Friday’s NFL News Brings Joy To Bucs Fans

July 24th, 2021

Bad NFL news good for Bucs.

Joe hates to crap on other teams’ woes, but hey, who gave the Bucs any slack during The Lost Decade?

The NFL news Bucs fans read via various alerts yesterday, while awful for a pair of Bucs rivals, had to put a smile on the faces of Tampa Bay fans everywhere.

Joe doesn’t think it is outrageous to say the teams that likely stood in the path of the Bucs returning to the next Super Bowl are the Packers, the Rams and perhaps the slimy Saints.

All three had awful weeks, specifically two yesterday.

Budding NFL star running back Cam Akers of the Rams was lost for the season with a blown Achilles. Joe isn’t sure if the Rams are even the favorite now to win the NFC West.

Then yesterday it was learned that slimy Saints star receiver Michael Thomas may be lost for months due to ankle surgery. Down go the slimy Saints.

Then last night, as pointed out by the creator, curator and overall guru of Pro Football Talk, the great Mike Florio, several of our friends in the desert have taken the Packers off the board for win-total wagering. Why? Rumors are rampant that drama queen quarterback Aaron Rodgers will announce his retirement.

So before training camps are fully underway in the NFL, three giant NFC rivals may have taken major body blows (if Rodgers does indeed retire).

It was a good day for Bucs fans.

30 Responses to “Friday’s NFL News Brings Joy To Bucs Fans”

  1. Bucs&Bolts Says:

    Hell yah it was!! LFG ! Brady wants that undefeated season

  2. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Good day indeed!!

  3. Wild Bill Says:

    Joe I am proud of you for allowing additional conversations about Covid and vaccination. Just like football, there is room for a wide range of opinions. Thanks for sharing yours on this platform.

  4. Wild Bill Says:

    Injuries are a fact of the game. The Bucs were pretty lucky last year but this season will be even longer. And Covid could be a huge factor. Hope most of our guys get the jab and are lucky vs Covid and injuries. Especially Brady. Don’t think we make Super Bowl without him.

  5. Irishmist Says:

    I just read that Sean Payton said that Hill is the starter going into camp. What does that say about his confidence in Winston?

  6. Steven007 Says:

    Irish, have you seen Winston’s latest workout videos? It mystifies me that neither he nor his team of advisors seem to know how bad they look. Seriously the optics are terrible. The last one was him running around like a clown using a towel to fake throwi a football while the family’s pet dog jumped around him ostensibly acting as a defender of some sort. Cute for a private video perhaps but posted to social media as if it’s a training video it just looks awful. And his others aren’t much better.

  7. Buc50 Says:

    Not sure why anyone would crap on his workout videos. Yes he threw a ton on ints for us but the guy puts in work. I would be shocked if Hill is the opening day starter.

  8. Steven007 Says:

    50, the point is the videos look silly. No one has ever claimed he doesn’t work hard. He did here for 5 years apparently. I just think it’s bad optics personally. I’m sure those who still support him think they’re great. Just my opinion. I do agree with you about Hill though. If JW doesn’t win the job what does that say about him? Peyton may be a douche but he’s definitely a good coach.

  9. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Don’t get too excited about other teams injuries everyone.
    We’re one lazy LT play away from losing the GOAT.

    Don’t forget ME13’s annual hamstring injury and a weapons or drug charge against some young and dumb player too.

    I hope we’re lucky again this year but don’t jinx us.

  10. DoooshLaRue Says:

    JayMiss will always be an idiot.
    It’s in his DNA.

  11. mg Says:

    I enjoy TB-12 crapping on the Patriot organization. The boobs deserve it. When talking g about “keeping that mfer” he was talking about New England. Hoyer,Stiham and Scam, oh my.

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    DooshLaRue … Agree with you 100%. Karma can be a bitch. Most of us have played lots of different sports in our lives & I doubt that any of us have ever taken any joy in seeing anyone get injured, teammate OR adversary. Bucs are good enough to be ANYONE’S BEST. We’ve proven that and can prove it again.

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    “Putting in the work” and failing, is still failing.

