“We Should Be Healthy Going Into Tennessee”

November 6th, 2023

Handicappers will tell you quickly that rest is usually a team’s best friend, especially if the team has more rest entering a game than its opponent.

That “rest edge” advantage hasn’t played out for the Bucs this season, which is a little scary. Tampa Bay got hammered at home after their bye week and embarrassed yesterday following their “mini-bye.”

That’s a rough combination and next up is Tennessee at The Licht House on Sunday. The Titans are coming off their mini-bye after losing to 20-16 to the Steelers on Thursday night.

So the Titans have the “rest edge” advantage, meaning Tampa Bay will play on seven days rest and Tennessee will have 10.

At least the Bucs are healthy, which was the word from Todd Bowles today on SiriusXM NFL Radio. He said the roster came out of the Houston Horror in good shape.

“We should be healthy going into Tennessee,” Bowles said after acknowledging Jamel Dean is still dealing with his Sunday concussion.

If Bowles was hiding an undisclosed injury, he likely would have said something vauge about evaluating some players after their day off on Tuesday.

Joe is glad the Bucs should be in strong health for Sunday. It’s a true must-win game against a bad team, and Joe would prefer the Bucs not have any excuses entering the matchup.

Just win.

55 Responses to ““We Should Be Healthy Going Into Tennessee””

  1. Jmarkbuc Says:

    So… Tennessee ready?

  2. Jack Clark Says:

    Todd Bowles let a rookie QB go 70 yards for a touchdown with only 40 seconds left in the 4th quarter 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

  3. Mike Johnson Says:

    No fauth in our defense. Ans we will be facing yet another rookie with something to prove on their turf. We lose by 3.l

  4. Dom>Licht Says:

    LOL … must win game against a BAD team! WE are the BAD team ! I’m sure everyone in Tennessee is thinking the same thing about us.

  5. MegaFailure Says:

    start trask

  6. dbbuc711 Says:

    Will be interesting as to how many empty seats or Tennessee fans there are.
    Any fans that are there I’m sure will boo if Bucs stink it up again.

  7. NYbucsfan Says:

    The Bucks are currently drafting eighth. Two more losses and we’re in the top five for sure. The season’s over as long as Todd Bowles it’s still coaching.

  8. cmurda Says:

    Todd’s still the coach. I don’t care how healthy this team is. This staff is horrible up and down. The only guy I would be interested in keeping would be Canary so we can see how his offense looks without Todd No Bowles. The guy I never want to see again is Keith Armstrong. I’m interested how a man that sucks at his job for so long can keep his job. I hope Keith writes a book about how he remained the special teams coach despite the horror that the unit was every season. We could all learn from his scamming of the Glazers.

  9. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:



  10. Cobraboy Says:

    There is no team in the NFL that Bowles Bucs should feel confidence in beating.


    Not even rebuilding teams.

  11. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:




  12. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    I don’t think you guys fully comprehend how dangerous this team is.

    It’s the most dangerous team ever to lose 5 out of 6.

  13. MomBucsFan Says:

    We Lost by 2 points. Enough with the overreaction. Buc bashing has been going on since 1976. If you do not like the bucs there are 31 other teams. so what about a rookie getting 475 passing yards. The defense had a bad game. Get over it.there is a very good chance we win on sunday in rayjay.

  14. jehzsa Says:

    The good news is that the Bucs could be making history this season.

    The bad news is…

  15. sasquatch Says:

    There are no more must-win games this season. It’s over. They’re going nowhere.

    And like, who cares whether they’re healthy or not? They find ways to lose regardless.

    I gave Bowles every possible benefit of the doubt, well beyond what most commenters here did. Yesterday’s game was the end of that. Bowles is done. The sooner he’s removed, the better.

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:
    November 6th, 2023 at 6:08 pm
    I don’t think you guys fully comprehend how dangerous this team is.

    It’s the most dangerous team ever to lose 5 out of 6.


    That’s a great point. Put this team up vs any other 1-5 team, and lets see how it goes. I think the Bucs could be somewhat competitive, and in case they’ll they’ll likely win the turnover battle, which is literally more important than wins and loses.

  17. Sal Says:

    Bad team being tampa bay not Tennessee #!!

  18. Marine Buc Says:

    This season’s theme song is “back to life – back to reality”…

    No more TB12.

    No more Gronk.

    No more B.A. or A.B. or J.P.P.

    Just the leftovers of a once great football team who is now struggling to remain mediocre at best.

  19. WyomingJoe Says:

    Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan: I can’t believe how much you suck as a “fan.” I thought that the Eagles had the worst fans when things look bad, but the Bucs fans on this site are real pieces of sh-t!

