Gutless Football

September 22nd, 2019

Scared football.

What a stale biscuit!

The man who was going to come to Tampa Bay to bring excitement and balls to offensive football instead reverted to tail-between-your-legs ball.

Or was Mr. No Risk It No Biscuit Bruce Arians just scared of America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston?

No matter how you slice it, the Bucs played gutless football in the final seconds of their gutless loss to a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start, a 32-31 embarrassment to the Giants, choking away an 18-point halftime lead — at home.

Jameis did what good quarterbacks do: marched the Bucs on their final drive to get within easy striking distance of a game-winning touchdown. With 13 seconds left and the ball on the Giants-9, Jameis spiked the ball to kill the clock. It was now second down. Plenty of time to take a shot, maybe two at the end zone.

But Arians told Joe after the game, when asked, that such an option was not on his mind. Then, Arians said he took a delay of game after Jameis spiked the ball. Purposely! But why?

Arians said that Bucs kicker RobertoMatt AguayoGay preferred to kick it farther away. Think about that for a second: The kicker a team drafted is uncomfortable if not less accurate at point-blank range.

You cannot make this up!

And for the situation to become more demented, Arians pulled a stunt from the Father Dungy Book of Losing Football by taking a loss on the next snap to set up a field goal.

So rather than try maybe two shots at the end zone with receivers and tight ends who are physical mismatches for a defense, Arians on purpose lost seven yards to set up a field goal.

And just as predictable as the sun setting in the west, Gay missed. The Bucs lost.

This is why the Bucs are losers.

And Joe doesn’t want to hear anything from One Buc Palace that Joe is too negative — you guys are the negative ones! This team, this franchise, this organization finds new ways to lose year after year after retching year. Cannot win at home, and seem hellbent on digging their graves for the 2019 season to extend the playoff drought to an unacceptable 12 straight years.

Joe doesn’t block for the Bucs, doesn’t miss tackles and sure as hell doesn’t miss kicks. But yeah, Joe is too negative and the reason why this team is a total laughing stock throughout the league.

The Giants decided to start a rookie quarterback because they thought the Bucs gave them the best chance to get the rookie a win. Does anyone with the Bucs not have any shame in knowing that?

The main question Joe has to ask tonight is, who gelded Arians?

93 Responses to “Gutless Football”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    Hugs not hate

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    …the dog don’t even want a damn biscuit!!!!!

  3. Gino Says:

    Well said. No risk it no biscuit?

    Talk is cheap.

  4. ApacheFootball Says:

    Thank you

  5. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Arians is lost as the HC only; he doesnt have his hands in the dirt. Maybe he needs to go back to calling plays too so that he is more involved in the game; he is making a bunch of errors as just the HC.

  6. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    AMEN Joe. Thank you. I am tired of this team throwing up on itself. Since Malcolm passed, it’s been a complete SH!T show. No risk it my ass. The kicker missed an extra point already, and had another blocked. So go for the TD> How about with 6 minutes left at the 12, you go for the TD?

  7. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Ole stale biscuit indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shall we discuss light weight’s 5 year extension??????????

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

  8. DB55 Says:

    Nice. This Joe gets it.

    Btw how many time did Winston get hit today? I guess were not gonna talk about that.

  9. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I don’t care about the kick

    What I really want to know is this

    WHY DID THE COACHING STAFF go conservative in the second half?????

  10. Jean Lafitte Says:

    All this losing is because Tampa Bay is cursed.
    The Curse of Doug Williams has held up till this day and even the mighty Arians will succumb.

  11. DB55 Says:

    I’m telling you Jameis should have downed the ball at the 50. Gay is pinpoint accurate from 67 yards. Not so much from 34. It’s a Bucs life.

  12. Darin Says:

    Risk it next time biscuit tosser. An 18 point halftime lead at home to the Giants? Unforgivable. Not trying to score a td after that Evans catch? Same. Reality check bucs organization. Nobosy expected him to make the kick after purposely giving up 7 yards. Youre literally asking for a miss. You got what u asked for biscuit tossers. What games wasted by evans and shaq. The coaches lost that one. Ugly. No risk it forgot about evans in the second half. Wher the eff was ronald jones until a few minutes left if ur gona keep being conservative? Went with the cold hand today? Almost over this crap and ive been in it since 76. The heat make these coaches stoopid?

  13. Figures Says:

    Not one hair on my body is surprised by this loss lmao.

    Typical Bucs lol.

