Gameday Tampa Bay

September 9th, 2012

Week 1
Panthers at Bucs
Kickoff: 4:25 p.m.
TV: Blacked out locally. Outside the Tampa/Orlando TV markets, the game will be broadcast on DirecTV Channel 715. The game will be available in its entirely on at midnight tonight, and on NFL Sunday Ticket’s “Short Cut” format where the game is condensed to an hour.
Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); SiriusXM Channel 94.
Weather: Per, this should be a messy one. It’s been raining all morning and the forecast is for 100 percent chance of rain at kickoff, with rain chances tailing off to 50 percent at 5 p.m. and through the game. Temperatures hover around 82 degrees.
Odds: Per, Bucs +2.5
Outlook: Finally, football. Real football. NFL football. Yes, it is proof of a higher authority.

Joe really doesn’t know what to think about this game. As Carolina coach Ron Rivera noted this week, he really doesn’t know what to plan against because this is Bucs coach Greg Schiano’s first as an NFL head coach.  By preparing for everything, hopefully, Carolina will be ill-prepared for what Schiano brings.

The key, clearly is to contain Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. If the Bucs can do that, perhaps it will make the Panthers one-dimensional.

Joe can pretty much bet that running back Doug Martin will be used almost exclusively on the left side of the line. The right side of the line for the Bucs is dicey as Ted Larsen will try to lock down the right guard position in absence of Davin Joseph.

If the Bucs can control the football on the less-than ideal Panthers defense, and harass Newton, the Bucs have a puncher’s chance of a win.

51 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. bucobruce Says:

    They have more than just a punchers chance,they will beat the panthers in dominant fashion!Lets just say last year they were that 10-6 team and now we have added Nicks,jackson,wright, Martin and now a new coach.I think everyone would say this is a playoff team,and thats actualy what we have the same team that went 14-8 in two seasons before everyone quit.Now you I think with the new coach no one will quit and we have added all these extra pieces.Wooooooooooooooooo 4 hours untill everyone sees what Im saying when Im right at 7:30 All of you who have diagreed with me I want you to say That guy Bucobruce was so right,and after every post everyone must post Tampaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!

  2. bucobruce Says:

    I just wanted to SAY go BUCS,TAMPA TAMPA TAMPA.Cam fignewton will get his head ripped off by some new and exotic blitz and it will be the double team on GMC that lets someone come in on a clean blitz and it will make fignewton so uncomfortable he will start throwing picks thats if we dont knock him out of the game.WOOOO GO TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS!

  3. aj Says:

    Michael Bennett, Aqib Talib, GMC. If those guys step up to the plate today, it’s going to be a win for the Bucs.

    The offense better be able to pass today, the Carolina pass coverage unit is pathetic. I see Mike Williams having a huge day on the Captain and Preston Parker reminding everyone why he is the third receiver on this team.

    LETS GO BUCS!!!!

  4. George Says:

    The featured model/cheerleader is a weak choice. Especially egregious is the tan hosiery that’s about 3 shades darker than her belly. Not attractive.

  5. Tuggz Says:

    The only problem, aj, is that Freeman actually has to throw higher than ankle height but lower than a basketball rim to our receivers.

    “NFL football. Yes, it is proof of a higher authority.” I lol’d.

  6. Tuggz Says:

    What’s not attractive, George, is the damn Carolina blue that she’s draped in. What’s up, Joe? I gotta see enemy team colors everywhere I look in Tampa Bay, especially at the games (which is where I’ll be in a few hours, of course). I figure this site is the one safe haven.

  7. Eric Says:

    Welcome to the NFL Greg. Best of luck.

  8. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    I can see predictions changing if they slaughter the Panthers.

  9. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Lucky us…the only team blacked out and the only team to take the 85% deal.

  10. blackmagic00 Says:

    GOOO BUCS!!!

  11. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    That will all change Pete with a few wins. GO BUCS!! Let’s start the season off with a bang!!

  12. MadMax Says:

    We’re still flying under everyone’s radar…all the commentary this afternoon is picking the kitties (if the game was even talked about). Well, I like that. Nothing like the element of surprise. Cam who? Carolina who?

