Upset Vibes And Memories

November 19th, 2023

It’s nearly 13 years to the day when the Bucs stunned the NFL world at San Francisco.

It was hardly historic, but it was the last Buccaneers shutout victory and one aspect of it opened Joe’s eyes.

The 2010 Bucs, then 6-3, rolled into Candlestick Park and carried the ball 42 times for 162 yards and a touchdown en route to a 21-0 victory. That 49ers defense ended the season as the No. 2 ranked rushing defense in yards per carry.

Then-Bucs rookie running back LeGarrette Blount — an undrafted rookie! — hammered away on the 49ers and was complemented by Cadillac Williams.

The Bucs win against a 3-6 49ers team was no shock, but the look of the game sure was. It also was a day that had a lot of Bucs fans telling themselves, ‘Damn, this young 2010 team is even better than we thought.’

Joe brings this fond memory up today as a way to hype the interns at world headquarters. Yes, special things can happen when the Bucs are in the other Bay area. And it’s the time of year when teams often tell the NFL what direction they are headed.

The Bucs are a very healthy team for mid-November, with a veteran quarterback, a bunch of hungry talent and plenty of coaches with Super Bowl rings.

It’s time to show up from the opening whistle like Tampa Bay did last Sunday.

49 Responses to “Upset Vibes And Memories”

  1. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    Bucs need to do special things with their special teams to keep this game in doubt.

  2. SteveK Says:

    Pound the hell out of the rock on offense, and get home on the pass rush on defense. Let’s go Bucs!

    Those two things will bring home a “w”.

  3. SteveK Says:

    Hoping Kancey and Vita have a purdy sandwich today.

  4. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Keep hope alive!

  5. orlbucfan Says:

    49ers come in a little too over-confident, they’ll get bit hard. Bucs know they’re major underdogs. All these dudes are human pro football players. They are competitive and proud. Sure would love to hear the entire team come together today.

  6. HC Grover Says:

    Predict a real nice loss and we beat the 11 point spread in a ‘close’ loss today. The only way to a win is if the Ninnies outblunder coach Bowlzo. Possible but not likely.

  7. Watch More All-22 Before Commenting Says:

    2021 bucs? typo.

  8. Old Sombrero Says:

    Can the Bucs run 62 yards today? Doubt it. If they have a decent run game and their defense shows up, there’s a chance. Stop McCaffrey and Debo; take them out of the offense and there’s a chance. Stopping both will be a challenge.

  9. BucsFanSince1996 Says:

    Can we bring Ali Marpet & Gronk out of retirement for one game?

  10. John Sinclear Says:

    We got no Legarrette Blount, we got no Cadillac Williams. Just throw the damn ball. And – catch it!

  11. faspro Says:

    C’mon Joe, proof read…

  12. Derek Says:


  13. realistic-optimistic Says:

    If Kittle, CMC, Purdy, and Deebo all collide with each other near the sideline and fall on Shanahan, THEN Bowles can … what am I saying. Bowles has a losing record against backup/rookie QBs and teams trotting out mash units.

    Joking aside. I just hope the Bucs make it a competitive game. That includes using timeouts strategically, Bowles!

  14. Julio A Cepeda Says:

    Let’s go bucs you have to believe that you can win this game. Defense wins.

  15. Chris O Says:

    Bucs fans are so delusional and easily one of the dumbest fanbases in the NFL. 49ers win this one 38-17

  16. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Chris O – fans can have hope, doesn’t make anyone dumb. Being hurtful however shows a lack of maturity and class. Try harder.

    Go Bucs – probably a hard loss, but let’s see some fight! Be aggressive on both sides of the ball.

  17. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    The latest spread has just mushroomed to 13.5 niners. Giving the Bucs little respect from those ‘connected’. I wonder if the injury report posted is accurate? According to the oddsmakers, this one’s gonna be a route. Time will tell. Go Bucs!

