Bucs Excuses Have Run Out

December 7th, 2020

If the Bucs cannot beat the sad-looking Vikings on Sunday, a team that did everything it could to give away a home game to the bumbling Mike Glennon-led Jaguars yesterday — with everything on the line — then Joe will absolutely lose it on these here pages.

It’s time.

It’s time for this Bucs team to stop all the noise about not enough time together to jell offensively.

It’s time for this ridiculously talented and healthy roster to play a 60-minute football game and beat an inferior 6-6 Vikings club that just needed overtime to beat the Jaguars.

It’s time to end the Bucs’ three-game home losing streak and finally finish a season with a winning record at home, a phenomenon unseen since Chucky patrolled the sidelines.

It’s time for the NFL’s largest coaching staff to earn its money.

It’s time for all the excuses to end.

Yes, Joe expects the Bucs to beat the Vikings on Sunday and jump their record to 8-5.

If the Bucs can’t do that, then Team Glazer should issue a formal apology to Bucs fans for crimes against football decency, and then Bucco Bruce Arians and Jason Licht should apologize for their ineptitude.

A loss Sunday cannot happen. Bucs fans deserve a “W,” and a spot in the playoffs with the Browns.

No excuses.

24 Responses to “Bucs Excuses Have Run Out”

  1. Mr Nickerson Says:

    Where is the story on the damn near $1million dollar PPE loan that Tom Brady’s sports performance and nutrition company, TB12, received? I know people in this town who really needed and still do need real help, much more than this multi-millionaire washed up self righteous THIEF. Whats it smell like up in there that far, Joe?
    First, Joe has no clue what Brady’s actual ownership interest is in the company. 10 percent, 20 percent, 50 percent? PPE money was earmarked to businesses to be used exclusively for payroll. The TB12 company had to be approved by the federal government for that amount based on documentation. Unless we learn Brady bought a new car with some of the money, or there were improprieties in general, Joe doesn’t care at all. Has nothing to do with football and its completely under the law. Rich folks have businesses that declare bankruptcy all the time and actually stiff people out of cash. This doesn’t even approach that.–Joe

  2. Architek Says:

    I saw the Giants out Coach and execute the supposedly contending Seahawks- that’s what “it’s time” looks like.

    The Bucs coaches need to own and deliver some games.

  3. Tackleblockwin Says:

    I really hope we see improvement and consistency after the bye week.

  4. D1 Says:

    Mr Nickerson,

    Are you a business owner? If yes, how many people do you employ?

  5. adam from ny Says:

    ok so the vikes are one of the hottest teams in football, winning 5 of 6…

    and detroit finned out strong with 14 unanswered to win their game…

    and so i thought the split with atlanta seems about right…

    bucs gotta get it together now – these teams aren’t laying down or bending over

  6. D1 Says:


    You’re right! No team is going to just show up and collect a check. Shouldn’t really matter much as we match up with those teams favorably. The idea of splitting with Atlanta is a thought I hope the players don’t entertain. Win out.

    There’s talent on this team. Too much to lose against the vikes and lions.

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “sad-looking Vikings on Sunday, a team that did everything it could to give away a home game to the bumbling Mike Glennon-led Jaguars yesterday — with everything on the line”.

    As I read that, I thought of OUR last TWO home games against the Rams & Chiefs, BOTH winnable games in which our offense AND defense looked quite ‘bumbling’ at various times in those games. And our Bucs had a LOT on the line in those games too.

    Since their BYE week, the Vikes have now won 5 out of 6, beating the Packers, Lions, Bears, Panthers & Jags and losing only to the Cowboys 31-28 (a team they should’ve beaten, but literally ‘fumbled’ it away). In no way, shape or form should our Bucs take the Vikings lightly. At 6-6, they’ve got even MORE on the line than we do.

  8. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Is AB still on the team? Let me know when it’s safe to come back.

  9. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    ITS TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I do feel in somehow and someway that Antonio Brown has cursed this team

    KARMA IS REAL…………………..and AB is putting out some seriously bad karma

    Bruce Arians and Tom Brady has sold their souls to the devil for AB’s talents on the field

    I honestly believe that if AB wasn’t on this team………..then this team would’ve won at least two more games this year.

