Texans 23, Buccaneers 20

December 21st, 2019

Welcome to the NFL freak show that is America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, and the Buccaneers.

Perhaps the Bucs should use the JumboTron to offer fans mental health counseling before and after games? Might as well throw in halftime, too.

There’s really no better way to describe Jameis. The guy’s a weird football circus act. Nobody digs a crater — and digs out of it — like him.

He’s brought excitement to the Den of Depression, though it’s best served with a side of Valium or a four-pack of Tropic Pressure from Big Storm Brewery. Jameis keeps improving every aspect of his game, including giving the ball away.

With 23 picks in his last 10 games and 28 on the season, Jameis also is likely to lead the NFL in passing yards and the NFC in touchdown passes.

Yeah, the Bucs lost today, but Joe loved what the defense turned in. They couldn’t overcome Jameis’ turnovers and Cameron Brate’s butter hands, but the defensive production was consistent and good enough to win most games. And they did it against a good football team.

Kudos to Jason Pierre-Paul coming alive with three sacks. Joe was impressed. As good as JPP was last season, he didn’t close 2018 out well.

Ronald Jones had his first career breakthrough run and Jameis spread the ball around rather well to a cast of fill-ins and his tight ends. Still, that sputtering Bucs running game is a major issue. The Bucs failed on a 4th-and-2 run and on 3rd-and-short twice. Those plays very well could have been the ballgame. Outside of his big run, Jones had 13 carries for 28 yards.

Nicely done on the pick and long return, Jamel Dean, just a handful of days after your head coach made fun of you publicly for having K-Y hands.

Next up is the Falcons and a chance to go 8-8 and close out the season at the Den of Depression, one week from tomorrow.

62 Responses to “Texans 23, Buccaneers 20”

  1. Rob Says:

    Brain dead pos. Thanks for nothing ATM. You suck

  2. ATrain Says:

    Winston is Texans MVP today

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:


  4. Pete I Says:

    108 turnovers

  5. WalkdaPlank Says:

    3 to 4 INT’s is acceptable to the Jameis Mob

  6. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    Why in the world would you sign this idiot for a multi year contract?!?. Y’all loved his play against scrub teams. When he plays a team with a decent defense he gets exposed. Let him walk.

  7. Patrick Says:

    Doesn’t matter how many 400 yard games Jay miss has. The interceptions kept us from celebrating a win against a proud Texans team today. And of course, our season will be over before January as usual

  8. Dave Henson Says:

    Jameis has to go. He has single-handedly cost us the playoffs this year. We have a top-5 offense, and an improving defense, but all the turnovers can’t be tolerated. Bring in a fill-in (Dalton?), and draft or trade for the future. (Rosen?) He has to go.

  9. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    There’s your 100 million dollar Franchise QB

    ……….go ahead and sign this interception macnhine to more years in Tampa and welcome more losing Glazers…..

  10. Rob Says:

    F the ATM. He’s going to throw stupid picks his entire career because he’s an idiot. Do not resign him

  11. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I’m sure the Jameis Apologists will come up with more excuses for another game Jameis has gifted to the other team

  12. Craig Says:

    28 interceptions now. He digs a hole at the start, gets his wheel stuck in ruts for the whole game, and when it seems almost possible that the Bucs can win a close one; he gives it away.

    That last interception was all Jameis. He stared down his receiver and Joseph Addai jumped the route. Congratulations to the Addai family.

  13. MadMax Says:

    3 years, 22 mill per….just stand on that Glazers

  14. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    How many open receivers did Jameis miss too?????

    TOO FLIPPING MANY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Boltsfan17 Says:

    Just as I thought. Bad team, fool of a coach and a clown for a QB. Yep, that win streak was just a mirage.

  16. Unimpressed Says:

    Get him and Brate out of Tampa

  17. Jean Lafitte Says:

    pick 6 was the difference

  18. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Jameis is pretty much always the difference in losing in Tampa…….

  19. Pete I Says:

    Sorry its actually 109 turnovers.

    86 interceptions and 23 lost fumbles

    My bad….

  20. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    god where are the Winston defense force coming out saying this isn’t his fault. I’m waiting that is the 3rd maybe 4th game he has pissed away

  21. firethecannons Says:

    Yeah that sucked, but Jameis is better than any rookie we will get in the 2020 draft. Texans are a good team and we were down ME, Godwin and Miller. I would not sign JW to a long contract, 1 year at the most. Disappointing.

  22. DBS Says:

    A pick 6 cost you the game again. Thank Name is Christ. The franchise is saved!

  23. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Yet if Watson doesn’t stumble, Howard remembers which side of his hands have the palms on and Brate catches a simple toss directly into his hands, the Bucs win.

    They would beat a playoff team.

    Go Bucs.

  24. orlbucfan Says:

    How many TOs in the first half? This kind of stupidity/ownership is nuts. 4 turnovers in the first half? Who are the Glazer Boyz trying to impress? Bucs fans need to take over the ownership of this team. It would stop the ridiculous embarrassment that started with Culverhouse!

