Stay Hungry

April 4th, 2021

In the eyes of an unnamed NFL suit, the Bucs repeating depends on their guts.

And no, Joe is not referring to offsides-jumping, Lightning-trolling, belly-shirt-wearing, practice-hating, kicker-heckling, tree-grinding , non-contact-football-loving, chicken-wings-grilling, playing-time-squawking, TV-cooking-star, half-sack Swaggy Baker.

As is his habit, Mike Sando of The Athletic talks to unnamed NFL executives about other teams for a neat research column. One such suit believes the only thing holding the Bucs back from Going for Two is their hunger to do — since nearly the entire Band of Bucs is back except furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing Antonio Brown.

β€œ… and it’s not a bad thing as long as everybody is hungry,” an exec said.

That same executive believes all will be well because the Bucs’ sheriff remains park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, waffle-grilling, trophy-throwing, Bucs-Super-Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady.

Another NFL executive told Sando what Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht has done is exactly what Kansas City did last year at this time. And look where that got them.

24 Responses to “Stay Hungry”

  1. MadMax Says:

    Whats our greatest weakness at this point? Kick/Punt return….address that and i dont know which round, 3rd maybe? end of 2nd?

    Rondale Moore from Purdue…i dont link here anymore but hes on utube

  2. Sport Says:

    Hey Shill Joe,
    Nice work on outdoing yourself with the Bull Spit Monikers.

    I’m guessing constantly putting links to others stories juices up your web hits? Ergo cashflow…

    Too bad it’s at the expense of us readers and your credibility.

    On a positive note I am glad to see your greed remove your hate for all craft beer and love of Bud Light!

    Keep doing you!

    In BA I Trust!

  3. Blumagic00 Says:

    @Sport. Guessing you click all the links? Joe does this for the bread on the table. Seriously hope you’re being sarcastic. Would hate to think you’re one of the ones with a flawless smooth running computer after clicking every link you see.

  4. Blumagic00 Says:

    Seriously, hope this team has the same energy as they did. I really do feel that they do. 2 in a row would definitely soothe the last almost 20 years.

  5. Joe Says:

    Guessing you click all the links? Joe does this for the bread on the table.

    It’s actually quite the opposite. Google doesn’t like it.

    The links are included so people know where the “monikers” come from.

    In some ways, Joe gets a chuckle out of someone pretending to be the smartest guy in the room giving Joe hell about something he clearly doesn’t know a rat’s arse about. Right “Sport?” πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the kind words Blumagic00. Much appreciated.

  6. MadMax Says:

    Haha people so stupid…..and theres a song about that from Tom McDonald, look it up “People so stupid”…cant fix stupid…

  7. Al121976 Says:

    Sport = realist

  8. cape codder Says:

    Sport + realist = loser

  9. Swampbuc Says:

    JPP won’t let them get soft either. He who is 8-0 in the playoffs.

  10. Hope springs eternal Says:

    This falls under the category of intangibles. A lot of teams have great talent. But talent by its self doesn’t assure victory. Getting 22 starters to totally sell out physically and mentally, to give their best on every play and totally bond as a band of brothers separates the really great teams from the other really good teams.

  11. Bird Says:

    Ill take youngry vs yitty all day/ everyday

  12. SKBucsFan Says:

    This story couldn’t be more relevant. I hope all players buy into staying hungry. Every opponent out there will feel they have something to prove. Keep preaching the message Joe. LFG Bucs!

  13. IrishMist Says:

    How to make your players stay hungry? Only feed them after wins.

  14. J.Allen Lofton Says:

    Injuries to the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line and not having as strong a determination and hunger as the Bucs did them in. The Bucs have learned an invaluable lesson from themselves – it will take an improved 2021 Bucs team with the same hunger, drive and determination of the Bucs 2020 team to repeat and win Super Bowl VVI

  15. Sport Says:

    Hah! Never claimed to be the smartest. I prefaced it was a guess vs using a declarative statement. Not understanding that could also be construed as stupid.

    True, don’t know how it works. Nothing a few phone calls and reading couldn’t solve. The business model is not complicated. However, being good at it (like the Joe’s) is exceedingly difficult.

    My point was to call out nearly 50% of this particular blog post was Bull Spit Monikers.

    If you want to call that good writing reporting or journalism. Fine. If you have followers that enjoy it, good for you.

    I realize my problem now. My expectations are higher for than they should be. That’s on me.

    Although I am thankful for ruffling your feathers a bit, because that’s the exact feeling I (and a few others) feel when you senselessly bloat your blog posts with word count garbage.

    Did your high-school Creative Writing Teacher give kudos for jamming the word count with story detracting word salad? Boooo, I say…

    For some of you posting noobs comparing me to another poster is fine. But get your comparison or context right. DiaRhealist hated Arians. I had a great feeling about him from and supported him from day one.

    Hence my Obligatory Slautory Bull Spit Moniker below. (Yes. I do see the irony πŸ˜…)

    In BA I Trust!

  16. cape codder Says:


  17. Steven007 Says:

    Sport, well said. I always roll my eyes too when two paragraphs out of a post take up nearly 50% of the entire post or sometimes more. You’re a good poster and I’m sure Joe knows that. As for the newbies… What can you do? Try to teach I suppose.

  18. Steven007 Says:

    *two paragraphs of nothing but monikers

  19. Ben green Says:

    Don’t worry about complacency, you’ve got tom brady. He won’t allow it. It may start off slow, as every team needs to find itself. The bucs will be played differently this year. You’d better be committed to running the ball and taking what the defense gives you. No more of this chuck and duck that plagued them in the first half of last year. Brady needs play action. He needs you to get open quick. He’s never been fleet of foot, but now he Dan marino. He’s got a bad achilles that almost needed surgery. A bum knee or maybe 2 depending on the reporting you believe, and based on how much concussion water he drinks…. We’re all one good shot from being done, but the man with be 44 years old. I’ve watched every pass, most of them in person. I Saw in person Superbowl LI. What I witnessed was superhuman, but again he’ll be 44

  20. JimmyJack Says:

    Are you freaking me? Swaggy Baker wore a freaking Caps jersey to Game 1? And when i clicked the link to read the story I see a grown man humping a palm.

  21. Bojim Says:

    Sport. Posting noobs? As opposed to a veteran like you? pfft.

  22. Sport Says:

    Thanks Steven007!!!

    Bojim been at it long enough to miss the original Pablo and the irreplaceable Macabee.

    Been quiet lately basking in the joys of victory.

    In BA I Trust!

  23. cape codder Says:

    precious comments by the keyboard gestapo

  24. Jason Says:

    “Kansas City did the same thing and look where it got them?” 14-2 and back in the Super Bowl with a chance to defend their title? I’d take that.