Sloppy Bucs, Confident Bucs

September 10th, 2021

Longtime Bucs fans know what happens when you ring up 11 penalties for 106 yards and four turnovers.

New Bucs fans know a different vibe.

The horror of those kinds of numbers usually get you beat.

Not tonight.

As former Bucs tight end and team radio analyst Dave Moore noted, “ultimately it’s a game where [the Bucs] were self-descructing.” But the Bucs have Tom Brady, who had a fantastic night.

After the Bucs fell behind late in the fourth quarter, per Bucco Bruce Arians, there was no panic. “Ton of confidence on the sideline that we were going to make plays to win the game,” Arians said.

And the Bucs made those plays. Moore credited Brady for his work all night. “The accuracy is ridiculious,” he said.

Arians also praised his night of very special play on special teams. He dropped love on Bradley Pinion, Jaydon Mickens and, of course, the ice man on the final kick, Ryan Succop.

31 Responses to “Sloppy Bucs, Confident Bucs”

  1. Flyin Dutchman Says:

    That was a thriller. Bitting my nails. Got some cleaning up to do but happy we got the win

  2. Bird Says:

    So glad mickens made it safely on practice squad

    He is our return guy
    Darden may be sitting the whole year cause scooter barely got in
    AB too good to sit out plays

  3. T REX Says:

    Brady GOAT defense swiss cheese

  4. Says:

    The only stat that counts… W


  5. Leighroy Says:

    Please someone unpack how a phantom facemask can somehow be enforced as 2 penalties for 30-something yards simultaneously?

  6. Buxszntkt Says:

    This game is 100% thank you Tom!

  7. chris l Says:

    let’s retire succop’s # now before brady?

  8. lambchop Says:

    Jeez, those penalties were unreal. This game could have gone to either team. Missed opportunities, turnovers, penalties mired this game.

    But, Brady, Gronk, and AB were solid.

    I can tell you a million times, I’m never confident with our DBs. They need to get on the hotline and dial up some veterans, pronto! They need a veteran presence.

  9. Medicated Pete Says:

    I stopped counting at 4 turnovers & we still won thanks to TB12

  10. Says:

    Let’s not freak out people. Tipped balls, fumbles, you name it. Penalties like the refs were going to lose their job if they didn’t hand them out. Super sloppy game. One fewer neutral zone infraction, one fewer fumble going into the end zone, one fewer fumble coming out of our end zone… This game’s not even close, and we’re cruising. The fact that we scored so many points and literally won the game with so many turnovers, miscues, drops, penalties… It’s actually pretty encouraging. It’s not like us. We clean it up and we’re a juggernaut.

  11. alaskabuc Says:

    that was the most confusing penalty I have ever seen and I still don’t understand it

  12. Asdf Says:

    Mickens return game was sneaky good

  13. Mike C Says:

    Best possible outcome (excluding SMB), close win to get everyone’s attention, let’s roll from here!

  14. Drebucsfan Says:

    Go DEAN @joebucsfans favorite cornerback lol J/K but seriously a very good win by us tonight and Tom Brady is second to NO ONE!!!! Time to celebrate, but seriously did anyone see how trash Dean is? It’s going to take acouple of more games to see our DB’s aren’t as good as SOME people think…SOME people as in people who probably NEVER PLAYED a Down of football in their life

  15. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Let me repeat myself…

    NaplesBucsFan Says:
    September 10th, 2021 at 12:20 am
    I think this was one of the best things to happen (not what I wanted to watch)…BUT….f@cking up that badly and being exposed on D while still being able to get the W is probably the perfect way to start the year! Now they know they gotta get their heads out of their own @sses and grind out the necessary work to be a winner, THIS YEAR…not ride last years success!!!!
    Great to finally see a last minute closing drive to win the game, since we had a couple opportunities not work out last year.
    9 game winning streak ya’ll…LFG!!!
    BUCS BABY!!!

  16. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Agreed Mike C

  17. Buxszntkt Says:

    Mickens did a round trip to PS and back to team ! Think he stays on team now !

  18. Says:

    Leighroy, asdf, Mike, agree with all! Great special teams

  19. Youngbucs Says:

    🐐don’t need your excuses!

  20. T REX Says:

    Ronald Jones is a waste. Cut him

  21. Buxszntkt Says:

    What a crowd !!! I wonder how many people had Covid ??

  22. Mike Says:

    TB certainly converts BB from a good to a great coach!

  23. August 1976 Buc Says:

    On the Money drive to win the game, GIO was RB who Brady trusted not Lenny, not Rojo.

    Great example of why he was signed.
    Gio is simply a Chain Mover, glad he is on the Bucs.

    GO BUCS!!!

  24. firethecannons Says:

    need the next 10 days to figure it all out–defense could not get even close to home–hard to watch

  25. unbelievable Says:

    Pinion Mickens and Succop did great.

    And of course, Brady is Brady. (Same with Gronk) Fantastic.

    Rest of the team… shake off the rust boys.

  26. Lakelandsteve Says:

    Thankyou Tom Brady. Bucs played a sloppy game against a determined foe with a very good offense. We could have never won a game like this with past quarterbacks or past Buc teams. Even though they turned the ball over 4 times and had a bunch of pre-snap penalties they kept it together and pulled it out. Most teams just can’t win with 4 turnovers and some killer penalties but the Bucs pulled it out thanks to Brady and the iceman Ryan Succup.

  27. dvashun Says:

    There are lots of people here yit talking the DB’s but there weren’t a lot of downfield throws for them to make plays on. Just an estimate based on memory, but I would guess at least 60% of Dak’s throws traveled less than 7 yards past the line of scrimmage. Before giving up on a crew that played exceptionally well the last 8 games of the year last year, I want to see how the coach’s evaluate their play. I did think it was a shame we didn’t play more press man with both safeties playing deep. Once Dallas’ game plan of throwing long handoffs to the receivers became apparent Bowles should have adjusted but I never noticed a change.
    With as good as our front seven is at shutting down the run, the D should have encouraged Dallas to run with seven man boxes instead of consistently bringing the safety into the box. The Dallas offense did a good job of playing to their strength and the Buc’s D did a horrible job of playing to theirs.

  28. ClodHopper Says:

    It’s crazy how much better Mickens was last night than last year. Keep up the good work!!

  29. Logan Says:

    Ronald “I fumble the ball” Jones should never see the field again. This win came because the old guy’s Tom, Gronk, and AB willed them to win.

  30. Bbro Says:

    Maybe now everyone will agree with Bbro that the Bucs need to win one game at a time before thinking about an undefeated season, you think Joe?

  31. Bucs&Bolts Says:

    My drunk ass in the stands not once did it cross my mind we were gonna lose no chance in hell