Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Ravens

October 28th, 2022

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They’re not very good. In fact, they’re downright lousy.

You can focus on the coaching staff, but you’re kidding yourself if you believe this collection of players is capable of a championship run.

Without doing anything special, the visiting Ravens just badly outplayed the Bucs before a national TV audience trying to identify the impersonator wearing No. 12.

It could have been even worse, had Baltimore not dropped at least two interceptions. Tom Brady played O.K., but O.K. isn’t nearly good enough because the rest of Tampa Bay’s talent is suddenly suspect.

Who played well? Mike Evans had a nice game. Tristan Wirfs is always elite. Ryan Succop has been terrific. Vita Vea was a force, at times. Shaq Barrett flashed.

That’s about it, folks.

If Ravens OC Greg Roman hadn’t foolishly tried to turn Lamar Jackson into Dan Marino in the opening half, this game might have been a laugher. The Ravens are a running team and they proved that in a dominant second half against a rush defense that is a shell of past Todd Bowles units.

Jackson’s primary target, tight end Mark Andrews, left early with a shoulder injury. It didn’t matter once Roman woke up in the booth and realized Tampa Bay’s run fits are atrocious at times.

Turns out, that 2-0 Buc start was a mirage. The past six games have shaken this franchise from the fan base to the ownership suite.

Brady has to be regretful of his decision to unretire. Jason Licht has to be regretful Ndamukong Suh wasn’t brought back to shore up this suspect run defense. Buc fans have to be regretful they re-upped for season tickets.

This is hard to watch. We’ve reached the approximate midpoint of the season and the Bucs aren’t doing anything particularly well – except kick field goals. The coaching lacks imagination and the players lack passion.

Don’t look now, but the Bucs will be looking up at Atlanta if the favored Falcons take care of business against Carolina.

This season is slipping away amid a rash of dumb mistakes, poor tackling and subpar blocking. It doesn’t help that Barrett, who registered a sack and three tackles for loss, appeared to suffer a serious Achilles injury.

Here’s how the visitors bullied the Bucs en route to a 27-22 triumph:

* Devin White has regressed from 2020 postseason stud to also-ran, courtesy of poor angles and poor focus. He didn’t like what Bowles had to say to him on the sidelines and he’s not going to like Bowles’ barbs any better next week. It’s time for another chat with Derrick Brooks on the art of improving your craft.

* Tampa Bay’s defense came out strong, just like in Sunday’s effort at Charlotte. The Ravens registered one first down on their first four possessions and had to settle for a field goal following a muffed punt at the Tampa Bay 6-yard line.

* Something must have gotten into the Gatorade at halftime because Baltimore came out with three consecutive TD drives, covering 77, 80 and 83 yards. Tampa Bay’s second-half defense has been exposed in each of the past four games as opposing teams made key adjustments.

* The Ravens maintained possession for 33 of the final 45 minutes. What is this, Alabama vs. Vanderbilt? That’s not supposed to happen in the parity-laden NFL.

* The game turned primarily because the Bucs punted on five consecutive possessions, posting only two first downs along the way. There’s too much pressure on a defense that hasn’t excelled since that Week 3 loss to Green Bay.

* The Ravens averaged 7.0 yards per carry. The Bucs averaged the usual 2.9. Yes, this game is still about blocking and tackling.

* Byron Leftwich has to be seeing those third-down sticks in his sleep by now. Tampa Bay went 4-for-13 on the money down, dropping the Bucs to a bankrupt 10-for-39 during this 3-game tailspin.

* Did I mention the Ravens dropped two picks and were flagged seven times for 101 yards?

* After the game, a shell-shocked Brady remarked that the Bucs just lost for the fourth time in five weeks. Actually, it’s five losses in six weeks, but who’s counting? The Glazers.

* Look at the bright side. At this rate, the Bucs might have a shot at a premium pick in a quarterback-rich draft.

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86 Responses to “Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Ravens”

  1. Da Bucs Guy Says:

    No playoffs and no family for Tom Brady.

