Popular Teammate “Showed Who He Is”

January 7th, 2024


Joe knows Bucs quarterback Baker Mayfield is not overwhelmingly popular among Bucs fans. But the man is popular in the Bucs locker room.

Anyone who fights through pain to stay on the field in a win — forget the importance of the win — gets massive street cred in any NFL locker room.

That’s what happened for Mayfield today. It wasn’t just that he played through pain and gutted out key plays. It’s that Mayfield never seems to put himself ahead of the team.

Even on the Buccaneers Radio Network, when pressed to comment after the game on what this season has meant for him professionally and personally, he dodged the question and began talking about his teammates and how great they played (even if maybe they didn’t, and maybe weren’t).

After today’s NFC South-clinching shutout win over the Stinking Panthers, Mayfield did it again by shouting out another popular player, Antoine Winfield.

By all rights, the Bucs should have been trailing 17-9 in the fourth quarter. That’s how rotten the offense played. That didn’t happen, in large part because Winfield forced a fumble from D.J. Chark at the goal line. Jamel Dean recovered it to keep the Stinking Panthers out of the end zone.

Mayfield immediately gave Winfield props.

“Incredible play by Antoine Winfield,” Mayfield said. “He shows again who he is.”

For Joe, that wasn’t just a shoutout, that was supporting a teammate in a very public forum calling out the corrupt Pro Bowl voting that jobbed Winfield last week. Almost as if Mayfield actually said on radio, “I’ve got your back, Antoine.”

That’s why Mayfield is popular. He’s not an international superstar like his predecessor, but Mayfield tries to make his teammates stars.

“We didn’t score enough points,” Mayfield said. “But we found a way to win. That’s all that matters.”

Winning is the greatest perfume. The Bucs offense sucked today. Really dodged bullets. But it somehow found ways to get points on the board even if Mayfield should have been in the peep show medical tent.

FOX sideline reporter Shannon Spake mentioned how Mayfield was bent over and breathing heavy between possessions as if searching deep for the strength to get back on the field. And that’s why teammates really rally to Mayfield. He may not be the greatest, but damn if he won’t do anything to try to get a first down or help the offense win a game, body and health be damned.

Mayfield showed who he is. He may not be Brady, but he’s baller in his own way.

109 Responses to “Popular Teammate “Showed Who He Is””

  1. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Small minds seem to have already forgotten how well Bakers played this year and will just point out this game when he was very clearly injured.

  2. Bosch Says:

    Winning is the greatest perfume.

    This win was cheap perfume. Something that smells like your grandma.

  3. Zzbucs Says:

    @ Tbbucs3

    Agree with you 100% bro!!

  4. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Could you imagine?

  5. Buddha Says:

    Put Mayfield in Pittsburgh or Chicago or Detroit and the fans would love him. Tampa just isn’t a working class town. Fact is he won more games against the tougher schedule this year. He deserves the respect and support of the fans.

  6. Trask Cult Leader Says:


    …just as long as we keep Kyle Trask off the field and hide the fact
    that he’d be twice as accurate as BM.
    The world….your very jobs depend on this subterfuge.
    If Trask takes the field it is the apocalypse!

  7. Bucs13 Says:

    Stop trying to make Brady into some kind of divas. The teammates and coaches throughout his career said he was humble, despite his superstar status. Kyle Rudolph said there was a box next to his locker where teammates would put things in a box for him to sign.

    This revisionist history of Brady’s tenure reeks of entitlement by some. The hate for Brady is so strong. They wanted Baker to succeed to downplay Brady’s tenure with the Bucs. They hardly discussing how Jordan Love has outplayed Rodgers from last season. It’s all about Brady and Baker.

  8. Bucs13 Says:

    @Budda the schedule was not tougher than last year. You do know we all have Google. No need to lie

  9. rrsrq Says:

    Like TB12, Baker benefited from some talented receivers, though he balled, there were times you held your breath when he went back to pass.

  10. Joe in Michigan Says:

    But, but, but…The QB Gurus such as Davey Downer and Oneilbuc don’t like Mayfield…They HAVE to be right, right?

  11. Jonny Says:

    Baker cultists keep bringing up Baker was injured. He should not be out there if he’s injured. Against a slightly better team Baker would have cost us this game by playing.

