Recent times for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been nothing short of miserable.
Recent times for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been nothing short of miserable.in Gran Canaria 08.03.2019 07:44
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The team has lost far more than it has won Ryan Smith Jersey , as evidenced by its seven last-place finishes in the last eight years. The Bucs haven’t won a playoff game since earning their first Lombardi Trophy back on Jan. 26, 2003. They went to the playoffs two times after that, but lost in the Wild Card Round both times.Tampa Bay’s most recent playoff appearance came in the 2007 season, with its last playoff game happening on Jan. 6, 2008. The Bucs hosted the New York Giants on that day, jumping out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter before giving up 24 straight points. By the end of the day, New York was moving on with a 24-14 victory. The Giants went on to win the Super Bowl in February, while the Bucs entered a period of failure.As you can surely imagine, things were a bit different on Jan. 6, 2008. So Cheap O. J. Howard Jersey , let’s have some light-hearted fun with the franchise’s misfortune by looking at what our world was like back then:The first iPhone was only about six months old.“Low” by Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain) was the No. 1 song on the Billboard Top 100.“National Treasure: Book of Secrets” was No. 1 at the box office, grossing $20,062,684.Barack Obama was still 10 months away from being elected to what would be his first term as president of the United States.Justin Bieber wasn’t introduced by Usher until a year later.The popular social media app Vine was launched five years later. Then, after being active for four years, it was shut down in 2017. A whole app was founded, launched and killed all since the last time Tampa Bay was in the playoffs.“Breaking Bad” hadn’t premiered yet.“The Dark Knight” hadn’t hit theaters yet.The Seattle SuperSonics were wrapping up their final season in Seattle. They are now playing in their 11th season as the Oklahoma City Thunder.The Tampa Bay Rays had zero winning seasons under their belt. Since then, they have finished above .500 seven times and made the playoffs four times.The Chicago Cubs were still in the midst of their World Series curse. It wasn’t until eight years later that they would snap a 108-year streak without a championship.LeBron James was still ringless. He didn’t win his first NBA Finals until four years later.I was in fifth grade. I turn 21 in two months.Since that last postseason game, Jon Gruden coached another year with the Buccaneers, spent eight seasons on the Monday Night Football broadcast team and coached the Raiders for a year. The Bucs are about to be on their sixth head coach since that day.Jameis Winston turned 14 years old on the very day that the Bucs played their last playoff game.To borrow and alter a line from “Draft Day” (which came out six years after the team’s last playoff appearance)... “We live in a different world than we did just 30 seconds 11 years ago.” Here’s to hoping no one has to write an updated version of this article in January of 2020. Practice makes perfect Buccaneers DeSean Jackson Jersey , right?Well, not if you’re Desean Jackson. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ p r i z e d diva receiver put himself in the spotlight again this past Wednesday after he made some very interesting comments on The Simms and Lefkoe podcast. Jackson was in Atlanta with former NFL quarterback Michael Vick. After former Bucs quarterback Chris Simms inflated Jackson’s head to the size of the moon (even though you can make the argument it was already that big), Jackson gave - or inadvertently gave - some insight as to why he never clicked with Jameis Winston downfield. Here is a transcript of the entire exchange, beginning with Simms’s comments.Jackson’s response was, well, exactly what you would expect from the 11-year veteran. Good Lord. Where do we even begin?First off, shame on Simms for lobbing such a softball question and for completely foregoing the fact that yes, while Jackson has had a stellar career, he has been a complete headache for every team he has played for. It’s not like Jackson is out here curing cancer. Sure, he has some decent charities outside of the confines of One Buc Place Buccaneers Jason Pierre-Paul Jersey , but this dude isn’t a prized citizen to any extent. For all of the football knowledge that Simms possesses, he should know this, but hey, I guess you gotta keep it friendly on Radio Row. Second, we all knew about this guy’s ego, but his absolute lack of self-awareness and accountability is second-to-none. All year long - outside of the first two games - he bitched about his role in the offense and how he didn’t click with Winston. He made the case for Ryan Fitzpatrick to continue to be the starter, just so his own stats could be bolstered. Hey, Desean, here’s a thought: How in the f%!$ to do you expect to develop chemistry with your quarterback if you don’t practice? You are one of the fastest players to ever play in the NFL, most quarterbacks will have to develop some type of rhythm with you in order to create chemistry. There is no doubt that the uber-talented players get away with more in the NFL Cheap Lavonte David Jersey , but to sit there and expect entitlement - especially when none of your teams have won a playoff game since 2008 - is absurd and ridiculous. That’s right, Jackson’s first year in the league saw him play in three postseason games. The Philadelphia Eagles won two of the three, losing to the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship game. Jackson’s teams are 0-5 in the playoffs after winning the first two games. He has 15 receptions for 223 yards and two touchdowns in that span. He had five receptions for 115 yards in the two wins. He is Antonio Brown, he’s just missing Brown’s name, skills, accolades - everything that makes him the top receiver in the league. Jackson finished fourth on the Bucs in 2018 when it came to yards and receptions. Adam Humphries, the team’s fourth receiver, finished with better stats in every category outside of yards per reception. And all of this came with a $11 million cap hit. It doesn’t get much better in 2019, either. Jackson carries a $10 million cap hit in 2019 and the Bucs are one of the more cap-strapped teams in the league. So, you have a receiver who doesn’t like to practice Buccaneers Ali Marpet Jersey , loves to bitch and moan, and is expensive. Three strikes and your out, bud. But the worst part about all of this is the fact that the Bucs may need Jackson in 2019. Bruce Arians runs a vertical offense and he will need someone who can stretch the field. Fortunately, former Arians’ understudy and speedster John Brown will be a free agent this year, so he could replace Jackson at a cheaper - both financially and headache-wise - rate. Jackson still thinks he is the same guy from 2008-2013 and his comments reflect that thought.He’s living in the past while we are all looking toward the future. Hopefully that future won’t include Jackson’s $10 million salary and shitty attitude. I’ll pay for the moving expenses, Tampa Bay. Get this guy the hell out of here. (h/t Joe Bucs Fan)