Gameday Tampa Bay

October 9th, 2011

Week 5
Bucs at 49ers
4:05 p.m.
TV: WTVT Channel 13 in the Tampa Bay area, DirecTV 7112.
Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); Sirius Channel 136.
Weather: Per, chilly by Florida standards but great for football players. Temperature at kickoff is expected to be 65 under sunny skies. The temperature should remain steady through the game.
Odds: Per, Bucs +3.
Outlook: Biggest game of the year for the Bucs. They actually have a shot of beating one of the surprise teams of the NFL this season that has some talent. But beating the Niners isn’t exactly rocket science. Though quarterback Alex Smith is playing better, he’s still Alex Smith. Take away Frank Gore and you are now putting the game in the small hands of Smith. If the Bucs can continue their strong defensive line play, and Smith has to win the game, where is your money going? This isn’t rocket science. It simply comes down to stopping the run. With the ball, the Bucs may be facing the best defense so far this year, at least up front. If Blount gets 100 yards, Joe will lay cash the Bucs win. Easier said than done. Could this be the game that Josh Freeman blows up for the first time this season?

12 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”


    Anyone recall Thomas after our first preseason game say how Haley was so smart for resting his players and Raheem was such an idiot for treating it like the Super Bowl (completely inaccurate take on the Bucs there).

    Well the one-win Chiefs are down 17-0 in the 2nd quarter to the COLTS.

    Good call, moron.

  2. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m at Candlestick, along with a pretty decent amount of Buc fans. Weather is great, nowhere near as cold as last year. Go Bucs!!!

  3. BecklesHeartsRuud Says:

    Anyone still wish he had signed Nnamdi? That secondary has been getting burned and Nnamdi has been maybe the biggest culprit. Buffalo up 28-7 on the “Dream Team” right now.

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    If you think the problem is Nnamdi, then you aren’t watching the games. The problem is very simple- Juan Castillo. They are talking about it several times today. The man was an Offensive line coach. He has never been a defensive Coach.

    Quit worrying about Other people’s secondary. Rumor has it that they might be sitting Talib today. Talib struggling, Lewis still gimpy. We are gonna need help.

    I hate Vick, don’t like the damn Eagles. There inability to use Nnamdi is funny as hell. Raheem wouldn’t have had that problem

  5. Pete Dutcher Says:

    49ers scored

  6. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Aqib Talib sucks.

  7. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Down by 7, a pass is dropped, and coming to the huddle? Everyone is grinning.

    That’s a confident team.

  8. Rjbrown Says:

    Anyone know a link that I can use to watch the game.

  9. Buc Neckid Says:

    Anybody else dissapointed in the growth of Josh Franchise so far this year?
    His decisions to force things are getting a bit predictable.

  10. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I’m disappointed in Josh and how many times Talib has been burned this year. Another int as I type.

  11. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Ahhhh, the naysayers are here. Bet you disappear after we win in the second half.

  12. Sgt Mike Says:

    Anyone want to argue with me that we have Crappy coaching? Olson sucks bad and Raheem is nothing more than a second tier Def. Coordinator. Luckily we still have Grudens playbook just dumbed down for the coordinator and coach. BS game today and I couldn’t even see it live. What a waste of talent on some crappy coaches.