It’s time for Scott Reynolds’ 2-Point Conversion post-game column, which features two statements, two questions and two predictions based on the latest Bucs game.

The Bucs lost two games in a row in embarrassing fashion, falling at Washington to a 2-6 team by the score of 29-19. Tampa Bay stumbles to 6-3 on the season, and once again untimely penalties, not enough plays on defense and not enough points on offense were the culprit.

2 BIG STATEMENTS

STATEMENT 1: Bucs Are Not A Super Bowl Contender Right Now

The Bucs are a playoff team. Make no mistake. They’ll make it to the postseason even after a 6-3 start.

But this Bucs team is not a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

No way. Not how Tampa Bay has played in its last two games, both losses on the road. Certainly not the way this team played in a disgustingly disappointing, 29-19 loss at Washington on Sunday.

This was ridiculous. This was a terrible loss by Tampa Bay.

Bucs NT Vita Vea

Bucs NT Vita Vea – Photo by: USA Today

This ranks up there with last year’s 20-19 loss at Chicago in Week 5 on Thursday Night Football. Similar script, too. Only 19 points on offense in both games. Self-inflicted wounds with ill-timed turnovers and penalties in both games.

Nose tackle Vita Vea gets hurt and carted off the field in the fourth quarter in both games. Uncanny similarities.

The difference was that the Bucs rallied to win the Super Bowl last year after Week 5. Not sure that happens this year after Week 10.

“This display was very reminiscent of the last one (loss in the last game at New Orleans),” said head coach Bruce Arians. “It’s baffling to me after the week of practice I watched these guys have that we could play that poorly. We played with enough passion and energy for about eight or nine minutes to win games in this league. We have to show up on Sundays. We’re doing a hell of a job Monday through Friday, but we’re not showing up on Sundays.”

The Washington Football Team, which was 2-6 at kickoff on Sunday, is a bad football team. Ron Rivera’s bunch will likely finish with five or six wins – tops. And it beat the Bucs quite soundly coming out of the bye week, which is incredibly alarming.

After going 9-2 on the road last year, including a 6-2 mark in the regular season, Tampa Bay is now 2-3 on the road this year. While the Bucs were 8-5 coming out of the bye last year, there is more cause for alarm right now with a 6-3 record with this year’s team.

Why? Because the Bucs continue to be their own worst enemy, losing the turnover battle 2-1 with a pair of first quarter interceptions by Tom Brady – although only one was his fault.

Brady’s fourth pass of the game was a perfect strike to rookie Jaelon Darden, who couldn’t haul it in and it wound up being intercepted by Washington cornerback William Jackson III. Brady’s next interception came on the following drive when he overthrew Mike Evans.

“It had nothing to do with the receivers – it was him,” said an agitated Arians, somehow blaming Brady for the both picks.

Bucs QB Tom Brady and HC Bruce Arians

Bucs QB Tom Brady and HC Bruce Arians – Photo by: USA Today

The Bucs committed six penalties for 43 yards at Washington, which on the surface wasn’t as bad as some of the double-digit penalty affairs this team has had this year. But it was the timeliness of the penalties that made them drive-killers on offense and drive-extenders on defense.

“Penalties and didn’t make enough plays,” said Bucs receiver Mike Evans. “That’s a recipe for disaster.”

Yet after Tampa Bay trailed 16-6 at halftime and rallied to trim the score to 23-19 after Evans’ 40-yard touchdown catch, the Bucs defense gave up the longest scoring drive in the NFL this season. Washington drove 80 yards down the field on 19 plays, chewing up 10:26 and putting the game out of reach with a 1-yard touchdown run by Antonio Gibson.

“That was very disappointing for us because we pride ourselves on defense,” Arians said. “We’ve lost too many games giving up too many leads in the fourth quarter,”

Evans didn’t put the loss on that soul-crushing drive, which left virtually no time for Tampa Bay’s offense to mount a comeback. It would have been futile anyways, trailing by 10 points.

“That drive doesn’t define the game,” Evans said. “We lost the game well before that with the penalties and tipped balls and stuff like that. We just lost the game earlier than that last drive.

