Not Much To Say About Bucs-Falcons

September 22nd, 2011

Joe’s rarely, if ever, at a loss for words, but Joe must admit this week leading up to Sunday’s Bucs-Falcons game isn’t that exciting.

Joe’s feeling little buzz in his travels and less than normal on these pages. Why? Because there’s not much to say.

The Bucs are healthy. The Bucs are home. The Bucs must win Sunday or they’re just the same team looking up at two teams in the division and still wondering when they’ll take the next step.

So far, the Bucs have been what they were during most of 2010, not the team that closed out last season with two convincing wins against Seattle and New Orleans. Essentially, they’ve taken a baby step backwards.

Father Dungy, speaking on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday, said the Bucs-Falcons contests last year were about closing out games. And Father Dungy said Sunday surely will be about the same thing.

Joe’s not always one to agree with Father Dungy’s analysis, but that was spot on.

Just find a way to win.

6 Responses to “Not Much To Say About Bucs-Falcons”

  1. jvato24 Says:

    Well its damn exciting for me .. A rematch of some of the Best Matchups in the NFL last season.

    It sounds here like if the Bucs win we are the Kings of the South and if we lose we are the same team and the playoffs are out of reach. This couldnt be farther from the truth.

    Its week 3 .. and a division game … BOTTOM Line Who cares about all the subplots .. I could care less if the Bucs suck it up for the 1st half .. As long as they kick butt when it counts and find a way to win that is all that Matters.

  2. tony2cents Says:

    I just hope they can bring that road swagger back home. It sucks hunkering over my laptop for three hours watching half-hearted efforts. But I’m cautiously optimistic about this one. It’ll be a battle.

  3. KenBelk Says:

    I think a big part of the “non-hype” is that Bucs fans (myself included) don’t fully believe yet. We want/hope/pray that the Bucs can win this game, but not too many people actually think it will happen.

    If it happens, then you’ll see the hype. But no one wants to put themselves in a spot in which they are even more disappointed if we lose.

    Last year the game in ATL gave us hope that we could win the game in TB. This year we’ve bumbled to 1-1 and haven’t proved much.

    Of course they are 1-1 and should be 0-2 if Vick wasn’t knocked out. But still, I feel like there’s not a great chance we win this game.

    I’m a Mizzou fan and live in Columbia, MO. We play #1 OU this weekend in Norman. Virtually no one is talking about it because we know we have no chance. No chance to win = no excitement.

    For the Bucs, little chance to win = little excitement.

    Hopefully I’m wrong and we shock the South. 2-1 would look awfully nice for MNF.

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    Despite my occasional moments of frustration- I always believe. I believe in Josh Freeman. And Williams, Blount, Benn,Penn, McCoy, Clayborn,Bowers, Foster, Jones, Grimm, And Barber!

    I believe! Forever faithful ! Ya gotta believe!

    Bucs 31-27

  5. Pete Dutcher Says:

    you’re growing on me, Capt…hehe.

    I would rather not make my prediction for this game…I don’t want top put out any negatives. But I will say I REALLY hope we win this one…because if we do, it will be easier to beat them again later because our defense will be more developed.

  6. Buc N' A Says:

    I’m trying not to think about it. Because if I do, I’ll get all geeked out and won’t be able to stand the wait until 4:15 on Sunday. This is a HUGE game. The hated Falcons. They’ve become our new Eagles (minus the playoff beatings) What is it with us and bird teams anyway? I say Buc’em. We’ll eventually end up schooling them just like we did Philly. Closed the VET with a beat down and opened the LINC with a beat down. Life doesn’t get much better then that. You better be ready Falcons, the big bad Bucs are coming. Oh and someone on defense PLEASE pop Roddy White HARD. That guy annoys the sh*t out of me.