Humiliation Sets In

October 23rd, 2022

The truly saddest aspect to this Bucs football team that was kicked in the groin by the Panthers and their fourth-string quarterback today, 21-3, is that Tampa Bay truly is a soft football team.

Soft. Soft. Soft.

Nobody watches a Bucs game any longer and says, ‘Damn, the Bucs really punch teams in the mouth. They’re a physical and hungry group.’ And that’s so depressing.

As a Bucs fan for decades, Joe knows losing and suffering. But Joe also knows losing can be stomached a little bit if the team is fighting its ass off. But these Bucs are not.

They look like a bunch of checked out losers. There’s just no other way to say it. That’s the body language, the results and the only conclusion given all the talent on the roster and the stable of experienced coaches.

It’s not even Halloween and the Bucs just tanked a division game against a decimated roster.

Effort is a problem with this team. Hell, Todd Bowles said it himself using “toughness” instead of the “E” word.

Frankly, Joe is afraid to watch Bowles’ news conference today. If Bowles doesn’t reference terrible effort, then Joe might have stroke.

It’s not too much to expect a team to fight from the opening whistle, even without eight Pro Bowlers on the field.

74 Responses to “Humiliation Sets In”

  1. Daren Says:

    Heartless. Gutless. Emotionless.

  2. Devon Says:

    Get ‘em Joe! Pathetic effort today.

  3. BillyBucco Says:

    This team is trash with these inept coaches.
    Fournette is terrible.
    Worst game Donavon Smith has ever played.
    Hainsey was hot garbage.
    Welcome to the first losing record Brady has had in his career at this point.
    Leftwich should be fired immediately.
    Bowles should follow.
    I’m embarrassed of this team.

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    Now I’m starting to get worried that Brady will retire before we can trade him. Glazers need to be on the phone with Brady, see what he’s thinking, and ask him to play along for now, don’t mention retirement, and the Bucs will get him shipped to Miami.

  5. Rossta61 Says:

    They need to make a shake up fire the coach The offenses of coordinator and today

  6. Chris Says:

    Bowles needs to be relieved of his duties tonight and Bruce and Jason know it in their guts. This is unacceptable

  7. HC Grover Says:

    Why does Joe keep giving Bowles breaks? Stop it. This is his team and his organization. He is the Top Dog, Captain, Boss. This fish is rotted from the head down.

  8. John Says:

    Now a short week vs the Ravens yikes

  9. Francisco Guzman Says:

    They take the personality of their head coach. These players are gutless. Bowles is an awful coach who’s a players coach and who the players probably don’t respect.

  10. Wood1982 Says:

    Couldn’t be happier for big mouth Devin White. If being out of position and giving up big plays were tracked like INTs, he’d be in the 30/Give Up 6 Club like someone he loves to criticize. That’s why players should keep other player’s names out of their mouths!!!

  11. adam from ny Says:

    at the least you dump leftwich, and hopefully you can have BA pencil himself in as the OC for the rest of the year

  12. Faspro Says:

    No effort at all, looked like they couldn’t care less about winning.

  13. BillyBucco Says:

    Fournette couldn’t make a little girl miss.
    He lowers his shoulders 3 yards from contact EVERY PLAY.
    White looks good for one play and they take him out.

    I’m serious when I say Byron Leftwich is NOT a smart man.
    Clean house!!!
    This season is toast

  14. mark2001 Says:

    This is a perfect example of what happens when a team gives up on a HC. Period.

  15. Adrnagy Says:

    Joe says …

    “Jason Licht must be in stunned disbelief at how his strong roster is being mishandled“

    Really ??Like replacing suh for hicks and Logan hall ??

    Replacing gronk with two rookies ??

    Replacing marpet with a bad rookie??

    Replacing JPP with JTS … really ?

    Licht screw this up by not replacing leadership and great players.

    Great players got replace by rookies

  16. Letsbuccingo Says:

    As long as Leftwich and Bowles are still coaching, you won’t catch me wasting another 3 hours watching this sorry excuse for an NFL team. Arians not being the HC is 90% of the issue, and the other 10% is losing players like Gronk, AB, Marpet, Suh, JPP, Jenson, etc. They play soft because Bowles and Leftwich are soft incompetent coaches that clearly were using training wheels because of Grandaddy Arians. Fire them both. My mental health can’t take this anymore. They’ve checked out on this seasson so I will too ✌️

  17. Francisco Guzman Says:

    They sound like a damn broken record. There’s no way in hell you should be losing to the panthers. Let’s see if the organization has any stones to fire this whole coaching staff.

  18. Simeon97 Says:

    Are you talking about our FIRST PLACE Bucs?

  19. Zwak Says:

    Brady is off also it’s not just Bowles!

  20. BillyBucco Says:

    And the only thing they can come up with is trading Vaughn?

  21. Boltsfan17 Says:

    Those of you unfortunate souls who pay to see this team play in person should stay away until changes are made. The only thing the Glazers will understand is an empty stadium Thursday night.

