October 2nd, 2018

Yes, the value of leadership is often way overblown in the NFL. Most of the time it’s superficial and ultimately meaningless.

But there was a cool Bucs leadership moment in Sunday’s blowout.

In fact, it’s illustrated in the photo above.

Rookie running back Ronald Jones had just experienced rock bottom of his young career in the first half against the Bears. With the Bucs trailing 14-0, Jones dropped a second-down screen pass in the red zone with blockers in front of him. It was just his second NFL regular-season touch.

Jones headed to the sidelines and very quickly a guy wearing a headset and a No. 3 jersey reached out to him and offered to help him get his hands right.

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, not yet in the game, didn’t just offer a keep-your-head-up line to Jones. Jameis threw him the same kinds of balls the rookie just flubbed — as you see in the photo.

Now that’s leadership.

Will it matter? Nobody will every know. Perhaps Joe will ask Jones about it. Regardless, during a nightmare afternoon, it was a cool and telling nugget Joe wants to share.

133 Responses to “Leadership!”

  1. BucDan Says:

    “Let’s work together to make each other better.”

    Great team accountability from the player’s side of things. Now, about that defensive coordinator…

  2. Cgmaster Says:

    And according to some this guy us a cancer to our team. He just throws the chemistry right off, eh robert?

  3. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Did Klueless starting calling plays last sunday vs the Bears? Who other than the Dimwit Klueless will start our Bust 199lber on the red zone and call a pass play to our hands of stone?”

    “Are we going to see Monken call pays for JW? This is the worst nightmare for Kobe”

    Kobe Faker

  4. Eric Says:

    I expect Jameis to rock next Sunday.

  5. Robert Says:

    drop the blunt cgmaster?

    I said last week they should have started winston.

    puff puff pass hombre

  6. Tampa2-2002 Says:

    What Joe forgot to mention was that the pass to Jones was intercepted on the sideline.

  7. VFL98 Says:

    It matters more than you will ever know.

  8. jjbucfan Says:


    Play calling looked awful similar to last year, didn’t it? Nothing like the first 3 games, Just sayin’

  9. Tom S. Says:

    I’m pretty sure leadership is not getting a 3-game suspension for your second sexual assault accusation before you turn 23. But glad to see Jameis offered to throw RoJo the ball on the sideline.

    Anyone see a C on America’s QB’s chest this week?

    Neither did I.

  10. Cgmaster27 Says:

    Robert to quote you “it’s no secret I want fitz”, maybe you should out down the blunt.

  11. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    That’s what we need more of, let me help you get better attitude, wish the defensive coordinator would do that.

    Fire the Canons!!!!! and Mike Smith!!!

  12. Kobe Faker Says:

    “All I want for Christmas is Monken to call plays with Jameis as QB…and than peace on earth”

    Kobe Faker

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    “Glad to see Jameis offered to throw RoJo the ball on the sideline.”

    Me too.

    Pretty sure I don’t care about the rest of your BS opinion though. 🙂

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    Cgmaster27…that was said ….after the loss to the Bears.

    A box of rocks has more brains…

  15. Robert Says:

    Cgmaster27 Says:
    October 2nd, 2018 at 2:10 pm
    Robert to quote you “it’s no secret I want fitz”, maybe you should out down the blunt.

    you slow brah??

    I want Salma Hayek too, but Miuchelle Rodriguez will do just fine if she’s more reliable.

  16. Robert Says:

    I want to see what, as Kobe said, Jamei, grabby patty, FHITP, crab leg swindlin’, Winston can do with monken calling plays. the bar has been set, he deserves another, and another chance.

  17. DBS Says:

    Bopeep ” Winston will never start here again unless Fitz gets hurt”.

  18. ben Says:

    sorry to see Fitz go but understand why.. Time to find out if Winston can be an accurate qb hitting receivers in stride . Now is it Licht’s fault that defense is that bad with the players drafted etc. or coaching??

  19. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Koetter – Monken

    Cyrano Bergerac – Christian de Neuvillette

    Glazers, licht. Somebody step in and take action now

  20. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Well at least those passes won’t get intercepted

  21. Robert Says:


    GhostofSchiano Says:
    October 2nd, 2018 at 2:28 pm
    Well at least those passes won’t get intercepted

    DESERVES REPEATING, RFLMAO———!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Rojo’s problems are all mental imo. Dude is too amped. The skills are all there if he ever just settles down and gains confidence

  23. LakeLand Says:

    FitzRella, lost his slippers

    I said it wouldn’t last past 3 games

  24. Lamarcus Says:

    I don’t think ROJO is strong enough. Looks easy to tackle and get off balance.

