Bucs’ Schedule Got A Lot Easier

October 17th, 2022

As of today, the Bucs have no teams with a winning record remaining on their schedule. None!

That’s no typo.

Remember all the spring and summer whimpering and squealing from fans who thought the Bucs had a tough schedule this season? Joe sure does.

Just like in Tampa, Tarpon Springs and Temple Terrace, there’s a mass freakout among Rams fans, Niners fans, Ravens fans, Bengals fans, Saints fans, Cardinals fans and more. The Bucs still have to play all those teams, plus two games against the hapless Panthers, and more against non-winning clubs.

At 3-3, the Bucs are struggling. So it’s hard to expect the Bucs to run the table, especially when they can’t consistently score in the red zone or a convert a third-and-short. However, Joe will not ignore how nicely the table has been set for Tampa Bay.

If the Bucs can’t right their ship and finish 7-4 against this mess of opponents, then there’s a problem.

If the Bucs somehow finish with with a losing record, then Team Glazer needs to get on the phone to Sean Payton.

59 Responses to “Bucs’ Schedule Got A Lot Easier”

  1. Blake Says:

    I see that you’re trying to find a positive, but we just lost to a 1-4 team.

  2. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Uhhh, Pittsburgh had a losing record too.

  3. Oneilbuc Says:

    If Lamar Jackson would have talked to his team mates like that would it be passion or destroying the locker room??

  4. Letsbuccingo Says:

    Trade for a LG, sign Suh, and fire Leftwich. Those are my 3 top priorities TODAY if I’m Jason Licht. There needs to be some serious accountability from the top. If I’m the Glazers I’m fuming right now and I’m going to Licht and Arians and putting everything on the table. This is deeper and much more of an internal issue than just a loss to piss poor Steelers team. It’s an identity and accountability issue. Get BA back on the sidelines with a headset and make some changes. If nothing changes then nothing changes!

  5. Elita Vita Says:

    Well then the Bucs will go into most of their next games saying “Hurray we are playing such and such team”!

    However……. the problem will be that

    The other team will be also saying “Hurray we are playing the Bucs”!

  6. Jmarkbuc Says:

    We couldn’t beat the Plant Panthers..

  7. BradentuckeyBuc Says:

    It’s all about peaking at the right time.

  8. Bucobill99 Says:

    Baiter above

  9. sasquatch Says:

    We’ll struggle to make 9-8 regardless unless something changes drastically on offense.

  10. BucU Says:

    “IF” THE Bucs don’t get to 7-4 the Bucs have a problem? Ummm I think that bell has rung loud and clear already.

  11. alton green Says:

    a little easier??????????????????????????????? How could yesterday get any easier????????? Did y’all watch the Water Boy?????Henry Winkler would be a better coach. It’s almost like Bowles wants to start preparing when the season starts. we’re going into week seven. One more thing about Bowles; he says the Bucs are still living in the Superbowl. No happy man YOU ARE THE ONE DOING THAT

  12. Oneilbuc Says:

    Maybe if Brady wouldn’t have went to a party he would have left with the team and practice Saturday morning. But I told y’all Brady has become bigger than the team and most of you weak minded bucs fans was ok with him being bigger than the team. He knows he’s bigger than the bucs and that’s why y’all hate Belichick because he didn’t kiss Brady behind like most of yall do and that includes Joe bucfan and Ira Kaufman podcast. Y’all call me a Brady hater because I never made him bigger than the bucs. We are not relevant Brady is relevant that’s why they don’t talk about no other player on the team but Brady are less when we lose. I love my bucs and I will never make one player bigger than the team regardless who the player is. Go Bucs!!!

  13. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    I’ve been gone a while…hurricane Ian refugee who just got back home.

    Anyway, it’s Week 7 coming up. We already are what we are. Hopefully we can have a resurgence like how we finished out the 2020 season, but I really don’t see it. The offensive line losses were too much. Brady is throwing inaccurately because he doesn’t trust his protection. Holes aren’t opening up on third and fourth and short.

    On defense, like clockwork, we can never get off the field in the first quarter. The defense eventually settles in and shuts down the other team’s offense, but by then we’re behind and can’t muster enough points to come back.

    Then, of course, the dumb penalties.

