. Sacks!

  503. lurker Says:

    yes, they showed mike evans giving up on route!

  504. wint168 Says:

    D is playing hard. outside of some missed tackles by Conte and grimes, it has been stout

  505. mark2001 Says:

    Can’t believe these words coming out of my mouth, but the D is keeping us in this game right now.

  506. Rod Munch Says:

    A QB was hit twice on that series, how is the NFL going to allow that happen? I’m guessing the entire Bucs d-line will get suspended by the NFL for playing football on that series.

  507. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    some really whiny posts tonight.

  508. Dirty Bucs Says:

    We’ve played about as badly as we possibly could since the first TD. Can we make a nice drive here and get some points, and then get it back after the half and score again? Let’s do it, boys.

  509. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Running game does not exist

  510. Buccluck Says:

    The running game is a serious issue!!!!!!!

  511. Tnew Says:

    Is Barber hurt or is this the Koetter rb rotation

  512. Rod Munch Says:

    Running up the gut from the 1 yard line when the Steelers are stacking the line…

    Guess who got involved in the play calling this week…

  513. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Fitz fizzles

  514. MadMax Says:

    Come on O line…..get in the dam game!!!!!!!!

    WTF FITZ!!!!!!!!!!!!

  515. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Holy crap

  516. Iamabuc Says:

    Ladies and gentlemen…I present to you; the Real Fitzpatrick!….

  517. Buccluck Says:


  518. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Yep Fitz has to go

  519. Tnew Says:


  520. SteveK Says:

    Evans effed up and Dotson didn’t read the write block. All of Fitz’s picks are not from dumb ass decisions, but communication breakdowns. Correctable.

  521. Buccluck Says:

    Ryan Griffin anyone??????

  522. King C Says:

    The opportunities are there.. gotta hold the ball with a long drive to give defense rest

  523. mark2001 Says:

    They run from the goal line, they get three yards….we run it, no gain,

  524. BucThis Says:

    JAMEIS: $22 mil a year

  525. k_bassuka Says:

    Well, the magic ran empty. Winston next week please!

  526. cmurda Says:

    Why would you not fair catch that. Please get me a kick returner on this team. Man, after winning the first 2 games, there is too much to complain about. The good news? The Steelers should be killing us with all these mental mistakes. There’s still time. The offense feels like Dirk is calling the game. I really hope thats not the case.

  527. Mike in LOL Says:

    Fitz is throwing this game away one series at a time


    Just like he always does!!!!! FITZ TRAGIC!!!!!!!!

  529. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    CHA CHING…. says jameis agent

  530. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Still a winnable game, still time for the magic. The Bucs just need to make out of this half alive. And as I say that he throws a pick 6

  531. DB55 Says:



  532. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Welcome back Jameis

  533. Cam Says:

    And Fitz is done. Bright side is the QB drama no more.

  534. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    There’s number three!

  535. ATrain Says:



  536. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, who would have seen this coming… Fitz playing like Fitz…

    Where’s all the morons saying we need to cut Jameis, Fitz is the QB of the future.

    F-ing dopes, you’re dumber than Chris Conte if you didn’t see this coming.

  537. R.O. Says:

    I hope the talk of Fitzy starting the rest of the season is over.

  538. mark2001 Says:

    Fitz may not make it to next game start.

  539. BucThis Says:

    Hey Fitz fans where ya at?!

  540. Not there yet Says:

    All the over reactors backtracking on Fitz. Can’t even root for the guy to come back in the second? After all that arguing your bailing on him hahaha wow

  541. RJ Says:

    I have no words for this terrible QB play tonight….no words.

  542. unbelievable Says:

    Let’s see how many morons are still screaming to trade winston now.

    That’s 2 HORRIBLE throws to the defense that were not pressured. The earlier one wasn’t his fault, but the last 2 are unacceptable.

  543. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Number three. Told ya!

  544. ATrain Says:

    No Way a Pro can play lights out and now make dumb mistakes like this

  545. Mike Says:

    Yeah give this Guy the keys to the kingdom-
    Bandwagon morons

    Blame Jameis

  546. Matts17 Says:

    And there’s your 35 year old journeyman QB.

  547. Bobby Says:

    See….this is when it’s easy to give the reins back to Winston. You ride the hot hand till it cools off and obviously it has. Welcome back Jameis.

  548. garbs65 Says:

    Seriously. Fitz-tragic. Can he play any worse?

  549. Tnew Says:

    What is Griffin doing

  550. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    One of the worst offensive lines in the NFL.

  551. cmurda Says:

    LOL. Fitz is done man. In fact, he may need to be benched. By the way, the Jay Glazer report better not be true. Coaches should all be canned now if they decided that Fitz has this job without seeing this game.

  552. donuts Says:

    the 5 win Bucs have returned….

  553. Jerry Says:

    Who’s the happiest man tonight?

    Jameis Winston.

  554. mark2001 Says:

    No running game… QB pressure on him. And there it goes.

  555. Tc Says:

    Fitzmagic just fizzled

  556. Rod Munch Says:

    What’s worse is Dirk will use this game as an excuse to take back his play calling duties, just wait and see…

  557. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Ol Spitzy Fitzy showed up tonight, and you morons rail on Winston???? 12 years of this same thing and you clowns treat him like a 2nd coming!

  558. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Time to put in Griffin.

  559. lambchop Says:

    Passing lane got blown up. Bad decision.

  560. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Welp, this game is over. Dirk Koetter has a lot of work to do and decisions to make

  561. lurker Says:

    time to draft a qb.
    jameis has had his chances, but…we need better,

  562. Mord Says:

    These broadcasters are horrible

    Fitz’s arm was hit during the throw.. it’s good defense more than an outright “mistake”

  563. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    LOL they don’t care about the roughing the passer penalties

  564. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Wow. Roughing the passer rule is ruining the nfl.

  565. Tc Says:

    Don’t call the nfl tackle football

  566. Matts17 Says:

    This league is a JOKE!

  567. Miguel Grande Says:

    Godeep66 Says:
    September 24th, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Trade JW NOW

  568. BurgDweller Says:

    Fitz coming back to Earth. Let’s hope he bottled up enough of that magic for a comeback win tonight.

  569. Tnew Says:

    Is Howard hurt

  570. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow nice catch by Evans there.

  571. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:


  572. King C Says:

    We can still win this game… The scheme of two tight ends and throwing in the middle obviously hasn’t been the best

  573. MadMax Says:

    DANG!!!!!!!!!! Theres that Fitz!! and EVANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  574. Mike in MO Says:

    How in the hell can our second round pick not return kickoffs better than Shaun Wilson?

  575. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Mike is really the GOAT

  576. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, on the replay that is an incredible catch by Evans. WOW.

  577. ATrain Says:

    Why is Rodgers playing so much

  578. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    We need to score this touchdown

  579. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Jason Licht is a horrible gm and cant see what the bucs are lacking like an OL, RB, derwin james and a pass rush

  580. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Thank you ME13!!!!

  581. Zwak Says:

    Pull Fitz he’s done the magic is gone!

  582. mixxx31 Says:

    Fitz doesn’t seem to be throwing with confidence. Throw the damn ball man. Next game is next game. Your time is NOW!

  583. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Good to see Evans is still reliable

  584. SteveK Says:

    Just took the dog out. What happened?

  585. Matt B Says:

    I think Fitzpatrick has a concussion from that scramble where he got hit in the head. He looks dazed.

  586. BCBuc Says:

    Mike Evans has the best hands in the NFL

  587. unbelievable Says:


  588. cmurda Says:

    Wow. Mike Evans straight stupid good.

  589. Eezy Says:

    Fitz stinks and I told you all. He been on 7 teams people.

  590. Rick Says:

    Maybe the play calling is too conservative? Hardly any plays before that.

  591. Realbucfan941 Says:

    You guys finally get it!!!?? This is was Fitz does. Please pass back to Jameis after the bears game

  592. Tnew Says:

    Great pass

  593. diggler Says:

    Got to give Fitz credit for still slinging it but I want Jameis starting against Chicago.

  594. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Miguel go away you loser

  595. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Great move licht to throw all your eggs in 2 undrafted rbs then draft a doo doo SC rb, pass on guice and DERWIN JAMES

  596. ATLBuc Says:

    Where are all the geniuses that want to send Jameis packing and make Fitz our quarterback?Cricket Cricket!!

  597. Brandon Says:

    Ya’ll need to calm down

  598. Godeep66 Says:

    OLine is having a tough time with the Steelers DLine. Two picks were tipped and the other was because Evans quit on his route.

  599. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    ATrain Says:
    September 24th, 2018 at 9:37 pm
    Why is Rodgers playing so much”

    I was wondering the exact same thing. Is Barber injured?!

  600. Defense Rules Says:

    Defense has really stepped up tonight, but the OLine is struggling against the Pitt defense. Looks like Fitz is a bit rattled; not getting the same level of protection he was in the first 2 games. Also looks like Monken is calling a very conservative game tonight compared to the bombs-away approach he used in Games 1 & 2.

  601. RODNEY J ALLEN Says:

    Guess fitzmagic is over n its fitzmeltdown again. Yall still think hes better than winston hes a great guy n a great backup but this was bound to happen when the oline let’s pressure get to him he starts thrown picks

  602. Mike in MO Says:

    RoJo active next week?

  603. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    He shouldn’t have thrown that ball ME13 bailed him out

  604. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Welcome back Jameis!!

  605. Rod Munch Says:

    Dirk should use this big play as an opportunity to punt the ball before anything bad happens.

  606. Tnew Says:

    Personnel groupings have been weird

  607. BucsBandit Says:

    People crying about Fitz…

    He’s been getting SMASHED the entire game. He’s had hands in his face, been under constant pressure on a wet field that’s how to get your footing.

    Our O-LINE has been SUCKING. They deserve so much of the blame so far.

  608. Eezy Says:

    Bad play calling. They have Rodgers running the ball on the goal line.

  609. lambchop Says:

    Quizz is hot garbage. I don’t know what Koetter sees in him. Is RoJo inactive again?

  610. BucThis Says:


  611. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    I think Koetter is calling the plays this week

  612. Rod Munch Says:

    Barber is back in, guess he’s OK.

    I think it’s pass blocking and receiving, Rodgers is really good at receiving and a good blocker.

  613. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    BucsFan7423 Ib was thinking the same thing. I think it id’s any order tho bring out the old Fitz and it has worked.

  614. SteveK Says:

    Bandit, dead on! O line needs to wake the eff up

  615. Rod Munch Says:

    Mike Evans Goat – This sure does feel like a game Dirk is calling, not like week 1 and 2, and it’s not the result of the plays, it’s the actual play calling seems like a Dirk style game.

  616. Matts17 Says:

    Godwin should be benched.

  617. EA Says:

    Dirk being Dirk, Godwin has to be on the bench tonight, this is BS

  618. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Godwin drops another one

  619. Godeep66 Says:

    Godwin must have money on the game.

  620. Rod Munch Says:

    Why are we trying a FG, what if he misses?

  621. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai….put the hot sauce away

  622. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Joe Hayden OWNS Chris Godwin

  623. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Godwin dropped that on purpose. It was in his hands and he let it go?

  624. Season Is Over Says:

    When does Barber dress and actually become an NFL RB?

  625. mark2001 Says:

    So much for the Godwin arrived talk…it was right in his stomach.

  626. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    The Dungy MNF Curse lives on, bad night to induct dungy

  627. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Godwin with 2 bad mistakes c’mon man

  628. cmurda Says:

    When you should run the ball again, we tyhrow it. The playcalling hasn’t helped matters but overall Fitz has done us in right now. OMG. Can Godwin take his name right off the up and coming list anymore? WTF

  629. Mike in LOL Says:

    WTF Godwin!!!! Bench him for 2nd half please, is Justin Watson active tonight?

    I love Godwin don’t get me wrong but he is mentally defeated already

  630. Tnew Says:

    Evans 1v1 should be money in the bank there

  631. Rick Says:

    Godwin straight dropped that ball.

  632. THETRUTH Says:

    Thought Goodwin was greatest WR ever by Buc fanatics

  633. Rick Says:

    No Watson tonight.

