“I Love That They Are Talking Super Bowl”

May 31st, 2020

Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

It is almost unreal to Joe how things have changed for Bucs fans in a handful of weeks.

As the calendar flipped to March, Joe doesn’t know of any Bucs fans who were talking playoffs. Shoot, Bucs fans in general had no idea who their quarterback would even be.

Super Bowl? Only the drunkest of drunk Bucs fans were talking Super Bowl, except maybe how to score a ticket since it is being played in Tampa come February 2021.

And then came The Sickness.

In a matter of days, playoffs seemed a foregone conclusion. Super Bowl didn’t sound nuts, in fact. Why?

Well, it started by signing park-violating, home-invading quarterback Tom Brady. Even though Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians openly pined for Brady, it still had the feel of a football fantasy come true (as always, Joe’s idea of fantasy has nothing to do with football).

Then came a trade out of nowhere for then-retired Rob Gronkowski. Then came a draft, that on paper, seemed very good yielding a strong right tackle, a ball-hawking safety and a steal at wide receiver (Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht’s track record of eyeing college wide receivers is damn good).

Now, the goal of Bucs fans flipped from hoping for a winning record to expecting a playoff berth and a Super Bowl run.

Recently, Bucs linebacker Lavonte David was on “Schein on Sports,” hosted by popular sports radio and TV personality Adam Schein. There David was talking Super Bowl, too, and this totally got Schein excited.

“[Lavonte David] is a star,” Schein said. “I don’t throw that word around. He is an absolute star. I love that they are talking Super Bowl. And they are dreaming big.”

The hype is cool. Dreaming big is nice but unless you take care of things, that’s all it will ever be. How about making the playoffs first?

And if the Bucs are to make a Super Bowl run, they better win games. And with five games currently scheduled for primetime, it’s time to stop getting embarrassed under the lights like they have been so often in recent years.

Win the games you are supposed to win. Beat some teams with winning records. That might be enough to make the playoffs.

Joe has a sense Bucs fans are finished with the team being paper champions,

Can Arians get his troops ready to tame, master and overcome the hype?

11 Responses to ““I Love That They Are Talking Super Bowl””

  1. SOEbuc Says:

    In Mike Evans time here in Tampa he’s very also very excited. He’s gonna ball this year as well.

  2. Bojim Says:

    Five night games are a lot. Dont feel too good about that cept I get to see them way out here.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You’ll have to search hard to find a more hopeful/optimistic fan than TBBF…..it’s in the name and in the DNA…..but,

    What ever happened to “one game at a time, 16 one-game seasons”?

    That’s at least the way I’m taking it……looking at New Orleans……but, it’s good to think SB is possible.

  4. Ship Thief Says:

    I was thinking the same damn thing.

  5. mark2001 Says:

    One game at a time…but looking at the talent, the coaching… why not?

  6. gp Says:

    Likewise but one step further.
    I like to look at it as we start every season undefeated

  7. kgh4life Says:

    If the Bucs don’t have the season i think they’re capable of having, which is 10 or more wins, we can all blame it on this Bucs coaching staff. As Bucs fans can we honestly say that Bruce Arians works as hard as Bill Belichick. On the surface it seems Arians is too easy going sometimes.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    TBBF…yes sir one game at a time….

    With Tom Fargin’ Brady as your Bucs QB…no really.

  9. BrianBucs Says:

    Funny how the attitude, mindset and ambitions of an entire franchise and fan base can change, just by going from a Zero to a Hero at the QB position.

  10. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Amazing how finally dumping Mr. Turnover for the “Real America’s QB” has changed our good fortune and made us a little respected and relevant. Not even ATM’s 5000 yards couldn’t save him, and even if he had remained our starting QB No-one would be talking about the Bucs except that we’d be picked to finish last again in our division.

  11. JimBuc2. Says:

    I once worked for a retired Special Forces vet. This man served in Vietnam as a sniper detailed the CIA’s Phoenix Project. He was no braggart, and any doubts about his veracity were eliminated during a visit to a local rifle range. The guy’s 5 round group fit under a nickle. What does all that have to do with Tampa’s SB hopes? Consider this: TBBF, B1987, and others timidly caution the faithful about ‘one game at a time’ Really? My veteran friend would reply “Think small. Win small. Always dream big.” I’ll take that from someone who was handed 22 dossiers of high ranking NVA officers and closed out 19 oof them.
    GO BUCS! And thank you to those who servere our country!