Falcons 34, Buccaneers 29

October 14th, 2018

Typical Bucs game in so many ways starting with Matt Ryan completing 76 percent of his passes and Bucs defensive players too often looking confused and helpless.

When will this defensive nightmare end? Because the offense is good enough to win a lot of games.

What a kick in the groin loss this was.

Yeah, Jameis threw two interceptions. Not good. But how much can you hang on the guy who threw four touchdowns and completed 74 percent of his passes for 395 yards? Again, it’s not on the offense.

Dirk Koetter has told the world a change at defensive coordinator is not a viable or intelligent fix.

Does anyone paying attention believe that?

Stick with Joe and Ira Kaufman for plenty out of this game.

166 Responses to “Falcons 34, Buccaneers 29”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:


  2. Rod Munch Says:

    This team is coached by retards.

  3. SteveK Says:


    End zone picks, in double coverage: not the best decision to throw to that target. Why can’t the end zone picks be at least on the correct read?

  4. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Fire Mike Smith.
    Trade Desean Jackson. (because he and Winston will NEVER develop chemictry anyway)

  5. Danny Says:

    Almost working or not, that’s last play was freaking mind-numbing.

  6. Skoorb43 Says:

    I don’t disagree with Mike Smith leaving. I’ll help him pack. But a missed extra point and the picks might’ve helped today.

  7. Chris Cotten Says:

    WTF was that play call ?????????????

  8. Kalind Says:

    I just can’t anymore. These friken guys

  9. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Let me quote Season is Over: “this team is a circus of clowns.”

  10. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Joes are you going to finally start going after jason licht and his crappy personnel moves or you still giving him a pass

  11. Ed Kerber Says:

    The talent is there. The coaching is not! Fires the staff!

  12. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I’m just shocked we won 2 games. How many picks did Fitz throw in the red zone? I can’t remember.

  13. Dan Says:

    Except we can’t close out games and our QB is good for 2 picks every week. Not good enough not at all.

  14. unbelievable Says:

    Defense was just atrocious with the exception of the 3rd quarter.

    Bad INt from Jameis in the end zone.

    Mike Evans made a colossal mistake by not going out of bounds.


    Same ole Bucs

  15. LargoBuc Says:

    Im sick of it. No “sick” of it doesn’t describe whats going through our minds right now.

  16. Season Is Over Says:

    No one has seen this game before. Lmao. Winston blindly threw like four long passes today with no chance of success.

  17. buddy Says:

    Before anyone says it- STOP JUST STOP with anyone on this site saying ” we were in it til the end!!” anytime you have to rely on some gimmick, prayer of a play to end the game you are not in the game. By the way i heard that great first round FAT Westcoast D’Lineman has gone into the witness protection program cause he’s out of shape and a non-factor

  18. NJBucsFan Says:

    Winston could of had 2 RZ picks if atlanta’s dB had any resemblance of hands.

  19. EA Says:

    This was your typical Dirk Koetter/Mike Smith called game loss that us bucs fans have been accustomed to last couple of years.
    I don’t expect anything good out of this staff anymore.

  20. ATrain Says:


    Evans not out of bounds


    This is the reason we lost

    Thank God Winston is back

  21. Herbiebuc Says:

    Nevermind the horrifying defense what about that final play !!! I’m crying

  22. Buc407 Says:

    I’m f****** done defense is a joke. And throw the damn ball to the end zone. Also mike. Gtf our of bonds. Where the awareness

  23. denjoe Says:

    Rod Munch Says:
    October 14th, 2018 at 4:16 pm
    This team is coached by retards.


  24. Buccfan37 Says:

    You win some, you lose some more.

  25. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Trade DJAX to the eagles they will give up a #2, winston just cannot throw a deep pass to save his life and he has had 2 years and cannot do it

  26. Buc Neckid Says:

    Our Talent on Offense is a Coordinator’s Dream
    Clean House
    Good Coaches will want to Coach here

  27. Bucs fan #7423 Says:


  28. Ed Kerber Says:

    Team has talent. But it NEEDS coaching.

