The Nerve Of Anthony Becht

October 2nd, 2019

Risking ridicule.

Former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht is going to catch hell for this.

The super nice guy and former apple of Chucky’s eye is building his own media empire calling college games for BSPN and NFL games for the Jets preseason television network. Becht, the former Buccaneers Radio Network employee, also still makes regular appearances of local sports radio and puts out a “Ballers” list each week with his top five NFL players.

And for this past weekend’s performances, Becht, a former assistant coach for the AAF’s Arizona Hotshots, is inviting ridicule and scorn by selecting two Bucs: America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, and wide receiver Chris Godwin.

Becht joins of a growing list of NFL voices that believes Jameis is delivering some of the very best quarterback play in the NFL of late.

And Godwin, what can Joe say? He was questionable to play Sunday at Los Angeles and the dude blew up a talented Rams defense.

Imagine what Godwin would have done if he was 100 percent?

40 Responses to “The Nerve Of Anthony Becht”

  1. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Last 2 games he’s looked great, but he’s done this before where he has a hot stretch but then cost the Bucs a few games with bad decisions or turnovers. I hope the last two games is a precursor that he is on the right track for a string of games

  2. McBuc Says:

    I would say he has played the last three games well, with Sunday being his best ever.

  3. Nole4JabooANDdBucs Says:

    I concur…3 games!

  4. Ndog Says:

    Just last week he was being critical of Jameis for not “hitting Evans in stride” which was complete crap then and is still complete crap. But now he’s playing well? Typical media just spitting out the same takes as everyone else. How about you be a real analyst and call it like it happens instead of just going with the narrative all the time.

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    Ndog … Are you trying to start a revolution by holding the media ACCOUNTABLE? That could get you thrown off the island.

  6. Ndog Says:

    An example of how ridiculous the media is, is the case of Goff right now. I have never been overly impressed with Goff but Sunday might have been one of his best games. Did he miss about 4 throws yes OUT OF 60+. The media is killing him this week when the game he played almost beat us by himself. He was awesome for 90% of the game. He got hit over and over and over again yet still keep standing in there and firing away. He was very impressive and just think without him we might have won by 40 yet to the media is saying he sucked right? These guys are frankly just really crappy at their job or are simply shills who just looking for hits. I vote both.

  7. DooshLaRue Says:

    He should be more like you ndog and just always defend Jameis regardless of the way he plays.
    I guess he just isn’t in love with Jaboo like you do.
    It’s said, but I think you have enough “love” to go around………and in and out for that matter.

  8. #1bucsfan Says:

    NDOG I agree with about the media. They are a total crap shoot. We all have seen #3 play great like this before I just want to see him do it for a full 16 game season just be consistently great every game. I know he can do it he has all the talent to be the best. Go Bucs #endthedrought

  9. Ndog Says:

    No Doosh he should speak the truth just I said about with Goff, who I don’t even believe is that good, it’s about being real with your analysis not just repeating a narrative to get clicks. The Rams lost cause they couldn’t stop us or run the ball yet Goff is getting blamed sound familiar. When in reality without his play Sunday they get boat raced about three times. Why is so hard for you people to see about that? You watched the flipping game didn’t you? Did their run game worry you was their defense shutting us down? Of course not yet you were worried right. Exactly, yet Goff sucked?

  10. Clw JB Says:

    One of the articles yesterday said it best I think – the OC is getting in a groove with what JW and his weapons do best – and we have top shelf weapons

    I am still in shock over the O line turnaround – it is truly amazing the difference in physicality they are playing with versus last year – those cut-ups from yesterday were enlightening Joe!!!

    Get that secondary in tune and we could be much better than anyone predicted…

  11. eric Says:

    JW-3 will never win some of these clowns over and I’m sure he is ok with that! Last year these same clowns had Ryan Fitzpatrick going to the HofF after the first 2.5 games!

  12. Ndog Says:

    BTW Jameis has played this exact same game many times before and lost cause our D sucked but now cause we win he “playing well”?

    Did you people not watch the GB games two years ago, or the Buffalo game two years ago, or the Atlanta games two years ago the Atlanta game there last year or FREAKING last week’s game? They all had a ton of yards multiple TDs passes and one or less TOs but cause our defense actually stopped somebody he’s “playing well”? He playing basically the exact same folks get a clue.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Goff was not great by any definition. His lack of mental discipline and poor decision making resulted 4 turnovers and a Rams loss.

