The PR Bucs Monday Mailbag is where PewterReport.com’s Mark Cook answers your questions from our Twitter account. You can submit your question each week via Twitter using the hashtag #PRMailbag.

Below are the questions we chose for this week’s edition of the PR Bucs Monday Mailbag. Read them over and offer up your thoughts in the comment section.

Question: With the Bucs earning a rep for not keeping coaches long, what would they need to “up the ante” to attract a top tier prospect? Or do they stay local, like maybe Todd Monken?

Answer: There is no question that dating back to Raheem Morris, longevity among coaches in Tampa Bay have been rare. Morris got three seasons. Greg Schiano and Lovie Smith got just two seasons each, and it looks like Dirk Koetter will only have three years.

But I am a firm believer that if you feel deep down it isn’t working out, whether it be in business or your personal life, the sooner you pull the plug – the better. Why not rip the bandage off quickly? While it may sting initially, the wound should heal faster. That means firing Dirk Koetter, who will finish his third in Tampa Bay with back-to-back losing seasons.

I give the Glazers credit for at least doing that. What if the Rams still had Jeff Fisher? Would they be in the playoffs the last two seasons? Or would he preside over two more 7-9 years? The point is, while constant turnover isn’t great, it is still better than sticking with what doesn’t work even though you know better. Like former defensive coordinator Mike Smith.

As far as upping the ante, I don’t know there is much more you can do than what the Glazers already do when hiring coaches. It isn’t like they go cheap. And if it were all about money, they most certainly wouldn’t fire coaches with two or three years left on their contracts. They have written millions of dollars in checks over the last decade to fired coaches that go elsewhere. So attracting or not attracting a coach isn’t about money.

There is plenty to offer potential candidates who will be interviewed. Much of the job sells itself. Warm weather. Great area to raise a family. Great facility. A new indoor facility. A pretty talented roster. No state income tax. There is a lot to like when candidates consider coaching in Tampa.

And now it about just finding the right person. The Bucs need a coach that will develop players, get his message across, find a way to maximize the talent on the roster currently and has an eye for talent in the draft. Hopefully the Glazers find the right guy – this decade – so the futility can end, and the long-suffering fans finally see their team become relevant again soon.

As far as Todd Monken goes, I don’t think the Glazers want to go the “promote the current offensive coordinator” route again. While I do think Monken will make a good head coach either in college or the NFL one day, if they decide to fire Koetter I think they need to make a clean break and find some new blood with a new message.

Question: Should the Bucs hire an offensive-minded coach, or a defensive-minded coach?

Answer: I think it doesn’t matter if the head coach is an offensive or defensive guy, as long as they bring in the right coordinator on the other side of the ball. A Jon Gruden/Monte Kiffin-type of combo would be perfect. I don’t like a coach who tries to dabble in too much. Gruden did it perfectly by staying away from Kiffin and focused solely on the offense. Greg Schiano, a defensive guy, tried to be part of it all and it didn’t work. I still remember those Mic’d Up segments with Schiano screaming in offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan’s headset, to either “run it here” or “take a shot now.”

Former Bucs head coach Greg Schiano
Former Bucs head coach Greg Schiano – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Finding the right staff to surround yourself with is the most important thing a new coach can do in my opinion. As much as we admire Tony Dungy, how successful would he have been without Kiffin, Rod Marinelli, Mike Tomlin, Lovie Smith, Herm Edwards, Joe Barry and on and on? And how much more successful would Dungy have been had he found better offensive coordinators than Mike Shula, Les Steckel and Clyde Christiansen?

Heck, maybe Dirk Koetter would have the Bucs in playoff contention if he fired Mike Smith last offseason and had Mark Duffner running the defense all year from the start.

Question: What are your top three reasons for the Bucs’ last 15 years of dysfunction and the almost pathological inability to win?

Answer: It starts with the wrong hires. The Glazers have just made some bad choices for head coaches, who then made some bad staff hires. There have been some awful assistant coaches that have come through Tampa Bay over the last decade.

Secondly, questionable front office moves. Examples: drafting defensive end Gaines Adams, drafting quarterback Josh Freeman, selecting Mark Barron over Luke Kuechly, signing Eric Wright, signing Anthony Collins, signing Michael Johnson, trading up for Roberto Aguayo, and perhaps drafting Ronald Jones. This is a long list that spans over two general managers and four head coaches.