  18. D Cone Says:

    It’s Sunday and just a few hours before game time. Whether a fan that has been 100% Optimist with replies of how the Bucs just might win this game. Whether
    a fan that been 100% Pessimist and replied on how much they suck and don’t have a chance in H E double hockey sticks of winning. At this time of the day there is always the hope that the team will play well enough to get the W.
    Even the three guys that walk to their seats carrying a paper bag with eye holes punched out have Hope for a victory that day. Even at 1W and 10L.

    When it comes to football every team matches up equal to the other. Some may have better players but 11 men trot out on Offense and 11 trot out on defense. There are exceptions like in the case of the Bills but for the most part all is equal at 11 on 11 from start to finish.

    To start a season a team can come out and put 40 on the Giants and then put up 30 on a great Jets defense the week after. Then it can go into Arizona feeling unbeatable, underestimating a QB that’s been bounced more than Baker Mayfield, and get humbled. Besides the humiliation other teams see a chink in the armor and every game going forward is a dog fight. Go from a team that will compete for a Division Title to struggling for a Wild Card in week 18.

    Most under used term is ‘Must Win’. Every game is a must win. Whether a 10 point favorite or dog, piss a Win away and it could come back to bite you.

    As far as Bucs fans go. If Tampa takes the kickoff and drive for a TD some will say ‘Here We Go’. If the 49ers get the first drive and go for a TD some will say ‘Here We Go’

    Either way. In a few hours it’s Here We Go.

  19. T. McGee Says:

    The 1997 upset of Steve Young’s 49ers was much more important in Bucs history. That was the coming out party for a legendary defense.

  20. Bucs 95 Says:

    This is the game we might see kyle trask play cause it will be such a blowout by the 49ers , 38-3 49ers

  21. Mike C Says:

    Buc 95, I will take that bet, 35 points put the money where your troll mouth is.

  22. Jack Clark Says:

    Excited to see our creative defensive genius Todd Bowles play against the 49ers creative offensive genius Kyle Shanohan. Not expecting us to win but if we lose by only one score then that will be a moral victory for us because we know we can compete and possibly win against Super Bowl caliber teams. Go Bucs!

  23. TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:

    OVER 41.5 is the play.

  24. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    T McGee – agree and was at the game. Will never forget Steve Young and Jerry Rice getting blasted.

  25. WillieB33 Says:

    I attended that game for my 21st birthday! Great game! Donald Penn for the score was the icing on the cake! R.I.P. Mike Williams! That was a dark, but entertaining era as a Buc fan..Go Bucs!

  26. MadMax Says:

    I almost put 100 on it with the points, but i backed out…others were too tempting…buff -7.5….phins -14…texans -6…and of course philly +2.5 (thats a joke gimme)

  27. Dlavid Says:

    Seeing the headline immediately flashed me back to ‘97 when the Bucs came out and shocked the NFL …. Had a great run culminating in Gruden leading us to a glorious SB victory !!!!

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    TampaBayBucsFanSince1976 Says:
    November 19th, 2023 at 12:10 pm
    OVER 41.5 is the play.


    That’s a dangerous play – it assumes the offense will get more than 11 points. I don’t see it as I think it’s more of a 31-3 game.

    Personally, while I’d certainly take the 49ers and the points, I’d steer clear of the O/U.

  29. Rod Munch Says:

    Wait… I thought the line was like Bucs +7.5 – it’s Bucs +13.5 and people are still talking about this as a playoff team? LOL!

    Well it’s all in the Bucs hands – if they win this game, it’s the FIRST statement win ever by a Bowles coached team.

    And that’s the issue. He’s been coaching for a long time – and he’s never had one. It means he’s a garbage head coach.

    Wow, 13.5. It didn’t even occur to me that the number would be that insanely high. that’s the type of line a 5-12 team gets. Which , remarkably enough, is what I picked this team to be in the preseason — and yes, I had them 4-5 right now on the way to 5-12.

  30. HC Grover Says:

    Whoa…13.5? Nobody will bet on Bowlzo

  31. Steven007 Says:

    Rodney, apparently you’re in the wrong business. Instead of tooling around posting on a blog, you should be making millions with your incredible prognostication skills. I would assume that Vegas would be your b!tch. And if it isn’t then you’re not as smart as you think.

