Harbinger Of The Future?August 23rd, 2014
What was impressive about the Bucs win today in the dress rehearsal for the regular season was how dominating the team was with starters in the game through the first half. And this was even after a terrible opening by the Bucs offense.
Joe knows after that start, some Bucs fans were so depressed, they muttered into their pints of beer for Mike Shula’s phone number.
Then, both the offense and the defense shined. The defense not only got stops but those coveted Lovie Smith-endorsed takeaways. And even more important, it got a highly-desired, Chucky-endorsed defensive touchdown.
That, my friends, is “Buc Ball.”
How dominating was the first half? The last time the Bucs had a bigger halftime lead of any sort was a 30-0 whooping over the Saints at halftime in December 2001. Yes, a regular season game.
The last time the Bucs scored 24 points in the first half of a preseason game was Aug. 26, 2007, when Tampa Bay led the Texans 24-17.
Notice in both years, the Bucs were a playoff team?