And lastly, just bad luck. Who would have predicted Carl Nicks coming down with MRSA and never playing another down of football? Or Freeman from having a sensation 2010 season to a career meltdown a few years later? Or Aguayo going from being the best kicker in college football history to someone who totally melted down in the NFL?

There are ton of moving parts to building a winning NFL team and getting them all to fall into place at the right time is quite an accomplishment. And there is a reason an average of six NFL coaches get canned on Black Monday each year. For every Bill Belichick there are 50 Rich Kotites or Hue Jacksons.

Question: Why do the Bucs refuse to run the ball? The running game was good on Sunday and seemed like they were determined to pass the ball.

Answer: Well this team is built on throwing the football. As much as I like Peyton Barber, he isn’t the second coming of Emmitt Smith or Walter Payton. And even the coaches were criticized at times for not running it more. Tampa Bay has been behind by 10 or more points multiple times this season with a defense than wasn’t stopping anyone. The only hope to win was to outscore the other team. Of course, as of late, that has changed significantly, but old habits die hard. The Bucs have a pass-first offense. It’s what they do.

On Sunday it was more of a case of lack of possessions in the second half. The Ravens controlled the ball and overall won the time of possession by almost 15 minutes. That is a full quarter more than the Bucs had the ball. Of course one could argue that had they run the football more, the Bucs themselves would have been able to control the clock and balanced that out. Overall, there were 21 runs and 25 passes and it might have been the most balanced the Bucs have been all season long. Yet even with good balance the end result was still the same – a 20-12 loss.

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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 [email protected]

48 COMMENTS

  1. I would like a detailed analysis of head coach candidates. The idea of hiring Harbaugh from Baltimore really intrigues me. I wonder what it would take to snag him as head coach.

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    • The problem is they don’t hire a competent GM and let him pick the coach. I’m a little scared we’re all focused on the coach and not the guy who picks the players.

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      • Excellent point. We have not had a good judge of talent in the front office since Gruden got rid of Rich McKay. Let’s go out and get a qualified and competent GM and let’s bring in an experienced, successful older coach (like Coughlin) to help run football operations.

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      • Not a good judge of talent ? We have the best offense in the NFL, regardless of who was playing QB. You can’t accomplish that without talent. Not scoring in the red zone is not a GM issue, it’s a COACHING issue. Defense playing much better since they fired Smith. Same players, better COACHING ! See the common denominator ?

        Yes there have been a few misses, but make no mistake, every GM has them. Of course injuries play a part as well. The defense had a ton of them. Light is doing a more than adequate job. A few more players on defense and better coaching gets us back in the playoffs.

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    • I wouldn’t mind harbaugh but the way the Ravens have been playing lately may make them want to retain him.

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  2. Great Read, I was one of the people that said all year we need to stick with Dirk but after this game and another loss it almost feel like even Dirk himself wants out of Tampa at this point. Interested to see what comes of this. If the Bucs do fire Dirk should he keep Duffner and Monkin? That seems extremely far fetched

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  3. It may be time to look outside the organization again and not promote from within. The offense against the good defenses is having some major issues scoring enough points, and the defense wears down (note they stopped Baltimore the first three series and even had a turnover, then that was the end of the defense this past game).

    The scary thing for me is how talented (or not) is this team really? The offensive line is the weakness of the offensive unit (it is okay, not great), and with the defense, they have no depth which may have to do with injuries as the new defensive coordinator stops every team for a few series… then they tire out. I think the level of talent on the team is the biggest disadvantage (or advantage) this team has in attracting a new coach. If the potential coaches think the Bucs have something they can work with and improve immediately, that is a draw. If not, that is a factor to discourage coaches. I have no idea what this team is and what appeal it has – I guess that is my question. I guess we find out after this season.

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  4. Right now what we have in the Tampa Bay area is complacency and confidence no matter what happens, it’s still not going to work. I wish I knew how to fix it other than just having to do reboots continually.
    I I’m tired of the losing. When I look back at the beginning in 1976 with four season tickets all those years, at least back then it was a new young team and you felt bonded to them. We could always rely on a strong defense to give us some pride with this team. Leaving the area for 18 years and then coming back giving it a go with some season tickets and right away here I was again with a losing team so I gave up the idea of being a season ticket holder, but still a Buccaneer fan.
    I have no answers, just fed up.

