Gameday Tampa Bay

October 3rd, 2011

Week 4
Dolts at Bucs
8:30 p.m.
TV: BSPN, WFTS-TV Channel 28 in the Tampa Bay area.
Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); Sirius Channel 93.
Weather: Per, bring your jackets — when is the last time you wore one? By Florida standards, the game will get chilly. Tailgating will be perfect with temperatures in the 70s but once the sun sets, it will get cool enough where a sweatshirt or a jacket will be needed. Temperature at kickoff will be 70 and will drop as the game continues. By the time you leave the stadium, temperature should be 64. No rain whatsoever is expected.
Odds: Per, Bucs -10.5.
Outlook: This is a game Bucs fans have been waiting for since the last time the Bucs hosted the Dolts. Monday Night Football. Prime time. National attention. The spotlight of the nation focused on the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and Tampa Bay Blvd. This time the attention won’t be on the Dolts and quarterback Peyton Manning, who is sidelined by a neck injury and his career hangs in the balance. Perhaps if he didn’t bounce around like a banshee all the time or witness first-hand Tom Brady march up and down the field on his team in the postseason so often, Manning would have had less wear and tear on his neck? With the possible exception of Jay Cutler, no NFL quarterback pouts better than Manning. Joe hopes he attends tonight’s game and pouts while Josh Freeman directs the Bucs offense multiple times across the goal line. In Joe’s eyes, the game comes down to the line of scrimmage. If the Bucs can stop the run like they did against the Dixie Chicks, Joe likes the Bucs chances. Joe will take his risks with Curtis Painter making his first NFL start. … Look for the Dolts to try to take advantage of what is now a true hole in the Bucs secondary. With Cody Grimm lost for the season (again), Joe is certain the Dolts will throw at Corey Lynch and Larry Asante. Of course, Drew Brees tried the same tactic last year and it blew up in his face. Again, if the Bucs stop the run and don’t turn the ball over, they should win. Don’t use the Steelers-Dolts game last week as a standard. The Steelers are horribly beat up on the offensive line and for some reason, the Steelers are gagging up tons of rushing yards a game this season.

12 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Capt.Tim Says:

    I had a horrible thought! They aren’t starting Quincy Jane tonight, are they?? If they do, Indy will be able to run on us- a lot!! You can’t have one LB wandering around, avoidiing contact, and stop the Run! Watson starts- we contain them! Quincy Jane starts- they’ll be running a ton! Every team in the league knows where and how to run at Tampa- right at Quincy!

    God! I hope we leaned something last week!! No Quincy!!

  2. Chris FWC Says:

    If Colts cheerleaders are anything like Panther cheerleaders I know where I’m going after the game! HAHA!

  3. SkookumSmitty Says:

    Soooo excited for this game.

    Bucs 27, Colts 17

  4. Mauha Deeb Says:

    I hope it is a Bucs vs Seahawks 2010 type of game. I could really go for Freeman opening it up right now.

    Though it will be difficult to get the deep ball with Freeney whooping up on Penn all night as I expect lots of pressure from the left side. At very least the beginning of the game while Penn is still sizing him up.

    Gotta get the ball to Blount and keep him in on at least 50% of the early pass plays to thwart obvious pass rush situations.

    Heck, run it with Graham a couple times in the first quarter, then put Blount in on the first down of the third drive or after the colts first points and play action pass. Kellen should be wide open deep.

  5. flmike Says:

    I want our D on the field first, I wanna inflict enough pain & damage on Painter in the first series that it rattles him for the whole game.

    btw – on a side note somewhat related, Hank WIlliams the Lessor had it in his mind today to compare the President to Hitler, now I don’t know anyone else’s politics, but even if you are a Republican, that is a bit much, I’m sure the hand operated switchboard at BSPN/KremlinTV HQ has been lit up all day.

  6. St Augustine Tom Says:

    holy crap joe how do you find these pictures?!?! GREAT JOB!!!!!

  7. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @St Augustine Google search “Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders swimsuit” and she pops up. It was from a Maxim shoot. CHick is hotter than hell.

  8. Joe Says:

    St Augustine Tom:

    holy crap joe how do you find these pictures?!?!

    Research. 🙂

  9. RIs_Buc Says:

    O my goodness –
    that girl is killing em’

    sorry…. back on topic:
    Bucs AND Rays win by the same score: 15 – 6

  10. Brandon Says:

    You can say all you want about Manning, but it doesn’t change the fact that his absence cements the fact that he WAS the best QB in football. With Manning, the Colts are Super Bowl contenders, without Manning, they are among the worst teams in football. Facts are facts, time to give credit where credit is due. Manning never had the biggest arm, much mobility, or much more than average athleticism… but with all of his presnap games, audibles, and postulating… along with being the single best offensive coordinator (an onfield one at that) in the NFL and being deadly accurate, Manning might be the biggest difference-maker at QB in the NFL.

  11. D Says:

    If we’re looking for the greatest pouters in the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, I’d like to throw Philip Rivers’ name into the ring.

  12. Joe Says:


    You can say all you want about Manning, but it doesn’t change the fact that his absence cements the fact that he WAS the best QB in football.

    Better than Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers?