Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Falcons

December 30th, 2019

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The season ended as it began, with Bucs beating Bucs in Heartbreak City.

In Week 1, it was a home loss against the 49ers under the weight of 4 turnovers, including a pair of pick-6s thrown by Jameis Winston.

In Week 17, the Bucs dropped a 28-22 OT decision at home to Atlanta, fueled by three turnovers, 12 penalties, Matt Gay’s forgettable afternoon and the last of Winston’s 7 pick-6s on the season.

That makes a tidy total of 41 giveaways and a final turnover ratio of minus-13. The only teams with a worse differential are the Bengals, Panthers, Giants and Chargers. Those clubs combined for a 16-48 record. Is that really the kind of company you want to be keeping?

Winston became the first NFL QB to throw at least 30 interceptions since Vinny Testaverde was picked off 35 times for the 1988 Bucs. That was Vincenzo’s second year as a pro. This is Year 5 for Winston, who has vowed once again to work on cutting down his mistakes.

Buc fans have heard this song before. It’s a classic 12-bar blues, a tale of woe with a promise to repent. The only part missing is an Eric Clapton guitar lick.

The coin toss had hardly tumbled to the turf before Winston locked onto Cameron Brate. Unfortunately for Buc fans, so did Atlanta’s stud middle linebacker, Deion Jones.

“Kind of reading the route,” Jones said after the Falcons jumped the Bucs to finish second in the NFC South. Feeling the route and also reading the quarterback’s eyes … and his demeanor.”

Bruce Arians wasn’t in a happy place after a 2-5 finish at Raymond James Stadium. He offered up his harshest assessment to date of Winston’s penchant for giveaways. He didn’t talk about the wind or poorly run routes. He talked about a deep offseason dive into No. 3 and a decision whether to bring him back in 2020.

Demar Dotson, who may have played his final game in pewter, told me he still believes that Winston will lead this franchise to greatness.

At the moment, respectability appears to be a far more reasonable goal.

Here’s how the Bucs ended their season on a 2-game losing streak, despite some outstanding individual performances:

* Ask Matt Ryan if the Bucs have a pass rush. Five weeks after chasing Ryan all over Atlanta, Tampa Bay sacked him six times and hit him on 14 other occasions. Leading the charge were the usual suspects, Shaq Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul. Barrett ended his historic year by dropping Ryan three times, adding three tackles for loss and five hits. I saw Barrett’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, before the game and when I mentioned No. 58 and potential free agency, Rosenhaus couldn’t hold back a huge grin. JPP was right behind with a pair of sacks and a forced fumble. Both of these guys need to be locked up before testing the market.

* Few players in the league improved as markedly as Breshad Perriman down the stretch. In posting his third consecutive 100-yard game, Perriman continued to display exceptional hands and body control. He’s more than a burner — he’s a keeper.

* Matt Gay didn’t have a bad rookie season, but he shouldn’t be handed the kicker job next fall … because he hasn’t earned it. When you miss five extra points and eight FG attempts, you need to come to training camp looking over your shoulder. His missed FG try against the Giants was brutal and his three errant FG attempts Sunday were instrumental in the setback. Arians says Gay has a tendency to struggle at RayJay. In the spirit of John McKay, somebody needs to tell Gay that’s too bad because the Bucs intend to play their home games there.

* The Bucs averaged 6.5 yards per carry, and it certainly wasn’t because Peyton Barber ran to daylight. It was Ronald Jones, knifing through the Falcons for the first 100-yard game of his career, needing only 11 carries. Jones didn’t allow an early fumble to ruin his day and he made a strong final impression on this coaching staff.

* You could make a credible argument that the Bucs had no right to win the game, anyway. Atlanta’s 28 first downs doubled the home team and the Falcons registered 87 snaps, compared to only 46 for Tampa Bay. Atlanta couldn’t pull away despite a 10-0 advantage because the Falcons were awful in the red zone and Matt Ryan can’t move.

* While Lavonte David was relatively quiet, Devin White made some big noise with a 91-yard fumble return for a score. Don’t be shocked if White joins David, Luke Kuechly and Deion Jones as impact inside linebackers in the division next fall.

* Jamel Dean wasn’t credited with a single pass breakup Sunday. Here’s why: Ryan threw very few of his 51 passes in Dean’s direction. That’s a sign of respect for a rookie corner making quite a name for himself.

* Another aspect of Bucs beating Bucs: Tampa Bay led the league with 133 penalties.

