Bengals 37, Buccaneers 34

October 28th, 2018

After 27 first-half points by the Bengals and an early extra-point miss by Chandler Catanzaro, what did you expect?

At the least the Bucs made it interesting. Very, very interesting. Nobody writes a soap opera like our beloved Buccaneers. Or perhaps “tragedy” is a better description of the drama.

Yes, Joe will have plenty to say about the four interceptions by America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. Ugly stuff.

It was so bad Jameis, the franchise freakin’ QB was yanked in the third quarter for Ryan Fitzpatrick, who sparked the Bucs in a hurry. But it was too little too late.

Two quarterback hits all game for the Buccaneers defense. That’s beyond terrible. They hit Mitch Trubisky and Ben Roethlisberger more often. Both hits were sacks by Jason Pierre-Paul, who now has eight on the season. Eight!

The defense did a lot of great things again but they’re just not making enough plays, not forcing turnovers. And the lack of speed by M. J. Stewart at nickel cornerback continues to hurt badly.

Too many dumb penalties and too much playing not to lose.

Heroic effort by Mike Evans and pure magic by Fitzpatrick went to waste.

It’s a Bucs life.

Stick with Joe and Ira Kaufman for loads of postgame coverage.

105 Responses to “Bengals 37, Buccaneers 34”

  1. NJBucsFan Says:

    He’s not the franchise Joe


    Feel sorry for our turnover machine!

  3. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    Ryan GRIFFIN time!!!

  4. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Cut Jameis! LOL

  5. rrsrq Says:

    I think today, JW lost or should’ve losrymost every supporter. I can’t anymore as much as I want to.

  6. Buc believer Says:

    Good come back but a bit to much to overcome. Our D played better but still SUCKS! PHUCK this team!! I’m OVER a This SHIP!!

  7. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Jameis is done

  8. Flatout Says:

    Fitz to starter!

  9. bucsfaninchina Says:

    we ugly

  10. Superman Says:

    Agreed. Winston almost single-handed lost this game.

  11. Philly Bucs Fan Says:

    Officially a Jameis Hater

  12. Ed kerber Says:

    Jameis fire sale this week. Trade him for whatever!

  13. Patrick Says:

    Winston is a loser. Enough said

  14. ElioT Says:

    Funny you don’t mention 4 Ints including a pick-6 by Jameis in your opening paragraph.

    It’s all Chandler’s fault.


  15. Lamarcus Says:

    It was a Minn, Chi, Az type of game with lipstick

  16. Fartman Says:

    The loss was worth it, if it’s three last time we see Winston.

  17. BuccoDav Says:

    It’s the defense! LOL

  18. Destinjohnny Says:

    Tua in 20

  19. SKBucsFan Says:

    Let the debate begin. I am not sure how the Jameis lovers will have any ground to stand on but it should be fun.

  20. unbelievable Says:

    Sorry Joe, this game ain’t on the defense.

    It’s on Winston. And I’ve been a big supporter of his.

    But today was on him. Those INTs were his mistakes. Most of them were not even forced in any way. One of the worst games he’s ever played to be honest.

  21. Gofortheface30 Says:

    F anybody that continues to support Jameis. Anyone that actually still believes he should be starting – F you, and go away forever

  22. Lunchbox Says:

    Winston needs to not start another game for the Buccaneers, except for injury. No wait, we have Ryan Griffin for that. Oh wait, I’m just a dumb hater right?

  23. Buc4life7878 Says:

    Joe, will you finally stop with Winston… wake up man.

  24. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Just imagine if Koetter has went for on 4th and 2 deep in Cincy territory instead of kicked a FG. Just imagine…

    Either way Fitz did more in his first two drives than Jameis did all game.

    Jameis practically single-handedly lost this game

  25. Bird Says:


    You are a goon for calling us goons for criticizing Jameis. He is an average quarterback

    Turnover machine that single handedly lost this game and many others.

  26. Aaron Says:

    We have to have a 2 score lead to win…appears we will be moving on and starting over (yet again) but what GM and Coach really want to come here..?

  27. Destinjohnny Says:

    Ps can anyone debate me when I say we have 6-10 talent ?
    Thank you Jason

  28. rrsrq Says:

    This game is complete on Jameis, even with the last drive by Cincy, it is still on #3.

  29. Common sense Says:

    Are you still riding his coat tail Joe? Winston f-ing sucks I will happily listen to morning Joe and the Sage for the excuses. Yours truly, bucs fan since ’96

  30. passthebuc Says:

    We need a package trade before next week. JW, Kotter, Licht and the kicker for anyone with brains and heart.

