Buccaneers fans rejoice, new uniforms are coming! Fans can expect a new look this April. Monte Kiffin will be the Buccaneers 2020 Ring of Honor Inductee. Tampa sees some staffing changes. What Gerald McCoy did for the 219 Buccaneers defense. Buccaneers fan Kacey Reynolds loses his fight with cancer. Reynolds announced the team’s 2019 1st round pick at the NFL draft. The inevitable Tom Brady discussion. The NFL CBA sees movement. How far are we from a 17-game season? Bruce Arians had harsh words at the end of the season. In off-season comments, BA has made it clear they’re looking at other options. What effect, if any, have they had on the coach-player relationship?
As if you weren’t already sick enough of this argument, we bring it to you with all the undertones of a bickering married couple. The interceptions mark the center of this debate. Is it a hallmark of his career? Is it an obstacle to be surmounted? We’ll touch on character issues, accountability, and the future of the franchise in this episode.
Big news coming out of One Buc Place as the Buccaneers tease a new look. The anticipation is killing us! Jameis Winston gets LASIK, but will it be enough to earn him a return to the Bucs next season? David Tepper comments on Cam Newton’s future with the Panthers. Greg Olsen visits Seattle. Three other teams will debut new uniforms next season. Antwaan Randle-El interviewed with the Eagles for a job that ultimately went to another candidate.
Ralph has been slugging through game film to bring you an analysis of all 30 of Jameis Winston’s 2019 interceptions. He characterizes each interception as either: 1) a bad decision, 2) bad pass, 3) miscommunication, 4) hit, or 5) receiver. It won’t be a surprise to Bucs fans where the bulk of the picks fell. Can the interceptions ever be mitigated, or are they a part of the package? Plus, Molly predicts the chances of Winston’s return. Philip Rivers moves to Florida. Carolina adds to their coaching staff.
We discuss the Bucs run game: where it can improve, BA’s scheme and what we can expect in the future. We talk the divisional round of playoffs. The Titans take the league by surprise, upsetting Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. They’ll meet the Chiefs in Arrowhead for the AFC Championship. The 49ers knock the Vikings out of contention. Green Bay beats out Seattle. Ralph and Molly discuss the detriments of a running quarterback. Luke Kuechly retires.
Ralph takes a moment to clarify last episodes comments on player behavior off the field. He gets up on his soapbox to discuss players as role models, and the media’s role reporting transgressions. We make our picks for this weekend’s playoff games – find out which game will give Molly the lead this week. Carson Palmer gives Bucs fans a glimpse into how Jameis Winston might perform next season should he come back to the team. Panthers new head coach Matt Rhule gives his introductory press conference. How does his early tenure compare to a coach in the Buccaneers’ past?
The offseason kicks off with Rakeen Nunez-Roches in hot water as his dog is found abandoned. Buccaneers sign players to futures contracts. The 2019 Buccaneers defense makes history. The Carolina Panthers end their coaching search by bringing on Matt Rhule. The team signed Rhule to a seven year, $60 million deal, which also includes up to $10 million incentives and a $6 million buyout of Rhule’s current contract with Baylor. We’ll begin to dive into what we might expect from Rhule’s regime, and Ralph crawls the internet TMZ-style for some bonus dirt on owner David Tepper. Plus, Jerry Jones manages to schmooze Mike McCarthy into becoming the Dallas Cowboys head coach. The New York Giants hire their third choice. Playoffs are upon us. Hear our thoughts on Wildcard Weekend.
Jameis Winston’s pick six was without a doubt the death knell in our matchup against Atlanta. However, the Bucs defense failed to stop Atlanta’s offense before it even got to overtime. We dominated the Falcons most of the game, but crucial mistakes cost the Bucs a victory to close out the season. The offseason is now upon us and the drama has started already amongst none other than the Buccaneers media. John Lynch makes the finalist list of the Hall of Fame. We discuss coach firings across the league, what football fans can expect this offseason with free agency rules, and the Wildcard round of playoffs.
Boooo. The season is over. Winston ends the season on a pick 6 in overtime, as seems apropos. A lot of changes are coming and a big decision at quarterback looms. Hopefully, the coaching staff and team can stay together for consistency. This is a good team and entertaining to watch. Sad to see the season over but hopeful for what next year brings.