Gameday Tampa Bay

October 5th, 2008

Bucs (3-1) at Broncos (3-1)
Week 5
Sunday, 4 p.m.
TV: WTVT Channel 13.
Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); Sirius Channel 130.
Weather: Per, football weather with partly sunny skies and 67 degres at kickoff but a chance of thunderstorms in the second half. Towards the end of the game it’s expected to be partly cloudy and 65.
Odds: Per, Broncos -3.5.
Outlook: Simply put, if Chucky can somehow keep from being Chucky, the Bucs can win this game. The Bucs defense is playing lights out and the running game is superb. In short, the Bucs have to play like they have no quarterback: Run, run, run and run some more. A sane person would never start Son of Bob much less sign him. So somehow the criminally insane (Chucky) have to be conned into limiting Son of Bob to as few pass attempts as possible, maybe five.

Let’s hope somebody on the Bucs sideline has the ear of Chucky.

Denver’s defense is, to be polite, soft on the run as evidenced last week when Larry Johnson ran wild for the Chiefs. The Bucs, with their potent one-two punch of Earnest Graham and Warrick Dunn, can do the same.

If the ball is left in Son of Bob’s hands, the result won’t be pretty.

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