Dance Fever

October 14th, 2018

The instant Joe saw it he knew the Bucs better win or fans would be outraged.

Joe was at the game, in the press box, where Joe does not always have access to the TV feed. But it just so happens at the House that Matty Ice built and bankrolled by Artie Blank in Atlanta has 15-inch TVs for every two seats in the press box.

Joe usually monitors the replay boards at stadiums first as they are quicker than the TV feed. Joe cannot remember specifically when it was in the second half, but the Bucs forced a rare third-down stop.

A clip on the TV monitor with the FOX game feed just happened to catch Joe’s eye. The defense celebrated on the sidelines as if they had secured an NFC title and a trip to a Super Bowl.

What and why were you guys celebrating like you won the lottery? Your play that resembled a fresh turd much more than an NFL defense is why you were losing by a touchdown when you got off the field.

The nerve!

Perhaps that is what is wrong with this defense right there. Priorities are screwed up. Hey we’re losing because we stink out loud, on pace to break an NFL record for most points allowed in a season, but let’s break a move because we made a play instead of getting roasted (yet again).

You finally make one play — one play! — and you dance as if you just bedded Kate Upton.

If dudes had any pride, they would have been so freaking PO’ed they allowed their team to be placed in this position they would have been locked in mentally, pulling for the offense and praying they take advantage of their stop to perhaps tie the game and get the defense off the hook for such a pathetic first half.

But no, let’s dance!

76 Responses to “Dance Fever”

  1. Buc believer Says:

    And the leader of dancing with the stars was the crying clown Batman. AKA Gerald McCoy

  2. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    the old leader GMC plain & simple why the bucs are losers its his ba mentality

  3. Dom is gone ... Licht? Says:

    They have no pride… losing culture around here. One good play for this defense is a bid deal!

  4. Season Is Over Says:

    Is this different than Hargreaves doing the Superman after the quarterback overthrows the receiver by five yards?

  5. Joe Says:

    Is this different than Hargreaves doing the Superman after the quarterback overthrows the receiver by five yards?

    Joe doesn’t know about “Superman” but Hargreaves’ stunt waving his arms like an umpire or ref when a quarterback throws past his receiver by 10 yards is irritating.

  6. BucThis Says:

    I’ve never been a GMC “hater ” but I think it’s time to move on. We can’t do any worse without him…

  7. ATLBucsFan Says:

    These guys stink and the coaches can’t teach anything to them. Fire the coaches and start over. Look I’ve been a bucs fan since 1976. Why? Because I saw players with no talent giving their all, the whole game no matter the score, no matter the outcome. It took them nearly two seasons to ‘gel’ but they were better than this lot and were paid less. Coaches can’t coach and team has no pride, no sense of how bad they are. Let’s move on!

  8. Chuckstutz Says:

    Yes I am beginning to believe GMC isn’t much of an answer. This is a first for me. But seeing that dance pissed me off. My confidence in dirk tanked last year when he let his buddy smith continue. When will this bs subside.??
    I’m down with a major turnover of coaches. No excuses with our offensive weapons. No good plays from 20 yards out ?? I see a hell of a lot teams that seem to have a load of good plays. No problem o. I just want to scream.
    For me it’s over.

  9. Bucnjim Says:

    First thing I thought of was an old song by Frank Zappa called Dancin Fool. Fits perfectly in this case. McCoy’s new tag is now Sir Dance A Lot

  10. NPRSageBoy Says:

    McCoy and Alexander dancing like fools. What’s next, Dancing with the Stars?

  11. Trench War Says:

    is why you were losing by a touchdown when you got off the field.

    We all knew going in that our defense is struggling. We all knew going in that Jameis could not afford to not keep pace. By the second quarter we were down by 2 TD’s. I don’t see how it’s the defenses fault when our offense never once kept us ahead or even.

  12. AlteredEgo Says:


  13. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Yes we lost because guys were dancing.

    On a serious note, in the second half with Vea on the game, that run defense was stout. He mucked up that middle the whole half. Guys couldn’t move him off his spot.

  14. Trench War Says:

    The defense for as bad as they were gave our offense a chance to make up the difference and score points but our offense squandered the opportunities and gave it right back.

  15. Joe Says:

    On a serious note, in the second half with Vea on the game, that run defense was stout. He mucked up that middle the whole half. Guys couldn’t move him off his spot

    Happened in Chicago too.

