Bucs’ Division Lead Cut To A Half-Game

October 8th, 2023

Big wins for the slimy Saints and Falcons today. Both are now 3-2.

So much for the miserable NFC South.

The Carolina Panthers, however, plunged their record to 0-5. Rookie No. 1 overall pick QB Bryce Young threw two picks and the Panthers defense was worthless as Detroit jumped out to a 28-10 hafltime lead. The Bucs host the Lions (4-2) next Sunday at The Licht House.

The Saints (3-2) rolled the Belicheats in New England 34-0. They had drive after drive and scored 10 points off New England turnovers.

The Belicheats are (1-4) and Joe’s thinking they may be cruising toward a new head coach. Hopefully, Todd Bowles keeps the Bucs winning so Bill Belicheat doesn’t reunite in Tampa with his former right hand man, Jason Licht.

In Atlanta, Desmond Ridder shocked the NFL and put the Falcons on his back for a comeback victory. He completed 28 of 37 passes for 329 yards and a touchdown while Atlanta struggled to run the ball in a 21-19 win against the Texans.

45 Responses to “Bucs’ Division Lead Cut To A Half-Game”

  1. Citrus County Says:

    Hopefully, Todd Bowles keeps the Bucs winning so Bill Belicheat doesn’t reunite in Tampa with his former right hand man, Jason Licht.

    Joe; You are giving me indigestion.

  2. EA Says:

    In other nfl news, Bill Belicheat ain’t chit without Brady and Russ can’t cook without Pete Carroll.

  3. Jack Clark Says:

    “The Carolina Panthers, however, plunged their record to 0-5.”

    Oh no! The Panthers are collapsing for Caleb? Yawn… 🥱

    The Lions are 4-1 btw

  4. DI Says:

    Nah man I agree. Is he one of, if not the, greatest coach of all time? Yes, easily. But I don’t want that psychopath coaching our Bucs. It’s fun to watch this time and see the players having fun playing for the Bucs. To have a militaristic, micromanager on the end of his career come in would totally kill that vibe. We have a solid foundation going and there’s no need to blow that up just for a coach who might not coach for much longer.

  5. SteveK Says:

    We swung and missed with Jameis, but we didn’t trade Jalen Carter (panther’s #9 traded pick), DJ Moore, two 2nd round picks, and their first pick this year, very well Caleb Williams.

    Jason Licht needs to send them a fruit basket this holiday season. Holy cow, that is an enormous amount of pressure to put on an undersized QB. How was Stroud or Richardson not rated higher on their board, truthfully?

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I would take Bill Belicheat as hc

  7. Since76 Says:

    Belicheat is a losing head coach minus Tom Brady. He is no better than lovie smith.

  8. Jack Clark Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:
    October 8th, 2023 at 5:56 pm
    I would take Bill Belicheat as hc

    With or without Tom Brady?

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Since76 Says “Belicheat is a losing head coach minus Tom Brady. He is no better than lovie smith.”

    Any coach without a good QB is a losing head coach…but if you are assuming he would be a loser anywhere else he goes, that is an assumption, not a fact.

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    @Jack Clark

    With isn’t really an option…but if he comes here and gets the right QB, well…

  11. Colonel Angus Says:

    This is good, keeps the pressure on our boys to stay on top.

  12. A Bucs Fan Says:

    Found this stat :

    Belichick in 10 seasons of coaching without Tom Brady:
    79-88 Record
    42-41 at Home
    31-64 vs .500 teams (16-35 w/ NE)
    7 losing seasons
    0 Division titles

    Hard Pass.

  13. BucsFan81 Says:

    We have to win next weekend and the Saints and Falcons need to lose that simple. I expect the defense to have a big game next week with Kancy coming back.

  14. KC Buc Says:

    I miss NE Fan. Would love to have this discussion with him

  15. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    I don’t miss NE Fan at all. Her take’s were stupid.

