Gameday Tampa Bay

December 11th, 2011

Week 14

Bucs at Jags

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: WTVT-TV Channel 13 locally, DirecTV Channel 712.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); Sirius Channel 136.

Weather: Per, this is a day for LeGarrette Blount. Rains will pelt northeastern Florida for much of the morning. While the rains will subside by gametime, the field will be soggy. Temperature at kickoff is expected to be 69 with winds pushing 20 mph. Temperatures will remain steady through most of the game with a reading of 66 near the end of the game.

Odds: Per, Bucs -3.

Outlook: Today could be a historic day for the Bucs. There is no denying the heat on embattled coach Raheem Morris. If the Bucs lose to the pathetic Jags, it may very well be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back for Team Glazer. On paper, this is the lone game the Bucs have a realistic chance of winning. But the kyrptonite of the Bucs is the opponent’s running game. And the Jags have Maurice Jones-Drew, the league-leader in rushing. This game should have conditions made for running with the rainy weather in the morning, so that means the Jags will give the ball to MJD early and often and the Bucs, with Josh Freeman still suffering from a bum wing, will throw the ball two out of every three snaps while the Bucs best offensive weapon Blount stands on the sidelines with his arms folded. But, that’s your 2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If there is an offensive snapshot of this season’s Bucs offense, it would be Blount, one of the most dangerous running backs in the NFL — on the sidelines. Let’s be honest, both of these teams stink. About the only exciting thing Joe can think of for this game is what the over/under is on how early Bucs offensive coordinator Greg Olson breaks out his weekly favorite Arrelious Benn’d-around play for a three-yard loss.

Video: The good people of the NFL Network have a game preview. … and NFL Films looks at the game in their own unique way.

14 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    A run focused game GREATLY favors the JAGS. They have a better RB and a worse passing game. The Jags are gonna play pass our undisciplined group 15+ times today, thankfully Gabbert stinks.

    These are 2 of the worst 4 teams in the NFL, I say it is impossible to say who will play worse and lose by 1 score or less. We do know that the Jags will be coached and prepared better.

  2. BigMacAttack Says:

    I love beautiful tan blonds in yellow bikinis. That is awesome. I remember the picture of Carmella DeCeasar in a yellow one. Awesome.

  3. justin Says:

    lets go jags help us fire the dream and get a better draft spot

  4. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    The game is a sell out in Jacksonville I have heard. I can’t imagine Jacksonville losing today at home, in a sold out stadium.
    In my mind, Raheem is gone anyway, win or lose today. Tampa is playing for a better draft pick. Go Jags!

  5. holymoly Says:

    If the Bucs lose today it’s time for Rah to go . And if there is a God , please take 3rd and 2 reverse Dolsen with him .

  6. GenocideD Says:

    Prediction: MJD shreds our defense today. Bowers sacks Gabbert three times, Clayborn gets to him once. Bucs lose yet again.

  7. Buc You Raheem Says:

    If the Bucs win today, watch all the apologists demand he returns for a 4th season.

  8. snook Says:

    Great post, Joe. You’re right. This idiotic coaching staff will throw more than they run today. No doubt.

  9. RED MAN Says:

    Can’t believe some of you call yourselves Bucs fans…..cheering on the opposing team now? That’s a disgrace. Lock it up!

  10. Pete Dutcher Says:

    agreed red man

  11. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Hope the Bucs start the game with an onside kick…odds are the Jags will score either way, so we may as well try to get the ball 😉

  12. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    I will be rooting for our Yucks but wont be pissed if they lose like usual bc I want that top 5 pick.

  13. raphael Says:

    wow what was that a good play and play call ….

  14. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Hah! Take that, posers!