  16. Chris in WA Says:

    Pay Sapp to patrol the sidelines. That behavior will get shut down real quick.

  17. Chris in WA Says:

    I hate to say it because he is a good guy but it’s best to get rid of GMC a year too early vs a year too late. I’m impressed with Vita Vea so far and GMC hasn’t improved from last year even with the addition of JPP and Vinny Curry.

    Get a second round pick for GMC and use both seconds next year to trade up into the draft and get the best CB available.

  18. LakeLand Says:

    If we did that at Lakeland High, Coach Castle will kick you off the team

  19. Mike10 Says:

    It’s “Bust a move” Joe

  20. Stevbobucsfan Says:

    This is what I have been asking this entire season. Where is our defensive leadership. I understand celebrating after a big play but when you’re getting your a.. kick that’s not the time. I am tied of excuses like young player in the secondary aND no pressure from the D line. We’ve brought in that I think are decent players but the defense is the same. Please joe explain to me who is reponsible. Oh I forgot let’s blame Winston.he had 2 int.s and it should have been 3 on top of that he over tree Jackson twice

  21. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    you people are delusional if you think anyone other than joe or gruden would give a pick for a career losing crying clown with no heart and a PROVEN LOCKER ROOM CANCER… not to mention always injured. a decade of soft clown like play. I have been right for years about this loser and have caught grief from a few but you people have NO LEG TO STAND ON ANYMORE…. every year you make excuses he needs help, he played hurt, he needs this, he needs that and every year this joke of player steals from this team and leads them to the comfort zone of the nfc south basement. hopefully this bum has played his last play in a buc uniform. just do what they did to keyshawn put the me first bum cancer93 on ir or suspension list. get that fool away from these young players if you want to save any of them. while you are at it send his sorry arse side kicks lvd and dotston with him.

  22. Jaycee Says:

    I’m ashamed of the dance not so much the timing of it

  23. Mike Johnson Says:

    Again I say unto die-hard fans of Buc nation..I knew this franchise was Not..serious about becoming a championship consistent winning organization when they hired Koetter and Smitty. My wife who is from the ATL area even said, Ohh my God, we hired Falcons rejects?? I see maybeee 3..ok 4 more wins for this team this year. And thats..stretchin it. Its almost like the Glazers enjoy us in our misery. Like they are sayin, Suffer unto me you little maggots..We got this…NOT!!! My wife and I left to see a movie at halftime. Actually we thought the falcons would score about 48 points on our Defense. But we knew..we would lose. Its just a feeling now. With the What? 3rd or 4th pick in the 2019 draft the Bucs select??? A NEW COACHING STAFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    Chris in WA Says:
    October 14th, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Pay Sapp to patrol the sidelines. That behavior will get shut down real quick.

    stop living in the past the best of the underachieving has beens has never coached a damn thing…. you guys and you love of mediocrity…. 1 super bowl does not offset the horrendous display of noncompetitive football under dungy the clown and hs pathetic 2 play off wins. brady has the same number of super bowl rings as your under achieving legends have playoff victories. low standards lol pathetic actually….

  25. Not there yet Says:

    Geraldine and Kwon are overrated and Kwon has been infected by Geraldine because that’s who he celebrates with. You don’t see jpp and Geraldine talking strategy during the game because jpp is cut from a different cloth. Lvd Kwon and Geraldine need to go, get what you can and go draft their replacement but as long as the current regime is gone

  26. Dooshlarue Says:

    Don’t make me laugh Gummy93.
    You are the biggest problem on this D.

  27. D the Bucs fan Says:

    The middle of our defense. That’s why we’re sofT. Dancing celebrating after making one play. Then the next play give up a touchdown. Ie Kwon on the td to Coleman in the 4th

  28. Cgmaster Says:

    Trench we scored first. And guess what, they went right down the field. We blame the defense because we don’t think it’s ok to give up td drives in the opposing teams first three possessions. The offense knows the defense cant keep up. And yet you try to spin the worst defense in NFL history to “blame Jameis” and the offense. 29 points on the road is good enough to win for most teams. We put up over 500 yards and still lost! Butalso, you’re right, it’s the offenses fault.