    I’ll try and enjoy this final season of Brady’s career, but it’s looking more and more like a team that’s past its prime.

  14. alton green Says:

    I was listening to NFL on Sirius xm. Charley Weis, Who was Tom’s OC at New England. he was blown away. He said “mike evans played, chris godwin playes, Gage played, Fornette played etc etc etc. so how do you get stuffed by the Steelers. You hire the wrong coach. Are the Tampa Buc’s fans ready for a 1-31 2 years???????? Asking for a friend

  15. Youngbucs Says:

    Hey joe can you guys ask coach why he didn’t blitz more. Four guys were not getting there. Especially on those 3rd & longs smh.

  16. gotbbucs Says:

    And on paper, the Bucs look like a cupcake on the schedule for all of those remaining teams too.

    Packers are horrible – beat the Bucs
    Steelers are horrible – beat the Bucs

    Falcons look like a more complete team right now.

  17. Youngbucs Says:

    Hey oneilaints if Lamar Jackson didn’t go full blown winston his team wins yesterday. Throw the ball away and before you twist what I’m saying I’m team Lamar.

  18. Bucamania Says:

    Losing in the trenches with epic fails on 3rd down. i wouldn’t be shocked if this soft team loses to Carolina.

  19. Oneilbuc Says:

    Why y’all don’t hold Brady accountable for leaving the team and missing practice to go party in New York?? He didn’t even fly with the team to Pittsburgh and y’all don’t even care because it’s Brady . Brady don’t have no right to yell at anyone on the team and he miss practice and the flite with the team . So what kind of leader is that?? Lol lol

  20. Richard Dickson Says:

    The only thing — and I mean ONLY THING — that gives me some shred of hope is that in 2020 we were 7-5, had lost 3 out of 4, and were on the verge of missing the playoffs, and then we hit a switch and didn’t lose again. Thing is, there hasn’t been a game this season where we’ve looked anywhere near as good as we did in 2020.

  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You are what your record says you are…..3-3…..a mediocre team…..

    I do think we can go 7-4 the rest of the way and that should be good enough for a division title….

    This game should he a huge wakeup call…..

  22. Panhandle Buc Says:

    No such thing! This was a game that had all the makings of a 38-3 domination similar to the Bears game last year. After yesterday, I would be shocked if we even made the playoffs…

  23. VATom Says:

    How many teams with a winning record did they have left before yesterdays game?

  24. Youngbucs Says:

    Oneilbuc Says:
    October 17th, 2022 at 2:28 pm
    Why y’all don’t hold Brady accountable for leaving the team and missing practice to go party in New York?? He didn’t even fly with the team to Pittsburgh and y’all don’t even care because it’s Brady . Brady don’t have no right to yell at anyone on the team and he miss practice and the flite with the team . So what kind of leader is that?? Lol lol

    This is coming from the same guy who made excuses for sexual assault. Don’t try to lie oneilaints the archives remember. What kind of leader commits assault and hide from his team for a year. And was still denying it when the story broke. Finally came clean and settled blamed it on alcohol. Oneilaints don’t preach to us you have a bias that’s unmatched on this site.

  25. Jason Johnston Says:

    It is good that the BUCS play so many teams with losing records since the BUCS are in the same boat. 3-3 is not a winning record in my view.

  26. Beejezus-belt Says:

    Doesn’t get easier than Pittsburg, maybe Carolina. I think this game is prime reason he needs to be head coach only, not defensive coordinator. I get that there wasn’t any other “options” available after he was hired, but maybe that should have been taken into consideration.

  27. chris l Says:

    This is so irrelevant and does not warrant any good news. should we just assume we will beat the ravens and rams at home because they are 3-3 right now? 49ers and bengals wont be hard? saints on national television on primetime at home no less? no game in the nfl is easy and this is a load of crap. we better light up and start doing something. i dont care if we win games 13-12 let’s just do it.

  28. Kody Says:

    Saints beat us last year with a 3rd string QB. Steelers also just did it. Pretty sure any team in the league can beat us right now because we’re constantly helping them by beating ourselves. Right, Leftwich? I’m mainly talking to you since you seem to mostly be working for our opponents this year.

  29. SKBucsFan Says:

    It was easier as of last Saturday. That didn’t seem to matter on Sunday.

