Bucs Clinging To Final NFC Wild Card Spot

October 27th, 2023

If the season ended today, would the Bucs be in the playoffs?

It’s a stupid question because the season doesn’t end today. However, the Bucs are tied with the Vikings, Saints, Rams and Commanders for the final NFC wild card spot.

All those teams have a 3-4 record.

Considering the Bucs have wins against the Vikings and Saints (also known as owning the postseason tiebreaker edge), and Tampa Bay has a better conference record than Washington and an equal one to the Rams, Joe will say the Bucs are in great position to cling to that final wild card spot deep into the holiday season.

Playoffs? Playoffs!!?? For this bad Bucs team? Absolutely.

At least one meh team is on track to quality for the NFC postseason. Why not the Bucs?

35 Responses to “Bucs Clinging To Final NFC Wild Card Spot”

  1. Colonel Angus Says:

    4 of next 5 are winnable. Lots of mediocre teams out there. 49ers definitely gonna merk us.

  2. BrianBucs Says:

    This is what happens when because of more TV money too many teams make the playoffs.
    It’s always fun to watch a playoff game when the teams are bad and possibly have losing records

  3. Alexandre Nascimento Says:

    Let’s go!!!!
    Needs Vea back badly to stop the run and let our defense to play less zone
    A win in Texas is a must
    Go Bucs

  4. unbelievable Says:

    Who gives a flying fahq?

    You want them in the playoffs just to get blown the F out by the #2 seed?

    This is not a playoff caliber team.

    They’re poorly coached. They’re sloppy. Their execution is terrible. And despite having 5 or 6 legit pro-bowl / all pro caliber players, the coaching staff is so far in over their heads they can’t even figure out how to scheme these guys into positions to make plays.

    I’ve seen enough. Todd Bowles has got to go.

    He is who we always knew he was- a solid defensive coordinator who is nothing close to being head coach material.

  5. Couch Fan Says:

    Exactly @ unbelieveable

    All making the playoffs do is give our not very football savy owners a reason to keep hanging onto this terrible coach.

  6. Bucs 95 Says:

    Playoffs ? 🤣🤣🤣 if were the 7th seed we will most likely play the lions 49ers or eagles all 3 we play this year and will get smoked lol

  7. Bucs 95 Says:

    Already got spanked by 2 outta 3 49ers is next they will smash us

  8. Bucs 95 Says:

    Thats the issue if we make the playoffs as a 7th seed then they will pay mayfield a contract he dosent deserve and keep bowles another which he dont deserve smg were in a no win situation rn

  9. Mike S Says:

    Mayfield is starting next game – Bucs are going to lose to the Texans.

    Then Tampa will be 3-5 after losing 4 in a row.

    Bucs are not going to make the playoffs this year.

  10. Day 1-76 Says:

    As most teams are, this one is a direct reflection of their coach. They are constantly overmatched and look confused when moronic strategies fail. They, and their fans, will be better off in the long run by sticking with their losing ways. Maybe we won’t have to hear abot how much of a genius Joe’s hero licht is.

  11. Mike Johnson Says:

    3-4 says we are below 500. Can’t make no playoffs like that sonny. Next up is the Texans who are an improved team with a rook QB who is playing very well. Heal up Bucs. You got another tough road game coming up. Nobody feels sorry for anybody in this league. Get better or stay down.

  12. unbelievable Says:

    ^ 1000%

    Team is a complete reflection of the head coach- soft, pathetic and inept.

  13. MelvinJunior Says:

    Trask would’ve won that game tonight. Baker was just Baker. Which was just AWFUL. Dude literally, CANNOT ‘see’ and is back there just bouncing around like he’s inside of a ‘pinball’ machine… There were at LEAST, 5-BALLS that should’ve been picked-off tonight, EASILY!!!! And, he takes too long to make decisions (guess bc he can’t SEEEEE), & there’s NO pace or tempo. It’s HORRIBLE. That bend but not break ZONE Defense tho, didn’t give them ANY favors either, as far as field position goes, & where they were forced to begin their drives. But, Bottom-Line… Well, I believe pretty much everyone knows WHAT that would be!!!!

  14. Pasadena Buc’s Fan Since ‘97 Says:

    I think someone already quoted the famous “Playoffs!?!? Playoffs?!?!” quote but the situation with this current Buccaneer team is we have ZERO OFFENSE.

    This has been the running them since Dung, Dilfer, King and such.

    Even Gruden the “Guru” and Arians, had a few fleeting years of yardage and scoring and such.

    Whatever our defensive deficiencies are, it’s the offense that sucks and always has for the last 25 years.

    When will the O ever balance the D?!?!

    Just a simple question.

  15. Bucs13 Says:

    There’s something off with the QB room. Why didn’t Trask walk out with the QB? That’s always been the case with teams. The QBs run out together on the field. Baker ran out with the OL. I don’t have a problem with that because Brady ran out with the OL and his backup QBs. It was Trask and Gabbert running out with him. Maybe Trask feels like he’s catching a bad break?