* Speaking of flags, give Arians his props for challenging a non-call midway through the third quarter when Perriman was mugged by CB Isaiah Oliver on a long incompletion. Upon review, Oliver was flagged 33 yards for pass interference. Non-calls for pass interference are seldom reversed in the NFL, but Arians would not allow himself to be intimidated by the long odds.

* Arians and Jason Licht have very difficult decisions to make, but don’t forget that the Glazers own the franchise and they own the final call. Tony Dungy says the Bucs need to retain Winston, but NBC colleague Rodney Harrison suggests it’s time to move on.

“I completely disagree,” Harrison says. “You have five years to watch him play. As a quarterback, your most important responsibility is taking care of the football. He does not do that. 30 interceptions — you can’t win football games like that.”

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Ira Kaufman launched his professional NFL beat coverage in 1979, back when Earl Campbell was the toast of the league and Lee Roy Selmon was defensive player of the year. After a lifetime at The Tampa Tribune, “The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports” joined in July of 2016. His twice-weekly podcast and three columns per week appear here year-round and are presented by Bill Currie Ford. Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter is a regular on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio and a part of the FOX-13 Tailgate Sunday show, in addition to his other appearances. 

61 Responses to “Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Falcons”

  1. Mr. Reality Says:

    I’m glad someone gets it here that the Glazers will make the decision. Arians only has an input. It worries me Arians thinks the Buc need to study Winston more. The fans have been held hostage two years longer than need be. Hmmm, what as the attendance yesterday and what did fans say leaving the game. THOSE are who the Glazers need to listen to.

  2. Pete I Says:

    Winston’s record setting year should be celebrated, the national media certainly is taking note. Ring of Honor Stuff right there!

    111 Turnovers

    The first 30-30 man

    the most Pick 6’s in a season

    5000+ yards passing

    What a keeper!

  3. Alanbucsfan Says:

    You can add a little Duane Allman in there too, Sage.

    I agree with Rodney Harrison.
    The last 2 games shows Winston plays the way HE wants to play, not the way Winning football requires of a QB.

  4. Pete I Says:

    “The final play of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ season, the final play of Jameis Winston’s rookie contract, the last play he put in front of the world before he potentially starts looking for a new team, was a game-losing pick-6.”

    “Jameis Winston Writes a Storybook Ending in His Quest to Join the 30-TD, 30-INT Club”

    “Just when it seemed like the Buccaneers quarterback would fall short of making hilarious history, he came through in the only way he knows how: with a pick-six on the final play of the last regular-season game”

    See this is typical of how the national media is celebrating Winston’s record setting year. Local media needs to get on board and stop being so down, records are made to be broken-eventually. Then the local’s can be sad.

    But today is a day to celebrate real accomplishments, never before seen type of stuff.

  5. Bruce Blahak Says:

    No fan, player or Glazer could possibly be optimistic about 2020 by bringing back WinSTUNNED!!! End it, say goodbye…

  6. mark2001 Says:

    Finally… Harrison said it…as did Arians in the after game press conference. The Bucs will NEVER…. or if you didn’t hear it the first time so it can sink in…NEVER win a championship or a playoff game with those kind of errors. Is that fine with you? It is the reality…and I’ve been saying it for months. Now maybe the purpose of some of you is to find some Sunday afternoon activity. If that is the case, enjoy the Jameis clown show, or if you prefer the frosty in the Florida sun meltdown. Mr. Entertainment. But if you want to cheer for a team with a chance of winning…something to be proud of…something more than cheap entertainment at your and the communities expense, it is time to allow Jameis to hit the road, assuming a decent Vet that can take care of the ball and a good young draft potential future QB can be drafted and developed. I know we live in the era where geek shows are the rage…. but is that what we really want for the Bucs?

  7. Alanbucsfan Says:

    18 interceptions in last 8 games – Bucs went 5-3 despite Jameis.

  8. Pete I Says:

    “Winston hit 5,000 yards without much trouble, passing that mark in the second quarter. But he spent most of the game stuck on 29 interceptions. I was worried. Did Winston not realize that he was on the cusp of history?

    Of course, there was no need to fear. Winston threw his 30th interception of the year in the most dramatic fashion possible. When the game went to overtime, Winston ensured that his first pass of the extra session would be the last pass of his season by throwing a game-ending pick-six”

    “But I can’t remember a funnier NFL moment than a quarterback setting multiple ignominious records on a game-losing play that ensured his team would finish with a losing record. It wasn’t just a failure. It was a monument to the concept of failure, an argument that failing can be spectacular if players dream big enough.”

