“This Team Is Just Too Talented”

November 6th, 2022

It was a weird Sunday morning on the NFL Network set led by a Hall of Fame quarterback.

That was Kurt Warner, who rolled out film of the Bucs-Ravens game 11 days ago showing three Tom Brady mistakes that were very uncharacteristic of the Bucs’ quarterback. But Warner used that film to illustrate why he thinks Tampa Bay can — and will — snap out of their funk and win the NFC South.

Warner thinks Brady will get back to mentally playing like himself soon and the plays already are there for him to make on the field.

Retired coach Steve Mariucci and Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin, along with Warner, think the Bucs are much more likely to recover this season than their opponent today, the defending Super Bowl champion Rams.

Warner argued, “This [Bucs] team is just too talented,” and he didn’t get any opposition on the NFL Network set.

Joe was hoping Mariucci, Irvin, Warner, or anyone, would have offered a solution for the Bucs’ running game. Warner referenced Bucs “issues up front” tied to personnel changes on the offensive line are affecting the running game.

Everywhere Joe turns, there’s strong belief that Tom Brady will pull himself — and the Bucs — out of their current mess at 3-5. Hopefully, everyone is believing that by 8 p.m. tonight.

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73 Responses to ““This Team Is Just Too Talented””

  1. Marine Buc Says:

    This was exactly what Ira said before the Ravens game…

    It will help to get Hicks, SMB, Davis and Jones back on the field today.

    My main concern is with our O-line and our 45 year old statue of a QB.

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    I don’t see a win today….but we’ll see.

  3. ClwJB Says:

    Prepared for the worst and hoping for the best – LFG!

  4. LakelandSteve Says:

    I’m not going to go into this game believing the Bucs are going to win and go through another unexplainable soul crushing loss. So, to make it easier on the family here I am going into this one expecting the Rams to win and if the Bucs win everyone will be pleasantly surprised. The wife won’t have to talk me down off the ledge again and everything will be so much more peaceful win or lose. So with the Bucs the remainder of the season I will be using the D.E.A. Acronym. DON’T EXPECT ANYTHING!

  5. Miller5252 Says:

    Talent doesn’t mean much when you have no passion. These guys gotta want to be there and win.

  6. Izod Says:

    Kick the Glazers where it hurts, in the pocketbook! Stop buying tickets until there is a coaching change.

    I’m not watching any more games until the there is a major staff shakeup starting with the head guy.

  7. firethecannons Says:

    ready for marcus mariota to get injured, he is way overdue

  8. Francisco Guzman Says:

    The fact that the falcons could win this division ahead to the bucs is an indictment on this franchise as a whole. I still feel coaching comes into effect . They don’t have the coaching staff for this team.

  9. SB Says:

    Nothing against Rachad White but I tried to tell Everyone we could have had Dameon Peirce in the 4th. Dude is gonna be ROY on the sorry butt Texans.

  10. firethecannons Says:

    OMG! Chargers defense is as bad as the Bucs defense–truly awful, Mariota cutting right through like room temp butter

  11. Francisco Guzman Says:

    The chargers are a prime example of what lousy coaching can do to a team. They look pathetic against the falcons.

  12. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Wow. Who blew up the comments on the Ira podcast?

  13. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Not if the D knows what play the Bucs are running.

  14. HC Grover Says:

    Falcons look really good now 10-0 against LAC

  15. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    It looks like to me, Brady needs more time to throw.
    At least half the time, he looks like he’s in panic mode. Just wanting to get rid of the football.

    He’s been playing long enough, and see’s what’s going on around him, and knows he’s he about to get crushed.

  16. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Izod Says:
    “Kick the Glazers where it hurts, in the pocketbook! Stop buying tickets until there is a coaching change.”

    LOL. Joke’s on you! They already tricked everyone into buying over-priced tickets for next year, coaching changes be damned. Maybe just kick them in the nuts instead.

