Buccaneers 27, Bears 17

September 17th, 2023

How bout our beloved and undefeated Buccaneers!

Bring on Philadelphia a week from Monday night at The Licht House!

Tampa Bay continued its physical play against the Bears this afternoon. Five Bucs sacks on the first five drives was quite a statement by the defense. Yeah, the first drive was ugly as the Bears marched for a touchdown, but it was lockdown defense from there.

Super-scrambler Bears QB Justin Fields was limited to just three yards on his first three carries before a huge loss on a bumbled snap midway through the fourth quarter.

Defense wasn’t perfect, but it’s obvious the Bucs have a top-10 quality NFL defense and that’s going to be good enough to win a healthy share of games. Shaq Barrett so gloriously finished it off with a pick-6!

Joe was fired up to see Baker Mayfield have 202 yards passing in the first half. That will only add to his confidence and that of the entire offense, which was rather efficient throughout the game.

What can Joe say about Mike Evans. He’s an absolute beast, finishing today with 6 catches for 171 yards and a touchdown. Pay the man!

Hats off to Rachaad White for a workmanlike effort that included big first downs in the passing game in the late-fourth-quarter, clock-eating drive. He caught all five of his targets today for 30 yards, and he was 17 for 73 on the ground  (4.3 yards per carry) with a touchdown.

Somebody give punter Jake Camarda a game ball, too!

Stick with Joe and Ira Kaufman all afternoon for plenty out of this glorious victory.

108 Responses to “Buccaneers 27, Bears 17”

  1. Jack Clark Says:

    2-0!!!! But we’re gonna need to put up more than 30 points to beat the Eagles

  2. unbelievable Says:

    Winfield and Izien been balling out all game long!

    Dean needs to play much better though. He had a very bad day today.

  3. HC Grover Says:

    OK I am sold. Now no blunders next week and beat those Philthy Beagles.

  4. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    2 games
    9 sacks
    5 takeaways

    This defense is amazing. Bowles might just keep his job.

  5. Zwak Says:

    So far so good, if we win next week lookout!!

  6. LongSeason Says:

    We have a Hulk! Vita! Vita! Vita!
    Izien!!! Game ending pic!!!

  7. Jack Sparrow Says:

    Great balance game Bucs… 👏👏👏

  8. StormyInFl Says:

    Defense (and Fields sucking) bails Todd out.

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Dean didn’t have a bad day, he just had a couple bad plays. Overall, the entire defense played great.

  10. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Hell yeah!

  11. SlyPirate Says:

    Hall, JTS, Zyon put in the work all off season. Now they’re making plays

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Okay…how are the Eagles this year?

    Waiting for Baker Mayfield to beat a great team before I give him credit…but he’s looking good these two games…against easy teams.

  13. Citrus County Says:

    Jason Licht was visibly choked up and almost in tears after he hugged Shaq.

  14. HeavyE Says:

    Dean and Davis are going to get torched, on Monday night, if they play, they will have ghost injuries ……….

  15. Buc4evr Says:

    Can’t play Philly like this. Bucs offense needs to try to score as much as possible, no trying to run out the clock with 15 minutes left.

  16. LongSeason Says:

    Izien was on injured list but real happy for him that he got to play.
    UD Rookie gets INT in each of his first two games.

  17. Since76 Says:

    I’m sold on defence. Offense turtle shelled after up by 10. Wtf.

  18. Call the Salt Truck Says:

    Ballgame baby. They said it all offseason. Canales was clear- no mistakes by Baker. Let the Defense be the superstar. Baker’s NEVER had a defense like that. The Browns defense was a porous mess despite having playmakers like Myles Garret and Denzel Ward. Not this time. Do your thing, make the plays we need you to. A few big plays every game, like that TD to Evans on 3rd and 14.

    Still have some things they could do better, but you can see the blueprint for getting 10-12 wins this season.

  19. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:

    Great Game!

    Congrats, Shaq! What an emotional moment…

    I really like this team!

  20. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Man what a game. Love that Shaq ended it. After losing his daughter and coming back from a very bad injury. Dude deserves it. Love that baker isn’t turning the ball over. Almost thru a pick but has played pretty dam awesome. I’ve advocated for trask all offseason. Right now I’m glad to see baker being successful. Let’s go Bucs

  21. Buc4evr Says:

    OLine needs to cut down on the penalties. Wirfs was getting beat today, he is not a good LT yet….

