Potential Fallout

July 22nd, 2019

“Jason, I will buy you another bad coat if you can squeeze 10 wins from this season.”

One national publication had its NFL staff make predictions for the upcoming season. And it has the Bucs not quite as atrocious as another famed national publication guessed.

The staff of USA Today projected the 2019 records for all NFL teams. They have the Bucs finishing with their third-straight 5-11 campaign. Joe doesn’t think this is outrageous. That early road schedule looks to be killer, with the Bucs playing away from the Den of Depression for six weeks (which includes a game in London . Plus, the NFL South is a tough battleground as it is.

The Bucs have tons of question marks including two that keep Joe awake at night: the running game and (the lack of) a pass rush.

Both areas were virtually ignored in the offseason and honestly, Joe is not convinced Jason Pierre-Paul will be much of any type of a factor this season, provided the Bucs don’t release him.

The big question Joe has is what will be the reaction from Team Glazer if the Bucs once again finish with a 5-11 record? You have to believe someone’s head (or heads) may roll after suffering 33 losses in three years.

74 Responses to “Potential Fallout”

  1. Jim Says:

    I wonder what the Glazers would consider an acceptable season…

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    you’ve got to be f’ing kidding me if you think we go 5-11 again…..


    GO BUCS!!!!

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    “What will be the reaction from Team Glazer if the Bucs once again finish with a 5-11 record?”

    Hopefully they look in the mirror…

  4. kyle Says:

    we have been rebuilding since 2009.. they (glazers) will accept it as long as the are getting the television money.

  5. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Wondering what the Glazers would consider an acceptable season? Oh, about $24 million profit.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Since all of the psychics you’ve referenced recently Joe have us going anywhere from 2-14 to about 5-11, I was wondering if we still need to play the 2019 season. I mean we’ve already got a number of players injured. Why risk further injuries? We could give everyone a year to heal up and practice when they feel like it, then tackle 2020 with a vengeance. Just a thought …

  7. July Joe Says:

    Some strange predictions there.

    Texans at 6-10? I think they’re a 9-10 win playoff team.
    Lions at 3-13. I think they’ll win at least 6-7 games like usual.
    49’ers winning the AFC West. I don’t see it and think they’re a 3rd place team.
    Titans at 9-7. I think they’re a last place team that will draft a QB in 1st in 2020
    Jaguars at 10-6. I think they’re a 3rd place team & far worse than Texans.

    Predictions are fun but don’t mean anything.

  8. Kobe Faker Says:

    “200 mill cable money coming in every year no matter what ( next annual tv contract will be +300 mill to each team owner)

    Within the next 3 years the majority of the states will have legal sports betting

    Their present projected 2 billion value of the Bucs will be 4 billion in 3 years with legalized gambling”

    Kobe Faker

  9. Buc4evr Says:

    I’m not buying into 5-11 again. Better coaching, improved defensive scheme and a real kicker. Schedule be damned. 8-8 minimum.

  10. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    I don’t gamble or have any interest in it. But I do know there are lots of people in Las Vegas that make cold hard calculated decisions… so what ever the odds makers have the Bucs winning , the record will not be much different than they have it set. OL and DL are ??? It all begins and ends with the big uglies

  11. Race to 10 Says:

    Who cares……they aren’t breaking their necks they picked the chargers to win the superbowl and they got blown out by Patriots

  12. Ndog Says:

    I love this, just add fuel to the 🔥!!!!!!!

  13. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    No more expectations

    This team hasn’t earned it

    Show me on the field until you do they are just a bunch of talented losers

  14. Buccaroo Says:

    The Falcons at 11 – 5 with Koetter at OC? What gives? I thought according to so many Buc fans that he sucked.

  15. BetterBucFan Says:

    Joe I don’t quite understand your concern with the pass rush.

    Bucs tied for 19th in the league last season with sacks, compared to our almost league-worst pass defense. I see Vita Vea, Carl Nassib, Suh, JPP (if healthy), all quality players who could start on other teams. Compared to our conerback group of where our #1 corner is…. Ryan Smith? VHIII? Carlton Davis? God forbid, MJ Stewart? Our safety group, Jordan Whitehead, Justin Evans, unproven rookie Mike Edwards, just guys, not great and not exactly flashing potential.

    B.A., Todd Bowles, and Licht went LB, CB, CB, S, DE in the draft. They must have thought the pass rush is the least of our defensive concerns, and I am inclined to agree with them.