  634. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Buc1987, I can’t give up yet.

  635. AlteredEgo Says:

    What a bunch of quitter fans

  636. mark2001 Says:

    Time to sit Godwin…that wasn’t on Fitz. Godwin has been horrible.

  637. Seminole bill Says:

    At the stadium. There are more Steelers fans than buc fans. Pathetic.

  638. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    What good is running when the line can’t run block?????

  639. King C Says:

    LOL I have Godwin on all my fantasy teams

  640. Rod Munch Says:

    Now lets go back in time… back when the Bucs have it at the Steelers 36 and Dirk the coward punts the ball, which leads to a FG, which leads to a TO, which leads to a TD…

    Think if we kick the FG and make it, how different everything is.

    Or think if we miss it, then what?

    See dopes, that’s why you kick the f-ing FG and don’t coach scared. When you punt the ball and give up points, you’re playing scared and it’s contagious.

  641. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Booger is insane.

  642. cmurda Says:

    I’m not ready to give up on Godwin or Fitz but they better let the jitters be the past and get their crap together. It’s ridiculous

  643. D the Bucs fan Says:

    I thought Fitz had the best passer rating vs the blitz. Hope he still has some Magic left. Hey Joes we should be really concerned about the running game. Our running game hasnt been good since Lovie was telling Koetter to run it consistently. Come on Fitz!

  644. ATrain Says:

    Godwin wants Jamies back

  645. Patrick Says:

    Y’all need to relax. I still believe in Fitzpatrick. The guy has still made some damn good throws in this game and had some great passes dropped. The guy has a maturity level and a response to adversity that I haven’t seen from Winston yet in 3 years.

    Everybody has bad games. Not saying Fitzpatrick is our future; obviously he’s getting toward the end of his career but at the end of the day the only important thing is that we win.

  646. lambchop Says:

    Dude I’ll take Godwin any day on that play. Just a bad day for everyone so far.

  647. Eezy Says:

    They go away from the run game to fast in every game.

  648. BucsBandit Says:

    Only FAKE BUCS FANS cry when a player has a bad game as if all their good play before never happened. So Godwin is having a bad game, BIG DEAL.


  649. Tc Says:

    Our d can’t fight its way out of a wet paper bag

  650. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:


  651. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Defense has played relatively well outside of 2 or 3 plays. We just can’t play for $hit in prime time

  652. D the Bucs fan Says:

    Seems like the whole offense wants Jameis back oline.

  653. lambchop Says:

    No prevent D please!!!!!!

  654. Tnew Says:

    Will Winston go into 1 Buc at 12:01

  655. RJ Says:

    Godwin and Conte have cost us big so far…BIG!

  656. Rick Says:

    Fitz is rattles. His recivers have done him NO favors.

  657. mark2001 Says:

    Godwin has been owned tonight… sit him a couple games and let humphries plau/

  658. Rod Munch Says:

    Watching the Steelers move the ball downfield reminds me of when the Bucs didn’t run it up the middle on 1st down and instead threw the ball downfield. Those were good times.

  659. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    The BUCS absolutely SUCK against physical teams. Will be same against the Bears on Sunday.

  660. Tc Says:

    Fitz ball does not have any zip tonight.

  661. cmurda Says:

    We are cursed with a horrific defense. Where’s Kwon and LVD. How does a dump pass go for 20. Gimme a frigging break Mike Smith. If anyone on your sorry scheme could make a play, let it be now

  662. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Going for a FG, weak. The fact that the Bucs 2nd round draft pick is a healthy scratch for the 3rd week in a row with how bad our running game is a stain on Jason Licht. What an embarasssment. The magic appears to be gone, and no matter who starts against Chicago I’ll be rooting for him. But if you guys think Jameis is gonna come in here and throw 4 TD’s against the Bears after no contact with the team for 3 weeks you need to stop drinking. I hope I’m wrong too.

  663. King C Says:

    big Ben can throw INTs too.. just watch

  664. Godeep66 Says:

    Grimes toasted again

  665. Ndog Says:

    That throw to Godwin should have more out in front so the dB has no play. Not a bad throw but should have been better.

  666. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    The blueprint has been made. BLITZ FITZ

  667. Mord Says:

    Two of these picks were not really Fitz’s “bad”. Tipped ball and hitting the QB’s arm are just good defensive plays that their D pulled out of the air. Credit where it’s due, and … Game’s not over yet

  668. mark2001 Says:

    Ndog…it wasn’t a perfect throw. But i was right in his gut.

  669. Dirty Bucs Says:

    These short routes are killing us.

  670. Rod Munch Says:

    Anyone that says Magic should have their balls removed with a fork.

  671. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    WOW, glad licht fixed the DL and passed on derwin james

  672. Godeep66 Says:

    Ndog with another dumb comment.

  673. mark2001 Says:

    It could have been a better throw ndog…but it was right in his gut.

  674. cmurda Says:

    Nice tackle MJ. Nice defense Smitty. You should be oh so proud. Steelers still have 2 effing TO’s

  675. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    look at how small their center is and we still can’t get pressure up the middle!! 6 man blitz and we can’t get him!

  676. Tnew Says:

    TC. Noticed same thing

  677. Matts17 Says:

    Defense is brutal. Simply brutal.

  678. Rod Munch Says:

    Real shocking turn of events, the Steelers moving the ball at ease versus this defense. Well at least we punted the ball from the Steelers 36, better safe than sorry.

  679. SteveK Says:


    We should have a better running game. That is on Licht. And what is with Rojo? 37th overall pick should be able to play.

  680. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Big Ben with forever to throw, open people to throw to. Bucs defense is almost as bad as the offense tonight

  681. Season Is Over Says:

    This team could be one of the worst ever. They have zero running game and no defense. Absolutely no entertainment value. What were they doing in the offseason to think they had an actual NFL team? Gerald McCoy at 16 million per season. Lmao!!

  682. lambchop Says:

    Gimme a pick 6!

  683. D the Bucs fan Says:

    We need to induct people in the ring of honor in the preseason cuz we seem to always lose these games. During the season!

  684. Tnew Says:

    Missing Beau Allen.

  685. Not there yet Says:

    This is a mike Smith scheme which is trash. Playing off all these yards allowing them to catch the ball and get in field goal range. Can’t play from behind with a trash defense like this.

  686. ATrain Says:

    Only Time McSoftie has his names called is when he apologizes

  687. SteveK Says:

    Need a stop here some how some way!

  688. mark2001 Says:

    You do know this season could go downhill fast, don’t you?

  689. Rick Says:

    Rookie dbs holding their own.

  690. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Not sure i have seen the defense quit before the half. Oh wait…yes I have.

  691. Eezy Says:

    Fitz tradegic….the ball to Mike was to high and wasn’t going to be catch. He’s a journey man everybody knows it in the world. That’s why they keep saying it and crazy tampa fans the only ones that don’t get it because they want to kill a guy over something that happen 3 yrs ago. I hope Jameis take his talent somewhere where it’s appreciated and you crazy fans are stuck with this career loser.

  692. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Fitz had great pass protection the first two games. This game he doesn’t. Historically, he self destructs when rattled.

    And now every team we play will know that. Steelers exposed him.

  693. Tnew Says:


  694. SteveK Says:

    Great D #33.

    Damn. At least attack the guy here!

  695. cmurda Says:

    I’m very afraid that Licht swung and missed on this draft. MJ Stewart can’t tackle. Not looking good at all Licht

  696. Tnew Says:

    Good play from Davis vs AB

  697. Tc Says:

    Right now ro jo sucks but so does Chubb, Michel, (Guice injured)and the back drafted by Seattle. For some reason this year the so called great running back class has not done much

  698. Rod Munch Says:

    If this was Dirk he’d kick a FG here rather than go for it and risk something bad happening.

  699. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Wow td under 52 seconds!!!!!

  700. Bucs14 Says:

    Well mates, the Cinderella story has struck midnight.

  701. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Yep we gotta fire Mike Smith

  702. cmurda Says:

    Another crap call.

  703. Jerry Says:

    Welcome back to Earth.

  704. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    hahaha worst defense in the NFL is back

  705. RJ Says:

    Antonio Brown grabbed Davis’ jersey and got a penalty on Davis!!!!

  706. BucsBandit Says:


  707. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Winston gets to play the Savior starting tomorrow.

  708. cmurda Says:

    Can we fire Mike Smioth at halftime please. That guy sucks the wind out of this whole team.

  709. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I think lawn chairs would make a better secondary than the current Bucs roster. At least a lawn chair might trip them up or something.

  710. SteveK Says:


    Use better words. Fitz is not rattled. Others are screwong up and he overthrew Quiz.

    The fact that Fitz has to throw the ball on the goal line bc we can’t run is bad.

  711. mark2001 Says:

    Ass kicking in full force. You knew it had to go this way on national TV, didn’t you?

  712. Rick Says:

    Man steeler mans travel well.

  713. ATrain Says:

    Yes Put Winston in Tomorrow

    You Jamies fans

    How many games has he won

    When he Fails


  714. Zwak Says:

    Please put in Griffin!!

  715. Rick Says:


  716. Tc Says:

    “Turn out the lights the party is over”as don meridith used to say.

  717. Season Is Over Says:

    Just imagine this is the third year with this defensive system and they are totally useless. Like why is Mike Smith even here useless? The anole I scraped off my shoe today could scheme a better defensive gameplan than this guy. Just imagine paying to go see it.

  718. Bucs14 Says:

    Not looking good.

  719. BucThis Says:

    I know I’m trolling tonight but fr can we fire Mike Smith??

  720. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:


  721. Rod Munch Says:

    The amazing part is I haven’t seen Ryan Smith give up a huge play yet, so we still have that to look forward to in the second half.

  722. Destinjohnny Says:

    That wasn’t interference

  723. SteveK Says:

    Mike Smith,

    You, sir, have one half of football to tighten it up.

    You are giving up too much too often. Your scheme is jacked and our CBs are helpless.

  724. WeAreLost Says:

    Well, that sucks going to be hard to come back from that. Still have hope lets go Bucs.

  725. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Don’t think Mike Smith will be getting any head coaching gigs next year. So there is that.

  726. AlteredEgo Says:

    All three of the rookie DB are playing well

  727. Rod Munch Says:

    Now take a knee because we can’t have anything bad happen, only down 20 points, and safety first…

  728. cmurda Says:

    We are getting outclassed by a far better coaching staff with lesser talent. That’s all that can be said. 2nd and goal from the 2 and we throw it. Stupid playcalling.

  729. BucsBandit Says:

    M I K E S M I T H = C O A C H O F T H E Y E A R

  730. Adamharrell1158@yahoo.com Says:

    I know these Bucs! Relax pansies, we weren’t going 16-0.

  731. Dirty Bucs Says:

    75 yards in 1:15. He goes 8/9 and they get out of bounds almost every time. Yeah, we got completely schooled that first half.

  732. Tc Says:

    It started with conte being bitch slapped.

  733. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    3 TDS win the game… We’ve done that so season in 2 quarters. Chill

  734. Bucs 14 Says:

    not looking good.

  735. mark2001 Says:

    Absolutely no running game and line is getting punked. But as we probably couldn’t score 60 points anyway, we were never in this game.

  736. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    what do you expect your defense to do when its leader is apologizing to BIG BEN like gms did the first quarter what a bunch of quitters

  737. SteveK Says:

    Defense needs to tighten up.

    I hope Koetter gets them rallied st half.

    Self inflicted errors.

  738. Destinjohnny Says:

    We score coming out of the half and hold them and score again…
    We are back in it

  739. lambchop Says:

    They need to open it up on offense in 2nd half now. At least we won’t have to see the running game much. And BTW, even if we lose, who would have thought 2-1? But, I’m still optimistic they get this crap ironed out and play the way that got them here. Air it out!

  740. BucEmUp Says:

    273 yards with three tds in the first half. Tell me again how good our defense it?

  741. Rod Munch Says:

    Dirk should come out in the second half and set the tone by punting on 1st down.

  742. Bucs 14 Says:

    Looks like Cinderella has arrived at midnight.