  16. Crickett Baker Says:

    I don’t know why, but I have a strong feeling Beli will retire after this season. His “old-timey” coaching actions do not seem to be working that well with this generation of players and I think he is tired.

  17. Jack Clark Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai Says:
    October 8th, 2023 at 6:01 pm
    With isn’t really an option…but if he comes here and gets the right QB, well…

    Didn’t we win a Super Bowl with the same “right” QB without Bill Belichick?

  18. BucaneroJim Says:


    “Hopefully, Todd Bowles keeps the Bucs winning so Bill Belicheat doesn’t reunite in Tampa with his former right hand man, Jason Licht.

    Joe; You are giving me indigestion.”

    Indigestion only?… baby, I would go straight to puking!

  19. Tzerik Says:

    Don’t fear the Falcons and we already got Saints away out of the way.

    Lookin’ good for the division.

  20. KC Buc Says:

    BA’s Pen – was sarcasm, I just want to see NE Fan try to put lipstick on that patriots pig

  21. HC Grover Says:

    Here come the Lions and Falcons. We will see.

  22. orlbucfan Says:

    BA’s Red Pen Says:
    October 8th, 2023 at 6:26 pm
    I don’t miss NE Fan at all. Her take’s were stupid.
    How do you know that poster was a female? NE Fan was a male. Well, well, well, Belicheat needs to retire. His team barely bothered to show up in front of their fans in Foxborough. If I had bothered to buy one of those tix, I would have raised h3ll from FL to Nantucket, and got my money refunded. Seriously. I went to plenty of Bucs games in the Dark Ages. If a fan wanted a refund, it was issued. That was a blatant insult to the NE fans. If they’re too lazy to raise havoc, that’s on them.

  23. ChiBuc Says:

    Please stop saying that trolls name (_ _ fan). You’re gonna conjure him up like Beetlejuice

  24. orlbucfan Says:

    That’s an oldie pic, but my favorite Buc: LVD!!

  25. Pewter941 Says:

    The Lions look really good

  26. Hodad Says:

    Nobody wants Robert Kraft’s sloppy seconds.

  27. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    NE Brady personal nut gurgler has been quite

  28. KC Buc Says:

    Haha love the beetle juice ref

  29. orlbucfan Says:

    Panthers showed up, played, and a few Lions players are hurting. They sure didn’t quit like that joke called the Patriots. 34-0, Aints? In NE?? Wonder if the Patriot fans are screaming for Belicheat’s head?

  30. Fred McNeil Says:

    Bellicheat is done.

  31. Old School Bucs Says:

    All this talk like the Bucs won the superbowl this year. The division just tightened and now the Bucs play Detroit. Let’s see what the Bucs do this week against a good old school team that will punch you in the mouth!!! Everyone can talk sh*t until you get punched in the mouth. Then you got to perform. In the NFL toughness is made in the Oline and the defense!!!

  32. mark2001 Says:

    Who thought it would be easy? But the best way to win the division is to just beat the division opponents, particularly the Saints and Falcons, twice each.

  33. Rod Munch Says:

    I can’t believe how bad the Pats are, even their defense has quit on them. Plus they don’t even have a legit backup to go to that might give them hope. If I’m Bill, I cut Jones and Zappe and run the wildcat for the rest of the season. There’s no way it wouldn’t score more than they’re scoring now.

  34. Mike C Says:

    9ers look unstoppable smh, Dallas looks like A JOKE!

  35. Jugheadfla Says:

    Can we trade our whole team for John Lynch? The guy knows how to put a team together

  36. Bucs 95 Says:

    49ers look like the team too beat man lynch built a strong team over there he should know he played in one of the best defenses all time in tampa that man knows how too build a team man im scared too play them this year there gonna smoke use again like last year

  37. Old School Bucs Says:

    @ Rod, I would play Cunningham immediately. I dont know what Bill see in Jones, but he just doesnt have it. While the pats have a lot of problems, that kid cunningham could bring a spark. But Bill would have to eat some crow. Cunningham, I think can play in this league, but needs a legit shot.