  22. unbelievable Says:

    @Bonzai – he was out of position on a lot of plays today. He was fortunate that Fields was only good enough to take advantage of it a few times.

    Overall good game from team though.

    2-0 baby!

  23. ModHairKen Says:

    Peter King

  24. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    Baker Mayfield looked pretty damn good. Now the real test begins. The meat of the schedule begins.

  25. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    The Dude Abides………….2nd week in a row

  26. Usfbuc Says:

    Everyone is going to give up a play here and there. Overall the defense played great again.

    Run game was better this week. Passing game was really good. ME already at 237 yards

  27. darengibo Says:

    Good grief. 300 yard day for baker. White ran well. Defense plated great despite some secondary issues.. a pick 6 and a 2 and 0 start and we are here saying how much Bowles sucks and we don’t trust Canales game calling?? What the actual buck??

    Following the game day thread is becoming so annoying when it used to be part of the excitement

  28. FairMinded Says:

    Yeah baby!!! Exciting times! Our D is BANANAS and Baker and this offense is doing whatever we need them to when we need them. This is Buc Ball and I LOVE it

  29. godlovesbucs Says:

    I don’t think the o shelled up, they had a lot of penalties that put them behind the sticks.

  30. ModHairKen Says:

    Again, sad losers worrying about next week and prognosticating like morons instead of just enjoying this win. And especially these losers who think Mayfield has to do something before they will accept him: note, you do not matter.

  31. J Says:

    Defense bailed Canales out.

    The obvious run plays are becoming quite exhausting.

  32. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Right now Bowles D looks excellent.
    I called Bowles insulting names in the off-season.
    I really hope to eat more crow.

    …..long season……iggles on mnf coming up…..1st hard test

  33. FairMinded Says:

    Gotta show Bowles some love…he put his stamp on this team. This is HIS team and he and Canales have something beautiful cooking!

  34. StormyInFl Says:

    “J Says:
    September 17th, 2023 at 4:09 pm
    Defense bailed Canales out.

    The obvious run plays are becoming quite exhausting.”

    That sequence has Bowles’ fingerprints all over it. Same turtling he did in NY and last year in Cleveland.

  35. No Mercy Says:

    I actually feel bad… Chicago got bullied 😆

  36. Dan Says:

    lol Bucs stink, 2 cupcake wins, now they will get crushed Monday Night 41-10, and most likely not win another game this season, 2 lucky wins,Bucs really stink and so do all you Joe Bucs followers

  37. Boss Says:

    Great game ME and White. The rush was beastly as well. Canapés gets the game ball.

  38. Boss Says:


  39. HC Grover Says:

    Looking like Atlanta beat Pack Tie with Bucs and winner of Stanks Panthers

  40. darengibo Says:

    Does that make you feel like a big man Dan? What a troll…

  41. No Mercy Says:

    Dan sounds like a guy who takes it up the butt

  42. ModHairKen Says:

    Dan, poor little guy. It hurts, huh? Go change your panties.

  43. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Dan is Byron Leftwich

  44. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:

    Bake: 26/34, 317 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 114.5 rating and another W for the Bucs

    And the same bunch of “lollipops” are still here bashing him.

  45. Netwalker Says:

    Dan says ‘please attack me, I need some attention’.

  46. orlbucfan Says:

    Where are the Buc fans on here? Check the stats on penalties. Lot of yahoos on here. Big win.

  47. Citrus County Says:


  48. Tucker Says:

    Lfg!!!!!!! Go bucs baby heck yeah

  49. Dan Says:

    Bucs stink pure luck, next Monday Night the beatdown starts

  50. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Bears 12th loss in a row. That seems hard to pull off.

  51. No Mercy Says:

    Anyone bashing Baker Slayfield after these last two games needs a brain scan

  52. No Mercy Says:

    Not sure what Dan is doing here… mommy needs to take the phone away

  53. darengibo Says:

    Let’s just ignore Dan. Pretty soon his mommy will need her computer back and he can go back to watching TV in her basement

  54. kgh4life Says:

    There’s something seriously off with some people on this message board. Nothing is ever good enough. The offense put up well over 400 yards of offense and the defense made the stops when it had to. Considering the new OC, Oline shuffle and injuries in the secondary, the Bucs did a great job. It’s hard to win in the NFL.