  743. THETRUTH Says:

    Quiz Rodgers has wiffed on blocks today get him out , don’t need to see him remainder of game

  744. WalkdaPlank Says:

    The bright side to this loss will be that the national media will think Big Ben is “back” after this masterful performance when in reality he was just playing the Bucs and it will be hilarious to their reactions when he flops next week.

  745. SpaceCoastJustin Says:

    Well.. Fitz turned back into a pumpkin..

  746. Jeff Says:

    Welcome Home, Jameis! The Fitz Flop couldn’t have happened at a better time. Bucs are BETTER with JW. Start Fitz against the bears and then JW after the bye against the Falcons. Bears’ D very bad for Jameis. Let’s risk the Flopper!

  747. Season Is Over Says:

    Back in it? Lol. Did you not witness the turning point in the season.

  748. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    We are who we thought we were.
    We needed this blowout. There will be no QB controversy now and we can get out franchise QB back. I don’t ever want us to lose, but this may wake the team up. And the upside is we will still be in 1st in the division.

  749. ATrain Says:

    If the Bucs lost this game by3 but were playing well that’s football

    But to be on fire and come out like this


    No Way

  750. mark2001 Says:

    Cmud…we can’t run for a crap anyway. You think we could run the ball from our goal line? Haven’t you watched our running game his year? Pathetic. And tonight they can’t even pick up a blitz.

  751. SteveK Says:

    We can come back. I believe. I just need the o line to buck up.

    I need mike smith to find his sack and have his defense cut it’s teeth.

    And for crying out loud, any time you fart on the QB it’s a penalty. So if Ben is in your sites, light his ass up! Make the 15 worth it.

  752. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Relax, guys. Two rookie CBs. Not even three games in yet.

  753. BucEmUp Says:

    273 yards with three tds in the first half. Tell me again how good our defense it? FIRE MIKE SMITH!!!! Antonio Brown td on soft coverage. Ridiculous completion percentage on soft coverage.

  754. Godeep66 Says:

    Rumor has it that Mike Smith just quit at halftime. Retired.

  755. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Godwin is having an uncharacteristically bad game…

    We have no running game at all…..and no pass defense…..little rush…..

  756. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Dusty please just stop it!! He’s not the reason the defense is sucking!!

  757. Rod Munch Says:

    First question Dirk should be asked after the game is if he took back over play calling or not.

  758. Tc Says:

    Just in time so I can watch the new show manifest at 10:00

  759. RJ Says:

    Bucs gave up…literally GAVE up 24 points in the 2nd quarter, but hey, I am not whining, complaining, or being negative….good effort Bucs!

  760. Season Is Over Says:

    Do we have to get the Juggernaut to play next to McCoy for him to be effective?

  761. Bucs 14 Says:

    Still another half to play boys! This the NFL, which means not for long.

  762. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    SteveK, I agree a comeback is very possible.

  763. cmurda Says:

    @Tailgater. That would require us stopping the Steelers offense and Mike Smith doesn’t make adjustments. I never give up but I’m not confident. I can see us turning it around offensively but…

  764. WalkdaPlank Says:


    True Ryan Smith is the MVP of the secondary who woulda thought?

  765. mark2001 Says:

    Godwin has singlehandedly cost us 14 points. And you thought we would be in this game?

  766. SteveK Says:

    I don’t think Fitz is doing bad. The Line needs to pick up the play, and he made a bad throw.

    Fitz is making the right calls, just getting beat up. He’s it rattled, just getting hit. Keep Fitz clean and he will go to work.

  767. VA BUC Says:

    Lmao i love when im right …..and yall thought Fitz was the answer lmaoooooooo this is why buc fans are thee worst we really are like i told you all this is jameis team no matter what fitz did his job which is be a back up …times up

  768. Rick Says:

    Thanks for reminding me about manifest! Show looks dope.

  769. Kalind Says:

    Good to know when we need a stop to stay in the game…we have Mike Smith in the booth making calls. This is a guy who has earned a job calling a defense in the nfl. What a stop unit he’s got. 3 years of building this defense into a monster has really paid off.

  770. Rod Munch Says:

    WalkdaPlank – I fully expect to hear from Ryan Smith before this game is over…

  771. D the Bucs fan Says:

    If we fire Koetter and Smith who will be the interim hc?

  772. SteveK Says:

    We need to play aggressive and smart and we got a chance.

    Can we not get our d!cks knocked in the dirt when we do a ring of honor induction? One time, please!

  773. kh Says:


  774. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Munch, stop with the trolling. You sound like a woman who can’t do anything but complain.

  775. ATrain Says:

    How much did it cost the Glazers

    Rodgers playing a lot and he cant block

    We have 2 big TE and we aren’t using them

    Wow. I bet a kid with a detectives coat could figure this out

    Can’t have a QB controversy
    Fitz is to old to lay your hat on

  776. Tc Says:

    Why is everyone complaining about our defense – they were just as bad the first 2 games. The difference was the offense out scored the other teams. We scored on a lot of long tds. Pittsburg has taken away our deep balls and made us run/throw underneath

  777. SteveK Says:

    VA Buc,

    Under the conditions, I don’t see Winston doing any better. We will see. I hope winston gets back in there and does well. If he sucks, he will hear it.

    Fitz has another half to come out firing.

  778. RJ Says:

    All we need to do to turn this around in the 2nd half is….protect our QB, tackle them for little or no gain, sack the QB, catch the football, not throw interceptions, hold them scoreless and score 21 points….that’s it.

  779. WeAreLost Says:

    why would we fire Kotter?

  780. Mike in LOL Says:

    Although the D is getting smoked, let’s be real, we knew that would happen. Our defense has more holes than Swiss cheese.

    But the story of the game is the turnovers… we -3 at the half hence why we down big on the scoreboard…

  781. Delaware buc Says:

    I’m so glad y’all get to see what your boy Fitzpatrick really is. Hahaha. Right when I hoped on board. I wasn’t believing it until last week and tonight he looks like he’s going for 6 picks. Y’all better take those beards off. ASAP.

  782. Tc Says:

    Aren’t you supposed to win when there is a new ring of honor recipient!

  783. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Let’s talk about the real issue here:

    The roughing the passer calls, on both teams.
    When did the NFL make that a thing?

  784. Season Is Over Says:

    Imagine if your team was the absolute worst team in the league at rushing the football and you thought you were too good for Adrian Peterson.

  785. Rick Says:

    Tomorrow is going to be brutal.

  786. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Game over

  787. Tackleblockwin Says:

    We can do better than this. We are losing too much at the line of scrimmage. Let’s hope the Steelers get tired and we rally 🙂

  788. mark2001 Says:

    Look. I like Jameis. But other than getting the crap beaten out of himself tonight, what makes anyone think he would make the lousy pass protection or running game better tonight? Honestly, I don’t think AR or Brady could have won tis game with the way our O line, RB’s, and WR’s, but for Evans have played tonight.

  789. Rod Munch Says:

    Fun fact: Fitz is on pace to throw for 6 INT’s this game, which would not be a team record as Steve DeBerg threw 7 INTs in one game in 1986 versus the Falcons.

  790. cmurda Says:

    @SteveK. Dude, there’s no sugar-coating Fitz’s performance. Let’s call it like it is. He’s been trash in this one. I wanted badly for JW not to come back to start because that would mean Fitz has been money. Unfortunately, this was a strong reminder of why he’s a gunslinger but a backup.

  791. Delaware buc Says:

    I like how y’all wrote the narrative so fast on how great this guy was after two games. Always pulling up Winston’s record, so pull up Fitz”magic” record. I’ll wait.

  792. SteveK Says:

    Season over,

    Exactly! When you spend the 37th overall pick on an inactive RB, and pass on AP then you need to have a sufficient running game.

    The line is not doing any favors.

  793. Gary Says:

    What’s up with Shaun Wilson jogging on the kickoff returns???

  794. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    No doubt season is over.

  795. Tc Says:

    I keep reminding myself – this is only a game – this is only a game

  796. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Game overr

  797. BucsBandit Says:

    VA BUCS – you don’t know jacksquat.


    Fitzpatrick didn’t WHIFF on a tackle and get stiff-armed for what became a 75 YARD TD for the Steelers. That was on CONTE and really changed the momentum of the game.

    Fitzpatrick didn’t fumble and give the Steelers more momentum with a short field which led to another TD. That was GODWIN.

    Fitzpatrick didn’t drop a TD in the endzone that would have made it a much closer game. That was GODWIN.

    To put this blowout on Fitzpatrick is ridiculous. He’s had some bad throws, and yes had a pick six from his own endzone (he was under massive pressure with a hand in his face), but he’s not the reason we’re losing.

  798. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Also, has anyone seen Desean Jackson?

    He’s got some magic tricks of his own I guess he’s completely disappeared

  799. Lando Says:

    lol look at that bandwagon jumpers… yeah we looked bad in that first HALF of a football game. get over it. worst case scenario we are 2-1 after this game which is hell of a lot better than I (and most of you if your honest) thought we do through this stretch. let’s light’em up in second half! go bucs

  800. Anonymous Says:

    Brees 82% week one, Big Ben 84% so far. Lol. Anyone associated with this defense absolutely, sucks. Lol. Was it me, or did I see Dungy, Sapp and Brooks laughing at the defense on that last drive? Lol. You just can’t make it up…

  801. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    He already know our d sucks, but there 4 TO’s on offense is losing is this game and when were not turning it over we’re droping passes

  802. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:


  803. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    We play Washington November 11. He’ll get 150 yards and 2 tds

  804. SteveK Says:


    Fitz has a ball tipped bc Dot didn’t block his assignment. Picked.

    Evans stopped running his route. Pick.

    Fitz made a bad throw to short Rodgers, I’ll give you that.

    The other pick last game was bc OJ didn’t bring in a perfect pass.

    Fitz is getting battered back there. We need to protect.

  805. ATrain Says:

    I see a big difference in Coaching today

  806. mark2001 Says:

    Some of you guys are so pathetic. You reallly think Jameis would do any better tonight? This team has had it’s A handed to it from top to bottom tonight. Just face the truth and stop expecting a football Messiah. Fitz and Jameis would be lucky to leave this game in one piece.

  807. Tc Says:

    Why didn’t we get Adrian Peterson- he has looked pretty good

  808. RJ Says:

    For some reason, the Bucs have never made building a great O line and getting a great running back a priority, never understood that.

  809. Adamharrell1158@yahoo.com Says:

    So many knee jerk, reactionary sissies on here. We all would have taken 2-1 in the preseason for these first 3 games. Plus there is still a half of football to play.

  810. Bucs 14 Says:

    Fitzmagic cans till make a comeback. We got 30 min of football left. Anything can happen in the NFL!!!

    Even for the Bucs.

  811. Destinjohnny Says:

    It’s hard to start 3 rookies in the secondary

  812. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Game ova

  813. Lando Says:

    BucsBandit Says:

    …but he’s not the reason we’re losing


    I mean he’s not really helping… guess who’s qb1 for the bucs at midnight :D:D:D:D

  814. Rod Munch Says:

    I love that you have Fitz believers saying he’s had a good first half. LOL!

    Hey at least you stand by your man.

  815. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Maan all that bragging I did at work earlier today about how the Steelers weren’t ready for the Bucs. I want to call in sick so bad

  816. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    WalkdaPlank, stricter rules passed this off season. The penalties are up across the league as a result.

    Yet another shot in the war against defensive teams.

  817. Mike Johnson Says:

    Bucs are done for the night. They laid a golden goose egg (like they usually do) on national TV in front of a national audience. Defensive secondary has been..MANHANDLED. And Fitzmagic has all but disappeared. I felt sorry for Conte on that 1st Steelers score. He got Jacked!! I mean it was embarrassing. I’m sure that will be featured throughout sportsland. Warm up Jameis. You will be playing by week 5.

  818. Season Is Over Says:

    The season is over. I don’t care if Winston comes back throwing lightning bolts. He can not win with this defense and running game. No one could. This team has sucked the life right back out of this city that quickly.

  819. mark2001 Says:

    Please RJ…I suggest that two years ago instead of bringing back Martin and some laughed at me. He did look good yesterday, I must admit.

