“It Hurt Me, For Sure.”

October 14th, 2020

A member of the Bucs defense shares his pain

There is no doubt the Bucs are approaching a crossroads of this season.

If they don’t beat the undefeated Packers on Sunday, then it’s a 3-3 record and a kick in the gut for the legions of Bucs fans who thought/think they’re watching an 11-win Bucs team.

Then it’s off to Las Vegas, where Jon Gruden is now on a bye week and wants nothing more than to shove a Raiders “W” where Team Glazer might not like it. Just imagine how grudge-holding Chucky is working himself and his staff into a froth after upsetting the Chiefs and now awaiting the Bucs.

The point is these are two massive and difficult games ahead of the Bucs, and what makes that especially interesting is the team is coming off a heart-crushing loss in Chicago. Sometimes a loss like that is a positive turning point; sometimes it triggers a nosedive.

Joe asked DE Will Gholston today about the team’s attitude after Thursday’s rough loss. Gholston made the answer a bit personal.

“We chalked it up. We watched the film. We changed it, we corrected it,” Gholston said. “I think that we will be ok moving forward, not making the same mistakes. And it was a tough one. It hurt. It hurt me, for sure.”

Joe is intrigued that Gholston referenced his pain from the loss. He’s an eighth-year Buccaneer, which means he’s endured a troubling number of tough and soul-crushing defeats. He also later referenced the team’s “great expectations” and a need to move on.

Joe thinks that will be the Bucs’ greatest challenge Sunday, to not let the Chicago failures on both sides of the ball in the fourth quarter carry over.

Play a complete 60 minutes against Green Bay for a change. And win or lose, don’t set up any Bucs fan to think or type #ItsABucsLife.

51 Responses to ““It Hurt Me, For Sure.””

  1. JameisAlmighty Says:

    Gholston knows from watching that film that Idiot Licht ruined the team by passing on Famous Jameis and taking in a stiff and over the hill Terrible Tom Brady.

  2. Joe in Michigan Says:

    One small problem with your asinine theory, TrollAlmighty…The Bucs are better this year.

  3. BucEmUp Says:

    This team never believes in itself. That stars with the coaching. No excuses. This coaching staff has a top shelf roster and if the offense keeps sputtering and failing in games its all on the offensive coach.

    I initially said Green Bay would beat the brakes off of us this weekend, but the Bucs do usually find a way to play to their competition. They always sh!t the bed in the end regardless but at least it should be high scoring. If not I’m sure it will be everyone but the OC’s as usual.

  4. bucdup813 Says:


  5. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    Joe in Michigan Says:
    October 14th, 2020 at 5:17 pm
    One small problem with your asinine theory, TrollAlmighty…The Bucs are better this year.


  6. Darin Says:

    Team’s tied for first place kids. My goodness the power of one loss to some. And dang the Bucs get the Packers coming off a bye then the Raiders too. Cmon man. Time to tighten up boys teams are gona be prepared

  7. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    Who expect the Buccaneers to win versus the Packers? Many of you hope the Bucs will win just as I hope the Buccaneers will lose. Buccaneers had the ball in the final minute and seconds against the Bears and the Buccaneers could not get in field goal range. That is not a mistake; it is ability or the lack there of. Supposedly, the Buccaneers had all the talent… just needed a quarterback. The Buccaneers have not been impressive.

  8. JameisAlmighty Says:

    The Bucs are not better this year. I’m not sure what you’ve been watching. But I see a team with key players injured and a QB that can’t move.

  9. Joe in Michigan Says:

    The Bucs are 3-2 after 5 games. They were 2-3 after 5 games last year. So yes, the Bucs are better than last year, at this point.

  10. Joe in Michigan Says:

    The first 8 games of last year, the Bucs were 2-6. They already have more wins than that after 5 games. I know, facts hurt sometimes, snowflake.

  11. SB Says:

    Don’t feed Trolls Joe. They will keep coming back.

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    @Mirrormirroronthewall … “Who expect the Buccaneers to win versus the Packers? Many of you hope the Bucs will win just as I hope the Buccaneers will lose.”

    “Hope the Buccaneers will lose?” Obviously you’re a Packers plant just out for a troll (oh wait, that’s supposed to be ‘stroll’ … my bad).

    JameisAlmighty … Self-flagellation takes a toll after awhile. I’d say ‘Move on because Jameis is a Saint’ but we both know that’s not true, don’t we.

    BucEmUp … No question in my mind that poor performance on the field usually starts with poor preparation & poor coaching, but players bear a lot of the responsibility too. False starts, off-sides, illegal formations, delay of game … coaches don’t ‘teach’ players to do those things and they’re usually pretty easy calls. Some others though, like holding, roughing the passer & pass interference are very often ‘judgment calls’ on the part of the officials. Teams with ‘a reputation’ seem to get hardest when it comes to those. And yes the Bucs have ‘a reputation’ among the officials it seems. In those cases, it’s up to coaching to ‘fix it’.

