FOX Looks At Bucs Win Over Saints

January 3rd, 2011

Brian Billick and Thom Brennaman discuss the Bucs season-ending win over the Saints yesterday.

Video: NFL on FOX: Tampa ‘Bucs’ Saints

7 Responses to “FOX Looks At Bucs Win Over Saints”

  1. SkookumSmitty Says:

    I am surprised Brenneman didn’t start fawning all over Billick, like he did when Blount went over 1000 yards DURING THE GAME. That was pitiful.

  2. Pete 422 Says:

    I’d like to see those New Orleans guys from that video blog last week. Lets see if they are chuckling now about how our players aren’t in the same class as their players.

  3. Guest#27 Says:

    Courtesy of Pat Yasinkies (sp) from ESPNs NFC South Blog Jan 2nd.

    The 10-6 season following last year’s 3-13 record marks the biggest turnaround in franchise history. The previous record came when the Bucs went from 5-11 in 2004 to 11-5 in 2005.
    Quarterback Josh Freeman threw two touchdown passes. He now has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 13 consecutive games, which breaks the 12-game record set by Brian Griese.
    Freeman finished the season with 3,451 passing yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions. The only other quarterback in franchise history to reach 3,000 yards, 20 touchdowns and fewer than 10 interceptions in a single season was Brad Johnson in 2002. Freeman also finished with a 95.9 passer rating. That’s the second-best mark in franchise history. Griese had a 97.5 rating in 2004.
    Rookie receiver Mike Williams had an 18-yard touchdown catch against the Saints. That gives Williams 11 receiving touchdowns, which is a new franchise record. Joey Galloway had the previous record, 10 touchdown catches in 2005. Williams also finished with 964 receiving yards. The only rookie to have more receiving yards in franchise history was Michael Clayton (1,193) in 2004.
    LeGarrette Blount became only the third rookie in franchise history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. Cadillac Williams did it in 2005 and Errict Rhett in 1994. Blount finished with 1,007 yards and he did it on only 201 carries. In Williams’ rookie season, he carried 290 times and finished with 1,178 yards. Rhett carried 284 times for 1,011 yards.
    With the Bucs’ victory, the NFC South finished with three teams with 10+ wins this season (Atlanta – 13-3; New Orleans – 11-5; and Tampa Bay – 10-6). It marks just the second time since realignment in 2002 that a division has had three teams with double-digit wins in the same season (also the AFC South in 2007).”

  4. Guest#27 Says:

    Greg Olson has done an amazing job. This guy has groomed Josh Freeman in only his second year to do so well, and to do it with all rookie WRs and a rookie RB. Amazing! It’s to bad the COTY can’t go to coordinators because he is single handedly responsible for at least 5 wins alone, if not more.

    Freeman has grown so much under Greg, excellent job!

  5. BamBamBuc Says:

    Don’t give Olsen all the credit. Dom also brought in a guy by the name of Alex Van Pelt as QB coach to work with Freeman. He also brought in Eric Yarber to work with the young WRs. Those two guys should get a load of credit for the growth of our QB and WRs.

  6. Guest#27 Says:

    Agreed with all you said Bam Bam. Van Pelt, forgot about him.

  7. Guest#27 Says:

    Any thoughts on getting a defensive coordinator? Perhaps Singletary, ex Hall of Famer. I mean, the guy did a good job with that 49er defense. His problem in San Fran was he had no offense or a QB. But he is ripe to re-emerge as a defense.

    Or, how about a LBs coach slash Assistant Head Coach. Imagine Raheem speaking to the team flanked by Mike Singletary. That would command respect from defensive players hands down.