Bills 24, Buccaneers 18

October 26th, 2023

Tonight the Bucs couldn’t stop the run or the pass, but otherwise the defense was on point.

As crazy as that sounds, it’s sort of true.

Again the defense made big plays but it wasn’t nearly enough as the offense didn’t possess the pop to be dangerous. That’s it; Joe believes the Bucs have found their 2023 identity.

Yeah, the Bucs scored 18 points, which improved their season average, but just about everything with the offense is a struggle. The running game stinks and there so little spark in the passing game. After Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Rachaad White (as a receiver) there’s a whole lot of nothing besides Baker Mayfield’s heart.

Why the Bucs couldn’t get Evans involved early in this game, Joe has no idea. Maybe the film will tell the story. But it makes no sense. Adapt, Dave Canales, start throwing underneath to Evans or take the short out throws to set up something more.

The Bucs continued their horrid third-down defense and their strong red zone defense. Josh Allen was a whopping 31-of-40 for 324 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. It was just too easy for Allen to carve up the Bucs’ zone defense.

Outside of punting and the red zone defense, Joe’s not sure what the Bucs do well as a unit.

Joe has to hand it to Mayfield for one hell of a Hail Mary throw that somehow bounced in the end zone to close the game. Did Bucs receivers lose it in the lights? Damn, that could have been one hell of a special ending.

Instead, Bucs fans got a piece of coal in their Trick-or-Treat bag.

At 3-4, the Bucs are in the playoff hunt. But that doesn’t make them a good team.

52 Responses to “Bills 24, Buccaneers 18”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    Fire Bowles! Enough is enough.

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Blow it up!

    Fire Bowles

  3. firethecannons Says:

    we need to tank from here on out. we need new coach new GM new QB’s new center, new running back to start

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Seriously Glazers… Bowles 💩💩💩💩

  5. destinjohnny Says:

    We Dont have the personal to play at a 5 win level

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Glazers never fire head coaches during a season. I wish they would and make Canales interim HC…

    Anyway, let the Trask era begin.

  7. destinjohnny Says:

    Who picks the players???

  8. LongSeason Says:

    Bucs worst rushing attack with 3.1 ypc was 1977. Next worst at 3.2 ypc tie between 1983, 1993, 2023.

  9. Steelers fan Says:

    Wow if you cant admit Baker is the worse QB in the league after that game you never will.

  10. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    One of the WORST clock management I’ve ever seen from Bowles……fire Bowles

  11. Chris Says:

    I miss Byron

  12. Colonel Angus Says:

    Canales definitely is a disappointment. Pretty bad no call there on the PI, but I guess they never call those on hail mary’s anyway. Looks like Godwin just had to look for the ball and we win.

  13. Beeej Says:

    “Steelers fan Says:
    October 26th, 2023 at 11:26 pm
    Wow if you cant admit Baker is the worse QB in the league after that game you never will.”

    You’ll have to explain why that is so

  14. destinjohnny Says:

    who picks the players?

  15. danthebucfan Says:

    That was likely Baker Mayfields last game.

  16. 1#bucsfan Says:

    How about the 3 missed call PIs in the end zone. But still shouldn’t have come down to that

  17. Cometowin2 Says:

    Have they ever heard of hurry up offense? You know what other teams do when they get behind.

  18. Old School Bucs Says:

    Hey Joe, this team is so much better without Brady, huh!!

    So now let the losers begin their normal we need a new running back, we need a new quarterback, we need new wide receivers…… Freakin losers.

    Again, I will say there are a lot of problems, but offensively the problem us the oline!!!!!!!!! It is soft. Cant run block, and is weak at best is pass pro. It is undisciplined and lacks a nastiness to compete will above average defensive lines. So you can talk about skill players all you want, but the base of this team is unbelievably weak, and has been a problem for a couple years.. Fix the line you will start winning games.

  19. Posey99 Says:

    Paging Colin Cowherd… baker is terrible.

  20. FortMyersDave Says:

    Neil needs to be cut. The Glazers should start contact Harbaugh’ s agent unless Licht has a chubby for working with Bellicheat again. Canales is green as an OC, he is likeable but nice guys often flame in the NFL. Bowels is dead man walking.

  21. D-Rome Says:

    Wow if you cant admit Baker is the worse QB in the league after that game you never will.

    2 TDS, 0 INTs on 60% passing. Not great but that’s not a “worst QB in the league” performance.

  22. BangkokBuc Says:

    Fire Bowels !!!

  23. Capt.Tim Says:

    Mayfield is alone on offense.
    Even our “superstar” WRs, who drop most balls thrown to them, didnt even look for a perfectly thrown hail mary.