  820. Tc Says:

    If we wait another 2 hours we can put jameis in. I think his suspension ends tomorrow

  821. Rod Munch Says:

    Another pitiful effort by a Dirk coached team in Primetime in front of Bucs legends.

    What do you expect from a coward of a coach…

  822. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    We need to find away tho sneak a 6th lineman in when the refs ain’t looking.

  823. Lando Says:

    also…. so about the Bell trade… as much as I LOVE watching barber and quizz get stuffed at LOS, I think I could be down for a little change of pace and put a little talent in the backfield

  824. Bucs 14 Says:

    Koetter may be watching his final season of games as an HC.

  825. Jeffbuc Says:

    When will Mike Smith be held accountable. I wish I could be as bad at my job as him. If I was on the Mike Smith job plan. I would show up at 10. As soon as I get to work throw in a big fat dip. Sit in my chair surf the internet on today’s happenings until about 11:30 then take a 2 hour lunch. Then at about 2 pm do some work until around 4 and say I have to leave early my son has a runny nose. Go home take a bath and read joe bucs fan for an hour get out of bath smelling luxurious then go pick up my son. Wife comes home says how was your day. Say honey it was crazy my boss needed a lot of work done ASAP. Worked my butt off barely made it to pick up our son before daycare closed. And I had to hear it from my co workers that I make more money and they do all the work. Can you believe they would think I don’t work hard at my job. There are only 32 people in the world that do my job and for the 3rd year in a row I am the worst at it. But there are 100 million other people who can’t wven do what I do. It’s like playing madden against a friend and just picking Tampa cover two every play and wonder why you can’t beat them. Koetter grow some balls and fire your buddy. If you don’t trust me the media will have a field day with you for not doing it. We already know that jameis will be are qb next week despite all these haters thinking he won’t. I am sick of finally getting a prime time game and every year we shot the bed. That is coaching. We are being out coached by a guy that even Pittsburgh’s fans don’t want. Did koetter take over offensive play calling. How hard is it to adjust that they are playing safeties deep could some quick slants happen in this game. I see why jones was inactive we only need one runningback. Because a screen or a block is not happening today by the runningback. Ps Mike Smith f u

  826. Godeep66 Says:

    Best comment of the night. JW has a “firm grip” on the backup position.

  827. 911bucs Says:

    What a way to crap the bed on national TV again and during the ring of honor, well done

  828. Matts17 Says:

    This team’s gaping holes are just being exploited.

  829. Matt B Says:

    Flo Rida is the only thing more embarrassing than our team’s play in the first half. Corny as bubblegum, pop jackwagon trying to act hard. Be thankful if you didn’t see halftime on ESPN.

  830. Tampa Bay Tailgater Says:

    Bucs 14 keep the positivity brother we need more of that here!

    Let’s Go!

  831. Buc believer Says:

    Fitz is as Fitz does

  832. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Derwin James is who the bucs needed right buc bandit the ice cream man 93 doesnt care about winning or losing

  833. unbelievable Says:

    There’s been a lot of mistakes and bad plays in both sides of the ball.

    Too high off their press clippings 😑

  834. mark2001 Says:

    TC…the QB wouldn’t have made the difference tonight…. In fact, I’m glad Fitz started, because I wouldn’t want Jameis to take this kind of punishment.

  835. Rod Munch Says:

    YES, Dirk comes out in the second half with a run up the middle! He’s back in charge!

  836. lambchop Says:

    Open up the 2nd with a bomb to DJax!!

  837. TampaBayAllDay Says:

    Where tf is ROJO???

  838. CitruscountyBUC Says:

    Shaun Wilson looks like he is done returning kicks. Does not look like he wants any part of it tonight.

  839. Season Is Over Says:

    There is no reason to keep Mike Smith from this point. A temporary defense that someone installs in a week would just as effective.

  840. Dg Says:

    Fitzmagic to Fitztragic

  841. Dooshlarue Says:

    Who makes Booger’s helmet?

  842. WalkdaPlank Says:


    The ball went a mile over Evans head, had nothing to do with the route. That was all Fitz. The pick 6 was all Fitz. The first INT was mainly the O-line. Fitz also took a sack to get us out of FG range, and has missed a couple open guys with underthrown passes. He’s made some good throws, like the dropped TD to Godwin and the step up in the pocket throw to Godwin on 3rd down and the toss up to Mike Evans.

    This loss isn’t 100% in him, but he is killing the momentum of this team. Time to pull something out of his hat in the second half or it’s back to the bench. And I’m a huge fan of Fitz

  843. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Did DJax really just fall to avoid a hit????

  844. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    people wonder why Jameis throws to Evans so much!!

  845. Bucs 14 Says:

    @Tampa Bay Tailgater thx brother! This game is far from over.

  846. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    line is spooked. 2 false starts in a row at home!!

  847. Bucs 14 Says:

    Told yall this ain’t over!

  848. tnew Says:

    Yeh lets bench Godwin for a couple of games

  849. cmurda Says:

    Offensive line. Wow. 2 penalties in a row. We are stinking up our home.

  850. garbs65 Says:


  851. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Godwin great heads up play!!!! And people said to bench him!!! Please be quiet!!!

  852. WeAreLost Says:

    See we are still in this.

  853. Rod Munch Says:

    The NFL won’t let this stand, they’ll overturn it…

  854. Season Is Over Says:

    ROJO? Has that guy even earned a nickname? OHNO is more like it. As in what Licht said after seeing the first practice. We are talking about a high second round pick that can’t even dress for the three most important games of the year and the other RBs under 3ypc.

  855. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Fire the canons!

  856. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    IM sorry this OL is almost as bad as the bucs defense… bucs cannot run and fitz is getting drilled every play

  857. cmurda Says:

    I hope it stands. We need this break

  858. gilhealy Says:

    He was up when he touched him. Unless they go with the shoe touch, it’s a td.

  859. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    No way the refs give us that one

  860. Rick Says:

    Looks like Djax kinda slipped

  861. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    I like what Koetter said, “there’s no 21 point plays, but we can fix our mistakes one play at a time”

  862. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    even though the old Fitz showed up tonight he is showing some true courage under fire! That pass to Godwin was the truth

  863. lambchop Says:

    Where’s the dooms day keyboard warriors?

  864. tnew Says:

    good call but still great play.

  865. Rod Munch Says:

    Shocking turn of events… a call not going in our favor… that never happens.

  866. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    They suck but the refs were right DBC

  867. Season Is Over Says:

    Is Peyton Barber going to magically turn into an NFL RB?

  868. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    I still think Winston is better, but in Fitz defense he’s getting killed tonight

  869. cmurda Says:

    Well, I think this one is coming back because that’s just how the ball always bounces for us.

  870. Bucs 14 Says:

    That is a Bullspit rule, just like the keeping the QB safe rules. The NFL is ruining the game!

  871. ATrain Says:



    Contact is now if someone farts in your direction

  872. cmurda Says:

    Of course. Awesome.

  873. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    O line is so weak!!!!!!

  874. BucThis Says:

    Can we just get rid of our Rbs?

  875. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Great job licht

  876. WeAreLost Says:

    Gay, we still have a chance.

  877. Rod Munch Says:

    The 1st down run, this time doing an inside sweep which has yet to work in preseason or the regular season for a loss.

    Dirk is calling this game.

  878. Mike in LOL Says:

    Barber looks horrible tonight

  879. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Stop trying to run the ball! Our running backs suck

  880. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Just give up running

  881. Season Is Over Says:

    I miss Hargreaves doing the superman when the opposing QB overthrows.

  882. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    This is a Dirk Koetter game.

  883. ATrain Says:

    Ok if they Blitz all night

    Screen pass

    Hump loves that play

  884. cmurda Says:

    LOL. Dirk stop calling plays.

  885. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Godwin another great play!!! Great blocking!!!!

  886. ATrain Says:

    Koetter has his hand in this if not calling the plays all together

  887. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Wide receivers are running open, Fitz isn’t throwing to them

  888. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey wow, look at that, a run up the middle on first down…

  889. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Offseason no passrush, secondary stinks, OL stinks, no RB…. licht hold my beer imma sign a lousy FG kicker

  890. Season Is Over Says:

    If Fitzpatrick had not thrown five interceptions we could still be in this game.

  891. Rod Munch Says:

    Now it’s 2nd and 8 for the 15th time this game.

  892. Mike Evans Goat Says:


  893. tnew Says:

    Ronald Jones needs to be active instead of Rodgers. With Barber, there is a threat. With Rodgers just none. It makes a huge difference

  894. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey wow look at that, a run up the middle on 1st down…

  895. cmurda Says:

    This O Line has been a disappointment tonight. On top of the Steelers constant pressure, Barber has nowhere to go.

  896. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Mike what are you talking about??? He’s running hard just isn’t getting any good blocking!!!

  897. Season Is Over Says:

    Dirk “We were done by Halloween” Koetter

  898. ATrain Says:

    Vegas just called

    Said call a penalty

  899. Rod Munch Says:

    Shocking turn of events, the run up the middle on 1st down didn’t work.

  900. Bucs 14 Says:

    The NFL is ruining the game of football with all these dumba** penalty rules!

  901. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Thank you Fitz

  902. tnew Says:

    Has to throw that

  903. Season Is Over Says:

    That is what happens when you hand to Barber inside the five. It just all goes to hell.

  904. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    djax hurt?

  905. WalkdaPlank Says:

    It appears the only people who think the Bucs have a good run game is the Bucs

  906. Rod Munch Says:

    Then, after running 4 times in a row with a run up the middle on first down, when Dirk decides to pass, he doesn’t do a PA pass, nope, he goes to shotgun and wonders why it doesn’t trick the defense…

  907. cmurda Says:

    These mental mistakes are inexcusable.

  908. tnew Says:

    Why is howard on the bench in the red zone????

  909. THETRUTH Says:

    Run. Bubble screen

  910. Season Is Over Says:

    ROJO from the couch thinks that was a great play call.

  911. ATrain Says:

    PleAse turn off Boogers Mic

  912. tnew Says:

    Two TE set was killing it early.

  913. cmurda Says:

    Fitz is not playing next week. That’s all I can say.

  914. WalkdaPlank Says:

    No TD here and all hope is lost

  915. Rod Munch Says:

    Welp 4th down from the Pitt 10, time to punt the ball.

  916. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Triple coverage!!

  917. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    2 dropped tds by Godwin

  918. ATrain Says:




  919. Godeep66 Says:

    Like I said earlier. Godwin has got to have money on this game.

  920. Season Is Over Says:

    Same ole Yucs. Back to reality.

  921. EA Says:

    This is why Dirk will.not get my confidence vote, keeps leaving Godwin in the game.

  922. Rod Munch Says:

    Only burned up over half of the 3rd quarter to get 3 points, way to get us back into the game Dirk.

  923. Patrick Says:

    Yeah let’s blame that dropped pass on Fitzpatrick too

  924. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    We just kicked a FG down 20. Dirk is scared again

  925. Cdog Says:

    At 140 yards, that’s the longest drive for a field goal of the NFL season.

  926. THETRUTH Says:

    Goodwin hold on to a ball today

  927. Tc Says:

    You lose games going for field goals

  928. Godeep66 Says:

    He also was the guy that had the illegal shift.

  929. Easy Says:

    Mike Smith still have a job after this game?

  930. Wesley Says:

    Godwin looks awful. And here comes our sorry ass D.

  931. GreG Says:

    How is the redzone offense so pathetic

  932. Rick Says:

    Triple coverage but it hit him on the numbers.

  933. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Did Dirk Koetter took over play calling for this game?

  934. rrsrq Says:

    Enough is Enuff

  935. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Dirk is calling the plays. He got jealous of all the love Monk was getting figured he’d nip that stuff in the bud!

  936. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Godwin keep your head up bud

  937. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Koetter has no sack. Another FG? Trash. Godwin? Trash

  938. Rick Says:

    Who’s calling plays?

  939. Rod Munch Says:

    The people endlessly defending Fitz are the same people that will say we need to cut Winston if his guys drops a perfectly thrown ball. LOL!

  940. Team Rocket Says:

    Why are we avoiding 6’5″ Evans in the red zone?

