Buccaneers-Falcons, Open Thread

December 5th, 2021

This is where you chat all game long (and not a second longer) with fellow fans and a few haters.

Play nice. Be respectful, unless you’re barking about zebras, Falcons or making fun of Arthur Blank.

Go Bucs!

775 Responses to “Buccaneers-Falcons, Open Thread”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete’s jacked out of his skull right now & hopes Mike Evans is awake today

  2. Derek Says:

    Let’s go!!

  3. JimmyJack Says:

    Gene Deckerhoff just introduced himself but said the wrong name.

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  4. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Go Bucs! Would be nice to see this team play a complete game.

  5. Medicated Pete Says:

    Gene Deckerhoff will butcher the entire game while Dave Moore has to correct him (for 4hrs straight).

  6. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Two Tampa treasures…Mean Gene & The Irv are longer in the tooth and shorter in the memory bank these days. We will continue to love them and ride them until the wheels come off ( the cherry red Escape for instance ).

  7. #8 Says:

    D wakes up today.

  8. BucsFan81 Says:

    LFG TB12 Go Bucs!!!

  9. firethecannons Says:

    they all need a rockstar 240 on our team!

  10. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Careful about speaking the truth about Gene.
    Fancy Man is gonna get real butt hurt…..and not in the way he normally enjoys.

    Go Bucs!

  11. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Seems like the bucs always have the ball to start the game.

  12. Tampaabaybucfan Says:

    Empty backfield unnecessary

  13. Francisco Guzman Says:

    What’s with the slow starts on offense? It’s getting annoying. It’s already December.

  14. Bobby Says:

    Lets Go Bucs!!

  15. HC Grover Says:

    chug a lug chug a lug tatget practice at the dixie chicks

  16. Jerry Says:

    Francisco Guzman Says:
    Seems like the bucs always have the ball to start the game.


    Yep. When we win the toss, half the time we take the ball first. When the Opponent wins they ALWAYS, ALWAYS defers. So odds are that 80% of the time, we will be on offense first.

  17. Steven007 Says:

    Hell of a catch!

  18. Rod Munch Says:


  19. Bobby Says:

    TD TB! Great way to begin a game!!

  20. VSyl Says:

    Looks easy for now

  21. DoooshLaRue Says:

    No runs on 1st down.
    I noticed BA was holding the play sheet …..


  22. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    That was efficient and confident offense!!! Everybody is talking the Bucs are getting balanced with the run…whatever works is what kind of offense they are!

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    My fantasy and daily fantasy teams appreciate that run-free drive.

  24. Bob Ross Says:

    Nice opening drive! 🏈👍

  25. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Every pre game show was balance, balance, balance. How’s that for balance.

  26. HC Grover Says:

    I hate Atlanta!

  27. PassingThru Says:

    That was a beautiful catch by Fournette.

    I hope you’re taking notes Gio!

  28. unbelievable Says:

    Lenny has developed some serious hands!

    Go Bucs!

  29. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Dinking & Dunking works.

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  30. Derek Says:

    Great drive, set the tone!

  31. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Let’s get some heat on Matty Ice Statue.

  32. Medicated Pete Says:

    Lenny’s story brings Pete tears of joy. He’s a complete RB & TB12 trusts him

  33. Rod Munch Says:

    Fournette had 70+ catches a couple of years ago. But he’s catching it better now than he ever has, he wants that big contract.

  34. PassingThru Says:

    The Atlanta run defense is much-maligned, the commentators are right. In terms of stats, they’re just around average in terms of yards per carried surrendered, BUT they lack any sort of consistency in really stopping a ground attack.

    Their pass defense is about average too. But what’s crazy is that they are (from what I recall) the second worst team in terms of points surrendered per game.

  35. PassingThru Says:

    Fournette has definitely upped his pass receiving skills since joining Tampa Bay. He wasn’t much of a threat prior.

  36. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Can they get off the field on 3rd down? Just pathetic.

  37. cmurda Says:

    Too conservative LVD. 3rd and 5 and you see him open but he wouldn’t bend over. Come on. 3rd down defense Todd. Dial up the plays. We cannot take the next step with bad 3rd down defense.

  38. HC Grover Says:

    knife through butter

  39. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This defense continues to get worse and worse. No improvements.

  40. Negative nate Says:

    Devin white is hurt

  41. Wesley Says:

    Soft ass defense.

  42. BucsFan81 Says:

    I hate this defense most of the time. Huge liability

  43. Rod Munch Says:

    Such an “elite” rush defense… so “elite”…

  44. Wesley Says:

    PATHETIC and embarrassing a.f.!

  45. HC Grover Says:

    the butter butt defense haz arrived. good grief

  46. PassingThru Says:

    Yikes, the run defense sucks. Too big right side holes on the last two plays.

  47. Jugheadfla Says:


  48. cmurda Says:

    This is a bad defense right now and its all fundamentals. A half decent defense doesn’t allow this trash. Todd is in outer space and outcoached every first half. More of the same folks.

  49. unbelievable Says:

    Yikes. JPP and LVD get blocked out of the way and the rest of the D turned leaky.

  50. Jerry Says:

    So much for the #1 run defense….

  51. PassingThru Says:

    Part of the problem I think is Shoyinka-Tryon who misdiagnosed it.

  52. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Sooooo easy lol. Bowles is awful. Scheme is awful.

  53. unbelievable Says:

    anyone seen the vaunted run defense?

  54. cmurda Says:

    We used to be good against the run. LOL. What was that trash

  55. Bobby Says:

    Oh well here we go again, shaking my head

  56. Rod Munch Says:

    But we have an ELITE rush defense. You idiots tell me that every week, even as every averages 5-yards per carry… IT’S ELITE!!

  57. Wesley Says:

    THIS defense ain’t winning no playoff games.

  58. BucsFan81 Says:

    Looks like we are in for a dog fight against Atlanta

  59. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Now the pressure is back on this offense. This is why they can’t release a guy like brown .

  60. Tampaabaybucfan Says:

    Tackle for God’s sake

  61. Defense Rules Says:

    Those 2 runs were over JPP first then JTS second. Not a good look.

  62. DBS Says:

    You don’t ru, on the Bucs! WHAT??

  63. Steven007 Says:

    Unbelievable, I saw it. It’s on paper. Jesus… Get it together guys!

  64. Rod Munch Says:

    The defense is so easy to pass against no one bothers to run, and dopes thinks that means we have an ‘elite’ rush defense…

  65. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    What happened to the Bucs Defense? nobody is scared of them anymore. smh

  66. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Well, let the Defense hate start! I will say, this daunted run defense just ate some humble pie. Let’s see if they adjust next series. Come on Offense, go get another TD to keep the pressure on the dirty birds

  67. Wesley Says:

    Bowles is straight up trash. Why doesn’t Joe write about that? This defense stinks!

  68. Bocco02 Says:

    Def starting how they usually do. Lazy, entitled, arrogant.

  69. cmurda Says:

    LVD was primary problem numero uno. I know none of us want to admit that but he got absolutely owned missing tackles, sucking on obvious 3rd down coverage. One thing I know is I’m not worried about LVD but that defensive line has underachieved. JPP is too hurt to play. Watch him. That’s not 100%. Whiever the backup is needs to go. I trust in JPP but he needs some time off.

  70. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This defense has not gotten better and it’s December. That has to be a concern.

  71. cmurda Says:

    *Whoever the backup is needs to go in*

  72. Jugheadfla Says:


  73. tampabuscsbro Says:

    That’s what ‘ve been saying rod this run defense is really overrated how many tackles were missed on that drive?

    A bunch of uncalled illegal blocks as well

  74. Negative nate Says:

    God forbid the first defense drive isn’t perfect..

  75. Rod Munch Says:

    cmurda – on the 3rd down pass, him and White are playing a zone. It was a crappy call, Bowles brings pressure on 1st and 2nd, then on 3rd sits in a zone. The receiver sat down in-between LVD and White, and Ryan makes the easy catch. That’s a scheme issue, not a player issue.

  76. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Time for the D to wake up, again. Always sleeping in till HT.

  77. Moreon Says:


  78. Jersey buc Says:

    Here goes all the cry babies. One drive. Def. didn’t look good. One drive people.

  79. Jugheadfla Says:

    Man Lenny loves to run into piles

  80. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Offense better start executing.

  81. PassingThru Says:

    WOW, that was an Evans-like contested catch by Godwin.

  82. Rod Munch Says:

    Where was Vita on that drive? On the replay he’s not on the field. Is he injured again or just out of breath already and they had to give him a rest on the opening series?

  83. Bob in valrico Says:

    shaq Barretts motor never seems to stops.

  84. Medicated Pete Says:

    Bruce & his Staff will get out-coached….then Brady has to bail them out

  85. Wesley Says:

    The hell you doing Tom?

  86. Wesley Says:

    There you go!

  87. Rod Munch Says:

    Panthers just fired their OC… that’s going to fix everything. LOL!

  88. PassingThru Says:

    Gronk was held, late flag

  89. PassingThru Says:

    BRATE! Amazing what a Harvard guy can do when he uses his brain.

  90. NaplesBucsFan Says:


  91. PassingThru Says:


  92. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Your turn D. Time to start the game.

  93. BradyBucs Says:


  94. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Ok defense get a damn stop now!!!!!

  95. Rod Munch Says:

    WOW, I’ve been all over Brate, but that was a hell of a catch!

  96. cmurda Says:

    Godwin and Evans now showing sick hands. That wasn’t Brady’s greatest throw to Evans. If it were better, its a TD but thats still solid. Great throw to Brate and nice hands Cam. Tom is on fire. Keep it going. Succop goes tar tar to screw upo an xp. Happens too often with him. Anyway, come on defense.

  97. Defense Rules Says:

    Wow, Brate went up & got that one like Gronk does.

  98. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Brate, a mini-Gronk, lol

  99. BucsFan81 Says:

    Still can’t get a decent kicker smh

  100. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Can’t miss the extra point. Not with this defense.

  101. Jugheadfla Says:

    In true Bucs fashion that extra point will come back to haunt us

  102. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    1 point will be the decider for this game

  103. Rod Munch Says:


  104. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Kicking straight is a dying art. Who knew?

  105. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    FRANSISCO…they scored both drives what more do you want from the offense genius?!?!

  106. Medicated Pete Says:

    We officially have an idiot kicker

  107. Derek Says:

    My god Succup..you have one job

  108. Bobby Says:

    Well the way this game is going so far, hopefully this isn’t one of those games where we need that extra point later

  109. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    My confideence on Succop to win us a close game is diminishing.

  110. HC Grover Says:

    maybe atlanta will make a mistake

  111. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    You guys are foolish with your kicker hate…it happens and thanks to Succop it’s very few and far between. Who wants to go back to what we had before Succop? I’ll wait!!!