  22. adam from ny Says:

    this has been a shockingly quick fall to “rock bottom”…

    we were the “new america’s team” only a handful of weeks back…

    omg another bowles “zombie talk” for the public and with the press…

    we now have a “monotone team”…thanks bowles…

    not a “twitch” to be found on this roster…

    BA please save us

  23. BillyBucco Says:

    Must feel proud we are winning the Division?

  24. Will in California Says:

    Been a Bucs fan my whole life and I haven’t been this embarrassed to be a Bucs fan in a long time. There was expectation and a spotlight on this Bucs team and they’re an embarrassment. The coaching staff is an absolute joke! Leftwich can kiss any head coaching job goodbye! Bowles won’t sniff a head coaching job after this season! Devin White free roams can stay in position! Had anyone seen Shaq Barrett?! Julio Jones stealing money! Does Goedeke got something on Bowles?! Goedeke did the worst LG in football!!! And Brady should just retire if he isn’t gonna practice on Wednesday and do podcasts on Monday and attend weddings on Fridays! This team lost to the two worst teams in football!!!!

  25. Byedon Leftbitch Says:

    Why even watch this disgrace of a team and have it ruin our weekends anymore. Fck the Bucs.

    There’s no upside or feel good, it’s all pain and misery

  26. BucsBro Says:

    Things are so bad that the team pulled the live postgame press conferences (Bowles and Brady) while they were streaming. Never seen that before.

    They’re probably afraid the wrong thing is going to be said before it can be edited.

  27. Buccanr1 Says:

    Joe is another Midwest transfer yankee. Please stop.

  28. Byedon Leftbitch Says:

    Time to breakout the brown paper bags and wear them Thursday night.

  29. Curse of Gruden Says:

    The Glazers won’t fire the coaching staff, and we know why.

  30. Francisco Guzman Says:

    3 points. They scored 3 points. 3?!!!!!! Are you kidding me? Someone needs to come in and knock some skulls!!!!!

  31. mark2001 Says:

    So for the first-place touters, so you think we can win the division and make a solid playoff run with a 4 win season?

  32. BillyBucco Says:

    Not a single guy on our team wore a jock strap today and they got kicked in the nuts by Superman all day.

  33. Tee Says:

    Thanks Zwak. Brady doesn’t get a pass either. Instead of getting first downs when you need 3 yards he is trying to go big play over and over again. Luke Goedeke is god awful, why did he get back in the game?? This was a team loss all the way around.

  34. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Also I am starting to wonder how healthy godwin is.

  35. RuKa_44 Says:

    I guess both Tom and Groningen saw last year where this team was heading after they won the SB… Tom tried to get out (but he couldn’t, so he came back) and Gronk is saying: “He’ll no, not coming back!!”

  36. mark2001 Says:

    Francisco… how many TD’s have we scored all year? So you think 3 points is that abnormal? It just means Succop didn’t have more chances.

  37. Bucanero Says:


  38. ModHairKen Says:

    This is the worst team in franchise history. Read it again. Yes. Worse than 1976. Worse than Leeman Bennett. Worse than Lovie and Raheem.

    Why? The talent is superior. It’s talent that is mailing it in. Including Brady. Yep. Read it again. Brady is half a$$ing it. One hops. Indecisive. Overthrows. Underthrows.

    A pathetic group of millionaires.

  39. Deeez NATZ Says:


  40. BucsBro Says:


    That’s right. Lenny cannot make guys miss and has little wiggle to him. White is much better at both those things. That’s why he is breaking runs up the middle when Lenny is not.

    Byron has to stop being so stubborn. We all love Lenny, but if the line sucks and there are no holes either 1) use White or else 2) use a lead back (Ko) to help open up holes for Lenny. When they used Ko with Lenny, it worked. And that’s about the only thing that worked for Lenny on the ground.

  41. DaveBucs Says:

    Hey @Joe is Shaq Barrett still on the team?
    Asking for a team
    Was the players only meeting for fantasy football purposes only?

  42. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Was scotty miller inactive? Where are these other wideouts behind godwin and evans? You figure they would get open somehow. A bunch of bodies doing nothing!!!!!

  43. Jerome Says:

    “Checked out losers”

    Perfectly stated, Joe. These losers are not worth my family’s and I’s time.

  44. Deeez NATZ Says:


  45. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Bowles is trash. They need to get rid of him right now if they wanna salvage this season. He can take BL with him as well.

  46. BucsBro Says:


    Godwin is not near 100%. That’s why the chemistry with him and Brady is off.

    Godwin used to be one of Brady’s security blankets. But it’s not there now. It reminds me of when Gronk came back from injury last year. He lost a step, and Brady’s throws to him were off because of it. Same is happening with Godwin now.

  47. Francisco Guzman Says:

    I am surprised nobody is talking about this d-line is well. Vea is pathetic everyone on that line is pathetic.

  48. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Short week as well. Ravens might embarrass this team. Plz fire bowles and leftwich!!!!!!

