Two Immovable Objects Clash

December 21st, 2022

Bucs OC Byron Leftwich.

You don’t often see this between two NFL teams.

Joe is honestly stoked for football on Christmas. There should be a federal statute that there must be no less than two football games each Christmas.

Real games like the NFL or a bowl game. Not some all-star bowl game from nowhere directional schools (Christmases past used to truly pain Joe when the only thing on TV was the “Blue-Gray Game”).

The two games federally mandated can be any combination of college and the NFL. The NFL got it right this year with a tripleheader. Perfect.

So with the Bucs traveling to Arizona, it’s a rare opportunity to see an impotent offense (Bucs) face a sieve of a defense (Cardinals).

The Bucs are fourth-worst in scoring points averaging 17.6 points a game. The Cardinals have a truly ole defense, dead last allowing 26.6 points a game.

Man, with Tom Brady, Mike Evans, Playoff Lenny and Chris Godwin, this should snap the Bucs offense out of mothballs, right?

Then Joe looks down on the sidelines and sees failing Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich with the brim of his baseball cap pulled down over his eyes. Uh, oh.

Hey, Joe can hope for a Christmas miracle, right?

20 Responses to “Two Immovable Objects Clash”

  1. Goatfarmer Says:

    Everyone knows the Cads will hold Bucswich to 6 points and the bend but don’t break until the game is on the line defense will give up 25+ to Sum Yung Gai at QB.

    I’ll be missing the game. There are toenails to be trimmed and some paint drying that needs to be supervised.

  2. Crickett Baker Says:

    Well, I found the first half of the last game infinitely more interesting than a pedicure. I don’t want to miss anything as anything just might happen. It is even interesting to me how badly they played at times. I don’t think I had ever seen LaVonte called for a penalty before, or Tom fumbling. Hey, it is our Bucs, no matter what.

  3. Proudbucsfan Says:

    I believe when Bruce Arians was forced upstairs he took his offense with him and told Leftwich not to touch his playbook that is why we suck so bad. Im calling him Lame Leftwitch from here on out and loser Lame Leftwitch cant devise his own playbook.

  4. freddy Says:

    Mike should be targeted 5x every quarter so its either gonna be a catch, drop or PI which is just as good as a catch.

    The defense play depends on the offense, turning the ball over and 3 and outs no T.O.P. defense tires out and starts giving up points its that simple.

  5. AbucAway Says:

    Im 25 minutes from Glendale and having Christmas to myself, I thought maybe I’d go and take in the game but have decided my money would be better saved for when they come back for the Super Bowl.

  6. Buczilla Says:

    Watching the battle of ineptitude between the cardinals and us should be interesting if nothing else. I keep wondering before each game if it will be the one to finally get a coach or 10 fired. Maybe this will be the one…

  7. FortMyersDave Says:

    I wish the Bucs would win but much more likely to get boat raced oout in the desert. If the Bucs had someone competent coaching, well they would win but Bowels and Leftwich are so predictable the only way the Cards lose is if they beat themselves like they did in Denver.

  8. Whybucswhy Says:

    I can’t wait for Leftwich to go. I have no idea how he was hired in the first place.

  9. steele Says:

    The Cardinals QB will be….the great Trace McSorley. Who replaces the great Colt McCoy.

    Will the Bucs find a way to make McSorley into another Brock the C ock Purdy?

  10. kgh4life Says:

    With BA running the show the Bucs would have 30 points even before the came off the plane.

  11. BucU Says:

    I can’t believe some of you are looking forward to this Christmas game. You guys are masochists.

  12. ClwJB Says:

    Well, we lost to PJWalker, Kenny Pickett, Jacoby Brisette, and Brock Purdy…

    So……plan on Trace to be the NFC player of the week

  13. DoooshLaRue Says:


    Didn’t LVD lose us a game against the Jets years ago with a late hit?
    It’s rare that he gets penalties but it does happen.

  14. rrsrq Says:

    It’s not the Bucs offense I’m worried about, it’s the Cardinals third string QB that worries me

  15. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    Yes, the Bucs defense has repeatedly shown a propensity to elevate no name third string opponents qb’s into elite pro bowl status time and again.
    Does anyone even know the name of cardinals qb?
    He’s most certainly licking his chops as big dose of serendipity is fixin to fall squarely in his lap. Merry Christmas 🎄

  16. Allen Lofton Says:

    Coaching makes a difference, and the Bucs record speaks volumes – when you have a bad apple in an apple bag it effects the entire bag – it’s time to clean the house

  17. CoryC Says:

    There’s no way Bucs lose to the Cards. The only concern is they have some studs on defence that can create problems for this weak o-line. They sacked the Broncos’ qb 7 times. And that’s a decent o-line there. Bucs have a tough time scoring points, so probably a 17-9 type of game.

  18. Will Says:

    Lol Joe there’s times when I wonder if you’re trolling us and this is one of those times. Maybe you need to go back and look at your articles and you’d see that whenever you’ve talked about how we’ve got this favorable match up and how we should win. I’d say 9 times outta 10 we blow those games. Not only has it happened this year (Steelers, Panthers come to mind) but in years past with other coaches as well. There’s a reason most fans are terrified when the Bucs face a backup QB or a rookie. We’ve been let down way to often. But yet here you are again saying how we’ve got this favorable match up. Smh

  19. Pewter Power Says:

    Yea you’ve said that all year but with three games left the offense hasn’t gotten any better. Are you really saying once again Bucs should get right against a bad team like say the panthers or browns. Trust nothing when it comes to a Bowles head coached team

  20. teacherman777 Says:

    Licht overestimated himself.

    Hainsey and Goedeke are rookies.

    We should have traded our next draft for 2 OG/C players.

    We could have traded for 2 guys who can play guard and center.

    So when Jensen comes back, we can move 1 guy to guard and keep the other guy as a starting quality backup guard/center to back up Mason, Jensen next year.

    Goedeke could have also gotten training at RT. And get Wirfs snaps at LT.

    So we flip Wirfs to the left side in case Smith goes down, and Goedeke can back up Wirfs. (Goedeke was a right tackle in college).

    If this season proves anything, is that offensive line is the most important unit on a football team.