Washington 29, Bucs 19

November 14th, 2021

Our beloved Bucs were just manhandled by a bad football team.

Welcome to one of the biggest upsets of the NFL season.

Joe can’t even call it Capitol Collapse (Part II) since the Bucs never led in the game.

As hard as it is for Joe to type, the Bucs just lost to Trevor Siemian and Taylor Heinicke in consecutive games. A 6-3 record never felt so dark.

The disappearance of no-risk-it-no-biscuit offense, an ineffective short passing game, no punishing ground attack, a too-inconsistent pass rush, and a too-average-looking Tom Brady combined with overmatched cornerbacks all added up to a stinker that likely will haunt the Bucs in January.

You just can’t let Taylor Heinicke go 26-for-32 for 256 yards and a touchdown. It just can’t happen.

Joe has to tip a hat to Washington for sticking with their ground attack even though it wasn’t working will. Minus a few Heinicke scrambles, Washington handed off 31 times for just 80 yards, but it was just enough.

Joe’s most disappointed by the Bucs — on a day when their passing attack was lacking — couldn’t move the chains running the ball against a defense down its two best edge rushers. The balance should have been there and it wasn’t. Why? Washington entered the game with the 29th-ranked defense in the NFL.

Lotta heart out there from Chris Godwin playing hurt and Jordan Whitehead firing away at safety.

Joe is ill.

Right now it feels like home-field advantage was just flushed down the toilet.

182 Responses to “Washington 29, Bucs 19”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    The Bucs sucks!!!

  2. Pruritus Ani Says:

    This was worse than the NO loss.

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Hot garbage coaching right here

  4. bucfanforever Says:

    Did Lovie Smith come back?

  5. Soggy Says:

    That was hard to watch.. really sucked…

  6. Devon Says:

    Hard to see that pathetic performance coming off the bye.

  7. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    This defense can’t stop anyone

  8. Sean Says:

    First time all season that I really think this is not a championship squad.

  9. BradyBucs Says:


    This “Gravediggers” crap against injured O-Lines in the playoffs.

  10. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Boring offense

    Brady looks so old out there too

  11. 163Doubleplay Says:

    Bucs has the most pathetic group of coaches. Totally clueless!

  12. Jersey buc Says:

    What a terrible all around played game! Both times we get a TD defense coughs it up. 10 min plus drive embarrassing

  13. Rover Says:

    Very bad loss. Off of a bye week. This is what we know to be Bucs fans.

  14. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    This team will be lucky if they even make the playoffs as a wildcard team

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    More disappointed at this loss than of any this season. No excuses for this type of performance coming off a BYE. It’s obvious to me that our team wasn’t ready to play AND was poorly coached throughout the game.

  16. BuccoDav Says:

    Let’s be real here… we know the defense sucks. Just like when JW was here, the offense cannot put the pathetic defense in bad situations.

  17. Dirty Bucs Says:

    The defense needs to figure something out quickly. Everybody is going to play us this exact same way. I still can’t believe we didn’t get the ball back after we scored with almost 11 minutes left on the clock. That is just criminal.

  18. BradyBucs Says:

    OUTCOACHED yet again on both sides of the ball.

    Bucs lack the ability to ADJUST in games.

  19. Rayjay1122 Says:

    As it currently stands, we are not a very good football team. Really nothing else to say.

  20. Ryan Says:

    Hey Joe,

    “YOU LIKE THAT!?!?”

    So much for the reverse Capitol Collapse.

  21. Cobraboy Says:

    A$$ whoopin’ doesn’t begin to describe thar game.

    Poor game plan, effort, and execution.

    Casuals should be embarrassed to think this game was a gimmee.

  22. Francisco Guzman Says:

    I know the offense wasn’t great but the defense had two chances after the Bucs scored a td to take the momentum and they allowed two tds! How is that on the offense? How!!!!!

  23. Say what? Says:

    Yep…Whitehead played with a lot of heart, but he also had a pick bounce off his hands and go right to a skins receiver for a first down. Only playmaker on the field was levote with the punch strip (which otherwise would have been another skins first down to a wide open receiver).

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey Joe, injuries DO matter.

    Now can you stop with that stupid crap about how it doesn’t matter if Gronk, AB, Brown, Davis, SMB, everyone else doesn’t play it doesn’t matter.

    Also what’s with closing the comments before the game even ends. Come on.
    Yes, it’s horrible for Joe to close it with 45 seconds left.–Joe

  25. Buc Neckid Says:

    So Bad Open Thread In Game Comments closed before game is even over.
    Yes, it’s horrible for Joe to close it with 45 seconds left.–Joe

  26. BradyBucs Says:

    Drive-Extending Penalties… AGAIN.

    Simply bad discipline and that falls on coaching.