    I really don’t understand your pass rush moaning, since y’all at JBF headquarters seem to have come to a consensus that our coaching staff know’s what they’re doing. And they clearly did not come to the same conclusion y’all have.

  16. gobuxfla Says:

    5-11 is my optimistic guess. I fear Jameis still doesn’t get it and and we begin the Tank for Trevor campaign next season by clearing cap space and getting young.

  17. BetterBucFan Says:

    To add on, you’re completely right about the running game and it worries me. Peyton Barber is nothing special.

    Maybe we target a runningback in next year’s draft before Barber asks for an actual contract?

  18. tmaxcon Says:

    Jim Says:
    July 22nd, 2019 at 5:08 pm
    I wonder what the Glazers would consider an acceptable season…

    any season that ends with a basement title is acceptable to a glazer….


    Outisde of gruden and sapp carrying the bum’s to the franchises only glory year…. every year as been a rebuilding year… this franchise has been rebuilding since 76 so why should this season be any different.

  19. Todd Says:

    Defense Rules—

    Totally with you.

    Time to play turtle.

    Thus sayeth Joe.

    We’re toast.

    Depressing for sure.

    But hey, that’s the drug prescribed in here.

  20. The Buc Realist Says:

    2019 WILL REVEAL ANSWERS TO THE SHEEP, THAT THE “REAL” FANS ALREADY KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. The Buc Realist Says:

    And happy THREE Year Anniversary to the SAGE being part of JBF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Joe Says:


    First, Joe values a pass rush significantly more than a secondary. Banking on JPP is banking on the tooth fairy. He’s still in a neck brace and hasn’t worked out since his accident. Bucs very likely could be toast by the earliest guess that JPP could return. And no, Joe isn’t banking on a guy having a career year (Nassib) for the second straight season. Hope he does, but that’s not a bet nor expectation Joe is willing to make.

  23. richbucsfan Says:

    Hmmm, I guess if you use filthy language and act real enthused the Bucs will be 10-6. How does that work?

  24. Buccaroo Says:

    The Bucs drafted another end rusher in Nelson. During the draft JPP was healthy. I don’t get all the angst by Joe. It’s not like you can pluck a guy off the street and plug him in and there’s no one available in FA that’s can replace JPP’s stats.

  25. Pete I Says:

    5-11 and picking 6th maybe 7th…

    Feels right but we have to play the games and see if BA and his golf cart can add more wins…

  26. Todd Says:

    Joe, how about sourcing a new photo from this same ‘ol tired one? Maybe send out your paparazzi to capture some new visual content?

    You have three hands playing pocket pool and one flashing an obvious Illuminati sign.

    What’s next? Child sacrifice?

  27. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I think the pass rush will actually be improved if nothing more than having competent coaching and schemes.
    I am not so optimistic about our ability to run the football though. I just don’t see much success ahead rushing.

  28. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Yeah a couple head scratchers on that prediction. Just like Mock Drafts, season predictions are fun but about as useful as a hooters waitress with a rich husband.

    First, I am not on the Browns hype train. Reminds me of the Vince Young led “dream team” the Eagles had a few years back. Did they (Browns) stockpile talent? Yes, but how will that talent work togethter and more importantly how will that coaching staff get the most out of that team.

    The 49ers going 10-6 as well?? AND beating the Rams and Seahawks for that division? With that kind of delusion, I wonder why the Bucs aren’t picked to go 16-0!!

    Texans 6-10? GTFO here.

    The Bears at 11-5, no way. They lose one of the best defensive minds to the Broncos and Mitch Trubisky will be Mitch Trubisky next year, bet.

    I’m cool with “experts” (of what) picking the Bucs to go 5-11. Actually, I prefer it compared to being hyped up. I think it only helps this team and how Bruce Arians relays his message to the team. I fully trust Bruce when it comes to the mentality framing aspect of coaching and I believe that is where he excels.

    Nobody really knows how this season will shake out but I could see it going a couple ways. Realistically, I see this team having a slower start as they gel and get comfortable with the plays and the nuances.
    They should still be able to ink out some wins in this time, so I get why Joe said we must get to 3-3. That’s not necessarily a bad thing considering by that time the kinks should be worked out and the tail end of our schedule is pretty friendly.
    Let’s just say I put a pretty penny on the over 6.5 wins.