  2. Breadwinnerbob Says:

    Trade for juedy asap

  3. Tackleblockwin Says:

    It was 10-3 with multiple opportunities to make it 17-3. If we upped the score in the first half we possibly make the Ravens one dimensional. The Ravens like us were beat up and on top of that the traveling team. Ravens coaches we’re smart to test the Bucs depletes secondary early in the game. It didn’t work though. After HT the Ravens had fresh legs to be themselves for a half of football. They easily ran on us because they were fresh on offense. We were out coached and outplayed.

  4. Hodad Says:

    Well I’m glad Ira is finally coming around to the fact our supposed scary talented team isn’t really that talented. Two good receivers on offense, Evans, and Godwin neither a burner who can stretch a defense. A lumberjack at RB, and the 1000 year old man at QB. On defense our best player is Devin White who’s been playing like Betty White. Who else on this team gives opposing coaches nightmares? No one. Just blow the whole thing up.

  5. BUCkleup Says:

    We suck. From ownership down.

    Glazed over.
    Licht in the shorts.
    Sh*t Bowles.


  6. RuKa_44 Says:

    The past 3 seasons, with the exception of the 2020 playoff run, this D has been bad: bad tackling, soft coverage, communication problems, unable to get out of the field on 3rd downs, undisciplined… Why are we surprised that the WHOLE TEAM is now like this? The responsible person for that D is now the responsible for the entire team, so this tone is now set for everyone!!

    Teams and organizations are the reflection of their leadership! It is true for business, it is true for sports…

  7. alton green Says:

    as a 6 decade fan and a Brady career fan, it’s so hard to give up on the TEAM that Tom leads. They have 5 losses. That’s about the number of losses that were predicted by most writers. Thy would have to win out. Normally I would say “we have Tom Brady. BUTT and this is a big BUTT we also have Forest for a coach and Slinblade for an OC. Sorry Slingblade. I would just about guarantee that most teams would love to have our talent. Here is the only way to correct mistakes. Make the punt returner wear a football around his neck all week. fine the player $10,000 if they take their eyes off the ball

  8. Bucfan Says:

    The Ravens have a REAL coaching staff. They know how to make 2nd half ADJUSTMENTS!

  9. alton green Says:

    Yes, I would normally say Tom will help us get to the play-offs. BUTT we have the “woke police” standing there waiting to crucify ownership

  10. #99 Says:

    What a shame Tom came back for this crap.. the man lost his family, and he will retire with a losing season.. We are going to be in rebuilding mode folks.. Byron sucks Bowles is not even close to being head coach material..

    The best thing this ownership can do is hire Sean Payton ..I honestly believe Tom would stay another year and Payton would get this team on top.

  11. Da Bucs Guy Says:

    @alton green

    Should be 6 losses, if the zebras did not steal the victory away from Atlanta.

  12. Fire licht Says:

    Team has no identity. What’s our strength? Thank you Jason licht but time to leave at end of season.

    TB window is shut…rest is house of cards

  13. BUCkleup Says:

    We suck and should go down as one of the worst coaching performances in NFL history. I refuse to watch this team. Rather spend time with my kids. Never said that even when Jameis was scoring for both teams. Or when Shaun King, or Rob Johnson, or Jeff Garcia, or Josh Freeman, or Brad Johnson, or Mike Glennon or any of the other suck artists took snaps.

    We are the Yuccaneers again.

    Thanks Todd. Thanks Byron. Enjoy your careers.

  14. BucsfanFred Says:

    I read that Gisele would take him back if he retires now.

  15. Says:

    The smart move would be to fold and see if they can start securing draft capital before the trade deadline. The dark days have arrived a year early. The classy move would be to trade Brady to SF to finish out his career but it’s a bad business decision as only 6 people would show up for any remaining home games.

    It was a good 2 years. Best ever. But Bowles face will remain in my dart board for not covering the best WR in football with 40 seconds left vs Rams. THAT was our shot at another SB.

  16. Todd Says:

    This will be the greatest comeback season in history with the history books writing that Tom Brady acquired his EIGHT RING in a surreal fashion, literally giving the lead a head start to seal himself as the greatest comeback king in history.

    Remember ‘The Bad News Bears’ movie? Yeah, this is the story of ‘The Bad News Bucs’. We win in the end. Brady doesn’t just do a mic drop, he’ll (this time) do a Lombardi trophy drop into the waters of Tampa Bay, on purpose, with intent, during the Super Bowl boat parade.