  25. Bucw Says:

    Refs won another game the real mvp fumble not called, pass interference challenge bs & cam brate face mask not called all in 1st quarter that refs said no those aren’t penalties lol

  26. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Bucs beat the Bucs today. Bad Name is showed up. No rushing attack at all to take any pressure off the passing attack missing the starters. Crucial dropped passes, fumbles, penalties. No return threat on special teams, blocked FG which is the 3 point difference. The whole team sucked today and it was still close. SMB and JPP played well and that’s about it.

  27. JimmyJack Says:

    I’ll still support Winston. But he is a bad QB for this team that is holding us back from winning.

    I’ll still say we should resign him because he is making better decisions and the fumbles are gone but he is a bad QB that loses us too many games.

    I’m fine with him getting another year in this offense and seeing if he can improve at reading defenses. I also understand if they decide to get a new QB in here. Carr could be an option and maybe you trade for someone.

    But Winston has played his way out of a long-term contract IMO. He contributes way too much to us losing. That’s two e this year he had the ball and a chance to beat a good team and choked. He is not prooving he can lead us to victory. Provved otherwise today.

    Lot of mistakes all around…..but yep. This was Winstons fault today.

  28. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Also, a crew of officials who looked like they had bet their mortgage money on the Texans.

  29. Snook Says:

    That might be the weakest playoff team I’ve ever seen.

    Another loss to a team with less than 300 yards against us.

  30. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Another totally impotent 2nd half from our offense…….we’ve had many this year.

  31. down in the dirt doug Says:

    The line held all day–this one is on Jameis.

  32. Ed Says:

    Jameis’ agent just lost about $5,000,000 per year. Not sure how anyone can come away with anything positive other than the defense improved and the offense could beat a playoff contender.

    I said it before other than Rams we didn’t beat any playoff caliber teams except the Rams. Expected a win against a team playing for something and Winston’s ints and Brate drops and OJ Howard being out of position, those were the plays that lost this game

  33. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Bad Jameis showed up, not name is…..pffft.

  34. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    pick 6

    like over pick pick pick nightmares from JW to his teammates giving his team no shot at winning

  35. Buccfan37 Says:

    Good game but lost to the better team. Pickaxe style.

  36. Pa bucs fan Says:

    Lol its funny that it took 4+ weeks for the haters to show back up. What a miserable group of fans u fakers are.

    Resign jameis

  37. Snook Says:

    If the Texans are a “good” football team, they’ll beat the Bills in first round.

    But they won’t. Watson is poor man’s Cam Newton.

  38. JimmyJack Says:

    And we have no TE. I hate OJ. Just cannot stand the guy. The hype is what really makes it worse. Brate is not and never has been a clutch player. Thank you for your service but he may move on. He has never made up for the drop against NE on Thursday Night 2017 and now he has 2 drops to make up for.

    Brate has proven to not be a player who can perform under pressure. Those are not guys I want on my team. OJ is completely and wildly overrated. I just can’t stand looking at that sack of real life spit.

  39. Bucsw Says:

    Refs had this game won from the start . The real MVP zebras 🦓

  40. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Only the Yucs would sign this idiot to a long term guaranteed contract. Same results when the pressure is on. Defense kept hem in the game, in spite of JW.

  41. Mrthirtytoo Says:

    Winston – live by sword die by sword.

    Texans had Hargraves too so that gave them edge,

    Why not run for a 1st with1:30 instead of doing what the other teams expects. Its all on Winston all the time… and he’ll force the ball late.

    The early TO’s were on winston but the OC needs to not put pressue on a receiving corp off the Practice squad in 1st two minutes.

    Brate CHOKE drop cost the game. When u go for 4th and 3rd and its delivered easy and you drop, that was the game.

  42. Dave Henson Says:

    Turnovers more than anything will lose you football games. Every coach agrees with that. I have to think that Licht/Arians cut him loose at the end of the season and look for a veteran fill-in and a rookie or undeveloped tradebait. Winston’s timing is off on the crossing routes. He throws behind his receivers. He stares the route down, waiting for the window. He doesn’t have the savvy needed to go to the next level. I have to believe that 500 fewer yards and 10 fewer INT would be worth it. Bridgewater? Dalton? Foles? Rosen? There have to be options. Another year of this would be maddening.

  43. Mike Johnson Says:

    I predicted a loss and my Bucs did not disappoint me. By 1 or 50..Its still a loss.
    Go all out and beat ATL. You owe the fans that. Finish 8-8 Bucs!

  44. Bucsw Says:

    The refs had this game won from the start . The real MVP zebra.

  45. Brandon Says:


    Blah blah blah. Your analysis is as worthless as the jackhole that shared it with us.

    This season is about growth. This team is on the rise , how could anybody not be impressed with the fight and heart of this team. They will be a major player next season. Their young CBs are the best young CBs in the game. No hyperbole. Give Jameis just one of his trusted weapons and we win this one easily. I’m not even worried about it.

  46. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I think Joe was correct when he said before the game this contest would tell us if JW was a great QB or just a good one.

    Some will blanche at even calling him a good one…but the real question is can the team win with him at QB.

