Five Things

February 8th, 2021

Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

It is 4 a.m. as Joe is typing this here story without going to bed after the Bucs won their second Super Bowl in franchise history. Yeah, Joe’s on fumes. So grab a cup of coffee — two if you have an extra empty mug — and celebrate this greatest of Victory Mondays.

Aw, who the hell is Joe kidding — Victory Offseason!

Where does Joe begin with this magical season that played out before our eyes like some kind of weird Hollywood movie. Well, last night never would have happened if the Bucs didn’t sign park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, Super Bowl-winning Bucs quarterback Tom Brady.

The two Joes were at the combine in Indianapolis last winter (right before The Sickness shut down the world and changed our lives). One of the Joe had enough after hearing Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians go on and on about wanting to see “what is behind Door No. 2” at quarterback — a potential new quarterback who didn’t turn the ball over so the Bucs could win some games. Then Joe asked Arians if he could pick up the phone and call one quarterback who would it be, Arians shot back without blinking, “Tom Brady.”

Yeah, right. Brady will come to Tampa. The Bucs were a losing franchise that just p!ssed away an entire decade.

Yeah, right. Brady will come here. A team with no run game and a shaky pass defense. Sure. Brady will come here.

And then the unthinkable happened. Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht and Arians worked their salesmanship on Brady (it helped Belicheat didn’t want him any longer). And that began an avalanche of good fortune.

Suddenly, every halfway decent free agent wanted to play for the Bucs (and with Brady). Then you throw in a [email protected] draft, and boom! You have a Super Bowl winner.

Let Joe be very clear: Without Brady, what we all absorbed last night never happens. It just doesn’t. And for that, we can thank everyone from Arians up the ladder to Team Glazer who made the dream work with a stroke of a pen.

No more losing. No more draft chatter before Halloween. Only a very ugly (and beautiful) hangover for Bucs fans this morning.

“With the 32nd pick in the draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select… ” Aw, who gives a sh!t?

Brady made all sorts of history.

Just a few things about the job Brady did last night.

The Bucs’ touchdown late in the first quarter? That was Brady’s very first Super Bowl touchdown scored in the first quarter. Think about that: Brady had previously been to nine Super Bowls and last night was the first time he led his team to a first quarter touchdown.

Brady also became the first quarterback to win a Super Bowl in three different decades. He won his first Super Bowl in the 2001 season, then back-to-back Super Bowls in ’03 and ’04 before wins in ’14, ’16 and ’18, and now a Super Bowl in the 20s with the Bucs.

Brady is also now 19-0 in the postseason when his team wins the turnover margin.

And he is your Bucs quarterback for the foreseeable future.

Payback on the brain.

As it turned out, getting alley-beaten in the first quarter by Kansas City back in November was the very best thing that happened to the Bucs since Chucky lifted the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the air 18 years ago.

The Bucs had a bye week after that game and they ran the table, eight in a row after that loss.

One reason for that was, well, the Bucs defense was some kind of peeved. Cheetah Hill backflipped on the Bucs and flashed Winfield the peace sign that November afternoon. Winfield admitted he had been waiting to throw back the peace sign right in Cheetah’s face.

Speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio last night after the win, Devin White said of the previous loss to Kansas City, “That sh!t was a fluke!” said inside linebacker Lavonte David, “We knew that we were doubted. We knew that we could play football with these guys.”

Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians said of Bowles in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, “I think he got a little tired of hearing about how unstoppable [the Chiefs] were.”

Looking for payback? You bet. These guys, this Bucs defense was frothing at the mouth to get back at that Kansas City offense and regain pride.

For the Bucs, last night wasn’t just about winning a Super Bowl, it was personal.

White added a hysterical couple of lines while being interviewed on the field with the confetti still flying. Jim Miller asked White to name the key to the defense and White interrupted him and said, “The key to the game was we had better players than they did. … We held them to three field goals and they’re supposed to have the greatest offense in the league?”

Joe believes White, a Super Bowl champion, knew better.

Yes, Joe stood at attention.

Joe has a saying that is disturbing and funny. Joe has an erection for sacks.

Joe loves, loves, loves the old Al Davis saying, “The quarterback must go down. And he must go down hard.” In Joe’s eyes, that is the First Commandment of football. Nothing is a greater equalizer in a passing league than a pass rush. Teams with meh defenses have won titles because they could get at the quarterback.

