Gameday Tampa Bay

November 9th, 2014

dixie chicks cheerleader

 Dixie Chicks  (2-6) at Bucs (1-7)

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: WTVT-TV Channel 13, DirecTV Ch. 711

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (WDAE-AM 620 and WFUS-FM 103.5 in Tampa-St.Petersburg region); SiriusXM Channel 136.

Weather: Per, there will be rain this morning but it should clear out by mid-morning. The sun should peak out at kickoff with a temperature of 69. The weather should hold the rest of the game with a temperature of 71 by game’s end.

Odds: Per, Dixie Chicks -2.5.

Outlook: Joe has never been this down on the Bucs franchise. Never. Joe has never been this depressed and, sadly, does not see a light at the end of the tunnel, certainly not this year. So if you expect Joe to concoct some sort of twisted spin where the Bucs won’t play like a 1-7 team, well, you better head over to where nary is typed a discouraging word no matter how ugly things are.

And folks, it is U-G-L-Y. For the Bucs to have a chance of beating the Dixie Chicks, it is real simple: They must put pressure on Matty Ice. When Matty Ice doesn’t get pressured, he is completing passes at a 71 percent rate. When he is pressured, he is completing passes at a 51 percent clip. Earlier this season in the seal-clubbing at Atlanta, when Matty Ice wasn’t pressured by the Bucs, he sliced up the Bucs completing 18 of 20 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns. The Dixie Chicks have a beat up offensive line and a hobbled rookie left tackle. That would normally be an advantage if the Bucs right defensive end wasn’t an apparition. The Bucs should take advantage of this. Of course, we’ve all heard that before with the Vikings and the Browns and how the hell did that work out? The Bucs’ pathetic pass rush still never showed up. So sorry if Joe can’t get excited for the Bucs to buck their ugly trend unless they actually do that. Yeah, Joe is pretty fed up with this team. How could you tell?

25 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. lightningbuc Says:

    I remember the good ‘ol days when I actually would get excited for game days. Now I schedule my root canals and prostate exams for 1pm on Sunday – they’re more fun.

  2. snook Says:

    Falcons 31-21

  3. passthebuc` Says:

    have more pictures and less content

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Fed up! That’s an understatement. Bucs fans are bloated with toxins from what we have been fed from this team and it’s coaching staff. It’s time to call in the medics for the fans and a magician for the team.

  5. OB Says:


    I you are down in the dumps, it must be really bad, so here is a little cheer, the worst we could do is finish 1-15 and pick second in the draft, the best we could do is win out and trade up to pick first, so having said that let us see what players are developing for the coming season and which need to walk the plank, this includes coaches.

    Thanks for the cheerleader pix.

  6. Brandon Says:

    As painful as this season has been, I won’t miss a game. Think of it this way, there are only 16 weeks to see my team play (20 including preseason), that’s not much. And as bad as they are and painful as they are to watch, they’re my team for better or worse. That being said, we need a franchise QB, so I want to see a close hard fought game that we lose at the end.

  7. MadMark55 Says:

    Thank you Joe for the hot Dixie Chick Babe…sadly it’s the only thing besides the Buc’s cheerleaders that won’t be UGLY today. Hard to get fired up over the worst team in the NFL anymore…Go Miami!
    Go Bolts!

  8. Bear the Bucs Says:

    All of the rest of these games are a preview for next season. And really, how many rookies next year can you expect to make a difference in 2015 ? Pretty dreary & gloomy.

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    Number 9, number 9, number 9, like the garbled song on the Beatles White album. Maybe that’s our lucky number. It’s the Bucs 9th game on the 9th day of the month. Number 9.

  10. LargoBuc Says:

    The one thing we all thought Lovie would do is build a strong defense that can generate pressure and turnovers and stop Brees Ryan and Newton…HAHAHA most pathetic attempt to play defense I’ve ever seen this season. Nothing matters if Matty Ice shreds our secondary like he did week 3! That wasn’t an illusion. Ourdefense is that bad and Matt Ryan took advantage! Now he’s coming into our city to do more of the same. Neither QB on our roster is capable of winning a shootout either. Lovie you took this 4-12 team andmade it worse! That guy should never ever buy the groceries! We need a GM with a pair that can say look here’s whowere bringing in here’s who were drafting. Make it work! Coaches coach! Sorry for the rant but this team SUCKS! Falcons 38 Buccaneers 13

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    And that was the 9th comment. This is getting scary.

  12. RastaMon Says:

    When the cheerleaders actually had something to cheer for….sad the collective media ,simply” reports”…distraction stories….SHAME on all of you’s….time to bring out the carving knives boyz….whose side are you on….?
    Entre into One Buc ?….or Eternal Truth…Tell it like it is….spinners !

  13. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’ll take a stab at the final score. I’ve read 35-10 Bucs and 38-13 Falcons. That’s a very wide expanse, I’ll say an overtime tie ending that way. Something tells me we are all wrong.

  14. abdominal snowman Says:

    This game will be out of hand in 9 minutes and mccown will throw 9 passes for 9 interceptions.

  15. billy buckaroo Says:

    Bucs 63
    birds 10

    What the heck

  16. tmaxcon Says:

    The best outcome the bucs can hope for today is Lovie trading Glennon at halftime for a ham sandwich and 2 of tampay bays best crack whores. That way we can just move on and end all these qb of the futur debates and draft a qb for new regime. McCown sucks Glennon sucks but at least McCown has good qualities to mentor a new qb.

    Falcons 24 bucs 22

  17. Brooks4Prez Says:

    I like the “9” comments…..Bucs 29 Chicks 19.

  18. Dave Pear Says:

    GO BUCS!

  19. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I’ve actually have hope now that Glennon isn’t playing. Mccown will prove today he is better than Glennon.

  20. Brent Says:

    I’m for taking qb early if the scouting analysis finds franchise qb. I think Glennon so far (13 games into career) is an average nfl qb. My problem is the flawed logic of most people. Franchise qbs don’t grow on trees. Second our Oline has been labeled below average this year. So this over emphasis on Glennon/mcnown seems off. If you were grading this team so far I think it’s safe to say the o-line gets a d and the defense gets an f. Oh yeah, no legit oc either. How do you expect our qbs to shine with this setup. How many qbs could shine with this setup?

  21. passthebuc` Says:


    there is a light at the end of the tunnel

    its an oncoming train

  22. CC Says:

    If I hear McCown will make a good mentor for a new QB my head is going to explode. You don’t pay $5mil for a mentor.

  23. Joe Says:


    there is a light at the end of the tunnel

    its an oncoming train


  24. BuccDeez Says:

    Dirty Bird sounds good for Sunday dinner! Let’s go Buccs!

  25. Steve-O Says:

    This team effing sucks. I can’t believe time and time again I watch the game with hope we win and blow the game. WTF?!?!