  55. David Says:

    The defense have won both games against 0-2 teams. The dink and donk plays will not win against good teams. Bake only had one long pass play of 70 yards to Mike E. which should have been OPI. However, no problem we take it. For those Baker and Toilet Bowls fans do not get too excited. The real test come against Phily. Toilet B. with Baker will assure lower 2024 draft picks for the Bucs while trying to save their own job.

  56. Boss Says:

    I think vlad needs to impale dan

  57. Craig Says:

    Great to be 2-0, and I hope the troubles that worry me will get ironed out.

    Right now the lack of points for time of possession is way too low. The other problem is too many 3rd and long situations.

    I am not going to call out Baker for it, it isn’t his fault. Canales only called plays for his second game and that is why I hope they get ironed out.

    I had enough edge of my seat watching during the Jameis years, I guess I just want solid wins.

  58. Dans momma Says:

    Forgive Dan I took his Nintendo away for pretending he is a man

  59. Dave Pear Says:

    This 2-0 feels better than last year’s 2-0. Agree that Dan enjoys the dirt road experience.

  60. Call the Salt Truck Says:

    @Beer Whisperer- 12 is nothing. People forget that Browns were at 19 straight games without a win (1 tie) before Baker took the field and came back from 14 down against the Jets. Dude has always had that winning energy, and now he’s finally got the right team to show it with.

  61. #99 the big fella Says:

    Dan, you must be a bears fan.. It must suck to lose that many games..

  62. stpetebucfan Says:

    Amen Fair Minded. I don’t bother to post on the live thread but I check in just to laugh at some of the idiots.

    “Defense getting worn down thanks to our O giving the ball back too much and too soon”

    Bucs time of possession 36 minutes the Bears 24!!! Which game was this guy watching?

    “If we happen to lose this game, I don’t think it is Baker’s fault…unless he does something dumb before it is over.”
    That’s all the credit I’m ready to give him at this point.”

    Here’s a tip nobody cares how much “credit” YOU give. You’ve already proven your prejudice since Bakers signed!!! OPEN YOUR EYES!!

    How about this “credit” 21 of 34 for 317 yards and 1 TD and ZERO ints!!!!!!

    Oh but since losers who post like this…yeah you wont’ blame the loss but he gets no credit for 2-0? Some of you guys…here’s the winner though…

    Some moron posted that a friend of a friend of a friend of his said the real reason ME 13 was upset was when the Bucs signed Mayfield and he realized his 1000 yard streak would end because of Mayfield.

    How freaking stooooopid!!!

    ME 6 catches – 171yards – 1TD – a 28.5 yard average!!!!!

    Two games into this season with the rotten Baker Mayfield Mike Evans is already 1/5 of the way to another 1,000 yard season. But why stop there. If he keeps up his average from the first two games over the 17 game season he easily tops no 1,000 but 1500 yards!!

  63. NE Fan Says:

    Hey, a win is a win no matter how it looked. All the Trask lovers are a little quiet. Oneilsuckyall where are you. Bucs fans have reason to be excited but need to relax a bit, Bears are NOT a.good team and missing both starting safeties, to be fair Canalas exploited that. Sorry, I couldn’t view it but what I was reading sounded very similar to last seasons O. Baker dodging a sacks and completing a desperate pass or two. Bucs are far more talented than the Bears, sorry folks this should have been a blowout, not a 11th hour steal the win.

  64. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    J just stop it.Canales ran what he wanted because Chicago wasn’t shutting it down. I know we’re all shell shocked because of Leftomatic but the bits blocked well enough and the rbs did a good job pounding the rock. Check the stats

  65. Larrd Says:

    Only one pass longer than 70 yards. Wow Baker sucks!


  66. Mike Says:

    Happy to see JTS get a sack today! Woohoo! And Vea was a beast of a man in the middle of the field! Too many times though the Bucs brought pressure but didn’t get home. A good QB is going to make them pay for that type of mistake, so they’ve got to clean that up some. On the offense, they need to play smart and not get holding calls. They took what was there a lot of times but it wasn’t flashy by any means. Also, I am not liking these RPA plays or naked boots as the defense doesn’t respect the run threat and Baker often times immediately has a defender in his face. To me, as a playcaller, you’ve got to adjust to something else. I did like the screen play outside to White, that was pretty effective though. We need more creativity like that for sure.

  67. Citrus County Says:

    orlbucfan… This Bucs fan sees a growing and well coached team. Does anyone see the previously mentioned comparison that Mayfield and Canales have to a certain bayou area coach/QB ?

  68. DS Says:

    Glad bake is mobile

  69. optimisticbucsfan Says:

    Starting to believe.

