Outraged At Bucs Schedule

April 21st, 2019

Did Bucs no favors.

If the Bucs are make the playoffs this season, the hiring of Bucco Bruce Arians will prove to be likely the best hire Team Glazer has made since swinging a deal for Chucky prior to the 2002 season.

For if Arians guides the Bucs to the playoffs, it will be one of the best coaching jobs in years in the NFL.

Why is Joe typing this? Because the Bucs will have to be road warriors.

As we all well know now, after the Bucs face the Giants on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 4:05 p.m., the Bucs will not step foot onto the turf of the Den of Depression for nearly two months, Nov. 10 facing Arians’ old team, the Cardinals.

That’s five games straight played on the road with a bye week thrown in.

Bucs fans are mad. And national sports radio hosts are bent out of shape. And that includes Damon Amendolara of CBS Radio who skewered the NFL for what he believes is a complete hose job screwing the Bucs.

You can see his rant below.

60 Responses to “Outraged At Bucs Schedule”

  1. Buddy Says:

    You’re joking right? Playoffs. 😂😂😂

  2. DanBucsfan Says:

    PREACH !!!

  3. Petty Officer Buc Says:

    If we’re being honest, the Bucs play 16 road games when one looks around Ray-Jay

  4. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    Does anyone know what they paid BA?

  5. Andrew Says:

    Would love Ira’s thoughts

  6. Andrew Says:

    Do the glazers even get pissed?


    One how do u act like u didnt realize u screwed them
    Two I hope they make up for it next year

  8. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Do u see many cold weather games?? I wouldn’t complain too much.
    Oh yes Green Bay… Chicago… Buffalo… New York…

    Doesn’t look so tough now does it?

  9. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Just gotta go 1-0 each week.

  10. Clean House Says:

    The NFL wants Winston on another team

  11. D-Rome Says:

    It sucks, but the Buccaneers and the Glazers are not respected in NFL circles. That’s what happens when you hire backstabbers and inept personnel over the course of 10+ years.

    Besides all of that, the Bucs don’t have a home field advantage. I’ll always be a Bucs fan but I am far more sensible than some of the foolish commenters on this site. Outside of my fandom, the Bucs don’t matter. They don’t move the proverbial needle. The schedule sucks, but the NFL probably think “Meh, they’ll lose those games anyway.”

  12. D-Rome Says:

    If we’re being honest, the Bucs play 16 road games when one looks around Ray-Jay

    Exactly! It doesn’t matter! Unless the Bucs play on a field that isn’t 100 yards and doesn’t have two goal posts in the end zone then it doesn’t matter!

  13. BucsScout Says:

    I’ve never heard of this guy before but after watching that clip my eyes and ears are bleeding. Anyone who listens to this guy regularly has made some terrible decisions in his or hers life culminating in the self torture.

  14. Maze Says:

    The NFL hates Jamies

  15. Krojen Says:

    Most years I would be furious at the NFL for this crap. Instead, I range from indifferent to slightly pleased with this news. Because for the 2nd year in a row I’m rooting for next year’s draft picks before this year’s draft even occurs.

  16. macabee Says:

    Anybody who looks at this schedule knows that it’s unfair. The NFL suits themselves have acknowledged as much. Now what can be done about it? Nothing! I enjoyed a movie a while back that was named “300” about a group of soldiers that won against the odds. The Bucs must forge a similar mentality that brings them to believe they can win given the unfavorable circumstances. Already I have decided to be even more appreciative if they win and be even more forgiving if they lose. Play good football every week and never look back! Go Bucs!

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs probably did get the shaft this year on scheduling, but I’d bet that BA will use this as a motivator for this team. Not saying that we’re gonna be Super Bowl champions or anything, but it could set the foundation for better things ahead. Personally I think that’s what this year is about anyways … SET THE FOUNDATION.

  18. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Just go get White in 1st round and find another Cosey Coleman in the 2nd round- screw the schedule

  19. Kalind Says:

    The nfl can make this right. And the Glazers should demand it. The first overall pick next year regardless of record. If we have the worst record. We pick 1 &2. And we get an additional 15’mil added to the cap for a year.

    And it’ll never ever ever happen again.

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    In the second half of the season we have 5 out of 8 of our games at home……the primary reason the schedule is screwed up is because of the London home game…..
    From watching “All or Nothing” it looks like Arians knows how to prepare a team for the road…..

    Yes, we got screwed…..but we still have to play 16 games….

  21. Eric y Says:

    Lol funny stuff …. but you got to go out there and play the games … quit bi?$hing and deal with it …. what do you want them to do give you the easiest schedule in the league ? Would that make you feel better? Yeah that will be the baby powder on your back

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Easy way to make up for it…give us an extra 2nd round pick.