“It’s extremely frustrating. I know we’re a better team than them and we didn’t get the job done. That’s why you play on Sunday. You’ve got to go out there and give it your best. Because that’s an NFL team and they’re a solid team and they got the job done tonight.”

Legendary Bucs defensive tackle Warren Sapp told me over the summer that the one thing that plagued the franchise’s first Super Bowl team during the 7-9 season in 2003 was that the hunter became the hunted after winning the championship. And that Tampa Bay wasn’t ready for getting every opponent’s best shot on a weekly basis.

This Bucs team wasn’t ready for Washington’s best shot. Sunday was Washington’s Super Bowl. Taylor Heinicke and the Football Team beat Brady, knocked off the defending Super Bowl champs and avenged last year’s playoff loss at home.

Bucs LB Lavonte David and WFT RB Antonio Gibson

Bucs LB Lavonte David and WFT RB Antonio Gibson – Photo by: USA Today

“Bad football,” Bucs linebacker Lavonte David said. “We had the opportunity to get off the field and we didn’t. We talk a lot of stuff, but by the way we played, we didn’t play like it. That was a moment to put our stamp on the game and we didn’t. We let them keep the ball and continue the drive. Terrible drive for us.”

“I hate to say it, but they beat us. They beat us. You got to give them their props. Came out, threw the ball and made their plays. We made no plays.”

Does this Bucs team look like a legitimate Super Bowl contender? No. This Bucs team can’t get out of its way with penalties and mistakes, can’t make enough plays on defense to stop opponents and can’t score enough points to win on the road.

This Bucs team has got to change everything from energy and effort to execution. Hopefully this is a needed wake-up call for Tampa Bay and we don’t see this Bucs team ever again.

It will be interesting to see exactly what Bucs team this squad becomes by Week 18. It’s got to get better in a whole lot of areas for any talk of defending Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl title to be legitimate.

STATEMENT 2: Here’s How The Bucs Coaches Solve The Penalty Problem

If I’m Bruce Arians, here is how I fix the Bucs’ penalty problem right now. The next player who commits a stupid penalty, which is a pre-snap penalty like false start, illegal formation, offside or neutral zone infraction, gets to sit on the bench for a couple of series or perhaps a quarter.

As I wrote about in last week’s SR’s Fab 5 column, there are two kinds of penalties – effort penalties like holding and pass interference that happen in the heat of battle, and idiot penalties like pre-snap and post-snap fouls. Tampa Bay has mastered the art of the idiotic penalties this season.

Look no further than tight end O.J. Howard, who was flagged for a false start on the game’s first play. That wasn’t a rookie out there making an idiot penalty. That was Howard, who is is a fifth-year player, committing his second false start of the year. If I’m Arians I would have benched him on the spot.

The same goes for defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and William Gholston, who were each flagged for a neutral zone infraction. Both penalties occurred on critical third downs on the same Washington field goal drive in the second quarter. That’s ridiculous, and the second such offense for each player this year.

Gholston is 30 and is in his ninth season. Suh is 34 and in his 12th year in the league. They should definitely know better than to listen to the cadence rather than watching the ball. Especially on third down!

Bucs DT Ndamukong Suh and WFT QB Taylor Heinicke

Bucs DT Ndamukong Suh and WFT QB Taylor Heinicke – Photo by: USA Today

Watch. The. Ball.

That’s something they’ve been taught since Pop Warner football.

It’s time to sit ’em down for two series or a quarter and make an example out of them.

Something has to be done to drive the point home to the players to stop with the stupid, self-inflicted wounds.

You don’t think the Bucs coaches have addressed penalties? They do it all the time throughout the week. It’s been a point of emphasis since Tampa Bay committed 11 penalties for 106 yards in Week 1.

But what is the deterrent to a millionaire player who commits the drive-killing penalty on offense or drive-extending flag on defense?

Nothing. What, they get yelled on the sidelines for a play? These guys certainly get the same game check every week no matter how many penalties they commit on Sunday. Entrenched starters aren’t going to lose their starting jobs if they are superior to their backups, either.

So the only real punishment aside from some fleeting embarrassment after a false or offside is to bench them in-game. Take away what they love to do if it is costing the team.