    I’ll never say Mayfield is better than Brady

    But he extends plays that Brady cannot. Brady would have either thrown it away or just crumpled and taken the sack.

    I like what I see so far. Only 2 games but I like what I see.

  70. adam from ny Says:

    peter king is probably binge eating out of sadness rn…

    and putting a lot of pressure on his tied tubes

  71. Buc4evr Says:

    Great win, but playing it safe in the second half won’t cut it against philly or the saints. Or Atlanta for that matter….

  72. Shane Callahan Says:

    Said in the nerdiest and most idiot voice I can muster: “I think Mayfield is horrible (because I’ve never actually taken the time to do my own research on him), and I think Trask is a much better option.” I can’t tell you just how frustrating it’s been listening to uninformed “fans” on this forum who believe whatever they hear from Cowherd and what other loser pundits say. Let’s go Bucs!!!

  73. Duane in Sanford Says:

    Great win. Even sweeter when you can see the room for improvement. These games have been more enjoyable than many last season. Pay Mike Evans! Eagles next. LFG.

  74. kgh4life Says:


    “Toilet B. with Baker will assure lower 2024 draft picks for the Bucs while trying to save their own job.” Are you slow? That’s TB duty, to actually save his job. The coaching staff and the players could care less about draft picks next year.

  75. Mike C Says:

    Ne fan, next Tuesday…… you are gone

  76. Joe in Michigan Says:

    What does Peter King have to say about it?

  77. Jeffbuc Says:

    The supposed bust of draft picks. That Joe even had articles it usually takes a couple years for these defensive players who are not a bosa or Myles Garrett a couple years to put it all together. They are starting to put it all together. We are looking like a complete team. We have flashes of a great team. But a couple lapses here or there that can be worked out. I am more excited about this team than last years team. We all kept waiting for last years team to put it all together. This year it seems like we are waiting just to iron out the wrinkles and we will be in every game.

    And people saying cupcake teams this is the nfl there are no cupcakes. Vikings took eagles down to the wire in Philly yet some say we will get blown out at home. Come on this defense has speed. It is evident at every level. That speed will work against all types of offenses. I don’t see a team just lining up and running down our throat all game long. There might be one game it happens because it always does no matter if we were the 2002 Bucs. Some team always just has your number you don’t match what they do well. But from what I seen so far those teams are far and few between this year. We have have youth all over gaining experience and getting better every snap they play. This isn’t a bunch of veterans you’re worried about load management. This is a younger hungrier team who should keep improving.

  78. Nate Says:

    @ HeavyE

    TORCHED?? You dont sound like a philly fan at all LOL Davis and Carlton have to make up ghost injuries now …Davis probably the best to top 3 man corner in the league …your just still mad the last time we beat yall and historically for the SB …ouch still hurts dont it lol

  79. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    A lot of Peter king types in comments acting like they didn’t say we’d be 0-2

  80. Gman Says:

    Unbeaten, untied, unbelievable!

  81. NE Fan Says:

    Mike C, possibly but doubtful.

  82. Mike C Says:

    Have Fun losing to the Fish, AGAIN tonight

  83. Dave Pear Says:

    NE Fan, glad you’re sticking around. You do know football unlike many Traskophiles.

  84. AlwaysABucsFan Says:

    Yee haw! Great win and so glad to see Shaq get the pick six! Really happy with how the season is unfolding so far! Now GO BUCS next Mon nite..beat the stinkin Eagles!!

  85. orlbucfan Says:

    Mike C Says:
    September 17th, 2023 at 4:39 pm
    Ne fan, next Tuesday…… you are gone
    We hope! @Citrus County: we got folks on here who watch these games again. Focus some attention on the refs. Observe the calls. It’s no secret that Bucs have to be coached to play against the zebras as well as the opposing team. Dungy sure saw that and I’m sure Bowles sees it, too. If Canales proves to be the OCoach like Bowles is on D, and the dude who coaches ST, this Bucs team will be scary good.

  86. stpetebucfan Says:

    So the Bucs have a very rested SB team coming in for Monday night. Then it’s on the road to New Orleans for one of the two toughest games of the year.

    Of course many of the trolls, haters, and wussies that add their half cent worth will be going nucking futs when the Bucs go into the bye 2-2. Chicken Littles will be cackling the sky is falling!!!

    2-2 means the Bucs only need to play right at .500 ball for the rest of the season to win 10!