  29. unbelievable Says:

    Lol 37.

  30. SteveK Says:

    End zone INTs suck! And joe is already excusing the poor decisions.

  31. Mike Johnson Says:

    Your DEFENSE had 34 points scored against them. STILL..the worst in the NFl. Smitty smiles as he..leaves his air conditioned pressbox!! Next up..them battling Browns. After all..Its a..BUC LIFE BABYyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    FIRE…them all.

  32. Angry In CT Says:

    A bounce away from being 3-2 so annoyed

  33. Resurrection of Fitz Says:

    The defense is the defense as expected.

    Winston is Winston again with a running game. Hard to watch after watching this offense be number one in passing yards.

    Is Winston the answer? He seems to have the offense underperforming. Smh

  34. Sweeptheleg Says:

    Are you seriously defending Winston?

    2 picks inside the 5 and another that should’ve been a pick.

    Paaaaleeassee. You joes are acting like Winston had nothing to do with this loss.

    Pathetic defense joes. Any points instead of those picks and we win the game.

    My god the homers are pathetic. It’s partly Winston’s fault they lost.

  35. Sydney Says:

    No one is getting fired.

    Nothing is going to change for the rest of the season.

    It’s last place again.

    Then it’s clean house and start all over, yet again, which means several more season of last place finishes.

    Get used to it.

  36. Easy Says:

    I refuse to watch another Bucs game until Mike Smith is fired. Grow some balls Glazers and make the call. This is ridiculous

  37. Season Is Over Says:

    This offense has the ability to be the most dangerous in the league and no one to man it. It is a sad day in Tampa.

  38. JabooBuc Says:

    Umm, so the Bucs defense is trash for giving up all those yards and completions to Matt Ryan but JW played well enough to win? Both QBs played against trash defenses. Difference was our QB gave up two red zone pics and our Kicker missed an extra point.

    Sorry, but this is more on JW than MS

  39. IsrBuc Says:

    You are a joke camper. Complete homer. Jw couldnt keep up in the first half and the d was good enough in the second with great field pos on consecutive drives to kill the game. Keep getting excited by coming from behind soft defense garbage time stats. We dont buy what you are selling. You Are. A. Joke.

  40. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Evans not going out of bounds with 40 seconds left was absolutely ridiculous.

  41. Mike Johnson Says:

    Thats the problem AnGRY.. We are always a..Bounce away!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Patrick Says:

    Maybe making the extra point and not using all your timeouts too early would’ve helped a bit as well. The Yucs are officially back

  43. Bobby M. Says:

    You can fire Smith for good reason but Smith didnt build the secondary with 3 rookies and a 2nd yr player.

    You can’t win in the NFL with a QB that turns the ball over 2x every game….especially when it’s in the red zone. Winston should have lit up Atlanta…..Hes basically Fitzpatrick 2.0.

  44. Rob Says:

    Garbage team couldn’t even beat another garbage team. 2 picks in red zone actually had another dropped. Smith worst defensive coach in history of NFL. Fire Koetter for not being prepared for this game AGAINafter a bye week. Horrific play calling, defense sucked AGAIN. Tired of this weekly $hit show. Go Bucs

  45. lambchop Says:

    Catanzaro missed PAT was sick, Jameis throwing 2 INT (1 in redzone with a wide open Hump), Benenoch starting, Jameis showing that he still think he can throw into coverage, Mike Evans not going out of bounds, Jameis taking too long in that 2-minutes offense, etc.

    The offense could have won this game without a stellar defense, Joe. If the offense is the stronger unit, they have to be able to win games like this. Forget the defense, we already know they suck.

  46. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh well…..picked em to lose this game anyways.

    Evans should have went out of bounds and that last designed play was lunacy.

    Winston is the quarterback for the next 11 games….. enjoy!

    Mike Smith still has a job?

  47. Pops Malone Says:

    Same thing…missed kicks…no defense….just enough to lose….and the same idiot coach supporting his idiot defensive coordinator…these guys will be gone at the end of the year. Jason Licht will most likely be gone with them. Good luck at your next stop guys. As for Bucs fans, when does this garbage ever come to an dend?

