“Absolutely He Saved The Bucs Season”

November 8th, 2022

Joe’s not sure what this Pro Football Hall of Famer’s comments say about Tampa Bay’s top-10-ranked defense or the coaching prowess of Todd Bowles and Byron Leftwich.

Certainly not much.

Barking and yelling on ESPN TV this week has been Michael Irvin, the Cowboys great who emphatically declared of Tom Brady, “absolutely he saved the Bucs season,” with his precision game-winning drive Sunday against the Rams.

Yeah, Irvin blasted the ugly overall play of both teams and particularly skewered the Rams for playing too soft on Scotty Miller on the sidelines in the closing seconds, but the bow goes to Brady, he said.

“That was horrific football for a long time,” Irvin said.

So should Bucs fans be excited by the winner of a brutally ugly showing? Damn right, Irvin said, noting that kind of “W” was exactly what Brady and the Bucs roster needed to restore deep-rooted hope and confidence moving forward.

“They needed to win it that way, with Tom Brady coming down the last second making that drive,” Irvin said, adding that the Bucs offense is still “bad” but Sunday should serve as a re-launching point.

Joe has no doubt that the “W” was huge for the Bucs’ psyche and their chances of winning against Seattle on Sunday, but that remains a huge longshot without massive improvement in the offense or the reappearance of forced turnovers.

28 Responses to ““Absolutely He Saved The Bucs Season””

  1. D-Rok Says:

    There’s never been any faint in our GOAT. Exhibit 55, just 2 days ago.

    GO BUCS!!!

  2. Dooley Says:

    The Rams lost to us in the same fashion we’ve been losing games this season. It’s almost like we lined up against our mirror image and had to pull victory from the jaws of defeat.

  3. Panhandle Buc Says:

    We cannot continue down this path! Hopefully Leftwich’s passport gets lost prior to departure. He’s holding this team back in many ways offensively!

  4. Goatfarmer Says:

    Maybe the Glazers could pay someone to gently kidnap Leftwurst. In a very amiable environment. Lots of potatoes sausages bier and buxom women. Hide him in one of those old castles. Make sure he’s well taken care of, nothing hurtful.

    Win win.

  5. Lokog Says:

    Can we deactivate pouty lenny give him the keyshawn johnson treatment that guy is just a bad teammate

  6. Joshua porter Says:

    Superbowl lenny to crybaby lenny….

  7. BucU Says:

    Leftwich is the cause of this disaster and Bowles is guilty by association. Byron is not capable of scheming differently depending on the opponent u face each week. This moron does the exact same thing every single game. It’s unacceptable.
    Either FIX IT or get the F out of the building.

  8. BrianBucs Says:

    Todd and Byron need to let Tom Brady be Tom Brady.
    He knows more about running an offense than those two men combined.

  9. Buczilla Says:

    The win was huge for my psyche too. I hate coming down on our guys and even though it was an ugly win, I saw a ton of effort. It drives me nuts watching guys just go through the motions like they’d rather be surfing or something.

  10. Craig Says:

    A first step on the road that looked decent after the Dallas game.

    Hope they checked the tires this time.

    If Leftie can get his brain in gear, if he can find it, we might have a chance. We got a win, but I lost all of the skin from my teeth.

  11. Adrnagy Says:

    Yes he did . Imo the monster game from vea & defense too

  12. Deeez NATZ Says:

    Mr butthole toilet bowl.The bucs won’t win again this year.They are pathetic like the coach

  13. tbbucs3 Says:

    Jason “do nothing at the deadline” Licht really should’ve got some RB help with this cruddy running back room. Lenny and White have no speed all they can do is catch passes for 3 yards at a time.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    Fire Leftwich to save the season.

  15. Adrnagy Says:

    Come playoff time those two RB are going to be huge. Meanwhile lefty has to be creative with the run game and do better screens. Keep godwin, julio out of those. They will get hurt.

  16. Mike Says:

    The Bucs stayed united and fought through til the end. Hopefully this is a turning point and really provides some positive encouragement to keep working hard and turning the corner.

  17. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Joe, I’m more concerned that Brady said on his podcast that the effort on game day is embarrassing, and now he’s lamenting about his days in NE. There’s some red flags about this coaching staff.

  18. Beej Says:

    Haven’t seen so many “Brady’s washed” comments of late

  19. EricThe Viking Says:

    Winning is all that matters. Getting a two game win streak going into the bye week would be a huge step forward. I’m fearful that coaching will get in the way of that goal. In Tom I trust. LFG!!!

  20. Redeemer Says:

    Saved the season is a little strong. More like a stay of execution. They still have deep problems on offense. It all means nothing if they lose to Seattle. A win in Deutschland could be a springboard I suppose. still think they win the division by default. The bye is a great time for self scouting, and an opportunity to change some things. I suspect Brady will have a heavier hand as far as play calling.

  21. Beej Says:

    We will probably win the division, and we will at best, host one playoff game. One thing we do know is we don’t have to go to Green Bay in February again, AND, if we get a healthy Jensen back, we have a decent chance

  22. Steven007 Says:

    Redeemer, I think your stay of execution take was mostly accurate. Obviously a lot hinges on this weekend’s game. Oh when to even out our record going into the bye would be very big especially in this division. And it could be the reset we need. We shall see.

  23. Steven007 Says:

    *a win to even out our record…

  24. Dooley Says:

    The focus in the interim should be getting to 5-5, after the bye week its a 7 game season and we could still go down the stretch with our postseason hopes fully in our own hands.

  25. JimmyfromNY Says:

    His will to win is only rivaled by Michael Jordan Michael Phelps and a few others. Simply the best

  26. Vadertime Says:

    I watched the whole game. Again, for most of the game the offense looked listless and there were too many dropped balls. Offense allowed a Brady sack on 4th down. Fournette caught for more yardage than he ran. The defense really stepped up and kept the Rams from scoring in the 2nd half. Then, when I thought the Rams would run out the clock, the Bucs got the ball back with 44 seconds thanks to the stalwart defense. Brady and his magic drove down the field to score the game winning touchdown. Classic Brady miracle – that’s why he is the GOAT. Unbelievable ending. After 50 years of watching football I still get astonished with such, fantastic endings. Go Bucks.

  27. Anonymous Says:

    Yes him alone! He has been trash this season himself! Team sport

  28. ZavierDeSine Says:

    Long time lurker, minimal poster.

    From my POV. You have Tom Brady, why do you need an Offensive Play Caller. Let Brady do his thing, put Leftwich in the skybox to look for issues that Tampa can exploit.