Problems At Home

October 3rd, 2022

No, this post isn’t about Tom Brady’s personal life. Stop being a gossip hound.

After being on a roll that saw them win 11 of 12 home games including a Super Bowl, our beloved Buccaneers have now lost three consecutive home games dating back to January’s loss to the Rams in the playoffs. And in all three losses, including last night against the Chiefs, the Bucs started flat.

In fact, the Bucs were outscored a combined 62-23 in the first halves of those three games. In the first quarters? The Bucs were outscored 31-9.

Joe is not big on coincidences when it comes to football. So it’s downright disturbing the Bucs have been mauled at the start of their last three home games.

Todd Bowles, Byron Leftwich, Tom Brady and the other team captains, maybe even Bruce Arians, too, need to get in a room this week and figure out why the Bucs aren’t coming out with their hair on fire before sold out stadiums in prime time games.

If the Bucs’ brass wants to pretend the last three home-game starts are a coincidence, well, then they do so at their own peril. Joe believes Team Glazer should pick up the phone today and demand that meeting of the minds happens and request a summary of the findings.

Joe wonders if a Tom Brady-led Patriots team ever came out flat in three consecutive home games and lost them all? Perhaps Joe will do the research later today.

51 Responses to “Problems At Home”

  1. Byedon Leftb*ch Says:

    F Tood B

    F Leftb*ch

    Another egg laid. Seasons over boys.

    All I hope comes out of this now is whether this is Bowles or BL bs game planing fault.

    Whatcha all gonna say when the Falcons stomp us out next week?????

  2. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    This team has taken on Bowles identity!!! Zzzzzzzz

  3. teacherman777 Says:

    The White fumble probably cost us the game.

    Tom Brady getting crushed and strip sacked was another reason.

    And losing Logan Ryan, he is the clear leader of our DB’s. We really missed him.

  4. HC Grover Says:

    Simple….Bowles Prevent Game Plans.


    It sure looked like the Chiefs came to play & the Bucs didn’t. Out coached & out played. And how long are the Bucs going to put up with BA’s boy Lefty. He’s downright terrible. It’s time to call Suh & Gronk. C’mon Bucs, get it done.

  6. adam from ny Says:

    the team is missing these guys:

    gronk: tude
    jpp: tude
    suh: rock of gibraltar
    jensen: tude
    marpet: just because……………….and missing the little banjo too

  7. adam from ny Says:


    missing the old chris godwin too…

  8. PSL Bob Says:

    I’ve said it before. In today’s high scoring NFL, you pass to open up the run, not the other way around. Once we stopped running the ball, Brady and the Bucs moved the ball effectively. 31 points typically wins a game. However, our defense was exposed last night. They couldn’t stop Mahomes. However, I’m not so sure any team could have. The man was on fire. That was a spectacular performance. That said, Bowles needs to get back to the Arians, No Risk It, No Biscuit, philosophy. BL needs to stop running Fournette on first downs. I think other teams have that figured out.

  9. Wild Bill Says:

    The trend seems to be that other teams come out on Fire at the start while the bucs come out flat. That’s a coaching problem! There is too much talent for this team to look so flat so often. Give the Chiefs and Mahomes and Kelsey a lot of credit right from the start, They had both an excellent game plan and excellent execution. And the the Chiefs defense was very solid as well. The Bucs made a decent rally in the 2nd half but the game was pretty much lost in the first half. The opening kickoff fumble hurt but did not loose the game. And the rookie ran and caught passes the rest of the game and showed some great bursts of speed. The game was basically lost in the first half. The Bucs improved in the second half but were too far behind at the half to beat a dam good opponent. The Bucs need a thorough review of how and why they start so slow! And why they look so vanilla on offense.

  10. Beeej Says:

    biggest concern was KC getting nearly 200 yards on the ground

  11. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    TODD BOWELS HC RECORD with the JETS 24-40 and 10 of those wins came in his 1st year. That’s 4.6 wins a year average for ya. WOOF!!! Not impressed

  12. adam from ny Says:

    they would not have run thru suh like that…

    he would have wrapped dudes up and knocked them around something awful…

    and vita would have been his mauling compadre…

    by the 4th quarter collinsworth would have been referring to the chiefs back as “clyde edward hilarious”

  13. alton d green Says:

    HC Grover; nailed it. I turned the TV off when it was 17-3. After watching for 60 yrs, you should learn something. One of you said the Chiefs came to play and the Bucs didn’t. If you don’t have a calculator i’ll loan you mine.
    Mahomeboy had 249 yds passing; 67%; 1 int and 3 TDs
    Are you with me so far?
    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. had 385 yds; 75%; 3 TDs and 0 ints
    When the score went to 17-3, they showed Bowles on the sideline with that sh&# eating grin on his face. I cursed the TV and turned it off. But I couldn’t help but wonder how many completions it would take before he doubles Kelce???????????????????????????????? I don’t know if he ever did

  14. LVMYBUCS Says:

    If u can’t win with this team what u gonna do next season when Brady leaves.