  12. RGA Says:

    Buddha, The Bucs have one win vs. a team with a winning record and that was the 9-8 reeling Jaguars. When you play the NFC South teams twice, it’s a pretty easy schedule.

  13. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Buddha Says:
    January 7th, 2024 at 5:16 pm
    Put Mayfield in Pittsburgh or Chicago or Detroit and the fans would love him. Tampa just isn’t a working class town.

    Are you thinking it’s still 1960?

    Those cities are liberal as hell.
    Working class my ass.

  14. RGA Says:

    It appears Baker is a great teammate, he’s a great cheerleader. He’s not a very talented QB, if the Bucs front office accepts mediocrity then by all means resign him, they can hang around the 500 mark again next season.

  15. Trask Cult Leader Says:

    Well, they hated him in Cleveland.
    Wonder why?

  16. Jack Clark Says:

    Baker Mayfield only threw for 137 yards today and scored ZERO touchdowns 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  17. Tb bolts Says:

    2 games in a row he no showed. No one gives a sht if the locker room supposedly likes him. Dude is poverty and as unclutch as they come.

  18. Tbbucs3 Says:

    RGA, youve been one of the loudest anti Baker pro Trask fan bois since August….please stop pretending like youve watched objectively this year

    Let me guess if Trask made the playoffs with 28 pass TDs you wouldnt say a word 🤔

  19. Trask Cult Leader Says:

    Seriously…all Trask schtick aside….just being 100% objective:
    * BM is not accurate on the deep ball, even when healthy
    * Trask is a tall pocket passer who spent 2 years studying Tom Brady.

    I suspect Trask would make BM look like a clown if he was ever allowed to see the field.

    It seems like the Bucs are going to extreme measures to avoid Trask playing at all costs. Not sure if it’s Blowzo or if it goes all the way to the owners.

  20. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Jack Clark, Baker made the playoffs today and Trask fan boys wont stop crying about it 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  21. D-Rome Says:

    Toughest QB the Bucs have had in a very long time.

  22. BucsBeast Says:

    Hey Joe?
    How much in incentives did Baker make this game?

    Bet your ass, I would’ve done everything possible to stay on the field also.

  23. Trask Cult Leader Says:


    It’s an AWERSOME turd. You just need to polish it a little and look at it from the exact right angle and it almost looks like a gem.

  24. Trask Cult Leader Says:

    I will grant BM one thing:
    He is very tough.
    But that means little if you can;t throw the ball

  25. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Can always count on your fully objectively non biased evaluation of Baker Mayfield, Trask Cult Leader.

  26. Trask Cult Leader Says:

    May Trask bless you

  27. Casual Observer Says:

    Well said, Joe.

  28. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    Geez, what whining Bucs fans. Prior to the season, NO ONE gave this team a chance in hell to win this many games, let alone compete and win the division. If you say you did you are a fu#$ing liar.
    A 4mil QB, 75 mil cap hit and its a pitiful season to come was expected.
    It certainly wasn’t pretty but the Bucs pulled out 9 wins, and a playoff game to come.
    True fans understand the challenges, celebrate with other fans, have fun and ride the wave no matter how small or large.
    Haters just wallow in their own misery.

  29. Lightning Buc Says:

    Bosch Says:
    January 7th, 2024 at 5:12 pm
    Winning is the greatest perfume.

    This win was cheap perfume. Something that smells like your grandma.

    I feel bad for you. The scent of my Grandma brings back wonderful memories. Get a life 🙂

  30. Jason Anthony Sturgess Says:

    If Kyle Trask hqd started this year the Bucs wouldn’t have won 5 games. If the Bucs try to trade Kyle Trask they’ll be lucky to get a 5th rounder. If Baker had thrown for 400 yards & went 30-32 in completions & the Bucs lost you’d blame Baker just as you blame him for the Bucs winning this game. Baker made the clutch plays that mattered & din’t turn over the ball. PS Canales play calling leaves a lot to be desired. He always goes for a trick play that never seems to work when the Bucs need a few yards inside the other teams 50. His up the middle for 1 yard wastes countless downs. His idiot run play that lost the Bucs 5 yards almost put them out of football range. Why he goes deep when he needs 5 yards on third down makes no sense. Trey Palmer sucks.

