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#2953365 The cherry on top: Bucs lose to QB-less Rams

Posted by shabazz on 14 September 2014 - 08:41 PM

When Lovie was hired there was a sense of relief for us Bucs fans that the guy leading the team has seen success in the league before and knows what it takes to win. Now that Lovie has been outcoached in back to back games, most of us Bucs fans are frustrated, but also confused as Lovie has always been a highly respected personality in Tampa.


This game against Rams could have easily been won despite our defense making their 3rd stringer look like a probowler. Lovie's ultra-conservative ways just killed any chance our team had. If it was Sean Payton, Chip Kelly or even a defensive minded Riverboat Ron, Bucs could have had 11 more points on the board. A run play on 3rd and 7 in 4th qtr when McCown at that point had only 3 incompletions /facepalm. We cannot stop anyone on defense and yet Lovie chooses to play conservative offense as if we have the dominant 90s defense. Right now we are a pathetic team. As usual, somewhat talented on paper, underachieving in reality.

#2934454 Attention Buc Fans: In This Thread You Eat Crow

Posted by shabazz on 07 September 2014 - 06:45 PM

I predicted that Bucs win if DA starts and Panthers win if Newton starts. So I guess I require a serving. Serve it.

#2930272 2014 Game by Game Analysis - Part 1

Posted by shabazz on 07 September 2014 - 08:59 AM

Bucs fan here. That is a good preview.


Bucs O-line has issues no doubt, but you left a very important matchup that works in Bucs favor which is Bucs receivers vs Panthers' secondary. I know the game starts in the trenches and the WR advantage we have may not matter much if the O-line cannot block the whole game. But even with Glennon behind a horrible O-line last year we moved the ball well and just could not finish the deal (That embarrassing fumble Glennon had in the redzone /facepalm).


It was preseason yes, but after horrific starts against talented D-lines like that of Bills and Dolphins, the O-line bought enough time as the game went on and McCown settled in and delivered some TD scoring drives. Since then we have only upgraded by adding Mankins and a Chiefs backup G in Rishaw Johnson in favor of the two scrubs that were starting in those games. McCown is a game manager, but an elusive QB himself. I expect him to play like Jeff Garcia did for us in 07-08 not turn the ball over. I also expect our defense to be a well rounded group and finish in top 10. I predict this game to be a defensive battle with final scores like 13-10 favoring Panthers if Newton plays. 

#2928611 Gerald McCoy Best DT in NFL?

Posted by shabazz on 06 September 2014 - 02:29 AM

lol shabazz


was lebron taken?


LOL. There was a shabazz on Bucs board who was a Panthers fan years back. That is when I made an account here with the same name as a Bucs fan.

#2924386 Let Cam Sit This Week

Posted by shabazz on 04 September 2014 - 09:51 AM

This isn't the Seahawks we're facing. It's the Buccaneers with Josh McCown at starting QB. This game will be the battle of the defenses and run game.


Fair point, but you are grossly underestimating the value of a QB that has taken all the snaps with 1st team during the training camp and preseason and established a chemistry with them and the passing offense designed to work on his strengths.


Derek Anderson does not have that advantage McCown has, and even he, like in McCown's case, is lacking a proper O-line to protect him or help you run the ball, on top of not having enough weapons on offense.


Sorry to hurt your fandom ego, but it is not even a 50-50 contest with DA. You are grossly underestimating Buccaneers defense and also a healthy Cam's value to your team even if he does not put up stats.

#2910715 Bucs looking at Incognito, traded for Mankins

Posted by shabazz on 26 August 2014 - 05:06 PM

Bucs fan here. I know it is hard to be objective when assessing a rival team, but let me shed some light on Tim Wright who some seem to consider as a good player that made Bucs lose out on that trade.


Tim Wright was a beneficiary of being one of the very few receiving options on a bad team. After Mike Williams got injured, Ogletree turned out to be a bust, supposed starting TEs Tom Crabtree and Luke Stocker were injured, we had NOTHING beyond Jackson. Wright was a WR in college, played for Schiano in Rutgers. He was converted to a TE at 220 lbs and plugged in. He almost always lined up at slot WR and saw a lot of targets coming this way as Jackson was doubled by default. Even Tiquan Underwood who only played like 12 games with Bucs hauled in 450 yds. Glennon had to sling the ball to play catch up and somebody had to catch it, like Wright and Underwood in this case.


Wright is a poor man's Dante Rosario, your very own. He is a giveaway that an offense is going to pass. He never could block for poo even if CBs were covering him. When he lined up inline and Bucs ran the ball, it was a disaster. Part of having a TE is the surprise a defense gets if the play is pass or run, it was never possible with Wright. Lovie saw that and demanded more from Wright in terms of blocking. He has not improved what so ever supposedly, but he also seemed to have dropped a lot of catches in the camp. For a guy who is purely a receiving TE that is not good and hence the boot.