    Sooooo typical lol.

    Worthless as s players. Secondary still sorry as fu ck.
    All of them. Not one is worth a fu ck.

    Kicker? Lmao hahahahahahahaha Gay as s finger in the booty mf’er

    Which one of the secondary dumb as s that dropped that sure interception?
    Who cares they may as well all be the same player.

    Just pure suck. The whole team. Some play better than others but all in all they all suck a fat pickle.

  14. Fire the fans Says:

    I just don’t understand why we took our foot off the gas in the second half. They came out and punched us in the mouth and we never responded

  15. Bird Says:

    Can’t even. Say his name

    You didn’t understand the article
    Whose hands would you put a game in at the end ?

  16. Tim Says:

    I get what you’re saying. But i have zero issues going for the FG. Whats the point of trying to get a TD when you have a easy FG for most kickers? I guess its easy to say now we should have went for it because our kicker cant make the easy ones. But My bigger issue is why go so conservative in the second half. You could see it coming

  17. JimmyJack Says:

    Don’t wanna hear nothin about nothin man. You make a easy routine kicks and you go home. Freaking simpliest win ever.

    Don’t care about the other parts because when the chips were down the team stepped up and our weakest link could not do his job.

    Easy freaking win destroyed by one guy. You make that kick every freaking time and there is no excuse.

    Totally unsure what the proper reaction is here but I am sure that Licht deserves no chance to find the answer. Gay should be his last chance.

    If they give Licht another chance to fix this problem they they are also ignoring it. Either this kid gets it right or Licht/Gay need to leave in tandem. And I know that is not a overaction because all 31 nonBuc team across the league have proven that it does not take 5 years to find a capable kicker. That’s an absolute fact.

  18. Bird Says:

    Ball snuggling

  19. Pete I Says:

    22-35 Winston

    28-55 Licht

    1-2 Arians and Gay and Arians Golf Cart

  20. ptrain Says:

    Arians lost the game when he kicked a FG from the 5 facing a 4th and 2.

    Limp biscuit move in my opinion. probably one of the worst coaching moves I’ve seen.

  21. Pete I Says:

    Daniel Jones 1-0

  22. EA Says:

    They knew this guy isn’t good in close range, that was evident in preseason. Ronde Barber and Chris Meyer even joked in one the games that bucs are gonna keep both kickers, o e short distance and one.long distance. They knew they didn’t have any faith in this guy but there was nothing they could do because they drafted a kicker (again) and didn’t want to expose J-Licht, that’s not winning football I’m sorry. Sticking with an incompetent kicker isn’t any different than sticking with Mike Smith for ever.

  23. Jean Lafitte Says:

    who played more poised? Winston or Jones?

  24. Buccfan305 Says:

    This is F#@king disgusting!!!

  25. DB55 Says:

    They should have called a screen pass at the end 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  26. Desanova Says:

    And after he missed one from the same distance and had another blocked. Smh.

  27. Matt B Says:

    Bravo, Joe. You are spot on. I can hardly believe this joke of an organization thinks you are too negative… That same kick goes in from one yard closer! I was dumbfounded by the delay of game penalty. Even stupider was not running a play with a timeout remaining. Any fan of this team the last 10 years would never willingly put the outcome of the game on the foot of a kicker. Gutless and irresponsible and a slap in the face to the fans who have suffered too long with this losing BS.

  28. ModHairKen Says:

    Well, hindsight is always perfect, isn’t it? If you can’t rely on your Kicker, you have no team. This is on Gay and no one else because he had a chance to win it and did not. He had one job.

  29. Jameis Franchise Says:

    Sorry part is Roberto makes that kick

  30. George Rauh Says:

    What sucks is we had great individual efforts. ME13 balled out. Barret had a great game. I blame the coaching. They were killing it threw the air but ran and ran in the second half. Why don’t you cal time out and take 2 shots for a Td. Kicker already missed a couple of kicks

  31. Petty Officer Buc Says:

    Blow it all up. QB included I don’t care if he is the next Steve Young for another team.

    I’d rather be awful for another 2 years and have hope with cap and draft picks by year 3 than to be in football purgatory with a QB and a few stars eating up most of the teams cap room. There are too many planets and stars for the Buccaneers to be a playoff team within the next few years and it won’t get easier if JW gets a 28+ million dollar/yr contract. (that number will be “team friendly” in 2020 for the deniers of how the league is heading)

    Just blow it all up, write off 2020 and shed cap and acquire draft picks.

