Bucs Two-Minute Drill: 2 Fumbles, 1 Terrible Drop, 1 Crushing Holding Call, 3 Consecutive Penalties & More

October 14th, 2019

The Bucs filmed an ugly football video on how not to close a half yesterday.

In a span of two minutes, there was the Jameis Winston no-throw/fumble, followed by Jameis holding the ball way, way to long and getting strip-sacked on the next play. That was followed by a great stop by the Bucs defense, before Bobo Wilson fair caught a punt with a load of room in front him.

The Bucs offense recovered in a rhythm before Ali Marpet’s clear holding wiped out a big first down to Mike Evans. That was followed up by Jameis unleashing a tremendously well-thrown bomb 56 yards in the air to Evans, who flat out dropped the home run ball that hit him stride.

After an incompletion on the next snap, the Bucs had three consecutive false start penalties while trying to execute a punt. Yes, you read that correctly.

That marched the Bucs backwards and led to Bradley Pinion’s eventual punt being fair caught at the 50 yard line, where Carolina was then allowed a “fair catch” kick, a free kick to close the half that is best explained as a field goal attempt with no defense or snapper. Thankfully, the kick wide right.

Joe has never seen such a display of football ineptitude in just two minutes, though again, the Bucs defense did have a strong stop mixed in there.

Do the Bucs look well coached to you?

50 Responses to “Bucs Two-Minute Drill: 2 Fumbles, 1 Terrible Drop, 1 Crushing Holding Call, 3 Consecutive Penalties & More”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    Those 2 minutes perfectly encapsulate this franchise.

    Pathetic and incompetent.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    BA is just as laughable as Bad Character Lovie Smith and the Family Plan… talk about repeating mistakes. just more proof glazers have no intentions of ever fielding a competitive football team. it takes a lot of skill and effort to be this bad for this long. thank you glazers.

  3. BucsBandit Says:

    EXECUTION is not always about good or bad coaching.

    It’s about PERSONNEL.

    Just like all the coaching in the world isn’t going to turn Jameis Winston into a consistent, elite NF QB.

    You can’t coach an athlete to run much faster than he’s already capable of. Or to create instincts he doesn’t already have. Or to suddenly tackle better than the size of his body allows him to.

    There are just too many variables of an athlete that coaching CANNOT help.

    The Bucs lack quality PERSONNEL, period.

    No coach in the world is going to take a team of weak players (as compared to their NFL counterparts on many other teams) and make them into winners.

    It’s just not going to happen.

    It’s not coaching, it’s SCOUTING and deal-making.

  4. Negative Nancy Says:

    BA is over-rated, I’ve said it repeatedly. No surprise.

  5. Bradinator Says:

    I think they said it was 1976 since someone was inept enough to allow a “free kick” to take place. Three false starts in row?! I almost turned off the TV then, but no, I’m a glutton for punishment. Soulcrushing.

  6. adam from ny Says:

    mike evans is handling the emergence of chris godwin, like jameis winston handled the emergence of ryan fitzpatrick…

    bad situation

  7. 813bucboi Says:

    the Bucs defense did have a strong stop mixed in there.

    when the QB wasnt giving the panthers a short field to defend they played decent…still no pass rush which exposes the DBs but when we needed a stop they got…..unfortunately, we just turned it back over to them….

    screw asking if we’re well coached?…..ask,do the bucs look like they have a QB on the roster?…..

    GO BUCS!!!!

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    A high school ball boy understands football better…. BA just another washed up has been that never was now riding the glazer retirement train…. all aboard!!!!!

  9. 813bucboi Says:


    i wouldnt go that far but i see where you’re coming from…..

    his body is piss poor…..mike is extremely mentally weak….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  10. Pewter power Says:

    Arians needs to do something to protect his credibility and track record……he has not been impressive at all and leftwich is an amateur.

  11. LordCornelius Says:

    I think we are just a truly cursed franchise at this point. It’s just insane all the ways we fail and lose consistently.