  20. Popcorn Mike Says:

    The last couple of weeks I get hyped thinking, this week is the week the Bucs go out win and play like a playoff team then, about 3:30 pm on Sunday I am at the house swearing and drinking conac because the Bucs played like crap and lost a very winnable game

  21. WyomingJoe Says:

    My wish is for the Bucs to make the playoffs, win two games and fall DEEP into the late first round picks. You “fans” deserve that.

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    WyomingJoe – That would be great, if it happens, you can take a victory lap.

    However, in this multiverse, what’s going to happen is the Bucs go 4-9 and finally Baker is benched, and you go to his home to ‘comfort’ him, again, where you’re arrested for the 11th time and finally even the leftist judge that keeps letting you out has had enough and puts you in the slammer. There you meet Gary, and you two get married, after your successful operation. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  23. Aubpierce Says:

    We will find out Sunday what this team is made of after the most embarrassing forty seconds in the history of the NFL. If we don’t win by seventeen points Sunday the team has totally given up on themselves and Bowles.

  24. Mike S Says:

    Mom you think we’re going to be blind homers to this debacle?

    At every turn since February this team has made garbage choices.

    Not fire the guy who wasted Tom Brady’s final season?


    Hire an experienced OC to bring a successful run game


    Develop the young QB you invested a 2nd round pick on


    Not gift a job to a retread journeyman QB who failed at three other places (and then lie to everyone about about it)


    Not waste 1st round draft picks on tweener lineman who will be nothing but role players at best


    Not trash the GOAT who brought you a championship after 2 decades of stinking up the league


  25. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    Wyoming this for you bud. This is for all the incessant blind homers pandering about Baker Mayfield – the journeyman QB on his 4th team in 6 years you all thought was the 2nd coming.

    We’ve sat through months of the most delusional nonsense imaginable. Let me tell you – it was difficult to take. Really really difficult.

    You deserve this trolling as much as Carlton Davis and the rest of the ingrates at OneBuc that dueced on GOAT Brady after he was throwing dimes all over the lot with a freaking separated shoulder at 44 years old.

    Unbelievably classless.

    While we’re talking about being classless – what about the collective gaslighting screw job that was done to Kyle Trask? Just awful awful stuff.

    I expect better out of this org and it’s fans to be quite frank about it.

    This team DESERVED that embarrassment. They brought it on themselves.

    I’ve never witnessed anything like this before. The mass firings can’t happen soon enough.

    You want men to run through a wall for you? You have to be beyond reproach. You have to be a fixed point – a beacon of truth and integrity. You have to inspire and the way this franchise has been run lately – let me tell you – I’m not shocked at this result.

    Why do think I’ve been acting this way? I knew the other shoe was going to drop – it was just a matter of when.

  26. TonySoprano Says:

    Still calling it The Licht House, huh?

    Thanks Licht for being so desperate to keep your job, Arians bamboozled you into a guaranteed back door deal for his sleepy-eyed lackey, whom is now leading this embarrassment.

    Since taking over as GM in 2014, the Bucs have the 9th worst winning percentage in the NFL. But yes let’s keep referring to Licht as if he’s worthy of holy worship.

  27. WyomingJoe Says:

    Capt’n Munch. I thought that you were more imaginative than that! The Multiverse? How 5 years ago. Btw, I wouldn’t meet Gary in the Multiverse. Probably your wife. Not that there anything wrong with that, right?

  28. unbelievable Says:

    I wait for the eventual article titled “Tennessee Ready II”, published after Todd Bowles gets embarrassed yet again for the 5th loss in a row.

  29. Lombardi Lenny Says:

    Just wait til we are not healthy which should be any week now. You think the loss in Houston was bad, pfffff lol. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    WyomingJoe Says:
    November 6th, 2023 at 7:04 pm
    Capt’n Munch. I thought that you were more imaginative than that! The Multiverse? How 5 years ago. Btw, I wouldn’t meet Gary in the Multiverse. Probably your wife.


    Eeewww, after saying I’m out of touch and not creative you go with a variation of ‘your mom’? Wow, embarrassing, even for you.

    Also, dummy, the ‘multiverse’ is all the rage right now, see the ‘Panderverse’.

  31. T. McGee Says:

    Two dash zero is the new Five dash two.

  32. ModHairKen Says:

    Munch = Stroud

    Wyoming Joe = Davis

  33. Pewter Power Says:

    It’s kind of hard to believe it matters that everyone is healthy.

  34. Georgia Redneck Says:

    Why is Bowles still the coach?

  35. Tony Says:


    Wouldn’t be any different with Trask. Especially behind their OL because he doesn’t move around as much like Baker. Baker moves around more than Trask does.