  32. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:


    I’m still waiting for this improved coaching I heard about all off season….

  33. Anonymous Says:

    Well said Joe. I think you summed up what most people’s sentiments after that debacle.

    Also, concur on the apparent emasculation of the HC. Why, is the question I want to be answered.

  34. Rob Says:

    Another lost season
    Looking to the draft in September sucks…again
    Bucs cannot get their kicking nightmares to end
    Bucs defense once again makes rookie into future HOF
    Bucs don’t trust their franchise to throw on 3rd and two with the game on the line because he just threw another brainless pick
    Sure pick six dropped early in the game by Bucs…again
    No killer instinct with an 18 point lead. One play into 3rd quarter TD. A joke of a defense. Joke of a franchise
    Washed up coach know to take risks goes conservative and loses…again

  35. BrianBucs Says:

    The biggest gutless issue happened with 6:00 left when Arians chose to kick a FG on 4th and 2 inside the 10 instead of going for it. Bad call.

  36. Losinghope Says:

    Pure and simple… He didn’t trust Jaymiss. Can u blame him tho! Jaymiss tried to lose it for us with that int in the 3rd.

  37. NOSBOS Says:

    Can’t argue with a single word you typed. This ish is beyond ridiculous.

  38. Mike Johnson Says:

    Hey honey Will you please turn up Pink Floyds, Comfortably Numb even louder.
    I’m having my nightcap drink salute to my……SOB’s (same ole Bucs)

  39. Pruritus Ani Says:

    Well said Joe. I think you summed up what most people’s sentiments after that debacle.

    Also, concur on the apparent emasculation of the HC. Why, is the question I want to be answered.

  40. Adrnagy Says:

    Bottom line …. we are a bad football team period. Until we don’t go with a winning record by 4-6 wins and we stop in defense and we dominate in offense we will suck. Giants won but they suck too.

  41. A Train Says:

    Jones played more poised, but even Winston didn’t lose this game for us, it was coaching and kicking, plain and simple. Giants look like they have a QB.

  42. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    I sold my tickets to this game because I wanted to see the Bucs prove it to me that I should come back. After the season opener I about lost it due to the same old crap I’ve seen from this team year in and year out. Now they have six weeks to convince me they are a different team or I will not waste my energy on this team anymore. Go Bucs it’s up to you! Don’t give into mediocrity…

  43. Petty Officer Buc Says:

    If you have a Florida Drivers License with an address in Hillsborough or Pinellas county, give us a discount or free tickets. My taxes already paid for this team’s stadium and the crap show and I won’t pay to feel like I’m at an away game and walk to my car embarrassed each Sunday.

    Worst home record of any NFL team.

  44. July Joe Says:

    Jameis played like a MVP and was incredibly CLUTCH as well … and the TEAM lost.

    Jimmy G today threw two picks, fumbled twice (lost one) and only led his offense to 24 points … and his TEAM won.

    Yet IDIOT Bucs fans pretend Ws & Ls are on QBs … STUPID.

  45. Bob in Valrico Says:

    No question that Gays misses were the difference in the game .
    Next Question is where was Jameis head at during most of the second half.He a took unnecessary sacks, threw passes a couple of yards off target,and had an awful looking INT.

  46. AMI_Chris Says:

    My prediction of 5-11 looks good, if just a bit optimistic.

  47. A Train Says:

    Mike Johnson, studio version or live Pulse version? I think this Charlie Foxtrtot today might call for the live version with the extended solo.

  48. Nick Says:

    I don’t always agree with you Joe. But after this write up, your my horse!

    Why to have some really balls knowing One Buc is watching.

    You are 💯 right, this MUST STOP.

    If we don’t make the playoff this year they must blow this all up.

    GM, HC, OC , DC and QB. We go bring in a real proven front off and draft the next franchise quarterback.

  49. StonedBuc Says:

    Who ia holding them accountable. Arians might drown in whiskey tonight.

  50. JimmyJack Says:

    Tim there is no second guessing it man. You just need to make the kick and go home. It is an extremely simple play. If you cannot make that play you will lose a game(s) during the season because of it.

    It sucks when you don’t have a kicker. But the good news about it is that the easiest position to find when you need one.

    Once you don’t have a kicker your GM just has to go find a good one…….Our GM has had five years now to find us one and has failed every time. It’s unacceptable and it cannot be tolerated any longer. If this organization continues to tolerate it they will be ignoring it at that point.

