Gameday Tampa Bay

December 7th, 2014

lions cheerleader

Bucs (2-10) at Lions (8-4)

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: WTVT-TV Channel 13, DirecTV Ch. 710

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (WDAE-AM 620 and WFUS-FM 103.5 in Tampa-St.Petersburg region); SiriusXM Channel 93.

Weather: Per, it should be a sunny but a c-c-c-cold day in the Motor City. While the Lions play in a dome, Bucs fans tailgating outside will be doing so right at the freezing mark. It should warm up to 35 by kickoff and that shouldn’t change when fans leave Ford Field after the game.

Odds: Per, Lions -10.

Outlook: Joe knows his honesty rankles too many readers, but at the end of the day, Joe has to live with himself and sleep at night. Joe just doesn’t know how in the heck the Bucs are going to manage to win this game. Yes, the Bucs defense has played outstanding since the bye. However, today should be their stiffest test since the bye. Not only do the Bucs have to stop Calvin Johnson, not only do they have to stop Golden Tate, not only do they have to stop Reggie Bush, but also dangerous quarterback Matthew Stafford. That’s a lot of weapons to handle. Joe thinks the defense will play better than expected and just might, for a time, keep the Bucs in the game. But flip the coin and you will want to start doing shots of something 80 proof or harder. The Lions defense is, in a word, stingy. The Bucs offense is a nightmare. With Anthony Collins out at left tackle and Oneil Cousins in, Joe wouldn’t be shocked to see backup quarterback Mike Glennon because it isn’t out of the question starter Josh McCown gets pummeled. Oh, and when McCown gets pressured, that’s when he tries his hare-brained stunts forcing balls that would make Brett Farve hide his head in his hands. Offense will be the downfall of the Bucs today.

52 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. DB55 Says:

    Finally something to get excited about, that pic.

  2. DB55 Says:

    Joe – ye of so little faith.

    Optimus Prime (banks) is going to shut down megatron, again.
    Mclown doesn’t finish the game so in comes the ghost in the darkness, the lion killer, The giraffe to show stafford how a real qb chucks to pigskin.
    Finally, LVD beats that bush up, bangs the hell out of bush, and puts bush back on ir.

    Hopefully cinnamon toast crunch and the hawk can handle golden taint and we’re all good in the hood.

    Bucs 9
    Lions 6
    Lovie bust the biggest nut ever has a heart condition and goes on indefinite leave.

  3. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Let’s go Bucs. Start the Lions’ second half debacle again this yr.

  4. BoJim Says:

    As always, I will be pulling hard for the Bucs. If they lose, I will not be smiling and thinking about drafting either of two running QB’s. And yes, they will be running all the time behind our sucky line and will soon be hurt.

    Go Bucs.

  5. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Optimus Prime vs Megatron HD Transformers The Movie 1986

  6. MadMax Says:

    Megatron probably wont play much with his injuries….and yes, that lovely in the pic is astonishingly beautiful.

    Anyone watching the college playoff discussion currently going on.

    This is where I am: Alabama vs Oregon / Fl. St. vs. Baylor (remember, Baylor beat TCU this year, and whatta game that was)

  7. MadMax Says:

    What up LUV? How ya been man?

  8. DB55 Says:

    F* that! We want bama. FSU #1
    Time to put an end to this discussion.

  9. DB55 Says:


    Megatron must be stopped at all cost

  10. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Good brotha. How about yourself?

  11. LUVMYBUCS Says:



  12. Louis Friend Says:

    To hell with Megatron. The idiots costing us game after game must be stopped from doing that at all costs.

  13. CC Says:

    I have a bad feeling that this aint gunna be pretty for the Bucs.

  14. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    We need the matrix

  15. MadMax Says:

    Oh just holding down the couch with a long 5 day weekend…life is good, just hate being this lazy haha.

  16. MadMax Says:

    @DB55, I just want to see the top 2 play against each other, the bottom 2, then the winner of each, which imo will be Fl.St. and Bama….so you get your end result 😀

  17. LUVMYBUCS Says:




    Would be real nice

  18. Santos Says:

    Couldn’t agree more, but I have this funny feeling the offense will play well today!

  19. MGM4Life Says:

    55 weeks ago Tampa beat Detroit. In Detroit. It was the Glennon to Underwood combination that resulted in two TD’s and a defense that generated 2 sacks (1-Claiborne, 1-Watson) and 4 interceptions, the last and most critical by Banks. That was a Schiano coached team with a rookie QB and very few high priced FA’s. Very interested to see what seasoned NFL coach Lovie Smith and the Million dollar men (Mcclown,Mankins, Johnson, EDS etc.) due against basically the same team, same stadium, 55 short weeks ago. Yes indeed.