  25. theodore Says:

    Jameis still threw off-target.

  26. webster Says:

    @ tom s

    There is no “C” on Mccoy, david, kwon, marpet, evans etc. You must be one of those alternative facts kind of people. Where have you been? Koetter already said individual captains are not important this year. I know i know truth isnt truth when you are trying to push a narrative. Carry on with your alternative facts.

  27. Cgmaster Says:

    Pretty sad that a pic of our QB helping a rookie brings out the trolls and tools. Pathetic fanbase indeed.

  28. BucHead5588 Says:

    It was same play calling just not executed an it looked like last year we will be fine no one would of thought we would be 2-2 with our back up QB in there an we should be 3-1 kuz we shoulda beat the Steelers but let’s get our guys healthy on this bye an kick the Falcons asses let’s go GoBucs

  29. VegasBuc Says:

    Jameis is 3-2 with 12TD’s and only 2 INT’s with a passer rating of 110.0 vs the Falcons since being drafted. Having lost the last 2 matchups, I see this as a time to turn the tables back around for these young Bucs.

  30. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Dang Buchead! punctuation helps. I’m out of breath just reading your post.

  31. Destinjohnny Says:

    Wish jameis was a better qb

  32. pelbuc Says:

    Please JBF! Is that what we’re down to? Meaningless chatter, and tossing the ball on the sideline is some form of great leadership by America’s groper. This franchise has no heart, soul or guts. Thanks GM for drafting another frail bust! No direction, no competence!

  33. Wausa Says:

    We may have the worst fans in the NFL.

    Great job spotting that Joe.

  34. pelbuc Says:

    Pathetic fanbase?! I think its more like pathetic franchise. We get these types of games every year and us fans can’t complain? Weak ass owners, GM, coaches and players displaying their incompetence and we’re supposed to grin and bear it. Come on! If it’s not an off the field issue with JW it’s the embarrassment on the field with all of them.

  35. Drew Says:

    It looked as if koetter took over the play calling for this game. If he did, Monken was making him look bad.

  36. Robert Says:

    FOR THE RECORD I said we’d be 2-1 with Fitz. we were….then jameis came in.

    they should have to apease the crowd and let the players know draft position means everything. but now we’re 2-2 and we have hope.

  37. Mike Johnson Says:

    We may have the worst fans? Hell, can you blame them? Year after Year the Same ole Bucs. Stevie Wonder can see we need to revamp this Defense immediately. And he’s blinder than a bat out of Hell!!! Ole Pressbox Smitty just keeps smilin and rollin along. He’s just so happy..doin the Shirley Temple Dance.

  38. Wausa Says:


    I am in agreement with you regarding how awful the franchise has been(especially if Mike Smith continues to be the defensive coordinator), but joe had found a small silver lining and Bucs fans still trash it.

  39. 813bucboi Says:

    this shows you why he shouldve started the game!!!!!!


  40. small axe Says:

    Nice try Joe

  41. Robert Says:

    Mike Evans caught 6 of 9 against the bears and 6 of 11 against the steelers

    he killed the beginning and set the tone on both games. he should hang his head in shame. he did it to get winston back cause d jax was waxin his butt

  42. Cobraboy Says:

    As long as this defense is a total embarrassment, I don’t care who is QB.

  43. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You can find fault with Jameis elsewhere, but he has always shown a willingness to encourage other players…..nothing wrong with that at all.

    Find fault with that and you need to find another team…..or another life.

  44. Walter Seidel Says:

    Perhaps Winston’s FINEST moment as a Buc!!

  45. ndog Says:

    Robert serious question, are you crazy or something?

    Man you say the most mind blogging things every day. Mike Evans is 6th in the league in receiving yards, 9th in total catches and tied for 4th in TD’ s and you think he should put his head down in shame?

    Is he perfect, of course not, but he has easily been one of the best players on the field for us each week prior to last week.

  46. James Walker Says:

    Could it be the Bears were the better team on Sunday?