    Time for the owners to show us fans they actually give a rats ass about the torture we have suffered……..If they wanna give Gay one more game I will bitterly understand and continue to hold my breath on every kick and XP we attempt like I have done for nearly a decade(this is not normal BTW). But the moment they decide to fire Gay Lucht has to be gone too. He deserves no more chances.

  51. Silent_Partner Says:

    This is hindsight 20:20 stuff. You guys are better than this. Playing scared wouldn’t have been throwing deep to even get down there and trying to just get to the 35 for a long one instead.

    There were like 15 seconds left, and if you can kick the equivalent of an extra point, you win. He hit a 48 yarder earlier. It’s three phases to the game and the kicker just blew it.

    The last sequence also makes sense in case of a botched snap. This is all on the kicker. The end.

  52. Tony LA Says:

    Damn. Up 28-10 at half you gotta for gor rhe jug.
    Defense wasn’t fired up to start the 2nd.
    Blew a huge coverage on Engram and the game turned.

    Jameis played very well despite atrocious pass blocking. No clue why they didn’t keep feeding Evans. He was in the zone.

    I was really hoping Evans scored on the bomb. Zero faith in the kicker.
    Tampa has such a negative loser mentality as a town as a whole – gay gets asked about the kicker curse all day every day – he can’t avoid people harassing him about it – it’s impossible for it to not get in his head… and once again… look.

    The Tampa fans and media WANT the kicker does to continue because the love wallowing in it. It’s their identity. The best way to end it… sign a kicker and leave him alone about it. Period.

  53. Aaron Says:

    Everyone stop wasting your time…if Its not winston will be the kicker or the D…We live in paradise…we are and will always be a loser franchise….enjoy florida

  54. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Jimmy Jack I concur. Trade for a kicker if need be. We just cannot lose games because of a kicker anymore. We should have brought back Bryant when we had the chance to reverse the curse.

  55. BucsBandit Says:

    Arians has no faith in Jameis, it’s obvious.

    When the “QB Whisperer” keeps taking the ball out of your hands it’s proof that you aren’t very good.

  56. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Hey July Joe. Do you really think Jay Miss “played like a (sic) MVP and was incredibly CLUTCH as well” in the 2nd half? If so, you are either brain dead or you didn’t watch the game.

  57. Ed Says:

    what a choke job by Arians at the end, you have to try for the TD with 13 seconds and you cannot take a delay of game, there has to be a play in your playbook that’s a quick throw in the back of the end zone or towards the sidelines of the end zone, if you don’t make it you kick it but most teams have kickers that never miss from that close but this Gay is a disaster

  58. Gman Says:

    Anyone who is a season ticket holder for this organization is a complete sucker.
    This is my final season after 40 years and today for the first game I ever sold my tickets for…made a $200 profit and watched the fiasco from home laughing my butt off.

  59. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    We played scared and lost because of it. The Giants did not play scared even though the best RB in the league was out hurt, and they still put all of their faith in a rookie QB who made big time throws. This was the difference in the game.

  60. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Arians, Leftwich, Bowles and Gay should have to run suicides until they pass out. Then bury them.

  61. Silent_Partner Says:

    Tony LA ,

    That was easy to see even without the All22. Jenkins was singled up on him in the first half. They gave him help on Evans in the second. Giants covered well in the second half, and your offensive line still isn’t very good.

  62. alaskabuc Says:

    Nailed it with that one Joe. Summed up the poor coaching perfectly.

  63. Deminion Says:

    Arians is Gunna retire again lol

  64. Silent_Partner Says:


    Yep throwing deep when all you need is a FG late in a game screams not trusting your QB. I know Buc fans aren’t familiar with this because you rarely have seen winning football, but winning teams have this thing called 4-minute offense to run the clock out. Your kicker missed a chip shot. Stick to what the issue was.

  65. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    Licht in particular overthought this. Cairo Santos is money within 45 and can and has hit 55 yarders. But Licht wasted a draft pick on a kicker inconsistent within 45, just because he can hit from 65.

  66. BucsBandit Says:


    There’s a difference when you have no choice but to try and get down the field at the end. I’m referring to not then trusting Winston to take a couple shots at the end zone.

  67. diggler Says:

    i was very disappointed they neutered Winston on that last drive but i understand it. Im the biggest aWinston detractor BUT i care about the bucs more so when i saw them take the game from the hot hand and put it on the cold foot i knew it would be a miss and a loss. Arians has to ride or die with winston this year. Jameis is dealing with the pressure so much better but then you dump that pressure on a rookie. Good coaches have the pulse of their team but Arians grip was too shaky today. Hell turn it around but this loss was on him.