  48. Colonel Angus Says:

    Evans killed us by not going out of bounds, wasted 2-3 plays there. And if that last play was by design, then that is the weakest sh!t ever. No way you’d see Brees or Brady run that crap. Throw it up to your boys in the end zone and let them make a play. Can’t be running that Scooby-Doo junk with the game on the line!

  49. Gobucs Says:


    Lmao seriously? It’s partly Winston’s fault they lost. Making excuses for those horrible decisions in the red zone. Pathetic.

  50. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    We had a chance to end the Falcons season, and in typical Bucs fashion we couldn’t put them away. We could’ve made up ground on the Panthers and Saints and now its gonna be a tough climb back. We should easily be 4-1 and sitting pretty, but this embarrassment of a defense will continue to cost us games, jobs, and careers. We had no excuses in this game, and we lost to a team with 1/3rd of the defensive talent.

    It’s A Bucs Life.

  51. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Fire Smith before they leave the locker room, or fire Koetter before they get on the plane.

  52. BucThis Says:

    Can we protest this at One Buc Palace? Im thinking a couple hundred angry fans will outside of One Buc Palace will get Glazers attention and Fire Smith

  53. 808bucsfan Says:

    Play Fitzpatrick, trade winston fire Smith and the head coach and draft a qb

  54. AlteredEgo Says:

    Team needs to practice laterals….

  55. Buc1987 Says:

    “You can’t win in the NFL with a QB that turns the ball over 2x every game”

    Says you Bobby.

  56. unbelievable Says:

    It’s amazing how dumb some of you are.

    Being down by 2 points, or 9 points (or even 14 when there’s stil half the game left) does not equal garbage time.


  57. Anonymous Says:

    Wait, 90% of y’all posting want jameis out of town right? 4 touchdowns….OKAY

  58. Slugglife Says:

    Lots of blame to go around.

    When you miss extra points the dynamic of the game changes. All game.

    Remember when we had a kicker named Bryant?

  59. Season Is Over Says:

    Dirk “We were done before Halloween” Koetter

  60. JabooBuc Says:

    Those of you that had a problem with the last play call are nuts. It’s a great play call but like everything else with this team the execution was horrid. If the laterals were clean starting with JW, that play scores

  61. Slugglife Says:

    Not a Mike Smith fan.

    Maybe our team needs to work on tackling. Then maybe we all love Mikey.

  62. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Trade Desean Jackson? The only people that are bigger “retards” than the Bucs coaches are the Bucs fans. Holy crap it’s comments like “trade Desean” that makes me wish the super volcano in Yosemite would just erupt already and just end humanity

  63. Buc1987 Says:

    Gobucs …ya know what’s more pathetic?

    Fans like you waiting to pounce on any ounce of failure from JW…..

    Pathetic. With a capital P.

  64. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Trade Mike Smith and Jameis Winston for a 7th round draft choice.

  65. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Who was the fool who let Matt Bryant walk….& yes, Michael Bennett for no good reason?

    Yep…..the idiot, Mark Dominick

  66. lambchop Says:

    That last play though. THAT was the best play on the call sheet? Really? WTF was that? This ain’t the Arena League. My God.

    That play sums up the downward spiral this team is going since the Chicago game.

  67. martinii Says:

    All time worst team in football! Fire the whole F*ing coaching staff now! Start over or send them to Memphis. Beyond disappointing! Just threw my Su’cs jersey in the garbage. I’ve had it, spent good part of my life backing losers! They have managed to ruin one of my few passions!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. Buc407 Says:

    A whole new coaching staff is coming next year Nothing will change this year have a above average offense and a horrible defense is not the formula Koeter dug his own grave

  69. Rod Munch Says:

    Game was over in the 1st half when Dirk declined a penalty that would have given him 4th and 5 at the Falcons 45 and kept a garbage punt, the Falcons of course then went the entire field for a TD. Do the Eagles punt there? No, they don’t. You want to copy someone, copy the SB winner.

