Mike Florio, Jason Garrett See Bucs Winning NFC South

November 1st, 2022

The optimism was flowing on the recent Sunday Night Football studio show. Joe was pumped up and even canceled a Bucs-related mental health appointment on Monday.

Former Cowboys head coach Jason and ProFootballTalk.com creator and guru Mike Florio were on the NBC set and responding when they were asked about the “best story” of the NFL season.

They concurred that it’s the Bucs.

Sure, anytime a true legend surprisingly struggles it’s a great story. It’s happening to Tom Brady but what makes it so interesting is that that Brady has time to dig the Bucs out of this mess thanks to the miserable NFC South. And Florio believes that’s exactly what will happen, citing a fire he saw in Brady late Thursday against the Ravens.

“They get into the playoffs, they’re going to be dangerous,” Florio said. “… They going to be a tough team to beat if they win the division and I suspect that they will.”

Garrett talked about Brady’s history of getting the most out of players and said perhaps it’s just taking more time than it should. Still, Garrett said he’s banking on the Bucs winning the NFC South and being dangerous in mid-January.

Joe will add that talent usually wins out, barring tons of injuries and truly dysfunctional coaching. The Bucs certainly have enough talent to win the division. The coaching? Well, fans are about to find out.

24 Responses to “Mike Florio, Jason Garrett See Bucs Winning NFC South”

  1. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    WRONG WRONG and WRONG. Bucs will only win division if changes are made to the Oline and Dline by acquiring more talent. Mark my words.

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Yes, we can win the division, and it will all start with a win over the Rams, who have suddenly become quite beatable!
    I look for Nelson to really step it up in place of Barrett.

  3. SB~LV Says:

    Play Off fodder

  4. Paratrooper Buc Says:

    Could they win the nfc south? It’s possible. Defense has its issues but the bigger problem is the offense. They only way Bucs get to playoffs is if the offense scores and not settle for FGs and the other three teams blow it.

  5. 2022 return of the goat Says:

    Fire B L, then we have a chance….. Tom has to stay in town and focus…. My heart goes out to the fact that he’s going through a divorce unfortunately he’s in Good company but he has to make the same sacrifices everyone else on the team is making and it’s a painful time in his life but right now the team has to come first because everybody’s looking and watching in the locker room as to what he is doing and not doing whether or not they’re going to sacrifice their body to go all the way or to do just enough to fulfill their contract and prolong their career

  6. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    Obviously they are not following the Bucs closely. Really would like to see it happen but the sails in our ship are shredded.

  7. Dj Says:

    Not a chance…

  8. John Sinclear Says:

    Like one famous coach once said — “PLayoffs ? PLAYOFFS??”

  9. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … ‘The Bucs certainly have enough talent to win the division.’

    Given that the NFC South is so weak, that MAY very well be true. But do we have the talent to go anyplace in the playoffs against stronger teams, that’s the real question. Unless we get Jensen & Hicks back & sign 1 or 2 DLinemen to augment what we’ve got, I can’t see us doing anything IF we even make the playoffs.

  10. ZZbucs Says:

    Mike Florio a Guru???????????? Geeeezzzzz what a generous and innacuarte description for Florio…..

    Since Florio started making big money, he is more of a tabloid journalist than a sports journalist….He should work for TMZ…

    USA land of opportunities…. Anyone can be named GURU!!!

  11. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    Florio the sensationalist and Garrett the failed unemployed coach think we’ll pull it out? Great. We’re F’ed.

  12. Joe Says:

    Since Florio started making big money, he is more of a tabloid journalist than a sports journalist….He should work for TMZ…

    There’s damn good money doing that!

    Sorry if Joe refers to a guy that daily speaks with agents and GMs (if not owners) as a “guru.” Just the fact he was light years ahead of the Brady/Miami story before anyone else should tell you he’s plugged in.

  13. unbelievable Says:

    Where’s the talent on the D-line / OLBs?

    We had 1 guy- Shaq, and he’s done.

    No pass rush = no defense = nothing in the playoffs.

    Is this defense going to stop the Eagles? The Giants? The Niners? The Vikings? I don’t see how. He’ll, they would prob lose to the Bears at this point.

  14. Kentucky Buc Says:

    I’m a Guru also. I taught my chickens to lay eggs. Also taught my cows to eat grass.

  15. Beej Says:

    I keep looking for a news item that says Ryan Jensen is back practicing, THAT would be the biggest single thing to help our team

  16. ZZbucs Says:

    Making all the money and being pluged in doesn´t mean he hasn´t became a tabloid type of journalist Joe,

    Not my type of journalism……

  17. Hodad Says:

    Would not winning the division get Bowles, and company fired? That’s the real question. Anyone who really watches the Bucs knows this team isn’t a SB contender, and would scare no one in the playoffs. But if we don’t even win our crappy divison would that cause a house cleaning?

  18. Panhandle Buc Says:

    Does he see Big foot too? Only thing I see the Bucs winning is a top 10 draft pick in April ’23!

  19. HC Grover Says:

    How to lose by winning. ROFL. If they win the div then the same staff will be back next year. It is getting that bad to think this stuff over. Too complicated. I never thought this season would get this far in the weeds.

  20. Leighroy Says:

    Winning the NFC south is fine. But then what, do you think the team is all in for an NFC south banner?

    The Bucs do not appear a team who can defeat the Eagles, Vikings or 49ers (plus the teams they’ve already lost to) and would be/are toss-ups at best vs the Giants, Cowboys, Bears (I said it, bc we can’t stop the run), Seahawks, and Rams. Probably coin flips in their remaining NFC south matchups too.

    Show me where I should be optimistic?

  21. Goatfarmer Says:

    This result would require them to win a few games.

    Not with the quitters on defense, and Bowelswich. Not gonna happen.

  22. alton d green Says:

    WOW!! what a bunch of Downer Debbies y’all are. woops I meant motivational speakers. DAMN I meant Downer Debbies

  23. Barbara Roopenian Says:

    Super Bowl winners.

  24. Anonymous Says:

    The Bucs have the players. YES
    The Bucs have the team. NO