  27. cmurda Says:

    Our offense was underperforming but when we cut it to one score both possessions after, the defense let WFT score. It’s a bad defense by design and we are obviously banged up. There is zero excuse to get thoroughly ramrodded on that last drive for 11 minutes. Completely humiliating. Our defensive line by far is the biggest disappointment.

  28. Mike Johnson Says:

    Our curse is getting beat by unknown and unheralded QB’s. Brady was off and our Defense sucked to holy hell and beyond. We deserved to lose. For all of you who said in previous post we were going to blowout DC. Just remember, On any given Sunday…

  29. Cobraboy Says:

    And Vea carted off. S#!t.

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    The redskins taking a knee on the XP so we don’t try to score? What kind of pansy crap is that.

    Go out and get Godwin a TD, I need points from Brady and Godwin.

  31. BucsFan81 Says:

    Season is over.

  32. Coburn Says:

    Somehow our run defense caved at just the worst times. Can’t stand losing Vea like that at the end… One of only impact players today. Only consistent guy on dline

  33. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    The Bucs shouldn’t be favored to win any game all season long now after this poopy loss

  34. sad buc Says:


  35. Anonymous Says:

    This is on the bucs defense. A TEN MINUTE DRIVE! TEN MINUTES!

    Absolutely ridiculous. And they know it probably as well.

  36. PassingThru Says:

    Let’s see about Vita Vea’s injury. That might be a bigger loss than the score.

  37. Austin Says:

    They ran off ELEVEN MINUTES

  38. Ryan Says:

    Guess we don’t have to listen to Joe talking about home field advantage anymore. Bucs will be the 3rd seed, if they’re lucky.

  39. Wesley Says:

    This team seriously sucks. This coaching staff is pathetic!

  40. unbelievable Says:

    Get ready to lose in the wild card round.

    Cuz that’s all we’re good for.

    #PaperChampions #TheSucaneersAreBackBaby!

  41. Since76 Says:

    The have been getting our coached. With all this talent its a shame. Hopefully the coaches realize they are they weak link.

  42. Allbuccedup Says:

    Definitely doesn’t look like a playoff team.

  43. Will Says:

    Lmao this should be a curb stomping. I don’t want you to write that ever again Joe. This team is over rated and undisciplined. Brady needs Gronk and AB back. Defense needs to find their nuts and CB need to be able to play press or not be allowed on the field. WFT broke all kinds of records today.

  44. richbucsfan Says:

    Now, could you stop being ‘cute’ with the WTF and show them respect as they kicked our butts.

  45. Miller5252 Says:

    19 play 80 yard drive. 10:24 drive?!?!? Then Vea laying hurt…. Great day to be a Bucs fan!

  46. Bangkok Buc Says:

    D can’t stop anybody and Offense has been neutered with this dink and dunk crap all day. This is a recipe for disaster

  47. BuccoBDub Says:

    On a positive note, season tickets will be available again for a discount next year if you’re a glutton for punishment.

  48. Rod Munch Says:

    Then of course Vita gets injured like he does every single year.

    He gets ran over on 3rd down and short with like 4 mins left, he could have made the stop, instead he doesn’t, now he gets injured again…

    What a game.

  49. Coburn Says:

    C’mon guys we sucked recently but season is not over you quitters. If we get healthy at the right time we have a chance

  50. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    If Vea is out for awhile…..this season is pretty much over cause no one else is even getting any pressures

  51. tampabuscsbro Says:

    And Vea got hurt…..

    Can the defense just concede scores sometimes if things like that are going to happen?

  52. Francisco Guzman Says:

    The vea injury might have sealed their fate as well.

  53. Im not tired anymore we Super Bowl Champs!! Says:

    I would fire Bruce Arians. He sucks!

  54. rrsrq Says:

    When you give teams first down on penalties (first half Bucs), don’t give teams first downs on penalties(WFT entire game), this is what you get. Should’ve put Blaine in the game

  55. 163Doubleplay Says:

    Toilet Bowles defense couldn’t stop a Pop Warner team. Pathetic.

  56. PassingThru Says:


    What were you saying about Riverboat Ron? He’s like most coaches, he needs a quality QB. He absolutely out-coached Bruce Arians today.

  57. NPRSageBoy Says:

    Not winning any Super Bowls this season.

    Let’s Go Brady!

    Let’s Go Brandon!

    Peace, out

  58. Colonel Angus Says:

    We’ll be lucky to win another game this year. Bucs are garbage.

  59. firethecannons Says:

    So this is how we were played by wtf in the playoffs, why did we not adjust to their game? Bowles just let this happen. The Buccaneers are way way over rated and are on track for a loss to the Giants next.

  60. Rod Munch Says:

    Play of the game, a gutless cowarderly Arians punting from midfield down 2 scores in the 4th quarter, with a gutless defense that can’t stop anyone.