    Dirk is an idiot, he punts the ball away, he kicks the ball away, it’s like he’s unaware that the Bucs have by far the worst defense in football and every single time is surprised when playing it safe backfires. This has literally been going on for 2 year now, he punts the ball away only to give up a TD and every time the moron has the same stupid look on his face where he’s shocked that it didn’t work.

  70. Geno Says:

    Typical bucs game. Bad defense. Inadequate special teams. Jameis looking worse than average with 1st half decision making.

    Then when behind, Jameis good enough to pad stats.

    We then get back to the weekly drama of everyone agreeing on the defense but the @joe and his minion of Jameis apologists saying by the end of the week that Jameis would win a super bowl if on another team.

    Really do people believe any team could win a Super Bowl with Jameis. I certainly agree to play him over Fitz but saying anything more than that…

  71. gp Says:

    The play on the field is what it is BUT….
    Three or four non called PI’s would have changed the score by as many as two TD’s the other way


  72. Bucs fan #7423 Says:


  73. IsrBuc Says:

    Mat ryan lost 2 out of his best 3 receivers. Jw is a mess. Atl drove for a fg in 26-15 =9 seconds at the end of the half. 15 seconds! Are coaching is garbage but it is clear as daylight thet this game would have been a w with fitz in it. Players know it too. What pr move glazier will come up with now? Who are they gonna sign for extension?

  74. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Here is why we lost….change any one of them and we probably win.

    Missed Xtra point
    Red Zone turnover
    Red Zone failure # 2
    Evans doesn’t get out of bounds…(What was he thinking?)

    Pass rush,
    No forced turnovers
    Poor pass coverage

  75. NPRSageBoy Says:

    This offense looks pathetic with Jameis in there. Sure, D stinks, but to only score 29 on an ATL D that has been lite up like a Christmas tree for the past 4 weeks is indeed pathetic.
    Koetter needs to seriously consider Fitz again.
    Three straight losses shows who the contenders are. Clearly not the Bucs.
    Wait til next year. New coaching staff and hopefully new QB

  76. Lee Cohen Says:

    What I don’t get is that the Glazers made Dungy fire at least two offensive coordinators and then fired Dungy because even he got the team to the playoffs in multiple years that wasn’t good enough. Now we have a DC who led our defense to a last place ranking and is on track to do that again this year and the owners aren’t doing anything.

  77. Buc Neckid Says:

    Nobody gets fired 6 weeks into the season
    Get ready for 11 more weeks of this

  78. Dooshlarue Says:

    The real tragedy today is that GMC May never dance again.

  79. Buc21 IDAHO Says:

    I saw the Cardinals are open to trading their #1 corner

  80. Rod Munch Says:

    Winston throws for 400 yards and 4 TDs and the offense puts up what should have been 31 points and you have morons talking about him as being the problem. LOL! The Winston haters are to fandom what Dirk is to coaching.

  81. LostinPa Says:

    Fire Mike Smith. No more excuses

  82. Season Is Over Says:

    I’m sure the Joes are busy writing how awesome Barber was when he took over and won the game for the Bucs with his impressive YPC to nowhere once again.

  83. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Winston’s picks hurt, but he’s still the best we’ve ever had.

    As I said from the moment they signed this kicker…they should have kept Patrick Murray, who came in after the season started last year and did very well.

    And I realize that last play was not drawn up and was pure desperation, but Desean Jackson once again comes up short in a game for Winston. TRADE HIM!

    No matter how you look at it…if the defense had been one score better we would have won. It’s still on the defense. #FiireMikeSmith would be great…but because the Defense made adjustments at halftime and played better, I suspect we’re stuck with him yet another week.

    Okay, fine. If they will not fire Smith, make him Assistant Head Coach and bring in someone from the outside (because otherwise it will be the same system).

  84. Mike Johnson Says:

    NO EXCUSES GLAZERS! Fire both coaches today..NOW.
    We want our piece of flesh…and that top 5 draft pick next year.