  29. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Yeah, the coaching carousel has got to continue in Tampa. Koetter is refusing to fire Smith even after two horrible seasons and in the midst of a historically bad defense this year. While firing Smith would be a start, Koetter is the man at the top of this dumpster fire so it is time to clean house. Licht has whiffed on a minimum of four second rounders and he needs to be held accountable for this. Glazers need to clean house and start the rebuild next year. GMC does seem to be toast at this point, JPP is a bandaid, and the secondary is a sh1tshow. Time to burn it to the ground and start the rebuild. Jameis is decent but they need to consider if a good offer is made. No need to waste a QB’s prime years on a team that has a woeful lack of talent and needs to rebuild. Stockpile picks using the players that have value but won’t be around long enough for the time it will take to rebuild. Burn it to the ground on the defensive side of the ball. Keep Vea, but everyone else should be reevaluated and traded or released if need be. Evans, OJ, Brate, Godwin, and possibly Marpet should be the core for the offense. Everyone else should be reevaluated and trade options should be considered everywhere else. We are going to get trucked next week by Cleveland so we can no longer be called Cleveland South. Other bad teams can refer to themselves as Tampa Bay north from now until the rebuilding ends. So annoyed to be a Tampa fan but I have grown accustomed to the failures.

  30. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    I quit

  31. LakeLand Says:

    GMC had a dumb penalty also, that gave the Falcons a new set of downs ,after the defense had held them in the red zone.
    The Falcons scored a TD, instead of a FG

  32. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    TouchDownTampaBay Says:
    October 14th, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    I quit

    out of excuses???? or tired of defending career losers who are laughable quitters????

  33. Phillybuc Says:

    Maybe GMC was celebrating his great game, zero tackles, zero assists, zero sacks. Can we please trade this steaming pile?

  34. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    One more reason why Mike Smith needs to be on the sideline…..but he may have danced with them

  35. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    I posted a comment after week 1 that I didn’t think this team wins any games this year without scoring 35+. So far I’m 4 out of 5. Not sure what happened with that Philly game, maybe their offense really was struggling that bad.

  36. Buc4evr Says:

    Dance of the Ass clowns. The whole team is filled with morons, led by morons. Mike Smith should have been down on the side lines dancing with his players. Would have made a perfect day.

  37. MadMax Says:

    Great one Joe….yeah, the nerve…..bunch of posers!

  38. MadMax Says:

    How does it feel being multimillionaires posing as football players?

    BUNCH OF POSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Aceofaerospace Says:

    If I had any respect for this defense left, I’d have lost it after that embarrassing display. How juvenile can grown men be?

  40. BringBucsBack Says:

    “You can dance if you want to,
    you can leave your friends behind.
    ‘Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance well they’re,
    no friends of mine!”


  41. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    We need a QB that can score 40 points EVERY GAME to win with a MIKE SMITH DEFENSE

  42. K_Bassuka Says:

    Joe that’s garbage. The defense played better after the dance, maybe they learned that Smith wasn’t calling the plays anymore and started dancing. Instead of blaming the players, Joe should blame the only person to be blamed for the futile defense and that is the “class act” of a “defensive coach”.

  43. brooks55hof Says:


  44. Architek Says:

    The supposed defensive leader is a comic junkie and clown – not surprised at all.

  45. Dooshlarue Says:

    He actually had 2 penalties.

  46. Matts17 Says:

    The dancing is just representative of a team lacking discipline and leadership. Hence just another spiraling season.

  47. AtlBuc Says:

    Lakeland, what do you know about Bill Castle?

  48. LakeLand Says:

    Coach Castle was my Head Coach at Lakeland High. Way back when he was first promoted to head coach from DB coach. This after Coach Quinn left to coach Bartow High. Coach Quinn brought Castle, Coach Chamberlain, Coach Green with him from Lake City.

  49. Brandon Says:

    This team is weak and soft…… which is indicative of poor coaching. I’m sorry, but the talent is there. These players need someone up their as#es.

  50. AtlBuc Says:

    We don’t need to tear it down. There are teams that have less talent on defense that are performing better than us on the field. I think we have the talent to be a playoff team. Look at Atlanta. They had 3 starters out on their defense. Not just 3 starters, the best 3 players on the defense. But they manage to keep us off balance all day. I think the defense could be coached up, but not by this regime. We get schemed out of every game. Should we be encouraged moving forward because the defense played pretty good in the second half? I just don’t know

  51. AtlBuc Says:

    Lakeland, What year did you graduate

  52. LakeLand Says:



  53. IsrBuc Says:

    Dont know what you want. They put jamies on the 40 twice in a row and then gave it back to him again to win this thing. The thought he was America’s qb probowler jamies winston. Why not celebrate the win at that point? Don’t you have faith in the talent? Fitz can but jamies can’t?? Come on joe!