  38. Bosch Says:

    This is the NFL. BUCS dominated at home by Eagles, then dominate the saints in the big easy. Then the saints respond by spanking the the Pats on the road with a shut out to boot.

    Dolphins voluntarily pass on the scoring record against Sean Bounty Peyton’s Broncos and then get spanked by the Bills who in turn lose this week.

    Parity is what the nfl wants. That means the team that wants it most on that particular day is the team that wins. You gotta love it!

  39. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Old School Bucs Says:
    “I dont know what Bill see in Jones, but he just doesnt have it. ”

    He sees next year’s first round pick. Bill’s job is secure until the day he retires or decides to move on. He’s tanking.

    The reason I would take him as head coach?

    Because the simple truth is this: Brady, as awesome as he was, did not do it all by himself. Yes, Brady is the best who played the game, but Bill and he worked together to make that team a dynasty.

    And Bill made sure the defense was up to par…and he made sure the right culture existed.

    There was a time here when people claimed Bruce Arians was a washed up old man…then the Bucs hired him and we got a superbowl.

    Bill Belichick is 71 years old…and he likes Florida. Don’t be surprised if he takes a year off at some point and then gets hired by a Florida team.

  40. David Says:

    After 5 weeks Bucs have defeated these teams;
    1-4 Vikings
    1-4 Bears
    3-2 Saints
    They were blow out by ;
    5-0 Eagles
    Even with all that still leading only by half a game in the most weakest division in NFL.
    Bucs are not a deep playoff or a super bowl team. We will know how good or how bad they are once they play their second game against a good team.

  41. bob in valrico Says:

    Belichek’s weaknesses are twofold, IMO. He needs a good OC and a very good
    QB to run it. Then he can stick to what he is best at Defense. I am not sure if he
    has the support of his owner or team at this point.

  42. garro Says:

    Well that Atlanta win is a bit of a surprise. Ridder had been stinking up the place. Houston had been playing well.

    Big No for Bill anywhere near Jason.

    Go Bucs!

  43. Mike C Says:

    David, Dallas was blown out, Bucs got beat soundly by the eagles, there is a difference. And “only leading by half a game in the most weakest division ” how many games should they be up after playing one less game than everyone else? Bears don’t appear as bad as everyone thought, Vikings played Philly and KC to the end of the game…..

  44. Mike C Says:

    Bill is a loser without Brady, look it up, it’s bad. Wouldn’t touch that dinasor with a 10 foot pole.

  45. Daniel Dream Says:

    I agree with DI. As a clevelander I had to put up with Belichick’s first HCing tenure and it was not fun. I won’t argue that he deserves to be called one of the best coaches ever due to his accumulated results, but he’s a miserable bass-turd by nature and the game we love is so much less enjoyable when it’s not fun. Plus he’s a cheater at heart and he really doesn’t respect the fans or the players much nor the integrity of the game itself. It’s not something I can root for in good conscious. On top of all that, without Brady he might not have any championships anyhow.

    I’m not saying he’s a monster though. I’d give him a chance because it’s not like he assaulted or killed anyone; if by some crazy turn of events he coached the Bucs I wouldn’t turn against the team like I did the Browns recently- but we’re talking about an actual literal monster there. I’m not saying Belicheat is a bad person but he’s insufferable so I’d say no thank you if given the choice!!! Plus I like Bowles and I think he has a lot of promise so I want to see him succeed. Sure, Belicheat is one of the best coaches in history, but as far as I’m concerned- he is history. Time moves on and he’s the past and I think this Bucs team could be the future, and I’d rather roll with that. We won a chip with a few ‘mercenary’ veterans who hopped aboard the winning train and make no mistake they steered it to the promised land and that was great- but IMHO now is the time when we build a team from what we have with the ability to stand the test of time, and I’m the kind of person, I will take that ride over the bandwagon to quick success. I believe this a journey worth taking!