    BTW Am I the only one here who enjoys seeing a Buc QB do some freaking amazing things with his legs and escape skills after having a statue for 3 years?

  87. orlbucfan Says:

    Dave Pear Says:
    September 17th, 2023 at 4:53 pm
    NE Fan, glad you’re sticking around. You do know football unlike many Traskophiles.
    Snark, I hope. Yahoo is an algorithmic troll.

  88. Nate Says:

    @ HeavyE

    Davis & Dean* have to make up

  89. Goldenbuc Says:

    They look like the 08 bucs, let’s hope they avoid the collapse. Baker very reminiscent of Jeff Garcia.

  90. Bojim Says:

    Why are you here Danny?

  91. Nate Says:

    @ Jeffsgrandpa

    Since you want to comment that under mine as a “Peter King” i was talking about the Defense …who bet their house bucs would be 0-2 ….cause of the Vikings and bears ??

    Wait to the schedule gets hard to talk issshh goes for you too! LOL

  92. NE Fan Says:

    stp@ that’s hilarious. The statue that took this team from the toilet to a SB and almost a 2nd? (Thx Bowles). Am I the only that realizes your PUNTER won this game? Mike C, like the Bucs against the Eagles doubtful, if the Pat’s beat Miami maybe you shut your pie hole.

  93. Nate Says:

    And everyone prasing Baker like he is the coming of Tom Brady….SLOW YOUR COWBOY FAN LIKE ROLL

    look how much yards w/o points we had and if not for the D in the 4th ….Bears were coming back 20-17 after a score. Why?? 3 and out stalls sayin that to say this….

    20 points a game against sub par teams AINT NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT….that last 7 goes to Shaq and the defense.

  94. DJB Says:

    A touching moment on the sideline when Licht hugged Shaq after his TD. Looked like Licht had tears in his eyes. It is a business as you always hear, but very human moment there.

  95. D-Rome Says:

    The Bucs defense was great today but I think it’s evident that Justin Fields is a bust. It’s shocking how they can’t get the QB position right.

  96. D Cone Says:

    Bears with the ball and a chance to win the game late in the Fourth Quarter and some are actually talking about going into the Bye at 4-0? This was the Bears on what is now a 12 game losing streak. It’s a Win but is by no means a sign they are about to go on a 6 game win streak anytime soon.

    48 yards on three drives down the stretch is not how to close a team out.
    Red Zone TD proficiency has to improve.

    Upside is Defense is tough. Allowed over 4 yards a carry but contained Fields.
    Bucs Rushing was up to 3.5 a carry from 2.2 in week 1. Then again it was the Bears who gave up 3.5 a rush for 120 to the Bucs but 5.5 for 175 last week to the Packers. Not sure if the Bucs Rushing is getting better or not. TBD.

    Baker did a nice job taking what the Defense gave him. I still have to see him against a Defense that doesn’t give away anything.

    Eagles will be a good test against a team that will certainly finish with a winning record.

  97. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:

    Nate I’m not one to say Bake is the second coming of Brady. But Bake actually had better numbers after his first two games of 2023, than Brady had in his first two games of 2022.

  98. stpetebucfan Says:


    Nobody is diminishing what Brady did. We would like some accountability!

    Year one was great. Year two OK…Year three his personal disaster and old man bod hosed the Bucs!

    BTW is Brady starting for N.E. against the Dolphins? Not sure I get your connection or point. I’ve already conceded I love Boston…respect BB as a DC he’s never won as HC without Brady…and obviously Brady is and will remain for my lifetime the GOAT.

    Nah the reason many of us rooted against the Pats is the team is a whose who of jerks. Start with the owner…then the Coach and then Buc forever Brady and take some pride finish with yourself. YES NE fans are also a reason many of us root for their losses.

  99. Nate Says:


    YOU MUST BE A NEW FAN….cause while your talking about statue QBs for 3 years ….Brad Johnson was that same statue who won you your 1st SB along with the great D ….your hate makes you sound like a DAM IDIOT who lets your emotions outweigh common sense.

    Name how many run around QBs with that element and play GREAT from the pocket and lead the team to a SB. Mahomes?? he plays great from the pocket before him you have to go to Steve Young…. even Hurst doesnt play great from the pocket why he lost.

    If you had any football sense you’d realize those QBs only get you so far …..and not 5000 yds a season far ….last years line was non exsistent compared to this years motley crue so when you hate on BRADY who almost has us in back to back SBs if not for a bad zero blitz.