    Arians needs to be taken to task for that. I don’t care that the Bucs lucked out and got a TO, that’s just cowardly BS.

  61. HC Grover Says:

    Limp Biscuit offense.

  62. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Giants are gonna put up a 40 burger on this defense with the immortal Daniel Jones.

  63. Drefromthebay Says:

    19 plays for 80 yards!!! Over 10 minutes lol

  64. Jerry Says:

    I told you that Saints loss was catastrophic. This team is done, guys. There is no intensity. There is no heart. There’s a total lack of interest in winning. Many are just going through the motions. And the coaching staff seems to have checked out as well.

    Sorry, but I’m calling it. The season is over. They may well win a playoff spot, sure. The rest of the division is a joke too. But they aren’t going anywhere in January. The defense won’t get any better. They’ve been bad all year. We just haven’t noticed as much because the offense was scoring 30+ points a game. But now the offense sucks. And this looks more and more like its starting to fall apart.

    Lose to the Giants next week and the wheels may start to come off for good for this team.

  65. Leighroy Says:

    This defense is always hollering and celebrating on the few splash plays they make and then can’t stop a team that averaged under 20 pts. All hype and no performance.

  66. Im not tired anymore we Super Bowl Champs!! Says:

    Coburn don’t tell me how I should feel about this f’n loss. We suck!

  67. Buc Neckid Says:

    New Orleans just missed two point conversion
    Trail by two with a minute to go

  68. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Byron Leftwich did a terrible job calling plays on offense

  69. DoooshLaRue Says:

    We suck but NO looks to lose, ATL lost and CAR probably will too.
    Home field advantage?
    Who cares.
    We just need to get our heads out of our asses.

  70. Bobby M. Says:

    We aren’t good…..its that simple. The JPP injury makes our front seven avg….throw in our secondary is trash and all the burden goes to our offense which gave the ball away 2x in scoring range. With Gronk and Brown out, we look pedestrian on offense. Leftwich and Bowles look like they are getting out coached on a weekly basis. With no pass rush, no secondary and a sputtering offense that refuses to run, it will be a rough ride to the playoffs.

  71. Keith Says:

    Hey We ready to start talking draft? N.O game then bye this this Sh!t show. DONE!

  72. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Rod Munch i don’t wanna hear that crap! This defense twice had a chance to give the momentum after the bucs scored a td and they failed miserably.

  73. ModHairKen Says:

    FU Bruce Arians. FU Todd Bowles. FU Licht. FU Desir, Delaney and Dean.

    Bruce and Todd for failing to have them ready to play. Licht for not fixing this problem.

    This is a one and done team. Fattened up and ready to all get paid. Not play.

    Brady, too. Aren’t you supposed to prevent this? 30 dink and dunk passes.

    Pathetic effort.

  74. 163Doubleplay Says:

    Looks like the Bucs spent their bye week looking at the pundits power rankings thinking they are a good team.

  75. unbelievable Says:

    Lol Coburn, you clueless optimistic idiot.

    It’s over. We will not advance from the 1st round.

    This team is softer than a baby’s belly. They are pretenders, nothing more.

  76. Rod Munch Says:

    For all you morons complaining, this IS the defense you wanted. YOU said to stop the all out blitzes – they did, and they couldn’t get off the field. I said blitz balls out on every play, your defense sucks and will give up a score anyways, so at least give the ball back to Brady and let him have a chance to score points, and and the all-out blitzes will either result in quick scores or maybe a turnover.

    But no, you dopes wanted to sit back, let the other team control the clock for 11 mins because you’re idiots that don’t understand how depth charts work.

  77. HC Grover Says:

    Whupped by good and bad teams. Are we average?

  78. Buc Neckid Says:

    New Orleans just lost

  79. sergio Says:

    Very sad, but we could see It coming.

  80. Spicili Says:

    Saints just lost so there’s some hope left. That was a piss poor outing, hopefully the coaching staff and players can get it together. Too many penalties that hurt ourselves

  81. August 1976 Buc Says:

    “Our beloved Bucs were just manhandled by a bad football team”.

    Right on Joe, it is that simple

  82. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    The collapse of the no pressures from the D-Line is worse than all the third-stringers playing in the secondary

    there’s just simply no pressure from the D-Line all year long!!!

    Shaq got paid and he don’t care anymore

  83. Huh? Says:

    Earned it today Bucs.
    Great pathetic job.

  84. BomTrady Says:

    We just are not deep at all. All the injuries exposes a pretty average to below average team and an average NFL team can lose to anyone anytime.

  85. JimmyJack Says:

    Two weeks in a row and the offense is dogcrap for entire 1st half. We dont protect the football.

  86. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Bowles needs to held accountable for this garbage.

  87. PassingThru Says:

    The play calls on offense were unimaginative, and did just about nothing to open up the receivers. You cannot say the same thing about WFT, Riverboat Ron got the maximum out of the minimum talent.