  68. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe I’m proud of ya. Call it like it is. No guts, no glory.

    I agree with Tony LA that “Jameis played very well despite atrocious pass blocking”. He got sacked 4 more times today, not good. And Jameis did throw for 380 yards & 3 TDs with a 62% completion rate and only 1 INT (that’s ‘reasonable’ IMO). We won the turnover battle 2-to-1, and won the TOP battle 33 mins to 27 mins. With stats like that, we should’ve won that game. A couple of bad coaching decisions & several missed opportunities to put more points on the board killed us yet again. Bummer.

  69. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I could care less about a high draft pick too! It’s time to win NOW and apparently we’re not ready. Been saying it for many years now this team will not go anywhere as long as Jason Licht is employed.

    The same Jason Licht cycle continues. Where exactly does it change after 6 years of evidence?

  70. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Look at it this way. Back in 2014. Yes 2014, Jason Licht was given the keys to rebuild this football team and 6 years later he can’t beat a Rebuilding dumpster fire New York Giants with a rookie QB from Duke who lost to Wake Forest 53-7 last year.

  71. Silent_Partner Says:

    BucsBandit ,

    They were at the 40, and the one thing that kicker has is range. If they didn’t trust him, they wouldn’t have tried a risky throw down the field. Do you understand what that looks like when a coach does that versus what happened today? They might have even run it in that sequence instead of put it in his hand. It’s silly to even bring Winston up in why you lost this game. Your kicker and pass defense lost it, period, and it’s mostly on your kicker.

  72. Bosch Says:

    Well said Joe. Isn’t it time we rose up against the Glazer and said get out of our community! You are not welcome here!

  73. Silent_Partner Says:

    Also, what would have been the purpose of taking a shot at the end zone. It wasn’t 40 second left. Am I missing something? There were 13 seconds left. You keep the timeout in case of a botched snap after centering it. Bill Belichik would have done this and has many times in the past including in Super Bowls. So you disagree with him? I guess all of the losing has fried your fan base’s brains.

  74. FireJasonLicht Says:

    The article is right on. I couldn’t have said it any better myself!

  75. Rod Munch Says:

    I have zero issue with playing for the FG at the end – that’s what you should do, an easy to make FG that every kicker in the NFL can make with a blindfold on, well every kicker except for whoever is kicking for the Bucs at that moment.

    The issue is playing for the FG with 9 mins left in the game and a defense that hadn’t done anything in the 2nd half. That’s what Leftwich did, up by 3 points, he’s just trying to run the clock out. He got away with that garbage last week in Carolina, this week the predictable thing happened.

  76. Good seats Bad team Says:

    During the walk of shame to the car. A lot of the fans were commenting how embarrassing this loss was to us. I thought the first home game loss hurt but this just on another level. Its our fault for believing that we wouldn’t be embarrassed at home again. The team was flat out not ready to play the second half. That’s half ass coaching, LEADERSHIP and toughness. There is no momentum going into a tougher part of the schedule. I just don’t get this team. No one is mad enough about losing to really make smart moves.

    Give the fans a reason to keep buying tickets or you will have even more of the opposing team fans taking over the stadium on Sundays. I don’t blame people for not wanting to pay their hard earn money to be let down so hard time after time.

  77. July Joe Says:

    YES, a 112.5 passer rating, 380 yards (no garbage time yards), 3 TDs, an INT that led to zero points for the other team and a CLUTCH throw to set up the team for a game-winning FG is “playing like an MVP”.

    If ANYONE can’t see that, they’re an idiot.

    As for @BucsBandit saying Bruce doesn’t trust Jameis … HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA, how stupid can one be?

  78. July Joe Says:

    RUSSELL WILSON isn’t a franchise QB … his team lost AT HOME to a team lead by Teddy Bridgewater!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Never mind that he played great individually and put up great numbers … his team lost so he obviously sucks now.

  79. Matt B Says:

    I watched our head coach’s post-game press conference and it’s true. He thinks a straight ahead kick placed between the hash marks is easier to make 5 yards further away. I thought the further away a kick is, the lower the conversion rate, especially when it’s a straight kick down the middle of the field. Coach also says it looks like Gay missed by 6 inches. Coach indeed said he took the 5 yard delay of game penalty on purpose. So coach, you are as much to blame for this loss as the kicker. This, after almost choking last week’s game at the end with back-to-back timeouts.