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  5. Cant wait to see who our new coach is. Although our resident expert Naples believes we dont even need one, just players.
    I still hold out hope Harbaugh gets fired ,but I’m not so sure at this point. Heck the guy is winning football games with a running back playing qb. People have figured out koetter offense. Theres is no separation. People know where the recievers are going. Wheres the screen plays? Where is the play action in the endzone? This games play calling was awful. Teams figure out teams, need further evidence,look how crappy jared Goff of the rams looks right now. 1 td and 7 picks his last three games. My only concern is if we keep licht. I want an entire house cleaning. One buc needs bleached of the losing.

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  6. On a side note, has anyone noticed the downside of this offense was directly correlated to oj Howard’s injury? Hes our biggest mismatch and its killing this offense not having a TE that can stretch the field.

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    • There you go, cg … directly contradicting yourself, putting the cause of the recent slide in offensive performance on missing a single player, OJ Howard … while you still go about blithely blaming Koetter for the same bad performance .. despite Koetter not having changed a thing in his coaching, design of the offense, or in his playcalling – because, of course Koetter isn’t calling the plays, Monken is.

      Players either make plays or they don’t make plays. Coaches never make plays, nor cause players to make plays, nor cause players to not make plays. Making plays or not making plays is 100% on the players.

      Some coaches are better than others … but Koetter hasn’t changed one iota since the start of the season, when the Bucs offense was leading the league in both yards made and points scored, and a quarterback who was NFC Offensive Player of the Week for two weeks in a row, and was the first quarterback in NFL history to make three straight 400 yard passing performances.

      But somewhere along the line, after those first three weeks, the players stopped making plays on offense, despite no coaching changes whatsoever on offensive side of the ball. No changes in the design of the offense. Same same same, except that the offensive players stopped making plays.

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      • As usual Naples you’re trying to look like the smartest guy in the room and looking like a fool. People are on to koetters scheme ,saying otherwise proves your stupidity. Coa Jesse dont make plays? No. But they sure put player in the right position to make plays right? But you’re right the players just stopped playing after week 3. Your baseing your whole point off of the first 2 weeks of the season, hysterical. I mean do you realize how stupid you sound?

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        • I don’t sound stupid, but you sound completely delusional, as well as self-contradictory, as I pointed out above. You are all over the map, as long as you can protect Jameous Winston and to do that you are compelled to propagandize that everything has to be on the head coach and not on poor dear blameless, immaculately conceived Jameis.

          You persuade nobody.

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        • People don’t agree with you so you call them names..You may think that shows intelligence but really just makes you a jerk !

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      • And all the downvotes you get Naples just proves how delusional you are.

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        • I never worry about the downvotes, I comment for the benefit of any who reads them. We all know that there are dozens of Nole propagandists/Winston lovers just like you with accounts here at PR. Getting your downvotes is a point of pride not shame.

          So go eff yourself, please.

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    • I think it’s a combination of Howard’s absence and an offensive line which has been just…offensive. They’ve rarely been able to run block, and now they can’t pass protect either. The offensive line needs the same overhaul this coming off season which the defensive line got earlier this year. They have 2 more games – let’s see how well Cappa has progressed so far. Can’t be any worse than how Bennoch and what’s-his-name have done this season at RG. Hell, start Liedicht and Wester as well just to see how they do.

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  7. CG I thought same thing yesterday. RB playing QB that can throw some short passes. Lol. Just goes to show the run game is still important. I seriously doubt the Ravens fire Harbaugh unless he sticks with Jackson and maybe gets blown out in playoffs. With Jackson at Qab that is very possible. Ravens just like Dallas. Shit down the run and you beat them easy. They cannot throw or come back on you. There game plan is simple and works well at times but it won’t win a super bowl in this era of offense still dominating due to rules.

    I just pray Glazers get it right this time. I’m not certain of everything at all but I really have zero faith Koetter will ever be good head coach. Something is seriously lacking.

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  8. No – as always you get it wrong, CG.

    I simply and always write that Coach Koetter is not the root cause of the Buc’s franchise futility. It starts with the Baby Glazers who are horrible at hiring GMs and head coaches. They hired the horrible Jason Licht, who hired Dirk Koetter as head coach and who bet his career on the perennially mediocre Jameis Winston by using the no. 1 overall first pick in the 2015 draft on him, then stupidly took Winston’s fifth year option.

