Outrage Still Simmers

October 14th, 2022

Emotional sermon.

Joe cannot remember where one play in a recent Bucs game had folks stomping mad nearly a week after it happened.

Joe is starting to wonder if the Bucs beating the Chiefs in the Super Bowl got this much coverage. Joe guesses this is what happens when the most high-profile NFL player since Joe Namath is involved.

Tom Brady isn’t just known coast-to-coast. He’s known from the coast of the Maldives to the Amalfi Coast, from Treasure Island to Staten Island. He’s an international superstar. Why do you think the very first NFL regular season game to be played in Germany features Brady’s team?

This week the one and only Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, taking a break from his weekday SiriusXM show, went to his moonlighting gig with BSPN and went off on NFL referee Jerome Boger.

The roughing-the-quarterback call for the Bucs and against the Dixie Chicks was, in Russo’s eyes, a total hose job on the Dixie Chicks.

Here’s what you never hear from these national guys (except Jeff Darlington): On the snap immediately prior, Scotty Miller got tackled along the right sideline going out for a pass. Just wiped out. Leveled.

No flag. None at all.

Had the refs thrown a flag as they should have on that play, only crazies like Joe would know who Jerome Boger is. (He’s the ref that threw the flag on Grady Jarrett for sacking Brady, which Boger said was roughing-the-passer and gave the Bucs a first down.)

You know why no one on BSPN or FS1 or Peacock is talking about the non-call on Scotty Miller? Well, not only did they not see the play, outside of Pat McAfee, no one on the national hollering shows knows who the hell Miller is.

Only Miller’s family and Bucs fans know who Miller is.

Oh, and Kevin King.

You can see and very much hear Russo go bananas about the call below.

45 Responses to “Outrage Still Simmers”

  1. Aaron Says:

    It was an atrocious call, Joe.

  2. Howard Cosell Says:

    No one triggers the snowflakes quite like Brady does.
    All the way back to deflate-gate.

    Howard didn’t like Brady either during deflate-gate.
    Howard thought he was Mr Perfect snob.
    Now Howard thinks Brady is the greatest human ever.
    My, how attitudes change with allegiances.

  3. Howard Cosell Says:

    You think if Josh McCown played with an underinflated ball that anyone on the planet would care in the slightest?

    The answer is “No. They would not care.”

  4. Howard Cosell Says:

    It’s just another facet of the greatness of Brady: How he deals with the undo scrutiny and still dominates

  5. Ugotrobbed Says:

    Who cares what all these “expert” sports reporters think! Just like the national media, they take half truths, made up “facts” and run with it portraying them as factual, just to fit their narrative. Not much “real” reporting anymore.

  6. Kentucky Buc Says:


  7. mg Says:

    Russo is highly overrated. Loudmouth liberal with a microphone.

  8. Kaptain Morgan Says:

    Joe, this reminds me of the same buzz (minus the Social Media) when the Bucs got screwed over by the Refs on the Bert Emmanuel “no catch.”

  9. Bucobill99 Says:

    Scream dogs hate for brady runs deep

  10. WillieG Says:

    I think it’s more than just Brady. I don’t even think the outrage is solely because it was a bad call. I think it’s because fans absolutely HATE the pussification of the NFL. This is just the latest blindingly obvious manifestation of the trend towards a softer, gentler NFL.

  11. BuddhaBuc Says:

    @MG – Loudmouth’s come in all shapes and sizes, conservative, liberal, independent, and posters with two character initials.

  12. SufferingSince76 Says:

    I’m assuming nothing else is going on in the NFL?

  13. Ultra ClodHopper Says:

    The Tua thing is going to make this common. Unfortunately we better get used to it. QB’s will probably be wearing flags within 5 years after they get some kinks worked out at the Pro Bowl.

  14. Kentucky Buc Says:

    There is nothing entertaining about any of these idiots that try to push their narratives down your throat. Anyone who buys any of this garbage has a minuscule IQ. They insult your intelligence at every turn. They scream about roughing calls when in fact the two teams they are screaming about are the ones who got screwed on bad calls. The No calls against the Falcons were bad but nothing compared to the blatant rip off of the Raiders. That was some of the worst I’ve ever seen. Four holds on one TD play not called. Outrageous. Where there’s smoke there’s mirrors.

  15. RandsABucFan Says:

    I’m over it.

  16. Joe Says:

    Joe, this reminds me of the same buzz (minus the Social Media) when the Bucs got screwed over by the Refs on the Bert Emmanuel “no catch.”

    Sort of.

  17. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Would have loved to be a fly on the wall/in the ointment when Angry Dong & In-house Irv lamented about this call. Beside themselves no doubt…

  18. Richard Dickson Says:

    Thing is, the roughing call in the Chiefs game was even worse. With Brady, you could make the argument that the spin made it excessive. But with the Chiefs, Jones did all he could to try not to land on the QB. Of course, that call didn’t really affect the outcome of the game as the Chiefs won anyway, so there’s no outrage to generate.

  19. Thadeus Says:

    So the ref made up for his earlier mistaken. No biggie. Move on.

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s a bad call……when it’s against Brady….it’s the worst call in the history of the NFL…..

    I fear for Brady…..the next few times he will get creamed with no call….