  80. BucsBandit Says:

    @July Joe – his play in the 2nd half was certainly no “MVP” playing. The offense stalled instead of putting that team away.


    I’ll let you have this “Stats” game for your man-crush Winston. Although, it’s not saying much since it was agains the WORST Defense in the NFL. And Giants have arguably the worst secondary in the league.

    The real test is next week against the Rams. A real team with a real Defense. Let’s see how Jameis plays then.

  81. dmatt Says:

    The Bucs were’nt as hungry as the Giants. For starters,we became conservative after the half. I’m not feeling BPerriman. He dont have that will to ball out nature in him. Im ready for Scotty Miller. OJ should be beasting like the Giants Engram. Is Engram a former Crimsome Tide, oh, my bad, OJ played at Alabama. Please will someone get MJ Stewart off the field.He’s lost in space and cant cover a baby in a crib. He is garbage n the second coming of former Bucs EJ Biggers.Our defensive line got pressure but our secondary cant cover. How bout it for Cappa, hes stepping up. Dotson continues to make Jeremy Trueblood bonehead penalties. Why cant Jameis just take off running when no one’s open. He just stutter step n tango in the pocket as if he’s begging to be sacked. Run or throw it away. I watched the Jags Minshew under pressure and once he see tight coverage, he takes off n run or throw it away. I’d rather take a positive 1 yard oppose to a -1 yd yd any day, or int. I’ve always been a Jameis fan but this book is getting old. Gay is not who we thought he was. This is not NFL training camp OTA where there’s no pressure.I’m tired of years of Bucs playing passive football, what happened to no risk it no biscuit approach.

  82. July Joe Says:

    @BucsBandit … you’re an idiot. I only slap you in these posts to make that clear … there’s no point reply to me as I don’t respect you at all or think any of your opinions hold water.

  83. unbelievable Says:

    And yet the retards around here wanna blame jameis for that penalty.

    Ariana needs to find his balls. 2 weeks in a row going turtle mode conservative.

    Thought we were done with that after Lovie… and after Koetter… and now?

  84. Rod Munch Says:

    Matt B – Arians said in the preseason that kicking from one hash, at a certain distance, Gay has some real accuracy issues. He does much better with the ball centered or from the other hash and further out. With that said this was not the range where I heard he talked about, it was more like the one hash from like 37-42 yards or something (not exact, doing it by memory).

    Regardless that’s a kick every single kicker in the NFL is expected to make 100% of the time.

  85. Rod Munch Says:

    unbelievable – I don’t know how much of going into a shell was Arians, and how much was Leftwich. I will say Leftwich called a much better game today, but with 9-mins to go, he goes into a shell and just wants to try to run the clock out with a 3 point lead. That is what I have an issue with, not making the obvious play for the FG when it’s that close.

    I’m really unsure about Leftwich, he just doesn’t do what Arians always talk about. He’s too conservative too much of the time and completely predictable with his screens – but it’s hard to blame him today when the offense is putting up so many points. Except that he’s running the ball three times in a row in the red zone with 3 mins left when we know if we don’t get the TD, if we give the ball back, they’re getting a TD. That just infuriates me – everyone knows what’s going to happen and the play calling is like we have the 2002 Bucs defense out there.

  86. LargoBuc Says:

    Someone needs to be fired after this one. How the hell can anyone explain this garbage.

  87. unbelievable Says:

    @Rod –

    Yup, 100%.

  88. Wideleftandright Says:

    Get rid of Licht now,before he uses a 1 pick for another kicker!

  89. BucsBandit Says:

    [Caution: It takes one click for Joe to activate the goodbye button. Don’t test Joe. — Joe]

  90. onetrickpony Says:

    Petty Officer ^^^^^ ……….what he said ,
    but take that joke Jason Licht with you and the whole scouting department too.
    We know some over the hill players come here to collect one last pay check. Does that apply to coaches too ?

  91. T REX Says:

    Losers gonna lose…

  92. Adrnagy Says:

    I’m going to rams game. Got my Winston. Family Evans. David ,vea Jersey. We will win this one !

  93. orlbucfan Says:

    Lots of folks screeching across several blogs for ownership changes. THAT ain’t happening anytime soon. Sure wish the inbreds would sell the team and move permanently to the UK cos they sure love it there, Brexit notwithstanding.