  36. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan

    How was Trask handwriting on Sunday? The only thing Trask is better than Mayfield at is holding a clipboard.

  37. 5220Buc Says:

    If you think that bunch of rookies and no name wideouts Houston had ran through the defense like a hot knife though butter, imagine how DeAndre Hopkins will carve them up.

  38. Crickett Baker Says:

    With the play calls and players he was given in this game, I thought Baker did one helluva job.

  39. Craig Says:

    Soon this season for the Bucs will be over, a lost cause.

    Bowles can’t motivate both sides of this team at all. If the defense plays well, the offense sucks. If the offense plays well the defense sucks.

    Right now it is all on Bowles. Soon there will be no excuse for not starting Trask. He might be to only reason we can get a real coach, or we might end up with a cheap try-out guy.

    It will be time to find out pretty soon. Until then keep the booze closet stocked, you will need it.

  40. Mike S Says:

    Tbbucs3 read the room buddy. It was a fake QB competition to prop up a middling journeyman.

    You’re here with bells on rooting that on.

    Yep classless.

  41. orlbucfan Says:

    It’s spelled B-u-c-s, dumbo, not Bucks. This ain’t WI NBA. If the coaches and players figure out the refs cos they have to beat them and TN, Bucs win.

  42. Tbbucs3 Says:

    “read the room buddy”

    Sorry, forgot im in a room full of orange and blue

  43. ElioT Says:

    If Davis and Dean are worth ~$15M

    What’s Sauce Gardner worth? $30M????

  44. David Says:

    I did not mind when they let go of Whitehead because he’s an injury prone run stuffer who is average in coverage… After watching Ryan Neil take his spot for several games,
    I was wrong
    Whitehead is much better in coverage than this alternative and light years ahead with tackling

  45. David Says:

    I have always felt that the extra couple days of rest don’t matter that much with the players. I think the extra days matter for game planning and coaching, which is extremely troublesome.

  46. Mike S Says:

    Tbbucs3 I didn’t go to University of Florida. I went to FGCU and both my brothers went to USF. I don’t own a single thing Gator branded.

    This isn’t about college allegiance.

    This is about honesty and personal integrity.

    I don’t like being lied to and I’m just a fan.

    Imagine being Kyle Trask and having to be in the room with the guy intentionally torpedoing your career with a lie.

    Credit to Trask for staying professional. Can’t be easy.

  47. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Mike S, I literally dont even know what you referring to when your talking about Baker lying and sound like a crazy person….do you see Baker in the room right now?

  48. Architek Says:

    The more he talks the more he sounds like Lovie II.

  49. Tony Says:

    We should be healthy going into Tennessee. Yeah just like how we should probably be like 5-3 or 6-2.

  50. Mike S Says:

    Tbbucs3 I see a bunch of lying hacks trying to gaslight us out of what we all saw with our own eyes.

    I mean I was born at night, but for damn sure it wasn’t last night.

    Meanwhile out in the real world everyone is calling for the firing – demanding it.

    Yet you’re still here trying to run cover.

    Why aren’t you mad like the rest of us?

    Either you’re some kind of shill or flat out crazy.

  51. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    Dirty business I find difficult to square. There’s a part of me that gravitates towards truth and righteousness. I think most people are that way. Intentionally moving in the opposite direction breeds disgust.

    When I became a Bucs fan they weren’t a good team, but they were honest in their futility. It’s easy to root for the good guy even when things look bleak.

    Then they built a winner and I strongly believe the character of those men are big part of why they wear gold jackets today. It’s important. Who wants to be associated with scoundrels?

    This current fall from grace has been stark. Bucs went from TB12 clean living to a defense that quit on their coach. The crazy part of this is I don’t blame them. The buy in on what’s been sold never materialized outside a handful of individual contract years. After the Eagles loss anything loosely constructed evaporated.

    There’s a right way and wrong way of doing things.

    Some wrongs need to be corrected before buy in can be actually sought and gotten.

  52. BucU Says:

    Fire this entire coaching staff YESTERDAY Glazers!!

  53. Brendahadababy Says:

    What’s the difference😅😅

  54. BakerBucs Says:

    So let’s get this straight u think traskites wud have got the bucs more than 40 points against the Texans & baker only got us 37 how rich r u stupid people

  55. BakerBucs Says:

    Munch,Mike says,& the rest of u have weirdos complaining bout the 1 & only baker u must be democrats cause all u do is complain & produce nothing worth reading all I have to do is x u name & ignore u r comments cause u r truly a biden loving worthless illegal immigrant love. Losers stay off this site .real bucs fans r not interested in u r useless commentary good play with the browns they wud love to have u