  85. JabooBuc Says:

    Yep Lambchop, there’s not a lot of good plays short of throwing it up for grabs with 7 seconds from the 20. In case you didn’t notice, the Falcons were all over the end zone

  86. Bucamania Says:

    Stop. That last play was a horrible, desperate call that was, of course, horribly executed. You had two shots from the 20 with 13 seconds left and didn’t get one throw in the end zone to Evans or OJ or Brate or Godwin. That’s inexcusable.

  87. lambchop Says:

    This team is NOT coached well. Too many bone headed plays. More miscommunication. Small details like getting out of bounds. These are things winners practice. You can go on and on about rookies, but if they don’t know what their assignments are 6 games in to the season, then the coaches need to dial down the defense and make it suit your players. It’s like jamming a square peg in a round hole and b!tching why it ain’t working.

    Mike Smith has to go. This has to be done by management or owners cuz Koetter and Smith are like Bert and Ernie.

  88. Buc21 IDAHO Says:

    Patrick Peterson

  89. unbelievable Says:

    Yea the officiating was so bad too. Every damn week. The refs hate us. Always have.

    Multiple holding and PI calls that were not made. And they were blatantly obvious just from watching on TV. That long pass to Desean was perfect example. Julio gets away with pushing off over and over.

  90. LakeLand Says:

    The defense forced Atlanta into 4 punts

    And held them to 10 second half points
    But they take all of the blame


    Ride the SCAPEGOAT to the end!

  91. lambchop Says:


    Throw it in the soft zone in front of the endzone to either ME, Brate, or OJ. Those guys can bulldoze into the endzone. That would have been a higher % play than that joke of a play.

  92. NPRSageBoy Says:

    Jameis game stats are for losers. W/L record is only stat that counts and Jameis is more underwater than Flipper.
    Someone call him an Uber so we can move on from this train wreck

  93. ATrain Says:

    If we were playing anyone else the two INT would have been 4 Int

  94. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Games on the defense for sure, but Jameis didn’t prove much in this game. Props on he 4 TD’s but the picks were absolutely momentum killing and he took some bad sacks, and missed/didn’t look for wide open receivers. Just gotta stick with him I guess, that way we know whether to get rid of him or not after this season. Our O-line didn’t help though and our almost non-existent run game can’t even get in from the 2.

    Matt Ryan was playing Madden against this defense.

    Fire Mike Smith

  95. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    My tombstone will read “FIRE MIKE SMITH!!!!!”

  96. Marlow Says:

    We are not good enough to turn the ball over twice in our redzone. No one is, regardless of the pathetic defense. We also cannot afford to miss extra points. We also cannot afford to burn our last TO before a signal is made for 4th down. It was a well earned team loss.

  97. Sarasotabuc Says:

    We suck always will as long as Mike Smith is DC and Winston is QB. That last 52 seconds was the worst clock management Ive ever seen!!! Wtf!!!!

  98. Season Is Over Says:

    Why would the team trade Jackson when then number one overall pick in the entire draft is throwing blind passes in NFL games? Everyone saw it. The ones in the past you just chalked up to shock. We actually know now.

  99. Rod Munch Says:

    The same morons bashing Winston are the same idiots saying Fitz’s three first half INT’s against the Steelers weren’t his fault. The Winston haters are fake news, literal idiots who just hate Winston and will always say the same thing no matter what. Anyone who thinks this lose is on Winston should do the world a favor and drink a gallon of bleach.

  100. jjbucfan Says:

    Catanzaro can leave at this point with Smith and Koetter. Over it!!

  101. EA Says:

    They won’t fire Mike Smith this week, they’ll do it next week when the Cleveland browns dominate us at home.

  102. denjoe Says:

    NFL the new wrestling.

  103. Jim Says:

    Aren’t franchise quarterbacks supposed to win games?

  104. MadMax Says:

    Fk thebucs….fire everyone! Scrap and restart! Trades!!! New coachingand get as many draft picks possible….and get a new qb!

  105. Same ol Bucs Says:

    Time to prepare for the draft! Winston is a failed experiment when you look at the body of work. Fluffy junk yards make him look better than what he is. What a waste of an offense

  106. Larry Says:

    Bring back Fitz!!! Winston is NOT a franchise QB. Definitely not worth $20 million per year!!! He is serviceable. Taht’s it!Too many turn overs. Too many off field problems. It’s only a matter of time until Winston grabs another girl by the crotch and he is suspended for the entire year or maybe banned for life. trade him now. A true franchise QB could have and would have won this game today.