  47. SOEbuc Says:


    Those are nice numbers for Jameis against the Falcons the past few years but Ryan is on fire with Jones, Ridley, Sanu going against what looks to be the worst passing defense of all time.

  48. SOEbuc Says:

    Starting Ryan on my fantasy week 6.

  49. 813bucboi Says:

    starting CR on my fantasy…..


  50. JB Says:


  51. Robert Says:

    @ndog. I know I sound crazy. have you seen those drops??? thats what is friggin crazy!!!!

    seriously man. It’s like a nascar drivers foot slipping off the gas right before the finish line.

    there is no friggin excuse or explanation for it. and yes, it set the tone.

    so, yeah, I may be crazy, but thats what I saw.

  52. Pryda...sec 147 Says:

    I have no doubt Jameis is going be successful I felt he finally turned the corner last year against the Saints! This last game I give a mulligan because of how far behind the team was and he shook off some rust. These next 12 games MVP stuff coming! We have a good chance to make the playoffs! I think dirk sticks with smith unfortunately! #3

  53. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    The Bears shocked us, like we shocked the Saints!

    Whether we want to admit it or not, so now everybody will game plan for the explosive Bucs…the QB will not be allowed to sit in the pocket and deliver havoc!

    Any team can win or play lights out on any given game day and Every player is being paid to win.

    The defense is crucial to get us back in the run! GO BUCS☠

  54. SteveK Says:

    Let’s see Jameis come back and outplay Fitzpatrick while surpassing in wins and better statistics, specifically TD:Turnover Ratio. This would go a long way towards Jameis making $20 million next year. Right now, he’s not a $20 million QB. I am pulling for him and am chomping at the bit as a Bucs fan to see us win games. Show me the winning, Jameis!

    No excuses 2018 Buccaneers!

  55. SteveK Says:

    No mulligans for anyone after the bye week.

    If Winston is “rusty” in two weeks, then it’s 100% on him for being suspended and can’t account for an excuse to be made.

    No excuses, go Jameis!

  56. Trench War Says:

    Regardless of what others say about Winston and Fitz, I want Winston to succeed but I’d be lying if I didn’t think Fitz gave us a better chance to win every time he played. Hopefully we can finally say the same about Jameis. Fitz has set the bar, and it’s up to Jameis to maintain that bar.

  57. passthebuc Says:

    Just in time. The Tampa Bay Lightning.
    The Buc’s D is the worst and now they have gone back to JW, I expect the office to be the same. Oh well, there is always college football for entertainment.

  58. LakeLand Says:

    The Bucs shocked the Saints

    The Bears HUMILIATED the Bucs

  59. SteveK Says:

    Trench War,

    Eloquently put!

    I would argue that Jameis needs to exceed Fitz’s ability to win/ TD:Turnover ratio.

  60. LakeLand Says:

    The Bucs are 18-27 with Jameis Winston, add that to a pathetic run game and horrible defense.

    I’m already talking Ed Oliver as the 1st pick

    The Bucs drop dead
    For Ed

  61. GhostofSchiano Says:

    GhostofSchiano Says:

    Well at least those passes won’t get intercepted

    Cgmaster Says:

    Pretty sad that a pic of our QB helping a rookie brings out the trolls and tools. Pathetic fanbase indeed.


  62. Pickgrin Says:

    “Now that’s leadership.”

    Agree Joe. No rah rah talk. Positive ACTION!

    “Let’s work on this – lets get better – right now – c’mon, I’ll help you” – is what Jameis is saying/demonstrating in this telling moment on the sidelines while an NFL game that counts is being played.

    Good Stuff! Thanks for sharing that tidbit Joe. I never would have caught this or heard about it otherwise.

  63. louis Says:

    Jameis tossing the ball to Rojo on the sideline only can boost the confidence of our rookie running back. Jameis sure shows team first attitude on the field. His taking the time to work with Rojo that way will pay dividends in the long run. Thats how you get players to bleed for you, by giving them credence and showing compassionate leadership.

  64. ATrain Says:

    So much a Winston fan you didn’t show him pouting on the sideline

    Where was he pumping up Fitz

    Please this team quit because Jamies didn’t start

    Not Once have you called out Jamies for causing this situation but you call him a Leader. hahahah
    That’s unconditional Love
    I guess we know the Media key to the
    Lockerroom Winston and McCoy

  65. Iamabuc Says:

    I dont care what the haters say. When you take a closer look, it seems JW3 is about the only player on this team that ALWAYS show his desire to win. I dare anybody to mention any other…I’ll be waiting…

  66. SteveK Says:

    Desire is cool! I certainly don’t doubt Jameis’ heart.