Now saying you will put Pat Mahomes on the ground is much easier said than done. The guy is Houdini on two feet. But the Bucs hounded Mahomes right from the very first Chiefs snap when NFL sack king Shaq Barrett nearly decapitated Mahomes.

The Bucs officially hit Mahomes eight times and had three sacks (1.5 from Ndamukong Suh) but the Bucs chased the guy as if he was a hyper beagle puppy who escaped the house.

If the Bucs had an invisible, pathetic pass rush like they had had prior to last year, no way they corral Mahomes.

Hell, no way Dirk Koetter’s Bucs could have ever been in the Super Bowl much less stop Mahomes with their crap pass rush.

Double standard by the NFL.

Now the NFL had banned the stadium cannons from firing at last night’s Super Bowl after the Bucs requested permission to use them as normal. Hey, the Bucs were playing in their home stadium.

The Chiefs, however, were not hip to this and protested to the NFL. The Super Bowl is supposed to be a neutral site. And the NFL agreed. No cannons.

OK, fine. Joe gets it. Neutral site.  No harm, no foul.

But damned if every time the Chiefs’ defense took the field, the NFL played the Florida State Warchant. WTH? It’s bad enough that the Chiefs, like a bunch of savages, hijacked that song from Florida State (by way of the Atlanta Braves). But to play that song every time the Chiefs’ defense took the field in the state of Florida was trolling to the nth degree.

Joe thought the Super Bowl was supposed to be at a neutral site and that’s why the NFL wouldn’t let the Bucs fire the cannons (until they won the Super Bowl)? So why did the NFL blast the Warchant, the hijacked song the Chiefs use, as a de facto war cry whenever Kanas City took the field on defense?

Let Joe be perfectly clear: Joe personally has zero issue with the Chiefs playing that song — at Arrowhead Stadium. They are the ones who look cheesy lifting it from a baseball team that lifted it from a Florida institute of higher learning.

The way the Bucs were moving the ball on the ground, it got to the point Joe wanted the NFL to continue blasting that song when the Bucs had the ball. It seemed to fire up the Bucs a helluva lot more than it did the Chiefs defense!

So NFL, how is it at a neutral site the Bucs were not allowed to fire the cannons but the Chiefs were allowed to use their stolen war cry?

Hey, the Bucs finally did get to blast those cannons. Right before NFL strongman Roger Goodell handed Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer the Vince Lombardi Trophy!

Damn it feels good!

41 Responses to “Five Things”

  1. Colorado Says:

    Now all we need to do is draft manbeast WR Warren Jackson

  2. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Weeee are the Champions, my friends!!! We’ll keep on fighting til the end!!!!! We are the champions, we are the champions…no time for losers, cuz we are the champions….of the world!!!!!!
    Buc-a-neers!!!!!!
    Enjoy the off seasons Bucs fans!

  3. Larry Says:

    Joe,

    The Warchant started at Florida State, The braves adapted it when Deion came..

  4. Cobraboy Says:

    KC will always and forever be the Chefs to me.

    The Bucs would have racked up 10 sacks on any QB but Mahomes…

  5. Pa Privateer Says:

    What a great game last night. Defense did an amazing job, pass defense, rush defense, pass rush, pass blocking, run blocking, running hard, catching passes….complete team effort

    Man this feels good

  6. westernbuc Says:

    If you remember, during the 9-7 season, Jameis loved the war chant and played one of his best games as a Buc. Maybe Chiefs fans should retire it when they play us?

  7. Bird Says:

    6). The only real part of game where bucs struggled was when they could not get 2 yards …i mean they had to get just two yards but turned it over on downs. I thought rojo would simply go airborne. Next time give it to vea. Lol

    Other then that , this game was a true beat down
    Mahommes rarely loses. And he not only lost , it looked like someone stole his brand new puppy after that shalacking. Mahommes was running for his life in the wrong direction. He ran a mile with his backwards scramble

  8. Marine Buc Says:

    Can we talk about the draft now?

    Who we getting at #32?

  9. August 1976 Buc Says:

    lol lol Joe Says…..“With the 32nd pick in the draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select… ” Aw, who gives a sh!t?
    lol That is an all time line Joe lol

    GO BUCS!! SUPER BOWL or BUST and the Chiefs BUSTED lol lol

    World Champions baby!!, ha ha, and they will be better next year!!!!