  107. Bucsfan951 Says:

    I can’t wait for this 4-11 season to be done so the glazers can clean house and start over.

  108. lambchop Says:

    @Rod Munch,

    The difference is, if Fitz had those numbers he would have won because he wouldn’t have thrown into double coverage and got picked up in the redzone.

    It’s the W that counts, homer.

  109. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Hey guys, there’s enough retard to spread all around. Quit hogging the retard.

  110. Reach87 Says:

    We win the next three games, and nobody gets fired. Go Bucs!

  111. gp Says:

    The play on the field is what it is BUT….
    Three or four non called PI’s would have changed the score by as many as two TD’s the other way


  112. LakeLand Says:

    The defense held the Falcons in the second half and gave this so-called ” EXPLOSIVE” every opportunity to win the game.

  113. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Excuse me 4-12

  114. Bucamania Says:

    The curse of Matt Bryant.

  115. Oneilbucs Says:

    Jamies played well not great that int in the end zone should have been pass interference penalty for not looking back playing the ball on defense they call that penalty all the time but he should have thrown it to 10 bad call on Winston. But with any other team with a half way good defense would have won . He still threw for 4 td 400 yards and they weren’t garbage yards. I still say with Winston and a good defense and a ok running game we will go to the Superbowl. But with no defense you ain’t gonna win nothing.

  116. lambchop Says:

    @Rod Munch,

    Pull of the rosy Winston goggles and look at Fitz’s 3 INTs in the Pitt game. One pick-6 was 100% on him. The other two were the receivers fault for running the wrong route or flattening the route and the other was a ricochet that was in the hands of the receiver if I’m not mistaken. Jameis’s ricochet INT was into Godwin in the endzone while being draped all over like a cheap Macy’s suit.

  117. Blue-footed booby Says:

    Kenya’s Quarterback

  118. LakeLand Says:

    *Explosive offense*

  119. lambchop Says:

    Jameis still can’t hit a wide open DJax.

  120. Same ol Bucs Says:

    Let the excuses begin! You are what your record says you are. That was a sign that they no longer have faith in their franchise quarterback and honestly I believe the clown play had a better chance than Winston throwing a touchdown to one of the many giant receivers and TE’s. Actions speak louder than words folks. At least we had hope with Fitz. Now its draft talk time…..

  121. LakeLand Says:

    It could be worst, if the Glazers had listen to 99.5% of the fanbase. They would have hired Jon “1-5” Gruden.

  122. T REX Says:

    Defense sucks.

    Winston’s two picks are also awful.

    Kicker sucks.

    Fire everyone. Winston is average.

  123. Not there yet Says:

    8 reasons bucs can flatten falcons

    How you feeling about that article now. You guys were killing other media outlets for negative articles about the bucs and you guys are doing your best to try and make people seem crazy because this team just doesn’t look as good as you want but us to believe. The Coaching staff is trash and the players were out there getting bullied and treated like the cellar dwellers they are. At this point I don’t see them winning another division game.

  124. Tony LA Says:

    A lot of whining on these boards.
    Guys, use common sense. Please.
    This loss is on the D. Period.

    Winston threw a pick on a bomb that resulted in the defense getting a 3 and out and the offense scoring a short field TD. That pick was like a punt pinned at the one and the Bucs got a TD out of it. Fact.

    The 2nd pick was a tipped ball straight up in the air. Not a great read. But bad luck on the tip.

    Be realistic and put the blame where it lies… the D.

  125. DB55 Says:

    50 yards in 3 plays and 20 seconds before the half for a fg. That’s the game.

    If Godwin catches the ball with his hands rather than his chest there’s no int.

    Djax, the ball hit him in the hands on the last play. C’mon, man. The ball bounced to D-Jack. He’s not a shortstop. –Joe

  126. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    Ok if he doesn’t want to fire Smith, how about we start small and fire the defensive backs coach!!