  941. Mike Johnson Says:

    Bucs are done for the night. Stick a fork in’em!! Welcome back Jameis. Fitz did well for 2 games. Better than a lot of us thought. Up next..DA BEARS!!

  942. unbelievable Says:

    Dropped pass isn’t Fitzpatrick’s fault, but he could have targeted a guy with only 1 defender on him instead of a surrounded by 3. Ya know?

  943. Cdog Says:

    Was a three score game, now it’s only a…oh right.

  944. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The running plays in the red zone are wasted….

  945. tnew Says:

    Triple coverage there, Yeh he got his hands on it and he probably should but…. once again, \

    Evans is 1 v 1 on the top earlier in the series. Fitz has to see that and go there.

    Howard the toughest matchup on the field is on the bench.

  946. cmurda Says:

    Godwin talking trash after he got the first down. How about you catch a TD and shut your piehole. Godwin has cost us deeply. Not targeting M.E. is a big mistake by the career backup. Inside the 5 and twice we get fgs. The difference from getting back into this game and not being close.

  947. Season Is Over Says:

    This all started with an undersized RB trying to run for a TD inside the five yard line. I know this doesn’t work from the couch. Just imagine getting paid millions to learn the hard way.

  948. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    The Joes better be slamming the crappy defense and Mike Smith ALL week long.

  949. THETRUTH Says:

    Let Fitz play against Chicago and that defense like all Buc fans wanted dont out JW In In short week.


  950. Roger4 Says:

    Godwin has cost us a lot of points tonight… and a fumble too

  951. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Buckner isn’t really impressing me either.

  952. rrsrq Says:

    Got to get a turnover here

  953. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We need a turnover….badly

  954. Matts17 Says:

    Fitz isn’t the answer. Never was but Winston would’ve been even worse tonight. OL is getting its ass kicked.

  955. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Godwin just having a bad game

  956. ATrain Says:

    Rod you will defend the crotch grabber endlessly

  957. Rod Munch Says:

    There is no way Dirk isn’t calling this game, either that or he gave a script to Monken to run, because this was the same garbage we’ve seen from Dirk for 2 years and not the offense we saw in weeks 1 and 2. The run up the middle into a stacked defense is a staple of Dirk’s offense and something WE DIDN’T DO in weeks 1 and 2, yet we’ve been doing that all game long. This is Dirk in charge, with Dirk like production.

  958. King C Says:

    I would like to see DeSean involved somehow like the plays they call for Humphries

  959. THETRUTH Says:

    If run , run on 2nd and maybe it will be unexpected not 1st down every time

  960. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Don’t the Steelers have 3 OL out and are playing back ups?

  961. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Steelers 1st int for a td in 24 games and now on the way to a win. We always give everybody their 1st

  962. cmurda Says:

    1/2 the quarter and 3 points. Fitz can’t take that sack and he’s not delivering.

  963. ATrain Says:

    Ya y’all keep play

    Hang I there

    Sorry Ben

    Words of wisdom from the great McCoy

  964. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Calling it now Fitz starts next week, and jameis comes in a halftime

  965. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    bucs defense just went to another NFL low congrats

  966. Bucs 14 Says:

    Does GMC 93 ever get fired up for a game?

  967. D the Bucs fan Says:

    Cant watch the game where is djax, howard, brate. We i know Godwin us not the only one getting open. Listening to Westwood one. Djax only has one catch? Wtf? Koetter is doing this team in.

  968. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    36 scared of stepping up to make a tackle!!!

  969. lambchop Says:

    We need some TOs bad!

  970. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    A TRAIN…. why is he mic’d up just have fun win or lose

  971. Mike in LOL Says:

    Why did that DB just have a wild west stare down with shuster??? Cmon man get after him before the sticks!!!

  972. ATrain Says:

    Try this McCoy

    Bust into the end zone and tackle

    Hit the QB without apologizing

  973. Buc Rodgers Says:

    Turnovers killed this game, but having no running game is going to kill this season!

  974. THETRUTH Says:

    Every qb has career numbers , incomplete to complete ratio against Bucs d is stupid

  975. cmurda Says:

    MJ is humiliating out there. It’s tough to watch

  976. Season Is Over Says:

    Just imagine when we get McCoy in his prime.

  977. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    NO OL AND NO DL PASS RUSH….. nice off season licht

  978. ATrain Says:

    McCoy dropped into pass coverage or was he dancing


  979. Rod Munch Says:

    You let Fitz start next week in Chicago, Winston has been able to practice at all and it’s a short week followed by a bye. Give Fitz another chance to see what’s there, plus, in Chicago, with that swarming defense, I’d rather have Fitz taking all the hits. Being 2-2 after 4 weeks is much better than anyone could have expected and the season gets much easier going forward.

  980. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    #33 stood there looking at his player as he caught the ball

  981. rrsrq Says:

    Drop GMC back into coverage, really

  982. tnew Says:

    Fitz isn’t doing what he’s done well which is make the correct read. Its happened a ton. But this is the problem for any QB that will play for the Bucs. The Defense has been so bad for the past two seasons, the QB has to be perfect to win.

  983. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Just like old times!!! Ugh, this hurts

  984. cmurda Says:

    Ben is back there for an hour. Eff Vinny Curry. Eff JPP. Eff McCoy. They all suck

  985. Anonymous Says:

    Get off the field!

  986. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Did anybody know who tf James Connor was before this season? It seems you can get a good enough RB anywhere these days, meanwhile the Bucs haven’t found one like that since Blount. And they bench their 2nd round pick. C’mon Licht you’re killing me smalls

  987. Wesley Says:

    This defense is un-watchable.

  988. Rod Munch Says:

    Grimes was just yanked down on that play, but no call. Evans touches a defensive back they call him for offensive PI.

  989. rrsrq Says:

    Too dang easy

  990. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    #33 again!!!

  991. Mike in LOL Says:

    Grimes looking rough around the edges tonight

  992. Matts17 Says:

    Zero pass rush

  993. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Trade for Earl Thomas! This secondary is laughable

  994. Season Is Over Says:

    This is all you need to see. Just imagine this defense in the playoffs. An absolute joke. I hope they clear all the coaches now just to save time. I’m over Koetter’s thousand yard stare also.

  995. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    I really don’t think Mike Smith’s is the problem. His defense just cant work without a pass rush.

  996. cmurda Says:

    I hope Mike Smith was fired at halftime. He should have been.

  997. Bucs 14 Says:

    Heck I could QB against this pass rush.

  998. WalkdaPlank Says:

    An average QB becomes a great QB if he has time to throw. This Bucs defense has about 3 players worth anything. Everything else must go

  999. Matts17 Says:

    Even when they blitz they can’t get near him

  1000. Season Is Over Says:

    What exactly is this defense good at? What are they supposed to be good at? What are they designed to be good at?

  1001. cmurda Says:

    The Bucs are being so owned that even when the announcers both say we need to bring heat and are shocked when we back up and Ben embarrasses this defense

  1002. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    #33 about to give up a td

  1003. Matts17 Says:

    This D needs a complete rebuild philosophically.

  1004. Season Is Over Says:

    Gerald McCoy makes 16 million dollars? When exactly do the superstars step up and take over a game?

  1005. Patrick Says:

    I think Simeon Rice is in the building. Somebody please let him know we need his help with pass rush

  1006. Tc Says:

    Why couldn’t the game have been a Sunday game with 109 degrees on the field

  1007. Rod Munch Says:

    The best defense is an offense that can score 40, been saying that for weeks. Trade for L Bell, there is no way to fix this defense during the season, you need corners and no one is giving up a corner, and you need 2, plus another starting safety.

  1008. Mike in LOL Says:

    Honestly season is over I think our run defense is pretty good.

    That is all.

  1009. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Pass rush is sooooo bad. We beat Philly b/c we got to foles

  1010. Season Is Over Says:

    Is McCoy waiting for the next prime time game? The defense he leads sucks so bad they only get one mandated prime game a year.

  1011. ElioT Says:

    Them GMAC pep talks are so impactful.

    “Don’t worry y’all, we go to my house after the game and play with my toys!”

    Dude has never made an impact play, never set the tone. Ever!

  1012. Wesley Says:

    Sooooooooooo glad i’m not at this crap game.

  1013. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Worst NFL defense & worst NFL rushing attack get you 5-11 again, just embarrasing on MNF again, the Bears defense might set nfl sack record

  1014. Anonymous Says:

    Le’Veon Bell anyone??!

  1015. tnew Says:

    Guys banging on the rookie DB’s, not doing too bad. There is little pressure from the front four. When they really need pressure, they drop. Watch the Steelers, they are attacking the right guard position. Making either Benenoch or Smith make a decision.

    Again, why did they go away from the TE’s???

  1016. Not there yet Says:

    I feel like this game a the game ROJO should have been active. He can’t play any worse than Quizz.

  1017. denjoe Says:

    and a D-coordinator!

  1018. Rod Munch Says:

    The McCoy bashers crack me up, the defensive line has been getting decent to good pressure most of the night while the WR’s are running wide open and these morons talk about McCoy. LOL! It’s the same level or moronic as those saying Fitz has been great tonight.

  1019. tnew Says:

    What was Curry doing there.

  1020. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    curry = dummy

  1021. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Dummy runs right by the ball instead of falling on it!!!

  1022. Mike in LOL Says:

    How does 97 not find that ball on the ground first!!!

  1023. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Come on that fat f**$ best you too the ball

  1024. Mike in LOL Says:

    Curry was doing a brisk jog to the ball

  1025. rrsrq Says:

    How we feeling about our kicker

  1026. WalkdaPlank Says:



  1027. Lando Says:

    vinny curry should have had that fumble……………….. good thing boswell missed

  1028. Mike in LOL Says:

    Curry has been invisible this game. Could have thrown a blowup doll at the ball faster than he made it there

  1029. Rod Munch Says:

    OMG it’s Dirk’s worst fear, a FG that missed, this will turn the entire game around.

  1030. Lando Says:

    doubtful our kicker would make a 47 yarder either

  1031. Spicoli Says:

    JPP wasted a 3rd on him with that trade. He can’t get any pressure

  1032. Season Is Over Says:

    This is like that Colts game from 2003. A turning point in Buc’s history.

  1033. lambchop Says:

    Pitt eating too much of the clock. Missed FG, no biggie.

  1034. King C Says:

    JPP is giving it his all out there

  1035. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Munch what game you watching? big ben just threw for the most yards in a half of football in 25 years and led a 52 second scoring drive, mccoy should have been traded 2 years ago

  1036. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Fitz is got hit so many times this game, dude can’t even see straight

  1037. EA Says:

    Sorry Ben

  1038. Rod Munch Says:

    What’s the odds that Dirk runs it up the middle into 12 Steelers?

  1039. ATrain Says:

    Rod you are Stupid

    Good pressures

    Watch the Steelers that’s good pressure

    McCoy runs down the field into protection

    Only time he name was called is when he talked with Ben

  1040. cmurda Says:

    Even with all the nuttiness of the game on our side, if Dirk and Monken dial up 2 freaking plays within the Steelers 5 yard line, we would be right in this thing.

  1041. Jeffbuc Says:

    What was curry doing there he could have easily jumped at the ball that looked rigged. It didn’t look right the ball was 2 feet on his left and he fell to the left. Seriously that didn’t look right. He should have easily recovered that

  1042. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    SEason is over right on

  1043. tnew Says:

    I am a GMC fan.. and critic, and I can be honest. This is the game he needs to step up but, the problem is that he is having to take on the doubles and slide vs play honest. This is because Vea, Unrein and Allen are out. They drafted these guys so GMC wouldn’t have to do this .

  1044. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Let me guess Koetter?

    Another FG this drive?

  1045. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    I love the drones up here. One guy bashes GMC and now guys we’ve never heard of our from up here doing the same.

  1046. ARGH_M8E Says:

    My entire neighborhood probably thinks somebody is getting axe murdered over here!!! Wtf was vinny curry doing?!!!!!!

  1047. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Season Is Over, stop being an idiot. Check McCoy’s stats. He gets sacks, tackles, and pressures.

