Time For Bucs To Rid Themselves Of StigmaDecember 3rd, 2010
The Bucs have yet to beat a team with a winning record.
Sooner or later if the Bucs are going to have success, or for that matter a playoff berth, the Bucs are going to have to rinse themselves of this stench. There’s no better way than to start Sunday. Call it “Separation Sunday.”
How the Bucs will do against the Dixie Chicks was up for debate on “The Blitz” this afternoon, co-hosted by your friend and Joe’s, Adam Schein, along with Jim Miller, heard exclusively on Sirius NFL Radio.
Adam Schein: I have always respected the Bucs. Raheem Morris has done a fantastic job. The Bucs overall have done a great job. But the way the Falcons are playing the past two games, they way their defense has played, Matty Ice, they don’t commit penalties. Atlanta has stepped up in class. I know they are playing in Tampa, but I can see them win by double-digits.
Jim Miller: I don’t think so. I think this is a dangerous game for Atlanta. I know this year Tampa has had some injuries to the safeties and to the offensive line. But the Bucs have racked up nine sacks in the past two games. I like their corners. I think the Bucs can matchup well. The key is the safeties and the linebackers and Matt Ryan’s ability to get the ball and attack the interior of that Tampa-2 defense. The last game came down to a field goal. This one could too. It should be a close game but I too like Atlanta.
Schein: Tampa, I love you. We are the official home of the Buccaneers. But let me call it: Matty Ice 27-17. My Falcons.
Joe can understand how people can see Matty Ice and the Dixie Chicks winning. The Dixie Chicks have beaten some of the NFL’s elite. They have beaten Green Bay. They have beaten the Saints. They have beaten the Crows.
The Bucs have lost to the Saints. The Bucs have lost to the Crows and the Bucs have lost to the Dixie Chicks.
The only way for the Bucs to rid themselves of this stain is to beat a winning team. It would help if the Bucs accomplished this Sunday.