Opening Day In 60 Days! Garroppolo Says He’s “Good To Go” For Training Camp

July 10th, 2019

Fun fact: Niners QB Jimmy GQ was taken in Round 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft, 24 slots after the Bucs picked Austin Seferian-Jackwagon Jenkins.

Every Bucs fan wants four things for opening day of the 2019 season at the Den of Depression.

It all starts with good weather and no lightning delay for the 4:25 p.m. kickoff against the 49ers.

Second, Bucs fans paying attention want the high-profile knee rehab of San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to extend just a few extra days to Week 2 of the regular season, and let him be joined in that timeline by fellow blown-ACL victim and teammate Kwon Alexander.

Lastly, fans want a “W” however it freakin’ comes.

Joe’s friends at typed up a story about how Garoppolo, aka Jimmy GQ, was promoting men’s clothing yesterday and talked about how he is “good to go” for training camp. Garoppolo blew his knee out in Week 3 last season.

Joe hates hoping Garoppolo isn’t ready for opening day. Is that wrong? Is that unethical?

Is it too much to ask for the football gods to shine on the most cursed team in the NFC through the past 11 seasons?

Sixty days until the opener, Bucs fans. Just 60 days.

26 Responses to “Opening Day In 60 Days! Garroppolo Says He’s “Good To Go” For Training Camp”

  1. the lord Says:

    Jimmy will not be ready!

  2. Pickgrin Says:

    Hell No. Hope for the 49ers to be at full strength as well as the Buccaneers.

    Lets see what we’ve got right out the gate.

    This is the NFL. There’s no Appalachian State on the schedule.

    Show up to play well – week in and week out – or get beat by a “lesser” team.

    BA will have them ready for week 1.

    We got this.

  3. gp Says:

    It is dishonorable to wish for a weak opponent
    One can only test oneself against a worthy opponent
    wishing for weakness IS weakness

    -Master Cain-

  4. Tampabucfan88 Says:

    Shoot I hope he starts so we can expose how much of a bad he is

  5. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Joe knows how to rile the fans up.
    As a competitor you always want to be able to say you beat someone at their best. This team doesn’t need a false sense of who they are after week 1.
    Let’s go at them, full strength and all, and tear their a$$es apart.

  6. Buccan8 Says:

    Our beloved-yet-beleaguered Bucs have blown out more ACLs than teams from the lukewarm waters of Buccaneer Cove; whoever plays QB (or MLB, for that matter) will not embarrass themselves against us. The gods have smiled upon us many times this last decade, but we’ve only used that opportunity to bolster the career resumes of people like Kirk Cousins and Derek-Freaking-Anderson.

  7. Todd Says:

    Oh hell no!

    Stop the virtue signaling! I’m with Joe! I not only hope Jimmy GQ walks with a great gimp, but Kwon too! And let’s throw Nick Bosa’s hammy into the super-tweaked ring too!

    Heck, imagine if their left side of their line came down with the flu.

    That would make them alright, right?

    Dad joke.

  8. Magadude Says:

    Right on target, Joe. I can’t help but wince every time I see it called Den of Depression for that to me is a self-fulfilling prophecy (Yes, the Bucs do it to themselves…but why help?).

    Here’s the deal as I see it. The Bucs are looking at easily 15-20K empty seats and a tepid crowd overall, because a half-to-third empty stadium is no fun. While some will argue and moan, BA and Winston and their band are not moving the needle for the masses on ticket sals this off season. Fans need to act like they do.

    Throw in a little rain and I get grim reminders of the Rams coming in here two years and embarassing the Bucs…and fans. There is a very good chance our team starts 1-5 or 2-4, but 3-3 is a small possibility if they get off on the wrong foot. For all the guys who claim to be Bucs fans, thump your chest here, get rah rah, and then don’t go to games, it’s time to buy a ticket and get your butts out there. Yeah, if you don’t have the health or money, fine. But otherwise…time to man up.

    Jimmy GQ can be very, very dangerous, and frankly, the schedule jerks put the game in THEIR time zone. We need to do what we can to at least get it started right.

  9. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Anyone ever think that the 49ers back up would have a HOF day against us. THAT has never happened before.

  10. Madadude Says:

    A backup QB having a great day against the Bucs is just nuts! Name just one time in recent history where this has been done!

    Okay, Case Keenum (X2), Pax Lynch, Derek Anderson, Matt Hasselbeck, Okay, okay, but name someone no one has ever heard of.

    Austin Davis.