  29. JA Says:

    “Realist” (the oxymoron pseudonym extraordinaire)–

    Still see that you are courting sheep while the rest of us are counting them.
    How’s that working for ya?
    Are your relationships amicable or more of the “woolly bully” variety?
    One question: when you take your sheep-date to dinner, who pays? Does the restaurant take a credit card or offer to clip off enough wool from your lascivious, furry friend to make a sweater and call it a night?

    Sorry, I hate haters and your redundant, idiotic !!!! got the best of me tonight…

  30. BucEmUp Says:

    5-11 with yhe right defense and a guy who is 100x tge head coach as we had previously and still the same record.

    PLEASE hook me up with your dealer

  31. kgh4life Says:

    Look at the bright side, if the Bucs finish 5-11 this year, they will be primed to take one of the top QBs in the 2020 draft.

  32. Unimpressed Says:


  33. Unimpressed Says:

    It’s Tank for Tua time

  34. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    Someone would have to die for us to go 5-11 again! Or go to Jail or something insane

  35. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Falcons – Jags superbowl, bucs need to blow it up

  36. JimmyJack Says:

    We are entering a new Era of Bucs football. Every coach is gone from last year. New schemes on both sides of the ball. Old leaders of the defense removed and replaced. New players at every position.

    This team will resemble nothing of last year. 5-11 is as generic of a guess as you can get that suits a national media just fine. Anybody following this team should know we will resemble nothing of last year. The record included!!!

    Then you top off the article talking about who will get canned if this generic guess is true? That’s spinless.

    I can’t wait to see this team no matter how many lame projections you try to show me. This one doesn’t even got no analysis with it. Weakest one yet!

    I didn’t rain on y’all’s parade when you were calling for SuperBowls in 2016. Guess it aren’t a two way street.


    GO BUCS!!!!!

  37. Buczilla Says:

    If this prediction comes true, then it most likely means Jameis is still Jameis and the team put together mostly by Licht will suck yet again due to his decisions. Clean house, hire Derrick Brooks as the GM (make him an offer he can’t refuse) and surround him with veteran suits since he will be a rookie. I think someone like Derrick, with true credibility would do wonders for the organization.

  38. JimmyJack Says:

    Unimpressed. I will be at game one. Please don’t join me.

    The home crowd can help the team and fan noise does matter.

    You’re presence will hurt not help.

  39. BetterBucFan Says:

    That’s a fair point, Joe.

  40. Mike Johnson Says:

    I said 9-7 or 10-6 before we lost JPP. Nobody can replace him this season. Yes. he does have that kinda impact on a game people. IF..we can finish 8-8 under Arians and Co, I will be satisfied we are trying to change this losing culture.

  41. OneBuc55 Says:

    I think in the process of “screwing us” with the schedule, they actually kinda hooked us up…

    The first half of the schedule is brutal only because of all of the road games; however, on the back end of schedule we have a bunch of home games…Also, there’s really no juggernauts on our schedule this year with the exception being the Saints…

    I haven’t been able to say this for a long time but I actually feel good about this team, and the coaching staff…I’m going with 10-6 or maybe even 11-5…

  42. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    8-8 sounds about right to me….improvement but not quite there…..I think we will see a difference in the competitiveness of this team.
    You will see a faster/smarter team that plays to the whistle with more discipline.

    I am one of the fools that actually think Devin White can make a difference.

  43. DBS Says:

    6-10. Nothing new. Same old Bucs. And it will be the same worn out excuses.

  44. SenileSenior Says:

    I will make a perfect prediction right now. I cannot possibly be wrong in this. I will be the ultimate realist.

    My statement is “Your guess is as good as mine!”

    Now, as a fan I support this team. I don’t sit back in apathy and depression making my predictions entirely based on what has happened for the past 5 to 10 years. I assess what I see going on with a fresh new coaching staff. I look at what I see them doing. I listen to what they have to say. I don’t swallow it all “hook, line and sinker” either. I do evaluate what I hear. I also research, as much as I have the time for, their various track records.

    Then I look at the current players on the roster. I judge those whom I have seen play by what I have seen from them. I research all of the newbies. I check out all sorts of media for information and opinions. I analyze everything on paper if you will.

    I do what most fans of any team do. This is where I stand now at the beginning of training camp. Hopefully, I understand football a little better each year. When I stop being able to learn anymore will be the day that I die I hope.