  10. Bird Says:

    7). Ndog is the biggest loser of last night. Does he even show his face on here again under same name

    Unfortunately lamarcus will. He thinks bucs win by 40 last night with jameis
    The discussion is over folks
    And brady even said watch out for next year. I believe him

  11. Bird Says:

    Marine buc

    Hahahahaha. 😂
    I think bucs can keep all their guys except playoff lenny and maybe AB unless AB plays here for peanuts. They kay have to tag shaq again cause someone may offer 20 mil per year

    We are actually in position to take that stud running back this year – clemson rb or alabama rb

    Now ….i know they should go defense but playoff lenny was a good part of reason we played well in playoffs and he wants 7 -8 mil range

  12. geno711 Says:

    No more check your stat sheets.
    Just smart and winning football.

    Thank the football gods for this year!

  13. ModHairKen Says:

    War chant allowed. Cannons not. That is the issue.

    That said, why DO the Chiefs get a pass on the name and the war chant which started in cheesy Western movies, not at FSU?

  14. 6throundpick Says:

    If this Tampa Bay team kept playing more games, after the Super Bowl, they’d get even better!

  15. Robert Says:

    Boats and ho s…….yeah baby

  16. carzyBucs_CL Says:

    wow… he did it, bucs did it, and this simple short article, summarize Joe’s work, Joe’s style, Joe’s place on the web, OUR Bucs’s place on the web….wow. We are the happiest nfl fans in the world today. Thank you TB12. We can claim you as a Bucs now…you are part of Tompa Bay. We love you. Is done, We are the best.
    Go Bucs.

  17. TampaTown Says:

    Thank goodness knowing your reaction to sacks you were at home and not in the press box

  18. ClodHopper Says:

    Did you see this already anointed young GOAT when he has pressure? It looked amazing when we was throwing so well while falling over. Here’s the thing about the already anointed young GOAT: When he ages and his legs start to get weaker, hes going to turn into Jameis with those ill advised throws. I look forward to things like that when the media throws around the GOAT moniker too early and too haphazardly.

  19. Blogtalkfootball.com Says:

    I really wanted to see the pundits’ faces when the team they picked to beat our Bucs got hammered last night…

  20. SKBucsfan Says:

    “With the 32nd pick in the draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select… ” Aw, who gives a sh!t?”

    That’s World Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers select…!!!!

  21. SKBucsfan Says:

    I know stats generally don’t mean anything but I heard a good one yesterday after the domination … Homeboy ran for 400 plus yards behind the line of scrimmage, TB12 …. thirty-two yards!
    Running for your life makes it difficult to win a game.

  22. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Congrats Buc fans, from New England, that was one if not the best overall SB team effort. Every player is MVP. Offense scheme look very Patriots like and defense as good if not better than 85 Bears. May the GOAT be with you and I’m sure you’re all loving on Gronk to. Kudos to Mahomes, tough kid fought to the end and took a beating. Again congrats many more to come.

  23. 123urout Says:

    GREAT morning BUCS fans!!!!! unbelievable night …. Everybody showed up… Defense was outstanding. Mahommes still trying to figure out what hit him… hahaha!!! Thanks Patriots for releasing Brady and Gronk !!!

  24. DingleBerry Says:

    Devin is absolutely right. We are the better team. And it showed.

  25. Ed Says:

    The Chiefs were certainly outcoached. KC could have kept it closer if they would have tried to control the ball, the Bucs were only rushing 4 men most of the game and the safeties were dropping way back. The short passing game and running the football would have been the only way for KC to compete.

    Going for big plays wasn’t going to work against that defense and when Maholmes was holding on to the ball he couldn’t just chuck it up to a spot downfield, so he scrambled around trying to buy time except his scrambling went backwards and he was so far behind the line of scrimmage with all the receivers way downfield, he had no one to check down to or no receivers to look for.

    Their gameplan was completely reliant on getting the ball to Hill and Kelce. The difference with the Bucs is when Godwin and Evans were blanketed, Brady had Gronk and Brate open or Fournette to get the ball to. The lack of depth in the KC offense and Reid’s refusal to run the ball played right into Bowles’ scheme.

    Bowles/Arians: Checkmate!

  26. D-Rome Says:

    The Bucs officially hit Mahomes eight times and had three sacks (1.5 from Ndamukong Suh) but the Bucs chased the guy as if he was a hyper beagle puppy who escaped the house.

