Gameday Tampa Bay

October 14th, 2012

Week 6

Chiefs at Bucs

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: Blacked out locally. Outside the Tampa Bay area, the broadcast can be found on DirecTV Channel 710. Game will be available on Game Rewind on NFL.com at midnight as well as Game Short Cuts on NFL Sunday Ticket, also at midnight tonight.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); SiriusXM Channel 94.

Weather: Per AccuWeather.com, perfect weather at the stadium on Dale Mabry Highway. Kickoff temperature is expected to be 86 degrees and will rise slightly to 89 before the game ends, all under sunny skies.

Odds: Per Sportsbook.com, Bucs -4.

Outlook: Joe has a bad feeling about this game. Sure, on paper the Bucs should run and up and down the field on the putrid Chiefs. But upon further study, are the Chiefs really this putrid?

The Chiefs, by accident, have rid themselves of a turnover machine known as Matt Cassel. The Kansas City quarterback was good for three turnovers a game but will miss today’s contest as he is still recovering from a concussion suffered in a loss to the Baltimore Crows. The Chiefs defense held Baltimore to a mere nine points last week and Joe dares to suggest the Crows have a better offense than the Bucs.

The Bucs’ offensive line is a mess and that is an invitation for stud Chiefs defensive end Tamba Hali to wreak havoc on Josh Freeman.

Throw in the fact the Chiefs have dangerous offensive weapons (Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe, for example), and this is no pushover game in the least. Add Aqib Talib being available due to his suspension, and Bucs fans have every reason to be concerned with this game today.

Joe fears if the Bucs lose this game, Bucs fans are looking at a scary tailspin to the season.

In case anyone has forgotten, the Bucs have lost 13 of their last 14 games.

8 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. B.D Says:

    why should we think that we have a chance against this offence in the first place?they actually move the ball, get first downsand score. take away the turnovers and I would love the Bucs offence to look like theirs

  2. Mike J Says:

    Add to that, the Bucs have a rather scary history when facing back-up QBs.

  3. Andrew Says:

    I do not understand why the NFL doesn’t lift this archaic rule. If fans REALLY want to find a way to watch they can. Plus with the economy in the sh**er why not give fans a break.

  4. blackmagic00 Says:

    Talibs available?

  5. Joe Says:


    Plus with the economy in the sh**er why not give fans a break.

    The NFL has. Games are available for free (for two or three days) after midnight tonight on NFL.com so long as said fan uses an IP address within the Tampa TV market.

    If the games were not blacked out, those games would not be for free.

  6. 1976Buc Says:

    The Bucs win this game only if we use ALL players available to us. Thus far we have not been able to get key players the ball. That’s hard for this fan to understand.

  7. Have A Nice Day Says:

    The Chiefs offense is not that bad. Their offensive line is doing an incredible job in both pass and run block. I don’t see much pressure getting to Quinn unless he holds on to the ball for a good long time.

  8. Mcruzer Says:

    The Free Stare.

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