  30. Mistah Scratch Says:

    You know what team who is anybody’s remaining schedule doesn’t have a “winning record”?

    The Bucs.

  31. ClwJB Says:

    After yesterday, they may have already called him…

    Wasn’t he supposed to join Brady in Miami????

  32. Mr. Magoo Says:

    News flash, the Bucs don’t have a winning record either!

  33. Cobraboy Says:


    The Stillers were ‘spoked to be “easy.”

    With no heart, nothing is easy…

  34. Bucswin Says:

    9-2 watch

  35. captivajim Says:

    the Steelers did not have a winning record !!!! there’s no spirit on the offense side –really miss Jensen ..Guys are going to get tired of Brady’s rants…Bowles said at todays presser ; ” I’m a defensive guy ” in reply to question as to if he consider telling Lefty want to call .. So , unless they bundle leftwich–not likely a lot will change . our Offence Staters , 1st team , got beat by a team that was 1-4 !! think about that –we had Evans, Godwin , Gage , Lenny ; and couldn’t beat a 1-4 team with a rookie qb.
    we’re up for 4 more losses ; Rams, Ravens, Saints, Bengals ,, and possibly a 5th to Niners..

  36. firethecannons Says:

    Does it matter joe!!!!!!!! Steelers were 1 and 4 and a rook qb and we lost shamefully. don’t upbeat this beatdown. We suck on the level of bottom third and not one bit better we suck until we don’t suck and that is fact!

  37. firethecannons Says:

    just read captivajim rant above apparently we all agree this team is is in the bottom third of the league time to make a list of who to get rid of for draft picks–we be that bad there is no hope till we win and then it will only be one game at a time–done reading how we going to the playoffs–no we aint!!!!!!!! we done until this team lifts their sorry ass off the ground and has words with useless offensive coordinator byron leftwich and start with telling him what gonna work and what aint gonna work!

  38. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oneilsuckyall, if the puss coaches don’t yell someone has to. He’s not yelling at them he’s screaming instructions there’s a difference. In his presser he said everyone is playing below their capabilities including himself. Oneilsuckyall every chance to trash the CURRENT NFC passing and td leader. Jackson will be jobless in 5 years.

  39. Oneilbuc Says:

    Youngcookie. Go back in your hole I know Brady has shown you that he’s bigger than the team. You don’t want to blame him for anything win we lose but give him all the credit when we win. I’ve been telling you this since 2020 Brady needs a all star team around him to be a average or above average quarterback. Lol lol

  40. HC Grover Says:

    this team is running bowles prevent game plans perfectly. why can anyone not see that the results are the plan executed to perfection. these are planned outcomes. we have good players and they run the plans like pros.

  41. LakelandSteve Says:

    Joe, thanks for trying to give all of us a boost but right now the Bucs don’t look like they could beat the school for the blind.

  42. unbelievable Says:

    This is coming from the same Joes that claimed Pittsburg should be a blow out?


  43. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Yes oneilsuckyall, that’s why he leads the NFC in passing yards and TD’s and 3rd in the league. I guess it due to the all star cast (with exceptions) and coaches on the 2022 Bucs. White bored, Vea got his money then turtles one might include Shaq, no TE, no running game, a college ine, overrated DB’s, poor ST’s, need I say more? Open your eyes idiot.

  44. HC Grover Says:

    hire robert weiner the coach of plant pantheres champion teams and fire bowles

  45. Redeemer Says:

    Some truly delusional posters here. Tom Brady is the problem? They aren’t 3-3 because he missed some camp time, and certainly not because he went to a dear friends wedding. Haven’t heard any reports, but I’m assuming he was there Friday. Saturday is a walkthrough. the gameplan is already installed by Thursday.
    They’re 3-3 because the coaches don’t know their butts from their elbows. Contrary to popular belief, Brady doesn’t call the plays. Like any good soldier, he’s trying to carry out the gameplan. There’s a reason why he won 6 rings with Bill. All he had to worry about was playing QB. Bill took care of the rest. He wants and needs good coaching!! This isn’t the NBA, where coaching doesn’t matter.

  46. Darin Says:

    If the oc telegraphs the plays some of those teams will have a winning record soon

  47. macajubav Says:

    Sean Payton, who are you kidding ????
    Payton is not coming to coach Kyle Trask and company !!!!
    This place will be a train wreck next preseason, if it isnt already now.

