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    Pirate reacted to UncleBuc in Firing Gruden -- a Retrospective   
    It's the idiot fans who were trumpeting Duemig's idiotic talking points that offered the excuse to the inbred bastards.
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    Pirate reacted to jobuc597 in Firing Gruden -- a Retrospective   
    At the end of the day ….It's the Fans that took it in the ass....
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    Pirate reacted to Bucaroo Bonzai in Firing Gruden -- a Retrospective   
    Ok, here the fucking thing about Firing Gruden....

    It had almost nothing to do with his performance as a coach or how the team was doing.  Personally, I might have been okay with that if they went out and threw money around to hire the best coach(es), they could find.  The defense was done and we didn't have a QB in place.  It would have been good timing.  But they didn't do that.  They hired the Water Boy and Mr Coffee to run the show.

    It was entirely about running the team on the cheap.  They had probably told Gruden and Allen, give us one more year because money is tight for us (Man U/Economy), and then when Gruden had cleared all that cap space up, he was dumped.  The Glazers saw that we were going to have some capless years, and decided to fire a bunch of people and run the team as cheaply as possible while still taking in their cut of NFL Money.

    There was almost no way it was going to end any differently.  They were essentially a MLB team dumping their entire payroll.
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    Pirate got a reaction from fanofdabucs in Sundays Game   
    So that's the problem. Winston takes big risks when the Bucs have a lead because he's afraid the other team will catch up. Ummmm K.  I knew he was fucked in the head, but I didn't realize just how much.
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    Pirate got a reaction from tfree32 in O line defense   
    Part of it is you want, but Winston sucks in every way as a person,  player,  and leader. He's supposed to be the figurehead of a team. Maybe if they had one who was worthy of any respect at all, the rest of the team wouldn't be quite as much of a joke 
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    Pirate got a reaction from tfree32 in O line defense   
    Part of it is you want, but Winston sucks in every way as a person,  player,  and leader. He's supposed to be the figurehead of a team. Maybe if they had one who was worthy of any respect at all, the rest of the team wouldn't be quite as much of a joke 
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    Pirate got a reaction from tfree32 in O line defense   
    Part of it is you want, but Winston sucks in every way as a person,  player,  and leader. He's supposed to be the figurehead of a team. Maybe if they had one who was worthy of any respect at all, the rest of the team wouldn't be quite as much of a joke 
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    Pirate got a reaction from Bucaroo Bonzai in MSN Article states the obvious   
    I would disagree with that, because drafting a QB number one is always different. A first-round pick at any other position may soon be outed as a bust, and the coaching and management will be criticized and the team will move on. But when you take a quarterback at that pick, especially one that's anointed to be the savior from day one, the team has essentially mortgaged next 3 or 4 years against that player's results. A lot of us knew Winston was a piece of shit in every single way, including his playing talent, the day he was drafted. But nobody listens to us because we're wrong as many times as we're right. But the coaches and general manager can't do that. They have to try to make that pick work. And keep trying and keep trying. That's why the Bucs suck. It's no surprise to me and shouldn't be to any Bucs fan that their only Super Bowl was won with a journeyman QB and a badass defense.  Build the team from the lines back and it may be a slower process, but you'll be getting gradually better instead of twisting in the wind with a dumbass doofus clown like Winston.
