“You Have Six Games To Win, Go Win Them”

November 22nd, 2010

The Bucs’ improbable shutout of the 49ers prompted Bucs chatter on “The Opening Drive” this morning, co-hosted by Bob Papa and Solomon Wilcots, heard exclusively on Sirius NFL Radio.

A Bucs fan called and wondered aloud if he should be getting excited about a potential Bucs playoff game. Both Papa and Wilcots seemed to agree it is a very real possibility.

Solomon Wilcots: I’m going to give it up for the Bucs. Their rookie defensive tackles, McCoy and Price, are phenomenal. They deserve more credit. Their secondary is phenomenal. Ronde Barber keeps everybody steady. I think they are playing good defense. They had six sacks and that’s six sacks on Troy Smith. That is huge! He’s a mobile quarterback. When you get six sacks on a guy like that, that’s incredible.

Bob Papa: It boils down to who are you a fan of? If you are a Bucs fan they played great. I’m sure in San Francisco this morning, people are waking up, “Oh my God, our offense stinks.” But hey, enjoy it. You are a Bucs fan.

You have six games to worry about. Everybody gets all crazy about Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback and ESPN’s power rankings about where teams are put. You guys are in the equation. Don’t worry about getting 10 wins and not getting in. Who is to say you won’t get 11 or 12 wins? Who knows how the last six games will play out?

Wilcots: You are one game behind Atlanta. That’s the difference between a one seed and a seventh seed. One game. Don’t worry. Just look forward. Don’t look in the rear-view mirror. Don’t look beside you. Look forward. You have six games to win. Go win them.

Though Joe firmly believes 10 wins is very reachable, it’s not out of the question that 11 wins is within reach. Wilcots is right: Just win games.

11 Responses to ““You Have Six Games To Win, Go Win Them””

  1. Tom Says:

    Price is definitely phenomenal on IR……………………………. wtf?

  2. jdouble Says:

    How is Price phenominal when he’s on IR? Wilcox is a moron that never does research andalways just rehashes the majority opinion. Never has anything original or informative to say.

  3. sunrisejeff Says:

    Like Al Davis said……Just win baby!

  4. George C. Costanza Says:

    The interesting thing is we’re winning WITHOUT Price, who was expected to contribute this year.

  5. Fire Greg Olson! Says:

    “Their rookie defensive tackles, McCoy and Price, are phenomenal. They deserve more credit” – Solomon Wilcots

    Thanks for not watching the Bucs play at all this season.

  6. Eric S Says:

    That has got to be some of the dumbest comments I have read. It is clear Solomon has no clue about the Bucs. I guess he is basing all his observations on the 49ers game-Price is phenomenal, the Bucs D is playing good. It just makes him look stupid when Price is on the IR and the Bucs D has not played well this season. Yesterday’s game was definitely a step in the right direction though.

  7. Terry Talker Says:

    Wilcots needs some help. One game is the difference between a 1st seed and a 7th seed? Since when are there 7 playoff spots for one conference? Jackass.

  8. McBuc Says:

    Hey, you guys wanted recognition for the Bucs, who said it would be accurate…LOL.

  9. jdouble Says:

    Terry, seventh seed just means you are the best team to miss the playoffs.

  10. Rican Says:

    Price when healthy will be phenomenal! He’s just using his crystal ball guys

  11. The White Tiger Says:

    Hilarious – most of what I was going to comment on (vapid statements about who’s “phenominal” and the math needed to leap from a”7th seed”), so I’ll just say – anyone actually looking to Solomon Wilcots and Bob Papa for analysis probably doesn’t know what’s going on anyway…

    Don’t get me wrong, they aren’t hostile and they certainly know something about football or they wouldn’t have a national radio show. It’s just that they are not the “A-Team” for Sirius/XM – they talk about front runners and their favorites – they have no depth of knowledge of Tampa Bay, nor do they care.