  88. Wes Says:

    I thought for a second there maybe they’re a good team? Nope we were terrible. No good pressure and bad secondary. We freaking suck

  89. Listnfrmafar Says:

    The NFC South is the new NFC East of last year. You all know Bowles was fired from the worst team in the NFL? This coaching staff is so bad and overrated. A QB that can’t get out.of his way at 2-6 scored 30 points and went 26 for 32. Do we really think getting average at best CB’s back is going to change this? Sure Gronk & Brown will definitely help the O. Fire all the coaches and start from scratch at least they have talent.

  90. Huh? Says:

    Why TF are none of comments posting?

    This crap happens all the time. Half the reason I quit coming here.

  91. Elita Vita Says:

    For Shame!

  92. ElioT Says:

    Bruce and Byron suck.

  93. Austin Says:

    Our secondary is by far the problem. Playing 10 yard cushion zone coverage with practice squad corners. I’ll never forgive coaching for putting Calton on Special Teams. That decision could of cost us a high seed

  94. firethecannons Says:

    Joe says:
    Right now it feels like home-field advantage was just flushed down the toilet.

    STOP assuming we are going to the playoffs and remember “every given Sunday”

  95. Sean Says:

    They have yet to beat a good team this year except for maybe the Cowboys.

  96. 163Doubleplay Says:

    Pass rush is absent when you need them the most. There is no creativity on defense to mix up things. Same with Leftwich’s offense no imagination to open up guys and create plays.

  97. richbucsfan Says:

    Why are fans attacking each other. The BUCS lost the game, we didn’t. They are what they are.

  98. Colonel Angus Says:

    Season turning loss. Its all down hill from here.

  99. Rod Munch Says:

    I want the story about how garbage Dee Delaney cost the Bucs the game, he sucks. Literally 2 TDs because he shouldn’t be on the field.

    Of course the fact he’s better than Sherman, that tells you everything.

    Season is over if Davis can’t get back here soon. The Bucs can not stop anyone, every single team in the NFL can do what the Redskins just did. If you don’t have NFL talent at corner, if you’re playing your 7th string corners who are giving up multiple TDs, this is the outcome.

    But thankfully the Falcons lost so we’re still alive for that 7th playoff seed.

  100. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Todd Bowles is actually the best coach on the team cause he’s using 3rd stringers in the secondary and his D-Line isn’t getting pressure and atleast he’s keeping games close

    IT’S THE OFFENSE this is sucking really bad right now…………very vanilla/preseason like

    Dumping it off to Playoff Lenny 20 times a game isn’t going to win you games Bucco Brucie!!!!!!

  101. Will Says:

    Can anyone tell me if Shaq Barret played today?

  102. Defense Rules Says:

    Story of the game shows up in the TOP: 39 mins Washington to 21 mins Bucs; they controlled the game. Plays reflect that: 71 WFT to 47 Bucs.

    BUCS run-pass ratio back down to 27.7% this game (awful play-calling IMO), even though Lenny (11 carries) averaged 4.4 YPR. Washington run-pass was up at 47.9%, (34 carries for 94 yds), even though they only averaged 2.8 YPR. Excellent play-calling on their part IMO, and it allowed them to control the game.

  103. BuccaneerButters Says:

    Idk what the offensive play calling was today. It certainly was not no riskit no biscuit. Passive, pathetic. It’s like we stuck to the same crap all game. Defense looks terrible. I get were missing guys, but golly. This is just sad. Not getting home at all. What happened to the rush defense? This was gutless all around. I heard that the boys were very mad after the Saints game. Sure doesn’t seem like it to me!

  104. Im not tired anymore we Super Bowl Champs!! Says:

    Very vanilla play calling for sure. We pretty much played to lose.

  105. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Austin Says:
    November 14th, 2021 at 4:07 pm
    Our secondary is by far the problem. Playing 10 yard cushion zone coverage with practice squad corners. I’ll never forgive coaching for putting Calton on Special Teams. That decision could of cost us a high seed


    But today the D line got it handed to them also

    And the O line got it handed to them also

    Tom playing Scared Rinky dinky dinky dunk WHAT!!!!! is that

  106. Rico210 aka wutdaBucisthis Says:

    Trolls out in full force
    Screw ya mama and ya comments
    Go Bucs

  107. 163Doubleplay Says:

    Bucs coordinators have no imaginations to create plays. An analogy is, they have all the best ingredients and chef in front of them and the only thing they can come up with is a fried chicken and mashed potatoe! Pathetic

  108. Rob Says:

    Stop polishing your superbowl rings. Penalties (completely stupid ones too), dropped passes (Darden you suck), predictable play calling (Redskins were all over our bubble screens after we used it 10 times in a row). We are not a super bowl caliber team. You don’t lose to a pathetic 4th string quarterback if you are championship caliber. Our worthless, grocery bagger cornerbacks should go back to their day job, at Publix. Can’t wait to watch us get our teeth kicked in on MNF. Er Go Bucs! Pathetic non performance and we lost Vea, one of the few who actually tried.