  112. PassingThru Says:

    For what it’s worth, I think Atlanta has scored 30 twice this season. That’s their highest scoring games.

  113. Rod Munch Says:

    There’s one good kicker in the NFL, Justin Tucker. Everyone else is a crapshoot. Although that gay kicker in LA has been pretty good…

  114. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Christ this defense is just putrid.

  115. Rod Munch Says:

    There’s one good kicker in the NFL, Justin Tucker.

  116. HC Grover Says:

    9 is a joke

  117. cmurda Says:

    Wow. This looks easy. Tryon is a rookie. That’s all I’ll say. The D Line needs pressure but the secondary can’t get freaking torched from the snap. Come on Todd. Get the D right

  118. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This is too easy for the falcons. Stop the run!!!

  119. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    “Nobody runs the ball on us”…. that’s laughable

  120. HC Grover Says:

    atlanta will have to stop themselves

  121. cmurda Says:

    Wide3 open. Zero pressure. Bad throw. Any doubt on 3rd down?

  122. PassingThru Says:

    Yep cmurda, Tyron looks “all rookie”. He misdiagnosed that running play.

  123. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete hopes we lose this game & fail in the playoffs because of our horrendous special teams & bruce gets fired for keeping his stupid long time buddy in charge of special teams even though he’s an idiot & brady retires & the whole franchise goes to hell because Bruce Arians is an idiot

  124. Rod Munch Says:

    Vita isn’t in there on 2nd down – is he out again today?

  125. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Finally a stop!!!!! Get on top of these guys. Have them play catch-up.

  126. PassingThru Says:

    It looked like Ryan was holding his right shoulder prior to the commercial break.

  127. cmurda Says:

    On day folks. One day. We…Willl..Not…Suck…on…Special…Teams. LOL. I’ll take the defensive stop. Keep balling O.

  128. Rod Munch Says:

    Let’s hope the offense doesn’t go into a shell. You get a TD here, you can make Matty ‘ICE’ start to panic and put away the game early.

  129. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Oh no, our defense sucks…this is gonna be a hard game with this defense!! Chill it was the first series and they didn’t expect them to run it and run it that well.
    Now go score again so they get nervous and start trying to make plays instead of letting it come to them. Our offense wil help our D just like the D helped the offense score last week.

  130. Stu Says:

    No David on the field on Suh’s sack…is he injured?

  131. Bucsfan1988 Says:

    LD54 wasn’t in on that last play??? KM51 was….Hope Lavonte is ok???

  132. Rod Munch Says:

    I haven’t seen Vita either, is he out? I didn’t hear anything about him still being injured.

  133. EA Says:

    Lazy feet by Rojo, yank him out

  134. HC Grover Says:

    why the rinky dinks

  135. cmurda Says:

    Byron screwed the pooch immediately on that drive. Bringing out ROJO and gift wrapping that we are running the ball is just juvenile. Be better

  136. PassingThru Says:

    Gronk doesn’t miss many of those

  137. BucsFan81 Says:

    Rojo looks slow take him out.

  138. SteveK Says:

    Go Bucs! Nice sack by Suh. Hope we can keep it moving here. Get RoJo going in some space.

  139. Francisco Guzman Says:

    WTF was that?

  140. cmurda Says:

    Tom’s been on fire yet has been off. Very odd.

  141. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Bad offensive drive.

  142. HC Grover Says:

    here come da butter butts

  143. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Always keep bad teams around.

  144. Rod Munch Says:

    Typical Leftwich, Bucs plan all their first series or two, but once that plan is over, you get classic Leftwich. Run up the middle, short pass, it’s always 3rd and 9 or more.

  145. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Ronald Jones has no idea of how to play football.

  146. geno711 Says:

    Rojo comes in and offense stalls.

  147. HC Grover Says:

    let brady call the plays

  148. geno711 Says:

    1st down, Rojo misses hole.
    2nd down, Rojo cuts outside instead of up field.

  149. cmurda Says:

    Yeah though it is true that the ROJO window continues to close. He has a guy dive at him and only he stutters nowhere and gets hit by him. Dude is fantastic when the motor gets going but his cutting and vision are no no

  150. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Hey, Munch maybe you didn’t see the play but Gronk was wides @ss open and Brady missed him. Gronk was stopping because of the coverage and Brady didn’t read it the same…so what he hell are you b!tching about

  151. Rod Munch Says:

    WTF are you dopes talking about? What exactly was Rojo supposed to do when you run up the middle into the arms of a LB and run a flare pass where you catch the ball 2 inches from being out of bounds?

    God you haters are bores.

  152. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Need a turnover. Something.

  153. Medicated Pete Says:

    Brady has checked out. He’s done after this season

  154. Francisco Guzman Says:

    I smell a falcons td coming up. I hope not.

  155. Rod Munch Says:

    NaplesBucsFan – It’s almost ALWAYS 3rd and long, those aren’t easy passes, you’re not going to make all of them having to throw down the field. That’s the issue. Don’t waste downs. Leftwich ALWAYS does that. He’s been bailed out by Brady and by Winston, both had very high 3rd and long completion rates – but there’s no reason to waste downs and force your QB to always need to make a play.

  156. SteveK Says:

    Stuart hit that returner well. Did the ball come loose?

  157. unbelievable Says:

    Last week RoJo is firing through holes and grinding out 5+ yards a pop. Today he looks like he wants to go take a nap.

    I dont get it.

    Nice play by Davis.

  158. cmurda Says:

    Uh oh. 3rd and 10. Just where Matty shines against us. Lets go D

  159. HC Grover Says:

    plan 9 from outer space

  160. Francisco Guzman Says:

    How do you allow that? More bad defense.

  161. cmurda Says:

    Joe Tryon. He’s lookinsg too much like an almost guy right now. Almost good enough. Almost got slow Matt Ryan. But didnt and we fail on 3rd and long…Again. Todd doesn’t blitz….Again

  162. unbelievable Says:

    @Rod – I had a problem with his run after the catch on that 2nd down. 1st down there was just nothing there.

    Meanwhile, the defense continues to be incapable of getting off the field on 3rd down…

  163. Francisco Guzman Says:


  164. Rod Munch Says:

    3rd down… Bucs go to zone.

    Almost every time.

  165. Jerry Says:

    We have to be the worst defense on 3rd downs. It’s insane. And it never improves.

  166. Medicated Pete Says:

    Gene Deckerhoff just called Matt Ryan “Tom Brady”

  167. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Always on 3rd down. D just can’t get off the field.

  168. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Same old same old from this defense. It’s not championship material right now.

  169. cmurda Says:

    Nevermind. Don’t blitz. I don’t know what to do. Devin White looked like he was drunk on the blitz. We just flat out suck on defense. Todd is not cutting the mustard. I say that every week. It needs to change.

  170. HC Grover Says:

    pathetic hope the bucs can keep it close to have a chance at the end

  171. unbelievable Says:

    Literally. Can’t. Make. A. Stop. On. Third. Down.

  172. BucsFan81 Says:

    Defense needs to step up

  173. PassingThru Says:

    Crazy how Patterson has turned from a gadget play/failed receiver into a quality weapon.

  174. cmurda Says:

    This marshmallow defense.

  175. HC Grover Says:

    mr. gill wants to play

  176. Rod Munch Says:

    Watching with no sound… what did they say about Vita? Is he out today?

  177. geno711 Says:

    Brady shook his head again on that Rojo pass in the flat. You know Brady is thinking that #54 of Atlanta is 7 yards away, if idiot Rojo just cuts straight up field.

    By cutting to the outside he allows more defenders into the picture.

    By the way, if you want to give credit to the Atlanta linebacker on 1st down for filling the hole so hard, fine with me. He started 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage and ran hard right to where he saw Rojo running. Probably just a solid football play by them.

  178. cmurda Says:

    Happy to get the sack but lets see if we get off the field without a TD given up. It doesn’t seem to matter how far back they go

  179. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Get off the field!!!!!

  180. PassingThru Says:

    Atlanta is giving the Bucs a clinic on proper run blocking.

  181. unbelievable Says:

    @cmurda it’s more like Swiss cheese.

    Marshmallows would at least clog things up once in a while

  182. Rod Munch Says:


  183. Bangkok Buc Says:

    3rd and 7. They have us right where they want us 😒

  184. HC Grover Says:

    bowles marshmellow game plan

  185. bucsfaninva Says:

    You have to wonder, at least a little, how much the Vaccination Card fiasco distracted them….

  186. cmurda Says:

    The announcers: Todd Bowles is going to need to figure this out at halftime. Yup, you say that every single week. Todd usually does but he never figures it out in the first half. This also can’t all be pinned on his sorry scheme. These players aren’t playing hard enough. Missed tackles and getting steamrolled on the run. Wow. I didn’t expect that

  187. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Wow. this defense is as porous as a sand

  188. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Cockrell lol

  189. DoooshLaRue Says:

    So on the positive…. no defensive penalties.

    …….but now they can’t tackle or cover.

  190. Bocco02 Says:


  191. PassingThru Says:

    Power I formation, we ran that a lot in high school

  192. Bocco02 Says:

    Lazy arrogant defensive

  193. unbelievable Says:

    unbelievable Says:
    December 5th, 2021 at 1:47 pm
    Literally. Can’t. Make. A. Stop. On. Third. Down.

  194. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This defense is garbage!

  195. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Our defense does understand that you have to stop a team on third down to force a fourth down, right?

  196. cmurda Says:

    LOL. Personal foul because Nelson touched Matt’s shoulder as he threw it. LOL. NFL is a joke. With that said, not as much of a joke as Todd’s defense

  197. Rod Munch Says:

    Why COCKwell on this team? You can’t convince me we can’t get a random former high school football player working at Burger King that couldn’t do at least as well as he does.

  198. Rod Munch Says:

    Is that a joke?

  199. Derek Says:

    This defense is INFURIATING

  200. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Brady and this offense need to start executing offensively. It’s gonna take over 30 to win this game.

  201. PassingThru Says:

    C’mon Nachos, it’s too early to celebrate.

  202. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    This defense will have no match against a playoff team

  203. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Ok third down= TD

  204. Rod Munch Says:

    Francisco Guzman Says:
    December 5th, 2021 at 1:52 pm
    Brady and this offense need to start executing offensively.


    What? LOL!

  205. PassingThru Says:

    That was a play that could have been flagged

  206. unbelievable Says:

    How the fk is that roughing the passer?

    And elbow to the chest?

