After the Bucs beat the Steelers 27-24 back in September, noted Pittsburgh fan and rapper Snoop Dogg went on a viral rant about losing to Tampa Bay, saying, “We suck, can’t beat the weak ass Buccaneers.” His Instagram video also included several F-bombs. While not nearly as extreme, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was clearly disappointed with the loss to a Bucs team that had only notched one win so far before Sunday.
“It was a travesty,” Griffin told the media following the game. “It was a travesty out there today. We didn’t play well. I didn’t see the field as well as I would’ve liked to. We had turnovers. I can’t throw interceptions. We had false start penalties and holding penalties. It was just bad ball out there today. It’s not that we looked past Tampa Bay because we can’t afford to look past anybody. The fact of the matter is we’re not a very good football team right now.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft took the brunt of the blame.
“All of the sacks are on me,” Griffin continued. “Period. We’re 3-7, and everybody in this room knows that, and everybody in that locker room knows that. We can’t do what 3-7 football teams do. We can’t throw knives and stab each other in the back. I think we have good people in our locker room, men of God that are going to stick together and stay strong. So when you ask me that question, and I say all of the sacks are on me, it’s because I’m looking myself in the mirror and saying, I can do better. I have to do better. I need every man in that locker room, players and coaches, to look themselves in the mirror and say, ‘What can I do better?’”
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was also upset after the loss on Sunday.
“I have no explanation right now,” Gruden said. “I just have to congratulate Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They came in and played with greater effort. They made plays in key situations and we didn’t. The turnover battle we lost significantly, again. We gave up six sacks and turned the ball over three times. It was a struggle today. It was a struggle all across the board.”
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
3 first round picks and a second round pick in 2012 – This guy should know a travesty when he sees one. Look in the mirror RG Three Sticks – that is a travesty!
lol, couldn’t be stated any better!
I’ll bet there are chants for Colt McCoy today. RG “3Go” (three times the ego of mortal men) is truly a fallen star who “had it” but no longer “gets it”. He thinks he’s still the “Big Man on Campus” after getting Shanahan fired. Our own Bruce Allen might be next to get the axe by Dan “Spender”
The real travesty was the hat RG wore to his press conference. Dude looked like a South Park cartoon.
I love this article, MC…..I like hearing what the opponents have to say after a loss (or even a win). I like to hear the perspective of the opponent and what he has to say about our team. Gives us (fans) a good perspective of where our team stands.
Why do you have a picture of snoop dog?
in reference to the win at Pittsburgh. Similar trends when we win…
In the first paragraph I reference Snoop’s meltdown when the Bucs won in September. Plus when else am I ever going to get a chance to use a SD pic!
I see Bruce Allen still knows how to draft. 🙂
I agree with those that say that this falls on B. Allen’s head. I don’t know how he ever found another NFL GM job. In fact, now he’s the President of the Redskins. What did he ever do here to warrant another GM job?
I agree, pinkstob. Didn’t Snyder look at his record in Tampa before hiring him? I also wondered why big brother Jon didn’t tell little brother Jay about Allen’s draft record.
I think he is only RG2.5 now. I’m pretty sure GMC took a 1/2 out of him with that pancake hit!
IN YOUR HOUSE RG2.5!
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