  13. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The next 2 teams we face have had Bye’s to prepare for us.

  14. RICHARD weeks Says:

    The jameis ass lickers are out in full force today..

  15. SB Says:

    Trolls don’t accept logic DR!

  16. Joe in Michigan Says:

    The first 10 games of last year, the Bucs were 3-7. So this year’s Bucs would have to lose their next 5 games to have the same record.

  17. JameisAlmighty Says:

    The Bucs may not win another game the rest of the season.

  18. RICHARD weeks Says:

    Saints fans trolling joebucsfan

  19. Joe in Michigan Says:

    TrollAlmighty: That’s what you’re wishing for, anyway. I enjoy trolling the trolls, and you’re one of them. You’ll change your name to save face, if the Bucs win games. Right?

  20. JameisAlmighty Says:

    The Bucs need to lose for draft position. Throw this season away and move up in the draft.

  21. Joe in Michigan Says:

    JameisAlmighty: And you call Licht an idiot? Hahaha

  22. orlbucfan Says:

    Only 5 games in and we’ve got yahoos on here screeching about draft position?!? Give me a f##### break! No reason why Bucs can’t win the next 2 games. I, for one, would love to see ego Chucky bust a gut if the Bucs beat him in Vegas! 🙂

  23. Joe in Michigan Says:

    First you say “The Bucs may not win another game the rest of the season.”, then you say “The Bucs need to lose for draft position. Throw this season away and move up in the draft.”. You contradicted yourself, saying the Bucs aren’t good enough to win another game, then saying the Bucs should lose on purpose. Only a loser like you would throw in the towel on a promising season.

  24. Beeej Says:

    Forum becoming unreadable

  25. GhostofSchiano Says:

    My question is who on the defense is going to STEP UP and fill the big void left by vita vea?

    Who on the offense is going to step up for OJ Howard?

    the next two games are winnable, this is where veterans like Brady, Gronk, JPP and Suh show some leadership and get these units playing like we all know they can. Yeah I know, easier said than done.

  26. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    Defense Rules,

    Be real bro! This has nothing to do with Jameis and everything to with your hypocrisy. Jameis is gone. It is up to him to rebuild his career. It appears that you just want a white quarterback. Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers all beat the Bears on Thursday night. Your boy Tom cannot count to four. I am not a Packers’ fan unless they are playing the Buccaneers. Stop making me your boy.

  27. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    Defense Rules,

    You refuse to proclaim confidence in the Bucs! You do not believe they will beat the Packers.

  28. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    Joe in Michigan Says:
    October 14th, 2020 at 6:09 pm
    The Bucs are 3-2 after 5 games. They were 2-3 after 5 games last year. So yes, the Bucs are better than last year, at this point.

    They have a better record; they are yet to prove they are a better team.

  29. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    You cannot prove that you are a better team by beating the Chargers, Broncos, and Panthers. All three teams gave the Bucs fits. The Panthers are a team than the team the Bucs played the first time around. Better record; not better team.

  30. JimmyJack Says:

    Do we got a defense? Yes
    Do we got a running game? Yes
    Do we got a kicker and a QB? Yes

    There is no reason we cant compete with Green Bay. The only way we dont play a close game here is if we beat ourselfs…….. Which Ill admitt seems very likely.

    We are all waiting for this team to step up and become a contender. If its gonna come this year its gotta come quick. We play a lot of good teams over the next month and a half.

    If the Bucs are gonna proove to us that they are real threat to do some damage in the playoffs they are gonna have to beat some of these good teams. No better place to start then this Sunday…….We absolutely do got the talent to beat them. But we gotta bring our A game. No less.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  31. DBS Says:

    Mirriormirrioronthewall is a poor Jameis fan. He changed his name because he can’t stand the fact the team let him go. Now wishes nothing but bad things for the team.

  32. Cannon Says:

    I’ll step up, Mirror. Bucs beat the Packers this weekend. They’re that good.

  33. Greg Says:

    @ MM on the W
    Your racist undertones tell us all about you. I sense some insecurities…wont go there as you know more about that. IF you watched the first five games for sure there are some warts that need to be cleaned up but if you had a clue about football you would see this is by far a better team than last year. The Packers are a damn good team and we will see what happens Sunday. Keep your immature racist attacks out of here. I’ll be at the game Sunday and obviously you won’t and I will be pulling for the Bucs!