    More high praise…perhaps a parade in Tampa should be considered, we need to celebrate this record breaking year while we can, before someone dreams that big and breaks these never seen accomplishments!

  9. SteveK Says:


    Likewise! Let’s get rid of the turnovers. It’s clears he’s not learning. “I’m balling” should be “my interceptions must decrease”.

  10. Bruce Blahak Says:

    He should have been gone with the Uber suspension, but no, we go through 2 more seasons in hell and no future QB in place…This FRAUD has handcuffed the Bucs for 2 additional years that should never have happened…

  11. Bruce Blahak Says:

    “He’s balling” …no further quote needed….he doesn’t get it and doesn’t care about the picks

  12. geno711 Says:

    In the spirit of John McKay, somebody needs to tell Gay that’s too bad because the Bucs intend to play their home games there.

    Loved this!

  13. D-Rome Says:

    The last 2 games shows Winston plays the way HE wants to play, not the way Winning football requires of a QB.

    Wow, perfectly stated. He’s arrogant. He wants to get better but only on his terms, doing it his way. After 5 years this is who he is and he will never change.

  14. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    But Jaymiss is BALLING! What exactly in the HE!! does that mean?

  15. 1sparkybuc Says:

    The next Buccaneer QB will never throw 30 interceptions. He’ll never sniff 33 TDs either.

  16. SteveK Says:

    Jameis had 33 TDs- and 7 pick sixes. That equates to 27 bet passing TDs. 30 INTs.

    Can’t do another year of this crap. Especially with his arrogance. Dude sucks. Done.

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Most fans blame losses on the obvious…..missed FGs, fumbles, interceptions…..but the Bucs are very, very sloppy, inconsistent & undisciplined…..we have untimely penalties, run poor pass routes, miss communications, missed blocks….
    And, our punt & kickoff returns are horrible…..poor blocking, penalties…..

    We desperately need to clean this stuff up. Good teams don’t do this.

  18. George Rauh Says:

    How much would it take to sign Bridgewater?

  19. geno711 Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    December 30th, 2019 at 6:31 am
    Most fans blame losses on the obvious…..missed FGs, fumbles, interceptions…..but the Bucs are very, very sloppy, inconsistent & undisciplined…..we have untimely penalties, run poor pass routes, miss communications, missed blocks….
    And, our punt & kickoff returns are horrible…..poor blocking, penalties…..
    We desperately need to clean this stuff up. Good teams don’t do this.

    I tend to agree with you a lot but not as much on this post. We have times with missed blocks and as we are the heaviest passing team in the league it is easy to see on pass plays then run plays. However, overall this year our O line did fine. Not great but solid as a passing team.

    Again as much as we pass, I do not see a lot of poorly run routes. If you want to say Dare runs poor routes, I will agree. But our receivers – no. Our tight ends – no.

    It is a hate the Bucs day so I knowmore will agree with you. But I said my thoughts.

  20. Sharthappens Says:

    Tune in to NFL network of SiriXM now. They will be talking about the new NFL 30/30 club. Should be. A great comedy

  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    My point was that there are many other things that happen in games that aren’t so noticeable that affect the outcome…
    By missed blocks, I’m speaking mostly of run blocking and kick return blocks.
    By poor route or communication issues… the Justin Watson route causing the first Winston interception.
    Our pass blocking has been excellent…..
    When we have a poor run block that keeps us converting a 3rd & 1, for example….it kills a drive and could ultimately cost us points…..many fans simply don’t account for that and it could happen 2 or 3 times in a game.

    And…..yes…..our kicker cost us that game yesterday…..but I’m not ready to run him out of town but would challenge him throughout training camp with competition.

  22. mark2001 Says:

    Let’s tune in and watch the comedy. In the past, they laughed at us as Gods waiting room…land of early bird specials… low education rural transplants that couldn’t make it anywhere else and figured they could restart…err…hide out here… low paying and low skilled mostly service jobs… and new we have a new one… the prince of clowns and his franchise for the NFL. Wear it proudly Floridians… puff out your sweaty and sunburned chest, while shoe gluing your worn out flip-flops, and watching the humorous entertainment at your expense. You have chosen another badge of dishonor.

  23. Ricordo Says:

    Perhaps it would be better to think of the INTs as Completed Passes to the Defense.