  31. stvcl Says:

    100% on Dirk. He should have pulled Jameis after that 3rd interception. Everybody on JBF knew that. Why wouldn’t the head coach? Dumb decision may have cost you your job. DK

  32. Jawo75 Says:

    And that equals the end of Jameis Winston in Tampa. Great comeback to tie it up by Fitzy. He must be the starter going forward. The first overall pick is an absolute bust. I won’t watch another game he starts.

  33. GhostofSchiano Says:

    wINTSon < Fitz & Griff

  34. Resurrection of Duff Says:

    Jameis “I GOT TO GET BETTER” Winston gave the game away. As simple as that.

  35. Jeagan1999 Says:

    52 INTs and 21 fumbles (73 total turnovers) in 48 games! Jameis Winston is NOT our franchise QB. He is inconsistent, inaccurate and unreliable! His reckless play has cost us too many games!

    Admit the mistake and move on!

  36. ElioT Says:

    Not saying Fitz is the future, but we know damn sure #3 is NOT a franchise QB.

    You’ve got a mildly talented QB who is wildly careless and inconsistent. That’s it!

    Anything else is straight delusion.

  37. Vincente Says:

    This loss feels better than the wining against the browns.

  38. Vico Says:


  39. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Cant spell wINTSon without INTS

  40. Slugglife Says:

    Franchise. I’m thinking “somebody” has no idea what that word means.


    If this performance does not tell you JW is not a franchise quarterback, absolutely shocking performance and don’t try blaming it on the D, clear out your locker and don’t let the door hit you on the way out !!!
    FSU homers keeping this ridiculous theatre going, doesn’t think about the interceptions ??? Pretty obvious !

  42. SKBucsFan Says:

    Just in case anyone was wondering, it’s official Mike Smith was a terrible coach.
    Keep improving defense, and get healthy.

  43. Bucbob Says:

    First time post
    Jameis just not good enough.
    Fitz gives the team its best chance to win.

  44. EA Says:

    Winston under no circumstances should start at QB next week.

  45. GreG Says:

    Hopefully we never see Winston under center again

  46. Troy Says:

    Joe, can you please post your article blaming Jameis’ eye doctor for his crap play? I’m waiting for it.

  47. Broodlaw Says:

    Holy crap Winston is a detriment for our offense, when Fitzpatrick gives us a chance to win in this fecal tornado of a game it’s obvious that if Jameis Winston starts another game we will lose that game. At least with Fitz you have a chance to win.

  48. Richard Dickson Says:

    Three good drives squandered and six points for Cincy all on Jameis. The defense played too hard too long in the second half to have anything left for that last drive.

  49. jmarkbuc Says:

    Second Half D was lights out…without those three and outs no way we stay in that game…just came up a little short.

    Jameis hung them out to dry in the first half.


  50. Tackleblockwin Says:

    It is so obvious the players like Fitz and respond to him better under center. Plus Fitz is much better than turnover machine Winston lol.

  51. Bird Says:

    Remember when joe asked how we would replace Winston.

    He is already in the team. Fitzpatrick. And fitz will have a game when he has turnovers. Who cares. Jameis turns the ball over every flipping game.

    Fitz makes the offense fun to watch.


    Still think he needs his eyes checked because how can you NOT SEE defenders in the vicinity of your receivers?
    And do you have any DEPTH PERCEPTION?

  53. PewterPower Says:

    I refuse to frequent this site anymore

    [Don’t worry. Joe made the choice for you. Bye! — Joe]

  54. Angry Bucs Fan Says:

    Long defended Jameis. No more. Dude doesn’t have what it takes. Trade him for whatever we can get at the deadline this week and start Fitz with Griffin backing him up. Prepare to draft a QB in the draft and get the franchise headed in the right direction. Im a Florida State Fan and I so wanted Winston to succeed but it just isnt happening. Today was beyond ugly. His decision making is poor and his character issues have hurt this team badly in public perception as well. Its time to move on.

  55. NPRSageBoy Says:

    This should end the Jay Miss as a franchise QB discussion permanently.

  56. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Trade Jameis for a kicker.

  57. Matt B Says:

    Stop it with the Winston fawning. Just stop. Average at best.

  58. Destinjohnny Says:

    6-10 talent
    Poor dirk having to deal with an inept gm

  59. AfrikaThaRapper Says:

    No comment…..

  60. Ndog Says:

    Huge Jameis supporter but it’s time to just end this. I am still convinced he’s going to be great but it will never be here. Time to move on but rest assured we will still suck either way. What like 6 offsides by our dline. Marpet with 3 penalties, defense still sucks out loud, no RG at all, RT is about done, no explosion at RB and our kocker is horrible. Other than that we’re great!