    I will make another evaluation when camp is finished and the season is ready to begin. Then I will post my “best guess” of what the season will be like. My opinion should have as much weight as that of the average Buccaneer fan at least.
    Go Bucs!!!

  45. joestang Says:

    expectations are low, Licht sets a low bar. If we go 5-11, Licht should be gone at this time. If we get a good GM we should bounce back, Licht is holding this team back with his poor choices

  46. Unimpressed Says:

    @Jimmy Jack

    You think I would pay to go see a losing team in person?????

    I use my money on things that bring me joy, not to be tortured.

    I’ll keep watching from a distance on television, maybe one day when the Bucs are relevant again, I’ll go cheer them on at Ray Jay.

  47. El Buco Realisto Says:

    This will end in disaster and it is what many deserve!!!!!!!! When the whole coaching search came down to if they answered one question with a yes!!!!!! And that is if they were dedicated to jw3!!!!! And that is what this whole house of cards that light weight built is predicated on!!!!!!!!!!!!! To See this team that is up against the cap is inexcusable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What for the pandemonium break out when the toilet bowl defense has to back up the secondary because other team are dropping the ball behind his man defense!!!!!!!!!! What Until the sheep look up that toilet bowls defense gave up 25.7 pts per game the last three years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This year will be exciting to witness, but not on the field!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Once again the question will be asked again and again!!!!! Is ole coach stale biscuit a liar, or is he incompetent when it comes to personnel?????????????????????

    Intern Zach ask: “Mr Realist, do sheep cry”????

    The Buc Realist says: “They do in Tampa”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    How to post like the Realist:

    (name)- enter one of the 4 user names you use
    (email)- lemonpartylurker@hotmail.com

    (content)- Verbally vomit all over the text box
    (content)- enter something about sheep
    (content)- exclamation points
    (content)- replace number 1 key
    (content)- more exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (finish)- copy and paste generic saying that predicts something will happen. What will happen? I’ll tell you after it happens but until then your an idiot sheep.

    (finalize)- more exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. JimmyJack Says:

    Unimpressed thank you. The bandwagon is always open bro.

  50. JimmyJack Says:

    What’s inexcusable is you pretending you are still a sheppard. Us sheep left you a long time ago when you asked us to give the coaching staff a third pass. Even sheep are not that dumb.

    You promised us green pastures and led us to a swamp. 813bucboi is our new sheppard now. And us sheep are happier then we ever been. 813 has shown us the way and showed us how phony your really are & always have been.

    You can still pretend to be a sheppard but you have no flock. You are a sheppard without a herd and us sheep now call you the crazy on the Internet.

  51. Buc1987 Says:


    This place is a nuthouse Joe.

    Todd…you’re too much too!

    Go Bucs!!!!

  52. Joseph Mamma Says:

    I gotta say I am very fond of you constantly ragging on Jason Licht’s maroon sport coat. That just doesn’t get old. Bravo joe.

  53. Defense Rules Says:

    @Realist … “Once again the question will be asked again and again!!!!! Is ole coach stale biscuit a liar, or is he incompetent when it comes to personnel????????????”

    Realist, I used to think that you had something on the ball. Now it just seems that you’re so jaded and disillusioned that you can’t see what’s right in front of you.

    Go back to 1995 for a moment. Bucs had just finished their THIRTEENTH losing season in a row with a 7-9 record under Sam Wyche. That was Sam’s 4th losing season … out of 4 seasons as our HC. Bye bye Sam … Hello Tony Dungy.

    Tony was a 1st time HC, but very experienced as a defensive coach. Brought with him some fairly experienced assistant coaches (like Monte Kiffin & Rod Marinelli) but kept the same GM, Rich McKay, who’d been here through all those most recent losing seasons. Sounding familiar yet.

    LOTS of changes in 1996, Tony’s first year. Bucs went 6-10, BUT … the culture was undergoing a change. Some ‘new blood’ was added to the roster via the draft: Regan Upshaw, Marcus Jones, Mike Alstott, Donnie Abraham. Of course it helped that the Bucs had drafted Warren Sapp & Derrick Brooks the year prior (1995), Trent Dilfer & Errict Rhett the year before that (1994) and several others like John Lynch & Chidi Ahanotu the year before that. In other words, Tony had a nucleus to build around when he became HC. Sounding familiar yet?

