Thank You, NFL

November 3rd, 2019

Bruce Arians admitted it. A good reason for today’s loss goes to…

NFL strongman Roger Goodell.

No, Goodell did not make a phone call to reverse a critical call. But it was the NFL’s schedule made this spring — which NFL suits admitted maybe if they could take a schedule back it would be the Bucs’ schedule — that did the Bucs in today.

In the span of the last six weeks, the Bucs made trips to Los Angeles, New Orleans, London, Tennessee and Seattle. That’s a whole lot of frequent flyer miles.

And if you thought Jamel Dean was gassed, you were probably right. For one, it was the most snaps he played at corner playing for injured Carlton Davis.

Secondly, Arians, speaking postgame on the Buccaneers Radio Network, admitted all the traveling finally caught up with the Bucs today.

That may explain why the defense was pretty much a sieve in the second half (nevermind the secondary is garbage to begin with).

But it wasn’t like the Bucs didn’t see this coming. More on that in a moment.

31 Responses to “Thank You, NFL”

  1. Pete I Says:

    Utter nonsense from Bruce ” Lack of preparation H – didn’t really miss coaching but why not ” Arians!

    A truly lousy excuse.

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I love this clown show

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Dean simply wasn’t ready for prime time……and what can I say….Russell Wilson is outstanding…..drops passes in there most every time…..unbelievable.

  4. Petty Officer Buc Says:

    Somebody explain this traveling excuse to me?

    Are they flying in the back of a C-130 Cargo plane? Are they staying at a hostel or a 5 star hotel? How long are these flights? Are they getting completely gassed sitting at the airports waiting for their flights to be cleared for takeoff?

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    Nothing better than reading delusional optimists meltdown after another predictable loss by this minor league franchise with no hope….. we have real coaching and the secondary is fixed….. lol you optimists are pathetic…. i truly enjoy watching this franchise rub your noses in poop like old school puppy training and you fools come back for more poop to nose every year with your laughable butterflies and unicorn bs. .. this is the year lol fools…. glazers trained you well.

  6. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I’ve flown in the back of plenty C-130s

  7. D-Rome Says:

    No excuses for the road trip. The bad play will continue at home as well

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    No excuses…

    Dean is a rookie and gave up 3tds…

    CD is a vet and he gave up 2TDs last week….


  9. reply Says:

    I just officially lost respect for BA. Blow it up, sell the team and change the mascot name!

  10. Troy Says:

    LMAO. This is not what I’d expect to hear from a professional.

  11. Buc believer Says:

    How many games have we won at home??? That would be 0!! NEXT excuse old man???

  12. Capt. Tim Says:

    The travel, the arm bump . . .
    My Lord, its a miracle they didnt all pass out on the field!!!
    What team could possibly overcome such horrific circumstances!

  13. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Well at least they can chill at home for the most part now. No cold weather games… enjoy the Florida winter.

  14. EA Says:

    Bucco Bruce is full of excuses ain’t he? Heis losing respect quick

  15. YuccoBruce Says:

    What do Tampa citizens and the Brits have in common?? Both have teams owned by the Glazers kids that have single handedly ruined two awesome franchises !!!

  16. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Millionaire Athletes

    boy…..they live such a horrible exhausting life…..

  17. MadMax Says:

    Its all good, we’re rebuilding anyway…more losses = higher draft picks…(but with Licht, i dont know, he’s spooking me)

  18. Rayjay1122 Says:

    The schedule isn’t the blame.

    Lack of talent, poor coaching stupid and undisciplined players are to blame.

  19. MTM Says:

    Did the travel schedule affect baby hands holding on to the snap?

  20. YuccoBruce Says:

    Bruce is a joke, but we could have traded JPP, Suh, David, Brate, VH3, Shaq, and I hate to say Mike Evans who deserves to be on a winning team for a major haul of picks !! This retread thinks he had a winning team or that’s what they wanted us to believe, but hopefully Bucs fans aren’t idiots !! Just be honest and truly tell the fans we are rebuilding, but we will be competitive and just give us a chance to prove it in the next 2 years. Nope !!! We have this and sadly we are players away from breaking the 11 year curse if not winning

  21. Fire Goodell Says:

    If the schedule for the Patriots came out the same way, five straight games away from Foxborough, the NFL would redo the process over again.

  22. Deez days Says:

    Can’t blame the schedule makers …. you go out and win games … joe excuses are like you know… everyone has one … that’s a weak excuse

  23. NO FEAR... Says:


  24. Bosch Says:

    Goodell was okay with this punitive schedule because he has no respect for the Glazers. Why would he? They are an embarrassment to the NFL.

  25. adam from ny Says:

    just give the squad some more melatonin and ambien…

    really zonk them out before each game, so they are all frothy at the mouth and can barely pull their jerseys over their pads before game time…

    (all while being forced to wear nike dancer tights by the nfl)

  26. Hodad Says:

    Running out of folks to blame. Maybe it’s time Licht, BA, and the Glazers look in the mirror.

  27. simsini Says:

    If Arians is right, we’ll torch the Cardinals at home next week.

  28. ancientasbuc Says:

    We can see how the next team to go 56 days between home starts fairs in regards to health and wins. Oh wait, we won’t because it will never happen again. This was a joke before it started. It is a bigger issue than people think, plain and simple. That and playing man coverage with guys that can can’t cover.

  29. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Raiders are 4-4

  30. mark2001 Says:

    And look at the Packers schedule…Plenty of home games early to give the team with a new coach the best environment possible for the team to gel.

    And please Joe, get the face of that A clown off the thread. He looks like a reject from a swinging alternative lifestyle night club, sadly going home at closing time.

  31. John F Ensch Says:

    I’ve seen and heard this all before. Is Jameis Winston the answer, no! On a good day Jameis is a backup to a good starter. I’m not blaming him for the loss yesterday or for many any of the previous losses. I blame the GM, Coaches, and Ownership for allowing this to go on for so long. After two years they should have known he wasn’t a starting caliber QB. To up and down, to many games he just flat out stunk up the stadium. As Jameis goes, so goes this team; offense and defense. Jameis doesn’t believe this team can win, so team doesn’t believe it. We need a winner at QB who by his presence give confidence to the team and the fans.