  31. Beeej Says:

    “RGA Says:
    January 7th, 2024 at 5:23 pm
    Buddha, The Bucs have one win vs. a team with a winning record and that was the 9-8 reeling Jaguars. When you play the NFC South teams twice, it’s a pretty easy schedule.”


    Yet, with all THAT, Bucs were forecast to win 5-6 games

  32. Lightning Buc Says:

    Jonny Says:
    January 7th, 2024 at 5:22 pm
    Baker cultists keep bringing up Baker was injured. He should not be out there if he’s injured. Against a slightly better team Baker would have cost us this game by playing.

    Jonny, QB’s have been gutting it out with injuries for decades (Jim McMahon comes to mind). That’s what make them winners (and sometimes losers)

  33. Cobraboy Says:

    Even a stinky win is a win.

  34. NYbucsfan Says:

    That explains why he has played the crap three weeks in a row.

  35. Jeffs grandpa Says:

    Trask bois ain’t buc fans they’re as bad as Brady ball gurglers how often have the Bucs won the division and still they bitch and moan

  36. lanshark Says:

    It didn’t help that Hainsey was getting literally pushed all over the field, and back into Baker on almost every pass. Baker could not step up into most throws, because Hainsey was coming backwards at almost full speed.

    With the injury, it made it hard for him to roll out, and he could not step into the pocket most of the time. So, yeah, not his best game.

  37. RGA Says:

    Tbbucs3 you are dead wrong, I’m an FSU not a Trask fan, however I would like to see what he can do. If he fails then the Bucs look to free agency or the draft. What you are right about is that I am not a Baker Mayfield fan, I’m a realist, he’s not a winner, he downright stunk today. He’s terribly inconsistent and as I have said multiple times, this team goes nowhere with Mayfield as the QB. I’m a Buc fan plain and simple. I’d like to see them win another championship, it’s not happening with Baker. He’s a solid back-up at best. A QB that struggles to complete a forward pass beyond 10 yards is not NFL quality. His first half stats are embarrassing.

  38. Trask Cult Leader Says:

    Granted Hainsey is awful at center.
    He looks to be out of his element and hanging on by a thread.

    Where art thou Ryan Jensen?

  39. Esteban85 Says:

    Top ten QB in the league this year. Toughness, leadership, grit, and a little athleticism goes a long way in this league. He may not be the true future of the buccaneers but I think he earned another contract with this team. I still think we should be drafting a QB this April.

    With a better running game and center next year I think Baker has room to improve as well as this offense as a whole. At least we know what we need

  40. Trask Cult Leader Says:

    #1 To Do List for 2024:
    * Please get a real center
    * Give Hainsey an A for effort and a D for actual performance

  41. Bosch Says:

    Wait a minute lightning. I was talking about your grandma’s perfume. Not the scent that you profess to be so fond of. Dude, that’s just wrong.

  42. Tbbucs3 Says:

    “I’d like to see them win another championship”

    Well were in the playoffs so you get a chance at your wish with Baker Mayfield

  43. Trask Cult Leader Says:

    Well…..I suspect the Eagles are going to decimate the Bucs

  44. Tbbucs3 Says:

    24-0 Giants (5-11) beating the sputtering Eagles

  45. Trask Cult Leader Says:

    I stand by my last comment

  46. Marine Buc Says:

    Moxy. Grit. Determination.

    All good words to describe a QB that can’t throw the ball longer than 12 yards.

    Good grief.

    I know Baker is playing injured – HOWEVER – the dude has missed wide open longer throws ALL SEASON.

    Stop with the excuses. I like Baker but his long game sucks. PERIOD.

  47. Tbbucs3 Says:

    The Bucs may get “decimated”…but it certainly wont be against Philly

  48. Cobraboy Says:

    I will give Matfield props for being tougher than woodpecker lips…

  49. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Nobody ever faulted Mayfield for his effort and toughness, two extremely important traits for a QB. But you can fault him for just about everything else a quarterback needs.

