Gameday Tampa Bay

December 23rd, 2012

Week 16

Rams at Bucs

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: Blacked out locally. Game will be available free on’s Game Rewind at midnight. DirecTV Channel 713.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM, 103.5 and WDAE-AM, 620); SiriusXM Channel 148.

Weather: Per, a bit chilly but a nice, sunny day. Kickoff temperature will be 64 and will gradually hover around the expected high for the day, 66, the rest of the game. Virtually no wind.

Odds: Per, Bucs -3.

Outlook: The playoff dream is gone. Now it’s just for pride. Joe believes Bucs coach Greg Schiano won’t let up whatsoever and part of that is to weed out the non-Buccaneer Men still on the roster. As with most games, the Bucs will go as far as embattled quarterback Josh Freeman takes them. Part of the twisted fun of following the Bucs is trying to decide which Josh Freeman shows up: The good Josh or the bad Josh? The past month, the bad Josh has shown up, worse by the week in fact. Joe the Bucs’ pass defense will make Sam Bradford look like Kurt Warner, which is what the Bucs pass defense does so well. They turned Nick Foles, a third round draft pick rookie, into Donovan McNabb. Fear not Bucs fans, a loss is as good as a win. Of course, Joe wants to see the Bucs win. But if the Bucs lose, that’s just a higher draft pick in April.

7 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. st. louis Bucs fan Says:

    we have the ugliest cheerleaders in the NFL here in St.Louis!!! just another one of the MANY reasons im a BUCS fan!!!!! beggin for a win so i dont have to hear it from the fair weather Rams chumps today!! BUC IT IM OUT!!!!!!!!!!

  2. stvcl Says:

    Love the Freudian slip in the weather…:”virtually no win”. Keep up the good work Joe!

  3. OptimisTroll Says:

    ” Virtually no win.”

    A win to me would be solid execution from the offense, and the Buc’s defenders don’t even bother taking the field. Final score 104 Rams, 56 Bucs.

    Bucs get a higher draft pick, Schiano keeps on bucking the trends of the NFL, some faith is restored in Freeman and the offense, and Martin, Williams, and Jackson keep piling up stats.

  4. PRBucFan Says:

    “Fear not Bucs fans, a loss is as good as a win. Of course Joe would like to see the Bucs win. But if the Bucs lose, that’s just a higher draft pick the Bucs will have in April.”

    My thoughts exactly lol

  5. Eric Says:


    I heard chucky state on MNF he and Meshawn made up at the revival. He said Key was mad at him at that Monday night game cause he used Keenan for single coverage in the “22 formation”. Same one white torched the lions on last night.

    Oops, I regressed, back to this most critical game…….who is playing again?

  6. MadMax Says:

    So whose the best Safety coming out in the draft? I think we already know the best 2 corners.

  7. Gator Says:

    I hope the bucs look good the finale two games but I hope the bucs lose out. We really named another draft to fix key areas and a high draft pick could help