  15. Hodad Says:

    It’s an old team, and they’re playing like their age. It’s easy to get excited when you’re young, remember Joe? Mahommes embodied that youthfulness. Running around, making plays, firing up his team mates. When Tom screams let’s go his mates might mistake it for him yelling at his prostrate! This team looks like they want to just have to show up, and win. They don’t have that eye of the tiger you saw from Mahommes, and Kelscee. This team looks like it’s on a retirement tour, not on a mission to win a S.B..

  16. BucU Says:

    Pathetic team right now. We scare NOBODY.
    Garbage coaching and garbage playing.
    The Glasers should demand better.

  17. Killian Says:

    Four games in and y’all are throwing in the towel!?! Do we not still play in the NFC South? The passing offense was forced to come alive last night. Hopefully Bowles will get back to what made us so successful these past two seasons, an all out air assault. Coming into this season, I believed there was a possibility of starting 1-3 with our tough schedule. I’m optimistic moving forward, though I would give Suh a call after watching the defense get gashed last night.

  18. josie wales Says:

    Your QB is a j-azz. Him screaming at his teammates doesn’t ‘motivate’ them…it probably pisses them off. If I were a man on either team and he screamed at me like that, he’d be eating dinner through a straw.

  19. SB~LV Says:

    Not washed up but wishing he had stayed retired, his arm is shot !
    As NFL arms go , he needs every bit of his 23 years of NFL experience to make it through the game. Clear watching him against the Packers and the Chiefs

  20. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    Well Jason Licht your top draft pick Logan Hall had exactly 0 tackles and 0 sacks , for the SEASON Hall has 1 sack and 1 tackle. LaVonte David is not the same as the player that put a governor on Kelce in the Super Bowl. Licht Picking Camarda was a wasted pick( See Aguayo pick-Licht should know better) , he was abysmal. All the while the LB you passed on at 27 -Devin Lloyd- is the NFL Rookie of the Month and leads rookies if not the whole league in some major defensive stat categories.
    Well Jason Licht your top 2 free agent signings in Russell Gage and Akiem Hicks are surely not lighting it up either-you just made Hicks and Gage the 2 most overpaid players in the league.
    Well Jason Licht , it is quite obvious you should have retained Ndamakong Suh with the cash wasted on Hicks. So do something , hell anything right and FREAKING SIGN SUH NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Buccobill99 Says:

    Leftwich has 0.0 creativity and cant scheme open shizz

  22. Defense Rules Says:

    HC Grover … ‘Simple….Bowles Prevent Game Plans.’

    Simple? The only thing that’s simple is your continuing reference to ‘Bowles Prevent Game Plans’. I’m now convinced that you have no idea what you’re talking about when you use that term.

    The only thing that was ‘simple’ was that the Chiefs put a better TEAM on the field last night. And guess what, so did the Packers in the last game. And yes again, so did the Rams in last season’s playoff loss. They were all better, more ‘balanced’ TEAMS who ‘controlled the game’ and that’s why they all won.

    o Rams 30-27 win: Rams – 30 runs vs 38 passes (42.9% run-pass); Bucs – 14 runs vs 54 passes (19.7% run-pass) … TOP: 34:08 vs 25:52.

    o Packers 14-12 win: Packers – 25 runs vs 35 passes (41.0% run-pass); Bucs – 14 runs vs 42 passes (23.7% run-pass) … TOP: Packers 33:25 vs Bucs 26:35.

    o Chiefs 41-31 win: Chiefs – 37 runs vs 37 passes (48.1% run-pass); Bucs – 6 runs vs 52 passes (10.2% run-pass) … TOP: Chiefs 38:38 vs Bucs 21:22).

    Look at our other losses last year & the year before and you see similarities. It’s not about home vs away. We’re losing to better teams who are fielding better personnel and using better game plans to control the flow of the game.