  50. Jack Clark Says:

    Tbbucs3 Says:
    January 7th, 2024 at 5:32 pm
    JBaker made the playoffs today and Trask fan boys wont stop crying about it 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Any quarterback in the NFL can win a game if their defense doesn’t allow the other team to score any points, including Kyle Trask 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  51. Trask Cult Leader Says:

    Hey I’m pretty tough!!
    And I can’t throw a football.
    Maybe I could be an NFL QB also?

  52. Trask To The Future Says:

    WHO CARES!!!

    “He plays bad but is loved my his teammates!”


    It’s amazing how this guy has so many games this season with under or barely 100 yards in the first half then racks up yardage in the 2nd half when a game is already out of reach and we consider him having a great season.

    Mayfield should have been benched several times this season but especially TODAY with the Divisional title on the line and him being hurt and ineffective.

    Unbelievable the slack this guy has been given because of his “moxie” or how well he does in the locker room.

  53. Jason Anthony Sturgess Says:

    You people conveniently forget the Bucs and Baker also beat New Orleans so that’s 2 teams with winning records. They would have beaten another winning team Houston if the Defense didn’t choke.

  54. Jason Anthony Sturgess Says:

    Trask To Th e Future Your man Trask blew his opportunity in the game he replaced Baker for 1 Series. The Bucs would have been lucky to win 5 games with Trask. As you predited the Bucs to not make the Playoffs or winning 5 games.with aker, admit you were wrong.

  55. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Trask Cult Leader, Trask to the Future and anyone else with Trask in their name…..go back to the gator message boards

  56. RGA Says:

    Tbbucs3, the Bucs have one win against a team with a winning record. The floundering Jags at 9-8. Let’s calm down just a bit.

  57. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Trask in year 3 finishes a strong regular season 0-1 0 yards 0 TDs and 1 QB kneel down.

    Hes a 2d round bust no different than his SEC draft buddies Kellen Mond and Matt Corral.

  58. Tucker Says:

    They would have wheeled baker out in a wheelchair before they put Trask in they are bad coaches no doubt but they are better than any fan evaluating players Trask has got to be so bad but whatever the earth is flat and all that right?

  59. Jason Anthony Sturgess Says:

    Again the New Orleans Saints finished 9-8 as did Jacksonville. I’m sorry yiu don’t understand math but that makes 2 teams the Bucs beat with a winning record.

  60. CalBucsFan Says:

    Have to tip my hat to Baker, he’s been of the guttiest QBs I’ve seen in 50 years.

    However, sure hope QB Penix has a bad night Monday so drops into the lower half of the upcoming NFL draft.

    Go Bucs!

  61. Rod Munch Says:

    Who you beat rarely means much.

    The 1999 St Louis Scams played a pansy schedule and once they got into the playoffs, and the Bucs were about to hand them a big fat L, the refs stepped up to determine the outcome of the game. So having the refs in your pocket is more important than being better than the other team or winning in the regular season.

    In any case, all that matters now is beating an Eagles team that is on a huge slide.

    That’s as big of a setup for success that there is in the playoffs — and if Baker plays like he’s played in the last two weeks, the Bucs will lose by 30. He has to be dramatically better, and I sincerely hope he is, because in year without any dominate team in the NFC, anything can happen if you get good QB play.

  62. Richard Nguyen Says:

    Good lord, the Baker cult is out in full force after a pathetic showing against a pathetic team. His MO is playing like ass for 3+ quarters, having the defense gift him turnovers and keeping it close, just so he can chuck it up a bunch at the end of the game for either garbage stats or scrape out a win. He’s a trash to mediocre quarterback that ignorant fans slobber over because of “moxy” or whatever other smoke and mirrors feeds their braindead cultism.

  63. Mark hardt Says:

    Big picture Baker had a great contract year. 4,044 yards, 28 TD andv10 int. And he aint done

  64. m milligan Says:

    U guys suck, get W, win division, Story about locker room confidence but u experts are telling us all about disfunction FO

  65. m milligan Says:

    U don;t know sht about ftball or locker room

  66. infomeplease Says:

    BM6 got this team a winning season. It wasn’t always pretty. The defense mostly wasn’t as good as today. And still the Bucs ended up winning more games than they lost. Won the division. Won the right to host a home playoff game! Thus have a chance to advance towards another SB appearance! This season shows why he was a number 1 overall draft pick! Not bad for a QB discarded by way to many teams!