    So if you wanna think BAKER can take us to a SB (who needed the D to ball tf out the first 2 easy games ) out of that list …we can bet on it …the house …LOL

  100. steele Says:

    Astute comparison, Goldenbuc. Mayfield does resemble Jeff Garcia, always thought so, and the 2008 Bucs is a reasonable comparison.

    To those of you who have already declared Mayfield greater than Brady, please douse your head in cold water and calm down. In addition to being completely different QBs in completely different circumstances in any case, the Brady of last season was an anomaly outlier in the crappiest of situations. For any QB.
    Put Mayfield in last year’s team under Leftwich….would have laid an absolute turd, with no even the games that Brady singlehandedly saved. Please let your thoughts of the GOAT and the well-earned Super Bowl rest in a nice separate place in your minds.

    Right now, I expect overreaction—“Super Bowl baby!”—but this is week 2, they beat a trash team with a bad QB that finished 3-14 last season. Same as last week: too early to jump to any conclusions, some positives, some negatives. The next 3 weeks will be a better indication.

  101. Nate Says:

    @Don’t tell me it’s raining

    See respectively LOL this is exactly what i mean….BRADY in 2002 had no training camp we also had the Saints who we lost too in OT and the Ravens who we beat

    DOESNT EVEN COMPARE…..see this is why i didnt want this BAKER faker here cause he gives people delusions of grander. SMH

  102. Nate Says:

    Oh and the saints has Drew breeze then too very bad comparison it shows thr BRADY hate and the FAKER MAYFIELD love lol

    look he played well enough to be good to great teams ehhh good teams some great teams none….and there you have it!!

  103. Danny Husak Says:

    OK. The first 2 games played right into the “Breach of The Baker’s Ability to Easily Win.” The Eagles are another matter. However, Baker won many games for the Browns that he wasn’t supposed to. WILL the Bucs win…….. that’s a matter for The Football Gods. CAN the Bucs win: Very much YES. He still doesn’t look “2020 Sharp”. Let’s just say that I wouldn’t feel safe bettin on the Eagles to Win. Danny Baker Buc Esq.

  104. Nate Says:

    People look at the first shimmer of light before jumpin the gun hey ….lol a big game towards the 1000 yd game but it only took a 4th down heave while the 4th starting saftey stayed in his back pedal to the endzone LOL

    Im a ME fan actually have a signed peace from him and he is my fav receiver….but im not thinking he will automatically get another stack of yards based on a team who lost their 2 starting safeties.

    We were suppose to exploit them and did..doesnt automatically make me think oh 1/5 of the way just need 15 more games like this lol ..its not Mike i worry about!!!

  105. stpetebucfan Says:


    You’re jumping all over the place. I said Brady is the GOAT! I said Brady gets credit for the SB. If he gets credit then he also needs to be accountable for his mistakes.

    Tom’s massive ego or whatever led him to play at least ONE year if not TWO years too long. We leave that middle year open for debate. But if Brady won the SB he just a surely cost us last season with his age and personal problems. He brought no energy and you can read the interviews of the Buc’s players.

    Yeah we respect Tom but Baker has brought enthusiasm and FUN to the locker room!

    AGAIN…Brady is the GOAT…his SB comeback against Atlanta is one for the ages…he played well enough his first year with the Bucs to win yet another SB…Thats the good. But his arrogance and ego sabatoged any real chance the Bucs had last season. How much time did he miss? The weeks of the preseason I could sorta understand…a man’s family is important…but going to Robert Kraft’s wedding during the season was just a middle finger to the Bucs.

  106. Crickett Baker Says:

    SPBFan, I loved your posts except for your defense of Brady which you thought you needed to do (which you didn’t). Compared to Baker, and in that regard, Brady was a statue and it is fun to wonder what Bake can do with his legs on occasion.
    Regardless if we lose to the Birds, I just hope to continue to see an entertaining and somewhat uplifting bunch of games.

  107. Mike C Says:

    Ne fan knows football? Said Baker hadn’t won a playoff game, thought the Bucs didn’t win a SB without Brady (unlike the pats) dude says complete nonsense ALL THE TIME? What are you talking about Dave pear?

  108. RustyRhinos Says:

    “Nate Says:
    September 17th, 2023 at 5:27 pm

    YOU MUST BE A NEW FAN….cause ”

    Yeah, you must be a “new” fan… 🙂 Kids today…