The Lesson Of ​Black Monday: Your NFL Team Doesn't Know What It's Doing

Yesterday was Black Monday in the NFL. My team's coach got fired. Your team's coach got fired. EVERYONE'S coach got fired. If six Fortune 500 CEOs were all shitcanned on the same day, the markets would crash; there'd be barricades in the streets by noon. But it's a telling sign of football culture that mass purges can… » 12/31/13 10:47am 12/31/13 10:47am

How Mike Glennon And The Tampa Bay Bucs (Sort Of) Stopped Sucking

Remember when the dysfunctional Buccaneers were an 0-8 dumpster fire fueled by MRSA and ineptitude? Greg Schiano and his Men have somehow won three straight, with some legitimate play from both sides of the ball—especially rookie quarterback/intrepid middle schooler Mike Glennon. Which leaves us with the same question… » 11/27/13 12:39pm 11/27/13 12:39pm

Florida Ruined The NFL

Burn Florida. Sterilize the entire state of its NFL teams as you would an MRSA contamination. Float it into the Gulf, Bugs Bunny-style. Send the NFL to Los Angeles or London or Lucknow, anywhere but the Sunshine State—professional football cannot thrive on its saline soils. After an ugly, addled Monday Night Football » 11/12/13 8:58am 11/12/13 8:58am

So You Got A Deadly Infection From Playing In The NFL? Prove It.

Of all the storylines you expected to be a part of the first half of the NFL season, a workman's comp issue involving a toenail probably wasn't one of them. But it is, and it's actually intriguing in a number of ways, large and small. » 11/06/13 1:31pm 11/06/13 1:31pm

It's Official: Greg Schiano's Players Hate His Guts's Michael Silver has a new report on just how badly things have soured between Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano and his players, and it paints a bleak picture. There are two main takeaways from this story: Greg Schiano's players really, really dislike playing for him, and Schiano actually is the wannabe… » 10/24/13 11:11am 10/24/13 11:11am

Haughty Bucs D-Coordinator Invites Fans To Help Gameplan; Fans Oblige

Buccaneers fans have had a lot to complain about this year, and one of the things that has elicited the most qualms from them is the perceived ineptitude of defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan. Many have pointed out that Sheridan's defense relies too heavily on zone coverage, thus negating cornerback Darrelle Revis's… » 10/22/13 4:35pm 10/22/13 4:35pm