“This Is A Whole Different Bucs Team”

February 3rd, 2021

Super Bowl parallels with Bucs.

Joe has been typing for the past couple of weeks that this is a different Bucs team than earlier in the season.

The team has even said that. And wins over the slimy Saints and the Packers demonstrated it.

Of course, now the Bucs face the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday. In Week 12, at least in the first quarter, the Bucs got alley-stomped by the Chiefs and trailed 17-0 before they knew what hit them.

A quarterback who played in two Super Bowls and has a ring to prove he was a champion appeared on “Good Morning Football” today and said the Chiefs better forget about that November win.

As defending Super Bowl champions in 1983, Joe Theismann and Washington beat the Los Angeles Raiders in the old Coliseum in Southern California 37-35. They met again in the Super Bowl (played in Tampa) and the Raiders crushed Washington 38-9.

So Theismann, speaking from experience, said the Bucs very much can turn the tables on the Chiefs. He suggests the Chiefs may just relax a tad too much, boosted with confidence they can rack up another win over the Bucs. And that is all the Bucs will need.

“That sort of creeps in a little bit,” Theismann said about overconfidence when a team has already beaten its Super Bowl foe. “‘Hey, we’ve done this before.’ And I think that is one thing the Kansas City Chiefs have to be conscious of. They beat up on the Bucs pretty good earlier in the year. But that’s gone. That’s all over. This is a whole different Bucs team.”


Theismann noted when Washington beat the Raiders in that first matchup, the Raiders were missing key starters on defense. But those starters did play in the Super Bowl.

The last time the Chiefs and Bucs played, the Bucs were without Vita Vea and Jamel Dean.

Could Super Bowl history repeat itself in Tampa once again this Sunday? Joe likes the Bucs’ chances.

See Theismann’s full appearance in the video below: Man, Joe is jealous of Kay Adams. She must make decent coin to afford those daily trips to Belize to work on that tan.

(Oh, and Theismann’s story on how and why he changed his name never gets old.)

13 Responses to ““This Is A Whole Different Bucs Team””

  1. SlyPirate Says:

    I hope LVD and AW are healthy by gameday or this will be a whole different team. If those two play, I feel Bucs win.

    KC isn’t a great run defense. Run-Pass balance and turnovers have been the Bucs keys to victory.

    As you guys like to say, LFG!!!

  2. MadMax Says:

    Bucs 38
    chiefs 21

  3. chris L Says:

    joe – i know you guys have your bios but would be cool to hear how and when you became buc fans. doesnt sound like both of you are from tampa (like myself) so that would be interesting to hear.

  4. David Says:


    I agree with all that. Especially keeping the offense balanced. They should be able to have a great game running the ball and using play action.

    As for LFG!!!

    That comes from Brady. This year, and going back to his days in New England, you can hear him yell that to teammates on the sideline quite a bit

  5. Logan Says:

    I think the Chiefs are due for an L and I’ll just leave it at that.

  6. David Says:


    Bucs 38
    Chiefs 27

    Close to yours. I see a couple key stops for FGs by the Bucs D, just like every game throughout the playoffs.

  7. BillyBucFan Says:

    All the Bucs do is blow out teams in the SB.
    I hope that is the narrative after the game.

    Amazed that Gronk, AB, Fournette and Suh all wanna come back.
    Add Watt at a discount wash and repeat.

    Would love to see Brady go back to back again instead of Mahomey.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    35-31 Bucs win!

  9. Defense Rules Says:

    @Theismann … “They beat up on the Bucs pretty good earlier in the year.”

    With all respect to Joe Theismann, that’s horsepuckey. Yes the Chiefs hopped out to a huge 17-0 lead in the 1st qtr, but they were fortunate to hang on for a 27-24 win because once the Bucs got rolling in the 3rd qtr, our offense was having its way with the Chiefs’ defense.

    o 1st Bucs drive: Bucs settled for a FG after driving all the way down to the 5-yard line (1st down).
    o 2nd Bucs drive: Bucs drove all the way down to the Chiefs’ 36-yard line, then Brady threw an INT on 1st down deep pass to Miller.
    o 3rd Bucs drive: Bucs drove all the way down to the Chiefs’ 24-yard line, then Brady threw an INT on 2nd down short pass to ME13.
    o 4th Bucs drive: Bucs drove the length of the field for 4th down deep pass TD to ME13.
    o 5th Bucs drive: Bucs drove the length of the field for a 2nd down short pass TD to ME13.

    Point being: Chiefs defense couldn’t stop us; we stopped ourselves twice though with those INTs well inside Chiefs’ territory. Won’t happen again. We got this.

  10. Bucszntkt Says:

    Joe I think Kay gets spray on tan from Trump Tanning Solutions, she just doesn’t pay the premium price for the classic “Orangutan Orange” as worn by Donald.

  11. Bucszntkt Says:

    By the way Kay, I would be more than happy to volunteer to apply your tan spray!!! You’ll have no bikini lines 🙂

  12. BringBucsBack Says:

    Joe, I’m not jealous of Kay & how she gets her tan; I’m jealous of the dude that can land her!

    It was cool to hear Theisman trail that Super Bowl run and yell to other players not to touch the defenders because, he knew they wouldn’t catch Riggins. I often wondered if players trailing are smart enough to communicate what some can’t see or reminders not to be stupid. Too many times players commit stupid penalties when it is not necessary.

  13. WhatTheBuc Says:

    Lol Bucsz