    I want results: wins. And if there is a bad defense, so be it, but I expect Winston to have a positive TD:Turnover Ratio.

  67. LakeLand Says:

    Every NFL QB need a strong run game and decent defense

    If he have an above average run game and strong defense, he will win often

    If he have a pathetic run game and horrible defense
    He will lose often

    Great Wisdom

  68. LakeLand Says:

    Take notes Jason Licht

    Good defense
    Good run game
    Good coaching

    With that formula, you’re guaranteed to win

    You don’t have to be great
    Just good

  69. Buc1987 Says:

    ndog…c’mon Robert explained himself completely yesterday and Sunday when he kept saying Evans dropped the balls on purpose to get JW back in the lineup.

    Nobody agreed with him…..but that’s okay…it’s what he saw….from his singlewide. out in the woods next to the pick up truck on blocks. The one with the firepit in the front yard next to the confederate flag.

  70. Buc1987 Says:

    Three legged dog and oh yes….he’s got chickens…..lot’s of chickens.

  71. Buc1966 Says:

    Please avoid using multiple user names. When Joe finds them, this is what happens. –Joe

  72. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    I am here to say one thing and one thing only…

    A team is only as strong as its weakest link…

    As a team member and a fan base… The weakest link is clear…


    Dont be the weak link… Your only job is to SUPPORT THE TEAM NO MATHER WHAT!!!!


  73. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe, it looks like BucsNation.com and JoeBucsFan.com have some relationship (not sure what obviously, but I see some of your articles posted over there from time to time. Anyhow, there’s 2 awesome articles about WHY the Bucs lost in Chicago. One is appropriately titled “Why the Bucs Lost in Chicago” (catchy huh) and the other is titled “Lots of Reasons to be Concerned About This Buccaneers Team”. I know you’ll probably can this, and that’d be fair, but BOTH those articles have some GREAT analysis in them (not that all that many posters REALLY care about anything Bucs beyond seeing Mike Smith fired of course).

    Some great video in one of them which has to leave any serious football fan shaking their head. But to my point (I know, finally): I’m now convinced that starting Brent Grimes these last 2 games has really HURT rather than helped this Secondary. Bucs were playing much more aggressively on the back end in the 2nd game (against Philly) but then backed way off of that against the Steelers & Bears. Grimes plays off normally rather than pressing, and I’ve been seeing much more of that these last 2 games by the whole Secondary (not just Grimes). Plus I’m not convinced that he’s 100% healed up. Who really knows though.

  74. Robert Says:

    I been cool with you 87. Nice to show your true self.

    Lol I always consider the source. In this case a man who would trust his daughters with jw.

    Carry on with your racism lol

  75. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    Wait…. DRuels…. According to Joe Grimer was check mate against the Steelers…. Pretty sure I got mocked for suggesting this was not the case and would present issues….

    Maybe I didnt argue that because I dont argue when I know Im right…

    What we are seeing is a “FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE”. This is an issue that covers up the bigger failure…. WE SUCK….

    But thats ok, it will make beating teams like the Saints and Eagles that much better!!!

    We gonna be ok… Why???? Because WE THE PEOPLE/FANS will it…

    The key to our success it in our hands… We must remain positive and focus on the goal…

    Chucky divided our fan base…… WINSTON Shall unit it once again…… THIS IS WHAT GREATNESS DOES!!!!


  76. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Nice tidbit. Thanks Joe!

  77. Robert Says:

    I’d bet my left nut I pay more in taxes than you make in a year 87.

  78. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Robert went to the I’m rich card. Hey man, if you are paying too many taxes learn the tax code and pay less. That would be the smart move. The idiot move is coming to a message board bashing a QB and a poster who you don’t know while waving around a wad of cash.

  79. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    Robet… Eat a male chicken…. Seeings how female crotch has you all twisted up…. Women lie too….. So what if your QB felt like it wasnt important to tell all about a gold digger he forgot about after he slammed the door in her face when she asked him to marry her…

    Robert is a tard!!!!

  80. Rojas Says:

    Would love Tom Coughlin here as a coach. Look how he built the Jags defense.