    Sit Mayfield, and start the Wimpy noodly armed kid.
    That will make the Bucs hilarious, and get us a top draft pick.
    And it will get this lame coaching staff/ Front office fired.

    Meybe we’ll draft some good players, and get them a decent Coach and front office.

  24. Winny Testaverde Says:

    We have one happy “fan” at least…the pear shaped Petey D who goes by Buccaneer Bonzie. He won’t stick to his elf Sir! This weeble wobble gleefully adds comments when the Bucs circle the drain. And to top it off he wants “Can Do” Canales to run things here on out. Look for Pete DutchOven with his new kiddie thriller “The Midget And His Magic Minivan” at a pawn shop near you!

  25. Bucsdelight Says:

    Baker isn’t the problem. O.C. and Bowels is.

  26. TheBucsAnthem Says:



    Fire Bowles



  27. dmatt Says:

    Enough of Baker. He played scared,passive, timid, n if he was in a horror house while standing in the pocket. Penalties bailed us out. What’s up with the no sense of urgency to win while behind 14 points with 10 minutes left in the game. Bucs let time just run off the clock. They were outplayed n out coached. Bowles has no heart n it’s apparent that Canales is a first time OC.

  28. Jack Clark Says:

    Did anybody see our pass rushers? Or did they take today off?

  29. Capt.Tim Says:

    Wow. Some really brainless people blaming this on Mayfield.
    Hes the only player on offense that didnt suck.
    But hopefully, They tank, and Mayfield is done.

    Watching that noodle armed kid will at least keep me laughing thru all the losing!

  30. Tbbucs3 Says:

    “I wish they would and make Canales interim HC”

    Bonzai, every comment you have is like a parady of a dumba**

  31. Surfslowson Says:

    The Hail Mary was pass interference or holding 100%. Two guys holding both Evans and Otten, another guy spun Godwin before the ball got there so he couldn’t look for the ball.

  32. HC Grover Says:

    We need to look at Plan 9 surviellance film he took from his space station to see what went wrong.

  33. Steelers fan Says:

    ——2 TDS, 0 INTs on 60% passing. Not great but that’s not a “worst QB in the league” performance.—-

    124Yd in the 4th Q …The game was over. It was garbage stats and lucky bounces. Helly they did a 16 play drive that took the entire clock even Baker knew it was over he was just tryn to pad stats otherwise he would of tried to score way faster there was no urgency what so ever coz hes a selfish player.

  34. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Canales runs a HS playbook but sure let’s hire him to take over as head coach, what?!?!?

  35. David Says:

    Give it up. It’s Trask time.

    Baker’s heart is not going games and it hasn’t won many games for him. He completed 59% of his passes with some help at garbage time when the game was already decided with some lucky Bills penalties and scoring TD and a conversion off of defender helmets twice.

    Baker easily should have two interceptions and a picks while holding on to the ball for too long.
    Bills stop playing most of the second half being up 14 points. Bucs scoring 3, 6, 10 in the first half of lasdt three games is not going to win many games.

  36. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    At least Baker plays with heart. Canales is as bad as Bowles. Defense was horrible. No pass rush, no run defense and no pass coverage. Kancey did nothing tonight other than an off sides penalty. Oline was its usual horrible self. There are so many holes in this team, I don’t know where to start.

  37. David Says:

    Big news Baker fans;
    Baker has found a new way to throw TD’s. The art of bouncing off the defender’s helmets. LOL.

  38. B Says:

    Any Kids in the Hall fans? Never blitz on third down. Never blitz on third down. Never…always… always blitz on third down. Always blitz on 3rd down.

  39. Tony Marks Says:

    Steelers fan Says:

    The game was over.
    124Yd in the 4th Q …The game was over. It was garbage stats and lucky bounces.


    You guys just started watching the NFL? LOl when has a two score lead ever been over and how is it over when it came down to the last throw with 4 seconds left?

    Why not just admit it traskites – NO way was that a benchable game for a Qb with no running game, starting most the second quarter drives from around the five yard line. and on a team that can’t name a third WR.

    Was there even a play when the pocket didn’t instantly collapse?

    What this game UNDERSCORES is this team needs a lot more than Godwin and Evans. Its Captain OBVIOUS what defense coaches are telling their teams

    take out Godwin and Evans and they got nothing to throw to and never had anything to run with.

  40. David Says:

    This game was not close. The final score does not represent the how bad the offense was with Baker prior to the game garbage time.

  41. Canabuc Says:

    Ok my assessment:

    Ryan Neil is utter trash. Release and play Delaney. I can’t count how many good offensive plays happen when he is the man in coverage.

    Stinnie is better than Feiler. Feiler plays more on right side. Time to realize Mauch isn’t ready and put Feiler there or Leverett.