  17. LastDance Says:

    Wow!!! TB12 made 3 WHOLE MISTAKES! Guess its him alone then. How dare he make 3 mistakes in a game when his OL only makes 1 mistake per play, and his receivers only read the defense wrong on every play and his OC cant schema his jazz out of a paper bag and his coach is an emotionless ghoul… oh and they have the worst run game in history….

    How dare you TB12 not be perfect!!! This isn’t a team sport as we all know. This is a Brady will literally take the snap hand off the ball and then block the DL for the RB then next play will take the snap and drop back… he will throw… while the ball is in the air he will run the route reading the defense correctly, make the catch NOT FALL DOWN and get a few YAC… He will also play corner against Cupp today. Cause they rest of the team cant do sh!t apparently without him

  18. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Some say; the pocket collapsed.
    I say; there never was a pocket.

  19. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    Brady looks like he is in panic mode because he is. Oline is putrid and that is why Bucs may break a 50 year old rushing futility record. Bucs are not alot better on the Dline and football games are won and lost in the trenches , but yet we have a GM in Jason Licht who cannot correct his poor off season moves by signing players that are available at a great price in Suh and Tretter, Jason Licht should be FIRED.

  20. LastDance Says:

    The Beer Whisperer Says:
    November 6th, 2022 at 1:41 pm
    Some say; the pocket collapsed.
    I say; there never was a pocket.


    Some say: there was coaching.
    I say: there never was coaching

  21. beano Says:

    Talking heads paid by the NFL to hype Brady for the $$$.

  22. Miller5252 Says:

    @Grover Falcons aren’t looking that good…. The bolts, before this drive, look like garbage

  23. Beeej Says:

    So much of what’s wrong with our team would be fixed by Jensen returning. Overall, defense is a bit better than last year, it just can’t deal with the offense having 5 or 6 3-and-outs in a row

  24. HC Grover Says:

    This team is talented. They execute the coach game plans flawlessly.

  25. D-Rok Says:

    Maybe one of us needs to win the $1.9 billion Powerball and buy the team so we can stop them from doing what they do.

    Wonder if 1.9 billion is enough to make some coaching changes? LOL.

    Anyway, as always – GO BUCS!!!

  26. Marine Buc Says:

    @ SB

    I agree 100%.

    When we drafted White with D. Pierce still available I was like – huh?

    Oh well…

  27. George Says:

    Bucs will be destroyed today. The pathetic offensive line will enable Aaron Donald to likely will knock Brady out for the season.

    Hope this does come true, but reality is the team is not able to compete right now

  28. Miller5252 Says:

    @D-rok I’m with you. Buy em and start firing folks

  29. D-Rok Says:

    I watched this segment live and my takeaway was that most of those announcers said they had more faith the Bucs, not the Rams, would “wake up” this game and start playing better.

    In a few short (or long, excruciating) hours, we shall have our answers as fans.

    I’m most concerned about Donald, and as several posters have alluded to, concern over him really hurting Brady. Please block WAY above your paygrade this team, O-Line! And Ko and Lenny. I would pay to see a chip-block from Lenny to put a Rams player on their behind.

    Oh and yeah, please triple-team Cupp. Thank you in advance, A Fan.

  30. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Anyhow, go Bucs. Maybe they’ll pull it off.

    The Rams are beatable.

  31. Rod Munch Says:

    Tampa is 1-8 in their last 9 vs the Rams, and they haven’t won in Tampa vs the Rams since they were the St Louis Rams in 2010, a 18-17 victory.

    This is a tough matchup, but if Winston can put up 55 on them, hopefully we can do something today. Of course you do that by attacking deep, not runs up the middle for no gain, and then a WR screen for 1 yard.

  32. Rod Munch Says:

    With that said, if the Bucs are going to win vs the Rams, it should happen today. If it doesn’t happen, then yeah, the season is likely over – although in the NFC South you’re never really out of it.

