Gameday Tampa Bay

October 10th, 2010

Week 5
Bucs at Bengals
1 p.m.
TV: WTVT Channel 13, DirecTV Channel 708. .
Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); Sirius Channel 158.
Weather: Per, Cincinnati may be experimenting what the locals call “Indian Summer,” though it may be a bit early for that. Regardless, it will be summer-like in early October. Temperature at kickoff is expected to be 84 and is not expected to deviate from that much if at all throughout the game. Mild winds and virtually no humidity will make for a very, very, very pleasant day.
Odds: Per, Bengals -7.
Outlook: Joe is not as impressed with the Bengals as many seem to be. Attention-starved children Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens are past their prime. There may not be a more overrated quarterback in the NFL than Carson Palmer. Cedric Benson is, at best, inconsistent. Let’s be honest, the Bucs aren’t world-beaters either but the Bengals lost to the Browns (who the Bucs beat) for crying out loud so how can they be that great? The Bucs have to find running backs that not only can read the holes they are given by the offensive line, but hit those holes before the gaps are plugged by the linebackers, if not avoid tackles which Cadillac Williams has not been doing which is why the Bucs are scrambling, grasping for running backs. Can LeGarrette Blount and Kareem Huggins do that? Joe’s a “Show Me” kinda guy. Neither have shown Joe they can in an NFL regular season game outside of a handful of carries, so Joe is skeptical. While Joe mocks the children the Bengals have at wide receiver, look for them to test Cody Grimm early and often and why not? Until Grimm can demonstrate he is NFL starter-ready, teams will go after him. Hopefully with the bye week, the Bucs have figured out a way to mask the hole at safety.
Video: NFL Films has a preview of what to expect in today’s game.
Fun facts: Bengals cornerback Leon Hall has a three-game streak of an interception each game. … The Bucs have won five consecutive games at Cincinnati. … Kellen Winslow has at least five catches in his last four matchups again the Bengals. … Cincinnati has won five of its past six games against NFC teams.

9 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Tampa gets no respect. We beat Cleveland who just beat the Bengals, yet Tampa is a 7 point underdog ?

  2. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Hey Apple – you don’t GET respect in the NFL – you EARN it.

    Cleveland had a better coached game then the Bengels last week. Cincy overlooked the Browns – not this week.

    Cincy 24 Bucs 17

  3. Mr. Lucky Says:

    I LIKE that pic Joe…..grrrrrr

    I still believe it was the Pittsburg ‘fan photo’ that cursed the Bucs 2 weeks ago.

  4. Smitty Says:

    I am looking for TWO Ronde Barber ints, today.

    No special reason, it just feels like the day.

  5. Mr. Lucky Says:

    The keys to the Bucs winning today:

    1. Need to get an INT from Carson Palmer

    2. Hold Cedric Benson to under 100 yards

    3. Get the Bucs RB’s 30+ touches

    4. No sacks on JF

    If all that happens Bucs win: 17-14

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    Wow, she’s enuff ta make ya cheer for the Pussy cats!!! Would be nice ta win this, on the road, outta conference. One ya just like ta stack in the win column! I think we will 26- 13 Bucs! Benn and Williams get a TD, Caddy runs for 90 yards!

  7. CharlieB Says:

    We also lost to the Steelers, who lost to the Ravens, who lost to the Bengals, who lost to the Browns. If you want to use silly logic, we are either inferior to the whole division because we lost to the Steelers or superior to the whole division because we beat the Browns. You can’t use comparisons like that.

    Anyone else surprised that Myron Lewis is inactive?

  8. Pete Dutcher Says:

    So…we opened the season with 2 losses???! I must have that, mr. Bi-I-Better-Check-next time!

  9. Pete Dutcher Says:

    “I must have missed that, I mean, lol.