  32. Jack Clark Says:

    I expect to see NE Fan uppity as show up to post more hateful comments about the Bucs if we lose today since the New England Patriots (2-8) couldn’t lose again to anyone this week because they had a bye week 😂

  33. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    The only “Upset” will be my mood at 7pm….lofl


  34. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Funny how the owners paid some advertising person to come up with
    “It’s a Bucs Life!”

    Well done!

  35. Confido75 Says:

    +13.5 are rough odds, but this is the NFL and there is a reason they say, “any given Sunday”.

  36. orlbucfan Says:

    Watching some of the Miami game. The new ownership has wrecked their iconic logo of a football Dolphin leaping through the loop. Now, it just looks like a tourist attraction.

  37. Buc4evr Says:

    5 seconds left in the first half on their own 25 and the Dolphins go for it. Why can’t the Bucs do that?

  38. Jmarkbuc Says:

    T McGee..

    Yup. Back when defense was defense.

  39. Rod Munch Says:

    Steven007 – posted it all here before the season, stood by it when the team was 3-1, because I had the team 3-1, on the way to 5-12 (although they still could get to 6-11 because of the AR15 injury with Indy, I waffled on that game).

    I’ve correctly predicted the season record, exactly, every year since 2015 – with the exception of last year when I had them 10-7, and was blasted by all the being down on the team, when in fact I underestimated the Bowles factor.

    In any case I know people are triggered by greatness, so I forgive you.

  40. Steven007 Says:

    Triggered by greatness, haha. As I said before, if you are indeed that great a prognosticator and you’re not making millions then you are fool. But kudos.

  41. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m watching this Jags game vs the Titans, and what morons, they’re up 20-0 and they’re still being aggressive and trying to score points. Don’t they know something could go wrong? Bowles would never do anything like that, he’s just run the clock out, even though there is 7 mins left in the 3rd quarter (and end up making it a 20-17 game, where as the Jags are now up 27-0).

  42. Rod Munch Says:

    Watching Bryce Young have yet another terrible day, and throw yet another bad pick six, and knowing the Panthers traded their #1 pick this upcoming draft for him, in addition to everyone else, it makes me feel good. Hopefully that pick sets them back for at least 5 more years.

    Still, they’ll probably win one of two vs the Bucs, and Young will have his best game of the year I’m sure in one of those games.

  43. Trask To The Future Says:

    49ers will win by 20+. Lock of the Year.

  44. SteveK Says:

    Rod Munch Says:
    November 19th, 2023 at 3:32 pm
    Watching Bryce Young have yet another terrible day, and throw yet another bad pick six, and knowing the Panthers traded their #1 pick this upcoming draft for him, in addition to everyone else, it makes me feel good. Hopefully that pick sets them back for at least 5 more years.

    Still, they’ll probably win one of two vs the Bucs, and Young will have his best game of the year I’m sure in one of those games.


    I love it! Let’s go Team Positive!

    Don’t forget they passed on top 10 QB CJ Stroud for the undersized, non-elite trait having Young.

  45. HC Grover Says:

    Fish v Raiders. Firing the coach helped the Raiders. Hint Hint

  46. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The 49ers and Jags are the only winning teams we face the rest of the year.

    Panthers and Cards are fighting for the #1 pick.

    The chances of use landing that pick are slim and none. Heck, we’ll be lucky to get a top 10 pick with what is left of our schedule.

  47. MadMax Says:

    Welp dolphins screwed that card….lol

    I just want my Bucs to win today….COME ON GUYS, SAN FRAN IS SOFT,,,,,WE GOT THIS!

  48. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    I read somewhere that Chris O’s family tree is a stump

  49. Darin Says:

    Not.many were stunned then. 8/31/1997. That was when they stunned the NFL world and beat the 49ers into submission. If you were there with me you’ll never forget that one. Thanks big 99 for the memories