    The Weak Pu$$y League courtesy of Lil b!tch Roger Goodell

  207. Listnfrmafar Says:

    After play sit Nelson 3 games

  208. unbelievable Says:

    3rd down- Atlanta is stoked

  209. Austin Says:

    Cockrell needs cut right now

  210. David Says:

    Why exactly was nacho celebrating so much? Ryan dropped the snap, he didn’t do anything

  211. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Bend but don’t break. Brady and this offense better get a td now

  212. Jmarkbuc Says:

    😱 OMG

  213. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Surprising stop…now get the ball in the end zone!! LFG!!!

  214. cmurda Says:

    Sad that it was obvious after the 1st down sack that we would give up the booty as we always do. Todd’s ineptitude can’t continue to be overlooked even if we win these games. Does everyone know what the Falcons did in their prior 3 games? Todd is hot garbage. That was a gift by the Falcons not scoring a TD but this is crap defense.

  215. Rod Munch Says:

    Wait? The Falcons just kicked a FG from the 2 yard line? LOL!

  216. unbelievable Says:


    And it only took them 25 minutes !

  217. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Hey Austin, that catch wasn’t Cockerell’s responsibility…he actually saved the TD. That was David’s responsibility…wanna cut David?!?!

  218. David Says:

    I’m not sure what is going on with the run defense but if you’ve been watching, Suh and Vita are getting blown off the line by three linemen almost every time.
    They need to step it up.
    And the DBs got to play tighter on third down… Holy crap

  219. SteveK Says:

    Great hold D

  220. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Cmurda you’re not seeing any improvements from this defense. Not a good sign especially this late. Bowles sucks. Maybe he needs to take a job somewhere.

  221. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    This defense is hopeless against an elite QB in the playoff.

  222. HC Grover Says:

    chicks handed us 4 points

  223. Rod Munch Says:

    NaplesBucsFan – Learn how to watch football, that was COCKrells man, David is there to help underneath if he comes too far inside, but COCKrell is 4 yards off the guy when he jukes him inside.

  224. David Says:

    On Nelson‘s so-called roughing the passer… Why wasn’t that intentional grounding?
    He was standing in the pocket, there was no receiver near the back of the Endzone and he launched it into the stands basically b

  225. Medicated Pete Says:

    Gene Deckerhoff just called Jemel Dean “Tom Brady” i am dead serious

  226. unbelievable Says:

    That roughing the passer call was beyond pathetic.

    Big shout out to Roger Goodell for continuing to pussify the league and constantly making the game worse.

  227. PassingThru Says:

    Good Lord, I hate these stupid masked singer commercials.

  228. Austin Says:

    You think I’m talking about one play naples??

  229. HC Grover Says:

    nice play call

  230. PassingThru Says:

    WOW, two drops by Gronk.

  231. unbelievable Says:


  232. HC Grover Says:

    maybe they got omicron

  233. David Says:

    Everyone needs to chill about Bowles sucking. Last year you were on your knees for him. You all are ridiculous. Bowles is damn good.
    The D line needs to step up because they’ve been getting blown off the ball. And other than David and Davis, no one is playing very tight coverage

  234. ModHairKen Says:

    MedPete, give Gene a break. He has been legally blind, as well as over the limit, since 2010. He wakes up and blows a .19 just to start the day.

  235. Jmarkbuc Says:

    3& out ain’t gonna cut it.

  236. BucsFan81 Says:

    Back to let’s run up the middle on first down. Gronk having a horrible game.

  237. Rod Munch Says:

    Not going to bash Leftwich on the run up the middle, I think it was a PA pass that Brady checked out of.

  238. unbelievable Says:

    Wow, we’re not even allowed to make comments about the high priest of the NFL now? Pretty lame.

  239. Austin Says:

    I mean I probably being too hard on him, but damn

  240. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Where is this offense?!!!!! Falcons are playing for nothing at this point and this team is making them look like a playoff team. This is embarrassing football.

  241. geno711 Says:

    Evans saves Gronk!

  242. Adrnagy Says:

    Alot of substitutions on defense.
    Minter. Oconnor. Gill. Nelson.
    Thats good.
    Ryan will pop a int soon.

  243. unbelievable Says:

    Nice catch Evans!

  244. cmurda Says:

    Sloppy on offense right now. Gronk dropping an easy one. Holding. come on boys. We need offense in this game.

  245. unbelievable Says:


  246. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Stop with the damn penalties.

  247. Rod Munch Says:

    I can just sit at home, see the formation, and know exactly what they’re running.

  248. geno711 Says:

    Godwin saves D Smith.

  249. PassingThru Says:

    Godwin has been a workhorse today.

    I like what I’m seeing. The Bucs have definitely been practicing the dink and dunk game.

  250. unbelievable Says:

    Dude that is not a hold! He just pushed him? wtF is this pansy chit?

  251. Rod Munch Says:

    Can we just not run the ball today at all?

    Just sit back in shotgun, let Brady dink and dunk them to death.

  252. tampabuscsbro Says:

    that was stupid that was not a hold based off everything that’s been happening this game THAT WASNT’ A HOLD.

  253. PassingThru Says:

    That play was close. Brady had to get rid of it early.

  254. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Finish the drive!!!!!

  255. cmurda Says:

    The dam is breaking on the O Line. This is what ATL does. They disguise blitzes and we aren’t making them pay

  256. HC Grover Says:

    gronked em

  257. Upstate NY BUC Says:

    Bowles is sleeping on 3rd down!!!! What the ….. we cannot come close to stopping 3rd and whatever!!!

  258. PassingThru Says:

    Notice that Tommy Boy has been changing the plays from the audible.

  259. cmurda Says:

    Gronk with a quick makeup play. Yes!

  260. PassingThru Says:

    Great catch and redemption by Gronk.

  261. HC Grover Says:

    send in general sherman

  262. BitcoinTom Says:

    Tom Brady is an offensive coordinator on the field. His football IQ is on Einstein level in football terms. Jeeezus. Audibles all day!!!

  263. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Let’s see if this damn defense can give us the ball back. We should be destroying this team.

  264. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    We can trade TDs for Atl’s FGs ALL DAY!! LFG!!!

  265. Rod Munch Says:


    Isn’t that 3 TDs for Brady already? Man, what a day, and still have 5 mins left in the 2nd quarter.

  266. Jugheadfla Says:

    O-line is making this happen

  267. unbelievable Says:

    Also that was totally defensive holding against Gronk (not that it mattered)

    But how come zebras don’t call anything on our opponents, ever?

  268. geno711 Says:

    PassingThru Says:
    December 5th, 2021 at 2:03 pm
    Notice that Tommy Boy has been changing the plays from the audible.

    Agree. To many years we had quarterbacks that were incapable of naturally calling an effective audible.

  269. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    FRANSISCO, we’re up by two possessions…RELAX!!

  270. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    GO BUCS !!!

  271. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Anyone else see Donnie block no one on that last play?
    He just stood there when he could have slid right to pick up the blitzer.

    Not his side of the line, not his responsibility.


  272. Francisco Guzman Says:

    NaplesBucsFan you can’t relax with this defense. Not at all.

  273. Rod Munch Says:

    Stuard gets his own commercial? Good for him.

    Maybe that’s been on before, but I always have multiple screens up so I never see the commercials.

  274. cmurda Says:

    Yeah Rod. 2 throws that he’d probably like back that weren’t even horrific and absolute seeds from the journeyman Tom Brady!

  275. cmurda Says:

    Journey man like Brad Johnson winning SB’s in Tampa. Hahaha

  276. HC Grover Says:

    brady should audible every play

  277. Rod Munch Says:

    DoooshLaRue Says:
    December 5th, 2021 at 2:06 pm
    Anyone else see Donnie block no one on that last play?
    He just stood there when he could have slid right to pick up the blitzer.

    Not his side of the line, not his responsibility.


    Yeah, he should have ran over to the other side of the line, maybe knocked over Brady in the process, at the very least ran right in front of him as he’s trying to read the defense. Great idea!


  278. HC Grover Says:

    sack him

  279. cmurda Says:

    3rd and 14. Come on

  280. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Third and long

  281. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey Vita is playing today.

    Why was he out earlier?

  282. cmurda Says:

    3rd and 14. Holding Bucs. Of course. Screw this defense

  283. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Get off the damn field!!!!! Another 3rd down.

  284. HC Grover Says:

    here comes da refs

  285. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Brady dropped back Munch, I think there was room to slide by.
    Only effort is required.

  286. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Hate to say it but JPP looks spent.

  287. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This defense is not any good. They’re not holding their weight down.

  288. Wesley Says:

    This D can NOT get off the damn field.

  289. BucsFan81 Says:

    Haha this team is the worst 3rd down team in NFL history

  290. unbelievable Says:

    3rd downs- the Bucs defensive specialty.

    Honestly though I like the aggression from Davis.

  291. Jmarkbuc Says:

    On the bright side we can’t tackle either

  292. cmurda Says:

    Free first down because Carlton is not in game shape and our overpaid D LIne doesn’t get pressure on obvious passing down. Carlton did have to cover for 2 minutes. Wasn’t I hearing from Beckles how great of a tackler AW31 is. Umm, not today

  293. Rod Munch Says:

    That’s holding Davis… come on man. I know you’re rusting, but my god. It’s 3rd and 14 and you’re holding him right off the LOS, and not jamming, but literally holding.

  294. unbelievable Says:

    Cmon Winfield wrap him up!!

  295. Francisco Guzman Says:

    That was carlton davis with the penalty on 3rd and 14. Our suppose great corner.

  296. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Who holds 5 yards out on a 3rd & 18? WTF

  297. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Gonna need a turnover right about now.

  298. unbelievable Says:

    Davis has always been handsy.

  299. Rod Munch Says:

    This defense looks so much better when White is blitzing up the middle, I don’t know how Bowles watches the tape and doesn’t see that. White should NEVER be going backwards into coverage, he should ALWAYS be rushing. The defense is so much better when he’s doing that.

  300. cmurda Says:

    @unbelievable. I do too and again keep in mind that the man had to cover for 3 years because our D Line is not stepping up on 3rd and long.

  301. Wesley Says:

    This 3rd down defense has to be the worst in NFL history. Just incredibly frustrating to watch.

  302. Francisco Guzman Says:

    They have got to make a stop here.

  303. BitcoinTom Says:

    You can’t rely on this defense to stop a 3rd down.sheeesh

  304. Derek Says:

    What the heck was Davis thinking on that hold…geez man

  305. Tampaabaybucfan Says:

    Was that our first defensive penalty? Cost us dearly

  306. geno711 Says:

    BucsFan81 Says:
    December 5th, 2021 at 2:09 pm
    Haha this team is the worst 3rd down team in NFL history

    Except that this year there are 10 defenses in the league that give up higher Third Down Conversion Percentage.

  307. Jmarkbuc Says:

    I predict Patterson on this 3rd down.. and a huge gain. Prove me wrong Bucs.

