A New Bucs Enemy: Noise

June 1st, 2021

It’s so beautiful that one must nitpick in order to find reasons the Buccaneers might struggle in 2021.

Some say they’ll be “the hunted” team this year and that’s a dangerous phenomenon. Joe will contend the Bucs were the hyped and hunted team last year, as every Tom Brady-led team has been for nearly two decades.

Yeah, you could bark about the Bucs maybe being getting complacent and old, but there’s certainly enough young blood on the team and a fiery, legendary quarterback to overcome that possibility. Plus, Joe knows Bucco Bruce Arians realizes that winning another Super Bowl will put him in the Hall of Fame one day. So he’s going to be motivated like never before.

The Saints are worse. The Falcons are a mess with a new coach. And the Panthers have a new and questionable quarterback coming to a new system that may not be a very good one.

So what could possible trip up the Bucs, outside of injuries and age?

Former Giants Pro Bowl guard David Diehl was barking on SiriusXM NFL Radio last week about how noise — yes, crowd noise — could be a factor for the Bucs.

Why? Because they may not have their non-verbal communication down yet with Brady, since it wasn’t a factor during last year’s COVID season.

So this is what it has come to: noise. Puh-lease.

Joe isn’t worried, and Joe will counter Diehl by saying that raucous and packed home crowds at The Licht House, a phenomenon that hasn’t been around in a generation, will give the Bucs a boost they may not be expecting.

Enjoy the latest Ira Kaufman Podcast, presented by Bill Currie Ford.

16 Responses to “A New Bucs Enemy: Noise”

  1. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    The Super Bowl must have been a little bit noisy.

  2. Walter Says:

    Nothing will beat us but ourselves this season. If this team executes and everyone simply “does their job” then we will repeat minus freak injuries to key personnel

  3. Darin Says:

    Didn’t hear many saying SB win before last season and its dang sure easier to win the first one. No matter what poser posters say every team has equal “talent”. It’s set up so. Comes down to coaching and turnovers. Oh and a boy named Brady

  4. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:

    LOL! What’s next?

    That the Bucs will choose the wrong cleats for the game?

    Good grief.

  5. Jmarkbuc Says:

    So, gonna stay with “ Licht House “ ? 🤮🤮

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    As Public Enemy once opined, “Bring the noise!”

  7. Irishmist Says:

    I think not having much crowd noise helped us run the table as a visiting team last year in the playoffs. Yes, there was some in Green Bay, but not as much as usual. All the more reason to go for the top seed this year, so crowd noise in our house can work to our advantage.

  8. Jersey buc Says:

    Noise huh? That’s really grasping at straws.

  9. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    The Super Bowl was definitely noisy. I would not call it loud, but noisy enough. It was our first time going. AMAZING experience. Definitely a bucket list

  10. Anonymous Says:

    David Diego is the worst analyst in football and an even worse commentator. How someone could play the game professionally and still be a giant @ss hat is beyond me.

  11. Richard Dickson Says:

    I do think the Giants game and the first Falcons game could have gone a little differently with a raucous home crowd.

  12. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Memo to Bucs fans: be quiet when the offense is out there but be raucous when the defense is out there. Problem solved!

  13. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    The lighting, think the lighting

  14. Pewter report Says:

    I think the players miss it, having no fans to taunt can get boring

  15. Eddie Marz Says:

    There’s a way to control crowd noise. Kick the other team’s ass. That’ll keep the home teams fans quiet. GO BUCS!

  16. Buc4evr Says:

    Diehl must be having a slow day. That’s the least of the Buc’s worries. Crazy….