    That first year was BRUTAL (yup, went to all the games). Offense scored a grand total of 221 points, ranking 30th. Yuck. That 1996 team started off by losing the first 5 games, and losing 8 of the first 9 games BEFORE turning things around. During those first 9 games, the Bucs offense REALLY STUNK IT UP, scoring a grand total of 95 points (average of 10.6 PPG). But the Bucs’ defense kept improving and led the way, allowing 293 points on the season and ranking 8th in POINTS ALLOWED, a definite improvement over the year before. Bucs went 5-2 in their last 7 games that year, again with the Bucs defense leading the way, allowing 115 points in that span (16.4 PPG). That set the stage for winning years in 1997 and beyond.

    We MIGHT see a similar replay of that whole turnaround process under Bruce Arians, OR MAYBE we have a better base to start with (especially on offense) and we avoid that early-on losing start. HOPEFULLY that’s the case, but there’s no way to know until AFTER the games are actually played. Until then, it’s all just speculation and predictions.

    Bottom line: The stage is being set & we all need to let it play out. The ‘Doom & Gloom Crowd’ will hop onboard later on, just like they always do. But those who’ll feel the greatest rewards are those who hang tough and have faith in this time of change and ‘reloading’.

  54. Dapostman Says:


    Joe has never heard of a coverage sack that’s why he’s all for the pass rusher and not the secondary player.

  55. rhenry Says:

    11-5 barring excessive injury

  56. BA FAN Says:

    The Bucs haven’t been that good at home for some time. They have had plenty of close games on the road and some wins even with lousy coaches and no development. So playing away the first of the schedule should not scare these Bucs. We will have a lot of new leadership on this team along with faster, smarter players. I don’t expect the Jags to improve much despite a better QB
    because they have the ultimate handicap with Clueless Warhop as their OL Coach which shows whoever is choosing their Assistant Coaches is lazy and doesn’t do their homework. Our opponents this year are going to have trouble preparing for us since our Coaches insert new plays each week just to deceive our opponents. Trust BA! With all these bad predictions other teams may think we are a pushover and don’t prepare as hard which will in itself give BA a big advantage!

  57. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    So funny, all the experts and Vegas see another 3-5 wins season for the Bucs, and everytime it happens Bucs fans are like “that’s crazy.” They also see the Bucs losing mainly because of their young and crappy defense and the JW haters start the draft a QB mantra again. This team lacks talent. They ignore any accomplishments he has and focus only on wins and losses despite the lack of a running game, defense and quality kickers. We all know Steve Young sucked too because he didn’t win either as a Buc. It’s a team game and QB is not one of the reasons Vegas is expecting the Bucs to suck again.

  58. Destinjohnny Says:

    5-11 maybe 6-10

  59. Tye Says:


    half way through the season the chants will become deafening:

    Tank for Tua!
    Flop for Fromm!

  60. #1bucsfan Says:

    A L A S K I N that was soo funny hahaha

  61. Joe Says:

    Joe has never heard of a coverage sack that’s why he’s all for the pass rusher and not the secondary player.

    Two things:

    1) Who do you trust on this roster to be so good that multiple defensive backs can cover receivers for 10 seconds in order for a team that has no pass rush to get to the quarterback? Joe doesn’t see Deion Sanders and Ronnie Lott and Mel Blount on the roster. Are you aware of the wide receivers in this division?

    2) A good pass rush can hide an ineffective corner. There is no way on God’s green earth a team with no pass rush can hide a bad corner in the NFL, especially going up against Matty Ice, Drew Brees and Cam Newton. Have you seen what those quarterbacks have done against the Bucs the past few years?

    A personnel man going into the Hall of Fame this summer has stated many times that the second-most important player on the roster is a pass rusher. (First is a quarterback.) But, what the hell does he know, he’s only responsible for building multiple Super Bowl teams.

  62. Architek79 Says:

    This is one of the more pointless exercises. The Bucs have been bad and two more wins would be considered vast improvement in some circles.

    But to forecast a San Diego and Philly super bowl is just down right reckless.

    Chargers are perennial floppera.

  63. Malcolm-Reynolds Says:

    Geesh ALASKAN I just spit my beer all over my phone! Lol. You are on fire Bro.

