The Bucs lack of success over the past decade has been well documented in Tampa Bay. With an 11 year playoff drought, the Bucs have the current longest run in the NFC without a postseason appearance, and the second longest in the NFL behind the Browns 16.

In light of that, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio selected the Bucs sixth overall as the fanbase that is most deserving to have their team win a playoff game.

Florio, along with fellow host Chris Simms had a draft to pick the fan bases that most deserve a playoff win. The Bucs were selected after the Bengals, Browns, Bills, Raiders and Lions.

While the Bucs have the second longest absence from the playoffs, Florio pointed out that the Bucs do have that Super Bowl winning season of 2002, making it easier for fans to “check out” since they’ve experienced some success over the past 20 years.

All of the other teams on the list with exception of the Raiders have failed to see their team hoist the Lombardi Trophy in their franchise’s history.

Simms, who was drafted by the Bucs and played quarterback for five seasons in Tampa Bay, along with Florio both praised the Bucs for having a loyal and passionate fanbase. Florio also cited that the number of losing seasons, lack of team consistency, coaching turnover, and the fact that there’s plenty of other activities to do in Florida contributes to why fans would be more susceptible to lose interest.

“I just feel like they deserve something better than what they’ve gotten,” Florio said. “It’s been too much impatience from ownership when it comes to firing coaches, there hasn’t been that year to year consistency. They need to develop something, and they really are making an all in move, I don’t know if it’s going to work, but that fanbases deserves better than what it’s gotten.”

The all in move that Florio was referring to is the hiring of head coach Bruce Arians. You can watch the full segment from their show here.

 

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BucRy
1 year ago

I wouldn’t say we’re deserving of it..most bucs fans are fair weather fans and only rides for the team when they are doing good. The most compassionate bucs fans I see are from this website lol

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BUC-ASS-BOB
1 year ago

To get a superbowl win you need earn it !!!,The NFL is most competitive sport in the world wins are earned one hit at a time, this is not new age grade school where all the children get a participation ribbon.
IN NFL MISTAKES COST YOU IN HARD LOSSES AND THESE OWNERS HAVE BEEN GETTING WHAT THEY DESERVE LAST PLACE NFC SOUTH OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

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BigSombrero
1 year ago

I think a 10-6 season is very possible. The Bucs HAD to fix their run defense and front 7 to have a chance. Next years schedule features mostly RUN FIRST teams Tenn, Sea, NYG, SF, Ari, Jax, Car, Atl, and N.O. Indy, Detroit, and Houston are more pass first teams.

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BigSombrero
1 year ago

Bucs will face this slate of RB’s and Running QB’s next year… SF – Jerrick Mckinnon, Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida Car – Christian McCaffrey, Cam Newton NYG – Saquon Barkley, Saquon Barkley, Saquon Barkley, Saquon Barkley N.O – Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray, Taysom Hill Tenn – Derrick Henry, Deion Lewis Sea – Rashad Penny, Chris Carson, CJ Prosise, Russell Wilson Ari – David Johnson, Kyler Murray Atl – Devonta Freeman, Ito Smith Jax – Leo Fournette, Thomas Rawls, Alfred Blue Indy – Marlon Mack, Spencer Ware, Nyheim Hines Hou – Lamar Miller, D’onta Foreman Det – Kerryon Johnson, CJ Anderson… Read more »

BigSombrero
1 year ago

I forgot to include
LAR – Todd Gurley, Darryl Henderson

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nybuccguy
1 year ago

Maybe next year. Our O-line is straight trash and will be the downfall of the team.

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What the Buc
What the Buc
1 year ago

The Bucs fan base deserves the team it has. The fan base on average is not very loyal or supportive when compared with other fan bases in the NFL. By supportive I mean butts in seats on game day.

