Lions Coaches Out “Until Further Notice”

December 23rd, 2020

The Buccaneers’ Week 16 opponent is in the midst of seriously rough times and Joe’s not referring to their 5-9 record.

Yesterday, the Lions, who the Bucs face in Detroit at 1 p.m. on Saturday, closed their team practice facility yesterday because of positive tests for The Sickness.

Today, Detroit issued this statement, which sort of says players will have limited hands-on coaching and supervision indefinitely.

“This morning our COVID-19 test results yielded no new positive tests. As a result of the contact tracing process, several coaches will remain away from the team facility until further notice. We anticipate conducting an outdoor practice this afternoon and our players and coaches will continue to meet virtually this morning.”

Joe will update this post throughout the day. Joe hopes to avoid a bad dream of Matthew Stafford calling his own plays in some sort of freakish offensive explosion.

19 Responses to “Lions Coaches Out “Until Further Notice””

  1. Mitch Says:

    Would the NFL move the game back with so many coaches potentially out?

  2. Joe Says:

    Would the NFL move the game back with so many coaches potentially out?

    Would? Dunno. Could? Sure.

  3. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Lol .. Buc Luck …. getting beaten by a coach less team 😛😛😛

  4. PSL Bob Says:

    You don’t always go to war with what you need. You go with what you have. Bucs better look like a playoff team storming a rudderless ship.

  5. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Theres no way we lose to them. Im confident we will score 30+ on them, our defense is the x factor. I hope they use this opportunity of gaming a playoff caliber quarterback to work on some things.

  6. Kalind Says:

    There’s a jinx if I’ve ever heard one, Joe

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    Move the game to Monday.

    At this point in the season, prepping for (hopefully) the playoffs, I want teams at full strength.

    Maybe the Buc coaches can stay at home, and Brady & David make the game plans and coach. That’d be fair… 😉 😉 😉

  8. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Haha Cobra – or just send Leftwich home. I’m sure he’s a swell guy and all but the Bucs hired BA for his play calling and at no point did they get that. We got captain diversity delegator. I also wish I knew conclusively that it was indeed Brady’s offense in second half. I also question it because in second half it was a lot of deep stuff and getting your number one receiver involved. Sometimes it’s just as much, if not more, about the actual calls and game plan as it is scheme.

  9. catcard202 Says:

    Am I crazy to think this DET game has TRAP written all over it???

    Just in past few days, the 0-fer Jets beat a 9-4 LAR to lose the Tanking4Trevor sweepstakes…While the 2 win toothless Bengals lead by it’s 3rd string QB & the same CIN OL that got Burrow flamingo’d… Just lite up an 11win PIT team on MNF.

  10. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    The Atlanta game had “trap” written All over it.

  11. Drunkinybor Says:

    Brady is looking increasingly comfortable. You could see earlier in the season once he hit uis back foot he wanted the ball gone. Arians offense you have to let the deep routes develop. Its not necessarily perfectly timed and precise. Brady struggled with this his career is built on execution, timing, 3 step droop balls out. I see Brady way more comfortable hell he even threw a deep ball to Evans on a sand lot play. It took 14 games but Brady looks very comfortable in arians offense. I think were going to see offensive explosions from here on out and into the playoffs.

  12. stpetebucsfan Says:


    No you’re not crazy but I look at it differently. There are NO trap games left.

    If the Bucs can’t get fired up for a game with playoff implications and while still in the hunt for the NFC South they weren’t trapped…they were undeserving.

    There are literally NO excuses this time of the year. A team that gets trapped in this situation sucks anyway.

  13. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Ftmyersbuc Says:
    December 23rd, 2020 at 10:09 am
    Theres no way we lose to them. Im confident we will score 30+ on them, our defense is the x factor. I hope they use this opportunity of gaming a playoff caliber quarterback to work on some things.

    A true Bucs fan would NEVER make such a statement.
    How long have you been a fan?

  14. Mitch Says:

    I read a report that an assistant didn’t wear his tracker at all times while another had a closed door meeting in his office. Apparently these two instances are why half their coaching staff is currently considered a close contact.

  15. David Says:

    No!!! Do not move this game back to Sunday. We made our tee time for Sunday at noon because they were playing this Saturday!!

    (Florida man holiday week problems)

  16. Snook Says:

    Won’t matter. Stafford will do the same thing Ryan did against our defense for the first two quarters. Throw at the soft zone coverage and to whoever #23 is covering as much as possible.

    I’ll tune in at half to the game once all the scripted plays are over. Oh, and don’t’ blitz anyone until late in the 3rd quarter either.

  17. Buc4evr Says:

    This is the typical Bucs’s disaster trap. The Bucs get beaten by a coachless team, another one for the record books.

  18. Mike Johnson Says:

    Somebody here says Bucs win by 30? may I please have the name of your supplier/ You smokin some good Sh.. This game has trap written all over it just like the ATL game did..almost. Bucs can ill afford to slight anybody. They better bring it or get embarrassed..that’s right even against the Lions.

  19. TampaTown Says:

    Apparently the Jets win has caused a glitch in the Matrix which then allowed the Bengals to beat the Steelers. I’m with you, this game (and Joe and Ira) have me scared to death. 😬