Gameday Tampa Bay

September 18th, 2011

Week 2
Bucs at Vikings
1 p.m.
TV: WTVT-TV Channel 13 locally, DirecTV 710.
Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); Sirius Channel 104.
Weather: Per, fall has hit the northwoods of the Midwest. Though the game is played in a soulless dome, tailgaters will be greeted with fall weather of temperatures of 56 degrees under cloudy skies. Following the game, the afternoon will warm up to 62.
Odds: Per, Bucs +2.
Outlook: There are are two schools of thought here. One is that Bucs running back LeGarrette Blount should be used early and often and even more. It was borderline inexcusable as he only got five touches. The holes were there yet he was barely used. This, as always, keeps the ball out of the hands of your opponent and more importantly in today’s case, it keeps the ball out of Adrian Peterson’s hands. The Vikings running back averages over 100 yards a game on the turf of that pit of a domed stadium in Minnesota. Over the hill Donovan McNabb will not beat the Bucs and Joe will be just fine if a rookie playing in his first NFL game (Christian Ponder) takes the field. But Peterson scares Joe because if last week’s game against the Lions is any window upon the season, the weakest link thus far on the Bucs is the linebackers. If Peterson is able to get a crease from the Vikings front wall, it could be a very ugly day (again) for the Bucs defense.

11 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. justin Says:

    Bucs In HD Today Cant Wait, Please Get 1 Sack Today Just 1 Is all Im Asking For

  2. McBuc Says:

    Joes…God bless you guys and your photo collection.

  3. aldo Says:

    sorry joe but i cant see the photo, can you reupload or try with another else?

  4. Joe Says:


    Photo is working just fine. Try refreshing your browser.

  5. Milo Says:

    Agreed about the LB’s. I knew we were unexperienced/young there but it was worse than I expected last week. Here’s to hoping they prove us wrong this week

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    Joe, you are absolutely right about one thing. Our LBers suck- and don’t blame Foster. He’s the one bright spot. Black and Hayes are Pathetic and virtually useless against the run.

    Exactlly like last year. Not a bit different. Which infuriates me that Dominick did BOTHING to improve the unit, and then let our one good LBer leave.

    Despite that, I think our young D-line has another good performance today, and Freeman lights up their secondary, with a large dose of Blount to help

    Bucs win 31-10 . We get some sacks today!

  7. Leighroy Says:

    Today is the day for McCoy and Foster to prove they are worth their salt. Simply put, if they do, we win big. If not, yikes….

  8. Buc Neckid Says:

    Another Slow start…
    Another Long Day?

  9. SkookumSmitty Says:

    That photographer should be kicked in teh nutz for taking a blurry photo of such a pretty girl.

  10. Fritz50 Says:

    It’s called soft focus, helps de-emphasize blemishes &/or allows them to be air-brushed or photoshopped, depending on the technology of the photo

  11. Fritz50 Says:

    It’s still a crime, just not accidental