Hello everyone! I hope you're all doing well today. It's nice & cool here ... only 64° at 11:20a. The only reason the air conditioners are still on is because it's warmer inside the house still. Humidity, insulation, & all. The high is only supposed to hit 74° today ... true fall weather! I'm really enjoying this. My dogs are a little disappointed though. With all the rain we had yesterday & this morning, I couldn't let them out back like I usually do when we wake up because it's too muddy back there. I'm sure they'd love it, but then there'd be mud all over the house & that just wouldn't work for me.
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When young Frank Fowler (Nick Stahl) becomes romantically involved with an older single mother (Tomei), his parents (Spacek and Wilkinson) are concerned. But when the relationship takes a sudden and tragic turn, the Fowlers are forced to confront the harsh reality of their situation and the inescapable consequences of their actions.
Time to be optimistic. Well, I'll be more optimistic than a lot of other folks, anyway. I see people in this sub blaming this or that as the sole reason we lost. As is the case in most losses, it's not that simple. There's a lot of things to blame on this game, so I'll just try to hit on them quickly...
- TimeoutsThis one doesn't bother me as much. We have a rookie head coach, and it was inevitable that he's going to have a learning curve as far as clock management. Dirk, in all of his blunt wonderfulness, admitted after the game that he should have used his timeouts. Love to hear that honesty. Even in spite of that, we had a fantastic chance in the red zone to get the ball in the end zone, and we blew it. Remember that.
- AguayoNo sugar-coating this one. He has to make those kicks. Has to. Unacceptable. I even had a dream last night where I met Aguayo and was like "WTF?" And he shrugged me off saying that he was suspended. Also, he likes playing video games. But once again, even in spite of his missed kicks, we had plenty of chances to overcome it. Hard to place blame squarely on 19.
- TurnoversNow we're getting closer. Fumbles and picks. WAY TOO MANY OF THEM. Straight up. That's partly on Jameis, partly on our O-line, and partly on our receivers constantly tipping the ball into the air or running poor routes.
- DefenseThis. This right here is the main issue. We scored enough points to win 99% of NFL games. Yet our defense made the worst offense in the league look like the New Orleans Saints. After three games, I am quite worried. Our corners are tiny and are getting burned. Our safeties, which we already knew was a weakness, are blowing assignments and giving up big plays. Our pass rush and run D are decent, considering our top two DEs are hurt, but not good enough. They aren't forcing fumbles and rarely force INTs. It was great seeing Kwon and David do what they do to solve this. Hopefully it picks up.
So as you can see, this was an all around loss to a bad team, and we can't blame one single part. So where is the optimism?
As much as this game hurt, and as much as we want to say "same old Yucs" for losing to an inferior team at home, I still firmly believe that this team is different and we will get better. The defense, which is the MAIN issue, is in a new system. If you remember Lovie's first year, our defense went from dumpster fire to pretty effective towards the latter half of the season. The reason we went 2-14 was because of the inept offense and lack of QB.
This team is so young, guys. They're going to take their lumps. They're going to make mistakes. But what truly is a measure is how they finish. I do not think we are as bad as we've looked the last couple of weeks. I really don't.
We very well could be 1-4 going into the bye. But I think we will at least be 2-3. This team is not shitty. They are underperforming. Stay the course. Believe in your talent. Are we a playoff team? No. But we aren't a 2-14 team either.
I'll leave you with reminding you of the 1996 Buccaneers. It was Coach Dungy's first season. This team started 1-8. How many of us thought "same old Yucs," and thought Dungy to be a nobody first-year head coach that would be fired soon?
Those Bucs went on to win five of their last seven games to finish 6-10. That ended up being a turning point for ayoung team, and they went to the playoffs the next season. The culture changed and winners and Hall of Famers were born.
Given our performance the last two games, one can easily write off the Bucs. Even now that we're playing the Broncos and Panthers, no one expects us to win. What happens if we win one or both of those games? Yeah, not likely. But if it did happen, it would quickly allow us to brush these two weeks off as growing pains.
My point is - take a deep breath. Let's see how the season plays out before we start calling for heads to roll. It's a long season, and we all KNOW how much better this team is than the ones of recent memory. Believe in Jameis. Believe in Koetter. Allow this team to feel the agony of defeat and rise from the ashes.
Aren't you glad we let the '96 Bucs do so?
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