Gameday Tampa Bay

October 17th, 2010

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Week 6
Saints at Bucs
Kickoff: 1 p.m.
TV: Blacked out locally. Outside the Tampa/Orlando TV markets, the game can be found on DirecTV Channel 708.
Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); Sirius Channel 158.
Weather: Per, not a bad day to watch football, not bad at all. Temperature at kickoff is expected to be 83 under sunny skies with limited wind or humidity. It’s expected to gradually warm up throughout the game.
Odds: Per, Saints -4.5.
Outlook: The Bucs will be the darlings of the NFL if they can beat the world champs. This may be a difficult task. Sure, the Saints are a shell of their former selves, having been decimated by injuries in the backfield. Part of the problem with the Saints offense has been dropped passes. If Sean Jones’ back issues creep up again, that means Sabby and rookie Cody Grimm will have to stop Drew Brees who enjoys passing over the middle. Gulp. The Bucs have their own issues with injuries on offense as well. Mike Williams, Josh Freeman’s new favorite target, will be a game-time decision whether he plays. Jeff Faine is out, though Jeremy Zuttah did an admirable job filling in for him last week. It looks like the Bucs are going to have to win this game the same way they won previous games: force turnovers.
Video: All sorts of video available to get a break down of today’s game. NFL Films looks at the rivalry between the two NFC South teams, Joe Theismann, Sterling Sharpe and Brian Billick give a look-see into the Bucs chances (Sharpe is chugging the Josh Freeman Kool-Aid) and could there be a safety controversy with the Bucs? … Also, good guy Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times takes a deeper look at the success of the Bucs. … Josh Freeman sounds off on the NFL Network about the Bucs quick start. Also, Mike Mayock of the NFL Network has a fascinating piece on the pros and cons of Freeman.
Sunday morning reading: Vic Carucci of writes that the Bucs themselves don’t know if they are a good team.
Fun facts: Aqib Talib has a streak of three game with interceptions. … In nine career starts against the Bucs, Brees has a 100 passer rating. … New Orleans’ Lance Moore has seven receiving touchdowns in his last seven games against NFC South opponents. … When Cadillac Williams has at least 22 carries in a game, the Bucs are 13-0.

12 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Andrew Says:

    If the Glazers can buy the additional seats for about 3-5K why don’t they? I honestly do not understand. I don’t think it’s simply a matter of them being cheap, but cannot imagine what the strategy is? If there is no football next year it will hurt the game as well as teams that are struggling to sell tickets. What gain do the Glazers get?

  2. BigMacAttack Says:

    Whodat Sucks. Whodat gonna get his ass whipped. When the Aints go marching out.

  3. Pete 422 Says:

    Go Buccaneers! Pound the ball and win the turnover battle.

  4. goodfellajay Says:

    go bucs get this win

  5. Gary Says:

    Let’s go bucs! Win this game and they all will have to give us our credit. Dline please wake up get some pressure on brees.

  6. josh Says:

    yea baby lets go BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. josh Says:

    I forsee a big game from Gerald Mccoy, i see him geting his first sack today.

  8. BamBamBuc Says:

    Secondary needs to play tough! I’m looking for at least 2 picks from them today. Hopefully Mike Williams is full speed today, I’d also like to see Benn get even more involved this week. If the Saints RT is out or even still a bit hurt, I think Crowder or Bennett can get to Brees. Don’t care about sacks, just KNOCK HIM DOWN HARD!!!

  9. Jesse Says:

    Sacks realy are pretty overrated. I almost like QB hurries and just HARD hits after he throws the ball more. With Brees though, I guess its better to not let the ball leave his hands period :/

  10. Joe Says:

    LeGarrette Blount is inactive.

  11. safety Says:

    Yeah Baby! GO BUCS!!!

  12. TJ Says:

    for as many Ints he gets he also gets burned bad come on talib