  33. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Yes, Pierce is literally running all over the NFL, and I THOUGHT we would take him, but we did not.
    I have to question if we really are as talented as we think we are ?
    The proof is in the pudding, and so far we have not produced.
    Not sure if it is simple bad coaching but our receivers are just not getting separation, and our pass rush is non existent, unless we blitz.
    Atlanta is beating the Chargers, but the Bengals seem to have the Panthers under control, so we will need a win today to not fall too far behind in our division.

    Watching Pierce run all over the mighty Eagles reminded of what could have been had Jason Licht not reached for White instead.

    Imagine our offense with a credible running threat back there ?
    It may not be popular, but I am not a Jason Licht Fan Boy. I was standing next to the late Steve White at a JBF Draft Day Party when Licht shocked everyone in the room by selecting OJ Howard. You could sense and hear the shock and disappointment in that room.
    Big Steve White just looked at me, and shook his head, and so did I.

    So, today is the Day! If we are to have ANY Hope of turning our season around, we must win today.
    Unless there is anyone posting here who really thinks we will beat the Seahawks In Germany next week ?

    Seattle now has them a gunslinger of a Quarterback named Geno Smith, who has really found himself in Seattle!

    People wrote the Seahawks off when they traded Russell Wilson, but Russell Wilson has been a total expensive disappointment in Denver, and Seattle has not missed a beat, turning to Geno Smith. Plus, they got a TON of Draft Picks for Wilson to help them re tool. LOL, don’t look now, but guess what team is leading the NFC West ? If you guessed the Seahawks, you would be correct!

  34. Francisco Guzman Says:

    That panthers loss makes me sick. Same as the Steelers . Embarrassing. Ughhh

  35. beano Says:

    Hey guys JTS is averaging 1 whole solo tackle per game this season!!! He was a first round pick in 2021, ahead of Trask in the second round. But nobody is calling for JTS’ head because if you did you be called rayciss. Imagine if Trask had been taken in the first round and he was stinking it up like JTS is. Joe and Ira and Listgay and Rodick would be throwing hissy fits!!!

  36. Ash Says:

    Hope fore a turnaround today go bucs

  37. unbelievable Says:

    Question #1: who is gonna stop Aaron Donald?

    Question #2: who is gonna rush their quarterback ?

    Question #3: does anyone think Todd Bowles actually has a plan for Kupp?

  38. richbucsfan Says:

    Locker room is a shambles. We’ll find out some details after the season. Don’t expect much of an improvement today, next week or ever.

  39. Rod Munch Says:

    Chris – the fake news narrative on White is just stupid. The guy is a pro-bowler, and more importantly, an ALL-PRO who played a huge part in winning a SB.

    Give it a rest, people.

  40. Oneilbuc Says:

    I think we win this game the Rams are still living off the super bowl from last year this is a win for us.

  41. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Should have fired this whole staff but they didn’t. Expect the consequences. They’re clueless and they don’t hold these players accountable.

  42. sasquatch Says:

    Fire Leftwich and install ANYONE else and they could go in a streak. With Lefty as OC, we’ll be lucky to win 3 more.

  43. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Season is on the line today so they better show you some effort until the final whistle.

  44. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Does anyone want to guess the first play Byron will call?

  45. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    unbelievable asks three very relevant questions and I share the same concerns. Win or lose, this team is zero threat to win a Super Bowl and that’s what it’s all about. Nobody remembers teams that finish 2nd through 32nd.

  46. Destinjohnny Says:

    Our lines are average at best
    Secondary??? Can you say elite??
    Backers ??? Elite ???
    We have some nice wideouts
    Backs ??

  47. HC Grover Says:

    Falcons need a QB bad.

  48. Jeff Says:

    Talented teams with lousy coaching don’t go very far. Clueless Todd and Bumbling Byron will fuk it up.

  49. CrackWise Says:

    NFC as a WHOLE is SORRY AF

    Doubt we win this game UNLESS, we win the TOP battle. We might have a chance if we do that.