  24. Bucsfanman Says:

    This team cannot play consistent COMPLEMENTARY football.
    The defense and run-game shows up and the kicker craps himself. If the kicker isn’t crapping himself, our team is committing penalties. As if that weren’t enough, how about the signature play for “Mr. 30/30″ on a day he breaks 5,000 yards?!!!

    Tampabaybucfan said it best,”Good teams don’t do this!”

    A RB with vision, for a change! Wow, that made me happy! And, it looks like we have a good #3 WR.
    If we take nothing else from this game, our defense has been playing lights out! The Bucs MUST find a way to retain Shaq, JPP, and heck, I’d even make a run at Suh. Lock ’em up and you need not worry about the d-line in the 1st round.

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    RB J.K Dobbins

  26. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Happy New Year Bredren

  27. mark2001 Says:

    Laughing Stock…

  28. Bucsfanman Says:

    LUV, back at you brother! Happy New Year!

    JK Dobbins is a beast. I am an avid Buckeye ‘hater’ but I got to agree on that one.

  29. Brandon Says:

    FWIW, Brett Favre threw 29 ints the year before he went to the Vikings and had a career year. Favre was well past year five.

  30. Little Bo Peep 🤡❗️ Says:

    Folks, Here’s THE BOTTOM LINE ❗️The 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers WERE ONE OF THE WORST COACHED TEAMS IN NFL HISTORY (FACT ❗️) 133 TOTAL PENALTIES (32nd and Last in the NFL), 41 TOURNOVERS (32nd And LAST in THE NFL), Total Breakdowns In the Special Teams, Kicking Game was Responsible for at least 2 Losses with FG Kicker Matt Gay choking like a dog in the NYG And Falcons Losses, Multinle Personal Foul Penalities by the defense to keep drives alive, and Bucs HC Bruce Arians being outcoached after Halftime, Week after Week. Arians, Just former Bucs Head Man Clueless Kotter preached total accountability and fixing Low IQ QB Jameis Winston’s Turnovers and Mental Mistakes, But the fact is that Winston’s Play was worst under Arians, a supposed QB Masterimind and “Wisper❗️“ I Never was a fan of Winston, since his FSU Days ( Major Red Flags ❗️) Arians should have traded for Teddy Bridgewater from the Saints and benched Winston after the 49ers game. The Titans benched that bum QB and made the playoffs 😀❗️BUT NO, Arains didn’t want to hurt Winston’s feelings, so now Arains tells the world that JAMEIS WINSTON SUCKS ❗️One minute after the loss to the Falcons on The Buccaneers Radio Network. Hay Ndog ❓Don Imus is DEAD, Rep.John Lewis has Stage 4 Cancer, and The Great Ira Kaufman will tell everyone that LITTLE BO PEEP IS THE TRUTH 🤡❗️

  31. ClodHopper Says:

    It’s not as simple as throwing less picks and he’ll be a great qb. Jameis threw for 5000 yards for the same reason he threw 30 picks. Because he’s a gun slinger that too often throws difficult passes. If he fixes the picks, he loses yards and tds. He has two choices. He can keep doing what he’s doing and get tons of yards and picks. Or he can make smarter decisions that lessen the picks AS WELL as the yards and tds and become. If you want 5000 yards from him, you’re going to get 30 picks. If you don’t want 30 picks, you’re not going to get 5000 yards.

  32. Colonel_mp Says:

    The defense has looked bad for so long because Jameis put them in a lot of bad situations. They always were on the field way too much. I can think of many times that got a big stop and then got to take a rest for a couple plays before going right back on the field. All the turnovers and the time that they happen puts stress on the entire team. One player shouldn’t be the cause of so much stress all the time. You really want to spend $30+ million a year for that. He has all the talent in the world but I am not sold he will ever win anything. The only way to get around him is to have a running back that can take the load off the team and at least give the defense the rest they earned for big stops. Defense is the strength right now because offense loves to give it away so much. Keep defense intact and get the pieces to keep the offense on the field.

  33. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    I hope Ira schools the Clueless Joe on the podcast next time he says that he’s not bothered by INTs

  34. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I want JayMiss gone more than anyone.
    However, the transitional tag is the smart way to go. Let some other team have him, over pay and I’ll be happy with the 2 first round picks.
    If no one wants him then ok, sign him to a low ball 1 year contract and sign and or draft his replacement.