    Yeah, let’s hope Garropalo is ready to go and the Bucs efforts are legit.

  11. BringBucsBack Says:

    Scotty, I was thinking the same thing. That kid started out playing well last year.

    Perhaps our Bucs have the advantage if Jimmy G plays. How good is his knee until he plays and takes shots? His knee will be in the forefront of his mind. Since blowing my knee that’s all I thought about until I realized that it was never going to be the same and would always be sore. He hasn’t been in a game in a year and has never seen a defense this tough!!;).

    This heat will be down-right shocking!!

  12. Race to 10 Says:

    You’ve been hoping for years that star players on other teams wouldn’t play so it’s just continuing the streak. And once again sane fans are saying they have to beat teams at full strength to be taken seriously.

  13. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    With this defense, run game, o line, QB and kicker we need all the help we can get send some hookers blow and midgets to Jimmy G the night before to wear him out

  14. RustyRhinos Says:

    Hey pickgrin, ask Michigan how much they like playing Appalachian state. They have moved up in conferences, and look to be a good team again this season. How many college football teams won back to back to back championships? Appalachian state has. Alabama, Florida state, Ohio state, Oklahoma, no they haven’t but the Mountaineers have.

  15. ChipBuc Says:

    I just don’t git all the hype over Jimmy G. He hasn’t even played a full season of football. But he’s one of the best QBs in the league? I don’t think so. I would like to see a little more from him, before he’s anointed as a top tier QB.

  16. 813bucboi Says:

    i dont wish injuries on any player….mainly because karma is a MFer…..

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  17. Anonymous Says:

    I must be the only one that is wanting to see this team take on a real challenge. There is nothing to be gloat about by beating a team that doesnt have its best players playing. I want him to play and I want the Bucs to pound his @$$ into the dirt. GO Bucs.

  18. Couch Fan Says:

    There is nothing to gloat about by beating a team that doesnt have its best players playing. I want him to play and I want to watch my Bucs pound his @$$ into the dirt. GO BUCS!!!

  19. ChanEpic Says:

    Jimmy GQ (lame) – has done exactly what in this league again? He was a backup and played ok for a few games but, I don’t get the praise, and/or pining for a QB who has done nothing in the NFL. NOTHING.

  20. Buc4evr Says:

    Seriously ??? We have to play against Brees, Newton and Ryan twice a year, Jimmy G has got nothing. Bring it.

  21. Buccfan37 Says:

    Jimmy G’s play out the gate for SF is a bit concerning however.

  22. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Bring the full strength IMO.

    Weeks 1-3 are usually the weirder more unpredictable ones in the NFL. Last year it was super high scoring with tons of upsets and then the good teams settled in and cranked out wins.

    I want to see a Bucs team that actually continually improves as the season goes on. Been a long time since we’ve seen that

    GO BUCS!

  23. D1 Says:

    Couch fan and anonymous,

    “Gloating ” that what we’re looking for…….gloating rights!

    How about putting away those silly notions about moral victories and our best 11 vs yours.

    Fact is, end of there is stats for everything but moral victories, a astriks next the win loss totals…..*14-2 * 6 wins don’t count due to injuries..

    Everybody wanted smith fired…for what ..losing …..did you forget about the lack of starters……..

    Koetter doesn’t keep his job because he won 5 games with no running game,
    no kicking game, worst defense in the history of the world, his starting qb suspended to start the season…….5 wins with those conditions, Tom Brady couldn’t win………..that’s the definition of a moral season…

    Stop with the “get off my lawn” tough guy fantasy football. ..because it doesn’t matter, doesnt count, no one remembers, and the game is won or loss by the points difference a win is a win period….theres no half win…or loss.
    You play the game to win..not to gloat. .Who the f can a buc fan gloat to anyway..42 losing seasons …There’s something to be proud of..brag about ..

  24. Rob Watson Says:

    I agree with Couch Fan and would like to add that WE Ain’t So Good Against Backup QBs! Pathetic, but true, but I still Luv My Bucs!

  25. Hodad Says:

    Joe, even if Jimmy’s not ready, how many times have we’ve seen back up QB’s carve us up?

  26. AfroBuc Says:

    Why wouldn’t we want to face SF’s best players? If we want to be the best, beat the best. What other fanbase’s website openly pines for injured players of the other teams on the schedule not to be ready? Assume a winning mentality that we will beat down whoever suits up.

    And BTW, the Bucs have a nack for making backup players look like HOFamers. No more this year.