Hey, if Ronald Jones II can fumble in Week 1 and get held accountable by never seeing the field again against the Cowboys, then Arians can hold his other players accountable and bench them, too. Consistently undisciplined players don’t deserve to play.

“Energy and passion are very fixable,” Arians said. “The penalties – they’ve got to get corrected sooner or later. First play of the game we’re shifting and we jump offsides. They didn’t even run a play and we jump offsides. That’s just stupidity. It has to go away if we’re going to go anywhere. It has nothing to do with ability. It’s all about execution and being a smart football team. We’re a very dumb football team. And that’s a reflection of the coaches.”

2 PROBING QUESTIONS

QUESTION 1: Where Were Barrett and Pierre-Paul On Sunday?

Nowhere to be found. It was an embarrassing performance by both starting outside linebackers – Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul – who were held to a combined one tackle and zero sacks. Barrett is averaging $17 million per year on his new contract extension, while Pierre-Paul is making $12.5 million in 2021. The Bucs didn’t get their return on their nearly $30 million combined investment at Washington, as both players were virtually invisible.

Bucs OLBs Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaquil Barrett and WFT QB Taylor Heinicke

Bucs OLBs Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaquil Barrett and WFT QB Taylor Heinicke – Photo by: USA Today

Barrett played 55 snaps (75 percent) while Pierre-Paul was in for 58 plays (79 percent) despite playing with a torn rotator cuff. Pierre-Paul and Barrett got owned by right tackle Cornelius Lucas and left tackle Charles Leno, Jr., a former Pro Bowler in 2018, who was cut by the Bears in the offseason.

What’s worse is that backup Anthony Nelson was more of a factor at Washington with four tackles and a sack in just 17 snaps (23 percent). Even rookie Joe Tryon-Shoyinka had a sack in his 19 snaps (26 percent). Tryon-Shoyinka, who now has three sacks to JPP’s 2.5, needs to play more in place of the injured Pierre-Paul. It’s criminal that defensive coordinator Todd Bowles doesn’t recognize that midway through the season.

QUESTION 2: Where Were The Deep Shots By Brady, Bucs Offense?

Nowhere to be found. If my memory serves me correctly, Bucs quarterback Tom Brady only fired two passes more than 20 yards down the field on Sunday. The first one was a 29-yard pass to rookie receiver Jaelon Darden in the second quarter. The other one was a 40-yard touchdown pass to Mike Evans in the fourth quarter when the Bucs’ top receiver finally saw single man coverage rather than the double coverage he’d seen all day.

The problem was that Brady wasn’t hanging in the pocket as long as head coach Bruce Arians wanted him to in his vertical-based offense. Instead, Brady, who passed for a season-low 220 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, was quick to dump the ball off to Leonard Fournette, who was targeted a team-high nine times. He finished with eight catches for 45 yards (5.6 avg.).

Bucs QB Tom Brady and HC Bruce Arians

Bucs QB Tom Brady and HC Bruce Arians – Photo by: USA Today

“Tom was just getting it out of his hands,” Arians said. “There were a couple of times I thought he could have held on [to the ball] a little bit longer. Versus some coverage, just take your checkdown and get to the next play.”

Washington played lots of 2-high safeties on Sunday, rallying to the ball and tackling well to limit yards after the catch. Shockingly offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and the Bucs appeared to have left their middle-field-open plays back in Tampa.

Brady wasn’t sacked on Sunday, but was hit a few times by defensive tackle Jonathan Allen, who whipped left guard Ali Marpet more than once. The veteran quarterback seemed frustrated that his receivers weren’t getting open and wasn’t going to wait to see if they could separate. So the result was short, dump-off passes that often left the Bucs short of the sticks and forced to punt.

Despite having the worst pass defense in the league, Evans was taken away with safety help over the top, and was only targeted three times on Sunday. Chris Godwin was playing on a gimpy foot and didn’t do much other than catch wide receiver screens. He finished with seven catches for 57 yards (8.1 avg.).

Tyler Johnson and tight ends O.J. Howard and Cam Brate struggled to get open against Washington’s zone defense. Darden let his first catch attempt go off his hands for a first quarter interception.

“We didn’t get enough out of anybody,” Arians said.