  13. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Could someone email me some links to watch? pd at petedutcher. com

    Just in case I can’t pick up the radio broadcast this far away due to storms.

  14. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    I’m thinking GMC will get a sack today.

  15. SkookumSmitty Says:

    Mail sent, Pete.

  16. Danny Says:

    The game is on in Fort Myers. Their TV signals cross into Sarasota. Will a sports bar down there get busted for hooking up an antenna and showing the game?

  17. Jbeachbuc Says:

    BTW….Saints getting handled by Skins

  18. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Thanks 🙂

  19. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    That’s good news.

  20. NJBucsFan Says:

    Been watching the Browns/Eagles game. I know it’s early to say and everyone will see the one run where he ran over an Eagles defender and knocked the guys helmet 10 ft the air (losened by a blocker) but Richardson has not looked special by any means.

  21. aj Says:

    It’s all about the Hamster and Blount today. If Nicks and crew can’t open holes against the Carolina d, it is going to be a long season. Against the Panthers defensive line, you have to take care of business.

  22. Orlandobucsfan Says:

    Do you mind sending me the link also I would really appreciate it thanks

  23. Orlandobucsfan Says:

    Sorry I guess you need my email
    Thanks again

  24. JerseyBucsfan Says:

    Can some one send me a link plzzz don’t wanna miss this game

  25. SensibleBuc Says:


    What a shot:

  26. milos81 Says:

    Sorry to overwork some noble soul here, but can I have a link as well?

    Dutcher or Jersey if you have one already, can you just shoot it over to me?

    Much appreciated.

  27. Oregano Says:

    Can someone explain why the Redskins-Saints game is blacked out on DirectTV in Oregon?

    If the Bucs are blacked out, I’m going to freak out!

  28. Patrick Says:

    Two options:

    1. Watch from an internet feed and risk a virus on your computer

    2. Drive way the hell away to an area that shows it.

  29. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Check your emails…I tracked down a bunch of options.

  30. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    LESS THEN AN HOUR TILL KICKOFF! we have a very different team from last year, excited to see if we can get to fast starts like we did in the preseason.

  31. gatorkmk Says:

    If anyone has a link – I would appreciate it !

  32. aj Says:

    Oregano, that means it is on your local channel. They have to black out whatever the local stations are airing. It is kind of stupid. They should just feed the local station to the channel they are blacking out and make it easier on everyone.

  33. bucobruce Says:

    I need a link as well someone before it starts thanks.

  34. Matt Horse Says:


    Hi mate. Please can you send me the link too. England are only showing the pack v 9ers

    Thanks a lot!

  35. Joe Salzer Says:

    Fellows fans,

    Excited for today’s game! Sorry for asking, but does anybody have a link to stream the game? If so, please send to I’m not sure if I can handle listening to Gene Deckerhoff in more than 5 minute intervals.


  36. bucobruce Says:

    No one has sent me anything someone please help the game is about to start

  37. bucobruce Says:

    healp w a link

  38. SkookumSmitty Says:

    Sorry guys…I only responded to Pete because I know him from here, see him here all the time. THe rest of you are going to have to fish or cut bait, as I don’t want to aggravate the Joes.


  39. SkookumSmitty Says:

    Also, it’s not like I have some mystical powers, the same sites are available to ALL of you.

  40. bucobruce Says:

    thanks for nothing

  41. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Skookum! Oh course you have mystical powers!

  42. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    buco…I sent it. Same to others.

  43. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Brees looked like a comeback…but just got picked off.

  44. bucfan77 Says:

    Link please:)

  45. SensibleBuc Says:

    Benn’s on the sideline in street clothes

  46. SensibleBuc Says:

    Lavonte was shot out of a cannon on that one!

  47. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOO Williams with an opening drive TD!

  48. Ken Clay Says:

    They look like the real deal!

  49. Gackstew Says:

    Bucs up early!?!!?!

  50. Piratic Says:

    Joe says: “Real football. NFL football. Yes, it is proof of a higher authority.”


  51. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Hey Miguel and Eric, F*** YOU AND GO BUCS!!!