    — Toddradamus

  17. ClwJB Says:

    What are they doing in the O meetings all week, playing spades and dominos?

    Half a season in and we can’t get on the same page – this is so sad

    To those who say we don’t have the talent, I disagree

    This season is squarely on the coaches

    Team looks like preseason still and it’s week 8 now

  18. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Well Joe ,

    Glad to see you are finally awakened on the SIGN SUH NOW bandwagon that I have been banging on for over a month now. Bucs chose poorly in Free Agency, The Draft, and the coaches.
    Seattle made the playoffs with 7 wins , and this division feels like 8 might do it , so Bucs need to win 5 of 9 remaining to have any shot. JASON LICHT has to step up and make some key acquisitions NOW , because LICHTS’ ineffective and down right irresponsible management has put us in the spot we are in.

  19. HC Grover Says:

    We lose the next and Atlanta wins the next 2.

  20. BucU Says:

    I wash my hands of this train wreck of a football team. Blow this whole thing up. Fire everybody.

  21. captk Says:

    Time to dump Jones, Gage, Rudolf. What were they thinking hiring the walking wounded.

  22. D-Rome Says:

    This team is VERY injured. Someone said it in the comments yesterday but what we are witnessing this season is a total organizational failure starting with the Glazers, Jason Licht, Bruce Arians, the coaches, the players, scouts, assistants, and every decision maker not mentioned.

  23. Panhandle Buc Says:

    The difference is the Ravens made adjustments…you know that thing that hood coaching staffs do!! Our HC is not cut out for this!!

  24. Panhandle Buc Says:


  25. theghost Says:

    You either retire a hero or you play long enough to see yourself become the villain

  26. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Camarda had a good game….53 yard average on 6 punts….with 2 inside the 20..

    Darden also looked decent……give the guy props when he does.

  27. Mark2001 Says:

    Time to be sellers at the deadline. Bowles Bumbling Bucs are going nowhere this year. Time to prepare for the future.

  28. Marine Buc Says:

    I hate to say it – but that game last night went exactly how I thought it was going to go…

    They ran all over us and our offense still stinks.

    Ira’s prediction was silly – “the Bucs will win because this roster is too good”

    LOL – OK Ira – Did you happen to check the injury report at all?

    This was the easiest money I made all season. Baltimore +2 was a gift from the Vegas gods…

  29. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Officially a torn Achilles for Shaq

  30. Bucs go Bucs Says:

    Just rewatched the game. Yeah I know, it was painful.

    Big observation.
    When Lenny was called for false start at the three yard line in fourth down situation, I thought Lenny moved too early. Nope! It was the center Robert Hainsey who snapped the ball late when everyone else was moving in unison at Brady’s loud signal. Tom’s frustration was clearly toward Hainsey. And you know what, the crowd was loud which must have affected Hainsey.

    Unfortunately, there was another glaring instance in the first half when the center struggled to snap at the right moment and Tom was livid. O-line presents variety of challenges for Brady to get into the rhythm.

  31. Lakeland Steve Says:

    This is an old football team. No heart, a star linebacker who is either out of position or gets blocked into the stands on every play. The offense looks like it’s preseason. Guys either run the wrong routes or Brady can’t find them. Blow up the team, the head coach and start over. We are pathetic.

  32. Ed Says:

    In the second half the Raven offensive line blocked the hell out of the Bucs front 7. Every team that the Bucs have lost to has blasted our defensive line and pushed players back 4 to 5 yards off the line of scrimmage.

    This is every indication that the Bucs strength and conditioning is lacking compared to other teams. All of these teams are killing them at the line of scrimmage.

    Pass protection by Bucs was average and Brady had some time but whatever he was seeing downfield wasn’t good enough to let loose and throw the ball. The timing is terrible. When he wasn’t throwing short he was hesitating to let the ball out.

    That hesitancy is why he took some sacks. Coverage sacks or bad routes and adjustments by BL during second half.

    I keep saying over and over, Leftwich needs to move upstairs in the box and coordinate where he can see the field. As an offensive coordinator the scoreboard, the horrible run plays and 3rd down disasters have given him a resume now that eliminates him 100% for a head coaching job and 90% to get another coordinator job. He is responsible for getting the offense into a disiplined structure and this season has just had a boring, unsuccessful offense.