  1048. WalkdaPlank Says:

    So Barber can’t run or catch

    Good to know

  1049. D the Bucs fan Says:

    Come coach gotta run no huddle the rest of the game. This game has Koetters play calling all over it his gonna open up the offense a little too late just like his while tenure here.

  1050. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Christ Fitz is so scared

  1051. tnew Says:

    Attacking the right guard.

  1052. Rod Munch Says:

    ATrain – you gonna cry cupcake?

  1053. cmurda Says:

    There’s just no chance. This O Line isn’t cutting it and Fitz doesn’t move.

  1054. Bucs 14 Says:

    Licht makes wonderful picks. Remember Aquayo? He is no longer in the NFL.

  1055. ElioT Says:

    F**king chop block lol

  1056. EA Says:

    Remember that new D line coach was gonna have this group play mean.

  1057. Rod Munch Says:

    A call against us instead of a PI call, shocking turn of events indeed….

  1058. ATrain Says:

    Are you kidding me

    No hold on DJax

  1059. Curry-Winston Says:

    C’mon Fitz….ur letting me down….I’m trynna pack my bags and go 2 New England

  1060. Rick Says:

    Dirk has to be calling plays…

  1061. Rod Munch Says:

    Atrain should be called Ctrain, cause he’ll line up guys at the local rest stop and… well you know the rest. LOL!

  1062. BucThis Says:


  1063. Wesley Says:

    Screw it, start throwing punch’s!

  1064. D the Bucs fan Says:

    Koetter get your team under control Damn!

  1065. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Dirk is deff calling this game after that pitiful screen play!

  1066. cmurda Says:

    The refs suck too by the way. Laughable that no PI is also called. This O Line should have their feet to the fire after this disgusting performance.

  1067. ATrain Says:

    Nah Rod

    Laughing at an IceCream lover

    I bet McCoy would meet you at the gate

  1068. Gettinthebucs Says:

    Just now checking the comment section to see all of the freakouts! Thank you fellow commenters, this has been entertaining. Look we’re playing a bad game but there is no reason to freak out. Bucs will be fine this season. No super bowl but we’ll make the playoffs for sure.

  1069. Destinjohnny Says:

    Is it me or has the officiating been leaning towards Steelers ?

  1070. Rod Munch Says:

    Good comeback ATrain, you really showed me….

  1071. Season Is Over Says:

    McCoy just got off the team bus and is ready to play.

  1072. James Walker Says:

    That is it. We go 0-16! I feel it.

  1073. ATrain Says:


    Your name must be short of

  1074. Season Is Over Says:

    Godwin just dropped his northern accent.

  1075. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    We’re fine, 2-1 instead of 0-3 and we hey Winston back

  1076. Jeffbuc Says:

    Does anyone one else feel like koetter roll over playcalling it had way to much input this week. This offense looks like the last three years. Not the first two games. I really think koetter got cocky and got to involved this week

  1077. James Walker Says:

    Trade Alstot! Fire Gruden!

  1078. unbelievable Says:

    Refs have definitely been fkn us outside of the roughing the passer calls. Which I hate regardless.

    Conte and Grimes look awful tonight.

  1079. BucsBandit Says:

    Glazers need to fire Mike Smith.

  1080. Season Is Over Says:

    Yes, Winston coming back. That makes everyone feel all warm and cozy. Lol.

  1081. Rod Munch Says:

    Bucs started the quarter down 3 scores, ends the quarter down by 3 scores yet controlled the ball and held the Steelers scoreless.

    That’s Dirk for you.

  1082. ATrain Says:


    Grab your McCoy Doll

    Go back to watching chess

  1083. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    McCoy is fine w the Loss as long as it was fun…. shulda drafted derwin james

  1084. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Why can’t we block a 3-4 defense… Like ever seriously

  1085. garbs65 Says:

    Steelers are the far better team tonight. We look desperate. Play calling looks nothing like the first 2 weeks.

  1086. Rod Munch Says:

    Well 4th down in Steelers terrority, time to punt the ball. Better safe than sorry.

  1087. Season Is Over Says:

    Gerald McCoy inspires the other team to win.

  1088. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Wow barely any pressure and Fitz throws 4 yards

  1089. WalkdaPlank Says:

    A checkdown on 3rd and 13

    Fitz is RATTLED

  1090. tnew Says:

    Seriously, someone help me.. Is OJ Howard hurt???

  1091. Rod Munch Says:

    Thanks goodness the Steelers called a TO, this will give Dirk a chance to think of everything that could go wrong and so he’ll come to his senses and punt the ball.

  1092. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    No running backs & jason witten sucks…. false hope for 2 weeks the bucs back to sole position of being cleveland south

  1093. cmurda Says:

    Quiz is the slowest man in the NFL

  1094. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Soft GMC is happy

  1095. cmurda Says:

    LOL Rod. If Dirk punts, I will find a way to punt his face.

  1096. Wesley Says:

    Winston coming back at 2-1 is good. However it doesn’t fix all our D problems.

  1097. Rod Munch Says:

    Holy Jesus, look at that, we went for it on 4th down instead of punting and something positive happened. Now think if we didn’t punt from the Steelers 36 and change the whole course of the game in the 1st half.

  1098. tnew Says:

    TE’s have been available all night

  1099. Season Is Over Says:

    Do you think Dirk “We will be done by Halloween again” Koetter will have the same tone with them media in his press conference?

  1100. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Good going offense getting that 25 yards back!

  1101. cmurda Says:

    Rod, Or gone for it twice within the Steelers 10 yard line

  1102. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    If you take GMC off the defense are they still the 32nd ranked defense?

  1103. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Gotta love Cam Brate. Wish they would throw to him and Oj more

  1104. Rod Munch Says:

    That was a nice play by Fitz there, felt the pressure from behind, stepped up and around, make a nice throw. Too bad we’re down by 3 scores instead of 2 scores…

  1105. cmurda Says:

    Fitz is taking his sweet time. Dude, down 17 my friend. Lets go.

  1106. tnew Says:

    in the red zone. Of course, take Howard off the field.

  1107. THETRUTH Says:

    Why huddle down by 3 scores and 13 min left

  1108. Rod Munch Says:

    Fitz looks good on this drive so far.

  1109. tnew Says:

    If Evans is single covered again and Fitz doesn’t even try

  1110. tnew Says:

    Evans alone 1v1 at the top

  1111. ElioT Says:

    Don’t worry, just eating up the clock down 17 f**king points.

  1112. tnew Says:


  1113. Bucs 14 Says:

    The O is taking its time so GMC can finish his ice cream.

  1114. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Godwin has redeemed himself!

  1115. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Love you Godwin!

  1116. Rod Munch Says:

    Good drive by Fitz, nice catch by Godwin, glad he got that, he’s an excellent player that has had a terrible night.

  1117. ElioT Says:

    Godwin has the MOST heart on this team.

    If you could only put him in McCoy’s body…

  1118. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Good catch Godwin

    Doesn’t make up for your awful play this game but good catch

  1119. Season Is Over Says:

    Just imagine the Joes trying to sell the whole Buc crowd on Peyton Barber with repetitious articles bashing Martin for two years instead of Barber actually winning the hearts of fans with his play.

  1120. King C Says:

    before I even saw the play I was gonna say:
    Godwin gets open!
    that’s what makes him special

  1121. Wesley Says:

    Dammit this means our defense has to take the field again.

  1122. Bucs 14 Says:

    How many ice creams did GMC eat during that drive?

  1123. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    A 5 minute only for the defense to give up an 8 minute drive

  1124. D the Bucs fan Says:

    Come d get a 3 and out

  1125. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    All you people panicking are hilarious, imagine if Godwin squeezed that end zone ball….both of them, we’d be winning

  1126. Godeep66 Says:

    It’s a two point game of Gowin catches those other two TDS.

  1127. King C Says:

    Basically we need a big play like a sack or forced fumble on defense right now

  1128. Rod Munch Says:

    Chris Godwin has about 6,565 touchdowns in this game and only one counts

  1129. Rick Says:

    Need a takeaway!

  1130. McKay's Ghost Says:

    Some of the poster’s on this site are just downright bitter.

  1131. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Season Is Over, ya it seems the joes are about as poor as scouting as jason licht, because barber is not a starting NFL caliber RB

  1132. Season Is Over Says:

    Yes, it really feels like we are competing with Pittsburgh. Lmao!!

  1133. cmurda Says:

    Exactly my thought Wesley.

  1134. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    ElioT that was was one of the funniest GMC bashing I’ve seen!🤣

  1135. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Look at Catanzaro leg strength and koetter punta earlier????

  1136. Rod Munch Says:

    Ftmyersbuc – Uh you might want to check your math, even if he caught both that’s 14 points, but minus 6 for FGs, and that would make it 30-28… Just sayin’.

  1137. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    FtMyers buc thats the best take all nite you must eat at mccoys ice cream shop

  1138. THETRUTH Says:


    What has barber done wrong oh ya look how well he picks up rushers. Quiz is the problem.

    You seem to hate Bucs try another site

  1139. Rod Munch Says:

    That thing they have Booger on is making me motion sick to look at.

  1140. Season Is Over Says:

    Is this where our 35 year old CB making probably $10 million plus steps up and makes a play?

  1141. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Rb falls down and still able to crawl up to the LOS

  1142. Bucs 14 Says:

    Why is Booger such an idiot?

  1143. Rod Munch Says:

    Has Ryan Smith actually played tonight? I mean you expect to see him giving up big plays but I don’t remember seeing 29 all night on the field.

  1144. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Finally thank you D

  1145. Wesley Says:

    what? A three and out WTF?

  1146. Bucs 14 Says:

    3 and out! Fitzmagic time?

  1147. King C Says:


  1148. WalkdaPlank Says:


  1149. Cdog Says:

    Lots of time.

  1150. Rod Munch Says:


  1151. Wesley Says:

    Coming back of course.

  1152. tnew Says:


  1153. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Oh come on ref that’s roughing the passer all day

  1154. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:


  1155. Rod Munch Says:


  1156. tnew Says:

    lets see this

  1157. WalkdaPlank Says:


    Game is almost over and no mention of Ryan Smith

    Either he is having a great game or no game at all

  1158. Season Is Over Says:

    Just imagine if we didn’t leave the game in the hands of the refs and actually won it in the first half like they should have.

  1159. Tc Says:

    Is it me or do the buc players look small next to the Steelers?

  1160. Wesley Says:

    Shoot that player now!

  1161. Rod Munch Says:

    F$@#ING PIECE OF @$@# REFS, go infect yourself with Atrains HIV you pieces of garbage.

  1162. lambchop Says:

    Are you kidding me!

  1163. tnew Says:

    Like to see the next gen MPH on that run back

  1164. cmurda Says:

    Of course a flag is down. Love those refs

  1165. Tampabaybucfan Says:


  1166. ATrain Says:

    Vegas called

    There was holding on that one

    Can’t take another Bucs Win

  1167. Rick Says:

    That about sums it up there.

  1168. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I swear no team actually beats the Bucs

    The Bucs always beat themselves

  1169. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    HELLUVA WALL the bucs had set up too bad it was 2nd wall johnson tried to destroy tonite

  1170. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    That dude deserves for DJAX to punch him dead in the mouth!!!😡

  1171. BucThis Says:


  1172. BROCKTACULAR Says:

    get rid of his ass too! Johnson……

  1173. cmurda Says:

    What in the world did the Glazers do to the NFL. No team could ever get this kind of treatment from the zebras.

  1174. unbelievable Says:

    Can’t catch a break to save our lives tonight.

  1175. BurgDweller Says:

    I’m convinced now this game is fixed.

  1176. VaTom Says:

    I’m good with Isaiah Thompson being cut right now.

  1177. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

  1178. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    SMH are you kidding me was that hold really necessary when he’s running 3 times faster than steeler

  1179. BucsBandit Says:

    Rod – appreciate your passion for the Bucs, but as someone that had a family member die from HIV, please consider using another type of insult. Thanks.

  1180. unbelievable Says:

    Agreed, I thought Johnson had a concussion.

    And now I wish that he did.