  109. BucfaninMi Says:

    They’ll blow it, Toms will retire and back to the dark days.

  110. Francisco Guzman Says:

    I don’t know how anyone can get on this offense. Your defense twice had a chance to give the ball back to the bounce to take the lead and they failed miserably. Allowed two tds including a 10 minute drive to end the game. This is not a good football team right now.

  111. PassingThru Says:

    Yes the secondary is a problem.

    Starting CB was the weakest position on the roster. Backup CB was the shallowest position on the roster in terms of quality depth. When did Licht draft a CB? The seventh round. The Bucs are reaping what they sowed.

  112. Rich 12 Says:


  113. BuccoDav Says:

    Did RoJo play today?

  114. Defense Rules Says:

    Rod … I agree with you about Delaney (at least in this game). Maybe he’s still hurt, but definitely had no business being on the field. Still, despite 5 sacks our pass rush didn’t do him any favors.

  115. Rich 12 Says:

    Joe why are my comments in timeout?

  116. Francisco Guzman Says:

    When is SMB going back? It’s been over two months since the dislocation . You figure he will play next week already. What’s the holdup?

  117. david gover Says:

    ive witnessed this year. absolute fn garbage.

  118. Sean Says:

    Good thing they drafted a backup QB in the 2nd round instead of depth a piece at cornerback.

  119. JimmyJack Says:

    The Redskins defense was fired up. They played us well today. The Bucs had the plays they needed. But when they needed to make the play Darden fumbled or Leonard fumbled or Brady airmailed an easy pick or O.J. showed us why he is a #3TE. Too many mistakes.

  120. Coburn Says:

    If we can get Davis, and, Gronk, ab, Miller all back things will be very different. I know that’s a big if, but some the overreaction crowd here were saying the same thing last year after being blown out by the saints and the chiefs last year

  121. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This team is banking on getting healthy and making a run in the playoffs. That’s all good but it’s a lot different this year with crowds in the stadium on the road.

  122. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Bucs Fans shouldn’t blame Todd Bowles

    He’s using third-stringers for his secondary

    BUCS FANS should expect Todd Bowles to cook steak with his defense when all he has is stinky rotten fish in his secondary

    This ain’t Bowles fault bucs fans.

  123. Buczilla Says:

    This is one of the worst regular season losses that I can remember us having and we’ve had plenty. I’m going to be depressed for one day and then throw this loss the f out of my mind.

  124. Bucfan1988 Says:

    I don’t know how Bowles an let his corners play this pu$$y-a$$ weak soft coverage 10 yards off and then blitz…TOTAL DISCONNECT HERE!!!!!!!

    Who the hell is coaching the corners. FIRE IMMEDIATELY!!

    This is freaken COMMON SENSE!! Our corners are scared mentally weak little girls! Tired of seeing such blatant STUPIDITY from this team!!

  125. Defense Rules Says:

    Francisco … ‘I don’t know how anyone can get on this offense.’

    Uhhh, how about only 19 points from our #1 offense? How about 2 turnovers from our #1 offense? How about only 19 mins TOP & 47 plays (season low?) from our #1 offense?

    Or, how about the horribly unimaginative game-planning AND play-calling on the part of our offensive coaching staff? Nah, go ahead and pile on the defense. That’s a lot more fun, isn’t it.

  126. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    The Bucs had two weeks to prepare for a bad football………and laid a rotten egg

    This team is in serious trouble

  127. unbelievable Says:

    LOL at making excuses for this team…

    The pass rush has been pathetic all season long! It only shows up against weak teams.

    And Tommy boy ain’t the same guy he used to be. He’s no longer clutch. Sorry fans, it was a one year wonder. This team is nothing but pretenders.

  128. Anonymous Says:

    This defense is a joke against the pass…has been for the better part of two decades. Great, they won it last year…still don’t think injuries to KCs O-line didn’t matter? They cannot get pressure with just 4 guys, and when they don’t they get lit…and when they blitz, their Division II caliber secondary cannot hold up. Saints about to lose again, so they remain in 1st place even though they don’t deserve. Anyone else tired of them making average QBs look like Dan Marino? Or Bowles getting owned repeatedly by Sean Payton, playoff win notwithstanding? I don’t expect them to win every game, nor do I expect them to repeat because few team have. What I do expect is for you to not play down to the competition, be believers of your own press clippings about how great a defense you are (Devin White and the Gravediggers) and to not be shocked when the other team is out to gut you like fish because you’re the Champs. And I don’t want to hear about injuries to that joke of a secondary. The backend benefited from what the front seven did in the playoffs. The front seven isn’t getting it done. Simple as that.