  14. Tackleblockwin Says:

    It takes an entire team to win. Winston has played great, but we are seeing good signs from others too. The oline is surprisingly playing very well. We have a running game that defenses must take note of. Defense is creating turnovers and sacks. Our kicker didn’t crawl into a whole after a bad game. Coaching is learning each game what the players are capable of doing. If this team can tighten up on pass D, and find game to game consistency, we are going to be watching them in the post season. Next two games are huge. If we can beat NO and CAR we will be sitting pretty at 4-2 and 3-0 in the division.

  15. JA Says:

    Since the sports media market has become engulfed by a tidal wave of ex-players, they are now in full, “I’ll say anything to get noticed” mode.
    I liked Becht when he was with the Buccaneer Radio Network–still do. But now he is in competition to “get noticed” every week if he wants to keep his new job. By claiming the controversal Jameis and Chris Godwin to be “Ballers,” he achieved his goal.
    Because of this market flood, it’s difficult to take any talking head more serious than the proverbial grain of salt.
    Except Andrew Siciliano!!!
    I’ll tell ya, the guy is mesmerizing. Not to be derogatory (much), but at any moment as I watch him on TV, I expect him to start flapping those ears and fly off the set. I don’t care if you’re a sports fan or not, if you see this guy on TV you cannot take your eyes off his ears. It’s quite a gift as I’m sure his ratings get him a fat paycheck. After imagining all the abuse he took as a child he deserves every penny.

  16. donuts Says:

    Winston has been very good the past 3 games but that is his wall – 3 games. Lets see how many good games he can string together before committing to he is elite or anything of that nature. Bassinger had some interesting 3 game facts on Winston to support this 3 game limit. Winston deserves to be doubted until he can show the fans that he has left his old ways behind for the most part; I am realistic that those bad habits will creep in from time to time. QBs make mistakes but the elite QBs make very few and can have stretches of 5-8 games where they play lights out. I think he can do it if he continues to have a run game (critical) and a DEF that plays adequate and does not leave him in positions to fail (getting behind by 10+ or more).

  17. Richard Dickson Says:

    Jameis this last game is the Jameis I thought we’d get all along — our version of Brett Favre who will play lights out but still throw a mind-boggling interception or two at probably the worst possible time.

  18. Slugglife Says:

    NDog- calm down man. No reason to blow a gasket.

    You’re right. As usual. None of us even watch the games. We just come to this site for your rants.

  19. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Smh – The feeling in that stadium was unreal.

    Before the game even started everybody was cool.
    Slapping hands, giving hugs, and chatting it up.

    When the game kicked off …
    …We yelled, screamed and cheered for four full quarters.

    We rocked the Coliseum when Shaq sacked Goff and Suh took that baby to the house.

    That play will stand alone – as one of the single greatest plays I’ve witnessed as a BUCS fan.

    Hell, even after the game was over most us stayed in our seats overjoyed in disbelief. Utterly shocked.

    Leaving the Stadium – Rams fans were showing mad LUV and respect.
    I don’t know how many free shots we got at the bar afterwards.
    But it was the best times I’ve had in a long time.

    Yet unless I missed it – I haven’t heard any of the local media outlets – give it to the fans. For rocking that stadium the way we did.


    GO BUCS!

  20. BucAllNight Says:

    Great recap Luv!!

  21. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Wish you was their brotha – this one was for the books.

  22. LUVMYBUCS Says:


  23. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Ronald Jones was ALL-WORLD.
    And I’ve watched some great ones play in Coliseum.
    We gotta keep giving this kid rock going down hill.

    He lit that b!tch up like he was Eric Dickerson you understand me.

  24. miken Says:

    Jameis played great. He still had his 2 ducks he just floated down the middle of the field and another pick 6. Its not like he hasn’t played great at times every year. The problem is always been consistancy. Lets see him do it for a few months instead of a few games and lets see his bad games be not so terrible likethesf game or the cinci game last year.

  25. miken Says:

    @luvmybucs… glad you were there! Thats one helluva a day.

  26. DB55 Says:

    The game should have been over at 38-20. Bowles should be embarrassed but wtfdik

  27. Lamarcus Says:

    JW wins player of the week. I guess it’s not ridiculous at all

  28. Lamarcus Says:


    Yes alotta Bucs fans at that game. More than our own home games

  29. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Boy let me tell you…If I was still single.
    Let me shut up lol

    Yes Sirrr one helleva time.

