“The Ship Is Taking On Water”

December 20th, 2021

Bucs broke?

It seems the gang on “Good Morning Football” feels Bucs fans’ pain.

And in the aftermath of the Bucs getting shut out by the slimy Saints and having their worst game since, well, since getting chain-whipped at home by the slimy Saints last year, Bucs fans have every right to be paranoid about the Bucs’ postseason chances.

Peter Schrager was really down on the Bucs after last night’s egg-laying. He said injuries, Tom Brady’s bad decisions, bad play-calling and some snuggly-soft play on offense all add up to a one-and-done in the playoffs. Schrager all but said the injuries to Lavonte David, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Playoff Lenny have sealed the deal on the Bucs’ chances to repeat.

Shaun O’Hara said he sees major red flags all over the Bucs but none bigger than Brady’s substandard play. He noted Brady made poor decisions last night. “When have you seen that?”

Kyle Brandt was a tad more upbeat. He said despite the injuries, Antonio Brown’s return is the Christmas gift the Bucs needed. Brandt said the return of Brown just when Evans and Godwin are lost is like a Hallmark holiday movie, even though he believes Brown is an “imbecile.”

Kay Adams wondered if Brady slamming a Surface is the turning point of the season? A turning point up.

You can see the full discussion in the NFL Network video below.

21 Responses to ““The Ship Is Taking On Water””

  1. #8 Says:

    Man fandom is a bipolar thing.
    Until the Bucs lose in the playoffs, I have hope, but they don’t make me feel good about hoping after last night.

  2. Sean Says:

    They’ve been wildly inconsistent all season. They haven’t put 4 quarters of football together. This is not a championship team this season. Green Bay and the Rams are easily better than them at this point. The problem is injuries, complacency but especially bad, stubborn, stupid coaching. Scoring 0 in today’s NFL with this level of talent is almost impossible to do. I felt better about 11-5 last season going into the playoffs than possibly 13-4 this year… but who’s to say Carolina won’t win one of those games coming up? Sean Peyton has given everyone a blueprint.

  3. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Fair weather media. Last week Bucs were in the SB. Who cares, like all our opinions they mean squat.

  4. PassingThru Says:

    Lady Luck smiled on them last season, as she inflicted few key injuries upon them. This season she jilted them. It’s like an episode of MASH, the hospital tents are now crowded.

    To me the most disappointing unit (barring injuries) has been Special Teams. They’re just dreadful in terms of returning kicks or punts, or covering. From time to time they get off a good play, just to have it called back due to a penalty.

    An honorable mention has to be the O Line. I don’t get it, they are collectively powerful and athletic, but they can be so much better than they actually are. Usually the run blocking is underwhelming, but last night they were terrible at pass blocking too. Some of that pass blocking praise is due to Brady finding the open man, but last night the scrubs weren’t getting open quickly. The O Line made it worse by not giving Brady much time for protection. It was a systematic failure on offense.

  5. ModHairKen Says:

    Anyone who is too scared to keep going, go cheer for the Saints or Packers. For half against a very good Buffalo team, this Offense clicked. Then, it has had 6 bad quarters, missing the top 2 WRs and Fournette. The OL has struggles. The backups have dropped passes. All fixable.

    Let everyone pile on. It just steels them.

  6. Mike Johnson Says:

    Like I’ve said in several previous post here, On any given Sunday, you can have your lunch pushed down your throat. Arizona got theirs handed to them as well. Brady is not a God. He can get hit too. Injuries are mounting and the O line looks gassed. Nobody cares. Its next man up. Ruck up Bucs! Lets see how really tough we are. batter up baby!

  7. Medicated Pete Says:

    Tom is out the door. He realized it earlier in the season. Pete saw it in his eyes

  8. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Pete, TB12 knows what a SB team looks like and he saw one last year, I agree I don’t think he sees one this year. On the other hand there are just some teams that players and coaches just can’t beat. Tom Couglins Giants and Miami at home against the Pat’s. Ryan vs Brady, Roger’s and any other opposing NFC Championship team. It happens.

  9. Coburn Says:

    Cause for concern? Sure.. but once playoffs start I intentionally try to give them a clean slate and assume I know nothing. Be things to watch for in first playoff game, but we will see. Playoffs usually about teams getting healthy going into them and whether the team plays like they did in regular season (usually means a loss even for the best regular season teams) or step it up a notch.

