How About an NFC South thread?

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  1. TMC

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    This team is garbage. I don't know why I keep watching Bucs games. Probably will watch only Saints games (and maybe Bears, it's fun to watch that defense!) the rest of the season. As for today, I'm thinking I better go back to Red Dead 2...
     
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    Ha! Just when I thought the Bucs staff couldn't be more idiotic...

    The one thing, the only one thing we had this season was that Todd Monken's offense would put up points on the board, averaging 28 per game. Not an easy fit to achieve with an offense so careless with turnovers.

    So here comes the game vs the Redskins and Koetter decides that it'd be a good idea to keep the playcalling for himself. Monken was in the booth, but the voice in Fitz's head was going to be Koetter's all the way. What happens? We score 3 points. 3 fucking points for a team that was averaging 28. More than 500 yards gained on offense for 3 fucking points!!!. Another historically embarrassing defeat, as now we're the only team in NFL history with more than 450 yards in a game that wasn't able to score more than 3 points!!!!

    How soon can we fire this clown? Why not now and give Todd Monken and try-out the rest of the season? How long til I become a Saints fan for good?
     
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    Another week, another pitiful Bucs defeat...

    But the Saints are the real deal. They disposed of Philly so easily it's scary. At this point, I can't see any other team close to their level. Biggest concern might be their lack of depth on the passing game, but this offense looks unstoppable everywhere else, and the defense is playing well enough as well.
     
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    Saints are downright scary! Dont know how you begin to try and stop that offense.

    Is Winston going to start this weekend? What a cluster that position is... both can make such big plays but they both also can't seem to avoid making just ridiculously bad decisions.
     
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    Saints are amazing, and I love how crazy the city of New Orleans is about the Saints. It's a small market, but the Saints are really beloved there, to the point that, if AD leaves, I'm not sure the Pelicans are viable there without Tom Benson. The city just cares about the Saints and Saints only. And I think that gives them a slight edge over other franchises.

    Back to the lowly Bucs, nobody knows, and, at this point, nobody really cares. The few fans left (and I'm posting this as opposed to the previous comment about New Orleans being crazy about the Saints... it's quite the opposite with the Bucs, even when they were good, there were plenty of fans of rival teams in the stands of the RayJay, to the point that people in Tampa joke about the Giants or Steelers getting another home game whenever they play in Tampa) are simply waiting for the season to end, and for the team to lose as many games as possible hoping for a high draft pick.

    Koetter is gone at the end of the season. Nobody really knows about Litch. Nobody really knows what's going to happen with the team. Are we starting from scratch and rebuilding the whole team? Are we trying to patch this current roster and try to be good fast? (hard to do without a good QB and with a porous defense). Nobody has a clue about the direction of the team, because, for starters, the Glazers never say anything, or make any moves mid-season.

    I just fear we're going to waste Mike Evans career the same way we've wasted Gerald McCoy's (or Lavonte David's, for that matter). The few great players we have had in the last decade all have seen their careers go down the drain because we've never been able to have a plan to build the team, and that starts at the top. There's no direction or leadership coming from ownership, and we've changed ways so many times, and with no clear plan in sight, that it's no surprise this team has been failing season after season.


    Btw, and to be fair, JPP has been great this season. I think it should be duly noted. He's always played hard and made an impact even if the rest of the defense didn't even try.
     
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    Good win vs the Panthers. Anytime Carolina loses it's a good day. Now, please, just tank all the way for the rest of the season. I don't want management to get any funny ideas after a few more irrelevant wins, like bringing back Koetter for a third season...

    btw, if the defense had play this way the whole season, we'd be in the mix for a wildcard spot. It's getting better and better each week since Mike Smith got fired.
     
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    huge win... Bring back Koetter!!!
     
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    Weird game by the Bucs yesterday, although I'm happy we ended up losing it. That means we're one step closer to having a real coach... one day.

    Very different game in it's two periods, because the Bucs dominated the first half, stopping the Saints offense, and doing a half-decent job on offense: not playing well, other than the first drive, but good enough to put some points on the board. A pity Cairo Santos missed two field goals that would have given us bigger room to control the clock in the second half.

    As for the second half, everything started more or less the same, until the Saints blocked a punt and got their first TD in the next drive. Everything went to sh*t from that point on. It can be argued that if the offense had been able to move the ball, by passing or running it, because they did neither, it would have been a different story.

    But the defense couldn't contain the Saints anymore, showing signs of being tired from being too much time on the field (the offense at this point just filled a series of 3-and-out drives).

    Jameis made a couple of big plays, but mostly was unable to move the ball in the second half. Donovan Smith sucked on the o-line, one of his worst games as a pro. And Jameis had a shouting match with Ryan Jensen at some point...

    So, final notes from the game:

    One step closer to the objective.

    Get rid of Jameis.

    Fire Koetter.
     

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