  30. Jimbuc2 Says:

    Does coaching matter? Well, ask yourself this. What was the result of taking the reigns out of Dirk Koetter’s hands? Pretty obvious to this fan. Atlanta Falcons are warp speed nosediving to the NFC South basement, formerly known as Buccaneer Cove, while our newly inspired Pewter Pirates swash buckle their way to respectability. Can’t ignore that. In BA I trust.
    Go Bucs! Beat them Aints!!

  31. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Folks don’t realize how many Bucs fans live…
    … in the Southwest. It was like that back in days at the Murph.
    When I’m out in Glendale it’s like that. Can’t sleep on Mike high either.
    Can’t wait for the new Las Vegas Stadium – we gonna rock that b!tch too.

    But this game was one for ages.
    Ala Monday night against the Kurt Warner Rams.

  32. mark2001 Says:

    So can’t we just enjoy the growth in consistent play in Jameis, and the performance of the team, without trying to rub someones nose in their comments about his inconsistent play during their years suffering from Bucs depression syndrome? Oh yeah…that’s entertainment.

  33. 813bucboi Says:

    COACHING POLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    include BL!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  34. TheDood Says:

    If the Bucs had any sense, they’d fire the entire coaching staff and bring in the analytical geniuses found on this website!

    The dooders here are WAY smarter about football than jerks like Bruce Arians and Todd Bowles.

    And the stupid Media?!? The JoeBucsFan doods are WAY, WAY smarter and have better observations!!

    I’ve never seen anybody on this website be wrong, not once. It’s too bad the coaching staff, ex-Bucs and Media are so dumb and really smart people like us have no voice. If only there was somebody to stand up for us, the little guy.

  35. orlbucfan Says:

    When are the Licht trolls and haters GONNA GET LOST??Whai a waste of on-line energy. GO MIGHTY BUCS!!

  36. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    I don’t see how he could get any ridicule, numbers don’t lie.

  37. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Congratulations on being there and thanks for the reports. If anybody deserved to be there it was you. You are my go to guy during draft analysis periods.

    And I agree with you…that Sack Barrett forced fumble and Suh’s return were truly exciting.

    If I had any problem with Becht’s analysis it’s that being a former TE and an offensive guy that list looks a bit slanted to one side of the ball.

    Sack Barrett ONLY got one sack with a strip fumble…that was spectacular…but how many other plays did he make? A ton.
    Barrett was a force with LVD and the DL also playing well.
    Can’t believe he didn’t make the top five. Perhaps being a former Buc made Becht feel he’d appear biased is he included two Bucs on his list.

  38. unbelievable Says:

    @LUV- that is awesome man. Bucs fans definitely brought it! What a great game to be at. I would have driven up from SD but my buddy was getting married on the East coast.

    I had the same experience at the Dan Diego game a few years back. Was shocked by all the Bucs fans, it seemed like almost 40% of the stadium (and the stadium was full). You could hear us on the broadcast which was awesome cuz I feel like that barely even happens at our home games lol.

    @ndog – you are correct. Goff had a few bad plays but he was getting abused all day. But most fans and national pundits just see turnovers or the loss and blame the QB, despite bad defense and non-existent run game. It’s lazy analysis, but also comes with the territory of being a QB.

    I say let them keep hating on us, hating on Winston, etc. We seem to play better as the under dogs.

  39. Delawest Says:

    LUVMYBUCS that stadium was rocking with buc fans

    Wife going crazy 🙂 lol Bucs u guys are welcome to play in
    LA anytime you want😉

    California knows how too party, In the City of LA, we keep it Rockin!!

  40. Buc96NYC Says:

    I read some of the comments here & some of ya’ll are sick! So Jameis has to play like THIS for ppl to realize he’s a good QB. The guy was responsible for 30+ points 2 weeks in a row. You can’t expect him to keep this up & if he doesn’t it shouldn’t mean he’s a bad QB.

    I like the Panthers game where he REALLY showed that he’s not trying to win the game & taking the right risk @ the right time. That to me showed he’s learning & if the team helps him then he’ll win a lot of games. He’s never really been the problem, is he perfect no BUT the defense, running game, kicking has been HORRIBLE for a while.