“The Bucs Are Worse In Primetime Than Jay Leno”

November 23rd, 2020

When Jay Leno left”The Tonight Show” he conned then-NBC big shot Jeff Zucker to give him a 10 p.m. show weeknights in primetime.

The show was a colossal failure, barely lasting six months. Some believe it was one of the most costly failures in NBC broadcast history.

But Joe’s good friend Jason McIntyre of FOX Sports believes even that show was better than watching the Bucs in primetime, so he says on something called “Talk the Line.”

“The Bucs are worse in primetime than Jay Leno,” McIntyre said. “Seriously, it is getting ugly.”

McIntyre doesn’t pick the Bucs do win. His co-host, former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, doesn’t believe park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, jet ski-losing Bucs quarterback Tom Brady will have a good night facing Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey.

However, Schwartz is bullish on the Bucs defense and believes because of defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, the Bucs will win and cover.

How will the Bucs cover? Well, you will have to watch the FOX Sports video below.

The Bucs better have a good showing tonight, or it very well may be a long while before we see the Bucs in primetime except for one of those mandatory Thursday night games.

18 Responses to ““The Bucs Are Worse In Primetime Than Jay Leno””

  1. richbucsfan Says:

    While it would be a great statement for the Bucs to win, the injury bug will steal this one. Very concerned about Marpet. Anyone know what play did the damage?

  2. Cannon Says:

    @richbucsfan – I’m guessing it was on the QB sneak at the goal line against the Giants. We got the TD, but Marpet took the beating for it.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Not exactly “recent” history…..Leno was moved to prime time in 2008…….somewhere near our last playoff appearance…..

  4. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Huge, huge game tonight. This might as well be a playoff game. If the coaching staff and Brady don’t come out with a solid game plan tonight, this Rams D will make them pay.
    Our defense needs to hit Goff early and often. He’ll cough up a TO or two if we can get to him. Huge game. I’m excited and worried at the same time. Meaningful late November football for the Bucs! It’s been way too long.

  5. Allbuccedup Says:

    A win against the Rams would put to rest the Primetime jinx. But more important solidify are playoff spot. A tiebreaker with the Rams and a two game lead on the Bears the playoffs begin tonight! Go Bucs!

  6. Gbobucsfan Says:

    Leno?? Really?? Silly, outdated comparison.

  7. Joe Says:

    Leno?? Really?? Silly, outdated comparison.

    Not sure about that. Can you think of a bigger, more expensive flop in primetime since? Was thinking about this last night. Couldn’t come up with any.

  8. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Has this HACK seen the Bucs defense? Especially in the first half of games?

  9. Roy T. Buford Says:

    ALL teams play with injuries, and the team that beat the Bucs all up and down the field in embarrassing fashion twice this year had a great game yesterday because they overcame injuries…not only with the starting star QB, but with a top rated CB in Lattimore being out. They had a plan and it worked great, much as I can’t stand the Saints–true. The Bucs had one game without Marpet and had a terrible remedy for it and got eaten alive. They corrected that last week with a good temporary fix. Pros will find a way to win. Contenders will find a way. If there is any blaming a flat performance tonight on a LG who isn’t even suiting up, shame on the Bucs! Not saying they will…but…

    I saw earlier today Joe was getting on Dirk for not adjusting yesterday…true statement, justified….yet a lot of people around here talk about Byron L being a HC candidate with what I think is some pretty awful playcalling. Didn’t see him step up before in games and change the plan up. Not where it showed anyway. So let’s hope tonight is a good one for the Bucs!

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    Personally I wish that the Bucs don’t play any Monday night or Thursday night games ever again. The Bucs suck at night games & I’d much rather see them have a decent chance of winning than get on TV in ‘Prime Time’.

  11. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Defense Rules…I agree. I’ve gotten to where I can’t stand Thurs night myself, no matter who plays. Totally wrecks the rhythm.

    With the Chiefs coming up in 6 days…I only hope the TDay holiday mid-week and them having to travel helps diminish the short week impact the Bucs will have.

  12. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Can you think of a bigger, more expensive flop in primetime since?
    Not since, but The Chevy Chase Show was pretty bad.

  13. Joe Says:

    but The Chevy Chase Show was pretty bad.

    That was a long time ago but that was pretty bad.

    That was late-night, not primetime though, wasn’t it?

  14. Joe Says:

    Can you think of a bigger, more expensive flop in primetime since?

    Just thought of one. Not sure it was more expensive but NBC took a financial bloodbath by eating the contract.

    Remember when Megyn Kelly had a Sunday night show opposite 60 Minutes? Did it even last six episodes?

  15. Alanbucsfan Says:

    You’re right, Joe, Chevy Chase was late night.
    I don’t think Bucs have a prime time problem- I think it’s more a matchup and execution problem. Bucs trenches don’t matchup well with Saints’ trenches. Bears’ game was poor execution and Giants are improving with a good secondary .

  16. August 1976 Buc Says:

    This game has the same feel that the Green Bay game had and the Bucs did well. They will play well. This is a playoff preview against the Rams. GO BUCS!!!!

  17. Chris Says:

    Man, Jay Leno sure gets a bad rap. According to everything I’ve read, NBC forced Leno out of the Tonight Show despite the fact that he was #1 for many many years, and pushed him into the 10pm role. It wasn’t his idea. Yes, it was a flop, but it’s arguable that format doesn’t work at 10pm, and no host or talk show could excel at that time slot. People are accustomed to sitcoms and dramas at that time. NBC got greedy and wanted to keep both Leno and Conan.

  18. Cobraboy Says:

    I love Leno. He never used cheap tricks or profanity in his comedy.

    Plus, is there a bigger car guy on the planet? My handle refers to cars…