  23. Goatwatcher Says:

    Offense looked solid. Brady looked like Brady. Defense looked like they believed all the hype about themselves and were hopelessly overmatched. Not a huge problem against a team that played a flawless game. It’s good to have your weaknesses exposed. That’s how you get it fixed.

  24. SB~LV Says:

    The Bucs have looked flat and struggled with 3 ot the 4 games, something not lost on up coming DC’s .
    0-2 against play off teams

  25. Roc Says:

    So What was the TRUE REASON Bruce was placed in the Office?

    I don’t think they will ever say BUT STUPID CALL


    Raheem, Lovie. Bowles All have the BE A FRIEND TO THE PLAYERS ideal

  26. Jack Sparrow Says:

    THe only tiime the Bucs opened up their playbook was when they were already down by 2 TD’s. WHy not open up the playbook as soon as they stepped up on the field. It’s always 1st and 10 , run the ball through the gut. 2nd and 11 pass the ball to the side, 3rd and 10, a screen pass. And then 4th and 8, PUNT. Rinse and repeat … omg! DOes BL have any creativity….. use your imagination, it’s not illegal…

  27. Listnfrmafar Says:

    DR, what is your point. BL tries to run but he is so predictable they telegraph the run more so than any team in the league.

    Buc cheeks, you forgot his losses as interim HC for Miami

  28. Faspro Says:

    The yucs have become a woke, weak team…they got women coaches to appease the woke folk.

  29. Jack Sparrow Says:

    @Faspro, i saw it also last night, a woman as a defensive line coach…. nit sure if she ever played as a Line Woman….. but …but …but… they tell us Diversity is what maskes us stronger….. lol

  30. Architek Says:


  31. beano Says:

    The entire organization thinks Brady is the Second Coming and will save them. He won’t. They need to save themselves.

  32. Craig Says:

    Yep, a horrid game plan on both sides of the Bucs ball.

    Our defense is elite, why do we need a game plan?

  33. Josh Says:

    Fire Leftwich. Play calling was horrible. You can’t repeat the same bs plays every game and expect different results. Did we throw a pass over 25 yards in the air? No. Did 5 of our 6 runs go to the the right/middle as usual? Yes. Did we throw 15 screens as usual? Yes. Was there any creativity? No. No wonder Leftwich hasn’t gotten the head coaching job everyone said he “deserves”. Teams looked at him and could see he’s a huge nothing that Tom Brady shines up and makes look OK. This play calling with any other QB and we lose that game by 50. Also why have GB and KC scored multiple TD on a simple slant? Can we fix that or will that just be the norm. If you get inside the 8 against the bucs just run a slant and it’s a guaranteed touchdown..🗑🗑

  34. Defense Rules Says:

    Listnfrmafar … Point is rather simple:

    ‘We’re losing to better teams who are fielding better personnel and using better game plans to control the flow of the game.’

  35. Bobby M. Says:

    Common denominator is Leftwich….his play calling is super predictable. Again the only time we get defenses on their heels is when Brady goes hurry up. Folks want to hype our offfensive rankings but if Leftwich was as good as believed, a team would have hired him in the last 3 yrs as a HC. Offensive minds dominate the field of teams that make the playoffs yet Leftwich barely gets a sniff. The Cardinals hired a college coach over Leftwich, the Bucs opted for Bowles….three offseasons and he barely interviews. I’ll be glad when he leaves.

  36. Bucamania Says:

    Blame playcalling all you want but the Bucs were getting blown up in the trenches on both sides of the ball. You’re not winning games that way. They came out flat and disinterested which is criminal to me for a national TV game at home.

  37. firethecannons Says:

    The only decent thing about this game is that Bucs found their strength now we have to stay healthy Bucs need to throw the ball then run if needed not the other way around.

    Joe wtf did the punter kick it out of bounds again for? can’t imagine him making that unnecessary mistake is acceptable for God’s sake FOCUS!

  38. OLDSKULLER Says:

    Wow – seasons over? already?!

    We have 2 losses – to the 2 best teams on our schedule. Brady didn’t un-retire to miss the playoffs.

  39. Anthony Says:

    Seasons not over but players need to step up . Players need to play but Leftwich is sooooooooo predictable. He has little to no imagination. Play to your strength short quick passes up tempo then take over the top from time to time. 3 tight end sets once and a while will cause match-up issues and allow for extra blocking. You went out and got Besely use him. And please come up with a better game plan inside the 10

  40. Rod Munch Says:

    If they lose any of the next 3, then panic.