    His new attitude is truly sickening. He’s put this franchise through a lot of BS and to now have his big attitude and say he’s balling makes me want to smack him in the mouth.

    We have a great core of players, especially on the defense and we need a complimentary QB to be a CONSISTENT winner.

    Please don’t let me hear that it will take another 5 years to find and groom a replacement for the Soiled Messiah.
    That BS theory gets proven wrong every year by teams that know how to scout talent.

    F U JayMiss.

    Go Bucs!!!!!

  35. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    I have a question. I do not care about the prolific passing yards or even the touchdowns. i want WINS. Let’s say, for argument, you had a QB that threw for 3800 yards 24 td’s and 10 ints, If you keep this defense in tact, that is a 10 win team at least.

  36. Ndog Says:

    For all of you Winston haters tell what our record would be if not for the below. Didn’t the coach say before the year give the QB a good kicking game, defense and more favorable positions thus less penalities/decent running game and watch the picks go down? Well did any of those things happen? Let’s see below from the article above:

    When you miss five extra points and eight FG attempts, you need to come to training camp looking over your shoulder. His missed FG try against the Giants was brutal and his three errant FG attempts Sunday were instrumental in the setback.

    Another aspect of Bucs beating Bucs: Tampa Bay led the league with 133 penalties. (wow what a discipline team coach Arains)

    Atlanta’s 28 first downs doubled the home team (wow look at that great defense and keep in mind this is a major improvement from earlier in the year)

    So in summary nothing that was said that could help reduce the INTs was actually done. Just more hit air and bluster from yet another coach. Again folks these are his words from before the season and from this very article. But yep it’s all the QBs fault.

  37. Colonel Angus Says:

    @ ClodHopper

    5000yds is great. There have been (12) 5000yd campaigns. How many of those led to Super Bowl championships? None. Marino (1984), Brady (2011), and
    Manning (2013) made it to SB but lost. I’ll take less turnovers and a strong defense every time.

  38. Ndog Says:

    thunder see I don’t think you get it, how will we score points to win 10 games? We cannot run the ball period unless something major changes there and if you take off almost 2,000 yards passing that means less first downs which means less points. I don’t understand what you guys don’t get. This team has been about 98% reliant on the passing game so you damn well better have a QB that is capable, durable and mentally strong enough to have the entire game put on him week after week after week. Those dudes aren’t walking around on the street my friend.

  39. Bucsfan951 Says:

    @brandon: you mean Brett Favre’s first losing season, in 2005. He already won the packers a sb by then and was a 3x mvp. Plz stop with comparing winstons 30 ints/5 fumbles lost to an actual HOF player. You’re grasping for straws and makes you look desperate! But here’s one fact I can tell you. Winston turnovers this yr lead to 121 points for the opposition. 121… let that sink in for a moment.

  40. ClodHopper Says:


    I agree. I’ll take the current defense with a rookie qb over Jameis and losing some of our pass rush.

  41. Bucsfan951 Says:


    121 points NPUPPY! 121 POINTS!!!!!!!! 7.5 points per game given away by your man crush! 7.5 POINTS!!!!!

  42. Ndog Says:

    People we are on here lauding the defense when they finished 30th in yards given up in the air, 30th!!!! The Winston haters will say look at the TOs that’s why our defense sucks, well what does a TO have to do with yards given up in the air? That is fixed?

    We finished 24th as a team in offensive rushing, that is fixed?

    We had the most penalities in the league, that is fixed?

    We were 26th in NFL in FG made % that is fixed?

    Yet we were number 1 in the NFL in passing and that is our issue?!?!?!

    What is going on around here?????!?!?!!!

  43. Colonel Angus Says:

    Ndog Says:……The Winston haters will say look at the TOs that’s why our defense sucks, well what does a TO have to do with yards given up in the air?….

    35 turnovers Ndog, 35 extra drives (actually 28 because of the 7 pick sixes). That’s damn near 3 games worth of drives given to opponents. That’s a lot extra yards right there.

  44. Bucsfan951 Says:

    What does penalties have to do with #1 overall passing?

    What does fg have to do with #1 overall passing?


    Defense was #1 in league against run!

    Of course other teams will pass against a younger secondary!

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out!!!


    come on NPUPPY, you gotta come with something better than weak kicking, rb’s and o line! What’s next, sloppy route running from 2 pro bowl receivers???


