“That Is The Best Group In The NFL”

May 21st, 2020

Hot seat?

It would be unthinkable for the Buccaneers to miss the playoffs this season in a league where 44 percent of clubs now qualify for the postseason.

That’s the just the cold, bring-it-on reality.

The hype is everywhere, rightfully so after replacing a backup-quality starter with a legend and adding Rob Gronkowski and Tristan Wirfs, who replaces a right tackle that can’t land a suitable job.

Cranky Charlie Weis, whose offensive prowess guided Vinny Testaverde and Matt Cassel to Pro Bowl seasons, and molded young To Brady with the Belicheats, was barking this morning on SiriusXM NFL Radio about how the Bucs have the best blend of wide receivers and tight ends in the NFL. “That is the best group in the NFL,” he said.

Then Weis backpedaled a bit saying the Chiefs might be better, but nobody compares to the Bucs in their conference.

“In the NFC, I don’t think there’s a team that’s any better than Tampa Bay as far as skill people,” Weis said. “So, you’re Tommy, you’re either going to play [in Tampa] or in New England, where at best you can say you’re in the bottom third of skill people. … To me, I mean this is set up for success as far as I’m concerned.”

Joe wonders what kind of pressure Bucco Bruce Arians is feeling? Barring a significant Brady injury (heaven forbid!) Arians has no excuses if the Bucs aren’t one of the 14 NFL teams in the playoffs.

Does that mean Arians is on a hot seat? Win or go home?

Joe can’t go there in May, and Joe doesn’t want to stomach the thought of the Bucs limping to an 8-8 season and then facing salary cap issues. Arians loves the expectations and so does Joe.

Weis is right; the Bucs are loaded and should be able to throw the ball short and long at will. A mediocre finish is just not an option with this much firepower and experience.

42 Responses to ““That Is The Best Group In The NFL””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m so excited…..we have Evans, Godwin, Gronk, OJ, Brate……and DARE!!!

  2. Chesapeake Bucco Says:

    BA feeling pressure? Hot seat? Ha Ha! This is what he LIVES for! The virus situation notwithstanding, anything less than 11-5 will be disappointing (unless of course they go 10-6 and go on to win the SB!….peaking at just the right time!)

  3. Bojim Says:

    Right on

  4. Buccaboo Says:

    Not only are the players used to losing, but so is this fan base, Just stop with the negativity

  5. PUGS&BUCS Says:

    “rightfully so after replacing a backup-quality starter….”

    He only lead the league in passing and was the first QB to throw for back to back 400 yard games. Sure… back up.

    All I know is Brady has 2 years to win a SB. 2. Anything short of this is a waste.

  6. Says:

    Joe! Thank you! And you know what for! The legend!

  7. stpetebucsfan Says:


    It’s even worse than Joe suggested.

    “Sure… back up.”

    Obviously he’s not going to play in front of an HOF…so right there is technically a BACKUP!!!

    It’s worse. He’s been signed to be Brees…backup’s backup.

    They signed Taysom Hill for 21 million and an extra year…2 years for him..
    Jamies…1 year..salary less than a million but a small bonus puts him barely over one million.

    So Pug what do you call JW? He’s not the starter. Money and contract length indicated he’s not even the backup. He’s just an insurance policy in case both Brees and Hill BOTH get hurt.

    Someone can tell me but don’t 3rd string QB’s generally not even dress for the games?

  8. Sport Says:

    I’m with Chesapeake. Raise your expectations and leave the sniveling about the Bucs history behind. It’s cathartic. Let it go!

    We are poised to kick some ass this year!!!

    In BA I Trust!

  9. Cobraboy Says:

    Remember when many thought Arians was in Tampa just to collect a paycheck, and the Bucs were mired in mediocracy with no end in sight?

    Enjoy the 2020 season, it’ll be one to remember.

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    As my man Mike Tyson once said after suffering his very first defeat…Everybody got a plan..until they get hit.

  11. K2 Says:

    The Bucs team is loaded with talent. Will this be the year that they start beating other teams and stop beating themselves? I think most of the players that were beating this team are gone… Now we get to find out if we have some players who really want to WIN!

  12. Pewter Power Says:

    I can see it coming on this negative website, that legendary 8-8 prediction that you’ll continue to based on the results of the last decade, at some point before the season starts we’ll get another article about Charles sims, Doug Martin and desean Jackson because they think it’s relevant

  13. SirClicksAlot Says:

    I remember “young To Brady” very well. He knew how to jam and his best friend was Earl. Far more than a footnote in the history books, his name will never be forgotten.

  14. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Brady had no one to throw to last year. I am sure he is excited as many of us fans. If we can get a running game going – the Bucs offense will be unstoppable.

  15. BucEmUp Says:

    Hot seat is just stupid…Arians will not get fired they are all marroed together for two years

  16. Oneilbucs Says:

    Bruce Arians is a fraud Terry Bradshaw was right about him .

  17. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Come on bro…why is JW a third stringer?

  18. SB Says:

    Bucs aren’t one of the 14 NFL teams in the playoffs.


    Nice way to illustrate that Joe!

  19. SB Says:

    Sorry, maybe I need to clear that comment.
    I meant that you were on point that if we can’t be 14th then the fit hits the shan

  20. Youngbucs Says:

    Jameis Winston is a fraud everybody is right about him.

  21. Craig Says:

    All that and the defense is going to be one of the better ones too.

    The Bucs are going prime time.