  67. m milligan Says:

    How many teams u been on RodM and Dave, whole life. FO

  68. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    Man we’re just a call or two from the ref in the sky to being in the Super Bowl! Go Bucs!

  69. Jason Anthony Sturgess Says:

    Correction. If Green Bay wins the Bucs will have won 3 games against teams with winning records: Jacksonville, New Orleans & Green Bay

  70. Mark hardt Says:

    The packers are leadinG the bears. If the Pack wins that means the Bucs beat 3 teams with a winning record. Count em…..

  71. Weebs10 Says:

    I can’t believe how much hate for our team is in these comments. What a garbage fanbase we are. I love this team and am pumped we’re in the playoffs! We were supposed to win like 5 games this year with our awful cap situation. Winning is more fun than losing. But but but the draft. Kick rocks. We got excited about the draft for a decade straight and sucked every year. Enjoy being relevant!!! We’ve got pieces to build around that know how to win!

  72. Rook Says:

    I hope Baker goes to a better team next year, at least one with a better fanbase.

  73. Bucs13 Says:

    @Marine Buc. Thank you! Baker’s injury had nothing to do with his bad decision making today. Dude should’ve been picked off 4 times today.

  74. m milligan Says:

    Wasn’t my friend

  75. m milligan Says:

    Couda wooda shouda, what saints r saying

  76. Dave Pear Says:

    Lost in some of the ridiculous Trask mania above, is the fact that JTS’ strip sack occurred with 6:12 left in the game.

    The Bucs ran out the clock. Let that sink in. The Bucs offense ran out the clock to kill 6:12 and earn the victory. Baker did not have an incompletion and had a couple clutch throws.

    Long time fans know, the offense icing a game is rare.

    Good job on that drive.

    Oh, for the record, Trask can’t get off the bench and it’s not due to some crazy conspiracy. It’s due tomcoz he’s, suits and players knowing what we have in Trask. He sucks.

  77. Buc4evr Says:

    The season begins today! Bucs vs Philly. Hope Canales can get his play calling act together along with clock management.

  78. Paratrooper Buc Says:

    Jalen Hurts seriously injured his middle finger on his throwing hand. Baker has banged up ribs and leg. Let’s hope Baker is well enough.

  79. Todd Rolls Says:

    I dgaf we going to the playoffs!!!!!!

  80. Since76 Says:

    If staying on the field and playing terrible gives you street cred Mayfield has a lot of street cred the past two games and most of the season.

  81. BucaneroJim Says:

    Yep, played through serious injury today for the Bucs… was it for the Bucs or for a million bucks? Seemed questionable to keep Baker in for the benefit of the team and himself, but I’m just a guy watching on TV.

  82. WyomingJoe Says:

    Trask Cult Leader: You’re such a piece of sh*t! You deny Baker’s accomplishments this year, yet you herald what Trask MIGHT HAVE ACCOMPLISHED … if he actually played, lol.

    Playing is actually necessary in order to brag, even for someone as ignorant about football as you.

    I hope that you’re thoroughly enjoying knowing that Baker has had the last laugh over all of you Haters this year. WE WON. YOU GUYS LOST.

  83. infomeplease Says:

    BM6 showed who is today and all season! You know who else showed who he is today, and why he’s still not here, Jameis!!! What a low life dick!!!

  84. Chris Says:

    Well written could not have said it any better. He is a baller a gritty one love that about him and I hope we sign him to a deal

  85. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    I want Baker for two more years. I want Bowels for not another second.

  86. Cardiac kidz Says:

    I love the heart and grit he plays with, I hate that he’s 5 1/2′ tall. If he could only see over the oline he wouldn’t constantly double clutch the ball. He could really light up the opposition if he was just a few inches taller. He’s a passer that has to see the receiver open. It’s not something that can be fixed, he’s a good QB and you can win with just a good QB. Anyone remember Trent Dilfer? Another just a good QB, was never great, never could throw a screen pass.