    My favorite “Five Things” article of all time. So much to touch on and so much to say. I’ll just say that I have to believe with this Super Bowl win and that performance that NDamukong Suh punched his ticket to Canton. It’s cemented now. No debate.

  27. UKbuccaneer Says:

    I’be neer been a superstitious guy, but in the bye week I got my bucs tattoo, and in week 14 I didn’t wear a jersey on game day for the first time in years. I repeated it in week 15, 16, 17, week kept winning.

    I don’t believe in superstitious stuff. But I’m gonna keep on not wearing a jersey on gameday – just in case!

  28. 813bucboi Says:

    Great work BL AND BOWLES

    GO BUCS

  29. David Says:

    I mentioned it somewhere else but I’ll say it again. November 29 the Chiefs went up 17-0 in quarter 1.

    Over the next 7 quarters Tampa outscored them 55 – 19 only allowing one TD

  30. Stanglassman Says:

    Using the war chant from a old western if true is completely different than taking it from another football team.

  31. CChead Says:

    Great line Joe…Bucs chases the guy like he was a hyper beagle. Lol
    Great job all season!

  32. Jeff Says:

    They played the chiefs intro war chant music at the beginning of the game and they played the Bucs intro music with the pirate ship battle at
    After Half time.

  33. BobbyH Says:

    pls keep d line together for next year

  34. unbelievable Says:

    That was the worst loss of Mahomes entire career…

    And one of the most do is at defensive performances in Bucs franchise history.

    CHAMPIONS!!!

  35. unbelievable Says:

    Whoops-

    *one of the most dominant defensive performances…

  36. adam from ny Says:

    this was literally a storybook ending…

    from the bye week to bliss

  37. Joe Says:

    The Warchant started at Florida State, The braves adapted it when Deion came..

    Joe’s pretty sure he pointed that out in the story.

  38. admin Says:

    Great line Joe…Bucs chases the guy like he was a hyper beagle. Lol
    Great job all season!

  39. Joe Says:

    Great line Joe…Bucs chases the guy like he was a hyper beagle. Lol
    Great job all season!

    Thank you! 🙂

  40. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Joe has an erection for sacks. That’s cool. But just so you know Ace’s erection was harder than Chinese arithmetic after that game.

  41. Baba Yager Says:

    Jose,

    I have listened politely for 2 decades how the key to beating TB12 was knocking him down & pressure up the middle!! Ok, having watched the greatest QB1 in the history of football since his days at Meeeechigan!!!! I have seen Tom take hits cry babies like Spam Newton & Big Ben chick molester ran from including fumbles & high snaps! TB12 is going to be better next year & will show class & respect by renegotiating is pitiful salary so Gronk, Lenny, & others can be resigned!

    Porky Jamesis made more last year than Super Bowl 55’s MVP & true MVP (not Whiney Rodgers or 55 QB rating Patty TB12 was paid! Tom has taken team friendly deals to help with cap flexibility for his team mates!!! Did Patty’s 55 QB rating last night justify 50 million!?? I think NOT! Patty is 1-1 in Super Bowls….8+ SB games to go & 6 more SB wins plus next years games before any Mahomes Butt Smoochers start rudely calling State Farm Boy the next GOAT!! Let’s see how many Chumps (KC) get resigned with reduction in cap & 55 QB rating Patty gets 50 million off the top….selfish little TB12 wanna be!!

    Jose needs to ban “Jamesis” the molester & thief from ALL mention on this site! Maybe change the name to “TB12 Bucs Fan”!! Right after Jose apologizes to the GOAT for all previously mentioned doubts, age discrimination, any lack of total support for Tom Terrific for achieving the highly improbable feat of leading a bee team during China Flu, going undefeated since bye week, winning 3 road playoff wins (more than in last 18 years) & setting a butt (Jamesis size big porky booty) load of team & NFL records (including convincing Gronk, AB, Lenny, & others to take deals with Bucs & being unselfish in an offensive roster loaded with talent !!!

    Setting up publicly (world wide broadcast) of Jose apologizing to TB12 & kissing his perfectly chiseled arse for Joe’s total psychotic love affair with the Rapist Winston!!! Ban Winston from the NFL for life! The true MVP, Super Bowl winningest QB1, & best human being who chose the people & players of Tampa Bay to unite & lead to a World Championship!!!

    Let’s Goooooooooo in 2021 TB12 & Bucs!!!!