Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Years!!!!

Ok so maybe I'm a few days late with this.

But at least I won't have any Bucs posts up any time soon either!

Wait, that didn't come out right.

So look it, I figured I wouldn't have a Bull Rush or TGTBTU post up for the Seahawks game and if you paid attention closely I said I wouldn't be posting for a week or so in my last post. But I didn't realize at that time that I also wouldn't be able to post on the Saints game either. I didn't see much of the Seahawks game any way but I did catch most of the Saints game (great game by the way) but I wasn't able to tape either unfortunately. And I know my limitations, there is no way in hell I could do a write up based solely on what I saw one time as it was happening with very few replays. Sometimes life just gets in the way and this is one of those times.

So I apologize for that, but I want to thank all of the folks who have been reading my blogs all year and especially those who participated in the fantasy football pick em league as well. I probably would have blogged about the Bucs this year no matter what but having people appreciate my work definitely gave me added motivation each week to git er done.

As for what's next, I'll probably do a post mortem on the season as a whole in the coming weeks and I'll also probably do individual breakdowns on each member just like I did last year as we head into the off season. At the same time I have felt the pull of the coaching profession once again and I have decided to test the waters to see what opportunities may arise. Therefore I can't promise that blogging will be regular but when I blog it will probably be substantive and worth your time. Maybe something will happen, maybe I'll still be blogging the Bucs next year, who knows. But I just ask that you bear with me for awhile until something happens....or doesn't.

I would be remiss if I didn't shout out the Bucs for doing what most folk, including even myself, didn't think they could do and that was get to 10 wins. The turnaround this season was truly amazing and if it didn't give you reason to be hopeful and excited about next year you're either dead or not a real Bucs fan. What those coaches and players accomplished despite all the injuries and the suspension of one of their best players can not be over stated. That we didn't have a single Pro Bowler is instructive on how much respect there still is out there to be earned though. Another year like this one and I don't think that will ever be a problem again.

Again I hope everyone had a happy holidays and I'll have at least one more post up this week crowning the champion of the fantasy football league.



  1. Thanks Steve, your blog is awesome and I wish you all the luck in the search for a coaching job. You definitely know your stuff and as a former D-Lineman I always like how you break things down. Good luck and Happy New Year. GO BUCS!

  2. Thanks for all the blogging this season, Steve. Some of the most insightful football writing I've read in a long time.

    Good luck on finding a coaching job, let us know if you get hired somewhere!

  3. Thanks Steve, and hope you land a great coaching gig. There is scuttlebutt in San Fran about trying to trade for Josh Johnson if Harbaugh becomes their coach. I would like to see Patrick Willis in a Buc uniform. Hmmm??? I, as all of us, would love to see you coaching at 1 Buc Place and sure hope that is where you end up. Best of Luck Brother, Git-r-done

  4. Steve, you are a talented writer and your posts are always a great read. Very detailed breakdown with personal experience, I’m not sure where else we can go to get that.
    Good luck with the call to coaching. It’s obvious you can add value to the development of these young players that participate in this great game we all love so much. The kids coming up need good mentors. If you can contribute to bringing the best out of them, help them become men AND get paid for it, why wouldn’t you? Thank you for sharing your insights all season, you made it more enjoyable. Only the best for you and your family.

  5. Thanks for all the hard work Steve, you were correct about the Chiefs and Bears, I was wrong, but I did get the 10 wins for the Bucs right.

  6. Thanks Steve. I have truly enjoyed reading your blog every week for the best insight anywhere regarding the Bucs.

    As for your future, I read that the Bucs are trying to keep the entire coaching staff intact, but I think that Todd Wash needs some help. Maybe you can get in at One Buc and help turn that Defensive line into a force to be reckoned with. While that would probable mean the end of the blog, I'd much rather watch the Bucs destroy the opposing teams offense, than read about why they couldn't get it done each week.

  7. Thanks for all the great blogging Steve...hope to see more in the future. If not, I hope it's because you're helping coach up some of the young Bucs on our D-line.

  8. Steve,
    You will be sorely missed by all us crazed Bucs fans. If you do stop blogging, make sure to check in with Shawn King or Chris Hovan on the radio...
    It would be awesome to see you working for the Bucs, but I would really love to see you coaching at USF.
    Thanks for everything. Your analysis is the best out there.

  9. Good luck to you in your coaching endeavors. We have all loved your writings and will miss it if it leaves, but I wish you the best in this new year.

  10. I've very much enjoyed reading your blog and getting your insight into football and the Bucs.
    Good luck with your future endeavors and don't give up the writing - you have some talent there.

  11. Steve,

    As a lurker I felt I needed to say thank you for your breakdowns -- I have learned a ton about the game from your perspectives and how you communicate it (and I'm a ham n egger), I can only imagine how much players would improve under your coaching.

    Best of luck to you wherever you go!

  12. If the Bucs know what's good for them, they'll be asking you to become their new D-Line coach.