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    Pirate got a reaction from Bucaroo Bonzai in MSN Article states the obvious   
    I would disagree with that, because drafting a QB number one is always different. A first-round pick at any other position may soon be outed as a bust, and the coaching and management will be criticized and the team will move on. But when you take a quarterback at that pick, especially one that's anointed to be the savior from day one, the team has essentially mortgaged next 3 or 4 years against that player's results. A lot of us knew Winston was a piece of shit in every single way, including his playing talent, the day he was drafted. But nobody listens to us because we're wrong as many times as we're right. But the coaches and general manager can't do that. They have to try to make that pick work. And keep trying and keep trying. That's why the Bucs suck. It's no surprise to me and shouldn't be to any Bucs fan that their only Super Bowl was won with a journeyman QB and a badass defense.  Build the team from the lines back and it may be a slower process, but you'll be getting gradually better instead of twisting in the wind with a dumbass doofus clown like Winston.
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    Pirate got a reaction from fanofdabucs in Off topic, kinda   
    Honestly never had a big problem with the Trop. It's not pretty and it's not the coziest place, but they've done what they can with that venue.  I love getting tickets on the ledge in left field, where you can mingle and walk around with bar service  - it's like hanging in a sports bar with your buddies, only the big screen happens to be a baseball game going on in real life.  
    There's plenty of parking - food selections could be better, and I'm not crazy about the no-cash policy. But for the most part the staff is friendly and accommodating.  My kids are too old now for the Rays tank but they loved it; nice little feature.  
    If I have one big gripe it's that they did away with the Cuesta Ray Cigar Bar upstairs. I enjoyed that place.  Sometimes I'd spend more time in there and on the terrace outside than watching the game from my seat....
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    Pirate got a reaction from BucForce in Jameis Winston Fandom Coping Cycle   
    Now in year 5....
    Before game 1:  He's the man!
    After game 1: (applicable if no new HC or OC hired in offseason). He sucked but that's only because the coaching sucks.
    OR
    After game 1: (if new HC or OC) He sucks but he'll get better as he learns the system.
    After game 4: Bench his ass!  (Name of backup) can't do any worse.
    After game 8: Might as well put him back in there and see if he gets any better.  After all, he was the overall #1.
    After game 12: Seriously, this misogynist rapey piece of shit sucks. 
    After game 14: Blow this fucking place all to hell.
    After game 16: yes, he played for shit but I thought I saw glimpses of something late in the season. I think I'm willing to give the misogynist rapey piece of shit thief another chance, 
    Monday post-draft:  maybe this will be his year.
    Game 1: see above. 
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    Pirate got a reaction from SamuraiBuc in WINSTON CONTINUES TO BLOW   
    Maybe the QB Whisperer only whispers to quarterbacks who were going to be fucking great anyway. 
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    Pirate got a reaction from SamuraiBuc in WINSTON CONTINUES TO BLOW   
    Maybe the QB Whisperer only whispers to quarterbacks who were going to be fucking great anyway. 
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    Pirate got a reaction from SamuraiBuc in WINSTON CONTINUES TO BLOW   
    Maybe the QB Whisperer only whispers to quarterbacks who were going to be fucking great anyway. 
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    Pirate got a reaction from SamuraiBuc in 2019 Season Record.. Call it Officially   
    Absolutely.  But they started it.  
     