  129. 321BucFan Says:

    Season Over

  130. RPK Says:

    Bruce Arians was on the Herd Podcast a few weeks ago, and he commented on how all he does for game prep is recommend a few plays
    to Byron. Time for Bruce to participate a bit more. The offensive scheme is average at best. All we do is check down to Lenny, despite enormous talent. Could you imagine what Sean Payton or Andy Reid could do with our talent and TB12?

    The defense is downright awful and continues to be plagued by injuries. What is even worse is how the injuries happen. Carlton Davis has missed most of the year because our coaches saw no issue playing him on special teams. Now VEA is probably out for the year after a 19 PLAY DRIVE.

    I am sick! Go Bucs

  131. Coburn Says:

    For those demanding we had drafted another corner.. has Cockrell even been that bad? He was our 4th corner at the start of the year. Are there really that many teams who have a better 4th guy? I can’t think of too many teams that would be better off if they were playing guys 7 deep at a position

  132. 163Doubleplay Says:

    One bright light on this lost is we are still on top of our division. For how long? maybe a week.

  133. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Once again bucs fans

    stop blaming Todd Bowles……he’s making miracles happen out there by playing third-stringers in his secondary

  134. NPRSageBoy Says:

    What did work on during the bye? Commit more pre snap penalties? Miss more tackles? Throw more INTs?

    If so, sure looks like a successful week of preparation!

    Peace, out

  135. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Todd Bowles should be figuratively shot for the game plan the last two games. I don’t care if your DB’s are me, Defense Rules and Cobra Boy, you cannot let Taylor Heineke eat 11 minutes off the clock to ice the game. It is beyond shameful.

    Ask yourself why Trevor Siemien and Taylor Heineke know exactly where to go with the ball when we blitz and exactly where to go with the ball when we drop into coverage.

    Heineke was 11/19 on 3rd Down and 2/2 on 4th. Absolutely shameful.

  136. Tackleblockwin Says:

    It’s like the Joe’s forgot they were Bucs fans. You should never expect a win from this team. Never ever ever. Hopefully this is a wake up call for the team and it’s fans.

  137. Austin Says:

    We got 5 sacks today. We can definitely get pressure. You know what helps the d-line? When the QB has to hold the ball. Are they holding the ball with our secondary? No… You can’t win in the NFL when your TOP THREE CORNERS are hurt… The fact we have 6 wins right now is amazing. That’s the silver lining.

  138. Mike Johnson Says:

    On any given Sunday…………………..

  139. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Defense rules the offense scored twice in this game and the defense had chances to give the ball right back to the offense and they failed miserably. They allowed two tds including the final drive. Had they gotten a stop the bucs offense comes back and takes over. Unfortunately the defense couldn’t give the offense the ball back.

  140. Architek Says:

    Too much nonsense and mistakes.

  141. Bucfan1988 Says:

    Defense Rules – The offense was slow to start but you realize we only had the ball 20 minutes thanks to our crap-in-our-pants defense????
    Could even get any possessions to score points cuz REDSKINS PUNTED ONLY ONCE IN THIS GAME!!!!!

    Freaken joke of a team right now.
    Fools lookin’ at themselves in the mirror and gloating from last year.
    Never mentally checked in this season…
    Coaches to blame for that!!!

  142. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Did someone say pass rush????


    Shaq got paid and doesn’t care anymore

    Suh is done

    JPP is done

    and if Vita Vea is hurt……….then this season is OVER

  143. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Austin you’re acting like if they’re healthy this pass defense will be all world. Idk about that not with Bowles and his lousy scheme.

  144. PassingThru Says:

    OJFC Coburn give it up, these CBs are poor.

    The Bucs are the sixth worse team at pass defense in the NFL, and they haven’t even faced a high quality QB since Week Three. Let that sink in.

  145. RuKa_44 Says:

    There are a lot if circumstances to excuse this loss (it is true we are very very banged up on both sides of the ball) but… we just lost to a 2-6 team, with a bunch of important players hurt too… let that sink in…

  146. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Gotta hope Vea is ok. That would be a huge lost .

  147. Leighroy Says:

    DR, when the defense allows a 10 min drive to close out the game, your time of possession argument against the offense goes out the window.

  148. 163Doubleplay Says:

    2 consecutive loses for Brady. Never happened to him in 20 yrs while with Belichick. It shows you the coaching mindset of Belichick (The real guru) and Arians (The pretender).

  149. Colonel Angus Says:

    This ain’t the same without AB and Gronk. And the Defense just can’t come up with those timely plays at the end. 8 games left to figure it out, probably need to win 5 of them to take the division. Makes every game important now.

