Pulse Of The Fans — Day 10

August 7th, 2019

“Quiet, Avi, the people are speaking.”

Tampa Bay Buccaneers football is all about the fans, so Joe tasked manbeast JoeBucsFan intern Zach Seifter with questioning fans daily at training camp to get the pulse of the people. Here is yesterday’s interrogation:

Question: Did the NFL intentionally target the Bucs by giving them 6 of their first 8 games on the road, or was it just bad luck? Provide a reason you feel that way.

Summary: Surprisingly enough, this question provided a split among Bucs fans. Some felt it was a coincidence and just bad luck that the NFL provided the Bucs with this schedule. Others, however, noted more popular teams in the league such as the Patriots, Steelers, or Cowboys are never given the short-end of the stick like the Bucs. Out of the thousands of possible schedules, they noted the Bucs were unfairly given one resulting in the team spending five straight games away from Raymond James Stadium. How the NFL could not have targeted the Bucs with that, some fans just didn’t know.

Find the entire Pulse Of The Fans feature right here.

19 Responses to “Pulse Of The Fans — Day 10”

  1. bucs4ya Says:

    This is a billion dollar industry with 32 teams that rotate who they play yearly except for within their specific division. It’s hard to believe that no one saw this and corrected it before the schedule was released. It would never happen to the Pats or Dallas because their owners are outspoken and have some clout in this league unlike ours.

  2. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    The pathetic performing franchises with not strong followings can be screwed as they don’t bring much to the league as others. If you don’t wanna get screwed regularly it’s easy, win and bring money into the league.

    Marquee franchises winning franchises popular franchises do that what do the Bucs bring?

    Bad press from Jameis and the Glazers filing false oil spill claims, suing their fans and being inept at hiring coaches. This franchise doesn’t do much other than act as a Homecoming opponent to the elite franchises.

    Gotta start winning or you can expect more of the same

  3. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    Not “intentional” but I would guarantee this would not have happened for 80% of the teams in the league

    Coincidence + NFL not giving a flying F about our team just decided to leave it and screw us over.

  4. Rob Says:

    I think it’s a coincidence in part, but think that if the Patriots pulled this schedule, the NFL might have changed it. Doesn’t help our case that we’re nearly invisible nationally. That being said, if a team is good, I really don’t think the schedule matters. Yes, it will be harder, but if this team is really going to take the next step, we can’t blame the schedule if we falter.

  5. Gettinthebucs Says:

    Yeah we got screwed. Hey at least traffic won’t suck in West Tampa for a few weeks straight.

  6. Slugglife Says:

    6 of first eight away. 6 of last eight at home.

    But yeah, whoever approved that schedule should find a new profession. Still need to win either way.

  7. Buc believer Says:

    No difference we suck at home same as the road.. actually I think our road record is better.

  8. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Oakland has a similar long road stretch. With all the time they take and millions of scenarios for the schedule makers, you’d think this type of sked wouldn’t be accepted? You’d never see more than 3 straight road games ever and even that was rare to previous schedules.

  9. Barbosa Says:

    The Bucs are invisible on a national level and rightfully so. I’m actually more irked about the “home” game in London against a division opponent.

  10. K2 Says:

    The NFL protects the top tier teams. Then put the bottom group in the mixer, because they don’t care what happens to them. Sadly, the Bucs are in the bottom category… and the NFL could care less on; schedules, game officials, or the bye week. They might not put their foot on their head in the pool…however they might throw in a shark for entertainment.

  11. DB55 Says:

    No one cares about the Bucs except for the 17k people that fill the stadium each week. 17k

  12. Sport Says:

    Watch this Band of Brothers come together during this road stretch. Its this team against the world. They have been overlooked and are a national footnote. We also have some strong sympathy from various national entities. If we play well that sympathy will turn into support and eventually more recognition and pub.

    Go Bucs!!!

    In BA I Trust!

  13. DBS Says:

    Did you watch inside training camp? 32nd team covered and the coverage. Tells you all you need to know what anyone thinks about this franchise.

  14. RawDog Says:

    Buc Believer:

    2018 = 4-4 at home, 1-7 away
    2017 = 4-4 at home, 1-7 away
    2016 = 4-4 at home, 5-3 away
    2015 = 3-5 at home, 3-5 away

    Past couple of years we have absolutely been better at home. Ultimately, we need to win games whether they’re at RayJay or not..

  15. unbelievable Says:

    OF course they did.

    The NFL hates the Bucs. Always have ever since we traded for Chucky.


  16. Buc4evr Says:

    I don’t understand the Glazers. If the Bucs were my team I’d be raising hell every day of the week over the craptastic moves the NFL has pulled on the Bucs. Not just this year but in prior years. Guess the owners only care about revenue streams…

  17. The Buc Realist Says:

    It is very fair!!!!!!!!! because that was part of the “alleged” plea deal that the game manager qb took when he was suspended in exchange for a short sentence and to have it all hushed up last year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Rob Tanner Says:

    The reason the NFL did this, is because they know the Glazers won’t say or do anything about it, at least in the public.

  19. Capt. Blighe Says:

    We suck thats why, have some winning seasons and you’ll get more respect.