Anthony Collins’ Eyes Are On Carolina

August 20th, 2014

collinsThe Bucs are preparing for their big Saturday “dress rehearsal,” as Lovie Smith calls it, when Tampa Bay will take on the Buffalo Bills and blade-in-the-thigh, mattress-in-the-yard Mike Williams in western New York.

New Tampa Bay left tackle Anthony Collins is getting ready, too, but he’s also staying busy with more pressing matters.

Collins told Joe today he learned long ago from Bengals Pro Bowl tackle Andrew Whitworth that to be great you must intensely study your opening-day opponent, among others, long before the season begins.

So Collins has his eyes on beastly Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy. The two haven’t faced each other, and Collins described Hardy as “different” than your typical edge rusher.

Joe was pleased to learn how dialed in Collins is to the football games that matter. As for Hardy, Joe hopes all his off-the-field nonsense and alleged girlfriend abusing will keep him distracted. Joe’s eager for anything that might slow down the nasty good Carolina defense on opening day.

28 Responses to “Anthony Collins’ Eyes Are On Carolina”

  1. Ghost Says:

    Joe, I think Mike “house party” Williams has a better ring to it.

  2. bigpoppabuc Says:

    Greg Hardy is a mad man. But Tedford and the offense have to have a few things up their sleeve for opening day.

  3. Andrew 1 Says:

    I have my doubts about Michael Johnson, but Anthony Collins will be a stud. And yes the panthers’ defense is good, but it may take them a few games before they start playing at their peak. So it might be a good thing that we play them so early in the season.

  4. Louis Friend Says:

    Collins knows how to treat the preseason!

    Not like our former running back Legarette Blount – he got popped for pot possession tonight. Along with the guy he’s competing for playing time with. Glad he’s gone from this team.

  5. DallasBuc Says:

    Andrew- what makes you think this under-performing, overpaid backup LT is going to be a stud? What, he is going to prove it week 1 against Greg Hardy and week 2 against Robert Quinn? That would be a neat trick! This dude is going to get creamed out there all year along with the rest of this oline and our garbage QB. There is zero reason to believe otherwise except for the ridiculous nonsense about trusting Lovie like he is some superhero.

  6. Andrew 1 Says:


    Well I see you have all the answers. Really no reason explaining it to you since your mind is already made up. Dude, how the hell can you call yourself a Bucs fan and talk about your team like that? As far as I’m concerned, you’re not a real bucs fan.

  7. Jon Says:

    Pillsbury called, they want Collins back.

  8. jo_mama Says:

    If Williams has a big game I am going to Blow a Gasket.

    If Williams has a bigger year than either of our Top 2 Receivers Lovie Smith needs to be fired.

    This proves he put his Ego ahead of the greater good of the team and potentially cost us 3 Major threat receivers to take the pressure off our Defense.

  9. DallasBuc Says:

    Andrew- your way of being a bucs fan is being a fan of whatever Lovie does. My way is critically evaluating what Lovie does. When there are things I like, I say it. When there are things I don’t like, gonna say that too. I have very strong and negative opinions about what was done by Lovie and his lapdog GM but on gameday there is no one that cheers harder or is more invested.

  10. DallasBuc Says:

    Andrew…btw, you managed to avoid the question about what makes you think Collins is going to be a “stud”? I did not know that it was Lovie Smith offenses where mediocre olinemen are created into studs!

  11. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ DallasBuc

    Interesting, Ive been reading your comments and have yet to see you say one thing that you like. As far as me being a fan of whatever Lovie does, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I strongly disagreed with them trading Zuttah, and am still pissed about that move. Yea he was a little on the expensive side, but I’m willing to bet he is better than our current starter Cousins. However, having said all that, I am willing to see how it all plays out given the fact that Lovie is a professional football coach, and I am just a guy who posts comments on a blog.

    See what I did there, I just gave you an example of something I disagreed with what the bucs did without hating on my team. Believe it or not, it can be done.

  12. Andrew 1 Says:

    Not avoiding the question at all, I know exactly why I feel that way. Just don’t feel like explaining myself to a bucs hater like you.