  127. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    They were garbage yards like lakeland said the bucs d held the falcons in 2nd half but the offense could not score more, this team is garbage and the 5-11 gm should be first one canned

  128. BuccoDav Says:

    The D played like crap, especially in the first half but they played well enough to give the team a chance to win.
    The difference is the turnovers in the red zone. how many turnovers did Matt Ryan have?
    Either way, if the D was a little better or if Jameis didn’t throw the picks, this game could have been a win.

  129. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    hahahah where are the ppl that want buckner as DC, that DL is pathetic, again the cardinals DC got a job immediately after they brought in a new regime and he DID NOT take buckner with him that is all you need to know about buckner, and the cardinals DC was in line to be HC in zona

  130. Slugglife Says:

    Rod Minch. You’re right. Tackling is what dooms this team, not the offense. The picks? Yeah.Bad especially with a wide open check down. But giving up like 80% 3rd down conversions? That sucks.

    Offense is fine. It’s a virus in the defense. Oh yeah, this team cut Derek Brooks too. Oh. And Matt Bryant. Well done. Feel free to add anybody you like.

  131. BigMacAttack Says:

    Idiot Koetter calls timeout instead of throwing the challenge flag on a bad spot. This team is so bad. Please fire the coaches now. Bad teams find a way to lose. From 2-0 in route to 2-14. I’m so glad I didn’t renew my tickets for this horrible mess. Defense? What defense? Pass rush? What pass rush? It’s a joke. Mike Smith and his cover zero defense. Brent Grimes sucks. Kwon doesn’t deserve a new contract. Please make changes and don’t wait until January.

  132. BigMacAttack Says:

    And GMC is hurt, now there’s a surprise. Should have traded his sorry A$$.

  133. John Says:

    I’ve sent many emails to the bucs asking why ownership or mgt.will not get involved and fire Smith since it’s glarringly obvious that the head coach is too “uncomfortable” firing his “friend”..
    First not one response from the bucs and, more importantly, if Smith was really a ” friend” he’d resign..

  134. Wausa Says:

    The defense is on pace to be the worst in NFL history but people want to blame it on something else.

  135. LakeLand Says:

    GMC was hurt from dancing with Kwon on the sidelines while trailing. I’m still confuse…what was they celebrating?

  136. Bucs fan #7423 Says:


  137. LakeLand Says:

    The explosive offense couldn’t score 30 points on a “Bad” injured Atlanta defense!

  138. LakeLand Says:

    This was a TEAM lost

  139. gp Says:

    Falcons decimated defense outplayed our healthy defense (with some help from the refs)
    And were going to blame this on Winston?

  140. John Says:

    Team lost my ass this falls on the defensive coordinator and no one else just like the last game and every other garbage game for the last 2 years that he’s called as defensive coordinator. Wake up and smell the roses

  141. Bucs fan #7423 Says:


  142. LakeLand Says:

    This was a team lost, the Falcons was down to backups at a lot of key positions.

  143. Bucsalltheway Says:

    Jameis was stellar and one of his balls was tipped on the int…he definitely is gonna raise his level of play. He scored on the opening drive not the usual 3&out Winston. It’s hard to win when you get scored on just as quick as you score. He took off running several times and good QBs do so to gain positive yards.

  144. LakeLand Says:

    A GOOD offense would have put up 40+ points on the Falcons defense.

  145. LakeLand Says:

    The Bucs defense forced 3 straight Falcons punts after the half. The Bucs offense couldn’t capitalize.

  146. Sydney Says:

    “Buc1987 Says:
    October 14th, 2018 at 4:22 pm
    Oh well…..picked em to lose this game anyways.”

    You little liar. LOL!

    You spent all week spewing your wildly inaccurate analysis and telling all we were fools for not seeing how the Buc’s could win this game.