    I was at some bar in Denver where the Saints fans go (because we had friends in town from NO), and I was legitimately just sad and jealous of them having a good team to root for. They were all parading around after their win and I looked at my wife and said sorry I dragged you into my misery / that I had to be a freaking Bucs fan of all teams my whole life.

    12 years. It’s been 12 freaking years since we’ve been to the playoffs.

    It’s so absolutely frustrating to know that the commentators on this website would be 10X better running this team – especially in the draft – than either of the prior GMs.

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “the Bucs defense did have a strong stop mixed in there”. Did you REALLY mean to type that Joe or was that an oversight? Praise for the Bucs’ defense?

    BTW, that 3-penalty series is something I’d never seen before. I’ve seen offenses and defenses commit 3 consecutive penalties, but never special teams that I can remember. I’m surprised that no one is talking about our S/Ts and how poorly they’re also doing as a unit. Muffed punts? Dropped punts? Close to zero return yardage? Several major coverage guffaws? All in a scant 6 games.

  13. adam from ny Says:

    BA has insulated himself with a huge coaching staff and a group of mandatory fall guy ball players for when sheet hits the fan…

    he can deflect from himself and his main guys by cutting a few players of firing a couple coaches – safe smart insulated guy who is covering himself from the get go…


  14. Troy Says:

    Clearly, this team was not ready to play. 43 years of watching this and I think I’m more sad now about them than I’ve ever been. There’s getting beat by a better team and getting beat because you’re unprepared. This team wasn’t prepared at all. Nothing will change as long as the Glazers are guaranteed a profit by the league.

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    Major suckage stewing in the juices of these past two division losses for two weeks.

  16. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Man the JWDF sure loves to protect their QB. It’s great I have never seen a fan base gas light themselves into thinking they have a good QB like this. Get it through your heads HE SUCKS AND WILL NEVER BE GOOD WE NEED TO MOVE ON. Even Joe for some reason thinks he will still be here next year.

  17. DB55 Says:

    Love the fact that this joe watched tape and has a clue.

    The three penalties on a punt were especially funny.

    Go Bucs cut Jameis PALEEZ

  18. A Train Says:

    LordCornelius, you do know rooting for the Bucs is 100% a choice. You can change anytime you want to. Don’t let anyone tell you you otherwise. Especially since it seems like you no longer live in the area, you might as well pick a winner and have some fun, who have only had 3 or 4 bright spots in an otherwise pathetic history.

    The Raiders are my team from my childhood, the Bucs are my local team. I should probably pick a winner too, since both of my teams have been a hot mess the past 15 years. In order to be guaranteed happiness we would have to pick the Patriots and I just cannot bring myself to do that.

  19. NPRSageBoy Says:

    BA sold the Glazers a bill of goods, AKA Bull$hit. Not enough talent and salary cap Hell courtesy of Jason Licht (another BS artist of biblical proportions) added to the phoney vision.

    I’ll say it again, time to let this dumpster fire rage and leave nothing but cinders. The time to rebuild is NOW under another regime.

    The Glazers family is always looking for “splash”, what better than a complete housecleaning during the bye. No one should be safe from the front office to the backup janitor.

    Let it burn!

  20. BFFL Says:

    QB sets the tone

  21. unbelievable Says:

    @DR- another good point.

    In addition to the sad pathetic display that is Bobo Wilson, our special teams has been pretty terrible this year besides Matt Gay (though he had 1 bad game, but I can excuse that since he’s a rookie).

    So our offense is wildly inconsistent, our defense gets pressure sometimes but is still mostly awful against the pass, and our special teams is garbage.

    Gee, can’t figure out why we’re 2 – 4 …..

  22. Bojim Says:

    Long story short, pretty much everything sucked.

  23. stpetebucsfan Says:

    So is it time to blow it all up? Perhaps.

