“There’s A Lot Of Things On That Tape, Y’all, That Just Aren’t Adding Up”

October 6th, 2018

No. 99 was in disbelief while sitting in the stands of Soldier Field on Sunday.

His Bucs, as Warren Sapp calls them, “laid down.”

Sapp weighed in a bit on his Route 99 podcast this week, though he acknowledged that he has more to say about the Bucs that he’ll get to another time.

The Bucs Hall of Famer said the defense is coming loose at the seams and the Bears scored so much in the first half that he learned the Bears fight song that he didn’t even know existed.

How Bears pass catchers were so wide open, Sapp said, is what baffled him. Afterwards, he dove into the film and saw troubling safety play and was in disbelief that Vita Vea was playing in Gerald McCoy’s position with McCoy alongside him.

“My man Vita played. And then I’m watching Gerald in the nose tackle. I’m like, ‘Gerald’s not the nose.’ You know what, there’s a lot of things on that tape, y’all, that just aren’t adding up.” Sapp said.

As Derrick Brooks said in yesterday’s TAMPA TWO episode, the Bucs might be wise to burn the Chicago film and not even look at it. You can watch Brooks explain here.

Joe watched the games like the rest of Bucs nation. There’s not a lot to say. The lack of in-game fixes on defense were extraordinary.

In eight days, the Bucs defense can show up if it wants to. They’re certainly capable, but this time the opposing offense might be too much. Atlanta scored on 6-of-9 drives last year in the Georgia Dome. That’s going to get you beat on most days.

25 Responses to ““There’s A Lot Of Things On That Tape, Y’all, That Just Aren’t Adding Up””

  1. Chris in WA Says:

    Where is the second Ira Podcast?

  2. Lamarcus Says:


  3. Mike Johnson Says:

    I’m more than confident the Bucs will be ready for the Falcons. They were flat out Shamed by the Bears. But will they play inspired for the rest of the season? Thats the problem. IF..our Bucs D play flat in ATL then Koetter needs to take his bags and leave…with Smitty.

  4. Ryan McGregor Says:


    Can you please provide a link for Sapp’s podcast (route 99).

  5. james west Says:

    if they want to show up? i will venture to say this team, on the defensive side or the ball mind you, has lost respect and has tuned out mike smith, for three seasons they have been running his schemes and defensive rankings has gotten worse, why would anyone think they are going to get better? i say demand smiths resignation, or fire him, promote duffner, make a trade with pittsburgh MCcoy for bell, GMC will finally get a playoff birth and we get a excellent RB, i assume his salary and what bell want’s is similar, vea is going to replace him anyways right, we make the necessary changes to get a middle of the pack defense, and with bell in the line up offensively this club cannot be stopped

  6. BucEmUp Says:

    I like that Lamarcus and I’m going to jump in that with you


  7. Sweeptheleg Says:

    Winston will probably have 2picks.

    And all you blind stupid idiotic moron FSU fans will absolutely blame every thing on someone else.

    Nothing is ever Winston’s fault. It’s always always some other reason why he can’t win. I’m sure you all already have your excuses ready to go.

  8. ATrain Says:

    The Defense will play lights out

    Evans and Godwin will catch the ball

    They got what they wanted Jamies Back


    Won first two with a backup
    Win out with America’s QB

  9. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Didn’t go to FSU Sweep by I do know Winston is our best option at QB. You still got butt hurt that we didn’t take that often injured mediocre at best QB that you have a man crush on. TN will take you in as one of their own so just move to Nashville.

    Koetter didn’t fire Smith when it had to be done. They will go down together this year. In any other line of work you perform this poorly you lose your job. Apparently the only place where this is no accountability is being a coordinator for the Bucs. Dirk I was pulling for you to succeed but you are digging your own grave at this point.

  10. Stevbobucsfan Says:

    You know say what you will about Winston it’s the bucs sorry ass defense the reason this team loses many game. Yes Winston do screw up many times but only 1 or 2 of his screw ups have cost us the game. Yes I watch every game

  11. unbelievable Says:

    TDTB – spot on.

  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    “Just burn the tape” somehow I think this could be a commonly recurring theme for this so-called defense.

  13. D the Bucs fan Says:

    They must burn all their game tapes cuz they sure don’t make any coaching adjustments as if they watched them.

  14. Alphabucfan Says:


  15. raynole Says:

    they should of drafter derwin james lol they all need to be fired for the vita vea pick.. they are bad at drafting

  16. Sweeptheleg Says:


    I couldn’t care less who the QB of Tennessee is. I didn’t want him either.

    I just think Winston is an average QB whereas you morons think he’s the second coming of Jesus and the best QB to ever grace a football field.

    I live in reality and you people live in a fantasy land.

    Everyone outside of Tampa bay thinks Winston is just average. But somehow you idiots think you all know more than everyone else who gets paid to analyze football.

    Koetter and smith are both gone after this season and it’s doubtful the new coach will want to pay an average QB 20 million a year. He’s not worth that much money and anyone who thinks otherwise is just plain stupid.

  17. Bucwatcher Says:

    Wow. No one’s talking about what Sapp said.

    “My man Vita is playing well…Gerald is not a nose.”

    “Things are not adding up.”

    Sounds like Mike’s Smith’s defense scheme SUCKS…!!

    Personal NOT being used right….

  18. Not there yet Says:

    Well Jordan Whitehead is the future and it will start when he returns because Isaiah Johnson is hot garbage. He’s been here as long as Mike Smith and is playing worse than the 4th round rookie. Would love to know why they didn’t keep Tandy who plays in Atlanta, he knows this offense well

  19. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Chris in WA getting right after it as first commenter

  20. Lucious Selmon Says:

    “The lack of in-game fixes on defense were extraordinary.”

    Broken record, Joe. We’ve been seeing that every game practically since Shmitty got here. Maybe if he had 20 minute half-time he could get his mind right.

  21. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    I noticed this too in the preseason. The nose is the LDT, while McCoy is supposed to be playing Sapp’s role, the RDT. But Beau and then Vita are playing RDT, the rushing tackle spot.

  22. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Winston is a future HOF QB. He’s young, gifted, and has great receivers to throw to. If he gets protection and some help on defense he will be in the MVP raceZ

  23. Trench War Says:

    Joe said,

    “Atlanta scored on 6-of-9 drives last year in the Georgia Dome.”
    Then that’s why it’s imperative that we score on every drive. Unless people think Matty Ice is better than Jameis then there’s no reason why Jameis shouldn’t out play Iceman.

  24. Trench War Says:

    Atlanta’s defense is as bad as us.

  25. THETRUTH Says:

    Matt Ryan will have 450 + yards. 4 TD and 24 for 30

    My prediction for bears game was
    If Bears qb goes 23-28 300 plus fire DC during bye