  150. August 1976 Buc Says:

    DR yes the offense was a pile of garbage way to much, but to give a 10+ minute drive to get beat is clear for all to see that the D line was Physically dominated for most of the game. They are usually good against the run because they win the line of Scrimmage BUT not today. Will not bring the beat up Secondary lol I have said enough about their over time.
    And just for good measure the O line was beaten most of the day and turned Tommy Boy in to Rinky dinky dunk offense.

  151. PassingThru Says:

    The defense was good on first and second down. On third down they varied from poor, poorer, to porous.

  152. mark2001 Says:

    It was flushed down the toilet after the NO loss. But still…no matter. Look at the record. Who have we handily beaten other than the worst teams in the league? Everyone…yes…everyone has played us tight…or said otherwise, we couldn’t beat anyone convincingly but a bad team. Time to smell the coffee boys. It is what it is.

  153. PassingThru Says:

    Except for a couple of lapses and stupid penalties, I’m not blaming the O Line. The pressure that Brady faced was the result of the rather limited receiving options not getting open.

  154. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Danny Dimes is gonna light up this defense next week. Isn’t Bowles tired of losing to crappy QBs or average QBs? His defense got picked apart .

  155. JimmyJack Says:

    We were down by 10 at half and we lost by ten.

    To start the second half our defense had back to back stops(almost one for a safety) and our offense scored 3 measley and kept us behind.

  156. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    “stop blaming Todd Bowles……he’s making miracles happen out there by playing third-stringers in his secondary”

    Anthem, respectfully…. he’s not. We supposedly have one of the best front 7’s in football and they cannot make a play. The last two QB’s are throwing the ball on the money because he cannot devise a way to disrupt the QB. Taylor Heineke is going to be 11-20 for 112 yards and a pick next week. WFT will draft a QB high in the draft. Good Coordinators do not allow that to be done.

  157. Jerry Strickland Says:

    Never have I ever ever been so disappointed in the Buccaneers as I was today. That did not look like the Superbowl Champs! They looked like peewee football team that didn’t know how to walk onto the field without stuppeling. Brady looked like he is wanting to loose hoping we will trade him back to the Patriots. He keeps playing like this maybe we can recoup some of our money
    Very evident after playing the Patriots where his heart really is. It sure wasn’t with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today that’s for sure.

  158. Cchead Says:

    Did Shaq play today?

  159. mark2001 Says:

    So sad some of you guys can’t really see what is going on. This team hasn’t convincingly beaten any good teams this year. Every game has been a battle. We have been hurt. We couldn’t even beat the Saints. Or Washington. I don’t know how many losses it will take…but this isn’t our year. You can cry about Bowles, Arians, this patchwork D, a couple of our aged best O players down for who knows how long, and such. Can we find the fountain of youth and get everyone healthy by playoff time? We can hope for a miracle, I guess. But for this year,. it is what it is.

  160. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ Rob

    Noone has ever heard of the bucs DBs until all the starters got hurt and went down……that is 100% significant.

    and touche on the D-Line

    The D-Line is simply got getting home enough making these poopy QBs look like Bret Farve out there

  161. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    The only portion of this defense that is playing well……are the LBs….THAT’S IT!

    This defense sucks so bad right now…..cringe worthy

  162. captivajim Says:

    ANY team can just spy on Lenny–he gets the ball 90% of 1st downs -either pass or run 90% of 1st downs

  163. Francisco Guzman Says:

    JimmyJack what you talking about? Our offense make it 16-13 and this defense then gave up a td drive to make it 23-13. When our offense scored a td the defense gave it right back. They never gave this offense a chance to get on top in the second half. Too inconsistent.

  164. mark2001 Says:

    I’ve tried a reality intervention. But whatever…proceed. Play calling, one player, one unit, blah blah blah. Well, I guess whatever helps. Maybe screaming at the moon?

  165. Austin Says:

    I tell you what though, lenny is probably getting PAID after this year. He’s been shown to be integral, a safety net. Very reliable. Lenny is a major bright spot

  166. 163Doubleplay Says:

    Lowering my expectations with the Bucs. I just hope we make the playoffs.

  167. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I hate the fact that Playoff Lenny accounts for like 50% of teams offense right now

    and the I hate the fact that Rojo has pretty been relegated to the bench now

  168. Coburn Says:

    Passing thru or course they’re poor…. They’re the #5/6/7 guys that are giving up plays. Dean has been fairly good overall (metrics actually show him at an elite level), Cockrell hasnt been great or bad, some key break ups (metrics I’ve seen show him around average which is as good as anyone could espeft for your #4). #1 and #3 guys have been injured… So people are after the front office because we didn’t shore up our #5/6/7 guys before the start of the season

  169. mark2001 Says:

    163…. wise conclusion. That is where we are.