  81. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    Robert do you even have a left nut after making such carless bets… I will make 87 my partner and than ask you for that left nut on a silver platter in a heart beat just to make your dumb azz eat your own nut….

    Sorry Joe and Kids… But this is a good example as to why you shouldnt speak if you dont have nothing good to say…. You might end up eating your own nut…

  82. ATrain Says:

    Yep No Answer

    So I Guess to get access to the Lockerroom you don’t write anything negative about Winston or McCoy

  83. BucEmUp Says:

    very cool and glad j ameos is on this team..Its just too bad that he and all the other talent are being wasted by the Worst coaching in the league

  84. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:


    What negatives are there to write exactly… One guy hasnt started yet this uear… The other guy is among the top Defensive Tackels ALL time in regards to sacks… Not mention plays through injuries, is among the league leaders in sacks every year and is a beacon of positive fpr the community…

    In one breath yall want McCoy to be more of a bad azz… In the other you say Winston needs to ne a noce guy….. WTF…..

    You people need to get your own lives and careers together before commenting on other peoples lives and careers….

    Be a fan of INSPIRATION

    Stop being a fan of DEPRESSION

  85. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Jones dropped the ball, but there were 4 defenders there and it would have been no gain if he caught it. It was a bad call- throw the ball in the end zone!

  86. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    Throw the ball in the End Zone Indeed…. Like throw it to #13 maybe….. MAYBE???? Please…… maybe???

  87. JimmyT Says:

    Hey Tom S,
    Another Lie! There was NO CHARGES against Jameis in Tally. Allegations as we r finding out MUST HAVE CORROBORATION! MAYBE if u read the report in Tally instead of spewing lies u MIGHT LEARN SOMETHJNG. The Uber incident was not good almost THREE YRS AGO! I believe alcohol played a role. I GURANTEE u would sing a DIFFERENT TUNE IF OUR QB WAS BIG BEN! I am so sick of these OUTRIGHT haters. It’s outrageous! U know I hope Jameis plays hard ball like Kirk Cousins and ends up being franchised a couple of years bank about 50 mil then go to a team like the Giants! This town deserves to keep drafting QB’s and going 4-12

  88. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    https://www.change.org/p/dirk-koetter-fire-buccaneers-defensive-coordinator-mike-smith Petition to fire Mike Smith! Go Bucs!

  89. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:


    NO…. NO….. and dam it your right!!!!

    JW will end his career…. The REAL FANS Care…. Our team will be Great Again!!!!

    These wanna be’s known as posers in the 90’s and hipsters and snowflakes 00’s and 10’s need (to steal a term from the 80’s) need to KICK ROCKS…

    Flamers have never been more obvious than here on JBF

  90. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    DJax and the “hit recievers in stride” crowd are weak…. JW set records for a reason….

    Its not because of great play calling… Just saying… Maybe we have something in Monken???

    Need his counter part on D…… THATS FOR SURE!!!!

  91. Oxycondoms Says:

    Amazing how these coaches can turn around a team so quickly. Licht should’ve been aggressive and grabbed one of these guys instead of sticking with koetter

  92. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    *Will end his career in Tampa*

  93. Robert Says:

    Lol….. sorry I took a break from the inter web to,count cash.

    The jw sniffers are back in force. Who needs to troll with race cards when you have this many ankle biters defending their hero

  94. Sumo Says:

    The guy stinks man. Think about it. Too many turn overs. This will never change folks. This decision is totally money motivated. Go with Fitz if you want to win. Jameis will break your heart.

  95. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:


    Can I get a check on Robert and Sumo being the same user…..

    Im betting “my left nut” no way back to back posters couldnt be more we taught it if you srote it yourself…..

    Honestly, counting pimples on your azz is not the same as counting money…

    These ttpe of posters get my attention for one reason… I love destroying negative…. And it gets me sexually excited… Run these fools Joe!!!!

  96. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    *wrote* it yourself

  97. Buc1987 Says:

    Robert…I’m sure your trailers paid for.

  98. Buc1987 Says:

    Joe…Robert hides behind multiple user names. Cowardly, but yup.

    Remember when you banned him a couple years back and he kept coming back as Robert3 or Robert5? Except I think they all had lower case r’s which always went along properly with his retarded posts.

  99. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    No its not 87…. He still owes his mother….

