Gameday Tampa Bay

October 4th, 2009

Week 4
Bucs at Redskins
1 p.m.
TV: WTVT Ch. 13, DirecTV 711
Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); Sirius Channel 158.
Weather: Per, perfect early fall football weather along the eastern seaboard. Temperature at kickoff is expected to be in the low 70s under sunny skies. Temperatures will rise just slightly throughout the game with a light breeze.
Odds: Per, Washington -7.
Outlook: Only the diehard Bucs cheerleader types expected the Bucs to vie for a playoff spot. While the putrid, impotent, Connie Chung-like loss to the Giants was like a kick in the groin to Bucs fans, being 0-3 isn’t a real shock. But for Redskins fans, Washington being 1-2 and coming off a loss to the toothless Lions, well, the wolves are at the door of Redskins coach Jim Zorn, likely led by Redskins tyrant/owner Danny Snyder. Despite having a lot of talent, the Redskins can’t seem to move the ball and are having a problem stopping the run.

If the Redskins are actually as bad as they have played thus far (only three field goals against the… Rams?), the Bucs may have an opportunity for an upset. But first, the Bucs and their offensive line have to learn to block again. Provided the Bucs block and run like they should, this could get interesting. But the Redskins will likely put seven and eight men in the box and dare Josh Johnson, making his first start, to beat them.
Fun facts: No NFC team has more interceptions this century than the Bucs. … Dan Snyder hired the man credited with ruining ESPN, jackass Mark Shapiro, to run his Six Flags empire. Not long after, Six Flags filed for bankruptcy. How quaint? … Drag queens seem to prefer the Redskins.

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