  33. Darin Says:

    Any collection of players with a good QB in the league are capable of a championship run. This one unfortunately has taken on the identity of it’s hc and oc. And that’s a shame.

  34. Ateonetree Says:

    Hire Dan Quinn

  35. Bucs go Bucs Says:

    Now that Shaq Barrett appears out for the season, the notion of complementary football should be thrown out.

    The offense should be focused on one thing only going forward. Score points whatever it takes! Do not try to establish run game to give more rest to defense. Apply whatever to move the damn ball. They are the worst in rushing anyway! Whether it is no risk it or no biscuit or screen pass, just let the offense loose from complementary football. It ain’t working.

    They shouldn’t even bother to consider down & distance since they are bad at third down conversion. Just go all-attack mode taking no hostage approach!

  36. mark2001 Says:

    Please correct me where I’m wrong. Arians handed Bowles a Ferrari, ready to compete for the Piston cup. Then he moved to an advisory position making more money than I’d guess, every other guy posting or publishing on this board. And what has happened? The Defensive minded coach has no strong defense. The Offense looks clueless at times. Bottom line… I guess the Bowles experiment is about over. And the ones looking silly are the Glazers who, with stars in their eyes and kind hearts I’d imagine, allowed Arians to do whatever he wanted to with the Ferrari. Arians is MIA. And Bowles has run the Ferrari into the back of a slow-moving garbage truck. Time to rebuild.

  37. Arn platz Says:

    No risk it no biscuit mentality sorely missed

  38. Since76 Says:

    The one thing that stood out to me in this game. Devin white was playing half heartedly. Bowled said something to him about on the sidelines. White actually played much worse after the discussion with little to no effort. Bowled left him in the game. No accountability. White should of been benched for his lack of interest. Period.

  39. T REX Says:

    I said it is a total orginaizational failure yesterday and today.

    Joe is trying to defend Jason Licht on here because Brady PICKED us

    Licht is a joke GM and Brady signed guys like AB and Gronk NOT LICHT!

    What a waste of a Brady year. Signing a bunch of bums.

  40. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Coaching has a lot to do with it as well. These players don’t wanna play for Bowles. You can tell.

  41. B Crawford Says:

    Tom & Gisele love each other so very much. If Tom could promise to give up playing football after this season and they forgive each other Tom can take the Bucs to Super Bowl in Feb. We all know Tom can’t play like last night and have his mind on football. Wishing their family the very best. The Patriots are my team.a

  42. ModHairKen Says:

    The opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference.

    I am now indifferent.

    No leadership. No talent. No desire. Quitters.

    Why should I care?

  43. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Yet another creative but much needed trade proposal: ship Irv CoughMan to his beloved Chiefs in exchange for never used/activated Ronald Jones. The lil’ duffer from Brooklyn is fed up and borderline angry. He may plow into someone or something in his cherry red pinto wagon.

  44. Bucsfanman Says:

    I don’t buy into the whole this “team lacks talent” mantra. Bullsp!t!
    There’s no fire, no passion. We have lost UGLY in three consecutive games….U-GA-LY! Our defense looked pathetic in the 2nd half. They were bent over gasping for air flailing at the Ravens as they cruised on by. The score doesn’t begin to tell the story.
    You don’t lose ugly consecutively ONLY because of coaching, or ONLY because of injuries.

    A lot of folks here discarded the notion of Arians importance to this team. Maybe it’s time to bring him down from the booth. This team looks lost and flat, or just flat-out lost. Either way, it shouldn’t be THIS bad.

  45. Bobby M. Says:

    Licht owns a chunk of this….we lost Marpet, Cappa and Gronk in one offseason….he replaces three quality starters, two of which are elite, with Rudolf and some rookies? We replaced Suh who was solid against the run, but slow in pass rush with a guy who can’t stay on the field which was well documented before Hicks signed with us. We drafted White #5…..he’s a one trick pony that frankly seems uncoachable. We signed Jones and Rudolph for decent contracts and have nothing in return. Gage you could say is grossly overpaid but he does produce. Special teams has never been good yet nobody gets fired.