  87. Tony marks Says:

    RGA Says:
    January 7th, 2024 at 5:23 pm
    Buddha, The Bucs have one win vs. a team with a winning record and that was the 9-8 reeling Jaguars. When you play the NFC South teams twice, it’s a pretty easy schedule.


    So you are saying the bucs didn’t deserve the super bowl ring and should give it back then right?

    LOL – I mean since its so easy to have a winning record in the NFC there ought to be at least an asterisk besides it.

  88. m milligan Says:

    He;s 6’1 u idiot, and is about 15th n the league n knockdowns
    ur an idot

  89. D-Rome Says:

    According to Spotrac, Baker hit a bunch of season incentives. I think Baker will double that $4 million dollar contract because of the incentives he hit between playoff berth and stats

  90. Tony marks Says:

    Rook Says:
    January 7th, 2024 at 7:04 pm
    I hope Baker goes to a better team next year, at least one with a better fanbase.

    I can’t wrong you there. Part of me wishes he would bolt on us and trask leaves the end of the next season too. FOotball is just entertainment but such awful human beings thst wish the injury of their own players and then when he is pretend like he wasn’t OBVIOUSLY injured deserves to die without seeing another ring.

    However there are a numbr of REAL buc fans that deserve and celebrate winning. So i behoves all us REAL fans to just keep kicking them off the bandwagon. Tell them over and over the truth

    “You are Not a real buc fan”

  91. Rod Munch Says:

    Alvin Scissors Harper Says:
    January 7th, 2024 at 8:03 pm
    I want Baker for two more years. I want Bowels for not another second.


    Bucs defense finishes the year 7th in points against.
    Bucs offense finishes the year 20th in points scored.

    Bowles absolutely deserves another year.

  92. Bradley Brown Says:

    Baker Mayfield finished the season with the Buccaneers with a better won-loss record in his first year than Tom Brady did in his third year.

  93. Larrd Says:

    Love Brady and Baker! The best era of Bucs football, objectively. Super Bowl win then three straight division titles. A young team that should improve going forward.

  94. Tony marks Says:

    Trask Cult Leader Says:
    January 7th, 2024 at 5:35 pm
    I will grant BM one thing:
    He is very tough.
    But that means little if you can;t throw the ball


    Thank you Traskie. You’ve made Baker Mayfield a legend

    The first QB to have over 4,000 yards passing without throwing the ball

    THis is going to revolutionize the game..lolololol

    Can’t wait for the movie like they did with “Money Ball”

    *traskiesyagotstolovetheclowns. #kingsofcomedy

  95. Chris Says:

    @Jack Clark 28/10 and 4000 yards in his first year in this system with these coaches. You call that mediocrity?
    Hater’s always think no one else knows what is going on.

  96. Jeremy Goins Says:

    Bucs are in the playoffs. I hope we show up against the eagles this time. From what I read sounds like defense is figuring it out and becoming more effective. I sure hope that trend continues and our offense remembers how to score points. This has always been a defensive team but we need to put up some offense. LFG BUCS!!!!!!!
    Whatever all you haters and would be coaches are saying is mute at this point because the BUCS have done better than most of you predicted. So STFU and root for your team or GTF outta here

  97. David Says:

    Baker fans:
    Can a ball game finishes at 0-0 ? Uh, wait can a team wins a game scoring only 2 points when the other team scores zero ? Uh wait, I make it an easier question. Can team win scoring anything if the other team scores no point ?

    How did Bucs win today scoring only with 3FG ? I tell you. Panthers score zero. Why ? I tell you. Antoine W. and the defense shut down the trash Bryce Y.

    You all saw how Baker had no rib injury as he got hit several times. If Baker has a terrible day, the OC bad play calls, it’s because everyone dropped the ball, his ribs hurt, someone stepped on his foot, or the sun was in his eyes.

    Did you notice he starts limping after each mis-throws and how he jumped up and down after each completions. He even was the first one to help in lifting the RB’s after each play off the turf with his injured rib.

    Baker sucked today as last week. He almost cost Bucs their playoffs chances.

  98. Jack Clark Says:

    Chris Says:
    January 7th, 2024 at 10:12 pm
    28/10 and 4000 yards in his first year in this system with these coaches. You call that mediocrity? Hater’s always think no one else knows what is going on

    What do you call 20/32 for 134 yards and zero touchdowns?

