Gameday Tampa Bay

November 7th, 2010

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Week 9
Bucs at Falcons
1 p.m.
TV: WTVT-TV Channel 13 locally. DirecTV Channel 709.
Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); Sirius Channel 158.
Weather: The game will be played in a soulless dome. For those tailgating in downtown Atlanta, per, it’s going to be a bit chilly with temperatures in the lower 50s, rising only slightly higher by the end of the game.
Odds: Per, Falcons -8.5.
Outlook: Could the season turn on this game? Well, that’s a bit much even for Joe. But if the Bucs are actually contenders for the NFC South and not pretenders, at least a good showing today if not a win is a necessity. Bucs fans are becoming impatient because pundits keep asking, ‘Who the Bucs have beaten?”‘ The pelts on the Falcons walls aren’t much better with the exception of a win over the Saints. You remember the Saints, right? Super Bowl champions who seal-clubbed the Bucs at home in October? Joe just isn’t comfortable with the Bucs defense. If it’s not getting gashed by the run, it’s giving up 305 yards to the likes of Max Hall and Derek Anderson. That’s why Joe’s of the opinion to win this game the Bucs must win a shootout. The Bucs proved last week they can be effective when they open up the offense. Now that LeGarrette Blount is loose, this really loosens up the offense. Let ‘er rip.
Video: The NFL Films crew previews the Bucs-Falcons game. … LeGarrette Blount does an interview for NFL Network. … Is Matt Ryan unbeatable? … The St. Petersburg Times previews today’s game.
Inactives: Per Evan Silva of, the Bucs’ inactives are Sammie Stroughter, Earnest Graham, Jeremy Trueblood, Jeff Faine, Ryan Sims, Myron Lewis and Alex Magee.

4 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. OB Says:

    When you are in a shoot out, it is not the one that shoots the most that wins, it is the one that shoots the best and usually the last. Our gunslinger doesn’t miss much or often and he is usually last.

  2. Blackmagic00 Says:

    I love that we can score every time they score. Even the super bowl team could not do that. When this defense comes in to their own Tampa will probably be a team most other teams fans will mark as a L for their own team. Right now lets just hope the defense can stop some drives and the offense can play lights out. I love these kids.

  3. Capt.Tim Says:

    Tampa Bay Buccaneer Excitment- Catch it!! I never remember any Buc Offense being exciting

  4. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    BlackMagic, you are spot on! Tampa can score points. The question will be can we stop them enough to win today ? Even IF Tampa loses today, and I hope we don’t, I am convinced we are well on our way to building a powerhouse team for years to come. Snatching Blount was a major coup for Tampa. Another great draft like this one, and a few more moves like snagging Blount, and we are there! Heck, we may be there already ?
    I will have a house full of Tampa fans over today, and the ribs are looking great! I have a case of Yuengling chilling, in case we lose. Plus, we have a good late game this evening!