  170. Coburn Says:

    And for the record not making it far into postseason because of injuries is a legit thing to happen. Half the battle is making it to post season with a mostly healthy team. Teams that go far are often ones that manage to stay fairly healthy, like us last year

  171. mark2001 Says:

    Yes Coburn… the number one goal should be to get everyone healthy. In the current state of things, this team isn’t going to beat any good team on the road, in a big game. And playing guys hurting and delaying full return to health isn’t going to get us more than one home game.

  172. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucfan1988 … ‘The offense was slow to start but you realize we only had the ball 20 minutes thanks to our crap-in-our-pants defense????’

    Oh wow, that’s beautiful. So the fact that the Bucs #1-ranked offense only scored 19 pts in a 60-minute ballgame is the defense’s fault? It’s NOT because they turned the ball over TWICE ending 2 drives? And it’s not because we punted on 3 other drives? Good thing they were playing against the #29-ranked defense or it might have REALLY been embarrassing.

    The defense we put on the field today got whooped up on … but so did the offense we put on the field. It was a total TEAM loss IOW.

    And in case you didn’t notice, that same offense was totally unimaginative. Only 2 catches for Mike Evans? None for OJ & only 1 for Brate? Every time I looked up there was TB12 dumping it off to Fournette for a 2-yard gain. A run-pass ratio of less than 28% pretty much assured that our TOP would be way down. Whoopee. It’s called unimaginative coaching.

  173. JimmyJack Says:

    Fransisco i thought i remembered being down ten at halftime . In the second our defense made 2 stops and the offense still struggled and turned those stops into 3 points. I think this offense is good enough to give us leads. Not play from behind.

  174. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I’m not blaming this loss on him, but I’d cut OJ Howard in the locker room and give him enough money for greyhound fare home. After 2 weeks of harping about ignorant penalties, he jumps on the first play of the game. A scripted play. He jumps. If that’s as much attention to detail you can expect from him, goodbye. You can’t fix stupid and you can’t coach ignorance.

  175. Defense Rules Says:

    August 1976 Buc … I totally agree with you that ‘to give a 10+ minute drive to get beat is clear for all to see that the D line was Physically dominated for most of the game’. Heinicke is a very mobile QB & he took advantage of us on a couple of good runs for 1st downs. The Washington OLine did a good job of protecting him on MOST downs (he did get sacked 5 times), and gave him time to find open receivers.

    But it was the Washington game-plan that did us in (almost identical to the Rams game-plan against us BTW except for the deep balls). They were persistent in running the ball (on almost 50% of the plays), even though they averaged less than 3 YPC. And they ran it right down out throats … and wore us out. They did a great job I thought of not giving away their plays (unlike us), and their short passing ended up being extremely effective (Heinicke threw for over 80% completions), and many of those were just enough to get a 1st down. They kept us guessing pretty much the whole game.

    So on the day we lost the turnover battle (2-1), we lost the TOP battle (39 mins – 21 mins), we lost the 1st down battle (23-14), and oh ya we lost on total plays (71-47). Most importantly though, we lost the POINTS BATTLE: 29-19. Washington CONTROLLED THE GAME, on BOTH sides of the ball.

  176. Ed Says:

    Didn’t like the lack of attacking the Washington secondary. Too many dump offs and bubble screens. Brady’s protection was OK to take more shots downfield vs a no-name secondary that gives up 300 yards passing per game.

    Hate that they don’t even try to jam average wide receivers and leave the slant open every week.

    Terrible prep by the staff. Horrible effort on defense. Drops everywhere by the Bucs.

    Can anyone on coaching staff figure out how to outsmart backup quarterbacks every week?

  177. Austin Says:

    Huge much needed wake up call, im sure it’ll help us overall

  178. HC Grover Says:

    A trip through Bucs Memory Lane today for me.

  179. G Fit Says:

    What group of losers these fans are! Your missing 3 of your best offensive players , a secondary that wouldn’t start on a D2 team. Grow the Fxxx up. Maybe Brady should retire at the end of the season !

  180. Orlando Kevin Says:

    Injuries to 3 key guys on offense and 3 guys in the secondary are definitely an issue but we had enough talent to win this game. What ever was broken during the Saints game didn’t get fixed for this game after two weeks to prepare.

    The last time a loss hurt like this was against the Falcons at home in the last game with Jameis Winston as our quarterback when he threw a pick 6 as his last throw as a Buc that ended that season.

    This of course is a little different because we should be winning games like this.

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  182. Oneilbuc Says:

    No excuses they lost it’s ok we still leading the division I’m not worried at all . But all yall talk bad about Billchick and how Billchick was nothing without Brady. Yall talked about it’s all Brady and that’s we needed. Yall ignore just about every other player on this team . When I was telling yall that it’s a team game yall call me a Brady hater. Brady played with the same 2019 team 2 weeks in a row and you got the same results.