Keep Calm, Bucs Fans!

October 15th, 2023

Joe is taking a pain and anguish break to inform every single Buccaneers fan that only eight NFL teams have more wins than the Bucs.

That’s right. Only seven clubs have four or five wins. The Bucs are 3-2.

The sky is not falling. Dark clouds have not drifted over the One Buc Palace. There’s no reason to toss your jerseys throw the orange Jell-O you made for today’s game into the street. (That sounds fun, but a dog might eat and get seriously ill.)

Head coach Todd Bowles often talks about the Bucs finding their identity. It’s still being formed, but Joe thinks Tampa Bay is becoming a team that needs turnovers to win and one that is going to have to adjust to its deficiencies at tight end and in the running backs room.

That will take a little time, but while that’s happening, Joe remains confident the Bucs certainly have enough to win the sad NFC South. That includes beating the Falcons (3-3) at The Licht House next Sunday.

If the Bucs lose that game, then Joe will bless a fan freakout. Eventually, Joe will get ZZs tonight thinking that only seven teams are in better shape than the Bucs.

40 Responses to “Keep Calm, Bucs Fans!”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Wake up Bucs Fans!!!!

    The Mayfield and Canales honey moon is over!!!!

  2. Goodbuc'nlife Says:

    Losing faith in this offense. It’s as if we need to be down to apply any pressure on opposing defenses. What happened to a freaking hurry up offense. Why not go for it on 4 and 2? We choose to punt instead! It’s not rocket science.

  3. DS Says:

    Nothing at TE and RB

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    You gotta admit Jow

    The play calling of Canales was soooo bad tonight… had the stench 💩 of Byron Suckwich all over it!


  5. MelvinJunior Says:

    “Keep CALM,” with an Offense on par with the STEELERS, TITANS, PATRIOTS, & ATL!?!?!?! Come on, mannnnn!!!!

  6. stpetebucfan Says:

    “it had the stench 💩 of Byron Suckwich all over it!

    Perhaps but at least it didn’t have the stench of a BucAnthem post on JBF!!!!

    It’s one game. The Bucs two losses have come against 2 of the 4 teams with the best NFL record since midpoint of last season. Those 4 teams are still great. The Bucs are obviously not great…YET.

    There is a lot of room for growth. Next Sunday is the real test.

  7. Greg The Truth Says:

    Please don’t patronize us Joe. We beat the Bears, Vikings, and a struggling Saints team. We were outclassed by the 2 good teams we faced. You can’t win without an Offense in the modern NFL. We are the worst in the league in rushing… again! Mayfield is below average but has swagger???? There is no reasonable scenario where Bowels or Mayfield are here next year.

  8. Irish Laughter Says:

    I would be shocked if the Bucs don’t go 9-3 the rest of the year. The NFL is a mess right now and The Bucs look better then 75% of the league. I agree, don’t panic.

  9. Sly Pirate Says:

    The offense is now almost ranked dead last and they’re getting worse.

  10. Tbbucs3 Says:

    “Nothing at TE and RB”

    Was that way last year too, but all the meats head just wanted to blame Leftwhich.

  11. mark2001 Says:

    I like Davis. But seeing him get Chris Conte’d by a wide receiver wasn’t very encouraging,

    And just remember…the three teams we have beaten have a 6-12 record this year. So just deal with the reality we are probably the best team in the weakest division in Football, and in a normal one we would likely be in the lower half. So don’t expect miracles.

  12. HC grover Says:

    I am a fan who does not care about the record. Why should I? I just like having a Tampa NFL team. If they suck they suck. Right now….they suck. I will not claim the are good when they are not.

  13. HC grover Says:

    Mayfield is a low budget clown.

  14. Popcorn Mike Says:

    Joe, I hear you but it’s just frustrating to see the opportunities that the Bucs have in these games to score and the drive is always killed by a penalty or a drop pass. And what’s up with all these batted down passes today? It’s to the point where as soon as the Bucs make a big play, I start looking for the yellow flag

  15. HC grover Says:

    Real fans do not ‘freak’ when their pro team sucks. Embrace the suck. Be glad your city has a team. It is much better than no team. Fun either way.

  16. TonySoprano Says:

    “…is going to have to adjust to its deficiencies at tight end and in the running backs room…That will take a little time, but while that’s happening, Joe remains confident…”

    Joe: honest question – what gives you any confidence Bowles and Co. will adjust? A quarter into the season, have you seen any adjustments yet? They’ve said time and time again they will continue to run the ball, even when it apparently is failing miserably.

  17. ModHairKen Says:

    No. But this team is mediocre

  18. 1#bucsfan Says:

    I didn’t think the TEs did terrible they made their ketches. Deff baker didn’t have a good game no run game and ME13 dropping some of easy ones. Shake off the bye blues and get back to work

  19. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    Relax girls, the division still stinks and we’re still in first place.

  20. mark2001 Says:

    I guess it really depends on what your level of satisfaction is. Is it the number of wins? Is it Division Championships? Is it advancing in the playoffs? Is it a conference championship? Is it playing in the SB? Is it winning a SB? I think there is a good chance we could reach one or two of these. The rest? Don’t see it this season.