  46. mark2001 Says:

    BFFM… Agree on the talent issue. This team was supposed to have enough talent to win the SB in preseason. And early into the season. Is it as overwhelming as was publicized? Probably not. But this team should be definitely above 500. And if people think it is bad this year, and we don’t trade anyone before the deadline, how bad do they think it will be next year with a “wet behind the ears” starting QB?

  47. Leopold Stotch Says:

    I missed the Bowles/White chat. When did this happen?


    I can’t believe I’m saying this as I thought we’d be at least competitive this year but, as a Bucs fan who lives in Chicago, I’m done with the Bucks this season. I won’t watch any of their games, or support the team. I’ve been a fan of the team since 1996 and at least for the rest of the season, I’m a Bears fan only. They may not be great but they are at least exciting to watch and have fight/heart, two things this team has none of.

  49. bucsandboltsfan Says:

    every time the PA announcer screams “thhiiiiiiirrd dooooowwwwn” it makes me sick.. and the players must hate it too. This season it is really just a cue to the stick crew to move the markers up and reset the “dial a down” to 1.

  50. BucsFan81 Says:

    A lot of these players need to go. We can keep a core of young players to build around but everyone north of 30 that we can get value for needs to be traded. We need to get younger and faster. Stop signing Dinosaurs with Injury history would be the first step.

  51. Brandon Says:

    Y’all still drinking the Leadweight Lenny? The dude is the worst runner in the NFL. Can’t change directions, tip toes to the hole, can’t run laterally and put his foot in ground and go upfield, and legs go dead on contact… can’t establish the run when you start a guy that can’t run. We re-signed the wrong RB.

  52. JimBuc2 r Says:

    Someone do a wellness check on Defense Rules. It is possible this erudite, keen commenter oppened a vein while watching his beloved Bucs fall headlong into the abyss last night. Color me concerned.

  53. Dooley Says:

    -We ran the ball 5 times on the first possession and only 10 times after that the entire game, for the predictability critics, passing for the entire game makes you just as predictable as faithfully running on 1st down. No outrage?

    -After going up 10-3 the defense got the offense the ball back 4 times before the Ravens scored again. The outcome of those drives were punt, punt, punt, and punt.

    -Barrett is the only OLB that we have that can cheat inside and make a play, the rest of them showed they’ll cheat inside and just give up contain. JTS got the worst of it, cheated into the b-gap, got frozen feet while allowing Jackson to cut and go on’em. Nassib & Nelly also cheated themselves out of containment

    -For all the talk of predictability, I’m noticing it’s geared more toward inside runs and not abandoning the run out right to throw 2-3 incompletions just to punt the ball away.

    -The first Brady overthrow to Evans, TBs mechanics on that throw were that of a guy trying to toss a 40 yard bomb and not the high point drop in the bucket to Evans we’re used to in that connection. The play just looked weird af and I’m still waiting on the back shoulder fade

    -Evans didn’t help himself either with 6 catches on 11 targets with a pair of uncharacteristic drops

    -Players are still taking turns letting the team down in both phases. Devin White jogging in the middle of a team-wide pursuit play is a terrible optic for whenever the team reviews this game.

    -Pat O’Connor is underplayed and underappreciated.

    -Succop & Camarda share the MVP of this team so far, if they keep it up we might as well start calling the team “Tampchester United”

  54. Brandon Says:

    Devin White is a synonym for soft. Dude tries to get blocked and pushed out of the play. Defense played better when Kevin Minter was in the lineup last season. David was invisible. Brady’s enormous ego has finally surpassed his performance.

  55. Duane Says:

    This team went to the well of veteran players too many times and its time to pay the piper. We got a championship out of it, and a bunch of heartache soon after. I think the offense is missing BA and his red pen, and overall the team is missing his presence. Brady is getting rid of the ball too fast, and the plays are not having enough time to develop. Its clear and apparent with every low throw, behind the receiver throw, and in particular overthrowing ME13 in the red zone. Brady isnt interested in playing football- he wants to compile stats while avoiding as much contact as possible. Bowles is gonna be one and done going the Lovie route with the media. No inisight, no passion, and very little honesty. Leftwich destroys his resume every time the offense takes the field this season. BA is becoming the biggest story of the team this season. Did he realize the ship was sinking and made the wise decision for a timely exit? Did TB12 make him walk the plank? Would this team be 3-5 with the Kangol in charge? How bad is it going to get before we bench Brady and give Trask the opportunity to unflatter us? It was a hell of a run, and unfortunately is ending sooner than we anticipated.

