Lovie Believes the Fans Will Come Back

After Sunday's loss to the Falcons, the Bucs dropped to 1-8 on the season. The Bucs were also 1-8 after 9 games last season as well. Eventually, a franchise that is as pathetic as the Bucs have been on the field will drive even the hardest of hardcore fans away. The Buccaneers have become that franchise.

After Sunday's loss to the Falcons, the Bucs dropped to 1-8 on the season. The Bucs were also 1-8 after 9 games last season as well. Eventually, a franchise that is as pathetic as the Bucs have been on the field will drive even the hardest of hardcore fans away. The Buccaneers have become that franchise.

“We understand the frustration from the fans," Lovie Smith said at his press conference on Monday. "How we’re looking at that situation right now is we understand the frustration – even we understand some of the fans won’t come [to games]. But in the meantime, we’re going to keep working to get our football team better and we’re going to put a better product on the field eventually and then that’s when everyone will come back. But right now, it’s on us to play better football as much as anything. And eventually, we’ll do that and there will be a lot of time for people to come back.”

Honestly, I was surprised more than 46,000 people would go to Sunday's embarrassing matchup and the return to Josh McCown as the Bucs starting quarterback. Then again, I'm sure a lot of those tickets were purchased before the season began when fans were duped into believing their franchise had actually gotten better.

The Bucs are giving their fans zero reason to come to games anymore. The defense is an opposing slumping offense's dream and the Bucs offense is dreadfully boring with little hope. Special teams is an absolute joke led by a punter who barely punts it 30 yards. The in-stadium experience is pathetic from outdated video boards to the playing of the song "YMCA" after a game-tying touchdown in the 2nd quarter.

Let's also remember that Lovie Smith isn't the first Bucs coach in the past few years to say that the fans will be coming back once they start winning.

“We’ll win our fair share, don’t worry,” former Bucs coach Greg Schiano said last season as his team was 0-6 and preparing to face the Carolina Panthers on National TV.

Unfortunately, it's gotten to the point where it will take a lot more than just a few wins to get any fans to come back, and I'm one of them.


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“We understand the frustration from the fans,\" Lovie Smith said at his press conference on Monday. \"How we’re looking at that situation right now is we understand the frustration – even we understand some of the fans won’t come [to games]. But in the meantime, we’re going to keep working to get our football team better and we’re going to put a better product on the field eventually and then that’s when everyone will come back. But right now, it’s on us to play better football as much as anything. And eventually, we’ll do that and there will be a lot of time for people to come back.”

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Honestly, I was surprised more than 46,000 people would go to Sunday's embarrassing matchup and the return to Josh McCown as the Bucs starting quarterback. Then again, I'm sure a lot of those tickets were purchased before the season began when fans were duped into believing their franchise had actually gotten better.

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The Bucs are giving their fans zero reason to come to games anymore. The defense is an opposing slumping offense's dream and the Bucs offense is dreadfully boring with little hope. Special teams is an absolute joke led by a punter who barely punts it 30 yards. The in-stadium experience is pathetic from outdated video boards to the playing of the song \"YMCA\" after a game-tying touchdown in the 2nd quarter.

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Let's also remember that Lovie Smith isn't the first Bucs coach in the past few years to say that the fans will be coming back once they start winning.

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“We’ll win our fair share, don’t worry,” former Bucs coach Greg Schiano said last season as his team was 0-6 and preparing to face the Carolina Panthers on National TV.

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Unfortunately, it's gotten to the point where it will take a lot more than just a few wins to get any fans to come back, and I'm one of them.

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What Will Get You Back to Bucs Games?

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After Sunday's loss to the Falcons, the Bucs dropped to 1-8 on the season. The Bucs were also 1-8 after 9 games last season as well. Eventually, a franchise that is as pathetic as the Bucs have been on the field will drive even the hardest of hardcore fans away. The Buccaneers have become that franchise.

Bucs' announced attendance Sunday for Falcons game was 57,751, but actual attendance, per TSA, was 46,745. Actually up 149 from TB-Vikings.

— Greg Auman (@gregauman) November 10, 2014

“We understand the frustration from the fans,\" Lovie Smith said at his press conference on Monday. \"How we’re looking at that situation right now is we understand the frustration – even we understand some of the fans won’t come [to games]. But in the meantime, we’re going to keep working to get our football team better and we’re going to put a better product on the field eventually and then that’s when everyone will come back. But right now, it’s on us to play better football as much as anything. And eventually, we’ll do that and there will be a lot of time for people to come back.”

Honestly, I was surprised more than 46,000 people would go to Sunday's embarrassing matchup and the return to Josh McCown as the Bucs starting quarterback. Then again, I'm sure a lot of those tickets were purchased before the season began when fans were duped into believing their franchise had actually gotten better.

The Bucs are giving their fans zero reason to come to games anymore. The defense is an opposing slumping offense's dream and the Bucs offense is dreadfully boring with little hope. Special teams is an absolute joke led by a punter who barely punts it 30 yards. The in-stadium experience is pathetic from outdated video boards to the playing of the song \"YMCA\" after a game-tying touchdown in the 2nd quarter.

Let's also remember that Lovie Smith isn't the first Bucs coach in the past few years to say that the fans will be coming back once they start winning.

“We’ll win our fair share, don’t worry,” former Bucs coach Greg Schiano said last season as his team was 0-6 and preparing to face the Carolina Panthers on National TV.

Unfortunately, it's gotten to the point where it will take a lot more than just a few wins to get any fans to come back, and I'm one of them.

Follow Bucs Blitz on twitter: @TBBucsOnScout

What Will Get You Back to Bucs Games?

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