“It’s Hard Not To Have A Hangover”

August 27th, 2021

No, Harold Goodwin was not talking about waking up around 11 a.m. in a Las Vegas hotel with your pounding head reminding you the last thing you remember through the fog is shots of Jack at 4 a.m.

(Yes, Joe’s been there. This is what happens when you can’t get Big Storm Brewing beers in Nevada.)

Goodwin, the Bucs’ assistant head coach and run game coordinator, was actually discussing a Super Bowl hangover. And it seems, at least for Goodwin, that’s a helluva hurdle.

“It’s hard not to have a hangover,” Goodwin said after Bucs practice yesterday. “‘BA’ is doing a good job to make sure they don’t.”

Arians is fighting this from all angles, even inside his own building at One Buc Palace.

It seems Bucs management and/or the Tampa Stadium Authority was indirectly responsible for pumping the Bucs with fresh memories of winning the Super Bowl last year.

And Bucs coaches didn’t like it.

“The thing I didn’t like going back to the first preseason game, they had all those banners around the inside of the stadium,” Goodwin said. “I’m so glad they got them out.”

And the Bucs have a fair amount of Super Bowl signage inside the faux rod iron gates of One Buc Palace easily seen surrounding the Bucs practice fields.

“I’d like to get them off the fences, me personally,” Goodwin said. “We have to let that go. That was last year’s team. Even though we have a lot of the same faces, that’s last year’s team.

“That’s the mindset you have to have. We are building toward 2021. That’s the mindset we have to have.”

There is one more major step for the Bucs to get over this hangover without chugging spicy Bloody Marys. That is opening night in 13 days when the Super Bowl championship banner will be raised.

After getting punched in the mouth a few times on Sept. 9, whatever happened last year should be in the Bucs’ rearview mirror.

13 Responses to ““It’s Hard Not To Have A Hangover””

  1. Razor Ramone Says:

    Human nature being what it is you might think the team won’t be dialed in to begin the season. Luckily, TB12 isn’t human. I don’t think JPP is either. Those guys see things clearly.

  2. James Allen Lofton Says:

    Past performances are not a guarantee of future events. Everyone associated with the Buccaneers understands the past is in the past. It may be a reminder of what we are capable of but strong leaders like the GOAT, BA, veterans who have been winners know what to do in 2021. 2021 is a new journey…lead by true leaders.

  3. Jerry R Jones Says:

    Glazers want to show off their shiny toy, but need to get on-board with the coaches/players philosophy of moving on…if they want that culture to stick, that is.

  4. The Red Mirage Says:

    The Bucs may get punched in the mouth at some point this season but it won’t be from Dallas, they are not a good football team.

  5. Tackleblockwin Says:

    The team has only made the playoffs in back to back years twice. They have never made the playoffs in three consecutive years. That is goal number one for me. Playoffs this year, playoffs next year. Just make it to the playoffs and like we witnessed last year, anything can happen. With this roster there is no excuse for missing the playoffs unless the injury bug hits us hard.

  6. Jason Says:

    This may sound weird, but I kinda hope we have bad 1st half against the Cowboys, and that serves as a wake-up call for the rest of the season.

  7. Hodad Says:

    Goodwin needs to worry less about the banners, and more on scheming a better run game since that’s his main job. Goodwin get’s a lot of high praise as a coach, but what were we ranked running the ball 28th? Considering our potent passing attack which should make our run game harder to stop, that ranking is a failure.

  8. Craig Says:

    Brady hasn’t had a hangover for months, and he is the one that counts. The rest of the players still don’t want to be the first to let him down.

    This season could be epic.

  9. SB Says:

    Joe……….You do know that it is called “Wrought Iron” not ‘rod iron’ right?

  10. Jmarkbuc Says:


    I know right?

  11. JimmyJack Says:

    Jason thats fine……Just so long as it arent Jameis-bad we should be alright.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    I noticed and I was very happy that they took them down.

  13. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    So they get stomped by a team that shouldn’t beat them. Then they wake up and start to play. I can’t believe they could keep the level we saw in the Playoffs and Super Bowl continue for the whole year. Probably going to get beat by a backup. Lol