Bucs Downgraded And Got Burned

October 13th, 2019

This one is on Bruce Arians and his chosen personnel guru/yes man Jason Licht.

They made the conscious decision to dump a solid punt returner in favor of an inexperienced guy who hadn’t showed any real promise at the position.

Bobo Wilson entered today’s game averaging 3.3 yards per return, which placed him among the worst full-time returners in the NFL. After today, Wilson is now scraping the bottom of the barrel at 2.8 yards per return, and he fumbled and wasn’t sure-handed overall against the Panthers in England. And the Bucs kept trotting him out there.

Wilson checks in at No. 25 with an average of 3.3 yards per return. His longest is 11 yards.

Former Bucs punt returner Adam Humphries averaged 8.3 yards per return during his Bucs career — and wasn’t exactly a stud at the position.

Kick returner? Arians’ handpicked ex-Cardinals guy isn’t special.

Return yardage is valuable hidden yardage. For a team that claimed it was reloading versus rebuilding, the wet the bed at the returner position.

35 Responses to “Bucs Downgraded And Got Burned”

  1. Kalind Says:

    Small potatoes. That’s nowhere near the biggest issue. OL ‘depth’ and the entire GD secondary. Again.

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

    Glazers should USC Lane Kiffin Jason Licht

  3. Pete I Says:

    Give BoBo his own golf cart…that should help him get to 3.5 ypr!

  4. Greg Says:

    People are finally waking up. I said before the season started this was not about winning this year. It’s about trying to save Jason lights job improve Jason lights players are not as bad as they have shown. He got a 4 year extension just for bringing in Arians which makes no sense. He hates athletic lineman on offense or defense. Refuses to upgrade guard tackle or edge rusher‘s! Even when the Buccaneers finally fire these guys it will take five or six years to undo the damage.

  5. unbelievable Says:

    Worst kick return player in the league.

    And we’ve been like this for decades.

    Clifton Smith was the lone bright spot… and the Panthers ended his career

  6. Pittsshore Says:

    I was at the game. Apples McGoo the turnover machine shows up was n the UK.

  7. Greg Says:

    Winston was a horrible draft pick from the start. Everything written about him in college is still true today. He can catch an Uber right out of town! Oh wait no he can’t.

  8. Pittsshore Says:

    Happy feet drunk womanizer homophobic felt at home in London

  9. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Why is Joe giving a pass to the toilet bolwes defense, that is now up to 30.83 pts per game!!!!!!!!!!! The defensive has been very healthy compared to last year, and has played a very soft schedule and are showing worse results!!!!!!!!!!! Where are all the ” hold them accountable”??????????????

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

  10. Pittsshore Says:

    I saw him last night at Platinum Lace

  11. Pittsshore Says:

    Joe and Ira was probably there with him

  12. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I’m so sick of Jason Licht. Sick of watching his defense. Pathetic.

    Oh and where’s this supposed explosive offense??

  13. Petty Officer Buc Says:

    Make the entire team and staff walk back from London.

  14. 'daBUCisthis? Says:

    Losing. confidence. Damn.

  15. Pewter power Says:

    Adam Humphries lol please let’s not act like this wasnt a problem while here was here.

    The great thing about the bye week is there is an opportunity to make big wholesale changes. The underperformed had their chance, they suck so it’s time to see who has heart and wants to play. tired of the big name invisibles.

  16. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    These are The Licht Years…and boy are they slow and painful. Where do the Bucs go from here? Bonzee’s Mom’s Basement/Elf Erotica HQ where the Bucs march on towards the NFC Chimpionship? Only in fairy takes I’m afraid.

  17. Pugs&Bucs Says:

    Bucs ST has been dismal forever. It’s just the missed FGs hide how poor the return game is. We never have decent returns. We can never flip a game with a big play in that regard and when we do there’s ALWAYS a would crushing penalty

  18. SickofLosing Says:

    Where to begin…OL, DL, DB, and last but not least QB. 9 or 10 picks on corners and safeties with next to nothing to show for it. Terrible left tackle and no right tackle. Ok guards and center. Almost 40 mil there, a JOKE. VV only Dline pick worth anything, jury still out on Nelson. America’s QB, lol, nuff said.

    Teams are built from the front to the back. Bucs have next to nothing up front on either side. A complete rebuild on both sides of the ball needs to happen. Donovan Smith has proven he will never be consistent. Marpet and Jensen are overpaid. At least Cappa is still on a rookie deal.

