November 8th, 2018

“Let’s get after their @ss, ‘Monk.'”

The Bucs are a team in turmoil.

Defense too rotten for words. Linebackers going after a Bucs legend on social media who wears a gold jacket. No running game. Quarterback controversy. Head coach rumored to be on hot seat. It’s a freaking mess.

But amid the gloom and doom is a bright light. That’s when the Bucs are in trips formation (three-receiver sets, regardless of personnel groupings). In fact, the Bucs are the most dangerous team in the NFL when in this offense.

Per the good folks of NFL Films who break down tape for BSPN’s NFL Matchup, the Bucs lead the NFL when throwing from a trips formation.

Joe understands the team cannot be in trips all the time, but damn, if that is the one thing you do very well with, the more the better.

The Bucs have the deepest set of passing targets in the NFL. If you are going to go down, may as well go down with guns blazing.

31 Responses to “Excellence”

  1. jmarkbuc Says:

    Slow news day Joe?

  2. ben Says:

    fear the beard!!

  3. Phillybuc Says:

    How do we rate at kneel down formation? Sorry, I forgot we stink

  4. gbobucsfan Says:

    428 yards passing 4 TDs 1 INT

    Bucs win 35 – 24

  5. Grt1 Says:

    That’s the problem to many deep long developing plays. With no run game. Shaking OLine equals disaster.

  6. passthebuc Says:

    Sounds like no one is talking at one buc place

  7. BucThis Says:

    This team does not deserve the word excellence. Shame on you Joe

  8. Buccernutter Says:

    My offseason plan

    Keep Dirk, licht, and Jameis on the 5th year option.
    Trade McCoy for a 3rd or better.
    Extend Kwon for cheaper now with the injury.
    Extend donavan smith.
    Fire the entire defensive coaching staff
    Fire warhop
    Hire new d staff with a young, innovative mind for DC
    Draft de, ot, QB, and a safety
    Cut Grimes
    Pay a ton for an elite cb in free agency
    Acquire free agent guard
    Use third from McCoy to trade up for best de available
    Groom QB drafted in first three rounds to potentially take over for Jameis
    Pick up solid ot in free agency
    Let DeSean go ( I would have traded him last week)

    Rough plan but thoughts?

  9. LakeLand Says:

    To bad these stats don’t lead to wins

  10. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Wash game should be closer and we will see how bad Klueless playcalling is. Actually the offense plays and looks much better with Fitz at the shotgun and uptempo since we are always 2 scores behind…

    watch when the game is closer and Fitz has to be under center and Klueless calls playaction pass to our mighty running game…

    Fitz will be clobbered when he turns around just like JW was

    Alex smith should be 25-29 attempts 3tds 300yards with this circus defense

    gruden is going to run smashmouth with Peterson than do tricky misdirection with crowder”

    “JW will start vs the NY giants”

    Kobe Faker

  11. GhostofSchiano Says:

    @ Buccernutter

    At this point any plan is looking good right now, even yours. I doubt you get a third for McCoy. What I don’t get is that Warhop has been here awhile and the O-line seems to have regressed each year, very puzzling. No run game for years either.

  12. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Starting to wonder just how he got hired in the first place –


    That is one UN-impressive resume.

  13. LakeLand Says:


    Jamison Crowder will probably miss the Bucs game

  14. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Kobe Faker says –

    “JW will start vs the NY giants”

    If this game goes like the others then yes, I think you may be right…..

  15. Kobe Faker Says:

    thanks lake

    I think we will see alot of misdirection sweeps until we can slow it down…

    very strange that tampa is a -3 betting favorite

  16. LakeLand Says:


    I like them “Bama Boys” on Washington defense

    Jonathan Allen
    Daron Payne
    Ryan Anderson
    Shaun Dion Hamilton
    Ha Ha Clinton Dix

  17. DBS Says:

    Stats are for losers. And guess what the Bucs are?