  10. zzbuc Says:

    Tabloid media all over again…..Or we are the best or the ship in sinking…

    Com on now!!! Don´t even watch the show!!!! You are feeding this parasites!!

  11. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Brady was good last night but no one was helping it out AT ALL, except Fournette and then he went out; I mean he basically threw a TD pass into Gronks belly, flipping incredible touch pass and gronk was thinking about his commercials

  12. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I don’t know about you guys, but I’m seriously suspecting some sort of Bounty Gate or foul play from the Saints.

    Yeah yeah, I know because of Goodell and rules players are encouraged to go low. But there is still a difference between a low tack and a cheap tackle. Godwin’s injury was borderline. But the hits Fournette took were both cheap shots. Don’t know if you all remember but earlier in the game Fournette caught a check down and took the same low tackle that Godwin did, except then a SECOND Saints player came across and hit Fournette high as well. I thought for sure he was out of the game then and there but he sprung right back up. Then got helicoptered later in the game. Even had Rojo and Brady playing scared. Brady did not take off and run like he has earlier this year, and the one time he did the Saints punished him hard.

  13. BradentuckeyBuc Says:

    Defining play of the game nobody is talking about:

    Saints take over on the 1 yard line. Dline gets manhandled on first play for like 7 yards. Looked like the whole line just went soft and gave up.


    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down …….

  15. captivajim Says:

    TB 12 looked confused sometimes,nervous—not to disciplined calculating player he once was . with Evans, Godwin & fournette out–its Not inconceiveable we loose another game..Peyton , Eli ,Namath, Farve all had similar last games..

    his stretching for a yard after being tackled on that run ,& fumbling was really sad to see–that’s what average QB’s do .. we could have at least got a field goal & kept it a 1 score game

  16. unbelievable Says:

    The blueprint is out on us:

    Play 2 deep safeties and hit Tom Brady in the 1st quarter = Scared Tom going turtle all night.

  17. unbelievable Says:

    @BradentuckyBuc- yea, there was no heart on that play, for sure.

    BUT- the defense held them to just 3 field goals. We lost because of our offensive failures, not the defense. We got the ball multiple times with great field position and could not do anything whatsoever. It was pathetic.

    And we couldn’t do anything when Evans and Godwin and Lenny were still in the game, either… sick of hearing about the injuries.

  18. Hodad Says:

    Last year the stars aligned, magic happened, and our Bucs won the S.B.. You have to be good, but luck, and magic have to happen too. It will happen again for this years winner. That could still be us. At least we’re in the discussion. Gone are the days of talking draft before halloween. We’re acting a little spoiled.

  19. The Chef Says:

    There is a reason there hasn’t been a Super Bowl repeat winner in almost 20 years–it’s difficult. Like Hodad said, it takes luck/magic and so many other variables.

    15-1 1984 49ers
    15-1 1985 Bears
    13-3 1994 49ers
    11-5 2018 Patriots
    13-3 1999 Rams
    13-3 2013 Seahawks
    12-4 1983 Raiders

    The list goes on.

    All these teams could not repeat the following season. At the beginning of the season, I gave the Bucs less than 10% chance to reach the Super Bowl and win it again.

    With an aging quarterback, shaky secondary, other teams getting better, questionable play calling, and Super Bowl over confidence, the task would be difficult.

    If Brady retires, I don’t think it will be due to the team not meeting expectations, it will be because he didn’t meet his own expectations.

    With that said, if they get into the playoffs, anything can happen.

    Go Bucs!

  20. WhoDat01 Says:

    As a Saints fan, that fans was BRUTAL to watch…. until the 3rd FG went through O want comfortable at all…. Honestly, I hate that Godwin, Evans and Fournette went out. I love watching Lattimore and Evans get at it and I wanted to see Godwin and CGJ.

    Nonetheless, I’m glad we won. But you guys are still the Champs until someone else wins.

    Good luck!!

  21. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Does anyone really believe if we didn’t lose Godwin, Lenny & Evan’s Bucs would of been shut out? I don’t, they were knocking on the door then the shat hit the fan.