  21. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Really worse than the Saints no PI call? How about the call on Jones after hitting Carr on Monday night. Jones actually came up with the ball. My concern is refs listening to this shat purposely don’t call one or more the rest of the season. Why did no one cry a river when Miller teed off on Brady’s chin in the PO game? Media trolls searching for a story.

  22. Razor Ramone Says:

    Turrible call we get it….. the Scotty non call was probably worse, how is any of it TB12’s fault?

  23. Kody Says:

    “Joe cannot remember where one play in a recent Bucs game had folks stomping mad nearly a week after it happened.”

    The play I’m still fuming about is the DELAY OF GAME penalty that cost us the game against the Packers. What a freaking screwup.

  24. Dooley Says:

    Mad Dog Russo is Diet Jim Rome

  25. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    It’s true. I am still mad about the missed PI on Miller. Regarding controversial calls going the Bucs way, I just laugh (and laugh and laugh and…). Apparently none of the talking clowns realizes the NFL is in debt to Bucs on those calls at least (AT LEAST!) 20 seasons.

  26. DrunkinYbor Says:

    Its just stupid enough already…

  27. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    I’ve seen worse call he threw down the QB sorry haters get over it.

  28. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    NFL players and coaches, are now wearing pink hats.
    Russo needs to get with the program.

  29. SPARKY Says:

    If Brady was the defensive back on the Miller play, that’s all they would be talking about. I thought the refs went out of their way not to call RTP in last night’s game. Field almost had his knee taken out on that one low shot.

  30. Old School Nole Says:

    We won. Don’t care.

  31. WD Says:

    Everyone needs to grab their Kleenex and STFU- you know how many times we’ve been hosed for roughing the passer penalties or no calls? How about calls that were reversed negatively on us, if you don’t believe me ask Bert Emmanuel-

    Sometimes calls go your way-sometimes you have to embrace the suck-everyone does at some point- stop the bitching and worry about the next week.

  32. CrackWise Says:

    Apparently, Brady has made several BAD CALLS that were WAY worse than this one in recent years…… To his Wife!!!

    To SOON???

  33. Tony1775 Says:

    Call was bad and highlights the fact we going to a flag football NFL.

  34. Dave Says:

    Didn’t Vea get called for Roughing when the quarterback barely ran into his stomach?

  35. SOEbuc Says:

    Joe you sound like Jenna Laine and these others. You’re a local analyst not on BSPN so why don’t you talk Bucs football this week. You trying to move up to the non-facto knowing national analysts?

  36. Goatfarmer Says:

    If Russo and Stephen A Smith had a baby, it would be Oneilsuky’all, only dumber and more gay.

  37. Peskajumba Says:



    ADD THAT TO THE PI THAT WASN’T CALLED THAT EVERYONE REMEMBERS AND THE OTHER ONE – AGAIN COMMITTED AGAINST MILLER – THAT COULD HAVE BEEN CALLED EARLIER IN THE GAME (on that one the defender just did a bad job, really – it didn’t deserve to be called, but you could still make the case that is was PI and I wouldn’t argue with you)

  38. Buczilla Says:

    Darlington nailed it when he talked about why the penalty was called. In a vacuum it was a garbage call, but it was called to rectify a previous no call. Russo is a typical, blowhard goober from the Northeast media that is best off ignored.

  39. MadMax Says:


    Then Gronk comes back.

  40. CrackWise Says:


    That is exactly what I have been saying. It was not even the worst Roughing the QB call of the game.

    Vea literally had his hands straight up in the air and belly bumped MM right after he released the ball. HORRIBLE call for Roughing the QB.

    Brady on the other hand. Was about to go down to his knees and the dude whipped him around and cause Brady to have to put his arm up to protect his head from hitting the ground.

    The more I look at the replay, the more I am convinced it was a good call in TODAYS NFL.

    You simply cannot whip a QB to the ground from his blind side.

    And that play did not cost ATL the game. It cost them a shot at driving the length of the field in less than 3 minutes for a TD. Which I highly DOUBT they would have been able to do.

  41. Crickett Baker Says:

    Now they have fined Brady for flapping his leg in trying to get up after that horrendous call. They say he tried to kick him. TRIED. Did not make any sort of contact at ALL, and fined Tom for unnecessary roughness! What is going ON??

  42. Rod Munch Says:

    Kaptain Morgan Says:
    October 14th, 2022 at 6:26 am
    Joe, this reminds me of the same buzz (minus the Social Media) when the Bucs got screwed over by the Refs on the Bert Emmanuel “no catch.”


    Did you really compare the NFC Championship game with the stakes being going to the Super Bowl to a week 5 NFC South game? Wow.

  43. Rod Munch Says:

    Aaron Says:
    October 14th, 2022 at 4:19 am
    It was an atrocious call, Joe.


    Yeah, it was – because it was a makeup call for the previous atrocious non-call. That’s what we hear all the time, right, that sure, the Bucs got screwed out of going to a SB by the refs, but it all evens out. If that statement is true, then we just saw it in action in back to back plays.

  44. mg Says:

    ESPN, Buddahbuc

  45. Bucsfan13 Says:

    @Crackwise. I agree with you also having looked at the video. If Brady didn’t put his arm up, he definitely wouldn’t landed on his head. No doubt they would’ve removed him from the game if his head hit in the ground. People would still find a way to complain about the call. It’s the “Tua Rule.”