    I still believe the Bucs can but they cannot depend on JW to be the “savior”. It needs to be a winning team and in fact we may be back to moving to the glory days…when defense was our calling card. Do we think Brad Johnson was very good or great.

    If JW simply cut downs on his turnovers by 1/3…better coaching…better play calling and game planning…better running game..cut down on JW’s attempts.

    If we improve our defense just 10% or so we have a really good team. No reason this defense can’t grow…LOTS of youth.

  47. Ed Says:

    Good teams and big time games bring out the worst in Jameis. He is who he is, a highlight reel of great plays and just as many interceptions. The fact is that no playoff teams start QB’s with all the pick-6’s and crucial interceptions.

    The last drive was a killer and cost Jameis the security of being a long term Buc.

    His inability to look off defenders and to throw those balls that defenders read his eyes and break in front of the receiver is his downfall.

  48. SteveK Says:

    Wake up and smell the turnovers. No playoffs with that crap.

    Haters are realists.

    The apologists should be ashamed. Can’t get away with this crap like it’s the ACC.

  49. EA Says:

    I like your beer choice Joe

  50. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Pa bucs fan Says:
    December 21st, 2019 at 4:22 pm
    Lol its funny that it took 4+ weeks for the haters to show back up. What a miserable group of fans u fakers are.

    Resign jameis

    Angry at the fans but not the guy who was throwing to the other team?

  51. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Why not start Ryan Griffin? Why?

    Down to our 3rd and 4th string receiver’s, out of the playoffs, someone explain this please.

  52. Nptbuc Says:

    Can’t agree with posters who say we would have won with Evans, Godwin. The issue wasn’t receivers NOT getting open. There were guys open on almost every pass play. The issue was Winstons constant over throws of guys who had the steps needed. He tried hard enough to give up one of our TD but the DB had the ball hit him in the face in the end zone for a drop. It could have been much worse for him. I didn’t see many drops ( other than Brates big one) of legitimately catchable balls. Saw a lot where guys had to extend vertically forever to get a throw. Also a ton of just flat out misses to open receivers. Not an Evans-Godwin problem. A Winston problem. Maybe the broken thumb? Hard to tell as he has done it all year. One year prove it deal at most.

  53. Stevebobucsfan Says:

    Regardless if the Bucs resign Winston or not they almost have to draft and develop a QB or sign one with some consistent sales. I am a Winston fan but he keep making bone head throws. He’s starting to remind me of B Bortles over and over again

  54. unbelievable Says:

    Jameis pick-6 – 7 points
    Jameis nex pick – 3 points
    Barber fumble – 7 points

    17 points for Houston from our offense. Their offense put up a whopping 6.

    This is what sucks about being a Bucs fan. We beat ourselves. Defense held them to 6 frickin points and our offense lost us the game.

    10 points from Winston, 7 points from Barber, and a mind-numbing drop on the biggest play of the game from Brate.

    Thanks guys! Way to earn those millionaire paychecks!

  55. Sloppy Joe Says:

    So Godwin and Evans wouldn’t have made a difference today? Might as well cut em and save the cap space. Nptbuc dumbest statement today lol!

  56. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Lost by 3 yet the QB gave away 17 points can’t overcome a turnover prone qb even with good defense

  57. WeeManOfScots Says:

    I love all of you that say “resign Jameis”…there’s a HUGE difference between re-sign and resign…look it up eejits!

    Yes, let Jameis resign..<— means let him walk..

  58. Nptbuc Says:

    Sloppy Joe. Unless both Evans and Godwin have grown to 10 ft 6 inches in height- not a dumb statement at all. Receivers were open all day and Winston couldn’t hit them. It didn’t matter what the number on their jersey was. He could and would have missed Evans down the sideline just as easily as he missed Howard open down the sideline. Again, there were some hard fought catches made today by Howard and Perriman of contested passes- something that Evans and Godwin do often. It wasn’t a matter of fighting for the ball. It was trying to get in the same zip code.The MISSES were just flat out misses. Open relievers was not the problem. Inaccurate passes were.

  59. Anonymous Says:

    Check my post this week I say first pass play will be an out route if I know that the DC’s do too

  60. Defense Rules Says:

    @MrThirtyToo … “Brate CHOKE drop cost the game.” That’s so typical of some Bucs fans. Find a scapegoat, any scapegoat. So Jameis’ FOUR INTs … one a Pick-6 … had nothing to do with the loss. Neither did the blocked FG I suppose.

  61. SOEbuc Says:

    Grant Delpit in the first round to lock up this young Bowles’ defense that played lock down today and feels to be growing every week. Excited to see what the D could look like in the next year or two. LVD will be able to be Tom and be a great LB till he’s 40+ years old. Favorite defensive player since his rookie year. He’s a must re-sign in 2021. Hargreaves was the best thing for SMB to start balling out.

  62. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Draft ATMs replacement, even someone from a smaller school but balled out throwing lots of tds and few ints like Jimmy G. It’s a shame that there’s very little out there to replace him with but we have to do it. With this offense if we get a rushing attack maybe Dalton can do better who knows? Can’t win much with this guy even with a much improved defense.