  23. martinii Says:

    Ya know this Cluster f*k of a schedule might be just what the Dr. ordered for this Cluster f*k team. Feels like Buc’s over last few years are better on the road, Ray Jay vendors could be screwed at Xmas Unless that road trip is a success or with BA motivation we might bring home a pissed off winner destined to screw up the playoffs. Whatever happens we have a different look this year and one hell of a good excuse if we blow another season. Bottom line it’s another “Any Given Sunday,” for Tampa and we fans will enjoy the role of “Underdog,” for most games.

  24. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe, one of the things that intrigues me is how NFL coaches get their team ready for back-to-back road games. Do they come back to Tampa for a couple days of banging heads, or do they just move on to the next road city & practice there? Do they bring their own workout equipment with them or do they find someplace there that already has similar equipment? Not a clue … but I bet you know since you’ve traveled on the away games so much. Care to share?

    BA’s obvious emphasis on being ‘tough guys’ seems to be reflected in the makeup of his coaching staff BTW. Of the 28 coaches under him on the Bucs site, FIVE focus on strength & conditioning. That impresses me because it shows that BA is committed to getting this team in A-1 shape. I’m especially impressed by one assistant coach … Roger Kingdom, the new Bucs ‘Speed & Conditioning Coach’. Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (1984 & 1988) in the 100-meter hurdles. Wow!

  25. Bucfanforever Says:

    The good news is that if they can make it through the road stretch, they will the last 3 out of 4 games at home, so if they are in the hunt, it might be easier to lock it up.

  26. tmaxcon Says:

    D Rome

    Respect is earned bucs have not earned nor do they deserve respect considering the embarrassing on field product for the last 15 years….

    Maybe you people should beg the league to let bucs play XFL teams even then ot doesn’t gurantee wins with this minor league franchise

  27. Hodad Says:

    I’d be more pissed if the time away from home came later in the season. I don’t like 1P.M. games at home during October where it ‘s over a 100 degrees for both fans, and players. Maybe not playing some of those hot games early will keep us fresher this year.

  28. Sport Says:

    This could be a blessing. Early adversity for our team to coalesce around. Plus we now have national recognition and maybe Moniker Joe can start calling us ‘Americas Underdog’. If we can handle our business, we should gain recognition and more importantly respect.

  29. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Good thing Jameis is so good at winning road games… oh wait

    Yep we are screened

  30. Buc believer Says:

    Since we suck at home probably as much as we suck on the road does it really matter?

  31. BucEmUp Says:

    I actually think this is good for the team and the fans. This keeps the players away from the local entertainment and focused on football, while also giving the fans the majority of home games when the temperature also starts to dip a bit. Then if the Bucs do well on that early road grind, they get to come home and play the second half of the season with home field advantage ( Arians will be tasked with keeping them focused on football and not Oddesey 2001 on Dale Mabry.

    I think this is a win all around. Even if you don’t view it as a win, its not nearly as bad as it looked at first glance. Think positive!!!

  32. Bucnjim Says:

    Not being sarcastic but what is our home record the past 10 years? Is it that much better than our road record? I had to give up my season tickets in 2010 but most of the single games I have been to since we have lost. Most of them badly!

  33. AZBucsFan4Lyfe Says:

    Couple things here as I see it….
    1. TB only has one prime time game. That means only 1 short week.
    2. It takes away the heat as a Home field weapon for the Bucs.
    3. If they play well, it really sets the Bucs up for a playoff push, since they will br home late in the year.
    So, tho its not ideal. It could really work in there favor. Not a lot of home distractions as they get used to the new offense and defense.
    Lets get it…..

  34. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Our fans are so conditioned to losing they try to make a s*** sandwich taste better. lol

    “keep fooling yourselves you might believe it”

  35. tmaxcon Says:

    again all you people blame jameis but it was the defense that set HISTORICALLY WORST OF RECORDS for the last 7 years led by the selfish crying clown cancer93… cancer93 and his girls mentally weak play has cost this team far more games than jameis has but again let’s not let facts get in the way of a low standard bucfan who would not know a great qb if he slept next to montana for a week.

  36. Buc4evr Says:

    The Glazers should be all over Goodell for this BS. Totally unacceptable for a struggling team with a new coach trying to build fan support. They would never pull this on Dallas, New England or New York.

  37. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Give us a couple extra roster spots this year!

    I have to say, IF Arians has the Bucs winning this year, he will absolutely deserve coach of the year.

    Not only is there the away game stretch, but the first game is at home, giving it a higher chance of playing away because of a storm. On top of that, having a horrible free agency (Arian’s fault) make it even harder.

    And what are the options? Stay On the other coast a few games in a row? Keep the players away from their families? Some might fly family out, but kids will have school.

