Gameday Tampa Bay

October 26th, 2014

vikings cheerleaderGame 7

Vikings (2-5) at Bucs (1-5)

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: WTVT-TV Channel 13, NFL Network, DirecTV Ch. 708

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (WDAE-AM 620 and WFUS-FM 103.5 in Tampa-St.Petersburg region); SiriusXM Channel 112.

Weather: Per Joe’s friends at, you can’t dial up much better weather than what is in store for this morning. Kickoff should be about 78 degrees under a cloudless sky. The temperature is expected to hover at 80 degrees in the second half, where it should remain for the rest of the game..

Odds: Per, Bucs -2.5.

Outlook: This game scares the hell out of Joe. First, the Bucs are facing a team with a damn good pass rush and a talented but rookie quarterback. The Bucs have yet to show they can slow down a quarterback. None. Doesn’t matter if it a neverbeen like Austin Davis or a Super Bowl winner like Joe Flacco. When teams put the ball in the air, it’s like an Arena League game has broken out the way the Bucs play pass defense. It is pretty dismal.

Then, you have an offensive line that of late has been sketchy in pass blocking facing a Vikings squad that has suddenly put fear into quarterback’s heads. This really has the smell of two teams going in opposite directions and the wind is not pointing in the Bucs’ favor. Joe is right now tired of all the talk at One Buc Palace. Oh, we will play better. Oh, the rotten defense is on me. Oh, the defense is still learning. Stop it! Stop it now! Either win or fess up you are a rotten team. Man up, either way. No shame in being honest. Win or confess you just aren’t good enough. Either one works for Joe. There’s more honor in a team that loses yet is honest with the folks paying the bills than a team staring 1-6 in the face making all sorts of excuses for the mounting losses. If you know what you are doing is wrong, then don’t do it! It’s really simple. Either the coaches are doing a pathetic job or the players just aren’t good enough or both. If the Bucs don’t win today’s game, there needs to be some serious soul-searching and mirror-staring at One Buc Palace from the very top right down to the towelboys. Enough chatter. Win a game, huh?

12 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Ray Rice Says:

    Dam! I’ll buy that for $1!!!! I’ll knock the stuffin out her egg mcmuffin!

  2. Architek Says:

    Lmbo / I was thinking the same – screw the Bucs they suck.

  3. port richey george Says:

    getting ready to leave for the game.
    got to leave early .
    quite a ride from port richey.
    GO BUCS!

  4. Eric Says:

    Alot of talk of doug being traded..

  5. bucrightoff Says:

    Bucs are delusional and expect a 3rd round pick for Martin, so it’s not happening until they accept a 5th rounder at best. Martin is a luxury, not a necessity, and no one is paying rich for something they don’t need.

  6. Joe Says:

    Alot of talk of doug being traded..

    Who would cough up a draft pick for him? You can get a guy off the street to do just as well. Seriously.

  7. ruggyup Says:

    “or both”, Joe’s got that right. Put the whole bunch on poles in a Dale Mabry fleshpot. But, Yucs favored to win today. Who sets those odds? Joe?

  8. MGM4Life Says:

    If the Bucs don’t win today’s game, there needs to be some serious soul-searching and mirror-staring at One Buc Palace from the very top right down to the towelboys.

    Hell, there needs to be some good old fashion HOUSE CLEANING. Fired coaches, traded/released players. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    Hey Hey Hey we’re the Buccaneers, Ho Ho Ho we’re the Buccaneers, Offense Defense now we’re to say, Make the Vikings and the naysayers walk the plank, throw em in Tampa Bay, Hey!

  10. willie.D Says:

    I suspect a very bad day for special teams the fans will be begging for Eric page

  11. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Good take Joe. I think you expressed every Bucs fans frustration quite well! I’d sure to see a win today.

  12. Joe Says:

    Thanks SeanyMac