Rooting Guide For The Bye Week

October 20th, 2019

Dreaming of a Bucs playoff berth in January? Perhaps a top draft pick in April?

These are today’s ideal results as the Bucs sit home and watch glorious NFL football on the couch.

This might sound odd: Go Falcons! Atlanta (1-5) has the Rams (3-3) at home this afternoon. The Bucs own a head-to-head tiebreaker edge with the Rams and that’s critical to their playoff chances. Plus, the Bucs still have two games remaining to beat up on the Falcons.

Minnesota (4-2) travels to Detroit (2-2-1). Joe would like to see the Lions get their second conference loss. The Vikings already have two. Conference record can be a key tiebreaker and the Bucs already have four freakin’ conference losses. There’s only one other NFC team with four? The hapless Redskins. The Bucs will hit the road to play Detroit on Dec. 15.

San Francisco (5-0) at Washington (1-5). Go Skins! The 49ers aren’t about to melt down, but just in case, the Bucs’ draft hopes potentially could be helped by a Redskins loss today.

Arizona (2-3-1) at Giants (2-4). Sadly, the Giants own a head-to-head tiebreaker edge with the Bucs. So Joe is all over the Cardinals here, then the Bucs can go out punish the Cardinals in Tampa on Nov. 10.

New Orleans (5-1) at Chicago (3-2). With the Bucs still breathing in the division chase, Joe has to root for the Bears. Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook are injured and will not play today.

Eagles (3-3) at Dallas (3-3). The Eagles have three conference losses and Dallas has two. So Joe’s pulling for the Eagles. DeSean Jackson has been out since Week 2 with a hernia and nobody knows when he’ll return this season.

24 Responses to “Rooting Guide For The Bye Week”

  1. JP_09 Says:

    Playoffs. Bahahahahha, let’s see if we can cover somebody and not turn the ball over first

  2. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    I’m shocked to hear that DJax is malingering.

  3. TampaBay55 Says:


    If we already have a tiebreaker over the Rams, and we still have to play the Falcons twice, WHY would we pull for the Falcons? Because we don’t want the Rams to get a two-game lead on us. –Joe The head to head tie breaker would be maintained regardless, unless we lose to the Falcons. But if we lose to the Falcons we have 0% chance at a wildcard spot. I’ll be rooting for the Rams.

  4. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    How delusional can y’all be? CRAZY PEOPLE CRAZY!(PLALYOFFS?)

  5. PC Says:

    This is shenanigans we should be talking about the draft because it’s a Bucs tradition before Halloween.

  6. Hodad Says:

    Playoffs? Playoffs? I just want to win a game! Playoffs?

  7. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    None of these games matter.

    If the stars align and everyone loses the Bucs aren’t going anywhere.

    And then when the draft comes, every commentator, fan, sports writer, will have the Bucs picking one of the monster players available at the number 4 spot, but Licht will outsmart them all and ignore their picks and choose a small school project just to prove he’s smarter than everyone.

  8. Allbuccedup Says:

    It doesn’t matter who you pull for it doesn’t make any difference as long as they keep losing. A couple more loses it won’t make any difference. Look at the bright said maybe a top ten pick.

  9. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Too funny. Fantasy football is a God sent for cities with no team or cities like Tampa with a perennial dumpster fire.

    Playoffs are irrelevant to think about as long as Licht is running the show. Also sadly, the draft is meaningless with Licht calling the shots.

    Want to keep your sanity? Pick a back up team to pull for and play fantasy football even the free ones are fun. I began a few years ago doing those things because I came to realize that patience is wasted on the Bucs. No matter who the coaches or players are, always the same results. This is a Glazer and Licht deficiency and I refuse to be held hostage by their sorry arses.

  10. down in the dirt doug Says:

    AkICK–I COULD NOT SAY IT ANY BETTER.Licht is as clever as the squirrel that ran up my tree to check out the large red shouldered hawk sitting there.The dead squirrel ended up dangling from the hawks claw.

  11. Todd Says:

    Now THIS was an excellent post! Thanks for making my Sunday fun again, Joe!

  12. BucsBandit Says:


    That will have a lot more interest from the fans here.

  13. Petty Officer Buc Says:

    Playoffs? Don’t talk about—playoffs?! You kidding me? Playoffs?! I just hope we can win a game! Another game!

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bucs are not tanking. They’re just being themselves.

  15. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    How could anyone possibly believe this team at 2-4 with Jay Miss at the helm and the secondary we have is poised to compete for a playoff spot? Only Bonzai, the eternal optimist, would believe that.

  16. TampaBay55 Says:

    Apparently everyone here has a crystal ball and can see the future. Is the Bucs’ season over? Yea, probably. But there’s still a chance. None of the teams remaining on our schedule outside of the Seahawks and Saints scare me. Will we win the rest of the games? Probably not all of them, but who knows? Crazier things have happened in sports … waaaay crazier things. I’ll be rooting for this team until we get that sixth loss.

  17. TampaBay55 Says:

    Seventh loss*

  18. BigHog Says:


  19. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Playoffs?… smh 🤦🏻‍♂️

  20. Wesley Says:

    Playoffs? You’re funny Joe, seriously funny stuff.

  21. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Aim a little higher than just a playoff birth. There’s an “insider” around these parts who writes of goblins, gnomes and fairies guaranteeing a trip to the NFC Chimpionship game. I like both his style and prediction on this one.

  22. David Says:

    So I just watched the Cowboys kicker nail one from 63. That is his third from over 60 yards. Kudos.
    Meanwhile, the Buccaneers can’t seem to find a kicker who can make a f***ing extra point.

  23. CPN Says:

    Playoffs? You talkin about playoffs?

    I just hope we can win a game.

  24. Ben real Says:

    Lol joe and his playoff scenario lmfao … please you want help but the Bucs can’t win themselves lmfao this is too funny