    Trade JW or do whatever to get out from under his contract for next year. If something works this year great…if not the off season will be soon enough…we’re not heading anywhere this year.

    Trade ME13 for a very high draft pick(s) and cap savings. Godwin becomes the new #1. Hate to lose Mike but as D.R. has pointed out this team had become offense heavy in terms of cap hit.

    JPP is expendable…we clear some cap space and pick up some additional draft picks. We go nuckin futs in next year’s draft in the TRENCHES!!! Both sides. If we could sign Petersen for minimal draft damage we’d have a solid team next year depending on the QB. Another Danny Dime much less a Mahomes….and we’re golden…at this point if we build a team where we do not expect the QB to carry us that could work as well.

  24. 541BucsFan Says:

    Reboots are fun for struggling franchises. I’m not a Dolphins fan but I’m already looking forward to their off season moves. The Bucs should do the same. Trade anyone (except our starting guards and center), cut salaries, and reboot.

    Let’s be honest, the Bucs are still going to suck next year, so at least lets have some fresh faces and a reason for temporary optimism.

  25. BrianBucs Says:

    Is anybody besides me starting to think that Arians is an overrated and overhyped blowhard that maybe the game has passed by?
    Bucs have the largest coaching staff in the league but still look unprepared

  26. Pete I Says:

    Makes one wonder just how impressive the coach of the year award really is… this guy’s golf cart is more impressive.

  27. America's Disgrace Says:

    BrianBucs Says:
    October 14th, 2019 at 12:57 pm
    Is anybody besides me starting to think that Arians is an overrated and overhyped blowhard that maybe the game has passed by?
    Bucs have the largest coaching staff in the league but still look unprepared

    Passed him by?!? He won coach of the year less than 5 years ago. I think Jameis’ developmental ability to read a defense, throw his receivers open, and stay poised in the pocket, sadly, have passed him by. He is America’s Disgrace!

  28. danr Says:

    what has become apparent to me is that times in a row, we got in a position to draft a quarterback, in what happened to be a HORRIBLE year to draft a quarterback.

    both with freeman and winston, there just werent better options available.

    I cannot say Jameis is on Light. If he was given the mandate: take a quarterback… then did he REALLY pick the worse option?

    If he was not given a mandate, then it IS on him for not dropping back and punting the qb issue for a year.

  29. ITS ABOUT TIME !! Says:

    john lynch gm san fran 5-0, …. hmmm what would be like to have a new GM ??

  30. tmaxcon Says:

    BA is a 1980’s used car salesman working in the online / digital age… he just does not translate. perfect fit for the 5 STAR Rated glazer retirement system though.

  31. SchlomieBarmitzvahCircumScissorStein Says:

    Ol’ 1-Season-Arians. Mark it down.

  32. Jmarkbuc Says:

    BA is Ken Howard, starring in “The White Shadow”

    Google it.

  33. tmaxcon Says:

    Jmarkbuc Says:
    October 14th, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    BA is Ken Howard, starring in “The White Shadow”

    very nice

  34. crazy Says:

    It’s hard to rekindle the old magic when you’ve been retired. Ask any retiree, but the real problem is the roster has way too many holes – too many starters that are at best 2’s or 3’s on other rosters – and too little cap room to fix.

    Firing another coach won’t fix this mess. Fix the roster.

  35. UKbuc Says:

    Rumors flying around London that the Glazers are working on the final plans to move the team to Tottenham permanently.

  36. Pete I Says:

    UKbuc Says:
    October 14th, 2019 at 2:21 pm
    Rumors flying around London that the Glazers are working on the final plans to move the team to Tottenham permanently.

    The London Buccaneers! It’s a better stadium than Ray Jay and it sure looked gussied up for the Bucs. And Man U is only a limo ride away…perfect, a Glazers dream outcome!