  56. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Again fire the whole coaching staff or this won’t get any better. I rather watch paint dry up than look at Bowles’s demeanor and befuddled look on the sidelines!!! The guy’s not a headcoach.

  57. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Also the offensive struggles are coming because that 3rd option is just not there. Too many bodies not producing in that 3rd wideout spot.

  58. Nicholas Carlson Says:

    Should the Bucs trade Brady to a contender for draft ammo? Giants? Jets?

  59. Big Z Says:

    With the thir pick in the 2023 draft the TB Bucs select… Will Anderson. Finally, we could have an OLB who can truly rush the passer.

  60. beano Says:

    11TH TAKEAWAY: 2020 is gone with the wind. Trade Brady for draft picks; play Trask; see what Trask has; move on with the rebuild.

  61. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Nicholas Carlson i think miami would be interested if Brady was on the market.

  62. beano Says:

    “Duane Says: How bad is it going to get before we bench Brady and give Trask the opportunity to unflatter us?”

    What facts do you have for saying Trask will “unflatter” you? Because the facts are that he looked fine in 2 of the 3 preseason games, and in the last preseason game he had a higher quarterback rating than both Gabbert AND Brady – playing with garbage men on offense. So what’s your beef with Trask? That he went to Florida and broke every record there and many SEC records? That’s he’s white? What is it?

  63. Big Z Says:

    Look at our last 3 drafts we only have 2 productive players Whirfs and Winfield, that’s it. We don’t have that much talent. We built a hood OL and should not let Cappa go for 8.7 a year. We gave 6 to JJ. We invested in a second rounder, developed him and let him go in his prime. That’s a bad gm.

    Who on the DL? VV is better than average but not a stud. Remember, he was hurt a lot his first few years and no he takes a lot of plays off.

    LB? LVD has been great for us but he’s taken a beating. DW can rush but tackling is suspect.
    Secondary? Wow lots of picks but really one stud, Winfield. Dean is a FA.. Think he’s coming back?? Davis is ok, but I don’t see a lot of plays from him, and he’s a PI and holding call waiting to happen. Yep, poor personnel moves for sometime.

  64. Winny Testaverde Says:

    lil’ beano…hanging his hat on pre-season game stats still. Stick to your Teen People reporter post and keep up updated on Brady’s marriage. Pre-season stats? oh beano!

  65. D-Rome Says:

    T REX,

    I agree with much of what you’re saying but I am not ready to bash Licht just yet. I did for years and then he put together a Super Bowl roster. You can cite Brady with Gronk and AB but he wasn’t drafting Antoine Winfield. Jr, Vita Vea, Devin White (yes had a bad day yesterday) and he wasn’t signing JPP, Suh, and a plethora of other players that contributed to the past two great seasons. That was all Licht.

    This offseason though seems to be a return of the 2015-2019 Licht with a terrible FA offseason. He signed a bunch of JR Sweezy’s with all the injuries. For those guys this is another paid Glazer vacation.

  66. HC Grover Says:

    Nothing will change until the NFC South winner is locked in and the Bucs are out of it including the wild card. Once playoff hope is lost maybe then we will see action by the owners.

  67. Tiny Dungy Says:

    At least Ira has 10 takeaways. The Bucs don’t. That’s part of the problem.

  68. Winny Testaverde Says:

    The Licht Switch…( not to be confused with the ill conceived and named Licht House ) appears to be turned back off. The free agent crop has produced mostly dust/busts. The post SB drafts aren’t stellar…not as easy when you’re picking much later each round. It was a fun run…appears to be over.

  69. Tiny Dungy Says:

    Sign AB

  70. Bucamania Says:

    Tom – go back to Gisele now. No one will blame you. You’re too good to be associated with this dumpster fire that Bowles and company created. This is only going to get worse. This team has no passion and the execution is frighteningly poor. Thanks for the memories.

  71. Cobraboy Says:

    Once one accepts the fact that this is just a poor football team, and the problem is fan expectations, the rest of the season will be less stressful.