  38. small axe Says:

    excuses already

  39. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Shut up and play ball. No excuses no whining. Shut up and do your job.

  40. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Lol…outraged? …who us?

    The NFL knew there was going to be a team that was going to be shafted with the scheduling

    The NFL needed a fanbase and owner that WOULDNT be outraged!

    This wouldnt be acceptable to any real team fanbase or owner who wants to really win…

    If this happened to New Orleans, they would picket the NFL office in NY

    The NFL picked the only team that the owner and their little fanbase who doesnt even show up at there own home games to screw over


    Kobe Faker

  41. ATrain Says:

    This shows why the Glazers should not be an NFL owner

    I wonder if the NFL is trying to move the Bucs to a Bigger market??

    What other team had the NFL ever done this too

    Not only Two months on the road and a London game in the mix


    The Bucs are the Red Headed Step Children

  42. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Glazers cant and wont say nothing

    The NFL gave the Glazers another superbowl next year to line their pockets. This is WHY the NFL picked Tampa as the superbowl site

    The Glazers will make 10x more money having the team play in london to build their brand then here crickets at RJS

    People make fun of Kobe Faker becauae he states first step to change is angry posting…

    Kobe begs to differ”

    Kobe Faker

  43. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    built in excuse, but if they are as good as arians says then the home stretch at the end should be rocking at ray jay

  44. NOSBOS Says:

    Exactly what this team needs,a get away from a ultra pessimistic fanbase early in the season. They’ll form a “us against the world” mentality that will fuel a playoff push later in the season. Hard understand many of you all’s complaint. Most here don’t think this team is going to be s@&$ anyway right..

  45. tmaxcon Says:


    if they are so weak the fan base has an effect on how they play they are NOT men…. nor are they mentally tough enough to compete in post season which is the only season that matters

  46. Tye Says:

    If this team played every game at home, it will find a way to lose most of them…
    Not built to beat the teams they play… It’s not so much where they play….

    In great need of talent in crucial positions!

  47. Dapostman Says:

    Win the first 3 games which are all winnable.

    Win the London which is a home game.

    Then win 1 out of those 4 road games. @Rams, @Saints, @Titans, @Seahawks

    Now you are 5-3 at the half way point with 5 out of the last 8 at home.

    No excuses.

  48. Tnew Says:

    If the Bucs play well and win, its all because of BA. if they lose it’s all Winston’s fault. Sounds about right.

  49. SB Says:

    Hey Joe, do some calculating on how many miles the Bucs will have to travel during that six week period. Lots of frequent flyer miles I guess.

  50. HOward Cosell Says:

    glazer long term plans are the 1st European NFL franchise.

  51. Anthony Dickson Says:

    Maybe it’s a good thing, I think we’ve all seen how they play at home lately. ; )

  52. Buccfan37 Says:

    No team in the NFL gets kicked around like the Bucs. The ongoing laughingstock of the league for what seems like decades. I figure the law of averages would have already kicked in balancing out the results. Pinpointing the reason why is a head scratcher.

  53. Ptwalk Says:

    This will bring our team together and gelling as one. Like an earlier post said “Us against the world”. Not have as much room to get out of focus. Will have to concentrate solely on football without the distractions that can be at home.

  54. El_Buc941 Says:

    So does this qualify for the hardest schedule in the league joe?

  55. tmaxcon Says:

    No other fan base plays the victim card and makes excuses like a bucfan….. minor league franchise attempting to play in a major league sport

  56. tmaxcon Says:


    Mentally weak teams like bucs crumble not gel….

  57. Rod Munch Says:

    This guy has a face for radio.

  58. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    tmaxcon is about the lowest form of life on this planet. Pure scum.

    As to this ‘motivating’ the team…don’t make me laugh, people. Spending weeks away from family at a time does not motivate. Essentially, this means they get no days off during that period. No rest days.

  59. Mike Johnson Says:

    Yes the schedule is brutal. But like coach Popovich of the Spurs use to say, Nobody cares if you are down 3 players, if its snowing or you have to play on a ships deck. To be the best you gotta go thru the best at home or far away,,you gotta win. So ruck up Bucs..No Excuses!

  60. View from 132 Says:

    Entirely overblown. This is not some 1950s college team riding a bus for 18 hours across dusty plains. It’s a private charter, then play, then get back on the plane. Are we still supposed to care which TV studio they play in? The home field advantage thing is ridiculous in this day and age. We still hear how New England or Philly or Chicago are such “tough places to play” as if teamsters are still threatening referees in the parking lot. The pharmaceutical executives and software nerds at the Patriots games are not intimidating anyone in the NFL – its a tough place because the Patriots have been good for 20 years.

    There are 7 home games, 8 road games, one Europe. A good team will win the majority and a bad team won’t. That is all.