  21. Mike C Says:

    This was a “BLOW OUT LOSS” why shouldn’t we panic? Lol I suggest Joe watch what San Fran did to Dallas if he wants to not be an idiot and actually figure out whatha “Blow out” is.

  22. Mike C Says:

    What a*

  23. RichieRich Says:

    Exactly Win that game we have a 2 game lead.

  24. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:

    They were $55 million over the cap in February and the experts had them bottom of the barrel preseason. A winning record and good chance to win the division is a nice surprise. Lots of teams have looked bad against the Eagles and Lions lately, or so i hear.

  25. MelvinJunior Says:

    Took ‘em an ENTIRE ‘2-Weeks’ to come up with THAT game plan!?:/ WOW. It was SUCH a joke that (after the first run again on 1st-Down, with like 9-10 minutes left), I said… “Yeah, REAL SMART There, Do It AGAIN, You STUPID SOB!!!!” And, I be darn… HE DID (on that 2nd-Down too, back-to-back!!!! HeII, I was just joking, but it was really, just that ridiculous. It’s at the point now, where I believe he’s being stubborn and just doing it out of spite… Cause, how else, could ANYBODY, be THAT stupid!? It makes no sense… Continuing to run on 1st-Down and just like, ramming your head into a WALL. Over and Over, & Again and Again. They’ve GOT TO play with more tempo and play more of a dink and dunk pace, and get Baker outside of the pocket where he’s actually, BETTER at improvising and making plays… He’s more accurate even, when ‘outside’ of the pocket. He’s too small to constantly, be contempt with just staying in there, when it’s most always, all boggled-up and he can barely see over. I mean, How MANY balls did he get ‘batted’ today… 4, 5!? THIS ultra conservative, scared to death to make a mistake, ball protection, archaic, 1994 (so-called) “offense,” just isn’t WORKING and it’s NOT going to. Period. Even, a blind squirrel can see that. 💯. End of Story.

  26. Doug Says:

    Been a Bucs fan since they wore the creamsicles every week. Not gonna panic over losing to a really good Detroit team.The defense did good considering how little the offense did yesterday. Fire the cannons Raise the Flags

  27. DavetheRave Says:

    pitches, sweeps, run outside to stretch defense. 1st downs are for more than line plunges, mix it up more. screaming at the tv isn’t working, gonna hafta break something…

  28. Anita Rauch Says:

    When I saw them in those Creamsicle uniforms I knee we had lost before the game ever started whoever thought that one up needs to be fired

  29. Anita Rauch Says:

    When I saw them in those Creamsicle uniforms I knew we lost before the game even started

  30. Herbie uc Says:

    I cast all blame on our running backs baker needs help he’s avoiding sacks and not throwing tons of interceptions. Our running back are holding us down we need to trade for a decent RB our offense will take off once that happens. Our defense just held the lions to 20 points lions was averaging 31 points a game. I’m def not panicking 11 win season I’m still confident we can do it. And that offensive pass interference on Mike Evans was terrible!! That don’t get called it’s a completely different game

  31. Double G Says:

    Baker sucked and Evans!!

  32. It's Corn Says:

    “still have 2 out of 3 branches of government, and that ain’t bad”

  33. Sumosam Says:

    The score was 10 to 3 in the 3rd quarter with plenty of time on the clock. It was 3rd down and 1 at around their 11 yard line. We throw a 50/50 ball in the end zone that does not work. It took us all game to get that close to the end zone. Get the first down! You have 2 plays to get 1 yard! You fought all game to get that close. That was when we lost the game right there. Situational football. Simple stuff. You tie the game up right there and it’s a completely different game.

  34. Allen Lofton Says:

    The difference between the 2021 and 2023 bye week was Brady team never lost a game all the way through the Super bowl, but lets hope that the Mayfield team can put this lost behind themselves.

  35. George Gaspar Says:

    The Bucs are a good “bad” team. They may even make the playoffs due to the weakness of the NFC South. So keep calm the Bucs are probably going to be the worst team to make the playoffs and lose in the first round and get screwed for draft picks next year and still have a QB problem

  36. Cheri Says:

    Creamcicles are bad luck. Burn them .

  37. Joe Says:

    Creamcicles are bad luck. Burn them

    Bucs are 2-3 this century wearing the creamsicle throwbacks. Not really bad luck.

  38. Cheri Says:

    The Creamsicle throwbacks bring memories of before we were really established. A winking pirate is not ferocious.Ive lived during those years and experienced what its like to be a team that people make fun of year after year. I dont like the memories Creamsicle brings back.

  39. Reality BucFan Says:

    All Honesty were overpaying our Defense…our DBs can’t cover and When they try and play Zone defense it’s embarrassing… It’s a shame the Browns,Jets, and Jaguars look better on defense than us we’ve been together 5years now

  40. 76 bucsfan46 Says:

    The play calling was weak.