    If you had any honor you would slink away in shame and not darken the door here again. =)

  147. LakeLand Says:

    The Bucs offense had 10 possessions

    They had every opportunity to blow the Falcons off the field

  148. Defense Rules Says:

    @A-Train … “Kicker. Evans not out of bounds. Defense. This is the reason we lost. Thank God Winston is back.” Defense sucked A-Train (no pass rush, mediocre run defense, horrific pass defense). But guess what … OFFENSE sucked just as bad. TOP: Falcons 33 mins; Bucs 27 mins. Turnovers: Falcons 0; Bucs 2. Turnovers made all the difference today (both in the end zone?). But in reality fans will hang the loss on Catanzaro IMO … that missed XP was HUUGE in the end. And Matt Bryant’s 58 yd FG was also HUUGE. (For some reason, seems like Matt used to play for the Bucs).

    BTW, Koetter looked about as lost on the sidelines today as I’ve ever seen a HC. Today’s game should’ve been a repeat of our first game against the Saints … 48-40 in that puppy or something like that. Awful game.

  149. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Well I have to surrender my blog optimist title…at least for this year.

    The offense is good to very good..the defense is simply non existent…especially when it really counts at the end of games. Who trusts our defense? Do we think any of our own defensive players trust this defense? There’s your problem. We suck on defense and it’s freaking obvious to everybody including the players.

  150. DBS Says:

    But who is in charge of this Defense? Remember Joe. You can’t pick on him. Our expert says so.

  151. JimmyJack Says:

    I was calling for an Intern HC earlier……But they did find a way to toughen up after the half…… ….I’ll give Dirk one home game vs a rebuilding Browns team.

    The Bucs look like they don’t practice. Every game situation leaves them confused

  152. LakeLand Says:

    If a offense can’t score 30 points on a weak, injured defense
    They are overrated
    Especially when you are given excellent field position

    10 possessions to score 30 points


  153. JimmyJack Says:

    L why was Ryan Smith not removed from that game? Such poor coaching

  154. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Cue the excuses in 3…2..1

  155. JimmyJack Says:

    We gave up 7 third and longs…….2 or 3 were from very long. Just another absolutely pathetic display of defense.

  156. LakeLand Says:

    This is an offense game

    You have to outscore teams
    It’s just this simple

    That’s the way it’s setup to be

  157. JimmyJack Says:

    Winston is a poorly trained QB and Dirk was hired to devolope him. Dirk will never be the answer to anything. His defense is clueless.

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

    With Winston 2 turnovers today he was almost tied with Bortles for the most turnovers the past several years… we all know Bortles sucks but somehow Winston turnovers don’t matter and he is worth 100 million? And retaining Smith and him not getting a HC job was great for this organization said JOE and almost everyone else on this site. You got what you asked for with these two clowns.

  159. JimmyJack Says:

    Agree Lakeland, but you still have to make plays and makes stops on defense.

  160. JimmyJack Says:

    Our defense hasn’t made a splash play in the last two games

  161. Bob in Valrico Says:

    The Bucs corners took a half to get in the game . Terrible tackling from Ryan Smith and not much better coverage. I saw Grimes playing pitt y patt with Julio and then letting him go for a reception. He was out of position on a number of plays in first half.
    Jameis did not look to be poised for a Qb that is entering his fourth year.
    He is still forcing passes and some weren’t delivered so receivers could haul
    them in. Some mistakes might because of rust but turnovers especially in the red zone can’t be tolerated
    Plenty of blame to go around but no way is the defense the sole culprit.

  162. JimmyJack Says:

    Caleb Benechot needs to git. He can’t handle his position. He was easily the worst player on our offense today

  163. Troy Says:

    Amen Jimmy Jack.

  164. Troy Says:

    I’m looking for a young, defensive minded head coach for next year. He can draft Winston’s replacement in the 2020 draft.

  165. Anonymous Says:

    So y’all wanna get Winston out of town bc he threw 395 yards and 4 touchdowns?? Most Bucs fans on this site are insane. ITS NOT HIM! When will bucs fans wake up?? If the D could make one or two stops on how many 3rd and 10’s today?? We win that game

  166. John Says:

    Hey Troy did you watch the game? 395 yards and 4 touchdowns. Yet you want a replacement?? Get out of here lmao at your dumb a**