Gameday Tampa Bay

September 19th, 2010

Week 2
Bucs at Panthers
1 p.m.
TV: Locally, WTVT-TV Channel 13, DirecTV Channel 710.
Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); Sirius Channel 158.
Weather: Per, it’s still summer in the south. Kickoff for the game will be warm with an expected temperature of 86 under sunny skies. The temperature is expected to rise to 90 by game’s end under humidity in the high 20s to lower 30s. There will be limited if any breeze.
Odds: Per, Panthers -3.5.
Outlook: The Bucs have been Carolina’s red-headed stepchild for too many years. If the Bucs are going to turn their fortunes around, it has to be with a win against the Panthers and it has to come at Carolina. Why not now? Carolina has never been more vulnerable, though still formidable. Quarterback Matt Moore stinks – at least by what he showed last week at New York in the season opener. In addition, he’s trying to recover from a concussion he suffered in that game. If Moore can’t go for some reason, rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen will be behind center.
The Bucs simply have to get their running backs going. It sounds too simple but this is the key. Carolina’s defensive line is still good, its linebackers are very good and so too is the Panthers running game. But by the Bucs running effectively, it takes the ball out of Josh Freeman’s hands (i.e. no interceptions) and keeps the ball away from the Panthers.
Fun Facts: Carolina running back DeAngelo Williams has rushed for six touchdowns in his past four games against Tampa Bay, while teammate, receiver Steve Smith, has four receiving touchdowns during that same time frame.

6 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Jesse Says:

    And ill be there in person, Joe. This is the one NFL game I go to every year. I like in Carolina, so yeah. We got seats 9 rows from the field right behind the Bucs cheerleaders 🙂

  2. Amar Says:

    Nice choice for picture =/

  3. j lynch Says:

    No pics of them making out in the ladies room?? Mug shots are not a hot cup of Joe …….

  4. RastaMon Says:

    who was doing who…?
    the girl on the right will not age well…..

  5. Vince Says:

    Ah, put a flag over her face and do it for the country!

  6. jdouble Says:

    Bugs 27. Panthers 20