  64. snookman Says:

    Look we aint going to win the Superbowl and we aren’t going to the playoffs. We are going to win between 6 and 10 games. All we can ask is that our team makes us proud this year and shows some sack. We kind of got a glimpse in 2016 and then parts of 17 and 18. It fell apart and we looked horrible. Can we play hard and have hope up until the last 2-4 weeks of the season. At this point this is all we can ask for. We need a better product. We need to have a chance in every game we play this year something to build for the future. That is the expectation we should all have. Something to show progress for the future………besides what the hell is the point of we actually do make it to the playoffs and get trounced……….it is just 1 extra game. We need to see hope from all these young draft picks and for Jameis to make us believe he is good. If not…………no matter what the record is………..it will be disappointing.

  65. Rod Munch Says:

    They also picked the 49ers to go 10-6…

    Yeah, sure.

    Anywho the Bucs have a new coach and a God awful defense that they did very little to improve in the offseason. Yes, they got some rookies that might be good in a year or two, but this year will likely be another defense giving up 30 points a game, at least for the first half of the year. The question is if Bruce can improve on what was the best scoring offense in team history last year – and that’s a tough thing to do in your first year with a team.

  66. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Boy I hope not. If the Bucs are going to suck again, I hope they at least get a top 3 pick in next years draft. We’ll need it.

  67. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    It will be what it will be. I’m making no predictions this year.

    Does that mean I think 5-11 is acceptable? No. After all the Arians hype that was heaped upon us this off season, 5-11 would not be acceptable.

    But neither would firing Arians after only one year.

    Here’s a note: People say we have not won since Gruden was fired, which is not entirely true, but you know what? That’s also when the Glazers started firing coaches every 2-3 years. Coincidence? Who knows?

    My personal feeling about the team right now is that I like the improved coaching techniques, and I want to see how it shows in games.

    Contrary to Joe, I do believe Nassib will play very well. His career year happened at the point in his career when players are supposed to take a leap forward.

    I also do not expect JPP back this year. The Bucs are never that fortunate. I see no point in releasing him though, as he won’t count against the cap if he cannot play.

    Suh, Vea and Nassib. If we were sticking with 4-3 I would be worried, but it seems to me that Joe and others are forgetting the switch to 3-4. JPP would have been a LB anyway, and we have plenty of options there.

    The difference for us will be White and David in the middle. I suspect White will get close to 10 sacks, maybe more. David may get 6-7 sacks.

    The schedule does not matter to me. The Bucs traditionally get tough schedules, so it is what it always is.

    I expect the kicking to be better if we keep Gay over Santos. And Winston should have his best season.

    And I expect a few surprises in the running game.

  68. bkgrime Says:

    My biggest take away is thinking the Texans will be worse than the Titans

  69. Bucit Says:

    Joe you continue to act like nothing has changed and continue to cackle about the pass rush like it’s going to be the same as last year. Everything has changed and the kid from Kentucky was not going to be the savior White is going to be. I know you are crestfallen that they did not pick your dreamboat but get over it.

  70. Allbuccedup Says:

    5-11 is being optimistic.

  71. Buccfan37 Says:

    The number of wins arrow is pointing up.

  72. Detwings48 Says:

    My concern, is with the games that have been played in London, the NFL looking to expand there and Team Glazer owning a soccer team, that they might just want to pack it in and move the team there.

    I hope I’m wrong about this.

    I’m excited to see us make some noise this year!

    Go Bucs!

  73. Pickgrin Says:

    Joe Says:

    “JPP…hasn’t worked out since his accident”

    You know this for a fact Joe???

    Its been about 14 weeks since the accident….

    14 weeks is plenty of time for a cervical fracture to mostly heal – at least to the point that displacement is no longer a real concern as long as care is taken.

    Is he ready to bang helmets with Olinemen yet? Of course not.

    But I would be surprised if JPP is not cleared for at least light workouts and some cardio work at this point…..

    If its true that he’s “not working out” now – he soon will be.

    Counting JPP out for this year already as many are doing is a BIG mistake.

  74. Silent_Partner Says:

    It’s a good thing these people are always right like when they picked the Bears to finish last in their division despite anyone with eyes knowing they had the best roster while the same clowns predicted .500 Kirk Cousins as the missing piece for Minnesota with their terrible offensive line. Bucs had 10-6 talent last year. They had an idiot for a coach that led to 5-11. If they stay healthy, this will be a wild card team.