    Second thought…. Yeah 87, guess its paid for cause loser like Robert dont pay they’re mothers back!!!!

  100. joestang Says:

    joe, you never said if rojo caught the ball. He cant catch, run or block other than that he should fit right in. Another one of lichts perfect draft pics. Send licht packing, he is a terrible GM, he cannot evaluate talent.

  101. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    Yeah, I second 87… I remember this guy now… Ban these type of we taughts…. Whats the point….

    Is it they add to the comment section and thus your bottom line….

    The 12th man needs to be united…. These fools are Trogen Horse’s (asses)

  102. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:


    What qulifies you as a talent evaluator??? Honest question dog…

    Facts arw not important…. Please continue to BS us….

    JL vs Jostang….. and go…. Loser jostang

  103. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:


  104. Buc1987 Says:

    I actually retired young robert3….I only work part time for something to do….that and buy my daughter’s Jameis Winston jersey’s. Right now I’m on a 2 week vacation that’s almost over….then it’s back to work. Less JBF!

  105. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    Real Fans need to rise up….

    All it takes for evil to succeed is for good men and women to do NOTHING….

    F these sofa king we taught it FAKE FANS….. Rise Up…. Claim tour team and STAY True to that which you believe in….

    Rise Up oh yeah of little faith…. WE ARE TAMPA!!!!!!!!!!!

  106. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    Oh and Joe… I dont mind you letting we taught it posters continue to post…. I forgive you in advance for banning me….

    Word to the wise… The Secret Weapon may mever see the field!!!!

    You have been warned…. You will be defeated trolls and FAN OF DEPRESSION!!!

  107. BigMacAttack Says:

    I like Jameis but he really needs to stop throwing passes to defenders

  108. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’ll rise up when they turn on the bulge pump and get some free board on this rapidly sinking vessel. I tuned in hoping to see they had all been fired. Maybe tomorrow, maybe not. How much more will the Glazers tolerate?

  109. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:


    I agree… Its hard to tolerate… But until we the fans unite and STAY POSITIVE…. The opposite will be reality….

    We the Fans cant expect the best while hoping for the worst….

    Its a classic catch 22….

  110. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    Want a REAL PREDICTION based on my reality….

    BUCS 34 Atlanta 30….

    Cant wait for Cleveland!!!!

  111. Lamarcus Says:

    Bucs win in ATL for sure

  112. Jimmyt Says:

    Big Mac
    If Jamesi had thrown for 400 & 3 picks incl a pick 6 and had 3 TD’s and almost beat the Steelers the Haters would have blamed Jameis and said his yards were in garbage time. Fitz LOST THAT GAME, we were down 30-10, should have been 34-10 had the Steelers had a kicker. This past week nothing from the offense either but yet everyone makes excuses for FITZ. I’m glad he is OUR BACKUP, I’m not in a dream world thinking FITZ was taking us to the SUPER BOWL. He led us to a 2-2 record when everyone thought the season was over. It really doesn’t matter who the QB is IF THIS D plays like this. The BUCS WILL NOT WIN ANOTHER GAME if D isn’t fixed. We don’t need a great D, we don’t need a good D, we only need a mediocre D that gives up 24 points a game. Our offense can score 4 TD’s a game but NO OFFENSE can win shootouts every week need 40 plus per game. This D is BEYOND HORRIBLE

  113. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    the only trolls in bucland are the players who can’t get up for a game in soldier field and quit on coaches while ignorant and low standard fans refuse to admit the real issue is cancer93 not coaching, not the scheme but the leader of the losing culture and his acceptance of losing. he and his sidekick lvd have quit on more coaches and came out flat more than any two bucs players in history. you fools who believe in those two career losers are laughable. the results prove it.

  114. webster Says:

    Ok joe. Its cool you dont let my comments go through.

  115. LakeLand Says:

    Arthur Blank came out today and chastised the Falcons for their 1-3 record.

    The Bucs better bring their A game to the Benz-Dome

  116. Anonymous Says:

    Where are ALL the Jameis haters?! They were everywhere and very few were sticking with Jameis. Grow up Bucs fans! Your loyalty is the ire of GMC. How refreshing is it to have help for GMC for once?!