  1181. Tc Says:

    It only happens to the bucs

  1182. D the Bucs fan Says:

    Who the f is number 39. Come on man.

  1183. Dirty Bucs Says:

    I just watched that in slow motion on my playback 5x, and I didn’t see a hold anywhere…what?

  1184. ATrain Says:

    Rod does your mom know your up so late

    Go be a big boy and drive Daddy’s car

    Into a tree


  1185. Patrick Says:

    Johnson deserved a LeGarrette Blount type punch for that penalty

  1186. Rod Munch Says:

    BucsBandit – Not my problem and I couldn’t care less.

  1187. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Agreed djax gets a free punch on him

  1188. cmurda Says:

    Anybody remember the MNF against the Colts? Leaping. Effing leaping. Oh, we could one up that. How about an onside kick never touched by the defensive team and never touched the ground. That was another beauty.

  1189. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    What was that pass???

  1190. ATrain Says:

    Sorry Rod

    That’s a nickname reserved for your wife

  1191. Rod Munch Says:


  1192. Mike in LOL Says:

    If it’s not for 10+ yards don’t bother at this point

  1193. tnew Says:

    been there all night

  1194. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    OJ hurt his back

  1195. MadMax Says:

    Fitz is on now!!!!!!!

  1196. Rod Munch Says:

    They showed the replay, had nothing to do with the play and wasn’t holding, was at the line. F@$@$ CU@% refs.

  1197. tnew Says:

    steelers are playing soft… take the easy stuff then get the 7

  1198. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Lucky Haden wasn’t looking at the ball

  1199. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Get it Fitz!!!

  1200. Spicoli Says:

    OJ has been a beast this year

  1201. Bucs 14 Says:

    Fitz has more heart in his thumb than GMC has totally.

  1202. Rod Munch Says:

    They just take down Evans in the endzone and no call.
    F these pieces of @#@@#$.

  1203. WalkdaPlank Says:




  1204. Patrick Says:

    Come on guys!!!!

  1205. Wesley Says:

    Hurry the fruk up!

  1206. tnew Says:

    dangerous there

  1207. cmurda Says:

    No flag? Are you GD serious? Im serious. Glazers pissed off the NFL

  1208. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    smart job howard, protect the ball, none of that fancy stuff

  1209. lurker Says:

    there was no call to be made in endzone

  1210. MadMax Says:

    ohh!!!!!!!!!! evans!!!!!!!! fitz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1211. Tc Says:

    What a catch!!!

  1212. tnew Says:

    thats been there all night too

  1213. Wesley Says:


  1214. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    ME …. top 100 no doubt

  1215. Bucs 14 Says:


  1216. Rod Munch Says:

    Now think if we kick that FG from the 36 in the 1st half – sort of a huge play isn’t it.

  1217. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    don’t give up on the Fitz!!!

  1218. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Fire them canons!

  1219. lambchop Says:

    Rod Munch needs to get banned

  1220. Rick Says:


  1221. WalkdaPlank Says:


    Lichts greatest achievement will be drafting Mike Evans. What a baller

  1222. lurker Says:

    wow great catch
    good throw, but great catch

  1223. Season Is Over Says:

    Gerald McCoy should be embarrassed to walk into the building tomorrow.

  1224. WeAreLost Says:

    That’s something.

  1225. BucsBandit Says:


  1226. Patrick Says:

    One more stop and let’s win it with touchdown. Do NOT take it to overtime!

  1227. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Ok defense let’s see what your made of

  1228. BurgDweller Says:

    What..no 2 point conversion attempt? Makes no sense

  1229. cmurda Says:

    Oh baby. Finish this off on MNF

  1230. ATrain Says:

    I notice Koetter has his mouth piece up now

    Play call changed


  1231. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Ok Defense. Whatcha got?

  1232. Tc Says:

    He caught it on his back

  1233. Wesley Says:

    As horrific as our d has been playing we should be winning this game if not for repeatedly shooting ourselves in the foot.

  1234. Bucs Sam Says:

    I’ll just say this

    Mike Evans is money

    booger is the worst sideline commentator ever. Can we have that fat guy who used to go lay for the bears?

  1235. Rick Says:


    Telling isn’t it…

  1236. tnew Says:

    Fitz now using the middle to open up the outside. Now finding the right guys. Can the defense make a stop? Now it means something.

  1237. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    GMC should be embarrassed to listen to his crazy mic’d up night

  1238. Mike in LOL Says:

    Burg what you said makes no sense, go for 2 then miss that and you’re still down a TD, hit the PAT and you’re only down 3

  1239. Destinjohnny Says:

    Win lose or draw I am proud of my teams effort

  1240. cmurda Says:

    If we win this game, and of course this is a big if, may I retract the starter for next week comment.

  1241. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    did you hear the announcer say we had it just before Fitz threw the ball???? Bang bang baby!!!

  1242. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Let’s go defense!

  1243. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    We need McCoy to make a play.

  1244. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Now here is where we usually break down….soft defense in the end…..but, let’s hope…

  1245. Season Is Over Says:

    I’m sure one of the fake five can make a game-changing defensive play this game.

  1246. lambchop Says:

    Where the Jameis homers? Fitz putting it all out there. Where the doomsday losers? GTFO.

  1247. Patrick Says:

    No 2 point conversion? This isn’t the 2005 Redskins game with Alstott

  1248. cmurda Says:

    Ok, no excuses defense. This is for all that went wrong in the first half. Make a huge play.

  1249. Bucs Sam Says:

    Also if FitzMagic pulls this off Joe has to run a lap

    Just saying….

  1250. King C Says:

    Let’s go defense! Clap Clap Clap
    Let’s go defense! Clap Clap Clap

  1251. D the Bucs fan Says:

    Come on D. Pick 6. Strip sack. Pressure on Ben. No soft coverage. 3 and out. Turnover please!

  1252. Rod Munch Says:

    Don’t worry guys, the refs will f us before this is over and cost us the game…

  1253. Patrick Says:

    Say a couple of Hail Marys and keep the faith people

  1254. Bucs 14 Says:

    This is Fitzpatrick’s team. They ride on him being up or down. Jaboo never had this backing.

  1255. lambchop Says:

    LOVE Fitz psycho expression on that TD pass!!!!

  1256. MadMax Says:

    Fitz, the Harvard Houdini!! lol

    and our D will jit the bed!!

  1257. Season Is Over Says:

    Nope, they ran right at the fake five and they were ghosts as usual.

  1258. King C Says:

    sorry cmurda you can’t retract all your emotional negativity LOL

  1259. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    LVD horrible play

  1260. THETRUTH Says:

    MAKE PLAY GRIMES !!!!!!!

  1261. Wesley Says:

    Yeah nope just can’t count on this defense.

  1262. Rod Munch Says:

    Should have onside kicked, it’s not like the defense is gonna hold here, and even if they do the refs will call a roughing the passing.

  1263. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Wow thanks d for wasting the offenses effort!!!

  1264. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Don’t hold your breath.

  1265. Season Is Over Says:

    Late in game. Run at McCoy. Everyone knows the formula.

  1266. Spicoli Says:

    damn that hurt

  1267. cmurda Says:

    PATHETIC DEFENSE Always when we need it too. Terrible

  1268. tnew Says:

    Still ok Just give up a FG and we can win..

  1269. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Right over the ice cream man in crunch time, take GMC, with him the bucs defense sucks so why not find out how bad wout him

  1270. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Wish they had a first down before the sneak. That costs us

  1271. Bucs 14 Says:

    Somebody get GMC an ice cream! He is gassed.

  1272. garbs65 Says:

    Wow. We have zero defense.

  1273. Brandon Says:

    Can’t depend on this defense to make a stop……SMH!!!

  1274. Season Is Over Says:

    Levonte David made a play on his first play of the year.

  1275. cmurda Says:

    It’s painful to actually know this defense can’t get it done. 2 simple runs too.

  1276. ElioT Says:

    Come on Defense, make a f**king play

  1277. cmurda Says:

    Somehow hold to no more than a fg

  1278. EA Says:

    Wow Dirk already used a time out, mind blowing

  1279. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Letting a nobody like James Connor run through you like a hot knife through butter.

    Classic Bucs

  1280. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    what a pathetic defense

  1281. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow throw to the sideline out of bounds…

    Here we go, 3rd and long, wait for the refs to give them the 1st.

  1282. Season Is Over Says:

    No one saw this coming.

  1283. King C Says:

    “Season is Over” is the definition of a whiny troll

  1284. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    D don’t stop we lose

  1285. tnew Says:

    Davis has done a great job tonight.

  1286. Spicoli Says:

    wow that saved a TO

  1287. THETRUTH Says:

    Waste 4 seconds thinking to call timeout

  1288. Rod Munch Says:

    OH MY, the refs didn’t interfere…

    Probably waiting till 4th down to make it more painful.

  1289. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Big Ben gonna throw AB under the bus after this loss

  1290. Spicoli Says:

    Big time stop!!!!

  1291. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Good defensive stop.

  1292. King C Says:

    Brent Grimes shut down AB in 2ndHalf tonight

  1293. cmurda Says:

    Whoa defense held. Gave the offense a chance. I’ll give them credit.

  1294. Spicoli Says:

    Stupid yinzers

  1295. Rod Munch Says:

    Welp, here we go.

    Can Fitz pull it out… if he does, it’s a fantastic story…

    Lets see…

  1296. tnew Says:

    Now… lets see it.

  1297. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Come on Fitz!

  1298. Bucs 14 Says:

    If Fitzpatrick comes back and wins this, Winston won’t be starting anytime soon.

  1299. WalkdaPlank Says:

    No excuses right here. Despite all the mistakes tonight you have a chance to seal it with 3 minutes

    DO IT

  1300. King C Says:

    We dont want a field goal to tie we want a TD to win baby!!!!

  1301. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, amazing, the refs for the 2nd time in two drives pick up a flag on the Steelers…

  1302. cmurda Says:

    That’s a huge difference in field position. Make us love you Fitz.

  1303. Spicoli Says:

    2 TO’s plus the 2 minute warning

  1304. Rick Says:

    Close. Screw it, sling that dang thing!

  1305. Rod Munch Says:

    That’s like 2 could have been INTs by Fitz to open this drive…

  1306. cmurda Says:

    Ugh. Fitz missed that though

  1307. Mike in LOL Says:

    This is where we really miss winston

  1308. WalkdaPlank Says:

    C’MON FITZ!!!

  1309. Rod Munch Says:

    Make that 3 could have been INTs by Fitz…

  1310. tnew Says:

    That sucked

  1311. Rod Munch Says:

    Is Dirk really punting here?

  1312. Rod Munch Says:

    Are you kidding me?

  1313. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    What a joke

  1314. WalkdaPlank Says:

    A PUNT?????


  1315. Rod Munch Says:

    …Dirk just punted with the game on the line and a defense that can’t stop anything.

  1316. cmurda Says:

    Fitz choked at the end. Painful.

  1317. Buc68 Says:

    Awful. What the heck was he doing. Time to throw and every pass went to a Steeler.

  1318. Rod Munch Says:

    Dirk is a coward as a coach.

  1319. cmurda Says:

    Yeah Rod. This is a bad call. We wont see the ball again.

  1320. WalkdaPlank Says:

    We lost this game because of coaching. Multiple things, but mainly coaching. Koetter doesn’t have a sack. Loser


  1321. tnew Says:

    Defense should stop here. Unless Steelers decide to throw

  1322. Spicoli Says:

    it was the right call to punt

  1323. King C Says:

    Great punt at least
    playcalling got over aggressive there. There was plenty of time should have just take n 5 yards at a time

  1324. tnew Says:

    Fitz has to do more there

  1325. Season Is Over Says:

    Why would anyone rely on this defense?

  1326. MadMax Says:

    Holding non call on 78

  1327. tnew Says:

    GMC has to make that sack

  1328. cmurda Says:

    I really hate that punt. 1 first down and this is over. Bad move by Dirk

  1329. Rod Munch Says:

    That’s it, the cowardly coach dooms the team again.

  1330. Bucs 14 Says:

    Ball game.