    NOTE to Brady, 3 and outs are as bad as Wiston PICKS.

    Get a first down EVERY Drive Today. BUCS WIN 31-24

  50. Rod Munch Says:

    YES! Now even if we lose, we’re still only a game out of 1st place!

  51. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Thank you Chargers!

  52. Beeej Says:

    I wonder if they’ve ever considered moving White to edge rusher, he seems pretty good at THAT

  53. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    It’s a good thing Karon Rodgers took the ayahuasca. It made him a better quarterback.

  54. Rod Munch Says:

    Buffalo losing the Jets… LOL!

  55. Rod Munch Says:

    Packers losing to the Lions… LOL!

  56. Rod Munch Says:

    Beeej – White is an excellent interior rusher, but isn’t good in coverage. There’s a simple solution to that, don’t use him in coverage. Have him rush up the middle on every play.

    But at edge, he’d probably do pretty well – but the Bucs don’t have any depth at all at ILB, so there’s no one to replace him there.

  57. Francisco Guzman Says:

    The bucs will find a way to choke today. Looking at the falcons schedule and it’s pretty much a joke.

  58. Hondo Says:

    Decent team with a C minus coaching. They are terrible.

  59. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Rod Munch if they lose they’re still burying themselves further. Have they beaten anyone good this year besides dallas? Falcons have an easy schedule down the road.

  60. Rod Munch Says:

    Francisco Guzman – the game hasn’t happened yet, take a xanax and relax.

  61. CrackWise Says:


  62. Rod Munch Says:

    Hondo Says:
    November 6th, 2022 at 4:13 pm
    Decent team with a C minus coaching.


    This coaching staff gets a C- … wow, that’s generous. A team that was favored to go to the SB, is 3-5, having lost games to terrible teams. That’s an F. If they can get back to winning the NFC South at 8-9, then maybe you can give them a C-.

  63. Rod Munch Says:

    I can not recommend this enough, instead of listening to the God awful, boring, local sports talk radio, go get the Green and Gold podcast – it’s the Packers local station up there, and their fans are hilariously awful, even worse than the dummies that post here. It’s pure joy listening to them cry, complain about how Rodgers should be cut, he’s terrible, he’s always been overrated and the team would win with Love. Sort of like the idiots here claiming Trask should be the QB and we’re be in the playoffs. Truly demented individuals.

  64. JBBucs_06 Says:

    Go Bucs!!! We win today and we’re back. It’s happening. D. White will play better. Brady will play better and we will get back on track. Lets Go!!! Punish Stafford.

  65. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Rod Munch i think rodgers has somewhat of an excuse. His receivers are pretty much young. There’s no excuses for the bucs offense to be struggling this much.

  66. Defense Rules Says:

    Warner … ‘This team is just too talented’.

    You are what your record says you are. Bucs are 3-5.

  67. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Can’t finish drives once again.

  68. 1sparkybuc Says:

    No, this team is not too talented, and the coaches suck.

  69. Carl L Says:

    I challenge anyone to watch only our number 45 on any given defensive play. You will truly see the contribution he makes each and every play to our defense. I am totally disgusted.

  70. Carl L Says:

    None of our receivers can keep their feet when they catch a pass. Evans looks for a place to go down……easy.

  71. Saxman Says:

    We need to fire BL and Bowles(he sucked with the Jets,now with us) Bring aback BA. Another loss, if you don’t fire Bowles at least get rid of BL. We have to quit running on first down try play action. We should got Hockensen,Hunt and Chubb. Why don’t they double team Donald,He got to Brady in crucial time.

  72. Saxman Says:

    Bowles another bad coaching error. Why didn’t he challenge the punt ball placement HE HAS TO GO!!’ Get rid of Bowles bring back BA (I don’t care if Brady and him don’t get along) we need good play calling

  73. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Carl L Says:
    “Evans looks for a place to go down……easy.”

    Evans was playing hurt. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has cracked ribs.