It wasn't that long ago that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers felt like they were in such a deep hole that they'd never climb out. Losing six of seven games out of the bye week will do that, and what made it even more cruel was how well the team started the season.
Tampa Bay squandered a 3-1 start and dropped to third place in the NFC South thanks to their midseason slump. At one point it felt like we were all resolved with looking at draft positioning with some fans actively rooting against the team so as not to ruin how high the pick would be.
Everything changed at the beginning of December, as the Bucs are now 4-0, in control of their playoff destiny, and one win away from clinching a third-straight division title. The Bucs have yet to lose this month and it seems with each passing win they grow even stronger.
Sunday was the latest example of that, as the Bucs chased a win over the Packers in Week 15 with a 18-point victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jaguars reporter goes on epic rant after Buccaneers 30-12 blowout win
While the Bucs collected their fourth-straight win on Sunday, the Jaguars dropped their fourth loss in a row. It's a slump that has caused them to lose control of the AFC South and puts them on the brink of potentially missing the playoffs.
Dan Hicken hosts the Action Sports Jax Post Game Show and melted down after the Buccaneers 30-12 victory over the Jaguars. His rant wasn't exclusively about Sunday's game, rather the Bucs decisive win was the straw that broke Hicken's back.
"I'm working Christmas Eve for this," Hickens said. "I'm sorry Jacksonville, I don't know what to tell you, your football team is an out and out disgrace."
Hickens ranted at everyone involved from Doug Pederson to Trent Baalke, to lambasting Trevor Lawrence for getting hurt again. Nobody was safe from his rant, and you can feel how truly broken he and Jaguars fans everywhere are as the team hit a low n Sunday by losing to the Bucs by nearly twenty points.
"Holy cow, hey defense you stink too," Hickens continued. "Can you not tackle anymore? Just pack up the balls if you don't want to try. Good gosh almighty what did we just watch? That was the worst half of football of the year."
Just watch the whole thing, it's absolutely glorious entertainment:
While it stinks for Jaguars fans that they have to go through this -- a fan base that hasn't had much to cheer about in recent years and deserves something nice -- this absolutely rules from Bucs fans perspective.
This is what the Bucs are doing to teams, beating them so soundly that they ruin Christmas for an entire county. It wasn't that long ago that Bucs fans were going on a similar rant about their own team but the shoe is firmy on the other foot and hopefully won't fit again for the rest of the season.
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