    Koetter will have to go, as will most or all of his coaching staff, but again, leaving Licht in his job at GM is like operating on a cancer patient to remove the visible lesions while leaving the root of the cancer in place (be that in the lymph system or elsewhere).

    The only way to have a good team is to draft and sign a team full of good players … and then hire a head coach who is competent.

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    • You’re just proving my point,koetter has made no adjustments. You wonder why we always get smashed on the second half of games? It’s called adjustments by the coach genius? According to you coaches never need to adjust just keep running the same thing, other teams will never figure it out. Wow you’re arrogance blinds you to things that steal so obvious.

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      • There is no adjustment for players who fail to make plays.

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  9. PR now frowns on links so I won’t provide one. But Google is my friend, yours too. lol. To get respected opinion on where Bucs are Google “CBS Buccaneers researching head coach candidates”. Search began after Fall Owner’s meeting in October.

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  10. What I don’t get Mark is that if the head coach is the single most important determiner of winning football and not a well constructed roster (remember Licht has a worse record than Koetter over 2 more seasons) then PR should be the biggest advocate of hiring Mike McCarthy out there. Over 13 seasons Mike McCarthy has a 125-77 regular season record a .618 winning percentage and a10-8 playoff record on 9 playoff appearances including a super bowl victory.

    Now nevermind that McCarthy has presided over teams with Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers at QB. If your theory is the head coach is the primary driver of success than there would be no more decorated or successful head coach candidate available than the 55 year old former Green Bay coach. Just hire McCarthy and watch the Playoff appearances roll in, that’s how it works right?

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    • Yup, you got it. The fans of specific players – one in particular – incessantly propagandize against the head coach as a diversionary blame shifting tactic. By their twisted lights, blaming the HC absolves the mediocre underperforming quarterback they idolize and strive to protect no matter what.

      Of course it is not just the mediocre quarterback who holds back the Bucs performance … it is consistently weak offensive lines, consistently weak special teams players (kickers, anyone?), and consistently weak defensive backfields that separate the mediocre Bucs from the good teams in the league who can be counted on to make the playoffs more often than they miss them.

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  11. Mac, who cares what P.R. frowns on, do your thing, we love it. Speaking of Carl Nicks notice how when he left N.O., the same with Norvel this year, their O line didn’t miss a beat. I can’t even name who their O linemen are, but they’re pretty darn good, and I would bet not over paid like some of our crew. It’s about drafting, and developing. When one of them leaves for big money, they plug the next guy in, and don’t seem to miss a beat. New England does the same thing. In contrast look at Lichts record. From Mankins, to Sweezy, among others, to this years Jensen, he’s always blindly searching for the next big thing usually striking out. That’s what happens when you draft Benenoch, Cappa, Smith, and even Marpet who after four years we still don’t know what his true position is on the line. Not only has he been bad at finding lineman, he also gives up draft capitol moving up to get inferior talent. Any wonder we need to upgrade at least three of our O line next year. Is the end near for Koetter? It really has been since October. I like others would like to see P.R. spend more ink on who might become our new G.M, H.C.. This crew won’t be coming back.

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    • I agree with everything else said in this particular comment.but, Mankins was one hell of a ball player, he retired before anybody thought he would. That one you can’t put on Licht

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      • @grayballs Mankins was 32 when Licht traded what would become the the 2nd overall pick Trey Flowers in the 4th round in 2015. You DO NOT trade a 4th round pick at the top of the round for a 32 year old guard if you’re about to embark on being the worst team in football with a 2-14 record.

        Rebuilding teams generally don’t trade good draft picks away for older players when they are in the middle of a rebuild. Let alone for a draft pick that becomes a solid pass rushing end when the team trading the draft pick away had been pining for such a player for the entirety of the GM’s tenure.

        Mankins retired at 33 years of age. Darelle Revis and Simeon Rice both effectively retired after their age 32 and 33 seasons. Mankin’s retirement at that 33 should have shocked no one given the relative lack of non-QB’s who play into their mid 30’s.

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  12. Mark you brought up a good point with the Rams. They Fired Fisher but kept the GM Les Snead who hired him. the philosophy behind that was let’s keep the players we have and get a coach who can actually coach. Just in case some are wondering Les Snead is a terrible GM when it comes to the draft.

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    • Good job pointing out the Rams, Capt Sly. It’s a good example of what could potentially happen here if we change the Head Coach.