  1331. Rick Says:

    Done with gmc

  1332. lurker Says:

    look at the silly people calling out koetter for the right call

    learn the game

  1333. ATrain Says:


    Miss sack

  1334. tnew Says:

    Ok Tougher than I thought Take it back

  1335. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Did I miss McCoy coming up with a play when it was needed?

  1336. ElioT Says:

    McCoy almost made an impact play.

    Good enough for a loss.

  1337. garbs65 Says:

    We suck

  1338. Rod Munch Says:

    The same coward that punts from the Pittsburgh 36 in the 1st half is the same coward that punts with 2:40 left in the game knowing his defense can’t stop anything. Pitiful.

  1339. Ftmyersbuc Says:


  1340. ATrain Says:

    Oh well still making millions

    Sorry Ben

  1341. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Punting was the right call? It’s a top 5 WORST defense in the league they’re going to end up in FG range anyway might as well TRY to get a 1st

    Koetter has no guts and that’s why he is a losing coach

  1342. lurker Says:

    no holding calls, though

  1343. Rod Munch Says:

    Game over.

  1344. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Mike Smith defense let us down again

  1345. ATrain Says:


  1346. tnew Says:


  1347. Patrick Says:

    This loss will be the one game we miss the playoffs by. I just see it right now

  1348. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:


  1349. cmurda Says:

    You blow Dirk. You blow refs. Obvious hold

  1350. MadMax Says:

    WTF someone tackle!!!!!!!!!! dont just run with him….my god man!!!!!!

  1351. cmurda Says:

    Dirk’s a wuss. I agree with Rod.

  1352. rrsrq Says:

    Refs missed that tackling/holding by the Steelers on Curry

  1353. Wesley Says:

    Defense is down-right laughable!

  1354. Bucs 14 Says:

    That Connor run right there sums up the pathetic Bucs D. No heart!

  1355. Spicoli Says:

    thats the game…. tampa showed good heart in the second half

  1356. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    There goes that d letting a no name back run ruff shod all over them!!!!

  1357. Rod Munch Says:

    …and you still have cowards defending this cowardly punting. Pitiful. You never take the ball out of your own hands when you have this defense. Never.


  1358. tnew Says:

    I didn’t like the punt. Those are the percentages with an average defense.

  1359. ElioT Says:

    Conner looking like a young Jerome Bettis in Atkins.

    “They fought hard” though…

  1360. WalkdaPlank Says:




  1361. garbs65 Says:

    Game over.

  1362. lurker Says:

    yes, right call

    you dont go for it on 4th and 10 at your 20.

    learn something
    you’re just emotional now

  1363. tnew Says:

    we don’t have an average d

  1364. unbelievable Says:

    Garbage all around!

  1365. cmurda Says:

    Defense fails again. Dirk fails. Dirk is done. This was coaching. 4th and 10 and retard punts.

  1366. BucThis Says:


  1367. Season Is Over Says:

    McCoy has led the worst defenses I have ever seen. No heart or identity. Just simply weak football.

  1368. THETRUTH Says:

    Grimes torched all night

  1369. Wesley Says:

    Defense and refs lost this game.

  1370. Destinjohnny Says:

    We clean up a few mistakes like the sack on 3rd down and Godwin’s targeting they wasn’t called. His fumble and the non call on the stiff arm and we win
    I still would have gone for it on 4th

  1371. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    I’m sorry but Winston wouldn’t have blew his comeback chance

  1372. Rod Munch Says:

    You have a hot QB and you take the ball out of his hands to punt it.

    That’s the very definition of a coward as a coach, anyone defending that is just a dope that has no feel for the game. Is there anyone that thought the Bucs would stop them? Anyone? Of course not.

    Dirk should be fired just for that punt if nothing else.

  1373. MadMax Says:

    We need big V to get in ASAP!!! pathetic run defense!

  1374. SteveK Says:

    How can we not get to Ben? That’s rediculous.

  1375. ElioT Says:

    It was the right call by Koetter.

    Zero defense, zero running game…

    That’s how your QB throws for 400+ yards and you still get whooped.

  1376. lurker Says:

    *note to self

    rod munch and walkdaplank do not know the sport.
    please ignore

  1377. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    It’s not all on the defense. Too many turnovers, and too many mistakes on offense contributed to this loss. Those three picks could have been TDs or FGs, which would have made a huge difference in the end.

  1378. tnew Says:

    All of us would have taken 2-1 going into Chicago at the start of the season. Thats what I’m hanging my hat on

  1379. rrsrq Says:

    Team loss, dropped passes, penalties and taking bad sacks, Fitz took a sack when he should’ve thrown the ball out of the back of the end zone when were in FG range

  1380. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Isaiah Johnson should be taken out and beat. His holding call lost us 3 minutes off the clock

  1381. cmurda Says:

    Right call ElioT. No, it wasn’t. An average or better defense then yes. This defense? Hell no

  1382. Buccluck Says:

    Wish we would have tried that 54 yard field goal back in the first half.

  1383. Rod Munch Says:

    The coaches handbook from 1961 says you punt the ball there, and as a coward you do what the handbook tells you to do.

  1384. WalkdaPlank Says:

    You’re saying it was the right call but the Steelers are at the same spot they would’ve been had they failed on 4th down.

    Only difference? Less timeouts and no time left

  1385. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Punting was the right call.

  1386. BUC IT Says:

    I got one question?…. on the last bucs drive….. why in the **** would we throw the ball deep on the first play of the drive….. we had 3 minutes…. ridiculous.

  1387. SteveK Says:

    You know what, I hope we see Jameis soon. So the truth unfolds. Does he live up to the billing of the number one pick, or do the homers give him a pass? It’s sad to see some fans rooting for a loss to see their FSU pride and joy back in there.

    Go Bucs! Tough game.

  1388. THETRUTH Says:


  1389. ATrain Says:

    Million dollar player

    Highest paid on Team

    Missed the Sack

    That’s what you get paid for

    F&$king McSucky

  1390. MadMax Says:

    Next game will be a tough one!

  1391. Rod Munch Says:

    Punting is the right call if you have no feel for the game.

  1392. ElioT Says:

    Mike Smith is soft, McCoy is soft…

    The c**k is soft from the head down.


  1393. lurker Says:

    and the misogynist wife-beaters are out again

  1394. Dirt wood Says:

    Fitz is great when he has no pressure, name him starter… 3 picks. Down by 20? Throws it up. Chance to win the game? CHOKES

  1395. King C Says:

    That’s Big Ben for you, he escapes a sack and wins the game
    Too bad the game wasn’t 1 pm on Sunday with the hot weather
    Coach Tomlin keeps his amazing record in primetime games

    We had a chance to win but messed up the play calls when it really counted
    I’m proud we battled back from the deficit at least
    On to Chicago to face Khalil Mack and the Monsters of the Midway
    Gotta get better at running the football to slow down pass rush

  1396. Rod Munch Says:

    Pitiful cowardly coaching. Typical Dirk.

  1397. Buc407 Says:

    You guys are over reacting. We turned the ball over 4 times in the first half and shut them out in the second half Pathetic last drive though

  1398. D the Bucs fan Says:

    Oh well looks like every other Koetter coached team get down in the first half. Come back in the sceond have and defense can’t get a stop. To give the offense a chance. But u can’t go 3 and out. With all the momentum on our side. Heard on that last drive Fitz almost threw 2 picks.

  1399. Bucs 14 Says:

    Have a good week guys. We get it back against the Bears.

  1400. DBS Says:

    Munch STFU. All you ever do is complain. You’re not an NFL coach And never will be.

  1401. rrsrq Says:

    We gotta stop putting people in the ring of honor, do it during the off-season or preseasons

  1402. Rod Munch Says:

    D the Bucs fan – Fitz almost threw 3 INTs on that last drive.

  1403. cmurda Says:

    You could watch the first first down of this drive and 10 times out of 10 you will see the most obvious hold ever. How that mysteriously gets missed is amusing at best. I will admit that Tomlin is a 1000 times the coach that Dirk is. Twice we don’t get in the endzone from inside the 10. Dirk, knowing his offense is superior to our defense and the weak sauce punts it.

  1404. Buc407 Says:

    And grimes had a really tough game missed tackles and big catches against him

  1405. Rod Munch Says:

    DBS – Welcome to the pro-coward coaching crowd, after Philly winning last year they need all the new members they can get.

  1406. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Even Mike Smith was hoping Dirk Digler would go for it because he knew his d couldn’t stop them when the game was on the line!

  1407. Matt from BC Says:

    4th down went well the first time Koetter you have the best Offence in the leauge. Spineless

  1408. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    We still haven’t forgotten how Chris Conte got embarrassed

  1409. cmurda Says:

    I vote for Jameis next week. Fitz got us close but failed when it was all on the line with 3 passes that should have been picked. He’s a backup that shot his load for 2 games. Nothing to see here. It should be back to Jameis’s team.

  1410. lurker Says:

    the pick 6 or the dropped td in endzone were harmful, not just defense or a punt.

  1411. Bucs Sam Says:

    Fits magic is still my guy. He became my favorite QB of all time I’m tonight.

    He didn’t get the W but that’s how a leader plays from behind. Awesome Job Firz

    I hope Joe come around to who is the real America QB

  1412. Wesley Says:

    Someone punch Mike Smith in the face.

  1413. Realbucfan941 Says:

    Yeah leave it up to the defense who gives up 30+ pts a game. I swear Koetter has no feel of the game sometimes. Love the way Peterson coaches.

  1414. Rod Munch Says:

    The people defending punting there have zero feel for the game. Yeah I know, that’s what Bear Bryant would have done, but Bear Bryant didn’t have this Bucs defense which had exactly a 0% chance of stopping Pittsburgh on back to back drives. Pitiful cowardly coaching by Dirk, to take the ball out of the hands of his hot QB and instead let the defense, who hadn’t done anything all night, to get the ball back, even then with maybe a min to go and terrible field position. The play was to go for it, if you don’t get, keep them to a FG and then you still have a chance.

  1415. lurker Says:

    low football i.q. fans here.

  1416. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    since when has a Bucs team scored atleast 27 points in its 1st 3 games???

  1417. Rod Munch Says:

    lurker – Yeah we know buddy, you heard a guy on TV in 1985 say the smart thing to do is to punt there, and you’ve carried that your entire life and anyone that says anything opposite to that doesn’t know football.

    BTW did you watch the SB last year?

  1418. Jeffbuc Says:

    That game hurts a lot why punt. If they get it at your 30 or there 30 who cares your down 3. I knew once we punted game over. Why are you such a pansy koetter. You had the ball had to get ten yards or a defensive stop. I know what I’m choosing. It is a shame when fans know the t a better than the coach. Should have never hired a buddy as a defensive coordinator.

  1419. Rod Munch Says:

    Of course the local media will not press Dirk on that at all because that’s what the coaches handbook says to do, you punt from the 36 and you punt with under 3mins left, because that coaching handbook says that’s what you do, and if you don’t follow the handbook… well… that’s too horrible to think about. You always follow the handbook, always. Anyone that questions following the coaching handbook, they’re just rabble rousers and probably terrorists, so just follow orders and always punt the ball. Always, because that’s what the book says to do and no one doesn’t follow the book.

  1420. Adamharrell1158@yahoo.com Says:

    Old Bucs would have gave up and lost 54-10. Boys showed some heart tonight. To lose by 3 with all the mistakes and penalties is alright with me. The games to lose are non-conference games anyway. This team handled adversity tonight, go get a victory in Chicago and we’ll all right. Go Bucs!

  1421. Gene Deckerhoff is my hero Says:

    Fitzmagic is over. Can the fan base please get behind this team as one and understand that the team is much bigger than Jameis. Some of you all really hate him. It’s sad to see more “Jameis hate” than “Conte Hate.” All Fitz did was cover up the ineptitude of Jason Licht and Dirk Koetter. Get rid of those 2 and the Bucs are set up for a Super Bowl run.

  1422. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Fitzpatrick with another 400 yard game! Winston who? Just a sarcastic shot at the “Winston only puts up stats” guys.

  1423. D the Bucs fan Says:

    This team. The whole team needs to be coached better.

  1424. James Walker Says:

    Comment section here more and more resemble truck stop bathroom graffiti every week.