  308. Wesley Says:

    Grave diggers hahahahaha

  309. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Can we get rid of Bowles?

  310. cmurda Says:

    Joe Tryon is one on one every play. Big advantage compared to guys like Shaq and JPP but Tryon gets bullied because he can’t toughen through. Our defense is trash

  311. HC Grover Says:

    brady has to score now on every possesion

  312. cmurda Says:

    Running right over this underachieving D Line. Gashing it

  313. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Need that pic

  314. HC Grover Says:

    plan 8 is a bust

  315. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This is sad and pathetic at this point. Falcons get the ball to start the second half as well.

  316. BitcoinTom Says:

    If this defense can’t show on playoffs we’re done.

  317. cmurda Says:

    Let’s hope our secondary starts to gel because they are truly atrocious with little help from the big boys up front. It’s Todd’s job to tap that potential and it ain’t happening.

  318. Rod Munch Says:

    Why is White 15 yards down the field in coverage. God I hate that. RUSH UP THE GUT, EVERY SINGLE PLAY.

  319. cmurda Says:

    Finally some pressure and it comes from D White

  320. Rod Munch Says:

    Holy crap, look at that, amazing! White rushes, we get off the field.

    Hire me Arians if you want to win.

  321. PassingThru Says:

    “That sure fooled me” said no one.

  322. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Agree. White can’t cover so just let him loose on blitzes when you know they’re passing. Go get em 45

  323. Rod Munch Says:

    Why did it take until then to finally rush White up the gut? Seriously? It changes the defense completely when White is rushing up the gut, why is it done so rarely? White is not a good pass defender, he’s not awful, but he’s not good. Meanwhile he’s incredible at just getting pressure, finding the smallest holes to get pressure – AND when he’s blitzing it really does shut down the run game as well. Yet 95% of this game he’s sitting back in coverage as the Falcons get 3rd down after 3rd down conversion.

    I don’t know what Bowles is seeing or thinking.

  324. Dirty Bucs Says:

    *Stops in to check out the comments* Oh, it’s the fans being negative about every single thing again. Surprise surprise… Worst “fans” I’ve ever seen. I love my Bucs, but can’t stand reading the garbage you all complain about THE ENTIRE GAME every game open thread.

  325. Jugheadfla Says:


  326. HC Grover Says:


  327. Jmarkbuc Says:

    So defense finally gets to stop. Brady gives up the booty.

  328. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Bucs might have to score over 30 to win this game. We shall see.

  329. BucsFan81 Says:

    Wow 😯

  330. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Great ! we make it another close game… smh

  331. TheRealDrew Says:

    How effing stupid

  332. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Wow!!!! What a game changer. What was that?

  333. VSyl Says:

    Are you kidding me?

  334. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Why, bad bad play call

  335. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Awesome. And they get the ball to start the 3rd

  336. cmurda Says:

    LOL. That just happened. It has to be the dumbest thing Brady has ever done. Got owned by a LB that changes this game. OMG Tom. Thats got no chance. What are you doing. And thats why you dont become predictable and the damn half was over. Mystifyingly stupid Tom. You know better

  337. HC Grover Says:

    another great play call

  338. TheRealDrew Says:

    Just run out the clock! What the hell?!

  339. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Brady needs to get his head out of his ass. This whole team.

  340. PassingThru Says:

    Yeah, that is totally on Brady.

    I HATE those outside LOS passes. The Patriots used those, and they’re awful.

    Low reward, high risk plays.

  341. Wesley Says:

    J.C. Tom the fhuck you thinking?

  342. Kstoges Says:

    nah that is unreal HOW TF DO WE LET THAT HAPPEN

  343. Derek Says:

    Just fantastic…wtf are they thinking!!!!

  344. Pruritus Ani Says:


  345. Ryan Says:

    Hopefully that will shut Joe up the next time he thinks about crying when the Bucs take a knee with 20 seconds left in a half.

  346. Jerry Says:

    That one is on Brady. 100%. That ball should have never been thrown.

  347. ATRAIN Says:

    Great call Coaches

  348. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Brady playing tentative. That’s all on him!!!!!!

  349. Rod Munch Says:

    That’s alright.

    I’ll take chances with mad Brady in the 2nd half.

    He’s going to want at least a 6 TD day to make up for that.

  350. Surfslowson Says:

    Wow, only the BUCS let people back in the game.

  351. cmurda Says:

    That completes the cycle of stupidity. That play so feels like the fix is in. It’s so hard to believe.

  352. BucsFan81 Says:

    Good chance we lose this game. That’s a huge momentum shift and they get the ball back.

  353. unbelievable Says:


    I guess throwing check downs over and over isn’t always the best plan.

  354. Jugheadfla Says:

    That’s what a poopy defense will do to you, force you to score on every drive

  355. PassingThru Says:

    I said this on two previous game threads. I HATE THOSE OUTSIDE LOS PASS PLAYS

  356. Wesley Says:

    Just horrific play-calling

  357. HC Grover Says:

    that was pure stupid

  358. Surfslowson Says:

    Wow, only the BUCS let people back in the game. Let’s go BUCS

  359. Bobby Says:

    I told you during last week’s game something is wrong with Brady and has been since beginning of last month. Maybe he is playing injured.

  360. unbelievable Says:

    Hope you’re right Rod lol

  361. Listnfrmafar Says:

    A little late for the knee BA.

  362. Francisco Guzman Says:

    In a game with the falcons. What a shocker.

  363. TheRealDrew Says:

    Yea, now at the 25, run out the clock

  364. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete told ya’ll TB12 has checked out mentally and is ready to retire

  365. ATRAIN Says:


  366. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Brady has way too much of an interception streak…what is it , 5 games in a row??? What the hell!!

  367. PassingThru Says:

    When those pass plays work, you get 3 to 8 yards. When they don’t work, they’re pick 6 plays.

  368. unbelievable Says:

    @Bobby he busted up his hand a month ago

  369. cmurda Says:

    I just witnessed possibly the dumbest Bucs play in history and it comes from the Goat. Wow. I’m absolutely stunned.

  370. DBS Says:

    Then Dirty Bucs don’t read them!!

  371. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Gonna need a heck of a second half. Idk what brady was thinking on that play.

  372. ElioT Says:

    Total bull crap.


  373. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    as i said earlier, the missed 1 ptr by Succop will be the deciding factor

  374. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Realize where you are-on the road-and what you need to do to win-go to half up 10 instead of overconfidence causing turnover.

  375. cmurda Says:

    Pete you’re brilliant. The guy that checked out was on fire crushing it with 3 TD’s but he checked out. Come on man. Stop trying to fire up the masses over a stupid play

  376. Richard Weeks Says:

    I swear brady has senile moments..
    Gronk was wide open

  377. Tampaabaybucfan Says:

    Brady will play pissed……pulled a Jameis

  378. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Bobby, Brady threw for 217 and 3 td’s, ya he’s off. Bucs are so predictable a defensive tackle can cut a route.

  379. PassingThru Says:

    Honestly, even if you’re mid-field, when you throw to the outside line of scrimmage, there is NO ONE between the intercepting defender and your goal line.

    But Brady loves those for some crazy reason.

  380. Rod Munch Says:

    Lose the game?

    You just made Brady mad – he’s going to come out and destroy them now. He’s going to look to run up the score.

    Wow, anyone that thinks we just lost the game is an idiot.

    All you did was p/o Brady. He’s playing really well, that was just some bad luck, he threw out the pass quickly, wasn’t expecting the guy there. 2nd half, he’s going to put on a show, so long as the idiot Leftwich doesn’t get in the way and want to ground and pound to protect a 3-point lead. But I can’t imagine Brady will allow that.

  381. Bobby Says:

    Medicated Pete, you could be right. Maybe he is getting to where mentally he is ready to retire.

  382. ElioT Says:

    The risk reward on that play at that moment…

    What a dumb **** play call.

    Brady should have audibled to a run

  383. Austin Says:

    “I need to go 90 yards in 50 seconds, so I’m going to throw some quick flat passes and not down the field”

  384. Dirty Bucs Says:

    You guys are a bunch of crybaby losers. No chance Brady even sees that lineman dragging across. Talking about bad play call, Brady being stupid, etc. Shut up. It was a great defensive play. Give the guy credit and move on. Fair weather fans around here. It’s disgusting. Sit on your couch and enjoy watching your team play, instead of bitching about it. Jeezus.

  385. King C Says:

    @Dirty Bucs
    You’ll see the same toxicity on the Super Bowl game thread. Unbearable

  386. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This team hasn’t played a complete game all season. This is why it would be asinine if this offense cuts AB.

  387. PassingThru Says:

    And for those who remember Super Bowl LI, Brady nearly threw an interception on exactly the same type of play.

  388. DBS Says:

    Of course had he taken a knee and run out the clock you people would be b!itching about that.

  389. Francisco Guzman Says:

    @Dirty Bucs I think Brady wasn’t aware. He was napping.

  390. Rod Munch Says:

    cmurda Says:
    December 5th, 2021 at 2:25 pm
    I just witnessed possibly the dumbest Bucs play in history and it comes from the Goat. Wow. I’m absolutely stunned.


    What are you talking about? You can see exactly what happened, the defensive lineman knew the play because stupid Leftwich is so predictable, jumps outside and Brady doesn’t see him because of all those 6′ 5″ 330lb offensive lineman in front of him, he wasn’t expecting the defensive lineman to read the play and jump the route.

    It’s a bad play on Brady’s behalf, but it’s not a stupid play, certainly not one of the worst unless your history with the team only started in the last 2 weeks.

  391. Derek Says:

    Worst play I’ve EVER seen from Brady. Situational awareness??!!

  392. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This team has two horrible Ls in their record. Could be a 3rd if they’re not careful. Just ridiculous.

  393. cmurda Says:

    Dirty and King., Let’s not play the holier than thou game. When you act like you are so cool, calm and collected and others are crazy for reacting to a big play. That’s great that you are an unemotional zombie while watching the game but not everyone needs to fit into your picture of how the fans should react.

  394. PassingThru Says:

    For those of you who are new to watching football, those plays are inherently dangerous when either the OLB squares his approach when sealing the edge. Get it? It is a dangerous play because due to the timing, the QB has to throw a quick, flat trajectory pass to make it work. Those passes are dangerous to being intercepted.

  395. Kstoges Says:

    I seriously just witnessed the dumbest play I have ever seen and it was by Tom Brady at that.

  396. PassingThru Says:

    But hey, some of us enjoy watching football. If you want to just cheer without benefit of analysis, well don’t bother reading the comments. Just say Go Team or something.

  397. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Is Scooter active?