  117. cmurda Says:

    I’d love to believe that the Bucs come out pissed after this beatdown and take care of the Falcons. I do believe that Jameis will show why he is the franchise QB and the offense will be legit. I don’t believe for a second that our defense keeps us in this game. I’m as optimistic as they come until reality is too hard to shed. The reality is we haven’t been in the playoff hunt since Raheem’s race to 10. We raced to 10 only for the Packers to win the tiebreaker into the playoffs. That was 8 years ago.

  118. Trench War Says:

    I hope so Lamarcus. It’s definitely looking like another shoot-out if Jameis can keep up. We’re gonna have to match everyone of Atlanta’s possessions. I hope Jameis’s accuracy is right on, and we don’t give them extra opportunities. Go Bucs!

  119. LakeLand Says:

    This is what Arthur Blank had to say about the Falcons losing starting FS Ricardo Allen, SS Keanu Neal, ILB Deion Jones.

    “We have plenty of talent on defense to play well,” Blank said. “It’s trying to put people in the positions where they can maximize their strengths and not expose any lack of experience that they may have. And that’s what the coaches are in the process of doing.”

  120. LakeLand Says:

    That’s the kind of owner the Bucs need. A owner that get involve with the team and their struggles.

  121. cmurda Says:

    @Lakeland. Yeah, Arthur may get involved but our soccer team is way better.

  122. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    Mey to the Atlanta game…..

    Score more points….

    Like 1 more tham they do…. I believe in the talent…. Hard work plus talent equals victory….

    Now add a decent game plan and we will be back on track… Back being the darlings of ESPN….

    JW will get his jersey in the HOF next to Fits as the only QB Tandom to go for 400 yarda in 3 games….

    We need coaches not talent…. THIS I AGREE WITH…. and is the reason I DIDNT want Gruden ran…. I just wanted a Defensive Coordinator to replace Monte…..

    H.mmmm monken….. Monte…… I smell DYNASTY on O….. If o ly the D can hold the under 30 every game we can win!!! :-p

  123. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:

    Goodnight…. Im drunk…


  124. DBS Says:

    Bopeep66 your name change did not fool anyone. You always make the same things obvious fool.

  125. ATrain Says:

    Hey Secret Weapon
    McCoy wasn’t in the top 5 last year for sacks for DT

    Just so you know what a 100 million dollar play should look like
    Rewatch the Chicago game and look at Mack

    MCCOY is Good

    Not elite

  126. Bucsace Says:

    I know this team will be “Atlanta Ready”

  127. Big Stinky Says:

    We are going to get new coaches next year and have to start all over again. The talent we have on offense is going to be wasted unless we get an aggressive DC and some better players. Jameis is going to have to outscore every team we play from here on out like Fitz did the first two weeks. The only way we are going to be able to beat other teams is for the defense to start blitzing more. Kwon and LVD can get to the QB if you just give them a chance. Having them in coverage is wasting their talent, it just makes them look like they don’t belong in the NFL. We need more talent on defense or it is going to be the same ole chit every year. If Jason Licht can’t get some better OL and DL (oh and CB’s too) we are going to waste the talent at WR unless he can figure out a way to pay these guys to stay.

  128. THETRUTH Says:

    A train :

    DT are rarely the leader in sacks for your team ( sapp is exception) THEY ARE TO PUT PRESSURE UP the middle and stuff the run.

    DE/OLB like mack play different position so how can you compare performance.

    thats like saying a RB sucks cause he didn tcatch as many touchdowns as the #1 WR..

    McCoy is above average but not elite that i agree

  129. THETRUTH Says:

    you lose mcCoy and teams will go for 200 rushung a game on us and pass rush that we do have will be worse.

    Dont know what you got till its gone

  130. Erik w/ Clean Athletics Says:

    @ Joe…

    Will you please ask Koetter who called the plays last weekend? Feels like it was Koetter instead of Monken…

  131. Jmarkbuc Says:

    This team is such a mess. Which makes the fan base an even bigger mess. Nothing to do but step back.

    See you in two weeks.

    Atlanta 54-13.

  132. ATrain Says:


    I know DT and DE are not the same position

    Mr Weapon made the commitment that McCoy was the tops with sacks

    Will he is 6th on the DT list

    The comparison with Mack was for the position and how he stands out in his position

  133. FreeTheSecretWeapon Says:


    How many DTs in the league? Thanks for making my point.

    Great not Elite… We agree cause as a Bucs fan… Yeah THE GOAT played here!!!