Bucs “Are This Year’s Browns”

July 23rd, 2020

Wagering and the Bucs

Joe was just checking his trusty BetMGM app (yes it works in Vegas; no it doesn’t work in Florida but you can still monitor the lines).

The season-win total line for the Bucs has moved.

Now, the Bucs are listed at MGM Resorts sportsbooks at over/under 10 wins. This has Michael Lombardi salivating. The former NFL coffee fetcher for Bill Walsh, Al Davis and Bill Belicheat has always believed the Bucs were a good bet at the “under.” Too many questions about the Bucs at 10 wins, he has said repeatedly on his podcast “GM Shuffle.”

But with the line moved to 10? Lombardi is drooling, as he told VSiN audience during his regular appearance.

“Look, I think it is going to take some time,” Lombardi said of the Bucs to hit their groove this season, especially with no offseason and a snuggle-soft, underwear football training camp.

In other words, the Bucs and park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring quarterback Tom Brady are now the hunted ones, Lombardi sugguested. He thinks many folks will be disappointed by the Bucs this year.

Also, Lombardi on “GM Shuffle” again pushed the notion that nutcase wide receiver Antonio Brown is not fully out of the Bucs’ picture. Lombardi said Brady is lobbying hard for him but the front office at One Buc Palace is dead-set against it.

See Lombardi’s take on the Bucs and 10 wins below.

21 Responses to “Bucs “Are This Year’s Browns””

  1. gp Says:


  2. Syl Says:

    Way under. Worst QB…Overrated defense…Way overrated Coach. In the hunt for Lawrence.

  3. Pick6 Says:

    The browns had a completely inexperienced coach, a sophomore QB riding the hype train as hard as it can be ridden, a WR whose insane talent didn’t prevent him from being dumped, and a DC who hasn’t lasted with a team more than 3 seasons despite being a great tactician. The only thing they have in common is the attempt to fix an embarrassing lack of wins this century with what seem like strong rosters. Better coaches and the Browns had nothing resembling the locker room leadership and poise of guys like Brady and JPP to name a couple.

  4. DrunkInYbor Says:

    How’s that whole Doug Pederson is a horrible coach who’s unqualified and won’t win in Philly. Going for him these days. Plus he has a horrible draft pick resume as a g.m. He’s just a troll as far as I’m concerned. He probably couldn’t name 80 percent of our roster.

  5. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Good lord imagine thinking the likes of Freddy Kitchens and a second year QB with an awful DC would be a good football team.

    We have a good coach (yes haters look at BA in relation to most other coaches in the NFL) a good DC a good QB and fortified the O line. I am not here saying we are going to go 14-2 super bowl confirmed but to call us last years browns is just nonsense.

  6. Buczilla Says:

    There isn’t a single player on the Brown’s offense that is better than their Buc’s counterpart, with the exceptions of Chubb and Hunt (by the way Licht, this is what real threats at running back look like). OBJ is another head case wideout that is always injured, so he’s a 3rd stringer on our team. Landry is a nice player, but not in the same zip code as Mike or Godwin. Mayfield is not good and I’d take Jameis 100 out of 100 times over that dude. Silly Lombardi is on T.V. for a reason.

  7. Ocala Says:

    I’ll go with the best NFL player of all time. I like the Bucs chances with him leading the team.

  8. richbucsfan Says:

    LOL under

  9. Bucsfanman Says:

    I’d prefer to stay under the radar but, when you have the GOAT, that’s almost impossible.
    I’ll take the over.


  10. El Buco Realisto Says:


    go bucs

  11. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Joe wrote: “Also, Lombardi on “GM Shuffle” again pushed the notion that nutcase wide receiver Antonio Brown is snot fully out of the Bucs’ picture.”

    Yeah, I hope Brown is snot that’s fully out of the picture. Typo, or Freudian slip? I like it the way it reads now!

  12. Roy T. Buford Says:

    The Bucs are certainly “win now” and it’s clear with Brady, Evans, Godwin, Gronk, and Brate the tools are there. But A. Brown is a different type of tool, and no one in their right mind would take him, especially the Bucs. I wonder if Lombardi is feeling okay.

  13. geno711 Says:

    Last year before the season started Lombardi rated the Chargers would improve on their 2018 record and that New England and Kansas City would have worse records in 2019.

    Now the Chiefs stayed the same record but at 12-4 so that much wrong there on records. I am not that sure the his record on over under of wins is that outstanding.

    For more fun let’s look at him in his NFL team experience.

    A former NFL GM. He’s worked for 6 NFL teams. He has had jobs from scout to general manager. And here’s the list of quarterbacks those teams have drafted while Lombardi worked for them.

    -Scott Barry
    -Steve Slayden
    -Clemente Gordon
    -Keith McCant (the qb) not Keith McCants (ex Bucs lb)
    -Eric Zeier
    -Marquis Tuiasosopo
    -Andrew Walter
    -JaMarcus Russell

    With that track record on QB’s – Ouch!
    Kinda see why he is on the outside looking in these days.

  14. D-Rome Says:

    Joe was just checking his trusty BetMGM app

    Thanks Joe. I never heard of it. Just downloaded it. I have my “ways” of getting around geo restrictions.

  15. Joe Says:

    I have my “ways” of getting around geo restrictions.

    Oh! 🙂

  16. Va buc Says:

    People still care about what Lombardi thinks. Didnt know that

  17. ©MadMax Says:

    Who is this antonia brown…sorry Brady, HUGE No!

  18. The Graham Tram Says:

    That’s funny, I always thought last year’s browns were last last year’s Bucs

    I think we’re ready this time

  19. HeyItsAdam Says:

    this is the Bucs.


    Letting Jameis walk is the sequel to Steve Young.

    Signing Brady is the sequel to Alvin Harper.

  20. kgh4life Says:

    I disagree with Lombardi on this one. The Browns had a first time head coach in over his head, an inexperienced QB and some high profile players who were very selfish.

  21. ancientasbuc Says:

    Again, Lombardi has not been “inside” for a very long time and it has never been verified that anyone ever relied on his “thinking”. He writes for clicks and that’s it. Not to be taken seriously.