  398. BomTrady Says:

    I say you either take a knee or you throw the ball down field. Either or, but never what we did before the half. That is just plain stupid. Oh well, get over it, come out in the second half with an edge and get the DUB.

  399. tampabuscsbro Says:

    I mean Byron always seems to call THE DUMBEST PLAYS at crucial moments.

  400. HC Grover Says:

    who called that play? santa clause?

  401. cmurda Says:

    This is just like the 1st ATL game. Should be a blowout instead it’s a 3 point game. Brady angry or not. That stupid play has to give ATL monster momentum.

  402. HC Grover Says:

    be 24 7 next. we will have to play another come from behind to win.

  403. Bucs since 76 Says:

    He couldn’t throw to Gronk lineman down field

  404. JimmyJack Says:

    One ugly play chages everything. 29 minutes of dominate football.

    One God awful play by Brady but hes been masterful on the 3 TD drives calling out blitzes and having his way against the Falcons defense.

    Leonard Fournette is becoming one of our most valuable players. Hes become a really good pascatcher. Most of his catches may not go for much but they are critical gaining 1st downs…….Great half by Evans and what a catch by Brate in the endzone.

    Defense is pounding Matt Ryan. He wont hold up. Devin White looks much faster then last week, thats a great sign. So is Carlton Davis. He looks really good out there. Winfield needs to tighten up and tackle a lot better. I think he wiffed on 11 tackles out there……That goalline stand is whats been mising with this defense!!!…….I think we are going to get more and more healthy and really start taking off right in time for the playoffs!!!!!

    Enjoy the 2nd half boys GO BUCS!!!!

  405. Rod Munch Says:

    Dirty Bucs Says:
    December 5th, 2021 at 2:27 pm
    You guys are a bunch of crybaby losers. No chance Brady even sees that lineman dragging across. Talking about bad play call, Brady being stupid, etc. Shut up. It was a great defensive play.


    Yes and no… No, it wasn’t Brady being stupid. Yes, it was a bad call. The defensive lineman jumped it because the Bucs do that play so often. Also, yes, the defensive lineman did a great job.

    You have to go 90 yards, and we run a screen pass and a RB flare… That’s bad playcalling. I saw Marpet down the field on that RB flare, so that was the call, it wasn’t a checkdown. Just bad play calling in my opinion. Now that opinion is based on the TV angle, so maybe the coaches film shows something else, so I’ll make that qualifier.

  406. Adrnagy Says:

    So we are up 10 pts.

    Own 15yd. And we want to drive 80yds with 30seconds instead of a knee.
    I dont understand. Problably i scramble too much my eggs for breakfast

  407. cmurda Says:

    That should have been a knee obviously. Can’t blame Byron for that. He didn’t instruct Tom to throw a little checkdown with a virtual 0 % chance of success. Tom should have taken it to half. He know is. Crap happens. We need to get over it and play this half like we are light years better than them which we are.

  408. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Cmurda, I see the same thing the entire game. It’s not just big plays. Reactions to big plays are expected. It’s the constant bashing of every single player that misses a tackle, drops a ball, commits a penalty, misses a throw, etc, etc. A player could play a perfect game, but make one mistake, and The holier than thou/perfect people on this board would instantly berate them and call them trash. The way I see it, you’ve got it backwards. I would be very surprised if anybody posting all of this crap is qualified to even make a fair critique. I played college ball, and tried out for teams in the league. Willing to bet I’m more qualified, and I don’t say the kind of things many here are posting.

  409. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Defense has to pick up brady by getting a stop to start the 3rd quarter?

  410. Adrnagy Says:

    And joe puts up articles about bryon a hot name for head coach.

  411. BitcoinTom Says:

    You bucs fan ever heard of Superbowl 51?! Jeez we are leading the half. It’s one bad play. It happens. Still lot of football to play. I know tb12 wis mad of himself .he’s a perfectionist. Let’s go!

  412. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Brady have 4 Tuddddieesss, including 1 for the Falcons… 🤣🤣🤣

  413. Adrnagy Says:

    Ryan wants that first W against brady so bad.

  414. Medicated Pete Says:

    Brady is retiring after this year. You can see it in his face

  415. BitcoinTom Says:

    And it was a good move by the LB . He deserves the credit.

  416. Tampaabaybucfan Says:

    Who called that play….Brady or BL?…..I guess we will never know.

  417. PassingThru Says:

    You have two defenders on the outside during the LOS during those pass plays. The EDGE/OLB penetrates and squares, the outside CB stays at home if it’s man defense. The QB has to make a quick, almost no-look throw as the timing is tight. The pass cannot have loft, it has to be flat trajectory. You have two potential defenders there. The defense doesn’t have to read the QB’s eyes, they can see the WR parked at the LOS. It’s a dangerous pass play.

  418. Medicated Pete Says:

    Now, Kyle Trask is king

  419. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    1 pt missed by Succop will be the deciding factor

  420. Listnfrmafar Says:

    That last play wasn’t a check down it was a designed play.

  421. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This defense has to get a stop here!!!! Don’t fool around.

  422. Medicated Pete Says:

    Brady is retiring in 2 months

  423. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Here comes this soft ass defense

  424. cmurda Says:

    Todd’s showing some consistency. We still can’t tackle. There’s that

  425. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Do the Bucs own tackling dummies or just dummies?

  426. BitcoinTom Says:

    I’m more concerned with our defense than brady

  427. PassingThru Says:

    OK back to real-time.

  428. ElioT Says:

    I wish we could attach memes to these comments.

  429. PassingThru Says:

    Looks like Dean is shaken up.

  430. cmurda Says:

    We are already banged up and now Dean. Dean has been really good in this game. Ugh

  431. EA Says:

    Cocky comments by Arians, ” Nobody runs the ball on Us” 100 yards in the first half.

  432. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    GO BUCS !!!!

  433. jugheadfla Says:

    What a whiff by Carlton….looked like he wanted no part of it…..that is the motto of this defense

  434. BitcoinTom Says:

    Plus this sorry ass secondary being injured . Of course. Of course.

  435. JimmyJack Says:

    Atlanta is desperate for a win to get into the playoff picture and they are playing like it. We clearly overmatch their defense and they cant beat us if they cant stop us.

    This will be a tough 2nd half and get used to it boys…..The next couple weeks we will be playing desperate teams like this.

  436. cmurda Says:

    Please defense. You are supposed to get off the field on these 3rd downs. Lets do it.

  437. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Dean works part-time

  438. PassingThru Says:

    YES, nice peanut punch

  439. jugheadfla Says:


  440. EA Says:

    Alright TD here Brady, make up for that silly play.

  441. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Good job Defense! GO BUCS !!!

  442. BitcoinTom Says:

    See. One lucky play. After another

  443. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Dean is always getting injured. Joke.

  444. cmurda Says:

    Vomit inducing that Todd’s scheme easily gave up a 3rd and 13. EASILY. Glad Desir made a play but dude. 3rd and 13! All day every day Todd. Change something please.

  445. Adrnagy Says:

    Ross cockrell always looks like hes tripping on himself. Lol

  446. firethecannons Says:

    The fragrant one!!!!!!! smells awesome!!!!!!

  447. BitcoinTom Says:

    Brady 400 yards 6 TD. Calling it now.

  448. unbelievable Says:

    Cologne smelling good all of the sudden!

  449. Devinwhiteshorse2 Says:


  450. JimmyJack Says:

    Desir just won us the game……Assuming Tom Brady makes them pay for that.

  451. Buc in A Says:

    The fragrance

  452. Derek Says:

    Lucky turnover but we’ll take it!!

  453. Pruritus Ani Says:


  454. Adrnagy Says:

    Joe’ s guy came up with a big play!

  455. HC Grover Says:

    go brady audible every time

  456. Medicated Pete Says:

    Gene Deckerhoff has STD throat

  457. ElioT Says:

    Great play Desir!

    Can we please stomp these Falcons now?

  458. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Lets see how the offense will react to their bonehead play before halftime.

  459. Rod Munch Says:

    cmurda Says:
    December 5th, 2021 at 2:35 pm
    That should have been a knee obviously. Can’t blame Byron for that. He didn’t instruct Tom to throw a little checkdown with a virtual 0 % chance of success.


    Marpet is running downfield on the play — that means it was a designed play, not a checkdown. Yes, it’s 100% on stupid Leftwich and his dumb playcalling. A screen pass, and RB flare.

  460. David Says:


    He gave up the first down by playing 10 yards off, backing up to 16 yards deep to allow a deep in route to be easily completed on 2nd and 13. The coverage was pathetic.
    But then he hustled created the turnover

  461. Rod Munch Says:

    Lets see if Brady takes a deep shot here, gets a quick Evans TD…

  462. HC Grover Says:


  463. Rod Munch Says:

    Could tell by the formation that was a run. It got some yards, but again, predictable based on the formation.

  464. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Come on offense! This offense has to do more. They have to execute.

  465. jugheadfla Says:

    run the footballlllllllllllllllllllllll!

  466. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Evans could’ve made an effort on that ball

  467. Wesley Says:

    Brady is sucking.

  468. Adrnagy Says:

    Here comes a int from ryan

  469. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Get rid leftwich!!!! This defense is not gonna keep giving you stops.

  470. Rod Munch Says:

    Why did Mike pull up on that?

    That looked like it was there… was that just some TV angle trickery?

  471. cmurda Says:

    Brady Brady Brady. This sucks. Dumb AF playcall. Just dumb AF. Blame Byron for that one. That throw would have had to been perfect. 3rd and 4 guys. 4. Frigging dub football by the Bucs right now. Not good enough.

  472. Defense Rules Says:

    Brady and Evans seem to have trouble getting on the same page.

  473. Bobby Says:

    Yes where is the running game???

  474. PassingThru Says:

    Brady doesn’t suck, he’s the GOAT. That doesn’t make him perfect. Just close.

  475. Wesley Says:

    Where is Miller, where are our deep passing connections?

  476. Rod Munch Says:

    On TV that sure looked like Mike had a chance. Could just be an angle issue though, Mike doesn’t play soft and isn’t giving up on something over fear of getting hit, he never has.

  477. BucsFan81 Says:

    Defense may need to score before this one is over.

  478. David Says:

    Brady started out great but he’s missed on about 4 passes now.
    One to Godwin, one to Evans, one with Gronk, and the pick 6 to end the half.


  479. Wesley Says:

    Evans had no chance on that, just stop.

  480. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This is why you can’t get rid of antonio brown.

  481. Rod Munch Says:

    Bobby Says:
    December 5th, 2021 at 2:48 pm
    Yes where is the running game???


    We’re on pace to score 40… and someone is worried that we’re not trying to run out the clock with 13 mins left in the 3rd quarter? LOL!

