Pulse Of The Fans — Day 9

August 6th, 2019

Bucs football is all about the fans, so Joe tasked manbeast JoeBucsFan intern Zach Seifter with questioning the Buccaneers faithful every day at training camp to get the pulse of the people on various topics. Here are the results of yesterday’s interrogations:

Question 1: Blaine Gabbert or Ryan Griffin, who would you prefer to see backing up Jameis Winston this season? Provide one reason why.

Summary:  Answers quite lopsided in favor of Gabbert. A few fans said Griffin. Bucs fan Brad Ferguson chose Gabbert, no question. His reason related to Gabbert’s experience in the NFL compared to Griffin’s. “I think the experience. You need somebody to lead the team, an older quarterback. Kind of lead the team, be more mature about it,” he said. Gabbert does have far more experience than Griffen, who has never taken a regular season snap in the NFL. That is really the only knock on Griffin, his inexperience. He has played admirably in previous training camps and preseasons. The regular season is where Gabbert has him beat.

Question 2: What player will be a breakout candidate for the Bucs this season?

Summary: This question received a large variety of answers. Noah Spence, Ronald Jones, someone even answered Devin White. But the one player who received more votes than anyone is the player who might be having the best training camp: Vernon Hargreaves. Bucs fan Matthew Perea is very high on Hargreaves: “If he matches the potential he showed when he was coming out of college, he definitely could be something.” Hargreaves has been the best player in a young secondary that looks much improved. If he can keep up his strong play and, more importantly stay healthy, he could indeed be headed for a big breakout season.

11 Responses to “Pulse Of The Fans — Day 9”

  1. Bucsfanman Says:

    Gabbert>Griffin, on that I agree.
    VHIII? I mean….I HOPE he’s that guy. I’m not going to hold my breath though.
    I might go Shaq Barrett or Peyton Barber.

  2. casual observer Says:


  3. Says:

    Shaq and bucannon

  4. Stanglassman Says:

    Activated OLB David Kenney from the active/physically unable to perform list.

  5. Bucsdelight Says:

    I would have said Griffin, we have seen what Gabbert can do in the NFL and he isn’t that guy. We haven’t seen Griffin, he might surprise us.

  6. LordCornelius Says:


    Good to know! Been wondering where that guy was lol

  7. Jean Lafitte Says:

    V. Testaverde Jr

  8. Jean Lafitte Says:

    and RoJo will be the breakout candidate

  9. EEK Says:

    Question also reads “Who would you prefer finishing out the losing season at quarterback?”

    If Winston will be Winston then I suspect that the current coaching staff will cut bait and move on to tanking.

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    EEK Says
    “If Winston will be Winston… ”

    You mean if he’s the Winston that got us in position to have winning seasons 3 of the last 4 years, only to have defense and kickers blow the games?

  11. D1 Says:


    Jameis got us into position to have winning seasons 3 of the last 4 years?
    Can you elaborate on that idea?

    I’m going to have to point out that the last 2 years kickers haven’t blown a game.

    Theyve missed a FG, that would have tied the game , 1 time last year.
    2 times in 2017. Had they not missed, the games would have gone to OT.

    Yes, the misses lead to a loss. However, had they made them, it would not have won the game. Simply tied in all 3.

    Sorry but those facts are in opposition to your statement. Bonzai I think the reflexive defense of winston has devolved into what some would call propaganda. Thing is, there’s absolutely no reason why it should.

    Lets face it, if you can fit your argument onto a bumper sticker , it’s probably

    Repeat a lie often enough it becomes fact . I’m paraphrasing …some rather pleasant fellow who really embraced that idea some years ago. Granted He did the reverse of what’s happening here…blaming one , consolidating if you will.

    Today, it’s blame diffusion. But heck it would make a great bumper sticker. ….