  61. BobbyBucs Says:

    Was it just me or did the offense look alive when Fitz came in

    Like they wanted to play

  62. ERIC Says:

    Jameis played terribly today!!!! I’m a big fan of Jameis and hope he starts some time in the future and wins lots of games for us down the road should we decide to help him but i’m all for Fitzpatrick for the rest of the season.

  63. Bird Says:

    Ghost of schiano-

    That’s hilarious wINTson and INTs

  64. Shane247 Says:

    The debate is over. Jameis has all but sealed his fate. Unfortunately, this organization is always a day late and a dollar short. They keep sticking with Jameis hoping the results will be different. Yr 4 dame exact results, time to move on!

  65. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That had to be the worst game of his career.

    I get it if they stick with Fitz for now. He operates best as the hero. But it won’t last.

    And Winston IS the future. For whatever reason, he’s not the same after his suspension. Maybe all the negative press got to him. I don’t know. But after that, he needs demotion for at least a few games.

    The offensive line is horrible right now. I don’t get it. They played so well at the start of the season. Now they are completely falling apart.

    As to the defense, we need a lot of help. MLB isn’t getting it done. May as well put Bully in there to get experience.

    Chandler Catanzaro needs to go. He has now missed 4 extra points and 2 field goals. He is the worst player on the team. If he had made his kicks, we would have seen a different result today.

  66. Resurrection of Duff Says:

    At the end of the season all will be fired and Winston will be released.

    Season ticket holders will be refunded.

  67. LostinPa Says:

    I want to believe Winston will become the “franchise” QB we all want him to be. It just might not be in him. In the red zone I cringed because I knew we where going to either score or turn it over. Even Brett Farve was more conservative with the ball. I just cannot see us getting to the Super Bowl and winning with Winston. We might not be able to get to the postseason with him under center.

  68. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The worst news is Mike Evans being injured. Suddenly we have depth issues at WR.

  69. ERIC Says:

    Also, his poor play today really hits my ego hard because ive been a huge supporter of his and i still am but it’s just gonna have to come down the road.

  70. Walter Says:

    Don’t put Jameis back in.

  71. LUVMYBUCS Says:



    My bad man – but that sh!t was funny.

  72. Crack3rK Says:

    America’s Turnover Machine

  73. bigdaddio Says:

    So far we have had three causes of losses.

    #1 A beyond bad Mike Smith’s defense. Fired him finally and defense went from all-time-bad, the mediocre.

    #2 An idiot kicker. He still plagues us.

    #3 An idiot QB. He still plagues us.

  74. Phillybuc Says:

    btw, this defense looks no different whether GMac is playing or not.
    so when he said earlier this year that will miss him when he’s gone…..not really

  75. Mike Johnson Says:

    NO EXCUSES. You are what your record says you are. And right now We are a below 500 team. Better get to 8 wins Koetter or join your Road dog Smitty at the fishing hole!

  76. Troy Says:

    You ended up with this sh!t show because of people like Joe. Just look at what a mediocre qb can do with the offensive talent. America’s QB. Yep, he sure is.

  77. Crack3rK Says:

    Can’t spell Winston without INT.

  78. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    And Winston IS the future. For whatever reason, he’s not the same after his suspension. Maybe all the negative press got to him. I don’t know. But after that, he needs demotion for at least a few games.

    LOL, my side hurt

  79. passthebuc Says:


    are you JW’s brother, father, relative or just an FSU fan

  80. rrsrq Says:

    I have tried to have confidence in the Winston, Dirk and Jason regime. But today’s game kinda nailed the coffin for me.
    Jameis 4 unforced turnovers
    Dirk – Jameis should’ve never had for because he should’ve been benched after the third one if not the second one and to not go for it on 4th and 2 and kicked a tie mentality FG
    JL – your best trade was JPP. But draft picks there were opportunity to get Derwin James (who wanted to be a Buc) and I am no FSU homer, it we picked a guy with low impact on the defense, also had some better cover corners that actually intercepted the ball in college and we went with CB with no INT, how does that translate to the next level, Our CBS have no interceptions

  81. PewterPower Says:

    BONZAI – “Winston IS the future.”

    LOL. Drop the crackpipe.

    The Glazers would be IDIOTS to give this turd a $100M+ contract for the long term.

    It’s time move on. Fitz should start the rest of the season. Fitz turns 36 next month and still have 3-4 good years in him. Let him be the Bucs QB while we try and find the next young QB of the future.

  82. John B Says:

    JW owns 17 points alone – the d just can’t keep up
    With 4 pics, no d can

  83. stpetebucsfan Says:

    What game are some of you guys watching? Our defense played well today against a really good offense…on the road…and with their QB continually spotting their opponents with points and field position.

    I haven’t seen any stats yet…what was time of possession in the first half?

