The Schedule Gods Were Kind

May 7th, 2020

When your favorite team hasn’t started better than 3-5 in seven consecutive first halves of seasons, you celebrate when the early part of the schedule is favorable.

That’s exactly what Joe is doing tonight. The Big Storm beer is flowing, and Joe has a tray of Hooters boneless wings with a variety of sauces.

Look at those first four games:

  1. at New Orleans
  2. PANTHERS (at home)
  3. at Denver
  4. CHARGERS (at home)

It wasn’t going to get much easier for the Bucs in the first quarter of the season, with the rebuilding Panthers, a beatable but talented Denver team and the Chargers with a rookie quarterback (most likely). And the Saints are notorious slow starters, especially on opening day. (See 2018 at the Superdome).

The football gods are smiling upon the Bucs. Thanks, Tommy!

Now the Bucs just have to win early and end that damn seven-season streak.

(See the full 2020 schedule here.)

33 Responses to “The Schedule Gods Were Kind”

  1. Wesley Says:

    Bone in Joe.
    Joe needs hands free to type. Boneless allows shoveling. –Joe

  2. Sport Says:

    Every year people get all crazy about hard and easy schedules. Silliness. There are always a few surprise teams that slide and a few that elevate.

    Beat the team in front of you, no matter who they are.

    In BA I Trust!

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    No game is a gimme in the NFL

  4. LargoBuc Says:

    2018 in the Superdome?

  5. DaBux Says:

    Wow. I really thought we’d see some serious prime time early in the season. Instead we get MNF at the Giants and SNF at the Faders. Very interesting.

  6. EA Says:

    2 Monday , 2 Sunday night, the usual Thursday and tons of afternoon games.

  7. BadgerW4 Says:

    Well, heck, they owed us after last year, so sure.

  8. Bucamania Says:

    5 primetime games! No ridiculous travel. Tom Brady style RESPECT.

  9. FlBoy84 Says:

    After last years scheduling debacle, Bucs were due for a break.

  10. El_Buc941 Says:

    Any chance some of the later season games get moved to 8pm games joe?weeks 14-17 maybe?

  11. I Bleed Pewter Says:

    At least all 8 home games are actually at home, there’s that to be happy about.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Games can be flexed to prime time later in the season…..

  13. Wesley Says:

    We should win 10 to 11 games. However because we’re the Bucs an 8-8 record wouldn’t shock me.

  14. 407buc Says:

    Beating the Saints week 1 is a must. I can hear the analysts now if that doesnt happen… got to have the confidence and momentum from beating them

  15. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    All together now… “Thanks Tom!”

    The beer is on us brother.

  16. Gofortheface30 Says:

    The Denver game interests me. We know what we’re going to get from N.O, but going to the West early in the year, probably toughest homefield in all of football, in a stadium Brady has struggled in more than any place. Will be fun to see if Davis/Dean/Bunting is able to keep Sutton/Jeudy/Hamler in front of them. Or exactly scared of Drew Lock, Tampa should be favored but that’s a sneaky good game

  17. Bird Says:

    Goodell was kind

    Was it cause of years of terrible schedules?


    Was it the brady factor ?

  18. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Beating the Saints week 1 isn’t a must. We lost to them week 1 in OT during our SB year.

  19. Scott Says:

    I think we’re being rewarded for ditching the League’s biggest dumbazz!

  20. Swampbuc Says:

    Miller and Chubb will put Brady on IR in the first quarter. Goobert will come in and have everyone yelling for Ryan Griffin and to sign or trade for Cam Newton.

  21. ©MadMax Says:

    And cue the rac ist remarks from the usual ant i white Madeas in 3…2….1….

  22. Pigsueybucsfan Says:

    Swampbuc are you really a Bucs fan or just another troll?

  23. Dapostman Says:

    That Denver game will be tough game. After 2 division games and Brady’s first home game as a Buc traveling to Denver in week 3 will be tough tough game.

    Huge emotion the first two weeks then……………@Denver.

    It won’t be like the Windy City Beatdown in week 4 2018 but tough none the less.

  24. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I still remember that whooping we put on those sorry 49ers last year on opening day. So many of you were certain of that….

    I hope we win all of our games this year, but this matchup/prediction bs is really a waste of time.

  25. FirstTimePoster Says:

    “Chargers with a rookie QB” umm…Daniel Jones. Anybody? Bueller?

  26. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    We should be 3-1 after 4 games

  27. BigHog Says:

    You won’t think of it as a reward if he (Mr. 5,000) kicks your ass up and down BEALE STREET!!! How about that bumbass Scott!

  28. BigHog Says:

    Good morning MadMax!! from one racist to another!!!

  29. rrsrq Says:

    I see Brees, Teddy B., Drew Lock and Tyrod (let’s just hope this ain’t the same ol Bucs where three out of four QBs haves carved up the Bucs and don’t discount Denver’s run game and the weapons they have thru the draft. But faith in the Bucs, idk, let’s go

  30. Hodad Says:

    I don’t see any rookie QB’s beating our Tom Brady lead Bucs this year even though he doesn’t play defense. He won’t be out played by a rookie, or back up like Jameis has in past years.

  31. Jim Says:

    Uh, Big Hog, Beale Street is in Memphis, not New Orleans. We don’t play Memphis. Thought we all knew that…

  32. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Big Hog……. racist genius.

  33. BigHog Says:

    Bourbon street …there fixed it ….never been to Memphis …is that where they killed THE KING!!