  48. Defense Rules Says:

    Listnfrmafar … I noticed that you chastised White, Vea, Shaq and some unnamed ‘overrated DBs’ on the defensive side, but on the offensive side all we get is ‘no TE, no running game, a college line’. Interesting what you chose to emphasize.

    Unless I read incorrectly, the defense held the Steelers to 20 points. That was good enough to give us a #5 defensive ranking. And unless I missed something else, our offense only scored 18 points (thus the loss?). That was good enough though to give us a #20 ranking, roughly commensurate with a 3-3 record.

    Defense is doing a lousy job of defending the run (ranked mid-pack at #13) and a lousy job of consistently pressuring the QB. BUT … our defense has only surrendered 103 points … 17 PPG average. Warren Sapp should be proud, but apparently he’s not.

    Offense is doing a lousy job of scoring points, mostly because we’re doing a lousy job of converting 3rd downs to sustain drives. It all comes down to the OLine AND play-calling IMO, but even more importantly, FIELD LEADERSHIP.

    It all starts in the trenches. This OLine desperately misses Jensen’s leadership & attitude. This DLine desperately misses Suh’s and JPP’s leadership & attitude.

  49. Bojim Says:

    Atlanta and the Steelers were supposed to be easy. I don’t feel good.

  50. Redeemer Says:

    @Darin, exactly

  51. CalBucsFan Says:

    Hey Joe, your “2022 SCHEDULE” tab on the header still shows the last game of 2021 is up next. Would much rather see the rest of the schedule here than having to go to BSPN website to find it.

  52. JimbobBucfan Says:

    I don’t look for whether the schedule gets easier or not for solace. We need to get off the schneid. Now would be a good time.

    Go Bucs!

  53. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Just stop with this false hope already.

  54. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    I am not sure if the schedule matters at this point. With the way we are playing, we will be vulnerable to pretty much every team on the schedule. We have to get better at defending third downs and converting third downs. At this point, we have the talent, we just need to play smarter.

  55. steele Says:

    You’re trying to grasp for positives, Joe.

    W-L records are deceptive, almost the point of irrelevance this season, which is more bizarre and less consistent than any other.

    It’s a week to week crapshoot. Look the 49ers. Looked like gods a week ago, lose to the Falcons and look like dogs this week.

    All that matters is that Bucs will play significant playoff teams from last season, and if they have not badly fallen off a cliff this year, they remain major threats. Most if not all of them are playing better than the Bucs.

  56. Buc55 Says:

    Thanks for trying to find the silverlining Joe.. but Pittsburgh manhandled us and they’re awful.. We gotta take it game by game now.. hoping for some sort of strike of luck to gain confidence and change the momentum…

  57. CalBucsFan Says:

    You’re right Joe, none of the scheduled remaining games are against team with winning records, but you left out the part that neither is the Bucs record a winning record. Matter of fact is that 6 of the remaining 11 games are against teams with the exact same putrid 3-3 record.

    It’s hard for me to say this and hope I’m wrong, but every regular season game so far this season it has looked like TB has mailed it in already and perhaps should have stayed retired. He just doesn’t seem to be the same QB as his first two years in Tampa. So grateful for what he’s accomplished, but unless his commitment to win is the same as the football world has known the GOAT to have for 2-decades now, then he should get off the field because there’s too many tons of hurt coming on every snap that will eventually end his season for him, if he’s not all in.

  58. Sumosam Says:

    Defense, offense, and special teams had a bad day. They were not prepared. It was easy to see. A couple of wins and we’re back. Let’s not throw anyone under the bus just yet.

  59. Listnfrmafar Says:

    DR, enough with the BS stats, you’re watching the same games we are. The for at least since the 2020 season CANNOT get off the field on 3rd down. You don’t think that is a problem? Bucs ALL PRO middle lb says he’s bored in the 4th qtr because the team is up 21-0 so it’s OK to give up 15 pts? The O is not good but at least they have (had) excuses. 3 missing olinemen, NO receiving TE, make shift injured WR’s and the worst OC in the league, that’s a lot to swallow. You used that excuse for the D all last season. Face the facts the O’s issues are deep but the D is due to lack of execution.