    Trade Brate, keep OJ. OJ has more upside. Trade Marpet, Jensen, and Smith. Cut Dotson. Next year draft all oline and dline. Let Winston walk.
    Tank rest of the year, and hope you get a decent QB in draft

  19. CPN Says:

    The Bucs are Licht years ahead of the competition wasting draft capital on kickers and DBs.

  20. Ludicrous Speed Says:

    Anybody remember back when that plane pulled around the “Throw McKay in Tampa Bay” banner over Tampa Stadium?

    I’d say you could very easily substitute it with Winston & Licht today.

    Of course, McKay eventually made it into the Ring of Honor.

    Sincerely doubt Winston & Licht will ever come close to sniffing that distinction.

  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Let’s blame Bobo….has a ring to it….

    Our blocking on punt returns is horrible……they are on him immediately on every punt…..still, he should catch it.

  22. Hodad Says:

    Where to begin? How about the first play of the game, interception Jameis Winston! He lead the league in turnovers since coming into the league, and broke his own record today with five picks!! You can’t win when your franchise QB turns the ball over like I give out Halloween candy, handfuls at a time. Until him, and the moron who drafted him are gone, we’ll be losers, because they both are.

  23. Capt. Tim Says:

    Qb throws 5 ints, and has 2 fumbles.
    Leads league in give aways, since he was drafted.

    But the Kick returner is an issue?

  24. unbelievable Says:

    And yet people are allowed to call players “dumb nigs” on this website.



  25. Son of Kobe Faker Says:

    “My last post


    Goodbye all. No more aggravation/stress for me and I would suggest you guys do the same

    My Hands are clean

    I, Kobe Faker , did all I can to get Jason Gump out of tampa bay

    My hands are clean and I sleep at my Moms mildew basement very well

    Goodbye and God bless”

    Kobe Faker

  26. NO FEAR... Says:


  27. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    unbelievable Says:
    October 13th, 2019 at 2:40 pm
    And yet people are allowed to call players “dumb nigs” on this website.


    YEP…and I am in Moderation hell because after Joes first PodCast I simply said “Joe doesn’t like Kotter”..to which he bold typed his comment and Moderated me…Joe find Pittsore’s comment time time 11:29 today

  28. Brandon Says:

    Please cut him… and the rest of you STUPID Florida and FSU homers that didn’t even go to your precious schools you love so much can STFU about drafting and signing any of these horrible players that you watched scorch such horrible teams in college such as Vanderbilt and Duke. Seriously, STFU! Hargreaves is straight trash, he needs to go along with Wilson. Winston, and all of the other crappy players from the state of FL that you know nothings constantly pine for!

  29. Pickgrin Says:

    “Bobo made a BooBoo”

    Best announcer line of the day – unfortunately…

  30. Pickgrin Says:

    “Goodbye and God bless”

    Kobe Faker

    Yea right like we should be so lucky…..

    If you really do leave jbf Kobe – please take Rhealist, Pittstain, Pete, Anthem, BucsBandit, tmax and the whole crew of sh!tty posters with you….

  31. lowercaseg Says:

    Bobo the Clown is the worst returner I’ve ever seen

  32. orlbucfan Says:

    Pickgrin Says:
    October 13th, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    “Goodbye and God bless”

    Kobe Faker

    Yea right like we should be so lucky…..

    If you really do leave jbf Kobe – please take Rhealist, Pittstain, Pete, Anthem, BucsBandit, tmax and the whole crew of sh!tty posters with you….
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^. Won’t happen. Someone wants/needs all the clickbait.

  33. Alanbucsfan Says:

    They made the conscious decision to dump a solid punt returner in favor of an inexperienced guy who hadn’t showed any real promise at the position.

    Joe, you mean DJax? LOL

  34. Jason S. Mclaurin Says:

    I don’t think Wilson should be returning kicks or punts. They need to really find someone they can do that with. Perriman and BoBo are a nice package in our receiving corps and that’s why BoBo shouldn’t be cut they may want to do something fast to clear roster space for a returner. Miller would be my first to go or maybe J. Watson but we may need him in case of emergency.

  35. Ed Says:

    Time to bring Karl “The Truth” Williams back from the streets, that guy was solid on punt returns.