  54. AtlBuc Says:

    So Wayne was your QB, Duke Pearson, running back, Scoop wide receiver, Michael Walker DB,

  55. LakeLand Says:


    Atlanta had 4 defensive starters out

    Keanu Neal
    Ricardo Allen
    Deion Jones
    Grady Jarrett

  56. LakeLand Says:

    Yeah, Scoop died recently

  57. AtlBuc Says:

    I graduated in 79 from Kathleen

  58. AtlBuc Says:

    Oh my, I didn’t know. How?

  59. AtlBuc Says:

    Did you play basketball, too?

  60. LakeLand Says:

    But Scoop them came after me. Wayne played FB, Robert Oliver was our QB. The next season he played QB.

  61. LakeLand Says:

    Scoop died of cancer. I didn’t play basketball

  62. webster Says:

    Trenchwar is an idiot. No other team gives up 21 pts as fast as the bucs. And to add insult to injury, the defense let them score 3 pts with 3O seconds to go in the half. How is that on the offense? Your offense will still be ranked very high with the WORST defense in the league.

  63. AtlBuc Says:

    What position did you play?

  64. LakeLand Says:

    I played Linebacker

  65. Mike Says:

    Reality is a Beotch for new head coach

  66. AtlBuc Says:

    Did you play with Kenny Taylor, Romeo Spann, Prince Hixon?, they would have graduated in 77

  67. webster Says:

    Isr is an idiot. Your defense sucks. Offense had over 5OO yards on offense. 9 different receivers caught balls. 4 receiving tds. The defense was 8-12 in 3rd down situations. How many pass defensed did they have….one by nassib? How many sacks? One. How many hits on the qb? Its not against the rules for your defense to make game changing plays. Again, the defense sucks!!!!

  68. LakeLand Says:

    Yeah AtlBuc

  69. JimmyJack Says:

    Our defense hasn’t gotten us a turnover in a month? Am I remembering this correctly?

  70. Frank Pillow Says:

    I saw more effort, lateral movement and proper technique during the dance off from our posse of fools than anytime they were on the gridiron.
    Don’t let the narrative about the Ds second half performance fool you- the Birds were w/o Sanu and Ridley. Not that we bothered to cover Julio and Hooper as a result, but there’s no question missing those two WRs made life a lot easier for our finger pointing, bird watching, slow footed and utterly out witted young DBs.

    Oooh, oooh…can we please get more articles and clips from the local media about how ‘powerful’ Vita Vea is?

  71. Rod Munch Says:

    It’s more a millennial thing than anything, they are used to getting a pat on the back for doing everything, including wiping their rear end, if they don’t get constant positive feedback they have mental breakdowns. So they celebrate doing one thing well because they have no idea how to deal with people telling them they’re awful.

  72. isrBuc Says:

    webster you are just another homer. all the things you mentioned are irrelevant. second half, one score game, D plays decent and give JW 3 straight drives, two from the 40 yard line to win it. what happened prior doesn’t matter. the yards for JW against 2nd worse D in the league doesnt matter. JW had multiple shots at it and failed. It had nothing to do with the defense in that half. They suck bad but JW is not what you claim he is either.

  73. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    I am a Gerald McCoy fan and have been for a long time… stated it on here many times.

    However…. THAT… WAS… A… JOKE.

    What the F*****K are you guys dancing about??!!!!!!!!

  74. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Unfortunately it’s not possible to dance for points. But even if we could have a dance off battle for points, we would still lose. 🙂

  75. Bucsfanman Says:

    Straight up embarrassing! Look at the scoreboard you buffoons!
    I don’t know what to expect anymore from these guys. I’ve always been one to defend GMC but I just can’t do it anymore. That was so utterly embarrassing! Just bad!

  76. Locked In Says:

    Tampa Bay Demon Says:
    October 15th, 2018 at 8:03 am
    I am a Gerald McCoy fan and have been for a long time… stated it on here many times.

    However…. THAT… WAS… A… JOKE.

    What the F*****K are you guys dancing about??!!!!!!!! *** That is what coach Buckner should have said, hopefully he called them out after the game! ***