[018] Molly and Ralph review the all-22 film for the Redskins game

Ralph thinks he might have a clue as to what is wrong with the Bucs. Plus, somebody on the offensive line needs to be benched and we tell you who and why.

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[017] Ralph and Molly wave the white flag after the Bucs defeat to the Redskins

What are our head coach prospects after this season? What should Jason Licht’s fate be? All this and more in this immediate reaction podcast to the Bucs’ Week 10 loss to the Washington Redskins. Bonus: Dirk’s dirty little secret from the game.

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[016] Let’s Talk About This Whooping The Bucs Are Going to Put On The Redskins With Ralph And Molly

They are banged up, overrated, and primed to give us a multi-turnover game in our favor. Is this a do or die game for the Buccaneers? Who is going to shine? Molly and Ralph give your their best takes on what they predict is going to happen.

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[015] Molly and Ralph Discuss the All-22 From the Panthers Game

What went wrong? Why was the defense so bad? Can this be corrected? Did our team quit? Are the Buccaneers done for the season? All of this and more are discussed by Molly and Ralph. So strap in and let’s talk some Bucs!

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[014] Listen to Molly and Ralph drunkingly give their immediate reaction to the loss against the Panthers

A bad loss. Too much to drink. Combine the two and you get this podcast with Molly and Ralph.

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[013] Molly and Ralph discuss Bengals, Jameis, News, the Panthers, and more

In this podcast episode, Ralph breaks down what he saw on the all-22 with the loss to the Bengals. Molly and Ralph get deep into the whole Jameis Winston mess. Plus we go over our predictions and preview for the upcoming Panthers game.

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Albert Einstein: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results

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Dirk Koetter has had to make two difficult changes already this season: firing his long-time colleague and benching his franchise quarterback. We all see the writing on the wall. If Dirk doesn’t turn it around by the end of the season, he’s next. There are a contingent of fans that have been screaming all season for the firings of Dirk, his coaching staff, ownership, the players, the groundskeeper, the water boy, and that nice old lady that scans your ticket at the door.

I’ve been a fan for 10 years, not as long as many, but enough to know how this is going to go. The more we lose games we should win, or barely win games we should convincingly win, the bigger and louder that contingent will be. And they will eventually get their wish.

I want to recap my journey as a fan, which all of you have endured right alongside of me, in hopes of breaking this cycle.

My fandom started after the Bucs fired Superbowl-winning coach Jon Gruden, who can’t seem to recreate the success of his inaugural year, and brought in a no-name “youngry” coach that’s going to take our young and equally “youngry” team to the playoffs. Minimum. We nearly make it there year one of his tenure. The next we got the worst football Bucs fans have ever endured. To this day, it still takes the cake.

So we get rid of the young but undisciplined Raheem for a hard-nosed, no NFL-experience college coach. Greg Schiano inherits a team stacked with talent in all areas, until it turns out the lack of discipline didn’t leave with Raheem and some of the talent had to go. Oh, and by the way, they’re burning the place down as they leave. Schiano does what he can to bring in new talent in the draft and free agency, but it doesn’t save his job. “We have too much talent to lose eight in a row.” Buh bye.

Then we get Lovie, who, despite inheriting a team stacked with talent that Schiano was too inexperienced to know what to do with, makes it his first order of business to blow up our top ten offensive line. I mean, who needs an offensive line, anyway? Right? Right, guys? They’re so overpaid! And old! It didn’t get much better after that and to be frank I’d rather not relive it.

I’m sorry to bring up the past as I know first hand how painful these memories are. If you’ve been triggered by anything thus far it’s probably best if you stop reading now, and also maybe consider an interest in shuffleboard instead.

Lovie’s dumpster fire makes way for Koetter. Who has a roster stacked with talent that he’s spent three years acquiring, coaching, building. Who has too much talent to lose (and almost-lose) games at the rate we’re currently going, while at the same time is lacking talent in key areas like our secondary and offensive line. Oh, and not to mention our defensive coaching staff. Koetter, who, fires his long-time colleague in an effort to right the ship and brings a win to Tampa after nearly a month. The high of that win was short lived as the team (ahem, Jameis) stinks up the joint on the road, narrowly losing after Fitz falls short of digging us out of that hole with just a quarter left in the game.

Now, I don’t know if the change at quarterback will turn the season around. We’re halfway through the year and time is running out. But Dirk has done enough for me to stand behind him. In three years, he’s built an elite wide receiving corps that most teams will ever only dream of. In three years, he’s surrounded Gerald McCoy with so much talent that now McCoy is the least accomplished defensive lineman on the line. Let that sink in. He made the worst overall defense in the league look competitive. In. One. Week. He gives players the confidence to make a career-long 59-yard field goal after missing an extra point and a field goal.

I’ve been accused of being afraid of change because I’ll tolerate apparent mediocrity from a team that loses game it should win and barely wins games it should definitely win. News flash: firing a coach is not change. It’s more of the same, and has been Bucs’ fans answer for at least the decade I’ve been here (and I suspect longer).

Here’s the thing with new coaches: no matter how much talent you hand them, they’re going to spend the next few years building the team they want. Drafting players that fit their scheme. Trading expensive veterans that don’t. But as history would have it, it’s not long before we’re out of patience and he’s out of a job. Rinse. Repeat.

But, this time. This time. For real, this time. We’ll fire Koetter and definitely uncover the next Bill Belichick who will whip this team stacked with talent (with the exception of the offensive line and the secondary, special teams, and possibly the run game) into shape in an off-season and lead us to decades of winning, playoff berths, and Superbowl rings.

If any of you really think that’s true, I’ve got a bridge I’d love to tell you about….

I think we need to accept that while fantasy football and Madden certainly add another level to football fandom, it’s given us an unrealistic expectation of what it takes to run a successful NFL franchise. It’s just not as simple as plugging in the league’s best available player/coach into the weakest point of our scheme and BOOM, playoffs (see: Darrelle Revis). Good teams aren’t grown in an off-season. Not ones that last, anyway.

Koetter is the longest tenured coach we’ve had in ten years at a whopping three years. I repeat, three years is the longest a coach has lasted in Tampa in. Ten. Years. I think we should perhaps consider the possibility that maybe that’s the problem.

 

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[012] Molly and Ralph Give Their Immediate Reaction to the Bengals Game

Jamies, what are you doing?! Molly and Ralph talk about the disaster that was Jameis, what we think went wrong, injury updates, and give our immediate reaction to this loss to the Bengals.

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[011] Week 8 Bucs at Bengals Preview Plus the Latest Buccaneers News

Molly and Ralph go over the injury report for both the Buccaneers and the Bengals. They discuss who they think is going to win this Sunday and why. Plus a little bit more discussion about last weeks Brown’s game and why Ralph thinks Warren Sapp is wrong about Vita Vea.

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[010] Buccaneer News and a Review of the All-22 Against the Browns

Molly and Ralph discuss the latest news about the Buccaneers and then dive a little bit more in depth with the Browns game after analyzing the all-22 coaches film.

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