2 BOLD PREDICTIONS

PREDICTION 1: Bucs Will Finish Worse Than 13-4

I predicted a 13-4 record for Tampa Bay this season, which was the worst prediction on the entire Pewter Report staff. Some Bucs fans even scolded me on Twitter for forecasting such an awful record for the Super Bowl champs. Imagine getting ridiculed for predicting 13 wins, which would be the most wins in the regular season in franchise history! Yet here the Bucs stand at 6-3, coming off two bad, back-to-back losses with eight games left in the 2021 campaign.

This Bucs team plays awful on the road, evidenced by its 2-3 road record with narrow, early-season wins over New England and Philadelphia. It’s hard to see Tampa Bay winning at Indianapolis (5-5), Carolina (5-5) or even Atlanta (4-5) playing like its playing right now. Not to mention the fact that the Bucs have to contend with the Saints and Bills at home.

I think the Bucs could wind up 12-6 instead of 13-4 this year. After Sunday’s loss at Washington it feels like Tampa Bay has at least two more losses coming down the stretch unless it gets better in a lot of areas in a hurry.

PREDICTION 2: Bucs Will Struggle At Home vs. Giants

The Bucs are undefeated at home, right? Tampa Bay is averaging 40.5 points per game at home, right? The Giants are a chump, 3-6 team, right? None of that will matter next Monday night when Tampa Bay hosts New York.

Bucs S Antoine Winfield, Jr.

Bucs S Antoine Winfield, Jr. – Photo by: USA Today

For whatever reason, this Bucs team struggles in prime time this year. There were narrow, two-point wins at home against Dallas in the Thursday night season opener, and at New England on Sunday night. There was also a close win at Philadelphia on Thursday night.

Keep in mind that Giants quarterback Daniel Jones got a win at Tampa Bay in his first NFL start in 2019, a 32-31 upset at Raymond James Stadium. And that it took an end zone pass break-up from Antoine Winfield, Jr. to beat the Giants in New York last year on Monday Night Football, 25-23. The Bucs will win at home this year, but it won’t be a blowout. They won’t score 40, either.

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 27th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive coordinator/defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]
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Pete Wood
Pete Wood
6 months ago

It is damned hard to repeat. Just ask Tom Brady.
In the Bucs defense, I will point out that the last two losses were against teams the Bucs beat in the playoffs last year. Even though Bucs are better the Saints and Washington were both extremely motivated to beat the Bucs.
Having said that, some Bucs players don’t seem to be terribly motivated to me. I would describe some of the play as lackluster.

Horse
Horse
Reply to  Pete Wood
6 months ago

I don’t believe that the Bucs are better than the saints right now.

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Horse
6 months ago

I do. Unequivocally

fredster
fredster
6 months ago

This is a bad football team and I don’t doubt they struggle against Giants. The way they been playing they could struggle against anyone imo.

Madman
Madman
6 months ago

Agree with you. This team doesn’t have the heart anymore. They won last year and that seems to be good enough for most of them not named TB.

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
Reply to  Madman
6 months ago

The Bucs last year didn’t “have the heart” in Week 10 either. They were but 7-4 entering Week 12. Then reeled off 8 straight wins, several of them sneakers, bare wins.

I get it that most people are ignorant of history … but geez, can’t fans and media writers correctly remember Bucs history from last season, which did not end until well into this calendar year?

SMH

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surferdudes
surferdudes
6 months ago

Sick a fork in JPP, he’s done. It’s been a great career, but the rigors of the game have taken their toll on his body to the point he’ll never be affective again. Rest isn’t the answer, a resting home is. We brought eveyone back, maybe that wasn’t a good idea. They got their rings, their contracts, they’re not showing any urgency. Hinesight,maybe an influx of new blood was needed. Next year it should be time for some cuts, and trades. Bringing the same crew back a year older will only be worse.

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
Reply to  surferdudes
6 months ago

So what will you say when JPP has his next great performance? Remove the fork from his back?

A whole lotta writers and commenters here were writing as recently as last week that they were ready to retire or fire Devin White … then on Sunday he led the team in tackles and got two quarterback sacks.

