Gameday Tampa Bay

November 30th, 2014

bengals cheerleader

Bengals (7-3-1) at Bucs (2-9)

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: WTSP-TV Channel 10, DirecTV Ch. 709

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

Weather: Per, it should be a nice day at the Den of Depression. Temperature at kickoff is expected to be 74 under sunny skies with a mild breeze out of the east. The temperature will rise gradually before settling back down to the kickoff temperature.

Odds: Per, Bengals -3.5.

Outlook: This looks to have loss written all over it. No, not as bad as the beatdown, chain-whipping the Crows administered to the Bucs, but Joe doesn’t see much positive in this game. The Bengals are fighting for a playoff berth, which means they have much more to lose. Andy Dalton rules NFC teams and then there is the Bengals’ defense, which worries Joe. Cincinnati has been very, very stingy against the run lately. The Bucs have virtually no rushing game. That is not to say the Bucs have a passing game, either. They have no game offensively. Oh, sure, Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson will make catches, but the best thing a defense can do is make an offense one-dimensional. Do you think the Bengals are really worried about Josh McCown beating them? In short, the Bengals will shut down the Bucs’ limited rushing options and force McCown to beat them. The way McCown is turnover-prone, let’s just say Joe is not all that confident McCown can put a team on his back and win a game. This may upset some, but Joe must be honest. He cannot con himself into thinking the Bucs have an advantage today. The improved defense may help at first, just like in the Bears game. That shutout didn’t last long, did it?

21 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. 87ForJameisOrMariota Says:

    I predict 24-7. The Bucs are going to suck 24-7 until training camp.

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    I can’t express the likely outcome that you laid out up top any better. Where did you get that crystal ball?

  3. OB Says:

    You finally picked one that is smiling and doesn’t seem frightened, Good Job.

  4. jo_mama Says:

    Joe, your head line Gameday is a little misleading.

    “Game” typically means a fun event where to sides compete for a winning outcome.

    That has nothing to do with Buc football. Or as I call it Lovieball.

  5. jo_mama Says:

    Does anyone else think Chris Berman needs a corner man working on his face in between commercials?

  6. Patrick in VA Says:

    Isn’t that the cheerleader that was sleeping with high school kid?

  7. SeanyMacinSC Says:

    This will be the first game this season I plan to miss in favor of a bike ride. Thanks for another sh!tastic season Bucs.

  8. Pete 422 Says:

    I agree Joe. I think the Bucs will get hammered in this game. It won’t even be close at the half.

  9. Pete 422 Says:

    @Patrick, Yes, that looks like her.

  10. gatrbuc17 Says:


  11. vegasbuccaner Says:

    F@$ k Jameis Winston.dudes not a bucs man he’s garbage.

  12. Patrick in VA Says:

    @gatrbuc17 – didn’t you say you had a Bucs site of your own? Why not just pay your own poll and stop bugging the Joes for one?

  13. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo Winston was 50% passing while throwing 4 picks and posting a 5.9QBR
    YUP That dude is Definitely gonna step in here and make us winners. Answer to all of our problems

  14. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Because I believe I can do whatever I like Patrick.

  15. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Because Im Sick and Tired of the Joes trying to shove this kid down our throat without finding out how we feel about it. It takes about 5 minutes to make that poll. I can even give them tablepress help if they need it.

  16. jo_mama Says:

    the fastest way to get rid of lovie smith is to draft jameis winston

  17. Patrick in VA Says:

    As a guy that has a site of your own, I’m pretty sure you have a good sense of how tracking traffic and page clicks gives you a pretty good idea of what resonates with the fans. Add to that the comments sections and I thin they have at least a decent idea about what the pulse is. Plus, as they said before, they’re not going to consider a poll until Winston actually declares for the draft

  18. gatrbuc17 Says:

    The site I write for is predominantly NFCN. There are many NFCS fans there but very few Bucs fans. I come here to find out how other Bucs fans are feeling. It is a good place to do so since there are Bucs fans here from all over the country.
    I actually find it ludicrous that you would have an almost Daily “Jameis Watch” article and a weekly “Open Jameis Thread” without putting up a poll. Why don’t they wait till he declares for the draft to start writing about him? Just doesn’t make sense in my opinion.
    If I were to put up a “Jameis” poll where I write, the fans of every other team would vote that they hope we get Winston then the poll would not be doing any good.
    Just my opinion though which most of the time Joe will let you speak

  19. Joe Says:

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo Winston was 50% passing while throwing 4 picks and posting a 5.9QBR
    YUP That dude is Definitely gonna step in here and make us winners. Answer to all of our problems

    Let Joe know when you find the perfect quarterback.

    Joe seems to recall your Gators made Peyton Manning look pretty poor each year. How did that turn out? Based on your logic, you’d never draft Manning.

    Joe is not comparing Manning and Winston, either.

  20. MGM4Life Says:

    It all starts on the offensive line. Give MCcown or Glennon enough time they can make the throws, open holes for our Running Backs and we can move the chains. But we do not have that do we? Center-guard-Tackle….it all starts there. Fire Warhop, overhaul the line.

  21. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Joe spoke to me. I feel so privileged.