    Baker put up numbers due to garbage time down 2 scores with under 6minutes to go. He has spunk and would love him as a back up who can come in allFired up and win games from the bench. But….he is not a starter calibre QB.
    Maybe Trask is worse but we aren’t getting to the playoffs with Baker helming this ship so might as well see what we have behind door number 2 as next year there is a very good crop of QB.

    White is better than you all give him credit for. The I terror line stinks and there are no homes for him. Out of all starting Running Backs in the league he is among the worst in yards before contact. Basically he is getting hit at or near line of scrimmage all the time so hard to get much positive yards.
    Every other back we have given carries to be it Vaughn,Edmonds or Tucker have done much worse.
    Would like to see Ronnie Brown as at least he adds a different dimension.

  42. David Says:

    With two scores down, Baker too for ever to make a lucky score on the long drive at the end.

  43. Canabuc Says:

    If they keep taking out Evans and Godwin then keep checking down to White! Guy keeps getting 10+ yards per reception.
    After enough of those it will force defense to respect it and then you can take your shots.
    This was what helped Brady be the goat. Every superbowl year he had a running back who was among league leaders in receptions at the position!

  44. King Brutus Says:

    Fire Todd Bowles and promote Canales he has fire and knowledge. We all know he’s being handicapped by Bowles who’s definitely no Pete Carroll

  45. Tony Marks Says:

    “Maybe Trask is worse but we aren’t getting to the playoffs with Baker helming this ship so might as well see what we have behind door number 2 as next year there is a very good crop of QB.”

    What you guys don’t seem to get is your interests don’t align with the person who makes the calls – the coach. Are any of you going to say – hey coach we will keep you just let us see what Trask has? nope and neither will ownership commit.

    You keep begging for an expedition to “see what we got ” ( for a third year guy that clearly has not shown he is the stud you all claim he is) like this is fantasy land where the coach doesn’t have to protect his career instead of your expedition

    Maybe Bowles still makes a change but the fact that Traskites are so salty and sarcastic means one thing – you know Baker did NOT have a game thats benchable not when there is so much else wrong with this team. Go find a third WR or get Palmer up to the task and get a RB. Get a TE while you are at it as well.

    Your claim about Baker not being a starting QB is hot garbage because you have stars in your eyes from having Brady. Baker is ranked number 15. Guess how many teams there are in the league? Welcome to the NFL without rentals. over half the league doesn’t have super star QBs and for all the talk you are not sure to get one in the draft. YOU definitely are not getting any of the top two picks and every year top prospects flake out..

  46. Bojim Says:

    Well at least it was still a game to the end. I have no problem with Mayfield. White did ok but he’s better when he gets the ball in open space. We still need an RB that can get more than two or three yards a pop. Trade White for one.

  47. TB bolts Says:

    3 Ls in a row for the bake show fan boys… I wonder how many excuses we’ll see over the mini by… ya’ll touch up your clown make up its gonna be a long ten days. Keep telling us how great Baker is lol

  48. Mike Johnson Says:

    We are officially a below 500 ball team now. And our next game is in Houston against an up-and-coming team with a smart rookie QB. Either get back to 500 or sink deeper into the abyss It’s that simple. Ruck up Bucs.

  49. Sly Pirate Says:

    COME ON! They got 18 because the Bills defense made two boneheaded plays on 4th down. Otherwise, it’s 10.

  50. Phred Says:

    “Can’t stop the pass or the run. Otherwise, we’re in great shape.”

    – John McKay.

  51. Obvious Says:


    With that said, THE GUY CAN’T FIND AN OPEN RECEIVER. EVER! Listen, I’m sorry but he must be too short. OR… He Can’t See and needs Glasses,,, Do you guys know who baker looks like out there CONSTANTLY SQUINTING? That’s Right. You guessed it… JAMISE WINSTON!!! FOR ONE REASON OR THE OTHER, HE CAN’T SEE!

    Also… What is wrong with his pocket presence? Something just ain’t right there. He is NEVER EVER comfortable. EVER…

    We can’t score meaningful points through the air guys. That’s just the way it is. Guys got GIANT HEART! And I LOVE THAT! He just doesn’t have the rest that makes a GREAT QB. It’s a shame really. I like the guy. It’s hard not to root for him.

    Most of us aren’t throwing him under the bus. It’s NOT that. He looks lost and confused and WAY to tentative. I’m worried he’s second guessing himself and that’s making it worse. Like I said it’s a shame really. But we HAVE TO do something from that position in order to win these games.

    PLUS THE WHOLE TRAM LOOKS DISJOINTED. Talents there. Leadership is not..

    If I had to drop a word and describe what I’m seeing……….. Sloppy. Just sloppy.

  52. ScottyMack Says:

    This bend but don’t break defense leads to some really long drives for the offense. That sure doesn’t help!