  20. Buccfan37 Says:

    Go Bucs! Lowry park needs some new lions.

  21. MadMax Says:

    Its a personal thing with me not wanting the luckeyes in (great name)….and they lost to VT….I look at all 3, TCU, Baylor, Lucks, and I see Baylor beating them head to head… the Luckeyes lost their QB, so they’re on a backup….not what I want in trying to figure best competition vs best competition.

  22. J Moné Says:

    I hope the bucs are competitive that’s all I want from for the remaining games this season. Win or lose I love my team and because I love them I know what’s best and the best would be to no matter what get our hands on Mariota

  23. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    More Intel on the that kid, that was cracking helmets last night

    -(Freaking Monster)

    #71 Shamire Devine (Georgia Tech)

  24. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    More Intel on that kid…that was cracking helmets last night

    -(Freaking Monster)

    #71 Shamire Devine (Georgia Tech)

  25. poorglennon Says:

    Banks shut down Megatron. C’mon man everyone knows that was a one off. Canceled my Sunday ticket for next season. I’ll never jump ship. I’m just waiting on shore. Til the good ship Buccaneer returns…..with a new captian.

  26. MadMax Says:

    6’6 350, now thats a guard! Good find!

  27. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Damn he coda been playing for State….

    What school came in second to Georgia Tech? “Florida State, I think.” What could they have done a little better? “I don’t know. They did their job. I just chose Georgia Tech. I don’t see anything that Florida State could’ve done different.”

    Hey MadMax-Did you ever find out why Joe deleted, some of the College threads earlier in the season?

  28. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    My bad on the links Joe

  29. Simpleasthat Says:

    Can someone send me a link to

  30. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I don’t think the Bucs have played outstanding defense at all. Pregame show talks about how they’ve held teams to under 30 points in the last 5 games.

    That isn’t a nice stat at all. Holding them to under 14? Sure. 30? That’s horrible.

    I agree with Joe that the Bucs lose this one. In fact, I am hoping for a loss. I want that first pick. 2nd won’t do, because a team can trade ahead of us and take the QB we want.

  31. Soggy Says:

    Lions are just big cats and the bucs today are cat food.. Go Bucs run for your life..

  32. MadMax Says:

    just type “stream nfl” in a search engine and its right there.

  33. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    Glennon had a better offensive line last year. Of course, the reason is because of Jason Licht making cap space, but it will take time to rebuild it.

  34. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’m leaning toward Mariota at this point.

  35. MadMax Says:

    Which QB Bonzai? Im still torn between Mariota and Winston….leaning more towards Winston though, he just has “IT”.

  36. MadMax Says:

    u read my mind you psychic, how dare you!!! lol.

  37. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Here’s to Mark Sanchez winning the NFC East

    Bring on Nick Foles

  38. Soggy Says:

    @Simpleasthat – google wiziwig forum

  39. MadMax Says:

    I’ll take Foles….is he even a free agent next year? and we trade down and draft Brandon Scherff or Andrus Peat…this O line NEEDS addressing!

  40. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    Joe always warns you about those links, yet you always post them anyway, lol.

  41. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    He normally don’t trip about football related links. The transformer link was overboard though.

  42. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    BoJim Says
    “As always, I will be pulling hard for the Bucs. If they lose, I will not be smiling and thinking about drafting either of two running QB’s. And yes, they will be running all the time behind our sucky line and will soon be hurt.”

    That’s a big assumption. Most successful offensive linemen art picked in the 2nd round or later, with only a few exceptions as compared to the others.

    1st QB
    2nd OL
    3rd DE
    4th OL
    4th (?) S

  43. DB55 Says:

    I’m out see you guys in a week. Go bucs!!

  44. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Man!!!! You guys are pumped up Today! Go BUCS!!!

  45. MadMax Says:

    Enjoy that cruise DB….and bottled water only!

  46. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    • Spencer Drango OT Baylor rJr 6-5 315

    • Tre’ Jackson RG Florida State Sr 6-4 330

    • Reese Dismukes OG/C Auburn Sr 6-3 296
    • Miles Dieffenbach OG/C Penn State rSr 6-3 303

  47. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Have a good Trip DB

  48. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I know he’s a hot head, but that kid out of Miss St. -Dillion Day- solid 2

  49. Buccfan37 Says:

    The game seems like a mismatch. I like the Bucs plus the 9 1/2. Famous last words.

  50. MadMax Says:

    Raiders saying they’re open to trade their pick…

  51. MadMax Says:

    please be Baylor…..

  52. MadMax Says:

    crap, the Luckeyes