  13. Bird Says:

    Wow. Had to make a comment just to tell tough guy here that we don’t need fans like u. Hope u eat crow or better yet a big dog turd this year.

  14. Louis Friend Says:

    @Andrew 1

    ANY fan of the Bucs or any other pro team dumb enough to buy into preseason play being indicative of player or team performance in the regular deserves what they get. Joe writes about this garbage to keep all of us reading – and good for him since he’s getting paid to keep us glued to this gridiron style TMZ. 24/7 football blogging, what could be better?

    Grantland did a great story this weak on how completely worthless preseason stats and performances are. Along with wins and losses. None of this matters, let DallasBuc and others like him whine and moan – that doesn’t matter either.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Can’t we all just get along…..can we agree that we want the Bucs to win?…..can we also agree that we hope we are wrong and that all players we think stink….actually turn around an play well? Can we support Lovie & Licht even if we disagree with him.
    Can we agree that we are glad that Myron is gone?

    There we go….we agree on something!!!

  16. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Louis Friend

    You’re right it would absolutely be foolish to gauge much of anything off of a couple of preseason games, but I’m not going by what MJ or Collins have done as bucs. I’m basing it off what I’ve seen them do as Bengals.

  17. DallasBuc Says:

    Andrew- you say…”but I’m not going by what MJ or Collins have done as bucs. I’m basing it off what I’ve seen them do as Bengals”. So then you agree with me?…

  18. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ DallasBuc

    lol, I’ll admit, that was a good one. You know you remind me so much of HawaiianBuc, you know that? Anyway, if your saying that Anthony Collins will be anything but a good LT for us, then no we do not agree.

  19. DallasBuc Says:

    I’m so glad Bird, Louis and Andrew, the authority on being a real bucs fan, are here to set me straight! Did you get that everyone?… criticism of Lovie, his lapdog GM or the moves they have made to bring in crappy players to start for the Bucs are STRICTLY prohibited!!! Shape up Bucs fans or answer to the authority.

  20. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ DallasBuc

    Your nothing but a hater… if you don’t like what I have to say, then don’t direct your questions at me. If not, I would have done what I’ve always done with your troll like comments, just ignored them. Also You would make one hell of a lawyer, commenter who I suspect as being Hawaiian. btw that’s not a compliment.

  21. Andrew 1 Says:

    Nothing to say?! Never-mind, you cant possibly be Hawaiian. He had an answer for absolutely everything. You’re just your average run-of-the-mill haters. But hey, I’m sure you’ll have some kind of comeback early tomorrow when I’m unable to reply. You go ahead and sleep on what you’re going to say to me. Sweet dreams hater.

  22. Ghost Says:

    I’m a bucs fan all I have is hope but having said that it’s difficult to be the eternal optimist after watching the past 5 seasons.

  23. Ghost Says:

    I’m meant optomist

  24. BoJim Says:

    Hey guys, everyone’s entitled to their opinion. Whether you like them or not. Just sayin.

  25. DallasBuc Says:

    Andrew- all you did was call me a hater several times. I went to sleep because it was late and that is what productive adults with jobs do. I didn’t need to sleep on a response to your name calling. You do realize that every time you see someone being called a hater it just means that there is a difference of opinion and the name caller is too emotionally and intellectually lost to conjure up a rational response. You aren’t the first tough guy to resort to calling me names on here. I know my opinions right now are not popular but neither is another terrible Bucs season.

  26. gulfcoast Says:

    Calling someone a hater or a racist signals, “Hey guys, I cant hold my own in an intelligent conversation so ill call names”…lol. SMH. Bucs fan huh… anyway, hows Hardy’s suspension coming along? Oh wait, it was domestic violence not a little pot, doubt he misses any time… Go Bucs.

  27. Discount08 Says:


  28. DallasBuc Says:

    Discount- so you think front office, coaches or players should not be criticized? If Joe kicked out every fan that was critical of GM, HC or QB alone there would be no one left. That is of course except for you, right? The perfectly positive fan that will not tolerate critisism or negativity of any kind as it relates to his team. Good thinking smart guy. Maybe the Joes will do that for you!!!