  45. Bucsfan951 Says:

    How many ints in bucs territory or when the Bucs were in the opponents territory and close to scoring? Any guesses NPUPPY?!!!

  46. Clean House Says:

    Licht and the glazers have work to do?
    Ever think these free agents might just want out? Including Jameis?
    I feel a mutiny coming.

  47. BrianBucs Says:

    When you are setting records for interceptions, pick 6’s and continually costing your team games, yardage don’t mean Sh&t.

  48. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Personally, I think Winston should be inducted into the 40/30 club! Those 7 pick 6’s count as tds, right? Geez add a couple of more fumbles lost to winstons resume and he could’ve been in the 40/40 club! 40/40 sounds pretty cool, actually! Dang it! Thanks NPUPPY. Now all offseason I’m gonna wish Winston had a couple of more fumbles lost so I can say 40/40. I blame you for this, you know!

  49. Bucsfan951 Says:

    NPUPPY, do you know the Bucs defense had at least 1 takeaway every single game except one and the turnover ratio was still really bad? How does that work? Oh that’s right, damn kicker missed fgs again. Oh wait, it’s the penalties of the team that caused that.

  50. TOM Says:

    I know it won’t probably happen but I would like to see the whole defense back next year. Even so signing Shaq, JPP & even Suh & Nassib should be high priority before even thinking about Winston. I also believe they put the transition tag on him. The Bucs with there defense and an average QB would go to the playoffs. I also believe if the Bucs had Fitz instead of Winston they would have been in the playoffs. DEFENSE RULES.

  51. Ndog Says:

    Never said I would be a Patriots fan I just said he would succeed. You Bucsfan951 are A LIAR and should be banned from this site. Fing liar.

  52. Ndog Says:

    Colonel Angus but I thought all the TOs were pick 6’s or in our territory so they couldn’t add up to many yards? You idiots talk out of both sides of your mouths cause your so unbelievably CLUELESS.

  53. Bucsfan951 Says:

    951 a liar… ERRONEOUS! ERRONEOUS ON ALL COUNTS! 951 is no liar or a cheat. He just doesn’t make excuses LIKE SOME PPL DO here on this fine site. He’s a straight shooter that doesn’t bs around. He’s been quoted to saying he’s open to bringing back Winston on a tag or even team friendly contract. 951 loves gifting the other teams 121 points and being kicked in the junk by his franchise qb on a weekly basis.


  54. Colonel Angus Says:

    Ndog, only 7 were of the pick 6 variety. I’m sure someone with more time and motivation than myself could see how many yards those turnovers caused to be credited to the defense. I do know 2 in the Titans game were inside of their 10 yard line, so not much yards there. I do know the BUCS gave up somewhere around 128pts off of turnovers, which comes out to about 8pts a game gifted to the opponent. Turnovers are killer, cut those in half and the BUCS might be playing this weekend.

  55. Bucsfan951 Says:

    @colonel: 121 points gifted by NPUPPYS man crush. Many in bucs territory! Is the Bucs secondary horrendous… of course! A blind man can see that!!! But hard to defend so many turnovers. By the way, the Bucs defense lead the league in tds scored by them with 7 (I believe). They also got turnovers in all games except 1 and still had a very bad turnover margin. But 5k yards!!! 40, oops, I mean 33 tds thrown! GO BUCS AND GOD BLESS WINSTONS RIGHT ARM

  56. Bucsfan951 Says:

    And by the way, thanks for your service, Colonel!

  57. TexBuc Says:

    Good arguements NDog. Today is the start of draft talk.

  58. Mister Negative Nancy Says:

    that clown has been an embarrassment since day one… time to move on

  59. unbelievable Says:

    Matt Gay is responsible for 2 of our losses. Jameis responsible for at least 1 if not 2 losses as well.

    Some terrible ref calls on fumbles / turnovers, etc.

    Man, this team was so close to a 10-6 record this year.

    Oh well. #ItsABucsLife

  60. lambchop Says:

    Even if WinSTONED becomes the best QB in the league somewhere else and wins a SB in Tampa next year (LMFAO, fat chance!), it will NEVER be here. He just doesn’t get it. He’s a borderline avg QB who can’t play consistently well in a contract year. No thanks. I will not regret seeing him be a winning QB somewhere else, if it came to that.

    Sometimes a player and team need a change of scenery. The Bucs can with without hero ball.

    Walk the plank, son. You might not make it to the end of the plank with that eye sight though!

  61. lambchop Says:

    *win without hero ball.