“On Paper, They Oughtta Kill Tampa Bay”

January 10th, 2023

A fun argument erupted on BSPN TV yesterday about the Bucs’ pending playoff game against the Cowboys.

It was as if the former NFL men were digging in hard to determine which team is worse, and it didn’t seem staged.

Not exactly the kind of talk you hear before a postseason game. But this is the 8-9 Bucs and a Dallas team that appears to be falling apart with a quarterback throws his share of picks.

Former Jets and Bills head coach Rex Ryan was barking about how Dallas should crush the Bucs but their offense has become so miserable that perhaps the game will very competitive.

“On paper, they oughtta kill Tampa Bay, the oldest slowest team in the league,” Ryan bellowed. “By the way, they ain’t even .500. You should kick their butts. You should. … C’mon, dude, Tampa Bay can’t score.”

Former Bucs quarterback Dan Orlovsky agreed with most of Ryan’s premise but countered that Dallas has no legitimate formula to beat the Bucs defense, in part because Dallas QB Dak Prescott has made such consistently poor decisions and their run game is shot. So Orlovsky thinks the Bucs will win.

Retired Super Bowl champion safety Ryan Clark slammed Orlovsky for discounting a 12-win team no matter how much they’re struggling. He said Dallas is more than capable of stopping the Bucs’ run game and pressuring Tom Brady, a formula for victory.

21 Responses to ““On Paper, They Oughtta Kill Tampa Bay””

  1. Pryda...Sec 147 Says:

    I hate them all lol

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    On paper, and in reality. If Bloweswich were somehow removed from control of the offense and Tom were allowed to run no-huddle at least half of the snaps including early in the game, maybe there’s a chance. Can the Glazers tap on a couple of their New York or Miami “friends” to disappear Bloweswich for a couple days?

  3. Infomeplease Says:

    My takeaway from this discussion is the game will be A COIN FLIP!!! Makes sense since almost every Buc game played this year was a coin flip. I blame Bowles/Leftwich for messing with a very successful offense and not coaching up replacement players when injuries occurred!!!!

  4. Beej Says:

    Run up middle for 2, run off left tackle for 1, blitz the house on 3rd and 7, Brady throws it away, rinse and repeat

  5. Crickett Baker Says:

    Go BUCS! Enough of the comments we all have heard before!

  6. Goatfarmer Says:

    Hey, Rex. Have a foot.

  7. Redeemer Says:

    Dallas can be run on. They give up almost 130 ypg. Not that I want Tampa to run 40 times, but they should be able to take some pressure of Brady. Two other ways to slow that pass rush. Spread them out and get ahead early. I’m taking Tampa in this game for one reason and it isn’t Brady. It’s my lack of faith in Dak. He’s thrown three pick sixes, all coming since week 15. Throw the records out the window. It’s about how you’re playing going onto the playoffs. Bucs 28, Dallas 24. Go Bucs!!!!!!!!

  8. alton d green Says:

    Beej; nailed it!! Here would be my instructions for Dak; DO NOT DO NOT run the ball unless the Bucs become aggressive and give up their 15 yard cushion. Just pass 2yards to 10 yards all night. By the time Todd makes an adjustment, Dallas will know who they play next hahahha

  9. BuckyPhillips Says:

    Beej are you secretly leftwich?

  10. D-Rok Says:

    Dallas can indeed be run on. Just not by this Bucs offense. Somebody gonna be slingin’ it all over the yard…on both teams. I expect more passing, but watch it be a snoozefest game featuring 60 runs by each team.

    Still, GO BUCS!!!

  11. Tucker Says:

    Yeah it is a toss up it’s two inconsistent teams going at each other see who gets there stuff together first to edge out a win.

  12. ChiBuc Says:

    “This is why you play the game.”

    On paper, the bucs should have breat Steelers, Browns, Panthers (1st time), etc. You can use that paper to wipe ….

  13. Allbuccedup Says:

    Thats why I have NFL network instead of BSPN.

  14. Old School Bucs Says:

    Bucs – KC or Cincy superbowl!!!!!

  15. EEK Says:

    on paper the Bucs were supposed to kill Carolina playing its 3rd string qb

    I hope we can smash Dallas and this team can bring us some joy

  16. NEfan Says:

    Ya but on paper without Bowels, Bucs are on paper a 13 win team.

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    I won’t be surprised if the Bucs win, and I also won’t be surprised if the Bucs lose by 45.

    If the defense shows up, and Brady ignores Leftwich and calls the game at the line of scrimmage, then the Bucs can absolutely win this game.

    But if Davis is hurt, Vita is taking off his normal 60% of snaps, and Bowles just sits back in a soft zone — then on offense it’s run up the middle, WR screen, short pass to the TE/RB on every offensive series, the Bucs will get blown out.

  18. NEfan Says:

    Rod, you forgot Bowels great game management skills. Odds are against the Bucs.

  19. Cardiac kidz Says:

    You can bet that at the 2 minute warning, we still be clueless as to who will win the game.

    Being a Bucs fan is more entertainment than any carnival ride. So many highs and twice as many lows. You have to have a strong heart to watch em.

  20. AmauryGuzman Says:

    I am just curious where are the cowboys that much better than the Bucs? Thr cowboys pass defense is also suspect. The media loves to overrate the cowboys every year. Their talent is vastly overrated.

  21. Izod Says:

    Talent isn’t the problem. The Bucs are still more talented overall than the Cowboys. Coaching IS.