  482. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Where is Scotty when you need him. It looked like Evan’s heard footsteps again, not much of a layout effort.

  483. cmurda Says:

    I’m glad Mike didn’t dive for that. He’s getting destroyed by the safety isf he does. That ball was overthrown. Put it up and let big Mike go up for it. Better than that would be calling a play fit for a 3rd and 4.

  484. Rod Munch Says:

    I just saw the replay again on that throw to Mike, and man does it look like the ball was close enough for Mike to make a play. Again, it could just be the TV angle, but the ball was right there appeared.

  485. Kstoges Says:

    Brady always misses evans deep this year always over throws him every single time

  486. EA Says:

    Get Lenny going next possession please.

  487. HC Grover Says:

    another routine butterball series

  488. Kellen sherrod Yeoman Says:

    Is it to early to say Tom on the downside.

  489. PassingThru Says:

    Where? Miller has a limited route tree.

  490. Wesley Says:

    What? Bad spot there.

  491. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This defense needs to create a turnover.

  492. Rod Munch Says:

    Vita not in the game on 3rd and 1?


  493. David Says:


    Get a clue dude. That wasn’t the play call, that was execution.
    First of all, Evans wasn’t the first option.
    Second of all, Evans was wide open, he missed him.

    He is the goat and he is awesome but he missed Godwin earlier, he missed Gronkowski earlier, he threw the pick six at the end of the half, and now he missed Evans . He started out great but he needs to get back in rhythm.
    It doesn’t playcalling, that is execution

  494. ElioT Says:

    Byron does not call a methodical game plan.

  495. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Get off the damn field.

  496. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Falcons are milking the clock now. Slowly.

  497. cmurda Says:

    LVD does not look right. He is a step slow today

  498. Wesley Says:

    Wish we had a good defense.

  499. cmurda Says:

    It’s really hurting this defense.

  500. PassingThru Says:

    I cannot believe it, ATL has more yardage than TB. Ouch.

  501. EA Says:

    Defense already created a turnover, its time to run the ball and play smart, cant create turnovers on every play.

  502. cmurda Says:

    This is scheme. Before I could argue players just not making plays but this defense is on Todd. It’s a crap scheme easy to beat for chunks.

  503. PassingThru Says:

    Sloppy tackling. Is Davis hurt?

  504. Wesley Says:

    This defense is unwatchable

  505. Jmarkbuc Says:

    All the coaches we have.. and this team is fundamentally terrible.

  506. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This team looks pathetic today. Both sides!!!

  507. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Pisspoor tackling. Yikes

  508. Bocco02 Says:

    Lack of effort in the second half

  509. BucsFan81 Says:

    Back to the basics. How about we learn to tackle

  510. cmurda Says:

    Defense not even in the zip code. No pressure at all.

  511. Wesley Says:

    Is our entire team made out of glass?

  512. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Non tackling dummies

  513. Rod Munch Says:

    Vita was on the field for that 3rd and 1…

    So they are in fact giving Vita plays off… he’s not injured.

    God he needs to lose some weight, he’s so fat he can’t play more than a couple of plays in the row before he has to take time off. If he dropped 40lbs, he’d be such a more valuable player since he could play more than 44% of the defensive snaps.

  514. Bocco02 Says:

    This team is too lazy and arrogant to repeat

  515. tampabuscsbro Says:

    Why is this team so horrific to watch?

    I don’t understand this shouldn’t be this horrid to watch.

  516. Moreon Says:

    Seems like a lot of missed tackles today

  517. David Says:

    A lot of people complaining about Bowles…

    The reality is the DBs need to play tighter and for some reason VEA has barely played and all of them need a week of tackling instruction!

  518. PassingThru Says:

    Glad to see Davis healthy and on the pass break up.

  519. cmurda Says:

    Whoa a 3rd down stop. Might need to stop 4th down too.

  520. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    But damn time!!!

  521. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Another chance for this brady and this offense. They need to start moving the ball.

  522. HC Grover Says:

    gill better than tryon

  523. Francisco Guzman Says:

    They need a long possession. Defense has to rest.

  524. Doctor Stroud Says:

    He went down and went down hard. Al Davis would have been proud.

  525. EA Says:

    Aright need to give this defense a break this next possession, no 3 and out BS

  526. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Let’s go…get the ball in the damn end zone

  527. AbucAway Says:


  528. Adrnagy Says:

    Suh a must to resign.

  529. Rod Munch Says:

    Gill was right in there again on that play, it was Suh who got the sack, but Gill, who doesn’t play that much, always seems to be around the QB.

  530. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Suh that man!

  531. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Pathetic as they are, D has stopped them twice.

    What is the offense gonna do? Man up ? Or curl up in the fetal position?

  532. BucsFan81 Says:

    Suh 2 sacks today. He is showing up atleast.

  533. David Says:

    I hate to be negative but holy crap.
    I know Suh got the sack but Desir was 10 yards off on the 3rd & 7 and backing up at the snap!!!
    If Ryan had a half a second more it was an easy first down on the left side of the field.

  534. Defense Rules Says:

    Suh’s on fire today

  535. PassingThru Says:

    Hard to notice those cellphones during the AT&T commercials. I keep focusing on Lilly’s ample… personality.

  536. Moreon Says:

    Seems like a lot of missed tackles today, still only allowed 10 points so far

  537. Rod Munch Says:

    Alright, Brady, audible out of Leftwich’s stupid calls and lets get a TD here. That will cause Matty ‘ICE’ to panic, make a stupid play, and blow it open.

  538. David Says:

    TD drive right here!

  539. allen ross Says:

    the nfc south is terrible, ironic because when winston was here to nfc south was arguably the toughest division in the nfl.

    so many past their prime white qbs need to walk away, big ben, matt ryan, etc

  540. Rod Munch Says:

    David Says:
    December 5th, 2021 at 2:58 pm
    I hate to be negative but holy crap.
    I know Suh got the sack but Desir was 10 yards off on the 3rd & 7 and backing up at the snap!!!


    Desir is what, our 8th string corner? The guy shouldn’t be playing. Hard to fault him for not being very good when he shouldn’t be on the field. Just an issue with injuries.

    Also it’s why Dungy said you always draft defensive lineman early, not corners, because good d-line means your corners don’t have to be great.

  541. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Rojo under the weather?

    2 plays and done?

  542. ElioT Says:

    Suh is such a beast.

    McCoy isn’t half the football player

  543. cmurda Says:

    Big drive here Tom. Lets get a tuddy

  544. orlbucfan Says:

    Brady had another pick 6 near the Bucs goal line before the half. 20-17. Team will win it but not get any credit.

  545. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Rojo is under the weather because Deion Jones stuck the crap out of him on his 1st carry.

  546. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    lets go offense. Get that 7 points back !

  547. Rod Munch Says:

    The Bucs open up the game, move right down the field, don’t run at all – all passes. They repeat that on the 2nd series.

    You can’t use the scr—ed word for whatever reason, so I’ll say pre-planned. Those plays are planned out, done with Arians, and the offense looks amazing. We run out of those pre-planned plays, Leftwich is in charge, and now it’s clunky and predictable.

    Man would I love to see Arians actually call the plays for this team, it would be so different, and we’d be breaking every offensive record in the books.

  548. PassingThru Says:

    Grant’s their safety covering TEs. Go with Gronk and Brate.

  549. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Jones -4 yards on 2 plays yeah his confidence is gone. Though it’s painful to watch him run Lenny it’s playing better

  550. cmurda Says:

    1 on 1 on that pass and Lenny did nothing. He’s not having his best game. Lets go Offense.

  551. Francisco Guzman Says:

    They can’t run the damn ball right now

  552. Jmarkbuc Says:


    I thought BA doesn’t attend offensive meetings?

  553. cmurda Says:

    Right on cue. I bust his chops. Lenny with a great 3rd down run

  554. Rod Munch Says:

    They’re in hurry up, this is generally Brady calling the plays and the offense generally marches right down the field until Leftwich gets mad, slows everything down, demands we stop being productive.

  555. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Need to finish this drive. Come on!!!!

  556. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    I love this Bucs Team. They make me smile and sometime they make me want to pull my hair. 👍👍👍❤️❤️❤️

  557. Rod Munch Says:

    Jmarkbuc Says:
    December 5th, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    I thought BA doesn’t attend offensive meetings?


    They’ve said before Arians parkes in planning out the opening series or two. It’s so different than the rest of the game, it’s hard to think he’s not in the room.

  558. orlbucfan Says:

    The Rojo stuff sounds funny. What did he get, stomach poisoning?

  559. PassingThru Says:

    Keep the pressure, no huddle offense.

  560. Sampson Says:

    Evans wide open two plays in a row.

  561. cmurda Says:

    Tom come on. O Line is good. Stop with the happy feet checkdowns

  562. Wesley Says:

    More bad play-calling

  563. cmurda Says:

    More Mike Evans please

  564. PassingThru Says:

    Nice catch by Evans.

  565. unbelievable Says:

    Evans is wide arse open on every goddamn play but all Brady wants to do is throw to running backs.

  566. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Gronk time

  567. Wesley Says:

    I hate that play!

  568. PassingThru Says:

    Damn Godwin hurt.

  569. cmurda Says:

    Godwin down. For the damn hundredth screen Byron. Come on man

  570. HC Grover Says:

    we gonna get burned on those quick outs

  571. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Geez is

    Could we get some more LOS passes?

  572. Adrnagy Says:

    Hate those wr screens

  573. BradyBucs Says:

    YUCK. Looks like a knee injury as the foot got stuck.

  574. Tony1775 Says:

    Can we run the ball?

  575. David Says:

    Hopefully a cramp. Looked like he reached for a hamstring.

    They showed the ankle but that didn’t look like it got twisted much

  576. Sampson Says:

    This is why we shouldn’t do those screens. High risk and now Godwin is out. Ugh, I hate that call.

  577. Wesley Says:

    Teams need to have larger rosters these days with sooooooo many damn injuries.

  578. Rod Munch Says:

    Hopefully it’s just the air knocked out of him… or maybe he got hit in the nuts. I didn’t see anything that would look like a leg or anything.

  579. geno711 Says:

    I wonder if Brady has a little arm or shoulder discomfort. He is checking down so much more these few weeks and is more and more off target the further he throws down field.

  580. cmurda Says:

    NFL so concerned for players safety. The most devastating injuries aren’t a result of a tap to the QB. It’s a result of these stupid artificial turfs. Grass breaks. Turf doesn’t. That’s why Godwin’s foot stayed planted. It’s ridiculous that football fields still have artificial turf.

  581. BomTrady Says:

    We need Godwin, hope it is minor, if anything

  582. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Already been burned on a quick out on our goal line

  583. unbelievable Says:

    Lol, right as I say that about Evans… nice catch Mike!