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  13. Light needs to be pushed out the door asap!

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  14. The biggest joke has been Koetter’s insistence on playing Rogers as the third down back. At one point Jameis tried to run to avoid a blitz and Rogers was like a rag doll trying to block the Raven’s MLB who went right through Rogers and easily took Jameis down. Cross needed to be the third down back. When Rogers is canned no NFL team will pick him up. Rogers is just a Koetter pet along with Warhop! Koetter will say the OL was a problem, which is a huge understatement, but will never criticize Warhop and buys and repeats every excuse Warhop comes up with to deflect any criticism of his total incompetence. The Bucs must not only fire Koetter but also send all of his pets with him that have dragged down the Buc’s performance like an anchor! A great NFL HC can come in and turn around this team just like happened with Bears with their regime change. It will not take that many new players. It is the coaching. We don’t have to change our QB either, especially when there are no great QBs in this year’s draft. Just insert Fritz as the red zone QB to fix the lack of touchdowns in the red zone. That alone would have resulted in a one point win over the Ravens without changing any of the players otherwise. But I am not unhappy with the loss because we need to get rid of Koetter and his pets like cutting out a cancer!

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    • Les Steckel ? Jeff Fisher ?

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  15. Need a clean slate. We need a new GM and coaching staff. Talent acquisition, player development, game management and player execution are all sub par for quite a few years.

    I agree with others on this board that this really starts with the Glazers. This generation is not as good as Malcom Glazer. No idea whether the current owners are as invested in this team or they they just aren’t as good as businessmen and talent evaluators. But they’re who we’ve got.

    Either way, I hope we win out and then usher in a talented new group. Go Bucs!

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    • Winning starts from the top, always believe that. Glazers are pretty bad, they don’t seem to care too much about football like Malcolm did.

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  16. Clean House

    2011 Cam Newton 3× Pro Bowl (2011, 2013, 2015) NFL most valuable player , In Super Bowl
    2012 Andrew Luck 3 × Pro Bowl (2012–2014) Playoffs 3 times
    No 2013 No First pick QB
    no 2014 No First Pick QB

    2015 ” jameis Winston ” no playoffs, 6 wins in last 2 years 1 suspension leads all QB in NFL in interceptions
    A great big Bust

    2016 Jared Goff took last place team to division champs this year best record in NFL do I need say more ?
    2017 2nd Pick Mitchell Trubisky took last place team to Division leader this year
    2018 baker Mayfield took last place team in NFL to hunt for playoffs first year

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    • Thing is Goff and Trubisky are not carrying the teams on their back and are honestly pretty average QBs on their own. Trubs I’d even say is below average right now. Also, did you forget that Goff was a PART of that last place team?

      And lol Browns would need a lot of help to get into the playoffs this year. They’re as much in the hunt as we are.

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  17. When your 1st team players are injured, you rely on your backups. When your backups are injured plug and hope for the best. Our backend, linebackers and DB’s, have been mostly plugs most of the season. At one point we were without all three starting linebackers and all four starting DB’s. Since Duff has taken over the D, this ragtag band of hitters have been playing well above water. Good coaching is getting players in the best position for success, and getting the most effort and execuction out of those players.
    I see the effort. Yet, I don’t see the execution. As for putting players in the best position(play calling), it’s difficult to say because the execution is so bad.
    My thoughts are as far as coaching: Koetter…thumbs up.
    Monken…thumbs up.
    Duffner…two thumbs up and sainthood.
    Kaczor…thumbs down.
    Hoke & Maxie…sainthood.
    Warhop…thumbs down

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  18. The on-line banter between CG and Naplesfan is simply hysterical. I swear, Scott Reynolds employs a retiree as an intern, to pose as a real fan, in in this case, Naplesfan, but whose role is to preach to the rest of us from their cyber pulpit. For a while it was Bucfan 47, then it was MikeSeven and now it’s Naplesfan, who once called me a “narcissist” and declared I am “full of myself” for having an opposing viewpoint. Come clean Scott.

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    • There you go again.

      Some folks try to keep it on the Bucs, and what is right or wrong for the Bucs … and then there are those who try to turn the threads into commentary about the commenters.

      When anyone is losing an argument, and is of weak character, they go to ad hominem to attack those who have the winning argument. They are losers.

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      • Scubog is not what you described. He’s very logical, doesn’t fire the cannons for every little thing.