  99. confido75 Says:

    I still feel like this team just limped into the playoffs and that is not progress under Bowles. The Panthers D is ranked 3rd in the NFL, so I am not going to be too hard on our offense today, but the Panthers could have had two tuddys and a field goal on this team today, if not for a defensive miracle, illegal formation and a missed field goal. I just feel like this team is going to get crushed again in the playoffs like last year. Hopefully, they put up a fight and prove me wrong!

  100. ModHairKen Says:

    “Joe knows Bucs quarterback Baker Mayfield is not overwhelmingly popular among Bucs fans.”

    Not quite accurate. There are some whiny Bitttch Boys who hate the Bucs but still call themselves Bucs fans but live in a world of self-hate. They are vocal on this chat group.

    The rest of us respect how tough he is, how he has grown since the Cleveland years, how he earns his teammates respect. He had a very good year for the Bucs. How many QBs in this tortured franchise’s history have had better years?

  101. Jason Anthony Sturgess Says:

    I don’t know why you keep deleting this but the Bucs have 3 wins against teams with winning records: Green Bay, Jacksonville, New Orleans. Show s you how much you follow football.

  102. 1#bucsfan Says:

    If you have low standards this is the Bucs teams for you guys. Offense is pathetic. Awful to watch. Defense outside of a few good games is terrible. While I’m glad we won the division if we can’t win at least 1 playoff game it’s for the worst cause Bowles prob comes back next year. 9-8 isn’t good enough. Bowels has led us to the playoffs with a 17-17 record. I love the Bucs but football is about entertainment and this team is not entertaining. It was more entertaining to watch jaymiss let alone these Bucs. When BA got here he made Bucs football great again even that 1st year with jaymiss. I deff don’t want to pay top dollar to watch this clown show again next year. Bin a fan since 99. Baker had a up and down year better than what I thought he would do and didn’t miss a game. Dude has heart but he’s to inconsistent. To many missed throws on wide open targets. Let baker and the Bucs air it out for a full season like he are built for instead of Bowles running into a brick wall way and see how baker does before a big pay day. Gotta get rid of Bowles. Don’t like watching his team play. Also we prob can’t afford baker so all you lovers can quit crying about signing him

  103. Bucs13 Says:

    Why are we comparing everything to Brady?! Why are fans reducing his tenure with the team to one bad season, by his standard. What a sense of entitlement. Did people forget about the lost decade before his arrival? It’s amazing how a fan base can hate a player that helped them win a SB and two division titles. He changed the culture where now fans actually have standards. This man also has been nothing but supportive of the team since retiring He’s been appreciative of his time with us. I wish some fans felt the same way, instead of dogging him at every chance. The fact is there’s a portion of the fan base would hated Brady and hated that he was successful during his time here. They couldn’t wait until he didn’t play well.

  104. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Here’s was Peter King said this morning:

    Baker Mayfield, I raise a glass to you. Seventeen starts, gritting teeth through injury after injury, 4,044 yards, 28 TDs, a division title. Fantastic comeback. You deserve a new deal in Tampa.


  105. Fred Says:

    Bowles been fired yet?

  106. Andy Says:

    More negativity..you’re all sickening..you sound just like the classless idiots from Cleveland. I thought once Baker left Cleveland..the hatred would be gone..but it’s not..it follhim right here to Tampa..sad..it really is…SMH

  107. First Name Greatest Says:

    Baker is a fighter, represents this fanbase and the city great. He’s the right QB for this team at this time.

    Is he a franchise qb or the long term answer? NO, but I like winning way more than I like losing.

    GO BUCS!!!

  108. Robbie Says:

    I’m going with Trask cult leader!!!

  109. Jack Morgan Says:

    I rarely post here. Just don’t like the bile that some post. If you haven’t played the game you have no f÷$/ing idea how hard it is to win a game , let alone a division title , in this league . If you’re a fan of this team appreciate the victory . Armchair QB’s and OC’s are bullshit. Enjoy the win , the team , and a division title. Geez , WTF is it with some of you. If you were on fire and someone was pissing on you to save your life you’d still be complaining. ENOUGH ALREADY !!!!! In my humble non-professional opinion.