    Running that quick throw to Godwin way too much.

    Oh and now he’s injured. Fantastic.

  584. orlbucfan Says:

    Is Mike Evans wide open? He caught a pass. Shock. CG14 just got hurt. Sit, Chris. Make Brady throw to Evans.

  585. Wesley Says:

    Throw that play in the damn trash.

  586. David Says:

    I know everyone is sick is the quick outs and some quick hits but they have six players on defense playing 6 yards to 12 yards off the line of scrimmage and backing up at the snap. The quick passes are what is available.

  587. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    I’m not sure what is the purpose of the LOS pass which is ineffective. Just run the damn ball if you will do that.

  588. PassingThru Says:

    Good, Godwin is probably fine. Sigh of relief.

  589. Adrnagy Says:

    What happen to scotty

  590. BitcoinTom Says:

    The commentators themselves said that Atlanta playing deep safeties. Sheers.get what defense gives you

  591. Bbro Says:

    He looks to be ok

  592. Rod Munch Says:

    The screen pass works when teams are all-out blitzing. The Falcons are not doing that.

    Not sure why Leftwich can’t figure that out.

    Godwin looks OK, I think he got nutted.

  593. PassingThru Says:

    What a freaking catch!

  594. jugheadfla Says:

    2 tuddies!

  595. Francisco Guzman Says:

    I hope Godwin is ok. This is why AB is very important for this offense. It would be asinine to get rid of him.

  596. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. TD

  597. Jmarkbuc Says:

    I told you.. Gronk time!

  598. Bbro Says:

    HE’s BACK

  599. HC Grover Says:


  600. Bbro Says:

    Td Gronk

  601. BomTrady Says:

    No, this offense is MUCH better with AB in there

  602. unbelievable Says:

    No that okay is effective, they’ve just ran it too many times today.

    At least CG is okay.

    TD Gronk!

  603. David Says:

    Saw that at the snap!! GronK was one on one with a small DB.
    No brainer

  604. unbelievable Says:

    *that play

  605. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Gronk is Brady’s security blanket.

  606. Rod Munch Says:

    The way Godwin reacted was either he got the air knocked out of him – which I can’t believe doesn’t happen more often. When I played football in high school it happened to me at least once a game.

    The other thing is Godwin got hit in the nuts, that will also cause you to roll around in pain.

  607. cmurda Says:

    Huge drive Tom. Great throw to Gronk

  608. bucsfaninva Says:

    Rod that’s what they said on SXM…”a hit in the privates”…
    ouch indeed!

  609. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Now it’s time for this defense to bring in! Let’s put the game away plz!!!!

  610. PassingThru Says:

    Cardinals ahead of Chitown 24-14 very late 3rd quarter. Not surprising, but let’s hope for a Chicago come back.

  611. orlbucfan Says:

    27-17 thanks to the defense.

  612. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    ❤️❤️❤️ TB12 NFL MVP !!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  613. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Gronk Tonka trucked that dude! Now come on defense don’t break on this next one

  614. Rod Munch Says:

    I have Brady and Gronk and Godwin starting everywhere in daily. We need to get Godwin a TD.

    This is also the point where Matty ‘ICE’ will make a stupid play, maybe a pick 6 or a strip sack, and Brady and get another quick TD, and suddenly it’s a 5 TD day, with the rest of the 4th quarter to get TD 6.

  615. Rod Munch Says:

    bucsfaninva Says:
    December 5th, 2021 at 3:15 pm
    Rod that’s what they said on SXM…”a hit in the privates”…
    ouch indeed!


    Is it bad to say thankfully he just got hit in the balls?

  616. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Have to do better stopping the short passes.

  617. David Says:


    Because when there is one guy playing tight coverage and five guys on defense 7 yards off and backing up at the snap, that screen to Godwin gets 6 to 12 yards every time. One block and one move.
    It’s a good play. Godwin runs it great. I’d love to see them do that to Darden a few times.

    Just like any play that works and becomes a go to though, they do it a little bit too much. They need a few more go to plays. That’s every team.

  618. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Come on orlbuc defense and offense. Defense hasn’t scored 24 points

  619. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Wesley, “Brady’s Sucking!”

  620. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Our defense has to hold them here. Cannot give up a td.

  621. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    David not Darden he’s scared of contact

  622. David Says:


    I didn’t see Godwin get hit in the cojones but maybe it was a glancing blow. As far as the wind knocked out of you… I had it happen a couple times when I played. The first time is terrifying because you feel like you’re never going to be able to breathe again. 😂

  623. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Just win this game and the pick 6 will be completely forgiven.

  624. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    I mean 27 points

  625. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Get off the field here!!!

  626. Bbro Says:

    I believe Gronk just tied the record with TE TD’s

  627. PassingThru Says:

    Vea like a canon ball shot out of hell!

  628. orlbucfan Says:

    Godwin is too much of a warhorse. Brady needs to spread the ball around more. Like more Mike Evans. He can do a lot of the stuff Godwin does but ME13 is healthy. Ungodly is not.

  629. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Beautiful stop!!!! Let’s put it away now!!!!!

  630. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Hell yeah VV!

  631. Rod Munch Says:

    David – I don’t hate the screenplay, it’s just over used. You are correct, you’ll get like 6 yards on it nearly all the time, but those plays always look like a cluster and it always looks like someone is going to get hurt. But you make a fair point.

    In my opinion I’d save the screen for pressure plays — or at the very least run some fake screens. They’re just ran in the same order all the time.

  632. unbelievable Says:

    Vea and Suh having themselves a day!

  633. Jmarkbuc Says:

    TB12 has 0 faith in ME…

  634. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Very so funny

  635. orlbucfan Says:

    5 sacks c/o VV. Defense better get credit if Bucs win.

  636. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Time to put the game away! Offense has to smell blood.

  637. jugheadfla Says:

    Mixon with the kid n play….love it….lol

  638. cmurda Says:

    Oh man. Dean rules out with a concussion. Man, that dude was playing the best of all of our corners. Hopefully he gets better man. I’m thinking aboutcha Dean. Positive thoughts.

  639. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey fatso made a play!

    Good for him.

    To be clear, I don’t dislike Vita, I do in fact like him a lot, which is why I want him on the field more than 44% of defensive snaps. He could do that if he just lost some weight, and I don’t think he’d be any less of a player. If I’m wrong, he could just eat some butter and put the weight back on in like 2 weeks.

  640. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Vea wasted no time fixing that smile!

  641. orlbucfan Says:

    Yeah well, Methuselah 12 better get more faith in ME13.

  642. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    we are now 9-3 yes !!!

  643. HC Grover Says:

    ice em gronk

  644. Rod Munch Says:

    Alright, this is where Brady just kills teams. They keep it close, you get one stop, and suddenly it’s a blowout.

  645. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Love Kenny, but damn he tiptoes sometimes.

  646. PassingThru Says:

    Bucs want a ground game at this point, just not getting it done.

  647. David Says:

    Rod. Exactly. Go to easy plays get overused. I’ve noticed a couple times Brady immediately dumped to the running back. I hate that. It goes nowhere. When it’s an outlet and you go to it as a third option, it works great. It’s all part of the last few weeks-
    defenses are playing off and refusing to give up deep balls and making the Buccaneers play patiently getting small chunks at a time
    It’s annoying but thank God Brady is QB and they don’t have Winston because he would not have the patience.

  648. Jmarkbuc Says:


  649. cmurda Says:

    Nice defensive play by ATL. Godwin was open

  650. orlbucfan Says:

    Wonder why Gronkowski is wide open? When is Brady going to target Evans?

  651. cmurda Says:

    Ugh. Lousy AF 3rd down playcall.

  652. PassingThru Says:

    That looked like a route running problem. Or two.

  653. David Says:

    VEA Has some of that Rotund Sapp quickness when doing a line stunt. Maybe that’s why they rested him so much throughout the season. Keep him fresh in the stretch run and playoffs

  654. Rod Munch Says:

    Those asking about Miller, I think he was the read on that pass to Gronk on 2nd down, Brady looked, wasn’t there, threw underneath.

  655. Francisco Guzman Says:

    And the offense can’t get the drive going. Falcons still in this game.

  656. Rod Munch Says:

    Don’t punt the f—ing ball, just go for it you coward. WTF!

  657. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Need Mike Edwards to get us a pick… oh wait.

  658. unbelievable Says:

    Ugh cmon Tom you had all day

  659. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Why can’t the offense just put the game away? This offense is still too inconsistent. Had an opportunity and they couldn’t do it.

  660. David Says:

    Definitely some confusion. Gronk didn’t do much, Godwin went to block, Evans did a weird hook like he was trying to pick someone. Honestly, they all looked like they were picking or blocking and no one was ready to receive it

  661. orlbucfan Says:

    Brady couldn’t make an easy 3rd down. 5 turnovers by the defense and Bucs are only up by 10?

  662. ElioT Says:

    More horrific play calling.

    Byron is on the spectrum.

  663. cmurda Says:

    @Rod. LOL. No way dude. I’m always with you to be aggressive but not right there. Tom just had 2 passes tipped and way too risky. Back them up and make them earn it. Hopefully our defense stays true. I thought we should have fed Lenny every down but instead Byron chose to feed him no downs.

  664. Rod Munch Says:

    WTF is with the cowarderly punting. It’s 4th and 4 from Falcons terrority, you don’t punt there. God I hate this wuss crap. Put them away.

  665. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Keep letting teams like this hang around and it could bite you in the end.

  666. cmurda Says:

    @Orl. That wasn’t on Brady. He made one big messup earlier but he’s been brilliant otherwise. The receiver ran the wrong route.

  667. David Says:

    I guess it’s kind of fun that we have become spoiled. The Buccaneers are the highest scoring team in the NFL… Let that sink in.
    Yet every week we complain about their inconsistency and how they leave a lot out there. They do, when they’re on, no one can stop them. But they have not put it all together yet So when they suddenly have a couple drives that do nothing, it’s frustrating.

  668. Rod Munch Says:

    cmurda – We got what? 25 yards on the punt? The only way you justify a punt there is if you back them up inside the 10.

  669. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Here comes the soft zone.

  670. PassingThru Says:

    FWIW, the Bucs are good on offense, but they’re still a work in progress.

    Arians better not boot AB. He’s key.

  671. HC Grover Says:

    dont let the chicks back in the game

  672. cmurda Says:

    D White. Zero excuse for him running by you near the sideline.

  673. Francisco Guzman Says:

    David you need to put the game away on that drive. You keep letting bad teams hang around.

  674. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Time for a DWhite strip sack

  675. PassingThru Says:

    Probably a hold

  676. Rod Munch Says:

    So there you go – one play and they’re almost the same place they were when you punted the ball.