  16. Bucs13 Says:

    @Melvin. Absolutely hilarious description of Baker in the pocket. He’s too jittery and he can’t see. He’s not good enough like Brees who would move around and find throwing lanes.

  17. Sly Pirate Says:

    This team is about to implode. They’ll quit soon enough. Season is over.

    The next interesting development will be how many games until Trask get his chance.

  18. Mike S Says:

    Bucs13 Trask knows he got screwed. Probably won’t be here next season.

    Joe, Bowles, Canales, everyone has lied to him and disrespected him.

  19. Mike S Says:

    Joe has insulted Trask so often and repetitively it shocks me.

  20. adam from ny Says:

    there was absolutely no space for baker in the pocket tonight…

    in fact, there simply was no pocket…

    it’s amazing he got throws off sometimes with no room to breathe back there

  21. David Says:

    Baker has been padding his stats in all foiur losses in garbage time. The scores do not reflect how bad him and offense has been.

    Bench Bake now period.

  22. UKBuccaneer Says:

    ‘Trask would have won that game’

    Based upon what evidence? He’s basically a rookie – why should we assume he’d be good enough in the pros to start and win?

  23. David Says:

    Baker should have at least three int’s and including a pick six tonight.

  24. Tony Marks Says:

    David Says:

    Baker has been padding his stats in all foiur losses in garbage time. The scores do not reflect how bad him and offense has been.


    You still salty hours later because your desired projection to see the bucs lose 45 to 3 didn’t come to pass?

    Chin up – just imagine how salty you would be if Godwin actually saw that excellent near game winning bomb Baker threw. You wouldn’t even be able to whine about Baker still being the starter for two months at least. Now all you have to worry about is if he connects on those with The niners or if ATL gives the lead back to the bucs.

  25. Tony Marks Says:

    MelvinJunior Says:
    October 27th, 2023 at 1:06 am
    Trask would’ve won that game tonight


    That an example of Brady Rental syndrome

    Because we were able to get one super star player who we won a super bowl with we have one on our bench already (or have legitimate shot at Caleb) .

    AND/OR the playoffs is not an accomplishment unless we are on the verge again of instantly being a contender for the super bowl.

    Trask would have been sacked at least 7 times and judging by his play against opposing teams this year in the preseason would have thrown some picks like he did when under pressure.

  26. Steelers fan Says:

    “Trask would have been sacked at least 7 times”

    No because unlike Baker holding the ball all day Trask gets it out on time.

  27. Simeon Says:


  28. ModHairKen Says:

    Play Trask. Why not? What’s the fear, it will upset team chemistry? Okay. Wait until they are 3-6. That will help.

    Bowles is going to seal his own fate. Fine. We’ve seen it before. Dungy and Gruden were fired after winning seasons.

  29. WillieG Says:

    I hope they lose their remaining games. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see them go on a hot streak, get into the playoffs, and make a legitimate run at the Super Bowl (not one and done), but I know that’s not going to happen. Not with this team. Especially not with this coaching.

    All I can hope for is:
    A high draft pick
    A new head coach, a great one, who isn’t stuck in the past
    A new middle linebacker
    A new edge rusher. Or 2, or 3, or 4. Anyone but JTS.
    A lifetime contract for Evans
    A nice contract for Winfield
    A legitimate third receiver
    A legitimate fourth receiver
    A kick returner
    A punt returner
    A cornerback who makes interceptions

  30. NE Fan Says:

    Pasadena, 2020 & 2021 Bucs O averaged 31 points a game. That’s more than pretty balanced.

  31. Pewter Power Says:

    Can’t win a wild card spot if you can’t score points, Tom Brady is retired

  32. Tony Marks Says:

    Steelers fan Says:
    October 27th, 2023 at 3:07 am

    No because unlike Baker holding the ball all day Trask gets it out on time.


    🙂 Trask gets squat out on time because he has played almost no NFL games against opposing teams and he threw an int with little pressure in preseason . This is why trask supporters are rightfully considered cultic. They just make up things in their head and pretend its fact.

  33. gofortheface30 Says:

    Absolutely pathetic that a team that cant even average 20 points, makes the playoffs. Shows the absolute mediocrity of the entire league. But when it comes to the NFL people will literally walk off the edge of the cliff if the league told them to

  34. power sweep Says:

    @Tony Marks

    Where do you get the idea that based on the preseason Kyle Trask throws picks? Trask threw 69 passes in preseason and had only one INT, an INT% of only 1.4%. That’s very low. Lower than Baker’s career INT% of 2.7%. Your opinions should be based on facts, not bias.

  35. EricTheViking Says:

    You really think this team is capable of making the playoffs @Joe? Absolutely. That doesn’t make them a good team. But sure. –Joe
    Sounds like you’ve been hanging out with Josh Freeman aka the snow blower.

    Bowels won’t be able to fall ass backwards into a division title and playoff boot stomping this year. Only the GOAT got him over that hump.

    Racial politics are the only reason he got the job.