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    Pirate got a reaction from mathman in 2019 Season Record.. Call it Officially   
    Warms my heart to see how a few of you still drink the Kool-Aid, year after year... I'm a Bucs atheist as long as Winston is quarterback, but keep the faith Brothers. I may not root for the Bucs anymore, but I'm rooting for you!
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    Pirate got a reaction from SamuraiBuc in 2019 Season Record.. Call it Officially   
    Absolutely.  But they started it.  
     
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    Pirate got a reaction from Tundra in I miss Ricky Bell   
    If you're old enough to have been around during the birth of the Bucs, there's a difference between how horrible they were back in the day and how snake bitten they are now. I am convinced that their struggles over the past decade plus are due to bad karma from the way the Glazers gutted the team. 
    But as we know, the Bucs have been worse.... far worse.  The 1976 team put on the worst performance of any NFL team in history. In the second season they weren't much better. But they came by their ineptitude honestly, and even in those ugly creamsicle uniforms, they were easy to love, like a three-legged puppy.
    So I was a big fan of Ricky Bell, and if you're too young to have known what the Bucs were about back then, it's worth looking up some highlights. He was a big, steady, old school running back but he had some moves.  And apparently he was just a sweetheart off the field. Unfortunately he ended up dying in 1984 from a weird disease with an unpronounceable name. I don't know why God seems to take so many of the good ones before their time. 
    Anyway, this morning I was in the car and an old novelty dance song came on from 1967 called "Tighten Up". (I'm really not an old fogey. I listen to Volbeat and Khalid too... ) anyway, anyway, for some reason I was interested enough to Google the artist, Archie Bell and the Drells. Turns out Archie was the brother of Ricky, and those who were the brothers of Jerry Bell, who was the lead vocalist with the Dazz Band and a world karate champion. 
    Don't know exactly why I took the time to post this, except I'm just amazed at how some families have such prolific talent, and because as hard as it was to be a Bucs fan back in the day and hear all the derision from the fans of pretty much every other team, I kind of miss those days.  I cared about the Bucs then. ...
    RIP Ricky-- 
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    Pirate reacted to Tundra in I miss Ricky Bell   
    Check this out, Pirate. 
     
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    Pirate got a reaction from Tundra in I miss Ricky Bell   
    If you're old enough to have been around during the birth of the Bucs, there's a difference between how horrible they were back in the day and how snake bitten they are now. I am convinced that their struggles over the past decade plus are due to bad karma from the way the Glazers gutted the team. 
    But as we know, the Bucs have been worse.... far worse.  The 1976 team put on the worst performance of any NFL team in history. In the second season they weren't much better. But they came by their ineptitude honestly, and even in those ugly creamsicle uniforms, they were easy to love, like a three-legged puppy.
    So I was a big fan of Ricky Bell, and if you're too young to have known what the Bucs were about back then, it's worth looking up some highlights. He was a big, steady, old school running back but he had some moves.  And apparently he was just a sweetheart off the field. Unfortunately he ended up dying in 1984 from a weird disease with an unpronounceable name. I don't know why God seems to take so many of the good ones before their time. 
    Anyway, this morning I was in the car and an old novelty dance song came on from 1967 called "Tighten Up". (I'm really not an old fogey. I listen to Volbeat and Khalid too... ) anyway, anyway, for some reason I was interested enough to Google the artist, Archie Bell and the Drells. Turns out Archie was the brother of Ricky, and those who were the brothers of Jerry Bell, who was the lead vocalist with the Dazz Band and a world karate champion. 
    Don't know exactly why I took the time to post this, except I'm just amazed at how some families have such prolific talent, and because as hard as it was to be a Bucs fan back in the day and hear all the derision from the fans of pretty much every other team, I kind of miss those days.  I cared about the Bucs then. ...
    RIP Ricky-- 
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    Pirate got a reaction from Craig B. in A Bucs Life   
    The call was indeed fuckened. But I will disagree that it was the biggest fuckening, because in the grand scheme of things, the Bucs could have had unlimited downs to reach the end zone on that drive, and the way their offense was playing they would still be on the field today trying to get in.
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    Pirate reacted to Mon in Bring Back Snook!   
    Does anyone need any brownies?
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    Pirate got a reaction from Craig B. in SSSSUUUUUUHHHH!!!!!!!   
    From what I understand McCoy was due to make $13 mil this year. None of that was guaranteed, so if the Bucs sign Suh for anything significantly less, they save money for pretty much the same production. McCoy is maybe a little more consistent. Suh is unpredictable and has a mean streak. I'd be okay with that if I was the Bucs. The defense has been about as bland as it gets. McCoy's like Haagen-Dazs vanilla. It's high quality. But it's still fucking vanilla.
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    Pirate reacted to Tundra in RIP, Big Dog   
    Agreed. 
    Here's something for your viewing pleasure, though. 
     
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    Pirate reacted to Gulf Shore Steve in RIP, Big Dog   
    I shouldn't but I will. I agree, condolences to his family. He was pretty young to meet his maker. However, he was a horses ass to way too many people in way too many situations for my blood. He ceased being "entertaining" about 10 years before he was diagnosed with brain cancer and even once diagnosed he was a horses ass to people on twitter. No sense of humility whatsoever.
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