    Cowarderly punting garbage. God I hate that garbage.

  677. BucfaninMi Says:

    A pick 6 would be cool

  678. SteveK Says:

    Let Vita get a hat trick!

    He’s so good, such an amazing talent for a man that size.

    He is Vince Wilfork + Troy Pollamalu= Vita Vea!

  679. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Have to get off the field here!!!

  680. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Nobody gives up third and long like our Bucs…

  681. David Says:

    I completely agree. I just find it amusing that we are complaining every week how inconsistent they are when they’re putting up over 31 points a game. They do need more consistency though and they know it. Brady talks about it every week

  682. SteveK Says:

    Nacho is a nice player too. Big and explosive and plays hard.

    Let’s see Gholston cause a turnover

  683. HC Grover Says:

    good grief again

  684. Francisco Guzman Says:

    What a huge play by the falcons. Unreal.

  685. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Just like that

  686. jugheadfla Says:


  687. cmurda Says:

    3rd and 124 wide open. My goodness Todd. How does your defense embarrass itself this bad on 3rd and long. Frigging how?

  688. Bangkok Buc Says:

    3rd and 14. Come on man.

  689. HC Grover Says:

    playin butterball now

  690. David Says:

    THAT Is what needs to be addressed. Totally unacceptable how much they have not gotten off the field the last month when it’s third and long.

  691. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Every team makes their 3rd and long looks easy against this bucs defense

  692. Rod Munch Says:

    All because Arians was a coward and punted the ball. That’s some Dirk level limp wristedness.

  693. cmurda Says:

    Far from good enough especially on defense. No thirst for demolition. Pillow soft on 3rd and forever and Todd lacks agressiveness on 3rd and forever for some ungodly reason.

  694. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Brady and this offense are against fault. You can’t trust this defense at all!!!!

  695. orlbucfan Says:

    Brady shows he’s a lucky 44 yo. The defense has been as good as always but they have been killed by Buc Luck.

  696. Rod Munch Says:

    You bet on Brady to get 4 yards – not on this defense to make a key stop…

  697. PassingThru Says:

    At the very least that’s intentional grounding.

  698. cmurda Says:

    Not intentional grounding? Oh yes it is

  699. PassingThru Says:

    There’s no one in the area and Ryan is within the tackle box.

  700. David Says:

    Are people injured and they’re just rotating in a lot? They had Nelson, OConnor, Nacho, Tyron all in.
    No Suh, Vea, Shaq or JPP

  701. jugheadfla Says:


  702. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Even the ref was cinfused … hahahha

  703. orlbucfan Says:

    Well, defense almost got a 6th turnover. Brady gets the ball back, he better score with the offense.

  704. PassingThru Says:

    Atlanta lost a lot of clock on that drive.

  705. Bangkok Buc Says:

    Here comes the soft zone

  706. Rod Munch Says:

    That’s not intentional grounding, that’s a fumble, which arm wasn’t coming forward. Throw the flag!

  707. Defense Rules Says:

    Finally at least called it intentional grounding

  708. HC Grover Says:

    do not throw the out pass this time

  709. Jmarkbuc Says:


  710. Rod Munch Says:

    Wait the Falcons are punting down by 2 scores with 7 mins left? WOW! LOL!

    Talk about cowarderly. WOW…

  711. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Can this offense burn some clock or they can’t do that?

  712. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Nelson dropped into coverage. That time, it worked and confused the QB.

  713. cmurda Says:

    Good job by the refs who by the way have done a great job today. Big stop defense. I personally think they should have gone for it on 4th down but it was 4th and 12. We love to give those up though

  714. unbelievable Says:

    Well said David re: the offense being inconsistent.

  715. Rod Munch Says:

    This is where the Bucs get super conservative and just run the clock.

    That’s probably the right thing to do. But I really want Brady to get that 5th TD, so at least throw it at the goalline if we move the ball.

  716. SteveK Says:

    Go drive out some points.

  717. David Says:

    That was definitely intentional grounding but it seems to me it should have been a sack in the grasp first. He was 3/4 of the way to the ground with a player wrapped on him

  718. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Defense good as always? You’re”watching” the game on the radio again?

  719. VSyl Says:

    Falcons are just a very bad coached team, even since the Super Bowl. The loser mentality just can’t leave that place.

  720. Derek Says:

    Good job D. Pass rush has stepped up today

  721. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Lets go Offense. We need to score more than 30 points to keep the best scoring team !!! 👍👍👍. Lets do it ! and TB12 is the MVP 👍👍

  722. Rod Munch Says:

    cmurda Says:
    December 5th, 2021 at 3:38 pm
    Good job by the refs who by the way have done a great job today. Big stop defense. I personally think they should have gone for it on 4th down but it was 4th and 12. We love to give those up though


    They’re down by 2 scores, against this offense, and they think they can punt and get a 3 and out? I mean, maybe, but the odds are not in their favor, even with Leftwich going into a shell, which he will.

  723. orlbucfan Says:

    Brady better deliver on this drive. Defense will be watching him. How about more plays to ME13?

  724. Jmarkbuc Says:

    These sideline outs are gonna bite us

  725. Leighroy Says:

    Big shoutout to Arthur blank for these $3 pizza slices and $5 beers!

  726. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Thanks ME. Not.

  727. PassingThru Says:

    You want the clock to run, but the run game hasn’t been working.

  728. Rod Munch Says:

    Credit to Leftwich for not running up the gut into the middle of a run blitz on 1st down.

  729. Boltsfan17 Says:

    The incessant passing is maddening. Zero commitment to running. Ugh.

  730. Rod Munch Says:

    Don’t get the 2nd down play. I personally like being aggressive and throwing it, but I’d have likely run up the middle there, had a 3rd and short.

  731. unbelievable Says:

    Nice catch Mike!!

  732. orlbucfan Says:

    Well, three successful plays to ME13.

  733. PassingThru Says:


    Blank seems like a good guy, glad he team sucks though.

    He needs cheap concessions as the Falcons have not won a single game at home in MB Stadium this season.

  734. cmurda Says:

    You see Brady spin it like that and its like a big relief. Gutsy playcall. Im against it but really it’s the right move. Our strength is the receivers.

  735. unbelievable Says:

    Godwin beasting.

  736. Rod Munch Says:


    Man I give Leftwich credit for having some balls and not just running up the middle for 1 yard. Nice job.

    Brady needs that 5th TD, he needs it!

  737. David Says:

    Following your blocker and being patient is great but sometimes Lenny does it to a fault. That’s why I like Rojo when he sees a crease and just bursts at it

  738. unbelievable Says:

    Lol Fournette knocked Jensen over. Need to get 2 more yards on that play though.

  739. David Says:

    And Ernest Graham mention!!!

  740. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Lets start planning for the Bills.

  741. orlbucfan Says:

    What is the beef between Brady and ME13? It’s been that way since Brady came here. ME13 is a HOF player.

  742. cmurda Says:

    Smart timeout by Tom. Tom definitely wasn’t going to let that pick 6 define the game. Be smart here boys.

  743. Rod Munch Says:

    Me and the Falcons were sitting on that screen – my main concern was that they’d jump the route because it was so predictable. Still got a few yards, so not bad.

  744. David Says:

    I need a touchdown simply because I predicted 38-17. That would get it close

  745. PassingThru Says:

    Arizona is dismantling Chicago. Oh well.

  746. Francisco Guzman Says:

    I hear these rumors about the bucs releasing AB. There’s just no way. AB makes our offense even more difficult to defend.

  747. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Brady is thinking of passing a TD for Evans on this drive

  748. EA Says:

    3 penalties for 15 yards today, not bad, they cleaned that up so far.

  749. Defense Rules Says:

    That was great line by the announcer about Godwin. ‘Falcons had no answer for Godwin today’. MUST re-sign him

  750. Rod Munch Says:

    That, folks, is called running through the air.

    To all you dullards who still think it’s 1982, welcome to 2021.

  751. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Boys scared to run for 2 yards

  752. David Says:

    There is no beef between Brady and ME 13. Brady has helped him on running better routes and sometimes they’re a little off still. But he’s never gonna be the guy catching 14 passes because he doesn’t catch all those little small routes that Godwin does.

  753. Francisco Guzman Says:

    PassingThru Cardinals could still lose a couple of more games. Bucs have to run the table though. Anyway the cardinals don’t scare me although they look good.

  754. cmurda Says:

    Give Godwin a breather. Just had a mini heart attack after that run

  755. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Please lets score more than 30 pts.

  756. cmurda Says:

    The Cardinals are all defense. We have a strong offense. Their offense is meh. I think we would beat up on Arizona. You heard it here first

  757. Rod Munch Says:

    Is the front of Godwin’s jersey covered in puke? Wow, he really got kicked bad in the balls.

  758. Derek Says:

    Great drive offense

  759. Defense Rules Says:

    No Rod, ‘welcome to Brady’. He’s unique. Only one GOAT

  760. unbelievable Says:

    Also, every team puts their #1 corner on Evans, and usually double teams him often.

    That said, he has been open on A TON of play today, Brady just wasn’t looking his way. Evans is still having a solid day with 100 yards.

  761. David Says:

    LoL. I was thinking the same thing. Get them out. He looks exhausted.

    Now go Evans in the corner – touchdown

  762. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Another big game next week at home. The bills come to tampa. Need to bring it against them as well.

  763. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Going for a field goal

  764. Rod Munch Says:

    Defense Rules — lots of teams use the short pass game as a replacement for the run game. Regardless, it’s a response to the dullards who keep yelling run the ball.

    We just ran the ball 2 plays in a row and got -2 yards.

  765. Rod Munch Says:

    Am I the only one that noticed Godwin’s jersey? It was disgusting.

  766. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Lets get another TD. I want the bucs to be the talk of all the sports pundit out there.

  767. David Says:

    Exactly. Those 0 to 2 yard passes are runs. That said, at this point in the game they should be able to run the ball and get 3 yards not 0. The line is great at pass blocking. I think they are average at run blocking simply because they don’t do it a lot. It seems like when they go into a game of the mindset of running the ball they do very well though

  768. PassingThru Says:

    Why run out of bounds??

  769. Tampaabaybucfan Says:

    Why out of bounds

  770. bucsfaninva Says:


  771. David Says:

    Question going out of bounds there but that’s all right, this game is over

  772. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Great game !

  773. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This game is already over. Next week will be another challenge at home.

  774. Rod Munch Says:

    There you go ladies, 3 runs in a row for what, 6 yards? And we stop the clock.

    Brady getting TD #5 would have been a better outcome.

  775. David Says:

    Cardinals Packers Cowboys… It is the Rams that still worry me. If they get on a roll, they are really tough.