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twspin
1 year ago

In order for a fan base to be loyal? You gotta Win some games!! I mean I’ve been a fan since inception. I sat in the ole Sombrero with my pops during those agonizing 1st seasons. We only starting winning after Dungy arrived emphasizing Defense and rafting D-players Since then, we’ve taken a different direction and have never gotten back on track. Watching us These last few season either makes you an alcoholic..drowning your sorrows or..running for the Pepto bottle..from the twist in your stomach. You cannot maintain a fanbase when you Lose all the time. Its very difficult being… Read more »

BucaLou
1 year ago

I hate hearing about unloyal fan base, too many visiting fans filling our seats and a coaching carousel. But facts are facts we suck! I use “we” because I don’t recognize any other nfl team but the Bucs. I came to this country back in’76 I was a Inwood Buccaneer and Tampa Bay Buccaneer day one! I don’t want to get too juiced up about the current coaching staff, but I feel like we are about to turn the corner with some open wounds but we can heal without too much salt and pain. Go Bucs! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb… Read more »

BUC-ASS-BOB
1 year ago

The glaciers could took a good team inherited from their father and ran it into the ground should be heckled out of town and if I hear one more coach or player praise the glaciers I think I’m going to throw up fans that deserve a Superbowl win don’t put up with this kind of crap for 10-12 years they deserve what they have

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40+yrs fan, 7 double digit win seasons, feels like 30+ double digit losing seasons & 1 SB. Go yucks

Fair weather fans & not loyal fans problem is quite honestly our college & high school football consistently has been a better product for the money over the last forty years. Florida boys are all over college & professional teams. Yet our pro teams are against winning for the most part. Right now the lighting, Rays, Magic & the Heat are a better ticket. People get tired of sitting in 20+ year old stadium to watch consistent losing for almost all 20 years. Give us life long fans a break & win. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes… Read more »

Spitfire
1 year ago

Ass, you’re saying we don’t deserve to win because we “Put up” with the Glaziers? How do you not “Out Up” with owners? Boycott the team? I would never do that because it is my favorite team. You have the most Asinine excuses for being the Troll that you are. Just because we haven’t been winning isn’t because the Glazier sons are just flat out bad owners. The only thing that was their fault was when we weren’t spending money because they bought Manchester and hired cheap coaches like Morris and Schiano and didn’t spend the Salary Cap. Otherwise they… Read more »

Spitfire
1 year ago

Ass, I actually just caught onto your scheme. You are such a big fan that you play the opposite game just so that you don’t jinx your favorite team. You obviously read Pewter Report every day and bother to comment and must be so superstitious that you say the most negative hateful things possible because you actually think we have a chance to go 13-3 and don’t wanna mess it up! So thank you Ass! From now on every negative comment you post I know will be you actually mean the exact opposite! You Sly Devil! I’ll pick up what… Read more »

What the Buc
What the Buc
1 year ago

Don’t use we, it triggers some the PR staff, Bucalou.

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scubog
1 year ago

Florio must have run out of off season arrests and Cowboy’s stories about which to write. Now we’re determining which fans are most deserving of a play-off team? Good grief!

Having never missed attending a “home” game, including the one represented in the photo, having a den decorated in Buccaneer memorabilia and even driving a Bucs red car, I think Scubog is deserving, but so is every other fan who supports this and any of the other 31 teams…………except maybe the “Flying Elvises”.

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BUC-ASS-BOB
1 year ago

Spitfire I am saying stop praising the moron ownership and give them hell in the articles and yes Glazers kids are responsible for driving the fan base away. Call them out with truth, other owners snicker behind them backs.
They get involved with football decisions and screw team up. They think there time in special gym makes them football wise.

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BUC-ASS-BOB
1 year ago

A Superbowl can not be bought because all the owners have big money, a Superbowl has to be earned and the Glazers children have had every thing given to them there whole life and do not understand concept of earning anything. So they are lost.

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Wadeless
1 year ago

How can Bucs fans be considered fair weather fans? If you have been on this website over the past decade there was no bandwagon to jump on. Only a string of coaching changes, bad drafts and generally poor play (outside of Mike Evans and Lavonte David). I grew up with the same terrible Bucs so being a Bucs fan today isn’t really so different or harder than its been in the past. Sure we had that string between ’97 and ’05 where we made the playoffs consistently, but this franchise is historically among the 2 – 3 worst in the… Read more »