“This Was The Type Of Game That Required Fundamentals And We Didn’t Have That”

October 28th, 2022

It’s so damn hard to watch something fall apart, whether it be a relationship, a TV series that went a year too long, or a truly great football team turn into a disjointed mess.

Our beloved Bucs are that mess right now.

The leadership is broken and the talent isn’t playing together. It’s a toxic combination, along with injuries, that fans are hoping can be fixed by a head coach with a career record too embarrassing to type.

As Joe wrote earlier, the Ravens last night crafted a plan to run the ball down the Bucs’ throat in the second half for a comeback victory. It’s sad that they believed it would work, and it’s even sadder that it did.

Bucs linebacker and captain Lavonte David addressed the failed run defense in the locker room and had no other answers other than the team didn’t execute the basics of blocking and tackling.

“This was the type of game that required fundamentals and we didn’t have that,” David said.

The NFL collectively is having a party running on the Bucs over the past five weeks, and the bleeding shows no sign of stopping.

22 Responses to ““This Was The Type Of Game That Required Fundamentals And We Didn’t Have That””

  1. Iamabuc Says:

    Same team, just about the same players, so I believe the problem is Tod Bowled. Period.

  2. Bucsfan13 Says:

    We were bad in the preseason. Didn’t win one game, and it was dismissed. This offense has been a mess since training camp.

  3. MadMax Says:

    All good…its all good. We suck out loud….the S uckaneers….setting up for good draft picks….loose the rest, except the aints, i hate them!

  4. FortMyersDave Says:

    This team has no pride. Good bet the Rams will be 3-4 next week and be 4-4 after they manage to boatrace the Bucs D on the ground as Stafford is a shell of himself.

    Lavonte said no fundamentals, how can that be halfway through the ****ing season? There were simply no adjustments made by either the D or offense in the second half, that is on coaching but not being able to simply make a play when it counted on either side of the ball, well that is on the heartless and lazy prima-donnas who are mailing it in each gameday for a paycheck and I think that includes every player on the current roster. They have checked out on Bowels and Leftwich like the 2011 team did on Rah except Rah got it to 4-2 before the bottom fell out and Toilet Bowels has done managed to do it after only 3 wins.

    At least 3-14 could get a good qb in next year’s draft for the new coaching staff though Licht would probably draft the next Ryan Leif or Jameis instead of the next Burrows, Josh Allen or Justin Herbert. It’s a Buc’s Life; have not said that since 2019…..

  5. MadMax Says:

    Ive spilled coffee and beer all over my Bucs shirt lol, im a drunken mess, im sorry

  6. Tbbucs3 Says:

    This teams not winning the division, no matter how crappy it is….we wont win more than 3 more games this year…..

  7. Chris Stewart Says:

    Welcome back to reality Bucs Fans. The dream was great while it lasted

  8. adam from ny Says:

    the team’s energy just slowly dissipated as the game went on, until there was nothing left…

    and that’s on their quiet reserved coach who doesn’t even look or act like a head coach…

    every time the camera’s were on harbaugh, he was wide eyed, shouting, vociferous, moving around, flailing his arms, etc…you know being a freakin’ coach

  9. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Broken record after every L.

  10. MadMax Says:

    The players have given up on this coaching….its so simple to see. And I dont blame them.

    until things change up top….here we go….enjoy the ride

  11. Royrob Says:

    Maybe Arians shouldn’t have been forced to “retire” he wouldn’t put up with this crap. I agree with Adam from NY. The statue on the sideline also known as Todd Bowles might want to look a little interested in the game.

  12. steele Says:

    The toxic self-feeding toxicity of poor coaching and poor leadership, malaise and bad attitudes of players across the board, poor personnel decisions (coaching and player personnel). That is what we are seeing before our eyes. It began last season, gradually got worse. Now the entire team falls apart, collectively and individually. This may not even be the bottom yet. None of this nonsense—the lack of fight, mental weakness and lack of discipline—should ever be allowed to happen, much less spread like wildfire like this.

  13. MadMax Says:

    @steele, you are spot on

  14. Cchead Says:

    Last night was a carbon copy of the Carolina game plan. Every team the Bucs will face will do the same.

  15. Oddball Says:

    Nope. Remove Fundamentals and replace it with Coaching.

  16. B.D Says:

    at some point you have to admit that they are not very good, and does not look like they are going to get better

  17. Hodad Says:

    When we won our first two games Arains was on the sidelines. After catching flack for being on the sidelines during the Saints game, Arains has not been seen, or heard from since. Like he’s been banished. I thought for sure he’d see at least some shots of him in the suite during the game. Was he even there? Seems like since Arains stopped hovering over the team they’ve gone down hill. Yes your HC makes a difference. Bowles has turned the Bucs into the southern old Jet teams he coached. Bowles, and Leftwich have set the prospect of hiring black HC’s back a decade.

  18. Your Mom Says:

    Bowles win % with the Jets 0.375… with the Bucs? 0.375

    Yay Consistency!

  19. Canabuc Says:

    Suh while declining in performance was still a leader as was JPP. The younger players were made accountable. Feels like Lavonte as great a player as he is doesn’t carry the same weight.
    Discipline on defense in an issue. Also seems like we went athletic and faster on the line with Hall and Tryon. However they aren’t great at stuffing the run and tackling.

    Now Barrett gone.
    Offense better find it’s way or we could end up in last place in our division.

    Also as much as I love Tom Brady, it was very clear while watching him last night that while he still has the arm talent and ability to read defenses, his lack of mobility cost us on several drives.

    The newer younger more mobile quarterbacks can roll out and leave the pocket and buy themselves some time to allow plays to develop. Brady had many balls batted down from the pocket because he could not move laterally as he used to. I also remember on a third downplay where there seem to be a huge hole on his left that a younger more agile quarterback would have been able to run for a first down and he barely got a yard.

    Also one thing he used to be fantastic at at a younger age was the quarterback sneak when they needed one yard from the line of scrimmage either at the goal line or on 3rd or 4th and 1. I have not seen him try a QB steak once. I think the coaching staff is too worried about their 45 year old quarterback getting hurt.

    I think unless we turn this around this team is going to get blown up at the end of the season and we will be in rebuilding mode for the next few years as we look to younger pieces to replace Barrett David Brady and Evans.

  20. Bucamania Says:

    Ravens averaged 7 yards per carry! The offense looked discombobulated and the defense wilted again.

  21. SlyPirate Says:

    LVD just called out the coaching staff (and Devin White) in the press.

    When has he EVER done that?

    That locker room is a mess.

    Is Licht anywhere?

  22. Power of Pewter Says:

    The team has no leadership and no discipline. I don’t see a sudden turnaround happening, things are going downhill quickly. I’ll be surprised if they can get 3 more wins.