    How many three and outs did our D force in the second half to give us a CHANCE to pull this out. Yeah hurray for the Fitzmagic it was FUN to watch…but there was NO chance for it without a solid second half from our D!!!

    Were there four 3 and outs in a row for the Bengals in the 3rd?

  84. passthebuc Says:

    Do the Glazers have a clue, do they care, or is this just another investment

  85. Slugglife Says:

    Just watched Rodgers decide to throw the ball away after a play broke down.

    That’s what “franchise QB’s” do Joe.

  86. Jerry Jones Says:

    Officially off the Jameis train, he’s just not the guy.

  87. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Bird we are uually in sync, but I would call jameis game today well below average. Koetter needs to read Licht the riot act. Not sure Jameis should play again until he gets his head on sraight

  88. Crazed Bucs Fan Says:

    Wish it didn’t have to end like this… See you around, Jameis.

  89. stpetebucsfan Says:

    C’mon guys…Jameis threw as many TD’s for the Bengals as he did the Bucs!

    But Catanazaro needs to go as well as benching Forrest Winston.

  90. Slugglife Says:


    Maybe we should just trade D-Jax like many here said before the game over unsubstantiated rumors. This morning it was all aboutJameis. And we were deep at WR and could just trade Jackson.

    Wow. 4 hours and 4interxedptions really changes things,huh?

  91. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Loss is not on defense period. Its a classic case of failure to protect the ball.

  92. Bob in Valrico Says:

    This is a meltdown . I predict there will be more. No time for spin doctors. The O line was good enough to give Jameis a good run game , the real issue is Jameis,
    No good reason for this many unforced errors.

  93. Ed Says:

    Jameis sure picked a bad time to throw 4 interceptions, Licht will be lucky if he gets a #2 draft pick for him. Maybe going to the Giants and watching Eli is the best route for both teams

  94. Bob in Valrico Says:

    BE careful there , we wouldn’t you cracking any ribs.

  95. Tbone47 Says:

    Yep bonzi it’s the kicker who missed one point not Winston who gave them six.

  96. Oneilbucs Says:

    I’m still backing Winston he still a good quarterback he had a bad day just like every other young quarterback and old quarterbacks. But the national media hate Winston so much they are not going to give him a chance. But Winston will be alright he need to leave this poor franchise and this poor fan base. Now Andrew Luck have had games like this more than Jamies. But they love Andrew Luck and they hate Winston. But Winston or any other quarterback can’t play not to make a mistake cause this will happen every time . Fizpatrick don’t play like that now cause he knows his time is done in the NFL.

  97. Crazed Bucs Fan Says:

    True, Luck does suck and it goes under the radar. Let’s give Winston another try. What do you say Tampa?!!!!!!

  98. Crazed Bucs Fan Says:

    True, Luck does suck and it goes under the radar. Let’s give Winston another try. What do you say Tampa?!!!!!

  99. Mulberry Buc Fan Says:

    I think it’s time you drop Americas quarterback. Hes far from being that at all.

  100. Oneilbucs Says:

    And that’s why I think rookies should have the right to choose who they want to play for . Winston and Marito went to some bad teams and bad coaching staff that can effect a young quarterback growth. But Winston is still young he will go win somewhere else if he gets the right coaching. Look at Matt Ryan when Dirk K left. Look at Goff when Fisher left . I think coaching is the problem with our young quarterback. I think BA would have been great for Winston the coach from Arizona. So who going to be the next victim at this piss poor franchise and fan base.

  101. Kansas95Buc Says:

    Man they can’t comprehend the truth bomb you just fished out

  102. Firrrreee Licht Says:

    O’Neill Bucs… u get it. Rotten fanbase and crap GM and coaching.

  103. KC Says:

    I feel bad for the delusional Joe, because he says inane stuff like “America’s Quarterback,” but I feel even worse for the other Joe, because his credibility is being trashed by the ridiculous narrative arising from his partner’s creepy obsessive crush on Jameis Winston. It’s the 21st century, Joe… go date a man, there’s nothing wrong with it. Just keep football out of the equation.

  104. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m surely not defending our rotten kicker but as it turns out his missed extra point did not impact the game since Fitzmagic was able to get it back at the end.

    BTW how about that move by Fitz where he evaded the DL on the two pointer…jumping into the air and letting the lineman run by him and then drilling the two pointer.

    So here’s the laughable part…Fitz haters keep talking about past inconsistencies while claiming how much better JW is…

    I understand that concern about Fitz but do folks here really believe JW will ever throw as consistently as Fitz.

  105. Oneilbucs Says:

    Man if fizpatrick was so great why is this his 9 team ? Only bucs fans thinks he’s good only bucs fans.