  22. SOEbuc Says:

    Make Brate a red zone TD beast again Tom. We’re the best because opposing secondary has to keep a very close eye on every receiver on every down with our rotation.

  23. SOEbuc Says:


    I know right!!! Pumped about D. OMFG I wanna sh!t my pants inside the LVD pre game speach game one.

  24. ©MadMax Says:

    “That Is The Best Group In The NFL”

    And this used to be the best site covering the Bucs….but as we know true journalism is dead. Its always biased opinionated coverage and the loudest most extreme writers earn their bones by digging deep….aint that right Joes!?

  25. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Are they expanding the playoff field this season? I thought it wasn’t happening till next season. Are they expanding the gameday roster as well?

  26. Joe Says:

    Are they expanding the playoff field this season?

    By two teams, one per conference.

  27. Joe Says:


    Been that way since Day One.

  28. ©MadMax Says:

    Well pisin on some of your fan base does things too….

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    After losing all of our games our first season, we’ve never lived it down.

    Being the first team with homefield advantage in the Superbowl is something that would finally make up for it.

    So would going undefeated, but that really is a dream.

  30. ©MadMax Says:

    What gets me too Joes is how you pick and choose who says what when its just a debate. 2 of my posts went to immediate dump tonight, not even in mod when I didnt curse and actually gave in to you guy’s ridiculousness. Thats targeted. ok. I dont feel i deserved that but your site, do you. And I know I’ll get the common response but you know and i know.

  31. Jean Lafitte Says:

    That’s great, now I feel we have a legit shot to make playoffs. I was sorta worried that N.O. and Atlanta could shut us out. If the NFC East plays as bad as last year that would give us a legit shot.

  32. Defense Rules Says:

    I read articles like this and I just shake my head. Setting high goals & having high expectations is a necessary start to becoming great. But meeting those goals and actually becoming great is always an incredibly arduous process. Some teams certainly appear to be more talented in certain position groups this year than others (Bucs having the best WR & TE groups in the NFL?), but it still all comes down to TEAM in the final analysis … how all those position groups fit together and PERFORM like a well-oiled machine, week-in & week-out..

    Right now every team in the NFL is 0-0 in 2020. Greatness is earned, and our Bucs have a long road in front of them to prove that they deserve a seat at that table. Folks keep focusing on the Bucs’ offense & all our explosive firepower, but I’ll go out on a limb and predict that for the Bucs to make the playoffs this season, we’ll NEED a Top-10 DEFENSE. We’ve certainly got the POTENTIAL to achieve that (and better than that IMO), but it’s far from being ‘a given’ at this point. Lots of hard work ahead, and being a relatively young team on defense, time’s not exactly in our favor thanks to ‘The Sickness’.

  33. Oneilbucs Says:

    stpetebucfan Jamies is not the a 3rd string quarterback bro . I don’t know why yall keep saying that . Jamies went to a good organization that believes in team ball . The bucs don’t have a mindset like that they run the ball a and play good defense . We don’t do none of those things . Bruce Arians is fraud because now he wants a runningback and now he drafted a offensive lineman because of Brady .

  34. Youngbucs Says:

    Jameis Winston is a fraud!!!!!! He’s a #1 overall draft pick who’s never upheld his part of the bargain on or off the field. His press conference’s are like watching a 5year rerun🤯

  35. Youngbucs Says:

    I’m just wondering how my coach is a fraud? He’s done pretty much everything he’s said in his interviews. He said players would be held accountable☑️He said he wanted to keep the d together ☑️He said he wanted Tom Brady☑️ I’m I missing something he said in last press conference he wanted a new QB what I’m I missing????

  36. Youngbucs Says:

    Somebody need to check their sheets. The saints only rush for around 160 more yds than us 🤷🏽‍♂️Oh and our defense only gave up about 200 more total yds than them🤷🏽‍♂️What I’m I missing oh yea the saints don’t turn the ball over go figure 🤷🏽‍♂️

  37. Oneilbucs Says:

    youngbucs he wanted a older quarterback the hold time and now we have a old team on the defensive line and at quarterback . Now he believes in the runningback position last year he said he don’t value the runningback position . Last year he said don’t draft offensive lineman in the first round now he drafted one in the first round . All of this was because of Brady . He could have done the same thing for Jamies . That’s why I can’t wait until this Brady thing over . I don’t have a loser mentality when it comes to football . Brady will always be a Patriot regardless of what happens in Tampa !!!!

  38. Oneilbucs Says:

    Youngbucs the saints defense is waaaaay better than ours lo lol that’s just the truth . We gave up the most passing yards this year . We were ranked 32 in stopping the passes. The Patriots had the number one defense . And top 5 in scoring defense witch means teams don’t score touchdowns on them .

  39. Youngbucs Says:

    yea yea yea the saints QBs don’t give the ball away it goes hand and hand oh teams score on them but do they have to fight the QB position also I mean dam a all madden team couldn’t keep points off the board with Winston at QB he’s giving away points like Halloween candy 🍭🍬🍫

  40. Youngbucs Says:

    Whoooo buddy don’t forget our turnover rankings that don’t matter I know. Honestly our defense work miracles with the hand they were dealt last year they produced points on defense and produced turnovers at a good rate but Winston 1uping them smh

  41. Youngbucs Says:

    You do have a loser mentality Brady is better than Winston right now. I don’t care about past glory he’s better than him right now !!!!

  42. ©MadMax Says:

    @Youngbucs bringing the SMACKDOWN FACTS!!! You go bro….