Gameday Tampa Bay

October 23rd, 2011

Week 7
Bears vs. Bucs, at London
1 p.m.
TV: WTVT-TV Channel 13 locally, DirecTV 709.
Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); Sirius Channel 106.
Weather: Per, a chilly, but clear evening to play football. Remember this is a night game, a 6 p.m. kickoff London time. Temperature at kickoff is expected to be 59 and will remain pretty steady the rest of the game dropping to 56 degrees by game’s end.
Odds: Per, Bucs +2.
Outlook: This is a strange game for Joe to call. Last week Earnest Graham slashed the Saints on the ground. But that’s the Saints, who are garbage against the run. The Bears aren’t as bad, but do allow a league worst 5.4 yards per carry. But the Bears are a mess. If they aren’t cussing out their own coaches, they have a split personality. With Matt Forte the Bears can grind down opponents with the run. Trick is, Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz doesn’t like that and wants to throw the ball downfield like Air Coryell. The Bears offensive line is bear dung, and when Martz wants to pass, bratty Jay Cutler gets beat to a pulp. The Bears secondary isn’t that great, specifically their safeties so Joe expects the Bucs to try to expose the Bears safeties with passes over the top to Kellen Winslow. … Let’s hope this is the last time the Bucs play in London, though Joe strongly expects this to become a tradition.

7 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. simeon Says:

    they are not as bad, but are the league worst on YPC? Sounds like they are just as bad if not worse.

  2. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    They kept Adrian Peterson from doing anything last week before that game got out of hand. So Joe’s going to give them that. Not as bad as New Orleans.

  3. gotbbucs Says:

    i look for the running game to open up due to the simple fact that faine will be in street close.

  4. Brandon Says:

    The Bears defense is at the bottom of the league at #29 giving up a shade under 400 yards. The Saints are number 17. The Bears give up a league-worst 5.4 yards per carry, the Saints are 30th at 5.1. The Bears are 22nd in the league in giving up rushing yards at 121.8 and the Saints are 14th at 109.2.

    How can you possibly say the Bears rush defense is better than the Saints? Every number that exists says the Saints are better against the run and that the Bears are among the worst, if not THE worst.

    Your analysis seems to be heavy on the anal… meaning it’s BS.

  5. Kryq Says:

    Is it going to be showing on Verizon Fios?? I can’t find it.

  6. Cannon Says:

    Kryq, I’m wondering the same thing… I see the Washington game listed on Fox…

  7. Joe Says:


    As Joe typed above, in the Tampa Bay area the game will be shown on WTVT-TV Channel 13.

    What channel that is on your cable/satellite system, can’t help you.