The Winning Decade

May 21st, 2024


If 2008 through 2019 was The Lost Decade of Buccaneers football, then the Bucs are in the winning decade.

The first four seasons of the third decade of the 21st Century have been kind to the Bucs. Very kind.

In a graphic shared on Twitter by the mysterious @NFL_DovKleiman, he offered that the Bucs have played in the most playoff games of any NFC team since 2020, tied with the 49ers.

Remember when a wild card berth seemed as desperate of a dream as bedding Kate Upton?

Not included in that graphic is that the Bucs and Rams are tied for the most Super Bowl wins this decade among NFC teams.

The Lost Decade was a truly gruesome period of Bucs football that gets Joe ill just thinking about it. From Raheem Morris to Greg Schiano to lousy Lovie Smith, the stuff that went on and the personnel decisions defy any shred of logic.

Double-digit sack guy? Can’t have that (which began the sad Bucs tradition of awful edge rushers).

Hall of Fame corner? He can’t play here.

Starters traded for peanuts for no good reason. Pro Bowlers tossed off the team or allowed to walk for no good reason because they looked cross-eyed at a coach. Franchise quarterback thinking it was cool to pose as a pedophile rather than work on his craft as his career was circling the drain.

You couldn’t make this stuff up.

Mind-numbing move after mind-numbing move. It was a nightmare around these parts.

Thank goodness Bucco Bruce Arians came on board and put a stop to the nonsense and turned the pirate ship into the wind.

23 Responses to “The Winning Decade”

  1. OHBucFan Says:

    Wow. Now that’s some pretty good company to be associated with.

  2. CleanHouse Says:

    Thank you Tom Brady

  3. Obvious Says:

    How about the “found decade” …. Seems only fair and it feels right.

  4. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    Bucs Over, Falcons Under. Easy Money!

  5. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Woah, woah, woah, Joe… Run that pedophile thing again? Anyone? Is this Josh Freeman? I became a fan in ’14 with Lovie and Jason, and Mike’s first season, so my history is not as well versed…

  6. Leopold Stotch Says:

    I should have known better than to use that certain word, sorry, but I’d still like to know what Joe is talking about.

  7. Permanently Moderated Says:

    Too bad Arians wasn’t 10 years younger and was still the head coach.

  8. SB~LV Says:

    OTA day … something real to talk about!

  9. heyjude Says:

    Wow! We are right there on top. We were once lost and now are found. Go Bucs!!

  10. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Someone call Cam Jordan for his take.

  11. Steven007 Says:

    Five games more than the perennially overrated cowboys. You’d never suspect it if you watched the talking heads and didn’t know better.

  12. Dew Says:

    We won 2 Super Bowls this Century. Elite.

  13. unbelievable Says:

    @Leopold – Freeman dressed up as Michael Jackson for Halloween one year. This was before all the documentaries had come out, but well after several of the accusations.

    Back then Jackson hired a bunch of legal and PR teams from Washington DC to help bury stories and evade legal troubles, one of which was headed by none other than Kellyanne Conway. Her firm and the others he used helped companies like Enron, Boeing, ExxonMobile, the NRA, Heritage Foundation and Ely Lilly worm their ways out of lawsuits and other legal troubles for years. A real who’s who of scumbags and criminals lol.

  14. NashvilleBuc Says:

    I’ve been a fan since the teams inception and I don’t know the QB-posing-as-pedophile reference. Can anyone elaborate?

  15. stpetebucfan Says:


    Tom Brady gets credit for TWO years and of course the SB. Although football being a team endeavor how much credit can be debated and apportioned according to various opinions, and we know the famous saying about “opinions”.

    Kevin Hart summed up Bradys final year here with an opening joke…”Tom you came back to go 8-9? Laughter…the Hart delivers the bomb…”and it only cost you your wife and kids”..more laughter.

    While he was losing his wife and kids he had also lost interest in Tampa. He seriously checked out at least two other teams but was under contract to the Bucs. As soon as he retired he goes to New England to declare himself a “Patriot for life”.

    Thanks for the SB Tommy Boy but you’re dead to me now since I loathe the Patriots!

    BTW…you can’t really give all the credit for the SB to Brady since he plays the single most important position without also apportioning the same amount of blame for his disastrous final season here. He got his stats, but he brought the DRAMA!

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    NashvilleBuc….Good grief I’ll give it a go for ya.

    Josh Freeman posed as Michael Jackson for a photo shoot.

    Hence Joe’s reference to MJ being a pedophile.

    Go Bucs!!!

  17. 1sparkybuc Says:

    The other three teams in the NFCS combine for TWO playoff games. I love the Bucs, but if we were in any other division in the league, our playoff appearances would be at lest cut in half. We were the best of them all in 2020, as a wildcard. We were the best of our division in the last three years. In other words, best of the worst. I like what we’ve done so far this year, and expect that it will be enough to win the division convincingly. This draft will exceed expectations, and not just from the first three rounds.

  18. drdneast Says:

    Wow, that was a brutal synopsis Joe but unfortunately true. Letting Michael Bennett go because he dared question a coaches call was beyond absurd. Especially since Bennett was right. A coin flip in Talib because he was a thug and always seemed to be getting into minor scrapes but he was by no means an Anthony Hernandez.

  19. drdneast Says:

    NashvilleBuc, Josh Freeman dressed up once to look like one of Michael Jackson’s album covers. Freeman’s sexuality is still something that remains mysterious. He has never married and is never seen dating women. Personally I couldn’t care less, this is America and as far as I’m concerned, he can have a relationship with any consenting adult he chooses. It’s noneya.

  20. BakerBucs says duh Says:

    Wasn’t the SB win when no people in the stadium that cud b 1 solid reason Brady helped win the SB if those stands were full all I wud hear is he is a cheater pure & simple a friggin cheat I wud not celebrate a SB with a convicted cheat

  21. BakerBucs says duh Says:

    Losers celebrate cheaters good riddance Brady I left this site while he was in Tampa happily came back as soon as they brought in Mayfield

  22. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    BakerBucs says duh Says:
    May 21st, 2024 at 2:21 pm
    Losers celebrate cheaters good riddance Brady I left this site while he was in Tampa happily came back as soon as they brought in Mayfield
    So you’re saying we cheated our way to a SB title with Brady? I couldn’t follow your babbling.

  23. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Thanks for the explanation @Unbelievable