“Bucs Are Taking Care Of Business”

October 26th, 2021

Winning, but not by enough?

How powerful are the Bucs? They curb-stomp the Bears at home and yet two of the team’s top dogs came away frustrated.

Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians, both minutes after the game and in remarks yesterda,y spouted off how the offense left too many points on the field.

Tom Brady, in his weekly show on SiriusXM said his mind was blown how the Bucs didn’t score 50.

Ryan Wilson of CBS doesn’t share Arians’ and Brady’s feelings. He thought Sunday’s win over the Bears was a statement game.

Winner: Buccaneers. The Bucs are taking care of business. Their win over Chicago marked the third time this season that Tampa Bay has won a game by 20 or more points. They don’t play down to their competition and they’re destroying everyone in their path.

The Bucs may not play down to their competition but they seem to either take their foot off the gas or don’t play sharp football when they should: in the second half.

Arians would refer to this as not finishing. Not finishing games. Not finishing drives.

Joe thinks it is good that the head coach and the star quarterback are unsatisfied by a blowout win. Tells Joe there will be sharp attention to detail in practices this week.

20 Responses to ““Bucs Are Taking Care Of Business””

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Watching D.K. Metcalf man-handle Lattimore last night was beautiful. I wonder if Mike Evans saw that??

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    I think Ryan Wilson missed BA’s point. It’s all about how well you play, and BA obviously felt that our offense didn’t show that same killer instinct in the 2nd half. He’s keeping his eye on the prize, and the prize is winning the division, getting this team purring for the playoffs & winning the Super Bowl.

  3. Buc4evr Says:

    Both Brady and Arians know that you have to win big in the second half against playoff caliber teams like the Rams and Cards. Can’t let them back into the game.

  4. James Allen Lofton Says:

    Evans needs to be aggressive with Lattimore like Metcalf was in Seattle. If Brown doesn’t play Sunday, this game in New Orleans could be a nail bitter.

  5. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Oddly enough, the Bucs are back to #1 in Yahoo NFL Power Rankings today…yup, even above the Rams and the Cardinals. The Saints remain far down the list, with the Falcons and Panthers even further. There is a special comment for Jameis Winston in the Saints placement saying that even though the Saints D and Alvin Kamara are great, the Saints will go no where with Jameis Winston at the controls. That is no big surprise, but it’s nice to see him starting for the Bucs division rival and great to here others say what most Bucs fans knew three years ago.

  6. Roy T. Buford Says:

    The Bears game was yet another time where the Bucs either did play down to their competition or took their foot off the gas (or both). However, in this case, it was the Offense under Brady, so I’m not really worried, and just as we know Brady was motivated by his poor performance last year against the Bears, we should hope he remembers the regular season prime game here against the Saints. While we can expect Winston will want to perform well against the team who (finally, justifiably) dumped him and the Saints will want to avenge their playoff loss to the Bucs, I still think the Bucs know they have more to play for and will be on their game.

  7. JA Says:

    I know we were playing against a rookie QB, but the Bucs DB’s appeared to actually know where they were supposed to be in zone coverage. That in itself was a shocker, at least to me.
    With a plethora of backups pitching tents on the starter’s lawns, this was especially impressive.
    I’m not here to say “Coach” Sherman had something to do with the improvement, but the coincidence is too timely to not give it a mention.
    If these sub DB’s can play with the same intensity and knowledge against Jameis, I think the Bucs can win handily.
    If not, it will be a long Halloween if the Saint’s WR’s can get open and hang onto the ball.
    I much prefer treats over tricks on Halloween. Watch for Peyton to dig deep in his bag of tricks. They cannot win without them.
    I am soooo ready for this one.
    Go Bucs!

  8. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    If you watched the Peyton and Eli feed last night, Drew Brees jumped on for the second half. I’ll paraphrase the first question from Peyton:

    “Drew, you ran this offense from 2006 to last year. Is this the same offense or is Sean Payton doing something different with Jameis?”

    Cue awkward silence….

    Drew Brees:” Well…. they’re the same plays… (awkward laughing…)

    I’ll commend Sean Payton. While I hate the Saints, he knows EXACTLY what he has in Jameis. Jameis appears to have one option on every play and if it’s not there, he’s to throw it away. Why Seattle REPEATEDLY decided not to cover Kamara is beyond me.

    If Bowles can take away Kamara, and Taysom Hill does not play, the Saints have NOTHING on offense. Run the ball, keep TB12 clean and the Bucs should win this game.

  9. Craig Says:

    One thing I see with our current Bucs, they can control their drives with relative ease. They methodically move down the field.

    The Bucs might be the best team at it, and that will take them far. Controlling the clock is an important asset, even if they leave a few points on the field, it is time that other teams do not have to try to catch up with.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We needed Gronk & AB for our red zones Sunday……

  11. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Double Kamara. This game will have Jameis super hype, and we all know what happens when JW gets amped up – he will self-destruct. Lots of INTs, bad decisions, forced balls and Bucs Win!!!

  12. AMI_Chris Says:

    Man, remember when we’d be complaining about being 2-5 at this point and thinking about the draft? Now we’re complaining about not scoring 50. It’s surreal to be a Bucs fan right now.

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Saints barely scored 13 points last night and I believe Seattle’s kicker missed 3 FG’s. All this without Wilson. Short week, nothing but Kamara on offense, last season Henderickson was a factor on Dline, he is gone. Stop Kamara, don’t let Hill run on you and beat up Winston. It’s about time Bucs show Payton who top dog in NFC is. I am also a little concerned how Bucs seem to turtle in the second half, that’s all player motivation, complacency and execution. The vets need to step up and take control of this.

  14. PSL Bob Says:

    Don’t discount the Saint’s defense. They’re good. But if our O-line can give Brady the same protection they have for the last few weeks, we should be in good shape. I hope ME is able to aggravate Lattimore like DK Metcalf did last night. 15-30 yds of personal fouls would be good. I think the Bucs will win, but I doubt they will win by a large margin.

  15. SlyPirate Says:

    The Bucs feel like MJ’s Bulls.

    Formula for winning,
    Talent at every position,
    Cohesive and selfless

    It’s rare and cool to see.

  16. Beeej Says:

    James has YET to be put in a position where the outcome of the game depends on his arm

  17. BuucccNASTY he p Says:

    Pete, metcalf had two catches. Albeit one was for an 84 yard touchdown but still only 2 catches

  18. Roy T. Buford Says:

    I would be surprised is Taysom Hill plays Sunday. He missed all last week with concussion protocol…too out of it to even practice. Saints could be stuck with just “#2, The Club” and not have the Swiss Army Knife.

  19. Youngbucs Says:

    BuucccNASTY he p Says:
    October 26th, 2021 at 1:01 pm
    Pete, metcalf had two catches. Albeit one was for an 84 yard touchdown but still only 2 catches

    Lol yea that tends to happen when you give safety help.

  20. Eli White Says:

    I don’t like the slow down in the 2nd half when we get a good lead. They must keep the pressure on or at least control the clock so teams cannot snesk back in during the 4th qtr. Ok to run some reserves in late but if the tide begins to turn, put the first team back in. We slso get a little sloppy. Call the plays that got us ahead in the first pkace.