  37. Aubpierce Says:

    We all know when the beginning of the end started, don’ we? It started with the hiring of Jon Gruden. One of the first things he did was fire Rich McKay. The Next thing he did was calling out the defense which was super. If your so great I want more scores from you guys. Gruden alienated the defense. The next thing he did was run Monte Kniffen out of town. Do you remember, all the Bucs had to do was win one remaining game out of three or four. They didn’t because Monte was leaving. Monty didn’t retire, he just left because he couldn’t handle Gruden’s inflated ego any longer. He was the glue that held the team together. The team quit because they were losing the real inspirational leader Monty Kniffen. That was the end. Of course this is only my opinion as I remember it. Fan since Steve Spurrier was picking his but off the turf in 1976.

  38. BrianBucs Says:

    America’s Disgrace

    Offenses in the NFL have changed a Lot in the last 5 years

  39. Bucamania Says:

    Just heard BA asked if he can coach from his golf cart on the sidelines.

  40. jjbucfan Says:

    UK Buc- I can’t imagine the Glazers would move the team to Tottenham rather than Manchester- unless they secretly own a portion of the new stadium. They make a lot of money on the stadium rights. JMO

  41. jjbucfan Says:

    BrianBucs- I hate to say it but I am. He has made no adjustments- play calling is almost as predictable as the last guy. Defense blitzing but playing 10 yards off the line so it is a pitch and catch. Nothing has changed. Fro 3 years I have been screaming for O-Line in the second and 3rd round. I have been saying D Smith sucks and instead we make him one of the highest paid LTs when every scout and GM but ours said he is a RT or Guard at the Pro level. Go give our 1st and next years 3rd for Trent Williams, Give our 3rd and 5th for Pat P, cut JPP, re-work D Smiths and Jensens contracts to be more cap friendly. Same with Brate. Move D Smith to RT and we are set for years. We still have a tremendously young team.

  42. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    The truth is bad teams find ways to lose games. Ridiculous penalties, dropped passes at the worst times, missed assignments. Really, it isn’t are you going to lose, but how are you going to lose? I watched the Arizona v Atlanta game yesterday where both teams tried to out duel the other in ineptitude. The falcons of course had the last laugh, as Matt Bryant missed the game tying extra point at the end. It seems that once things start going bad for a team, everything starts to snowball.

  43. rhenry Says:

    Tony Romo for GM.

  44. Pete I Says:

    @ jjbucfan Manchester does not have a stadium that was designed with NFL football in mind. Also London is the natural place for an NFL franchise, not Manchester. Tottenham is in North London.

    So a move to that stadium is the move any team will do.

    And the NFL seems to want a team in London, the Glazers have experience in British sports law and operations.

    Watch the building of the Tottenham stadium, it was built to be an American football field in a no time. It has an NFL tug at the bottom and a slide on grass soccer field above. Its truly an amazing facility. Which the NFL clearly had some imput in.

  45. Howard Cosell Says:

    Lol you glaser fans need to wipe your chins.
    I’m ashamed for you.

    Just get them out. The sooner the better.

  46. Howard Cosell Says:

    As long as they’re in Tampa some dysfunctional part of Howard will want to be a fan. The best thing for scheme-glaser and Howard both, is to move immediately.

  47. TampaTown Says:

    No they don’t look well coached. They look like $hit

  48. bucnole Says:

    Can we just block this idiot???
    Aubpierce Says:

  49. Buccfan37 Says:

    One SB win in a lifetime is better than none. Your grandchildren could see one if they hang around long enough. Bucs move to London and I’d be totally pissed.

  50. Son of Kobe Faker Says:

    “The Glasers would LIKE to win, but they don’t HAVE to win

    (annual $200 million guaranteed TV revenue to each team)

    The Glasers would LIKE to win, but they don’t HAVE to win

    The Glasers would LIKE to win, but they don’t HAVE to win

    *Read it 3 times very slowly (except the parentheses part)

    This is and will always will be the status of this team under the Glasers ownership”

    Son of Kobe Faker