    If they’re 5-2 in a few weeks, then all is well.

  41. SPARKY Says:

    At the beginning of the season I was thinking 3-1 with the hard schedule would be pretty good. No way did I see the injuries to the o-line and receivers happening. That being said, 2-2 ain’t that bad. I think with Evans we would of beaten the Packers.We have now seen what our offense can do when we get back some of the receivers and Smith back, and white looks like he can help Lenny in the backfield on passing downs. I do think it’s about time Brady makes that call to Gronk.

  42. Crickett Baker Says:

    It looked to me that Brady was discussing most plays with BL and agreeing with him. I saw it many times, so BL can’t suck up all the blame. Camarda had a bad night. He did VERY well in previous games. Rachaad also played a good game after his initial catastrophe. It should have fired the Bucs up to do better, since the guy is a rookie and did do a lot better, himself, after that. The tackling sucked. When it takes 4-5 guys to get one person on the ground it is abysmal. KC was a better team, but I, too, am missing the fire on the defense. What is happening?

  43. ScottyMack Says:

    Absurd take by Joe. The Bucs have started out cold all four games this season – home or away, both offense and defense. Dragging the final game of last season into this one with largely different players (when you count the injuries last season and this one) is just fishing for s story.

  44. Oneilbuc Says:

    Logan Hall actually has a 1 sack this year.

  45. Oneilbuc Says:

    Let’s stop blaming BL the offense put up 31points and the defense gave up 41 points . You see I told y’all that once Brady struggles a little yall we’re going to blame BL . But once he plays good then it’s because of Brady and how Brady calls his own plays to take credit from BL . Brady and the offense done their jobs to me. Defense is who lost this game I told y’all defense wins championships and it doesn’t matter who is playing quarterback . If you don’t stop the other team you are going to lose.

  46. Oneilbuc Says:

    And yep I knew that BL and Bowles would be the scapegoats and easier to make them the scapegoats and most people will believe it because they’re black coaches and all you have to do is look how many have hired. Some people just can’t take a black man being in power and it’s a proven fact. So go ahead and get mad at what I’m saying and try to act like it’s not true with a lot of people. Lol 🤣🤣🤣

  47. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oneilsuckyall, no sir we can not take a two time loser HC that is turning a very talented team into mediocre. If the plays are not working until the offense goes into hurry up mode, who do you think is calling those plays? Oneilsuckyall, you are the only one seeing black and white, the rest of us are just seeing bad coaching.

  48. Oneilbuc Says:

    Listnfrmafart. We need to stop looking for scapegoats Brady played good and the offense did their Job. But the defense is who lost this game and all that talk Devin White does don’t match up to his play on the field that’s not on the coaches.

  49. Melvin Junior Says:

    YES. And, this is nothing new, either… I thought they started off almost every game ‘slow’ last season… Seems-like, we had waaaayyy too many games (especially with ‘inferior’ teams) last season where we would get behind EARLY, & then forced to have to ‘sling’ the ball all over in a desperate comeback. Luckily, it usually worked-out and we’d somehow pull it off, but you just can’t rely on that, FOREVER… Eventually, your luck WILL run-out, just as it did against the Rams.

    ScottyMack Says:
    October 3rd, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    “The Bucs have started out cold all four games this season – home or away, both offense and defense. Dragging the final game of last season into this one with largely different players (when you count the injuries last season and this one) is just fishing for s story.”

  50. Melvin Junior Says:

    And, as others have already stated… We’re too dang PREDICTABLE. RUN it up the gut on 1st-Down almost, every-time (no imagination with any ‘motion/smoke & mirrors/eye-candy). EVERYONE KNOWS What TH Is Coming… You DON’T ‘Think’ The Other Team Doesn’t!? I mean, come-on, Man!!!!

  51. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oneilsuckyall, Bowles tried to take a page out of his SB victory D scheme and it didn’t work. Sorry I like the player but Vea is useless, maybe it’s due to the loss of Suh. I saw White trying to cover Kelce, not going to happen. LVD trying to cover a WR down the middle that blew right by him. I am not going to deny what Mahomes did but the reason for a lot of his success was because his O kept extending the plays whereas many on the Bucs D did not. We saw to very creative offenses the last two weeks, the are not, they rely on talent to bail them out. The D in the first 1/2 the last two games was pathetic and that’s preparation and coaching. The answer can’t be 11 players are just not doing their jobs.