  34. Buc-in-NC Says:

    Well mirror…… You just proved to be a POS and a hypocrite yourself. So you tell DR to admit about just wanting a white QB, but then list Aaron Rodgers as a QB to beat the Bears. Do you trolls even know what you type?

  35. TampaTown Says:

    Feels like the wheels are about to fall off

  36. Joe in Michigan Says:

    MMOTW, the 2020 Bucs have:
    •A better record
    •Better QB
    •Better audibles
    •Better running game
    •Better defense
    •Better kicker

    So yes, better.

  37. Anonymous Says:

    Long season, keep Toms jersey clean, pound the rock, add discipline.This team is a garbage call on Shaq Barrett away from 4-1. They are light years better than last year. The Defense did not arrive last year until 11 weeks into the season. Again this team will continue to get better. They no longer “choose to suck” in the Redzone. thankyou T Monkin for that statement. Lol They are one of the best now in the Redzone. They have been the fastest starting team in the league. They came back from 17 down to win. And now ROJO is stepping up his game with back to back 100 yard games. So to say the sky is falling just is not honest. GO BUCS!!!!

  38. Ndog Says:

    Hey guys one question

  39. Sport Says:

    Google sports illustrated power rankings ‘no need to worry for Buccaneers, Chiefs’.

    Dude has us in 3rd place!

    Suck it Trollbags and Whiners!

    In BA I Trust!

  40. Ndog Says:

    What down is it?

  41. Ndog Says:

    4th right?

  42. JimmyJack Says:

    Joe in Michigan if you have to convince somebody we are better this year you really have no chance. They will never be learned.

    Youre better off just pointing at the record and let the wins do the talking. Let them learn the slow hard way. Of course they will probably just leave at that point anyway.

  43. Joe in Michigan Says:

    It’ll always be TURD down with you, Ndogturd!

  44. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Keep Toms jersey clean, and pound the rock. They will improve in discipline. This team is light years better then last year. They are one of the best Redzone teams now. They no longer choose to suck in the Redzone lol. thx T Monkin for that lol. They are the fastest starting team in the league. I cant remember that ever being said abiut the Bucs in the history of the team 1976-2020. That is with a mash unit of an offense right now. ROJO has stepped up his game with back to back 100 yard games. How long has it been since that could be said. And they even have a consistant kicker for the first time in a long time. So to say they are not better is just not honest. The Defence did not arrive last year until week 11. Now they have a legitimate Defense. They will continue to get better. It is a long season, and they are on the right track. GO BUCS!!!!

  45. Buczilla Says:

    We have endured many soul crushing defeats since our only Superbowl win. It hurts us too Will Gholston. I’ve read this book before and it has a terrible ending. It is up to the coaches and players to buck the trend and write their own story. We have the talent and the coaches have coached well in the past, so Green Bay is very beatable. I look forward to a happy ending on Sunday. 😜

  46. I’m a Tandyman Bucs Fan Again Says:

    This is a pivotal game! Play well,win…Gain confidence, beat Raiders and all you nay sayers become band wagoners!! Gotta believe man, gotta believe!!

  47. Architek Says:

    I miss the old days when people in this forum would argue about valid topics.

    Some idiot said “the Bucs should throw the season away” WTH????

  48. JimmyJack Says:

    From what I have heard Green Bay features passing weapons from the TE and RB positions……Devonta Adams Im not even worried about until Carlton Davis gives me a reason to be.

    So I dont know much about Green Bay but RB and TE tells me we might need our LBs to have a big day. Devin White has gotta make an impact. This sounds like a matchup where we need him.

    And no Devin I didnt buy into the hype the first few games. I saw Kamara twice and McCaffereny exploit you in the redzone to start the year. If you cant hold your own against the big boys then your totally overrated……Your rookie learning curve is long gone. Step up dude!!

  49. RICHARD weeks Says:

    This was at one time a great site to come and read..Then joe started to allow the saints trolls to hijack the page.

  50. August 1976 Buc Says:

    This is still an excellent site, but like life not everything is as everyone would like it to be. People can live in negative crap if they choose. I refuse to dwell in the garbage. Are the Bucs perfect, not a chance. But they are my team, and this is the best place for Bucs news for me. To Each Their Own, BTW Football is still only a game. Life is way to short for a bunch stinking thinking, might as well enjoy. GO BUCS!!!

  51. D1 Says:


    “They have a better record; they are yet to prove they are a better team”

    Lol ………holy crap ! you can’t make this stuff up!

    You’re a winston fan…..no question about it. …..

    This is JBF Hall of shame material.. And it qualifies you for the L.I.P. ( least intelligent poster) award. Kudos for bringing shame to your house and the house of winston.

    DAF, shouldn’t be requirement for a winston worshipper, but it’s hard to argue it’s not!