  18. Sydney Says:

    “gbobucsfan Says:
    November 8th, 2018 at 3:17 pm
    428 yards passing 4 TDs 1 INT
    Bucs win 35 – 24” <—-Make sure you're back on this site about 4:30PM Sunday to admit you were drunk when you said that.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    “The Bucs are a team in turmoil”. Joe, no they’re not; the team turmoil ended back when Jameis was suspended. Now the Bucs are not even a team. No future QB, the worst defense in the NFL, and a coach who everyone knows will be fired at the end of the season (earlier?). They can’t even properly execute a fake punt attempt. The RJ stands are full of the other team’s supporters.

    Turmoil? No, it can’t get much worse than this. Even the Browns, who have a 2-6-1 record vs. our 3-5, are looking up. The Browns have a rookie QB who can be a top tier player in a few years. Us? We have a 35 yo QB who has one, maybe two years left in him, and a former first round draft pick who wants to take unnecessary chances on every play.

    Go back and look at the Hard Knocks videos. There is one scene where Koetter tells Jameis that he doesn’t have to carry the team on his shoulders, that he can rely on the talent around him. He didn’t listen then and he’s not listening now.

  20. Says:

    Question for you guys to ponder in traffic today. What’s the over/under on earliest year we make the playoffs?

    Does your answer require a totally new regime to get there?

    Don’t dwell on it too long… we don’t want any accidents on 275 today

  21. LakeLand Says:

    I say the Bucs make the playoffs in 2028

    The drought will be over

  22. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Hey Lake,

    If Gump wanted defensive lineman instead of safety

    He should have drafted Daron Payne. He is the new NFL defensive Tackle that can play run and hit the QB. Payne plays behind the opposing LOS while our Fatboy Vea plays middle linebacker position

    With all the injuries…

    Alabama Boys, Allen and Payne will decide the game. Will they or will they not create Fitztragic or Fitzmagic

  23. Knoxville Buc Fan Says:

    Where do the Bucs rank on fake punts from their own 26 F’N yard line

  24. BucThis Says:

    Fire the entire coaching staff
    Keep Licht ONLY if Arians signs here
    If Arians doesnt sign, throw your money at Harbaugh
    Cut McCoy
    Cut LVD
    Cut KWON
    D Smith is lazy so cut his a$$ too
    Goodbye Djax… thanks for nothing
    Bring in a LEGITIMATE QB coach and OC
    Happy retirement Grimes

    Bucs make the playoffs in 2019

  25. Steven007 Says:

    The only trips we need to worry about are trips to the end zone. Unfortunately we don’t rank first there.

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

    Joe the day we get points for throwing for a lot of yards then and only then will YARDS matter!!

  27. Bucsace Says:

    Any chance of getting Jimmy Johnson out of retirement?

  28. AfrikaThaRapper Says:

    Bring in Coach Arians. He already has a relationship with JW and if he can’t fix his mechanics and hardheadedness then that’s a lost cause as far as JW being our franchise. Go ‘Bucs !!!

  29. NewTampaChris Says:

    The title of this post should have been “Excrement.” I would guess that much of this yardage has come during garbage time.

  30. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    I used to think you guys that wanted LaVonte out of here were nuts. You were right. He is not a leader. And this week vs Sapp (who is more passionate about our team than our guys are)….. embarrassing. Yes, good bye LaVonte too.

  31. Brandon Says:

    Because of their contracts, McCoy and Jackson aren’t worth much. DJax is actually playing up to his contract, so he might be worth something. McCoy isn’t worth even close to what he is getting paid. Just to get rid of of his contract the Bucs would have to offer an Osweiler-type deal. Here, take this contract, take the player, and have a 5th round pick for helping us out. That being said, I think we can cut him with no cap hit. The money spent on him would be much wiser spent on two or three good players that can help. Unless a player is first ballot HOF worthy, there is never a good reason to dump all your cash (eggs) into one defensive player (basket). 100% of all NFL players get hurt. This is why I hated the Khalil Mack trade from the start. To pay that much money and that kind of pick ransom is absurd. Mack got QB money, money that would be more wisely spent on four or five good players as well as the two 1st round picks that would definitely help the team more in the long run…especially when Mack gets hurt or is ineffective.