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        • Thanks Horse. Naples is too interested in telling the rest of us what we should think and doesn’t appreciate sarcasm or humor……….especially directed somewhat at him.

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  19. For some strange reason I had a similar thought Scubog lol. Here’s one area out of many where I disagree with him. He says futility starts from the top which includes the “Baby Glazers”. Well on the surface that sounds good but I don’t think he was around when Hugh Culverhouse was the owner, for the younger fans just Google it. There are still a lot us Buc fans who remember 79′ when we went to the NFL Championship in spite of the owner. You were damned a Buc Fan For Life if you lived through that. Go Bucs

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    • Oh yes I was around during the Culverhouse era. It was very frustrating. Malcolm Glazer was a very smart man, but his Baby Glazer apples fell very far from the tree. It all went to hell right after the old man suffered his stroke in 2007, and the babies took over the franchise.

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      • Naplesfan, I don’t think any of us are happy with what is been happening these last several years. I get your point, but I do disagree you calling them Baby Glazer’s is inappropiate.
        I’m sure they have used many consultants over the years in their selections. I believed too now it would be the time for the Owners to put somebody else officially in between themselves and the GM.
        I say this because they have so many other investments throughout the world and cannot possibly put as much time as might be required for the Buccaneers.

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    • I was there at our first game (a loss) and our first home win. Our first win was not at home. It was at New Orleans and Hank Stram famously burned the game film in a fit of rage 🙂

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  20. Man as Rodney Dangerfield would say tough crowd in here tonight
    This is my first post so don’t kill me guys.

    I have been thinking long and hard about this disappointing season and feel more dejected this year than most. I have been a fan since the 80’s. I think we have more questions than answers after this season. Do we keep Koetter (No) ? Do we keep Winston and see if he can develop? (yes) Is it time to move on from McCoy? (yes) Do we keep Licht for some consistency ( Scoring him its 45 good 55 bad)? To me the team is at a crossroads.

    What really is sticking in my craw about this team is they have accepted losing. We are the team that always are a missed tackle, an untimely penalty, dropped pass or a missed PAT away form turning the corner yet we always fail.

    I think culprit one the coach and his staff have not held people accountable for poor play. See Brent (Mr. Wiff) Grimes, Gerald ( Mr.Invisible) McCoy , Carl(Mr. Turnstile) Benenock. It also lands on the players, when is someone going to say enough of this crap, we are stopping this (like Brooks and Sapp did when ESPN called us the Yuccaneers). I don’t see McCoy doing it he has accepted losing and says all the right things but has he gotten after teammates when they are not playing well. Hell he would have to get after himself at this point. Jamies tried in the Saints game when Ryan (Bonehead) Jensen committed a stupid penalty and many people felt he was out of line I didn’t. Someone has to stop the foolishness.

    As Jamies said at his press conference after the last game of his rookie season “there are not enough guys on this team that want to win bad enough”. Sadly that has not changed.

    After that I need a drink.

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    • Excellent post Last Fan. Your points were spot on. We need to hear from you more often. Cool avatar too.

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  21. Licht has to go. If I’m the Glazer’s, I wouldn’t let him touch another off season. No draft, no free agent signings. The Roberto Aguyo pick alone, would have cost him his job in any other Winning Organization. There in lies our problem. As a Tampa native, and DIEHARD Buccaneers fan since ’77, a lot of us have gotten used to mediocrity! We settle for far less than we deserve. Take Gerald McCoy. Great Kid! But he couldn’t wear Sapps jock! Says the right thing, does the right things, but on more Sundays than not he vanishes. That is when he’s not injured. This last draft we could have had a Game Changing ready SS in Derwin James. Instead we have Vita Vea. Yes I think he will be a solid 1 technique. But anyone that knows anything about D line knows especially tackles ,don’t really come into there own until year 2 or 3 at best. I could go on but this has already been much longer than I intended. Bottom line, Glazer’s Go to Tony Dugys home,with hats in hand, open up that Fat check book, and tell him to write in his number. Not to coach, but President of Football Operations. Same deal as Tom Coghlin has in Jacksonville. Let him pick the new coach. Let him Evaluate players, and hire his own scouting department personal. He’s here in Tampa!! Both he and Rich Mckay were a formidable duo. They brought us out of the sewers of the NFL and made us solid contenders. DO THIS NOW GLAZERS!!!

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