“Started Off Shaky Because Guys Were Chilly”

November 21st, 2014

OldmanwinterA scene painted of Tampa Bay’s Wednesday practice was somewhat disturbing, especially when you consider the weather forecast for the Bucs-Bears game on Sunday in Chicago.

Kickoff temperature is supposed to be 46 degrees, with a high chance of rain and a 10 miles-per-hour breeze.

The weather was much nicer than that Wednesday afternoon in Tampa, but Gerald McCoy said conditions led to practice getting off to a rough start. Speaking on Total Access on the Buccaneers Radio Network, McCoy said it took time for things to click.

“It started off shaky because guys were chilly,” McCoy said.

That’s not a good sign.

Joe’s not going all doom and gloom, but the elements do matter and play a role. However, the Tampa heat hasn’t given the Bucs a home field advantage. So Joe’s going to hope the same holds true for the Bears.

18 Responses to ““Started Off Shaky Because Guys Were Chilly””

  1. Chef Paul for Brandon Scherff Says:

    Chilly? Just chilly? Oh bother. What happens when its, oh I don’t know, COLD? Luckily this our last time playing in cold weather enviroment. And luckily it’s only going to be chilly.

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    This one on Sunday might be in the mud, the blood and the beer……..thanks Johnny Cash.

  3. Gooberville Says:

    The only thing to be chilly about or gloom and doom about is if David can’t go.

  4. Patrick in VA Says:

    That home-field advantage based on the elements thing is a hoax. We bought in to the heat being an advantage for us to start every season for the last few years and see how much good that did us.

  5. DieHardBob Says:

    There is a huge difference in the adrenalin level between a practice and game time. They will be fine.

  6. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    What was the weather like in Washington last Sunday? It had to be cooler than the weather we’ve had on the Suncoast on Wednesday; I think the kickoff temp was in the 40’s and it might have warmed into the 50s….. Someone needs to tell GMC that the damned sub 40 jinx got blasted in Champaign and Philly during the Bucs Super Bowl run in 2002….

  7. billy buckaroo Says:

    These Bucs are TUFF.
    A little colder weather will only fire em up.
    Cant Wait

  8. Louis Friend Says:

    The Bucs are LUCKY to ONLY be facing 46 degrees. I’m here a little south of Chicago right now and it’s been below freezing for over a week (high temps too). At this very moment it’s 16 degrees and was down to 9 degrees just a couple of days ago. Just in time for the Bucs game mother nature is giving us a break and RAISING the temperature for the game.

    As a guy who spent the first 28 years of life in Tampa, let me tell you that 46 degrees is pretty decent here this time of year. The Bucs are going to be just fine.

  9. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    It was cold at the skins game. They’ll be fine.

  10. Mike J Says:

    At least McCown will be used to Chicago weather.

  11. HawaiianBuc Says:

    This is worrisome that we are cold when it’s in the 50s. What’s going to happen when we play in the NFC Championship game against Green Bay?

  12. Brandon Says:

    It was 45 against the Redskins.

  13. New England Bucs Fan Says:

    46 is a day in the park

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    The local weather forecasters in Tampa Bay all say a 100% chance of rain in Chicago Sunday. Hope the Bucs find a juiced up running game and run defense.

  15. Rob Says:

    The Bucs should count their blessings. I work a a half a mile away from Soldier Field and we’ve had wind chills in the negatives this week. Even today when I woke up it was 16 degrees out.

  16. DB55 Says:

    F*ThatS* 46 is cold as F* if you live in tampa and I grew up in NY so… My blood is thinner than water. Forecast calls for rain too? Nah man. Sounds like perfect conditions to make ice cream, we’re good at that.

    Oh wait what I am thinking bucs are on a 5 game win streak, only 4 more to go. Playoffs here we come. Go bucs!!!!

  17. Kevin Says:

    I REALLY hope he was only trying to have a laugh……

  18. "that guy" Says:

    “Joe’s not going all doom and gloom, but the elements do matter and play a role. However, the Tampa heat hasn’t given the Bucs a home field advantage. So Joe’s going to hope the same holds true for the Bears.”

    i cant beleive poeple still think the heat is bad….. football season starts, guess when? after the summer is done. maybe if the season started in june, then we would see some heat around 1:00 pm. the heat being a factor in tampa is a joke, probably a rumor started by people who have office jobs.