  49. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    Props to Bill for pulling the plug on Brady !!! This is funny now and last week I made a promise if the Bucs didn’t play with urgency the first 1/2 I was done. Please God BLOW this team up WHITE, VEA, LVD, and others are so overrated and get something for them. Brady please RETIRE and take your drama somewhere else and 3-5 is coming soon

  50. KyBucsFan Says:

    Total embarrassment, i’m done wasting my time and money! I was booking to see Bucs-Bengals in Dec for my bday but nevermind! I’ll jus go Vegas or something…! SMMFH!!!

  51. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    Oh and Shaq.. was that players meeting a poker game

  52. BomTrady Says:

    Look, we got 2 good years out of Brady and we got a surprise championship. It’s over now, clean house and re-build. Todd Bowels was canned as the Jets HC because he was terrible so this really can’t be a shock. A good coordinator very often does not make a good HC.

  53. Arn platz Says:

    @ Rod Munch Brady to San Fran for Jimmy G

    Brady would go

    SF is in win now mode

    Bucs are in win in 2023 or 2024 mode

  54. Zwak Says:

    New coach and Rogers coming next year?

  55. mark2001 Says:

    Don’t look now, But Ayahuasca Rodgers and the Packers are playing almost as badly in Green Bay.

  56. mark2001 Says:

    Francisco…. I think uninspired to play is the word you are looking for.

  57. stpetebucfan Says:

    I don’t recall seeing a Buc’s defense get so repeatedly gashed by running plays!


  58. Anonymous Says:

    Bowles ball. Worse thing that could’ve happened was winning those first two games with defense. Trying to fix what wasn’t broke.

  59. GenocideD Says:

    But they had a players only leadership step up meeting….

  60. stpetebucfan Says:

    What Mark said about Rodgers and the Pack. Their season has been a mirror image of the Bucs!

  61. Buffalo 54 Says:

    Okay I think it’s time for Gisele to take the curse off Tom and the BUCS! And Is it Tod,plays are too predictable same players over and over week after to week,need to change plays and players as other teams can’t predict your evey move!they watch videos and keep knowing what you’re exactly going to do the next week, inspire change!

  62. kyle Says:

    disgraceful in every phase…period.. darden hates contact.. just sayn

  63. ChiBuc Says:

    Shaq has been a joke since he got paid, Vea a joke since Suh left, White has been a joke since annointed the next up and coming, defensive scheme has been a joke since burnt by rams, Brady has been an ass-hat joke since he announced his retirement, Licht has been a joke since his lack of response to losing team leadership, Bowles has been a joke since the Jets, and Byron has always been a joke… I ain’t laughing

  64. Pewter Power Says:

    As many fans said leading up to this game stop writing articles about how the Bucs are facing a weak team, clearly we are on the decline and this entire division could swap out head coaches it’s so bad

  65. Tom G Says:

    The Bucs do not look like the same team that played Week 1. Not sure what the problem is but among other things Brady has not looked himself for weeks.

  66. GoatWatcher Says:

    Agree with everybody. But don’t forget, Darden is still a lock for a 5-yard punt/kickoff return. That’s money in the bank.

  67. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Hey you want to get Lenny running hard again? Have him play against his own teams D, guaranteed 150yds.

  68. Displaced Floridian Says:

    Set in?!? Humiliation set in three games ago.

  69. Buc You Says:

    This week and last week weren’t even shown down here in Ft Myers. We’re probably better off for it. Brady’s divorce from BA and from GB have clearly changed the mentality of this team. It’s just not the same, and I don’t know how it gets corrected. That being said, I’ll never bet against Tom. I think he’s going to still find a way to make it happen in the end.

  70. Crickett Baker Says:

    For 3 press conferences Bowles has said that the coaches need to do a better job. Well, where is it? Does anyone ever ask him what he has done to be better? NO, but I bet he couldn’t answer that, even. If he doesn’t know what he and his coaches need to do better how can he figure out what the team needs to do? I want to hear some concrete answers!

  71. captivajim Says:

    we cannot run the ball . we got 45 yrds against a 1-5 team !!!!!

  72. Ghost of Tom Brady Says:

    The solution is in the building, no?

  73. cj Says:

    ‘who’ wanted Arians gone? (just a rumor tho – maybe not).
    ‘who’ complained about Arians changing game plans that had been worked on by Bowles and Brady during the week?
    This is as much Brady’s offense as it is Bowles.
    How often has Brady checked off or changed a play at the line of scrimmage?

    idk, think rumors about Brady not wanting to come back are more truth than fiction. He may be the ‘GOAT’ but his play this year is anything but.

    Lackluster performance by the Defense does not excuse the outright foul play of the offense.

    And yes to comments about Darden – for gods sake, he’s awful.

    what’s up with the secondary – all the injuries last year and now again this year? doesn’t matter how good you are – if they can’t stay on the field, find someone that can. Is it training or conditioning or coaching?

  74. cj Says:

    my bad – I mean Leftwich when referring to Bowles