Football fans and writers have shorter attention spans than the average two year old, I swear.

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  Naplesfan
6 months ago

Completely different with JPP. For one, he’s much older that Devin White and 2, he’s got a torn rotator cuff. He’s clearly not himself and you don’t need to be a doctor to see it. And Tryon has more than showed he can produce when given actual snaps. Rest JPP for the long run, but he needs some reduced snaps to get the younger guys some run. He’s doing nothing out there.

Buc-Up
Buc-Up
6 months ago

BA “We’re doing a hell of a job Monday through Friday, but we’re not showing up on Sundays.”. My response is don’t a good number of the old defenders like JPP, Suh, etc .. sit out practices, so maybe you aren’t seeing JPP suck at practice too because he’s not out there.

Lawdy
Lawdy
6 months ago

to many injuries to repeat will be the summary of the season

FinkleisEinhorn
FinkleisEinhorn
6 months ago

Agree with most comments here. Bringing back everyone could have gone one of two ways: Consistency and a shared passion to bring home another Lombardi with your brothers…or the way it’s going now: No fire. No positional competition. Everyone is fat and happy. Many got handsome raises that have done nothing to improve their play. There literally isn’t one player this year that has progressed from last year. Either they have remained stagnant (OJ Howard), gotten older and less effective (JPP, Suh), or have flat-out regressed (White, Shaq). And side note, Byron Leftwich flat out sucks. We have been winning… Read more »

twspin
twspin
6 months ago

I noticed Brady sorta sulking over on the bench yesterday. He did not talk to nor exhort the troops on like he usually does. Something is not right. And I do now believe we are in that twilight hangover superbowl zone. Nobody cares about last yr. Every team we play is giving us their best. Riverboat Ron told his team in the locker room after the game, We slayed Goliath to an uproar of cheers. I don’t see us repeating this year. I hope I am proven wrong though. I really do. I totally agree here with Scotts assessment. Good… Read more »

Eddie
Eddie
6 months ago

 reflection of the coaches….. so coaches, it has been going on for a while, what have you done, and what are you going to do for correction?

jongruden
jongruden
6 months ago

Heard Vea has a slight MCL sprain and bone bruise thank god, no reason for panic but def room for concern I do believe we will get better in secondaryonce SMB and C Davis comes back and Sherman. I don’t understand our refusal to try and get that run game going and save Brady Arm a lil. AB and Gronk coming back should help the passing game as wel. After watching T Davis get 200 yds in first quarter and how we let Goff look like a all pro qb i thought no way we win bowl this yr and… Read more »

scubog
scubog
Reply to  jongruden
6 months ago

It’s often comical to see the fan’s over-reactions after a loss. They should have witnessed the mid-80’s to mid-90’s. Now those teams really “sucked”. You still coming to the Giants game? Stop by.

jongruden
jongruden
Reply to  scubog
6 months ago

Yes, I will be there with Daughter sec 115 I Know your in 110 I will stop by before game time I will wear my Mike Evans Jersey

Horse
Horse
6 months ago

Maybe Coach should have listened to the after radio show in Washington DC. They had some of those three Safety’s live talking about theur DB’s. I guess it was mystery to the the OC. I sure saw it just up in the stands. It was why Evans was open so much. Cone on Coaching!

PissedOffBuc1988
PissedOffBuc1988
6 months ago

I am done with the dumb penalties, lack of concentration up front on defense and from our pass catchers.. defensive line/ olbs need to Stop listening to the QB and watch the damn ball. There’s no excuse for it. None. Our wrs need to catch the ball when it hits them in the hands. Defense can’t get off the field on 3rd down and when that’s the case, you lose It’s ridiculous. And it’s all mental. Get out of your asses and play football. We have a lot of guys right now that seem to be zoned out. You know… Read more »

Naplesfan
Naplesfan
6 months ago

“The difference was that the Bucs rallied to win the Super Bowl last year after Week 5. Not sure that happens this year after Week 10.” Huh, you say, Scott? You obviously weren’t watching the same Bucs we all saw last year. The rallying didn’t begin until Week 12, which the Bucs entered at 7-4 having lost three of their previous four games. And truth be told, that first game after the Bye the Bucs didn’t really shine all that well. Frankly, the Bucs didn’t become “Super Bowl Bucs” until the final three games of the playoffs, having barely taken… Read more »

