Not Banking On Six WinsNovember 22nd, 2011
No, the Bucs are not out of the playoffs yet. Don’t believe Joe? Just turn on the NFL Network where they show the playoff race for the NFC. Yup, there the Bucs are.
To have a shot at the playoffs, the Bucs have to win six straight. Going 9-7 likely won’t get the job done.
But Martin Fennelly of the Tampa Tribune isn’t convinced this will happen, despite how 2010-ish the Bucs played at Lambeau Field Sunday.
We have no idea. We really have no idea which Bucs will show up on Sunday, though with five losses in six games we’re beginning to get a sneaking suspicion.
They’re an inconsistent team, often an undisciplined team, riding emotional waves with their coach, one crazy ride.
I don’t think the Bucs have the talent or the discipline to run off six straight wins, though the schedule, by some accounts, now turns easier. But those games with Carolina suddenly don’t look very easy, not since we learned Cam Newton can play . As for Jacksonville, since when does 4-6 get to look down on 3-7?
Could the Packers game be a springboard for the Bucs to run off six straight?
Time will tell, of course, but who saw the Rays in the playoffs in mid-September? Who saw the Cardinals winning the World Series in August?