  14. Cobraboy Says:

    Fans may revel in other teams’ injuries, but athletes, who know “But for the grace of god go I” know better.

    Every guy knows they are one injury from that beer or UPS truck Joe talks about.

  15. SufferingSince76 Says:

    So many rays of sunshine here this morning. Geez. Do you guy get excited over anything? On second thought, don’t answer. Any negative news regarding regarding your rivals is good news.

  16. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Brady wants that undefeated season, that is a given.
    But, it is not easy, one reason why Miami is the only team to ever do it.
    As for the Rams, I think they got hosed giving up all they did for Matt Stafford.
    Matt Stafford has never won anything, and let’s not forget, for many years of his career he had Megatron!
    It is my opinion that Detroit flat fleeced the Rams in that trade.

  17. Beeej Says:

    Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug

  18. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Since 2014 the Bucs lead the league in plays over 15 yards. Brady is great, but he is not responsible for the majority of those plays. Jameis is likely responsible for the most turnovers as well, but for most of those years, he was the only bright spot we had on offense. We had a bad team with poor coaching. Jameis was part of the problem, but not ALL of the problem. If we had Brady for the last six years, our record would definitely be better, but we’d still be lucky to have even one Lombardi in the trophy case. Show a little class and appreciation for the effort Winston showed in a really bad situation. He busted his ass and he never once quit on his team.

  19. Godlovesbucs Says:

    How is cam Akers considered a “budding NFL star” and rojo is a fullback? Akers had 650 yards, a 4.3 ypc and 3 total tds. Yes, he could be really good but he has not proved to be better than rojo at this point. And now he has a major injury on his legs… The FSU bias is leaking thru.

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    Oh, please.

    I don’t applaud effort. I *expect* effort.

    I applaud results.

    Many Buc fans, like an insecure incel, set their bars waaay too low and “settle” for the fat chick.

  21. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    JW will get the opportunity to show that with a great coach like Payton tutoring him , he can win consistently in the league. Hey Doosh , what exactly did you mean when you said it was in his DNA?

  22. SOEbuc Says:

    Dooshalrue…It’s not that he lazy, he’s just not worthy. When he doesn’t get beat on the edge it’s because he’s tying the league in penalties. And even with Ali and Jensen next to him, Smith crumbles like a hotel on Miami Beach.

  23. Cobraboy Says:

    @BFS1976: turnovers and bone-headed decisions are in his football DNA.

    It’s who he is.

    No coach, even in college, has changed him.

    Winston has been given every opportunity to show he’s not a bonehead, and he’s failed. I suspect Payton has even less patience than past coaches.

  24. Joe Says:

    Hey guys, you are making a great point. These stats do show Bowles and his coaches are making solid adjustments as the game goes on. Thanks.

  25. Larry Says:

    If the Bucs play up to their potential they’ll be able to beat anyone, even with no injuries, and that’s my wish. I don’t hope for injuries in other team’s so they’ll be weaker.

    Kansas City with an improved offensive line this season will be the biggest challenge IMO and there’s a good chance we’ll be playing them in February for a rematch. What we’ll be most memorable is if we play them when they’re at full strength this time and best them again.

  26. biff batker Says:

    ” Never confuse activity with results.”

  27. alton d green Says:

    I wish BA would fine any player $10,000 if they even TOUCH another player till the season starts hahahhaha

  28. Brandon Says:

    uc50 Says:
    July 24th, 2021 at 8:49 am
    Not sure why anyone would crap on his workout videos. Yes he threw a ton on ints for us but the guy puts in work. I would be shocked if Hill is the opening day starter


    Prepare to be shocked.

  29. Bojim Says:

    Rodgers will go into movie’s. He’s way to fcking handsome. 😉

  30. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    MP I never thought of that! That makes the most sense!

    You know you guys only focus on his negatives which are admittedly a lot but you ignore all the good he did which was more than any other qb ever did on this team. You people call him stupid and an idiot but best believe none of you could ever do his job better. A lot of his mistakes happened under duress. Sean Peyton is a great coach, if anyone can help ATM it’s him and you all are gonna eat your words mark mine