    Since the signing of AB……………..Scotty Miller has disappeared.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We need to take a lead and pound the Vikings…….They are a formidable opponent if Cook is able to run…..stop him…..tighten up on Thielen and victory is ours…..

  12. TampaTodd Says:

    Wake up there is only one major problem with the bucs its and its not the offense. The offense can score points. Its our defense. Let’s face it they suck the secondary gets picked apart every game. Todd Bowles needs to go. Our front line can’t get to the QB. But I understand Via is out. The players are able its the play calling Todd Bowles sucks period. The sooner the Bucs get that the sooner we can start winning.

  13. Davenport Buc Says:

    RE: Brady & PPE

    – he broke no laws
    – the money was used for its intended purpose
    – he maintained jobs for his staff

    Just because you are broke, it doesnt mean you can take shots a people who worked their *** off to create employment for others.

    Nothing is stopping you from getting out there and building a business of your own.

  14. Jazzy Says:

    Man that ab hate runs deep with some. Scotty miller isnt some dynamic beast he is fast and really small ab has a better skill set period.

  15. Davenport Buc Says:

    AB — runs good routes, catches everything, not a peep out of him since he got here.

    Ya, he’s the problem… jeez

  16. Big_Buc$ Says:

    So 3 out of the next 4 games are with teams that have no head coach in place. Just 2 weeks ago I thought that the last 4 games of the season would be wins without any doubt. Looking at theses game they are winnable but these teams aren’t going to lay down. Minnesota and Detroit IMO because they are still mathematically alive for the playoffs. Atlanta on the other hand may start trying to play for the draft but bottom line is we need to show up and play a 60 minute game in all 4.

  17. ben Says:

    Nickerson… we all wish we could all make the same $$ as ftball players on our job but most can’t . Don’t hate people for being rich as it makes you sound like the BIG loser.

  18. Hodad Says:

    The sad Vikings Joe? They’ve had more success then the Bucs lately. If they beat us in the “Den”, they’ll have more success again.

  19. 76bucsfan Says:

    Agreed Anthem….. We have looked like trash since the Giants game. Although he couldnt play AB signed early that week..

  20. Oneilbucs Says:

    I told yall all summer that Brady has not been good the past 2 years . And yall told me I was worng and didn’t know what I was talking about. I told yall that Bruce Arians offense was trash and yall told me that I was making excuses for Jamies . I told yall that our offensive line was not good last year and yall told me that I was making another excuse for Jamies . I told yall that every quarterback needs a running game including Jamies . But yall told me that was another excuse for Jamies . I told yall that Jamies is throwing the ball up the field to much and that those are high risk throws and yall told me that’s another excuse for Jamies . Now it took Brady to come here and now yall understand !! No excuses superbowl or bust !!!!

  21. D-Rome Says:

    This has been your best article in quite some time. Fans that say the team still needs to jell should be ridiculed and then ignored. If they don’t win the next four games then I think it’s time to take a serious look at cleaning house. If they can’t win four in a row during the season then there’s no reason to believe they will do it in the playoffs.

    This entire season was about **this** year’s Super Bowl, to become the first team in NFL history to play in their home stadium in the Super Bowl. This team was not built for the long term. This team was not built to go one-and-done in the playoffs.

  22. Mike Johnson Says:

    LMAO here. U never brought into the hype a 43 yr old saviour was the answer. We are one big hit away from playing all world Gabbert whose only claim to fame was his demise in Jacsonville. All I can say is Lets prove you can..Run The table with these last 4 games. Thats the mantra..RUN THE TABLE or limp into the playoffs and be one and done.

  23. Pewter Power Says:

    Poor evaluation lol Vikings game a run game, receivers, quarterback and a decent coach so any given Sunday. They were without their best players on defense also. Not that hard to scheme a win against or below average coaches. They’ll embarrass us with a stupid game plan even though they had two weeks to prepare

  24. unbelievable Says:

    Amen Joe. No more excuses.

    Also, folks, it’s the “PPP” loan, not “PPE”…

    And if you’re outraged about Brady’s company getting one, you should also be outraged our current so-called “leader” and his family have received over 700 BILLION DOLLARS in PPP loans for their various companies… While most working Americans continue to suffer as unemployment climbs and continue to see ever growing lines at food banks like we haven’t seen in decades in this country.