    If fans knew this was a .500 team AT BEST coming into the season, where the team is now won’t cause mass suicides and increases in anti-depressant sales.

    That’s where I am now: “Expect nothing, and you won’t be disappointed.”

    That said, I expect the team to get blown up this offseason while the rest of the division is in turmoil.

    I want to thank Bruce Arians, Jason Licht, Tom Brady, and the Glazer Family for a glorious run and a Lombardi. We will never forget.

    What’s sad is BA will be inducted into the RoH amid a football season crashing and burning.

  72. Cobraboy Says:

    Trading Brady to the ‘Fins would help both teams, and maybe save Brady’s marriage.

  73. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Our Team is in poor physical shape, as evidenced by our performance in the first half vs the second half.
    Not only did the Ravens outcoach us, they physically wore our guys down.
    No matter how good a player is, they do not play well when they are tired.

  74. rsjcheapseats Says:

    Brady is not playing well. Period.

    Ira is too scared to criticize him – but anyone who watched last night knows Brady had multiple passes that should have been intercepted. He took sacks before the first half when there were open receivers. He missed a wide-open Rudolf in the end zone. He overthrew a wide-open Evans.

  75. Williejes Says:

    Tom Brady wanted BA out. The Glazers signed off on it so they could sell tickets. The Glazers turned around and made season ticket holders commit to buying tickets for 2 years. The Glazers got what they wanted and Brady got what he wanted. The only passion I have seen from this team is game one when BA was on the sidelines for the Dallas game. This team looked totally different (playing with desire and passion). Blow the team up or put BA back on the sidelines.
    The Bucs have the largest coaching staff in the league with no leadership.

  76. THOMAS PFALZ Says:

    Poor coaching. TB has gotten old overnight. Actually the team is old. Terrible FA signings. No heart. Time for Glazers to wake the f__k up. Fire Licht, BA, Bowles & Leftwitch. The Glazers have owned yhis team long enough to know whats going on. Man up & quit listening to BA & Licht’s BS. I would probably wait til the BYE week to make changes & then go all in. TB needs to go back into retirement & let Trask do his thing. Need to find out if he’s the future QB or not.

  77. beano Says:

    Tiny Testaverde still can’t deal with facts that make him uncomfortable so he resorts to ad hominems – always the last refuge of a feeble mind.

  78. Craig Says:

    One problem of the defense is that it takes three other guys to cover over Devin’s mistakes.

    He takes bad angles and over-runs plays while leaving an open swath behind him, where runners make ten more yards.

    Brady’s mind is somewhere else and he is not adjusting to the actual play of the game. He is throwing at the spot where it was drawn up to be, not the real spot.

    He no longer can see what games within the game that the opposing defense is playing. He is worse than a rookie at times.

  79. bucnjim Says:

    It’s no coincidence that the last game we won Bruce Arians was on the sideline. He hasn’t been part of the team (even in the box) since that day. Unless the Glazers are able to get Arians back involved at least with the game plan this is what we can expect for the rest of the year. Bowles and Leftwich are over their heads with the game planning and in game adjustments.

  80. gotbbucs Says:

    Keep losing, for the good of the franchise.

  81. Jon Grudin Says:


  82. Bucamania Says:

    Brady’s last season was squandered by Licht’s dumb moves and this incompetent coaching staff.

    Time to look to the future.

  83. matthew veal Says:

    Ok, anybody can write a criticism after a collapse. Before the season it was risky to speak your mind, even when you said you hoped you were wrong.

    This is saved when someone finds an advantage somewhere

    Attack weaknesses, break tendency and find fluidity fast.

    Brady still has it. I saw some subtlety last night. The rest, good lord, what is going on?

  84. Steve M. Says:

    Send Bowles back to the Jets.

  85. mark2001 Says:

    This is what happens when you keep plugging and playing old guys, that break down half the time, in the hope of one more ring. It was a crap shoot… and it didn’t work. So as I said, time to be a seller and try to add a few more draft picks, watch the old guys walk at the end of the year, and build for the future. When you gamble like we did the last couple years, you win some and lose most. And we lost.

  86. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Yes Ira, you can blame A LOT of this on coaching!!