“Eagles Are The 2011 Bucs”December 6th, 2012
Yes, the Bucs should pound the Eagles on Sunday. If the Bucs can’t beat a team on an eight-game losing streak with a rookie third-round-pick quarterback, well, then the New Schiano Order isn’t where we think it is.
Former Bucs quarterback Shaun King, a member of the 2002 Super Bowl team to be honored Sunday, really drove home the point during an interview on WDAE-AM 620 this morning. King likened to the Eagles last year’s NFL train wreck.
“The Eagles are the 2011 Bucs,” King said. “They know they’re playing for a lame duck coach. … If we’ve really made the next step, this is a game we should dominate from start to finish.”
(Even in national interviews with his employer, NBC Sports Network, King refers to his beloved Bucs as “we.”)
While King says count on a win Sunday, he’s not on board with the Bucs running the table en route to the playoffs.
“I don’t think we can go 4-0 through this stretch,” said King, who went on to say the Bucs aren’t a “complete enough” team.
Joe disagrees. Obviously, the odds are against the Bucs running table. But they have enough talent in place to beat the Eagles, Saints, Rams and a Falcons team that likely will be resting starts in the season finale.
Let’s face it, the Bucs have three losing teams remaining on their schedule, plus an unmotivated Falcons team. That’s as good as it gets when you need to step up and prove you’re a playoff team.