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rocky
rocky
6 months ago

Am I the only one not screaming like I’m on fire when it comes to the Bucs?? scott I can’t believe you think it’s unlikely the Bucs can turn this around because it’s week 10 and not week 5. This year we have more cohesion, an entire off season together and veterans to pull it together. It’s ridiculous how dramatic everyone is week to week when it comes to analysts and fans alike in football. Look at the chiefs? Remember everyone was screaming the sky was falling but now this week everyone praised the chiefs today and say it’s all… Read more »

Horse
Horse
6 months ago

I know, some of you will laugh on this statement; this game we turn it around or not. Teams know how to beat us! Make some chances in players, plays, I don’t care: just do something different! This is this year, change something!

FilmBuc
FilmBuc
6 months ago

Scott, love this site and everything that you do. This post feels like it was written by an angry fan and it’s missing what is really going on with this team. Yes – THIS TEAM is not a Super Bowl contender because THIS TEAM was missing 3 of it’s top 4 corners, one of which it lost seconds before the game and 2/4ths of its vaunted receiving core in AB and Gronk. And Godwin was hobbled and not his usual self. That’s just huge. Those missing players are the key elements that set them apart from the pack. Without them… Read more »

FilmBuc
FilmBuc
6 months ago

See my other post… the Bucs are an elite team at home. And an inferior team on the road. What’s different this year? Crowd noise. Intense atmospheres. Hostile crowds. They didn’t have to deal with that last season and haven’t figured it out out yet. Don’t believe me? Look at the records. Look at the stats. Look at the splits. As obvious as anything I have ever seen in the history of this team.

cptsora
cptsora
6 months ago

This article is a joke, and the doom and gloom attitude is a freaking joke. The sky is not falling y’all chill the hell out.

warren
warren
6 months ago

Scott, 12-6 equals 18 games rather than 17, unless you’re also predicting a loss in the first playoff game.

buddah
buddah
6 months ago

Welcome to overreaction Monday. An absurd column. Remember November 2020: November 8: New Orleans 38 Tampa 3 November 23: LA Rams 27 Tampa 24 November 29 Kansas City 27 Tampa 24 All three losses at home. Did anybody believe Tampa was a Super Bowl team at that point? No they did not. We had great luck with injuries last year. This year, not so much. The team is down but not out. This has been a wacky year. Buffalo loses to Jacksonville. Dallas loses to Denver. Cincinnati loses to the New York Jets. New Orleans loses to the New York… Read more »

scubog
scubog
Reply to  buddah
6 months ago

You’re so right. The NFL is a mental game. Not so much knowing the plays or being in the right position. It’s the mindset that eventually determines the outcome. The ebb and flow of the game can result in one team playing beyond itself and the superior opponent becoming more and more frustrated to the point of stagnation by the way the ball bounces. I think it’s called “momentum”. It was really obvious in this past game. Each time the No-Names had some success it inspired them and gave them hope. They were even able to overcome their failures. Contrast… Read more »

Spruce
Spruce
6 months ago

Then again the team last year at this stage was not a Super Bowl contender so what’s your point?

Dude
Dude
6 months ago

I’m beginning to think we are witnessing a Superbowl hangover, or these guys have been watching too much NFL network and believing the hype without putting in the effort.

Btw, I think something is off with your math here Scott:
I think the Bucs could wind up 12-6 instead of 13-4 this year.”

It’s okay, I have a feeling this article was written out of frustration. We’ve all been there and done that!

Dave
Dave
6 months ago

Good god. The overreaction on here is unreal. This team is light years ahead of where they were through 9 games last year. To call the Bucs “not a SB contender”, might be the most ridiculous statement I’ve heard all year. The amount of elite teams this year that have either lost in blowout fashion, or lost to bad teams, is insane. If we go by this logic, the Rams, Cardinals, Cowboys, Saints, Titans, Chiefs, Patriots, Bills, and Ravens aren’t SB contenders either. Also, this year more than ever, I’ve seen countless teams come out of the bye and look… Read more »