“Worst Predictions Of My Career”

January 22nd, 2024

NFL super insider Peter King.

NBC Sports super insider Peter King loudly and proudly said the Bucs would suck this season.

He even got annoyed that fans were annoyed by his take.

Joe is confident King’s take was rooted in Baker Mayfield hate, little respect for Todd Bowles and perhaps even less for the roster built by general manager Jason Licht.

So King thought the Bucs would end up with the second overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Instead, they’re picking 26th and looked liked a real playoff team.

At least King owned up to his miscalculation in a big way this morning, per his Football Morning In America column.

It may be a typo, but King seems to think his assessment of the Bucs was the biggest mistake of his career.

You too, Tampa Bay. Great run for the men of Todd Bowles. My call on the Bucs as the league’s 31st team back in the spring, by the way, is in the top one of worst predictions of my career. Mea, mea, mea culpa

Joe is glad King owned up.

Joe suspects King will try to make up for this slight by slobbering up to Licht this offseason and at 2024 training camp. In response, Joe would love to see Licht hand King Devin White’s key card to One Buc Palace –along with a few other useless trinkets — and tell King to jump in the Bay with one of King’s beloved overpriced coffees.

32 Responses to ““Worst Predictions Of My Career””

  1. JimBobBuc Says:

    Great timing Joe, I just commented on this in another thread. How about experts who picked the Bucs to go 9-8 and win the division? Who was right on this? Did any ‘expert’ pick the Bucs over the Eagles in the playoff game? Which local experts were right too?

  2. Let em bake Says:

    Nice for the mea culpa. Many won’t be so forthright. Great season 😊

  3. Jack Clark Says:

    Hahaha awesome Joe! Looking forward to reading an article of Cameron Jordan putting some respect on our name 🙂

  4. zzbucs Says:

    This is not the first time neither the second he was VERY wrong tih the Bucs, same as your beloved Florio Joe…..

    And then they think they are ¨specialists¨

    They are a couple of dorks….

  5. TomBucsFan Says:

    Go Bucs

  6. Cardiac kidz Says:

    Fugem, King is no sharper than the drunk at tge end of the bar. He picks and goes with the teams in big markets. I’m fine with him and all the others like him overlooking the Bucs.

  7. Gipper Says:

    King like so many “fake football experts” is a buffoon. Not sure why anyone pays attention to these guys. Do your own research and thinking. Never rely on clowns like King.

  8. Leighroy Says:

    King is paid to be provocative, not accurate. He’s basically Colin Cowherd on a blog.

  9. Buckeyebuckchuck Says:

    Eh well, have another donut and it will all be better, talking head

  10. dls5492 Says:

    If I was that wrong in my job, I would be fired.

  11. chickster Says:

    He just a Little Fat man with a big stomach filled with Cowboy dreams .

  12. Why Not Says:

    I would much rather get NFL predictions from my pool guy from Honduras or from my wife’s nail tech than from Peter King. Dudes a blowhard.

  13. Jay Molina Says:

    Even here there was talk of #collapseforcaleb

  14. Crickett Baker Says:

    Peter King is my least favorite pundit. IDK why he continues to think his football opinions are worth more than snot.

  15. First Name Greatest Says:

    One of the Joes, Stroud, someone from Pewter Report and a few other local podcasts ad media picked in the 8 or 9 win category but most national media clowns picked the Bucs to have a top 5 or 10 draft pick.

  16. First Name Greatest Says:

    One of the Joes, Stroud, someone from P e w t r Report and a few other local podcasts ad media picked in the 8 or 9 win category but most national media clowns picked the Bucs to have a top 5 or 10 draft pick.

  17. ElioT Says:


    Devin White is TRASH!!!’

  18. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Devin getting seriuos piece of humble pie, watching from the sideline in the biggest game of the season. I know he played some, but everyone saw him watching from the sideline. He said trade me, ok at least they trade Brit playing time for yours. See ya Devin, it was sometimes nice knowing you. (Playoffs and Super Bowl 2020)

  19. Fansince76 Says:

    Peter King is a DBag!

  20. Rjscheapseats Says:

    He is a journalist – a pretty good one.
    I know this may shock people – but journalists suck at predictions.
    In fact pretty much everyone sucks at predictions.
    Until I see someone post their draftkings winnings I assume everyone is just talking out of their butt.

    Good for him for admitting it – which is more than 99% of human beings ever do.

  21. Mort Says:

    Gotta love reading the comments from those old posts that show the usual bozos agreeing with him. Check the receipts yall.

  22. Curse of Gruden Says:

    King is following the same faint as SI.

  23. geno711 Says:

    Happy and surprised by Bucs year.

    I do not know if there was ever a year where our offensive had as few as injuries as this year since I have been watching.

    For everyone just suggesting that Canales – Baker combo will be successful again next year. We will see if they actually have to deal with some more adversity than they had this year on offense.

  24. dbbuc711 Says:

    He has made a career out of such sh$t predictions

  25. stpetebucfan Says:

    This actually earns respect from me. Better late than never!

    I do not watch or read most of the guys who are famous ‘sports analysts”.

    Many of them impress me as much as “influencers” on social media which is to say not at all. But I do not recall any of them like Cowherd, Rome, Steven A or others ever admitting a mistake. Feel free to correct me since again I confess I’m aware of these guys but do not view them regularly.

  26. Architek Says:

    F Peter King!

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    stpetebucfan Says
    “This actually earns respect from me.”

    Me too. As a fellow eater of crow, it’s nice to see a talking head dining too.

  28. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    King gets paid for his opinions. More than I can say!

  29. stpetebucfan Says:

    Yeah Bonzai I hoped you saw the post where I gave you major props for the same reason.

    Anybody can be right. Anybody can be wrong. Virtually every human I’ve ever know is both at different times. But few can admit that.

    I mess up all the time. You’re a fellow writer…how many times do we have to rewrite and rewrite…at least I do. LOL

  30. garro Says:

    LOL Joe!

    But I think you are being kind to King and the huge bandwagon of media who all piled on!

    Go Bucs!

  31. Mike Says:

    Not forgiven until he literally eats some crow….

  32. Dave Pear Says:

    Peter King can choke on his next wet burrito. What a useless fat tub of lard d-bag.